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We recently had our engagement photos done by Andy. We found him on yelp after reading all the great reviews, and so glad we decided to go with him. His prices are very reasonable, he responds so quickly to email and phone call (same day- a lot of times within minutes), he was very organized, a lot of fun to work with, and most importantly, his photos are fabulous. It was so smooth working with him. We got a sneak peak of some of the photos he took during our engagement shoot and they looked great, the lighting and angles were perfect and he got great shots during sunset which is what we wanted. I also like how he took his time and did not rush us. What was amazing is that he had our photos done within days. I'm really pleased with his professionalism and his work. Would hire him again.
Andy is a true professional. Me and my wife had no idea what we were doing and Andy made it extremely easy and fun. His pictures are incredible. He knows exactly where to be and how to get the best shots. Thank you so much Andy!
If you are looking for an experienced, direction-giving, extremely talented photographer who has a great eye for detail and gives his all to making his clients happy...look no further! Andy Sandy delivers all of this and more.
He captures every critical moment in the best way possible, even those jaw-dropping moments that no one else sees. From working with lighting to creating the most attractive angles, Andy truly understands the importance of precise, natural, captivating imagery.
My situation was a little different than a normal private session. We had our photo shoot going on during my engagement party. Andy was very accommodating with this dynamic as he was able to single-handedly get candid photos and videos of our family, the entire proposal, and our private couple's shoot. The only thing I didn't like was having to end the shoot to get back to my party! Andy is so good that he is adamant about getting his clients warmed up and comfortable with him so that he can ultimately capture true, natural expressions. He wants it to be organic and effortless. He improvised with the outdoor setting and carefully chose the best places to take photos.
From booking the appointment to receiving every crystal clear and beautifully edited photo, I've been treated with the utmost professionalism, respect, and courteousness by Andy. It's not often that you come across people or businesses that provide this level of diligence. I will be booking him for all of my future shoots!
Andy did a wonderful job photographing our October wedding in Walnut Creek, CA. He arrived well before the agreed start time and got a multitude of great and diverse photos which we were really impressed with after seeing the results! On top of this, all of the edited photos were delivered to us 2 months early which was a complete surprise! I highly recommend choosing Andy as your wedding photographer! Thank you so much for all your hard work Andy, much appreciated!
We are so grateful to have Andy and his team to be part of our big day! They went so much ABOVE AND BEYOND to make it as perfect as it can be. Andy spent extra time during our engagement session. Before our wedding, we sent him a long shot list and Andy was very patient and efficient and was able to finish all those specific shots we requested. He even got a 2nd photographer for us on part of the wedding day to make sure they didn't miss any special moments. The videographers were also very nice and professional and came early to start shooting. The team worked really hard during our wedding day (it was a long 12 hr day and they made sure they documented all the important moments). Andy gave us all the pics much sooner than expected. Very very happy with how the pics and HL video turned out. We are soooooo happy that we picked Andy Sandy for our pics and video. VERY VERY PROFESSIONAL AND GREAT COMMUNICATION. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
We absolutely loved having Andy as our photographer, he was highly professional and he really knows his stuff...
He was also very accommodating to let us photograph with our two pets. The photos came out beautiful and we loved getting a preview while on our honey moon.
We will continue to work with Andy for future family events.
It was a great pleasure to work with Andy. He definitely went above and beyond what was expected and I am glad that we went with Andy for our wedding photos.
Andy was very accommodating and drove to coffee shop that was convenient for me for our first meeting to go over the different package options. He came prepared with two suitcases full of some of his previous wedding photos (all of which were fantastically done). Andy listened carefully to what I wanted with the pictures and made helpful suggestions for things that I missed or didn’t think about. He asked follow-up questions which showed how he really wanted to capture exactly what I wanted.
We decided last minute to not have “first look” and “getting ready” pictures. Andy was very accommodating when we asked if we could shoot pictures before the wedding ceremony at a different location instead. We chose to take these pictures at our alma mater and Andy shot some amazing pictures there. His pictures captured the story of wedding day but also had some great artistic shots too. There was the perfect blend of photos that we could put into a picture book and that we could frame individually.
Andy worked tirelessly throughout our wedding ceremony and wedding reception to capture the candid moments as well as the group shots. He even set up extra cameras at our reception to capture video just so that we could have that footage. I really appreciated how organized Andy was with the group pictures too. It could be pretty hectic trying to gather everybody together, but Andy was patient and helped guide those pictures along.
Andy went above and beyond and worked tirelessly to capture our wedding day. He had a quick turnaround time when processing our photos and did an amazing job with the post processing.
I would recommend Andy for any photography needs in the future!
