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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Kim and Tyler · Married on 09/19/2014

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    We don't know where to begin. Tom and his wife Brenda went above and beyond our expectations from the beginning. The memories they captured and produced for us are top-notch quality and more impressive than we could have ever imagined. As his work shows, Tom is an incredible photographer and we felt so special to have been lucky enough to have him shoot our wedding. Luckily, Brenda agreed to assist him for our big day and it’s obvious that together they make the perfect team. They didn’t miss a beat!

    On top of their amazing work, Tom and Brenda were fun, easy to communicate with, open to our thoughts and ideas, patient, and prepared for our large and dynamic bridal party. They even went to our venue a day early to scope out the best spots for photos and were prepared to hop on golf carts with us as soon as we finished bridal party photos so we wouldn’t miss a minute of what was left of the day light. We felt relaxed and natural with them and many members of our wedding commented that they felt the same way.

    We highly recommend Tom, Brenda, and Piratical Photography to anyone who is looking for a photography team that can truly capture a special moment in time. Thanks to them, we are able to relive one of the happiest and most memorable days of ours and for that, we are forever grateful.

    #BigGumboLove Tom & Brenda - THANK YOU!!

  • User3735971 · 2+ years ago

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    We don't know where to begin. Tom and his wife Brenda went above and beyond our expectations from the beginning. The memories they captured and produced for us are top-notch quality and more impressive than we could have ever imagined. As his work shows, Tom is an incredible photographer and we felt so special to have been lucky enough to have him shoot our wedding. Luckily, Brenda agreed to assist him for our big day and it’s obvious that together they make the perfect team. They didn’t miss a beat!

    On top of their amazing work, Tom and Brenda were fun, easy to communicate with, open to our thoughts and ideas, patient, and prepared for our large and dynamic bridal party. They even went to our venue a day early to scope out the best spots for photos and were prepared to hop on golf carts with us as soon as we finished bridal party photos so we wouldn’t miss a minute of what was left of the day light. We felt relaxed and natural with them and many members of our wedding party commented that they felt the same way.

    We highly recommend Tom, Brenda, and Piratical Photography to anyone who is looking for someone to capture a special moment in their lives. Thanks to them, we are able to relive one of the happiest and most memorable days of ours and for that, we are forever grateful.

    #BigGumboLove !!

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    Jason & Jenny · Married on 08/23/2014

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    Piratical Photography was outstanding! Tom Turk and his entire team were extremely talented, easy to work with, and professional. Several of our guests commented on how impressed they were by our photographers ability to be everywhere, from the church to the reception and every place in between, but were never intrusive. Our pictures and video turned out amazing and truly captured the essence of our wedding day. They used high quality equipment and provided us with a ton of gorgeous prints as well as digital files. We were surprised and delighted by how quickly we received the finished products and have enjoyed sharing them with our friends and family! We couldn't be happier with Piratical Photography's services and plan to use them for maternity pictures, baby pictures, and all of the milestones we look forward to celebrating in the future :)

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    Erica and Paul · Married on 06/22/2014

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    Our Wedding Weekend and Wedding Day was even more magical and memorable than we initially anticipated it to be because Tom and Brenda captured every detail and every movement from the entire day! The vivid imagery from the photography was absolutely perfect! We are so very pleased with our wedding pictures as we are to have met Tom and Brenda, who are more like family to us than a business partner! They truly took the time to listen to us to know what we wanted for our wedding pictures, followed me on Pinterest for wedding picture ideas that I wanted captured that day, and kept in contact with us during the months leading up to our entire wedding weekend to make sure we were doing well or if we had any questions. They even took the time to travel up to the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA in the Pocono Mountains with us a month before our wedding to see our wedding venue and get initial ideas as to how the day was going to flow and how the lighting will be set up to capture the best images. Tom and Brenda, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, not only for taking perfect wedding photos for us to embrace for many years to come, but thank you for becoming apart of our family forever. You receive our highest recommendation for your services and profession.

    Sent on 09/14/2014

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thanks Erica for taking time to review us. You guys rock and the event was amazing. We are still smiling and grinning from ear to ear for the opportunity we had to work with you and Paul.
  • User3633981 · 2+ years ago

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    Tom, Brenda and his team were an absolute pleasure! We're so glad we found them and that they chose to do our wedding. We also did engagement and a bridal shoot with them and we hope can have them capture many more memories throughout the years!

