41 total reviews
I cannot begin to say enough great things about Genovese Ashford Studios. When I began planning my wedding, I decided on three things that were important to me for our wedding day -- the band, the food and the photographers. I spent countless hours researching photographers and scheduled appointments with several too. I kept coming back to Genovese Ashford Studios, and when I sat down with Chris and Kim, my decision was easy -- which is HUGE in wedding planning! They are so professional, creative and personable.
With that being said, I highly recommend Genovese Ashford Studios -- they take the worry away from you. All brides are burdened with stress when it comes to planning a wedding, and having the right people in place eases that. Genovese Ashford work with you to capture YOUR vision and will marry that with their creativity -- delivering exactly what you want.
Kim shot my bridals in downtown Baton Rouge. It was such a wonderful (and freezing) experience, and her talent made it very hard to select a portrait image. She made it the afternoon fun, relaxing and special. When we left the session, both my mom and I said a ton of weight was lifted off our shoulders because we knew Kim was going to be such a huge help for the wedding.
On our wedding day, Kim and Meredith were awesome. From the second they walked in, I was at ease -- I didn't have to ask for anything. We discussed everything beforehand, and they were able to capture our day perfectly while keeping everything on schedule (which was important to me). Even though our reception went by in a blink, I still remember Kim sitting on one of our groomsmen's shoulders -- shooting everyone on the dance floor from an elevated view. Those pictures were so great!
Again, I cannot say enough great things about these people. Their style, creativity, offerings / packages are great -- but what makes them awesome is the way the work with you to capture one of the most special days of your life.
From the engagement shoot, to the bridal shoot, to the wedding...it was such a please to work with Genovese-Ashford Studios! They are so knowledgeable, professional, affordable, and the pictures came out better than I could ever image. Weddings are VERY stressful, but Kim and Chris made the experience very easy. Cannot recommend them enough!!
Chris and Kim did an awesome job shooting my wedding! They were always available when I had questions leading up to the day and were very helpful. We stayed on schedule on my wedding day which was very important to me. During the ceremony and reception, I had no idea they took as many pictures as they did because they were great at staying "hidden" and still capturing great shots! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Finding the right photographer was the most important part about wedding planning for me. I knew that my pictures would be all that I would have to keep the memories of our wedding night since the night would fly by. I really had no idea just HOW FAST it would actually fly by, and how little I would get to stop to appreciate the details and the people that were there celebrating with us. I wanted a photographer who, I felt, had an eye for capturing the moments rather than planning and posing them. When we took our engagement pictures, we worked with Kim. We were pleased with her attitude and felt comfortable which definitely made posing for pictures easier. On the day/night of our wedding, we were able to enjoy ourselves without worrying that certain pictures would be missed. I actually found Genovese-Ashford through theknot.com and fell in love with their journalistic approach to weddings. When I saw the pictures from OUR day, I was just blown away. All of the details were captured beautifully, and we got some great action shots that really show our family and friends personalities. The hardest part is picking which pictures to include in our album.
Chris and his assistant were so wonderful to work with. They met us at a hotel to shoot initial shots of us getting ready and then traveled with us to the venue. The photos came out so amazing and we really forgot they were even there. They got us through our portraits and family pictures in a timely manner, so that we could go mingle with our guests. They had great suggestions for us, which was good because we had no real clue on what to do. I sent some poses that we wanted to do in an email and they made sure that we included those. They were professional, friendly, and helpful. We would definitely recommend them to anyone.
My husband and I are very pleased with the service Genovese Ashford Studios provided for our engagement photos, bridal portraits, and wedding photos. We worked with Chris, who is very laid-back and friendly. Chris was accommodating and did an excellent job of taking beautiful pictures without putting any pressure on us or posing us awkwardly. As someone who doesn't love having her picture taken, I can honestly say I was able to relax around Chris and have a good time during the portrait sessions. We took our engagement photos in New Orleans' City Park and the bridal/wedding photos were at Houmas House Plantation. I was impressed by how well Chris knew our venue and exactly where to take the best pictures, even down to the best time of day. The photographs were absolutely stunning and we have received tons of compliments on them from family and friends. I would highly recommend Genovese Ashford Studios.
