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Reviewed On 8/31/2018 by Johanna M
Reviewed On 1/24/2018 by Katie A
Stay far away. I maybe recieved 90 pictures total of my wedding with ZERO of me and my husband. Such a regret and a huge waste of money. Two years later still waiting on a book I paid for. I don't even want the book because of how terrible the...
Reviewed On 11/24/2017 by Katelyn T
Wedding was in 2014 and we still have not received all of our items going into 2018. This is beyond ridiculous at this point. We will get lawyers involved as contractual obligations and what we paid for were not provided.
Reviewed On 11/29/2016 by Sam B
BRIDES BEWARE!!! DO NOT USE!!! Our wedding was almost 2 years ago and we still have not received our wedding album!!! I am furious with this company and like others are saying it is so hard to get in touch with anyone. We should receive a refun...
d for the hassle they put us through. They do not respond to emails, texts, nor phone calls. Also, my wedding video was TERRIBLE. I could have created a better video than they did. This was the worst decision and I hope that no one else has to go through this.
Reviewed On 11/03/2016 by Brittney M
DO NOT USE!!! Our wedding was October 3, 2015. I did not get my album proofs to approve until May 2016. I approved them immediately and they were getting sent to print. It is now November 2016 and still no albums!!! I am furious with this compa...
ny and like others are saying it is so hard to get in touch with anyone. They do not respond to emails and when they do they make promises that NEVER happen and give you the run around. Also, I received my wedding video months after the wedding and it was TERRIBLE. The quality was like someone shot it with a cell phone camera. I paid extra for a cinematic trailer and well wishes that were not done. I had a 4 hour wedding reception following my traditional Catholic Church wedding ceremony. The video consisted of my wedding ceremony (poor quality) and 8 minutes of my 4 hour reception. I got around a 35 minute video when we paid for 5 hours of coverage. This was the worst decision I could of made during my wedding selections! I hope no one else has to go through this. The Knot needs to remove them immediately!
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Knottie393694c257874d06
My wedding was 10/12/2013, I still have no books!!
I have attempted to contact them numerous times, no answer, no reply to my emails.
The quality of the pictures were gorgeous BUT my BIGGEST upset is that there is not one picture with my husb...
and, our kids, and I.
We spent so much money to get that biggest disappointment, I am lost for words.
I am still waiting to hear from them about my books.
Reviewed On 10/02/2016 by Colleen J
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THEM!!!! We were married 5/28/2016 and the owner has given us the run around about our pictures and video. After looking at reviews of the copy since getting nowhere we were horrified to see that Ken Ramsey has not given co...
untless couples the wedding pictures. We had 2 friends use him years ago and received good service but his has taken a turn for the worse.
Reviewed On 3/24/2016 by Rachel H
Let me start by listing the pros of this company:
1) Beautiful photos
2) Wonderful price
3) Friendly Photographers
Now the cons:
1) Once you book these people the company could care less about you and your wedding.
2) Hard to contac...
3) You basically do all the work.
4) Must come up with your own photo ideas.
I booked Photo 225 shortly after I got engaged in July 2014. I was impressed with the price and the meeting i had with Ken (the owner) prior to booking. We took our engagement photos with David in Feb 2015. While he was easy to work with and took good pictures, he didnt pay enough attention to minor details. I emailed the company about 3 times requesting a different photographer for my bridals before I got a response (should only have to email once). Marian was the photographer for my bridals and they came out wonderfully. She paid great attention to detail and I was leased.
I requested her via email 5 times and got no response. Eventual the company emailed me to tell me they assigned me David again. I said no that I wanted any of their highly spoken of photographers. They booked me Ethan.
A day prior to my wedding the called to tell me Ethan quit. I was livid and tore into the managers ass on the phone. I gave him a printed out photo list that he followed the day of and he then gave me an extra videographer and he personally attend to help photograph at the wedding. The photographer (Jeremy I believe) that he had helping him that day was wonderful to work with. I havent seen my wedding pictures yet (only been 3 weeks) but I hope they are everything I wanted.
Basically If I could go back and go with someone else I would. Yes my pictures are wonderful but the money you save on cost is so so not worth your time and the headache to run around after this company. They really need to work on their customer service!
