In Their Words...
My wife and I used Joel DePriest for not only our engagement pictures but also our wedding photos. The experience was wonderful and we will always remember having them taken as it was so much fun. He is very friendly and made us feel comfortable right away. You can tell Joel is dedicated to his work as he was willing to meet us on the beach at sunrise. My wife was looking for a few specific shots and he went far beyond what I expected. My wife got the shots she wanted and so many more. Needless to say, the pictures turned out amazing. We spent two weeks trying to figure out what ones to purchase off his website. My wife wanted a large one and I wasn't sure how good the quality was going to turn out. We asked Joel and he recommended the ones that would be good in a larger frame. The ordering process was flawless and we had our pictures a little while later. Everyone who comes over to our house comments on the large picture as it looks like it was out of a magazine. Thank you so much, Joel!--Jim, groom
My husband and I chose Joel to do our wedding photography because of the work that we had seen him do in the past. We were so glad we chose him! He was so organized throughout the whole process and really put us at ease. It was by far the easiest step of all our wedding planning. He took the time to meet with us to discuss the photos that were most important to us, which family members would be involved with the photos and what the time frames were on the day of the wedding. He was so thorough with getting every single picture we wanted. Usually the family pictures can be the most stressful but not with Joel! He got everyone into place on time looking fantastic. We are so proud of our wedding pictures and would not have changed a thing! We are so thankful for Joel’s work on our wedding and would recommend him to anyone! --Paige, bride
We could not be more satisfied with Joel's photography. He knew what he was doing both on the technical/camera side and on the portrait/family picture side. He made everyone feel very comfortable and the photo shoot on our wedding was organized and went very smoothly. He had creative ideas that we had not even considered, and many of those shots came out as our favorites! In the end, the finished product is what matters, and Joel really delivered. It is clear he spent a great deal of time finishing the pictures, and everyone was thrilled to see the pictures and re-live the day. Both of our sisters asked Joel to do their weddings after seeing the pictures Joel took. Thanks, Joel! --Jed and Grace, groom and bride
I had seen Joel’s work through his website and I just knew he was the photographer that I wanted for our wedding! He was very well organized and we laid out all of the details in advance to make sure we were on the same page. He showed up early and started brainstorming some great picture ideas for the day, which showed a great deal of professionalism. He was able to capture all the moments from the entire day, with all of the specifics I had requested! Joel also made everyone feel at ease when doing the family and bridal portraits, which was not an easy task with our group! You could tell he enjoyed what he was doing, but also knew what he was doing. When we got out pictures back, I was thrilled! I loved being able to re-live the day through his pictures. I can’t stop looking at them! I was able to show family the pictures and provide them an option to order through Joel’s website and they loved how easy it was! ! My cousin told me that our pictures were some of the best he had ever seen out of the many weddings he had been to and was so impressed. I actually received this reaction from several people! I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out and the service we received from Joel. I felt confident and comfortable that Joel understood my vision of everything I wanted and that he would make that happen for me. He did just that! He did a fantastic job of taking photos that are elegant and timeless! I have been recommending him to anyone I can! The level of professionalism, communication and quality of pictures could not have been any better! I am so happy that I picked Joel to share in our special day!--Brittany, bride
I had numerous people tell me before my wedding that I needed to make a list of certain pictures or poses that I wanted so I wouldn't regret not getting certain ones after my wedding day. Personally, I didn't want one more thing to think about on the day of my wedding and with Joel I did not have to! He called me a couple weeks before the wedding and took time out of his day to go through the list of what I wanted, any special or specific pictures or poses, etc. so that on the day of the wedding he had what he needed and I didn't need to give it a second thought! He was so great to work with, prompt and on time the day of the wedding and everyone in the wedding party enjoyed him and had a great time taking pictures! He keeps himself to a strict schedule when it comes to editing and I was so pleased with how prompt he was. And with Joel, you get both promptness and incredible value! It is so apparent that he loves what he does and really puts forth time & effort in editing them. My husband & I used Joel for both our engagement & wedding pictures and I can say in all honesty, that we have never regretted choosing him. We have been so pleased with how all of our pictures have turned out and I still hear from people concerning how professional he is and how impressed they are with our pictures. We would highly recommend Joel to anyone looking for a photographer. Not only will you have someone who is highly professional, thoroughly loves his job, and goes the extra mile to give you what you want but you will never regret choosing him! --Jorie, bride
Hiring Joel as our wedding photographer was the one part of our wedding that I was very adamant about! I had seen his work from other weddings and knew he would do an outstanding job with ours. I am so happy to say that he did not disappoint! Joel was so polite during our phone consultation with my mom and I, explaining every detail and was able to answer every question we had. He was extremely accommodating with our situation of distance, taking the time to email everyone and answering emails right away! During the wedding, Joel was amazing at not being too over bearing about taking photos, capturing those little moments we love looking back at, and helping us remember our special day through so many different points of view. I love that he posted previews on Facebook so it was easier to share with our friends and family! We still get compliments at how amazing our wedding photos are and we couldn't be more pleased with the end results! A lot of our family members love the quality of the online prints and how fast they received them. Both my family, Justin's family, and myself highly recommend Joel. In fact, we plan on hiring him again for future family pictures and any other events! --Elizabeth, bride