Wedding photographer reviews

“If we could give Kiel more than 5 stars, we would. He does not just take pretty pictures. There are poetics in his point of view, the way he captures the light and the moment to help tell your story. These are not your same tired wedding shots. Kiel is where wedding photography is headed. We feel honored and gifted to have had the opportunity to work with him before his talent pulls him out of our reach. Not only is Kiel a fantastic photographer but he is the kind of person you would like at your wedding. He was wonderful with our families, patient and gracious, but still got his shot. Kiel made wonderful efforts to get to know us long before our wedding day. Because of this, we both felt extremely comfortable with him and knew he understood our vision completely. Our engagement pictures were phenomenal and our family and friends were very impressed with Kiel’s talent. He is genuine, authentic, professional, warm, and an all around amazing person. We recommend him very highly. Thank you Kiel!” ~ Anna & Stephen Jones, May 22nd, 2015

“Long story short, Kiel is not only an amazing photographer but an amazing person with a great presence. Life has a way of aligning things how they should be and this totally happened for my husband Jake, I and Kiel. The end result was amazing. He captured the magic of my dress and the wedding and when I saw the results I cried tears of joy!! We received numerous compliments about him from our wedding party and guests and knew that he was meant to be there for us on such a momentous day. The story: We first reached out to several photographers in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Kiel was over our budget but just in my interaction with him I guaranteed to refer him in the future! He was that great! So we decided on a more affordable photographer but long story short, two photographers ended up flaking on us and the last one the night before our wedding. (Never skimp on such an important part of your wedding) I remember having such a pleasant experience communicating with Kiel so on a whim I left a voice mail for him at around 8AM the morning of my wedding. About 30 minutes later he called me and said he was on his way down from San Francisco from shooting another wedding and would be happy to be my knight in shining armor!! You can only imagine my stress level that morning. Kiel came to our rescue, allowed us to relax, he is great at making you feel comfortable in front of the camera and just has this presence that you can’t describe. I should have known that from our first communication he was the one. Turns out he even knew a lot of our close family guests. Just as I knew my husband was the one…..I should have known Kiel was the one but the universe made it so anyway and I am so happy the stars aligned. I highly recommend Kiel. Great photographers are hard to come by, but it is even more hard to find one that understands your relationship and how it should be portrayed and can make everyone feel comfortable. Choose Kiel!! Your Search Ends Here!!” ~Isa & Jake Muñoz, December 19th, 2014

“I had the pleasure of having Kiel photograph our wedding last September. He did our engagement photos several months prior and they were amazing, so I knew the photos would be good. What I got after the wedding was nothing short of incredible. I received over a thousand edited, frame-worthy photos. There are so many good photos that I cannot even pick which ones to print. What we received was the perfect array of artistic, practical, candid and group photos that look absolutely stunning. He did a great job of photographing everyone who was in attendance at the wedding without even feeling like he was there. To top things off, all of my guests loved him and could not say better things about him. He is truly one of the best photographers out there and I would recommend him for any event or style of shot. I hope to find a reason to use him as our photographer again. I truly cannot say enough good things about him and his business. He is amazing!” ~ Lauren Wood, Bride

“I recently had the pleasure of having Kiel photograph our wedding in September.  He did our engagement photos several months back and they were amazing, so I knew the photos would be good.  What I got after the wedding was nothing short of incredible. I received over a thousand edited frame-worthy photos.  What we received was the perfect array of artistic, practical, candid and group photos that look absolutely stunning.  He did a great job of photographing everyone who was in attendance at the wedding without even feeling like he was there.  To top things off, all of my guests loved him and could not say better things about him.  He is truly one of the best photographers out there and I would recommend him for any event or style of shot.  I hope to find a reason to use him as our photographer again.  I truly cannot say enough good things about him and his business.  He is amazing!” – Lauren Wood, Bride

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