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Photo Souvenir - Destination Wedding Photography


Ratings Distribution

 
5 Star Rating 96%
 
4 Star Rating 2%
 
3 Star Rating 2%
 
2 Star Rating 0%
 
1 Star Rating 0%
 
0 Star Rating 0%

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Communication

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5 Star Rating (Rated 4.96 stars with 46 reviews)
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Rated #11 of 59 Photographer Reviews on BDW

About:

We are Renaud and Severine, two young Europeans who started working in the Dominican Republic as photographers in 2000 and who created their own company four years ago.

Led by our passion for photography, we quickly realized that we wanted to offer a more personalized and professional service than the traditional "resort" picture that can be found in most of the places here and are now offering the same quality that you would find in your own country. The only difference is that we are onsite and have a lot of experience in beach weddings.

You can contact us for more information about pricing and we hope to meet you soon here in paradise! 

Member Reviews


  • kcespedes member avatar

    Amazing service!

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    Pros: On time, lots of pictures, team of 2, patient, willing to meet before event, high quality pictures

    Severine and Renaud are the absolute best! They made sure to capture every moment of our special day. I traveled to Punta Cana a few months prior to the wedding and I contacted them while I was there and they had no problems meeting with me and showing me some of their work. I appreciated this so much because I contacted them so last minute! During the wedding you could barely feel them but they definitely made sure to capture he entire thing. They are amazing! They are both so sweet and you can really tell they love what they do! I recommend them 10000%!!” (read more)

  • kirsty23 member avatar

    Most beautiful pictures I've ever seen

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    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    I wish I could give more than five stars to these amazing photographers! Theres a lot of stress on your wedding day about looking your best, and with my confidence I was not looking forward to being photographed: but Severine and Renaud showed up and were the most professional caring photographers ever, even showing me a quick photo to reassure me I looked good on camera! Renaud captures memories and moments so perfectly you barely notice he's taking a photo, you just see these amazing moments later and become nostalgic and wistful looking at the photos! They accommodated a last minute time change and they made sure I wasn't wilting in the heat in a satin and lace gown! I'm so greatful I chose these guys because a wedding is an emotional day that you struggle to take all in at once, but now I have these photos that detail the day: all the wonderful memories and decor, the way your friends giggle and cry with you and the way your mother in law looks at her son.... I've never seen a more beautiful capture of a day that goes too fast for a bride to notice on her own! Hire them, pay them triple because your going to get something simply magical to look back on for years to come!” (read more)

  • olgap member avatar

    Best Photographers in Dominican!!!

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    Pros: easy going, accommodating, reliable, good pricing, lively, colourful yet classy pics, truly professional

    Cons: none

    Choosing the right wedding photographer for your special day is a big deal and I definitely invested tons of tons into finding mine. After countless hours of searching the web, reading reviews, comparing prices, etc I decided that Photosouvenir are the photographers to be! And OMG I'm so grateful now that I made such decision. They responded to all of my emails right away (and believe me I bugged them a lot before we went to PC!), provided all the answers I was looking for and really made me comfortable that I'm dealing with professionals here. They even went as far as accommodating my photographers choice. I really wanted Severine to be one of the 2 photographers and she actually changed her travelling plans to accommodate my request!!! How special is that! We had a pleasure of meeting Renaud few days before our big day when we decided on few last minute things and got a chance to ask last minute questions. He was even more pleasant in person than via emails Severine and Rodrigo were our photographers for the wedding day. Super nice people and very easy going! They made everyone feel comfortable and natural in front of camera right away so we didn't even notice them sometimes...” (read more)

  • chupcha123 member avatar

    Amazing photographers!

