Visuals by Helen Reviews

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28 Reviews for Visuals by Helen

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5.0 out of 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Dana

    Dana W. · Married on 11/03/2020

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    Amazing and Talented Photographer!

    Helen is so amazing! She photographed my brother's wedding and I when my wedding date was set, she was the first vendor I reached out to. She is wonderful to work with, easygoing and understands the importance of the moments of a special day - not just getting photos taken.

    Sent on 12/08/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Dana!! I will always appreciate it and miss you and Kerry! Hope you guys have a joyful Christmas!
  • Anna

    Anna R. · Married on 10/17/2020

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    Hire Helen!!

    Helen is an absolute joy to work with! From the moment we met her during our engagement session we felt as if we had known her for years; she made us so comfortable and kept us laughing naturally in front of the camera. We knew she would make our wedding day just as special, and it certainly was. Helen’s positivity and joy for life, and especially love, radiate to those around her. The moments she captured of our loved ones celebrating with us in that magical secret garden are simply stunning. Friends over the years have mentioned never utilizing their wedding photos. Rest assured her work will be hanging on our walls for all to see! We hope to have more exciting life moments she can capture for us in the near future! Thank you Helen, for making the day fun and lending your talent to us so that we can reminisce about October 17th, 2020 for the rest of our lives through your beautiful photos.

    Sent on 10/21/2020

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Ahh Anna, just seeing this. THANK YOU! It truly was a blast photographing you and Adam. Just love you two already after the best day together!!
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    Eve W. · Married on 05/09/2020

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    The BEST wedding photographer

    I LOVE my wedding photos! Helen was so wonderful to work with, she was with us while we got ready and felt like a family member. She is professional, easy to communicate with (a plus when dealing with lots of family!), and gave me everything I wanted and more. I cherish my photos and recommend her to all my friends, in fact she ended up doing my sister-in-laws wedding because my SIL loved her work from my wedding so much. You will not regret using Helen, it will be the best decision you make aside from marrying the love of your life :)

    Sent on 12/18/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    THANK YOU EVE!!! I miss you guys and hope the baby bundle you got for Christmas is everything and more!
  • Taylor

    Taylor R. · Married on 12/28/2019

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    Everything you want in a wedding photographer!

    Helen did an incredible job capturing every moment of our wedding. She traveled to Raleigh to photograph our wedding after Christmas last year. Helen was able to organize our large family and get all of the family photos we wanted in an efficient way so that we were able to enjoy the reception. I am so thankful that we chose Helen to photograph our wedding. We love all of our photos!

    Sent on 11/15/2020

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Aw thank you SO much Taylor! I was so humbled to see this review. Gosh that day was so so much fun and wish we could do it all over again. You guys are meant to be. Happy almost one year anniversary!!
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    Kelly · Married on 11/10/2019

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    PERFECT! Helen was the best wedding photographer I could have imagined.

    Helen went above and beyond as a wedding photographer. From arriving early, to doing the funky chicken to get smiles from the kids, she nailed every aspect. My husband and I will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives and I’m officially hanging wedding photos all over my house 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Sent on 12/10/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Thank you so so much Kelly!! I truly enjoyed every bit of your wedding and wish we could do it all over again! Cheers to the Demers!
  • Samantha

    Samantha · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Miracles by Helen

    Helen is an absolute dream to work with!! Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she is an amazing human being! I had the pleasure of working with her on my bridal portraits and my wedding. She made us all feel so comfortable and made the whole process effortless. I am so glad I chose her as our photographer! She is really a superwoman! Thank you Helen for EVERYTHING!!

    Sent on 12/14/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Well Samantha, you just made my day!! Thank you and Juan so much for being the best, easiest and most beautiful couple to document :)
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    Rebecca · Married on 10/12/2019

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    Exceptional

    Helen is without a doubt a crucial part to any bride and grooms wedding experience. She is organized, professional, experienced, personable, fun, and is able to capture every single perfect moment without even realizing she’s there. She’s more than reasonably priced, although after working with her and seeing pictures from engagement, rehearsal, wedding, etc I would’ve paid a million dollars to have her!!

    Sent on 12/11/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    I am just blown away by your kind words Rebecca!! Thank you and William so much for choosing me and trusting us to document your day—honored to say the least.
  • Jo Revelle

    Jo Revelle M. · Married on 10/05/2019

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    Wedding Photographer

    Helen was an absolute delight! She made us feel so comfortable and managed our extremely large wedding party so well! Communication was top notch and she was a wealth of information in helping plan all aspects of our day. We can’t thank Helen enough for helping to make our wedding day perfect for us!

