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5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 11/21/2018 by Shadi S
Absolutely amazing work!!! Alohabug Photography exceeded our expectations. Rizza was just perfect: she was punctual, patient, warm and enthusiastic. She had great vision and ideas for specific shots. She gave us exactly the direction and vibe t...
hat we needed. The day was totally enjoyable; it was such a fun and memorable experience and that was before I saw the photos (which, by the way, was ready very shortly after the shoot!). The photos were incredible. She did a perfect job of capturing us in our essence and we couldn’t be happier! I think I might have to frame them all! Thank you Alohabug Photography for your fun spirit, great energy, your vision and your professionalism. I can’t wait until our next photo shoot!
Reviewed On 11/06/2018 by Ashley R
Rizza is so laid back, funny yet professional and so much fun to work with! She made my husband and I feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot and especially on our wedding day. I couldn’t have imagined having anyone else there to photog...
raph our big day. She is so extremely talented and such an expert at what she does! Our pictures are absolutely beautiful and she captured such truly beautiful moments.
Reviewed On 11/02/2018 by Lauren L
Loved our experience with them. We had a 30 minute session using a groupon so i was afraid we wouldnt have time to get the shots we wanted, Everything turned out beautiful and we had a great time (so did our dog!)
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Sharon T
Working with AlohaBug was such an awesome experience. Most wedding planning can take a toll on you and become stressful, but they made it so easy and were flexible with every question/thought I had. We had an elopement and had a few changes lea...
ding up the day and they worked with me every step of the way and were more than accommodating of the changes. Day of was smooth and was so happy she was able to go off our list provided but also had her own ideas which turned out great. For two people that can’t take nice pictures to save our lives, she really captured us in an awesome way. We are so thankful to have these memories for years to come.
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Brenda R
When I set out to find a photographer for my wedding I knew I wanted to get the best because I wanted to look back and know I had great pictures to look at and to display in my home and I wasn’t willing to compromise even if I went over budget....
I’m also an indecisive person but when Rizza got recommended to me through my brother’s friends I immediately checked out all and any information I could find about Alohabug photography and quickly fell in love with her style. Of course my next step was to meet her and figure out if it was gonna work out with my budget and the vision I had in my head for our pictures. I can honestly say I was truly blessed to find her, not only was she professional all through out our interactions she was extremely patient and very good with communicating about our needs. She also did our engagement photos and it truly speaks volumes of her talent because my now husband is very awkward taking photos and Rizza made sure to make us feel comfortable and to have fun and by the end of it we were all laughing and having a good time and I was surprised how natural our photos came out. I can’t say this enough but Rizza is truly one of the best out there. ❤️
Reviewed On 7/28/2018 by holly w
My fiance and I chose AlohaBug Photography to shoot our engagement photos. We ended up getting Rizza, and she was great! She enjoyed using the props we brought, was honest about what looked good and what didn't, and laughed along with us during...
what can be an uncomfortable time.
I highly recommend choosing AlohaBug photography if you're looking to shoot in beautiful San Diego!
Reviewed On 6/28/2018 by Daniel B
We had an amazing experience working with Rizza and AlohaBug Photography! I surprised my fiancée with a trip to San Diego to propose to her, and Rizza did a phenomenal engagement photo shoot with us at Coronado. She made it very easy to communi...
cate with her while I was in Canada planning our trip, and once we arrived at the shoot we had so much fun. Rizza was punctual, easy to work with, very professional, and the quality of her photos are incredible. She helped us with angles and poses that we never would have thought of and the collection of photos we ended up with we will cherish forever. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for high quality photos and an extremely enjoyable experience. Thank you again Rizza!!
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Jolie N
Rizza is such an amazing photographer and person! I found her through Groupon and I'm glad that I did. She was so professional, yet super fun and friendly. She made the experience very enjoyably and memorable. My fiance and I had our engagement...
shoot at Hotel Del and we couldn't have asked for a better turn out! Though, it probably was the most windy day of the year. Rizza wanted us to have great photos so she even asked us if we wanted to reschedule due to the wind, but I had already done my hair and makeup so us girls know how that goes lol! Anyway, her concern about our shoot was very sweet.
