Brian and his wife Lindsay bent over backwards to make sure our day ran smoothly. The took both our engagement and wedding photos. After we got our engagment pictures back we were blown away to say the least. Brian is so creative and could saw opportunites for shots that we would have never thought of. His prices were very reasonable and gave us the choice of digital or print copies. During our engagement picture session he took several hundred photos. We were able to go online and pick the ones we liked. He then sent them to us via dropbox. It was so easy and seemless.
Brian and Lindsay did such a great job we booked them for our wedding as well. They made a six hour trip from Wisconsin down to Southern Illinois to do our wedding. Their travel fee was reasonalbe. Brian and Lindsay covered eight hours of our wedding to include pictures before the wedding, during, after, and at the reception. Their interview process was very through. They even came over to our house to do it in person. We discussed what shots we definitely wanted before as well as our family situations. They were beyond accomodating.
They both were dressed very professionally. It was easy to communicate with both of them as they were wearing headsets. This was especially helpful when coordinating our first look and family picutres.
During the reception my family was a little overbearing. Every few seconds they were getting pulled in all directions to take pictures. They held their composure and were very polite.
My wife and I are beyond happy with Brian and Lindsay. We highly recommend them to anyone for their photography needs.
Brian is an amazing photographer! We have not gotten any of the pics back yet as we were just married a couple days ago but I am completely confident in his work. He really gets to know you as a person/couple and makes you feel completely at ease. I was able to just be myself and let things happen. He met with us personally anytime we had any question and was completely flexible with setting up a package that not only fit our budget but one that we would be happy with. He has a great artistic eye. Brian and his wife Lindsay were not only our photographer and assistant they became our friends. We even got Brian to let loosen up a bit towards the end of the night and get out on the dance floor! It was such a fun and amazing day! I don't think it would of been the same with any other photographer. We not only will be recommending him to others but there are plans in the making to use him for some family pictures! I will review again after we receive our pics.
Brian Cowen Photography is the best! He captured every aspect of my wedding with such an eye for the real emotion taking place. He captures real smiles, real tears, real fun. His candid style makes me totally re-live the big day with every picture. With Brian you receive quality. You aren't just another bride & groom to him, like you get with a lot of photographers. He focuses on you and capturing your big day the way you want it to be captured.
Brian's photo's of our wedding were absolutely breath taking! They were so real and vivid, I felt like I was re-living our wedding just by looking at them. I'm so amazed at his talent. His photo's are very unique and we feel incredibly blessed to have found him!
EXCELLENT photographer. Brian Cowen's photography does not just capture your day, but he also captures your emotions so clearly on film it's amazing. He has a knack I haven't seen before in capturing the right moments, which gives you a chance to actually go out and enjoy your day without worrying about pinning down the photographer and telling him what/where/who you want pictures of and all the details you want in your photos.
Also, very good deal for the amount of pictures in the package you get, and for the quality of the pictures - both in the quality of the actual picture's look (pixel/colors/film) and in overall quality of capturing the "just right" memories. A very good mix collection of random candid, color, and black and white make your album unique and beautiful as well.
Brian Cowen also works with you on a one-one basis, so you feel very comfortable and personal in dealing with your photographer - not just "some guy" doing your photos. You also are the boss of your own wedding, unlike other photographers that try to shove down their ways in handling your photos. You also have many options with this photographer as far as packages, so you're not just tied down to just your wedding day - you also can have him for engagement strolls, and the works when it comes to the days before your big day. He works with you accordingly to get a feel of not only what you want in your photos, but also who you are as a person, which really enables him to capture your personality and emotions in his photos.
He also relocates for a very reasonable price if your wedding is not in his area, so there is a lot of flexability. You will not be disappointed with this photographer.