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    Pros: easy to work with, affordable, pleasant, timely, quick turnaround, hard working, patient, positive

    Cons: none

    If you are having a wedding in Punta Cana and you are stressing out about a photographer, then put your worries to rest and hire Severine and Renaud!  They are an absolutely lovely pair who compliment each other. Their work speaks for itself and we are very pleased with the outcome.  We hired Severine for our wedding which took place on June 2, 2015 at the JellyFish restaurant in Punta Cana.  Prior to the wedding, Severine was very responsive to our emails and addressed all of our concerns.  When we met on the wedding day, Severine and Renaud were both there. It was a pleasant surprise since we thought only Severine was going to be in attendance. Renaud helped out during the afternoon and the ceremony. In fact, Renaud made a "behind the scenes" video which we really enjoyed.   During the ceremony, Severine and Renaud took wonderful pictures and captured moments that we did not even realize occurred. Their presence was not overwhelming (we attended some weddings where the photographers seemed like pests - this was not the case for us)! During the reception, dinner, and dancing, Severine was capturing every single moment.  I have n...” (read more)

  • sharitrandell member avatar

    Amazing Photographers!

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    We are so happy we chose Photo Souviner, Seerine & Rodrigo did such an amazing job. Communication with Seerine before was great, she replied promptly and we sent ALOT of emails. She was always more than helpful during the whole planning process. She made everything so easy. When we first met them, they were so kind and out going. Seerine stayed with the girls as we got ready, and Rodrigo took pictures of the guys. They made us all feel so comfortable, and at ease. All the pictures felt natural and not too posed. They were so involved at the reception. Climbing up to the top of the restaurant to get the perfect shot of the dance floor, and were right there with everyone. A lot of our guests complimented us on how much they loved our photographers.Our favorite part was the Urban Rock the Dress the next day. It was such a great experience. Everyone was so kind, and friendly to us.  The pictures were truly the most amazing part, they were unbelievable. We could not have asked for better photographers, and are so grateful that they were there to capture the best day of our lives. ” (read more)

  • vands member avatar

    Absolutely Amazing! Very Happy!

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    Pros: Creative, dedicated, ethical, professional, and fun. Real nice guy to work with!

    Cons: NONE!!

    If you're looking for a wedding or engagement photographer in Punta Cana, look no further.  Renaud of Photo Souvenir is your man!  This review is to describe the great lengths he went to, to make my secret marriage proposal a success. I came across Renaud's profile while I was looking for a photographer to secretly photograph my marriage proposal.  I liked his portfolio, and reviews, and reached out to him.  He responded immediately, which was a good sign.  Since this was my first trip to Punta Cana, I was clueless about the area. I wanted to  propose on the beach, in a rather secluded area.  Renaud offered terrific suggestions, one of which I agreed to; an amazing restaurant with a private beach area, run by the most amazing lady, Bego!  (Look up Kukua Beach Club in Punta Cana on TripAdvisor for details of this. You won't be disappointed!) Renaud took it upon himself (without my asking him to do so) to visit the restaurant and meet with Bego to iron out details.  That shows how professional and dedicated he is.  He coordinated all issues of the setup with Bego.  Remember, this was supposed to be a secretly ph...” (read more)

  • kandycecudjo member avatar

    BLOWN AWAY!

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    I am very picky about my photography! Choosing Photo Souvenir as our photographers is probably the best decision I made during the wedding planning process. They are amazing!!” (read more)

  • tanyap member avatar

    So much in love with their photos!!!

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    Pros: Professional, Creative, Experienced

    Cons: None

    My husband and I got married in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic in December 2014. We are so happy to have hired the Photo Souvenir Photographer Severine and Renaud and not only for our wedding day but  also for the underwater trash the dress photo session in a beautiful crystal clear lagoon couple of days after. They made us feel like a star and so comfortable. We didn't meet them before the wedding day but they have such warm and friendly personalities that we felt comfortable right away. They knew exactly what to do. Even if we run more than an hour late, they stayed relaxed and had everything under control with a plan B. The underwater photoshoot was just WOW. It was the best one we ever did in our life. The weather was perfect that day. The colors of the lagoon look absolutely beautiful. At first we were a bit skeptical, especially how can we manage it with that long wedding gown. But you have nothing to worry about. Rodrigo, the underwater photographer is a really experienced diver. He just simply takes you from one place to other. It was so much fun and absolutely unique. All the team is just amazing and fun, they are absolutely professionals and know exactly wh...” (read more)

  • samsandor member avatar

    Great experience

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    Pros: Professional, Experienced, Easy to work with, Fun to be around

    Cons: Cant think of a single one!

