About this Vendor
Stress-free FUN wedding photography!
While capturing those little moments of love and natural emotion, I am committed to serving you on your big day and making your wedding as stress-free and as fun of an experience as possible! It would be an honor to capture your love story!
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
Looking for a photographer in Minnesota (or the United States? He does travel!)? Eric Vest is the way to go and I promise that you will not be disappointed. Eric is one of those people who you talk to for five minutes and he feels like an old friend. I knew after my first phone conversation that I wanted Eric to be our photographer. He was extremely kind and personable and I knew that he would be a good match for my fiancé and I. There were several emails sent back and forth and Eric was responsive to every single one. He even made time for a couple of phone check-ins and a Skype call, since we were planning our wedding from Massachusetts. Throughout the planning process, Eric sent us various resources, detailed timelines and we even received a bit of a discount since we were planning our wedding in 4 months. On the day of our wedding, we had a few weather setbacks, which caused us to go to 'Plan B' and change many of our wedding day details at the last minute. When Eric showed up and I informed him of the changes he was not phased in the least and was ready to rock and roll. He was flexible and adjusted right on the spot. Eric fit right in with our friends and family and more often than not, I had forgotten he was around as he was completely unobtrusive throughout the festivities. Every single person who worked with him said "I feel like I have known him forever"; that is a true testament to the type of person Eric is and the energy he brings throughout the day. We were a little ahead of schedule, after the ceremony and family pictures, so Eric told us to take ten in order to get something to drink and some food before we left for our second location. He really made things calm and collected and there was no rush to anything we did. My husband and I also loved that he took the bridal party pictures first and then that allowed the bridal party to head back to the reception to relax a little bit and grab something to eat before all of the guests arrived. Eric had a plethora of ideas for photo ops and he would do just about anything for a great shot. We were very impressed with his commitment and thoroughness with each part of the day. The other awesome thing about Eric is that he does nighttime photos, which we thought was such a unique touch that we have not seen from a lot of photographers. I cannot say enough great things about Eric. He made photo taking such a great time and we loved every minute of it. Eric is so easy to work with and it is apparent how much he loves taking pictures. If we need a photographer in the future, we will not hesitate to contact Eric. Thank you so much Eric! We are forever grateful for the work you did at our wedding and wish you all the best :)
Eric is absolutely amazing. I met Eric when I was a Maid of Honor in my friends wedding two years ago. The next day, I told my boyfriend at that time that we are using Eric when we get married. Well, two years later, I stayed true to those words! My husband is not a huge fan of pictures but he does them as he knows how much pictures mean to me. After doing our engagement session, Greg even said how awesome Eric was and how fun it was just hanging out with him. Our wedding was 9.10.16 and it truly was the best day ever. Eric captured so many priceless moments and also a thousand perfect shots. Our wedding party of 18 raved about him as well. They loved how organized he was, he knew exactly what he was doing, he was fun to be around and how it didn't feel like we were just taking pictures all day long! I have recommended Eric to friends, one who just had her wedding and she too loved Eric. It is not only his pictures that are incredible but as my mom says "it is who he is as a person." Eric, we thank you for making our day special and one we will always remember. We can't wait to call you up to do family photos in the next couple years :) You rock!
