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Amy was an absolute pleasure to work with and her work capture the beauty of our vintage inspired wedding perfectly. They captured everything we could have hoped for throughout our wedding day and did so with the most positive attitude you could hope for. They meshed well with our wedding guests - they were dressed very well and blended with everyone as they captured every angle. Their price point was AMAZING and truly a steal for the quality of work you receive in return. As a New Yorker, prompt communication is key and Amy was always quick to respond - a characteristic that really helped us choose her and feel comfortable. Amy worked very well with our videographer, Vintage Storybooks, and together made for a 4 person team that could not have done it better. My wife would want me to point out one specific moment that set Amy apart in her eyes. We were doing the family photos and wanted to get the ring bearer and flower girl in the photo. The ring bearer, a 2 year old maniac, was not having any of it. Amy approached him with a sweet smile and let him see her camera and take some photos and he started laughing and having fun - truth be told I think he had a crush on her! In the end he did whatever she asked of him and we got the shot. This level of patience and professionalism is all you can hope for when hiring a photographer for your wedding. Im not great at writing reviews so I will leave it at: Hire this woman and you will not regret it!!!
Working with Amy Carroll Photography was one of the best decisions we could have made for our wedding. Her photos are works of art - they are beautiful, she has such a gift for spotting light and color, and her pictures turn out spectacularly. But perhaps even more than that, she is an absolutely lovely person. Spending our wedding day with Amy and Jeff was a joy. They put my husband and I at ease, made us laugh, relieved our stress, and made us feel so comfortable. They respected our wishes and never made us feel 'staged' or 'fake' (which is absolutely reflected in our genuine photos). When we received our photos, we were amazed by their beauty and by how truly Amy and Jeff captured us and our day, it's like they knew us our whole lives, and knew what would be important and meaningful to us. They captured our day perfectly and beautifully - every moment we wanted captured, every smiling face we wanted remembered. The photos made us laugh and cry and put us right back in some of our very favorite moments of the day. We will cherish our photos for the rest of our lives, and I can't wait to find more excuses to work with Amy again. I couldn't recommend Amy Carroll Photography more highly.
Amy and her husband Jeff are an amazing team! They made the wedding day run smooth and we had so much fun! Amy sent me a bunch of sneak peek pictures only two days after the wedding, and they were AMAZING! I cannot even wait to get the rest of the pictures! I definitely highly recommend them to anyone!
Booking a great wedding photographer was a priority for me, and it was actually the first vendor that I searched for. We live in Chicago but chose to get married in Northern Michigan and I looked into multiple photographers in the area, but knew right away that Amy was the perfect choice – her website was amazing, she had so many glowing reviews, she was a recommended vendor by our venue, and after talking to her on the phone and hearing how much energy and passion she had for her work, I was sold. She was by far my favorite vendor (though they were all great!) as she helped us so much with our wedding planning – I was constantly asking her random questions about the area (recommendations for restaurants, things for our guests to do, etc.) and about the wedding in general – she was honestly my go-to person for many of my questions and was such an amazing resource. She was also very responsive, which I really appreciated as a Type A bride who was planning a semi-destination wedding During the days leading up the wedding and on the day of, Amy and her husband Jeff (her second photographer) were incredible. They moved us through our timeline and worried about all of the little things so we could enjoy our day. They were both very professional, friendly, and fun, and our wedding party, families, and guests loved them. As for the pictures – they are AMAZING. We did an engagement shoot with Amy a year before the wedding and I’m still gushing over them. Almost everyone who has seen the pictures has commented on how great Amy’s skills are. We just got our wedding pictures back yesterday and they are so very beautiful. They also cover all of the types of photos that I wanted – some gorgeous scenic photos, photos of all of the little moments that happened throughout the day, and some really good action shots from the dance floor.
