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We were fortunate enough to be able to work with Justin and Chrissy on for our May 2013 wedding and could not have been happier! Photography was really important to my husband and me, so after doing extensive research, Graddy was the first vendor we booked a year-and-a-half before our wedding. Anytime after that we had any questions, a response was received the same day an email was sent. Chrissy did a great job of staying in touch with us and reaching out to see if we needed anything, as well.
Working with Justin for our engagement pictures was just a preview of how smoothly our wedding day would go. He was so professional and fun and knew exactly what he was doing. And when my husband and I looked at our gallery all we kept saying was "Wow, wow, WOW!" We are absolutely thrilled with each and every image and special moment Justin was able to capture.
We are so thankful that we were able to work with Graddy; Justin and Chrissy are both amazing at what they do! It was so wonderful to be able to enjoy our day and not to worry for a second wondering if we were getting good shots. We knew we were in good hands!
My husband and I cannot express enough how much we love our wedding photos!
I met Justin almost 2 years ago while I was a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding. Before I was even engaged I knew that I wanted to have Justin take my wedding photographs.
I'm never the one to feel at ease in front of the camera and neither is my husband. Justin and Chris made us both feel so comfortable and natural with each other. The pictures he took show all of our real emotions. The day of my wedding I felt like I was just hanging out with my husband and my closest friends.
One of the biggest things that struck me was how Justin and Chris got the most beautiful pictures and we hardly remember seeing them that night after the formal pictures. They were so professional; and at the same time we honestly felt like we knew them for a long time.
We have gotten so many compliments on our pictures and can't stop looking at them! If you want professionalism and the most beautiful pictures, you won't go anywhere else!
Graddy photography was the best investment that we made for our wedding. From the very first e-mail Chrissy impressed us with her quick replies back to our questions. We never waited more than one day for a response. For the day of Chrissy put together a timeline for us, which would have been very difficult for me to do. Her efficiency made our day flow very easily and stress free.
On the day of we had both Justin and Chrissy as our photographers. They did such a great job blending into the crowd that we didn't know where they were most of the time! They both took great shots of my husband and I that captured our personalities and emotions. Looking at the pictures brings back such good memories of our special day! Not only did they capture details from our wedding, they captured moments that we didn't see such as our flower girl getting her hair stuck in a tree!
Throughout the whole process Justin and Chrissy were very honest with us. They gave us their professional opinion on all the questions that we had, without making us feel pressured to do anything that we couldn't afford.
Our images turned out amazing and we couldn't be happier about the whole experience. We cannot say enough great things about Justin and Chrissy and the pictures they took. They are an exceptional couple to work with and we will be proud to look at our images many many years from now!
When planning one of the most important days of my life I found it so very important to pick a photographer that would not only enhance the experience, but truly understand how important it would be to create timeless photos that we could treasure for the rest of our lives. Needless to say Graddy has gone above and beyond this! Justin somehow made us unbelievable comfortable it was like being photographed by a friend and his work is astounding. Chrissy has also been amazing, in a world of constant movement and deadlines she made the planning process so very easy! We never really worked in person, but Chrissy helped me with picking a package, creating a timeline for the day, and choosing a videographer. We picked Graddy for many reasons, but one is that they treat their customers well and value your time and wishes. There are no words to describe the beauty of the photos Justin took the day of the wedding. Our wedding party had decided to stop at a lake in-between the ceremony and reception for photos and Justin was such a calming presence, yet managed to direct everyone in a way that seemed effortless and produced amazing group shoots. The other thing I was looking for in a wedding photographer was an ability to capture candid moments throughout the day. Justin listened to everything that my husband and I said and was able to produce wedding photos that have all the personality of us as a couple. We are so very grateful that we chose Graddy and you will be too if you choose to work with this amazing duo! We've truly been so very happy with their work and I know my husband and I look forward to using Graddy for all our photography needs in the future!
