Maria Angela Photography LLC
Maria Angela is not only amazing and artistic but so extremely nice and patient. Before my wedding, she would respond to me right away and would take her time in explaining things to me. She helped me choose the package that fit my budget and gave me what I wanted. How can I forget..... the day of my wedding she made me feel SO at ease and made me laugh. My bridal party loved her.
Maria Angela is in a word, AMAZING! She is extremely professional, creative, talented, and fun to work with! She was very accommodating to our requests and input her own style into our wedding photos. Her turnaround on our photos was quick and they all look beautiful! My friends and family were shocked at the high quality of the photos (you don’t see this high of quality in wedding photos every day) – I recommend her to every bride I can, she is sooooo worth it!
From our first phone call to now (waiting for my proofs) Maria has been amazing! My fiance was a little uncomfortable with doing engagement photos but the minute he met Maria he was relaxed and had a great time. Not to mention Maria produced the most amazing photos for us. She has the ability to catch the perfect moment, bring out colors you never knew existed in a photo and makes you laugh all the way through. I cannot wait to get the wedding photos as I know they will be just as amazing! I wish I could take Maria with me everywhere to document my entire life!
Vendor response to review
Awe thanks Sarah!!!!! I STILL talk about how amazing your wedding decor and band was!! haha.
To me photography was one of the most important aspects of a wedding and I must say that my husband and I couldn't have picked a better person to photograph our wedding. Maria is so professional and so creative with her photographs. She is great at capturing all of the special moments and emotions that happen at a wedding. Our ceremony photos are absolutely amazing. Our portraits are to die for. And our reception photos are so beautiful and full of life! We liked Maria when we first met. We booked her right away and my husband and I had a great time with her during our engagement session as well. Maria has a great sense of humor and she knows how to please her clients. She truly is a ninja when she photographs. My husband and I were pleased to have her as our photographer on our special day!
Maria is a very calming, easy-going professional who did exactly what we desired. We are not the couple who wanted an album full of posed/contrived images. Maria allowed us to be ourselves and she was there to capture moments in the making. Looking at her work brought such special memories to the surface again. She has an incredible eye that will please all types of clients. We cannot wait to start creating our final wedding album. And her pricing is very reasonable considering the quality of her shots.
Avoid Marie-Angela at ALL COSTS. It was a nightmare working with her after she did our wedding photos. She was unprofessional, horrible to work with, and her photography was just plain bad. DISCLAIMER: we are not vengeful or spiteful people. Marie Angela has pushed us over the edge and we now feel the need to get the word out so other couples know to avoid her, simply for BUYER BEWARE purposes. Here are the reasons why:
Firstly, she showed up to our wedding in pigtails and shorts--VERY unprofessional.
The absolute worst thing was the photo albums that were agreed upon in her contract. Not only did we have to wait an unreasonable amount of time for her to complete them, she tried to UP-CHARGE us to do CUSTOM albums, claiming her contract specified that we would get 5 albums of the SAME grouping of pictures at the price point we paid! This was NOT spelled out clearly in her contract. When we explained this to her, she was very difficult and we had to threaten legal action against her so she would comply.
To make matters worse, she sent the albums to an old address of ours out of spite when she clearly had our current address. (She somehow managed to send the disc-copy to the correct address, but not the albums).
When we got our albums, we noticed certain photos were BLURRY, out-of-focus--and NOT in an artistic way! We sent one of them back to have her redo it, but she sent it back to us with my family picture having a horrible overexposed sun line that looks like an amateur created it. We are now using pictures that our FRIEND took at the wedding as our pictures. We do not even want to have her fix and re-fix this album again, because we are sick and tired of dealing with her. She was the absolute worst aspect of our wedding, and that's even after Publix dropped our cake on the ground.
I repeat: AVOID MARIE ANGELA LIKE THE PLAGUE!!
Vendor response to review
When Lindsay and Joe’s wedding last October was photographed and released, I had received great reviews and comments from the bride and her mother regarding the quality of images and the services rendered on the wedding day. Things did not go wrong until they found out that they could not add additional images (130 additional images) and two additional designs for free.
Lindsay and Joe were promised and have purchased (1) 8x8 main wedding book, set of mini books, a 6x6 parent book, and an 8x8 parent book. When I received an email stating that they wanted the parent books to have their own images and design, I politely responded back stating that this was not what was purchased nor advertised or discussed prior and then informed them that I had given them the duplicate parent books at cost because they utilized the same interior design and images as the main album which was properly discussed in depth with them on a couple of occasions as well as advertised on two separate pages of my pricing guide. I was then emailed a response from the father of the bride who demanded that I design the additional albums with the additional images or else I will be sued for all direct and indirect costs and that he has already consulted with “his” attorney. He then continued to sign his name with the title of being a BP Account Manager.
