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Lisa Benetti · Married on 08/03/2019
Perceptions Photography was everything we had hoped for!
August 2019Sent on 09/08/2019
Sandy Aldieri and Mark Brendel at Perceptions Photography are the wedding photographers who we had dreamed of having for our wedding day. Searching for a wedding photographer can be very overwhelming and time consuming, but once we came across Perceptions Photography on wedding wire and began reading the reviews and looking at the work that Sandy had done for couples we immediately reached out. From the start of first reaching out and her wanting to setup a phone conference, I knew that she was someone who is passionate about her work and takes her business seriously. Sandy is down to earth and really takes the time to get to know you before discussing the business aspect of hiring a photographer.
Compared to other photographers we had met with, Sandy immediately came across as a kind, understanding and down to earth person. Her attitude and hard work ethic was exactly what we were looking for. Talking with other photographers was very business like and they lacked the personable demeanor that we encountered immediately with Sandy. She made us feel comfortable, stress free and most importantly, happy! After meeting with her in person and talking many times on the phone, we had finally found the right person and we were beyond grateful for having her be a part of our day!
We met with Sandy months in advance and her detailed timeline template and questionnaire made it so easy for us to plan our big day from start to finish. We ended up using her timeline as the structure for our whole day from the “getting ready” to the reception and everything in between. This helped us be on time throughout the whole day, which is unheard of! Sandy and Mark were so organized and paid attention to every detail and made sure to capture them on camera.
The professionalism and experience they showed is seen throughout every photo we have received. The formal photos and candid shots at St. Rocco’s Church and at the Rhode Island State House are absolutely stunning, it is truly surreal. As a couple who does not like photos or attention on us, Sandy made the process stress free and we were able to just be us. She took the lead on having us pose in certain positions that ended up being some of our favorite photos. It’s amazing to look at your wedding photos and say wow, is that really me?
Sandy and Mark did a phenomenal job of capturing every special moment that day. Their experience and professionalism throughout the day was helpful to not only us, but also for our family members, bridal party and other vendors they worked with. They were on time and easy to rely on for every place we needed them to be. Sandy and Mark were very flexible in being at certain locations. They were able to capture both the girls and guys getting ready at the Providence Marriott Downtown and were willing to get pictures on the trolly before heading to the church. Sandy caters to her customers needs and was able to follow us to multiple locations; the church for the ceremony, the Rhode Island State House for pictures outside, and then back to the reception at the Marriott. They found the perfect locations on the State House grounds to snap photos and we just followed their lead! The lighting and cameras they used took the best photos that we could have asked for and are beyond grateful for every photo coming out perfect. They took their time and did retakes if it was needed so that they could get the perfect shot. They took charge of telling family and friends what to do, where to look and even to get out of the way when needed. This took off so much pressure and stress from us! Sandy was so great with the kids in the bridal party with getting them to smile and laugh when they weren’t really feeling like taking any photos. We are so grateful for her patience and ability to do that!
Sandy and Mark were such an important part of our wedding day and we will cherish the work that they have done forever. Viewing the sneak peek photos the day after the wedding was so amazing, we greatly appreciated seeing them that soon. We even got to view all of our photos only a few weeks after our wedding and select the photos for our album. Sandy has reached out multiple times to us just to say hi and meet up and we have truly made a friend. Her compassion and dedication towards her work is not something you see very often. We are so grateful for hiring her and you’d be making a mistake in not doing so. We have received compliments from family and friends at how amazing our photographers were that day and how awesome our photos are. Our videographer and the staff at the Marriott stated what a pleasure it was to work with them and how easy they were to work with.
In the days and weeks that follow your wedding day, you can end up feeling sad that all that fun and excitement from the day is over. However, looking back at the photos that Sandy and Mark took, we immediately feel all the fun and happiness of that day every time we look at them. We are able to cherish all the memories of our wedding day from our photos by Perceptions Photography.
Anthony and Lisa Moore
Perceptions Photography's reply:WOW! Thank you so much Lisa and Anthony! I am speechless! You not only extended such sincere and genuine gratitude but you spent a lot of time and thought into what you provided in your review. This is so helpful to other couples ... the level of detail you shared is extremely valuable to other couples who are just beginning the planning process.
Maria Ross · Married on 07/30/2019
Amazing and Professional
Sandy has been taking my Family Photos for 10 years. I would highly recommend to Friends and Family.Sent on 07/30/2019
Perceptions Photography's reply:Oh my goodness, has it been that long. I've loved every minute and looking forward to more Ross Family moments!
Kaylee · Married on 06/29/2019
Perceptions Photography was amazing. Sandy met with us multiple times throughout our wedding planning process to fine tune every detail to make our wedding day go smoothly. Sandy is very professional and is also great at keeping everyone on time and efficient. We could not have asked for better!Sent on 08/12/2019
Perceptions Photography's reply:Thank you Kaylee ... it was great to be a part of your wonderful wedding day! Not only was it loads of fun, but so special seeing the bond between you and Ryan!