Eric was absolutely fantastic. From the first time we met with him (which happened to be a year and a half prior to the big day) we knew immediately that he was going to be the perfect fit for us. He made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process, which was important to us. His work is incredible and he knew exactly how to capture who my husband and i were all about. Eric was simply amazing from the first time we sat down with him to talk about who we are and what we wanted from a photographer. He had lot of ideas about what he could do but also listened to what we wanted him to capture. He had a ton of fun ideas and made us laugh and put us at ease from the first click of his camera. Actually the first picture he took of us, ended up being one of our favorites from our engagement session. Prior to the wedding, he sat down with us twice to talk about details, helped us set up a schedule for the day, and answered all of our questions. He obviously has a wealth of experience and knowledge and was professional and insightful throughout the planning. The day of our wedding, we was simply amazing. The day went by SOOOOO fast and he captured every moment, even things we may have overlooked. Our wedding photos turned out simply stunning and we could not be happier! He was fantastic with us, the entire wedding party, family and our guests. Everyone simply raved about how fun he helped make the day. We were overly eager to see our photos and when he posted the sneak peek we knew we had made the perfect decision. Less than a month from our day, we got the email that we were waiting for. We were both so giddy looking through the pictures and sharing them with family and friends. EVERYONE absolutely loves everything he captured. The photos completely exceeded our expectations in more ways than we thought possible. Eric is extremely talented and is simply an amazing photographer. We would absolutely recommend Eric to everyone! One of the nice things about his package is that there is no time limit, he will be there from day's start and day's end until we get the photos we all wanted. He has such a passion for his job and it shows 100%, his love for his family and the work he does it amazing. He was one of the best professional wedding decisions we made. We went into the process hiring a photographer and ended with much more, a friend for years to come. Thank you Eric for all you did for us. We are in LOVE with all our amazing engagement and wedding photos. <3 The Tuorila's
We used Eric as our photographer and utilized his “I Do Booth” photobooth service. We cannot express the amazing work and personality of Eric! Eric was the best choice we made for our wedding. From the day we first met and throughout our wedding, Eric was such a positive person to work with. The time we spent together during our engagement session was a blast and we instantly knew that Eric was going to be the perfect person to work with on our wedding day. His eye for photos, scenes, and ideas are unparalleled. Our guests loved his presence and had so many positive comments about how pleasant he was! We signed up for a photographer and ended up with an amazing friend. We loved every experience with Eric and his work is by far one of the best in the Twin Cities. He is great with communication and will go out of his way to make his clients happy. He truly loves what he does and it evident in his work and demeanor. There is not a single negative thing we can think of having worked with Eric. The “I Do Booth” photos were also amazing! Our guests had printouts, had a blast, and the personnel were so friendly. Our photobooth had a line the entire night. They had fun props and many backdrop options. Most importantly, the quality of the photos was amazing, and we have physical copies of all the photos and an electronic version. Eric Vest and the “I Do Booth” would be our choices if we had to do it all over again! Thank you for everything Eric! You made our day PERFECT.
Eric is seriously THE BEST! He is so personable, upbeat, and an amazing photographer. He goes above and beyond expectations, and you can tell that he loves what he does, which makes your experience with him even better!
Eric photographed our wedding on September 8th and all I can say is WOW. We are extreamly impressed with his work and have gotten so many compliments on our photos. Eric was such a pleasure to work with- we have made a friend out of this experience. I will forever recommend Eric to any friends and family looking to get photographs done. Thanks again Eric!
Where do I even begin to talk about the incredible experience my husband and I had with Eric Vest Photography? From taking the time to get to know Adam and I, to understanding our vision for our wedding, to helping with any little detail possible, Eric Vest covered it all! He was patient and paid extra special attention to capturing all of the important family photos we wanted; he helped the squirrelly little boys in our ceremony with their boutonnieres; he offered great suggestions for photos--both beautiful and fun--with our families and friends; he made sure my dress looked flawless in all photos; he offered posing tips for everyone in both of our wedding parties; and he even helped me with my bustle! Seriously, this guy is a champ and he makes every effort to make everyone feel important, and he was so much fun to work with! He had a very calming presence throughout the day! But most importantly, Eric Vest was an excellent storyteller. Anyone could take some nice pictures at a wedding, but Eric went above and beyond. He took extra care to capture our personalities, our relationship, our humor and our love for each other. We now have authentic photos that capture our love, our special day. He ensured to take a moment with us to remind us at various points in the day to slow down, take a deep breath and fully appreciate each and every moment together. He reminded us that our day would fly by and we needed to take the time to fully appreciate how wonderful it was to have this day together, and to have so many people that we loved in the same room! And he did it all because he is passionate about his work. We would not recommend anyone else for wedding photography!
We spent a lot of time looking at vendors and examples of wedding photography, therefore I can say for a fact that Eric is the best! He was super easy to get in contact with throughout the whole process and finding a time to meet/talk was never an issue. He helped us with our entire wedding day timeline, which was so incredibly helpful and helped make everything go smoothly! We were astonished by all of the moments he was able to capture during the wedding, and the photos came out absolutely amazing! We had so much fun, he even went out to take sunset and night shots with us that came out absolutely breathtaking! After our photos were done, we were able to download all of them right away from his website and look through them all, as well as have full rights to them-which is fantastic! We had so many friends and family compliment the photos and say what a wonderful photographer Eric was during the wedding-and we could not agree more!!
