Stephen was amazing. The photos are absolutely incredible. No wedding photography that I have seen even comes close. He was so easy to work with, he went above and beyond expectations and has such an amazing eye for detail. We can not thank him enough for his services!
We got married by a waterfall on Hawaii earlier this year, after flying in from the UK. Stephen took our photos and I cannot explain how thrilled we are with them! Stephen's professional, but personable manner made the photo taking process very comfortable and an enjoyable experience. Hundreds of different shots were taken, to which Stephen has added a variety of effects to the best ones. We have shown them to family and friends and they are blown away by them! I would recommend Stephen as your photographer for your big day, he will ensure you have photographs you cherish!
Upon meeting Stephen Ludwig, my husband and I were immediately thrilled to have finally found a photographer to meet our needs for our wedding. Stephen was professional and friendly from the very beginning. He was quick to respond to our initial inquiries and was easy to work with from the get-go. As soon as we saw his portfolio we were amazed by his talent. Stephen has an amazing ability to bring out deep colors and depth in scenes, creating a rich quality in his photos that you don’t often see in every wedding album. We decided at our initial meeting that Stephen was the perfect photographer for us and we were so happy with our decision. Stephen worked with us to customize a package that worked for our longer day and various locations, as well as providing us with two photographers to accommodate the two parties getting ready in separate locations. We ended up moving away from Hawaii in the midst of our wedding planning, but my communication with Stephen was never difficult. He stayed in contact and made me feel comfortable, even when planning the wedding from across the ocean.
The day of the wedding, Stephen was prompt and professional. He came to our hotel where I was getting ready with my bridesmaids and busied himself with taking pictures of us, as well as showing the initiative to go around the room, independently photographing dresses, shoes, favors, and whatever else caught his eye. There were so many touches and moments he captured that never would have crossed my mind. I’m so glad to have found someone to show this kind of motivation to make our day perfect. When we arrived at the wedding, I met the second photographer, who was also Stephen’s wife. Needless to say, the two of them worked seamlessly together. They were not demanding of staged photos, rather they gave great suggestions to enhance the pictures we wanted. They took opportunities to capture some incredible candid shots and all throughout the day seemed to read my mind as to what to photograph. They were friendly and courteous to all of our guests and seemed to fit right in with the party.
When planning a wedding in Hawaii, I was nervous that our pictures would be focused more on the fact that we were in Hawaii, rather than the wedding itself. Stephen used the beauty of the island to enhance the wedding, rather than overpower it, resulting in some of the most incredible pictures I have ever seen. I am so incredibly happy with the way my pictures turned out. Everyone that sees our prints and albums comments on what an amazing photographer we had. We constantly hear how the pictures are so vivid and beautiful that they almost look fake. Stephen and his wife took an amazing variety of pictures capturing all of the important moments and objects, as well as the little happenings and facial expressions that will forever touch our hearts. I can’t say enough how happy I am and how thankful I am that I found two talented and professional people to help craft the memories we will always treasure
My husband and I hired Stephen Ludwig photograph our wedding in Maui this June 2011. We are so happy with our experience with Stephen! He is so professional, well prepared and also genuinely friendly and fun to work with! His photography style is so fresh, modern and unique! There is nothing boring or bland about his photography style at all, which is hard to find! I would recommend him to everyone who is planning to get married on any of the Hawaiian islands!
Stephen and I have been working together for about 8 years. He has always provided outstanding images and can change his style to accommodate any request and to fit any wedding theme. One of my client's had a vintage style wedding. Stephen used different photo shop techniques to give that vintage look to some of her photos. The bride was very impressed as she is a photographer herself.
You have to always ask the questions. You can never see everything that a talented photographer/artist can do on one website.
Stephen has a very calm and fun personality and can get along with anyone. There is nothing worse then attitude on a wedding day!
Consistency is very important as a professional photographer and Stephen has never disappointed anyone, ever. I can promise all of my clients that their photos will be amazing and Stephen will go above and beyond to get everything he sees that needs to be photographed. I am proud to be able to write this review because the success of the vendors I use as a wedding coordinator makes my own business successful.
See you on the next one Stephen!
We wanted to take engagement pictures when we were in Hawaii but we were crunch on time since we were going to be there for a short time. We went through tons of websites and reviews on the plane and had only that to relay on which can be stressful since we didn't have time to interview any of them in person. When we got there we narrowed it down to a few photographers and when it came time to choose the one. We really loved Stephen Ludwig's pictures the best and his professionalism. He was very laid back from the start and put us at ease during the entire photo shoot. We completely trusted the pictures would turn out great at the end and it did! He was so accommodating with our turn a round time knowing that we needed them sooner. We really enjoyed working with Stephen and recommend him!...
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