I first came to know Wendy Mitchell Photography through my best friend's wedding. Wendy was very personable, friendly, and flexible at her wedding. Then I saw her pictures. Wendy has the ability to take the most amazing pictures, yet be unseen and leaving you to wonder "How did she take that, I didn't even see her there."
Wendy was the first phone call I made after I got engaged. I didn't even set the date until I knew the date we had planned was available for her. When I contacted her, she remembered me from my best friend's wedding, which was two years earlier. When we set up an appointment to interview her and to see her portfolio, the thing that sold me the most was that she had a story for every picture--she remembered certain stories and events that happened at each wedding she worked. Not many professionals I know actually pay attention enough to remember every wedding they have been involved with.
Having Wendy do the photography at my wedding was like having one of my best friends taking the pictures. Her easy going, friendly personality put everyone at ease and it felt like she was part of the family. She talked with everyone, remembered everyone's names, and by the end of the night knew who belonged to who in the family. She took some posed pictures, she took a lot of candids, and she even obliged when other people asked to get pictures taken. She captured every aspect of the wedding--the church, the guests, the food, the little moments that would have been forgotten had they not been captured on film. I told her only a few pictures I wanted her to take, but other than that, I trusted her completely and she exceeded my expectations.
The quality that I recieved my photos in exceeded my expectations and was worth the wait. (I only waited a month for EVERY single picture she took, with doubles. She gave me a time frame of when I should expect them and I recieved them in that time frame).
I am so glad that I went with Wendy Mitchell Photography. I have had so many people compliment me on my pictures, and my one friend said that she regrets not having her at her wedding.
Her prices are amazing. For the price I paid (less than 2k), I recieved over 1100 pictures (I requested doubles), a CD, and the negatives. She doesn't do albums, but you recieve your pictures in an album that is so nice, I'm not even changing them to a different one. I know for a fact that my one friend paid more than 2k for her photographer, and didn't even get half of what I did. The quality and quantity you get for the price just doesn't compare.
Many people say they have their wedding photo album in a box and it's been in the closet since a year after they got married. I will not only keep these photos out, but I will treasure them and look at them often.
Renting a cake was the best idea ever! Easy, cheap, and no one knew it was fake! Everyone kept saying what a beautiful cake it was!
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