    They were very thorough and easy to work with--Tom and Brenda are two of the sweetest people we know--by the time our wedding rolled around, they were the vendor we were most comfortable with. They visited our venue with and without us a few times to check out lighting, places to take photos, etc. Plus, the images they captured that day were absolutely amazing. Tom and his team are incredibly talented, fun to work with and will work with you to create any shot you've seen online or are a "must-have" to capture. Our friends and family keep raving about how great the photos are and how wonderful Tom and Brenda are.

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    Nathaniel · Married on 10/05/2013

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    Where to even begin! In some ways it felt as though our photographers Tom and Brenda were interviewing us just as much as we were interviewing them when we first met them. We could not have been more happy that we chose them and they in turn chose to also work with us. The simplest way to explain just how much Tom and Brenda meant to us during this whole process would be to say that after our experience we will probably never work with any other photographer period. They were truly one of the best parts of our whole experience (next to actually getting married) and we are forever grateful to them. Not only did we get amazing photos but we got two new friends. Thank you Tom and Brenda!

    Sent on 11/15/2013

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Nate! You guys are very special to us and alot of others. Kind words and appreciated.
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    Amanda · Married on 09/20/2013

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    Tom and Brenda did an awesome job capturing many special moments throughout our wedding day. They arrived at the venue very early to make sure they had plenty of time to set up there equipment and take pictures of all the simple decorations that were apart of our wedding. They went above and beyond as they made a video of our wedding ceremony and a slide show of our pictures! We enjoyed working with Tom and Brenda, and we would definitely recommend them!

    Sent on 10/20/2013

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thanks you Amanda, what a beautiful bride you were and the work you put into each setting and details inspired us to deliver all that we could to make your day special. Thanks so much. Big Gumbo Love to you and Cody!
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    Megan · Married on 04/27/2013

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    Piratical Photography's approach to photography is like no other. They get angles and shots that you won't see any where else. They set up equipment in places that perfectly capture the most important moments of your day. They are very flexible with different styles of photos. Tom is willing to re-create shots that you've found on the internet and even has the creativity to make his own signature shots. This company is fun to work with and they are eager to make sure you get everything you're looking for in your photos. We would highly recommend Piratical Photography to anyone that desires unique yet classic photos of their big day.

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    Rebecca · Married on 04/06/2013

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    We are so happy that we decided to use Piratical Photography as our wedding photographers. Tom and Brenda visited our wedding venue a couple of times before the actual wedding day .The morning of the wedding, Tom and Brenda coordinated with each other to make sure they photographed the bride/bridesmaids and groom/groomsmen throughout the getting ready stages of the day. Looking back at the pictures now, it is so cool for my husband and I to be able to see the images of each other during that important time period. I remember telling Tom that I hadn't seen my wedding band yet and Mark hadn't see his yet either, so he coordinated with Brenda to get the two rings + engagement ring in a private area and photographed them together. I am so grateful that every important detail was captured during the wedding ceremony. I couldn't be happier with these. Some of my favorites are in black and white. They look timeless and really make the white wedding gown stand out. Another one of my favorites is the barn shot when we are all standing in front of it, or maybe the porch shot.I can't decide lol. During the reception, Tom and Brenda managed to get all of the friends and family shots. They delivered the professionalism and product that was promised to us. After this part was over, the reception festivities began. You don't really know how many pictures are being taken during the reception until you see them all. So, to Tom and Brenda, Thank you so much for your professionalism, organization, and high quality work on our most memorable day so far. When Mark and I look through the pictures, we get to re-live our wedding day.You guys were like photography ninjas getting every angle and shot. Thanks again for everything!

    Mark and Rebecca Wathen

    P.S. if anyone ones to take a look at our pics, they are on the Piratical website under ‘Wathen Wedding’.

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    Laura · Married on 10/20/2012

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    It really was a pleasure to work with Tom and Brenda from Piratical Photography. They were very professional and very knowledgeable about the wedding and photography industry. They had provided a sample photograph shoot list, which was very helpful for me to prepare my version of it. They also improvised as needed. They also provided non-photography advice while I was preparing for the wedding during the day.

