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Elaine Natoli · Getting married on 10/02/2021
Virgil Bunao is a DREAM to work with!
I have gone back and forth on what to write for Virgil's review for what seems to be hours. Because in all honesty, there are just not enough words to express how incredible Virgil and his team are to work with. They are an absolute DREAM and should be the easiest decision you ever make. I have admired Virgil's wedding photography for years and have always dreamed of having him shoot my wedding day. When the time came for me to get married, he was the first vendor I booked! Turns out he is better than you could ever imagine, and I really mean that. He is not only so talented, that he makes it look easy, but he is so much fun to be around on your wedding day. I swear he will make you & your family's day just with his energy and positivity! He just has a way of making everyone in the room feel so comfortable, which is probably the reason behind all the unbelievably raw moments he is able to capture! Our photos were above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined. They will be something I cherish now and forever. Virgil is one of a kind and just an overall wonderful person to have with you on your wedding day. I will forever be a fan!! Team Virgil!!Sent on 03/27/2020
Sarah Brewer · Getting married on 02/10/2021
Absolutely stunning pictures capturing our most priceless moments!
Virgil and his team were so amazing! We had the most fun throughout all of the family pictures we had to get through and the first looks were beautiful! Virgil amazingly captured the love and essence of our day and the unbelievable amount of fun we had during the reception. We already have the most amazing slide show from him so that we can keep reliving our wedding day! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures! Thank you!Sent on 10/31/2019
Emily Fralinger · Married on 11/11/2020
Each picture was better than the next...
Virgil is amazing! We always knew he was good, but the day of he was exceptional. He and his team were extremely professional, capturing every details and truly telling the story of our wedding day through photos. He received so many compliments from our guests before anyone even saw a picture! When we received our photos it brought tears to our eyes all over again. Each picture was better than the next... Virgil helped capture the amazing feeling that will stay with us forever. We recommend him to everyone... you will thank us for it later :)Sent on 12/23/2019
Katie S · Married on 06/20/2020
Virgil is an incredible photographer and human!
As all these reviews say - Virgil is an incredible photographer and artist, but he is also a wonderful, kind human being and so great to work with. You will treasure his photographs forever! As our family does :)Sent on 07/11/2020
I knew Virgil because he photographed my brother and sister-in-law's wedding years ago. When my husband and I decided to forego our original wedding plans because of the pandemic, we reached out to Virgil to see if he would be able to photograph our small, close family only intimate sunrise wedding ceremony on the beach. I really have no words for how beautifully he captured our day - the photographs are just spectacular and there are so many good ones! Everyone we've shown the pictures to so far has literally teared up with happiness, because the pictures just capture the joy and beauty and love in a way that is really indescribable.
And on another note, this is the kind of person Virgil is - I'm a nurse and have been working on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic - back in March (before we had even asked to see if Virgil could do our photography for our wedding), Virgil mailed me a care package with N95 masks and a prayer card he hand wrote. The prayer is posted at work next to my PPE, and I read it every day.
Virgil is an exceptional photographer and person and we feel so lucky we were able to get him to capture our wedding day. The pictures are priceless.
Kirsten · Married on 09/01/2019
Virgil made our wedding day dreams come true
When I think back on our wedding weekend, the memory of Virgil and his team instantly brings a smile to my face. They exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Even in the worst weather conditions (there was a tropical rainstorm on our wedding day), his magnetic energy and optimistic attitude kept us all positive and excited.
Virgil is more than an incredible photographer (although he's definitely that too), he's a vibe. His energy was felt throughout the wedding weekend and during our engagement photos. He calmed us when we had nerves, helped us capture the perfect photos, and pushed the boundaries on possible.
During the wedding day, he suggested we “go on an adventure” and took us into the rain to get our dream shot. He was excellent and there for every moment: big and small. We've spent hours marveling over our photos. His artistic ability and multiple lenses captured perspectives we didn't think were possible.
Virgil was also brought up by almost every wedding guest, and many of the bridesmaids who were already married had said they wished they had found him for their weddings.
We could not recommend Virgil and his team more. We are already vying for him to do every one of our unmarried friends and sibling's weddings so we can hangout together again.
