37 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/30/2012
There are so many things that I can rave about when it comes to the amazing ladies at Bend the Light. Not only do they take the most miraculous pictures, they make the people in the photos look so effortless and natural (like they have been modeling for years-nothing looks posed or awkward and trust me, I'm awkward in photos)!
Since day one of booking them to shoot our wedding and engagement photos, they have been so accommodating and resourceful. I work in the wedding industry as well so I ended coordinating my entire wedding on my own. Kaylinn was so awesome about setting aside time to email or have a phone call with me as many times as I needed leading up to the wedding and helped me plan out my entire wedding timeline for the whole day (even the things that did not include photography). If you have done your research on Bend the Light then you know that they virtually booked every single weekend for weddings in 2013 shortly after the new year. It says a lot that even though they are so busy, they go the extra mile to make sure all of their clients are well taken care of.
When it came to the big day, Jenn and Sada were my saviors. They did everything to make sure that the groom and I didn't see each other before the ceremony. They literally covered every aspect of the wedding that I wanted captured and more. Not to mention, they made me feel so beautiful and confident and I think it really showed through in our photos. They also became my psuedo wedding coordinators for the day by keeping me on my timeline. They did not have to do any of that, so it just shows again how much they all care about their clients.
One last comment that I have heard from all of my family and friends is how shocked they are at how quickly Bend the Light posted our wedding photos. It is pretty awesome to be able to view some of your beautiful photos while still on your honeymoon. :)
There is so much more that I can say about Bend the Light, but this post would turn into a novel. I will continue to use them for anything and everything from now on. I highly suggest that you do as well. You will be thrilled. :)
Member Since: 10/30/2004
If you only read one sentence in this review, here it is: Book Bend the Light Photography if you want to be the happiest bride with the most gorgeous photos of your special day!!! Honestly, I knew I wanted to book these amazing girls as soon as we started planning our wedding. I had seen some of their beautiful images from previous weddings on blogs and I knew I loved their style. I expected to be pleased with my images and I wasn't disappointed- to see my own wedding photos took my breath away!! I realize I sound very narcissistic, but let's be honest, every bride deserves to feel gorgeous on her special day, and they made me look great- I felt better than my best looking day! Not to mention that my groom and I aren't very good at getting our photos taken. We don't really like being in front of cameras and we have a tendency to look and be a bit awkward. :) Kaylinn is super organized and went over what to expect on the big day with me which was fabulous. Jenn and Sada made me and my groom feel so comfortable that we didn't mind getting our pictures taken at all- even my new hubby was captured grinning and laughing and completely at ease. He's so thrilled with the images too- he keeps looking at them over and over in amazement- he can't believe he looks that relaxed and happy in a photograph, and now he looks that way in hundreds of images that Bend the Light took! Our families and friends are also thrilled- they captured the faces we love as they joined in our celebration, and you can feel the love and happiness that was abundant that evening. I'm so, so pleased that I booked Bend the Light. We will have these beautiful images forever, and we will cherish being able to look at them as we grow old together.
Member Since: 5/5/2012
Bend-The Light are simply the best photographers there are. They provide a colorful and playful twist to the most simplistic photos. They are able to capture the innocent pockets of beauty in every day life as well as truly accentuate the big magical moments experienced. Their photography plays with the light in a unique and clever way. Looking back at the photos of my wedding, I could not be any happier. The pictures are...perfect. Bend-The Light was my favorite part and element of my wedding. Capturing every moment and portraying the personality of every person, the pictures are AMAZING. Working with them was like working with my best friends. Fun, light and epically flawless.
Member Since: 2/7/2009
The girls at Bend The Light are unbelievable. We knew we we started this process that the photographer we chose would be one of the most important parts of our day. I could go on and on but will just say that they are professional, patient, ridiculously talented and just an amazing group of ladies who made our entire experience so memorable. We now have perfect images that capture every aspect of our day and will be cherished forever. There truly isn't one thing I can say was the slightest concern or hesitancy with these ladies! I cannot. Imagine our day without them and we are forever grateful for their talents and for capturing the most important day of our lives!
Member Since: 4/17/2012
Researching vendors for different wedding services was time-consuming and (although sometimes fun) quite stressful. However, Bend the Light was the first vendor I booked. Their website blew me away.
Working with Kaylinn was a fantastic and easy experience. I kinda love her.
The engagement session was super fun, and hot (October in San Antonio), and the outcome was wonderful. I've got the pictures all around the house to prove it!
