58 total reviews
Yellow Paddle is by far the best photography, especially for the price. The photographers were professional and took command of the sequence of pictures, listened to our requests, were patient and had great ideas of their own. We had Alex and Kari, and they were both fantastic. We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos.
I was had my concerns with using Yellow Paddle as a photographer at first because I wanted the best pictures I could get. Since they have a lot of new and upcoming photographers I was nervous that the skill wasn't going to be there. I was very wrong though. The photographers that came were very professional and fun. The pictures turned out great! I would Highly suggest them!
We feel so fortunate to have found Yellow Paddle Photography. Their prices were amazing for the services offered and their customer service was wonderful and didn't make you feel like "just another customer". They really took the time to get to know you and what you were looking for. Having multiple photographers' portfolios on-line made it really easy to choose exactly what type of photography we wanted for our wedding and which photographer could supply it.
I would definitely recommend Yellow Paddle to any one looking to have professional photos done, and we would highly recommend Fernanda as her talent and skill showed through with her working with our bridal party and wedding guests and in the photos that we have seen so far. She also took our engagement photos which were also amazing.
My husband and I had originally been planning on using a friend as our photographer. Due to unforeseen issues about a month prior to the wedding we needed to find a new photographer and we had a tight budget. Yellow Paddle Photography was suggested by a coworker. They set up an appointment with us very quickly and helped us pick the right photographers for us. The best aspect of Yellow Paddle Photography is they have a number of photographers to choose from to fit your personality and overall wedding feeling. You also get the rights to your pictures to use as you please. Our photographers (we had two for the price) were amazing! They captured all the pictures we wanted and had their own creative ideas! They were comfortable to be with and joined right in the party to get the best photos! I am so glad we decided to use this company to capture our memories!
I had a limited budget for my wedding. Living near Vail, all the photographers in the mountain areas were far outside of my price range. I was almost at the point of finding a friend to take the photos. When I found Yellow Paddle, I was thrilled and relieved. The great thing about this company is that they use up and coming photographers which is why their rates are so great and the best part is, because the photographers are trying to build a client base and their portfolios, they work very hard. You won't end up with a smug or bored photographer who is tired of working weddings. I used Erika K and not only was she a great person, she had such a wonderfully unique view and was so easy to talk to about various shots. I just got back my photos from my wedding and I am so thrilled with the results! They are gorgeous! Many thanks to Erika K and Yellow Paddle photography!
Yellowpaddle was very professional and had great at communication throughout the process. Our photographer showed up on time, and really listened to our wants and needs for photographs through out the day. Especially for the price we really got our moneys worth.
My husband and I got married two weeks ago in Estes Park, Colorado and we had an absolutely wonderful experience with Yellow Paddle Photography. They communicated with us every step of the way leading up to the wedding day, and they made sure we got the look and feel we wanted in our wedding photos. On our wedding day, it was raining, but both of our photographers Stevie and Galen did not hesitate to throw on ponchos and be out in the rain to get different angles and shots of our wedding. Both photographers were so friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We will definitely be using Yellow Paddle in the future for all of our photography needs!!
--Mr. and Mrs. Wittenauer
LGBTQ couples beware. This antiquated company will make you feel like you are back in the Stone Ages. One of the company's photographers refused to shoot our wedding because we are a gay couple. She said she didn't feel like she was the best fit, she didn't know how to pose us, and we had to pick a new photographer. The company emailed this to me...not called: emailed! Not once did they apologize until I wrote them an email stating how horribly my fiance and I were treated. Here are some the bullet points from my email after learning that Yellow Paddle wouldn't be fulfilling our signed contract because of discriminatory practices:
A word of advice on how to move forward with your business operations in light of gay marriage now being legal and with our situation in particular:
-Take a close look at your photographer pre-screening process - you are clearly not asking some important questions. (Yellow Paddle didn't even know the photographer would not shoot an LGBTQ wedding.)
- Revise your verbiage as to not marginalize your clients - our wedding is not a "same-sex" wedding, it's just a wedding. We are not a same-sex couple - we are a couple.
- Update your "Required Fields" wording for your online contracts - I'm not a bride and making me put my name under the bride field is offensive.
