User3344022 · 2+ years ago
The decision to use Gene and Linda was easy. They were the photographers for my sister and brother’s wedding so we already knew they do great work. Our wedding was no different. The pictures came out better than expected and the turnaround time for our proofs was unbelievably quick. We also loved that they are so responsive to our emails, even when they were out of the country! Being an ameteur bride and groom, they gave us all the advice we needed to make our wedding successful. They are very professional yet friendly and also very patient with us especially during our long session of formals after the ceremony. Thanks Gene and Linda for capturing our special day.Sent on 10/15/2013
Camille · Married on 08/04/2012
Gene and Linda were amazing. Very prompt responses to all of our emails and questions. They did a walk through with us a couple weeks before the wedding and took amazing photographs. All of our friends were so impressed by the pictures. Extremely reasonable prices.Sent on 12/27/2012
shanna · Married on 12/24/2011
Gene and Linda not only create gorgeous work but are extremely fun and easy to work with. They are professional and go out of their way to make working with them a truly wonderful experience.Sent on 04/05/2012
Lilly · Married on 05/15/2010
We are so happy with Gene and Linda's amazing work. They are very personable, friendly and they had us laughing all the time. Everyone that has had a chance to see our album has said how amazing we look and who did our pictures?! Thanks Gene and Linda, you are amazingly talented and even more so amazing people.Sent on 01/06/2011
Christine · Married on 04/24/2010
We had an excellent experience. We definitely recommend SoCal Sunshine to everyone. We got along really well with our photographers. They made picture taking fun and enjoyable. There were a couple pictures that we didn’t get to take, but we were pressed for time. The quality of the pictures are extraordinary and the wedding album that they designed for us is superb! I’m looking forward to our next big event that we can have SoCal photograph for us?Sent on 09/24/2010
Eenar · Married on 04/10/2010
Gene and Linda were recommended to us by our sister-inlaw. After numerous interviews with photographers, it was clear Gene and Linda were the most experienced, most professional and the right one for us. :)Sent on 08/20/2010
From our initial meeting, we were impressed by the samples of engagement photos, family sessions, and of course wedding photographs. Their work exemplifies their passion for photography and people.
Gene and Linda are friendly yet professional. They made sure we were comfortable in front of the camera and perfect in every angle. They spent time with us to make sure we were on the same page in what we are looking for. Prior to the wedding day, they took the time to visit our wedding ceremony site and our reception site (that are 60 miles apart) to make sure they know what the lighting, setting, condition of the each venue will be.
Linda is extremely responsive by phone or email. She is super organized!!!! (I think she's more OCD than I am) They are always on top of their work; they will remind you to send them timeline for the day, where they need to be and at what time(and they are always early, if not on time to appointments), what/who's pictures we would like taken. They made my wedding planning so much easier because they took care of the details :) :)
On our wedding day, Gene and Linda were the calming essence in my hectic day. They were supportive in every facet.
Our wedding photographs were fabulous of course! Our wedding album was exquisite!!! The quality of the photographs and the album speaks for itself. Everyone who's seen is said they've never seen anyting more beautiful!!!
We are so grateful for Gene and Linda! They are truely the best photographers!!!
Mandy · Married on 10/24/2009
Gene and Linda were wonderful to work with! Our engagement and wedding photos are amazing and they really captured the essence of our special day! They are incredibly talented photographers and a pleasure to do business with! We receive nothing but compliments on our photographs and wedding album and we could not be more pleased! Thank you so much for being so awesome! :)Sent on 04/16/2010
Jordan · Married on 10/23/2009
Gene and Linda are a passionate and skilled team whose joy of photography show in everything they do. Our entire adventure together was phenomenal from our impressive first interview with them to the unbelievable album delivery. Upon first meeting Gene and Linda, we were immediately enthralled with their style of photography but also with their personality and charisma.Sent on 01/29/2010
We decided to shoot an engagement session which was tons of fun. It provided us with valuable experience for how to behave in front of the camera. It also allowed Gene and Linda to take the best possible shots and put us at ease being photographed. Although the latter was not difficult at all as both Gene and Linda have a knack for making you feel relaxed and comfortable. We actually had so much fun we were sad when it finally came to an end.