In the end, it actually worked out in our favor because Rizza captured amazing wind action shots. She was a trooper to stick with us during the sandy-hurricane wind! I highly recommend her to you and everyone I know who needs a photographer. You will not be disappointed! Not to mention her customer service staff was so helpful with all my questions. Unfortunately, we are not getting married in San Diego. Otherwise, I would use her for our wedding. If we need a Christmas card or if we have kids, she will definitely be our photographer:)
Reviewed On 1/15/2018 by Regina F
Rizza restored our faith in photographers! We were looking for a last minute photographer for a vow renewal on Coronado Beach and after much searching, we found Aloha Bug! Her prices were just what we were looking to pay and we received more ph...
otos than some of the other photographers offered. She did a beautiful job photographing at sunset which can be tricky. There were so many excellent photos that we ended up taking more than planned! She was very easy to work with and made us feel at ease. Rizza was so professional we almost forgot she was there snapping away for all the beautiful candid shots. Since we actually live in Tennessee, communication was important since we didn't have a chance to meet with her before the ceremony. Rizza kept us informed and quickly answered all our questions via email. We would recommend her business to anyone needing a photographer and would use her again if we ever have the occasion.
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Emma P
Rizza is absolutely amazing!!!! I just so happened to come across her on Groupon but am taken back by how excellent the photos turned out and how amazing our experience was! For the value, I was unsure how they would turn out...needless to say ...
we were blown away! The customer experience has been superb...Rizza was very efficient in her turn around time as well as response to emails and any questions I had. The value is terrific and she will make sure your final product turns out just how you want it. I also loved how comfortable she made my boyfriend and I feel. It was our first time in front of the camera together but she was sure to crack some jokes and make us super comfortable which allowed for very natural and beautiful shots. I also loved that she showed us a few pictures here and there so we had a general idea of how things were turning out and were able to adjust accordingly! Thank you Rizza for such an amazing experience...should we find our way back to the West Coast we will be sure to pay you a visit :)
Reviewed On 4/15/2017 by Lynne R
Rizza is the absolute BEST! After liking only 1 of 300 engagement pics from another photographer, we were concerned about our wedding photos. Rizza made us feel completely at ease, placed us in the best settings, and took absolutely amazing pho...
tos of us. ALL of out guests loved her too! She got all the formal shots beautifully AND AMAZING candid shots that caught every emotion!Highly recommended!! Lynne
Reviewed On 4/13/2017 by Kelsey F
Rizza was so great for our 1 year anniversary photos on the beach. They were beautiful and I couldn't be happier with them! She was so fast in getting them back to us, we had them before our vacation was over! I would highly recommend for beach...
Reviewed On 3/29/2017 by Estella P
Rizza did our elopement pictures, since we wanted pictures done before we have a big reception out-of-state in the fall. That being said, the day of our shoot was the first time meeting her for both me and my husband, who absolutely hates havin...
g his picture taken. Rizza made us both feel really comfortable, which shines through in the beautiful pictures she took of us. I already had to cancel two photo shoots with our photographer back home due to bad weather, so I was super nervous about these pictures not turning out exactly how I had been building them up in my mind. Instead, they turned out even better. Rizza really listened and made sure the final result was everything I wanted and more! On top of the amazing experience we had, her prices are extremely reasonable and some of the best you will find in the San Diego area for high quality work (trust me, I spent a lot of time looking). Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 3/22/2017 by Jaime R
My fiancé and I were visiting San Diego and found AlohaBug on Groupon for our engagement photos. We took a shot and absolutely loved working with Rizza at Hotel Del Coronado. We all had such a great time during the shoot! We had our proofs back...
within 3 days and had the final edits 12 days after our shoot, so quick! We are thrilled at how the pictures came out and would absolutely recommend to anyone in the area!
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by a member
My fiance and I had a great time with Rizza for our Engagement Photo shoot! We are new to California so we took a shot in the dark picking someone to take our pictures. We are very glad we chose Rizza at AlohaBug. She is quick with communicatio...
n and has an eye for capturing beautiful photos. We felt awkward in some of the positions, but Rizza made us feel more comfortable. I love the photos and I will definitely cherish them forever!
Reviewed On 1/24/2017 by Stacey E
We found Rizza at a bridal bizarre and I'm SO glad we went! Rizza kept in touch with us throughout the year to schedule our engagement shoot, talk about details we wanted to be sure to capture, and of course, the big day timeline this past Octo...
ber. We liked that she captured the raw moments so beautifully and used the natural light to really emphasize our happy day. Our expectations of both our engagement shoot and our whole wedding day were far exceeded. We can't even pick a favorite photo because there are SO MANY great ones! You are fun, professional and she even gave us a sneak peek of a few early so we could send our our "thank you's" as holiday cards! Reasonably priced and your eye for capturing our love was truly spot on. THANK YOU so very much for giving us pictures of such a special day we will cherish forever.
Reviewed On 12/28/2016 by Thi N
My fiance and I are from Kentucky, we spent the Thanksgiving weekends in San Diego. We found her on Groupon and contact her for a photo session. The pictures are very special and beautiful. We are very happy. Thanks!
Reviewed On 12/25/2016 by Amisha P
Just amazing! Thank you for all your help with a group of 9.. you did wonderful and the pictures turned out beautiful. Thank you Rizza.
