After extensive research, my wife and I chose Labor of Love to capture our wedding on September 10th, 2016. I work in the media and video industry, and have shot numerous wedding videos myself, and have worked alongside some great photographers. While budgeting our wedding, we set a substantial amount for photography and videography because we knew how vital a great professional photographer is for capturing our special day. After reviewing our photography options, we decided to go with Labor of Love based off of customer reviews, and their beautiful portfolio of work. We were ultimately paired with Shannon as our photographer. We just received our photos yesterday, and, honestly speaking, our photos were very unsatisfactory considering the hefty investment we paid: $3450. Objectively speaking, our photos turned out fairly vanilla, plain, and for lack of a better phrase - unmemorable. On our wedding day, our photographer and her assistant were punctual, very warm and respectful. Getting ready shots, ceremony shots, and family portraits mostly turned out fine. However, when it came time for bridal party shots, and bride and groom shots, we were, as one would expect, mentally exhausted at that point and were looking for more creative direction from our photographer. It seemed as if they chose the 'safe' route for shots. Doing the same few poses: arm around each other, heads together, kiss, and repeat. Upon review, our pictures look somewhat flat with little depth of field, lack of creative angles, and poor use of the surrounding areas. For example, our photographer chose a tree for part of our portrait shots, which truthfully, turned out awful and awkward looking with us standing amongst this tree. On the editing side of things, it seems as if the same filter was used on each of the shots, with little effort in color correction, blurring, fading, etc... My wife and I had only one opportunity at wedding photos, and with the substantial investment we made, we are quite disappointed with the result. While we are pleased with a handful of our photos, we feel disheartened and frustrated with our photos.
I ordered my invitations from A Labor of Love. She was easy to work with and gave many options. I was very pleased with the results!
Amazingly talented and professionalReviewed on 11/20/2015 Elika M
Our Labor of Love was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Our Photographer in Atlanta was Heidi and she was not only incredible talented, but she and her team where some of the most professional yet comfortable people we worked with throughout the entire wedding process. It's very important that you feel at ease with your photographer, and Heidi's calm and personable demeanor allows for a great atmosphere, and as a result, great pictures. If you're looking for overly staged and cliche wedding photos then this company is not for you. They focus on creating pictures that are works of art that paint stories of your wedding. The level of service was truly top notch and we were beyond pleased with our pictures.
Made us feel so comfortable!Reviewed on 6/10/2015 Janae H
Our Labor of Love was awesome to work with. I planned my wedding in a short time-line, just over 7 months. They were my first choice photographer and I couldn’t believe they were available on my date in such short notice. I also had to move my date forward after getting on contract (due to venue availability) and they were still able to work with me. It was important for me to trust my vendors because our wedding was a destination wedding in San Diego (we live on the East Coast). I never got to meet our photographers (Jesse + Jesh) ahead of time but we felt so comfortable with them regardless. We aren’t exactly comfortable in front of a camera, but they had so many tricks to make us feel at east and have fun in front of the lens. Another great thing is that they were able to blend into our wedding and crowd so that nobody felt distracted by them during the ceremony. We also had many group photos we wanted and they worked with us to get them all in! We haven’t gotten our photos back yet (it’s only been two weeks), but I know they will be beautiful!!
Heidi Geldhauser of OLOL - still swooning over my photosReviewed on 9/30/2014 Aimee d
I cannot say enough about the sheer talent that is Heidi Geldhauser. She has such a unique and creative eye. I trusted so much in her style that I really didn't give her too many instructions prior to the wedding, and she did not disappoint. She is ready to work with you in every capacity, be it budget, scheduling, or ideas. Heidi is an absolute pro and such a fabulous person. Everyone at the wedding just adored her and her team. It is so clear Heidi loves what she does, that passion comes through in her photos. So overjoyed with her work.
Great Person and PhotographerReviewed on 1/10/2014 Kimberly P
I loved working with Heidi. She did a great job and so professional. She was very easy going and really knew a lot of stuff.
Heidi is da bombReviewed on 11/09/2013 janice m
One thing I did not have to worry about was documenting the day with beautiful and lasting pictures. Heidi was seemless, always on top of events, and never intrusive. While she is certainly professional, she is a relaxing presence that sometimes make you forget that she isn't your best friend who is there to support you in any way possible. She is multifaceted and a true artist. I can only say that an engaged couple who attended our wedding in Key West instantly booked her for their Manhattan wedding after seeing her work. Unbelievable detail and quality.
Best photographers!Reviewed on 7/27/2013 Heather O
Matt and Meghan from Our Labor of Love took amazing pictures and caught all of the perfect moments. They capture candid moments and were there the entire night to ensure all the details will be remembered. They scouted beautiful locations for the bride & groom photos and thought of gorgeous/amusing pictures with the family and bridal party. All of our guests had a blast with the smilebooth and now all their facebook photos are ones from the wedding. Couldn't have asked for a better pair to work with and will definitely work with them in the future!
