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Award-Winning Wedding Photography
Graddy Photography combines technical expertise, luminary vision, and a philanthropic approach to each couple's unique wedding. Graddy's sharp eye for capturing raw candid emotion combined with a high fashion and artistic style is wedding photojournalism with an edge at its very best.
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SO Happy!Reviewed on 6/27/2013 Sarah B
We were fortunate enough to be able to work with Justin and Chrissy on for our May 2013 wedding and could not have been happier! Photography was really important to my husband and me, so after doing extensive research, Graddy was the first vendor we booked a year-and-a-half before our wedding. Anytime after that we had any questions, a response was received the same day an email was sent. Chrissy did a great job of staying in touch with us and reaching out to see if we needed anything, as well. Working with Justin for our engagement pictures was just a preview of how smoothly our wedding day would go. He was so professional and fun and knew exactly what he was doing. And when my husband and I looked at our gallery all we kept saying was "Wow, wow, WOW!" We are absolutely thrilled with each and every image and special moment Justin was able to capture. We are so thankful that we were able to work with Graddy; Justin and Chrissy are both amazing at what they do! It was so wonderful to be able to enjoy our day and not to worry for a second wondering if we were getting good shots. We knew we were in good hands!
THE BEST PART OF OUR WEDDING BY FAR!Reviewed on 7/05/2013 Lauren O
My husband and I cannot express enough how much we love our wedding photos! I met Justin almost 2 years ago while I was a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding. Before I was even engaged I knew that I wanted to have Justin take my wedding photographs. I'm never the one to feel at ease in front of the camera and neither is my husband. Justin and Chris made us both feel so comfortable and natural with each other. The pictures he took show all of our real emotions. The day of my wedding I felt like I was just hanging out with my husband and my closest friends. One of the biggest things that struck me was how Justin and Chris got the most beautiful pictures and we hardly remember seeing them that night after the formal pictures. They were so professional; and at the same time we honestly felt like we knew them for a long time. We have gotten so many compliments on our pictures and can't stop looking at them! If you want professionalism and the most beautiful pictures, you won't go anywhere else!
Impressive work!!Reviewed on 6/10/2013 Princessita O
Graddy photography was the best investment that we made for our wedding. From the very first e-mail Chrissy impressed us with her quick replies back to our questions. We never waited more than one day for a response. For the day of Chrissy put together a timeline for us, which would have been very difficult for me to do. Her efficiency made our day flow very easily and stress free. On the day of we had both Justin and Chrissy as our photographers. They did such a great job blending into the crowd that we didn't know where they were most of the time! They both took great shots of my husband and I that captured our personalities and emotions. Looking at the pictures brings back such good memories of our special day! Not only did they capture details from our wedding, they captured moments that we didn't see such as our flower girl getting her hair stuck in a tree! Throughout the whole process Justin and Chrissy were very honest with us. They gave us their professional opinion on all the questions that we had, without making us feel pressured to do anything that we couldn't afford. Our images turned out amazing and we couldn't be happier about the whole experience. We cannot say enough great things about Justin and Chrissy and the pictures they took. They are an exceptional couple to work with and we will be proud to look at our images many many years from now!
My wedding photography experience with Chrissy and Justin of Graddy Photography was outstanding from start to finish. Chrissy was exceptionally prompt, friendly, professional, and detailed in her wedding day preparation emails to me. When I met Justin on my wedding day, he was also friendly, professional, and immediately put my husband and me at ease. My friends refer to Justin as the "stealth ninja photographer" because most of the time you couldn't see him on the wedding day, but he somehow managed to snap perfectly timed pictures from just the right angles. Our photos turned out beautifully and my husband and I couldn't be happier. The photos truly capture the joy and happiness of our wedding day. Getting our photos taken never seemed awkward, forced, or intrusive; on the contrary, the experience was fun, natural, and spontaneous. I would highly recommend Graddy Photography to all of my friends and family.
