Kevin Weinstein Photography
Simply Kevin is amazing. If you want beautiful unqiue pictures that truely capture the moments you want to remember for ever, book him and book him now. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him, I am a true fan of his photography, his personality, and his way of professionalism.
Kevin and his staff were so much fun to work with. Our formals took only 30 minutes. He climbed trees and layer on the ground to get shots from different perspectives. His work is unique and flawless. They were not intrusive, and we often forgot they were there. Lovely experience.
Sally, We love how you handled kids, especially the ring bearers and flower girls. Suzanne was absolutely right to choose you over the others. You have a keen eye for details and a flair for capturing people in action, exactly what we wanted - capturing the wedding as it unfolded.
I had scoured tons of wedding photography websites before I stumbled on Kevin. When I came across Kevin's site, I fell in love immediately. His pictures really stood out as something different than what everyone else seemed to be offering. Kevin goes beyond taking pictures, he tells a story. His pictures really touched me. As I was looking through his site at other people's weddings I felt like I was there. He captures more than what happened, he captures how it feels. There are a lot of wedding photographers out there and its hard to really tell who is worth spending the kind of money that wedding photography costs these days, but I can tell you, Kevin is worth every cent and he will not disappoint.
We love them all the images!! Some hold more meaning and value than others. But he did an unbelievable job at capturing every little tiny moment. Moments I didn't even know existed. We hired him because of his incredible eye and formal newspaper/documentary training. We were certain he was going to be solid. And he delivered a product I never could have imagined. The images are a work of art.
Kevin's specialty is canid photography. We wanted to be left alone. We made that VERY clear. Shout at us, yelp, have us constantly reenact situations, was not our game. My fiancee and I really wanted to have an organic experience living the day we planned so hard and long. And for being a photojournalist, he takes one mean portrait. Wait till you see his scary lighting contraption he made.
Our package came with a lot. We got the online site for 1 year, DVD of hi res images, set of 4 x 6 prints, proof magazine, 100 dollar spending credit for reprints, and an album. Oh, and two parent albums. Whew!
Kevin is therapeutic. There was a point while we were all getting ready and I was starting to panic about time, losing items and my own head! I would hate Kevin's job, but he stepped right in, put his camera down and looked me in the eyes and let me know I forgot to breathe. We spent the entire day laughing and celebrating with him. I really felt as if he cares about his job and clients.
Thank you, Kevin.
When my fiance and I began planning our wedding it was important to us that our vendors were not only talented, but that they were fun, caring individuals who we could see ourselves being buddies with in our non-wedding life. We would be spending a lot of our time with these people, we had to be able to openly communicate with them and we were going to give them a lot of our hard earned money...needless to say we wanted to genuinely like them, and boy did we like Kevin. It's easy to view a photographers website and agree that you like or dislike their aesthetic, but it's another thing to hit it off with someone from the second you meet.
We first met Kevin in his home office and were immediately impressed with his fabulous apartment and professionalism...and all his fancy equipment! I'm not a photographer so I can't tell you what it all exactly does, but I do know that it made for some killer wide angle shots of the chapel and for lighting that made each image look like it was shot in a surreal alternate wedding world where a bad picture was impossible to take. It was apparent that he had great taste and an air of excitement within him, both important qualities for great photos. As soon as we left that initial meeting we knew Kevin was our perfect match.
Kevin was always available to talk throughout the planning process and promptly responded to all my e-mails. Everything we discussed together had an undertone of ease to it, so when the big day came I had not a worry in my mind that he would do a fantastic job. Our photos were personal, in the moment, and gorgeous...everything I wanted. Every time I look at them I'm sucked back in to that moment and all the emotions of that day come rushing back to me. It's just what I need to get over my wedding version of postpartum. Besides our cloudy memories these images are all we have left from that day and Kevin made sure those moments were captured and there for us to cherish forever. I can't tell you how many people looked at them and said to me that they were the "best wedding photos they'd ever seen". They are modern, artistic and beautifully framed. I can't wait to hang them up all over my house so I can be reminded of that day each time I walk by one of Kevin's thoughtful photos.
Kevin is brilliant! In my first glimpse of his website (which resulted in actual tears), I knew I had to book him as our wedding photographer. I think he was caught a little off guard that I wanted to meet with him over 1.5 years in advance, but I promise he was worth it.
Meeting with him completely reinforced my feelings on how special he truly is. His charm and style put you instantly at ease, which allows you to forget about the camera and completely be yourself. Working with him was a blast, but the results he produced were beyond my wildest dreams. You don't really get the impact of how talented this guy is until you see YOURSELVES (and your dear friends & family members) in those beautiful shots.
Our June 2009 wedding was made all the more special by the moments Kevin captured while we were too busy enjoying being newlyweds!
Photographer: Sally Ryan and Jasmin of Kevin Weinstein Photography A+ She does beautiful work and I am so glad I did not skimp on photography costs. I am also very happy we got the second shooter (per a knottie Romas recommendation) because I think they were able to catch all the details. Sally was sure to take all the pictures I put on the list except for I think Phils face as I came down the isle. My mom was disappointed that there were not more pictures of her but I think that could have been avoided if I made a note of it in my shot list. Also, when she asked me if I wanted individual shots with each of the bridesmaids I said no because it seemed like a pain to do but I regret it in hindsight. Be sure to take the time to do that. Sally really is an amazing photographer with a great eye and I love all the pictures she took!
This is probably the hardest review for me to write. I love Sally. She is so cool yet very personable. I love the spontaneous wedding photos. She did a great job at capturing candid moments. Her skills are in photojournalism. However, I was not completely satisfied with our photos. We had listed a number of categories that were not covered (example: photos of the guys getting ready, photos of the ceremony space without guests, groom watching the bride walk down the aisle, etc.). Perhaps our requests were too much. If so, I would have appreciated that she recommended a second photographer.