    We asked Renaud and Severine to photograph our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made for our special day. From the outset, they were easy to communicate with, honest and straightforward. We had concerns about getting a local photographer without having met them or any known anyone who has dealt with them. After researching online and checking out their work, we were optimistic. They exceeded all our expectations! They were very specific about what to expect, which was a relief because so many other aspects of our wedding seemed to change on the fly. We asked them to photograph our rehearsal dinner, wedding/reception, and we had a TTD session. They were outstanding for all of them. They were extremely friendly and a pleasure to be around. When the partying began they were right there with us to capture all the unforgettable moments. The TTD session was a lot of fun too! We were fortunate to have great weather and Renaud and Severine really knew how to take advantage of it. Thanks so much Renaud and Severine! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to someone else!” (read more)

  • mrswatts2014 member avatar

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!! THUMBS UP

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    Pros: photograpers with heart, professional and pay attention to detail, loved the quick responses every time I emailed them.

    Cons: NONE!!!

    Amazing!!!!!! If you are looking for exceptional wedding pictures, look no further! Photosouvenir is simply amazing. Owner’s Renaud and Severine are awesome to work with, and pour their hearts into their work/craft. From the moment we decided to call photosouvenir, the customer service and attention to details from the two partners was spot on. Severine helped us reserve everything, and answered all the questions we had prior to using their company for our wedding. She was very polite, and responded to our email inquiries promptly; before, during, and after the wedding. Renaud was our actual photography, and he is awesome. Renaud has such a sharp eye and awesome imagination. He will make your pictures come to life. We are so so so happy that we choose photosouvenir…….It is definitely worth every penny, and has far exceeded our expectations! Simply amazing, thank you to Renaud and Severine for making this happen for us, and delivering such beautiful memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.From      Mr. and Mrs. Watts  PS: this review is coming from a person that is very hard to please and I can honestly admit that. If its not 100...” (read more)

  • sierra25 member avatar

    Best Wedding Decision by Far!!

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    Pros: Photosouvenirs are passionate artists that deliver unique + quality work down 2 every last detail!

    Cons: None!!

    My Husband and I got married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on July 19 the Majestic Colonial Resort and when looking for a Punta Cana based photographer, we came across Photosouvenirs. We were looking for something authentic and unique, as my husband is Dominican and we travel frequently to DR, and Photosouvenirs had the quality work we had long envisioned! We opted with the 12 hour package that included coverage from 2 hours before the big day until the end of the reception + TTD Session. TTD was the best decision ever! We had such a blast with Severine and Reno! Our shots were so raw and colorful - they really captured the true beauty of the Dominican Republic. Severine and Reno are so down to earth and they made us feel very comfortable and gave great guidance! You can tell that they truly enjoyed being part of our special day. Communication with them from beginning to end was always smooth. This duo is very professional and passionate about their work. My husband got sick on the day we had planned on doing our TTD and they were able to arrange for us to do it later during the week when we moved to our honeymoon hotel with no issues at all. To top it off, the quality of ou...” (read more)

  • alyaknole member avatar

    The nicest, most CREATIVE photographers you will ever meet!

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    Pros: CREATIVE, professional, personable,

    Cons: NONE! They are seriously amazing!!

    I had the pleasure of having Photo Souvenir (Severine & Renaud) photograph my wedding on June 9, 2014. A year and a half prior, I scoured the internet looking for a photographer to shoot my wedding at the Majestic Colonial Resort & Spa. Once I discovered Photo Souvenir, I knew I had to have them and booked them right away! Severine and Renaud photographed my wedding day and Severine photographed my Trash the dress session the day after the wedding on June 10, 2014. In addition to being the sweetest people, they are also VERY CREATIVE! One of the reasons I chose them in the beginning, was looking through their website and blog, no two weddings or trash the dress sessions looked a like! I love that all of my photos are unique and suited to fit me and my husband! Photo Souvenir is also one of the few photographers in Punta Cana that actually has a blog as well. They wrote up a story on my husband and I added tons of photos that fit our story. The blog post summed up our day perfectly. To visit our blog post on their site, click the link below or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.photosou...d-kayla-cedric/ My wedding guests and friends ca...” (read more)

  • akoonamatata member avatar

    Photo Souvenir ARE THE BEST!!

