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Reviewed On 6/10/2019 by Lisa P
Chi Photography was absolutely incredible for our wedding. They were very professional, competent, and creative. Paul and his assistant captured every possible moment and I didn't hardly know they were there! Our beach photos are beautiful. Eve...
n at the wedding, I had several guests come up to me and ask me where I found him because they were so impressed. I would recommend Chi to anyone and everyone.
Reviewed On 8/01/2020 by Heather C
We were vacationing in Anna Maria Island in early June and wanted professional pictures. Paul was amazing! So flexible and easy going.
He has 5 little girls so he understands how a stressful a photo shoot can be with little ones. He is talented...
Lifestyle poses in the session which I love! We were dealing with the weather from the first tropical storm of the season.
Paul was so kind and worked around the forecast rescheduling as needed. Finally the last night of our vacation we
Squeezed in a session. We got a little wet but made the best of it. The pictures are gorgeous and we are so grateful for
You capturing these moments on such a beautiful island.
Reviewed On 7/17/2020 by Tara W
On time, patient, professional. Made the experience creative. Would recommend him to anyone!
Reviewed On 7/08/2020 by Kevin P
Paul was fantastic! He was flexible with the time and venue, and found the perfect way to make every shot come alive. Paul also spent extra time with us to make sure we had every type of photo we wanted! When we got the photos, we were blown aw...
ay! The photos were beyond anything we could have imagined. Plus, the price that Paul charges makes him worth every penny. Do yourself a favor and pick Paul to be your photographer. It will be one less thing you have to worry about on your big day. So thankful we chose him!
Reviewed On 6/15/2020 by Jasmin V
We hired Paul for our April beach wedding. Unfortunately, our wedding was canceled due to the Corona virus and since we had already paid the deposit, he offered us a family shooting at the beach (or a refund). We decided to still have some phot...
os taken, and I am so happy we did because they turned out absolutely perfect. Paul was super professional and helpful throughout the entire process. He was very patient and flexible and I would definitely recommend hiring him for your special day and/or a family shooting.
Reviewed On 4/19/2020 by Gina B
Had the pleasure of working with Paul this past February for our midweek wedding in the Sarasota area. He accommodated my list of “must have” shots as well as captured so many beautiful memories of our wedding day before, during and after the c...
eremony. Paul is professional, yet easy going! Our beautiful venue, family, and of course the bride and groom are all beautifully highlighted in his photos. We love our pictures and would happily recommend Chi Photography!
Reviewed On 4/18/2020 by Johnna S
Paul was a delight to work with from initial contact to day of wedding and post production as well. He is very personable and efficient. He worked with the staff at the venue to create special effects on some of our pictures! I highly recomme...
nd Chi Photography!
Reviewed On 4/17/2020 by Carlos Q
Paul was very professional and his pics definitely show that. We never noticed where he was and yet he was able to take amazing pics, I will definitely recommend him to any friends or family to make their special day extra special. On a side no...
te, our wedding was done throughout Coronavirus restrictions in which we were able to get special approval from the Mayor to have our wedding and Paul could have canceled his services as a precaution but he went above and beyond to make our wishes come true.
Reviewed On 4/09/2020 by Kristina S
Save yourself some time and BOOK PAUL NOW! The men behind Chi Photography are the best. As an out of town bride, Paul made the whole experience so easy and fun. He shot my beach wedding at the Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island on March 7t...
h, 2020. Exactly one month and a day later, I got my pictures as promised!
Paul and his team made sure to capture every moment and were in all of the right places. He was fun, patient, flexible, and professional. I am in love with my pictures and am having trouble narrowing down my favorites! Thank you, Paul!
Reviewed On 4/09/2020 by Meghan S
Paul was a pleasure to work with! He was extremely nice from the beginning to end. Met with us multiple times prior to our wedding to make sure we were comfortable and ready for the big day. He does very artistic pictures, not just your normal...
straightforward photography. He truly is an artist! Thank you Paul!
Reviewed On 3/29/2020 by Kristin M
Very punctual, personable, and professional! Arrived with significant time before the ceremony. Was a pleasure to work with during the entire process. Received photos back 1 week after wedding and was very happy with all of them!