Gene and Linda also took time to meet us at our venue before the wedding day. This allowed us lots of time to pre-select our favorite spots to take all of our photos from family shots to romantic ones of just the two of us. Gene and Linda were unbelievably helpful and knowledgeable during this time, making pertinent comments about each spot and its affect on our wedding photos.
Gene and Linda's true passion for their art shined at our wedding. They were discrete yet still managed to get the perfect shot. They captured each moment of our special day perfectly and thanks to them we have exciting, emotional and magical photos to always remember our wedding.
Even the delivery of the album was outstanding, they went far and beyond making us feel that much more special. Thanks SoCalSunshine for everything!
Sarah · Married on 09/19/2009
Linda & Gene are so great to work with! I have heard so many horror stories about photographers and luckily we didn’t have any of our own. We have received so many compliments on our pictures and our wedding album. They have great customer service, very quick to respond to every email. We felt very comfortable with them, which helped make our pictures more natural. They did such an amazing job capturing all the wonderful moments of our wedding and most of the time, no one even noticed them. They were such a great value - with their assistant, it was like we had 3 photographers at times. It's really difficult to choose a good photographer - most of the time you don't know what you are going to have to deal with. The reviews we read about Linda & Gene are what helped us make our choice. We were looking for a good price but we did not want to sacrifice quality, and with them, we didn't have to. I can't recommend them highly enough! Thanks again you guys!Sent on 03/18/2010
Brittany · Married on 05/30/2009
Where do we begin? Gene and Linda are simply amazing! They are both personable, funny and very easy to be around. They are extremely responsive to emails and are willing to answer any and all questions that you may have. In addition to that, their number one concern is you. After our engagement session, they took the time to speak with us over the phone about the photos we liked and disliked and why we liked/disliked them so that they would know what sort of pictures to capture on our big day. On our wedding day, they were not a minute late and they kept us both calm and collected through it all by cracking jokes and taking control so we didn't have to worry about anything.Sent on 09/18/2009
Our pictures speak for themselves. The photographs that these two created are beyond beautiful. They work so well together to make sure they capture everything you could ever want captured on your wedding day. Once the most important moments were captured, they got them online within a week (before we were even home from our honeymoon) and eventually designed our albums which are just insane! We got the album with the crystal glance cover and every single person who's seen it says they've never seen anything like it! We also got a few extras that they offer, one being mini replica albums of our big one and every person that has seen/received one is blown away.
Picking vendors that we were comfortable with and could rely on was the most important thing to us because we didn't want to have to worry about anything on our wedding day and these two fulfilled that completely. Although I'm not brave enough to trash my dress, we will, without a doubt, have Gene and Linda photograph our future family.
Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!
Juan · Married on 09/27/2008
After meeting with about 6 photographers in the area we met with Gene & Linda. It only took a few minutes to figure out that they were going to be our photographers. They had incredible packages to choose from at very good prices for the quality. Gene and Linda work great together, we felt very comfortable with them from the start. On our wedding day they were very organized and took lots of pictures, we didn't even notice them most of the time. They are very professional and quick. We had are album and prints sooner then we thought it would take get them. Our only problem is that we can't stop show off the album and DVD. We highly recommend them, you would not be disappointed.Sent on 01/31/2009
Amy · Married on 08/16/2008
Gene and Linda were absolutely wonderful to work with and captured our wedding day so beautifully. The pictures were top notch, the service was amazing, both Gene and Linda are friendly and easy to talk to, like talking to old friends. Half the time I did not even notice we were having our picture taken. The website is easy to use and has teasers up within a few days and the proofs up within a week. The are many packages, that are all reasonably priced to choose from and working with Gene and Linda is so easy. They answer emails and questions immediately. We knew right away after meeting them that we would be using them as our photographers. We met with other vendors who seemed cold and uninterested in taking our pictures, but Gene and Linda were so excited and warm and friendly...and take AMAZING pictures.Sent on 11/16/2008
The album is also amazing. Linda was able to put in all the pictures I wanted and design the most beautiful album that I will treasure forever.
