When it came to choosing the photographer for our wedding, Christian was the obvious choice. He had the privilege of photographing all three of my siblings weddings prior to our wedding. We wanted a photographer who captured all those moments that we would want to remember forever while blending in with the surroundings and not being noticed. Christian not only did just that, but has an incredible eye for really capturing those tender moments. With his down to earth personality and kind spirit, Christian went above and beyond! With years of experience, Christian offers his opinions without being "pushy". We would highly recommend Christian!
From the happily married couple!
Erin and Jordon Alvord
Christian did an amazing job at our wedding and reception! He was very friendly and willing to work with our budget. He was on time, listened to concerns about colors schemes clashing with the bridesmaids' dresses, and wasn't "in your face". I was nervous about choosing a photographer because I didn't want someone who was bossy, rude, or unfriendly. Christian certainly exceeded my expectations. He was extremely friendly and easy to work with. He also helped the day go very smoothly and I felt confident in his abilities...he gave me one less thing to worry about! Christian also did a great job of editing and "touching up" the pictures. I was extremely happy when we received the final product. I would definitely recommend Christian to anyone who is looking for a photographer...you will not be disappointed!
Heather and Mike Kauffman
Thank you for taking the pictures for one of the most precious days of my life. I couldn’t have been more nervous about picking a photographer until I met you. I could tell immediately that you would be perfect for the job. You are calm, cooperative, respectful, and sincere. On the day of our wedding, you were able to flexibly take photos of both myself and my husband getting ready. Then, the wedding pictures themselves were absolutely incredible. You helped my husband who NEVER smiles in pictures to feel comfortable and WANT to smile. My favorite pictures that you took were the “in the moment” pictures because they really caught our true emotions. Because of you, I will be able to rejoice and remember one of the most important days of my life with ease. Thank you Christian for being such an amazing and talented photographer, I cannot thank you enough.
Beth and Doug Green
Christian can best be described as world class. Although in retrospect he obviously paid very close attention to many of the fine details that we had specifically arranged for in our ceremony and reception, during those times he was barely noticeable. Christian was very professional, had a great sense of humor and was cordial and friendly to all of our guests, wasn’t bothered by special requests (even from other guests) and had boundless patience and energy. The photographs turned out amazingly and ran the entire spectrum from the traditional bride/groom/family photographs to some of the finer arrangements which I’m sure even escaped the notice of some. Because of his hard work and attention to detail we have a beautiful and comprehensive set of photographs which will help us to remember and our future generations to experience that wonderful day. If we had to do it over again (and we’re not planning on it!), we couldn’t imagine using anyone else. Christian comes with our highest endorsement.
Jennifer and Michael Brandt
Christian was fabulous to work with for our wedding. He was easy going, flexible, and easy to communicate with whether in person, over the phone, or by e-mail. Leading up to the wedding, we did an engagement shoot, and when we saw the pictures, we were in awe at how genuine every image was. Then at the wedding, he only exceeded our expectations. He blended into the event in such a way that a couple of guests told us they saw the photographer once but were amazed to see themselves in several of the photos. He even managed to get a picture of about every guest that attended. Christian’s ability to catch the perfect expression is truly amazing. Though we did do posed shots, he always managed to catch the real moment, and it takes you back to the moment every time you look at the image.
Lydia and Tim Carlton
"We were very pleased with Christian and the great photos of our wedding! He was very kind and easy to work with, while at the same time professional and organized. He kept us informed throughout our engagement and planning process, and he always kept what we wanted in mind. On our wedding day, Christian was there for all the important moments and took great posed as well as candid shots, without getting in anyone's way or view....it was like he wasn't even there! We have wonderful photographs of our special day, thanks to Christian and the great service he provided for us!!"
Heather and John
Christian is the best photographer we have ever had. One who takes the ideas that you have, combines the ideas of his own and makes the best picture. He is punctual, easy-going and very professional. Christian loves to take pictures and you can tell with the pictures he took of our family. He will be the one we call, when we need our family pictures updated. We can only hope that he stays in this business for the many years to come!!!
