Recommended by 99%
Niki · Married on 08/26/2017
We had a huge Indian/Jewish wedding, and we used Studio Nine (Zach Blum for photography, and Courtnee Owens for videography) for four days of events. I cannot rave about them enough! They were one of my easiest vendors to work with, requiring almost no follow-up once we booked them. They were on time for everything, and they took charge when there was so much chaos around us! The photos and video are BEAUTIFUL and we cannot be happier. I would recommend them to anyone!
Samantha · Married on 10/26/2018
Absolutely phenomenal photographers!
There are no words for how incredible our wedding photography was! My husband and I come from a photography background so finding the right person to capture our big day was the most important thing to us. As soon as I check out the website I fell in love with Iryna's work and I knew she was the one I wanted to capture our wedding.
Working with Iryna was such a pleasure, she is such a kind and creative person! She is easy to connect with and understood us as a couple and made sure that our photos captured that and they did!
I can not contain how excited we were when we saw our sneak peak and got our wedding photos. I want to frame them all. I can not describe just how happy I am with our wedding photos. They are everything we wanted and more!
Thank you so much for everything Iryna and Heather! You guys are amazing!
Zankhana · Married on 07/14/2018
Made our big fat Indian wedding memorable!
Working with Ryan and his team was amazing! They were able to accommodate our wishes and our crazy schedule. They were around covering anything and everything possible at all times. We had a lot of our guests who were impressed by their professionalism and attentiveness during our events. Our final pictures and highlights video turned out better than we had ever imagined. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer/cinematographer at their wedding!
Bansuri Sheth · Married on 06/16/2018
Pre-wedding and wedding photography
Zach and his team were absolutely fantastic. They were not only great during the events, but also after it was all over. I did not have to wait long for the photos to be ready. Zach made sure I was absolutely satisfied with my photos (which we were!). He’s a great photographer. He captures the essence of people’s emotions and the details of all the events. He’s very quick with communication and does not keep you waiting or hanging. He goes above and beyond and I’m so happy we chose Studio Nine to capture our prewedding and wedding events. They were great to work with!Sent on 10/17/2018
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Gokul · Married on 05/05/2018
Bottom line: hire them !
We are so glad we found Studionine on our web search. We hired them for Photo + Video. We checked out their website first and really liked their pictures. We wanted a modern, urban and clean feel for our pictures and they did exactly what we wanted. We initially contacted them via email and they were super quick to respond. We did most of our communication through email (which was our preferred way). Jon is a nice guy, very professional and understanding of our requirements and budget. Ours was a busy wedding to say the least since we had two ceremonies (in two different locations), a Baraat, cocktails, reception, all in one day! They did an excellent job coordinating with the rest of the vendors, bridal party and got all the shots we dreamed of. That brings us to our lead photographer, Iryna Shostik. She's not only extremely talented, but also a sweetheart ! She went above and beyond in capturing all the beautiful and memorable moments. We can't thank her enough for all the suggestions and for her hard work. The pictures are exactly what we wished for, and more. They really exceeded our expectations. So for the photos , we rate them 5/5 or may be 6/5. As for the videos, we both come from places where they do an extremely great job with the videos, so our expectations were super high to begin with. We like our highlight video. They were very cooperative and patient with editing and modifying it multiple times per our request. Over all, for the video part, we rate them 3.5/5. We are glad we hired Studionine for our wedding, they were absolute pleasure to work with. We totally recommend hiring them !
Trishna · Married on 08/26/2017
The Studio Nine team went above and beyond my expectations! We contracted them for cinematography + Same day edit. The same day edit was Amazing - it captured all of the greatest moments of the wedding and was done SO well. The same day edit was made in time for the reception and captured 6 events worth of footage. Studio Nine is very organized and timely when you contact them and their system made payments very easy. I personally spoke to Jon a week prior to the wedding and he was very professional, accommodated all of my small requests, and understood my exact vision. Their vision and talent is hard to beat! Jesse and Jon were an awesome team and really easy to work with.
I'm so happy I chose Studio Nine for my cinematography team and highly recommend them!