Reviewed On 3/21/2020 by Lindsey C
I absolutely express how thankful I am for Mr. Paul. Mr. Paul was able to capture everything and more at my wedding. Every picture came out even more perfect than I could had dreamed of. He is very responsive when you need him and if you have a...
ny questions (cause I definitely did) he was able to answer them immediately. He made me feel absolutely beautiful in my photos and I’m so blessed I found him to be my photographer! Also, turn around time was great! I will definitely be recommending him to people.
Reviewed On 3/18/2020 by Corinne C
Paul was phenomenal! I booked my wedding from a distance so I was unsure about the vendors I would wind up with. From the first contact, he was extremely responsive, very professional and super easy to work with! The day of the wedding he showe...
d up early, caught all the best shots, and made us totally comfortable the whole time. We even got some amazing long exposure pictures on the beach that night with sparklers! All of his pictures came out amazing and we had access to them quicker than I thought! I would highly recommend Paul! He is an all around fantastic photographer, and a really nice, professional guy!
Reviewed On 3/03/2020 by Anita Z
Paul was wonderful. My husband and I renewed our vows and Paul was kind, helpful, responsive, and just fun to work with. Especially having to book a service from out of state, he is VERY trustworthy. I can't say enough lovely things about hi...
m. Honestly, this was not a big event and not many people were willing to do it, but he did and was fair in his pricing, but more importantly prompt in response and communication. He was a delight to work with and you could not go wrong using him for any event. Thank you Paul for all you did to help make our special day even more special.
Reviewed On 2/27/2020 by Mike W
Paul is very easing to talk too. The pictures of our beach wedding are top notch. Even the raw photos he showed us on his camera were like something out of a magazine. Nice guy even nicer with the camera 👍
Reviewed On 2/04/2020 by Michele H
Paul did an absolute amazing job at our wedding. It was so windy on the beach and I thought there was no way these pictures were going to turn out. To my surprise they all were beautiful! Phots were sent to me very quickly as well! Highly recom...
Reviewed On 1/08/2020 by Alexa E
Paul was great from start to finish. He was easy to contact, responsive to emails, he was flexible from the start on timing of the ceremony. His beautiful photos speak for themselves! He has a fantastic eye for capturing great shots and we are ...
Reviewed On 11/23/2019 by Jessica T
Nil was amazing. I hear nothing but great things about all the photographers in this company. He was patient and super funny and professional. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! 100% recommend as your wedding photographer!
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Brenna V
All of our thanks to Paul and Chi Photography! We planned a destination wedding, so Paul reached out to answer any questions we had via phone/email and made sure everything was good-to-go ahead of the big day. He was so friendly and professiona...
l to work with. I didn't even notice him taking photos during our ceremony, and we all had a blast taking photos afterward! He had plenty of ideas/poses/etc for our group, and worked quickly and efficiently to get fantastic photos during sunset. Would 100% recommend, and would hire again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 9/17/2019 by Bridget R
Paul with Chi Photography was fantastic to work with! The color and variation of our beach photos was amazing and he was able to work quickly and professionally during a fast setting sun! I would highly recommend this company and plan to use hi...
m again in the future!
Reviewed On 7/11/2019 by John M
Perfect! Paul was very personable and professional. My spouse and I are not very comfortable when getting a pictures taken, but Paul made it easy for us to relax. The pictures are great! We would use him again!!!
John & Krys
Reviewed On 6/23/2019 by Natasha B
Great experience! Our pictures came out so beautiful and we had them in 3 weeks- which compared to my friends that recently got married was very fast! We are so pleased! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 3/21/2019 by Angela P
Paul captured amazing pictures of our special day! Everyone who has seen my pictures rave about the great quality of his photos! His is very professional, friendly and easy to work with. It is evident in his work that he truly enjoys taking ...
pictures and making great memories for his clients. I highly recommend Chi Photography you will not be disappointed ❤️❤️
Reviewed On 2/28/2019 by Kassie F
Paul was amazing! We had a beach wedding and he made sure we got all the shots we wanted in a timely manner before we ran out of daylight (despite some of our wedding party being silly and getting sidetracked). He was very professional, on ti...
me, kind, and very pleasant to work with. Our photos were also available to us afterward in a VERY timely manner. The photos were so unique and beautiful, we're very happy :)
Reviewed On 2/04/2019 by Heather G
Paul was amazing for our wedding! Our pictures came out so beautiful and he was so calming and patient. I would highly recommend using him for any special event especially a wedding.
