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BEWARE!!! I had contracted with this company for my daughter's wedding through a group of vendors marketing themselves as BAY AREA SERVICES which is not a legal business. This group dissolved prior to the wedding which resulted in severe fighting between several of the vendors. The owners of Shakespeare, Simon and Beccy Shakespeare, have left the country with my deposit money. Their office manager, Sabrina, was brought in by the group to shoot the wedding. However, two weeks prior to the wedding; she quit, stating that she had never been paid. I had to pay for another photographer and florist to make sure that my daughter received everything that she was promised. I understand that this group has more contracted weddings so you may want to take action asap so that your wedding experience is not ruined as was mine.
Planning a wedding long distance can be a bit stressful, luckily my mother in law found Becky. She was absolutely wonderful! I was very stressed during the wedding but she made me relax and enjoy the moment. She was able to take beautiful pictures of us and was flexible with the 3 locations we dragged her to. I love every photo from her! I wanted a photo of us on the beach but on a crowded day i was nervous about the back drop. She was able to photoshop all the beach-goers out of the picture.
The only problem with our experience is i think there was some miscommunication about getting our photos, but this was probably caused by the in laws. I recommend a confirmed plan about receiving photos afterwards.
Otherwise i recommend her 100%. Just wonderful!
Si was amazing*** very professional and FUN! He had us all laughing while photographing us. The photo booth was a real hit, too. I highly recommend Shakespeare Photography for any event or occasion. I can't wait to see the wedding photos of our daughter and her new husband. I really can't say enough good things about him and his company . you will not be disappointed !
Before the wedding, I wasn't totally convinced we needed a photographer. I figured that everyone had camera phones. I couldn't have been more wrong. Si was more than a photographer--he was a director who told us where to go and how to stand, a buffer between awkward family members, and even a little bit of a comedian when things slowed down. I can't tell you how many of our guests came to me, inquiring about who the "cool" photographer was. Si has a talent for making you feel great about yourself, which as a bride on her wedding day, is just about the most important feeling. On top of that, I was lucky that Si knew a lot of our other vendors, including our DJ. This made everything a lot easier on me in terms of coordination. I just got our photos back, and I couldn't be happier. They are so creative and elegant--something that definitely couldn't be managed with a camera phone. Plus, I was pretty anxious for photos, so it was nice that we were able to get photos from our photobooth instantly. The photobooth included in the package is also a great selling point--guests love it and it's a cute keepsake for them. All in all, I would enthusiastically recommend Shakespeare Photography to anyone who asks.
We started off with our engagement shoot down town Tampa, our first set of pictures with our Photographer Becky. She made this experience amazing, comfortable and fun. My husband and I fell in love all over again during this shoot. She captured beautiful pictures that we were able to share with family and friends. There was one thing that made everything enjoyable, her personality !
I scheduled a boudoir shoot for a picture book I wanted to put together to give to my husband the day of the wedding. This was done at the studio and so much fun ! I would recommend anyone to do this with Becky.
Lastly, our wedding Day October 25th 2014 Becky and her assistant Josh went above and beyond with out pictures. They made this day memorable forever. Becky, has very creative talent to take and she will capture beautiful moments. I highly recommend Shakes Portrait for any event. Book them because they will give you one of the most amazing images to have for a life time.
My husband and I recently saw our wedding pictures, they we amazing ! We were speechless and completely happy we went with Shakes Portrait. I look forward to work with Becky in the near future for more memories of me and my husband.