N · Married on 06/17/2017
We were so happy to use Zach Blum and his team at Studio Nine Photography to capture our wedding weekend. Zach and his team were super attentive but flexible; prompt but laid back; present but discreet. No matter how much you plan for your big day, there will be unforeseen complications. Throughout all of this, Zach and his team went with the flow, exuded so much confidence and really made us feel so calm. It was raining outside when we had planned for outdoor pictures --- no problem, Zach and his team captured breathtaking pictures inside an ordinary hotel lobby. We had trouble clearing our guests out of our ceremony room to allow for family pictures --- no problem, Zach politely took ahold of the mic and announced post-ceremony snacks were in the lobby, clearing out the room! The punchline is, Studio Nine supported us on our day, even when all of our fire drills had absolutely nothing to do with photography. Their team consists of genuinely nice people that will support you because they know how important your day is to you.
Studio Nine truly does understand South Asian weddings. Zach and his team understood and anticipated the intricacies of our rituals. They captured all of the right moments at the right time and with the right sentiment. In just one month, we received all of our wedding pictures right ON TIME!!! We were so impressed with the final work product --- the pictures were dynamic, stunning, and perfectly captured the emotions of the day.
I researched ten different photographers before finding Studio Nine. Save yourself time and go with them. They are attentive throughout the entire process --- from explaining their various packages, to signing the contract, to finalizing timelines and locations, and promptly handing over an impeccable work product. The entire end-to-end experience is important and Studio Nine understands that. Going with Zach and his team was honestly one of the best decisions we made for our big day!!
Ramya · Married on 05/27/2017
We used S9 for our wedding in May '17- they were phenomenal. We chose them because of their vast experience with Indian weddings. Our photographer was Zach and he was extremely personable and flexible.
Engagement Shoot: We initially felt awkward being in front of the camera for the first time, but Zach guided us throughout the shoot. We chose Philly as our location & Zach knew where to go for the best shots. He made great recommendations based on weather/lighting/time of day. He took photos in many locations (Old City, Wash Sq Park, Race St Pier) and even drove us in his car to get pics at City Hall in the evening. From this shoot, we got so many amazing pictures that it was hard to choose which ones to use for our Save The Date!
Wedding Photos/Video: Aside from shooting our wedding, S9 was very helpful in planning our wedding day. When we gave our prelim schedule to Jon Chicot, he gave lots of advice on the timing of getting ready pics, first look photos, and formal photos prior to the reception. Also Zach recommended an open mandap as opposed to a square 4-pillar mandap to obtain shots from all angles w/out obstruction, which we hadn't thought of. S9 provides a questionnaire so they know the locations/tables of important guests to focus on - especially helpful for a wedding with 400+ people. During the ceremony, they were not afraid to get close to the action to get amazing close-up shots of the ceremony without being intrusive. We also loved a lot of the candid shots they took of the guests. The videographers captured all the important parts and made a great highlight video which captured the day perfectly - also allowed us to review/edit the video multiple times and were extremely patient with us. Similarly, the wedding album that we received was stunning and they also went through multiple rounds of revisions with us.
Overall, S9 was superb and we will definitely be recommending them to everyone we know!
Divya · Married on 09/04/2016
From start to finish Jon, Zach and the team were so responsive and worked with us to give us exactly what we wanted. They were a pleasure to have around on the wedding day - made us feel at ease and blended in perfectly. Several guests actually commented on how fun they were and how they didn't block everyone's view during the ceremony which was really important to us. The turn around was really quick for the photographs. The video took a little longer than expected but Jon was extremely accommodating in making sure it was perfect.
Juvie · Married on 08/20/2016
We knew we wanted to use Studio Nine Photography for our wedding events from attending my cousins wedding. We saw their hard work, creativity and amazing execution which instantly drew us to them. We were lucky enough to book Zach for photography as well as Courtnee for videography. From our first photo and video engagement session till the very last minute on our wedding day Zach, Courtnee and the entire team made us feel as we had been friends for ever and still do. Our experience with them came natural and did not feel rehearsed. They captured our day beautifully. We could not be happier with our final product. They know exactly what they are doing, the entire team was a pleasure to work with on behalf of my husband, family and I. We highly recommend them!
Amit · Married on 05/16/2015
They are very professional and take the time to get to know the couple
User4758943 · 2+ years ago
By dad and without a doubt the BEST choice I made for my wedding. We hosted give different events, and they were flexible, professional and pleasant the entire time. My guests loved them. The photos and same day edit were some of the best I've ever seen. They were flexible with travel, and reasonable in pricing. Don't think about this one, it's a no brainer, go with studio nine!!
Meghna · Married on 06/01/2013
Please reference my google review.Sent on 11/15/2016
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Melissa · Married on 11/10/2012
Alix was amazing. She and her assistant did a great job. We are thrilled with our pictures.
