I met the guys from SP&V at a Bridal Show, and at the time was completely unaware that they actually already had a relationship with my wedding venue (Rocky's Lake Estate). I was busy falling in love with all of the awesome items they had disp...
layed (movie posters, albums, their super cute "craft" thumb drive, etc.) when they told me that they were a preferred vendor. I was pretty much already hooked!
I did a TON of research on wedding photographers (contacted more than 10), and SP&V always came out ahead in terms of value and "extras" that they offered. The graphic design portion of their business is awesome - they can offer so many unique items you can't find elsewhere. In addition, you get so much "bang for your buck" - they may seem more expensive at first blush, but once you start to itemize the options, they are the same price if not less than their competitors.
When it came time for our engagement session, Jason arrived on time and was very professional. At the same time, he was fun and personable, which immediately won over my "strong, silent type" fiancee. I was worried that Jeremy would be so nervous, he would make weird faces in all of the photos, but Jason was able to put us at ease and capture us acting "natural". He had great ideas for photos, but was also open to our ideas and props we brought along to use. The icing on the cake was that he traveled to THREE different locations to shoot the pics - a "country" style setting, a local park, and the Starbucks where we met.
The reason for the missing star is that there weren't a lot of pictures of Jeremy head-on - most were shots where you could clearly see my face but he was either looking at me or kissing me or something like that. The intimate photos were awesome for us to have, but our family wanted more front-facing and smiling images of the two of us. But to be fair, I didn't specify or realize that we would want more of those images beforehand. In addition, there was one shot that I absolutely would have LOVED if it hadn't been for a tree limb hanging in my face.
All in all, I adore these guys and have totally loved working with them. They have a real appreciation and love of their craft, and it definitely shows in the work they do and in their exemplary customer service. I can't wait to see the work they do at our wedding!