Authentic Sound Mobile DJs & Photography Services
Aaron is the best DJ! He keeps the dance floor moving all night long! Our guest had a blast!! I highly recommend this company if you are looking to have a long fun night with your guest!!
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY~ I hired this company to dj my wedding. They hired a different dj to play at my wedding which was not on the contract for the company to do this. All the infomation (the playlist) I gave them never got to the Dj that came to the wedding. The DJ they hired was terrible! Currently, I am suing this company because nobody will call me back!
Brides- If you want a great wedding, do not get involed with this company!
I got married October 3, 2008 and experienced the same issues as Yvette. I notice all the reviews at the bottom are mainly for the DJ services. Which I completely agree with. Aaron was fantastic. It was Kristie who was the problem. We were supposed to received our photo package at 6-8 weeks and we finally got something at 10. And it wasn't the complete package, only the CD on photos with some missing. We were supposed to receive a CD slide show that was accompanied to music as well as enlarged prints and nothing came. After months of excuses and constant phone calls we received the enlargements that were of horrible quality, completely dull colors and a little fuzzy. She then stopped answering my phone calls and my husband finally had to call her from his work to get her to answer and we received another package of enlargements that looked the same. We never received our slide show. We live in Maryland and went home to California to get married. When we went for another visit to California in May of 2009, we paid her a little visit and FINALLY received our slide show... mind you this is 7 1/2 months later. It only took her an hour to do it. As Yvette said said in her comments it wasn't about the money, I am lucky my family took hundreds of pictures that made up for the disappointment that was Kristie.
It's a shame that she turned out this way in the end. She was amazing throughout the whole planning process, and was fine at the wedding itself. Aaron was great. It's terrible that she's bringing the business down.
When I spoke to her at her home I told her I hope she never put anyone through this again. So good luck to anyone who chooses to work with her and for anyone who already has.
Aaron was wonderful and his wife Kristie was so easy to work with. Their planning site made planning our wedding so easy for us. Aaron played all of the music we wanted, and did great choosing the other pieces he played. Every special event and dance went so smoothly and went off without a hitch. Our venue required Aaron to use their speakers rather than his own (which we didnt know about until that day) and he rolled with the punches without a problem. Aaron was extremely well priced, and was worth way more than we paid!
***DO NOT HIRE THIS VENDOR****
As an update to my experience below - We filed with the courts and we finally did receive a call from Kristi when they were served with the court papers to appear. With Aaron in the background Kristi was saying she sent us a second disk and seemed surprised that we had not received it - Our question to her, "Why would we be taking you to court IF we had received a 2nd disk".
Kristi sent us 1 disk with 322 photos for 8 hours (we were told 900-1000 photos) my husbands head is cut off on most of the photos - we did not receive a single photo of our 1st hour at the hotel prior to the wedding. These are photos of my father and I along with posed photos of myself. Kristi promised that we would receive another disk of photos and we would agree not to persue the court. We also let them know that it was not the money we wanted - we just want our wedding photos. As you can expect, we NEVER received our photos and THEY NEVER SHOWED UP TO COURT - we have won our judgement, which means nothing. How sad to take advantage of people on their special day and to hold their photos back from them.
It is very unfortunate that I can not recommend Kristi as a photographer as it is now 7 weeks from our wedding day and we still have not received our photos, after trying to get in touch with Kristi we were told it would take her 3-4 weeks to process our digital photos. Kristi showed up to the wedding not dressed appropriately. Kristi really is too new at this and seemed uncomfortable and appeared not to know what she was doing at times. There was several times both us and our wedding party had to tell her what poses to do. She left a lot of good shots out (never took a photo of our rings)- Kristi is well aware of a photo that was taken specific for our Thank you notes for our guest and we still have not been able to send these out. We have sent an email to our guests in hopes to get copies of photos they may have taken so we can have something of our special day - This is why I paid for a photographer to do this, so I would not need to.
I am sorry to say we can not give a quality or value of this vendor since we have not seen our photos and she is currently MIA. This is very sad since her husband was our DJ and did a fantastic job and I would love to work with Aaron again for several events I have coming up but that would mean I would need to book with Kristi. Kristi called/emailed 3-4 times a day until we booked our wedding and payed (we chose to pay everything up front to get the discount) we did not hear from her after that. We also had to track her down to get a copy of our contracted agreement prior to the wedding.
I really wish this feedback could be better -
The DJ, Aaron, was excellent. The problem is with his wife, the "photographer," Kristi. She said we'd have our photographs on disk by 3 weeks after the wedding. Kristi has not returned our phone calls or emails. Kristi isn't making any prints or photo books, all she simply needs to do is download the photos onto a disk and mail that to us. I would never recommend Authentic Sound Mobile DJ again due to the lack of communication and total lack of professionalism by Kristi. There seems no way to contact Aaron directly as everything goes through Kristi...who does not answer. I wonder if Aaron is aware of how poor his wife's business practice is.