    Sent on 12/03/2012

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Laura, thanks so much for the kind words and thoughts. Blessings to you and Eric as well as the entire wedding party! Such great music at the event by your friends, so good!
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    Glenda · Married on 10/07/2012

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    Tom and Brenda are the friendly and amazing. Their work is amazing you can tell they love what they do and their quality of picture really are great. My husband and I wanted to fine someone who would make us feel comfortable and they really do make you feel comfortable and try very hard to get the pictures you want. He really went above and beyond for our wedding and delivered absolutely incredible photos. Brenda is the sweeties person on earth took care of the flower girls when I was taking pictures with my husband, she fixed my dress so it looked perfect in the pictures. They really are the best!

    Sent on 12/11/2012

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    So kind Glenda, thanks so much for the review and we are so glad to have had an opportunity to work with you and Rene. What a great family you have. Gumbo Love ! Tom/Brenda...
  • User2441872 · 2+ years ago

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    Tom and Brenda are a wonderful bunch to work with. Not only do they take the most amazing pictures, they are also the most down to earth and friendliest people I have ever met! They are able to capture all of those "special moments" and have some very unique ideas as well! I would highly recommend them.

    Sent on 10/31/2012

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thanks Kaylee, you and Brian are so special to us! Loved being involved in your special days and thank you so much for allowing us that opportunity. Special thanks to Denise and the team at Weatherly Farms, the best location in Southern Maryland.
  • User2369624 · 2+ years ago

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    Amazing service, amazing photos, I don't think I couldve found anyone better to photograph my wedding. Extremely happy with how my pictures turned out and the amount of pictures taken is as if they captured every second of every moment. Love it!

    Sent on 08/06/2012

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much, what a blessing for us to know you and support you. Please let us know anything else you desire from this wedding, our goal is continue to support and make you happy with the work and final work product. Gumbo Love
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    Tracey · Married on 06/30/2012

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    Tom and Brenda were a joy to work with. They were professional, friendly, and flexible. During the weekend of our wedding, they were so helpful in the overall flow of the day that I suggested that they should consider offering wedding planning services as well. My family and friends are still raving about their services. I plan to use them for family portraits and any special events going forward. Hire Piratical - you will be glad you did!

  • User1495593 · 2+ years ago

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    Tom is not just an incredibly talented photographer, he is also one of the nicest people I've met. He really went above and beyond for our wedding and delivered absolutely incredible photos. Tom is a lot of fun to work with, and makes the whole experience really easy and carefree. What I love the most is that he works with the best assistant he could ever had, his wife Brenda ;) they make the perfect team. She took care of the flower girls when I was taking pictures with my husband, she fixed my dress so it looked perfect in the pictures. What else can I say I love guys, and I am glad you where part of our special day.

    Sent on 12/03/2012

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thanks Sandra, you are so kind! Loved spending summer days with you and your beautiful family! You are so blessed to be surrounded by such a great family... Thx.
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    Allison · Married on 05/12/2012

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    Tom and Brenda are the perfect photography duo for your wedding or event. They respond to any questions/requests you have, give you suggestions/help when you need it, and do way more than you would ever expect.
    Without question, I will be using them again!!

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    Michael · Married on 04/28/2012

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    Tom and Brenda are amazing! They have the latest equipment and lighting and they know how to use it very well. They will take a photo of you anywhere! They first want to know about you so that they can tell a story through the photos they take. All I can say "Money Shots!" We have so many photos that are money shots. You are in good hands with these people. You will not be let down. Have fun!

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    Kevin · Married on 09/10/2011

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    Very thurough and dedicated. Anyone would be lucky to have Brenda and Tom shoot thier wedding photos.

    Sent on 09/28/2011

    Piratical Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much, what a pleasure to work with Great People that are dialed in and in love. Thanks
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    Arti · Married on 08/06/2011

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    Tom Turk has excellent photography skills. You can hardly realize that he is there snaping pictures. Not only is his work exceptional but his personality makes it easy to be comfortable. He was always punctual for each event and he was always prepared. We highly recommend his work for any event.

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    Kim · Married on 06/18/2011

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    In touch with you every step of the way! Tom listens to what you want for your wedding pictures and knows how to capture the moment. He is there from beginning to end and communicates with you every step of the way. He takes more than enough pictures to make sure he captures your day and that you are satisfied!

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