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Lisa was our photographer last weekend, and she was amazing!! First, we had an engagement photo shoot in the fall which really helped us all get to know each other since mushy photo taking can be kind of awkward and intimate. She was soooo amazing at making us feel comfortable and everyone still talks about how beautiful our photos are since I put them everywhere on facebook (gross, I know). Our wedding was magical, and she took amazing shots and dealt with my semi-bratty attitude with ease when I wanted to just dance and not take pictures. She's one of a kind with talent and personality, and I couldn't be happier to have her take our photos on the most important day of our lives that we hope to share, via pictures, with our future children thanks to her.
We loved having Lisa as our wedding photographer. First, she has such a great and upbeat personality, is very personable but a true professional, and is extremely easy to work with. Second, communicating with her was a breeze and she is very open to suggestions (but she has a perfect sense of what will work best from a technical and artistic perspective so she'll let you know if a different approach is better). This was huge for us, because some photographers have huge egos and they're offended if you make a small suggestion. But not Lisa. She wants you to be completely happy with her work. Third, she is so passionate about her work. We looked at a lot of photographers' portfolios. And they were all pretty good. Lisa's was no exception. So what set her apart from the rest, besides her wonderful style of photography (as evidenced by her elaborate photography portfolio), was her passion. It shines through when you discuss anything photography-related to her. Finally, she also conducted herself very professionally and, in the end, she went above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend her.
I got married in Leesburg, VA on 10/29/2016, and Lisa at Lovesome Photography helped to make our wedding day absolutely phenomenal. From our first meeting back in December, Lisa was warm, communicative, professional, and thoroughly delightful to spend time and plan our wedding with. I researched a number of photographers before finding Lisa's gorgeous and "real-looking" images that were the first that really spoke to me, so I cannot wait to get our final images back because I know they will be incredible. We were married at Lansdowne Resort, and Lisa actually came to the hotel the day before our wedding to scout out good photo locations for us. She and her second shooter Heather arrived early on our wedding day and made everyone immediately feel at ease with their friendly demeanor and efficient professionalism. They kept us smiling, on schedule, and were great about checking in with me throughout the evening to make sure my groom and I were happy and getting all of the specific group photos we requested. Lisa's photo package included engagement photos, which I did not particularly want, so she kindly exchanged that service for three full photo albums that she will put together for us to give to our parents as gifts for the holidays. We hired Lisa as a photographer but left our wedding weekend 100% feeling like we'd made a wonderful and trusted friend, and I cannot thank or recommend her enough for all that she's done for us. Hire her to photograph any special occasion in your life- I promise you won't regret it!
Lisa is amazing! She was super accommodating and brought her fun energy to the photo sessions that made everyone feel comfortable and beautiful. In our prep session leading up to the wedding she brought a lot of good ideas and was engaged and gave great feedback to all of our ideas. She put me at ease on the wedding day and we surprisingly had a blast taking pictures! During the ceremony we hardly noticed she was there and she was very professional! Thank you Lisa for everything you are awesome! I highly highly recommend Lovesome Photography! 10 stars!! :)
Wonderful service with a wonderful photographerReviewed on 11/20/2015 Pam H
Lisa was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She made the whole wedding planning process so much easier because she always replied promptly and with a lot of thought to our emails - gave us useful ideas. I knew early on that I wouldn't have to worry about our photography, and I didn't mind that being taken off my shoulders because there were lots of other wedding stuff to worry/fuss over. On the day of the wedding, the experience was the same. She tried to make the couple-only photo session less awkward - my groom and I are awkward photo takers :) As for the photography for the actual ceremony and reception, I never really noticed Lisa or Ian taking photos of us - which is a good thing. They somehow managed to blend seamlessly into the event without being in our face taking photos, yet the photos turned out wonderful. Captured lots of moments we were a part of and not a part of, it was a great storyline of our wedding day. We couldn't be happier with chosing Lovesome Photography to be part of our wedding.
The Best PhotographerReviewed on 10/30/2015 Kristin F
Lisa was such an amazing photographer to work with. I knew instantly when we met with her at her beautiful studio that I wanted her to do my pictures. Not only is she so talented but her personality is awesome. Your Photographer is with you all day and it only made my day that much better that I got to be around such an amazing photographer. She captured every thing I asked for and more. The album she put together for my husband and I is the most beautiful thing. Everyone has asked if I was the one to put the pictures together and my answer is no my photographer did it and there was nothing that I wanted to change. I would recommend lovesome photography to any one for any purpose every time !!!