Virgil, you're truly the best.Sent on 01/05/2020
Andrea · Married on 12/01/2018
The work speaks for itself, Virgil is truly talented. His personality is icing on the cake. We love him and could not be happier with our choice!Sent on 12/15/2018
Devon Wahl · Married on 09/01/2018
LOVE the photos of our day
I am so thrilled with how all of our wedding photos turned out. When looking at different wedding photographers, I chose Virgil because it was clear is photographs are pieces of art. Loved the mix of digital and film. Plus, he made everyone feel so comfortable throughout the process!Sent on 11/18/2018
Emily · Married on 06/09/2018
Virgil is a rare gem. Talented doesn't begin to describe Virgil. He took stunning photos on our wedding day. He has a unique ability to capture emotion and light in his photographs. He captured all of the special moments from our wedding day and then some. His work truly speaks for itself. But behind his incredible photographs is a truly amazing person. My wedding venue flooded on my wedding day, hours before our ceremony was to begin. I credit Virgil and his calming presence for keeping me grounded and calm on the wedding day. His kindness and his talent are in a league of their own. I highly recommend Virgil Bunao and his team.Sent on 08/28/2018
Margaret · Married on 05/11/2018
An absolute pleasure to work with. He makes the experience so wonderful with his professionalism and charming personality. He is able to capture the true essence and real memories of your wedding weekendSent on 05/14/2018
M · Married on 04/21/2018
Virgil photographed our wedding this past weekend. He was so professional and at the same time had the most amazing way of making us feel like we've known him our whole lives. He made us feel comfortable and made the process easy and enjoyable. Not only that, but we had so much fun with him all night long. His assistants were wonderful as well. We've seen some sneak peek photos and they are stunning - we cant wait to see the rest!!Sent on 04/23/2018
Chris · Married on 04/21/2018
Virgil was incredible. He was one of the first vendors that we booked for our wedding because we saw his work online, and even still he exceeded all of our expectations. He was so warm and instantly made us feel feel comfortable and at ease while also getting shit done. That day, my wife and I said to each other that it felt like we've known him forever. Not to mention that he is a whole lot of fun, and we were laughing all night. Several people had recommended him to us as the "best photographer in Charleston" and he did not disappoint. His photos are absolutely amazing!Sent on 04/23/2018
christine · Married on 08/05/2017
Words cannot express how happy and impressed we were with Virgil's work! He was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding!! He is absolutely amazing and made our wedding day feel so special. He got every shot we wanted and beyond. He also has the best attitude - he hustled all day (on a hot day) to get the best shots, made us feel at ease, made us laugh, and felt just like a family member or wedding guest. I had so many people come up to us at the wedding and tell us how much they loved our photographer and what an excellent job he was doing. He is extremely talented and captured the most beautiful photos - I could not be more happy with how everything turned out. Best wedding decision we made!! Thank you Virgil!Sent on 08/09/2018
Whitney · Married on 05/28/2017
Virgil Bunao is hands down the best photographer we've ever worked with. He is funny, kind, hard working and very very talented. He is very responsive. He was very kind to our guests and very unobtrusive. We love our pictures. We loved working with Virgil. Our experience working with him was impeccable. He made me feel very at eased and beautiful. He is worth every penny. The pictures he captured was everything i ever wanted and more. He went above and beyond. My pictures were timeless. He captured a lot of great moments that i will cherish forever. I'm so glad we were able to book him. We knew he is very popular and hard to book. He has a great team of people. Great and kind and very polite studio staff. Look no further. Book him now. It will be the best decision you'll ever make and money well spent.Sent on 09/22/2017
Suzanne · Married on 10/17/2015
Virgil is the best! Not only is he unbelievably talented, but he is someone we truly enjoyed spending our wedding day with. Virgil had photographed one of my friend's wedding a few years ago. I was't in the wedding, but had heard so many great things that I started following his work on Instagram and on a few wedding blogs. The images are amazing. Then when I got engaged, he was the first vendor I hired and I don't even live in SC! We brought him up to Philadelphia for our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, and wedding. He far exceeded any expectations we had. He was so professional, yet relaxed and fun to be around. Our family and wedding party gave him rave reviews as well. As for the images of our big day, they are stunning! Virgil really knows how to capture the moments that matter. His images are timeless, classic and feeling. I would highly recommend Virgil no matter where you located.Sent on 11/22/2015
Sarah · Married on 07/11/2015
Words can't describe how much I adore Virgil. Not only are his photographs the most amazing photographs I have ever seen - but he is such an amazing person. I loved having him with me on my wedding day! He was responsive, organized, and worked seamlessly with my planner to make sure everything was perfect. Saying his pictures are stunning is an understatement - he and his team were able to capture literally every moment of our wedding and make every thing look just beautiful. I could not recommend him more highly!Sent on 01/21/2015