So as a small business owner in a heavily reviewed industry, my main goal was to have my clients remain happy with both my services and products. Since they were already happy ( at the time) with the services rendered on the wedding day and the images delivered via online gallery, I went ahead and responded back with the fact that I would comply to their demanding email. That I will go ahead and design an additional two albums with a total of 130 more images which would take me upwards of over 120 hours to complete, all for free. I went ahead and placed their album designs on priority and had all three albums designed and emailed to them for approval within six weeks as promised in my email to them. This was explained that each album takes me up to two weeks to design as it is a creative process and that I did not want to rush it as I wanted to ensure that it was done right as I do not use any templates or automatize software. Shipping to the wrong address was a genuine mistake as the address was placed on a sticky note from the bride and located behind a copy of an email in her file folder. I apologize for that and it was rectified immediately after.
As for my attire, due to the Florida heat and the threat of dehydration along with heat exhaustion, I chose to wear dress capri’s in black paired with black flats, and a black cotton dress top as cotton breathes better in the heat and sun. My hair was then neatly groomed into low laying pigtails with matching black hair ties as I do have very thick, frizzy, and course hair and many clips, pins, and barrettes will not hold securely (has been a problem since I was three). Having my hair in pigtails allows me to properly do my job without having it in my face or eyes which obstructs my vision and risks me not getting that perfect shot or candid. Not to mention that it is cooler, temperature wise, to have my hair off of my neck as I am crouching, laying, squatting, leaning, climbing, and running around to document your wedding.
It saddens me to read this and it saddens me further that I went above and beyond searching for album vendors that would fit within their budget only to be confronted in the end with threats of lawsuits and defamation of character.
As for Quality of images, I have decided to re-upload their gallery and release it for other to view as I am confident that you will see the images provided to Lindsay and Joe were comparable to the images found in my portfolio. Link will follow shortly as it is re-uploading as we speak (gallery expired).
I can't say enough about Maria Angela Photography. She took both our engagement and wedding photos, and they turned out beautiful. We found Maria through internet research, and decided to go with her after getting great reviews from a few of our friends. She is so much fun to work with, she really makes you feel at ease, like you've known her forever. Her work speaks for itself. Our wedding photos turned out absolutely beautiful. Looking through our photos, I found myself laughing, crying and smiling. She captured so much emotion in everyone's faces, I felt like I got to relive the wedding all over again. She listened to our requests and expectations, for capturing our wedding day, and gave us exactly what we wanted. She brings such an artistic eye to the table, resulting in amazing shots. We couldn't be happier!
When starting to plan our September 2012 wedding we both agreed our photographer was one of the most important choices to make, if not the most important. My husband is a former Marine and has served 3+ years in Afghanistan primarily. While I am truly blessed he made it home he did take with him a lifelong disability that affects his memory. From the engagement session through the wedding Maria captured moments that without our beautiful photos it's very likely Kevin would have lost some memory of that day. Maria is incredibly professional, passionate, and creative. She did an outstanding job of capturing "Us", she also did an amazing job with photos of our 1 1/2 year old son who is always the life of the party and in our case the ceremony too! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for wedding photography. Your photos will last a lifetime, it's an investment well worth making. In our case it's priceless! I know in 10-20 years we will look back at these photos and "BOTH" feel like it was just yesterday and for that I am eternally grateful to Maria Angela Photography!
Maria Angela did a fantastic job capturing every little smile, facial expression and moment of our wedding day. When I first started researching photographers, it was quite difficult. My fiancé and I were living in Brazil so we only had the internet to go off. I found a few I liked, and enlisted the help of a great friend and amazing photographer to look at different profiles with me. I loved Marie Angela’s style and my friend agreed. My fiancé I set up a conference call with her and we clicked instantly. I knew she was the perfect photographer for me when she said she was “OCD” and liked things on time. I was beside myself with excitement. I told her I wanted my wedding pictures to tell a story of the day, which they do. I look at them and can remember exactly where I was in the day and how I felt. I handed her so many different items I and was so pleasantly surprised the artistic way she photographed them. I highly recommend Maria Angela if you are looking for an incredible photographer who will tell the story your day through beautiful pictures.
While we had a little mishap with the photog, which was beyond her control. We still loved the quality of work Maria Angela and Karina displayed the day of the wedding and the quality of their photos. We can't wait for everything to come together so we can see the finished wedding albumn.