Claire Harfield · Married on 05/04/2019
Sandy is everywhere and nowhere; she gets every shot without you even knowing she is there. The pictures are amazing; memories captured for a lifetime. You don’t need to worry about a thing. Sandy will guide you and ensure your special day is recorded. Add her calmness, and the day is perfect! You won’t be disappointed if Perceptions Photography is part of your plan!Sent on 05/30/2019
Emily Wiecek · Married on 05/04/2019
Absolutely amazing experience!
Sandy is so professional yet makes you feel like a member of her own family. She treats you like you are her only client with all of the attention she provides and her responsiveness. The photos are absolutely stunning. She captured every important moment and even some that we didn’t think of asking for. She even provided us a preview album before we even left for our honeymoon. We will continue to use her services again and again. Couldn’t recommend her enough!!!!Sent on 06/03/2019
Jackie Petersen · Married on 01/11/2019
Sandy was amazing to work with & made our day amazing!
Sandy from Perceptions Photography was the photographer for our wedding in January. We had an amazing experience with her from the moment that we first met with her. She's a personable professional who cares about her clients - and she really tries to form a connection with you and understand your desires. The photos from both our engagement session & the wedding itself came out absolutely beautifully!! She has a wonderful selection on her webpage & social media but our photos came out even more incredibly than I expected.Sent on 02/17/2019
She made the photography aspect of our wedding so smooth and worked to make sure everything flowed and we got all the photos we wanted. She kept track of all the details and was a perfect photographer - there directing when need be, and capturing the candid moments as well.
We are so, so happy with our choice of Sandy as photographer and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a top-tier experience!
Perceptions Photography's reply:Thank you so much Jackie, for this wonderful review. Mark and I are still talking about how pleasant you both were to work with! I can't wait to show you the first draft of your album!
Jessica · Married on 01/01/2019
Beautiful photography! You can count on having a personalized experience with photos that capture what is most important to you as a couple. Definitely recommend Perceptions to any couple planning a wedding!Sent on 01/01/2019
Alysha · Married on 10/05/2018
Sandy and her team exceeded our expectations. They were so easy to work with and did everything we wanted! My husband and I are so happy to have had Perceptions Photography apart of our day.Sent on 12/29/2018
Perceptions Photography's reply:Thank you so much Alysha and Xavier! Your day was such a beautiful, love-filled day with plenty of sunshine and happiness! Can't wait to show you your wedding album draft!
Kelley Vallone · Married on 09/22/2018
Exquisite photography, simply a blessing!
Truly, it was a blessing to have Sandy photograph our wedding! She was extremely professional and organized which made it very easy to work with her. We feel so grateful that we had her shoot our engagement and wedding photography. Her work surpassed our expectations and we cannot thank her enough. She captured every meaningful aspect of our wedding (we had a lot), and expressed our love story in every shot - a true photogenic genius! We've received very positive feedback on our photos and can't stop staring at them. We HIGHLY highly recommend Sandy and her team to anyone. Zero regrets and cannot wait to work with her again in the future!Sent on 01/08/2019
Perceptions Photography's reply:Kelley ... being a part of your perfect wedding day meant more to me that you can even imagine. It was truly a fun-filled event, with plenty of love and excitement to go around ... making our job so much easier! Congratulations and I can't wait to see what the future has to hold for Mr. & Mrs. Vallone! Thank you so much for this wonderful review!
Elizabeth · Married on 09/21/2018
Starting as a customer - ending like family
Sandy is someone who helped us relax at times that may have been the most stressful. When picking a photographer you need someone who is thoughtful, creative, energetic, and kind (at least in my opinion). She checked every box - and MORE. She helped us remember that at the end of the day it's about us. And the little things don't really matter. She is someone who went above and beyond..and still to this day checks up on us. Sandy and her coworker made our day SO MUCH MORE SPECIAL. They capture every special moment between us, our friends, and our family. We could not have had a better team photograph our wedding. Looking forward - we have someone who can capture all of our other special moments as a family.Sent on 11/18/2018
Perceptions Photography's reply:Oh my goodness ... Libby, you are so sweet and this review absolutely made my day/month/year! Thank you!
Kevin · Married on 09/14/2018
Top notch service from the before we booked until the day of wedding and beyond! Sandy and her team were great to work with, answered all our questions, had everything organized and made our day very special. Having several meetings ahead of time kept my wife and I from getting too nervous about making sure all the pictures we wanted were taken. Highly recommend Perceptions Photography, great pricing and even better service! Our photos came out amazing and we look forward to obtaining more.Sent on 10/11/2018
Pat · Married on 09/01/2018
Perceptions Photography is awesome! Professionalism at its best! You will be so pleased when Sandy handles your wedding! Thanks so much Sandy! Your photos captured the wedding day perfectly!!Sent on 10/09/2018
Perceptions Photography's reply:Thank you so much Pat!
