23 total reviews
We were referred to Oscar by our friend who also used his skills for her wedding day. We got engagement photos done with Oscar a few months before the wedding which was a really great way to get to know him and to also see his amazing style. We were amazed first by how beautiful our engagement photos turned out which we turned into a photo book (displayed at the wedding). Oscar is so professional and organized it really kicked me into gear the week before the wedding. He asks all the right questions to help you realize this wedding day doesn't just happen buy itself. On our wedding day Oscar and his partner were at the hotel before I was! While my make up was being applied he was shooting and his partner was taking all the essential pictures of my dress, shoes, etc and I wasn't even aware of that until I looked at the pictures later. Then his partner ran over to our house to get shots of the boys getting ready and Oscar stayed with me. I also have to note that Oscar picked our engagement photo shoot spot and our first look spot. Trust me YOU CAN TRUST HIM. Since this is his job and he obviously loves it you can rest assured that he has seen it all. He knows what's going to shoot well so ask him what he recommends...after all he is the professional. We had our first look before the wedding and then went to some amazing locations that he knew of around where we were getting married to get some more beautiful shots. After we got married he rallied all those needed (away from the crowd) and took our formal family and wedding party group shots. We also wanted a picture with EVERY guest during our receiving line which was complicated and misunderstood by our coordinators and Oscar got everything reorganized quickly and we were able to quickly get this done which was very important to my husband and I. We also opted for the love booth which is a must in my opinion. Oscar and his partner organized my photo book station (for the photo booth) much better than I had originally planned and I went home with an amazing photo book of all my friends acting very silly on our wedding day. I could go on and on about how wonderful my experience with Oscar was but most importantly I want you to know that he is PROFESSIONAL, ON TIME, CARING, HAS AN AMAZING EYE, and ORGANIZED. He also got our pictures back to us after our wedding so quickly. We look forward to using Oscar for future services! Thank you for our memories that will last many life times Oscar.
Review after review, couples are ranting and raving about Oscar and how amazing he is as a photographer and as a person. This is going to be another one of those reviews. I don't think I can stress enough the impact Oscar had on our wedding day. He was the best part of our wedding. We had a great venue, our DJ was cool, the food was delish, but our wedding pictures are something that we will cherish even when we are too old to remember what our cake looked like! Oscar and his assistant were so much fun to work with! Seriously, Oscar is hard core!! My favorite thing about him was that whenever someone would ask him a question, he would respond, "Well, it's up to her." HER=ME!! He totally made the day about my husband and I. He made everything we wanted possible. You can't argue his work is anything less than perfection so I don't really feel the need to compliment his photography skills too much. Clearly, the pictures speak for themselves. The thing about Oscar is that he's just a really freaking cool dude. He is so much fun to work with. He got down to business when our DJ and wedding coordinator were running behind. He took charge to get everything back on track. I felt like he probably should have been our coordinator lol The pictures came out absolutely gorgeous! Just seriously please do yourself a favor and hire this guy to take your pictures- you will not be disappointed! I am so glad we were referred to have Oscar as our photographer for our engagement pictures and our wedding pictures. Also, add the love booth! Seriously so much fun for your guests! Everyone had a blast in the love booth! The line was 10+ guests long all night! So many cool props and it really gives you a large space to fit tons of people in one picture. I'm seriously so excited for the next chapter in our lives (just give us a few years) because I know it includes Oscar! Can't wait for him to photograph our little one and any major life event to come!
I LOVE OSCAR oh wait you didn't hear me.... I LOVE OSCAR! So, if you go to yelp I added a couple pictures so that you can see for yourselves how incredibly awesome he is... his work really just speaks for itself. However, it's really really more then his GREAT pictures: he's punctual, professional, and just an all around great guy! Furthermore, and what stands out the most in my mind of my wedding day and I am totally convinced that he has some type of special powers... honestly, Oscar could tell when I was uncomfortable or annoyed... and would do WHATEVER to make me feel comfortable and happy again! He seriously made me feel like a princess ... I look forward to hiring him again for family picture and other special events! We got the big package with max hours and added the photo booth (people loved this!) so in a nut shell if you are searching for an amazing photographer that not only takes great pictures but also is determined to make your day spectacular, Oscar is the person for you!
