Sample Reviews

F

Rating
"Bad" does not begin to describe our experience with
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
/Avalon Studios. I consider this a public service message: please do not use him for your wedding pictures!!
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
took our wedding pictures this past May, and in a nutshell we have almost no usable pictures of our wedding day and are having to pursue legal action to get our files from him.

Specifically:

1.)
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
's wife told my mother-in-law on our wedding day that he is actually blind, which we had never been told. The fact that he has vision problems became very apparent after we saw the pictures.

2.)
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
made us pay the total amount upfront, before he would let us see any of the pictures he had taken.

3.) The pictures are not just awful, they're also nonsensical and sad. A few examples: the pictures before the wedding are so dark you can't see faces, and so uncentered that some people are cut in half while there are yards of empty space on the other side of the picture; there are several pictures with people's heads cut off; the cake cutting pictures do not include the cake (so it's just me holding a knife); the only picture of my parents has them both looking the other way and my mom's mouth is open because she's taking to someone. Almost ALL of the pictures are crooked (i.e. tilted) and the ones inside are so dark it appears a flash wasn't used. More pictures than not show people frowning, looking away, or checking their phone. Please note:
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
was contracted to stay until the end of the wedding, but he only has 500 pictures to show for 6 hours, and maybe 10 of them show people checking their phones.

4.) What isn't in the pictures is more heartbreaking than the awful pictures we do have. There are no pictures of the church decorated, the wedding procession, the drive-off, the special touches (i.e. my brooch, my great-grandmother's necklace, the bouquets), or of the back deck at the reception (where most of the guests were). There are almost none of the ceremony generally, the wedding party, or the guests (the church was full yet he managed to make it seem vacant).

5.) I called
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
after we saw the pictures and expressed that we were unhappy. I asked if there were any options in terms of photoshopping or retouching the pictures. He did not return my call. I called him several more times and then emailed him several times, but still no answer. Finally, when I threatened legal action, he sent a short email telling me it's my fault I don't like the pictures and that I would get nothing from him. He told me I should have come in before the wedding (which I tried to do) and that I'm simply too hard to please.

6.) Beyond the large payment we made to
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
, he expects us to pay for each picture individually (which was not made clear when we hired him). I'm not talking about paying for prints--we have to pay for each digital FILE individually to have any rights to our own pictures. So unless we pay him even more money, we won't have any pictures of our wedding at all.

I'm not usually the type to leave bad reviews, but I can't imagine a worse photographer or a less professional way of doing business. Please spare yourself the heartache my husband and I have experienced and hire someone else.
- Laura L.
F

Rating
Photographer seemed to be taking a lot of pictures of my daughter. I was told I would have a cd w/ her images on Aug. 14th. Photographer has made arrangements to drop off cd or meet to give me the cd and she does not follow through. She is no longer repling to my emails, texts and is not answering my phone calls.
- Ana J.
A

Rating
It went very well - I wasn't too sure how well it would go initially as I don't do the picture thing well. No matter how good the photographer is, they can't make a great picture from someone who freezes when the camera points at them.
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
was amazing though, he was so relaxed and helpful that by the time we got to shot 50 I was starting to smile naturally. We used various backgrounds at the Palladio in
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
which gave me lots of options to pick from.
- Karolyn B.
A

Rating
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
took our engagement photos over 20 years ago. He has taken our family photo's and my some Sr. Picture. We keep coming back over the years because we feel he is the best. Experience, professionalism and fair prices. Really a steal for what you get. After seeing the result from the cattle call we got from my sons school photographer, we new we had to trust his Yearbook picture to
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
for a truly great result! Could not be happier as a customer. http://www.gardeiphotography.com/
- Karen C.
A

Rating
Every time we have used
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
we have been more than pleased. Each time has been a friendly and pleasant experience for my family, and ultimately for our friends who we recommended them to. I have some family members that are not too
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
to have their pictures taken, yet
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
made it a fun experience and had all of us laughing and smiling. We ended up with a fun time, not a boring portrait session. We were impressed by her creativity, her ability to pose us, and by her fun ability to get candid moments during the shoot as well. We have constantly been impressed by
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
's knowledge and professionalism as well. I have always gotten my photos back in a timely fashion, and have been very happy with the results. The photos are always clear and beautiful, and we get all our digital photos with no watermark. She makes sure we have the ability to print anywhere we want, but we have decided to get the majority of our prints from her because they turn out so much better than grocery photo printing. I have some great family portraits on my walls that she has printed out for us. I end up with way more digital photos than I could ever expect, and I have had a hard time picking my favorites. I recommended her to a friend who was getting married, and I attended. She and her second shooter were always present, and their interactions with the guests were as fun and professional as I have come to expect from
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
. My friend said she had the photos back within two weeks, and everything she posted was just beautiful! I will never use any other photographer, ever! Nor should you!
- Janeice S.
A