I'm curious if the others who wrote reviews, it looks like you wrote your reviews shortly after your wedding. Did you experience a lack of communication with Kristi after your wedding and a long delay receiving your photographs? And once you received the photographs, were you impressed with the quality of the photography?
Kristi showed up dressed in sloppy attire that one would wear to clean out a garage. Aaron was dressed very nice. Kristi did show up on time and was nice enough the day of the wedding but we have yet to hear from her or get our photographs. This is very disappointing.
Both of them were great to work with. They have a great personality and are also good on what they do! We were very happy in chosing them for our wedding.
Kristie was very professional in the beginning, she was attentive and nice. She did show up to our wedding ceremony and reception which was good, but she has not sent us our wedding photos and she has violated her own contract of 4-8 weeks, we have been waiting for almost 4 months and no pics. The thing that worries me is that she even stopped responding to my emails and does not call me to let me know whats going on. I do believe she might not give me our photos but i hope im wrong, i would love to see our wedding photos, so if you are reading this Kristie please email me or call me and let me know when you will send them out. Please!
I enjoyed working with Kristie and Aaron very much. I liked them right away because Aaron was willing to come to my home to meet me. Working full time, as the majority of brides do, it can be hard to arrange vendor appointments. Though Aaron is based out of the Murrieta/Temecula area he came up to Upland, approx. 30-45 minutes to meet me in the evening.
Like most brides my groom was not involoved in much of the planning process. So, my mom did my DJ vendor appointments with me. Both her and I liked him off the bat because we felt like we could be very honest and open with him. I only met with two DJ's before hiring Aaron and since my now husband was not present at those meetings I asked if they would be open to meeting him assuming I hired them. The other DJ basically said no, that assuming I hire him this is the only in person meeting we would have. When I asked Aaron that question he was very open to the idea and was willing to travel to Upland again! I think that speaks volumes as to he wanting to get to know you as a couple and not treat your wedding like it is just another gig!
I also appreciated the fact that he was the DJ I met with and the DJ that showed up. Even though I only met with 2 DJ's I contacted and talked to many of them by email. Often it seemed the DJ I hired is not who they assured would be the one to show up. Which left me feeling very unsure. It was nice to walk into the reception and recognize the person that was behind the DJ stand. Aaron assured me from the beginning that he would be MY DJ!
Kristie was also very patient with me as music was the one thing neither my husband or I did much about. Krisite called me the week of the wedding and we discussed what still needed to be done. I did the part I could take care of and she worked with my day of coordinator on the rest. I really appreciated her flexibility in letting my DOC communicate the timeline and a few other important details to her.
Having hired a DOC and having an onsite coordinator I didn't have to worry the day of about any of my vendors. All I know is when I walked into my reception Aaron was there playing the correct entrace song, and played the correct song selections for all of the other important dances.
He also made sure that we kept on track with the timeline. Our table visits were running long and even though we wanted to finish them Aaron knew the party had to keep going so that our guests wouldn't get bored! I really appreciated that because I didn't want my guests to feel that the reception was dragging on.
I hired Aaron to make sure the dance floor was full at all times, and the reception was a blast! I hired Aaron because I felt like he could read a crowd and know what would get them going. I actually think that the little to no guidance I provided turned out to be a good thing because he was able to do what he is good at, read a crowd and get them on the dance floor!
I would hire Aaron again!
Two words to describe Aaron's DJ skills - absolutely fabulous! He did my sister's wedding earlier in the year, so I already knew he was going to be great. Not only does he work in all of your pre-planned requests, he uses your selections to create a playlist for the whole night that you'll definitely love. The price charged for the number of hours spent at the wedding is more than worth it! I've already recommended Authentic Sound to several friends who are getting married and will continue to do so for years to come.
Both Aaron and Kristie were a dream! I can't say enough about them to truly convey how much we loved working with them. Kristie was awesome at all the details and answered all my questions in a quick manner. Aaron was, hands down, the best DJ I have ever seen/heard. I received so many compliments at the wedding. Even my wedding coordinator, who has seen countless DJs in action told me that he was the best she'd seen. Aaron knew exactly what to play and exactly when to play it. His choices kept both the young and older crowd dancing and singing along. It was the perfect blend of timeless classics that everyone wants to dance to with the newer songs that gets all ages on their feet. Aaron is just a nice man that knows what he's doing! He played all the songs we requested and added his own flavor. He sure knows how to work the crowd and definitely made my wedding the best day of my life. Thank you so much!
