We felt they captured so much of the two of us, as well as our family. The team took stunning and flattering photos of our diverse wedding party and guests, and breath-taking photos of venue and décor details. Since sharing our slideshow with family and friends, we have received an outpouring of appreciation and praise for Henry's work (as well as numerous reports of being moved to tears). Though Henry's photos are but still images, he is able to breathe life into the shots he takes. We will be forever grateful for Henry's gift of photographing our wedding in a way that feels entirely representative of who we are and the authentic spirit of that magical day.
We highly recommend Henry and his team without reservation for all kinds of weddings, including interracial/intercultural, and suggest booking him as soon as possible. His remarkable photography talent, commitment to personable service, responsive communication, and loving attention to detail are unparalleled. Working with him was a true pleasure, and we feel we will stay friends long after our wedding day."
Upon receiving a slideshow of wedding photos within two weeks and our entire online photo gallery in three weeks, we were blown away. Henry and his team's work was brilliant - and completely surpassed our already-high expectations.
As our Santa Barbara wedding approached, Henry was in touch over email and a longer planning call to map out the details of the day. Given our coordinating the details of a larger wedding party and several different cultural and family traditions, we appreciated greatly his continued attention to detail. Henry and his wonderful team (Michel, second photographer and Jeremiah, photography assistant) showed up to the venue early on our wedding day. Throughout the getting ready, "first look," and formal portraits, all three displayed the utmost sense of professionalism and kindness. Their positivity and flexibility helped everyone in the wedding party feel comfortable and relaxed, including my husband and myself. We started the ceremony in great spirits that continued over the course of the ceremony and reception.
He artfully captured our emotions and chemistry while attending to the beauty of the environment.
Henry captured a variety of shots, both staged and spontaneous. His careful eye in composing pictures was partnered with his gentle attitude - unlike prior experiences with other professional photographers, his directions and suggestions never felt overbearing. We were able to feel ourselves and have a blast the entire afternoon. We received our photos in less than two weeks and were thrilled with the quality of Henry's work.
When we finally met him in person for our engagement shoot, we felt we were meeting an old friend.
As an interracial couple with a wide range of skin tones among our wedding party and guests, selecting a fantastic photographer capable of capturing all kinds of beauty was an early priority in wedding planning. We interviewed seven different photographers and carefully reviewed their work. Henry quickly stood out for his warm professionalism, clear communication, attention to detail, and beautiful shots. He made an effort to learn about our story, referencing details of our history and families through the planning process.
From the first moments of working with Henry, we knew we were in incredible hands. In preparing for our engagement session in three different locations in Los Angeles, Henry was organized in his communication with us over phone and email. He was responsive and reassuring when we expressed a desire to have a balance between my husband's preference for rich, saturated color and my preference for softer natural light.
"Hiring Henry & his team for our engagement photos and wedding was easily one of the best (if not the best) decisions we made in planning our April 2018 Santa Barbara Historical Museum wedding.