Additionally, we're only mildly pleased with our formal shots. We agreed to a 15-20 minute shoot with families. The photos are decent but the angle is not perfect. The location was a last minute change. If the photos weren't coming out, I wish that she would have moved us to a new location. I love Sally. I love the engagement photos that she took. I love the photos that she did take... I just wish that the other photos were taken, per our request.
I can't say enough good things about Kevin Weinstein. He was our dream photographer -- professional and engaging yet friendly and easygoing. He documents in the style of a photojournalist, rather than a traditional, pose-oriented photographer, and the shots he gets as a result are phenomenal. He has an eye for capturing people's emotions and private moments that made our wedding photos extraordinarily special.
Kevin was wonderful. Our pictures are gorgeous, and he was so great to work with. He walked the grounds of the hotel with me a couple weeks before the wedding, and we picked photo spots together. He was so friendly and easy to talk to, and I couldn't ask for lovelier pictures. He was also completely unobtrusive the day of the wedding. I was never aware that my picture was being taken, and I didn't lose any time away from my reception because he arranged all the portrait shots in the morning before the ceremony, so my husband and I were able to enjoy the entire afternoon and evening with out guests.
We absolutely recommend Kevin Weinstein. The photos he took at our wedding are fantastic! He managed to capture every aspect of a very large wedding (300+) and did so with an artistic eye. It is amazing how much time you spend with the photographer on the wedding day and Kevin was really easy to work with and a pleasure to have around.
Kevin did a great job and was very unobtrusive, and the guests loved his photos as well as all the small moments that he captured. He is a true photojournalist in that he will not tell you how to "pose" , where to stand, and so on. If you are looking for traditional wedding photography with stiff portraits, this isn't it. But if you really want someone to capture the essence of your day- I would highly recommend Kevin anytime.
Kevin's work was amazing - the type of artistry where you have to view his photos multiple times in order to truly see and appreciate what he's captured. It seems that every-time you view the photos again with family and friends, you see something new and amazing in them. He is totally attentive to the smallest detail, easy to converse with and actually listens to what "you" want. Great guy! Finally, when planning a wedding, most people tend to freak out when they get to the photo portion of the budget (since they have dropped so much coin on all the other items) and attempt to skimp a bit here. Kevin's price is totally worth every penny. We are still kicking ourselves for not having him stay an extra hour!
Kevin takes dynamite candid shots and is extremely responsible and organized. When picking a wedding photographer, someone advised me to consider what sort of person you want in your face during intimate and emotional moments. Kevin is absolutely that guy--he is funny and snarky, which is a nice change of pace on a wedding day. He can also be quite unobtrusive; I had a number of friends express surprise that Kevin got so many great photos since they hardly saw him at our wedding. I would recommend him without reserve. Thanks Kevin!
Kevin was absolutely fabulous! His aesthetic is completely unique and original... not your cookie-cutter wedding photography. We loved his laid-back yet professional attitude, and felt like he was part of the family by the end of the wedding day! I would recommend Kevin to anyone looking to add a bit of personality and edge to their wedding photographs-- you won't be disappointed!!!
Kevin Weinstein is our dream photographer! He captured our wedding day so perfectly that friends and family from far away told us they felt like they'd been there just from viewing the online gallery. We love his documentary style and the way he hones in on emotional components, rather than just the exterior trappings of the event. His attention to detail is superb, and he caught many little things about our wedding that we might not have noticed in all the hubbub. On top of everything, he's a great guy to hang out with -- he seemed so much a part of our group that several of our friends asked us or him how we knew each other. I'd recommend Kevin to anyone who's looking for a personal, thoughtful approach to their wedding day memories.
When your wedding day arrives, you'll have a lot on your plate: vows to take, food to enjoy, the chicken dance to conquer. Most likely, when the dust settles your wedding will be a blur.
Step in, Kevin Weinstein Photography.
We stress an organic shooting methodology. Simply: you relax and have fun while we watch your day unfold and record every moment. At the end of the day, you'll have a vivid visual archive that will help you relive your event whenever you open your album. Unless requested, we don't interfere with what's happening on the other side of the lens.
Kevin is dedicated to his art and takes immense pride in capturing your story through a lens.
His goal is singular: never go for cliches, but catch the split seconds in between. A notorious fly-on-the-wall (ask guests who accuse him of disappearing), Kevin will photograph your wedding using the most candid approach possible. The results? Moments suspended in time, stunning images, and elated clients.
Kevin graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in photography and went on to earn a Master’s degree in photojournalism from the top photojournalism school in the country, the University of Missouri-Columbia. He spent 12 years in newspaper and magazine journalism. He has worked for the Sun (Bremerton, Washington), the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Albuquerque Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, and the Sun in Illinois among others. Kevin has received numerous awards, scholarships, and project grants throughout his career including first place in the College Photographer of the Year Award in 1994. He started Kevin Weinstein Photography, Inc. in 2001 to challenge himself artistically.
Kevin effortlessly combines the worlds of photojournalism and artistic photography to create memorable images for his clients. For more information about Kevin Weinstein Photography, contact him via phone at 312-342-6562 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lately, there's been a lot of talk about "wedding photojournalism." It's a hip label and it accurately describes the way we shoot your photos. The thing is, being trendy isn't really our thing. We use this title because we've worked for newspapers and magazines as a photojournalists, earned degrees in this subject, and have spent years honing our craft.
As true wedding photojournalists, it's our job to steal fleeting moments and eternalize them with photos. We look forward to capturing your memories.