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Bella Pictures

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38 weddings, 33 ratings, 30 reviews

114 Sansome St

San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Bella Pictures


Bella Pictures offers award-winning photojournalists and a simplified, no-guesswork approach to wedding photography. Bella is now offering a unique brand of wedding videography to completely document your day.

Mission:
To provide exceptional photography and innovative videography that matches your style and your budget. To EARN your trust with transparent pricing, responsive service, and professionals of the highest caliber.


Products:




  • Certified Bella Photographers


  • Coverage tailored to your wedding


  • Unlimited photography

  • All high-resolution images on DVD


  • Archival quality prints


  • Wide selection of professionally-designed albums


  • Digital retouching services


  • Engagement/Bridal sessions


  • DVD wedding montage


  • Wedding Videography



Reviews

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Lisa Adams
November 11, 2011
Massachusetts
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They worked with my budget and needs. They were true to their word.


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Cara and Chris
July 02, 2011
Eagan MN
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We were very pleased with the process Bella Pictures has you go through--especially the "meet and greet" with our photographer ahead of time. The pictures turned out great. Our only "issue" with them is that we have yet to receive the "Our Story" photos that came with our package (6 months later). Otherwise, no complaints. LOVE our photos.


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September 05, 2010
Orland Park,IL
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They choose a photographer for you based on how you rate various pictures. From there they see what style you like & pair you up with a phtographer. We highly recommend our wedding photographer, Irene, who did an excellent job!! On the other hand, our engagement photographer, Andrew, didn't take very good pictures(my clothing strap was showing in most pics). Our engagment pics were complimentary. He seemed like he was rushing, not very friendly. They are pricey, but in seeing the finished product(wedding pics)...it was worth it. We also got all rights & a DVD to print our own photos. They also have video services, but pricey also. They do keep you informed during the whole process.


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Tom and Bridgette
June 26, 2010
Richmond, VA
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The photographer that they sent us showed up 45min late and left on time. He missed all the getting ready shots so when he finally got there we had 5 minutes to reenact as much stuff as we could. Although he did get a lot of good shots of our wedding there was nothing great, most of my favorite pictures were the ones that I asked him to take. Since we had an outside ceremony I wish that he would have paid more attention to detail and not gotten so many shots with cars in the background. I would have also of liked to have some shots showing the full view of the site, everything was a close-up he missed out on capturing the essence of the location. When they had asked me what shots were my must haves I didn’t realize that grooms parents weren’t a given.

On the plus side Bella had our pictures up on the website by the time we got back from our honeymoon and we received the cds about another week after that. Bella was also very apologetic about the photographer and refunded us for the hour he missed.


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Angelina and Michael
October 17, 2009
Norfolk, VA
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Although our actual photographer was Bryan Myhr, he was contracted through a company called Bella Photography. Bella Photography is great and much less expensive for the same service (we used them for videography too). They are really on top of their stuff.


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Aubrey and Justin
September 05, 2009
Baltimore, MD
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Bella made the process very easy and took a lot of weight off my shoulders. I'm so happy we decided to use them. They matched us with the most amazing photographer. I'm in the process of making our wedding album now and I couldn't be happier with it. I can't wait to finally receive it!


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Michael and Carina
September 06, 2009
Boston, MA
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This is a major vendor in its category but they have packages that work with your budget. You get the rights to all of your pictures in high resolution images. They don't try to push you or your guests into purchasing individual pictures. I especially liked their screening test to find out the style of photography you'd like best. Then you're matched with a photographer that does that style best. The photographer is extremely professional and unintrusive. The final results were fantastic.


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Jason and Jordan
August 01, 2009
Germantown, MD
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They were awesome!! Such nice people to work with! We would use them again!