My husband and I loved our experience with Chris & Kim during our engagement photo shoot as well as our wedding. Kim was our main photographer for both and she did a fabulous job. She put me at ease throughout the entire process and went above and beyond the day of. Not only did they provide a great product, they also provided a great service! If you are looking for a stress free vendor then I highly recommend Genovese Ashford studios!!!
Chris is definitely a very talented photographer. We were absolutely thrilled with all their work including engagements, bridals, wedding and reception. Chris and his staff knew exactly what to do to create the best pictures possible. He was also very quick at getting our photos back. Thanks again!
Kim and Genovese Ashford Studios has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She does amazing work, and was the perfect photographer to have on my wedding day. She was extremely professional, and had a very calm personality. That was perfect for such an emotional day. We took engagement pictures, bridals, and wedding day photos with her, and she was wonderful during all of it. She and her staff are very knowledgeable about lighting, and all of the details that go into capturing a great shot. It was a very stress-free environment working with her.
Chris was absolutely amazing to work with! I love my pictures and couldn't have asked for more genuine people. I am so glad that I decided to use Genovese Ashford as my photographer for one of the most special days of my life!
I'm so thrilled I chose Genovese Ashford Studios for our wedding! They also took our engagements and bridals. They are very professional and their work is fantastic. I'm in love with every shot they have taken for us! I hope to use them again in the future! Thanks Chris & Kim!!
Genovese Ashford Studios was absolutely wonderful! Extremely professional throughout the entire process of booking, finalizing details for the wedding day, and during the actual wedding itself. Kim Ashford is so friendly and helpful. They think of everything before you do and double check with you before the wedding to make sure everything is exactly the way you want it. I didn't even notice they were there taking pictures most of the time, and my pictures came out so beautifully. Would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married in the area. They're amazing!
Very easy to work with, accommodating, easy to communicate with....Chris and Kim shot my daughters wedding 6 weeks ago and we couldn't be happier with the results. Their expertise with lighting and editing are what sold me in the beginning....while so many photographers now are "over-editing" their images, these 2 take more of a classic approach. I know I can look back years from now at these pics and not have the "what were they thinking?" feeling. So many of my friends and family have looked at the pics and said they made them cry....Getting those shots of people when they aren't aware a camera is pointed at them---just doing what people do, living life, my dad's boisterous laugh with his head back, my husband's tears when he saw our daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. These are the true memories and these 2 know how to capture those moments!!
I spent hours researching different photographers around louisiana and found genovese ashford studios to not only have the best quality photos, but to also have the most affordable prices. Their prices range from "man i'm too broke for this..." to "money ain't no thang". Chris was also always very quick to email me back when i had questions or concerns. On my wedding day it felt as though we had friends there taking our pictures instead of someone that we hired to be there. Our friends and family also loved how they interacted with the crowd. Oh, did i forget to mention that they got our photos back super quick? well, they did. AND they were gorgeous. There isn't anything that isn't awesome about genovese ashford studios. I'm already recommending them to all the brides-to-be that i know. my husband and i could not be any more pleased with them.
Chris took both my bridal portraits and wedding shots. He did a great job on both and we couldn't have been happier with them! In addition to excellent photos, Chris went above & beyond by helping us with the flow of the wedding/reception. We received many compliments on our photos and would not hesitate recommending them to anyone!
I am very happy that I went with Genovese Ashford Studios for my wedding photography. I chose them because they had a great package for a great price. I really liked that their pictures weren't overly editied with bright colors. Kim was great to work with. She answered all of my e-mails very quickly.. and I sent plenty of e-mails lol. She was very flexible with her schedule, too. Our engagement and bridal sessions were so fun and the pictures came out great! Corey and I took pictures together for my bridal session and I would highly recommend doing that. Kim got some amazing pictures of us together!! We didn't have to worry about getting those kind of shots on the day of the wedding. I received my engagements and bridals in 3 weeks and my wedding picures in about 6 weeks. Thanks Genovese Ashford Studios for amazing work.