Oscar and his team were fantastic! They were very professional and helped remind me of little things I had not considered in our wedding. His eye for capturing the special moments and his impeccable eye for detail is clearly seen in our photos. We received our photographs back via flash drive a few weeks after our honeymoon and were able to pick and choose how we wanted to proceed with the photographs. Overall we were VERY happy with his services and would highly recommend him to any bride to be. Also, would highly recommend using Costco to develop the prints or create photo albums when getting the photos back.
We had to plan our August 2013 wedding from overseas, but Oscar helped us from the very beginning and we couldn't be happier with our wedding pictures! Oscar was helpful and friendly but also very professional both before our wedding day and then on the day. We were married in city hall and also wanted to have some iconic San Francisco wedding shots, and Oscar helped us get all the pictures we wanted and more! He even captured the guests and the beginning of our reception - we were very impressed and highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the Bay Area!
I live in LA and hired Oscar for our Sonoma, CA destination wedding.
When I started researching photographers in the area, I began to sweat a little at the cost. Some people wanted to charge upwards of $8,000 for my big day. We only were going to have approx 75 guests at most and having our wedding on a Monday. I was definitely frustrated
Then we found Oscar, he was recommended to us by family members (he does their family portraits). LUCKY US!
Not only was does he come at a great price! He did an amazing job and was so professional on our big day.
Since we lived far away, we did most of our communication thru email and by phone and I felt at ease the whole time and was confident that he was going to do a bang up job! And that he did! We love our pictures and he couldn't have done a better job capturing all the special moments from our big day!
Thank you Oscar!
Oscar has 3 packages, we bought the 8 hour/$3,000 and felt that it was the perfect amount of time for our wedding (getting ready offsite, ceremony and reception same place, bridal party shots down the block, Oscar stayed about and hour or two into dancing)
Oscar was amazing throughout the whole process. As someone who knew very little about weddings, I needed all the help and valuable insight I could get. Oscar was very professional and made us feel at ease from the moment we met him. My husband and I knew his attention to detail and professional demeanor would get us some beautiful pictures on our wedding day.
Oscar met us one week prior to the wedding to go over the final schedule... he actually helped us create the final schedule, which was a BIG help. On the wedding day he arrived right on time to take the getting ready shots. He and his assistant Dino were completely on top of things and I never felt like I had to ask or tell him what to do. During our church ceremony he was able to take some great shots without being intrusive. He was also kind enough to give me and my husband a ride to the park down the street where we took pictures so that we didn't have to walk and so we could start early before the rest of the bridal party arrived.
During the reception, Oscar helped us figure out what to do when: how to enter the building, how to cut the cake, how to pose for cutting the cake, etc. He got a lot of great shots of everyone dancing and enjoying the reception
My takeaways from working with Oscar:
- This guy will keep you on schedule!!!
- He has incredible attention to detail
- He isn't afraid to tell relatives and the odd acquaintance that he can't do photos of them right now, but will get a shot later (i.e. once the reception has started)
- I'd use him again for any other life event I want photographed!
Oscar is a fabulous photographer! We are from Dallas & eloped to San Fran so I couldn't meet Oscar beforehand but he was beyond fantastic. He showed up early & got right to work, utilizing every possible minute. He then drove us to our 2nd location & took us back to our hotel! Our photographs are awesome! I can't say enough good things about Oscar...so glad we selected him to capture our special day.
My husband and I loved working with Oscar Ulizar, owner of Red Eye Collection. He was very down to earth, a great listener and also incredibly professional. He made us feel very comfortable during our meetings and the day of the wedding, he and his colleague were incredibly friendly and warm , putting my husband and I at ease. Throughout the wedding day, I could tell Oscar would strive for the perfect shot each time. I was sure our photos would look great. At one point during our wedding it began to rain. Oscar and his partner Dino remained very cool and patient, waiting out the rain. They were also great with our families, patiently waiting for groups to form and snapping away. Oscar was very helpful at guiding us through traditional wedding activities to make sure we had great shots. When we got our pictures (all of them since we own the rights) I could not believe how beautiful they looked. Oscar's creativity, rain aside, was amazing! I can totally see ourselves using him time and time again.
