Authentic Eye Photography
Our wedding photos came out unbelievably amazing. There are so many candid shots of our family & guests that capture parts of the ceremony & reception we didn't even realize were going on. Thea was great to work with, responds super quickly to emails & phone calls, and is great at communicating to figure out exactly what you want out of your photos. We also did an engagement session with Thea a few months prior to the wedding, which was helpful because it gave us a chance to get to know her before the big day.
Thea and the second photographer were great on the wedding day; we hardly noticed they were there, yet they still got amazing photos of our guests. My only complaint is that there were a couple of staged photos we didn't get that my husband & I never even thought to put on our "must have" list. Being so wrapped up in planning, it never crossed our minds. To Thea's defense though, she did ask us at the end of the night before she left whether there were any other shots we wanted and we both said no. :) So, to other brides, I would recommend taking the time to REALLY think through which photos are "must haves" for you regardless of which photographer you choose... Although, I highly recommend Authentic Eye....
Thea was awesome to work with! We just got back from our wedding weekend and everything was amazing. Thea is so nice and puts you at ease while taking your photos. We don't have the pictures back yet but I can't imagine that we won't be more than satisfied. She was a joy to work with!
Thea was great to work with and I am so happy that we found her to be the photographer for our wedding. She took amazing photos and we didn't even realize she was there taking shots most of the time! She was so easy and great to work with both before the wedding, during the wedding, and after the wedding. Our friends and family thought she and her crew were great also.
Authentic Eye Photography was the perfect fit for our outdoor wedding at Waterville Valley, NH. They were great to work with and very flexible with shot selection in getting the shots that we wanted, and also suggesting other great options. The turn around time for photo selects and an album preview was also great!
Thea was wonderful! She was always there but you never realized it. My pictures have come out wonderful all thanks to her!
Myself and my husband were recently married in NH and Thea (Authentic Eye) and her colleague Mary photographed our wedding. Throughout the months leading up to the wedding, the day itself (which was a challenging day, with incredible rains), and in the two months since, Thea has been a joy to work with: thoroughly pleasant, professional, and prompt. On the wedding day itself she was absolutely unobtrusive, yet completely on-the-ball, making sure no important moment was lost in all the excitement and rush. We ended up hiring them for an additional 2 hours at the reception, and it was worth every penny. She has since provided us with proofs of the photos and a sample wedding album that she selected, all in keeping with our agreed-upon schedule. Thea and her colleague beautifully/perfectly captured the wedding day, and I recommend her hole heartedly- she is incredible! Our photos are beautiful, all are friends and family comment on how great they are. She is truly gifted. Her photos look very natural. She is a photojournalist, with a wonderful eye.
Thea was great to work with. She was very flexible when I told her that I didn't want engagement photos because I was pregnant and suggested newborn photos instead. She was also extremely professional. She contacted me during my wedding planning to touch base as well as sending me a worksheet to go over our timeline for the day and to discuss specific photos that I specifically wanted. What I liked best about Thea was that she was very laid back and although I had her for nine hours, after formal pictures you didn't even know she was there! Thea takes amazing pictures!! My husband and I absolutely LOVE our wedding pictures and we would highly recommend Thea to anyone in the New England area!
Thea was excellent to work with. She made the whole process so easy from deciding on a package to ordering the prints afterwards.The pictures she took really reflected the day and the mood of the day, they are absolutely beautiful. She really helped make the most important day of my life the best day of my life.
Thea Dodds is an amazing photographer and all-around nice person to work with. My husband and I weren't even going to hire a wedding photographer at first because we were having a small wedding and most photographers' packages were way out of our budget. Authentic Eye Photography offered us an "a la Carte" menu and Thea sat down with us and worked out a really perfect, individualized package. Not only was she affordable, but when the pictures came back I felt almost guilty about the great deal she gave us!! The photography was really beautiful and beyond our expectations. She captured OUR wedding day- and tailored things to the mood and setting that we had created. She listened to our wishes and gave us the perfect mix of candids, artistic, and formal shots. We receive nothing but compliments on our album and portraits, and could not be happier. I would recommend Authentic Eye Photography to ANYONE.
Thea did such a fantastic job with our wedding from understanding what we wanted from the initial meeting to delivering the most wonderful pictures. She was very professional but relaxed which was very important to us. She caught every moment, smile, relative, friend, etc.; however, we never saw her (she's that good). We did not have a videographer at the wedding, but with her photos, we can almost replay the day as if there were a video.
Authentic Eye Photography provides outstanding wedding and engagement photography for ALL couples. And, we don't offer this endorsement lightly! We believed enough in Thea and Authentic Eye Photography that we wrote a book with her on same-sex wedding photography.
We had the opportunity to work with Thea from Authentic Eye Photography on one of our weddings. What gorgeous work she does! We were delighted when we saw our work featured so beautifully. Super nice and very professional, you will be glad you chose Authentic Eye for gorgeous natural and candid shots of your wedding!
We've had the pleasure of knowing Authentic Eye Photography for some time now and have always greatly admired Thea's work. She makes it all look so easy and we know brides love to work with her. The photographs she takes are not just "photos" but more like works of art!
I recommend the services of Authentic Eye Photography to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com Dallas Calligrapher
Thea was great to work with during a very wintry, snowstorm of a wedding in upstate NY! We both traveled over from NH and she was hustle and bustling around battling the elements to get the shots. I would highly recommend Authentic Eye not only for her photojournalistic flair but for her hard work and determination to get the shot and do it unobtrusively.
Thea's talent for capturing the emotion of an event is really something to see. You really get a sense of people having a great time in her photos, and the personality of the people really comes through.
I have been working as a professional photographer since 2001 and I’ve been photographing weddings since 2004. Over the years, I have personally photographed over 200 weddings.
Now I didn’t go to art school thinking I would become a wedding photographer. I studied photography to be a fine-art documentary photographer. After college I took a staff job at a weekly newspaper. It didn’t take long for me to realize this wasn’t a good fit. Car crashes and house fires are just not what I love about photography. I love real people, real emotions and capturing moments that become memories.
My sister got married in 2004 and asked me to photograph her wedding. I never imagined it would be so much fun. I thought, “people actually get paid to do this?” Photographing weddings is not easy by any stretch, but it is incredible enjoyable. Like that old saying, ‘if you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.’
If you met me, you would probably not think I was a wedding professional, because I am not a fruffy, wedding-crazy, kind of person. I love weddings, but I’m not crazy about weddings as an industry. I don’t subscribe to (or often agree with) many of the things wedding magazines will tell you, you have to do. I see a lot of flowers, cake and favors which get wasted at weddings. What I enjoy about weddings are the emotions, not the stuff. If you feel similarly, we may be a good fit.