    Sent on 02/04/2020

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Jo Revelle, you made my day! Thank you for your kind review. I loved your big wedding, it was so happy and perfect. Hope married life is everything and more!!!
  • Robert

    Robert B. · Married on 09/06/2019

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    Hurricane wiped out wedding

    Was great pre wedding, hurricane Dorian sipped out wedding, so never had pictures taken.

    Sent on 10/03/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Sure am sorry that this happened to you! Hurricanes get at least one wedding of mine each year. You two will always have my offer on the table - if you two ever decide to have a reception and I am available on that date, I’m there! All my love, Helen
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    Carly S. · Married on 06/07/2019

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    Everything and more!

    My fiance (at the time) and I decided to go ahead and elope super last minute. When contacting Helen she worked with our short notice, provided a package to fit our budget, and even included engagement pictures for us which we did not plan to have based on our budget or time!
    Everything about Helen was phenomenal, the quality, meeting such an amazing person, and the timely turn around for her work!
    Oh and she was completely patient with our wild 18 month old who just wasn't feeling the heat, crowd, or pictures!
    If you're looking for a photographer to capture every moment you ever imagined then some, on YOUR special day, Helen is your girl!!!

    Thank you so much for everything Helen xoxo,
    The Ogburn family

    Sent on 12/06/2019

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Thank you Carly!!!! ❤️ Your day with Doug was just perfect! Will never forget that gorgeous purple sky after the wedding.
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    Laura · Married on 04/27/2019

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    A perfect fit!

    Helen did an amazing job with our wedding photos - they were absolutely stunning! Not only was the quality of the photos amazing, but Helen is such an easy person to work with and is so sweet. From all the meetings beforehand, to fitting right in with the wedding party and family, she made us super comfortable along the way. Would highly recommend hiring her - it was a great decision!

    Sent on 06/13/2019
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    Kelsey · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Helen was a dream to work with! She did our engagement photos and our wedding photos and we have loved every single shot she's taken. She made us both feel extremely comfortable and I think it shows in our photos. My friends and family all enjoyed working with her as well and the day could not have gone better. I love the way she captures the in between moments, the candid shots that truly show you what the day was about. We love Helen!

    Sent on 07/31/2018

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Aw Kelsey you made my day with these sweet words! Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your experience! I truly had the most amazing time capturing you and Rocci and can't wait to share the photos with you soon! xoxo
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    Whitney · Married on 08/26/2017

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    Helen made us feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot. She gave us perfect directions for her vision, especially for a couple that wasn't sure how to "pose," and she was a blast to work with. Helen is a natural; her professionalism and grace made us feel natural and at ease. Her pictures are absolutely stunning, we were over the moon with excitement when we received our sneak peak. Her talent radiates in a single photo; they were everything we wanted and more. I would recommend Helen to anyone and everyone! We can't wait for her to shoot our wedding!

    I am coming back to edit my review because we just had our wedding and holy moly was Helen fantastic. She was professional and captured every special moment. Her directions and suggestions were perfect. She took photos of moments that we would have never even though of. She did an excellent job of directing a large wedding party with grace and confidence. Everywhere I looked, Helen was there, capturing every single detail. Her vision and artistic eye cannot be matched. Highly recommend! We received sample pics the very next morning and I received comment after comment about how beautiful and fantastic they were. You NEED this girl at your wedding.

    Sent on 04/11/2017

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    Thank you Whitney!! I cannot wait for your wedding in a few short weeks!!
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    Melissa · Married on 06/03/2017

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    We had the BEST experience with Helen and were so lucky to have her photograph our wedding. She did such a great job capturing all of the memories from the day and we will cherish the photos forever. Thank you, Helen!

    Sent on 07/26/2017

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    and thank YOU Melissa! Loved capturing every minute of you and Jon's special day. xo
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    Kayla · Married on 05/20/2017

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    Helen was awesome!!! Highly recommend her to everyone!! She was on top of everything and got every single detail of my wedding, I could re-live my wedding through her awesome picture!!

    Sent on 08/02/2017

    Visuals by Helen's reply:

    As always you are constantly a sweetheart! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about you and Vann's experience.
  • Erin

    Erin · Married on 10/07/2016

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    I am beyond amazed and grateful for the service that we received from Helen. Our wedding was during the week that Hurricane Matthew hit the OBX in October 2016. Not only was Helen diligent about keeping up communication with me, she was willing to move our wedding to the day before our scheduled date if needed! Luckily it didn't come down to that and we had the wedding during the planned day, however just knowing that she would be willing to move our wedding to the day before with 1 day warning provided relief that this bride in meltdown mode desperately needed. Helen was warm and friendly and helped our families feel at ease during the necessary awkward family photos and she has a gift when it comes to catching candid moments. Her bubbly personality is infectious and helps you feel more relaxed during such a hectic day. Also, she was able to keep her cool and was nothing but professional even though a hurricane was barreling down on her town just 12 short hours after our reception ended. I plan on using her services for beach maternity and family photographs in the future and I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to future OBX brides.

