7 total reviews
Words cannot express how amazing Valarie is! I had a destination wedding, so we didn't meet until the wedding day. She kept in contact with me often through email leading up to the big day and made sure she understood my ideas. When she arrived on site, she was fun, sweet, and professional. She not only made it a fun experience, but the outcome was exceptional! Every single person who has seen our pictures has first comented on how great our photographer did, as well as all the guests who came to the wedding commented on how she did a great job! We will forever look back to these pictures to remember how special our day was, and she definately highlighted that in each and every picture! I cannot wait to see our canvas print she is making for us! I as well as my family and friends enjoyed the slideshow she created for us! I watch it all the time :) Please Please Please choose Valarie! It is one less worry, and you will definately have no regrets!
Valarie was a blessing sent to use when things were falling apart. She pulled us together and got us on track even though our schedule was falling behind by almost 2 hours. She re-prioritized our photo shoot so we didn't loose light and time. Our photos she took were amazing. The video and photos show a relaxed and well put together atmosphere when all really was crazy. The video let me relive my wedding and appreciate and be able to truly enjoy the beauty of all that was happening. We had a small intimate family wedding and she captured everyone in the photos. After showing our video to all our family who were not at the wedding, gave so many complements and raved how what a wonderful photographer we had. My spouse and I felt very blessed that we had such a organized, spirited, creative and talented photographer to capture our love forever on film. If you are planning your wedding and are on a budget like most are don't go cheap on the photographer. It can make a world of difference after that big day is over and you don't have anything to look back on to remember how beautiful it truly was. Valarie is worth it.
I was introduced to Valarie Hoffman through Operation Open Arms, and it was an answer to all my prayers. She was fast, efficient and very productive. Always responded to my emails, never left me wondering. Her photography skills are superb. Every picture turned out amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer for capturing my husband and I's special day.. I will always go back to Valarie for any photographer needs. I love her !
Loved Hoffman Photography! Spent alot of time with us, made us feel comfortable and asked what pictures or poses we would like included in our package. Pleasant to work with and so generously kind : )
A great experience! My photos were great. She was very helpful, knowledgeable, worked with us and went the extra mile. I Highly reccomend her to everyone!
I was lucky enough to be a local when I found Val., but our contacts consisted of emails and mailed paper work., where she was always timely to respond., was open, was patient, was inquirery, interested, personable, willing to do whatever I would want., was flexable, understanding., kind., reasonably priced, took extra time out of her schedule to scope out the property/ location prior to., took sample pics., gave her insite and recomendations., always had time for me , and my bridezilla ways., adapted well to my last minite change in plans., .... the day of the actuall wedding ., she left the entire day open for my event , even though I only opted for the 1 hour session., showed up early., prepared and professional., had her intern with her, so actually we hired 2 photographers for the price of one., 1 to capture what the other couldn't from a diferent view., the ceremonie she captured step by step., the after photos of our choise, then personilized pictures of us., she took extra time and effort, changing cameras, lens, ensuring lighting was just right., to capture the best of us., posing us , and making it fun the whole while ., she was educational in explaining of how to pose, she was detail oriented., and most cordial., , after we recieved our slideshow promptly., and our disk of proofs right after., what a difference between family pics and professional pics., , it is worth the extra money in your budget to hire a professional., the quality is inmeasureable., you won't regret the small investment, for the results. it's all about the pictures. trust me. my wedding was a simple small immediate family type., nothing fancy , very simple ,, but , the slide show she made of our event made it seem so much more., everybody that saw it ewwwed and ahhhed, and got tears in there eyes when they watched it., ( well the females of course) ..ask her for the link to view her work of our wedding it's on you tube., it's simply perfect., she worked long and hard , and her OCD, panned out., she does amazing work., she has a gift and talent., you won't be dissapointented., I started off with hiring a professional, and ended up with a friend., : )
My wedding was a destination wedding. While this is what I dreamed of, it created a lot of stress not being local and having the opportunity to interview potential vendors face to face. I am very anal about details, especially photography. I believe in spending money on quality photography as it will last far beyond my lifetime as my children, grandchildren etc reflect back on the memories created on this special day. I did interview all my vendors and researched many photographers in the Naples/Ft. Myers area. Valarie stood out from the get go. From the start her customer service was exceptional. She was highly responsive to all my questions and needs. She went above and beyond her role in my wedding by providing additional information about other vendors as well as information about the area. I never felt that I needed to worry about my photography. On my actual wedding day, she again went above and beyond to make sure she was not only giving me the pictures I wanted but was very artistic and gave me unique portraits that I absolutely treasure. Her pricing is more than reasonable especially compared to other photographers in the area that charge more but did not provide the level of service Valarie does. Her service did not end on my wedding day. Valarie was very time sensitive after the wedding in providing me pictures of my special day. She even allowed me to pick a special song and created a slide show for me to share with my family and friends who could not attend our wedding. I have hired many photographers in my lifetime. Valarie is top notch!
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