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Hiring Linda Rivard as our photographer was probably one of the very best decisions we made for our wedding! We wre married in August of 2017. She was extremely kind, helpful, professional. She did our engagement shoot and we were so comfortable with her! We loved how our pictures turned out! She even gave us an extra mini session because she loved an idea we had of doing a shoot on the ice at Steinburg. Linda is extremely responsive and quick to call or text back. She was amazing on the wedding day itself. She really helped keep a timeline going for the day! We had some issues with the venue next door (Lemp Mansion) who were having an outdoor jazz festival next to our outdoor wedding. We changed our ceremony time to accommodate this, but we could still hear it during any time our music was not playing during the reception, which could really cause issues during speeches. Linda went over to Lemp Mansion herself to find out when there would be a break in music so that we could have our toasts and speeches done then! She is a remarkable person, so accommodating and yet so professional. She is amazing! She even helped the boys put their boutonnieres on! And as a plus, she was the most affordable photographer I found with 2 shooters for 8 hours! Her assistant Kim was also wonderful. I cannot recommend Linda Rivard Photography highly enough! My sisters are also looking forward to her shooting their weddings (probably years from now, but they loved her!) and a friend has also set up a portrait session for her daughter with Linda. I really cannot recommend her highly enough!
I can't say enough about how much we love Linda!! From our engagement photos to the wedding day, she was so great with us. She rolled with the punches, made sure all of my many requests were met, and made our day run so smoothly. We were so impressed with how she handled the family photos after the ceremony, organizing everyone and keeping things running quickly. She kept us on schedule all day, but still made it feel relaxed and let us have time to enjoy the day. We cannot WAIT to see our photos, but if they are anything like our engagement photos we know we will be blown away. We had our dogs join us for our photos and she did SO well with them, getting them to focus and be calm for the camera and capturing some truly adorable memories. We wish we could have Linda follow us around with her camera every day! Thank you SO much!!
Many thank yous to Linda and her assistant Sean. They were absolutely wonderful! Linda was punctual, outgoing, fun, and lively! She was the photographer for 2 of my siblings weddings so we had to use her again! From the first meeting and on she listened to us, had great ideas, and was efficient. We told her how much time we had and what we wanted to do and she made it happen. Sean was incredible too. The day of the wedding he carried a little fan for me, helped me with my flowers, offered his knee for me to stand on, I mean really he was great! So thank you again Linda and Sean!
Linda was one of the best things that happened on our wedding day. We got married in the middle of the torrential rain that flooded most of the state in April, but Linda stayed on top of it all. She was there to help my bustle my dress, came up with a viable outdoor location to take pictures (not easy in the rain), checked on me and my husband through the process to make sure we were feeling great and was overall a calming anchor to the whole day. She took absolutely gorgeous photos, commanded our families to make sure time limits were met during stationary photos, and made sure she was on the same pages as all of my vendors. Every single time I talked to Linda I was happy that we had chosen her, and she is 100% worth every penny. If you're thinking about using Linda- don't think. Book her now.
Linda is Fantastic! Our pictures turned out so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I gave her pretty much free rein on locations because I trusted her artistic eye and I could not be more thankful that I did. Additionally, she far exceeded her duties and helped to keep everything and everyone moving smoothly and on time on our wedding day! I would highly recommend her to anyone!
From our first meeting with Linda 18 months prior to our wedding to the end of our reception this past weekend, Linda was awesome to work with. She's easy going and passionate about her work. She is great with dogs and allowed us to bring ours to our engagement pictures and captured perfect shots with him. Linda was organized and made the formal family pictures in the church go smoothly and not take anytime at all. Her second shooter was also great during our wedding day! Both of them made the day fun and made us feel so comfortable. We will definitely be using her for future family photos and highly recommend her for any couple looking for an amazing photographer.
From start to finish, Linda Rivard provided excellent service for our wedding. During our engagement photo session, she got to know us as a couple to ensure she knew how to photograph us on our Big Day. Linda made sure to keep us on schedule that day and I had complete confidence that she was photographing every aspect of the big day. She often captures the unscripted and unposed moments of the day, which is exactly what I prefer. She made me feel comfortable and at ease during the day and was their to lend a helping hand throughout the day. I would highly recommend brides-to-be check out Linda's work.
Best Photographer Out ThereReviewed on 11/18/2015 Lauren Z
I had worked with Linda while she shot a friends wedding that I was in a few years before I got married, and I was referred back to her by a different friend who uses her for family portraits, I am so glad that I listened to these girls! She is seriously the best at what she does! We did our engagement photos with her as well as having her do our wedding and I honestly couldn't be more thrilled with the turnout of the pictures! I always go into these things thinking that there is no way she got any good shots because everything was just so crazy or hectic but she is so calming and literally can deal with any situation with poise! I had a somewhat rough situation between my parents who are divorced and Linda was just so accommodating and understanding. She holds a special place in my heart for that and it's something that I'll definitely never forget! We will be using Linda in the future for all of our family pictures and I highly recommend her for your wedding - she even had a few shots up of our wedding two days afterwards! We love her!