- Review your emails before sending them - you might not want to show your incompetence as a company by forwarding a co-worker's email who clearly doesn't know how to handle "these things". (There was an email string on the final email to us stating Yellow Paddle would not be fulfilling their contract which included blatant incompetence from one of their employees).
- Deliver hard news in a call as opposed to an email - emailing this does not soften the blow and leaves the company looking like they don't care about their client's thoughts or feelings.
- If the issue is really that of posing and inexperience - ask for your client's input, otherwise tell the truth that your photographer is refusing to work our wedding. You should think about your whether or not to continue your working relationship with the photographer since she is clearly a liability.
- Apologize - not once did you offer an apology. You just tried to cover the company's butt through ridiculous excuses. An apology would have gone a long way.
- Don't make excuses - not knowing how to pose us is RIDICULOUS! We are a couple - pose us like every other couple you photograph.
The CEO finally called, apologized, and said they would be revising the company policies after reading the bullet points in my email. Since then, I have not seen the promised changes AND they removed their review section on their facebook page after I posted a negative review. They apparently don't want the word to get out that they discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
Work with this company at your own risk unless you are heterosexual...in that case you will probably just fine. Good luck surviving in 2014 Yellow Paddle.
Yellow Paddle has been proud to capture the weddings of many couples in the LGBTQ community. As we expressed to the couple personally, we are very sorry about their experience with us. We truly strive to celebrate every couple that we have the privi...
Yellow Paddle was a great find for my wedding. My husband and I both decided that the most important vendor was going to be our photographer because it will be the only way to share our wedding with extended family, our future children, and to relive it ourselves.
The different options yellow paddle offers were exactly what we wanted and at a price we could fit into our budget.
We were able to have a photographer for 8 hours and add an additional photographer for less than other places were charging for 1 photographer for 4-6 hours.
Jen was our main photographer. She consulted with via Skype (since we were living in San Diego at the time). Our 2nd photographer was Jessica and they both were professional, patient, and did a great job on our photos.
Our only disappointment was that we specifically asked for 2 photographers so we could have someone capture each of our faces as I walked down the isle, but both took photos of me, and we wanted one to stay back at the reception because we wanted photos of our guests playing the lawn games while the wedding party were getting photos, but they both stayed with us for wedding party photos.
However, if that's the most disappointing thing, then it's not that bad. The photos were wonderful and I'd highly recommend yellow paddle to anyone. I would just suggest that you not be afraid to speak up and ask them to cover something if you notice something you'd like captured.
These guys are great. Lots of photographers to chose from. Sometimes the were a little slow on getting back to us. The quality of our pictures were great!
Yellow Paddle Photography was the best! They provided a very simple yet amazing experience to my husband and I. We would recommend them to any bride and groom! Katie K was friendly, kept everything really simple, and didn't make you feel like you were constantly posing for a photo. She captured the real essence of our wedding and didn't miss a single detail. We love all of our wedding photos and could not be more happy with the overall outcome!. Our pictures are perfect!
We cannot recommend this company enough!
We were on a tight budget for our wedding, which made finding a photographer a difficult task. With Yellow Paddle, we not only got some of the most gorgeous wedding photos I could have asked for, but at an incredibly affordable price! I still can't believe how little we paid for pictures so beautiful and important to us.
We love the set up of Yellow Paddle, specifically in how they connect new and amateur photographers with customers, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Everyone we worked with was professional and prompt, and they made sure to check in several times during the planning process. We initially had Katie as our photographer, but she got sick the morning of our wedding. Instead of this becoming a wedding disaster, Yellow Paddle sent over Jeff in her place. Jeff was an outstanding photographer... he was flexible and polite, made us feel comfortable (especially important since both of us are NOT good with photos!), and somehow captured EVERY significant moment throughout our day while being discreet. Our favorite part was our sunset photos, when Jeff quickly stole us away from the reception for a few minutes for some gorgeous shots outside. They turned out absolutely lovely.
We can't stop looking at our photos and reliving our special day, and we can't thank Jeff enough for so beautiful capturing the most important day of our lives. We are so happy that Jeff was our wedding photographer, and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for perfect wedding pictures!!!