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Mallory and Adam
June 06, 2009
Minneapolis, MN
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They are a national photography group that has local photographers under its umbrella. They have the best packages (and monthly deals) out of all the individual photographers I had looked through. After signing up for a package (which you can add to at any time) you go through a bunch of pictures and rate them which helps give Bella an idea of your "style", which they then use to assign you a photographer. We did not particularly like who did our engagement photos, but really liked our wedding photographers (booked 2). You get to meet with the lead photographer beforehand (or just email) so they get a better idea of what you are specifically looking for. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LIST OF PHOTOS YOU WANT, no matter who you book. Somehow we did not end up with a photo of the bride and her mom!


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Jeanette and Joshua
June 27, 2009
Troy, MI
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Our pictures turned out terrible--nothing like the sample photos we were shown. It was incredibly disappointing! The pictures were either over-exposed with too much flash or off-centered. They also were not posed, i.e. family pictures, and heads were cut off or not visible. Terrible!!!!!!


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Colleen and William
May 23, 2009
Minneapolis, MN
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We had a WONDERFUL lead photographer assigned to us, wasn't so happy with the associate, wasn't really worth the extra money. But, the lead photog did a fantastic job, Bella does a good job pairing you up with someone who matches your style.


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Jessica Myers
April 18, 2009
plymouth, michigan
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The price is a bit much, but well worth every penny! The process allows for you to rest easy knowing you will have a great photographer and excellent pictures! They also help you design your wedding album, so that it will get done within the year...and not 5 years later.


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Jenn and Will
April 11, 2009
Jacksonville, FL
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They match you with the perfect photographer for your event and we loved everything about them - great service, great photos, professional and caring staff - it all makes you relax about one of the biggest elements of your wedding day.


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Marjorie and Ethan
April 04, 2009
Burlingame, CA
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the photographer they matched us with was great and fabulous and would receive 5 stars on his own, but the company has been a little difficult. i honestly wished i did more research. bella takes a lot of work and if you can't work on them to get what you're looking for, i recommend looking elsewhere.


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Nicole Hines
March 28, 2009
Lawrenceville, GA
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BRIDES BEWARE!!! One star is TOO high of a rating.
If my husband and I had our wedding day to do over the ONLY thing we would change would be the photography. They were very helpful when it came time to take my deposit, after that I it was very difficulty to get any answers from the company. Leading up to the time of our wedding I always had to make contacts with my coordinator and had to wait several days for a reply, typically via email. I never received a phone call in response.
Worse than the service was our photographer. I honestly believe it was his first day as a photographer. He had over 2 hours to complete portraits and I still did not get half the pictures I wanted and I only had a wedding party of 6, including myself and my husband. The photographer had absolutely no innovative ideas and asked several times what exactly was I looking for, I eventually told him a photographer who knew how to do the job he was hired for and I did not see him again until after the ceremony, which there are only pictures of our backs for the ceremony. He missed critical parts of the ceremony as well as the reception.
After waiting over a month for pictures to be posted online, I was even more disappointed to discover that the photographer could not frame a shot. Every single shot was off center with exit signs, trash cans and bystanders in the background.
Creating the album was a hassle as well and again when I attempted to reach my consultant I never received a phone call in return to address my concerns. Now I have FINALLY received our album we are completely disappointed. Overall, we are completely disappointed with the entire experience. This is a really abridged version of the events, but I hope is that couples in the future will at least know how disappointed we are.


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Tracey and Daniel
February 28, 2009
Grand Rapids, MI
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Pictures turned out great and we got full rights to them. Only issue was I had to tell the photographer was group pics I wanted at the church. Just wished he was more in control and would tell us what to do. Instead he would turn to me and ask what was next. Just a little stressful to deal with on the big day.


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Eilis and Mike
December 13, 2008
New Rochelle, NY
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We were lucky enough to get a local NY photographer Harrison Gould! Harrison was great and we really enjoyed the time he spent with us. His website is www.imagesbyharrison.com and again we highly reccommend him.


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November 29, 2008
Seattle, WA
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This is a national company that matches you with a photographer whose style matches yours. Our photographer was super, his name is Steve Smith. His personal website is http://www.eye4weddings.com/


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Alex and Kelly
October 04, 2008
Atlanta, GA
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jennifer was our contact and she was great to work with. They provided everything in a timely manner and allowed us a lot of input into our photography. Nima was the lead photographer at our wedding and he captured perfect pictures. Best of all, our 3,000 proofs were sent to us on DVDs within 3 weeks of the wedding.


