Recommended by 99%
Rachel · Married on 10/20/2017
When searching for a photographer for our wedding Bernadette's photos were one of only a few that caught our eye. They were not posed but rather special moments and relationships that were captured. In delving further into her work we were impressed with her dedication to her craft and pride in her work. She not only takes amazing photos but also does all of her own editing and does weddings exclusively.
You cannot talk about Bernadette's work without also talking about her as a person. In our first meeting with her it was like sitting with a familiar friend. We were in an interesting situation and she went above and beyond for us. Eric and I got engaged on July 9, 2017 and shortly thereafter my dad's aggressive brain cancer returned so we decided not to wait and set a date of October 20, 2017. Bernadette offered suggestions that helped lighten our load which was very welcome given our circumstances and limited time for planning. She not only helped us with a suggestion for a "day-of time line" (which is something we didn't know we needed to develop) but also helped us find an amazing florist.
One of the things Bernadette told us to consider was that you spend a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day and you want someone with whom you are comfortable. Bernadette and Kim were so great! They were able to let the day unfold and capture it's true essence rather than make it feel like a photo shoot. We truly enjoyed having them there and so did our family and guests!
When we received our initial "sneak peek" images we were speechless. Looking at the pictures made it feel like we were reliving every moment of this perfect day together. We could not have asked for a better gift than having the story of the day we got married captured in such beautiful photos by such a wonderful duo.
Burgundi · Married on 08/27/2017
Bernadette was an awesome photographer my husband and I were impressed by her from the day we first her. We interviewed quite a few photographers and kept coming back to her. She was great to work with, has a wonderful "vibrant" personality, and had some awesome ideas for the wedding day. Even though it rained on our special day, she didn't let it ruin anything and kept us on track, had several alternate ideas to get great pictures in the mist of the clouds! The prep work before the wedding day was great, having us fill out a list of who we wanted pictures of, and in what combination, (so important with a blended family) to ensure that no one got missed. Days before the wedding, she even scouted out an outside location near our venue to have our to make sure that we would have as many options as possible. Everyone has been talking about the beautiful pictures that we got from the wedding and we will cherish our photos for many years to come. She is the best, and worth every penny! she helped make my wedding day one of the best days of my life! I would definitely recommend her to a friend!
Colleen · Married on 09/17/2016
Wow! I don't even know where to start with describing the service Bernadette provided us for photography. She was absolutely amazing. I am waiting on my wedding photos but after seeing her product with our engagement photos, I know I will not be disappointed. Her style and ideas match perfectly to what I wanted for my pictures. She made taking the photos so much fun and everyone had a smile on their face. I wanted to have two photographers on my big day to help capture all the great moments that woudl happen and she was amazing enough to bring not just one assistant but two! I can't wait to see all the photos these ladies captured. We are dying to see our photos and relive the big day by enjoying them and I know we won't have any regrets choosing Bernadette. She was very easy to work with and made it feel like we have been friends for a long time. I highly recommend any couple to book Bernadette as I know you will not be disappointed. Thanks Bernadette, you are amazing and we truly appreciate you capturing our big day.
Chelsey · Married on 08/26/2016
I wanted to say Thank You to Bernadette and her assistant for the amazing wedding photography experience. She was the number one choice to photograph our Washington wedding after I had seen her work from a friends wedding years before. Bernadette is the best out there. Her attention to detail and knowledge of how to make things work was so greatly appreciated. She has got such an eye for wedding photography, so you don't have to worry about a thing. She even had a timeline for the day!
I was super nervous going into it because I hate having my picture taken, and being the center of attention really freaks me out, so I was grateful she was willing to go with the flow of a low key planned wedding. The wedding details probably seemed weirdly put together, but the pictures make it seem like every single detail was thought out and perfectly put together. It's great!! We still find ourselves looking at the photos monthly. My favorite feeling is being able to relive the day through our photos.
Thank you very much!
-Chelsey and Tony
Mayank · Married on 10/17/2015
Bernadette is the best. Seriously. My wife and I made a deliberate choice to prioritize our family and friends throughout the wedding. Bernadette and her team captured the magic and joy of these important people in our lives and for that we are utterly grateful.