Amy is such an absolute JOY to work with and her artistic vision for her photography is unmatched! We are so excited to get our photos back from our wedding, but in only seeing the sneak peaks I felt I HAD to write her a glowing review! I am so in love with the little sneak peaks she has delivered that I can't wait to see the rest of the album!!
As soon as I saw Amy's Instagram account, I knew I wanted her to be the photographer for our wedding. Upon meeting her for the engagement session, I knew that I had 100% made the right decision. Not only is Amy amazingly talented, but her personality is truly a joy to be around. Amy and Jeff perfectly captured the beauty of our wedding day without making us stand for hours posing. She was able to capture the bridal party enjoying the day my husband and I planned with beautiful images that show the love and friendship of the group. Our turnaround for pictures was so quick, and our family and bridal party have LOVED the photos. I can't say enough positive words about Amy - she is an absolute joy to be around and her work is outstanding.
Amy and her second shooter (her husband!) are AMAZING. Her photographs had exactly the romantic feel that we wanted. She listened to our ideas and had a great sense of what was important to us. I especially loved her sense for candid shots - we wanted out photographs to capture the happiness and love of all the people at our wedding, and that is exactly what we got !
Amazing PhotographerReviewed on 10/28/2015 Kylea P
WOW - I can't say enough about Amy Carroll our wedding photographer. I first discovered Amy through another bride recommendation and decided to give her a call. As soon as I got off the phone with her and after viewing the photos on her website I knew she was the one who would capture our day perfectly! We soon scheduled her to come to Chicago to do our engagement photos. Unlike many photographers we talked to, she did not charge us for this travel. We wanted our engagement photos done in Chicago and our wedding was outside of Detroit. We wanted the same photographer to capture both. I still remember meeting Amy under the Chicago theater that day for our photos and we felt instantly comfortable. She was bubbly, excited, and genuine to get to know us as a couple. We received our engagement photos in a timely manner and couldn't be more perfect. She also gives you full access and rights to your photos so does not charge extra for any rights. Amy and her husband Jeff were our two photographers on our wedding day. Amy was with us and Jeff with the guys and it was perfect. The were the perfect dynamic duo. Amy instantly put me at ease while making sure she captured everything we had expressed wanting. Rain started coming down as soon as we walked into the church and my husband and I given we didn't have a first look had planned for outdoor photos after the ceremony. I was so concerned because of the rain, but Amy assured us the photos would turn out perfect. She was efficient and got the photos she needed. We just got our sneak peek of our photos and we are blown away. They are absolutely stunning and we just can't wait to see the rest. You can't even tell it was raining. Amy's eye for the perfect shot is spot on, and we know she will actually most likely be in our lives for years to come continuing to capturing our journey in life together. I could go on and on about Amy, but just take one look at her website and you can tell she is doing what she was meant to do.
Will not get albums!Reviewed on 8/26/2014 Karen M
Beware!!! Yes, photos are beautiful but you will never actually receive your products as promised. My wedding was over 3 years ago and I have yet to receive my albums and promised photos in signed contract, worth thousands of dollars. Worst part is she will not respond to many attempts to contact and find out what is going on-she just simply ignores me. My husband, family and I feel so cheated and just want our albums to remember our special wedding day. On the BBB website she has an F rating for similar issues-save your money and go with someone else who will actually deliver your product so you can have memories is your wedding day.
Beautiful photos and a very sweet photographer!Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Laura G
I cannot say enough good things about how wonderful my experience was with Amy:) From the engagement pictures, to our communication via email/phone to discuss details, to the wedding day, it was all perfect. Amy is such a talented photographer and I love how she is able to take charge and get such amazing pictures. When we arrived for our engagement pictures, Amy already had scoped out the area and knew right where to go. As for the wedding day, Amy had never shot at the venue, so she did some research beforehand and also asked if there were any shots in particular that I wanted. She was very prepared, and on wedding day, she had no trouble directing our wedding party of 14 and making sure everything ran smoothly and on time, along with getting some amazing shots! Her creativity, talent, and sweet personality make working with Amy an absolute joy!