Linda and her team are the best! Since we did not do a first look or see each other before the wedding, Linda only had about 45 minutes in between the ceremony and reception to get pictures done and she more than completed it successfully! She is not afraid to be vocal and is super quick. My husband and I were very pleased with her direction and the pictures are incredible! I also submitted some photo examples and she was completely open to them which we appreciated. I can't recommend Linda enough.
Many of my friends had used Linda Rivard for their wedding photos and loved her so much that I knew I wanted to use her as well. I was not disappointed! Linda really listened to what my husband and I were looking for during our wedding day and took it into account throughout the day. She kept us at ease throughout the process, and was always quick to get posed photos done with my father, because she knew he hated getting his picture taken! All the photos show how comfortable she and her 2nd photographer Shawn made us feel. Linda was also a constant source of wedding knowledge (like which finger did I put my engagement ring on during the ceremony) and was so full service that she even helped me bustle my dress! When we got the photos back I was absolutely thrilled with how beautiful they were. I'm so happy that we used Linda to capture our special day. If I had to do it again, I would definitely hire her again!
Amazing photographer and so much more!!Reviewed on 11/13/2014 Serena T
My now-husband and I heard about Linda from my cousin, who hired her for her engagement photos. We did the same, and loved Linda right off the bat. She had a creative vision for what us "laypeople" couldn't have seen - suggesting different shots and scenery that resulted in beautiful, vibrant pictures. We used those for our Save the Dates, and family and friends continue to ask me for copies -- and that was one year ago! We then worked with Linda again for our wedding date, Nov. 1, 2014, and to say she was my favorite person to work with would be a huge understatement. Not only did she again lead the charge in finding us beautiful places to capture our special day, but she was the jack of all trades for the day. She even offered to get me double-sided tape (and thought of it) during a slight wardrobe issue, and was extremely helpful in wrangling our huge wedding party for pictures. It was the first time meeting her assistant, Kim, who was also very helpful and artistic throughout the day. I haven't seen our full photos yet, but I'm sure they'll be nothing short of spectacular. I love Linda and can't wait to continue working with her as long as she's in the business! I can't imagine anyone better to capture the rest of our family landmarks along the way. Thank you, Linda!!
wedding photographerReviewed on 10/25/2012 Katherine F
LInda has a true talent and eye for beautiful photography. She is very laid back and easy to work with. She had wonderful ideas to guide you through the process and day, but is very willing to listen and capture moments we requested. We are overjoyed with the photos of our big day!!!
Perfect!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Meghan M
Linda made my wedding perfect. She was so calm and made sure all of the photos where exactly what I wanted. From the initial meeting, through the engagement photos and the wedding day, I couldn't have asked for a better photographer.
Heaven Sent. Seriously.Reviewed on 6/20/2012 Amber R
I love Linda. She is wonderful, fantastic. Love love Love. She gave us a discount first off because we had a smaller guest list. Upon checking out her website, we fell in love with her style. She is equally talented in all different styles. My husband and I agreed that we didn't want a lot of the artsy styles, lots of people, fun shots, candids, maybe one or two mildly artsy. She pulled it off perfectly, precisely as we had requested. She did our engagement photo shoot as well, loved them! Included in the package is 2 photographers. That's right, you get TWO photographers. Linda, and one of her associates. So while she's taking pics of you walking down the aisle, her associate is snapping a shot of the tiny tear in your groom's eye. On top of that she edits ALL your photos, gives you a CD of them, and signs the copyright release (ladies, do NOT hire a photographer without that copyright release!!!!), and even gives you a 4x6 print of EVERY PHOTO! Omgosh! I love this woman! She's professional, she's fun, she's fabulous! Call her, you'll love her too. :-)
Excellent, talented photographer!Reviewed on 6/12/2012 Bridget L
Linda was absolutely wonderful and I highly recommend her! I was so impressed with the range of her photographic style. She arrived well before the ceremony so she could check out the venue and all the photographic opportunities it offered. She captured it all -- the casual pre-ceremony preparation, the unique features of the venue, the scenery both inside and out, the fleeting special and personal moments that occur throughout the day, candid shots of the guests, and of course the more traditional shots and formal posed pictures of us and our families. Plus, she has a great personality. She was laid back but energetic, easy to work with, and just plain fun. Also, she didn't have any trouble "herding the cats" when it was time to round people up for group shots. What's more, Linda really seemed like she was enjoying herself and not like she was just there to do a job. With the amount of time she spent, the awesome array of photos and unique scenes she captured, and providing a copy of all the pics and a CD....she is incredibly reasonable and worth every penny. I am ecstatic and totally happy that I chose her to photograph our wedding. Linda rocks!
AMAZING!Reviewed on 6/06/2012 Jennifer A
Linda was a great photographer. She was very easy to work with and captured great pictures. She made sure you had all of the photographs that you wanted and made the day entirely about you! She did a great job with engagement pictures too. She gives you 4X6 prints of all of your pictures, along with the copyrights to them, and a disk with the pictures. Our pictures turned out beautifully. She was quick at taking our pictures, very friendly, and edited the pictures quickly for our viewing! I would HIGHLY recommed her.
above and beyond greatReviewed on 11/30/2011 Sarah K
The photographers were so great. They were so accommodating and friendly the whole time. They helped make the process very easy and fun. Linda went above and beyond and helped with small details at the reception that really helped the whole night flow.