Rating
I emailed
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
through her website and she got back to me the next day with her price list and possible dates. Her prices are quite reasonable and there were several near-term dates to choose from. We chose a date a week out but ended up rescheduling for another week due to rain. On the day of the photo shoot,
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
arrived promptly (even a few minutes early) and took photos in various locations around the park for the next hour. She was very patient with our two year old, who was a difficult subject to shoot! She promised that we would be able to choose our photos within a week and they were ready in two days. We chose 20 digital copies as part of our package and once we were able to narrow down our choices and send them to
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
they were ready for download the next day. We were very pleased with the whole process and would recommend
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
to anyone looking for a family photographer.
- William C.
A

Rating
The photo shoot went exceptionally well.
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
proved to be quite considerate as a business owner and intuitive as an artist. She was successful at capturing everyone's personalities, and took the time and had the patience for this to happen. I was there, and enjoyed watching Ms.
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
at work. The first date they chose was plagued by inclimate weather. Photographs were taken, but
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
apparently knew she could get better results on another day, on a day with nicer weather, so she set up a second day (at no cost to my daughter's family). Many photographers would have simply considered their commitment complete and their work finished with that first session, but not
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
. She wanted to make sure that everyone was happy with the end results... My son-in-law, who rarely smiles and hates to have his picture taken--even he enjoyed this experience. My granddaughter is also not thrilled when cameras come out--she is not fond of getting her picture taken--but Ms.
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
's personality and her skill at drawing people out of their shell paid off. Each of them said they were glad they did it, and would be willing to do it again (in a year or so, when my granddaughter has grown and changed a bit, so that we have chronicled her growth on an annual basis). I would highly recommend
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
as a photographer. During the shoot, I looked through a book which included other examples of her work. She even had some portraits of some dogs! (And if you can take a great picture of a pet, you can take a great photo of anything.)




- MICHAEL R.
A

Rating
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
arrived exactly on time fully prepared to do the job, we just showed her through the house and she took it from there showing us how professional she is putting her touch into every photo. She took forty pictures and they were all of such high quality we had a hard time trimming them back to the twenty four we needed for the website.
We would highly recommend
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
to anyone,her professionalism, equipment and work ethic are second to none.
- ron T.
A

Rating
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
's communication was great, she was flexible with scheduling, and she worked with us in choosing a location.
On the day of our scheduled shoot, we had intermittent rain, but she willingly bumped back the appointment by a few hours and even waited out the rain with us under a tarp -- shooting during the sun's occasional appearances -- so that we wouldn't have to reschedule. In addition to her tolerance with the weather, she was extremely patient and upbeat with our nap-deprived, distracted four-year old. And through all that, she managed to incorporate every shot we requested and contributed a lot of additional posed and candid ideas.
After the shoot,
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
started sending us jpgs of shots while she was still in the process of editing, and we had a CD of the complete shoot in a remarkably short amount of time (less than two weeks)! Since we always prefer digital copies to prints, it was wonderful that we were able to buy just the CD. We didn't have to commit to buying anything we didn't want. She does sell prints for those who want them, though.
In addition to
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
being responsive, affordable, creative, accommodating, swift and an all-around pleasure to work with, the pictures came out great! I mean really, really AMAZING.
We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
NOTE: For some reason, the Angie's List site won't accept
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
's website address format but for those who want to check out
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
's work, the address is http://erinricciardi.
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
.com/hopephotography.

- JENNY H.
A

Rating
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked
Does beautiful work! You can tell she cares about her customers. She was there every step of the way before the wedding, she provided me a checklist to ensure that I would not miss a single photo that was important to us. She took very romantic photos of me and my husband for our Engagement and Wedding. I would recommend her to anyone as her prices were wonderful and the photos are so wonderful. I could not be happier and I wanted to post a review as result! You wont be sorry. Check out her website for yourself. www.angelacampbellgallery.com
Penn Hills Photographers Provider Name Locked

- Christina R.
110% Guaranteed Money Back

We think we're the best, and we can prove it.

Try an annual plan and if you want to cancel in your first year, we'll refund you 110%

Annual Plans Only

All Photographers in Penn Hills, PA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

A2Z Computers Inc

6186 Steubenville Pike
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
Company provides complete service for: laptops/computers, file servers, home/office network...

Aaron McGregor Photography

10770 Airview Drive
Irwin, PA
Down-to-earth photographer specializing in romantic weddings, energetic pet portraits, dynamic...

Adam Sacco Photography

Coraopolis, PA
Adam sacco is a pittsburgh, pa based photographer specializing in creative portraits and...

AEC Diversified LLC

PO Box 191
Oakdale, PA
Business development services & design support services

Amanda Hayes, Professional Genealogist

Tomball, TX
Greetings! i’m a professional genealogist, providing ancestry research, photography and...