Lovesome PhotographyReviewed on 10/29/2015
We had a great experience with Lovesome Photography for our August 2015 wedding. Lisa was extremely helpful and organized. She responded quickly to emails (important especially since we were planning from 500 miles away) and welcomed us to her gorgeous studio on a Sunday morning to accommodate our limited travel schedule and go over plans for the big day. At the wedding, Lisa and Ian were timely and professional while offering the perfect amount of direction, enthusiasm, and comic relief. We love our wedding photos and are so glad to have worked with Lovesome Photography!
Friendly PhototogReviewed on 10/29/2015 Steven A
We met Lisa at a wedding Expo. Her work had caught our eye as being of the style and quality we were looking for, but what made her the first vendor we signed with (after settling on a venue) was her demeanor. She put both myself and my bride at ease. She understood our concern that the photography should not be obtrusive in the ceremony and reception, and also our interest in using the opportunity to capture candid photos of our aging relatives. She did a great job addressing both. She also offered advice in a constructive way, without being pushy about it. From helping set the positions of some arrangements, to detailing some of the flow of the reception, to working out how the sparkler-lit exit should go, she offered her experience (which we needed) in a very transparent way and left decisions up to us. Furthermore, she didn't push vendors on us, but when asked for suggestions, provided outstanding recommendations. Both times we asked for suggestions (after having searched on our own for a while), we ended up vetting the vendor she suggested and then hiring them. Lisa and the other vendors she recommended were amongst the best vendors we had the opportunity to work with on our the wedding, and the photos she took were outstanding - even though our engagement shoot ended up taking place in a blackout during a thunderstorm! (Like every other curve ball we threw at her, she knocked that one out of the park too!)
Perfection!!Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Megan B
Lisa is the definition of "photographer". She finds inspiration in the things that are important to you as a couple and captures each detail beautifully. She embraced all of my ideas for picture opportunities and, with her experience and expertise, made my ideas into realities. She is calm, confident, and foresees moments that make great candid pictures. Her assistants were very capable and helpful! I am so happy and lucky that Lisa was available for our big day. Her services were affordable, the results were absolutely perfect, and she captured the beauty of our wedding in a way we will treasure forever.
Excellent quality and service!Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Jessica C
Lisa is fantastic in every way. She has great energy, an artistic eye, and works tirelessly to deliver on time. She turned around our engagement photos within 2 weeks and over 1,000 wedding photos within 3 weeks! She's always a pleasure to converse with, be it in person, on the phone, or via email, and she's super quick to respond to any inquiries you may have. We haven't finalized our album yet, but that's mostly because we're having the hardest time narrowing down our favorites since we love practically every single photo. After going through all of the photos multiple times the day she posted them, I sent her an email: "I just felt the need to email you again. These are incredible. Simply amazing. Captured the day perfectly. I can't stop looking at them. So many wonderful moments that I had already forgotten but can now cherish forever! Thank you so so so much!" I would definitely recommend her to any and all brides. Plus, her studio in Leesburg is super cute!
Exceptional Photos!Reviewed on 7/11/2015 Stephanie G
Lisa at Lovesome Photography was GREAT! She did exceptional work on our engagement and wedding photos! She was always very responsive and flexible with making arrangements, and helped calm my anxious nerves during the big day! I would highly recommend Lisa! I will use Lovesome Photography for future photo needs!
Best Photographer in Leesburg!Reviewed on 7/09/2015 Ashley C
Lisa was beyond amazing as a photographer for our engagement and wedding pictures. She was so much fun to work with and did such a wonderful job. I would definitely refer her to all of my friends and family for any occasion. Hopefully we can use her again in the future!
Lisa at Lovesome Photography was great! She was always very professional, flexible, and responsive. She was also very accommodating and was able to get all of our wedding photos in the brief time between our wedding ceremony and reception. The photos she took were amazing -- all of our family and friends raved at how beautiful they were! She also had a "photo reveal" party for us that was very lovely. I would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married!
Lovin' LovesomeReviewed on 11/26/2014
We HIGHLY recommend Lovesome Photography!!! Lisa and Ian are amazing people who are truly talented in their craft. They took absolutely beautiful boudoir and wedding photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. Working with Lisa and Ian has been a seamless and enjoyable process. Not only are they highly attentive, making sure that we were completely satisfied with pre-event planning and comfortable on our wedding day, but they also have a wonderful eye for detail that makes their work truly impeccable. Thank you both for your dedication and hard work. We could not be happier!