I loved working with Yellow Paddle. We got to choose which photographer we wanted to use and what kind of pictures we wanted for our big day. And everything was perfect. They are great to work with and are very helpful. Katelyn Lumpkins did our wedding and she was amazing photographer and a sweet person.
Great way to connect budget-conscious brides like myself to up-and-coming photographers. I had great results, and I'd recommend this to anyone.
Since we were having a small daytime wedding, we didn't need all the bells and whistles for photography. We just needed a few solid hours to get some great pictures and that's what we got. Working with Yellow Paddle was simple, and their prices were quite affordable since we were paying for the wedding ourselves. The photographer was great in accommodating our venue location and bringing all the necessary lighting. I love that they let you keep all the pictures and print them out yourself!
We were really happy with the outcome of the pictures. The photographers did a great job and we will have great pictures forever, which is the most important thing about a wedding photographer right!?!
Some little complaints were that the company was a little hard to work with and communication wasn't always the best. We had one of our original photographers bail on us, which was fine because they were able to give us a replacement.
One thing is I wish I could have met with our photographer at the venue to walk around and show places we'd like to take photos together, but she didn't give us that option. I later read that I would have to set that up, so I should have read a little closer earlier...
We had Ashton as our photographer and he was perfect. We love our pictures and didn't have to spend a lot of money. He caught all the moments that we wanted and was very attentive to our requests. This is a great company and I would recommend them to any bride!
I first met Yellow Paddle at a Bridal Show and I was impressed right off the bat. They are SUPER affordable and I love that they give up and coming photographers the chance to get their feet wet in the hard to get into Colorado market. We were told right up front what the cost would be as well as what to expect from the time line to the whole photography process. We got to pick our own photographer from their wide selection and Meredith was AMAZING. She didn't need hardly any direction and was a hit at the event. I can't wait to receive my pictures since I know they will all be amazing. I would use Yellow Paddle for any occasion.
When my husband and I received our online preview of our pictures, there were no pictures of my father/daughter dance. I thought this was a glitch in the system or they didn't get loaded properly so I emailed the office to ask why they weren't in the preview. The office said they would contact my two photographers and find out why they were missing.
I truly thought this was an honest mistake and I would eventually get to see my pictures. Not at all the case. After a week of waiting to hear from the office, I finally emailed them again. That's when they told me there were in fact ZERO pictures of my father/daughter dance. Apparently, both of my photographers stepped out of the reception during the dance and they completely missed it. Needless to say, I was devastated that I had no pictures of this precious moment during my wedding.
I was extremely unhappy and disappointed in the all around service we experienced with Yellow Paddle and this was the last straw. I would not recommend Yellow Paddle at all for a number of reasons:
1) The total lack of communication or sense of promptness is astounding. It usually takes days if not weeks to get an email reply, if you get one at all. I was constantly fighting for their attention, which is something you as a paying customer (especially a BRIDE) should not have to do.
2) I felt like we were treated like a number and not a real couple. Yellow Paddle seemed to only care that they were making money off of us. There was barely any personal attention to us and our wedding plans. I've never experienced a more unprofessional attitude.
3) It seemed to me that Yellow Paddle was very dishonest and tried to cover up their mistakes, both on the photographers' and office's part. It took persistent badgering for them to own up to their mistake. And when they did get caught in their error, they tried to blame it on my wedding planner and make excuses for themselves. If the photographers had simply told me right away they missed the dance, we could have at least posed for a few shots while we were still at the reception.
There are two reasons why Yellow Paddle gets 3 stars from me instead of zero:
1) Our pictures that we did receive turned out beautifully
2) Yellow Paddle compensated us $200 in print credits for the missing pictures
Overall, I wish I had hired a different photographer. Yes, they are an attractive option for the bride on a budget. However, I would seriously caution any brides who are considering Yellow Paddle. Don't trust your weddings pictures and memories to someone who may or may not deliver a good job. If you want excellent customer service and guaranteed results, don't choose Yellow Paddle. Our whole experience with Yellow Paddle has tarnished my wedding memories.
We were thrilled to find a company that offered professional quality photos and the rights to all the photos for such a value.
Our photographer was Regan. We had met with her 6 months prior to our wedding to have our engagement pictures taken. They turned out amazing and she made us feel so comfortable. At the wedding, she was efficient in the formals and we are eager to see her work.
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