Laura · Married on 07/03/2008
Just completely blown away by the work they have done. Our engagement pictures were astounding, and our wedding pictures were no different. We were so happy to be able to meet them for the engagement session, and the work we saw really convinced us that we had chosen the best possible photographers. Gene and Linda are SO easy to get along with. They made both of us feel comfortable, feel like models, in front of the camera.Sent on 09/07/2008
Wedding day, they got there right when we asked (even with all the crazy holiday traffic!) Both of us, as well as all our friends and family just loved how professional and kind they were!
They put teasers on their blog the very next day (4th of July!), and got our proofs on the website within about a week! They really captured us, our personalities and what we pictured our day to be. We didn't think we could afford an album, but we just have to have one after seeing their work and knowing what it will look like.
Roger · Married on 05/07/2008
Gene and Linda are the most sincere and genuine couple you could ever meet. Their professionalism and attention to detail is first class, which resulted in superb photographs of our wedding on One Foot Island, Aitutaki, The Cook Islands on May 7th 2008. This was followed by a Trash the Dress session two days later at the same location, which was the most enjoyable experience we could have ever encountered.Sent on 07/26/2008
Their love of photography exceeded all our expectations. They made us both feel so relaxed, which resulted in astonishing pictures depicting our special day and beyond.
We felt as a husband and wife team, they captured things that lone photographers would have otherwise have missed. And even beyond the photo sessions, they quickly had our proofs online for viewing followed by the design of our Wedding Book, which was utterly amazing! They are truly first class in every way and very highly recommended!
Kerry · Married on 04/12/2008
We loved, loved, loved our photographers. We had some friends who told us about them because they photographed their wedding and they are absolutely amazing. They did our engagement session and our wedding and all the pictures came out so beautifully. For our engagement session we told them we wanted a European feel to the photos and they found us the perfect location. The photos came out so perfect. They are so easy to get a hold of and willing to accomedate almost anything you want. About 6 months before our wedding we had a problem and had to change dates and they were able willing to change the date for us without charging anything extra. They really are willing to go above and beyond for their clients and their photographs are just beautiful. We just got back our wedding proofs this weekend and we are having so much trouble picking out or favorites. They take so many pictures and they put up almost 700. I would recommend them to everyone because their work is perfect and they are a lot of fun. They make you feel comfortable while taking the photos and it is so much fun.Sent on 04/29/2008
Lizette · Married on 11/21/2009
SocalSunshine productions is a husband and wife team, Gene and Linda who were great! Very professional and listened to what we wanted, while giving suggestions from their experience. All the pictures came out great and the album is absolutely beautiful. They worked around our schedules and followed us to two locations for our engagement pictures! They managed to capture some amazing and intimate shots while being "invisible" in the sense that we never even realized they were there and yet they captured it all. If we had to do it again we would definitely go with them.Sent on 06/19/2010
Holly · Married on 03/12/2011
My scores are based on the fact that I did end up with some beautiful pictures from my wedding, but the process was not pleasant. I did not get as many options as I thought I would get based on the other weddings I have been in and they were not assertive or professional. They expected me to give direction on my wedding day and I had to yell and gather everyone after the ceremony. They did not call people over or give good direction when taking the photos. I just wanted to give my review to let other brides like me know their options and to interview more than one photography company. This company may work for you if you like full control but I was hoping to not have to lift a finger on my wedding day and that was not the case with this company. I take the blame for not doing my homework and finding a good match.Sent on 01/19/2012
SoCalSunshine Productions's reply:Contrary to what was said here, we encouraged this bride to delegate, delegate, delegate! Photographers are not wedding coordinators, nor do they know the couples’ friends or family and as such, cannot be responsible for chasing people down for pictures. A wedding is not a “photo shoot” where we take control. No, we don’t make things happen, we photograph the events of the day as they happen.