I cannot speak highly enough of Justin and Chrissy and the amazing job they did with our wedding. Every aspect of the process went smoothly - which is exactly what every bride wants to happen! From the initial meetings talking about the "game plan," to the actual day of, Justin and Chrissy were so accommodating and really took to heart what was most important to my now husband and me. They were there to make our day what we wanted it to be. And to top it off, the pictures are absolutely stunning! One of my favorite things was that Justin made sure to make the most of our time together: if he could get the best, more glamorous shot in one location, he didn't waist our time moving to another spot, which in the long run made it possible to do a ton amazing photos with different combinations of people. I felt like a princess, and my now husband had a great time working with Justin! Thank you thank you for giving us amazingly beautiful pictures that we will treasure for a lifetime :)
We were excited that we were able to book Graddy Photography for our March 2015 wedding, and the pictures turned out even more stunning than we had imagined. Justin and Chrissy were both very easy to work with throughout the process. On the day of the wedding, Justin knew the venue well and was incredibly efficient. He managed to capture every detail and emotion of the day. We are so thrilled to have such beautiful memories of our wedding day and we highly recommend Graddy Photography!
Great choice!!Reviewed on 11/25/2014
Justin and Chrissy were amazing to work with. They were professional, personable, and quickly edited our photos as we were so eager to see them. We LOVED our photos from both our engagement and wedding, and we would highly recommend Graddy Photography to any future couples!
Simply Amazing!Reviewed on 10/28/2014 Katie D
Justin and Chrissy were awesome to work with! Chrissy is extremely prompt with all communication and was very helpful throughout the entire wedding process. Justin is not only extremely talented, but personable and will make you feel right at home during your photo shoots. Chrissy and Justin make a great duo! Not only were we extremely pleased with our wedding pictures, my husband and I have received a great deal of compliments from family and friends. I promise, you will not regret booking with Graddy Photography!
Wedding PhotographerReviewed on 9/30/2014
We really enjoyed working with Justin at Graddy Photography for our wedding. The photos turned out just amazing. He has such a talent for capturing everyone at the perfect moment. We also appreciated that whenever we had a question Chrissy was quick to respond. We would highly recommend them! If we ever need photos taken in the future, we will be going to them.
Book Justin ASAPReviewed on 9/26/2014 Stacy H
you won't regret booking with Graddy Photography. Justin and his Wife Crissy are both AMAZING to work with. I have zero complaints (Which is rare for me lol)!
Amazing photos!Reviewed on 9/23/2014 Erin J
I'm very happy we chose Graddy Photography. Justin captured every detail of our wedding and we could not be happier with how the photos turned out. I would definitely recommend spending the money on a great photographer!
Graddy PhotographyReviewed on 9/15/2014 David L
Justin was very efficient in his work. He had a good balance between directing us in positions, poses etc, but also let us be ourselves. At times, we forgot he was there. We are impressed and would recommend him to anyone who can afford it. We know the price we paid was on the higher end, but worth it and in years to come, it will be priceless!
July 12th MN wedding-wonderful!Reviewed on 9/11/2014 LaVonne L
My husband and I booked with Justin & Chrissy just 2 months after we got engaged. We met with Justin and he made us feel laid back and as though we were long friends! Our engagement photos were amazing-we still get tons of compliments from family & friends. We got married in July, and of course like every other weekend it did rain...the one thing that really made me nervous! Justin was laid back and reassured us that there was a lot of great photos and that we would have plenty! My only regret is not taking a few more once the sun came out on our patio area of the reception-mainly because we were just more laid back at that time :) Overall, we received our photos and they were as Justin said, a lot of great photos! We would recommend Graddy to anyone! Chrissy was a absolute doll and helped answer questions quickly too, no matter how many I had! We are so glad we chose Graddy to capture our big day. Hopefully we will see them in the future for family photos!
Incredible wedding photographerReviewed on 9/07/2014 Hannah S
Absolutely outstanding, that's the best way to describe Graddy Photography! We had the most amazing experience using them for our wedding. Both Justin and Chrissy could not be nicer, they are quick to respond and very professional. Our pictures from our engagement shoot and wedding are gorgeous, Justin truly captured memories and moments that we will cherish for a lifetime. My husband and I both agree that this was the best investment we made for our wedding, we were thrilled with our results and will recommend them to anyone getting married!
The best!Reviewed on 9/07/2014 Courtney J
We are amazed at how many details and great candid shots Justin captured! Everything turned out better then we could have imagined! The photos perfectly retell your wedding day story! Chrissy and Justin truly care about every client they meet and have the opportunity to work with! They are THE BEST wedding vendor we had the chance to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process! Chrissy responds to all questions as soon as she can and helps guide the timeline of the whole wedding day perfectly and with Justin's amazing talents behind the camera we never once needed to question the quality of his work - we just knew everything would turn out amazing! :) If you are looking for a photographer to capture the best wedding photos I highly reccomend choosing Graddy Photography - truly happy we choose them!