I researched a lot of photographers around the Lafayette area for a while, and I always found myself returning to Genovese Ashford Studios' website. They had some really beautiful portraits from engagements, bridals, and weddings as well as many others. Their prices were very reasonable for what they offered as well.
When I first met with Chris and Kim, I immediately felt comfortable with both of them. I knew I had made the right decision at that point. I was so impressed with all of the beautiful pictures they showed me.
Kim photographed my husband and I for our engagements, and she made us both feel so comfortable. She was open to any suggestions or ideas we had. We were thankful she was open to the idea of photographing some pictures with our family dog as she has since passed. My bridal portraits came out beautiful. I loved all of them. When she began photographing me, I knew they were going to turn out great and they did. I had the hardest time choosing my bridal portrait to be displayed at the wedding. I loved them all. Kim was very helpful in helping me choose my bridal portrait. She was always so easy to communicate with via email or phone and always communicated back in a timely manner.
For the wedding, Kim and Meredith arrived earlier than expected which was great. I never had to worry about anything getting missed because they were always there ready to photograph anything. They captured all of my husband and I's emotions as well as our family and friends. I received my wedding pictures about a month after the wedding which was so soon compared to most photographers that I have heard about. All of the wedding pictures came out beautiful. I am so thankful they were able to share their amazing talent with us to capture all of the beautiful moments of the best day of our lives. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
I had the best experience with genovese and ashford studios! Chris photographed my bridals and they were amazing! He was very laid back and let me and my mom input on some shots that we took. We had the best time at my bridal shoot and they came out fabulous! Chris and his intern Meredith photographed the wedding and they were on time, actually before time and were ready to work. They got every shot that I wanted and was fast and got the best shots! Also which is a big plus, Chris and Kim answer ALL emails which a lot of my friends say that their photographers did not answer them after their wedding. My bridals were ready in three weeks after shooting and wedding pictures were ready less than 2 months after wedding which I was very pleased with!!! I highly recommend Genovese and Ashford Studios! I look forward to using them in the future! Thank you Chris for all your hard work! Lacy Kennerly
Chris was so great to work with and Genovese Ashford studios did such a great job with our wedding photos! We received all of our photos about 5 weeks after the wedding - which was earlier than I was expecting so that was great!
They came highly recommended by our venue (Houmas House Plantation) and it was a definite plus to know they'd done weddings at Houmas House before. I was completely comfortable relying on Chris's experience at the site to find the best shots and manage the timing of the group shots.
We had a destination wedding so we had to rely on phone and email to get all of our questions answered. You could tell that Chris put a lot of time into his responses and made sure to address everything we wanted/needed to know. Plus, they were flexible when I decided the week before that I wanted to add on a couple of additional hours of coverage.
On the day of, Chris, and an associate Meredith were responsible for capturing all of the pics. They were personable, experienced, and inconspicuous. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
I searched long and hard before deciding on a wedding photographer and did lots of research. From the moment I met with Chris and Kim I felt like I had known them for years. They answered all my questions and made everything so easy and smooth. They were prompt in responding to emails and phone calls and very professional. On the day of our wedding, they made sure to keep track of all my crazy "photo requests" and were on top of if the entire day. I never once felt like there were intrusive but yet they still managed to capture every important moment. I absolutely LOVE the pictures from our wedding day. The style in which they managed to capture our day really tells the story and takes me back there every time I look at them. I can't wait to show them off to all of our friends and continually recommend them to anyone who is looking for a photographer. I look forward to doing business with them in the future.
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Expertly Crafted Fine Art Wedding Photography
Chris Genovese and Kim Ashford, two of Louisiana's top wedding photographers, have combined their talents and unique vision to create Genovese Ashford Studios! Kim and Chris use their unique visions of wedding photography to create stunning compositions that are both timeless and beautiful!
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014