53 Reviews for Ling Photography
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We love our wedding photos! Ai Ling did a great job of capturing the emotions during the big and small moments. She also does a great job of putting us at ease so photos look natural. Ai Ling has been so great to work with from the engagement shoot through the wedding day. She is very responsive to emails during the planning phase, helped provide recommendations for our timeline and was extremely flexible when our plans changed due to weather. Thank you, Ai Ling!
Ai Ling was so easy to work with and we are thrilled with our photos! She came out to the wedding site a month early and really set our minds at ease. Then, on the wedding day, she took charge when we needed her to (like with our family) and then disappeared into the background when appropriate- we didn't even know she was taking pictures during the ceremony! We trusted her and didn't have to worry about anything. Thanks, Ai Ling!
Ai Ling is friendly, out-going, and easy to work with. She's not intense or intrusive. If you are looking for more candid, less posed shots, she is the photographer for you. She has an eye for capturing the emotion of your event in an artistic way. We absolutely love our wedding photos, and we will be sure to us her again in the future!
Ai Ling traveled to DSM to photograph our wedding. She was fun to talk to and had so many creative ideas. Her packages are very competitive. I was impressed with her approachability, professionalism, and creativity.
If you are looking for an excellent engagement and/or wedding photographer then Ling Photography is the way to go. Hands down. I am a photographer myself, so I truly value the importance of great wedding photography. Before contacting Ai Ling I spotted her website and I was beyond impressed with her reviews, and most importantly, her work. Ai Ling was super flexible in meeting up for the initial meeting. We meet at a Caribou in St. Paul and went over some of her work and discussed ideas, pricing, accommodations, etc. She truly does have an unique way of seeing things. It was a joy to have her shoot for us! She is extremely attentive to our ideas and requests, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied. She maintains professional, all the while having a good time with her clients. You really cannot go wrong with Ling Photography, unless you decide to go with someone else. I was so impressed by her work, and her commitment and dedication to her clients! I highly recommend Ai Ling.
If I could rate Ling Photography 10 stars, I would! Ai Ling is an incredibly creative, professional and talented photographer. She has an amazing eye for detail in every shot she takes. We could not be more pleased with the engagement and wedding photos. In addition to the wonderful photos she took for us, Ai Ling was also so helpful answering any wedding planning questions we had along the way. I couldn't be happier with every aspect of our experience, and would highly recommend Ling Photography to anyone looking for a great photographer!
Ai Ling was absolutely wonderful!! She is extremely professional and very easy to work with throughout the whole process, from pre-planning, to engagement photos, to wedding day. She responded to any question right away without fail. Photos were available within 2 weeks after the wedding, which was great. During the wedding day, she helped us get the photos we wanted and was always available to shoot anything we asked, but she was never intrusive or pushy. She was respectful of everyone and directed family and friends easily throughout photo time, which can always get a little hectic. And best of all, the photos are absolutely stunning. Could not have asked for a better photographer and would not hesitate to recommend Ai Ling to anyone!!
Ai Ling was such a joy to work with. She was easy going and professional. Our pictures turned out amazing and we love how she documented our special day by capturing not just our pictures but those of our friends and family that celebrated with us. I would definitely recommend Ai Ling if you're looking for an awesome photographer!
We love our photos! Ai Ling was just what we needed and more than we hoped for the day of our wedding. She was prompt, professional, and personable without being pushy or overbearing. Our ceremony took place under a tent in my parents' backyard, but happened to fall right in the middle of a torrential downpour -- complete with near horizontal sheets of rain coming in violent gales off the lake. Despite this turn of events, (and being drenched from head to toe herself) Ai Ling was calm and reassuring. Her flexibility with the delay and subsequent change of plans was a real blessing the day of because it was one less thing to worry about. The photos of our wedding, though waterlogged, are beautiful and real. We will treasure them. I would recommend Ai to anyone without reservation. She is dependable and easy to work with - she listens, offers helpful suggestions, and makes you feel that she really cares about your 'big day' almost as much as a longtime friend or family member would. So happy we found Ai Ling! -Anna & Dust
We are so ecstatic about our wedding pictures that we recently received from Ling Photography! She did such a wonderful job, especially at making people feel at ease and that they can be themselves in front of the camera. Her calm demeanor is perfect for the stressful day, and she has great advice. She knows what she is doing.
She is so responsive and quick with getting your pictures edited and sent to you! We received our wedding pictures in a little over 2 weeks, which is crazy fast considering other photographers usually take 4-8 weeks!
The best piece of advice I can give for an engaged couple is to research photographers and to choose one based on style and quality, not price. She is worth every penny. She captured our day beautifully.
We received over 1800 pictures from our wedding!