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    Pros: Talented, creative, high quality pictures, amazing value for money, excellent communication

    Cons: That they dont live in North America to get photos by them every year

    I got married on March 25 in Punta Cana, D.R. and was lucky enough to have Severine and Renaud booked!After searching through many of the photographers in the Dominican for our wedding we got quotes from several and talked to MANY, however we chose Severine and Renaud for our special day and HANDS down the BEST choice ever! From the moment we first talked to them, we felt at ease and knew we were dealing with talented professionals. Other photographers were strongly pushing us to do things in a different order than we wished, different places etc. and Severine was totally flexible to make our day how we wanted.Now on the day of, they arrived early and were constantly snapping shots, with so many unique ideas that were fun and incorporated all elements. Our guests absolutely LOVED both Renaud and Severine and my husband and I felt so at ease during the whole day which is huge because we are both not huge picture people. We had a large wedding and Photo souvenir captured all guests throughout the day and evening - pure bliss because it increases your memory of the day and flatters the guests!  Photo Souvenir is the hands down best choice you will make and I will ens...” (read more)

  • mcirving member avatar

    Simply superb!

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    Pros: Professional, creative, adaptable, kind

    Severine was our photographer and she did such an amazing job! She showed up early to scout out the venue and to make sure that we got photos in the best possible places. Alex and I both felt very comfortable with Severine taking photos and she captured the important moments. She even stayed on past the time that she was supposed to leave so that she could get some photos of our first dance which we had not gotten around to yet!Severing did a great job editing our photos and sent them to us on a USB key. We are so happy with them, and all of our friends and family have said the same. Since we live overseas and she knew it would take a while for them to arrive, Severine set up a great website for us to view the photos and show them to our friends and family ahead of time.We highly recommend PhotoSouvenir! They are simply fabulous photography company and such a pleasure to work with!Thank you Severine!” (read more)

  • shellkay1 member avatar

    Look no further!!

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    Pros: Professional, Friendly, Organized, Timely....all around FABULOUS!!!

    Cons: Not a single thing!!

    If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Punta Cana, look no further! My husband & I were married at the Excellence Punta Cana resort on June 6, 2014 & we are absolutely in LOVE with our pictures...as well as with Reno and Severine!!! Planning a wedding is very stressful (as I am sure you know)...and even more so when it comes to a destination wedding! Between the long distance coordinating and wondering how things will turn out, it can be a headache. Let me assure you, you will NOT be disappointed with Photo Souvenir! From the very beginning, the communication with Severine was breeze! Very quick to reply, always willing to help answer any questions I had, as well as providing feedback & links to recent work. This was HUGE for me as the in-house photographer that was offered, sadly, did not have this same professionalism.   We had the pleasure of working with Reno! LOVE HIM! From our first meeting (two days before the event), we were sold! Very personable & inquisitive as to what we wanted for our special day. He answered all of our questions from "when should we do our first dance" to "how do you think we should stage our exit"....” (read more)

  • lauren413 member avatar

    AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY!!

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    Pros: everything! Amazing photographer, beautiful, perfect pictures

    Cons: absolutely none

    My husband and I went to Punta Cana for our honeymoon and had a photo shoot with Severine while we were there.  It was AMAZING...she was so much fun, so relaxed and easy to work with.  Severine was great about communicating with us before our trip to make sure all the details were set before we even left New York, and was very flexible about changing times the day of the shoot to accommodate the changing weather, making sure we got the best pictures possible.  Our pictures are absolutely stunning - better than our wedding pictures!!!  If I could do it over and have our wedding in Punta Cana so Severine could take our pictures I would!  DEFINITELY use them for your wedding/honeymoon/vacation pictures! You will not regret it! ” (read more)

  • slater1kl member avatar

    Jaw Dropping Talent!

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    Pros: Professional, Experienced, Accommodating, Creative, Enjoyable to work with!

