86 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/3/2011
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!
Member Since: 8/9/2012
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!
Member Since: 5/28/2013
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!
Member Since: 7/31/2011
Graddy Photography did such an amazing job on our wedding photos! When you think of a wedding photographer, you want them to capture moments that you will remember forever. Justin definetely did that for us! You have to think of wedding pictures as an investment, although expensive...worth every penny! We are so thankful we did our research and found someone who would be able to let us relive our wedding experience for the rest of our lives! Not only was he fantastic, he has a great personality and him and Chrissy run a great business! We will definetely be back in the future for photographs! Thank you so much for our dream wedding pictures--we couldnt be happier! :)
Member Since: 6/26/2011
Graddy Photography was an excellent choice for us for our November 2012 wedding. I looked through many photography websites, and theirs was the first one that brought a tear to my eye. I requested information on their site at 10:30pm on a Friday night, and woke up the next morning to an email from Chrissy! Their responsiveness and customer service was amazing and Chrissy put together an excellent timeline for the day. Any time I would email or have a question, she would get back to us within the day. It is such a stressful time for brides and Chrissy and Justin really took all the worry out. Then on the wedding day, Justin put us all at ease and we had total confidence in the pictures he was taking and his vision. Looking through many of the pictures we often thought "where was he standing?? How did he get that??" because he just knew what to look for and capture special moments. The pictures turned out fabulous, not only the "fun" and creative shots that you see on the website, but the formal pictures that my grandparents will want turned out amazing as well. I would highly recommend Graddy Photography, and they really reduced the stress of an anxious and stressed out bride!
Member Since: 4/29/2012
I had high expectations for Graddy Photography, and to my surprise they surpassed them. It truly is the case that while you spend tons of time planning for all the details of your wedding, it's the photography that captures these moments and helps to make them lasting reminders of this major ceremonial day. Their communication leading up to the event was the perfect combination of professional, yet friendly and accommodating. Also, on the day of Justin blended seamlessly into events of the day, and managed to capture so many tender and beautiful moments. I was truly shocked to see how magazine-like the photos turned out. My husband and I are thrilled—and so is my hard-to-impress, amateur-photographer mother! I definitely recommend them.
Member Since: 8/13/2011
Graddy photography was the BEST choice to capture our wedding! Justin does an amazing job and captures the emotion of the day as well as the beautiful, traditional shots. He is very flexible and is willing to work with couples to capture the photos that are important to them! Chrissy is super organized and easy to get ahold of! We are so happy with our wedding photos and would recommend Graddy Photography to everyone!
Member Since: 6/29/2011
We are so pleased we chose Graddy Photography to shoot our Wedding. From the immediate response time during the planning process to the efficiency on the wedding day and finally the results and beauty of the photos taken, Graddy is definitely deserving of a 5 star service rating.
My husband is not a fan of having his picture taken and immediately upon meeting Justin, I knew his laid-back style would be a fit with my husband's desires. On the day of, we received countless compliments on the efficiency and ease of working with the Graddy team.
I can be a bit anxious (especially when planning my own wedding) so I was looking for a photographer with attention to details and a quick response time. Chrissy blew me away with her timing and well thought out, detailed responses. We exchanged over 6o emails throughout the planning process and not once did I wait over 24 hours for a response. Thanks Chrissy!
Overall, you can't go wrong with Graddy for your wedding photographer. They might be more expensive than the average Photographer. But if you are looking for average pics, Graddy is not your photographer.
Member Since: 6/14/2012
When I was planning my wedding day I knew I wanted to work around Graddy Photography. I was hoping that Justin still had some dates open in the Fall of 2012 since I knew how busy he is with his amazing work and it was such a short notice. He did have just a few dates so we picked the date and the planning begun. We couldn't be any happier with our wedding pictures. We were so pleased and honored to have worked with such and amazing photographer. I know when all is said and done everyone that is honored to have Graddy Photographer for their wedding day is going to be a very pleased client. Also, they are so great to work with. Chrissy does a wonderful job in the behind the scene of wonderful customer service of their clients and Justin makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera .Thanks again to Graddy Photography.
Member Since: 10/13/2010
Graddy photography did an amazing job of photographing my wedding day. I booked them as soon I had the date and venue picked knowing that they are the best and no other photographers I researched even compared. Justin captured every important moment and i couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. Thanks Graddy photography for such beautiful photos that will allow me to look back and relive the most special day of my husbands and my life!
Member Since: 10/20/2010
We used Graddy Photography for our September wedding, and we couldn't be happier! Justin and Chrissy were exactly the type of people we wanted to work with on our wedding day. Ofcourse we knew from looking at their website that they were obviously amazing, that turned out to be a complete understatement! Our pictures were phenomenal, and the moments they captured were outstanding I feel like I am reliving our wedding everytime we look at them!! You will NOT be disappointed if you book with Graddy Photography. We look forward to working with them in the future!!
Member Since: 4/7/2010
Words cannot express the talent and passion behind Justin & Chrissy's work! We are beyond honored and thrilled to have worked with them to cover our wedding in September. Talented doesn't begin to describe these two. We loved every minute and so grateful they were part of our big day!