The best there is!Reviewed on 8/31/2014 Kinsey B
We are SO happy we went with Graddy Photography for our wedding! We knew we wanted to invest in a great photographer for our wedding, and we are so thankful we did! From the very beginning Chrissy was prompt in replying to emails, and gave us great advice about timelines and other questions along the way. The photos Justin took on our wedding day turned out even better than we imagined- we were absolutely blown away! He is so good at what he does that we hardly knew he was there, yet looking at our photos he captured every single moment of our day. We are so thankful to have such breathtaking photos to look back on to remember the best day of our lives. I recommend Graddy Photography to anyone and everyone!! They truly are the best!
Wedding PhotographyReviewed on 8/20/2014 Mary P
Justin and Chrissy were amazing to work with! Chrissy was prompt with returning emails from our first inquiry to our final wedding pictures. She took the time to explain the benefits and cost breakdown of their wedding packages, along setting up the wedding day schedule. Justin was an awesome photographer! He braved negative 30 degree weather to do outside engagement pictures and 90 degrees for the wedding ~ and all the pictures turned out amazing! Additionally, Justin took great pictures during our wedding and reception without getting in the way or disturbing the festivities! Overall, they were great to work with and we highly recommend them!
Amazing Photos!Reviewed on 8/12/2014 Kristen B
Justin and Chrissy do a phenomenal job, and was SO worth the investment. Not only are the photos beyond incredible, but they do an amazing job throughout your whole wedding planning process. That was very important to me, as with so many vendor details to keep track of, they were so organized and made the pre-planning work so simple. They were excited for us and truly invested in us as a couple. We didn't just feel like one of many weddings they were shooting. It was not only fun to work with them, but they are professional and passionate about what they do. Chrissy really helps set up the details and gives their professional advice to make the days photos run smoothly so you can just enjoy the day. The day of the wedding was perfect. He knows exactly what shots to take, has unique and different ideas, and is efficient so you don't feel like your day is dominated with taking photos all day. I was so thrilled with all he was able to capture..everything from the emotional moments, to the intimate family moments, to the small details of the wedding decor...he captured it all perfectly. Thank you Justin & Chrissy for photographing our day! You captured the moments perfectly...and we will love looking at these photos and re-living the day for years to come!!
Beauty in Every DetailReviewed on 7/19/2014 Alyssa W
When planning one of the most important days of my life I found it so very important to pick a photographer that would not only enhance the experience, but truly understand how important it would be to create timeless photos that we could treasure for the rest of our lives. Needless to say Graddy has gone above and beyond this! Justin somehow made us unbelievable comfortable it was like being photographed by a friend and his work is astounding. Chrissy has also been amazing, in a world of constant movement and deadlines she made the planning process so very easy! We never really worked in person, but Chrissy helped me with picking a package, creating a timeline for the day, and choosing a videographer. We picked Graddy for many reasons, but one is that they treat their customers well and value your time and wishes. There are no words to describe the beauty of the photos Justin took the day of the wedding. Our wedding party had decided to stop at a lake in-between the ceremony and reception for photos and Justin was such a calming presence, yet managed to direct everyone in a way that seemed effortless and produced amazing group shoots. The other thing I was looking for in a wedding photographer was an ability to capture candid moments throughout the day. Justin listened to everything that my husband and I said and was able to produce wedding photos that have all the personality of us as a couple. We are so very grateful that we chose Graddy and you will be too if you choose to work with this amazing duo! We've truly been so very happy with their work and I know my husband and I look forward to using Graddy for all our photography needs in the future!
Thrilled!Reviewed on 6/27/2014 Meredith M
We could not be happier with our decision to work with Graddy Photography for our wedding (May 2014). When we started looking around online for photographers, we came across Justin’s work and immediately knew he was who we wanted to photograph our wedding. We were fortunate that he still had availability for a date that aligned with our venue. Chrissy was fantastic at answering all of our questions, always very quick to reply, and provided us with valuable insight into the timings of the day itself (we did not have a wedding coordinator to advise us of this). The engagement photos gave us an opportunity to meet Justin and get used to being photographed. He was very easy-going, yet professional, and made us feel instantly comfortable. Photos were the most important thing to me and I had confidence in Justin's abilities based on past photos, and he did not disappoint. On the day of, he captured everything we could have hoped for and more, and are thrilled with our photos! Personally, Justin and Chrissy were a pleasure to work with and were a very special part of our day.