We could not be happier with our decision to work with Graddy Photography for our wedding (May 2014). When we started looking around online for photographers, we came across Justin’s work and immediately knew he was who we wanted to photograph our wedding. We were fortunate that he still had availability for a date that aligned with our venue. Chrissy was fantastic at answering all of our questions, always very quick to reply, and provided us with valuable insight into the timings of the day itself (we did not have a wedding coordinator to advise us of this). The engagement photos gave us an opportunity to meet Justin and get used to being photographed. He was very easy-going, yet professional, and made us feel instantly comfortable. Photos were the most important thing to me and I had confidence in Justin's abilities based on past photos, and he did not disappoint. On the day of, he captured everything we could have hoped for and more, and are thrilled with our photos! Personally, Justin and Chrissy were a pleasure to work with and were a very special part of our day.
Our family was truly amazed at the beautiful wedding photos from my daughter’s wedding last month! All of our relatives said they had never seen any pictures that beautiful. They didn’t just look like pictures, they look like art. Many people said “these pictures should be in a magazine”. Not only were the pictures gorgeous, but Justin and Chrissy are great to work with. Chrissy answers all correspondence extremely quickly, even when they are on vacation! Justin was able to line up the wedding party very quickly and efficiently to get amazing shots in a short period of time, so the guests wouldn’t have to wait too long at cocktail hour before they arrived. I already knew Justin was an extremely talented photographer, but the thing that surprised me the most was that he was almost invisible while he took all these pictures! I didn’t even see him at all during the wedding ceremony. I had a momentary minute of panic, but I had seen him right before the ceremony – so I was guessing he must be there somewhere! He never interrupted the flow of the wedding or the reception by getting in the way or trying to setup pictures during important moments, like I have seen many other photographers do. At one point he was perched on his toes on the edge of a very tall stadium wall to get pictures of wedding party in the stands at the stadium, so he will go pretty far to get a great picture! All of their pricing was very clear and we got our pictures back more quickly than we expected! They also have the preview pictures posted very quickly, which is great because the waiting was the hardest part! When my Mom saw the pictures she was so excited she said “he was worth every penny we paid him”, even though she hadn’t paid him at all! Our whole family was extremely happy with the wedding pictures and we will enjoy these pictures the rest of our lives! We would be happy to recommend them to anyone!
The very first thing we booked after getting engaged was our photographer - Graddy. I knew right away that was who I wanted. I had seen their work before and just fell in love with their talent and vision. From the first interaction, to wrapping everything up at the end, their kindness, confidence, talent, and easy-going attitude were more than we could've asked for from a photographer. On our wedding day, Justin worked quickly, but we were never rushed. He captured moments that I didn't even realize were happening at the time. He worked so well with our group - we had so many laughs and I'm so glad they were captured in our photos. And Chrissy was so easy to work with in setting everything up. She helped us figure out our timeline and gave great advice - this was definitely a big help as the big day was approaching.
They're the total package. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out - the photos themselves, and the customer service we received. We had a perfect wedding day, and I'm so grateful that it was also captured so perfectly.
We could not be more excited to recommend Graddy Photography. They are just amazing and SO EASY TO WORK WITH. We worked with Justin for the photos and Chrissy behind the scenes with the more logistical aspects.
Somehow Justin managed to capture every moment of our wedding day in the most beautiful way, really allowing the emotions to shine through. He is calm, cool, and collected - you will barely even know that he is there. But don't let that fool you, the photos will speak for themselves. Chrissy was on top of all of the logistical things in the most delightful way. She is super flexible and understanding.
Our photos and experience working with Graddy was more amazing than we could have imagined :) The investment is totally worth it, and if in fact the photography is where you choose to do that, you will not at all be disappointed.
We were very fortunate to sign on with Graddy Photography to do our Engagement and wedding pictures. Justin was very professional and found amazing backdrops for all our photos. We were extremely happy with him choosing Northfield as our location for our engagement pictures. We would not have considered that location for we were looking at more downtown Minneapolis or Minnehaha falls. His comment was "You see those backdrops all the time". If you want something different, Northfield has a lot great shooting locations! Great advise. The wedding photo's turned out amazing. We are so happy with the end results. Thank you Graddy. We will definitely recommend you!
