Erik R. Soto Photography Reviews

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15 Reviews for Erik R. Soto Photography

Recommended by 82% of couples

4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.1
  • Professionalism 4.1
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 4.0

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    M · Married on 06/04/2011

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erik and his company are fantastic service providers. Their photos are truly amazing!! They have gone far out of the responsibilities for a photography company and really saved the day and much more for us. They are amazing at turn around for all our stuff. We got sooo many photographs its unbelievable. After I met with them to make our photo choices they were able to turn out our stuff really fast and with great quality. We just needed to make a follow up appointment to pick up our stuff. It was easy. They are sooo nice they and go out of their way to help you out from the day you first meet with them. They really make sure you have a wonderful experience. I totally disagree with JP & TJ and Love Bug. Erik treated us so well. He is really a good example of the Golden Rule. Everything turned out fantastic and really quick too. Its such an easy process and the photos are amazing. Thank you Erik for giving us such wonderful memories!!

    Sent on 10/11/2011
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    Janelle · Married on 01/03/2009

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fabulous photos. I am so happy for the work Erik R. Soto Photography did. Thank you so much for all your hard work. The day was horrible but you managed to pull through! My husband was sick with the flu but you never showed it. Great job. The book was cute and the prints are so perfect my family loved them!

    I have recommended them to all of my friends and family. best part of the whole thing was how nice and caring they were through this experience.

    Sent on 02/22/2009
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    Ashton · Married on 11/08/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erik did my wedding. He is really good at reportage and posing shots - can't really ask for more! Prices are very good in comparison to most established companies out there. Have been to a few commercial events and have seen the same photographer photographing them. He seems to get around a lot and knows a lot of people. Have also seen stuff in press taken by them. Would recommend for weddings. Great work, fair price and easy to get along with.

    Sent on 02/22/2009
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    Marlene · Married on 10/04/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Gorgeous pictures, very proffesional, and friendly, We really enjoy it to work with Erik and Kristine.

    Sent on 10/29/2009
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    Lisa · Married on 09/06/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erik R. Soto Wedding Photography were our wedding photographers in September, they took some truly amazing photos. Always going the extra mile to ensure that our guests had any photos taken that they required as well as creating us a spectacular array of colour and black and white photos. They were recommended to us by a good friend and I would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone.

    Sent on 02/22/2009
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    Christina · Married on 08/08/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Photography is indeed one of the most essential elements to keep wedding memories alive for generations to come. Erik and Kristine's candidness help even the most tensed family member ease up for the camera. They were able to capture the ambiance, emotion and smiles of the occasion. Yet, in almost every transaction, there may be some setbacks and delays but, nonetheless, its the final outcome that is most important. We have beautiful pictures that warms our hearts everytime we see it and that is what matters.

    Sent on 11/20/2008
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    Kathy · Married on 06/21/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erik and Kristine was a dream to work with. Very happy with the service, quality, and the amount of photos taken. We are using Erik again for family photos.

    Sent on 06/27/2008

    Erik R. Soto Photography's reply:

    Always a pleasure working with you. Anytime you EVER need photos don't hesitate to ask.
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    Tammy · Married on 01/19/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Not only is his photography beautiful, he is the best photographer I have ever worked with. He brings life to his pictures, and he embraces the essence of his customers.

    Sent on 05/08/2008
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    Stephanie · Married on 10/06/2007

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    "Victor & I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our wedding album. It really came out beautiful. We had such a wonderful experience and we are so happy that our friends referred the two of you to us. We know will see you again at our friend's wedding next year."
    Thank you again for everything,
    Stephanie and Victor

    Sent on 05/09/2008
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    Amy · Married on 06/07/2008

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We were impressed with Erik from the moment we met him. I don't think I have ever met someone who is as thorough as Erik is. Any questions or concerns we had were answered quickly with great reassurance . He is a exceptioal photographer that I would reccomend to anyone that needed a special event photographed. We were elated when we received our wedding photos. We have some of the most beautiful pictures! We are 100% satisfied with Erik Soto!!

