6 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/17/2008
Monty (Open Image Studios) is AMAZING!! I wanted someone who seemed professional, experienced, and someone I could trust. My engagement session was outstanding! He came up with the coolest ideas and even though it was freezing, Monty made the experience so enjoyable with his sweet, patient, joyful personality! The wedding day also went amazingly well and I can't wait to see the final pictures! If anyone reading this still has any doubts, please be reassured that this will be the best decision you could make for your wedding day!! I will definitely be using Monty for family pictures (hopefully in the near future lol)
Member Since: 6/9/2010
Monty did a phenomenal job with the photography on our wedding day! He captured lots of great memories that I forgot about until I received the pictures. Monty was great to work with and put me at ease on my special day. He accommodated us when we needed to reschedule our engagement pictures and took some awesome pictures of us at the zoo. He captured so many candid moments. I love all my pictures! I can not wait to work with Monty again in the future!
Member Since: 10/5/2010
Monty at Open Image Studio is amazing, and his work is incredible. He's extremely easy to work with and very professional. Though the price tag can seem expensive, it depends on the package you want to put together, and he's able to customize and work within a range of budgets. After the wedding, your pictures are all you have, and we're so glad we made our photographer a priority in our wedding budget. He has a beautiful, artistic style that captures the authentic mood of the event and the dynamic of the couple, and he never made us feel uncomfortable, on the spot, or like we were "mugging" for the camera. We also were really attracted to how he captures and works with natural light, if that's a look that you like and are interested in for your event. He's able to travel as well--he came to New York for our engagement session, and we had a blast! Just be sure to book early, and you won't regret that you did! I can't speak highly enough of Monty as a person, an artist, and a professional. Open Image Studio is the best!!
Member Since: 5/11/2009
Monty shot our October 2010 wedding. He's very professional and fun to work with. He's very easy to get in touch with, and respond to email/phone calls very promptly. The pictures are gorgeous and I'm never tired to look at those. The albums took quite a long time to get, but it was worth the wait as it's very very beautiful.
Thank you for being a part of our very special day. You're not only a great photographer, but we felt like we got a new friend.
Member Since: 3/10/2008
Monty shot our wedding in May of 2009. He also was the photographer for my sister's wedding in October of 2009. Not only is Monty a great photographer who did a wonderful job on both of our weddings he has become a friend of our family's. My sister and I both have amazing photos that captured our day perfectly and left our guests speechless when they saw the photos. Monty was willing to travel out of town for us and did not limit his time that he spent with us. He is the only photographer we will use from here on out for all of our family's milestones!
Member Since: 1/17/2008
I would HIGHLY recommend Monty/Open Image Studio to ANYONE!
Finding a fantastic wedding photographer was one of the highest items of importance to both my husband and me. As soon as we set a date at the church and reception venue, we moved straight to finding our photographer. We looked through dozens and dozens (literally) of photographers in the Columbus area. We narrowed down our options to three photographers and decided to meet with them individually to look through some of their sample albums.
What we discovered with Monty's/Open Image Studio albums which set him so far apart from the other photographers, was an ability to capture raw emotions in such an artistic way. These albums were absolutely GLOWING with the happiness and joy these couples felt on their wedding day. Each album told the story of that day, from start to finish, in a way that even a video would fail to do. These pictures seemed to hit "pause," capturing the emotions in that moment.
Besides having tremendous talent, Monty is SUCH a pleasure to work with!! He is so personable and low key which made everyone feel at ease. (I'm sure each of us can recall being in a wedding party where that was not the case with the photographer). By the time we had corresponded about details and done our engagement session, it truly felt like we had a friend at our wedding doing the photographs.
Our prints and album are EXQUISITE!! I feel so lucky that my husband and I have such a treasure to remember our wedding day. I almost feel guilty when I look at other people's wedding albums knowing how GORGEOUS ours is. Every time we look through it, we can remember what it felt like being in that exact moment by the emotions captured in each picture. Thank you so much Monty!!
I also feel I should mention that Monty is very prompt with all correspondence, extremely professional, and is surprisingly affordable for the product you will receive.
We will definitely use him again in the future and will look forward to the next big event in our lives even more because we will have Monty photograph it for us.
Authentic Imagery. Timeless Memories
We are committed to creating award-winning imagery that exemplifies the spirit of authenticity and beauty. We strive to always create images that are honest and true. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable, to have fun, be yourself, and perhaps forget that we're even there.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012