Reviewed On 12/05/2018 by Brandon C
Paul was highly recommended by the wedding coordinator and he did not disappoint. His attention to detail, positive attitude, and expertise for finding the perfect shot encompassed a wonderful evening. Paul is a must have for any photography ne...
eds in Tampa, FL!
Reviewed On 11/24/2018 by Kelly L
Paul saved our wedding day!!! Our photographer was unable to make his flight and Paul stepped in at the last minute and took absolutely gorgeous photos! He was so nice and easy to work with, not to mention he made everything feel so natural. He...
was always snapping pictures and was all over! I’m over the moon with our photos and I recommend him to everyone!
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Tina M
This company was fantastic, full if heart and put 100% into my daughters wedding day, he was in time and very flexible
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Nicole H
Paul was very quick to respond and answer any questions. He was very professional and fit in with our whole wedding party vibe. He showed up early and was prepared, and his pictures were all that we asked for - catching moments during our spe...
Many people have commented on how amazing our pictures are!
Reviewed On 9/23/2018 by Jessica C
Absolutely loved Chi Photography. Paul was very quick to answer any questions I had. He was patient and thorough and made our wedding day experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend Chi Photography!
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by Krista W
Paul with Chi Photography took excellent photos of my family on the beach this summer! He worked really well with my kids, who were a little hot and cranky in the sun. Regardless, we got some really fantastic photos that capture the essence of ...
our family and kids at this stage of life! Paul made himself available with relatively short notice during a busy holiday week, which I greatly appreciated. We'll definitely use Paul again in the future.
Reviewed On 9/04/2018 by Sierra P
We would hire Paul again! Loved how the pictures turned out! He was so flexible and easy to work with! Made us feel like naturals!
Reviewed On 8/14/2018 by Janessa M
Absolutely stunning beach wedding pics! I couldn’t be happier with the photos and the photographer himself!
Reviewed On 7/20/2018 by Beth S
Paul with Chi Photography did a fantastic job on our beach sunset wedding photos. He has a polished, professional attitude and pays attention to details so the pictures turn out great. Our wedding guests had many positive comments about him, an...
d they have also expressed how pleased they are with the pictures. He is great at capturing the best angles of the sunset and sparkles of the ocean waves for beautiful backgrounds. He was recommended by the people at Sandbar wedding ceremonies as an experienced and dependable photographer, and we are so glad we chose him!
Reviewed On 7/17/2018 by Nicole L
Paul and his crew were absolutely amazing! We were clueless about what types of shots we wanted, but they made it so easy. Super friendly and gave great direction. Pictures turned out breathtaking, can't wait to see my video!
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by Marci M
Chi photography did a fantastic job at our destination beachfront wedding last month! Paul, the owner, was very responsive and easy to work with which was important for me as I was planning the wedding from a distance. Additionally, I could not...
say enough great things about our photographer, Angel, who captured every moment of our event and even stayed for additional time beyond what we agreed to in our contract. I would definitely recommend for others who are looking to have professional photos of their event in the Bradenton area.
Reviewed On 6/18/2018 by Aaron W
Paul did such an amazing job. Very creative and clearly has a passion for his work. So pleased we made the right choice with Chi Photography and I couldn't recommend them enough. Received the photos from the day and they looked fantastic. Reall...
y nice guy and a pleasure to have on our day.
Reviewed On 6/15/2018 by Stephanie W
Very professional and polished. He really took care and pride in his work. Paul was very punctual and ready to work. Photos came out amazing. Will DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer.
Reviewed On 6/08/2018 by Danielle F
Paul did a great family photo shoot at the beach for us last month. We have two year-old twins that did not cooperate, and he still managed to get some great shots of the whole family and of them. Really appreciate his patience and love how the...
photos turned out!
Reviewed On 6/01/2018 by Janelle L
The photos we just received from Chi Photography were absolutely stunning! Paul Nguyen was so nice and friendly and amazingly talented. He snapped so many gorgeous shots without taking too much time so our guests didn't get antsy. He also caugh...
t so many precious moments! I can't recommend him enough! We will forever cherish these photos! Thank you!
Reviewed On 5/26/2018 by Iris T
Paul and his videographer did a phenomenal job! I had my wedding on Anna Maria Island and he took so many beautiful shots! Thank you so much Paul my pictures are amazing!
