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"It's taken me almost a year to write this review because I want to take you through the details so you really know what you are getting when you work with Square Eye Photography.
My husband and I met with her at her home and were immediately struck by the attention to detail in her interior decorating (trust me, you'll be impressed). She sat us down on her couch and projected a video with samples of her work from other engagements and weddings, which of course are beautiful and expertly photoshopped to bring out the beauty in the couples and the venues.
The thing that really caught my attention was that she was tapping her feet and grooving with the flow of the background music. Call it silly, but I took her demeanor to be very indicative of the personality we would be working with. She is fun and lively, and brightens the room just by being herself. I knew right then that this was not a woman who was going to cause me stress (spoiler: I was right!) and would be open to working with any "demands" I might have.
After the video, she showed us different photography packages that were available and how some of photos had been added to albums or put to canvas. From this we opted to receive one Engagement collage, a wedding album for our home and 2 smaller albums, to be given to each mother after the wedding.
The Engagement Shoot-On January 24th 2016 We decided to have our engagement shoot at one of Edna's suggestions, The Irvine Regional Park. This was our first time there, but Edna was very clear on where we would meet and we had no trouble finding her. As soon as we met up, Edna wasted no time hauling our butts up and down that park for the best photos. She staged us in positions that felt absolutely silly, but turned out being really fun and looked great in the photos. We changed on the go, once in a bathroom and once in some foliage (which I'm sure made for a funny sight). The only upset we had was a patch of stinging nettles that I laid in that instantly gave my arms and back a minor rash. This might seem like a bad thing, but actually it was a testament to how Edna handles challenge. She got her photos and kept pushing through like a champ and when it came time to see the photos in the online gallery, I could see her editing skill in covering up the rash. If it weren't for the fact that I lived through it, I wouldn't have been able to tell it had happened at all.
Post Engagement shoot-Edna posted a handful of pictures on January 30th 2016 and by February 16th 2016, the rest of the series was available and edited.
The Wedding Day- April 25th 2016 Edna and her team met us at The Carter Estate Winery in Temecula. The team set up their equipment and took photos of details like my dress, accessories and us getting ready. Once we were in full makeup, Edna had us get dressed and then had my MOH help me outside into the vineyard for photos. Unfortunately, as these things happen, my MOH slipped on a rock while carrying my dress and ended up falling down and splitting open the back of her dress. She was immediately shuttled inside so one of my bridesmaids could mend it and Edna's team immediately took her place. The transition was so smooth in what could have been a potentially big bump in our wedding day. After this set of photos it was time to drive the 20 minutes to the wedding venue "Wedgewood, The Orchard" in Menifee. Edna first took some photos of the groom and groomsmen before staging him so that we could have a first look. In real life, our bridal party witnessed our first look, but they were edited out in the photos so it looks very intimate and there is no trace that they have been removed. I didn't notice them during the ceremony, but I have the photos to prove they were there so I can only say that they got some great shots. After the ceremony, we were shuttled behind the venue to an open field of (what looked like) wheat; her team helped me haul my dress and then staged the both of us for photos. These are my favorite photos from the whole day, Edna tinted the sky, sucked in my fat and made the details pop! We laughed through the whole time and really had her to thank for it. Edna I hope you see this because you are a treasure.
Post Wedding Service-On May 5th 2016 Edna posted a handful of photos from our wedding, which we immediately shared to our respective pages; These photos were edited and had the Square Eye Photography watermark. On May 9th 2016 I received an email from her saying that our photos were available online for us to view and that the next step was to select the ones we liked and then submit them online so that she could get to work touching up what needed fixin'. It took us about a month to actually sit down and pick the 60 images needed and after that it feels like no time at all before Edna was telling me I could pick up our albums.
She is the MVP of our wedding day and far and away one of the best investments we ever made. You can stop looking, you've found your photographer."
Kjerston Westberg (taken from Yelp)
"If I can recommend one thing it would be for couples to invest on their wedding day it would definitely have to be photography provided by Edna. Don’t let this be the last thing on your wedding list; the music will be gone, the flowers will die, but the beautiful memories of your wedding day will forever be captured by Edna. Edna is truly AMAZING!!! She can turn the mundane into the most breathtaking images. Edna doesn’t take pictures, she captures the moments full of EMOTION and BEAUTY. The photos will make you laugh, cry, and relive each second of your wedding day. Thanks for everything Edna, you are absolutely AMAZING!!"
Cammie and Duy
This is a snippet of a long post that this bride wrote about me on her blog...
