17 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/17/2011
I worked with Don and Shawn of Ovation Images for our wedding photography. They were wonderful and very fun to work with!! Both Don and Shawn have great personalities and are easy to get along with. Our wedding photos turned out fantastic and we are constantly getting compliments on how beautiful our wedding photos are! Highly recommend!!
We also used their photo booth and it was a great hit at the wedding! We have many wonderful pictures! They have 2 additional photographers who take the photo booth pictures and it prints out a 4x6 photo instead of the traditional photo strip. This makes a great favor for guests to put in a frame!
Member Since: 1/26/2012
Ovation Images provided us with so many beautiful pictures from our wedding, modern, crisp, black & white AND color! We had a "rock n roll" type of wedding, we didnt devote a lot of time into posing for the camera, so we feared the lack of material...until we saw the 600+ options for us to choose from! We put together a GORGEOUS album for both of our parents and so many of our friends have asked "Who was your photographer?" We were extremely pleased with Ovation Images and would recommend them to any BRIDE & GROOM!!!!! They are the best, just check out our photos!
Member Since: 4/14/2010
Don and Shawn, the dynamic duo that makes up Ovation Images, are fantastic. They were fun to work with and I loved feeling relaxed knowing that they were capturing every detail. They are true professionals with a passion and gift for photography. I cannot say enough about how pleased my husband and I were with our photographs! I have received countless complements on the photographs, and will cherish them for years to come. Ovation Images is definitely a must see for any bride searching for stunning wedding photography.
Member Since: 4/21/2008
Don and Shawn were fabulous to work with! I was married in July 2009 and have continued to have contact with them. Both were easy to contact and always returned phone calls/e-mails within hours. My husband and I even had our engagement session with them. They took us to Pittsburgh and were able to capture amazing pictures in a variety of settings. I had never been professionally photographed, and it was such a fun experience. My husband and I felt like models! :)
The day of my wedding, Don and Shawn arrived and were able to take pictures at my house with my family and bridesmaids. They followed us to the church, to a farm after the ceremony, and to the reception hall and were two of the last people to leave. Don and Shawn also took charge when it began to rain after the ceremony and were able to capture some amazing shots. One photograph is particular has now been blown up and placed in our bedroom. I was so worried that the rain would ruin our day, but this photograph looks exactly like one that would be sold by Hallmark!
Another thing that potential clients should know is that they truly care about each individual. My husband's grandfather passed away a few months after our wedding, and Don and Shawn wasted no time sending us an image to use at the funeral. I was truly touched by this act of kindness. I also had a difficult time picking out images for my album because there were too many great ones choose from! Don was extremely patient with me and walked me through the process. I ended up with a beautiful album that I will treasure forever!
I love the variety of my photographs because there are two distinct styles. If you are looking for professional photographers that truly care about the bride, Ovation Images is the way to go! :)
Member Since: 1/23/2012
Shawn & Don are absolutely amazing, both as photographers and people in general! I LOVED working with them! Their talent is beyond amazing! From our engagement photos to our wedding photos they are truly fabulous! The planning process was so easy with them because they both have such amazing personalities! We had so much fun taking photos the day of! They met all of my special requests & were so flexible with our large wedding parties & even large family! I had so much fun working with Shawn & Don and I cannot explain how amazing they are at what they do! My guests cannot stop complimenting me on how amazing my photos turned out! I cannot say enough good things about Shawn & Don! I am so happy with everything! Thank you Shawn & Don for making our wedding day THE BEST DAY EVER!
Member Since: 4/10/2012
I LOVED these guys!! Don and Shawn are unbelievably amazing!! They shot stunning pictures for our engagement session and even more stunning pictures of the wedding! I would recommend them to EVERYONE without a doubt! It is your loss if you don't choose these two photographers!
Member Since: 12/28/2011
I will start by saying Don, Shawn, and their assistant Jessica are so fun to work with! We purchased a package that included an engagement session and all day wedding photography. The engagement session was great because we got comfortable with Don, Shawn, and being infront of the camera. When we saw the pictures I knew we made the right choice. Not only are they great guys but they do amazing work!
It has been less than 3 weeks since my wedding and they have already posted a preview blog and slideshow on YouTube with a ton of pictures. I am blown away by how amazing they turned out. Every time I look at the pictures it takes me back to the best day of my life. I am not sure any other photographers could have given me that feeling! My wedding was more amazing than I could have imagined and I feel the same way about the pictures. So far I just have a preview of the wedding pictures but I cannot wait to see the rest!
Member Since: 2/19/2012
If you want a great team to work with and have pictures that aren't just pictures but actual snapshots of a memory use ovation images! We knew from our first meeting that they were exactly what we wanted and its been even better than we could have dreamed of. They also care about you and want your product to be perfect. The artwork they do is just amazing but they are also amazing people
Member Since: 4/11/2012
Don and Shawn did a great job on our wedding day, they interacted well with our friends and family the day of our wedding, got every picture that we wanted and then some. Overall they went above and beyond our expectations and we felt like we got way more than our moneys worth. We are recommending them to everyone and strongly believe they are by far the best photographers in the state to work with. You will not regret this decision, short of saying "I Do" this will be the best decision of your wedding day.
