Light Impressions Photography Reviews

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74 Reviews for Light Impressions Photography

Recommended by 96% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Valerie · Married on 02/29/2020

    5.0
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    Perfect photos!

    We had such a great time with Light Impressions! We found them through our venue (the Madison Hotel) as they are one of their preferred vendors, and it was easy to see why when we looked at their work. Their more natural, candid style fit exactly what we were looking for.

    We had both engagement photos and wedding photos done and they all came out amazing. Going through our proofs was so exciting. Because of Covid, we haven't gotten our film photos from the wedding just yet, but we're sure they'll be gorgeous! Choosing photos for our albums is going to be difficult because there's so many that we love.

    We would absolutely recommend Light Impressions to our friends and anyone else looking for a photographer. They were wonderful to work with and our photos are wonderful and exactly what we wished for!

    Sent on 10/08/2020
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    Carla · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Wonderful!

    Peter was wonderful to work with. He listened to what we wanted and gave us great advice. He handled the day-of timeline and made sure all of our vendors worked together. He brought a sense of calm and was patient when things went off schedule. He has already sent us a few photos and we LOVE every single one. We are so excited to see the final proofs. I would definitely recommend working with Peter to any friend.

    Sent on 07/15/2019
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    Christina · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Professional, Talented and a Pleasure to Work With!

    This past November I got married in the Conservatory at the Madison Hotel. We booked Light Impressions shortly after setting our date based on Peter's incredible pictures and experience at this venue. In the time leading up to our big day, Peter & Colette were incredibly helpful with letting us know how the day would go, and providing very specific advice, that only someone who has been doing this for so long would know. My wedding day went by seamlessly, and I know it is in large part to Peter's ability to keep everything under control, and keep things moving along. He is extremely professional, but very personable and friendly. Our wedding pictures came out wonderful, and really captured the day the way we wanted it to. Not to mention, we got them back very timely! Even post-wedding thank yous & photo album planning has been great. You can't go wrong with Light Impressions!

    Sent on 01/03/2019
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    Jeff Peterson · Married on 11/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Highly Skilled Photographer

    My wife and I had selected Light Impressions Photography for our wedding last fall -- and we couldn't be more pleased with the results!

    Months prior to the wedding, we sat down with Peter to discuss what we were looking for in a photographer, and he was incredibly receptive. We offered plenty of options (e.g. black & white, etc.) and worked with us to determine how the night would be photographed. He even offered advice on uplighting, which drastically improved how the night (and our pictures!) turned out.

    On the day of the wedding, Peter was incredibly organized. He knew exactly what to do in case of rain (which we did have!) and was excellent at capturing us in our most candid moments. Plus, during the ceremony and reception, you didn't even know he was there -- but he still managed to grab the best pictures. He was that good.

    In the end, the pictures turned out gorgeous, and we couldn't recommend Light Impressions enough. Many thanks to Peter and his crew!

    Sent on 02/22/2019
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    Emily Polansky · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
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    Beautiful photos!

    We hired Light Impression for our wedding in October 2018 on recommendation from our venue and are so happy that we did! The pictures that Peter took of our big day are absolutely beautiful. He made us feel super comfortable from the first meeting up through the day of the wedding. He has a great system in place that helps the entire day/process run smoothly. We wrote out all of the posed photos we wanted with our family, friends, and wedding party so that no important pictures were missed. But he was also accommodating if we wanted to include more posed photos throughout the cocktail hour and reception. It took us about 6 weeks to see our photos but it was definitely worth the wait, there was a great balance of posed and candid photos. Peter is a true professional and really gives you a personalized touch.

    Sent on 01/07/2019
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    Thomas · Married on 09/21/2018

    5.0
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    A Great Experience

    Peter and Colette provided my wife and I with a fantastic experience on our wedding day. Colette made planning easy and Peter did a fantastic job of getting great shots with minimal direction. He has a great eye for action shots and let’s you enjoy the day while he captures it for you.

    Sent on 11/23/2018
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    Jenna · Married on 08/10/2018

    5.0
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    Loved working with Light Impressions- made our day so special and pictures were great :)

    Sent on 09/29/2018
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    The Jarretts · Married on 06/23/2018

    5.0
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    Great find!

    We can't thank Peter enough for doing such a great job on our special day! From the beginning, working with Light Impressions was a comfortable and personal experience. The professionalism and organized manner of work helped the process go smoothly and stress free.
    We felt we got great work for great value!

    Sent on 12/12/2018
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    William · Married on 04/21/2018

    5.0
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    Peter from Lightimpressions Photography is very professional, patient explaining what he is going to do in covering the event , up till the final production of the Album. I asked him to come one hour before the party to take family pictures first. He came on time, and left when the party was over.
    I am happy with Peter's professional service.