"If you are in need of a wedding photographer, I seriously would recommend Edna, she went to the ends of the earth and back for us. By the end of our wedding day she was covered in mud, sweaty and I’m sure exhausted. But she lives for her work, and you can tell. We couldn’t be happier with how things turned out with her! I am linking her website, Pinterest (where she posted a bunch of our photos along with a ton of her other clients) and her Facebook so you can get in touch. If you have any questions or need contact info for her, I would be more than willing to get that to you!
Edna… WE LOVE YOU!!"
Casey and Chris
(to read the entire blog click here ahomeinprogress.wordpress.com and scroll to the second to last blog post...all the way at the bottom)
"Edna, thank you for your beautiful ARTISTRY and for capturing the intricate details of our wedding day. We were in awe as we viewed our photographs, as you did not just photograph images but you truly captured the pure essence and emotion of each moment. Thank you for documenting our beginning chapter of our life together."
Dave and Elissa Rynearson
Edna, you are definitely a master of your craft. You have shown our special day so magically in your photos.. I absolutely love every single one of them. I loved working with you.. It was easy to be a calm bride because I love the man I was marrying and I know my precious memories were in the best hands! And when I say you are the best I Mean the BEST! Thank you immortalizing my memories. You have a forever client and friend.. Hell.. you are forever part of my family!
"Edna, our engagement and wedding pictures are AMAZING!!! We had a blast with you during the entire experience! Everybody who sees her pictures is absolutely blown away. Take you so much for giving us something we could cherish for the rest of our lives. We just can’t thank you enough."
Lots of love, Erin and Robert
"Edna, we have to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done for us. From our first consultation to our engagement session and finally wedding day. You were nothing but supportive, friendly, professional, kind and a blast! Which we appreciate. We will cherish these memories for our lifetime.YOU ARE AMAZING!"
God bless, Ashley and Nate Klitzing
"This client changed her wedding date just to have me shoot her wedding. This is the email she sent.
Okay look… I’m DESPERATE to have a photograph my wedding. So much that I’m willing to change my wedding date. PLEASE!!!"
"Michael and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our special day not only did you capture the moments but you captured our hearts in the photos that you have taken. It’s truly an ART what you do and I’m happy to have found you. As we sit, staring at our beautiful pictures, we know that you are truly a great photographer. Not only that you made us look good but you made us feel comfortable and SEXY! Thank you for our beautiful photos that we will forever cherish."
Love, Rofya and Mikey
"Good morning Edna! Ohhhh My Gosh!!!! The photos are freakin’ AWESOME!!!!! WOW!!!! We LOVE them!!!!! It’s going to be so hard to choose our favorites! Oh my goodness girl, we cannot get over at what a great job you did! We are so happy with our pictures!! You are totally right when you see people take a while, to choose their images, because it must be so hard to choose a favorite out of tons of great pics that you take!!! LOL!!! Thank you so much for all of the beautiful pictures, we had a great time!! Have a wonderful and blessed day!!"
Much love, Henyi and Chris
"OMG! I’m so in love with every single photo!! They are STUNNING!!!! You are such a talented photographer and we are so blessed to have had you as part of our big day! I just relived our wedding day through your vision!"
Stacy and Luke Settecase
"Whenever my husband and I argue and he asks me if I want him to leave, I always say “NO!… The wedding pictures are too good.” I really do! Ask him!"
"One of the most important parts of my weddings to my husband and me was the photographer. I can’t decide which I love more, my engagement photos or my wedding photos. You are a MAGICIAN, an ARTIST and my photographer for all events from this point on… I am sending my friends your way too."
"Hi Edna, let me just say when it came time for Matthew and I to find a photographer for our wedding we saw lots out there and didn’t know which way to go. Luckily we really got to see you in action at my sister-in-law’s wedding and when we saw her pictures there was no question we had to have you do hours to. We have the most beautiful wedding photos and memories because of you. You are AWESOME at what you do!! We can’t thank you enough!!!!"
Love, Kimberly and Matthew Eby
"Edna is seriously the best photographer you can get! She is so fun and EASY GOING. I felt so comfortable with her on the day of. I actually put my husband in charge of the photographer for the wedding and he found Edna through a friends referral. She was the best for our wedding day – for sure!!! I am so AMAZED every time we look at our photos and reminded how MAGICAL that day was. She really captures everything. We always refer Square Eye Photography. Thanks Edna!"
"Edna, YOU ROCK! The photos that you took on our wedding day are BREATHAKING! Family and friends love them. You have an amazing talent, and I can’t wait to work with you again and again."
Love you! Allison Burner
"Seriously, everyone I have talked to is talking about how AMAZING your pics are! My mom said you aren't a photographer you're an artist!! I couldn’t be happier!!!!"
