We just got our photos from our wedding, and all we can say is “WOW!!!” Luke really is the real deal! He was fabulous from the start – engaging, personable, a great listener and really interested in capturing our story the way we wanted. He has such a warm and engaging personality, he was so easy to work with. And the photos…. he has such an amazing eye for detail and capturing not only beautiful pictures but people’s personalities. He captured little moments (like my husband joking around with his sons, or my daughter photo-bombing her new big brother with her bouquet) that we’ll always treasure.
Luke was also incredibly professional, delivering the photos and video exactly when he promised them. The morning after our wedding, we woke up to a handful of sample photos to get a taste of what was to come. We just couldn’t be happier! Book him – you’ll end up with artistic, gorgeous photos that capture everyone’s personalities, and you’ll be in great hands!
We hired Luke for our wedding based on the great reviews and the fact that his sample work on his website was the best around. We were not disappointed! Not only does he have an amazing eye for “lines” and “energy” – he could seriously work for a major magazine – and most importantly, he was a pleasure to work with.
Above and beyond! The best vendor we used for our wedding, hands down.
My husband and I had Luke Snyder photograph our New Year’s Eve wedding in northern California. From our very first call with him through the wedding, he was amazing. Upbeat, professional, thoughtful, warm, and paid great attention to detail.
The first thing Luke did was ask my husband and I how we met, about our wedding, what we wanted the day to be, the kinds of photos we wanted. He was communicative throughout, right up to the wedding.
We had him photograph our welcome reception as well as the day of our event. He and his brother got hundreds and hundreds of amazing shots. He put so much time and care into getting original and beautiful photographs. He never stopped working throughout the reception. He kept finding amazing places for us to pose, lit incredible shots of the venue, and was omnipresent.
Not only is he a spectacularly talented photographer, but he is a joy to work with and have at your wedding. Several guests asked us where we found him.
We have already framed and hung so many of Luke’s photos and they are works of art. He has a brilliant eye and a deft touch. He is always there, snapping away without ever being invasive.
He’s a great guy and an amazing photographer. I can’t imagine having the wedding without Luke there to capture it. Book him. Book him now. You won’t regret it.
Hiring Luke to photograph our wedding was the best decision we made in planning out wedding. He has amazing talent and really cares about making sure you are comfortable and you get the best photos. Since we live in Southern California we were not able to meet Luke until the day of our wedding, but we had quite a few Skype meetings and he was able to understand our goals for the day. Our friends and families loved him as well and he seemed genuine in his attempt to make everyone happy and comfortable. We got married a couple months ago and we are still getting compliments from our guests regarding Luke. And now that we have received all our files we are elated! They are all beautiful and really capture all events of the day. If you have an opportunity to hire Luke, don’t hesitate. Book him! He goes above and beyond!
Fast forward through my original 6000 word review, which I already trimmed down and a few months to the night before our wedding, Luke was to make the drive to Carmel, CA and meet us in our wedding cottage in which we offered him a room. I’m impressed with my ability to control my enthusiasm even down to 6000 words. Yelp won’t allow me that much space, but it’s worth the read, especially if you’re reading these trying to decide if he’s “the one.” HE IS.) The second he showed up I knew in my heart our meeting was meant to be. He was every single one of my gut feelings I had about him and more. He showed up at our door with so much sincere passion to be there. He had an amazing attitude and an amazing smile to show it- the kind that lights up the room. He sat down with me and my husband and listened to us. He listened to us beam about our magical trip so far, he listened to our excitement over the coming wedding and he listened to every single detail we pointed out about our cottage and how “meant to be” it all was…. all while taking candid shots we would eventually be surprised to find. I don’t know of a single photographer that would take this much time and careful thoughtfulness. Those are now some of my favorite wedding photos as they would come to be our last photos of being engaged. We hadn’t even thought of it. We would come to know how much he listened and how much he retained when we eventually went through our wedding photos. He somehow captured every detail from the glass doorknobs to the dutch doors… Luke listens. This, we believe, is one of the most important qualities you can find in a photographer. If you look at his work on his website it’s easy to see that he does; no two weddings are alike. They each look so characteristic of his subject’s unique story.
To say a few things more about his character, we had only one guest at our wedding and my two sisters who were our ministers. The energy, authenticity and personality of the photographer was very important to us. We chose every single detail with such meaning and symbolism- even the photographer. I still cannot believe we found this in him. It’s SO MUCH to look for and he provided all. He was the PERFECT ENERGY to add to our special day and there is not a single person that could have taken his place. He was even there for my pre-wedding makeup when I freaked out having not been used to wearing so much. He was the calm energy there to validate that me washing all of my friend’s great work off was OK. It sounds small typing it, but it was huge. I just appreciate Luke so much… which I’m fairly certain is obvious. I almost forgot to mention that Luke showed up with a bottle of wine for us and a “moon” of honey- because did I mention he is a bee-keeper? Yes, not only is he an amazing human being, he’s also a gifted photographer and beekeeper. The honey was one of my favorite wedding presents EVER and delicious, too. I love remembering it!
Now that I have gushed over my sentimentality for Luke, let me move on to my wedding photos. I’ll probably cry through this part. They’re beautiful. They’re stunning. They’re magical. They’re authentic. They’re creative. They’re moving. They’re REAL. They’re artistic. They’re enchanting. They’re one hundred million of the most incredible adjectives you can think of. We are IN LOVE with them… every one of them… even the ones where my hair is windblown and my makeup was wiped off from nuzzling into my husband. Luke drove us to a beautiful spot I hadn’t been to in years to take more photos. We didn’t take posey, creating a moment photos- he took photos of us IN the moment, enjoying one another. This is why I say they are real. He even surprised us with a bottle of champagne. He blew us away with his angles. I am sincerely telling you that we are still puzzled by how he captured photos from the angles he did. We didn’t even notice him snapping away. He’s so talented!
I simply cannot say it enough. He was the best photographer we could have found and our pictures prove it. You really will get what you pay for when it comes to wedding photography. I’d have paid Luke double for what we received from him. It was worth every penny and more. If you’re looking for the total package in a photographer trust my review and the reviews of many others. He is your answer. Thank you again Luke! You have touched our lives and enriched our special day. We will always be grateful to you! Thank you for giving us TRUST in our photographer- it’s one of the BEST parts of working with you!
– Brianna N
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