Joe Dolen Photography
Joe Dolen was professional, friendly, responsive to what I wanted, and extremely creative! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer!
When my parents were married 30+ years ago (this was before digital), my mother's cousin was an aspiring photographer. He offered to shoot their wedding and create an album for them as their wedding gift. My parents accepted. To make a long story short, when her cousin was developing the pictures, he exposed all of the film to natural light, destroying all of the images. 30 years later, I can see how much my parents regret not hiring a professional photographer. Its because of this that finding the perfect photographer was so important to me. We kept our wedding very modest, but wanted to spare no expense on the perfect photographer. As soon as we sat down with Joe, and looked at his previous work, we knew immediately we wanted him for our wedding. We were not disappointed. We could not be be happier with the quality of our pictures - and the album he put together for us is absolutely stunning. We continue to get compliments on our pictures - and many friends since our wedding have sought Joe out for their own wedding. We used Joe Dolen Photography for our engagement and wedding pictures, and we will definitely be using his services as we begin to expand our family!
Joe did an amazing job with both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. I couldnt be happier and would recommend Joe to anyone wanting to have some beautiful, lasting professional photos taken.
Vendor response to review
Thanks so much for the great review Audra! You guys had an awesome wedding and I can't wait to work with you again in the future :)
Joe was wonderful. We were very happy with all of the pictures that came back, and they were ready far before we thought they would be. On the day of the wedding, Joe was a pleasure to work with. He ensured that everything went smoothly and I was grateful to have him there. I would recommend Joe to anyone looking for a photographer for their upcoming wedding.
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much Kerri! It was really an honor working with you and Chris. Your wedding was so fun and unique and I hope you'll treasure the photos and memories forever. Thanks again!
My husband and I enjoyed our experience with Joe beginning with our first appointment at his office. He was very flexible with our wishes - payment plan, traveling to NYC for our engagement photos, and very easy to get in touch with through the whole process! Joe even would reach out to us in advance for information, which was great to keep us on track and in the loop! The best part was that he got so many great shots, but we did not feel overwhelmed with the photos at any part of our wedding. We really had a chance to enjoy our wedding and know that Joe, and his colleague, were taking great photos! I look forward to working with Joe in the future for other events and photo sessions!
Joe put my husband and I completely at ease from day 1 (which is hard to do when neither of you likes getting your picture taken!)
The package we drew up was great value, an excellent price for the services we wanted and nothing we didn't need/want.
Before the wedding we met with Joe to outline the shots we wanted to have taken. We asked he keep the photo session to 45 mins so we could spend time at our party and he was great about respecting that while still getting all the shots we wanted.
On the day he was constantly running around getting all those important pics but I only know this because I have seen the photographs. He was amazingly inobtrusive... I barely knew he was there until he asked me if there was anything else I needed or wanted him to capture.
We got our proofs in less than 2 weeks (and would have had them sooner if we hadn't been away) and within a week of that he was ready to start on the album. The photographs are beautiful, really capturing the day for us. I can't wait to see the album!
I recommend Joe to anyone.
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much Sarah! I had so much fun photographing you and Jim's wedding, you two are really great. I can't wait to get started on your album!
Joe was gracious enough to photograph our wedding for us this past June. We are so impressed with his style and creativity with our pictures. He made the entire process seamless and quick, and as stress-free as possible. Not only was he professional and fun to work with, we feel as though we have also made a life-long friend in the process. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day, and we were honored to have him as such a huge part of our special day. We highly recommend Joe and his staff and urge everyone to try him out! A true professional with a very bright future ahead of him!! We will be going back to Joe for any and all of our photographic needs.
The way he makes you laugh with just a look. The lipstick stain he eagerly wipes off his cheek. The glint in your eye as he pats your backside when no one is watching. While these split-second situations tend to be dismissed, we take pleasure in knowing that these fleeting gestures define you. The real you. The real relationship. With equal parts of love, humor, and sincerity, our most satisfying endeavor is capturing the moments that tell the story of you.