Reviewed On 1/13/2016 by Andrea J
We are still waiting for our video and our photo album. We got married June 27th. No one is answering our calls or emails. I suggest the Knot remove Photo 225 as a recommendation immediately.
Reviewed On 12/28/2015 by rebecca p
I hate to leave a poor review, because the photographers & videographer that we were assigned were absolutely AMAZING (Ethan, Hanne, & Ryne were perfect and I would totally recommend them). However, the company itself was so difficult to work w...
ith. The owners were very helpful in the beginning, but once we signed our contract their tone completely changed. My fiance' and I would call/e-mail them daily, and rarely received responses. For weeks, no one could tell us who our videographer/photographers were (um, scary). Thankfully everything worked out and we got photographers/videographers that couldn't have been a better fit! The price is great, but be prepared for the headache.
Reviewed On 12/16/2015 by Crystal D
I suggest you stay away from this company. I saw them at bridal show and was very impressed. The prices were awesome. My engagement pictures were pretty good, and the experience on the wedding day was great. I did not get my wedding video until...
5 months after the wedding. I am not sure what takes so long to put together the wedding video, but I just dealt with it. I got married January 4th and it is now December 16. I have yet to get a wedding album. I have been calling the business at the phone number listed above, and have not received a call back or answer to that phone number in months. When I send an email to check on my albums, I occasionally get a response stating that the album is close to being finished. Well it has been almost a year. I am not sure what takes so long to finish a wedding album if this is what you do. Today, I randomly got in contact with one of the guys because I had his phone number from when I initially signed the contract. He had such a horrible attitude, stating he would check on the albums and call me back. I'm sure I won't get a call back. I'm not sure why it has been a year and I still have no idea when I will get my main album and parent album. When the wedding is all over, all you have left if your wedding album, and I don't have that. I am so disappointed and at a loss as to how I will even get what I paid for. I really suggest you stay away from this vendor. You get what you pay for, and I paid too much for that. Your album is one of the most important things you will have left over from the wedding. Do not try to save on the price with this company. In then end it will just be a big headache and not worth it.
Reviewed On 12/14/2015 by Jaime B
BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY- this is a scam. I signed up based on the good reviews and prices. I met with the guy at CC's coffee and everything seemed great, he had great portfolio's and everything. I paid my balance in full (my mistake) and basical...
ly was fooled from that point. I scheduled a date for my engagement pictures, had been in contact with the photograher (who is random, you do not get to pick and it is mostly beginners), and on the actual day of, he stopped returning my phone calls. He was a no show. I rescheduled and actually had the photos taken, however 2 months later I never saw one photo. After contacting the company with several e-mails and phone calls, I NEVER GOT A RESPONSE. I had to file a fraud claim with my credit card and was able to get a refund that way. After they saw the fraud claim go through, the owner then contacted me and tried to smooth things over.
After further google searches, I found out that this company uses several names and changes their name when they get bad reviews.
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed On 10/10/2015 by Alexis J
I cannot say enough about this company! Ethan was amazing! He shot my bridals & my wedding day and could not have asked for a better person! My pictures were beautiful, my husband and I loved them all! We cannot stress enough how wonderful this...
company is! Highly recommended!!
Reviewed On 8/11/2015 by Kaci M
We used Photto 225 for our wedding. They were flexible and easy to work with. Our photos are beautiful! Highly recommend
Reviewed On 7/23/2015 by Knottie1437670524
My wife and I feel like we got a great deal with 225. We both think the pictures are great and we get to print them wherever we want, which is saving us a ton of money! For that reason alone they are completely worth it.
Reviewed On 7/16/2015 by Knottie1437066773
We used photo225 because we saw them at a bridal show and liked what we saw. Everything went smoothly at the wedding. We had to wait about 5 weeks to get our pictures back, but it was well worth the wait! So many great pictures from the whole d...
Reviewed On 7/09/2015 by Knottie1436464990
My wife and I loved photo225. They did our photos and video. Can't wait for our album. Good job 225
Reviewed On 7/08/2015 by Alyssa D
We used Photo 225 for Videography services. Our videographer was wonderful and captured all of the great moments!