"I am sitting here CRYING MY EYES OUT! What you did was SPECTACULAR! You captured everything a person could want. I truly can’t find enough words to express how happy I am."
"Edna, we knew we had the best photographer after seeing our engagement pictures but after seeing our wedding day pictures it confirmed it. The QUALITY and CREATIVITY of your work is phenomenal!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for leaving us with such amazing photos of our wedding day that we will cherish forever!! I cannot wait to work with you again!"
XOXO The Saldanas, Rebecca
"Just thinking about you and the WONDERFUL things you are." This was posted randomly one day on my page from one of my favorite brides
"OMG I love these pictures!!! OMG, Edna you have honestly made my dream of having BEAUTIFUL wedding pictures come true!!! I’m so happy with what I’ve seen so far!!! I can’t believe how good we look!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!"
Sylvia and Jerry
"Edna, you’ll never know how much I just love the pictures. They are all truly a work of ART. I like your style and your flare for art. I see something beautiful in every photo you took! Congratulate yourself for being a
TRUE ARTIST and sharing it with us."
Love, Teri and Karinah
"Edna, thank you so much for your FABULOUS work. Everyone loves our pictures – they continue to surpass our expectations! We sing your praises whenever we get the chance because not only are you AMAZING but so much fun to work with. We can’t wait for the album ."
Sincerely, Victoria and Nick Titchenal
"Hi Edna! I just wanted to let you know how pleased Caesar and I were with our photo session with you on Sunday. We both felt comfortable, you are so down-to-earth, very easy-going. The whole atmosphere and experience was great! Our pictures came out even better than I expected. I can’t wait to get them all. We are very appreciative of your work, as you have been able to provide us with BEAUTIFUL pictures of our pregnancy to enjoy. Thank you for everything."
Marvella and Cesar Carranza
"We want to be your best customers. Carrie says to tell you we think you’re really TALENTED and we’re thinking about emailing your website all the photographers we turned down!!! Ha ha ha!"
"Wow Edna, they are so good! Some are so funny, I’m not exactly the most photogenic person but you made me look good. Marina looks good in every single picture! We had a lot of fun that day, and it was a pleasure to work with you. Thanks again and we will really love all the photos."
Michael Carpenter and Marina
"Edna, thank you so much for making us look like sexy, SEXY ROCK STARS through the lens of your camera. Given amazing talent that we really appreciate being part of our special day. We are your biggest cheerleaders and will refer you to everyone we know"
Love, Nikki and Byron
"Thank you so much. I love all the pictures. You did a great job. I’m really happy with your work. I love your taste and how you organize everything, they came out so good. My husband is really happy with the results. We will be going back to you for pregnancy pictures."
Thank you, Grace Peredia
"Thank you for being part of our wedding day and capturing it so well! Words could never fully describe how appreciative and THRILLED my husband and I are about the masterpiece of an album you created for us from our wedding photographs. We get so many compliments on it! It is such a great way to treasure our special day for years to come"
"Edna, Steven and I can’t say enough great things about her experience with you! We absolutely loved our engagement and wedding photos. You captured her special day perfectly. I’m happy to say that I now consider you a friend. I love that we still continue to see you yearly for family photos! You work is simply AMAZING!"
Love, Steven and Jamie falls
"Edna, three years ago you captured one of the most special days in our lives. We love you looking at our pictures and reliving that day. You made us feel so comfortable with you that not only do we trust you with our engagement wedding pictures but we are fortunate to still have you taking pictures of our baby girl. You are an AMAZING person and do AMAZING work."
Jessica and Irving
"Edna, thank you so much for a beautiful wedding pics! You have been a pleasure to work with and I can’t wait to get married again see can take more pictures ha ha just kidding! I can’t wait for the next big event so that we can use your talents once again."
"Edna, thank you so much for all the hard work and amazing photos! We absolutely loved working with you. And the pictures are exactly what we wanted!!!"
Much love, Kelly Phipps and Mike
"You know, I never got around to telling you how INSPIRATIONAL you are. I once read a post you shared about a story that was written on your work. You said something about being slightly unprofessional was better than being fake. It really helped me during a transitional stage in my life because as a therapist everyone expects you to be perfect, whatever that means. True knowledge and wisdom comes from experience and lessons learned whether it may be a first or second hand. I learned to embrace my imperfections and work with them to show that I am as perfectly human as everyone else is. True healing comes from within. True desire for well being comes from the heart. You along with a few others have helped me find my courage. Funny how the effect of your existence is often hidden in the little blind spots of our lives. I’m so grateful for you and all that you willingly lived through to become even you-er"
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