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Lucia and Blair
October 18, 2008
baltimore, md
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Nationwide photography company, worked with consultant locally who worked with us to determine the right package of photos/albums and then used their website to rate pictures and determine the style of photography we wanted. They matched us with a local photographer who we were in contact with 4-5 times before the wedding. Pictures were amazing!!


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Karen and Duncan
September 20, 2008
Ft Lauderdale, FL
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They are the best. They only do photojournalism type photographs and therefore do not have a studio. The company is located in CA. They train and hire photograhers to take pictures the "bella" way. They find a local photographer who works for Bella. They take photos for Oprah and Tony Parker wedding to Eva Longario. The color in the pictures is amazing - nothing like anything we saw when shopping around. We were told that we would have paid 3x the price for the same quality with a local photographer.


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Kristie and Darrell
September 13, 2008
Elmhurst, IL
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We had two great photographers! Robb and Ian captured every moment possible. What more could we ask for. Our consultants have been nothing but great! They were with us every step of the way and are still helping us as we create our wedding album. It has been a great experience!


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LaCrista Fuqua
August 09, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
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Rustin Cerveny was our wedding day photographer and was great o shoot with. He was very professional and took gorgeous pictures. Maybe would have liked a little more direction to get creative pics, but the ones we got are GREAT!!!


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Caryn and David
August 16, 2008
Chicago, IL
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We were really happy with our photographers at Bella. They did an outatanding job of getting the shots we wanted without being intrusive. Most of the time, I did not even know they were there until I saw the great shots they got of our day. We were very happy that we were able to share our photos on line and we own all the rights so that there is no "hidden fees".


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Jeremy and Dawn
August 22, 2008
Lindstrom MN
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Difficult to work with. The whole thing made us nervous.


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Jesse and Ray
June 28, 2008
Crown Point, IN
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Great to work with, professional, and the end product was amazing. Highly recommend them.


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Christina Riley
June 20, 2008
Issaquah, WA
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I can't even tell you how horrible my experience with Bella Pictures has been. It took six months to get 3 drafts of my albums. It took another 6 months and MANY MANY LOST EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS TO MANAGEMENT to finally get my final copies in hand. It is NOT worth the money, and to top it off, even though my albums passed quality control, there is an OBVIOUS lazy mistake made by the designer. Instead of deleting a photo I wanted changed, they just put two photos over it, and so you cna see inbetween them a sliver from the old photo! They are such a pain to deal with I'm not even going to bother to get a correction because I know I wouldn't see another album for 6 months to a year. I was married in June of 2008, and it's july 2009, and I just got my albums. DO NOT USE BELLA PICTURES. THEY ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY!


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Geoff and Merri
April 19, 2008
Plymouth, ma
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Yup, I used the online, mass photography service. It was great. The photos are amazing, and I got a great deal. Only problem was, that without meeting the photographer, it was hard to communicate that I wanted certain shots with certain people.


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Laura and Michael
July 11, 2010
Oxon Hill, MD
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Most of the pictures turned out great, but I was a little disappointed with some of the way certain pictures turned out. He also didn't do all the pictures that I wanted him to do. I told him to take pictures of the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony, and that didn't happen so that was one other thing we had to do in between the ceremony and reception. He also didn't get pictures of me and my mom together. very frustrating.


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ria smith
August 20, 2011
Homer Glen, IL
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Sherri and Matthew
August 08, 2008
Bayville, NJ
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Amy and Andy
December 15, 2007
Wooster, Ohio
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Diana and Dan
June 30, 2007
Oswego, IL
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Vicki and Chris
June 12, 2010
Dearborn, MI
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Heather Hewitt
September 18, 2009
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Stephanie and Patrick
July 18, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
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Kate and Bryant
July 03, 2009
Mystic, CT
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