Spencer was so much fun to have around on our wedding day. He took so many creative pictures and we cannot wait to see how they turn out. Our friends and family commented on how much they liked him too. We both really liked our engagement pictures, but we were a little disappointed with the lack of editing out some zits and we didn't love the huge amount of kissy pictures. BUT, knowing that, we went into our wedding day with more realistic expectations for editing as well as a better idea of what we do and do not like. (this is why I recommend engagement pictures with your wedding photographer). The only reason he gets 4 starts instead of 5 is for a few minor reasons. Sometimes he was very slow to respond to e-mails (which can make a bride crazy), and I was a little bummed that he left the reception before the end. We booked him for all day and though he asked Travis if he was OK to go I feel like he may have missed some really great shots of dancing and the tosses (if he had asked me I would have had him stay a little longer). He also got engaged after we hired him and got married a few weeks after us. Of course I don't expect every vendor's life to stand still for our wedding, but I would have appreciated knowing that our pictures would be delayed due to his wedding and honeymoon. When I asked him about pictures after the wedding he did offer a free print to make up for the time delay (and that's when I was informed of it). I just would have appreciated a little more of a heads up about it, I feel it would have been more professional. Other than that, we loved him and would highly recommend him...can't WAIT to see images. Something tells me after I see pictures he'll be moved up to 5 stars.
UPDATE: Unfortunately after seeing the pictures I have revised the rating to 3 stars. Overall we have some very nice photos from our wedding, but I am very disappointed. Many many many pictures are not as sharp as they should be. In the formal family photos we are in focus and as you move further from teh center of the photos the faces become more blurry. It is kind of upsetting that we don't have a single formal shot of just the 2 of us and the formal family pictures are not great. Overall we have wonderful pictures and since nothing can be done about it now I am trying not to care. I wouldn't use him again.
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