So excited for all the pictures!Reviewed on 11/11/2014
My husband and I were ecstatic with our photos and the whole process we had with Lisa and Ian on shooting our wedding. Our meetings with them were fun and productive, and the photos from the day are spot on in showing everyone's personalities (and looking their best). We got behind in getting to the venue from hair, so we went to a Plan B Lisa and Ian came up with that worked great. We still got all the formal shots we wanted and the candids from the reception were great, too. I can't say enough wonderful things, especially when we got the photos (which were ridiculously fast in getting turned around); it felt like we could remember the day just as it was. Will treasure the photos always. :)
Best pictures ever!Reviewed on 9/04/2014 Alexandra
Lisa did a great job on our pictures, and from someone who hates just about every picture taken of her, that's saying something! I loved every picture she took, and she seemed so invisible that day, I don't even remember seeing her very much. But we ended up with the most beautiful pictures ever! We definitely recommend her to every one!
We love SoftBox MediaReviewed on 10/01/2013 Patricia H
Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding photos turned out. From the first meeting with Lisa and Ian we knew we were in good hands. Lisa listened to our ideas and saw our vision instantly. Our e-session was an amazing photo shoot in downtown DC. On our wedding day Lisa and Ian were on time and dressed ready for a wedding (our guests were very impressed with this)! During the entire day both Lisa and Ian were one step ahead of us and captured our day beautifully. There is not a bad photo that I have seen. We cannot wait to see our albums. We will be using SoftBox Media for all our future photography needs! Mr and Mrs Tolbert
The BEST Photographers!!Reviewed on 8/15/2013 Erica A
Lisa and Ian are by far the most talented and fun photographers EVER! Every time we met with them we had so much fun! In fact, we are still working with them today. We had our engagement session with them in October 2012 and let them choose the venue and it was perfect. Actually, we left everything up to their judgment and we were never disappointed. They blew us away! They took a lot of time to get to know us as a couple, and as individuals. We met with them on several occasions at restaurants and their office. Even when we couldn't put into words what we liked they knew exactly what we wanted because they knew us so well. The engagement shoot was so much fun. We weren't worried at all if we were getting good shots because Lisa and Ian's work speaks for itself. We had our engagement pictures printed into a bound book that was incredible. We used this book as the signature book for our guests at our wedding. This book is sitting on our coffee table and every time someone visits they comment on how great the pictures look. Lisa and Ian also photographed our wedding and they literally got every second on film. They were able to document every single emotion and event at our wedding without us even aware they were around - even the candid moments that are priceless. Everyone that sees our pictures remarks at how perfect and creative they are. The guests at the wedding spoke so highly of them because they were not only professional, but fun! We also used their photo corner at the wedding reception and all of our guests raved about it. It was so entertaining and I highly recommend it. SoftBox Media's packages even allowed us to get every picture taken in the photo corner printed in a bound book. They have a very fast turn around time on reviewing and providing us with the pictures - we even get access to every single shot. Lisa and Ian were by far our favorite vendor for our wedding. We cannot speak highly enough of their skills and professionalism. We have recommended SoftBox Media to several of our friends and we will continue to do so. You would do your wedding a service by hiring them - they are hands down THE BEST!
Wedding Bliss! Do not pass SoftBox Media up!!!Reviewed on 8/15/2013 Robyn A
Lisa and her husband, Ian, were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Not only were Lisa and her husband AMAZING but they also were in tune with our needs as a couple. We met prior to our engagement session to talk more about our needs for our wedding day and as the bride, I met individually with Lisa before our wedding to discuss more details concerning our ceremony and reception, both of which required multiple family portraits because we had 5 sides to our new family. Additionally, as an interfaith couple they respectfully inquired about the important aspects of our faiths and how they would be included in our ceremony so that they did not miss them when taking photos on our day. Together, they captured all of the small moments that were important to us. On top of that, we received our photos to us within a month and are looking forward to planning our wedding album together. Everyone who attended our wedding and who has seen their beautiful photos have been commenting on how great they turned out. Another important note to mention is that they knew we are HUGE Washington Capitals fans and they even put us in contact with the official Slapshot Mascot for the team. Our rehearsal dinner was Capitals themed and their connection with the team led to a fantastic surprise that my husband will never forget! Since our wedding, my husband (who hates having his picture taken) has even talked about having them do our first family portrait once we have children in the future. Now that is saying something! This photography duo is too good to pass up. I am sure glad that I had them for my wedding! I will always be grateful to them for providing us with such beautiful photos. THANK YOU!!!