Andrew Obenreder Photography

5506 Stanton Ave Apt 5
Pittsburgh, PA
Photography and videography by andrew obenreder.

ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY

123 W 3RD ST
Greensburg, PA
We are an award winning full service photography studio with over 20 years experience in...

Anytime Fitness - Irwin

8969 N Lincoln Hwy
Irwin, PA

ATLAS3DRENDERS INC

406 ARISTON AVE
Pittsburgh, PA

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

420 9th Ave
New York, NY
Locally owned and operated. sales staff is made up of working professional photographers &...

BLINK INK

765 COLLEGE AVE
Pittsburgh, PA
Photography--mini-movies which highlight event in approximately 15 minutes with titles &...

Blu Hippo Photography

Pittsburgh, Pa
Children's, maternity, newborn and family fine art portraiture

CanDoKen&Son

Pittsburgh, PA
I am an 11 year proud veteran of these united states and employ the same precision and...

CARYN AZURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Pittsburgh, PA
Specializing in fine art wedding photography.

Chronister Visuals

Irwin, PA
From photo shoots to feature film productions, if you need anything shot with a camera and...

Cory and Kelly Smith Photography

Baden, Pa
We now proudly offer a military discount for active/former military personnel! call now at...

CPS PHOTOGRAPHY

520 BROADWAY
Pitcairn, PA
Cps photography has been servicing pittsburgh area businesses and organizations for over 26...

Crucial ComputersLLC

531 Greenfield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
First and foremost, we fix computers. here at crucial computers that is what we are known for...

Cut Above Multi-Media

701 North Green Valley
Henderson, NV
Cutabove multi-media is primarily a video/audio conversion-restoration business. we have...

Daressia Industries LLC

1208 Electric Ave
East Pittsburgh, PA
We are a multi service company in business to provide the every need of the consumer. we are...

DAVID GOLINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

15 1ST ST
Carnegie, PA
Wedding photography - modern & affordable

Deep Desert Photography & Digital Art Services

PO Box 284
Arlington, AZ
I am a sole proprietor and do all the work myself. my photography services are primarily...

DENNIS MARSICO

110 FAHNESTOCK RD
Pittsburgh, PA
Not open to the public

Elite Street Productions

Mount Pleasant, PA
Elite street productions is a full service dj - karaoke - production company. we are available...

Evariware Metasystems, Inc.

7707 Stanton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
The future of technology. additional address: 7707 stanton ave swissvale pa 15218 evariware...

Fashion Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
A full service studio. portraits,high school seniors, family groups, children's images,...

FMT Photography LLC

Cortland, OH
Fmt photography llc is a family owned and operated company, offering a variety of photography...

Fountain Foto

Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh-based art and photography studio.

G & G STUDIO CREATIONS

122 Irvine Street
Mars, PA
G&g studio creations has been capturing and preserving meaningful moments and creating...

GOLDEN IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh wedding and portrait photographers.

Goldstein Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
Let us introduce ourselves. we are lynne and michael goldstein, a husband and wife...

Howard Custom Frame

832 Maple Avenue
Turtle Creek, PA
Custom picture framing is done by the owner. i pick up and deliver your artwork or you can...

J R Productions

1304 Evergreen Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
J r productions has been serving the pittsburgh area for over 26 years. also on the internet...

JEFF HARTZELL PHOTOGRAPHY

111 RIEGER RD
Butler, PA
Since 1980, jeff hartzell photography has helped western pennsylvania residents "create...

Joanna Fassinger Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
Wedding photography services

JOE APPEL PHOTOGRAPHY

28 EMERSON AVENUE
Pittsburgh, PA

JPs High Tech World Inc

362 James St
New Wilmington, PA
Jp's high tech world, inc. is the complete solution for designing & hosting web sites

JRyanArtist

5131 North Market
Shreveport, LA
Graphic design: advertisements/marketing materials, logo, branding, promotional product, menu...

Julia Straut Photography

204 Emerson Ave, First FLoor
Pittsburgh, PA
I am a leading portrait photographer serving pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. i...

Kaela Speicher Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
Kaela speicher photography photographs for assignments and personal work. she has photographed...

Ketcham Photography

976 Illinois Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Ketcham photography specializes in capturing the emotion of your wedding day. from your...

Kristi Ternullo Photography

Ridgeview Drive
Venetia, PA
Cost is determined by the job.

Lance Aaron/ Professional Online Portrait Artist

208 Nancy Lou Drive
Missoula, MT
I'm lance. i became a professional online portrait artist in 2006 after my family was taken...

Landmark Business Solutions, Inc.

1414 Pennsylvania Ave
Oakmont, PA
Landmark business solutions, inc. provides accounting and tax services to individuals and...