Chas and I are completely grateful for the beautiful work of Justin at Graddy Photography in capturing our wedding! We were looking for a creative photographer, and Justin provided even more than we expected. We felt as if we could enjoy our entire day while Justin directed and lead the bridal party without adding any undue stress, creating photographs that mean so much to us. We have been nothing but impressed from the engagement photos to wedding with Graddy Photography's ability to capture meaningful moments in a creative and classy manner. Thanks to you we'll always remember what fun we had and how blessed we are. Thanks for being there and for all of your hard work!
From the start Graddy Photography was responsive and helpful in answering all my questions. We felt lucky to get them booked since we were planning with a shorter lead time. On the day of the wedding, Justin worked quickly and got many amazing shots. Within 48 hours after the wedding we already had a sneak peek. I couldn't believe how beautiful the photos were and how quickly we got to view them. Our full gallery of photos was available soon after and our album was turned around quickly as well. Service has been exceptional and people can't stop talking about how amazing our pictures are. Both Justin and Chrissy are wonderful to work with!
Justin and Chrissy did an amazing job for our wedding!! They were so flexible through everything and made us feel confident throughout the whole process. Chrissy was amazing at responding so quickly to every question and they both were willing to do whatever we needed based on the ify weather. Justin moved with great speed and got so many great shots. It's nice because they share frame by frame with you so you can see every moment. They are timely, professional, and talented I strongly recommend them for any type of photo session.
My husband and I are so happy that we went with Graddy Photography for our wedding. Our experience with Justin and Chrissy was truly amazing!
Justin carried himself as such a professional. There were times we didn't even know he was there, but he captured every special moment. Chrissy was so great to work with. She kept us informed and answered all of our questions.
The first thing we did when we got back from our honeymoon (literally we were still sitting on the airplane) was check out our sneak peek photos. We were absolutely blown away! To our delight the gallery of all of our photos was just as amazing. The love and emotion that Justin was able to capture is outstanding. The day seemed to go by so fast and it is so nice to look back and relive our wedding day all over!
We would absolutely recommend using Graddy Photography, you will not be disappointed!
Incredible, absolutely incredible. Justin & Chrissy are the warmest, kindest, most professional people you will ever meet. If you take the time to look at their website and blog, their work speaks for itself. They don't take pictures, they capture moments and turn them into art; I've truly never seen anything like it. The emotion shines through in the pictures the take; looking at my images brings me right back to that exact moment. Booking them for our wedding (well in advance!) was one of our best decisions. Because of them, we will be able to have moments from that day with us for forever. Thank you guys for your flawless work and for your kind, easy going nature...you were a huge part of our perfect day.
Graddy Photography was, without a doubt, the best vendor at our wedding. Since my husband and I dated for more than 7 years and were engaged for another 13 months, we had plenty of time to thoroughly research our choice of photographer! While diligently comparing all of the prominent photographers in the Minneapolis area, Graddy Photography kept rising to the top. We were thrilled when we booked them and our excitement continued to increase as we followed their amazing work throughout our engagement year.
Chrissy Graddy went above and beyond our expectations with her prompt and detailed responses. She helped us customize a photography package to fit our wedding day schedule of events. We are SO very glad we ultimately decided to book two photographers/shooters from Graddy (both Justin and Chrissy took photos). Not only was it awesome to have two angles and two cameras shooting at all times, but Chrissy felt like a long-time friend, stepping up to the plate helping with logistics, on-the-fly decision making and answering various wedding-day questions. I specifically remember her by my side, calming me, the moment before the “first look.”
Justin Graddy was a true professional throughout the entire process. He impressed us during our engagement session with how personable he is and how he took time to help us narrow down our list of vendors we had yet to book. On our wedding day, we felt so confident that we were getting the very best pictures and that he was capturing all the special moments. He is amazingly discreet and we were surprised to discover how many moments he captured that day. To top it off, when our caterer ran into timing issues prior to the first dance, Justin stepped in and calmly reassured us that he would stay longer in order to capture the first dances as we had originally discussed. Incredible.