Style!Reviewed on 10/31/2011 Rebekah D
Linda is very energetic and knows what she wants to capture in her lens! She gets things done with style. I had a very short wedding/reception and not much time to fit in pictures but she was able to get plenty of beautiful photographs to remind me of the day! I do wish that there could have been a few more (and better) photos of family groupings but we were crunched for time.
Couldn't recommend more!Reviewed on 10/19/2011 Julie Z
Linda is amazing! Out of all my wedding vendors, she was my favorite. Her cost is reasonable, especially for 2 shooters and the full day. She doesn't try to nickle and dime you by charging by the hour or for prints or for the CD of photos after. But, besides the great price deal, her photos are incredible. She has a great eye and catches moments without too much posing, and really goes out of her way to get the types of photos you want. We had a fairly large wedding party, and during our photos in between the ceremony and reception wiht the whole wedding party she was great at taking the lead and wrangling us all up to go from location to location, but still kept it incredibly fun - no checking watches or stress. Is it weird that i think taking those photos was one of my favorite parts of the whole day? She helps to keep everything effortless and easy... no more stress than needed on the wedding day! She's also great about not being "intrusive", during the ceremony and reception i could barely tell she was there, but the pictures she came through wtih were amazing. I've seen weddings where the photographer seems to be too involved. Stopping the processional walkers to take photos, attached at the hip to the bride, but not Linda. She is great at taking your ideas you want to have (i showed her some specific pictures i wanted to get) but she also is fantastic at giving you direction and keeps the photos "natural" not awkward. What an amazing experience! If you have any doubts just contact her, you'll be glad you did!!
The Best!Reviewed on 10/13/2011 Shannon S
Linda was a wonderful photographer for my wedding. She was very professional. We had very little time to take pictures at the church after the wedding, but because she was so organized, we got all the pictures we wanted! She is an amazing and creative photographer. I am extremely happy with how our pictures turned out! I would recommend Linda as a photographer to anybody!
Fun, professional, wonderful experience!Reviewed on 10/11/2011 Craig A
Linda was an amazing choice for our wedding photography. She is so down to earth and easy to work with. The engagement session was a great way to get to know her and vice versa. When the day came, we had nothing to worry about. Weather derailed our wedding party photos, but Linda was quick to come up with an alternate location. Both her and Raphael were professional and fun to have around during the wedding day. She captured all of our requested photos and plenty of candid ones as well. We received an album with a copy of each print extremely soon after the wedding- several friends and family commented on how quick the turn-around was. The pictures came out wonderful and I would definitely recommend Linda to anyone looking for professional photos. Thanks Linda!
Absolutely amazing!!!Reviewed on 10/10/2011 Courtney P
Linda and Raphael were absolutely amazing!! We absolutely loved working with them. During our engagement session I knew we had one of the best. Linda was so easy going and really listened to what Dan and I wanted in our pictures. The day of our wedding Linda had everything under control and was so organized I didn't have to worry about anything. I had made a list of pictures I wanted and LInda made sure she got them all. I really appreciate that she took the time to meet with us and listen to what we wanted in our pictures. Linda was also one of the only photographers that did not set a time limit. She was our photographer all day and we didn't feel rushed at all. When I received our prints I was completely blown away. Our pictures turned our better then I could have ever imagined.
wonderfulReviewed on 3/20/2011 Katie D
Linda is wonderful to work with, she knows what needs to be done and take amazing pictures. I am so glad I used her for my wedding and engagement pics!
Words Cannot Explain!Reviewed on 11/09/2010 Tatianna C
Linda was so amazing - her photos were unbelievable and she was extremely professional. Having studied photography in college, I was afraid I would never find a photographer that could live up to my expectations. Linda was truly more than I could have asked for. I would recommend her to anyone.
Linda is Simply THE BEST!Reviewed on 11/06/2010 Melissa M
From the moment we met Linda, we knew she had to be our wedding photographer. Not only is she friendly, and easy going, but she shared the same vision we did for capturing our wedding day memories. She also was one of the most affordable photographers we met with. Her package included her for the entire day.... which was nice! We were able to capture every moment of our wedding instead of cramming them all into a few short hours to accommodate the rates of other photographers. On our wedding day, Linda put everyone at ease. We had a blast taking our bridal party photos as well as photos of the two of us. She was so laid back, while at the same time focused on getting the best shots of our special day. Our entire bridal party said it was one of the easiest photo-taking experiences they'd ever had. When we got our photos back we couldn't have been more pleased. Not only were the beautiful, but they captured our day perfectly. We will remember and cherish our wedding day forever in part to the amazing moments Linda captured through our photos. One of my favorite things about Linda is that she always captures the real and un-posed moments. These photos are my favorites and the ones that truly represent how spectacular our day was. Thank you Linda! You are truly the BEST!