Heather & Derek | September 23rd, 2013 | Rosewood Manor
"Fabulous!! Look no further!!"
We absolutely loved Brendon! He shot our wedding on Sept 23, 2012 and did our engagement pictures as well. He is so professional but not rigid and over controlling and makes you feel completely comfortable despite there are 1000 things going on all at one time on your wedding day. It was a pleasure to work with Brendon. His pictures speak for themselves as they are amazing! We chose Brendon after meeting with numerous photographers because his pictures stood out and had a different look and feel than all the others. He was incredibly flexible with my crazy wedding planning schedule trying to work around tax season as a CPA for our engagement pictures and he was always quick to respond to emails when I would ask him the same questions multiple times because I am such a scatter brain or we would make multiple changes on our guestbook trying to make it just perfect. We felt his prices were very reasonable for the quality of work and the amount of product we received. Brendon captured all the important moments and then some extras of our wedding and we couldnt be happier with our photographs!! He is a very talented photographer and we will definitely be using him the future as we have children! He did a fantastic job with the little ones in our wedding party leaving us with the most precious pictures we will be able to cherish for many many years in the future!
Brooke & Justin | October 12th, 2012 | Musgrove Country Club
"Simply amazing... "
Brendon shot my wedding on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Musgrove Country Club in Jasper, AL. It is a beautiful venue; however, I did not want all my wedding pictures to be centered around a "golf course" theme. And, Brendon surpassed my expectations with his creativity when it came to this issue. Not only are my pictures stunning,but they also reflect who we are as a couple and our own personal style. I am so very pleased with my pictures. Also, working with Brendon before the wedding day was ultra easy. He was very prompt in replying to my emails and answering any questions I had. On my wedding day, he made it so easy to relax. I have been in countless weddings and usually the photographer is pushy/overbearing. Brendon put me at ease with his relax and calm way of taking all the pictures I desired but without being overbearing to the wedding party/family/friends. His approach to photography was definitely what every bride desires on her wedding day. He captured all the small moments, the little details, and he had ideas that made picture perfect memories. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldnt change a thing. If you do not use Brendon... you are definitely missing out.
Mariaya & Michael | December 24th, 2013 | The Battle House - Mobile, AL
I would highly recommend Brendon for wedding photography as he is great at being part of your event and capturing those precious moments without you being aware he's around. I think this is important if you're looking for candid photos. He had great ideas for the "posed" shots too but was completely open to suggestions and encouraged your ideas as well. I was extremely impressed with the quickness in which I received my pictures back; I got them within a couple weeks and the quality was fantastic! He covered every little detail which is invaluable because once the wedding is over, all you have left is your pictures. Because of his thoroughness, my husband and I, as well as our family, will be able to look back at our pictures for years and years and remember it as if it was yesterday. I would absolutely hire him again.
Allie & Cameron | May 26th. 2012 | Rosewood Manor
My husband and I had the privilege of working with Brendon Pinola throughout the course of our engagement and wedding. He took our engagement photos, my bridal portraits, and our wedding day photos. Brendon is a top notch photographer in every way. He is easy-going, professional, and very creative! He made my husband and I feel so comfortable during every shoot we had with him. On our wedding day, he captured every detail, special moment, and memory that we will be able to treasure forever. I would highly recommend Brendon, and I am so thankful that we chose him as our photographer. Because of him, we will forever have beautiful photos that captured every moment of the best day of mine and my husband’s life.
