Andrea is absolutely amazing!
My husband and I hired Andrea to take pictures for our Nepali, Hindu wedding weekend with 4 events. We don't live in California but our wedding events took place in the bay area. We were a little nervous about do...
ing our wedding in a city we weren't familiar with. With multiple events to plan, Andrea helped us every step of the way through her reliable communication, strategic planning, strong organization, and reassurance. She is professional, creative, and a visionary. During our consultations, Andrea would always take time to walk through every detail of the events to make sure we were always on the same page. She created a space with energy that allowed for us to work together to share ideas and visions of how we wanted the pictures to turn out. This was all over phone and email conversation! She never rushed our meetings, made sure all our questions were answered, and our concerns were addressed. Since we couldn't meet in person regularly, Andrea took the initiative and time to scout some places we could take pictures and sent video messages so we had a very clear idea of what the venues would look like. This made things so much easier for us because it was one less thing we had to worry about. She also did a ton of research on Hindu weddings so she knew which moments to prioritize, especially during the ceremony.
In person, she was calm, charismatic, and fully engaged with us. This was the case during our in-person meeting, and throughout the wedding. During the wedding weekend, Andrea arrived early to all of our events and stayed late if needed to ensure that she captured all of the special moments. She always checked in to make sure we were on schedule, was flexible when we needed to make last minute changes, and notified us before she wrapped up in case there was something specific we wanted. She gave my husband and I some poses to try, and same with our wedding party. Following her lead made things easier for us. She was kind to our family and friends, and was happy to take their photos with no hesitation.
Lastly, Andrea returned our photos in a timely manner and they turned out great! We are so happy with them. Our entire experience from start to finish was seamless. We felt like Andrea was a part of our group of close friends with her presence and ability to connect with everyone. I cannot stress enough that you don't need to think twice when it comes to picking Andrea to document your special event!