Reviewed On 6/29/2015 by Knottie1435591615
Photo225 did an amazing job at my wedding! They were very professional, on the wedding day they were extremely nice and great to work with. They photos we've received so far are just amazing, I would recommend them to anyone needing a photograp...
Reviewed On 6/26/2015 by Knottie1435329093
We used photo225 for my daughters wedding in April. She lives out of town now and had me help her find a photographer. Photo225 had a great price and the pictures we got back were more than wonderful!
Reviewed On 6/22/2015 by Knottie1435012705
Perfect photos! Our pictures and video were EXCELLENT! Thanks so much to our photo225 team! Yall were the best!
Reviewed On 6/22/2015 by Knottie1435009489
Loved Photo225! I feel like my photographer they sent had such a vision! She showed us pictures off the back of the camera and every one was amazing! Better than I even hoped for!
Reviewed On 4/21/2015 by Emily N
I have to say that all of my pictures were beautiful! This photographer actually includes photo albums in your package and because they can print them in-house the value is unbeatable. However, I had 3 different photographers over my engagement...
pictures, bridal portraits and wedding day which is tough because you can't build a relationship with anyone. We had Marianne and Steve for our wedding day and while the pictures came out beautiful, I wasn't happy with the execution. Marianne did call and talk to me about what I wanted for the day of the wedding and I explained that I wanted pictures of everyone at the wedding and that I wanted mostly action type shots not just portraits. A word of advice on these particular photographers is to make sure you lay out exactly what you want. A lot of my pictures, while they are action shots, are of the side and back of faces. There aren't too many clear shots of faces. There are no pictures of me and my mother during the reception and there are many times in the wedding video where you can see Steve standing around and not really doing anything at all and you can see moments on the video that would have made great pictures but aren't captured. It kind of felt like there was one photographer really working and the other was only half working. Like I said, the pictures are beautiful and we got some really good ones, but if you use Photo225 you need to be very, very specific on what you want taken and how you want it taken. Don't just assume that all the conventional stuff will be done. Also, make very sure that if your groom wants the photographers to get pictures of him and his guys getting ready the photographers are aware. When they called me the day before the wedding I found out that even though I told the office that we wanted that either the photographers were not made aware or they were just going to ignore it. I was told by them that they were a husband and wife team and would only take one car and unless I could provide transportation for Marianne to the venue Steve would be unable to get the guys getting ready. She also insisted that he stay and help her take pictures of my dress which made it so that my husband got 1 hour of his time before it was time to go to the venue and 30 minutes of that was spent photographing my husband's tux and shoes.
Reviewed On 2/22/2015 by Knottie1424653562
I used this vendor for videography only. My entire wedding ceremony was filmed from behind/back all you see is everyone backs. It was horrible, I cried like a baby when I received this mess in the mail. I threw in the trash, definitely a waste ...
of money and time. I guess they sent us a new video person because the sample videos on their website was nothing like what they produced to us. Please don't book with them because they're affordable because you'll get just what you pay for.
Reviewed On 2/03/2015 by Knottie67546776
I booked the basic package with 225 as we didn't have a lot of room in our budget. I got two photographers for 6 hours(we decided to pay for an extra hour) plus they gave us a DVD of all our pictures so we just went and got the ones we want pri...
nted at a local print store. Awesome deal.
Reviewed On 12/16/2014 by Becky K
I have been married over a year now and I am still waiting on my pictures. I leave message after message and I can never get anyone on the phone or to call me back. The few times I have gotten through it is excuse after excuse. About a month af...
ter my wedding they tried to hit me up for the cost of their photographer's gas money which was never discussed or stated in my contract. Look up this business on the Better Business Bureau website they are graded F and have about 100 claims filed against them.
Reviewed On 8/28/2014 by Natalie C
I got a flyer in the mail from Photo225 advertising their services and great deals. Judging by the price and the package I was sold. I booked my bridal photo-shoot and wedding day with them.
My bridal photo-shoot went very well and I was pl...
eased with my pictures. The two photographers were very kind and made me feel comfortable. I felt the same about the wedding pictures. They captured the fun I had with my groom, family, and friends.