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by Viktoriya C
I am not a big reviewer, but let me tell you something. I am a photographer myself, and do pay attention to the details, also dont like my pictures to be taken and honestly dont like spend to much time for my own pics. Rizza rocked our session,...
we had our holiday/family/maternity photos, and it was done with excellence, just what i needed, quick and easy, even with my 2 year old, she got the shots that i am more then satisfied with , i would recommend AlohaBug to anyone, i know how Rizza (the Owner) works on the big wedding jobs as well, since we do work together all the time, and she does and amazing job.
Would highly recommend her services foe any occasions
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by Andrew C
My fiance and I did a 90 minute engagement photo shoot with AlohaBug photography in Coronado and we were very happy with her professionalism and work. Rizza has an eye for lighting, backdrop and poses which made the photos turn out great! She w...
as also very easy to work with and quick to return emails and photos. I would highly recommend AlohaBug Photography for engagement photos.
Reviewed On 11/20/2016 by Ishmael R
My fiancee booked a 90 minute session for engagement pictures with Alohabug. The shoot took place in Balboa Park on a weekday and Rizza showed up right on time with a camera and ladder.
Neither of us have done a photo shoot before so Rizza was...
super helpful in helping us pose for photos; head tilts, where to put my hands, how to hold each other, etc. Her experience was invaluable to the session. Everything was kept light and fun, so much so the 90 minutes zipped right by.
Based on her guidance, our photos turned out great and there was a wide range of poses and angles to choose from. A lot of poses I wasn't sure about while taking them actually turned out to be some of our favorites.
Overall we enjoyed the experience so much we asked her to shoot our wedding, but unfortunately she was already booked for the date.
Reviewed On 11/16/2016 by Ciara C
My fiancé and I are not from San Diego, but due to the military needed to get our engagement photos done there. Being unfamiliar with the area, it was great that she was able to direct us to the most beautiful place (Balboa Park) and gave us so...
me amazing pictures to document some of our favorite times. Pictures were returned in a timely manner and her weekday deal gives a great price for the quality you get!
Reviewed On 11/13/2016 by Kim M
Bought a Groupon (90 min session with two wardrobe changes and 10 edited digital images) and decided to contact Rizza at Aloha Bug Photography for engagement/family portraits shot at Balboa Park. My fiancé and I have never gotten professionally...
photographed before, so this experience was great practice for our upcoming wedding (:
Rizza was punctual, responsive, and always had great suggestions in terms of where and how to pose for pics. I also liked how she asked if there were any particular spots in Balboa Park that we really wanted to get photographed at.
Overall, the value of the Groupon and the experience was really awesome and went above our expectations, especially for our first time. She also worked well with our dog, Buddy (yes, family pics of myself, fiancé, and Buddy!) In the meantime, can't wait to see our photos!!
Reviewed On 11/11/2016 by Christine B
Thank you Rizza for the beautiful photos of our special day! We are so happy that we found AlohaBug Photography!!
Rizza was so fun to work with - very easy going, but also highly professional. She showed consideration and promptness with res...
ponding to my e-mails for booking our event.
We were appreciative of her patience with each of our family members and accommodating our specifics needs for the day. She made all of our photographic wishlist come true.
We were very happy with our finished images and cannot wait to show them off to everyone. Thanks Rizza, great job!
Reviewed On 11/08/2016 by Michelle C
If your looking for a great photographer Alohabug is the one! Rizza made my fiancé and I feel comfortable during our shoot. We had a ton of excellent photos that we absolutely loved! She's great at giving direction for the poses. She takes beau...
Reviewed On 11/03/2016 by Kelly M
My fiance and I are super awkward in public and in photos, but Rizza made everything super simple and fun! Her photos were beautiful, and she had some great ideas for us clueless lovebirds. Highly recommend AlohaBug for any and all photography ...
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by amanda s
Rizza was easy and fun to work with and our engagement photos came out amazing!! My fiance and I had our engagement photos taken with Rizza at Balboa Park and I couldn't be happier with them. The whole process was easy and a great experience. I...
felt comfortable and excited the entire time. Rizza is professional, friendly, creative and a great photographer! I will definitely recommend her to my family and friends. She is the best!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Melanie M
Let me just say that Rizza is the best! My fiance and I recently did an engagement photo session with AlohaBug Photography and we couldn't be happier with the experience and the results. As a person, she is very approachable and light-hearted a...
nd she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She took into account our ideas for poses and backdrop while also giving her professional opinion on how to make our photos exactly what we wanted. The final photos turned out better than we could have imagined. Thank you, Rizza!
