We hired Essence to take pictures for our wedding, and they did an amazing job. They were very organized and Karen was always very prompt with answering questions. We had Ryan Jackson as our photographer, and he did an excellent job using the amount of time we had to get all the photos we wanted, such as family and bridal party photos. He was great at directing and positioning us, especially when we felt like we didn't know how to pose. I'd definitely recommend asking for Ryan to take your pictures!
We hired Essence for our wedding that was supposed to originally happen in 2020. They were very gracious about letting us postpone until July of this year and honored the original contract. Our photographer was Rob and he was absolutely phenomenal! He made us feel comfortable, took great pictures, and even helped with a few minor issues that popped up when we were getting ready. Seriously, he came with a kit that even included a crochet hook to help with buttons. The website was easy to use. The only issue, and a very minor one, is that sometimes it was hard to get a hold of someone by phone as the line immediately goes to a recorded message without much information. Emails were responded to promptly though.
We used Essence for both our photography and DJ. They were a great service and I'd highly recommend them! Our photographer Peggy was awesome to work with. She made our family photos rub smoothly, and really listened to us to make sure we got the type of photos we wanted (or didn't want.) The photos were beautiful and the turnaround time was quick! Pur dj was great. We gave him a few specific songs and some guidelines, but he filled in the rest. We had some unusual requests he was able to find and he read the room to see what the crow responded to. He kept the party going! The sound system was perfect for our space: clear, but not overwhelmingly loud. We also used their photo booth. The attendant had a lot of props, and kept the photo booth running smoothly. We had our photos quickly too! All around a great business for your wedding services.
I am disappointed to write this review as I feel everyone should have an amazing photography and video experience for their wedding day as it is one of the only things that lets you remember your special day. The photography was good, but I had to ask them to re edit the photos. I had a male and a female photographer, and you can tell who took what picture based on how it was edited. The female photographer was much more modern and how pictures look now, but the male photographer made pictures dark, and peoples faces dark. I asked them to re edit and they came back better, but still overall disappointed. I understand things happened with companies and COVID, we booked this company 2 months before COVID started and I wish I would have had more time to do research and look at other companies. The video I got had 2 montages at the beginning, and to 2 different songs. One was slow one was fast, which I was able to choose. However, the 2 montages had almost the same content. Picture watching the same video twice with a different background music. I also wish they separated the video into a highlights, and then one with the ceremony. I was happy I got the entire wedding on video since that is an upside compared to other companies, but most people enjoy the recaps. There was no voice over with the music that you could hear our vows. As much as I wanted this to be a positive experience, I had many challenges working with them. 5 months to get my video, and 3 months to get my pictures. Every other bride that I have spoken too that got married in the past year has received their video's and pictures with in 1-2 months.
My son & daughter-in-law’s wedding was on 02/13/2021 a cold day but I am very pleased with Essence Photography as they took very good care of the wedding party & the Bride & Groom to ensure that they will get the most beautiful pictures for their big day. They did an amazing job with taking the photos & catching beautiful moments for our family to enjoy for the rest of our life & then some. Gave & Elle did an amazing job with catching those beautiful moments and the pictures that you just weren’t expecting but absolutely love.. they truly have an eye to catch the beauty of the wedding.. I also want to thank Peggy the photographer manager who helped me through the whole planning of the wedding and making sure that everything will go off without a hitch. I recommend Essence Photography for your upcoming wedding as they are very professional, caring and absolutely know what & how to capture your beautiful pictures
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