The wedding was another great story. Jennifer and Sada were professional, but great to have around. My pictures are STUNNING. Every. Single. Person. That sees my pictures asks about the photographers. I recommend them to my friends. And I recommend them to you.
I will use Bend the Light for any future photography that they will be willing to do! (Hear that y'all? Can I keep you in retainer?)
Member Since: 1/2/2013
From start to finish, it was a pleasure to work with the gals from Bend the Light. Kaylinn, Jenn, and Sada are professional, friendly, and super talented. Not only are the photos AWESOME, but they made the whole process effortless and enjoyable. We couldn't be happier with our engagement and wedding photos. Thank you, Bend the Light!
Member Since: 6/30/2012
These girls awesome and extremely professional. Smoothest process by far of all my wedding vendors - they do a great job of laying out expectations and keeping in touch through the process. For an out of town bride, that was very much appreciated!
All of our photos turned out phenomenal - engagements, bridal portraits, and especially wedding day. We were continually blown away at how quickly our photos were available, and our friends and families (not to mention Facebook friends) continue to comment on how beautifully they turned out.
BtL is worth every penny, and you'll end up feeling like you have three new friends by the end. Jenn, Kaylinn, Sada - thank you guys for keeping us smiling and for capturing such a special time in our lives!
Member Since: 3/26/2009
We used BTL for our engagement session, our reception (we eloped mid planning!) and a portrait session for our anniversary (the prints were the "paper" :) We LOVE our pictures and everything turned out so nicely. The girls are awesome - so sweet and fun to shoot with! We received our proofs MUCH sooner than we were anticipating and the CD came well packaged and protected. They were very professional from start to finish and I know we will be back for future portrait sessions!
Member Since: 4/1/2012
CHOOSE BEND THE LIGHT! After scouring the internet for the best photographers in South Texas, I fell across Bend the Light's blog. The caliber of photos they take are far and away the best out there. They know how to capture the most precious moments of your wedding day and none of our photos have the slightest hint of cheesiness. No forced smiles or forced serious faces. Jenn's style lets go of the traditional formality of wedding portraits and freezes the moments of sincere happiness you want to remember from your wedding day. Thank you Jenn, Josh, and Kaylinn for your remarkable services. If you're looking for artistic, genuine, skillful photog's, hire away. You won't be disappointed!
Member Since: 2/10/2013
I ABSOLUTELY recommend Bend The Light Photography! We used them for our engagement pictures, and I cannot imagine a better portrait-taking experience or better results. My fiancé is camera-shy (he would've skipped engagement pictures all together if he hadn't known how much I wanted them), and Jenn (our photographer) was so great at putting us both at ease. I think she was able to capture a side of our relationship that most people don’t get to see, which is so meaningful and perfect. AND it was fun! I wish they could be there for our wedding in Nashville on November 16. Perfect, priceless.
Member Since: 12/1/2011
Jenn, Kaylinn, & Saida will WOW you! They are the epitome of poise, creativity, and fun! We walked away from our wedding feeling like we weren't just clients..but friends...and THEN came the pictures!! Our engagement pictures were incredible. They made two small town kids in a little ol' small town look like rock stars! :) And our wedding pictures were jaw dropping! They told the story of our wedding! They captured the emotion, joy, and excitement...yet didn't force us to be too poised or artsy..They wanted to capture us. I can't wait to use them again for family and baby photos! They are incredible!! Love you girls!
Member Since: 4/5/2011
Bend the Light was my favorite vendor to work with throughout my wedding planning process and wedding day. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, fun and sincere.
My husband and I really don't like to take photos, so the thought of having to do an engagement session was mortifying! However, within 5 minutes of meeting Jenn the morning of the shoot, it was clear she was going to take control, and assured us that we wouldn't look like idiots!! The proof is in the pictures, which really turned out great.
We live in NYC and had our wedding in San Antonio, and despite the distance, Jenn, Kaylinn and Sada were so easy to work with. They are very organized and were able to clearly state a timeline and set expectations for the wedding day. Jenn, Kaylinn and Sada played a huge role keeping us on track during the day, and we really counted on them to help move things along after the ceremony and during the reception.
Bend the Light is very flexible with their photo packages and will work with you to find the right mix to best fit your needs. Also, when you're not sure how much time you may need them for at the end of the night, they offer additional time blocks for a very reasonable price. This is really great so you don't end up buying more time then you really need, but can rest assured that they’re not just going to pack up and leave if you do end up needing more time!
