14 Reviews for Amorie Photography
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Another great example of how a "photographer" is trying to gain business with images that are stolen from other real photographers. It's a shame that we even have to talk about this issue, but it does exist and it's taking new levels by each if this fraudster. Brides and grooms, please keep looking. If you like the images here, go and find the original source and ask them instead. Brian, shame on you!
Photo Thieves. Using other photographers samples as their own.
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This fraud populates his online websites with wedding images he steals from other much better photographers to lure couples to hire him. He is a thief and a fraud and is featured on www.stopstealingphotos.com
Brian from Amorie Photography, photographed our Wedding in February, we received our pictures within 2 weeks, what a surprise! Our Pictures were beautiful, and they did not cost us a lot of money. Only $800.00
We had a great time at the wedding, with no stress pictures, and we received a free DVD with the copyright. What a deal
I got good pictures for what I paid them. I do have the same complaint as other reviewers...no direction regarding photos you want taken. I only have 1 picture of me and my Matron of Honor and it was really washed out...more direction would have been nice.
I also paid for the package that also had prints included...the thing that disappoints me most is when I got my prints back there was the proof sheet from COSTCO mixed in with my prints! I could have saved even more money & printed my own pictures.
I got a lot of good pictures for what I paid, however if I paid someone else a little more I feel I could have gotten great pictures...
First, I would like to say that The Photo Pros have the cheapest and most reasonable prices from what I could find. I noticed that several people advertise on Craigslist with cheaper rates, but those are usually the ones who could not provide a website or sample pictures upon request. Therefore, if the budget does not allot for more, The Photo Pros are probably your best bet.
With that being said, I truly felt like their services were a let down. My fiance and I had a consultation with Brian and Kate at Panera Bread. We exchanged the proper paperwork and signed the contract. We told them what shots were important to us (mainly as many as possible of our son who was the ring bearer). They then gave us a handout of the shots they usually take. They informed us to have someone in charge of telling Brian and Kate what additional shots we would like. I happened to be this person for our wedding since I only had one certain location and shot that was not included on their list. About a week out from the wedding, I spoke with Brian again to verify that everything was handled on our end, he said everything is taken care of and ready to go.
Major complaints: Unprofessional/Rude; Not Knowledgable; No Directions; Two taking Pictures at the EXACT same time; Incomplete Order/ Not Quick to Resolve
Several times Kate was very brash with the people who mean the most to me. At one point, My mom and sister/Matron of Honor were told "Ladies, I need you to move" without any sort of pleasantry. They were merely going to be in a family shot...
They were unknowledgable in that they did not know to give certain feedback: Some pictures were taken directly following my fiance at the time and I seeing each other for the first time that day. All of them I am holding my train up in and not once did the photographers bother to tell me that my entire pettiskirt was showing, not my dress. They also did not mention to people who had transition glasses that turn into sunglasses outside that they might want to take them off (Luckily my dad finally realized it himself- unfortunately not until after the ceremony).
It was like pulling to teeth to get them to tell us who should be in which pictures to make sure we got them all. I finally had to attempt this, but I'm not a photographer so it did not accomplish much.
From reading a previous review, they will deny the following. The photographers take most pictures at the EXACT same time. That means that people are not looking at the same camera! Several crucial shots have me looking at one camera and my fiance at the other. Even more ironic is that a few guests took pictures and they captured a couple of these moments. So, maybe one photographer is better than two...
One major concern is that my ceremony was outdoors. And yes, it was quite hot. We were told that we were going to take a break from pictures and then go back out to the cute patio area RIGHT outside the doorway. Next thing I know the photographers changed their mind and said we were not going back outside and instead taking them against a blank tan wall in the reception site. Electrical outlets and all showed up in our pictures! Not gorgeous I can assure you. There was no reason that they couldn't take them right outside the door and cool off between shots or stand in the doorway to take them, especially after telling us that we would take the rest of them outside.
Finally, we were told that our DVDs of images would arrive within 3 weeks. The first disk did after they mailed it first class and arrived in one day. The second disk that we paid $12 for at the same time as signing our contract, did not arrive. I emailed and they said they would get it right out. Then, a week later they emailed saying it was returned to them damaged from the post office. It took over four weeks to complete our order. The kicker is that we wanted the disks at the exact same time as a thank you to my parents for paying for most of the wedding. We could have made the copy ourselves as soon as it arrived but decided that we would buy a copy to save us some time.
Maybe they had a bad day. Maybe I was expecting more based on their portfolio and the way they presented themselves. However, this is simply the truth of the matter. If you would like me to send you a few pictures that they took to help you decide, just email me: email@example.com
This review is under protest, but Wedding Wire will not change a opinion abut a vendor by one of their clients.
I am appalled at this Bride. First of all, she wanted to have a Wedding on July 10th, OUTSIDE in 105 degree heat. She put her family through almost 1 full hour of outside temp of over 105 degrees.
We were at the Wedding at 10 AM ready to shoot her formals outside. At that time the temp was only 85 degrees, that would have been OK!
The Bridal couple were busy still setting up the reception hall until after 11 AM. They are the ones that decided not to do their formal photography until after the Wedding at NOON!
This Bride chose to make her family, even older adults, with walkers, walk 1/3 of a mile down to the Gazebo at railroad park in Blue Springs, behind the reception hall. In the heat at noon on July 10th 2011. Family members were complaining to us that if they would have known about what would happen at this event they would not have come.
Once the family was down at the Gazebo, they started the procession one couple at a time from the bridge, about 100 yards from the Gazebo while the Bride waited in the shade, and everyone else waiting in the Sun for her to come down the path, which took about 15 more min, for the processional.