Here’s where it goes wrong! 3 flush wedding albums came with the package I ordered. Of course after the wedding I’m on pins and needles waiting on my beautiful wedding album to arrive. Currently I am 2 months away from my 1 year wedding anniversary and still have NOT received my album! I’m not sure why it take them so long to create and print the albums, but I am highly disappointed with the service Photo225 has provided (or rather lack thereof). If it wasn’t for the wedding disc with the pictures on it, I wouldn’t know what my wedding looked like!
Don’t hold your breath waiting around for your photo album – you will surely DIE!
Reviewed On 7/01/2014 by Leticia P
Photographers did an awesome job. Great pictures! Great Value!! I would use them again definitely!
Reviewed On 6/30/2014 by casscass87
Photo225 was amazing! We got our pictures back so quickly! Looking through the photos was like getting married all over again. They have a great eye for light and locations. we loved our pics and they made for great albums. (having the copyrigh...
t release to all our photos is a big plus!!)
Reviewed On 2/16/2014 by Lori L
I'm not overly impressed but nothing can beat the price!
Reviewed On 11/30/2013 by CHAENIKA N
Photographers was great!!!! I had fun with both of them. The owner of the business very hard to catch up with when you call or email them . They very unorganized , never call me to ask me nothing I always had to call them . Matter of fact tryin...
g to get in touch with them now to see when my pictures will be ready for viewing !
Reviewed On 10/27/2013 by Angelica L
I enjoyed working with the photographers & the videographer, but there is minimal contact from the company. It's been 2 weeks since the wedding and I have not heard anything from them. I've have to contact them each step of the way & stay on to...
p of things.
Reviewed On 8/05/2013 by Kristi D
My experience with photo 225 was flawless! They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable- from the meeting when we booked down to the end of my reception! They really went above and beyond. My main photographer was Kaju and he was phen...
omenal! He was so down to earth and went perfect with my wedding! Thanks Photo 225!
Reviewed On 7/03/2013 by Janel C
I loved my engagement pictures and I hope to get my wedding pictures soon. If they are anything like my engagements I will love them. I can't to see them.
Reviewed On 6/29/2013 by Stacey L
For the price I certainly got what I wanted. I do feel like the photographers were slightly unprofessional. But the photos came out great.
Reviewed On 6/17/2013 by Maggie B
The price is unbeatable. Excellent quality photos. Just be prepared to make the photographer slow down and do what you want. The photographer we had was good, but didn't have too many original ideas. Also, he said he needed 45 minutes before th...
e wedding to take pictures. I knew that didn't sound right, so I pushed and he agreed to an hour. We should have planned for two. If you know what you need (or think you know), go with your gut. You're paying them so push for what you want. Also, the photographer we had was WAY overbooked. He was always rushing from one event/session to another. Make sure you don't get cut short because they overbooked. Also, the second photographer mentioned in the package, wasn't so much a second photographer as someone learning photography. She got some good shots, but the photographer was constantly explaining what settings to use and why. That also slowed up the process some. Overall- I'd use them again (good photos and great price), but I'd be more knowledgeable and pushy with what I want.
Reviewed On 6/11/2013 by Jeanna T
Okay so I wont go into extreme detail bc I havent gotten my pics back yet and Im not sure if my vendors can see this...However I will say please DO NOT use this company. I met them at a bridal show and the work was gorgeous and the prices could...
nt be beat. I got so much with my package for such a great price. My wedding coordinator mentioned having problems with this company in the past but I reseached them finding out they were now owned by someone else with new photographers and they had some good reviews. Well lets just say I am regretting every single day for not listening to my coordinator. My engagement pics were pretty but nothing like what I saw at the show. But the major problem was that for months before the wedding I had nightnmares that I would be late for my wedding and wouldnt get to take any pics before the ceremony and would spend the whole reception taking pictures...well thats exactly what happened. Except it wasnt my fault we were late, it was his. We were suppossed to be at the planation 1 1/2 hrs early so that I could take some bridal shots he didnt take when I took my bridals, before the guys got there. Then we were to take as many pics possible BEFORE the wedding. Well that didnt happen. We didnt have time to take ANY pics before the wedding. Then even a good photogrpaher would have gotten them done in a timely manner afterwards but still he didnt. He was so scattered and unorganized that he ddint get any of the "traditional" wedding pics we should have had. We have ONE full wedding party pic and its really not even the full wedding party bc he didnt get the kids in it. He didnt take all the tradition family pics. I have ONE pic with my mother on my wedding day and that was bc I yelled at him to take it. She literlly hasnt slept in weeks shes so upset over it. We didnt get to do our first dance until 10pm bc of the chaos off all the pics and he still didnt get what he should have!! This mistake has totally destroyed me. I am such a big picture person and this is the one day of my life that I cannot go back and redo. Those memories are lost forever. Please do not use this company. The prices are awesome but so not worth the sacrifice.