My husband and I had our destination wedding in Naples, FL in March and used Maria as our photographer. After much research, I decided to use Maria Angela, and I think it was one of the best decisions I made for the weekend. She was so attentive and allowed everyone to be themselves while capturing the days activities as they played out. Many times I did not even notice that she was taking pictures, and we were thrilled with the results. We could not have asked for anything more. Most of my favorite pictures form the wedding day are those where she captured real emotion, rather than the posed photos. We will treasure these pictures for the rest of our lives.
I looked a long time for a photographer to do our destination wedding in Florida. I was looking for someone with a lot of experience and someone who had something truly unique to offer. The moment I saw Maria's photos on her website, I knew she was the one. Taking one look at her portfolio, I could tell wedding photography was her passion and her photos were not just the same old wedding pictures you see from other photographers.
Once I contacted her to get information, she was extremely responsive and the same vibe I got looking at her website I got in every correspondence we had. She pays very close attention to every detail, which is something you definitely want from your photographer on the most important day of your life. She was able to capture shots on the day of the wedding that I didn't even remember. My wedding photos are priceless and I wouldn't have done it any other way. Worth every penny!!!!
Maria's attention to detail carries through past the wedding day and on to every print, disk, or product you get. When the disks of all my pictures arrived in the mail, I was blown away.
Final thoughts: Maria Angela Photography captures every thought, feeling, and emotion you had on the day of your wedding. The photographs you get are truly a work of art.
Vendor response to review
Awe thanks Jennifer!!! Your wedding was so lovely and your family were just gems. Thank you for allowing Karina and I to be their on such an important day.
Amazing Amazing Photographs! Not only is Maria a blast to be around, but her work is remarkable. Neither my new hubby or myself have ever been big on photographs of ourselves, always finding something to pick out that we didn't like. Both our engagement photos and wedding photos proved this so wrong. We love each and every photograph she took. I can speak for myself and countless friends that have used Maria for their weddings when I say there is no other photographer to use.
Maria helped us develop a package that worked within our budget! She was so professional and fun and we can't wait to see our pictures! She is absolutely great with her clients and you can see how much fun she has on facebook! You can tell that she loves what she does and puts everything into her work! Looking back, I wish we would have gotten more pictures of our guests at the reception, but since she was working with our budget we only had a certain amount of time. Thank you Maria for taking beautiful pictures and we had a great time on the beach with you! :). Still trying to talk my husband into a trash the dress session... Maybe for our 1 year! ;)
I absolutely loved having Maria there at my wedding. She arrived early to the venue and was very professional. She went through everything to make sure she got the perfect shot. Her work is incredible.
Although I realize that I am the only bride giving negative feedback regarding Maria Angela Photography, I do hope that at least some brides will read and at least take caution. My husband and I are not a wealthy couple, but did want a superb wedding photographer to capture our moments. We had an overwhelming number of guests coming from all over to attend our wedding and wanted pictures of everyone looking their best, etc. Like all brides, I prepared a detailed time line and careful explanation of which pictures/portraits I wanted. It took approximately 7 weeks for me to receive my pictures, at which time, looking through them, I realized there were some pictures within my online gallery that I had not received on a disc. I emailed Maria and she sent a disc, with no cover, to my house with the missing pictures. I know it seems a small detail, however, we paid over $300 for discs of our pictures, I didn't think it was too much to ask for the discs to match, and that I not have to ask for the third disc in the first place. In addition, there is a stark contrast in the pictures I had requested she take, and the actual pictures that were taken. For instance, I wore bright shoes, and my husband wore matching bright socks, and I wanted a picture of just our feet: didn't get it. I wanted a portrait of my grandfather and I, whom has since passed away: didn't get it. There are no pictures of my husband and all of his siblings, all of which are military, one of which flew in from a deployment to be a part of the wedding. My bridal portraits are phenomenal, but there are no portraits of my husband. Also, I paid EXTRA for a magazine-quality touch-up service, and by the looks of some of my pictures, she didn't touch them up at all. And quite frankly, there are some pictures that are just downright awful: no one is looking at the camera, awful facial expressions, etc. Needless to say, no one is perfect, but when I pay over $2500 for a photography package, and read these fantastic online reviews about her services, I expected the best, and don't feel I got it.
Last and final comment I will make:
We had also booked a photobooth with props and self-push button for the wedding; 3 weeks before the wedding Maria notified us she would not be able to offer this service. 3 weeks is NOT adequate time to find another vendor willing to take up an entire Saturday evening for a photobooth. Not to mention that when we used our own resources and made our own photobooth, she had a nasty little comment to make about it.