lorraine · Married on 07/15/2018
Sandy is no question THE BEST- period.Sent on 09/15/2018
Daniela · Married on 11/18/2017
Sandy and her assistant did a great job on our wedding day. She is very organized, personalized and very accommodating to our needs/wants with our pictures. I cannot say enough good things about her and her photography skills are AMAZING! We almost forgot that we wanted a certain picture, and luckily, Sandy is so organized and detailed oriented that she writes a check list for the day and reviews throughout the wedding day. Before they left for the night she checked in on my husband and me and asked us if we still wanted to do that photo outside. Well, I'm so happy we did, it is one of my favorite shots and really highlights the perfection of that day. My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Perceptions Photography!!!Sent on 11/30/2017
Maria · Married on 11/18/2017
Santina,Sent on 11/30/2017
My husband and i want to thank you for taking such breathtaking photographers at my daughter Daniela La Rosa's wedding. You can always tell when someone is very passionate and takes pride in their work by the way they not only provide phenomenal work, but at the compassionate, kindness and professionalism they show their clients and guests. Works cannot truly express at how thankful and grateful we are for all your hard and the beautiful memories you created for us THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS.
Old Italian proverb: Ogni volta che ci ricordiamo di dire “grazie”, sperimentiamo niente di meno che il paradiso in terra. (translation: Every time we remember saying "thank you", we experience nothing less than paradise on earth.
Stacy · Married on 11/11/2017
Sandy and her team were simply amazing. Sandy's response's to emails were timely and filled with the information to make our day the best it could be! The last two weeks it felt like we were talking daily and making minor changes to our itinerary up until two days before and she made it all happen and then some :) From the moment her team arrived they had a plan for our day, stayed calm, and had remembered every picture that Kevin and I had requested. The entire day start to the end of our night was seamless, simply perfect and we could not be happier!!Sent on 11/14/2017
Darienne · Married on 11/11/2017
Sandy is simply amazing, very accommodating and personable. Her assitants were also amazing, we will definitely use her anytime we need a photograph in the future!Sent on 11/17/2017
Stacia · Married on 10/20/2017
Sandy was truly amazing to work with! She was there every step of the way! Her and her team fully executed the day of and we were beyond happy with having Perceptions Photography be a part of our wedding!!Sent on 11/14/2017
Debbie · Married on 10/20/2017
Sandy and her team did an exceptional job at my daughter's wedding last fall....from hair and makeup until the last dance! They were right there....either a shot from up above or from actually lying on the floor to capture the moment!Sent on 08/16/2018
kristen · Married on 10/14/2017
My husband and I couldn't have picked a better wedding photographer. Sandy at Perceptions Photography and her team are absolutely amazing! From our engagement night where she hid in a bush to capture that special time, to our engagement pictures in the sunflower maze on a HOT day in August, to our wedding day she went above and beyond for us! Sandy is extremely organized and detailed oriented she has a check list for the day and reviews throughout the wedding day making sure we got every picture we wanted! We will DEFINITELY be using her for all our picture needs in the future!Sent on 12/07/2017
Anita · Married on 10/14/2017
Perceptions is the best! We have used Sandy for all of our family pictures for many years so there was no other choice for us when it came to our daughters wedding. The pictures went beyond our expectations! They took my breath away!Sent on 12/15/2017
Sandy and her team worked tirelessly all day capturing every detail, special moments, and every picture we asked for. In addition to the stunning photos, they also kept us all calm, and kept the atmosphere fun and lively. They are an all-in group who clearly love what they do and set high standards for themselves, and the end result of their efforts are evident in the photographs they take. They are simply the best.
Crystal · Married on 10/01/2017
Sandy delivers great results! She has a keen eye, a warm personality, and very fair prices. HIGHLY recommend this vendor. For reference, we used her for an anniversary photoshoot. Total costs includes an hour shoot and prints.Sent on 12/13/2017
Lauren · Married on 09/09/2017
We got married this past September and had a fantastic experience with Sandy! She made the entire process easy and stress free and was so easy to work with! She made sure to get all of the photos we asked for, but was not overbearing and gave us our space during the day. We are going to have a hard time choosing our photos for our album because they are all awesome! By the end of the wedding we felt like Sandy was a part of our family! We definitely recommend her!!Sent on 11/14/2017
Ann · Married on 09/02/2017
Sandy is such a pleasure to work with. She is so incredibly thorough. She helps to create a detailed timeline to stick to which helps to structure your day. This made me feel much more at ease so I wouldn't have to think about where to be and when. Sandy is so flexible and accommodating. She helped to keep our little flower girl focused! She let her play with the camera and take some photos. Keeping an entire wedding party together is no easy task either, but she controlled the situation and keptSent on 11/17/2017
everyone on task. She is such a professional and really focuses on delivering the photos you want. We did not have any major requests, so she just felt out the energy and let the camera do it's thing. When your paid time is about up, Sandy will check in with you and see if you need anything else or would like more photos taken, which is very considerate of her. She aims to get a variety of photos which is fun to see at your preview. We look forward to creating our wedding album and working with Sandy again soon!
Jessica · Married on 08/18/2017
Working with Sandy was an absolute pleasure from start to finish! Not only is she extremely talented, but she made a genuine effort to get to know us – and it shows in our photos! My husband and I are beyond thrilled with how everything turned out. Everyone that sees our wedding photos comments on how amazing they are. Perceptions Photography was a great choice!Sent on 12/27/2017