Reviewed On 6/11/2013 by Nadia L
My engagement pictures came out great but the photographer missed a lot of great moments at our wedding
Reviewed On 6/09/2013 by Erin O
The two photographers who were at my wedding were great. They were easy-going and fit right in, so we did not feel like they were outsiders holding a camera. I am pleased with almost all of my photos. They did some artistic & different shots, w...
hich I am very pleased with. The only complaint I have is that in the group shots not everyone could be seen.
Reviewed On 6/03/2013 by Roishaunta T
The pair of photographers were fun and had great personalities. I love the level of details captured. Not just basic poses but they really captures our story from makeup to "i do" to goodbyes...and everything in between was amazing. I loved ...
working with them...
Reviewed On 5/13/2013 by Kati T
I thought that the package price was very reasonable to the amount of items I was getting. However, I wasn't 100% pleased with they're service. There are multiple photographers within the company, so the others may be good, but I wasn't happy...
with the photographer that I had. The pictures were good, I just wasn't happy with him.
Reviewed On 4/23/2013 by Casey D
I loved working with the photographers of Photo225. They have several different photographers, and I had a chance to work with 3 of them. All 3 were very nice, asked for my input and suggestions and gave me exactly what I wanted. They were all ...
experienced and captured all of the "must have" shots as well as anything else I requested. I gave it 4 stars because at times they seemed to be unorganized (as a company). It seems they started out as a smaller local company and grew very fast, so the staff was not available as timely as I would've liked. Sometimes it took 2-3 days to respond to a phone call or email. However, they were helpful when they were available and gave me everything I needed. I would definitely recommend them. The management of the company may need tweaking but the photographers themselves were great. Also, the pricing was not bad compared to competitors. I feel like I got a lot for my money.
Reviewed On 12/29/2012 by Lakein A
Brad is the best photographer ever. I love him to pieces. He does whatever he can to make you happy. The packages were greatly priced.
Reviewed On 12/05/2011 by Rudie P
This company is SO unprofessional! The package deal that was offered during my time of planning was great, but their quality of work is not great at all, mind you, they were booked because I really loved their pictures that were advertised on t...
heir website! I am wondering if I just had the worst photographers the company had to offer. Besides their work the employees are very passive and lack interest! You should never have to take post bridal pictures because there were no great pictures captured that you would even want in your flush mount album. Post bridals mean that me and my husband have to literally get dressed again...dress out of the cleaners $120, hair $100, make-up $100, tuxedo rental $160 etc...For them PRICELESS!
Reviewed On 11/09/2011 by Nicole M
They were great! I had two engagement sessions and then when they came to the hotel it was likea production crew. The pictures turned out better then I imagined.
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 by Andrea S
I met with one of the partners of the company about a month before the wedding date. We had a great, robust conversation about my vision for the day. I provided a shot list and an agenda for the day. I walked away from the discussion feeling...
great and like we had really landed a company that could capture the day from the angle I wanted.
The wedding day arrives and I receive a phone call from the photographer assigned to my day. Not only had I never communicated with this photographer before, she also hadn't received any of the notes I had provided the partner about my vision for the day from a month earlier. (Strike #1)
She was 1 hour late to arrive at the preparation location, so she didn't capture any of the artistic shots I was looking to take with my bridesmaids. (Strike #2) Finally her assistant was to take images of the groomsmen at their preparation site and never made it there. (Strike #3)
Aside from the events of the day, I feel like I have to call and follow-up with the vendor to get all of the necessary information about choosing the photos and creating photo books. I think the administrative duties of the company could use some serious work!
I rated a 3 because I have been happy with the quality of the product. She was a great photographer. The company just has to remember that artistic ability is not enough when you decide to do your craft for profit.