    Sent on 01/18/2017
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    Molly · Married on 06/18/2016

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    Helen flew from North Carolina to Mississippi just for our wedding. She fit in so well with all our friends and family. We didn't want to spend too much time taking photos the day of the wedding and Helen made it all so quick and painless while still getting all the photos we could ask for. She so beautifully captured our special day. Helen is a joy to work with and is such a sweet, dear girl.

    Sent on 07/11/2016
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    Maureen · Married on 10/17/2015

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    Working with Helen was a dream come true! We decided to hire a professional photographer at the last minute and with recent budget issues. A friend helped me find Helen and what a blessing that was! Helen responded to my e-mail almost immediately, set up a mutually convenient time to meet within a few days, talked with me about all my concerns, wishes, etc. A few weeks later when I messed up a meeting date, Helen was accommodating and QUICKLY left the gym to get to me at the church so she could see the space. Professionalism, attentiveness and flexibility from start to finish. She arrived early on our wedding day, made sure she was getting everything we wanted and was patient with the family running around after the ceremony. I love all the photos she took! Lastly, she is SO quick with turnaround compared to some - we brides want our photos and she does a great job getting them processed and uploaded. W

    We HIGHLY recommend Helen and would use her again 100 times!

    Sent on 10/26/2015
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    Brandy · Married on 09/15/2015

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    Helen was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. She took time to answer all our questions and address any concerns that we had. We can't thank her enough for all she did for us, our friends and our families. She was able to capture so much of the day and the entire ceremony. Helen took amazing pictures and was able to get them edited and up online in record time. We received a usb containing our pictures in a beautiful package within two weeks of the wedding. We would highly recommend Visuals by Helen to anyone in need of a photographer for their wedding.

    Sent on 10/01/2015
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    Sabrina · Married on 09/13/2015

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    Our experience with Visuals by Helen could not have been better. Helen is a wonderful person with a great eye for photography. Every single shot taken during my daughter's wedding and reception was amazing. My daughter's bridal portraits were taken on a rainy day but Helen was not discouraged. She was able to create beautiful portraits that I will always treasure. So glad that we met her at the OBX Bridal Expo and decided to trust her with these very important events. You will not be disappointed in Visuals By Helen!

    Sent on 10/05/2015
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    Natalie · Married on 06/06/2015

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    Helen is an amazing photographer. She did my engagement, bridal, and wedding photos and did an outstanding job. She is very organized, professional, full of ideas, and has a heart of gold! I highly recommend Helen.

    Sent on 07/18/2015
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    Megan · event on: 05/23/2015

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    Helen was excellent and easy to work with! She photographed our two year old son and was accommodating the entire shoot. She was professional in every way!
    -Megan

    Sent on 05/29/2015
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    C · Married on 09/20/2014

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    Helen is delightful to work with!!! She is friendly and flexible and navigates beautifully the process of taking family photos at a wedding!
    The photos are wonderful ! Helen ccmpletely captured the moment!!! (i am the sister of the groom but Helen took time to take extra photos of family and friends for us!)
    I highly recommend her!! I look forward to working with her again soon!!!!

    Sent on 10/06/2014
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    Victoria · Married on 09/20/2014

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    Helen is an effortless and creative photographer. She moved quietly throughout the evening creating fabulous photos. We almost forgot she was photographing the event.

    Sent on 10/06/2014
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    Cathi · Married on 09/20/2014

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    Visual's by Helen provided our wedding ceremony and reception photos. From the planning stages to day of, Helen was professional and very accommodating. She made many suggestions and ultimately provided just what we asked for. Having my picture taken is not my favorite thing to do but Helen made it easy. Her calm, endearing personality is just what a bride needs. She blended into the background but was also front and center when necessary, working with the family and bridal party to get just the right shots.
    Our venue was outside at sunset which created obstacles in itself. Helen was patient and captured just the right photos using what light she had. Ultimately capturing the sunset at the perfect moment.
    The finished product was delivered in a very timely manner in a wonderful, creative package. Attention to detail is clearly a priority to Helen and just the trait you want in your photographer.
    Helen is a native to the Outer Banks so she knows the area and all it's beauty. Trust her to take your wedding or any other photos you need, you won't be sorry.

    Sent on 10/12/2014