Austin · Married on 06/27/2015
There are simply no words to describe the amazing quality that is Virgil. I had only two requests for my wedding...black and white dance floor, and Virgil as my photographer. After seeing Virgil's work at a few of my friends' previous weddings, I knew he was a natural at what he did, and I knew I had to have him at my wedding. However, Virgil completely exceeded my expectations. He not only makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, he also makes sure everyone else around you feels comfortable as well. He takes time to get to know you and your wedding party, so that you feel like you have a friend photographing your wedding day. He isn't any ordinary photographer, he captures real moments. While looking through our pictures, I was amazed at the memories he captured when I was not even aware he was capturing them at the time. Bottom line is, if you are looking for a wedding photographer, email Virgil right now. You will not be disappointed. :)Sent on 09/05/2015
firstname.lastname@example.org · Married on 04/03/2015
Words can't even begin to explain how wonderful and amazing Virgil was for our wedding. We met Virgil a few years ago at my sisters wedding and knew we had to use him as our own photographer after seeing what a personable and professional man he was! He made it so easy and fun and gave us the most amazing memories from our special day! We love Virgil and will definitely use him again in the future for family pics!Sent on 06/15/2015
Graham · Married on 03/28/2015
Virgil is in a class all by himself. Without a doubt, going with Virgil was the best decision that we made in planning our big weekend. I'll get back to his photography in a second, but first, he is an absolute joy to work with. His fun, yet professional demeanor strikes a perfect balance, and you walk away from the experience convinced that you just had one of your best friends shooting your wedding. He works just as hard at getting all parties comfortable with one another as he does at taking world-class photos. Leading up to the weekend, he was always available, despite his hectic schedule, and he went out of his way to do unbelievable homework on the wedding party, family names, etc. Case in point, when we were taking photos after the ceremony of grandparents, wedding party, immediate family, etc., there wasn't one person that he didn't know by name, and it made the whole process extremely efficient in terms of getting everyone in position for their photos. And then the photos... there is no one that could have captured the weekend better. Each photo, including the ones that are more stock in nature (family shots, wedding party), captures the emotion and the mood of the weekend. It's as if each photo in a vacuum tells a story, and when we saw the finished product a few weeks later, it was as if we were transported back in time. You want a photographer that delivers photos in a way that allows you to relive the weekend all over again, and I challenge anyone to find a person better suited to do that than Virgil. His photos are pure artwork, and each and every one of his photos will be keepsakes that we'll have to reflect back on our big weekend for many years to come. And I know this is a photography write-up, but we also used Virgil for video too (Cinema 843), and oh boy, it's a must too. Same thing there - unreal cinematography and captures the emotion of the weekend in a way that we thought impossible going into it. There is no one better. Virgil is the best.Sent on 05/11/2015
MEREDITH · Married on 02/07/2015
Choosing Virgil Bunao was the best decision I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. He captured the most beautiful photos during my engagement session, bridal session, rehearsal dinner and entire wedding day festivities. Virgil is a true artist, and his work speaks for itself. Just check out his website and social media accounts to see evidence of his profound artistic ability. As for his level of service, not only was Virgil my wedding photographer, but also a true friend and consultant throughout my entire engagement. He recommended bridal boutiques in Charleston, and I ended up buying my dress from one of his recommendations. He found the perfect shooting locations for my engagement session and bridal session. He recommended a hair and makeup stylist for my bridal session, and she was impeccable. He recommended a florist who made me a bouquet in just two hours after I realized I forgot to order one for the portrait. He touched base regularly just to see how the wedding planning was coming along and how I was feeling. He worked seamlessly with other vendors and he was a joy to be around every step of the way. Not only does Virgil make people feel comfortable, but his sense of humor makes people genuinely laugh, making photos look effortlessly beautiful. When the wedding is over, all that remains are the memories and photos. Memories will eventually fade, but the photos will last more than a lifetime.Sent on 06/15/2015
Grace · Married on 01/17/2015
Virgil is an absolutely incredible photographer and an incredible person. We were overjoyed to have him capture our engagement photos and our wedding day. He is a joy to be around, and we could not have been more pleased with the images we will treasure for the rest of our lives! He masterfully captured every detail, and many things we missed while we were enjoying our wedding. We could not be more thankful or recommend him more highly! His talent is a rare gift!Sent on 06/16/2015