My husband and I went with Red Eye Collection Photography and were very pleased with our pictures from our engagement session as well as our wedding day. Oscar Urizar was very friendly and professional and very quick with responses for any questions that we had. We had a ton of images to choose from for albums/prints, etc. The quality was beautiful and very artistic. I would recommend them to anybody!!! :)
I can't begin to tell you how fantastic Oscar @ Red Eye Collection is! He took our engagement pictures as well as our wedding pictures, and our friends and family still tell us how amazing the pictures are. He is very talented! Oscar photographed our wedding in October 2012. You can see our wedding photos for yourself @ redeyecollection.com "Lauren and Anthony" Thank you so much Oscar!
My fiancé and I decided early on that we wanted amazing photos for our wedding. We looked at portfolios of at least 30 different photographers throughout our selection process, but the photos on Oscar’s website stood out to us immediately.
He has a signature way of capturing color and movement. Somewhere between adaptive and documentary in style; he inspires these really gorgeous shots. They never look or feel forced or too posed. It's just as if he captures these fleeting and sparkly moments, and his subjects just happen to be standing or leaning in a really lovely way. He truly has a wonderful eye and ability to make you look amazing. This is what we were looking for in our photographer.
We first met Oscar at a bridal fair – I was so excited to see his booth because he was one of the top photographers we were considering. Most importantly, he and my fiancé hit it off right away. Right then, we knew we had found our photographer.
Oscar encouraged us to have an engagement shoot. The photo shoot itself was incredibly FUN. My fiancé and I loved it! We felt like we were just hanging out with a friend who happened to have a camera. Oscar made us both feel so comfortable. Oscar made us feel relaxed every step of the way. This whole process really confirmed that we had made the right choice in our photographer for our wedding.
A few months later at our wedding, Oscar outdid himself again. It takes a true professional to get the best out of his subjects, to capture the mood and feeling of a moment, and to take pictures that allow you to visually and emotionally re-experience a special time in your life when you see them. . He puts a tremendous amount of energy and attention to detail in his work, and that effort is certainly reflected in the results.
The day of our wedding, Oscar and his assistant were awesome. They met us at the hotel to capture us getting ready and the finer details. Then we were off to the ceremony/reception site to take our “first look” photos. Again, he scouted the venue for the best location. During the ceremony, we didn't even know Oscar was there – he was so stealth. The family/wedding party photos were a breeze. Dances/speeches/cake cutting photos were all taken without even noticing Oscar and his staff were there. They blended right in and didn't become a part of the wedding.
Oscar is the hardest working photographer we have ever met and he really goes out of his way to capture every detail. Every time we saw a new photograph, our jaws dropped because they are all that amazing! We show off our photographs to all of our friends and family and even they are all stunned at how beautiful they all are.
To any bride or groom that wants THE BEST wedding photographs, HIRE Oscar @ Red Eye Collection! You will not be disappointed!!! Thank you, Oscar! We will definitely be working with him for our future photography needs.
Oscar and his crew covered all 4 days of my wedding. We had an Indian wedding with different ceremonies 3 days in a row and then we had the American wedding at a winery. Oscar did a fantastic job on all 4 days. He understood the theme very well and was passionate about making these days memorable for me and my husband. He captured all of the ceremonies beautifully. He was also very quick in editing all the photos and getting them to us in a few weeks after the wedding. My husband and I are both very happy with his work. I will recommend Oscar for any traditional/ cultural or wedding events. He is also a lot of fun to hang out with :)
If you have a problem with Oscar, you have a problem with yourself. He is honestly the best photographer to work with. He initially shot our engagement photos. My wife and I got married in Georgia, and we fell in love with his portfolio that we just had to hire him. More importantly, we fell in love with him as a person, and he was always a pleasure to talk to. As an added bonus, we didn’t have to struggle to find a photographer local to Georgia. We love the photos that he took of our wedding, and they’re also posted on his website.
We flew out Oscar as well as his videographer to Savannah, GA for our wedding. Because they were both there for a few days before the wedding, we were able to have them shoot our rehearsal at the church and rehearsal dinner (an extra bonus for us, because really, who gets to have those moments photographed too?). We are comfortable working with him, and he’s become part of family.
