I can't thank you enough for providing this site!!! I was so nervous
looking for a photographer for my wedding; I had only 4 months to plan my
wedding and very particular tastes. I kindly thanked my friends and family
who kept suggesting their photographers to me but knew in my heart that I
wanted something different. I didn't want to settle for a wedding album
full of posed, generic shots; I wanted a photographer who would be able to
capture the story of my wedding from a unique point of view, so I felt like
I hit the jackpot when I found your site (it was the first hit when I
googled "wedding photojournalist").
As soon as I started navigating around on your website, I knew I would find
exactly what I wanted. I spent quite some time looking through all the
contest photos (and must admit that I frequently go back just to see the new
photos and contest participants). One of the first photographers I checked
out from your website was the one I hired! I chose Kristin Kay Reimer of
Photomuse and was sure that I made the right decision from the moment I met
her. She was professional, easy to work with, and, most importantly,
captured our wedding perfectly! She was very open to trying different ideas
during the engagement photo session, and I felt very comfortable giving her
free reign of what to shoot during the wedding, too. I don't think I would
have found her without WPJA, and for that I am so grateful! My entire
family loved working with her. Every time I show my pictures to people, I
keep hearing, "Oh, this picture is my favorite...no, this one is my
favorite....oh no, THIS one is...they're all so GOOD!"
Anyway, I participate in several wedding-related forums and can't tell you
how many times I recommend your site to people. And every time I do, I get
a number of other forum participants say how they found their photographers
through WPJA as well. Again, thank you for helping make such an important
decision such an easy one. Keep up the excellent website, and you can be
sure I'll be raving about WPJA to anyone who will listen!!
Dear WPJA -
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you are providing
for today's discerning bride. Although our wedding took place
in Oct 04, I still visit wpja.com to see the new contest winners
and I highly recommend your site to brides-to-be whenever possible.
To give you a little background about our experience with
your site, my husband and I were very concerned with choosing
the right type of photographer for our wedding. We planned a very
small wedding - 54 guests total - and did not want to lose the
intimate feeling for our day by selecting an obtrusive photographer
-- someone that would be in everyone's faces and taking 100 different
combinations of "bride/groom/family" photos -- basically
ruining the mood. So we knew from the start that we wanted someone
with a photojournalistic and candid style, but, as you know, "photojournalistic"
is the trendy buzz-word of the day, and you can't always believe
what you read. After wading unsuccessfully through site
after site from photographers proclaiming their photojournalistic
style, I was feeling very frustrated with our choices and not
at all sure that the photographer we were looking for could be
found in Massachusetts. Then, after one more Google attempt, I
came across the Wedding Photojournalist Association -- and a screen
full of MA-based photojournalists. Once I clicked through to George
Martell's website I knew we had to meet with him and see his work
in person. My husband was floored by his albums...and this is
a man that DID NOT get excited about wedding stuff :) As soon
as we got back in our car, we agreed he was the one for us. We
couldn't have been happier with George Martell's work - and we'll
always cherish the amazing photo memories from our special wedding
-Patti & Chris
I want to take some time to comment on a photographer that you
all have recently recognizedMatt Adcock from Matt Adcock Photography
in Atlanta, Georgia. I am from Georgia and wanted badly to
have our wedding on the coast of Georgia but recently followed my
fiancé to Seattle, Washington for his work and thus, planning
a wedding in Georgia was made very difficult and mainly online.
I read all the magazines and all of the bride beware
books and quickly realized that for me, the photographer was TOP
prioritynot my dress, not the food, not the flowers, the
photographer. In doing my research, I decided that I wanted
a photographer that belonged to your association; your website
was so helpful. I did the majority of wedding planning and
booking online as I was 3,000 miles away from where the wedding
was to take place.
I stumbled on Matts website through a Google search,
and as became customary for my photographer search, I quickly
checked to ensure that he was a member of the WPJAhe was.
I perused his site and fell in love with his workit was
exactly what I was looking for. I called him and we spoke
about his philosophy and style and I knew that I wanted Matt Adcock
to photograph my wedding. He is the consummate professional,
honest, flexible and the hardest worker I have ever seen.
At the wedding, EVERYONE commented on how hard he and his assistants
worked and we all noticed that he seemed to be everywhere all
at once, capturing every moment of the day.
I am thankful that I followed my instinct and hired Matt site
unseen and thankful to your association for making my decision
easier. The final product that he provided was impeccable,
rivaled only by his sheer talent and work ethic. Thank you
for helping me find the prefect photographerthe photographer
gave me the perfect wedding pictures.
The WPJA site was great! I was able to see who was in my area,
what was in my price range, who was willing to travel etc... having
it all on one page with links to the photographers web pages, it
was so much more user freindly then those sites with massive lists
of every photographer in a state, where you have to waste time looking
up photographers who weren't what you were looking for in the first
place! - here its all done.
I've set up appointments with a few of the photographers that were
listed in my state - their portfolio's look great and I'm so excited
that I may have found a fantastic photographer for my wedding day!
Thanks so much!
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