A Couple writes...
I would recommend Stephen Haines Photography in a heartbeat. Working with Steve was a very positive experience. Steve followed up with me regularly, met with me to discuss the details of the event, and he always returned my emails and voicemails in a very timely manner. Several people tried to talk me out of taking photos at the beach because of the amount of time it would take. But Steve assured me we could make the beach shots happen and reminded me that I had earlier expressed how important the photos at the beach were to me. I am so glad Steve was there to remind me of what I wanted for our big day. Needless to say, the beach shots (along with all the others) turned out AMAZING and I have Steve to thank for that. Thanks Steve!!!
Corrin and Chris
A Groom writes...
My wife really pushed hard to hire Steve, and she was absolutely right. Steve impressed both of us with his professionalism, preparation, and diligence from our initial meeting onward. His presence at the reception was transparent and unobtrusive, although the timeliness and candidness of his photos revealed that he was at the center of the action all day long. Steve, thank you for all the work you put into preparing yourself and us. Thank you for making the photo shoots fun (something one of us never thought possible). Most of all, thank you for giving us such beautiful photos with which to remember our most special day.
A Couple writes…
My husband and I are so pleased that we chose Steve Haines to be our wedding photographer. He was attentive and flexible from the beginning of the process to the end, and as a result, he was the only vendor whom I simply wasn’t worried about in the weeks leading up to our wedding. I knew he would do an incredible job, and he did. His talent, professionalism, and dedication led to a truly stunning and diverse collection of photographs. When he wasn’t photographing us, he was busy capturing moments among my guests that I would have missed were it not for his hard work. Every time I look through our album, I feel that I come away with a richer sense of what our day meant to us and our loved ones. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Katie and Robert
From a Bride…
Oh my GOD Steve! The pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm at work so I only briefly got to scan through them, but I LOVE them! You guys captured everyone so well! Kevin was hoping to get their Christmas card from your pics; I think that will work out for him! :)
Thanks again so much! The pictures are outstanding! I can't wait to look through them all night tonight! :)
From a Bride and Groom…
My husband, Dana, and I would like to thank you again for the beautiful job you did at our wedding! The photographs came out better then we imagined! You did such a wonderful job capturing the full range of emotion we experienced throughout the day! I can't even express how pleased we are. Absolutely everyone loved the pictures, most said that they were the best wedding photo's they have ever seen!
You made us feel at ease the whole day and we truly were able to enjoy our wedding! Your calm and fun nature was truly wonderful on our wedding day; our whole family enjoyed you very much. I am so happy my grandmother found you at that crowded bridal fair!!
You were worth every penny! We will be recommending you to everyone I know that is getting married!
Kate and Dana
Hi Steve - The pictures are amazing!! We really want to thank you for all this great work, but also for being accommodating, fun and very helpful! It was really great to work with you and our pictures really capture our day just how we wanted it.
Beth and Andy
These are absolutely amazing!!! I almost feel like I just got married again! Thank you so incredibly much. We will definitely be in touch about albums etc soon. I just have to look over these a few 100 more times and relive every moment. Thanks again to you and your wife!!!
From a Bride...
Where do I begin my thank you? You have been incredible from the start, I really can not thank you enough for everything!
We have been back from the honeymoon a week now. I got online for a few minutes and peaked through the website. The photos are amazing!
We had such a wonderful time, it was a stressful, emotional , fun and exciting day...
Everyone raved about the photos they saw during the slideshow at the reception. My maid of honor is getting married in December and she will be calling you.
Tommy's sister is getting married in September and is trying to get out of the contract she has with her photographer because she loved your work so much!
You and your team were so impressive, talented and professional.
Thank you again for everything.
Kelly & Tommy
From a Bride...
My fiance and I wanted to have an intimate ceremony with only our immediate family present. While small in style, it represented a big moment in our lives and we hoped to find someone who would capture the beauty of our sunset ceremony as well as the memories we would create with our families. We found that combination in Steve Haines. Two months beforehand, Steve and I spent nearly an hour on the phone, carefully walking through the day and mapping it out. We then met him at the wedding site several weeks later and walked through the property together. In all instances, Steve was a great source of ideas and provided the advice we needed to make decisions about how things would flow together. On the day of our ceremony, Steve captured all of the moments we had hoped for, was kind and patient with everyone's requests and best of all, he was humorous when we needed it the most. The result was an amazing set of pictures that I have been delighted and proud to share with family and friends.
From Another Bride...
When I got engaged, my mom and I were particularly concerned about finding the right photographer. My sister's wedding was perfect, but the photographer was difficult to deal with and missed many of the key photos. So I was intent on not letting that happen. Steve Haines was fabulous. Even before we knew whether his photos were any good (which they were) my family and friends were raving about how helpful he was, how nice he was to have around during this hectic time. He was there the day before, to watch the rehearsal and get some ideas for how he would shoot it, and he also helped us with some logistics. He came early the next day to get some photos of everyone getting ready and stayed through the dancing. I had given him a list of the formal photos I wanted, and he shepherded both families through them very efficiently. It's tough getting people to take time out from the champagne and hugs to actually stand still for these photos, but he got us through it with a firm hand, making sure that people didn't stray away. He knew this was important to me, and made sure the posed photos happened in an expeditious manner that didn't take away from the rest of the day. And his photos are beautiful, a great mix of formal and candid shots. He captured every facet of an incredibly special day for us. Each time we look at the photos, we are reminded of the wonder of it all.
From a Bride’s Mother…
This was our second daughter's wedding. The photographer at the first one didn't plan ahead and missed some of the photos that would have been most important to us. Steve Haines not only planned ahead (he even came to the rehearsal the night before), giving us a list of the potential shots to check off that would be most important to us, he also captured everything in a very natural way. Aside from the family group photos, everything looked unposed and spontaneous. He included lots of little things: the special table settings, the flower arrangements, great shots of children, and the intimacy between small groups of people or between couples that spoke eloquently of what was a wonderful event. Everyone has commented on how beautifully Steve captured the essence of that special day.
From Another Bride…
To future brides looking for their wedding photographer....
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, exciting and expensive all at the same time. With all of the items to plan, I took the most time finding our wedding photographer. I knew that the pictures had to capture our wedding day, not only for that one great day, but also for days, months and years to come. The work that Steve did for us captured our story. His professionalism started immediately when I met with Steve for our first meeting. More importantly, he worked within our budget. We've had so many friends comment on our photos, a great compliment of Steve's workmanship.