I have nothing but good words to say about Ling Photography, and I would fully recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!
Ai ling shot our engagement and wedding photos two years ago. She was such a pleasure to work with, professional and flexible to situations that came up. Her photography is beautiful and truly captures the moment. We feel so lucky to have such beautiful, wonderful memories of our wedding.
Thank you Ai Ling,
Jenna and Tim
Ai Ling has a beautiful and unique style for her photography. She's very experienced and does styled shoots for magazines, so she's GREAT at seeing the angles and lighting that will give you the best pictures. If you are awkward in front of the camera, she does an awesome job of helping you adjust your body so that it looks more natural.
Kevin and I absolutely love the photos we got from Ling Photography and would highly recommend that you use Ai for all your photography needs!!!
I met Ai Ling back in 2007 when she was starting up Ling Photography and I was a young, aspiring model. I remember falling in love with her work because it was beautiful and true to the heart. That's when I knew one day when I would get married, she would be my wedding photographer.
And sure enough, a couple years later, I got engaged and immediately contacted her. She helped us through the engagement photos, and she continued to stay in contact until the wedding day by sending inspiring wedding photos, notes, and DIY. She's so thoughtful.
At the wedding day, she was fast and ready to take photos! Just what I needed! I have a huge family, so you can imagine how crazy it would be like to take photos of 20 people ... nope! Not for Ai Ling! She kept her cool the whole time and directed us in a calmly order to get the photos done properly. Not only was she a photographer, but to me, a life saver! Her soft-spoken, calm demeanor help calm me down, especially when things weren't going right. At the end of the day, she had been a huge help!
When we got our photos, our friends and family loved it! They could see the warmth and love my husband and I have for each other, and the joy and happiness from our guests at the wedding. We couldn't be happier having Ai Ling as our wedding photographer.
Her abilities to take photos were just as I remember ...Beautiful and true to the heart.
Ai was very patient, professional and always promptly responded to me throughout the entire planning process for our engagement session and wedding. She offered many suggestions for locations for our engagement session as I was new to the area. We went to several of our favorite spots in our neighborhood. Ai was so understanding and patient with me as I get extremely uncomfortable having my photo taken. Her calm demeanor was very nice and relaxing for a nervous bride! On our wedding day, she remembered all of the important photos I wanted to have taken and captured many beautiful moments throughout the day & evening. She did a wonderful job and we were so happy with our wedding photos!
Ai Ling did both my engagement photo shoot and the wedding day photography. And she really helped to make the wedding memorable for all who was there. She actually spent more time on the wedding day photo shoot that we had agreed before, to make sure we have pictures not only from the ceremony in the Lyndale park, but also from the reception following it! She was extremely professional, above taking great photos and super smooth collaboration. She was very helpful when it come to group pictures with family members including 3 kids (6, 4 and 2 years old). Also, she had a stain removal pen for white clothes, that saved me from spending half of my wedding day with a stain on the side of my dress from a bug that smashed into it. She sent us about one thousand great pictures, 150 of which were professionally processed and perfected using photo editing software. I think it was really a lot of pictures for a small family wedding that we had, and for the price we paid.
I can't say enough good things about Ai and her services. Initially I was nervous about hiring a professional photographer because our wedding was very small (8 guests) and I thought she would be conspicuous. Instead, I hardly noticed her at all, she was so stealthy! And yet, she captured some of the most touching, intimate moments. Our couples session after the ceremony was a blast and she suggested a location that was so perfect for us, I'm embarrassed we didn't think of it first.
As for the final product, the images took my breath away! We got them within a couple of weeks after our wedding and they are all stunning. Choosing which ones to frame is going to be a major challenge. Ai is exceptionally talented and worth every penny!
Ai Ling was an absolute dream to work with. We found her through the preferred vendor list provided by our ceremony/reception venue, and instantly fell in love with her unique style of candid photography.
Ai Ling returned emails and phone calls promptly, and was flexible regarding when and where to meet for our initial consultation. We booked her immediately after that meeting, and Ai Ling shot our engagement session soon thereafter. Ai Ling made us (two very camera-phobic individuals) feel at ease during the shoot, and it showed in our stunning pictures. We received a disc of all the images about two weeks after the session, which is super quick!
Several weeks prior to our wedding, Ai Ling sent us a form to fill out detailing who we wanted pictures with (my side of the family, my husband's side, the grandmas, etc.), which we then sent back to her. She was SO on top of everything, which we greatly appreciated.
On the day of the wedding, Ai Ling was warm and professional. She took many candid photos throughout the evening (which we LOVED), and was also able to gather the groups we wanted for more formal, posed photos in a way that wasn't bossy or demanding. She was so great!