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I'm going to preface this review with the fact that I'm also a photographer so it was a very difficult process for me to find someone to shoot our wedding that met my standards in terms of picture quality (after all, why would I want to pay an arm and a leg to someone to do something that I can do better myself?). After a long and exhaustive search of photographers in the greater Bay Area region, I'm happy to say that I found Andy.
The thing that drew me to Andy was his artistic style--he has an excellent eye for framing shots and an equally excellent eye during the post-processing phase (making sure the colors and tones are just right). In my professional opinion, Andy is in the top 10th percentile when it comes to other Bay Area photographers in this regard.
Overall, my wife and I are extremely pleased with our decision to have Andy cover our wedding. The level of experience, quality, value, and professionalism that he brings to the table far exceeds what most Bay Area photographers can offer and you'd be hard pressed to find someone that can be better than Andy in all of those areas. Andy has my highest recommendation for a wedding photographer (or really any photography needs that you may have)!
I engaged Andy for my traditional Vietnamese wedding which took place on 6/6/15. The package included an outdoor engagement photo shoot early April, at a location of my choice, and a 12+ hour shooting on the wedding day. Andy is as dedicated as they come and I am grateful for his patience and expertise. He is always punctual, if not earlier, and has good communication to ensure you are well planned for your big day. You can rely on him for recommendations and ideas. He takes pride in his work and doesn't mind going through great length to capture that "perfect shot". The outcome of your photos will speak for themselves.
I contacted Andy when planning my engagement. Being from out of town I had to do all my research online and could not meet in person until the day of the shoot. I called multiple photographers and Andy was the only one that did not sound bothered, every other photographer I spoke with made it seem like I was a bother or not worth their time for just an engagement. Andy's desire to capture the perfect moments and attention to detail helped me to not worry about a deposit, especially when he scouted the location for me, had a well written contract, and we got all the small details figured out. I proposed at Point Reyes, which is a bit of a drive for Andy too.
My experience with Andy was nothing short of phenomenal. He was able to capture the full proposal and then we had a two hour photo shoot. Andy got so many great pictures in that short time frame. He moved around the park a bit and got lots of great backgrounds and he used the environment around us to craft perfect pictures.
He even impressed me with how much he cared about the photos he took. He has multiple memory cards and a portable backup hard drive the cards saved to so he had 3 copies of our sessions photos.
I can not recommend Andy enough; fun guy, cares about his customers, responds quickly to email, and best of all he genuinely wants you to be happy.
Excellent photographer!!! We really enjoyed our session with Andy and the photos were amazing! We definitely recommend Andy to anyone!
I chose Andy solely based on his stellar reviews on multiple wedding websites. He worked over 6 hours at our wedding on April 25, 2015 at San Ramon Wedgewood and he was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely professional and possessed a very high work ethic. Before the event, he was very organized and kept in touch with us about the day and series of photos that he would complete for us. He alone shot hundreds of photos for us during the event and within a few weeks, we received multiple photo CD's as promised. He delivered great quality in both portrait and candid shots. My absolute favorite pictures were the ones that showed his ability to capture the special day in at story-telling/photo-journalism style. I would definitely recommend hiring Andy Lam to capture any of your special events.
I used Andy Service for my wedding and he was amazing, very helpful and full of ideas of how to take the picture and what angle. I haven't got all my pictures back yet but I know it would be amazing from just the few he have already sent me... i highly recommend her to everyone.
If you have ever planned to have a photo shoot at San Francisco or in California and be here searching for the right photographer then you have no need to look further. Andy is simply the best photographer, that we have ever worked with; he is very patient, courtesy, humor, flexible and talent when it comes to art photography. We are so please with every pictures in our Pre-Wedding with Gown photo shoot session. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much, Andy!
Toan & Trang
Andy is really great to work with. We hired Andy to take some photos of us to commemorate our 25th anniversary. He drove up to meet us in Napa, where we were staying, and arrived early to scout out the area. Although I had a couple places in the downtown area in mind, the weather did not cooperate (too sunny!), but he had a Plan B ready, which turned out possibly even better! Andy really pays attention to the small details and took plenty of shots from different angles to produce some truly amazing photos. Now, comes the hard part in choosing which ones to print and frame!
I should also add, despite his busy schedule, he’s always prompt with email communication. If he isn’t able to respond in detail at the moment, he promises to get back to you at a later time, which he does. Very professional, personable, and flexible.
We recently gotten married on December 27, 2014. It was sometimes in July when I was searching for a photographer for my wedding. I stumbled across the reviews I've read on Yelp on Andy Sandy Photo and figured I'll inquire on his package to see what he can do for us.
Andy was one of my best vendors that I have chosen for my wedding. He was very professional and punctual in regards to our schedule itinerary. I am truly grateful for the accommodations/suggestions that Andy have made for us. I would highly recommend Andy for any of your photography needs, for all occasions!