As I stated prior, it was about 1/3 of a mile down this path, down hill for all the guests to walk. None the less, walk back up the hill to the reception site in 105 heat. Once the wedding was over people were really hot, they wanted to get back inside to the cool. The bride wanted the wedding party to go back down the hill and do more pictures, some when some refused.
I can tell you that Kate is a very pleasant woman, never brash or harsh, and would never tell any one to just "MOVE" I was there and that never happened. This woman is to total LIAR and I will stand by that statement.
Yes we could have done pictures of the other couples on the patio, but most of them did not want to have it done outside, because by then in was about 107 on the patio at 1:30 PM
We had agreed at 11 am that after the wedding we would take some shots outdoors on the patio, but the FAMILY decided not to, it was not us that even suggested that.
Some of the family changed clothes, because they were so HOT!
As far as directing the Photography, we always ask the Bridal couple to provide us with someone who knows the people that need to be photographed in the wedding, because we do not know everyone involved. She chose to do this herself, and is not very good at getting the people together to be photographed. We do not have any problems with setting up the shots, as long as people we are photographing cooperate... this was a cooperation problem, not a direction problem. We can not set up a shoot if people are not there.
I do admit, when I was processing the pictures and making the DVD I forgot that she wanted to have an extra Photo DVD, most people do not want extra ones. The first extra one that I sent her was returned to us torn up in the mail. The Post Office is not our fault.
I you would like to see pictures of this event from our point of view you can email us and we will open the album to you.
I am sorry for some of the wording in this response but the truth is the truth, and if all comes down to it, I must defend our reputation, which has been impeccable throughout our career.
The Photo Pros
Brian & Kate Lawliss are amazing photographers. They have been in the business a long time. They love what they do and have fun doing it. We had a great time working with them. They have a great eye for catching the best shots. They are very professional but also have a very kind side to them that will make you think you have known them all your life. If your looking for a Wedding Photographer that offers great rates, rights to your photos, and overall top notch service, then contact them, you won't be disappointed.
Mike & Maggie
The Photos Pros are really nice people. They had 3 photographers at our wedding and reception. However, my husband and I felt as though they didn't give us alot of direction when taking our photos. It was confusing at times because both Brian and Kate would stand in front of our wedding party to to take photos at the same time and you couldn't tell who your focus should be on so in alot of the pictures some of ou wedding party is looking at the camera and some are looking away at the other camera. It was weird that they would both try to take photos at the same time. Also we felt as though we had to tell them what photos of our wedding party to take. I asked the younger lady photographer to take photos of my wedding shoes and she assured me she had already taken the photos of my shoes..but when the prints came back she had not taken any! They did not take any photos of the wedding party head table at our reception prior to the reception or at the recepton and that was strange to me as well. Overall they provide a good price for their service, just make sure you take the time and provide them with a detailed list of the photos you want taken and give them this direction prior to your event so you don't miss out on any photos you want captured.
Before giving a mediocher review, I wish this Bride would have contacted us about the pictures she wanted. We had a very small space in fromt of the church to work, less than 8 feet from the alter to the chairs in the front row. Some of the wedding party would not respond to directions.This Bride did not know what pictures she wanted to have done prior to the wedding. The wedding party was looking in different directions, because of guests taking pictures when we were, not from us taking pictures at the same time. We offer a really detailed list of what we do giving them the oppertunity to check off the pictues they wanted us to take, but she did not fill it out and give it to us. We provide at most weddings 2 Photographers and our daughter Lee, came along becasue it was a bigger wedding, she wasn't even getting paid. She is not a Pro Photographer and should not have been asked to do something that the photographers that are getting paid to do. I went back and checked, there were photos of the Shoes, but I deleated them because they were not clear pictures, I do not give clients blurry pictures. and the head table prior to the seating of the wedding party. As far as taking pictures at the same time, we back each other up with 2 cameras taking the same shots of the formals so if a card goes down we have a back up of the pictures. We do not take the pictures at the same time. This bridal party did not respond to directions from us or it would have made it more simple for them. If the group will not cooperate then what is a photographer to do?
I did not want to scream at them. They were just confused!
take a look at our pictures on our website and you be the judge.
Wow, these Photographers are great, yet simple. They knew just when, where, to be at the right time. Their prices are the best in KC.
They had three photographers at our wedding for the price most charge for just one. Kate & Lee came into my bridal suite, and knew just what I wanted, pictures of, all the while Brian was out taking pics of the Gents.
Thank you Brian & Kate for such a wonderful Job.
An affordable photographer, but you will find that more money would have gotten you better pictures. Some of ours came out blurry, had shadows in them, etc. We are happy with some of them, but we also see what our friends get when they spend the extra money, and we regret not spending it.
Again, the price is nice, but the quality of the pictures is not the best.
They were wonderful. We had 3 photographers for our entire event! After about 5 min, we were so comfortable with them, we didn't even notice. They moved the group shots through very efficiently, and the price cannot be beat! We have the copyright to make more, or can order off a website, this works great for family to get whatever they want too. We highly recommend them.
We got our engagement and wedding pictures in one well priced package.
This photographer was just what I needed, an event photographer. Most up the price 250% when you say "wedding" but that was not the case with them. They also provide a High Resolution DVD of all the images with all of the copyright rights. This was perfect for me because I do graphic design and can make a lot of edits myself. I would recommend them to anyone that doesn't want cheesy over-the-top overpriced photography. Also, they brought three photographers, so I will have lots of angles and shots to choose from.
Just make sure they know exactly what pictures you want. A very detailed list is great.