I've seen Maria's work and it is fantastic, and I would have hoped our wedding photos would have been no different. Unfortunately that is just not the case, and we can't relive those moments. If I were going to do it all again, I would probably be insistent and have a trusted family member watching the photographer at all times and asking: have you gotten this/that portrait or picture? It seems petty, but overall, not a great experience, and it should have been avoided.
Vendor response to review
Since I always want to make sure my clients are over joyed with both my photos and service, I do indeed print and file all correspondence between my clients and myself. This allows me to ensure that all requests and information handed to me is properly reviewed and addressed. With that said I wanted to take a moment here and address each concern stated above as these issues were not brought to my attention previously to this negative review (except the discs):
Each bride receives a custom printed disc and cover. In Amanda's case, I received an email stating that there were some missing photos from the reception which were shown in her gallery. I immediately re-ordered the reception disc, burned it at once and mailed it to her so she could replace the current one she had. There was no reason for me to reorder the case as the disc was simply to replace the existing one that had photos missing. After mailing her the disc, I had not received any complaint or motion for concern regarding the discs, missing photos, etc. I would be more than happy to re-order the discs again if there are still missing photos even though the second discs were checked before shipping to ensure all the photos were indeed properly burned.
List of must have photos were (Taken from email sent by bride):
-My Dress Hanging (after list was created, bride decided to pass on the getting ready portion of the coverage)
-My Mom messing with my veil (after list was created, bride decided to pass on the getting ready portion of the coverage)
-bride/groom with respective parents and grandparents (This was indeed done and bride does have photos of this)
-bride only pictures (This was also done and given to bride)
-bridesmaids and I ( this was also done and given to bride)
-groomsmen with groom (This was also done and given to bride)
-groom and his siblings (Due to severe weather conditions that came in right after the ceremony, we did not have the adequate time to fulfill this shot, however I did ask the bride and groom before I left the wedding if there was any shots or requests they would like before I left. The bride and groom said no and allowed us to end our services)
-shoes-mine/his/ours: again due to weather conditions, this unfortunately was not fulfilled as I had to prioritize the requests and additional family list before the weather rained us out.
-guests into ceremony: This was done and given to bride
-grooms face when I 'appear': This was done and given to bride
-us at the altar: This was done and given to bride
*The above is the complete list given by the bride via email to me on May 6th of last year. *
"...but there are no portraits of my husband." : When we arrived at the venue to do portraits with the groom, he had not even started to take a shower and get ready. By the time he was finished showering and dressing, we had fifteen to twenty minutes before the start of the actual ceremony. This only gave us time to get photos of him and his groomsmen.
"I paid EXTRA for magazine-quality touch-up service...": I have never and will never charge additional for touch up service. I have told all my clients for the past four years that every image goes through a meticulous editing process for color and exposure correction as well as noise reduction and sharpening. All portraits receive a bit more enhancing including skin smoothing and basic acne and under eye circles/bags removal. Digital slimming, digital tanning, wrinkle removal or any other further digital enhancements can be done by request only and for an additional fee. If bride wanted any additional retouching, there was no requests or payments received.
"...she didn't touch them up at all.": I would be more than happy to show a before and after, just email me or give me a call.
"..Pay over $2500 for a photography package...": Bride and Groom did not pay over $2500. Their invoice amount in front of me was for a total of $1500.00 + Tax.
"We had also booked a photobooth with props and self-push button for the wedding; 3 weeks before the wedding Maria notified us she would not be able to offer this service." : We contacted a few of our brides when we decided to "try out" a photobooth. We notified our clients that (three brides) this is a new thing for us and we wanted to give them a discount to try out the service. After talking with fellow industry photographers, we were concerned that the new photo booth would inevitably pull us away from the bride and groom in order to help aide guests during their pictures. Our biggest concern of course would be the fact of not being able to do what we were originally hired to do which would of been to capture candids of the reception. We did not want to risk missing any special moments.
"...there are some pictures that are just downright awful: no one is looking at the camera, awful facial expressions, etc. " : Candid photos are ones that will not usually have many people looking at the camera. This is a style of wedding photography that has become quite popular over the years and is what we specialize in. We do not advertise ourselves as the posed "traditional" style photography company. During the portraits we captured some candids of the groomsmen laughing as well as formal ones. In some of those "Candid" shots,yes there are some groomsmen that are laughing and looking off to the sides, however these photos are quickly followed by ones that have all guys looking at the camera and smiling.