Authentic Sounds is, hands down, the BEST DJ service I have ever seen! I am so glad my friend referred them because Aaron and Kristie were amazing! Kristie is extremely organized and was always available for questions. Their website made it so easy for us to choose our music!
I can't say enough about Aaron. I wish I could write the right words to get everyone to book him! I received countless compliments about him on my wedding day. Even my coordinator said he was the best DJ she'd ever seen!
Aaron kept everyone on the dance floor even though we had an afternoon wedding. He knew exactly what to play to keep both the younger and older crowd entertained and on their feet.
I would highly recommend Authentic Sound to anyone! They are one in a million!
Kristie and Aaron are a fantastic company. So friendly, and super easy to work with. Kristie is on top of her game when booking and coordinating the event! Aaron is so fun to have DJ! He gets the crowd involved when needed and knows how to play the correct music!!! I could not have asked for a better DJ team for my wedding!!!
THANKS SO MUCH =)
I would highly recommend Authentic Sound Mobile DJ’s to anyone! Thanks to Kristie’s help with the planning process and Aaron’s DJ skills my guests and I danced the night away and had the time of our lives! From the start Kristie’s professionalism and flexibility were outstanding. Planning an out-of-state wedding was so difficult but Kristie was one of my favorite vendors. Since I was out-of-state I didn’t meet Aaron until right before he was going to announce my husband and I to the reception. Aaron was highly professional but also really warm and friendly – I felt as if we were old friends and was immediately comfortable with him. The night was amazing thanks to Authentic Sound Mobile DJ’s – I’ve received so many compliments from my guests and a couple who were at my wedding is already planning to have Aaron DJ their wedding!
I would highly recommend Authentic Sound Mobile DJs to anyone! Thanks to Kristies help with the planning process and Aarons DJ skills my guests and I danced the night away and had the time of our lives! From the start Kristies professionalism and flexibility were outstanding. Planning an out-of-state wedding was so difficult but Kristie was one of my favorite vendors. Since I was out-of-state I didnt meet Aaron until right before he was going to announce my husband and I to the reception. Aaron was highly professional but also really warm and friendly I felt as if we were old friends and was immediately comfortable with him. The night was amazing thanks to Authentic Sound Mobile DJs Ive received so many compliments from my guests and a couple who were at my wedding is already planning to have Aaron DJ their wedding!
We booked Authentic Sound for our wedding on July 11, 2008. We did not meet with them before our Wedding but were referred by our coordinator, Amanda Auer (In The Now Weddings) who had worked with them before and raved.
First, Kristie was extremely helpful and responsive via phone and e-mail leading up to the wedding (even the day before when we had some last minute changes).
At the wedding, Aaron was great! He was very attentive to the timeline and always consulted me if there might be a change. My husband and I didn't think that there would be many dancers but Aaron had almost everyone up and out of their seats! Many of our guests even commented, "Your DJ is really good - most wedding DJ's arent."
I would recommend Authentic Sound to anyone for their wedding or special event.
We had a great experience with Authentic Sound DJ services. I was contemplating hiring a band, or maybe just have a friend put some songs on ITUNES but I am so glad I went w/ a DJ. It is just so much easier to have a professional worrying about the timing of thing and making announcements. His wife Kristie is a FANTASTIC business woman. I ended up hiring this DJ service b/c she was so prompt, accommodating and on top of things. She returned e-mails right away, followed up on everything and they have an online planning page where you enter all the information that the DJ needs to make an appropriate announcements like, how you want the grand entrance to go, etc... Also their price was so much more reasonable than all the others. When it came to the day of, their choice of songs and timing were great, no glitches in the music or delays. There was actually 2 guys - the DJ and maybe his assistant who actually made the announcements, and they were very professional. One thing I was worried about was an announcer who would be too over the top or tacky, or make the bride and groom feel embarrassed, but that was not the case. They did the job professionally and respect your requests for no chicken dance music!!
Great Service and Professionalism! We had a great time dancing through the night...people are still talking about how great the party was, and I know that is due to Aaron. Thanks for being flexible and going with the flow of the night! I hope to work with you again in the future!!
Music was great. He kept the dance floor moving. Not a dull moment the entire evening! Would definitely recommend!
This Dj had all the music you could ever want ....and more. They were easy to work with and very professional. On the wedding day guess who showed up? Thats right DJ lucky, he was on time and ready to go. By the end end of the night the crowd loved him and wanted him to go on and on. He was well organized and perfect for our venue.
DJ Lucky was outstanding and very professional. He was attentive, patient, and just so happened to play some of my favorite R&B songs during dinner. His experience shows and we are thankful that he made our special day even better.