We received the disc of digital negatives from the wedding less than a month later- super fast as far as wedding photography goes. Ai Ling had organized the thousands of photos into folders on the disc labeled "reception," "ceremony," "posed," "toasts," etc., which was helpful when choosing which photos we wanted to print. My husband and I spent an entire evening looking through the disc of photos, overjoyed to relive our wedding day and also loving all the candid photos Ai Ling had captured of our loved ones.
Ai Ling has a true knack for taking beautiful photos and making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is professional, flexible, and worth every penny.
Choosing Ai Ling as our photographer was the best wedding decision we made. She is incredibly responsive and professional, and goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are happy. She listened to any suggestions and concerns we had and worked around our schedules. She was as invested as we were in having great photographs. She even picked me up in her car one morning and drove me around St. Paul so that I could see possible photo options for the wedding pictures.
Most importantly, she provided us with breathtaking photographs. Every person who sees them tells me how beautiful they are, and I wholeheartedly agree. It was really difficult to choose a photographer because my husband is a graphic designer and very picky. He loved every one of our wedding photographs and agrees that we made a very, very good call hiring Ai Ling. My friend Jason perhaps said it best when he saw the pictures, "Dear god you guys, these are incredible photos, she did a fantastic job!"
Take a look at her portfolio and you will see what I mean.
We were so happy we chose Ai Ling for photography. She was a fly on the wall the entire day . I couldn't believe how many great pictures she had, b/c I didn't see her all night! She made sure to capture all of the pictures we wanted for the day. Before the event she was easy to get a hold of, was quick with her responses, and was very helpful. Her eye for unique and great pictures is something to note!
We absolutely loved Ai Ling's photos! Choosing the right photographer and getting great photos was very important to us, so we chose carefully after meeting with several vendors and could not be happier with how everything turned out. Ai Ling was so easy to work with, very patient and flexible, and offered great ideas for shots and locations. And the photos are amazing - we get compliments on them all of the time (really, people are blown away). We were also impressed by how many photos were taken and the fact we have access to them all (and got this access very soon after the wedding! I've heard horror stories about it taking forever to get wedding photos back and we had them within weeks). We are so, so happy with our photos and would highly recommend Ai Ling!
Ling is an incredibly talented and passionate photographer. Ourselves along with all of our friends and family were blown away with the quality of her work. Not only is she extremely talented but she is also very professional and was always so quick to respond if we ever had any questions. Consider that your wedding pictures are always going to be something you'll have and cherish so it's well worth the splurge!! She is simply amazing at what she does!! We will most definitely be contacting her in the future!! Thanks Ling!!
Michelle & Tommy
My husband and I do not typically like to be photographed, and rarely do we like ourselves in photos. Ling Photography went above and beyond in making us both feel comfortable having our pictures taken and in the finished product. We were absolutely thrilled with how the photographs turned out, and there were so many that we loved, not just liked, that it will be a huge challenge for use to pick our favorites. She has an amazing eye for how to position people to capture their best qualities, and her calm and easy demeanor made it easy for us to comply. What we love the most is how she was able to capture the feelings of the day and we now have amazing pictures that will be forever treasured.. Hands down the best money spent on our wedding!
Ling was fantastic! I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat.
Ling Photography is an amazing photographer! Her work from our engagement and wedding photos were fantastic. She has a unique artistic style, capturing candid moments of her subjects in beautiful compositions with contrasting light and shadow. We are so pleased to have had her for our wedding photographer, not only is she a great artist in her work, she runs her business professionally, efficiently and feasibily. I recommend her unanimously!!
Simply put, choose Ai Ling as your wedding photographer! We used her for our Aug 2012 wedding and are beyond happy we did. Ai Ling is extremely accommodating, gentle, calming, patient, organized, and most importantly, a true talent. I was a little concerned having only 1 photographer, and at times she was so quiet I didn't even know she was there, but when I saw the pictures she took, she absolutely nailed it. She not only captured the emotion of the day, but she also beautifully and creatively captured every detail of the set up and decorations we put so much time into. Our wedding day was a little crazy with family who wasn't good as staying put for pictures, to sun, clouds, wind, rain, outside, inside, under a tent...and Ai Ling handled it all effortlessly. She provided the perfect amount of guidance when setting up posed pictures, she kept us on schedule, and was invisible when capturing such poignant candid shots. Our pictures look like the ones you see in the wedding websites and magazines you strive to achieve but never thought you'd get. Her website says, "I see things a little differently", and she truly does and it shows in her work. Plus, her wedding packages are a great value compared to others out there, you simply cannot go wrong. Thank you Ai Ling, you gave us a gift we will cherish for a lifetime.