"..., she had a nasty little comment to make about it." : I would never say anything nasty or unkind regarding any of my clients, friends, or family. I actually loved the idea of what this bride did for the photo booth and actually recommended it to another bride who was wanting a inexpensive and creative way to do a photo booth. I even took pictures of guests having fun at the photo booth since I thought it was quite cool. I do not know how or why this bride felt that I said something nasty as I remember we were laughing and talking about the photo booth idea she came up with (as we were watching her mother and a little boy play in front of the camera).
I apologize for such a lengthy response, however without any contact from the bride regarding the above concerns and with the many details above being untrue, I had to address each incident individually. I would be more than happy to offer a complimentary bride and groom session or even a gallery wrap to the bride for any disappointment she has, I just need some kind of communication either via phone or email as I have not received anything. As my many reviews show, my main goal is to provide not only great photos, but to give a five star quality service to every client. Thanks for allowing me to respond and I hope the bride responds to my recent email I sent as I would love for this matter to be resolved and for her to be absolutely happy with her photos.
Photography is a hobby of mine, so needless to say I was very picky the quality of our wedding photos. I spent hours researching which photographer to use, and finally decided on Maria Angela Photography. My husband and I could not be happier with her work. She was prompt, professional, and our pictures completely blew us away!!! She responds to emails within minutes, captures every moment without getting in the way, and really tells a story with her work. Maria is so passionate about her work, and it shows. She captured the essence of our wedding day, and the final product she gave us is more than we could ever ask for. We had soo much fun working with Maria and Matt. You will not regret hiring Maria Angela. She made our photography wedding dreams come true and we absolutely love her.
We knew from the very first picture we saw on her website that we wanted Maria Angela to be our wedding day photographer! Other than saying "I DO" the photography was the most important part of our wedding day. Maria took phenomenal pictures of my husband and I that we will look back at over the years to come and just glow with pure happiness. Her talent shows through each picture she takes....the angle she takes the picture...the lens that she uses....how she just knows that this is the shot she was waiting for...AMAZING! She and her husband are true professionals in this industry! We are forever grateful !!! XOXO
Maria Angela Photography is nothing short of phenomenal. Matt and Maria were rarely seen throughout the evening and yet we now have the most amazing documentation of one of the most important days of our life. Everything from the details, ceremony, reception, portrait, and candid shots were completely flawless. Maria and Matt have a natural way of making a couple comfortable and confident. They are professional and easy going people with a talent not seen in wedding photography in a long time. I'm so happy to have an honest, detailed, and un-staged account of our special day. I went straight into ugly cry just seeing the wedding photo teasers. I 100% recommend Maria Angela Photography for ANY of your photography needs. I promise you, you will NOT be disappointed!
Maria Angela Photography is absolutely an amazing group. I can not express enough on how they made my wedding day the best. The documentation of the entire day was done absolutely stunning. For me it was very important to find a photographer who captured times of emotion, important things that happened, without having the photos looked staged. Maria and her husband Matt are wonderful. There very layed back, professional, and understanding. They caught photos during my wedding that I did not know were being photographed. I have a best friend that I have been friends with for 15 years. Maria captured a conversation that we had at my wedding dinner that was such an important time for me. My best friend was telling me how much she loved me and my new husband, how happy she was for me, how much she valued me as a friend, and how happy she was to be there for me. Maria got photos of this moment and it was so special to me to look at my photos and see that she got such a heart filled special moment captured in a photograph and I had no idea she did it. I remember the exact conversation the minute I seen the photos. It was so brillant of her and it was so special to me. I would recommend this photographer to anyone. Words can truely not express how wonderful this photographer is. I was so lucky to have her photograph my wedding, because she captured the most memorable day of my life and she captured the beauty of the entire day! She used procurement and planning for the entire day. She had consideration of the composition and lighting, the perspective and position, the time of day. Her eyes have many artistic elements. She has loads of creative ideas: some planned, some spur of the moment, and she is willing to take any suggestions you have. She is always thinking and getting beautiful shots. She got many different emotions on camera as well. She is very good at understanding people and the type of couple they are and she gets very creative with there personalities. It is so incrediable how she does this. She makes things fun, very respectful, and easy going. She lets natural life live and she captures the real beauty in life. Maria and her husband are absolutely, by far, the most creative people I have ever met!