We had Bernadette shoot our engagement photos, two days of wedding photos, as well as our photobooth during the main evening reception. As you can tell, photography was a big part of our wedding and was really important to our families. Needless to say, all of the photos turned out beautifully and are something we will always treasure. We received more than 1,200 digital photos from Bernadette and have repeatedly gone through the entire collection whenever we are with our families.
Bernadette was very easy to communicate with, both about technical aspects the wedding day (timing, locations, family portrait order), as well as more artistic aspects of the shots. On the day of the wedding, Bernadette was incredibly professional and knew how to get all of the shots done, despite the craziness and unexpected events that popped up. Most importantly, she made all of our families and guests feel at ease, which made it so easy for my wife and I to relax and have fun during our special day.
After the wedding, the turnaround for receiving the photos was very fast and Bernadette made it simple to access everything online. None of the photos have watermarks or logos - they are clean, crisp and beautiful photographs without any of the noise you might find elsewhere.
Bernadette is our MVP and we highly recommend her!
User4357557 · 2+ years ago
Bernadette was absolutely the perfect photographer for our wedding! The first time my husband and I met her, it felt like a friendly visit and we were all so comfortable with one another. It was such a relaxing and promising environment that we knew we couldn't go wrong with Bernadette as our photographer. We really liked the fact that she had a second photographer with her so we could capture even more from our special day. Bernadette was not only friendly, but outgoing and professional in a relaxed manner. Bernadette worked with us and made the day perfect by being flexible with our tight schedule and limited time for photos. She made really both of our visions for our wedding come true. I would definitely recommend her and her team!
Sara · Married on 08/21/2015
I was first recommended to Bernadette by a friend who got married Summer 2014. She was one of three photographers I was really interested in, and after meeting with her I knew she was "the one"! Going in to my wedding planning, I knew photography was one category I was willing to allocate a large part of my budget to. Bernadette was organized from the very beginning and her online questionnaire interface is very easy to use and to edit as the wedding plans develop. I never once had any doubt about her ability to take charge the day-of. We had a large (and rambunctious!) wedding party and Bernadette and her assistant handled them expertly. As every bride will say, the day goes by in a quick blur, and it was comforting to know that she was there to document the little details that I would not be able to notice the day of. The quick turn-around was a bonus and the photos were everything I had dreamed of and more. I cannot recommend Bernadette and her team enough!!
Patricia · Married on 08/16/2015
Bernadette was an amazing choice for our wedding photographer! We knew she was the perfect fit for us from the minute we met her and had our initial consultation. She made us feel at ease right away, she walked us through the entire process leading up to the wedding, and on the wedding day she was professional, prompt, but also lots of fun! She shoots with another photographer, so she was able to capture multiple images that really highlighted those fabulous candid moments. I would recommend Bernadette to anyone seeking a highly skilled photographer with a great personality that captures absolutely beautiful images!
Mandy · Married on 06/27/2015
Bernadette was just what we were looking for in a photographer for our wedding- from personality to style. We loved that she has a 2nd photographer to help capture moments from different angles and views. She is very professional in her relationship with clients & while photographing the event, yet she is fun, outgoing, & it is obvious she enjoys what she is doing! We also like that she was so willing to be flexible & work with our budget. That was a definite plus & we appreciate it so we could have the kind of photos we wanted to capture our special day. We would recommend her to anyone!
User5608446 · 2+ years ago
Bernadette was extremely easy to work with. With all of the overwhelming details involved with planning a wedding, photography was one thing I never had to worry about because Bernadette was always one step ahead. Not only was she a great and artistic photographer, but her business has been very thoughtfully and professionally put together. Since she has so much experience with weddings, she knows everything that needs to be anticipated and is a creative problem-solver when unanticipated things come up. The photographs were beautiful. She did a great job getting my husband and I comfortable to be photographed (neither of us like to pose for pictures). She was delightful to be around, and did a great job keeping everyone at ease. It felt like she was just another guest at my wedding. I am so glad we decided to work with Bernadette and would recommend without hesitation to any bride!
Dorothy · Married on 04/20/2015
My husband and I were absolutely delighted with every aspect of working with Bernadette and have already highly recommended her to friends of ours who are getting married soon.
The photographs were flawless. We had high expectations and once we saw the final product, we were blown away - they were better than we could have ever imagined. The day I uploaded them to Facebook, over a dozen guests independently decided to make their profile photo be photographs she took of them. What's more, the photos she took helped us get our wedding featured in several wedding publications.