Great PhotographersReviewed on 4/11/2013 Corrie K
As a wedding coordinator we see many photographers. David and Kendrick were awesome at their jobs and on top of the rigorous timeline we set out for the day. They are pleasant and easy to get along with and I would recommend them to any bride looking to get married!
Awesome photographerReviewed on 10/30/2012 Libett M
We chose Matt Miller from Our Labor of Love and we're so glad that we did. Matt, and his second shooter, Meghan McInnis, did a fabulous job shooting our wedding. They were down to earth, very friendly, and of course, very professional. They made my now husband and myself look amazing!
Heidi is the best!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Megan S
I absolutely loved working with Heidi for my engagement and wedding photos. The pictures come out looking like something out of a magazine every time. What I loved most about Heidi is that she can get the perfect shot without you even realizing it until you see the photos and then you are amazed! If you want an amazing photographer who takes all your special moments and turns them into Vogue-worthy photos, then Heidi is the girl for you!
AMAZING!Reviewed on 2/05/2012 Ginny T
Heidi was fantastic. She did an amazing job with the wedding party, finding the perfect place for a picture, and taking creative shots of the entire event
Amazing PhotographerReviewed on 7/28/2011 Heather M
Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love captured our wedding day (and engagement photos) beautifully! Each photo is truly a work of art. She was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone, especially those who place photography as one of their top wedding priorities.
Amazing!Reviewed on 4/03/2011 Alicia C
We used Our Labor of Love for our wedding and LOVED our photographer, Heidi! Our pictures are traditional with a non traditional flare!
AMAZING.Reviewed on 12/03/2010 Emma W
Jesse and Whitney are an amazing husband and wife team based out of Atlanta. They flew to NY for our wedding, at a minimal "travel cost". They were sweet, calming and took THE most amazing pictures of our day. <3 OLOL.
too much awesomenessReviewed on 11/16/2010 alicia h
I can't even begin to tell you how much I love Jesse and Whitney. Every single picture they took is amazing. On top of the stellar pictures, they are very professional and open to communication. I found them to be a bit pricey, but I fell in love with their photos and knew I wouldn't be happy unless we used them, high price or no. I am SO happy that I followed my gut, the photos are amazing.
Worth Every PennyReviewed on 11/08/2010 Alison Z
Jesse and Whitney are the best wedding photographers out there, as far as I'm concerned. I live in New York City, where there are literally thousands of wedding photographers to choose from, but I couldn't find anyone that compares to OLOL, so we eventually decided if there was one thing to splurge on, it should be our photography, since its the only part of the wedding that lasts more than 5 hours. They are definitely expensive, but they are amazing photographers with a very unique perspective on weddings. We loved spending our wedding day with them, they felt like old friends within minutes. If you are considering hiring OLOL, just do it. You wont regret it!
Artistic, Natural, IncredibleReviewed on 10/25/2010 Katie S
I was lucky enough to have one of my closest friends as my wedding photographer. Heidi works for a company based out of Atlanta called Our Labor of Love. They will go anywhere to shoot your engagement, wedding, even baby pics! I was brought to tears by my engagement photos and am only days away from seeing my wedding photos. I have plenty of tissues to prepare myself! Their shooting style is more casual and candid. They do an amazing job capturing the overall essence of the day while still keeping in mind certain people you want to be photographed with. I love their more natural and artistic approach to photography. If you are looking for a photographer that will blow your mind without making you do rediculous poses, Our Labor of Love, and especially photographer Heidi Geldhuaser is absolutly incredible.
The Most Amazing PhotgraphersReviewed on 8/09/2010 Kelly P
By far, the best part of our wedding was the photos (aside from our love for each other and the committment we made, but that goes without saying). Our photos were amazing and everyone was blown away by the artistic quality. If you are looking for amazing photo journalistic pictures, look no further. Plus, Jesse and Whit are so much fun and great to work with!
can't say enough good things about them...Reviewed on 8/09/2010 Monica P
David and Kendrick are absolutely amazing. They're beyond talented and just the nicest people. Your pictures will be incredible guaranteed if you book them and lucky us, they travel! With them you're not going to get the boring, traditional photos ... they look for different ideas and find beauty everywhere.
AmazingReviewed on 6/28/2010 Jaime R
Our wedding photos were amazing!!!
Awesome ArtistryReviewed on 6/28/2010 Kristen O
I love the work that Our Labor of Love does. It is not just photography it is art. The images are so unique and, so beautiful. Looking back on the images from my wedding is a awesome experience through their lens. They were wonderful to work with, and everyone at my wedding commented on how nice the photographers were and everyone who sees that actual images are just as blown away as I am! I highly recommend them as a wedding photographer!