The Bride and I wanted to be sure that we captured all the moments of our wedding -- as everyone knows, the wedding flies by. Neither of us were that thrilled to have a camera in our face all night long... Maria-Angela's photo-journalistic style, made sure all the moments were captured, I don't even remember seeing her there - she is very stealthy and caught all these moments without you noticing a camera. As we worked the room, she caught countless moments with family members and friends. Our ceremony was captured so beautifully. All of the portraits we took came out fantastic, Maria-Angela made us so comfortable and really pulled out the best of us. Even my camera-shy, "not-so-photogenic bride" (at least she thinks she isn't) felt at ease and really got into the portrait thanks to Maria-Angela and took some of the most beautiful pictures of her life. The pictures came out amazing. She was professional, easy to communicate with and a lot of fun. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer. Her prices are fair and reasonable and the quality of her work is unsurpassed. She is the best!
Maria is nothing short of perfect! Friendly, helpful, professional, fast responses, flexible, and her work is worthy of the very best wedding publications! A coworker who was unable to be at the wedding was in tears looking at the beautiful images and moments that Maria captured! Her work and professionalism are an *amazing* value for the cost!
Maria was an absolute dream to work with. Right from the very first email she was so easy to reach, communicate with, and just so helpful. She and her husband, Matt, are very committed and diligent professionals. We were always laughing and having a great time, during the engagement session, getting ready for the ceremony, and throughout the wedding day. We truly enjoyed having them around us. As far as her work, it is some of the best I have ever seen. Maria seems to capture every important moment. As I viewed our photos I would be in tears over how beautiful the picture is; then look at the next and literally laugh out loud remembering the great moments she captured. I could not be happier with her services and I feel so lucky that we were able to have Maria preserve the memories of the best day of our lives.
I can't say enough great things about Maria!! She was amazing to work with from the very first time I contacted her. I moved to WA from FL and was planning a FL wedding and Maria made me feel so comfortable knowing she had our day under control. From our engagement pictures downtown Fort Myers to our wedding pictures at Grandezza, she was amazing. Maria is so creative - we have so many wedding pictures that look like pieces of art! She is fun and great to work with!! I highly recommend Maria and am so glad she captured our wedding day!!!!
Maria and her huband were amazing to work with!! Maria was introduced to my husband and I after another photographer had to leave the state for a job. Maria gladly picked us up and honored our previous photographers pricing. Maria has a wonderful eye for detail and worked with all of our requests. The day of the event she got us through our time line of pictures and even spent a little extra time doing personal requests.
Maria is a wonderul person that has an easy personality to get along with. I would recommend her everyone!
MARIA and MATT... this husband and wife team are amazing and I can't thank them enough for making our day so special!!! With Maria at the wheel and Matt along for the ride... they made our engagement shoot and our wedding day not only memorable, but so much fun!!! Maria is amazing... she is professional, dedicated, organized, crazy funny, and she has her forte down to a science! She had a great turn around time with amazing results.
Thanks again for keeping me smiling during this very special time in my life. luv, Jen
Amazing isn't giving Maria Angela Photography justice. Maria's work is beyond comparison. I booked Maria 2 and 1/2 years ago and during that time I fell in love with every shoot that she did. I wasn't nervous about Maria's work because while planning my wedding I made a very wonderful friend.
When you think no one is looking...little do you know that Maria is always look with her camera. Although my wedding is over I have Maria's masterpieces to bring me right back to the moment that was so filled with love.
Thank you Maria for everything! We love you!
I booked Maria Angela only one month before my wedding, after canceling with another photographer as my husband and I were very upset with the results from his work.
Well.. I could not been happier with Maria's work. She took over 1500 pictures and I could easily say I loved ALL of them! It will be very hard to select the best ones for our album.
Working with her was a breeze. She is professional, polite and always in a good mood. While shooting my wedding she unfortunately had to deal with a very rude videographer, but at no time she played his game. Maria and her assistant were nice to me, my guests and the rest of the staff the entire time. We had an amazing time.
I would certainly recommend her to my friends and family! She rocks!!!
If booking with another photographer, always have an e-session with him/her. That's the best way to truly evaluates his/her work and have a better idea of how your wedding pictures will turn out. I absolutely loved mine!
Maria and Matt were a total joy to work with. They were one of the most professional and reliable vendors that I interacted with for my wedding.
Not only is Maria crazy talented, but she is super professional and really dedicates herself to her clients! Maria knew that I wanted to meet all of my vendors in person before booking them, but I lived in Pensacola and she's based in Naples. She and Matt actually re-routed a cross country trip to stop by and meet me - and that was just the beginning.
Our photos were stunning, like, magazine spread stunning! I can't count the number of people who have complimented them and I can't possibly express how pleased I am with her service, even after the wedding. Any bride would be lucky to have her!
Maria Angela was awesome! She captured my wedding without being intrusive, and gave me pictures that I woll be able to cherish for a life time! My husband and I were very pleased!
