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14 Reviews for 5 West Studios
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User5403745 · 2+ years ago
Spencer is absolutely brilliant. My husband and I were looking for a photographer that would give us something a little different- we wanted our pictures to feel like us. After meeting with Spencer and hearing him speak so eloquently and thoughtfully about his process, we knew we had to book him.Sent on 09/02/2015
On our wedding day, despite terrible weather and us running an hour behind schedule, Spencer and his assistant were professional, friendly, and relaxed. When we got our pictures back, I was blown away by how well they captured the FEEL of the day. They're beautiful, but they're real. All our friends and family have commented on what a great job 5 West Studios did. We really got it all with 5 West: stunning formal photographs, breathtakingly real emotional snapshots, and energetic party pictures. I couldn't ask for anything more, and my only regret is that I'm not getting married AGAIN so we could have Spencer could work his magic one more time!
Cameron · Married on 09/14/2013
My husband and I could not have been happier with Spencer for our wedding photography! Neither of us particularly enjoys being in front of the camera and we've been bothered by intrusive photographers at other weddings. Spencer and his team put us at ease immediately and were very discrete during the ceremony and reception. At times we completely forgot he was there – but were thrilled when we got our photos and saw how much he captured…it’s amazing how much you miss/forget in the whirlwind of the big day!Sent on 12/10/2013
We chose to work with Spencer primarily because of his laid back approach and (of course) his work – his photography is beautiful, artistic and unique. We hadn’t originally planned to do an engagement photo session, but because it was part of our package, we went for it. And we are thrilled we did – it gave us a “practice session,” which made us more comfortable on our wedding day…and we loved our photos so much we used them to create our guest book for the wedding! Overall, we found him very easy to talk to – we went through what we were looking for at the wedding: I wanted to focus on candids of us on our guests enjoying the party, but also to document the day (I’d spent so long planning it!). He captured exactly what we had discussed and more.
Beyond his work, Spencer and his team were very attentive and organized. He was very responsive by email and phone, arrived early on the day and sent our photos within 3 weeks of the wedding, as promised. We even got a sneak peak of some of our photos in his blog post. We’ve received the first proof of our album and are very pleased so far – but enjoying being able to give our input to make sure our personal favorites are included (it’s just very difficult to narrow it down!).
Overall, I would highly recommend working with Spencer. He was a joy to work with and we’ve been blown away each time we received our photos – we couldn’t have asked for more!
Natalie · Married on 11/10/2012
Spencer is simply wonderful to work with. I, my now-husband, and our family, simply cannot say enough great things about him. His pictures are stunning, and his ease makes you and everyone else feel so comfortable. He also has not an ounce of pretension, which in a pretentious and diva-filled industry, is so refreshing.Sent on 11/20/2012
Spencer Lum and 5 West Studios are a dream to work with. Every photo is a work of art. They not only capture every detail, they capture beautiful moments that others might miss. Professional, unobtrusive, efficient and talented. We are always happy to reccomend 5 West!
Spencer and his team capture simply stunning and fabulous moments throughout your wedding day. Their subtle nature helps them take the most amazing shots without being pushy or obtrusive. Simply a joy to work with.