Claudia is the best!
Pros: Professional, personable, easy to talk to, prepared, skilled. Fantastic, really.
Cons: We couldn’t take her with us to MN for our second wedding.
“You’re so photogenic!” Believe me, no one has ever said that to me until they saw our wedding photos from Claudia. She is awesome! Easy to work with, easy to communicate with, great suggestions – a totally great package. Like most of the comments here, it’s tough to select a photographer from a distance but she made our decision easy. The BDW web site was great for looking at the various photographers but when I saw Claudia’s work, I knew she was the one. I picked four photographers and asked them each to send a full wedding shoot for us to compare. Then I asked my (then) fiancé which one he liked the best. Without discussing it first, we both picked Claudia. I was hooked on her shots of the scenery. Including the wedding couple in the scenery made it even more fantastic! Someone else mentioned that her photos look like magazine shots. They really do! She also did a great job of close ups and capturing all the moments. We have several shots of us with birds overhead. I wasn’t so sure about that at the time, but one of the reviews on this site recommends that you “go with her instructions and you won’t be sorry.” We did, and those shots are awesome!
Claudia was on time, organized, helpful, funny, and great with our grandkids. Yes, we had our four granddaughters in our wedding at the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo on April 13, 2014. We had a small group, (20 guests) so we were able to get lots of photos of everyone. The photos on the beach after the group shots are so spectacular! She made us look GOOD!
Claudia asked us how we met and what types of photos we wanted. She was really good at getting the shots we requested. My husband and I met dancing and we wanted lots of photos of us during “our” dance and of our guests line dancing. They are really fun to look at. Our dinner ran long and Claudia was able to stay a bit longer to capture the dancing and the cake cutting. We really appreciated her flexibility.
We had to pay extra for Claudia and her assistant to be on site, but she was worth it. I’m telling you, she is so easy to work with. Her emails are prompt. She was great at calming me down when I was worried about everything coming together. Our photos were posted on line when she said they would be. She even sent us a few ahead of time so we could take them to our 2nd wedding in Minnesota. The things we do for family!
Claudia also put together gift bags for our guests. I hadn’t really thought about doing that as I didn’t want to bring a bunch of stuff with me on the plane and take the time to put them together. I wanted to spend time with our guests. Claudia offered to put something together for us and they were just as nice as her photos. I know our guests enjoyed having the treats to take on the plane.
I can’t wait to get the enlargements back and up on our walls. Claudia takes photos that you are happy to look at for years to come. You can’t go wrong with her. I hope your wedding is as fun as ours was. If you go with Claudia, I know your photos will be great!