There is absolutely no question. Maria Angela is THE BEST! My wedding was on November 7, 2009 and I received my photos ONLY 4 DAYS LATER on the 11th. Not only is she crazy talented and creative but extremely organized and professional. Less than 60 days away from my wedding date I needed to change locations and she found my wedding location for me!!!!! Which was the beautiful Quarry Country Club in Naples Florida. She not only captured the important moments, but she was able to catch even the simplest moment and turn it into an amazing photo. This was extremely important to me because I was not able to afford a videographer. My husband is not into taking pictures and she was able to get him to loosen up and the results are stunning. I absolute love Maria Angela and look forward to working with her in the future to capture all of my important life events.
Maria's work is fantabulaminous!
She and her husband are a pleasure to work with and are very professional every step of the way.
Her passion for her work is vivid in each photo she takes as she captures the heart of those in the picture.
Exquisite, superb, high quality and the best in her field!
We definitely recommend her!
Mychal & Terri Smith
Navarre Beach ~ April 18, 2009
Maria was my dream photographer at my dream wedding! She really captured the atmosphere of our wedding and its theme. I have received so many compliments on my wedding photos. People said I looked like a celebrity, and they said the photos looked like they were straight out of a magazine! Maria made sure to capture the fun, the emotions, and the faces of our special day, thanks to her professional timing and style.
She also keeps me updated on her new work and the accomplishments and honors she has received attributable to the scenery of our beautiful day. Maria is very personal. I never felt like Maria was a commercial photographer just looking to make a buck. She really cares about her clients and their memories. She is always professional and delivers a beautiful product; so much so, one struggles to turn their focus elsewhere.
-Candace Harden Hayes
Maria was very professional and captured some very beautiful shots.
Maria was fantastic. My husband and I couldnt be happier with the photos that were taken. We especially love the candid shots that she was able to get with our bridal party. We honestly couldnt have asked for anything more from her and her husband. We now have amazing pictures to remind us of our special day. Thank you so much Maria.
Maria Angela is an absolutely fabulous photographer. Her work and personality say it all. My fiance and I booked her after falling in love with her work. Then after speaking with her on the phone, we knew that we'd made a great decision.
She is very informative and keeps her current and potential brides updated on just about everything. We're looking forward to having her capture our day Maria Angela style.
She really rocks!
I absolutely love my album and your work..your creativity is pure genius and you are a pleasure to work with:) Thanks again for all you've done:)
I was very happy with Maria. I could nit pick if I wanted because of being in the same business but for the most part I got what I wanted. I love my photos and I couldn't wait to see them.
Vendor response to review
In making sure all of my brides are 100% happy about their service, I emailed Dawn Marie to inquire about her rating and I received an email letting me know that she is indeed absolutely happy and after viewing them for more than "4 hours" the only two things that she noticed were the groom's slightly tousled hair and ill fit jacket. Other than that she cannot wait to order prints and has already purchased frames before ordering any prints.
Thank you Dawn Marie for your review. :)
We would (and have) recommended Maria Angela Photography to everyone and anyone!
The photographs you captured at our wedding were simply amazing! I've spoken with several people who have viewed our online gallery and they were shocked at some of the pictures that were on there because they didn't even realize you were taking them! Your professionalism, creativity, and artistic approach are outstanding!
Thank you so much for giving us photographs that will continually remind us of our most special day!
Wayne and Diane Meyer
Thank you so much!!!!
OMG I love them all! Wow; wow. Your perfection definitely shows through in all your photos! Maria thank you so much, they're gorgeous!!!!!!
You are an amazing photographer thank you for making Donnie and I's wedding so memorable. It was great working with you, hopefully we will have the chance to take more photo's one day. God bless and take care.
I can't thank you enough for the beautiful pictures you took of our wedding in November! You captured all the best moments in such a way that brings the day back to life for us! We love the way you took the time to edit all the photos individually and gave such a variety of artistic and dramatic pictures! You made everyone feel very comfortable. You were just what we were looking for in a photographer and we're so glad we found you!
Once again THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH. God really showed Doree and I favor in allowing us to meet you and use your services.. Your professionalism was impecable and if it werent for Matt helping with Shiloh, who knows how the pics would of turned out..You guys are awesome and the pictures are even better.. You definetely were not lying or even exagerrating when you said you'll give it your best.... Everyone who has viewed the pictures love em, and more importantly you captured everything... I will refer you whenever possible and hopefully use you in the future for other events.. I pray that your business flourishes and you and your family are blessed. God Bless You....
ps.... Thank You SOOO much
pss... by the way.........THANKS
I cannot say enough about Maria Angela Photography! My husband and I were so pleased - We love looking at our wedding album and re-living our special day.
