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Erica W. · Married on 04/06/2021
Best Photographers Around!
I am from Maryland but my Fiance is from Austin, TX and we live in Maryland now. For engagements I was looking online for a photographer to shoot our photos in Austin. After doing some research I found Tony and Elena's portfolio and fell in love with their photos. I reached out to Tony and he was amazing! Answered emails back quickly, did a phone conversation and answered all the questions I had about booking a photographer I have never met!Sent on 02/20/2019
We hired Tony and Elena to do our engagement shoot for December 2018 and it was perfect!! My fiance and I had an amazing time with them! Tony and Elena are super personable, talented and just all around amazing!! We got our photos back a couple weeks ago and everybody I show the photos to LOVE them!! Above all, Michael and I love the photos too!! I am so happy with them!
We actually loved the photos so much we reached back out to Tony and Elena to have them fly out to Maryland to shoot our wedding in May of 2020. We are so excited to have them involved in our wedding! The communication just like before with the engagement shoot has been amazing!
I highly recommend this amazingly talented duo!! :)
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:This was just about the perfect way to start our day!!! Thank you, Erica, for such an awesome review! Elena and I are so, so excited to be part of you and Mike's wedding...our first ever destination wedding! Woohoo!!! :-)
Shelby · Married on 12/20/2020
Saved by the Smiths
Okay, so here is our honest review of Tony and Elena and the absolutely phenomenal service they provided for us on our day. Now, I am going to preface this by saying, they were not our original photographers. In fact, we didn't even meet them until a few hours before our wedding! ( 2020 wedding!)
Tony and Elena are simply amazing people. In the truest sense of the word. These are the kind of people that come through for others. They have such a love and passion for capturing weddings. Our December wedding was on track to be perfect, two days before our wedding, our photographer let us know he had a potential exposure to Covid-19 and out of an abundance of caution could no longer photograph our wedding. (Heartbreak!)
He did not stop there though, he called Tony and Elena, who were actually celebrating their 20th anniversary in Cancun when our photographer reached out to them.
Y'all, I am not kidding. These amazing Godsend people came from their anniversary vacation to our wedding. They didn't know us, but they saved our wedding! I cannot thank them enough! Like, these are the people you want on your vendor team. They are truly the most amazing people.
Now, the day of. They arrived, my husband and I talked to them for like 2 minutes. Seriously, we did not know them, but it was like they had been on this journey with us from the start. That is the level they work on! Elena was amazing, during my many, many bridal meltdowns she was there with the best advice and comfort. We are so thankful to have had our wedding captured by these amazing people. The photos came back quicker than we expected and they are absolutely wonderful! Beyond imaginable!
Even though they weren't who we originally hired for our day, we will always remember the amazing work and effort they put in to capturing our special day!Sent on 03/07/2021
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Shelby...wow!!! What an amazing review! Thank you so much for your kind words. Elena and I are so glad that your original photographer reached out to us and gave us the opportunity to be part of your big day. 2020 was such a crazy year and we are all having to roll with the punches. Thank you so, so much for being so open to having us on your wedding day. Never once did we experience any drama or any kind of "You're not really who we wanted as our photographers" attitude. You all made us feel welcome from the moment we met and we are so thankful. We love your pictures and wish you both many, many years of love and happiness together!
Kristi P. · Married on 12/05/2020
The absolute best photographers!!
Tony and Elena are amazing! We had so much fun with them at our engagement session and even more so on our wedding day. They are both extremely talented and professional! They work so well together and compliment each other’s skills in the best way possible. They are a true joy to be around and always had us laughing. I am so happy we went with them because they made us feel so comfortable & confident in their work that we never had to have a single worry about our pictures at any point. I cannot recommend them enough! Tony and Elena are truly the best!Sent on 12/13/2020
Tiffany M. · Married on 10/08/2020
Five Star Experience
We booked Tony and Elena for our June wedding and engagement photos. We were able to take our engagement photos with them (which turned out fantastic!) but COVID prevented us from having our June wedding. We LOVE our engagement photos and highly recommend working with them!Sent on 08/17/2020
Kristen · Married on 12/07/2019
Can I give them 10 stars??
5 stars is just not enough!! Words cannot express how amazing Tony and Elena were during the entire planning process. I have been in the wedding industry as a coordinator for 15 years, and when it came time to plan my own wedding, it was really important to me to choose vendors that I had a personal relationship with and who were among the top 1% in the industry for what they do. I never even considered anyone else to photograph our big day because of how phenomenal they are at what they do. Not only are their photos amazing and so beautifully captured, but they truly treat their clients like family, which I feel is just as important as the quality of the photos. I felt it on my wedding day and have seen it so many times while working with them in the past. They took so much time and care with us during all of our portrait sessions, during the ceremony and throughout the entire reception and captured so many special and important memories that we will cherish forever! For all of the brides and grooms out there looking for a photographer who will not only provide you with the most beautiful photos, but will also make the entire process so easy and seamless, look no further than Weddings by Tony and Elena! And thank you Tony and Elena for making me truly feel like the most beautiful bride and for sharing in Bryan and my special day. The photos are beyond stunning and so much more than I could have ever imagined them to be!!Sent on 04/16/2020
Jessica · Married on 11/02/2019
Recommend 1000x over!
We had planned to have Tony and Elena photograph our wedding two years in advance and I’m SO glad we did! They were so kind and able to gather everyone together even when no one wanted to cooperate! THEN they gave us THE MOST AMAZING pictures! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in the Austin area!!!!Sent on 11/05/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! Elena and I had a great time with you and your families and are so happy that you chose to include us in your day!
Chimene P. · Married on 10/24/2019
Wish I had more space on my walls!
Absolutely loved having Tony and Elena as our wedding photographers. They really have an eye and love for what they do. Luke and I pride ourself in being very awkward people and were so worried we would feel weird or look odd in our photos. We completely adore all of the photos that Tony and Elena took. We felt and looked awesome. My only wish is that I could have more space on our walls to admire them. I highly recommend this awesome duo!Sent on 11/27/2019
Lindsay F. · Married on 07/13/2019
Amazing talent, unbeatable customer service
Tony and Elena were, without a doubt, or favorite vendors to work with. They are so KIND. Not only are they incredibly talented, but they have unbeatable customer service. In both our engagement session and on our wedding day, they helped capture our personalities, laugh and relax in front of the camera! My favorite part of their service is that as a married couple, Tony and Elena have been working together for years. While Tony is capturing one element of the wedding, Elena is capturing another, and nothing is missed from your important day!! After they perfectly edit every single photo for you, they invite you to a “reveal” meeting where they help you design a breathtaking photo album to cherish for the rest of your lives! I can’t thank them enough.Sent on 09/11/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Awww....we were just about to turn off our computers and go to bed when we saw your review come through. I'm so glad we saw your super kind review to end our day!!! Thank you so, so much for taking time to write such nice things about us. Elena and I loved spending time with you. We LOVE your pictures. And we absolutely cannot wait to see your album!
Ashley G. · Married on 06/22/2019
Tony and Elena were so wonderful to work with. They were flexible and made us so comfortable to be ourselves during our photo shoots! I definitely would recommend them to anyone. Our photos were amazing and better than we could have even imagined! Thank you Tony and Elena for your service during the busy time of our wedding planning! You guys are AMAZING.Sent on 09/01/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Ashley and Steven, you guys were amazing! Thank you so much for the kind words and thank you even more for being so sweet and fun to spend time with.
Elizabeth · Married on 06/01/2019
Amazing photography and wonderful people to work with!
We first approached Tony and Elena after seeing some of their amazing wedding photos. They were so nice, upfront, and flexible from the beginning. I had been living in Ohio while my fiance was in Austin, and they were great about coordinating videos/calls.Sent on 07/29/2019
Tony and Elena shot our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. My fiance and I can both be awkward, but Tony and Elena made us feel so comfortable and truly made the experiences fun and relaxing. They were both personable, kind, professional, and funny.
Planning a wedding can be stressful and chaotic, but we never had any concerns about working with Tony and Elena (they were actually one of the only vendors that we had zero complaints about). The wedding pictures they captured were incredible. Once we received them, we couldn't wait to share them with friends and family, and the responses we got were "beautiful", "stunning", "amazing", etc. We are so happy that we'll have these pictures to cherish forever. We can't say enough great things about Tony and Elena!!
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Elizabeth and Robby, thank you so, so much for taking time to write such an amazing review! Wow! What a great way to start a week! Honestly, Elena and I enjoyed every single second that we spent with you and we love you pictures. We're so happy that you love them, too!
Shannon · Married on 04/27/2019
Amazing Photos & Wonderful Couple to Work With!
Tony & Elena were the best! You can tell after meeting them that they are definitely doing what they love. Their attitude, presence, and enthusiasm towards weddings and photography is what drew us to them and made it easy to choose them. They were open to suggestions and were available whenever we had questions. Even some of my husbands family, who were no strangers to weddings and the wedding photos, made comments that Tony & Elena made the wedding photo process fun and not feel so much like a chore. Also, unless it was during the specific wedding photo sessions, you really could not tell that they were there. This is especially true, when we were looking through the photos and I remember thinking that "I couldn't believe they got a shot of that" since I didn't remember seeing them during that time. There was so many wonderful photos that they had captured that we are having trouble figuring out which ones to print and put in frames. You definitely can not go wrong with them as your wedding photographers. Thanks so much Tony & Elena!Sent on 08/01/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Shannon and Michael, thank you so, so much for taking time to write such a sweet review! Elena and I had a magical time at your wedding. Your photos are beautiful. Your album is amazing! Thank you for sharing your special day with us.
Wei C. · Married on 04/14/2019
Fantastic photos and experience you will cherish forever
We found Tony and Elena through the Terrace Club. After speaking with them for the first time, we knew we got to have them. They are really a special couple. There is so much love, happiness, and positive energy between them, it's really charming and that makes you want to be around them all the time. Plus they LOVE weddings, you just can't resist inviting them to your wedding. What I find truly amazing is that Tony and Elena have a talent in how to channel that energy into skills, and turn that into beautiful photos. You're not just buying good-looking photos, you are buying a captured experience full of love, happiness, and positive energy, and you will cherish that for life.
I was also pretty nervous during my wedding, especially having my photos taken, but Tony just knew how to keep me calm and comfortable. I will always remember that moment when he helped me with my bowtie like an old friend would. I love the little things they did for us, and we really enjoyed having them around during our wedding.Sent on 07/04/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Wow! What an amazing review! And what an amazing evening Elena and I had with you and Lily! Thank you both so much for including us in your celebration. We love your pictures and loved spending time with the two of you. We wish you many, many years of love and happiness together.
Steph C. · Married on 03/22/2019
AMAZING wedding photographers!
100% recommend Tony and Elena (and family)! They are not only wonderful photographers, but they are also wonderful people. They really took time to connect with us, and were able to take the awkward/stressful aspect out of taking wedding pictures! We absolutely love our photos!Sent on 05/11/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Stephanie and Alex, thank you so, so much for sharing your wedding day with us! Elena and I had an amazing time. You are both so kind and so sweet and we thank you for taking time to write about your experience with us!
Daniella · Married on 02/16/2019
Amazing. Tony and Elena were able to capture the most beautiful pictures of our wedding. They made us feel so comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone. I am SO glad we picked them to capture our weddding. If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would!! Pick them and you will NOT be disappointed!!Sent on 04/03/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:If there was a site where we could rate couples, ya'll would get 5-stars, too!!!! :-) Elena and I had such a great time with the two of you. Thank you for being so kind and for including us in your big day. We love your pictures!!!
Krystal M. · Married on 01/18/2019
We used Tony and Elena for our wedding as our friends had used them for theirs and highly recommended them. We could not be happier with the quality of service that they gave and are so happy we listened to our friends. They are the greatest couple to work with and would show us pictures they took throughout the day. They were respectful and kind the entire day/evening. We just got our final shots back and I am in love with them. Thank you for being a part of our day and for helping us to have a great time!Sent on 02/28/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Krystal, thank you so, so much for letting us be part of your day. Elena and I are so happy that you and Thomas love your pictures! Congratulations!!!
Dillon O. · Married on 11/22/2018
From the day we went in for our initial consultation, my wife and I knew we wanted Tony and Elena to capture the special memories of our engagement and wedding. They provided us with outstanding customer service and a high level of professionalism. Tony and Elena created a fun, comfortable, and engaging environment that made taking photos seem effortless, not to mention the photos they produce were breathtaking! Our wedding was the day before Thanksgiving and they did not miss a beat. They assisted in facilitating our wedding and were very accommodating and adaptable to inconvenient weather changes. Overall, Tony and Elena are phenomenal to work with and I highly recommend there services to anyone looking for great photographers to capture life’s most precious memories.Sent on 03/28/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Dillon and Sarah, thank you for such kind words! You both were so welcoming and made our experience so much fun! Thank you for sharing your day with us.
Teriawna C. · Married on 11/17/2018
Could not have asked for any better photographers for our special day!!!! Tony and his wife Elena are amazing, caring and very compassionate about what they do. They truely captured every great moment and special memory from our wedding. A picture is truly worth a thousand words.Sent on 01/28/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Teriawna, thank you so much for such kind words! Elena and I are so glad that we had the opportunity to spend the evening with you and your family. We love you all and can't wait for the next wedding! :-)
Madeliene B. · Married on 11/11/2018
The Perfect Pictures for Remembering our Perfect Day!!!
Hey there everyone, my name is Madeliene, and I got married at the beautiful Castle Avalon in New Braunfels, TX on November 11th 2018. The venue was stunning and elegant with just enough uniqueness to make it the perfect place for Jonathan and I to get married. The vendors who helped us with our wedding day were all absolutely amazing...but I'm here to tell you about probably the most important aspect of our wedding...the absolutely stunning pictures taken by Tony and Elena that we will be able to cherish and look through years from now when remembering our special day! Our wedding coordinator recommended Tony and Elena to us and it's one of the best decisions for the wedding I made! Let me tell you, Tony and Elena are wonderful photographers! They are very professional and know exactly what they are doing and all of the best shots to take, but they are also a complete joy to work with and wonderfully kind and caring people. I was at complete ease and didn't have to worry one bit about possibly missing a picture or moment because as soon as I met them and started working with them I knew they would capture it all and wouldn't miss a thing. Their style is just what I was looking for. Classy, elegant, and fun all at the same time! Their photographs are a work of art that make even the most awkward picture taker (me!!) look amazing! They were very patient and kind when dealing with some of my family members that may have been a little demanding, and they were great at time management and being there for the perfect shot. I would also like to say, that for all they do and everything you get with your photography package, their prices are very fair and reasonable.They are very flexible and are even willing to travel if needed. They encourage spontaneity and bringing your own special props to make your pictures unique. I would very highly recommend them to anyone looking for fantastic pictures and wonderful people to work with. In my opinion, the wedding pictures are probably the most important thing you take away from your big day (other than the ring and the marriage certificate!) and I wouldn't have gone with any other photographer to help make memories that I can revisit time and time again. Thank you Tony and Elena!Sent on 01/27/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Madeliene, your review is amazing! Thank you so, so much for taking time to write about your experience with us. You and Jonathan's wedding was one of our favorites. We had such an awesome time with you both and are so thankful that you chose us to be your wedding photographers!
Mónica · Married on 11/04/2018
Our Big Fat Geek Wedding...oh Snap!!
Tony and Elena are truly exceptional!!! So far, our photographs have turned out better than we ever dreamed they would be. Go for their grand package, it's definitely worth it!! They make you feel like you've known them for years within the first 5 minutes of speaking to them because they are so easy to talk to. We've already recommended them to several people.
You see their attention to detail in the photos they capture. They both have exquisite visions, and together they make you feel like a work of art. It's truly phenomenal! Tony shows such excitement for locations and captured moments that it's the best type of contagious. Elena reveals such joy behind the camera when you hear her soft giggle and you know she's captured a perfect moment, all while making sure everything is in it's place, which is crucial to every captured moment.
We can't wait to see our final wedding pictures! If they are anything close to our engagement photos and my bridal portraits, they will be worth the wait!Sent on 12/19/2018
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Oh my gosh!!!!!! What a wonderful surprise! To be honest, Elena and I are working on your wedding collection right now and we certainly didn't expect any review until you received your collection. We had such a wonderful time with you and Manny and are so enjoying seeing all of the fun and personality as we go through your images. We can't wait to share them with you! Thank you so, so much for such a great review!
Claire · Married on 11/03/2018
Simply the best! - highly highly recommend
Tony and Elena are simply the best! From start to finish everything was great. I met them at their house for our first consultation and before the meeting was over I already knew I wanted them. They are super personable and they truly want to get to know you and it's clear that they love what they do. They offer an incredibly reasonable price while still giving you the best service you could ask for. I ended up getting a bundle package with photography, DJ services (Austin Classic DJ), and a photo booth and all three were great and at such a great price! They didn't have any specific time limits on the day of the wedding, which can be hard to find in a photographer at a decent price. They arrived before I started getting ready and stayed until the very end of the wedding. Most importantly, their photographs are fantastic! They captured every aspect of the wedding in a beautiful way. You will be so happy if you choose Tony and Elena!Sent on 01/18/2019
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Wow, Claire!!! Thank you so, so much for such an awesome review! Elena and I had such a great time with you and Julio and are so thankful that you gave us the opportunity to spend such a fantastic evening with you and your families. We wish you both many years of love and happiness!