    **Booking PhotoSouviner for your photography will be one of the best decisions you make,you will be more than satisfied with what you get in return**   I cannot express how happy my husband and I are with our experience with PhotoSouvenir!  We got married at the Majestic Elegance on February 28, 2013 with 80 of our family and friends! Destination weddings can always be a bit scary and pictures mean more than anything- as those are what keep the memories alive.  Once I took a look on their website/blog I instantly fell in love with their work and when I met her the day of the wedding I knew from the moment she started taking pictures of us ladies getting ready- that they were going to turn out more than perfect; all of my nerves were soon diminished!  They were very professional and quick to respond whether it was about booking dates/sessions/etc.  We were a little outside of one of the package hour ranges due to the availability at the resort- and she was more than happy to stay a bit longer than she needed- she didn't think twice about it. We had the pleasure of working with Severine- such a de...” (read more)

  • ewc26 member avatar

    Wonderful Photos

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    Pros: Easy to work with, Amenable, Talented

    Cons: None!

    Renand and Severine were an absolute joy to work with. First, they were very accommodating to a change in our wedding plans. When our flight to the DR was delayed because due to a snow storm, Renand and Severine were happy to adapt to the change in our wedding date.  Second, during the wedding ceremony and photo session after, Renand kept my husband and I relaxed, laughing, and comfortable as we walked down the beach and explored different areas of Excellence at Punta Cana. The results were fantastic--Renand captured the moments of sheer happiness and joy! He gave us helpful instructions and directions and the pictures came out even better than we could have ever imagined.  Third, the follow through and wrap-up procedures were seamless. Renand met us the day after our wedding to look through photos and provided a smooth and efficient transaction for payment and delivery of the wedding photos.  We would recommend Photo Souvenirs to any couple getting married in the DR. They are easy to work with, affable, and talented. The results were fantastic!   ” (read more)

  • ja-120313 member avatar

    December 3, 2013 Wedding

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    Pros: Professional, Knowledge of local area, Creative, Genuine, Personable

    Cons: none for us

    Hi Everyone,We used Photo Souvenir for our December 3rd, 2013 wedding at the Majestic Elegance. We decided mainly to go with this photographer because of the style that he used and the fact that he was local for the trash the dress session. We booked a number of months out and arranged to meet a couple days prior to the wedding upon arrival. The meeting itself went incredibly smoothly and I had a good feeling right off the bat.On wedding day (wedding was at the Majestic Elegance and the reception and dinner was at Jellyfish) Renaud met with the girls first for pictures while getting ready and then the guys, The creativity behind his pictures were perfect and he was able to capture a lot of candid photos (which we were delighted with) along with some great posed pictures. Renaud was able to capture the feeling of the day perfectly on his own but was also genuinely excited when we came up ideas for pictures that we wanted as well. His personal touch during this was amazing. We just received our pictures a day ago and, when looking through, we were amazed at what he captured. He caught so many moments from angles which were perfect and we didn't even realize he was taking at the ti...” (read more)

  • kkertz member avatar

    Average,

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    Pros: Professional, easy to work with, english speaking

    Cons: Unoriginal photos, not creative, videography is sub par at best

    Hi ladies! We used Photo Souvenir for our wedding in April 2013. I have to say, they were professional (for the most part) and easy to work with, English speaking - all good qualities when dealing with a destination wedding. The best photos we received from the wedding are from the 1 hour session we had with Renaud after the ceremony while everyone was at Cocktail hour. So, in 30 yrs, we'll have nice framed shots of us, our wedding party, family, etc. I will say that during that hour Renaud didn't take the reigns and tell our families who was needed and when. Instead, my husband and I had to direct our families (Kids first, now siblings, now parents, etc) it was annoying. We had a rain delay and at our outdoor reception we had to race inside and have an additional cocktail hour while the ballroom was set up. It was fun, not planned, and the entire 100 guests had a fun time hanging out. Guess what, we couldn't find our photographers anywhere! Guess they took that hour to eat their own dinner! However, I REALLY have to complain about Photo Souvenirs lack of any true photo talent. I feel as if I had given the expensive DSLR cameras to my brother or sister we could've had comparable...” (read more)







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