Our experience with Eric was simply incredible! From start to finish he was awesome to work with, and my groom and I felt very comfortable around him. This made pictures a lot more natural feeling and Eric has such a great eye for lighting, it all came together so well! Eric was extremely helpful before and on the day of the wedding with sitting down with us and working out a good timeline. It was like having a wedding coordinator and photographer all in one! I can't begin to describe how happy I am with how everything went and how gorgeous the pictures turned out. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Eric!!
HIGHLY recommend. Eric is wonderful to work with and captured our engagement and wedding day perfectly. He made our wedding day even more fun and engaged great with our wedding party and family. He keeps everyone excited and is extremely passionate about making sure that he captures all of the special moments. We couldn't be happier with our choice to have Eric as our wedding photographer,.
Eric is beyond AMAZING and EXTREMELY helpful! We loved every second we spent with him and he couldn't have made our day any better than he did! Thank you Eric! ❤️
Where do I even start with how amazing Eric is to work with?! He did both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures, and worked incredibly hard the entire time to get absolutely beautiful and perfect shots. It's great that we are given the rights to all of the photos and I'm able to print them and use them however I want, that was a huge deal to me. I would recommend him a million times to anyone and everyone looking for a phenomenal photographer! Thank you for everything!!!
Eric Vest is absolutely amazing! Words cannot simply describe how much we enjoyed him as a photographer! During our engagement pictures he climbed in trees with us and laughed with us the entire time. The engagement pictures we got back were with out a doubt the most amazing pictures I have ever seen. He does a great job at making them look natural and unedited yet still very professionally done. He then provided us with a wedding timeline that helped us plan our entire day of schedule! We chose him because we love the non posed pictures and we were not disappointed! He made our wedding fun and got many compliments on his friendliness and etiquette. We have not gotten our wedding photos back yet, we just got married and I can already give him a perfect review because he is that amazing!
Our experience with Eric was phenomenal, from our first conversation to his follow up after delivering our photos. Eric knew the exact timeline, the necessary and important photos to take, was wonderful interacting with our guests and other vendors and at times seemed invisible with his grace. In addition to his beautiful photos that captured so much emotion and meaning Eric treated us as if our day was most important to him. Eric has an optimism about him that is unmatched! We can't wait for another opportunity to see Eric and bless ourselves with his talent.
Choosing Eric as our photographer for our engagement and wedding photos was hands down the best decision we made! Eric is absolutely amazing! My husband and I feel so lucky to have found him. Eric made the whole process so easy and so much fun! He is incredibly talented, and the best at what he does. He has such a natural ability to capture candid moments throughout the day and was so quick and efficient with the staged photos I wanted to get. Looking at our wedding pictures really makes me re-live the day and I love it! I literally could not be happier with the pictures, and highly recommend him for your wedding and engagement photos!!
Eric was our photographer for our engagement session and wedding this past summer/fall. We initially heard of him through this site and reached out because of his glowing reviews. We could not have been more impressed with Eric and choosing to work with him was one of the best choices we made in the planning of our wedding!! Eric does all the things that make a good photographer, he is personable, quick to respond to emails and calls, and takes excellent, beautiful photos. What sets Eric apart is his calming influence over the wedding day, his ability to relate to people, and his genuine interest in the lives and stories that he captures on film. When we think back on our wedding, we are struck by the sense of calm that Eric created. Everything, from the getting-ready photos to the family pictures, was calmly executed and well thought out. He was able to take the unexpected happenings and requests of the day in stride; each set flowed calmly and collectedly into the next. He was able to accommodate various family requests while still keeping an order to the day. As the couple getting married and facing the chaos of the wedding day, it was extremely reassuring to know Eric would be able to handle everything that came his way. Every single person we talked to at the wedding told us how impressed they were with Eric and about how friendly and thoughtful he was. Eric was also fantastic with our three-year-old daughter. He was so patient and sweet through all their interactions, especially during our initial meeting. At the meeting he happily accepted the pretend food she gave him to "eat." He also patiently waited out her interruptions of our conversation and answered her questions. By the end of the meeting, our daughter had told him she loved him!!! Finally, we were taken with how genuinely interested Eric was in our love story. We met with multiple photographers, but Eric was absolutely the most sincere when asking how we met and fell in love. Looking back, this sincerity on his part helped to develop trust and positive relationship; in fact, we consider Eric a friend! Because we trusted him and were comfortable around him, we were at ease and more able to let our love for each other shine brightly in the pictures he took. We cannot thank Eric enough for his help in making our engagement and wedding so special and we hope that he can do the same for you!