Little Story Studio

Greensburg, PA
I am a mom to a car-loving, super-toddling, never-idle 1 year old little boy and a former...

MARK MAY PHOTOGRAPHY

7080 Highland Creek Dr
Bridgeville, PA
Full service, professional digital photography work utilizing the latest "state of the art"...

MATTHEW BLASSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

327 S HIGHLAND AVE
Pittsburgh, PA

MBK Photography

3940 Monroeville Blvd.
Monroeville, PA
Making photography a work of art! mary beth kratsas owner and photographer, is an award...

McPeek Photography

357 E McMurray Rd
Mcmurray, PA
Photography services for landscape, fine art, architecture, macro, commercial, portrait,...

Melissa Butscher Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
Photographer specializing in beautiful, artistic custom portraits of newborns, children,...

Melissa Distel photography

800 Brookline Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Artistic photography studio specializing in newborn and children photography.

MELODY FARRIN PHOTOGRAPHY

390 LAMAR AVE
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael J. Ewing Photography

1060 Allison Ave.
Washington, PA
Michael j. ewing is a 1996 graduate of the art institute of pittsburgh where he received his...

Moxie Photo Booth

PO Box 112
Southwest, PA
Hosting an event? having a party? moxie photo booth will make your event unforgettable! best...

ONCE UPON A BRIDE & GROOM

73 Shenot Rd
Wexford, PA
Once upon a bride & groom bridal and formal wear "we make weddings simple" finding your...

PawFect Grooming (PFG)

1456 KENNEDY BLVD
Aliquippa, PA
Pawfect grooming (pfg) of aliquippa and pittsburgh proudly offers dog and cat grooming, dog...

Peter Wolff Photography and Videography

309 Field Club Ridge Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Photography and videography

Photographs by Mish

1720 Howell Street
North Versailles, PA
$75 session fee - location of your choice. digital packages available to fit your budget. ...

Photography By O'Neil

281 Kane Road (mailing address only)
Pittsburgh, Pa
We specialize in wedding, engagement, boudoir, and high school senior photography.

Photorise Photography

5900 Nicholson St
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh wedding photography by photorise

PicSure Photography by Rick Szymanski

Canonsburg, PA
Picsure photography by rick szymanski is the pittsburgh region's premier wedding and portrait...

Premier Imaging and Camera

143 Northway Mall
Pittsburgh, Pa
We offer all types of imaging-related services

PREMIER PHOTO-WORKS

7432 Washington Street
Pittsburgh, PA

PRIMETIME SHOTS

3204 Lebanon Church Rd.
West Mifflin, PA
Primetime shots is a full service photo studio specializing in portraits, schools, sports ,...

Ray Feather Photography

517 Lincoln Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
When you are looking first-class professional photographer, why settle for inexperience? we...

Red Lotus Photography

6906 Greenwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and children's photography

Rhapsody Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
Rhapsody photography is owned, operated and serviced by appointment only by ron...

Ruschel Studio

120 North Main Street
Washington, PA
A photography studio with over 50 years of experience based in washington, pa focused on...

SAVARINO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

731 WEST MAIN STREET
Monongahela, PA
David savarino is a certified professional photographer with both the master of photography...

Savvy Snaps Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
I am a baby, family, newborn, and lifestyle photographer. i love to work in places that...

Shotter Designs

903 Kazar St
Monaca, PA
Shotter designs was created in response to the over abundance of photographers who, while...

Shutterfly

2800 Bridge Pkwy
Redwood City, CA
Internet-based social expression & personal publishing service. ships internationally to over...

SOKpics Photography

1199 Hahntown Wendel Rd
Irwin, PA
On location portrait photography

Sturgeon Photography LLC

123 Central Square
Pittsburgh, PA
Located in mt. lebanon, sturgeon photography serves the greater pittsburgh area. we...

THE PROS ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES INC

1800 BYBERRY RD
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Tiny Toes Portraits

Verona, PA
Tiny toes portraits is an on-location photography company that specializes in photographing...

Tomazin Scanning Services

348 Station Street
Bridgeville, PA
Providing high-quality scanning services and graphic design. owned and operated by ryan...

Travis Scott Photography

Morgantown, WV
Coming from a background in the motion picture industry of new york city, i provide a unique...

Veronica Varos Photography

Pittsburgh, PA
For more information, please visit http://veronicavaros.com

Vivid Photography

202 Clay Avenue
Jeannette, PA
We are privately owned by allison sinisi, owner and photographer. we have two full time...

Websites On Us

11 Cornell Drive
Wyandanch, NY
We are a web design, web hosting and creative branding company. in this digital world having a...

Wingate Photo Restoration and Nature Photography

1718 Madison Road
Columbia, SC
Please email me: kathy.wingate@gmail.com primarily, i am offering restoration of old or...
Penn Hills Zip Codes

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Penn Hills.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Photographer
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money