Over and above all of that, she was beyond a joy to work with. Of all of the vendors, she was the only one that was not only not even a little stressful to work with - she actually was this amazingly calming presence - one that is so needed during wedding insanity! After the wedding, friends of ours were coming up to us telling us how much they enjoyed chatting with her and how impressed they were by her demeanor and personality.
Bernadette is a super talented and magnetic person, and we're so glad she was our photographer.
Emily · Married on 11/30/2014
Bernadette was amazing. She made my fiance and I feel so comfortable during our engagement photo shoot and had amazing ideas. She listen to our ideas about what we wanted and not only captured those, but shots and locations that we didn't even expect. Her turnaround time was amazing we had all the photos within four days. She even braved a 14 degree very cold Minneapolis Day and was amazing the whole time without a complaint about the cold. She even flawlessly worked with our year old puppy, who wasn't the most cooperative for the entire shoot! I can't sing her praises enough and would be happy to work with her again and again and again
Ashley · Married on 11/29/2014
Bernadette was fantastic to work with! She made both of us feel comfortable during our engagement shoot and wedding photos. Open to our ideas along with coming up with creative/fun ideas herself. Very passionate and talented. We are in love with our photos! I would recommend Bernadette and her team.
Diana · Married on 10/04/2014
We loved working with Bernadette for our wedding. She replied promptly to my inquiry, and was so enthusiastic about meeting with us! We immediately felt very welcome and at ease, and got super excited about working with her. She answered all our questions (note: raw files and substantial back ups!). Like all brides, I was surprised how much photography would cost; BUT upon meeting with her, I immediately felt that This. Was. Worth. It. (Spoiler alert, it totally was.)
Leading up to the big day, she worked with me to come up with the day-of timeline, and asked thoughtful questions about our party to figure out how to make everyone comfortable and looking their best. On the day of the wedding, B and her assistant were so fun to work with. I secretly want to hang out with her IRL. This is extremely important, brides - you will be with them all day. She kept things moving without rushing. When I had an escort card snafu 15 mins before the ceremony, B calmly offered to call her dad who she assured me would be more than happy to help out. I mean...adorable. And so nice and helpful!
She made sure we snuck out of the reception to get some pictures at sunset quick - which were beautiful. On top of that, B & her assistant were both so kind to our littlest guests - we have a pack of somewhat highly strung relatives who happened to be seated at the table next to theirs (whoops), and they were so sweet with the kids - during probably the only 20 minutes they sat down all day. We got tons of compliments on our photogs & pictures!
The pictures themselves are amazing. Everyone looks great, and there are so many fun, candid moments caught on film. We got them in a very timely manner, especially considering how beautiful the images are and the post-prod work that must have gone into them. If you want to have gorgeous pictures, an effortless vendor experience, and a super fun day, hire Bernadette now!
PS Seriously, Bernadette, if you ever want to hang...let me know :)
Alisha · Married on 09/20/2014
Great work! Professional. Passionate. Quality talent. I recommend Bernadette and her team.
Steven · Married on 09/12/2014
Bernadette and Kim were absolutely wonderful to work with. The photos that we received were exactly what we were looking for. She knows how to get the pictures we had planned for without any fuss, confusion or worry on or end. The entire wedding group thought the picture taking experience was quick and enjoyable! We would highly recommend Bernadette to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer!
Amy · Married on 08/31/2014
Bernadette was absolutely fabulous from start to finish in the process. She's a lot of fun, has a great personality, and really knows how to get a couple to open up for some fabulous photos.
Logistically, she has a great questionnaire to ensure all of the pictures you want taken are taken. Additional, her and her assistant who were on site the day of our wedding had a wireless set to communicate with each other that really made all of the coordination seamless.
I'd highly recommend her to anyone considering a wedding photographer!
Eric · Married on 08/17/2014
We were planning a wedding remotely to be held in St. Paul and found Bernadette online. Our event was small and we were looking for a photographer who could capture our relationship and the personality of our guests, while blending into the mix of our friends and family. Bernadette and her second shooter were perfect for this! Bernadette listened to what we were going for as far as the ceremony and desired photos, and was very flexible to meet our needs.