From the moment I met Christian two years before my wedding (we booked him shortly after that) to the day of the wedding, he was spectacular. The nicest, most professional person you will ever meet. Not only did Christian produce unbelievable pictures that, according to some were "magazine quality," but he was warm, friendly, and always was caught the moment at the right time. I had no idea he was taking some of the pictures that I received which made for an even greater experience once I viewed all my pictures. And - when I say "all my pictures," I mean all 1300+ of them! We are so pleased with the quality and quanity of the pictures. Now, only if he could choose the pictures for our album, we'd be set :) Thank you! From the bottom of our hearts, you made this day to remember that much easier.
Courtney & Chris
Our wedding was an intimate, very UN-orchestrated event with only close family and friends and it was going to take a very special photographer not to 'intrude' on our special day. I found Christian on a link from another website and after reading testimonials about his personality and how he seemed to be invisible I knew in my gut that he was the one. I discussed it with my fiancé and arranged to meet with Christian one afternoon to discuss the wedding and our wishes. I was right; walking away from that meeting I trusted implicitly that he was our guy. We couldn't be more pleased with Christian's demeanor, flexibility, and creativity. It goes without saying but I'll say it anyway, our pictures are absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. To quote my mother (as she was speaking to Christian), "I believe [he's] the best photographer I've ever seen!"
Wendy and Steven
We were extremely pleased with how Christian photographed our wedding. He really captured each moment. The pictures were casual yet elegant. They are a joy to look at, and we will treasure them for years to come. Most impressively, we do not remember Christian taking most of the pictures. He is a very unobtrusive photographer. This allowed everyone to feel and look at ease. Through careful observation, he was able to get the best wedding photos we could have asked for.
Sonia and Jim
We selected Christian to photograph our wedding after an exhaustive search of photographers. At the initial meeting, we found Christian to be upbeat and energetic, something that we found to be lacking in the other prospects. After being told time and time again that what we wanted from a photographer was impossible, in terms of creativity and style, Christian eagerly agreed to all our ideas. In fact, Christian went above and beyond at every turn, both before and after the wedding, to ensure that our day went perfectly. On our wedding day, Christian arrived before we did and was waiting for us. Because of that, he was able to capture candid pictures of our arrival that we will always treasure. Before the ceremony, Christian was on the run photographing ALL of our family. He spent a huge amount of time with us, photographing every detail of our attire, hair and jewelry. Christian listened to every idea we had and captured all of them. During the ceremony, Christian blended into the crowd unnoticed, but captured every moment. During the outdoor pictures, Christian overdid himself, grabbing every possible shot until near heat exhaustion (it was July). At the reception, he took a picture of every table of guests to ensure that we got a shot of all of our family and friends. Before leaving for the night, he sat down with us to ensure that he got every shot that we wanted. In short, Christian is a creative and wonderful photographer. He is a welcome change from the stereotype wedding photographer who does cookie cutter weddings. We recommend Christian if you want something different or have needs that other photographers can not meet. Christian’s enthusiasm for photography and for our special day created a stress free photography experience with a wonderful person!
John and Candice
Thank you for all the work and time you put into our wedding photographs.You have been so helpful and accommodating. The moments you captured throughout the wedding are wonderful. I don’t think there is a bad photo in the bunch. Our hardest task now is selecting our final photos. We also received a lot of positive feedback from friends and family about your professionalism and how unobtrusive you were the entire day. It was as if you were not there! We truly enjoyed working with you and having you be a part of our special day. If we ever need professional photography again, you will be the first one we call. Thank you again for capturing some great memories for Mike and me.
Nancy and Michael
Christian made our wedding day spectacular!! He was there with us from my getting ready at home through the reception. He took pictures of everyone and everything. Christian has a wonderful personality and mingled with all the guests and made everyone feel important to the pictures we wanted. He took a variety of styles with the pictures, from black and white to color, and one of our favorite pictures has shading in the background of the church with the stained glass window behind us. It's an amazing picture.Christian is so talented and would be an asset to anyone's wedding dreams!!