Photography that wowsReviewed on 9/24/2013 Nicole T
Talent aside, Amy is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I was thrilled to have her be such a big part of our wedding day. Her work is exceptionally lovely & she is great at what she does. I knew my wedding photography was something that I wanted to splurge on, since the photos will last forever, and I'm SO glad we did! I'm thinking we may use Amy again in the (semi-distant) future for a maternity shoot and family photos.
PERFECT wedding PicturesReviewed on 7/26/2012 Cammi C
Amy is FANTASTIC. SHE is completely professional but also so friendly and easy to talk to. She has such a beautiful eye for photography but also listens to what YOU want. Completely worth every penny.
WONDERFUL!!!!Reviewed on 6/06/2012 Rachele D
Before Matt and I made a final decision on a photographer for our wedding, we literally looked at 100's of photographers websites, and spoke to/emailed/met with with many of the photographers that we liked! When I stumbled upon Amy's work on oncewed.com, I knew I had found a special photographer! When I first contacted Amy, I did not know that she was located in MI. Despite Matt and I living in NJ, Amy in MI, and having our wedding in MA, Amy was BY FAR the best person for the job!! We loved the look and feel of EVERY photo on her website and blog, and knew we wanted that for our wedding!! Amy did not disappoint! She and her second shooter (Kelly Braman; an established photographer as well), were amazing on wedding day, and our pictures came beautiful! We have been getting tons of compliments from all of our friends and family... not only on the photos, but how great Amy and Kelly were the day of the wedding! We can't thank Amy enough for capturing our special day as wonderfully as she did!!!
The Perfect Photographer, Miss Amy Carroll!!!!Reviewed on 11/29/2011 Leigh D
I had the pleasure of having Amy Carroll as my wedding photographer. Words cannot describe how thankful and grateful I am for her work. Our pictures are amazing. Amy really has the eye for capturing the perfect moments. Amy was kind enough to come to Chicago for our engagement pictures...we are both from Michigan...our wedding was in Michigan...but we live in Chicago. It was nice to be able to capture our city life in Chicago through out engagement photos. Amy is a lovely person. Professional, friendly, personable, creative, accommodating, and the list goes on. I was very picky about who we would hire to be our photographer. Amy exceeded any and all expectations I could possible have. I highly recommend Amy. She is fabulous.
Absolute PerfectionReviewed on 11/05/2011 Lindsey W
Amy is bright and bubbly but can also control a room full of children in order to get all the shots you really want. It's important to have a photographer you truly LIKE because she is with you every step of the most important day of your life. I hired Amy, and THEN planned the rest of my budget. She does the most amazing work I've EVER seen, and pictures live forever. Please please hire her...well worth the money...you will NOT be disappointed!
Couldn't be happierReviewed on 6/14/2011 Anna W
I hired Amy after my husband and I saw her photos and a friend from high school gave rave reviews. We were not disappointed. Amy is fun and friendly, open to any new idea. Our engagement session was fun and the photos are nice but taking our wedding photos was an absolute blast and the results are stunning. Her prices are very competitive considering the product. I have received so many compliments on the photos. Since my photos are going to be my primary way of remembering the day and sharing it with others, I think my money was very well spent and I am thrilled with the results.
Nothing Short of PerfectionReviewed on 5/25/2011 Lisa O
Honestly, I hired Amy before I did anything else in the wedding. I knew I wanted her a year before I was even engaged. She will make every picture look like it's suppose to be in a magazine. I too am a photographer and I know the hard work that goes into everything and she makes it seem like a piece of cake. She makes your wedding day BETTER. It almost feels like she should be one of your bridesmaids!!
NiceReviewed on 8/11/2010 E O
Beautiful work. Nice, too.
Review for Amy Carroll PhotographyReviewed on 9/08/2007 Thea V
Very personable, yet also very professional. Great quality and value.