16 total reviews
I looked at every photographer I could find; this was one of the most important details for me of my wedding. We met with Photo205 and knew they were the company for us. Not only were they the best value but they offered wonderful coverage. We received 2 photographers for the wedding and they did not cut it close on shooting time - 8 hours. In addition we received an engagement shoot and they offered us a free bridal shoot for booking early. Our package even comes with beautiful photo books and a canvas. The photographers were personable and professional. The images are wonderful. They had a lot of good ideas and made sure we got all the photos we asked for. And I could not believe how quickly we got all our images back.
I would deffinately recomment for their accessibility and quality!
We were very pleased with how our pictures turned out! We had the best photographers they were so nice and took great pictures! I would most definitely use them again if I ever need pictures!
I absolutely loved my pictures and couldn't have asked for a better photographer! The package we got was affordable and had a lot more included than other photographers we looked into. Brendon was great to work with definitely knew what he was doing. I was very pleased with the return time on the pictures as well. If you're Looking for great service, accommodating, affordable and high quality I highly recommend photo 205.
I absoluletely love Brendon Pinola and photo205!! The offer great service at an affordable price. We are completely satisfied and have recommended them to all of our engaged friends.
The service was outstanding. The staff worked with my schedule on many occasions to make the time work for me. I loved the location picked for my bridal session and engagement pictures. I had never been to Botanical Gardens of Birmingham before my wedding. If you are looking for affordable wedding picture package without sacrificing quality,you should go with Photo205. My pictures are amazing. It's one of my investments that i don't regret. The staff is professional, timely, and nice. They were quick to respond whenever I had questions
Photo 205 out of Birmingham, AL did my engagement pictures and my wedding pictures. They did a fantastic job! I would recommend their service to anyone! The pictures are amazing and it was a lot of fun working with them.
After a very successful engagement shoot with excellent results, I fully expected to be able to write a positive review of this vendor.
The way the wedding shoot was handled, however, was far different. As a bride, the following events gave me cause for concern (both during and after the wedding).
1) Only one groomsmen shot was taken. Period. It was in the low lighting of the church and didn't turn out very well despite the fact that I specifically requested that the wedding party shots be taken outside. Most photographers would do that anyhow and try at least a couple poses that let the personalities of the groomsmen come out. The bridesmaids would have had the same problem except I was there to make specific requests.
2) Almost no spontaneous pictures were taken. Everything was posed. The groom even has to ask the photographer to get classic pictures like his mother pinning on his boutonniere. Fortuanately my aunt brought her camera to the reception and we got most of our best pictures from her.
4) The photographers arrived at the reception 30 minutes later than the bride and groom (I think they got lost?) but the result was that everyone just sat around waiting for 20 minutes (even after they'd been waiting half an hour for the bride and groom) before we decided to go ahead without them. This means we didn't get any pictures of the wedding party entrance.
5) It's been 9 months since the wedding and I still haven't received the graphic-designed wedding album that was a part of the package. (They informed me originally that it would only be a 3-4 month wait.) In fact, I haven't even heard back from the graphic designers when I requested information about the status of my album. I chose Photo205 because they had the graphic designed album in one of their packages even though it added on a couple thousand dollars to the cost.
Now I'm not even sure there's a guarentee that I'll get the album at all!
Photo 205 did the photography for our wedding, and they did an absolutely amazing job!! I have been very pleased with level of professionalism and the wonderful outcome of our pictures!! I am very glad that we made the decision to go with photo 205!
Photo205 did our engagement photos in October, and they were fantastic! I was somewhat nervous about having people photograph the wedding that I'd never met. Boy did I worry for nothing! Nathan and Leila were fantastic. They came early and shot all of the details, we had plenty of time, and my friends and family has so much fun with them both. They have a great eye for what looks great. I got my photos back within a month, which shocked me. And, which shocked me even more- of the 1000+ photos they took, not one of them was bad. I would hang every single one up on the wall in my house!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Choosing Photo205 for our wedding photographers was one of the easiest and best decisions that we made for our wedding! I also found them on weddingchannel.com and have been pleased with their service and products ever since. They are always very quick in their response to emails and phone calls and make you feel like you are their top priority. Brendon did our engagement pictures, and being that I have two children from my first marriage we decided to include the kids in the pictures too, he was very flexible and patient and made them feel comfortable during the pictures. We had the please of working with Nathan and Will during the wedding and although they had never met each other before hand you would have never known that. They worked very well together and with us as well and made sure that our every wish for pictures were taken care of. Our wedding was not even two weeks ago and our proofs are already on the website and there are over 700 pictures and we had the same response time for our engagement pictures. We are very grateful for the time and detail that everyone took to make sure our wedding story was beautifully captured and each picture will be a lasting memory of that day!
Everything about photo205 has been wonderful. Whenever I had a question or concern, not only did they respond quickly but everything was handled quickly and exceptionally well. The pictures are simply amazing! Everyone who has seen them was blown away. It's amazing that they can offer such an great service at a price that beats out anyone else. We couldn't be happier. I highly recommend them.
Photo205 did an excellent job shooting our wedding, especially considering the circumstances. The weather hardly cooperated, the grounds were wet, and we changed the ceremony location 30min prior to the start time (from inside to outside). Both Brendon and Jennifer were professional and enjoyable to be around, they went out of their way to be accommodating. My husband and I weren't able to coordinate an engagement shoot, I would definitely suggest making that a priority. This will allow you to get comfortable with the photographers and establish poses/angles/styles you both like. Overall, I was pleased with the pictures and would recommend Photo205!
You cannot find a better deal for the amount of money you will pay. I The photographers were very professional and friendly.
I first met Photo205 at a bridal fair and was really impressed by the combination of artistry and value. Their on-line personal portal was easy and convenient to use and the photographers were easy to work with. They were happy to listen to our suggestions and did a wonderful job of capturing special moments. Thank you photo205 for a stressfree wedding day and a large selection of beautiful proofs to remember it by.
Brendon was excellent at capturing moment as they naturally occurred throughout the wedding and reception. He understands how to capture the details that will mean most to the bride. I'm very glad that he provided two photographers to catch multiple moments and angles of the wedding day. My only negative comment is that he isn't very good at creating posed photos that are natural looking. My Husband and I weren't very please with his posed images. It wasn't anything terrible but we just didn't feel ourselves with the things he was asking us to do while posing. Besides that, he was great! And great cost/ package.
Photo205 was very economic and the photographers were relatively easy to work with. Our engagement pictures were beautiful, and they were posted the following day. Within 2 days, we had a CD of all our pictures. We still have yet to see our wedding photos, so I can't comment on those, but all the photographers were on time, polite, and willing to work with us. I would say the main con is that you take a gamble on who your photographer will be. We didn't know ours until a week before the wedding, and had we gone with his independent company, it would have been cheaper. All in all a positive experience though.
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