Welcome to March everyone!
I noticed a post from earlier today, concerning McGowan Images, which has now been removed (and rightfully so) from this message board. I’d like to add my own opinion about those photographers, because I feel they deserve a different, honest perspective.
My fiancé and I were engaged New Year’s Eve, in England. Chelsea was THE first phone call I made when we got home, and the first detail of my wedding that I secured. I picked McGowan Images before I picked a date OR a venue. I’d been following her blog for about a year, and after meeting her at a friend’s wedding, I knew that McGowan Images would be the absolute best choice for my own wedding.
Chelsea (who works as a team with her husband, and graphic designer, Mack) is just the right balance of friend and professional. I’ve never met anyone with a bigger work-ethic, or faster turn-around schedule. For example, we had our first engagement session on the 6th of February. A sneak- peek of our pictures was up on her photoblog within 24 hours, with a full preview (20+ fully edited images) in two days. We received copies of all our images, edited and unedited, within two weeks. Not to mention, our pictures are absolutely stunning. Chelsea is so talented, not only as a photographer and editor, but also as a coach. My fiancé is not exactly photogenic, but somehow, Chelsea and Mack were able to make him look like a better version of himself. In short, I couldn’t be happier with my first round of pictures!
Chelsea has been more than a photographer for me. She’s been an extra ear in the planning process, always willing to listen, answer a frantic text, email, or phone call. If you’re looking for a photographer who is creative, talented, hard working, and willing to go an extra mile (or 10) to make you feel special/beautiful/photogenic/etc… then Chelsea/McGowan Images is the right choice for you.
(Moderator: I know this isn’t exactly a succinct paragraph. I’m so sorry!)