Before the wedding, he helped set up our schedule. This was great as we had something to share with our day-of wedding planner. Otherwise, we would have been completely lost. He also knows how to fold a pocket square since my best man and I couldn’t do ours
During some of his off time while in Savannah, he tried to enlist a trumpet player on the street to be available during the time when we took portraits. The trumpet player declined, but on wedding day, he recognized Oscar and said he’d play a song for us. My wife and I danced on River Street , and that was probably our fondest moment. If Oscar weren’t our photographer, we know we wouldn’t have had that. Oscar really went out of his way to make sure that our wedding weekend was magical
During the reception, he sat at the groom’s party table. We were flying him out to Savannah, so we wanted to make sure that he experienced the food that all the other guests were experiencing (he’s a vendor but he’s also our guest). It was actually a good thing because he was right next to our table if we needed him to take pictures outside of the scheduled events. We had Oscar until the end of the night, which for us, ended with a long walk down the street, surrounded by our guests with sparkers. Oscar thinks of everything! He also took photographs on a pedi-cab as my wife and I were on our way to our hotel.
We received our photos within a reasonable time frame. Also, he accepted our request to turnaround some of the photos quickly so that we could use them for thank you cards.
The best review you can give a photographer is a referral, and we’ve already referred him to a few other couples that will be getting married in the near future. We already know that we have our photographer when we start having kids!
Oscar and his team did and a great job, they were professional, organized and creative. My husband and I both agree that the photography was the best experience and investment of our day. The photos were amazing, better than what we ever expected and the video caught our special moments of the day, we cry every time we watch it (even my husband, hehe)
Thanks again for making our special day memorable and FUN!
After a lot of online searching for SF photographers, Red Eye Collection had our favorite portfolio and also happened to have the best prices, by far. Oscar definitely has a modern style but it's not overly trendy. I really liked that because his photos are truly timeless. We eloped at City Hall and Oscar was even able to serve as our witness. He captured our happy spirits that day, along with the gorgeous architecture and history of City Hall. We couldn't ask for anything more. Also, he is super quick to respond to emails and was great to work with. I would advise brides-to-be to take that into consideration because you want to be at ease on such an important day. We felt we got more than we paid for when it came to the service and quality of photos.
Oscar is a really good photographer. He is very professional, and a very nice guy. We invited him to take photos for our marriage registration, he didn't miss any important moment, and the entire shooting process went very relaxing and smooth. A big plus for Oscar was that, I was late for my registration appointment due to an unprofessional hair stylist, but Oscar helped us arranged another time with the registration guy on the same day. My wedding would be cancelled without Oscar. But this is very rare, the marriage registration department in SF is very strict. So, try to be there on time. Overall, Oscar is awesome, you won't be regretted.
We could not be more thankful for Oscar and all that he did for our wedding photos! Red Eye Collection was the best quote we recieved for the type of photography we wanted. And Oscar was worth every penny!
He was so helpful when it came to any questions we had before the wedding and the day of. I am not sure how he pulled it off but he was able to make our little wedding look like an extravagant event. Oscar was able to pull out all the details and showcase all the hard work my now husband, all my bridesmaids, family, and I put into our DIY wedding. Not only were all the photos amazing, but we had them back in record time to enjoy shortly after our wedding.
Thank you Oscar for your amazing work!
We chose Oscar for f our wedding/engagement pictures. We started by a city hall ceremony and he photographed that (this was a private event just my husband and I) the pictures came out wonderful and I have gotten so many complements on them. After our initial experience at city hall with Oscar, we decided to take engagement pictures and hire him for the wedding day (the big party for everyone). Oscar is very talented, uses natural light, and definitely knows what he is doing. He is very professional, always on time or even early, and he really delivers. He would also make sure that you -especially the brides-are very happy and satisfied with the pictures. He makes everyone feels comfortable and he is truly the best photographer you can get!
We asked Oscar to join us in South Lake Tahoe for our special day. He drove and met us up there and immediately set to work getting things ready. He had some really great ideas and even brought a cute "I Do" hanger for my dress. He really made us comfortable and took his time getting the right shots. Professional, friendly and most importantly a wonderful artist!
My husband and I got married last September and we were lucky enough to have found and chosen Red Eye Collection to do our engagement photos, wedding photos, and wedding video. Oscar not only blew us away with amazing and unique shots, him and his team were so easy and fun to work with! Oscar made me feel completley comfortable whenever I had any questions and always e-mailed back as soon as possible. We recieved our package of photos quicker than expected and were thrilled with how much of our day he had captured for us. The service we recieved from Red Eye Collection is definitley at the top of great memories we have when thinking of our wedding experience! :)
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awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013