We couldn’t be happier with our wedding pictures from Graddy Photography. Our family and friends continue to comment about our incredible pictures, how well Graddy Photography captured the “feel” of our wedding day and how the images look like they are from a magazine. We feel so grateful to have found such wonderful people who do truly amazing work. We recommend Graddy Photography without hesitation and plan to hire them again in the future to capture life’s most memorable moments.
I loved Graddy Photography! Justin did an amazing job and I'm so excited about our pictures! They are gorgeous! He was patient and fun with my lively bridal party and extremely professional when I stained my dress purple (AHHH!). He was so kind and let us take some pictures of the bridesmaids by themselves so I felt like something was being accomplished while I was busy trying not to hyperventilate about my dress! All my guests was talking about how professional he was and how we hardly knew he was there - he wasn't intrusive or in anybody's way ever, yet he managed to get shots of everything important it seems! Also, Chrissy was so kind, honest, and helpful through all her emailing and advice! My husband and I are so happy with our choice!
We were absolutely blown away by the stunning photos Justin got of our wedding: everything from the 'getting ready' photos to random special moments throughout the day were amazing. The ceremony. The first dance. All of the pictures are just amazing. He truly captured everything we were hoping to remember of the day. The day goes by so quickly that making sure to capture all of those moments was especially important to us and we are so happy with the end result. I have received so many emails and phone calls from people I haven't spoken to in a long time just to say how wonderful the photos are. I can't think of enough good things to say about the skill that Justin has and about how relaxed he made the entire day feel. As two people who were extremely nervous on the day of, that calming effect was especially appreciated by both Travis and myself. Chrissy was fabulous as well - she was so detail-oriented and quick to respond to any question either of us could have asked of her. She had a great plan and worked seamlessly with my wedding planner and myself. She always made us feel as though answering questions about our pictures on our wedding day were the most important thing she was doing, even though I'm sure she had 100 other similar emails from other brides to answer in the same afternoon. She was great to work with. I would recommend Graddy Photography to anyone looking to get truly outstanding photos for their special day and anyone who wants to work with two truly talented professionals.
Bottom line- Justin and Chrissy are wonderful to work with and the photos are unbelievable.
Rants&Raves- The wedding photos are more beautiful than our memories of our perfect day. Justin turned the annoying rain into breathtaking photos that are unique, tasteful and artistic. We have gotten so many genuine complements on our photos it is almost embarrassing. Both Chrissy and Justin are great to work with. They are wonderful in letting you know what information is needed when and keeping you on track throughout the whole planning process.
We looked at tons of photography portfolios before we found Graddy. Absolutely no one was even close to comparing to their talent. They were a blast to shoot with as well. They are very calming and can give a lot of direction which was super helpful for my husband and I as we didn't know how to pose. We upgraded to using 2 photographers and got Justin's wife as well. She is such a sweetheart and takes wonderful pictures as well. Their communication was always super fast and helpful. We LOVE our pictures. Some of the comments we keep hearing from family, friends and coworkers is how our photos "look like they could be in a magazine" and how they are "the best wedding photos" they've ever seen. Graddy truly is the best wedding photography in Minnesota and they deserve all the awards they win!!!
Words can't describe how awesome Graddy is. Their photography is truly art, you'd be crazy not to choose this photographer to document the most important day of your life.
Justin is amazing, he works so fast and knows exactly what to do and it looks amazing. We felt so comfortable with him and my entire wedding party loved working with him. He captures moments that I truly will treasure forever.
His wife Chrissy is the glue that holds their business together, she's amazing! Great communicator, very knowledgable and so fun to work with. I can truly say that she was one of the main reasons we chose Graddy.
On our wedding day, I was truly grateful for Justin. He was calm, organized and kept us on schedule.
Graddy is hands down the best, no questions. I suggest spending a little more on a photographer to capture the moments you want to remember for years to come.
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