Reviewed On 2/25/2018 by Chris B
Save yourself A LOT of time and searching and book Paul/Chi Photography. We scoured the internet for a photo booth that had High Quality photos AND Video capabilities and very few results. Our photos turned out AMAZING with the perfect amount o...
f lighting and HD photos. The photo booth was a hit and Paul was very accommodating for what our needs were. MAYBE there are cheaper options out there, but you usually get what you pay for and I think his rates are VERY reasonable and well worth the quality, you will be glad you booked him in the end.
Reviewed On 2/13/2018 by Andrea P
Chi Photogaphy Photobooth is absolutely a blast to have at weddings. We had a company that flaked out on us so we hired Chi Photography last minute and they were beyond accommodating and fun! We would recommend them in a heart beat! Paul and hi...
s crew are just super friendly and easy-going! Nice Stress relief!
Reviewed On 2/11/2018 by Jonathan J
Paul was so easy to work with. My husband and I are not "camera" people. We don't really like our picture taken, but Paul made us feel comfortable. He captured our fun loving personalities in a very natural way.
We were very adamant about wha...
t we wanted. Paul worked with us to make sure we got all the pictures that we wanted and none of the ones we didn't. Our venue kept us on a very tight schedule which made me worried that we wouldn't have enough time to get a good mix pictures. Boy was I wrong! Paul found a way to turn even the simple moments, like walking to the reception, into beautiful pictures. We could not be happier with our choice.
Reviewed On 1/22/2018 by April J
Paul is so personable and easy to work with. Our pictures are amazing and we are not the easiest models! He made our day come to life all over again through the pictures!
Reviewed On 12/17/2017 by Carolina B
Paul is amazing and super talented, let's start right there! We had a destination wedding and communication was great, he was always available by text and email. The pricing was great. The day of the wedding he made himself invisible, I mean t...
hat in a good way. He managed to not be in everyone's face but yet capture every guest, every moment, every laugh, every tear. It took 2 weeks for us to receive the pictures, which I think is pretty standard in the industry. The end result was better than we thought and we have had so many compliments on the pictures. Paul captured the sunset lighting so perfectly. My only regret is not have hired him for longer time . If you are doing your research and looking at every photographer in the area just like I did, then don't look any further. This is it!
Reviewed On 12/13/2017 by donna G
Paul did a good job with our wedding photography, quick to respond to my many questions, via email. Very happy thank you.
Reviewed On 12/11/2017 by Katie H
Paul takes beautiful photos and captured every part of our wedding. I was so pleased with the results. We had a destination wedding, Paul was great to communicate with via phone and email, we had no problems leading up to our event. Thank you s...
Reviewed On 1/10/2017 by Michelle P
The photos and video were by far the most expensive part of our destination wedding, but I was okay with spending such a large amount because I wanted the photos to be perfect. We ended up with Sherri as our photographer, and it was as if it wa...
s her first time using a camera. So much of our special day was wasted as she tried to get her equipment ready to take a picture. Not only was she painfully slow, she didn't even get the main photos that you would expect to receive. No picture of the steel drum player, no picture of the ceremony set-up, no picture of the cake/sign-in table, no picture of the centerpieces, no picture of the head table, no first look picture like I was promised, I could go on and on and on......
At one point in the evening she took my new husband and I down to the beach for sunset photos (as planned). She asked that we walk away from her down the beach, stop and kiss, and then walk back. She wanted to get a picture of this. So my husband and I walked down the beach, and he dipped me and kissed me! He had never done this before, and everyone on the beach watching us cheered! It was such a special moment, and I could not wait to see the picture. Shockingly enough, Sherri claimed that she didn't get the picture. Even though she was the one who instructed us to do it!!!!!
There is not even a picture of my husband and I standing under the alter together. My experience with Chi Photography was absolutely heartbreaking. Those are moments that I can never get back, from the most special day of our lives. When I wrote to Paul Chi to complain, he copied in Sherri so that she could see what I had written, and said that I should talk with her about it. Sherri then proceeded to send me a nasty email back stating that I was wrong and that she thought she did a great job. I ignored her email and went back to Paul. I was shocked that the owner of the company would forward a complaint to the photographer, allow her to send a nasty reply, offer no apologies, and make no attempt to right the situation.