They really captured the energy, joy, and emotion of the day! Thank you to the moon and back! We love you!
Member Since: 9/9/2004
We used Graddy for our September wedding at a MN lakeside resort. I am so glad we did! Everything was so easy and the photos came out great! Justin was wonderful to work with and everyone in the wedding party loved him. The engagement albums and wedding albums he crafts are super professional and fantastic. I would strongly recommend!
Member Since: 9/29/2012
The pictures of my daughter's wedding were so beautiful and personal. I couldn't be happier with Graddy Photography. They were professional and responsive and the pictures truly captured the spirit and sentimentality of their wedding.Thank you Graddy for helping us to keep the memories of this most wonderful day.
Member Since: 9/20/2011
Graddy Photography, specifically Justin and Chrissy - are amazingly talented, thorough, dependable and wonderful to work with. They were very knowledgeable of where and how the best shots should be taken for both our wedding pictures, and our engagement pictures. This resulted in very special, meaningful and artistic shots.
I cannot recommend their services more! They took extra time to make sure that we got all of the shots that we wanted, and with the people we wanted. Justin’s eye for capturing touching photos is evident throughout our photos.
Having just gotten married, we received our shots promptly, and were beyond satisfied with everything. The experience and the final product exceeded our expectations. We are so grateful for your services!
Do not hesitate to reserve them for your wedding! You will not regret your decision.
Ryan & April Thompson
Member Since: 9/1/2011
Graddy Photography is absolutley AMAZING! From the first time I saw his photos I knew that he was the one. So much time and effort went into planning our wedding and he captured every little detail. I am so very happy with the photos - everything was absolutely beautiful. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone I know! Thanks again for capturing our big day - we will cherish these photos forever!!!!
Member Since: 2/27/2011
Justin and Chrissy are the absolute best. Not only because they are extremely talented and the pictures turned out amazing, but the customer service was nothing but a 10. I asked so many questions and they were always quick to respond and me us feel very at ease and that everything was going to go perfectly and it did. We love you guys and would recommend them to anyone/everyone! Thanks again.
Member Since: 11/22/2010
Justin and Chrissy did a wonderful job with our weddding and engagement pictures! They were easy to get in touch with, worked over all of the details with us and took the most amazing pictures! Being an artsy couple we knew we wanted to invest in our photography and Graddy Photographer was worth every last penny and more! !!
Member Since: 10/17/2010
Before the wedding:
Justin made us feel comfortable immediately during engagement photos and captured amazing shots very quickly. We were so goofy we didn't think he was going to get any good ones out of us but he managed to capture every sweet moment and laugh there was.
Chrissy was quick to respond to questions and kept me on trrack with planning.
During the wedding:
The couple was efficient, worked together seamlessly, and kept me calm during photos (which for some reason always have some element of stress). I've been to weddings where the bride was stressed and the photographers actually perpetuated the stress by being short and not helping to keep things moving.
During the wedding - We barely noticed them, they were able to get amazing shots without being obtrusive or in the way.
Such a fun couple to be around and work with!
Wedding photo preview was put up on Facebook the week after the wedding while we were on vacation! It was amazing to get a glimpse of the photos so soon. I shared these photos with friends and family with an overwhelming response, so many people said they were the BEST wedding photos they've ever seen.
All of the wedding photos were available a month after the wedding...a HUGE bonus as many brides toss and turn waiting for their photos for months.
Album- we weren't going to get an album because of cost but all I can say is DO IT! You invest so much in finding this quality of photography it's a waste to let it sit on a CD after the wedding. The work that Graddy puts in to the album is incredible and really allows your photos to be showcased the way they should be.
Professional, experienced, artful eye. This is truly this couple's calling and they are worth every penny.
Member Since: 2/12/2011
Early on, we knew that we wanted photography to be a priority in our wedding. Graddy was one of the first vendors we booked, and it was a decision we never regretted! Even though the location and feel of our wedding changed throughout the planning process, we knew that Graddy's photojournalistic style would be a perfect fit no matter what other details changed. We had the chance to work with Justin early on during our engagement photos, and we knew that we had made a great choice. Their experience in the wedding industry is invaluable. They were able to work seamlessly with all of our vendors, and they were able to offer great advice regarding our timeline for the day. When we provided them with our timeline, they encouraged us to consider adding another photographer - we could not be more grateful for this advice! We had gotten to know Chrissy really well throughout the planning process, and it was so great to have her there the day of the wedding. We recently had the opportunity to see our photos, and we were blown away. They didn't miss a single moment, so we were able to relive the day from start to end. They arrived right on time and started shooting without us even realizing it, and when our dinner ran long, they graciously stuck around to make sure they captured pictures of our first dance. Photos aside, Justin and Chrissy were great to work with throughout the planing process. They were prompt in their communication, flexible with our needs and ideas, and extremely professional. We cannot wait to come back to you guys in the future :)
Award-Winning Wedding Photography
Graddy Photography combines technical expertise, luminary vision, and a philanthropic approach to each couple's unique wedding. Graddy's sharp eye for capturing raw candid emotion combined with a high fashion and artistic style is wedding photojournalism with an edge at its very best.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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