Small Moments Studios
Ryan Kaplan and the team at Small Moments Studios were fantastic! During the ceremony, dancing, etc I didn't even notice any cameras around. It was perfect. They were so unobtrusive and respectful and yet captured everything! The pictures are incredible and really highlight every moment of the day. I also can't wait to see the video they produce of my wedding day. After seeing the samples on their website and meeting with Ryan I'm so glad I chose Small Moments Studios for video. The wedding film they showed me got my fiancé and I completely excited and we are so looking forward to having our own incredible video that we can show our family and friends. Not only was Ryan and his crew so much fun to work with, but they made sure that we got every shot we wanted. The photobooth they set up called SPOTLIGHT was soooooo much fun for both adults and kids. The props were great! When the blur of the wedding day had passed it was a joy to know that the best of it will be in an album and on a dvd that we can enjoy again and again for years to come. Thanks again Ryan and everyone at Small Moments Studios!
We could not be happier with our experience with Small Moments Studios. Ryan and Keith were great to work with: personable, unobtrusive, and professional. True artists, they captured every important moment of our special day, creating beautiful images that we will cherish for a lifetime.
I am writing this review on Oct. 14, 2012. Small Moments Studios provided photography services for my daughter's wedding on Oct. 15, 2011. The the team was very good to work with on the day of the wedding, quality of the photos is excellent, and the albums (which we JUST received) are lovely. Our only dissatisfaction was after the wedding, when it took persistent and repeated emails and phone calls on our part over many months to move the process forward. This is why our ratings on responsiveness and professionalism are low.
Our experience with Small Moments Studios has been amazing. From the first meeting through the wedding, we have been very pleased with the quality of service and product that Small Moments Studios provides. My wife and I had our engagement session in October of 2010, and Ryan recommended a location which worked great and our photographs were fantastic. We used these photographs in our save-the-date magnet cards, as well as in our sign-in book which we ordered from Small Moments Studios.
The sign-in book is great. It is a mix of our engagement photos and white space that our guests filled with their thoughts and wishes on our wedding day. This is a keepsake that my wife and I will always enjoy opening up and looking through.
Ryan was also fantastic on our wedding day, traveling between the sites that the men and women were getting ready for the ceremony, then to the venue to capture the event. He worked all night taking photographs, and to this point we have only seen a few dozen 'teasers', but from what we have seen is phenomenal. The photographs bring out not just the lights and colors, but somehow also capture the emotion and character of the subjects. We are beyond pleased with Small Moments Studios, and absolutely recommend them to anyone getting married in the downstate New York region!
Ryan and Keith were amazing to work with. They were fun and not intrusive. They truly love what they do. Our engagement pictures were wonderful and our wedding teasers. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
It is coming up on 3 years since my wedding and i am STILL waiting for my album. It took 2 years for the video which was so bad it had to be redone and over 6 minths for any photos. My only positive comment is that they were nice to work with the day of; since then its been absolutely awful and if anyone reading this is in touch with Ryan and can help get my album, I'd greatly appreciate it. If you're only considering using them, I strongly suggest you find someone else who will fill their contractual obligations and not be completely unprofessional and irresponsible.
Everyone in our bridal party absolutely LOVED Ryan and his crew. They kept us laughing and had a great sense of humor. Several of my bridesmaids have already contacted Ryan for their own weddings or family photo sessions.
Before the wedding, communication was great. Ryan made thoughtful inquiries to make sure that he personalized and accommodated exactly what we wanted... from level of "intrusiveness" to how we envisioned the final photographic style. Funny and lengthy emails went back and forth about how we wanted the day to look and feel, and Ryan's responses were always prompt.
Ryan was also punctual and reliable at our engagement session and on our wedding day. To capture our entire day, the crew stayed WAY after most photographers would have already left.
Ryan is a talented photographer, and you can tell that he genuinely enjoys what he does. He seemed sincerely excited for our wedding, and I would hire him again in a second for future family photos.
We just got back from our honeymoon, so we haven't seen our final photos/video yet, but based on the engagement photos and teasers, we feel confident that we'll be highly satisfied with our albums.