Rachael · Married on 07/21/2019
Cary was the hidden photographer during the proposal and of course will be doing both our engagement shoot and wedding. We are super excited to have him because he takes the time to really get to know us as a couple and what is important to us on the most important day of our lives. We know that he'll have everything captured down to the smallest detail and don't have to worry about a thingSent on 03/11/2019
Meghan · Married on 05/26/2018
We originally chose to work with Cary because we were blown away with his online portfolio. He has a gift with capturing natural emotions, interactions, and experiences on camera without staging every photo. When we first met with Cary, he took a genuine interest in making sure he planned around who we were as a couple and photographing our wedding day in a way that would reflect what was most meaningful to us. Now that we have our wedding photos in hand, I can tell you that he went above and beyond in delivering on that. First, our engagement shoot was so fun-Cary is so easygoing and just a great guy. What we thought would be a little awkward was actually totally comfortable, and it gave us so many gorgeous photos and a save the date that impressed everyone. On our wedding day, we had Cary and Noreen with us. They were both so professional and honestly, just great people to have around with us. They let us completely enjoy the day without being intrusive or distracting, but still didn't miss a moment. Ultimately, they gave us the best of both worlds- artistic, beautifully composed, and creative photos, as well as absolutely gorgeous formal photos of our families and wedding party. Looking through these photos is like reliving how everyone actually experienced and enjoyed the day, rather than just seeing a chronological order of events. They were beautifully edited, with each one being meaningful to us in some way. Being able to look back on our wedding day and all the people we love enjoying it with us is priceless to us, and we couldn't be happier with the final product. CSM's pricing is also just a great value, given the awesome quality of the work and when compared to other photographers' packages we considered. The basic package gave more than enough time to cover the entire day, including our ceremony, 5 hour reception, and getting ready photos. Very highly recommended. We're so grateful we chose CSM Photography.Sent on 07/30/2018
torre · Married on 09/15/2017
Planning a wedding is without a doubt a stressful time but finding vendors that make that easier is KEY. Cary hands down eased my mind several times during the last year of planning my wedding. I live in California and my wedding was in New Jersey which was super fun and easy to plan...NOT. Cary was always available. Texts, calls, emails and even FaceTime! When the wedding finally arrived he was honestly the only thing I wasn't stressed about. He made everything so simple and FUN. Him and Chris made me and my now husband so comfortable while taking pictures. He has a great eye and suggested so many pictures that came out beautiful. If you're looking for someone that is going to enhance your wedding instead of be an added stressor, Cary is 100% your guy! I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone!Sent on 10/26/2017
Olga · Married on 09/10/2017
We used CSM Photography for our wedding and engagement photos, and it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. For the engagement photos, I had some specific ideas of shots that I wanted to include that involved driving over an hour to the ocean and getting in the water. Cary was incredibly accommodating and enthusiastic during the entire process, and made a sunrise photoshoot a fantastic experience. He has a great eye for detail and captures natural shots that reflect the personalities and relationship of the couple, unlike some of the staged and 90s-looking prom-pose pictures you see so often. Due to some family circumstances and travel, I was hoping to have a few photos available soon after the engagement session, but Cary got them ALL processed and ready for me in only 2 weeks! I could not be more grateful for his dedication and passion for what he does. On the day of the wedding, Cary was on time and very professional, and handled everything for us – from putting together the timeline for prep and photos to corralling all of the necessary members of the family and bridal party for their respective shots, so that we were actually ahead of schedule prior to the ceremony. He even found additional sites for photos after the ceremony that captured views of the ocean without my having to get sand in my shoes (!) and scheduling some shots during the reception to get beautiful sunset photos. We actually got all of our wedding photos (more than 2,000 of them!) less than 30 days after the wedding, and had a private reveal session in Cary’s studio with champagne, which felt so personal. Overall, Cary was such a joy to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants to capture the special moments!Sent on 10/25/2017
Danielle · Married on 08/19/2017
How has it been a month since our special day already? What an incredible day/ weekend/ month... it really does all go by way too fast!!! If you are looking for a wedding photographer that will allow you to relive that day through fun and creative photos then you have got to check out CSM Photography. Cary was so professional and easy to work with, he really captured us as a couple from our first look to our late night champagne toast. These memories will be with us forever thanks to Cary and his team and we couldn't be happier!Sent on 09/23/2017
Maura · Married on 08/12/2017
Having Cary as our wedding photographer was one of the best moves we made during our wedding planning process. Cary is personable, energetic, and extremely talented. We first did our engagement photos with him in Old City and we loved the way that he directed us. We walked around with some spots in mind, but Cary also took us wherever he felt the pictures would come out best depending on the lighting and setting. After doing our engagement photos we couldn't wait to have him do our wedding. The day of our wedding Cary made us feel so comfortable and excited. He did a great job directing us and keeping us on the timeline. We even got our pictures back while we were away on our honeymoon! Then when we got back we met up with Cary again where he showed us all of our photos. It was just like reliving our wedding day. From beginning to end our experience with Cary was excellent. I cannot say enough great things about him and his work!Sent on 11/01/2017
Nicholas · Married on 06/10/2017
We used Cary for our wedding this past June and could not have been happier with our experience from start to finish. My wife and I immediately clicked with Cary, his easy going yet focused attitude was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding photographer.Sent on 10/25/2017
When we met for our engagement shoot, Cary did an amazing job at making us feel loose and comfortable. That paired with his knowledge of lighting and angles resulted in amazing shots we were excited to use for our save the dates and invitations.
