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Reviewed On 11/25/2020 by Monika M
I am beyond grateful to have had Emily and John be a part of our wedding. Their attentiveness, professionalism, and talent are unparalleled. I am so thankful for their flexibility during our tumultuous wedding planning process (three venue chan...
ges in 6 months!). I feel like every time Emily and I communicated I had to inform her of a new venue change :)
On the wedding day itself I could not have asked for a better photography team to capture all of our special moments. Aside from their keen eye for the most beautiful lighting and backgrounds, their calm demeanor helped quell my wedding day anxiety. Emily and John were also extremely patient as things deviated a bit from our scheduled timeline, and they also helped corral my three little flower girls :)They are willing to go the extra mile to capture the perfect photo--including standing in the middle of a busy downtown Milwaukee street!!
I am *so* thrilled with the quality of photos from our engagement session and the sneak peak of our wedding photos. Emily and John knew exactly how to organize and execute the most beautiful shots. I cannot wait to see them all!!!!
I absolutely recommend hiring The McNiels for your wedding day photography. You will be amazed (!) with their professionalism, kindness, and talent! :)
Reviewed On 10/18/2019 by Madison F
Emily and John made all our wedding day photo dreams come true. They are sweet and so fun to be around, and brought an incredibly calming presence to our day. They helped us establish a timeline and were flexible with changes. Most importantly....
..we are obsessed with the pictures they took and will cherish them forever!!
Reviewed On 8/20/2019 by Emily B
Emily & John are amazing. Emily has such an eye for photography and was already getting a shot of the thing I just thought of. We haven't even gotten our pictures back yet but just based on the sneak peeks we've seen I can't wait! John is perso...
nable and is constantly checking in to make sure nothing you wanted has been missed. Between the two of them everything was always covered and I felt so at ease on our day. It was quite warm on our wedding day and don't Emily & John suggested changing up the location for our pictures to give us access to sit conditioning, and yet they still found gorgeous places to get pictures. The whole bridal party was thankful to have a place to cool down between shots! You will definitely not regret hiring them!
Reviewed On 7/15/2019 by Leah H
Emily and John are just incredible to work with! They are very relaxed and easygoing photographers.
I just love their instagram and their blog; they are two of the most genuine people. That was huge for my husband and me, as we are definitely ...
not the most comfortable in front of a camera.
We had such a fun time during our engagement photo session, even though we had cold dreary weather. There are so many beautiful photos that came out of that afternoon!
On our wedding day, I never felt stressed about looking a certain way or doing an unnatural pose. Emily and John just capture the natural feelings and smiles that come out! We are so grateful that we chose Emily and John to document the biggest day of our lives. They were amazing to work with; everyone from the bridal party and our families cannot say enough good things about the two of them! I would definitely recommend this duo to any bride and groom in the area!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Emily M
Emily and John McNiel were such a great team to work with! Our wedding was a huge, two ceremony in one day affair with a Hindu ceremony and lunch, 4 hour break for photos and outfit change, then Christian ceremony and evening reception. We knew...
we'd need to find photographers who would be able to be with us for at least 12 hours, which is longer than most photographers offer for their full day packagers. John and Emily were able to accommodate that for a totally reasonable price and were such a fun, laid back couple who kept us completely at ease all day. I really appreciated their way of guiding us through photos so that we were never guessing how we should pose, but without making us feel unnatural or frozen. And our photos are COMPLETELY GORGEOUS!! I definitely recommend working with Emily and John!
Reviewed On 8/04/2018 by Ashley T
Emily and John are phenomenal. Not only did they capture beautiful photos that we'll cherish for the rest of our lives, but they're wonderful people to work with. They're professional, creative and personable - many of our guests who had intera...
ctions with them commented on how nice they were. And we've gotten so many compliments on our photos by those who've seen them.
Reviewed On 7/24/2018 by Bree W
It has been a month since our wedding and I still can't stop looking at the beautiful pictures that Emily and John took on our wedding day! Photos were one of the most important things of our wedding day and Emily and John captured so many amaz...
ing memories. Their laid back attitude helped us stay calm and comfortable for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures. I loved the email reminders that gave tips and suggestions before the wedding. Emily also helped go over the final timeline of the day and made it run so smoothly! I couldn't recommend McNiel photography more for amazing wedding memories.
Reviewed On 6/29/2018 by Brockett M
You truly cannot put a price tag on the pictures that Emily and John are able to capture during your engagement session and wedding day. Outside of their professionalism, they are incredibly kind (talk about amazing wedding guests, I probably w...
ould have invited them even if they weren’t our photographers ) and share an incredible amount of industry knowledge with their Client Guidebook.