Aaron was an excellent DJ. My husband and I both like a wide variety of music and genres and Aaron, somehow, was able to work them all in. When I selected some of my favorite songs as "must play" (on the VERY convenient on-line planning form), I was not sure if any DJ was going to be able to make it work. A playlist with 80's, techno, alternative, pop and hip hop?!? Aaron made it happen, though, and was exceptional at reading the crowd! Thank you so much for turning our wedding into an event!
Authentic Sound Mobile DJs were great! Our DJ Aaron kept the wedding moving and played a variety of music. The online music selection process was helpful, well organized, user friendly, well stocked with a variety of music, and really made me feel comfortable about the music that would be played at our wedding. The online event planning was also helpful, and professional. Kristie at Authentic Sound was very flexible, answered all of my questions, and made recommendations well. Kristie and the online event planning system really made it to that we had every detail covered. Kristie was extremely professional, warm, and patient with my controlling and flaky wedding planner which made the Bride and Groom feel a lot less stressed!
Aaron was such a pleasure during the ceremony and was so much fun during the reception.. He even stayed a little later just cause we asked him too.. Very professional and had our list plus whatever we didn't cover for time worked out perfectly.. His wife was a huge help during the time of setting up the music to our timetable during the wedding.. Though Kristi wasn't at the wedding with him she walked me through everything we could have needed for the music and where and when to have the music we wanted played.. They both were so friendly and so professional I would highly reccommend to anyone who asks..
thanks so much
Aaron and his wife were fantastic vendors - one of the easiest to work with. Lightning fast response time via e-mail and a great on-line system that makes it easy to choose music for your reception and ceremony. This helps you be as involved as you want to with the music - if you aren't sure of some selections, they can provide suggestions. Or if you are a music nazi and must have every single song played throughout your entire wedding undergo your approval, this system works too. Aaron did a great job as the DJ/emcee during our wedding and even provided CDs at the end with all our wedding music on it! What a nice surprise! I would definitely recommend Authentic Sound - great value and overall just a nice team to work with.
Everything was great, DJ has a little problem getting our announcement song qued, play something else. Good mix of music, stayed late.
Aaron was amazing! He was the first (and easiest) vendor we booked. We previously heard him at a few of our friends weddings, that when we got engaged, we called him immediately to make sure he was available. We booked him right away and didn't talk to him again until about a month prior to the wedding. He's very organized and kept our dance floor packed all night. We got raves about him after the wedding :)
We highly recommend Aaron!
UPDATE: Though Aaron was amazing at our wedding and a few others that we attended, I can no longer recommend Aaron in good faith. He was very unprofessional when he couldn't make it to my cousins wedding in September and left her in tears when the "replacement" DJ showed up 3 hours late. The replacement DJ was very inexperienced and unprofessional, my cousin had to cut out a lot of events (special dances) because there was no time and/or the DJ didn't have appropriate music. Aaron neglected to contact my cousin personally to apologize and my cousin is still fighting with him for a full refund.
He did such a fabulous job at our wedding. Everyone told us how much they enjoyed him and that he did a great mix of music. He got the dance floor moving, and got some of our relatives on it that we didn't expect to see dance. He was extremely responsive to my emails and all of my questions. He even accommodated a couple last minute resquests, like setting up a microphone up for our ceremony.
One of our friends that was a guest at our wedding, is a DJ also, and he even said that Eric did a great job. I would highly highly recommend him!
Aaron did a fantastic job. My wife and I were extremely pleased with the service. He was able to provide recommendations as well as timelines and managed to keep each portion of the wedding moving along smoothly and without any follow up. I have since recommended him to 5 freinds/coworkers of which 4 booked him and were just as pleased. His is a name and number I will keep for any future events I have.
We used Aaron for our wedding and got nothing but compliments about him. Him and his wife make a great team and are very organized. He even accommodated a last minute request to put up a microphone and speakers at our ceremony. A couple of our guests made some random song requests and were shocked that he not only knew what they were talking about, but had the song on hand ready to play. He also helped put me at ease before the ceremony by playing a few funs songs for me and my girls.
We used Aaron as the DJ at our wedding and he was awesome. He's extremely professional, on time, well prepared, and very knowledgable about all types of music. One of our guests is a DJ and had nothing but great things to say about Aaron. One of my favorite vendors from our wedding, by far!
I was very impressed with the way Aaron and his wife handled everything right down to a timeline for the night. The array of music that was played was awesome. And it doesn't hurt that his voice sounds something like Barry White. The guests were very pleased. I love working with this team and hope to do more in the future.
I highly recommend Authentic Sound..the owner is of the highly quality, highest integrity, and the photo are to die for! Book them now!
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