At the end of the day, I ended up with a handful of "free prints". Considering the thousands upon thousands I spent on the photography services, I would have expected better service than what I received. Chi Photography is supposed to be one of the best options out there. DON'T FALL FOR IT!! I have been kicking myself since our wedding day for not just buying my coworker a ticket (who is also a photographer on the side) and having her do our photos. It would have been 100 times better than our experience working with Chi Photography. DO NOT LET THEM RUIN YOUR SPECIAL DAY!!
Reviewed On 1/28/2016 by Becky B
Chi Photography was the best choice I made because they are really professional, high quality, and offer all photography/videography needs. Their photobooth was a huge hit with all of our guests. I'd highly recommend Chi Photography to anyone l...
ooking for stunning photos and a memorable guest book!
Reviewed On 1/27/2015 by Karen L
As a 2nd wedding for both of us, we passed on the "getting ready" and most of the reception photos. He did a nice job with the ceremony photos and the family/couple photos. We really wanted some sparkler photos and he worked with us to achiev...
e the look and effects we wanted. We liked the style of photos he produces and he came back with exactly what we were looking for.
Reviewed On 5/30/2013 by Courtney P
So I met Paul at a wedding expo at Anna Maria Island. I knew as soon as I saw his photos that I must have him. In fact I did not have my date set, so I asked him for his availability for April/May and I would pick a day and if he wasn't avail...
able I would choose another month. All of our engagement sessions were wonderful and the pictures are enviously beautiful. Although Paul himself could not make it to the wedding because he did not understandably want to miss the birth of his child, but his associates in his place were fantastic. I could not have asked for a better experience. Especially since to me the photographs were the most important part of my day.
Reviewed On 5/28/2013 by Rosie T
Paul was fantastic. He was so calm and so good getting us from one picture to another. I can't wait to see the photos.
Reviewed On 1/16/2013 by Rachel H
The 2 most important vendors at my wedding were the photographer and the videographer. Chi Photography provided the videography and I have nothing but great things to say about them! Our videographer arrived on time and immediately went to work...
. What was great is that he never interfered with the wedding and even offered assistance to the photographer while he was filming! He even was willing to stay a little later to catch our cake cutting which was a little later then we had planned. There services are really great, well priced, and well worth it.
Reviewed On 11/08/2012 by Melissa M
Paul was amazing! I am eagerly awaiting our wedding photos but know they will be awesome! I hired him to do our engagement photos and they were better than I expected. I am a photo fanatic and he exceeded my expectations! He was a pleasure ...
to work with and was extremely professional. He and his team were fantastic!!!
Reviewed On 6/13/2012 by Holly S
We absolutely love Paul! He is so polite and focused. He has such a creativity in him when it comes to using what is around him to create the perfect shot. I felt as if Paul really listened to me about what ideas I had for the wedding and work...
ed to the best of his ability to capture our special day. Paul is amazing and really does FANTASTIC work. We love Paul!!
Reviewed On 1/25/2012 by Laine H
For my engagement and wedding photos we chose to work with Paul from Chi Photography. From the start, just seeing his pictures or other brides made me salivate to look that beautiful myself. My fiancé and I chose to do a mini engagement shoot w...
ith him. He worked with us for just an hour and provided over 200 pictures that were edited for us. He sent us a high-res DVD of the photos just a few weeks after the event and I have nothing bad to say about them.
For the wedding, I had pretty high expectations, and he followed through. He created beautiful photos working off of the whole vibe of the day. Hs photos fit in perfectly with everything I could have wanted. He even dealt admirably with an overbearing assistant and an ornery father who didn't seem to want to participate. I got out photos back in a month and they are just as beautiful as I could have ever wanted.
I didn't hire an assistant for him, which he recommended, and he still did everything incredibly thoroughly. Overall, I am very highly pleased with the service he provided.
Reviewed On 11/15/2011 by Eugen M
Great company, original work, friendly service. We have used them twice and will do again in the future.
Contact Info for Chi Photography + Video + Photo Booth
Anna Maria Island, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Sarasota(727) 481-5737
I've been a photographer since 2005 and have documented more than 800 weddings since then. My wife and I have four daughters (and one boy dog named Max). Together, we run Chi Photography. I enjoy surfing, CrossFit, jiu jitsu, traveling and staying active with my family.