Leslie & Zachary – Wayside Inn Wedding
I’ll preface this by saying I’m was a wedding photographer myself — my family owns a wedding video and photo business in PA, I was editing photos and putting together photo albums in 3rd grade, and shot 200 weddings between eighth grade and freshman year of college. When it came to hiring a photographer for my own wedding, I wanted a photographer who would focus on capturing cherished moments and expressions of the people we love, and my bar for quality was extremely high.
We hired Nora and Solare Wedding Photography after interviewing 11 other photographers. Nora stood out from the pack immediately with her professional communication and attention to our wedding and us as a couple. She didn’t treat us like just one of her many clients–she wanted to learn about what was most important to us about our day, so she could focus on those elements when capturing our wedding.
Preparation was smooth sailing — Nora had well-defined forms to help her understand our timeline and gave helpful feedback. We had a ridiculously long day (prep – first look – ceremony – ice cream social – pictures at church – outdoor pictures – reception) and Nora helped us figure out how to integrate the formal portraits and group pictures we wanted into the activity of our day.
Day of, Nora and her assistant were some combination of saints and miracle workers. There was a good deal of early drama (prep running behind, left hotel late for ceremony, etc) that lead to bride-freak-outs multiple times, but Nora and her assistant kept their cool and captured the moment and kept us moving along. There was not a shot missed nor photo op rushed — everything was perfect.
We received our photos back about six weeks after our wedding, and I was blown away by the depth of expression and emotion that Nora captured. Every smile, every funny face, every nervous expression, every joyous and loving moment was documented for us. I couldn’t have been happier with the final product. Solare Wedding Photography gets our wholehearted recommendation!