Eileen is absolutely AMAZING! One of my couples booked her as their photographer for their July 2020 wedding and right off the bat, she was so sweet and responsive and made my job a total breeze! With everything going on, the couple decided to have an intimate backyard wedding this year and their large wedding next year so there were a lot of changes that needed to be made. Eileen was very helpful and flexible with moving everything around finding a package that would fit their new itinerary and budget. With such an emotional decision, she made sure the couple (and myself) felt comfortable and confident in moving forward with their intimate wedding. Day of the intimate wedding, Eileen was an absolute joy to work with! I wish every photographer was as positive, professional, and flexible as her! Not to mention the photos are FABULOUS! I cannot wait until the larger wedding next year with her! I know she will capture it perfectly =] I will absolutely be referring her to future clients!
We cannot say enough great things about Eileen and how she has exceeded our expectations tremendously as our wedding photographer. It was so comfortable, fun and easy working with Eileen and we loved how she somehow captured our overall lifestyle in our wedding photos. It is hard to believe one artist captured so much in one day and her work is absolutely stunning. Eileen kept in touch throughout the entire planning process and her expertise and organization helped us with our planning as well. She really spent time getting to know us, how we envisioned our wedding day and what was important to us. We decided to have a split ceremony/reception with a coastal ceremony and a reception in a different location in the evening. Because of weather purposes we chose to have our ceremony late morning which meant our pictures would be taken at high noon, and our reception being many hours later would make it an extra long day (slight nightmare for a photographer...or so I thought). When we told Eileen our idea she was all about it with no hesitation. In between our ceremony and reception we wanted to take pictures at a nearby state park and this entailed some hiking...once again Eileen was all about it and my husband was the one who ended up having to take his nice shoes off (the images she captured of him barefoot are amazing!). Needless to say, Eileen went above and beyond to capture the details and moments that were important to us and now we have the most unique, romantic yet natural pictures we will ever have of us. We received our wedding photos while we were still on our honeymoon and we were both filled with tears as we looked through that magical whirlwind of a day. We are so thankful to Eileen for capturing such a beautiful moment of our lives that we get to relive over and over again.
Choosing Eileen to be our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our big day. She made us feel so comfortable and truly captured who we are as a couple. Eileen is extremely professional and personable. It was rainy and 27 degrees on our wedding day, needless to say it wasn't my ideal weather, but Eileen made it work. She effortlessly wrangled in our large families and wedding party for picture time taking the pressure off of me. I could not have asked for a better photographer and the pictures turned out amazing!! We plan to use Eileen for all of our future life events!
We were very careful in selecting the vendors for our wedding, as most couples are, but the most important was our photographer. After shopping around, we were so fortunate to find Eileen! While Eileen is in high demand, she made us feel special and the full focus of her attention. During the selection process, and throughout our work together, Eileen was very accessible and open. She genuinely wanted to get to know us, and what was important to us about our wedding. She wanted to make sure she would be the right fit for us, and we really appreciated that! Because of the time Eileen put in to getting to know us, by the time it came to shoot our engagement photos and our wedding we were comfortable and had so much fun! Eileen really captured our genuine selves and us as a couple. At our wedding, Eileen and her team blended in beautifully with out guests, capturing not only us and the wedding party, but all the guests in their full joy. Eileen has a knack for catching big, beautiful candid shots and the precious details of the moment.
I initially stumbled upon Eileen Roche of Buena Lane Photography on Pinterest while looking for photos of our wedding venue, Mission Ranch Carmel. Her gorgeous pictures truly spoke for themselves, but after arranging an initial meeting with her in San Francisco my fiancé and I knew she was the perfect person to spend our wedding day with us. Eileen is an immensely talented photographer, but throughout our wedding day she felt more like our good friend -- accompanying us while we got ready, traveled to the ceremony, danced at the reception and so on. Because of this, our photos are a natural reflection of one the best day of our lives. She also managed, with very few words, to capture many group shots at several locations with family members and friends of all ages (less than one to almost ninety years old). Eileen always brought out the best in everyone with her camera! We got married at the Church in the Forest in Pebble Beach and had our reception at Mission Ranch Carmel. I was impressed by Eileen’s initiative to meticulously scout out both venues prior to our wedding. She even arranged for a tour with the church! At Mission Ranch Carmel Eileen had unique and beautiful places pre-selected for our ‘first look’ as well as group shots with our bridal party. On the way to our reception from the ceremony we spontaneously stopped the car and got out for some fantastic post-ceremony shots in the forest of Pebble Beach. Her eye for scenery and detail combined with her ability to put everyone at ease in front of the camera made for outstanding wedding photos. We absolutely loved our wedding day and Eileen’s beautiful photographs have been looked at hundreds upon hundreds of times as we reminisce. There is not one photo of hers that my husband and I dislike. If you are reading this review you should honestly just stop looking and hire Eileen! My husband and I, our bridal parties, families and friends adored her and her photographs of our wedding day are something we will always cherish. Finally, my husband recently commented that he loved the minutes after the ceremony when we had some “alone time.” I quickly reminded him that we weren’t really alone because Eileen was with us. “Eileen was the best!” was his response -- highest praise from the groom. Thank you so much Eileen for sharing your incredible talent with us! You’re the best.
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