awesomeReviewed on 7/15/2013 Greg T
Best Wedding Photographers!Reviewed on 10/26/2012 Shannon W
When my fiancé and I met with Lisa and Ian, they were the first of 3 photographers we planned to review. But we knew within minutes that we would hire them. It's not only that their work is fantastic, but they make you feel completely at ease and the whole process becomes very simple. They worked with us to build a package that really matched what we were looking for, and were also helpful in suggestions for our engagement shoot. During both the engagement and the wedding they were efficient and we actually never noticed them "in the way" at all. AND they are fast! Back from our honeymoon and our photos are already there for our review! We hope to work with them in the future, definitely.
SoftBox Media is the absolute best!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Christiana S
Lisa and Ian are amazing and fantastically talented photographers! They are very pleasant, very patient, and very easy to work with. Our engagement photos were so beautiful that they were featured on a couple wedding websites. And when they did our actual day, the photos were stunning! They captured every little detail (and we were a DIY wedding so there was a lot!) and did a wonderful job at showing the atmosphere of the day. Ian and Lisa are absolutely wonderful photographers and I would absolutely recommend them to any bride any day!
FLAWLESS!!!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Katie E
If forced to choose one word to describe Lisa & Ian and their work it would have to be flawless. From the moment my husband and I met Lisa & Ian at the showcase, we both knew after seeing their work and meeting with them at their studio that they would be the perfect match for our wedding day. From the get go they wanted to know what we envisioned for our day & how they could fit in to that vision. They did just that! Starting with our engagement shoot. They listened to our ideas for photos as well as suggested lots of their own creative ideas. Our pictures captured images that we will cherish forever. Our wedding day came and they were there on time, ready to go, with cameras in hand! They both took their time to do the individual portraits of my bridal party and the groomsmen ahead of time before the ceremony, while both communicating to ensure my wish of not seeing my husband beforehand was met. Lisa and Ian made everything stress free and made it flow so easily! After the formal posed pictures, I hardly felt like I saw them during the reception. This was not because they weren’t there, but because they blended in. Not once did my husband and I feel like we had a photographer following us around all night. Lisa and Ian somehow found a way to just blend in to the crowd all while capturing every single smile, tear, and laugh! When we got our photos back I was excited as I opened the first category of pictures on the site. Instant tears! I laughed and cried through all the photos. I was left feeling like I didn’t have enough words to even begin thanking them enough for capturing our day SO beautifully. We are still left in awe as we continue to look at our pictures and reflect back on our special day. As if anyone couldn’t tell by now, YES I would highly recommend these two. They are the most genuine, creative, hardworking, and dedicated professionals anyone could ever hope to work with. And more importantly they deliver absolutely flawless work!
Amazing photographersReviewed on 9/22/2012 Dwight B
Lisa and Ian are amazing people to work with. We had to postpone our wedding due to an accident in the family and they were incredibly flexible and supportive. They had wonderful ideas for shots and are both intuitive and creative. Before the wedding, Ian went with my husband to take pictures of him and his groomsmen while Lisa stayed with me. Prior to the wedding, my bridesmaids and I were running around and I was incredibly stressed out. Lisa was instrumental in calming me down and insuring me that everything was going to be fine. Since the wedding, my husband and I have been dragging our feet about the final product we want. Lisa and Ian have been amazingly patient. They delivered us a beautiful product in a timely manner. They were able to discern what would be an important memory for us to capture on film. With SoftBox Media not only did we find talented photographers, we also found two good friends.
Love SoftBox!Reviewed on 9/17/2012 Christopher W
Lisa and Ian are absolutely fantastic!! They were always responsive and flexible, which is very helpful when you're planning a wedding from a few states away! We also couldn't have been more thrilled with their demeanor and presence throughout our wedding day. Our Wedding Mass ran long, so we only had 15 minutes for formal church pictures which would be tight no matter how small the wedding party and families are - but we had a ring bearer, a (feisty) flower girl, six bridesmaids, six groomsmen and large immediate families! They were structured and timely throughout the informal wedding party shots at the reception site, and were very creative, patient and fun during the shots of just me and my husband! An extremely positive experience...We would definitely recommend SoftBox (and already have)!