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Elizabeth · Married on 08/11/2018
Don Mears is hands down the best! Look no further -- he is worth every penny! Don and his wife Lindsey were able to blend in the background on our wedding day and capture all the beautiful interactions and details that flew by us in the moment. I normally hate taking time away from events to do staged photos, but Don made the experience painless. He is a expert on finding great spots for photos so you don't have to worry at all about planning!
Alaina · Married on 05/12/2018
Don was AMAZING! From the beginning, we knew he was going to be a good fit. His calm, relaxed demeanor was exactly what our wedding needed. My husband felt weird being posed and photographed but after our engagement session and really getting to know Don he looked forward to more photos! Don was lighthearted when he needed to be but also serious about getting the perfect shot. He was great for my bridal portraits. We were nervous because of the weather changes in spring and flowers not blooming at Maymont so we got an incredible opportunity to shoot at 2 locations and Don was fully on board! On the wedding day, it was hectic and we asked a lot of him with a long list of must-have pictures with a lot of people but he did it and never lost his cool! He got a great picture of EVERYONE invited to the wedding in front of the cathedral which was not easy but it turned out amazing. I asked for a night picture downtown on Cary St. with the cobblestones and he was so dedicated to the shot he laid in the middle of the street to get the perfect shot and it was beautiful, everything I wanted it to be! He also did things I wouldn't have even known was possible like illuminating under my dress (yes, it sounds weird but it looked amazing!). Finally, what really made my day was the next morning after, I had family come up and say that if they wanted a picture he never said no. Even his second photographer was awesome, they never said no to any picture! It was awesome to feel like I didn't have to worry about this major part of the wedding; he put us completely at ease!
Valerie · Married on 10/21/2017
We cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Don Mears. He has a laid back personality that makes you feel instantly at ease, yet he doesn't hesitate to take charge to ensure he gets the shot. The two compliments we got ALL night long from our guests were about our venue and our photographer. All the guests were impressed just watching him work, and of course even more so once we received the finished product. We couldn't be happier with the photos, and our experience from the very start to the very end, we wholeheartedly would recommend him for your next event!
Don is a true professional of his craft! We have enjoyed getting to know him over the years in the photography community. He's so helpful, kind and always open to teach other photographers things in the photography community!
The Team at Fantasia Sound DJs is always excited when we get to work with Don Mears! Don is a Great Photographer! Innovative, Creative, Professional, Talented, Fun are just a few words to describe him and his photography! You can NOT go wrong with choosing Don for your wedding day!
Superb photographs, capture the true essence of the moment !