26 featured reviews
Member Since: 6/6/2012
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.
Member Since: 2/25/2014
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!!
Member Since: 5/28/2013
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.
Member Since: 2/17/2013
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.
Member Since: 12/26/2013
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
Member Since: 8/4/2012
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!
Member Since: 4/9/2007
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.
Member Since: 1/7/2013
Chris and Kim were amazing, they did my engagements, bridals and spent all day with me on my wedding day. Their professionalism, quality, care, and love of their job portrayed in all of their work from day one. There is not one negative thing I can say about my experience with this amazing group of workers. From day one after meeting with a few photographers I knew these were the ones, I was getting at 2 for 1 deal 2 amazing professional photographers in one deal, what bride doesnt dream that they can have 2 photographers at their wedding so they dont miss anything. You definatly get this with CHris and Kim they each have their own unique techniques and ideas and you get to enjoy both styles from them. I truly enjoyed all my pictures and can not wait to show them off to all my family and friends. No doubt these people get 100% my vote for any thing!
Amanda Waguespack Faucheux!
Member Since: 4/15/2013
Chris and Kim were possibly the easiest and best choice I made in planning our wedding! Chris had come highly recommended and when we met with him and Kim, we fell in love with their work and knew they were the choice for us. Kim took my bridal portraits and, very early in the session, I knew we'd made the right choice! Kim and Chris are easy to work with, responsive, and we are thrilled with the finished product! No only did they capture all the details we want to remember and the usual important shots, but they managed to capture the emotions and convey the spirit of the day. Every time we talk about our wedding my husband tells me how emotional he was when he saw me for the first time. The picture of him that was taken in that moment tells it all and I am thrilled to have it!
Kim and Chris make you feel like you have two old friends capturing the biggest event on the most important day of your life. On that day I was ready to let go of all the planning and just enjoy it. That's their philosophy too and it paid off. The day flowed so seamlessly and although I don't really remember posing for pictures every time we turned around, Chris and Kim seemed to capture it all! I love the proofs and I can't wait to see the magic they create when they put together our wedding album!
Member Since: 8/20/2013
I honestly think I stressed more about our wedding photographer than anything else. I must have emailed, called, and met with a dozen photographers before I found Chris and Kim. One look at their gallery and I knew that they were the photographers for me. Not only do they do great work, but they are so easy to work with. They were always open to answering any questions that I had and were very quick when responding. Having great communication made it much easier.
They did a wonderful job photographing our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the results. We love our photos and had a wonderful experience.
Member Since: 4/18/2011
I am very pleased with Chris and Kim's work. I love our engagement, my bridals, and our wedding pictures. Chris was such a pleasure to work with and made my husband and I feel very comfortable. They respond very quickly with detailed answers to all of my questions. Scheduling was always a little tricky but that was not his fault it was the weather here in Louisiana and Chris would try his best to make our schedules work. If I had the opportunity to redo my wedding I would still go with Genovese Ashford Studios because their work is beautiful and they are such down to earth people that treat you like you are their only customer.
Member Since: 9/5/2011
We must have looked at every photographer in South Louisiana before deciding to go with Chris Genovese for our engagement and wedding. We couldn’t be happier with that decision. The photos were better than we could have imagined, and well worth what we paid. Chris was fun and enjoyable to work with, making us feel natural and comfortable. Chris and his assistant were able to capture every special moment at our wedding and reception without being intrusive, and they made sure that we remembered to do everything that we had asked for. I will recommend Genovese-Ashford Studios to everyone I know.
Member Since: 2/14/2011
Chris and Kim are wonderful photographers to work with, and their work will not leave you disappointed! They were creative, yet still get the classic shots, and everything came out beautifully. I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married!
Member Since: 5/21/2012
Kim is AWESOME! She was such a delight and so easy to work with. Everyone in the wedding party loved her. She always responded to any question I had very promptly. My pictures are simply gorgeous! I will definitely use Genovese-Ashford studios again.
Member Since: 5/21/2013
Kim is an excellent photographer and a pleasure to work with! She always took my calls from the first day I booked her (about a year ahead) until the very end, and answered my questions, no matter how small. Her work is unique and beautiful. I was so sick of seeing the same old pictures and poses. She was well worth the $, because now I'm left with amazing pictures that captured the memories of our big day! I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family! I also barely saw her on my wedding day (which is a positive), she did a great job of acting as a ninja while capturing every detail of the wedding!
Member Since: 1/1/2012
Genovese-Ashford studios did an amazing job with our wedding!!! We were very pleased with the photos. Chris is very personable and easy to work with. He also kept us up to speed with the timeline of the wedding before and after the ceremony, which helped everything go smoothly.
Member Since: 6/9/2009
Good pictures were in my top three wedding must haves. Chris was the only photographer we interviewed and we signed the contract the same day. He brought an assistant photographer with him on the wedding day to ensure we didn't miss a moment! I didn't have a wedding coordinator, so he helped guide us through the reception - telling us when it was time to do what (cake, dances, etc.). It really helped take the stress off of figuring that out for ourselves. Also - he wasn't in our faces with cameras all night, they were there when we needed them, but kept a nice, subtle distance throughout the night. We paid for the package with engagement/bridals, but never had a chance to schedule them, so he gave us a credit for a wedding album instead! Highly recommend Genovese Ashford!
Member Since: 9/22/2011
I loved my photographer. I met her through my mother n law. She was awesome!
Member Since: 8/23/2011
I loved loved loved Chris and his staff. He is so down to earth and a wonderful photographer. All of our pictures turned out beautiful and he captured everything in such a unique way. A wonderful thing about Chris is that he gives you what you want. I have experienced some bossy photographers and he is everything but that. He isn't just trying to build his portfolio, he wants your pictures to be everything you ever wanted. Our families loved them and we had a great time looking through them. Another note: He always emails/calls back within 24 hours.
Member Since: 5/10/2011
My wedding was a few weeks ago and I haven't gotten my pictures back yet but I'm sure they'll be stunning! The photographers are very professional and helpful. They were always just over my shoulder and worked well under tight deadlines and crazy families! I'm over the moon about getting the pictures back!
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 2014