    Sent on 06/29/2018
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    William · Married on 04/13/2018

    5.0
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    We are Lucky to Have Found Light Impressions

    When we met Peter Podezwa at the wedding expo at The Olde Mill Inn in Bernardsville, NJ, we were very impressed by his demeanor and product (he had a number of sample albums on view). Peter came across as easy going yet extremely professional. He also told us that he works in conjunction with a videographer who charges $800 when he works with Peter. We liked that idea, and price, and we decided that we liked him
    and his work, so we decided to go with him as our photographer, and with Kevin Hodap as our videographer. Now, after working with him, and Kevin, and receiving our albums and video, we are extremely glad that we did.

    First, understand that they do exist as separate entities, so I'll
    address them as such here, but Kevin does charge $800 ($900 if you want BluRay) if you hire him and are working with Peter.

    From the beginning, Peter displayed exemplary professionalism. He asked us questions to get an idea of who we were and what we wanted and expected, but he also clearly had a plan of his own and a vision based on his experience and artistic sensibility. He stressed to us that he would not be intrusive, but would work to capture, along with the traditional posed shots, key moments naturally and candidly. Wow, is that the truth. Never, on our wedding day was Peter in the way or obtrusive. Rather, he was helpful with key directions and suggestions, and willing to take any shot we might ask for. He worked beautifully with family, and provided us with helpful instructions as to when and how to gather everyone most efficiently.
    When the time came (when we finally got our act together) to choose our pics and lay out our albums, Peter's personality and artistry really had a chance to shine. We went to his house, where we conversed and consulted with him and his wife Collette (who is also very helpful), and he guided us through the process of using our chosen pictures to set up our album and albums for our parents. It was simple, and painless, and boy did it produce results. We knew we could hardly go wrong with the great pictures we chose from, but we got albums that even exceeded our expectations. Both sets of parents were also VERY pleased with their books.

    We really cannot say enough about our experience with Light
    Impressions (Peter's company). He is incredibly easy to work with and brings top notch artistic talent and a wealth of experience to his work, and he cares. He truly works to provide you with what YOU want, and has the ability to help you decide what that is, and to come through with the approach and the product. We are very glad that we made the choice that we did and are grateful to Peter and Collette for their effort and for making our albums the beautiful record of our wedding day that they are.

    As for Kevin the videographer, our video is also a major success. You can't find someone easier to work with, and he worked in tandem with Peter on the big day as if they were one person. How does a videographer stay out of the way and yet capture every big moment? Kevin did. He moved about so naturally that we never even noticed him, and yet the video shows that he was right there to capture everything we would want to see of our wedding day. Again, as with Peter, he knows what he is doing, enough to be able to give simple directions, and to pursue his own avenues to achieve our desired objective. Bottom line--he is an incredibly nice guy who really came through with a terrific piece of work.

    We HIGHLY recommend Peter Podezwa and Kevin Hodap. They did great work for us and will make you very happy with your choice.

    Sent on 12/22/2019
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    Jessie Dello Russo · Married on 03/24/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Peter is awesome!

    We had a tough time on our wedding day with challenges with transportation, and peter was so great about helping us through it and still making sure we got lots of good photos!

    Sent on 12/23/2019
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    Megan · Married on 03/10/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing! Truly fantastic!

    After seeing how great Peter and Collette were for my brother's wedding, I knew I had to have them shoot my big day. Every step of the way they put me at ease, and especially my camera shy husband! Our photos came out amazing and I can't wait to use Light Impressions again for my next big occasion. Truly remarkable!

    Sent on 12/10/2018
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    Dana · Married on 11/10/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Peter and Colette were amazing to work with from the first meeting to the actual day. Peter had a great way of letting you know there was a controlled plan for the day but implementing it in a way that you had fun and felt carefree.

    Sent on 12/16/2017
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    Hannah · Married on 09/02/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    A wonderful experience. The photographer put everyone at ease and made every photo a joy to be a part of. It really showed in the photos!

    Sent on 12/06/2017
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    Heather · Married on 07/02/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    We used Light Impressions for our wedding in July 2017. Peter was very easy to work with leading up to the event and on the day of the wedding. More importantly, we absolutely loved the finished product. He was able to capture the natural light beautifully. We also got some black and white photos which were amazing. Recommended highly!

    Sent on 08/29/2018
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    Ryan · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
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    We were very happy with our experience with Light Impressions Photography. First, their pricing was reasonable, which we greatly appreciated given how budget-conscious we were. Throughout the process Peter and Colette were great to work with. Peter was a true professional and an artist. Peter cared about accommodating our needs and he was open to our input throughout. Peter put in extra effort. For example, he went out of his way to ensure we captured interesting shots, he was tireless in following us around to ensure a moment wasn't missed and he was an amazing consultant for the selection of pictures and the design of our albums. We highly recommend Light Impressions Photography.

    Sent on 05/01/2018
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    Christopher · Married on 06/03/2017

    5.0
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    Peter and Colette are amazing! They're absolutely professional and helped make my wedding day perfect!