Day of the wedding Cary, and his assistant for the day Chris, were a blast. They cracked jokes and kept the mood light and fun while still keeping everyone on schedule. They did a great job capturing our style and the feel of the night from formal couple picks to fun wedding party group shots, to dancing candids.
The turnaround on the pictures was unbelievable as well. I have personally heard horror stories of couples waiting months to get there pictures back, not with Cary, our pictures were back within 6 weeks of the event and we couldn't have been happier with them.
We made our fair share of mistakes during the wedding planning process but choosing Cary and CSM Photography was not one of them, I can not recommend Cary enough!
Nicole · Married on 05/20/2017
We were first introduced to Cary through another photographer who didn't have our date open. We were so unbelievably lucky to have had this happen because we can't imagine anyone else shooting our day. Cary is very laid back like we are, so right off the bat, we knew we were going with him. Through the whole process, Cary made it a point to really get to know us and was even willing to meet with us at a brewery for our final meeting. With that being said, he is extremely professional as well. When our wedding day came, Cary and his second photographer, Chris, made sure to capture every detail of the day. My husband and I are forever grateful to Cary and Chris for all of the hard work and creativity they put into capturing our day!Sent on 06/25/2017
Josephine · Married on 08/01/2015
Cary, is so awesome. I had so many compliments on his performance and the quality of the pictures. Cary, really was able to capture our special day in all it's precious moments. He was every where! He really is a rock star! Cary's professionalism, dedication, and talent was so appreciated. Through out our wedding planning, Cary was right there and he worked with us, diligently. I can not wait to work with him in the future. I really would encourage anyone who is looking for a real down to earth professional, with great talents, dedication to his work and clients, high quality, great pricing,-awesome packages, awesome products through qualified vendors; just call him! You deserve his service!Sent on 09/25/2015
Keara · Married on 07/17/2015
Cary created amazing pictures for me. Was a pleasure to work with him. I still use his photos daily. They're professional and high quality. He has a great eye. Would recommend him to a friend for sure!Sent on 10/28/2015
Anthony · Married on 10/11/2013
Cary from CSM Photography is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a guy who really loves what he does and takes pride in his work and art. He was there for us to talk to and plan every step of the way. On our wedding day, the only thing we didn't worry about at all was Cary. I knew he or his assistant would always be around to capture any moments that happened. He really went above and beyond for us and I even had guests at our wedding say to us afterwards "wow who was your photographer, he was everywhere!" His communication with us and planning was incredible. He was always available and never made us feel like we were bothering him by asking questions. The thing I liked most about CSM was that out of every photographer we met with, we could genuinely see his excitement in working for us. You could tell that he wanted to shoot our wedding, and didn't just look at is as another job.Sent on 03/25/2015
Briana · Married on 08/24/2013
Cary and his team were so professional, we could not have asked for a better photographer. He was very organized, always on time, and gave us great tips before the big day for us to keep in mind. Our photos turned out better than we could have imagined and he captured a special day that we will remember forever. I can't wait to use CSM Photography for future events and milestones!Sent on 11/25/2014
Melissa · event on: 10/07/2012
Cary shot our engagement photos. The photos were amazing and looked straight out of a magazine! He is very easy and fun to work with. We even included our dogs in our pictures, which required extra patience! Overall it was a fantastic experience! Thanks Cary!Sent on 03/28/2015
User4566846 · 2+ years ago
CSM photography did an awesome job! My husband and I loved the photos and they were really flexible coming to DC and working with the venue, etc.Sent on 11/23/2014