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL pictures you took at our wedding. Also, I would like to thank you for being so accommodating and for just being so sweet!!!!
I wanted to thank you and your husband for making my daughter Christie's day such a wonderful event. Your photographs really caught the spirit of the day with a creative spin
Maria was fantastic. My husband and I couldn't be happier with the photos that were taken. We especially love the candid shots that she was able to get with our bridal party. We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more from her and her husband. We now have amazing pictures to remind us of our special day. Thank you so much Maria.
William and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful photographic artistry you captured of our wedding day. The first night I saw your pictures on your portfolio, almost cried for joy.
Once again THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! God really showed Doree and I favor in allowing us to meet you and use your services. You guys are awesome and the pictures are even better.
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL pictures you took at our wedding! Your passion for photography totally showed through in our pictures!
You are an amazing photographer thank you for making Donnie and I's wedding so memorable. It was great working with you, hopefully we will have the chance to take more photo's one day. God bless and take care.
Thank you so much!!!! OMG I love them all! Wow; wow. Your perfection definitely shows through in all your photos! Maria thank you so much, they're gorgeous!!!!!!
I want to thank you and your husband for making my daughter Christie's day such a wonderful event. Your photographs really caught the spirit of the day with a creative spin.
It is rare to find an individual who is so committed to the work that they do like Maria is! Upon seeing the pictures for the first time, it seemed as if there were several photographers present! We both wondered how she did it as we hardly even noticed her there!
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed working with you for our wedding photos. Even with the last minute change in venue due to the rain, you pulled it off without a hitch. You managed to capture us as we were without many options for backgrounds. You are easy to communicate with, creative, and professional.
You have gone way beyond what I imagined the pictures would be.. Your caring heart and talent have now given our friends and family memories that will live on for generations. Thank you with all my heart!
Maria was awesome to work with, she got all and them some of the pictures our client asked for. She does wonderful photography and editing! There's no doubt when you are working with her that she loves her job and wants to make her customer happy!!! A pleasure to work with and I hope to have more Pro's like her to work with in the future!!
Maria is always great to work with! Not only does she take amazing pictures, but she is also extremely professional, fun, and personable. She makes sure each of her clients get exactly the shots they would like. She makes sure to stay in touch with all the vendors in order to keep everything moving in a timely manor. I always enjoy working with her and highly recommend her to anyone needing a photographer, but most importantly, those getting married!
Maria Angela is one of the BEST if not the BEST wedding photographer in the Southwest Florida Region. She is friendly, smart, and talented. You cannot go wrong by going with her. I do not endorse many other photographers. Do not hesitate to hire this absolutely amazing photographer to capture your wedding day. Maria Angela Rocks!
I've only had the pleasure of featuring one of Maria's weddings on my blog. But boy oh boy was it ever a stunner!
It is one of the best budget weddings submitted to the blog. AND also has some of the best...
Working with Maria Angela is always a pleasure. Maria Angela is a true professional, and together, we work at getting the perfect shots for our brides/grooms,
It is a win-win for everyone.
This girl knows her stuff - was SO IMPRESSED! I love the way she captures color in her photos, very vibrant!
Maria is great... she is a pleasure to work with and very easy going. We love working with her.
Maria was very professional to work with and takes excellent photos. You will love her work.I recomend her 100%.Thanks Wedding D.J. and Entetainer, George Rogner
Maria Angela is a fabulous photographer! I have worked with her on several weddings and boudoir sessions. Her work is professional and flawless. She also gets the photographs out to her brides very quickly. I recommend her to all of my brides and I am excited to work with her in the future! Keep it up Maria!
Maria Angela is a fine art wedding photo journalist. Our work has been described as commercial, fun, sexy, bold, modern, and exciting. We are always aiming for the "Wow" factor, whether that be a gorgeous awe inspiring portrait or an intimate and spontaneous candid.
Although we call Naples home, we are experienced and available for travel worldwide. We locally serve: Marco Island, Naples, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, and Cape Coral. We love to travel and have all inclusive wedding packages just for the occasion.
We are award winning and can be found in multiple online and printed publications. We pride ourselves on not only our images but on our customer service as well. We treat all of our clients like close friends and many of them have become just that over the years. We are your dress poofer, wedding coordinator, messenger, PHOTOGRAPHER, friend, groom tamer, and nerve handler. Our mission is to ensure that you have the time of your life on your wedding day and that every moment and detail is captured in a creative and stylish way.