    Sent on 12/21/2017
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    Lauren · Married on 05/21/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Peter and his team capture special moments through their photographs. The quality of the work is excellent and, we are happy that we chose Light Impressions as our photographers!

    Sent on 12/24/2017
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    Jason Gouveia · Married on 12/03/2016

    5.0
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    The very best experience!

    Light Impressions Photography...Exceptional Service with a personal touch!
    My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Peter and his assistant. While they were our photographers, their years of experience in the wedding industry made our wedding day virtually stress-free. They took the time and patience with us, as well as both our families... adding up to our photos exceeding our expectations! After the wedding, Peter (and his "better-half" assistant Colette) met with us both in-person and thru email, to create our wedding album and enlargements (aka story book!) and were very patient with the picture changes we made before the actual album printing :) Such a pleasure to work with... so glad we chose Light Impressions Photography!!
    I would recommend the Light Impressions Photography Team to everyone who wants (and deserves) white-glove service on their wedding day!! you will NOT be disappointed!
    Jason & Angelique

    Sent on 08/21/2020
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    Jeaninne · Married on 10/08/2016

    5.0
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    Peter’s pictures came out great! They were more then I could have asked for. His artistic eye is phenomenal! The emotions captured in the pictures allows me to re-live my wedding every time I took at them. Light Impressions Photography was and is my favorite vendor from my special day.

    Sent on 12/21/2017
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    Chelsea · Married on 06/10/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Peter and Colette make the perfect team! We knew immediately that we wanted to work with them from our very first phone conversation. Colette was very knowledgable about each package and the process of what we could expect on our big day. They are extremely fair on their pricing. Peter is very passionate about photography and did am amazing job capturing our special day. We opted for both color and black and white photos. Peter did not disappoint! Our pictures are beautiful and we relive our wedding each time we look through the pictures and album. They were both extremely professional and personable at the same time. We feel like we've known them for years. It was truly a pleasure to work with them!

    Sent on 12/31/2017
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    Matthew · Married on 04/22/2016

    5.0
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    Light Impressions Photography is the BEST wedding photography company around. My wife and I couldn't be happier with ALL of the pictures that Peter and his partner took during our wedding day. Peter and Colette literally timed out our wedding day so everything would run smoothly and so we wouldn't miss our cocktail hour. Picking our wedding album was truly one of the hardest things to do since EVERY picture was amazing. Peter has a eye that truly captures some of the best moments. My older sister used Light Impression 12 years ago for her wedding and we were so happy that we were able to use them for ours. The first time we went to meet Peter and his wife Colette, my wife and I felt like we were part of their family. They were so welcoming and really do truly know how to run a successful business. They treat their clients with the most love and respect. We would HIGHLY recommend Light Impressions for any photography that you need.

    Thanks for everything
    Matthew and Jamie DeAnn

    Sent on 03/29/2017
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    Abbie · Married on 08/02/2015

    5.0
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    From the moment we met Peter and his wife, Colette, at a bridal show, we knew that Light Impressions would be the perfect photographer for our wedding. Peter and Colette spent so much time with us explaining the different photo packages that we could choose from as well as all of the other options that we had when it came to photographing our special day. In the months leading up to our wedding, they were so responsive and patient (via phone and email) in helping us create a list of every portrait that we wanted Peter to take as well as helping us design a timeline for the day that enabled all of our photos to be taken without taking time away from our party. Peter and his assistant were very professional and so friendly with our families and friends on our wedding day. He kept the atmosphere fun while ensuring that he was able to capture every photo of the day and night without ever being pushy. Peter and Colette contacted us as soon as our wedding proofs were ready to view and we were able to see all of our photos in real 4 x 6 prints, organized into 2 beautiful boxes, not just online like most other photographers do! Many of the photos that we looked at were ones that we did not even remember having taken – we did not notice Peter taking a lot of the pictures which made them appear very natural and showed us truly “in the moment.” Again, Peter and Colette took so much time to explain how to go about ordering photos and portraits, designing parent albums, and selecting photos for our own album. They made the entire process from start to finish feel so personal and as though our wedding was as important of a day to them as it was to us. We are so fortunate that we chose Light Impressions to capture one of the most special days in our lives and that we will have all of our beautiful pictures to keep the memories alive forever.

    Sent on 10/25/2015
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    Christine · Married on 07/25/2015

    5.0
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    Light Impressions does amazing work our wedding pictures came out beautiful!

    Sent on 12/06/2017
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    Josephine · Married on 07/11/2015

    5.0
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    My Favorite part about Light Impressions was that our parents got to pick and design their own albums which most photographers give the parents the same exact album as the bride and groom. In addition, most photographers design the albums were as we had the artistic freedom to do as we please. I would recommend them and I will be using them for any future events. Thanks!

    Sent on 04/03/2017