Reviewed On 9/09/2016 by regina s
Rizza did my wedding and I absolutely loved her work. She took the best pictures of the reception in super low light and was able to capture all the fun everyone was having! She paid attention to details, was extremely reliable and professional...
and we are 100% satisfied!
Reviewed On 9/08/2016 by jess l
I met Rizza at a Bridal Show in San Diego. My fiancé and I did our engagement photos with her. She was the sweetest! I was a little uncomfortable at first, because I'm not the biggest fan of being photographed. She allowed me to take my time an...
d by the end I felt so comfortable with her! She gave my fiancé and I a lot of confidence during the shoot. She also picked the location, I told her what I was going for and she nailed it! Her photos came out so amazing and in a timely manner. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 9/05/2016 by connie g
We used AlohaBug to photograph our wedding on the beach-and I couldn't have been happier! From the moment I met Rizza and saw her portfolio, I knew I wanted her to be our photographer. She is so easy to talk to and does her best to meet AND exc...
eed expectations! We recently saw the pictures from the wedding and I was so impressed with all the things she captured. If you're looking for a creative, sweet, professional, and affordable photographer-you found her!!! :)
Reviewed On 9/02/2016 by Michelle H
I loved all of my photos! Rizza is so nice and easy to work with. She has a ton of experience photographing weddings and it shows. I honestly do not know what I would have done without her support. Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 8/19/2016 by Yvette J
Rizza was awesome! We found her online and loved her portfolio - particularly her photos at the beach. I emailed her and she got back to be right away, answering all my questions. We scheduled photos for the following week.
She shot my engage...
ment photos at Coronado Beach. She did a great job of making us feel comfortable and even have fun! She gave great direction for each shot. When we got our photos back, we were very pleased. They were exactly what we envisioned! Thanks to Rizza, we now have some gorgeous professional shots, which we have gotten a LOT of compliments on. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for affordable but beautiful photography. It's just too bad she's already booked for our wedding day...
Reviewed On 8/19/2016 by Lindsay W
Rizza is your girl if you want an experienced photographer who has skill and creativity as well as affordability. She is PRO at keeping the bride calm and never made me feel like I was holding her up (even when I was 3 hours later than I said I...
would be to take pictures), she has great ideas for photos, she is also open to any ideas you have and she was just such a joy to have at our wedding. AND her photoshop skills must be amazing because it was 100 degrees the day of our wedding I was sweating like a PIG but in all the photos she makes me look the most beautiful I have ever seen myself (as well as everyone!).. even the photos from the end of the night everyone looks glowing! and not the messes we probably actually looked like haha.. I booked her especially because she has an amazing eye for candid shots, which is exactly what I wanted. She has a way of being there for all the sweetest moments and really bringing me back to the joy and happiness I felt that whole day. She is so sweet and amazing, I would seriously book her for any important moment in your life.. I don't think you could meet a better and more nice or helpful photographer than her.
Reviewed On 8/09/2016 by Andrea B
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE RIZZA'S WORK!!!
We had the opportunity to work together a couple weeks ago and I was impressed on how professional she is, the bride and all the bridal party look stunning in the pictures, Not only is she highly skilled at ge...
tting beautiful pictures, but she is incredibly easy to work with!!!
I definitely recommend Rizaa's services to any bride!!!
Reviewed On 8/08/2016 by Christine H
My husband, family and friends all had a wonderful time being photographed by Rizza at my wedding. So many special moments were captured, many of which will be framed and hung proudly both in our home and in the homes of those we love. Although...
we had never met her before the day of the wedding, by the end of the day Rizza was considered a friend, and another wedding guest, not just a photographer.
Reviewed On 8/04/2016 by Kim D
Rizza was absolutely amazing to work with! Professional, on time, easy to communicate with, produces amazing quality for a really great price, and overall such a positive, calming presence on our wedding day. Her work speaks for itself, so defi...
nitely check out her website. Some of the things we were most concerned with/picky about when looking for a photographer were 1) quality 2) price 3) lighting and editing, and 4) ability to capture great candids - Rizza exceeded our expectations with all of these! Definitely looking forward to working with her in the future for maternity and family photos. Highly recommended :)
Reviewed On 7/13/2016 by Djanica E
I would like to write this review to give our biggest THANK YOU to Rizza from AlohaBug Photography. She recently photographed our wedding and we loved her!
She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She was easy to get in touch wit...
h and always was quick to reply. Communicating all our questions and concerns was a breeze. She was very professional in all aspects of her work.
The photos from our big day were perfect. She definitely has an eye on capturing all those special moments during our wedding. She made us feel very comfortable on our big day. She knew when to take charge and when to fade into the background. We couldn't have been happier with the final results!
We're looking forward to working with her again in the near future. We would definitely recommend her to all our friends, family, and anyone who's looking to have their big day captured.
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