Pankaj · Married on 11/10/2012
Jonathan, Hunter and the crew are very cordial, professional and creative. They will work with you to make sure you get the shot you want and they will use their skills to ensure the lighting, angles and background imagery are perfect for that spectacular shot or clip. We have nothing but the highest praise for Studio Nine!
Dana · Married on 09/29/2012
Everything from the moment we signed on board with Jonathan to recently receiving our wedding DVD's was purely flawless. Jon and his team are professional, reassuring and very down to earth and enjoyable to work with. I felt I was in great hands the entire time. Not only is the photography creatively captured yielding a stunning result, but, we have honestly been told many of our images look like magazine covers. The video, same sentiment... I am just so happy I chose Studio 9 - one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. So happy!!
Goonjun · Married on 09/22/2012
Jonathan and his team were fabulous! We would HIGHLY recommend Joe for photography! He was so professional and at the same time so laid back which made him such a pleasure to work with and not to mention that our pictures came out amazing. Our artfilm came out so beautiful as well. We were so pleased with our album and with our video! We look forward to working with them again!
Julee · Married on 05/05/2012
We could not have asked for a better photographer! Alix was the perfect wedding photographer, and the photos are stunning. She did a great job of making sure everyone was relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, and it shows in the photos. I would highly recommend this photographer to anyone looking!
Lauren · Married on 11/05/2011
We could not be happier with our art film video from studio nine. Jonathan and his team are amazing at what they do and created a product that we absolutely love.
Mansi · Married on 05/14/2011
Jonathan and his team did a great job of covering our wedding from every angle without feeling intrusive or blocking anyone's view of our wedding events. His team was fun and professional. We are so excited about our photos- they captured the fun emotion of the day beautifully! The Studio Nine team is creative and easy going- we couldn't ask for anything more.
Rohini · Married on 08/22/2010
Jonathan and his staff at Studio Nine provide a priceless time capsule for you to cherish. We chose Jonathan for his photojournalism and artistic skills with photography. He did both our photography and videography for our ceremonies and reception. During the events they were silent and inconspicuous. The quality of their equipment is amazing and the pictures that they capture are phenomenal. He is a pleasure to work with and is personable. Excellent choice to capture the memories for a lifetime.
Sandrino · Married on 05/15/2010
My wife and I are both into photography and video. I am a semi pro photographer and very detail-oriented with a relaxed attitude so it was very hard and laborious process evaluating a Studio for our wedding. We worked really hard in selecting the right studio that could document our story leading up to and including our wedding day, in a unique and personalized story telling fashion. Johnathan and the whole Studio Nine team did just that. They were very professional, unintrusive and personal with the documenting of our wedding. We have shown our album and video to friends, co-workers and family on countless times and we get tons of compliments, praises as well as great emotions as our story is unfold and touches them. Studio Nine has made that possible every time.Sent on 02/23/2012
In looking for a wedding video & photographer do yourself a favor and think of it as if those are the people who will document your history in time. Skilled folks that can do that are very hard to find so that is why we recommend Studio Nine with out any reservation.
-Sandrino & Patricia Cueva
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Ashley · Married on 12/27/2008
Studio Nine was absolutely fantastic! Their pictures were fabulous, their photographers were very nice and non-invasive. They were virtually invisible the day of but recorded the day beautifully. They caught every detail that I wanted them to without ever being asked.Sent on 01/28/2009
We are so glad to have such beautiful memories!
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Kathleen · Married on 12/06/2008
In the case of Studio Nine, pictures speak volumes. I never knew that a picture could encapsulate so much emotion. Jonathan and his crew were able to translate every word, thought and emotion that I experienced that day into a beautifully composed album. The pictures are timeless, elegant and sophisticated. Besides being a brilliant artist, the Studio Nine Crew was extremely professional. Together with Jonathan, my fiancé and I laid out a schedule of sites at which to take photographs. Jonathan left no detail unattended to. He took into account factors such as lighting, time of day, crowds and location in order to ensure that we had complete satisfaction. Words can not describe how thankful I am to Studio Nine for capturing memories that will truly last a lifetime.Sent on 01/29/2009
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Katie · Married on 10/10/2008
The pictures that Jonathan took at our wedding were hands down the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. I have had so many compliments on them. There are so many amazing shots I can't pick a favorite. Out of the 900+ he took I probably have around 60 favorites. It is so hard to choose one because they are all so good. He knows what pictures to take and at what moment. He took a lot of candids. I believe that it is worth paying top dollar for his work.