Carmen Alvarez Photography
We were so blessed to have found Carmen. My husband and I planned our wedding long distance (we live in MD, planning wedding in FL to be able to include his grandparents), and so we weren't thrown by the fact that Carmen is based in Berkeley, CA, and that the first time we would meet her would be in FL at the wedding itself! We interviewed several photographers, and Carmen was the one we both landed on based upon her friendly and open demeanor on the phone, the amazing quality of the photos we saw on her website and in the proofs she shared, and her flexible approach to pricing (a la carte, etc). Carmen was able to find a locally based second shooter to join her in FL, which was great. The day of, I met Carmen at my husbands grandparents home, and the fun began. She was with us for 8+ hours, and I felt as though she managed the day (and all that comes with it - grumpy relatives, moving from church to reception to dinner/dancing) with professional ease. When we received the link to our photos a few weeks ago, I was floored. Her photos are fantastic - they captured so much of our day, some of which I hadn't seen or fully appreciated until i saw the photos. Brides/grooms -do yourself a favor and hire Carmen. You will be thankful you did.
We hired Carmen for our wedding on July 23, 2011. Carmen met with us to go over our ideas and plans for the wedding. She was in contact with us throughout the planning period. On the day of the wedding, she was incredibly professional and kept us calm and happy. We were running behind schedule and Carmen never let us feel worried. Her pictures are amazing!!! She has a trained eye for capturing just the right look. We couldn't be happier with her work! We would definitely recommend Carmen to anyone.
I have worked with Carmen for about a year now on different weddings and she is so wonderful to work with. Very down to earth, flexible with my client's needs, prompt, responsive, and so much more. Being a Wedding Coordinator for Blissful Events myself, I only recommend the best of the best to my clients and that in a word is Carmen! Watching her work, you can see how much she truly enjoys what she does. The best part, she stays within your budget and is so flexible with her packages.
I look forward to continued work with Carmen!
Carmen is a true professional. All I can say is that she handled the stress of the day with stride. she managed to keep her calm even though our "picture" time got cut in half because we were running a little late. She handled everyone with grace even though I know I would have snapped with impatience. She also is very reasonable, an all around honest & straightforward photographer that loves what she does. What you see is what you get, she doesn't give you the runaround, which was so appreciated! thanks Carmen for capturing my perfect day!