Dari & Rob | May 5th, 2012 | St Luke's Episcopal (ceremony) The Club (reception
"Excellent and Reliable Photographer"
I got married on 5/5/2012 in Birmingham, AL. Brendon is a very professional, punctual, and truly has an art for capturing the shots of your big day. I asked him many questions via email, and he was one of the few vendors that responded to my emails very punctual. I am accountant and it was up my alley! Also, he edited the images and our discs were waiting on us when we returned from our honeymoon. He was so laid back and easy to work with. My favorite shots when reviewing his portfolio while deciding on my wedding photographer was his "detail" shots. All of them are absolutely great. When i received some of my wedding detail photos, i noticed he captured things i didn't even notice on my big day. Wow! All i can say is he has a natural talent for photography and has a "special" eye for capturing details. Also, we had the traditional family and wedding party photos along with the photo journalistic style (i love)! My mom even said to me, "Brendon captured some wonderful photos of you and your step dad dancing." I requested a few photos i really wanted, and he captured them all without me reminding him. He worked with us on special packaging and is very affordable. We had him for 8 hours on our wedding day, an engagement photo session, some credits for our album or canvas. He has some camera equipment he can use in the strictest of churches. My church was pleased and eager to change the "rules" to a newer age of technology. He knew just what to ask the church and in a professional way to where this will become the "norm" and "allowed." He has a camera he can set up without a flash closer to the ceremony and use a remote control in the balcony to get a different angle of shots. He is truly a great photographer as an artist and business, and i will keep using him for special events and family photos.
Annie & Shant | May 29th, 2011 | The Houmas House
"Friendly, Professional and Talented"
Brendon is great. He's very friendly, relaxed, and flexible--which I assure you are wonderfully calming attributes for a photographer dealing with a jittery and excited bride. :-) He made sure to get the must-have photos of family as well as capturing some great candids and beautiful, artistic shots. He got the edited images back to us super quickly, and we loved the finished product. Everyone who sees our photos raves about them. I highly recommend Brendon. If he's available for your big day, book him!
Amanda & Chad | June 5th 2011 | Stonebridge Farms
"One Happy Bride"
My Husband and I were married on June 5th 2011. During all the craziness of planning our wedding, one thing that was a no-brainer was who our photographer was going to be. I was familiar not only Brendon's beautiful photography work, but also his work ethics from seeing photos and being apart of two other friends' weddings who had also used Brendon. He went aboce and beyond to capture every aspect of our day that we worked so hard on to make "us," special and memorable for us and our guests. He is extremely easy to work with and professional. I have and will continue to recommend Brendon to everyone I know!
Melanie & Benjamin | August 6th, 2011 | Trinity Presbyterian, Montgomery
"Absolutely Magical Images!!"
I got married on August 6, 2011 and being a photographer myself, my wedding pictures were VERY important to me. I wanted someone who would capture the feeling and little moments of the day like I would want them. Brendon's work was perfect! We so enjoyed working with him before and on the big day. He was very relaxed and laid back and really put the whole wedding party at ease. He was good about capturing lots of candid moments that make up the big day along with traditional and also artistic wedding party pictures which were so fun!He kept us laughing and was such a delight to be around. I love our pictures, I can't stop looking at them!! Me and my husband are so pleased with our selection. I definitely give him a two thumbs up!
Andria & Clay | June 4th, 2011 | Camp Sumatunga
"We made the right choice"
After researching countless hours and viewing photographs from at least 50 photographers, Brendon was the last one standing. Being that I had never hired a photographer or gotten married before, I need a lot of help with timing and had no idea what kind of photos I wanted. Brendon worked with me on my timeline and helped me understand what I needed to know/do to get the most out of his services. He was very quick in replying to my emails and didn't get frustrated with me when I was wishy washy about my decisions. He was very professional and knew what he was doing. Our photos were posted on the website less than a week after our wedding and we received the DVDs shortly thereafter. Even though our options were limited for photo sites, Brendon did a great job with what he had to work with. My husband and I would both highly recommend Brendon. He's worth every penny!
Cara & Jamie | February 5th, 2011 | Shades Valley Preb (ceremony) Park Lane (reception)
"Happiness on Film"
Brendon Pinola was as amazing as his work. He did an excellent job of working with us on package components and scheduling. We did an engagement session and 8 hours on our wedding day. He was very easy to work with and was very accommodating. He also was really good about making sure that we got what we wanted. I highly recommend getting a second shooter as well. Jenni Pinola was our second shooter on our wedding and she did an excellent job. I cannot say enough about how excellent their work is and how happy I am with our engagement and wedding pictures. Also, we had the CD's of our pictures before we returned from our honeymoon. They were waiting for us when we got home. That was amazing.