Alexandra · Married on 01/10/2015
Virgil photographed our rehearsal dinner and wedding in Richmond, Virginia in January 2015. He was by far and away the best vendor we worked with throughout the wedding planning process. I hesitate to use the term "vendor" actually because he is really more like a calm friend who creates beautiful pictures and makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. His photos are absolutely astonishing. A total departure from posed, stilted wedding photos - Virgil's work captures real moments of laughter, joy, anticipation and of course, love.Sent on 06/16/2015
Emily · Married on 01/03/2015
Virgil is amazing. He made me and my girls feel like celebrities! He learned the entire wedding party's names immediately (my husband and I each had 8 attendants!), along with our closest family members. He was with us the night of the rehearsal dinner, and all the way from "getting ready" the morning of the wedding to the end of the reception. It was so easy and FUN working with him! My husband and I cherish the photographs that he took - he perfectly captured the love and celebration of the day. I've received so many compliments on our wedding pictures. Virgil really works tirelessly to capture every beautiful moment - from the smallest details to the big picture. That night was truly the best of my life, and I'm so grateful that my husband and I have such special photographs to remember it by!Sent on 06/23/2015
LaToya · Married on 10/10/2014
To say that Virgil is genius at what he does would be such an understatement. In a word, Virgil is the man! He is thoughtful, passionate, unassuming and fun. What a great combination in your wedding photographer. When I first met Virgil, he had a camera in his had and several hanging on him. Throughout our wedding, I never saw him without a camera in his hand. He was relentless in capturing special moments and our reward for his tireless efforts is that we get to see beautiful moments from our day that we didn’t even know happened. That’s genius…that’s Virgil.Sent on 12/14/2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed having Virgil as a part of our day. He didn’t direct us much but let the day and the moments unfold. He caught the joy of the day perfectly. We will forever be grateful to him for that. Having Virgil capture our day was better than we had imagined it would be. Thank you, Virgil, for being genius at your craft.
Kerry · Married on 09/06/2014
Virgil Bunao is THE BEST! I absolutely loved working with him and I LOVE our wedding photos! I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Virgil photographed my sister's wedding in Charleston a few years ago and everyone loved her images. I knew from the moment I got engaged that I wanted him to photograph my wedding in Greenville, SC. He was the first person I called when I started planning and I was thrilled when he was available.Sent on 01/21/2015
Virgil has an amazing eye and he did such a good job documenting all of the details of our wedding. I love looking at the photographs. He took the time to learn about our family and close friends and made sure he photographed those that were closest to us. I can't say enough good things about his work. I was so pleased with the way everything turned out. His images are artistic, beautiful and amazing.
Virgil is very professional and easy to work with, which was very important to me since wedding planning is something that can be stressful. I knew that I could trust him and that he had everything under control.
Virgil is truly wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone!
Sarah · Married on 05/31/2014
If you really want to know what a talented and skilled photographer Virgil Bunao is, just look at any picture on his blog and you will see what intimate and beautiful images he is able to capture - not only of the bride and groom - but also family, guests, silly moments on the dancefloor, and the ambiance. My husband and I received our wedding photographs about three weeks ago and I still tear up every time I look through them and I continue to discover new favorite shots and moments that I hadn't even noticed during the wedding day.Sent on 08/14/2014
In addition to his photography skills, Virgil makes the entire experience of wedding prep, bridal portraits, and the actual wedding day so much fun and very relaxed. My husband and I met with Virgil several months before the wedding and he had great suggestions regarding the timeline, transportation details, and the small details I hadn't considered. He also was genuinely passionate about making sure he understood what kind of pictures we wanted.
I'd never taken any professional portraits before my bridal portrait session and was very nervous when I arrived. Virgil immediately put me at ease with jokes, music, and just his general warm personality.
During the bridal party's getting ready time Virgil charmed all of the bridesmaids and captured some hilarious shots of the girls during their hair and makeup prep. I was impressed that he was able to capture their personalities so well, but I think it's because he really listens to people and gets to know them while he is working.
Virgil photographed such romantic moments of the groom and I in his candid shots. He has an unbelievable ability of expressing relationships through pictures - I really felt like he was able to describe the love my husband and I share through his work.
You should absolutely hire Virgil because you will get to enjoy beautiful images from your wedding for years to come and meet an incredible person in the process.