Member Since: 10/22/2012
Don and Shawn are not only fantastic photographers, they are awesome in the way they relate with the wedding party and guests. Shawn did some engagement photos of the happy couple and instantly hit it off with Dante. They are funny, and people instantly like them. The engagement photos were also beautiful. We all loved their artistry in the way they enhanced several of the photos and their artistry in capturing the images. Since I am also a photographer, I knew Shawn and Don before I chose them to do the wedding....that's why I chose them. Everyone is thrilled with the photos, and I would encourage anyone interested in finding photographers who will create amazing images to be treasured forever to choose Ovation Images. They captured exceptional images before the wedding (even though it was rainy), during the wedding, between the wedding and reception, during the reception, and at sunset during the wedding. Since the reception was at a farm, they captured amazing images of the bridal party in the beautiful landscape at sunset. the wedding was on Mt. Washington. They captured awesome photos of the bridal party on Mt Washington and even stopping traffic on a bridge! So cute. They give their all. In fact they left the party last with us (my husband and myself). Just take a look at their images. You will be sold.
Member Since: 6/21/2006
Pictures say a 1000 words and my pictures speak for themselves. Ovation Images are the best! They are professional, responsive and amazing. The level of work they produce is far behind words...
I actually stubbled across Ovation Images while looking at wedding venues. I visited a local outside venue that I saw on The Knot and it looked amazing--however, when I visited the location--it was nice but the pictures made it look 10 times better.
Ovation Images is not snapping pictures, but truly creating custom artwork. AMAZING!
Member Since: 10/30/2009
My husband and I were extremely happy with Ovation Images. Their photography was absolutely beautiful and our pictures are so professional and look like they are from a magazine! On our wedding day, they never interrupted any moments of our day to pose us for a picture. It was as if they weren't even there on our wedding day but got all of these amazing pictures! They were easy to work with and very pleasant with great photography ideas. I highly recommend them if your pictures are important to you!
Member Since: 11/7/2010
Don was nice enough to substitute our rehearsal instead of engagement pictures for us and they turned out wonderful.
Member Since: 10/27/2011
We had a destination wedding in Indonesia with only a handful of family and friends so we also had a follow-up ceremony/reception for everyone in our hometown to attend when we returned. Our budget was extra tight 'the second time around' and we considered not having a professional photographer but it was important for us to have the people we loved most included in our wedding album memories. We couldn't have picked a better person to do! Don was fantastic at capturing the mood and details of our (somewhat unusual) symbolic ceremony and the various settings around the museum where we held the event. He was so easy to work with and very reasonablly priced for everything he offered. Worth every penny. You can't go wrong! He goes above and beyond! We will cherish those photographs forever and continue to relive that wonderful evening through them.
Member Since: 8/23/2010
Don and Shawn are awesome! You will have them as long as you want on your wedding day for one great price. What they include in their packages is awesome for the reasonable price! I've had TONS of compliments on my wedding photos!
Member Since: 12/17/2009
Ovation Images photographers, Don Merz and Shawn Rodgers, exceeded all of my wedding photography expectations!!
As a bride-to-be that was planning long distance, Don made the planning process easier than I ever imagined. He was easy to get in touch with through e-mail, provided wonderful suggestions, and took note of my special requests.
When it came to the engagement session and wedding day photography, Don and Shawn were both wonderfully professional. They arrived on-time and were prepared to get started immediately. They both made quick decisions regarding location, positioning, etc and I never felt like a moment was wasted. During the ceremony, they both got wonderful shots without creating a distraction for our guests.
Moving on to a few off-site locations, Don and Shawn chose beautiful backdrops as well as captured some amazing candid moments. The resulting photographs are breathtaking. They are an amazing mix of "classic" posed shots and gorgeous artistic photos. My family and friends are in awe of the moments caught on film when they see the photographs - just the reaction any newlyweds want. ;)
I have (and will continue to) wholeheartedly recommended Ovation Images to anyone that wants to have fun, artistic photographs to document a special day in their life!
Member Since: 8/8/2008
Don and Shawn are wonderful to work with. They have an eye for incredible photo opps. They are great with direction. When they position you in a seemingly unusal location, TRUST THEM. When we received our photograps, they blew us away! We now have a wedding album that we will cherish forever - they captured wonderful memories of our wedding day with such beauty and artistry.
All That You Want
All that you want in your wedding photography is perfection, right? After all, no bride can go out next weekend and try for better photography! Our pledge: Artistic candid story-telling photography--and big fun! If that works for you, all that you want in your wedding photography is Ovation Images!
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
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