They make you feel incredibly at ease on what can be an otherwise stressful day—they encourage moments of “escape” with your significant other (which I highly recommend) to create unforgettable images that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Their pictures speak for themselves—but these images are cultivated out of the experience that they bring to all of their clients.
Reviewed On 2/18/2018 by Tony F
McNeil Photography shot our New Year’s Eve wedding in Milwaukee, and did a phenomenal job. We aren’t local and the McNeils helped us every step of the way.
We found Emily and John because they shot a friend’s wedding, and we thought their pho...
tos did a wonderful job capturing the event we attended. When we were looking for a photographer, we were able to set up a video chat with them to talk through who they are, what they do during an event, and their services and costs. The McNeils had a very detailed and organized checklist for planned photos. We had another chat prior to the wedding day to walk through logistics. They were incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the planning process.
Our photos are great, and truly capture the emotions and events of our wedding day. They did an equally great job with posed portraits at the church, and candid moments before and after the ceremony and at the reception. A wonderful bonus is that you couldn’t find nicer people who make everyone feel genuinely relaxed about having their picture taken. We would absolutely recommend McNeil Photography to anyone getting married.
Reviewed On 12/12/2017 by Carly H
Emily and her husband were great to work with! They took very thoughtful and fun pictures and were able to capture our personal style perfectly! Our photos are finished and our album has been delivered and it all turned out great! Emily was ver...
y easy to work with and flexible with changes, which helped keep stress low for both of us.
Reviewed On 10/26/2017 by J V
Emily and John are exceptional in every sense of the word. Their work speaks for itself, but the personal touch they bring to their work is just as impressive. They were fantastic at communicating and were always organized, responsible, and on ...
top of things. We appreciated the time they took to get to know us and always kept our wishes and our vision for our wedding paramount. They were sensitive to the groom’s health concerns and seemed to plan ahead for everything. They brought a gentle and reassuring presence to the whole day and were just a joy to have around. They got the best shots while blending in and not creating any pressure or drawing attention to themselves. It was like they were nowhere and everywhere at the same time, and we couldn’t believe the little moments and big emotions their cameras caught. Not only do they possess an extraordinary ability to find just the right angle and combine it with just the right lighting, but they have an uncanny gift for capturing the spirit and beauty of the moment. We couldn’t be more grateful to have Emily and John as our wedding photographers, and gladly give them our highest recommendation.
Reviewed On 10/14/2017 by Caitlin K
My husband and I chose our vendors based on quality, price, and relationships/personalities. I did a ton of research on photographers and was looking for beautiful pictures that were a balance between photojournalistic and studio. Emily and Jo...
hn’s work was more perfect than I could have imagined. Our pictures were incredible. (check them out for yourself here http://www.mcnielphotography.com/south-shore-milwaukee-wedding-caitlin-tim/ )
Besides the pictures they produced from our wedding day, it’s obvious E&J care about their clients. Their personalities fit right in with our group and are just straight up lovely people. This is a duo who genuinely loves what they do and go above and beyond for each one of their couples. You may even get a few surprises in the mail along the way ;)
One of my bridesmaids mentioned how she barely noticed Emily and John throughout the day when they were catching the candids, yet caught every moment.
When looking for a photographer, having two photogs on my wedding day was not on my must-have list. However, after having both E&J shoot our wedding day, I would highly recommend having two photographers on your wedding day. You’ll get pictures you’d never get with just one, like the flower girl on her tiptoes looking out the window in the middle of the ceremony, or the bridesmaids laughing while the guys are taking pictures of their socks in the background.
When I posted pictures on social media, many people mentioned how beautiful our pictures were. I would HIGHLY recommend McNiel photography to capture your wedding day. You will not be disappointed and your hardest decision will be deciding which ones to print and hang up in your house after your wedding day! :)
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Samantha B
We absolutely loved working with John & Emily for both our engagement and wedding photos! They were so kind and easygoing - we felt like we could be ourselves around them, no awkward smiles or forced poses. They had some sneak peeks on their bl...
og within days of the wedding, and we were stunned by how absolutely gorgeous they made everything look. They truly captured all the many wonderful moments of that day even better than we remember them. It's clear they have passion and a real gift for what they do - we could not have made a better choice.
Reviewed On 12/08/2014 by Theresa M
John and Emily were GREAT! They have a great sense of humor and a great eye! Out of all my vendors for the wedding, McNiel Photography was the easiest to work with. They were extremely flexible and understanding with creating a photography pac...
kage that fit my needs, style and budget. They provided a few sneak peek photos within days of the wedding and we had access to our unedited photos within 10 days of the wedding to narrow down our final choices. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer.