I honestly don't know how to begin telling you how wonderful our experience with Alex was. 1) Alex's office is extremely responsive to calls and e-mails. I wrote them a frantic e-mail because I had a small window of availability for a shoot with 10 people and they were incredible about working with me. Alex was awesome about re-working his schedule to accommodate us!2) Alex arrived promptly and so prepared. There is nothing worse then a photographer who isn't decisive and organized. *Especially* with a large group that includes a toddler! :-) Alex had many wonderful ideas for poses and locations. He kept everyone happy and on track.Alex was also very amenable to every request that we had and worked hard to get every combination we needed.3) Alex is wonderful with children. He kept my squirmy three year old engaged and cheerful for the full 90 minutes we were shooting . He captured some fantastic shots of her, both candid and posed.4) Because of our large numbers, everything took extra time and Alex generously shot for an extra thirty minutes completely free!5) In only three days, all of our shots were hosted on Alex's site. They were all beautifully color corrected and cropped. I appreciate the added attention to detail as photo retouching is what I do for a living. I know how much more time Alex spent making sure each shot was perfect.Also, the prices for prints were incredibly fair. I usually do all my own printing, but given the quality of Alex's retouching and the low prices, I'll probably order some larger prints directly from him!6) I received our session dvd (included in the session fee) and it was cracked from my mailman's rough handling. I e-mailed Alex and he sent me a new dvd the *same day*. Such incredible customer service!In short, I don't see any reason why I would use any other photographer but Alex. I cannot believe how willing he was to go above and beyond for his customers when his work is so good he could probably get customers anyway. Use him! Seriously!
Alex did a great job with our family. He scheduled us so quickly, met us at Balboa park and spent a lot of time getting GREAT shots of my twins. He tried all our ideas and had lots of his own, too. I'd recommend him whole-heartedly.
Fantastic experience! Alex was able to engage my 2.5 yr old son and patiently wait for my 5 month old to stop crying for a split second in order to capture our family photo. Professional and flexible. Immediately made the whole family feel comfortable. We were able to schedule a photo shoot within about a week of calling him. No hidden costs or strings... this isn't a wedding photographer that charges $50 for every print and keeps the negatives. Check out the website: he gives you the option of downloading ALL of the high resolution files for one fee instead of having to pay for each and every picture that you print. We highly recommend him.
We've worked with a couple other photographers in the past, however, Alex was the best by far. He was extremely flexible and worked very well with my large family of 11 people of all ages, including my 3 yo son - not an easy task. He then worked hard in getting the proofs back to us for viewing in a very short amount of time. We were awed. The photos were absolutley beautiful. They were taken at the beach near sunset and were the most gorgeous, colorful family pictures we'd ever had taken. We'll definitely hire Alex again!
My family usually hates having their photos taken. After our session with Alex, they are ready to go again! He created playful group shots and then took beautiful candid-poses of the kids running in the grass and teasing each other, my teenager checking his cell-phone, and various groupings of us all laughing and chatting. None of that "stand here, put your hand there, look this way, don't move for 5 minutes" stuff. The photos are professional, but fun and natural. This photographer is THE ABSOLUTE BEST.
Alex was fantastic! He was so easy to work with and made our entire family feel comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures look amazing and are going to be the best gifts this Christmas! Thank you.
Very personable, wonderful family photographer. Got every shot we wanted! Worked great with a big group, as well as individually.
Just got my photo proofs from Alex and I am one happy mom and grandma! Only wish I'd been smart enough to contact him last year when the entire family was together. The pictures of my children and their families at sunset in La Jolla were FANTASTIC!!! The light couldn't have been better and the group and individual photos really captured their individual personalities. The candid pictures of the grandkids were cute, funny and beautiful. I can't say enough good things. Don't wait......do it now. They grow up way too fast!!!! Alex was the BEST!!!!! So, happy I called him to photograph my family. I’d recommend him to anyone (and already have!).
Alex was the most incredible, thoughtful person I could have had for our photo shoot. He was very attentive and helpful with my shyness in front of the camera. His work is impeccable and I loved having him here.It was a great experience. He even took extra photos of our view and our kitchen for us. He was easy to work with and I will use him again to get my photos without any shyness in them. He will do it! I am sure of that.You will not be disappointed with Alex. He is a true professional and I highly recommend him.