Eric was awesome to work with! He was very professional, patient and creative! My husband and I loved all our photos! We highly recommend him!
Eric is a smart photographer, funny and keeps you feeling natural and at your best for photos. We picked him to photograph our wedding because he was prompt to reply to all communication, easy to get a hold of, organized, wanted to help us create the perfect timeframe for every photo the day of the wedding and because he is fun to work with. He was flexible when as the bride, I was running behind for starting photos, he was quick-thinking in the moment to find great spots to take the shots, he had done his homework of scouting out the area ahead of time, and we love the photos we have of our special day. I'd recommend Eric Vest Photography with no reservations!
I will never work with another photographer. Eric Vest is the definition of the perfect wedding photographer! Eric is talented, creative, friendly, responsive, professional, and his work is superb. He has an eye for the little details and perfect settings. Eric did both our engagement photos and wedding day photos, and we will forever cherish the shots he's captured! By the end of our wedding day, Eric felt like family. He has this natural ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and truly captured the essence of us as a couple and our friends and family members. Thank you, Eric!!
Eric Vest is an amazing photographer and person - he went above and beyond as our photographer and would highly recommend him! Our engagement and wedding photos are beautiful. Having not known Eric prior to booking him, it felt like we were working with a close friend.
Eric is absolutely amazing!!! Not only are his pictures unbelievable, he is a wonderful person. Throughout my wedding day, he helped out in any way he could, kept us on schedule, and made sure all of the photos I desired to have were taken! He is so creative, capturing such unique and meaningful photos, and people constantly compliment me on them. He had the ability to capture the whole day, and I am so grateful I can relive it through his photos. As my family and I look back at my wedding day, Erick truly stands out as one of the greatest assets! I would HIGHLY recommend him to any couple and I would LOVE to work with him again in the future!
Not only is Eric a phenomenal photographer, he's a great business man too! He's created an awesome easy to use and understand system for his business and he's product (the pictures) are creative, natural, full of emotion, and genuine. My husband and I even felt supported as a friend by Eric during our engagement and the day of! I would recommend him to all my friends!
Photography was one of the things that was most important to us. We wanted someone to capture our day so that years to come when we look back at our pictures it could bring us back to those happy moments. Eric exceeded our expectations in every way! He showed up in the morning and got right to work and then stayed all evening. He had great suggestions and helped keep our entire day on track. Not sure what we would have done without Eric to be honest. You won't find a more caring and talented photographer - he's the best!
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with, and went above and beyond to ensure we got the most amazing photos of our wedding day. It poured the day of our wedding, so he coordinated an entirely different (indoor!) spot for pictures than where we originally planned. He also provided umbrellas for our entire wedding party so we could get a few outdoor shots in the rain. Eric was immensely helpful throughout the rest of the day as well, and helped keep everyone on track time-wise. To top it off - his photos are seriously incredible! I was so impressed with all the moments he was able to capture SO beautifully, that I would have otherwise completely missed or forgotten about. Eric does whatever it takes to get the photo he's envisioning (seriously - the man laid down on wet grass in a suit to get the perfect angle), and the pictures prove it! Eric was very responsive to emails throughout our engagement and after the wedding, and his laid-back personality were much appreciated during the entire process. I cannot recommend him enough!!
As I started to plan my Wedding and I was looking for a photographer I look at so many portfolios! I stumbled upon Eric's as my friend had gotten married in 2015 and used him and me and my then fiance just LOVED his work. It was exactly what we were looking for in the style of photography and he was so willing to help with anything and very knowledgeable at what he does. Our Engagement session was done in Duluth and he used the most creative ideas to shooting our footwear to climbing on rocks and laying down almost in a stream of water to get the best photo! if you choose him for your photographer you will not be disappointed, and he know has a PHOTO BOOTH!
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Marriage is incredible and I am so excited to learn more about you and I can't wait to hear your love story!!! I'm a Minnesota boy who fell in love with the girl of his dreams and now we have 2 kiddos - Greyson & Arabella! Thanks for reading a little about me - I'm excited to learn more about you!