    Sent on 06/25/2008

    Erik R. Soto Photography's reply:

    Thank you very much. It was an honor to be a part of your special day.
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    Leanne · Married on 07/14/2007

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      3.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We have received so many compliments on our wedding photos. You captured our wedding just the way we envisioned. We didn't even notice you were there some of the time. Your eye for composition artistically enhanced the photojournalistic feel of our wedding. Erik was so easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the craft of photography. Thank you so much for making our wedding memories last a lifetime.

    Sent on 05/09/2008
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    Amber · Married on 11/30/2007

    4.2
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Erik was at one of my friends weddings and did the photography and I really liked him so I hired him for my wedding and he was great. Worked with me as a crazy drunk bride trying to change my whole wedding because of a rain storm and he made everything work out perfect. I recommend him to anyone. Amber

    Sent on 11/16/2008
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    Aaron · Married on 12/09/2006

    2.8
    • Quality of service:
      2.5
    • Responsiveness:
      2.5
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.5
    • Professionalism:
      3.0

    Erik & Kristine were great to work with before the wedding date and were flexible on the day of the wedding. It was difficult subsequently to work out the details about photo selection and enlargements.

    Sent on 05/08/2008
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    Tammy · Married on 04/24/2010

    • Quality of service:
      0.0
    • Responsiveness:
      0.0
    • Value:
      0.0
    • Flexibility:
      0.0
    • Professionalism:
      0.0

    100% agree with "Love Bug" Got our photos 17 months after our wedding. He or assistant will not communicate with you after your event. I blocked my number from him, so that he would answer my call, and when he finally answered he said " I will not speak to you, your photos are in the mail" and then he HUNG UP on me. I still didn't receive my photos for another 3 weeks! We contacted the BBB and reported him. He meets with you at a coffee shop to be "personal"..... just a scam... I would not recommend Erik to ANYONE!!! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sent on 09/20/2011
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    Tina · Married on 06/14/2008

    • Quality of service:
      0.0
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      0.0
    • Value:
      0.0
    • Flexibility:
      0.0
    • Professionalism:
      0.0

    Total mistake! Read the contract in full before signing it! Would never recommend Erik R. Soto Photography to anyone! He charges an extra $300 to get a higher resolution CD to make large prints (which automatically should be included in the package as most photographers do), they don't organize your proofs on the final CD they give you all of the unprofessional photos (totally unedited), can't pick up your photos in person, mine were mailed with red hair stuck to the taped package, the assistant is rude & snappy, Erik NEVER returns his phone calls, even after you pay him the total money they don't accept your calls, quoting "I am no longer authorized to communicate with you, use USPS!", as I was sick throwing up on my wedding day (as was the assistant), Erik went ahead and charged $650 for extra time spent even when he asked to leave as I was sick throwing up! I missed 80% of my wedding; he was totally unconcerned (at first acted sweet, but in the end he charged over time fee for pictures that I wasn't even a part of at my reception),80% of my photos (including the large prints and album)came out blurry, dark, and red, took 7 months to get my photos,Erik lacks the sophistication of a real photographer and lacks direction; instead he and his assistant bicker the entire time over how to shoot the photo, he doesn't know how to organize your family for wedding shoots;he places the bride and groom in the back of the picture with the others cutting the both of you out! At first they act all sweet and caring, but in the end both of them are totally unprofessional! Read the contract fully before signing, he claims that if the pictures come out bad quality he is NOT responsible, that is ridiculous! He is the photographer with the cheapest camera and film. Don't book him! Total fake and scam! The coffee table book I ordered is embarrassing to show anyone. I recently took it to 3 different photographers and they started laughing and felt really sorry for me. They couldn't believe how unprofessional the photographs were. I paid $2,200 for junk! He shouldn't even be in business. Take my advice and seek someone who won't rip you off and who is professional.

    Sent on 02/20/2009