Andrea and Shaun
Christian Finneran has to be the very best wedding photographer ever! He was very professional and affable. He captured EVERY candid moment. He also took beautiful posed pictures. Christian moved the "after ceremony, posed picture time" along smoothly. He was great at giving directions to the bridal party and family. He was very organized. Christian was never in the way. He allowed our wedding day to unfold. And thanks to him, we have beautiful wedding pictures to prove it. Even our guests commented on what a wonderful photographer he was! We highly recommend Christian Finneran!!!
Nathan and Jill
The photographs were wonderful! I took them with me to visit our families and everyone was asking your name. My mother commented on how you capture candid moments so beautifully and the people being photographed don’t even realize it!! We were just thrilled with your professionalism, but what really made it a great day was how comfortable we could feel with you. Not like you were a vendor, but a trusted friend or family member and believe me that makes a world of difference. I am going to pass your name on to any and everyone I can. Thank you so much!
We were very happy with Christian! He was friendly and personable and our pictures turned out great! He made you feel comfortable but still kept a high level of professionalism. We had so many of our guests say how much they were impressed by Christian. He did a great job of capturing all the important moments without being noticed. It was fun to look at the pictures because he was able to capture things that we had missed and most important all the wonderful moments we wanted to remember forever.
We would recommend Christian to anyone....we couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
Working with Christian was an artistic and pleasurable experience. During the preparations, he was easy to talk to, did not impose his ideals, and really listened to what we wanted. On our wedding day, he offered direction without being overbearing, made our photo sessions fun with his suggestions and open-mindedness, and stayed under the radar at the reception while still capturing key moments and all the guests. The beauty of Christian's work comes through in the pictures. Every time we page through our album, we feel the excitement of the day all over again. He really captured the essence of everybody's emotions and shot poses and candids in a variety of creative angles. Everyone always comments on how great our wedding pictures are when they see them and I know they are not just saying so to be nice. Christian delivered an affordable product that complimented our style and totally fit our personalities. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
Sandra & Sean
Working with Christian made an otherwise stressful process quite enjoyable. Given all that goes into a wedding, it is important to have someone you trust to capture the true feeling of your wedding. To do so, however, requires proper planning. Christian’s responsiveness during the planning month and his professionalism and attentiveness on our actual wedding day was exactly what we were looking for. The packages he offers are both affordable and not overwhelming. Christian takes pride in his work and his photographs show this pride. He is very easy to work with and makes you feel like you have known him for years. Our wedding photos turned out beautifully and he was very proactive in getting us our prints quickly. We plan to recommend Christian to our friends. Thanks for everything!
Michael and Dawn
We went with the express package that Christian offers and were very pleased. We had a very informal wedding and didn't want a lot of posed shots and Christian did exactly that for us. We did some standard bride and groom shots, but everything else was candid. Christian blended in so well with the crowd, that everyone kept asking if there was a photographer even there! The photos and the experience were incredible!
Thank you for your time!
Celeste and Howard
From the planning to the actual wedding day Christian was amazing to work with. He honored all of our special requests and took any and all photos that we wanted. He was easy to work with and when it came to the actual wedding we did not even notice him. We received all of our photos only two weeks after the wedding! When we saw the photographs, it became apparent that Christian was actually everywhere and captured all the great moments of our wedding day. The final product was great. It was truly a pleasure working with him.
Kelly and Patrick
Peter and I LOVED the pictures! It was so hard to pick which ones we wanted blown up because they were all so impressive. Our guests were so amazed at how professional you were, yet acted as you too were having a good time. It didn't seem like work for you which made everyone else more relaxed. Professionalism was at a premium with you yet you were descrete and most importantly - you understood what Peter and I were aiming for - exceptional pictures that reflected the fun atmosphere of our wedding and reception. By viewing our pictures (over and over again!) we get the true feeling that we had on our wedding day. Thank you so much for capturing the most important day of our lives!
Laura and Peter