My husband and I collaborated with Becky for our engagement pictures and Simon for our wedding pictures. How blessed we were to work with two incredible professionals to capture the moments leading up to and on our special day! Other than being fantastic professionals, they are both genuine, fun, people that make working with them a blast! We have received so many compliments on our engagement pictures and I am truly excited to view our wedding pictures (soon). We purchased the photo booth to have at our wedding (for only $100.00 extra with our package) and it was a HUGE hit at the reception! Plain and simple if you are planning a wedding, party, family pictures, etc....I would fully recommend Shakespeare photography to offer you quality professionalism and a quality experience. I will definitely be returning to Simon and Becky POST receiving our wedding business for continued business :)
I cannot recommend or sing the praises of Si and Shakespeare Photography enough! My sister in law is a photographer and we were going to have her find someone, so when we went to our first bridal show we had no intentions of talking to photographers. But then we met Si, clicked and after a 30 min conversation we left knowing we'd found our guy. Within minutes of arriving on The Big Day, he had everyone at ease and laughing while having their pictures taken. Even the girls who don't like their pictures taken :-) Of everything I was worrying about that day, my pictures were not one of them. Si had my utmost trust - he was everywhere all at once, yet never in anyone's face. I had friends and family coming up to me that night and all the next day telling me how awesome my photographer was and how much fun the photo booth was. Unfortunately I only got in there once but I know my guests kept Si's son busy. HIRE THEM - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
Such beautiful work! artistic and full of energy! I could not ask for a better photographer!!! thank you for making my special day come alive :)
From beginning to end Beccy, August and Simon were wonderful to work with! As a bride planning from afar they were very accommodating. Beccy Skyped with us at first to go through all the details. She has such a great personality, my now husband and I knew right away that we wanted to work with them. When we came into town about a month before the wedding we had to juggle around quite a few appointments between different cities and they were very flexible. When we came in for the engagement shoot our photographer August was awesome, we had so much fun shooting with her! On the big day Simon was there with an assistant right on time and with our beautiful signing board. I was not aware that my package included a photo booth and had already hired a separate vendor, so lesson learned, I would definitely make sure you clarify with them. Simon was also so pleasant to work with, all of my guests that interacted with him had great things to say. We received our pictures in roughly 5 weeks and they were exquisite! I only wish we had more time to capture all of the picture-worthy spots of my gorgeous venue. Everyone loves the pictures and we are a happy Mr. & Mrs.! In fact, one of my best friends getting married in the same area is looking to book them for her wedding. Thank you to the Shakespeare team for the long lasting memories!
Beccy and her partner were fantastic and took wonderful pictures of our wedding. They had a great deal to add a photobooth, and it was a hit at the wedding. They always make sure the wedding party is happy and take whatever pictures you want. They are so fun to work with!
Shakespeare photography does amazing work and everyone is so nice and friendly.
They care very much about the satisfaction of the customer and work hard to make your dream possible and affordable.
We used this photographer for both engagement photos and wedding photos, very pleased.
Thanks Shakespeare photography for making my vision possible
and capturing every moment of my wedding.
I can not say enough great things to say about Shakespeare photography. I love love LOVE my pictures from the engagement to wedding day. Beccy was able to keep everyone smiling and laughing despite the sun blazing on us. All my guest told me how much they love my photographer and the photobooth. She listen to what we wanted for our photos. Thank you for capturing our day for us.
DONT EVER USE THEM. Its been a year and half since my wedding and I still dont have my album. The digital pictures that they sent me was of poor quality. And they were impossible to get a hold of.
Was very impressed with Simon. Can't wait to see our photos
Beck did a wonderful job at my wedding! She paid attention to every little detail, and she was very pleasant to work with. My fiance and I included the photobooth for the cocktail hour and reception and the guests loved it! Definitely a fun way to get people laughing and have a unique guest book to take home! I would definitely recommend Beck and her photographers for any occasion!
The second we met Becky w/Shakespeare Photography we knew she was the photographer for us. It is most important to feel comfortable with the photographer who is capturing your intimate moment...Becky was perfect. Becky assured the timeline was managed and provided professional service. I was concerned with having a photographer following us throughout the wedding, however 95% of the time we didn't even know she was there, which helped to capture the natural moments and not those posed for. The wedding guests enjoyed the photo booth more than we had imagined and created special memories. The staff encountered at Shakespeare Photography was very pleasant and welcoming. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thank you so much! ~Pete N Shelly~