Tyler T. · Married on 10/20/2018
Amazing Wedding Experience
Tony and Elena provide an outstanding service. The after ceremony photos were very organized with the families. The bride and groom photos were so natural because we didn't feel like we had to keep posing. Tony and Elena are a fantastic team and it shows with the beautiful memories they were able to capture.Sent on 12/20/2018
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Tyler, thank you so much for taking a few minutes to write about your experience with us! Elena and I had an awesome time with you and Jessica and we thank you for sharing your special day with us!
Desiree · Married on 10/14/2018
The most amazing and special experience through and through!!!
From the first moment we met Tony and Elena we knew instantly that we would pick them as our photographers for the wedding. They feature their work proudly on their walls where we me to discuss the different packages that they offer. I was nervous to take our engagement pictures outside in downtown Austin, but Tony and Elena helped us capture the BEST pictures in the most unique and hidden spots on the trail. Elena made sure my hair wasn't in my face and Tony's love and excitement for each photo is amazing. Tony and Elena showed up early and immediately went to work capturing the most special shots with my shoes, dress and jewelry. They are so professional and organized throughout the entire event which is helpful, because my brain was overwhelmed with joy and love. Your wedding day can be a little hectic, but they do a great job of keeping calm and professional. Tony helped my husband tie his tie, while taking pictures of the groom side, while Elena helped me put on my dress and made sure my bridesmaids looked beautiful. What more could you ask for? At the end of the day we felt like our best friends were taking our pictures, because they were so easy to talk to and we knew that we were in the best hands. We just received our pictures and they look better than we could have ever imagined!! 5- Stars from beginning to end!!Sent on 12/09/2018
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Desiree and Justin...Wow!!! You made our day! Thank you so, so much for such a thoughtful review. Elena and I love building relationships with our couples and helping everyone to have the best wedding experience possible. Your review touched on lots of the little things that we try to do to make your day special. We are so glad to hear that our efforts are noticed and that they make a difference on your wedding day. We are so thrilled that we were able to be part of your day and thank you both for trusting us with something so important. We love you pictures!!!
Kelsey L. · Married on 10/05/2018
Best Wedding Photographer!
Tony and Elena are some of the sweetest people you’ll meet. They care about their customers, they treat you and your family like their own, and make you completely comfortable on your big day! For us, photography was one of the major vendors we wanted the best we could find, and I’m so thankful that we were able to find these gems!! Our pictures are high quality, unique, and are simply elegant and beautiful!! There isn’t one “mediocre” shot. Tony and Elena were so generous with their time with us explaining how things will work and sharing some ideas with us. And on our wedding day, they captured the best moments! And they are so friendly all our guests loved getting to know them! You will not regret your decision of hiring tony and Elena as your wedding photographer. We met them as our wedding photographer, and consider ourselves blessed to call them friends now. Thank you Tony and Elena for the amazing work you’ve done for us!! We absolutely love our engagement and wedding pictures!!Sent on 03/06/2019
Jaclynn · Married on 09/22/2018
Amazing, from beginning to end.
It's hard not to love Tony and Elena from the very first time you meet them. During our initial meeting to review details and the different packages offered, I knew instantly we were going to go with them. I was so nervous going to our engagement photos because I assumed it would be an awkward experience posing in front of strangers, but they made everything feel so natural and knew just how to get us to laugh and feel like we had known them forever. The experience with my bridal portraits was just as great.Sent on 11/02/2018
For the wedding day, I couldn't say enough amazing things about the two of them. They captured every magical moment of our day and were there from beginning to end. I couldn't have imagined the day with anyone else.
Tony and Elena are obviously amazing at photography and capturing these magical moments, but what really got me was how easy it was to just feel like ourselves around them. I loved how easy it was to talk to them and how quickly it felt like we were just talking to friends who were celebrating our big day with us.
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Jaclynn and Josh, we love you two and are so thankful that, out of all the photographers in the world, you chose us to share your day with you. You made us smile and laugh and your families made us feel welcome from the very first moment. What an awesome photography experience it was for Elena and I! Congratulations again!!!
Tiffany · Married on 09/15/2018
PHENOMENAL!!!! Already recommended them to a friend
Tony & Elena Smith are without a doubt the best photographer's in Austin. They were passionate to our needs/wants. Very personable, caring people who capture the most beautiful moments from the best day of your life. We are extremely pleased with their details and quality of pictures.
They offer multiple packages and We got the package with photography, DJ and Photobooth and all 3 were phenomenal!Sent on 10/21/2018
Weddings by Tony and Elena's reply:Tiffany, thank you so, so much for such a kind review! We had an awesome time with you and Louis and are so glad that you chose us to be your photographers.