The final products were sharp and beautiful and arrived on-time, and we ended up with a lot of great photojournalistic shots of the ceremony and preparations as they happened. Bernadette was professional and responsive throughout the planning process and day of, and she was very thoughtful in sending several 'thinking of you' notes in the mail beforehand.
Would strongly recommend Bernadette for your wedding photography!
Anne · Married on 08/09/2014
Bernadette was terrific wedding photographer. We met with three other photographers but her photos and engaging personality were the best. She worked with our time frame, she was great managing my huge family for posed shots, she sent us amazing little presents in the mail (honey and chocolates; some prints), and, critically, we just love our wedding photos. Love them.
She has great packages, she works with a great second shooter for the whole time, she doesn't put watermarks on the photos, we can do whatever we want with them (families and friends can download photos from the website, and she sent us a lovely little box with a thumb drive with all the images on it). We had a kind of nutty idea for our first look/couple/wedding party photos and she embraced it and did an incredible job. She helped us figure out the wedding day schedule, which was really helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks Bernadette!
Jake · Married on 07/26/2014
Bernadette was wonderful to work with. She took amazing pictures for both our engagement photos as well as our wedding. Extremely happy with everything!!
User4448587 · 2+ years ago
Bernadette was so professional and fun! Our photos (engagement and wedding) turned out more beautiful than we could have imagined! We had such a great experience we would recommend her to anyone!
Denise · Married on 07/25/2014
Bernadette and Kim were an absolute joy to work with. You aren't just getting beautiful photography, you are getting awesome people. From the moment we sealed the deal and signed the contract, Bernadette has been incredibly attentive and helpful. Her commitment to customer service and quality is immense. Our engagement session was fantastic, she put us at ease with being photographed and captured so many perfect moments. We were able to use the photos from that shoot for EVERYTHING, they made beautiful invitations, "thank you" cards, and more. She was hugely popular at our wedding, I received a heap of compliments for having found and picked her before the night was even over! The photos are absolutely breathtaking and there are so many of them! As a plus they, they were also delivered faster than I expected. I love that we have high quality files on a beautifully personalized and packaged flash drive. There isn't a thing that I would change about our experience thus-far.
Caitlin · Married on 07/19/2014
We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding day! Bernadette and her assistant, Kim, were absolutely perfect. They made everyone extremely comfortable, so all of the pictures look very natural. She was so fun and sweet which made taking pictures with her so much fun. I love that she captured both 'formal' and candid pictures. She has a great eye photography and creates beautiful shots, and many of our guests have commented on her amazing work. Additionally, we were so impressed with how quickly we received the photos. Although she was slightly more expensive than some other photographers, I am confident it was worth every penny. Overall an amazing photographer that I will definitely recommend to my other friends getting married!
User4376715 · 2+ years ago
Wonderful photos! And working with Bernadette was easy and fun! Even the groomsman had a blast with her!
User4354575 · 2+ years ago
Bernadette Pollard was an absolute delight to work with from start to finish. She is the consummate professional, with the most charming, warm, wonderful personality -- every interaction with her in person, by phone, by email was pleasure, she made our wedding day flow beautifully, smoothly, and the resulting photographs are just amazing. We could not have been happier!
*Planning. Bernadette is the most organized, professional person we worked with as part of our wedding preparations. She is incredibly responsive if you have questions or concerns along the way, she counsels honestly with no pressure, and she is unbelievably helpful and fun to work with! She really is delightful, a hugely talented photographer, a most organized planner and a calm and collected and fun presence to have included in your wedding preparations.
*Day of. Bernadette brought her calm, cool, collected presence, her sparkling personality, and every helpful ounce of support we could have hoped for. She was totally and completely prepared for everything including RAIN, a behind-schedule bride, a last minute change of location for the First Look, radically shifting lighting, with grace and the utmost professionalism. Because of Bernadette, the day flowed without a hitch, and she was so fun to work with!
*The photos. The work is just wonderful, and she captured so many amazing moments. She has an eye for the human details in every bit of the day, and she managed to capture so much emotion. We will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives, and we have gotten tons of compliments from friends and family.
Bottom line: we cannot recommend her more highly. She is SO much more than a photographer - give yourself over to Bernadette, and let her do her thing -- the result was so much better than we could've hoped for.
We would be most happy to provide more information - Bernadette has our contact info, please just ask.
Best of luck!
Brodi & Andy K.