Bend the Light did an amazing job capturing a wide range of photos and special moments during my wedding day. They also are super quick to get your pictures back to you and putting together the album. I have received so many compliments from family and friends on how much they love the pictures!
I would hire Bend the Light again in a heartbeat and highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional, experienced and reliable photographer.
Member Since: 11/14/2011
I am SO IN LOVE with the breathtaking photographs Bend The Light captured on my wedding day! I was familiar with their work before I was engaged and knew without a doubt that they were the only ones that I wanted for this most important day. I still spent some time researching other photographers, but there was no one that could compare to magic that Bend The Light captures. Working with Jenn, Kaylinn & Sada was wonderful; it felt like we were old friends from the very first meeting, and they were there to help through all the months of planning. They go above and beyond to make sure that you have all the tools you need on your wedding day to ensure the most perfect pictures. They helped me with details that I never would have thought of myself; from planning the ceremony timeline so there would be enough natural light at the end to making sure you’ve built in time for the special details like capturing the mother of the groom pinning her son’s boutonniere. It’s so easy to appreciate Bend The Light’s talent from seeing the pictures on their website and blog, but there are no words to describe the emotion you feel the first time you see the images from YOUR wedding day. I couldn’t be any more elated with my wedding pictures, and will cherish the precious moments they were able to capture forever!
Member Since: 11/9/2011
These girls do such a great job. They are so easy to work with, friendly, and professional. They take time to get to know you so that they can make your experience with them so much better. The pictures they took for our engagement shoot, my bridal shoot, and our wedding are so wonderful. They use their camera in a different way. Book these girls today...you won't be sorry!
Member Since: 1/1/2008
Bend the Light did our engagement photos and they were beautiful! We live in Texas but our wedding was back in our hometown of Indianapolis. Jen was so patient with us and took tons of pictures. She also had wonderful ideas on where to shoot. I will be using them again in the future!
Member Since: 6/7/2012
The girls of Bend the Light are amazing! We used them for our engagement photos and wedding photos and we are absolutely in love with our photos! We decided early in the planning process that photography was really important to us. We booked BTL about a year in advance - they book up fast so don't hesitate. It is well worth it!
They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed during the shooting and the photos totally reflect our style and personality. They are super professional and quick to answer any and all questions that we had - they are also very sweet and all around nice people. We are so happy to have found them and will treasure our experiences with them and our photos forever!
Member Since: 8/16/2011
Kalynn and Jenn were phenomenal! Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, they made our wedding day fun and playful! We continue to receive compliments on our pictures!
Member Since: 8/19/2010
They were the best! From the moment we met them we knew they were the ones! They kept everything relaxed, which was so nice on the wedding day, didn't try to force us into a million poses and really respected our "space". Which was great considering you only have 10000000000 other people in your face that day! :) I couldn't have asked for more!!
Member Since: 8/7/2010
Jenn and Kaylinn from Bend the Light are the best of the best. As a bride I wanted nothing less then amazing went it came to my wedding pictures. Before I was even proposed to I fell in love with BTL's blog and website. So when I my husband proposed I called them the next day! I have been nothing but impressed with Jenn and Kaylinn and can't imagine having anyone else photograph one of the biggest days of my life. Their pictures are fun, warm, and full of amazing quality. They are truly wonderful at what they do and I expect to see them in the biggest of the big magazines here soon! Jenn and Kaylinn, thank you so much for making my pictures soooo absolutely gorgeous and also making my experience as a bride perfect! You guys are no doubt about it THE BEST!!!
Member Since: 9/20/2009
Bend the Light as a team are exceptional at what they do and who they are as people. Both Jenn and Kaylinn have a great eye for unique shots and made all parts of our wedding memorable with their pictures. My husband and I decided that photography at the wedding would be the one place where we would spend a good amount for the vendor. I am so glad we did! Every picture you receive is edited, vibrant, and beautiful. On top of all of this, they are wonderful people in their everyday lives. Both Jenn and Kaylinn treat you as if you are old friends, never making that posed picture seem awkward or planned. They'll do anything to make you laugh and climb/contort their bodies in any which way to get that perfect shot. They are humble and so kind. Honestly, I don't think there are better photographers out there.
Photography in a NEW light
Hi! We're Jenn, Kaylinn & Sada! We're a three-girl photography team and we have a blast at every wedding we shoot! Our style is a combination of photojournalism, art & modern portraiture. We're about creating images that are not only beautiful & unique but are a true reflection of your personality.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010