Graddy Photography Is The Best!Reviewed on 6/24/2014 Vickie M
Our family was truly amazed at the beautiful wedding photos from my daughter’s wedding last month! All of our relatives said they had never seen any pictures that beautiful. They didn’t just look like pictures, they look like art. Many people said “these pictures should be in a magazine”. Not only were the pictures gorgeous, but Justin and Chrissy are great to work with. Chrissy answers all correspondence extremely quickly, even when they are on vacation! Justin was able to line up the wedding party very quickly and efficiently to get amazing shots in a short period of time, so the guests wouldn’t have to wait too long at cocktail hour before they arrived. I already knew Justin was an extremely talented photographer, but the thing that surprised me the most was that he was almost invisible while he took all these pictures! I didn’t even see him at all during the wedding ceremony. I had a momentary minute of panic, but I had seen him right before the ceremony – so I was guessing he must be there somewhere! He never interrupted the flow of the wedding or the reception by getting in the way or trying to setup pictures during important moments, like I have seen many other photographers do. At one point he was perched on his toes on the edge of a very tall stadium wall to get pictures of wedding party in the stands at the stadium, so he will go pretty far to get a great picture! All of their pricing was very clear and we got our pictures back more quickly than we expected! They also have the preview pictures posted very quickly, which is great because the waiting was the hardest part! When my Mom saw the pictures she was so excited she said “he was worth every penny we paid him”, even though she hadn’t paid him at all! Our whole family was extremely happy with the wedding pictures and we will enjoy these pictures the rest of our lives! We would be happy to recommend them to anyone!
Simply AmazingReviewed on 6/20/2014 Kelli B
The very first thing we booked after getting engaged was our photographer - Graddy. I knew right away that was who I wanted. I had seen their work before and just fell in love with their talent and vision. From the first interaction, to wrapping everything up at the end, their kindness, confidence, talent, and easy-going attitude were more than we could've asked for from a photographer. On our wedding day, Justin worked quickly, but we were never rushed. He captured moments that I didn't even realize were happening at the time. He worked so well with our group - we had so many laughs and I'm so glad they were captured in our photos. And Chrissy was so easy to work with in setting everything up. She helped us figure out our timeline and gave great advice - this was definitely a big help as the big day was approaching. They're the total package. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out - the photos themselves, and the customer service we received. We had a perfect wedding day, and I'm so grateful that it was also captured so perfectly.
100% AwesomeReviewed on 6/01/2014 janeva w
We could not be more excited to recommend Graddy Photography. They are just amazing and SO EASY TO WORK WITH. We worked with Justin for the photos and Chrissy behind the scenes with the more logistical aspects. Somehow Justin managed to capture every moment of our wedding day in the most beautiful way, really allowing the emotions to shine through. He is calm, cool, and collected - you will barely even know that he is there. But don't let that fool you, the photos will speak for themselves. Chrissy was on top of all of the logistical things in the most delightful way. She is super flexible and understanding. Our photos and experience working with Graddy was more amazing than we could have imagined :) The investment is totally worth it, and if in fact the photography is where you choose to do that, you will not at all be disappointed.
Graddy PhotographyReviewed on 5/08/2014
We were very fortunate to sign on with Graddy Photography to do our Engagement and wedding pictures. Justin was very professional and found amazing backdrops for all our photos. We were extremely happy with him choosing Northfield as our location for our engagement pictures. We would not have considered that location for we were looking at more downtown Minneapolis or Minnehaha falls. His comment was "You see those backdrops all the time". If you want something different, Northfield has a lot great shooting locations! Great advise. The wedding photo's turned out amazing. We are so happy with the end results. Thank you Graddy. We will definitely recommend you!
Thank You Graddy Photography!!!Reviewed on 3/07/2014 Jane F
Chas and I are completely grateful for the beautiful work of Justin at Graddy Photography in capturing our wedding! We were looking for a creative photographer, and Justin provided even more than we expected. We felt as if we could enjoy our entire day while Justin directed and lead the bridal party without adding any undue stress, creating photographs that mean so much to us. We have been nothing but impressed from the engagement photos to wedding with Graddy Photography's ability to capture meaningful moments in a creative and classy manner. Thanks to you we'll always remember what fun we had and how blessed we are. Thanks for being there and for all of your hard work!