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(Rated 5 stars with 46 reviews)
Rated #11 of 110 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

By Kcespedes, · 0 Comments

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%!!
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Kirsty23

By Kirsty23, · 0 Comments

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!
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OlgaP

By OlgaP, · 0 Comments

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! :D 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 taking pictures. Poor Severine was running around under the sun heat, trying to find the best spots for photos, and helping me carrying my dress train and veil. She really knew the resort inside out and we made so many great shots! Rodrigo room care of "guys getting ready" session as well as shooting guests and decor during the cocktail hour and photos turn out to me amazing as well - my husband looks like a model! :D Both Rodrigo and Severine stayed extra time to ensure they capture our first dance as well as dance with my father - we cannot thank them enough for doing so as we are now left with all these great memories! I would truly recommend Photosouvenir to everyone I know!!! :D:D:D
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chupcha123

By chupcha123, · 0 Comments

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 never seen anyone work as hard as Severine. At a certain point, we had to ask her to make sure she ate and was drinking water. She is simply awesome.  The pictures she took really brought out the decorations, the weather, and the overall joy everyone had.    Severine is also very responsive to suggestions. There was never a communications barrier. Severine followed us around when we wanted to take pictures with everyone. She made sure to take as many pictures of the guests as she could.  Personally we think she was doing the job of three photographers!    Overall we are extremely satisfied. We are happy with the result and the process.  We would hire Severine and Renaud as our photographers any time!  They absolutely a wonderful persons with positive energy!  
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ShariTrandell

By ShariTrandell, · 0 Comments

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. 
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VandS

By VandS, · 0 Comments

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 photographed proposal; hence the need to ensure a proper setup ahead of time. Besides, I was in the US, and had never met Bego.   In addition to the secrecy, one other issue was the weather.  We were supposed to be in Punta Cana for three days only. The weather forecast called for rain on one or more of those days. Obviously, this would drastically affect the outdoor proposal.  I asked Renaud if he would be flexible enough to schedule the shoot on 24-hour notice, once the weather forecast was more concrete.  Surprisingly, he agreed!  All the above communication between Renaud and me, was via e-mail. He responded to all my queries immediately.   Once my fiancé and I arrived in Punta Cana, I fixed the day and time of the proposal, and scheduled it with Renaud.  He showed up at the venue a couple of hours prior to our arrival there, and completed the secret setup. As my fiancé and I showed up at the venue, he got to work.    One specific aspect of the shoot I had failed to coordinate, was the exact place and position on the beach where I would propose.  My mistake! There just wasn't enough time to do that. Besides, I didn't know the layout of the restaurant and its beach. This turned into a minor issue, since Renaud had to make unexpected adjustments at the last minute, all the while taking photographs without being seen.  But he pulled it off amazingly! He shuffled, he scrambled, he ran, he hid, he crawled, and he got the most amazing shots and video footage!   After I proposed, I asked Renaud to come out of hiding. That was the very first time he and I met face to face.  He is the most pleasant guy.  We then proceeded to take several more photographs.  His attention to detail, and creativity, were immediately apparent.  We had a great photo session. The end result was absolutely stunning!   I'm sure there are many great photographers out there; but I'm doubtful there are many with the unique combination of skill, creativity, pleasantness, dedication, and fun-factor which make Renaud what he is.  I recommend him without reservations.  I'm sure you will enjoy working with him, and will be as impressed with his work, as were we.   Renaud, thank you for everything!
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KandyceCudjo

By KandyceCudjo, · 0 Comments

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!!
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TanyaP

By TanyaP, · 0 Comments

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 what to do. Besides they are really creative and trying every time to find new poses or new ideas for the pictures.The first time we saw the pictures we were so amazed that I just started to cry. We expected it to be nice but that just exceeded our expectations. We would recommend Photo Souvenir to everyone! Thank you so much for that wonderful experience!
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SamSandor

By SamSandor, · 0 Comments

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!
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MrsWatts2014

By MrsWatts2014, · 0 Comments

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% then I am not satisfied. But Renaud and Severine are just the definition of perfectionists.  I am so glad that I didn't go with another photographer because of a price difference. You really get what you pay for!  The icing on the cake was our photographers personality, Renaud is a very humble guy that enjoys what he is doing. Majority of the time we did not even know he was there. There are no words to describe of how happy we are with PHOTOSOUVENIR.   :)      
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sierra25

By sierra25, · 1 Comment

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 our pictures and the absolutely beautiful presentation they came in, were beyond anything we could of imagined or expected. If you are willing to be adventurous and looking for something different  without compromising quality - do consider working with these two. You will not regret it!    
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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.photosouvenirpuntacana.com/2014/07/10/majestic-colonial-wedding-and-ttd-kayla-cedric/   My wedding guests and friends cannot stop talking about how wonderful our pictures came out. We loved our photos so much that my husband and I plan on going back to Punta Cana to have Severine and Renaud photograph our pregnancy and future children once we decide to expand our family!  
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AKoonaMatata

By AKoonaMatata, · 1 Comment

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 ensure you will not be disapointed one bit! Our guests were amazed at how fast we got our pictures back, how many pictures we got but FLOORED by the quality and absolutely amazingness of each photo! They captured absolutely everything and the picture literally took our breath away. The trash the dress photos were SO FUN and amazing as well. Severine has very good connections with locals and we had true Dominican experience, plus she knows the best secret gems in Dominican to do a photo shoot. I would recommend anyone looking for a photographer to save your time looking elsewhere and book Photo Souvenir now! The pictures are amazing, excellent value and professional finishes make it the best decision for your wedding. Words honestly cannot describe how much I am over the moon with our wedding and trash the dress photos all because I picked Photo Souvenir. Severine and Renaud are THE BEST!
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McIrving

By McIrving, · 0 Comments

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!
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shellkay1

By shellkay1, · 0 Comments

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".   When the big day arrived, Reno was on point! He ran around the resort following me to be sure he captured all the precious moments of me getting ready at the salon, details in the room, me getting my dress on with my mom & of course, all of the bridal party & our guests. After the ceremony, we did some group shops, bridal party shots & then, shots with just my husband & I. This was a fabulous experience as Reno's creativity came out. We went to all areas of the resort to be sure we had a lot of variety. During the cocktail hour & reception, EVERYONE fell in love in Reno! He was so personable, easy to talk to & SUCH a good sport about every shot we wanted! Also (per my request) he joined in the fun of dancing & I am so glad!!   We received our pictures on time, as promised, and were overjoyed with the outcome!! I really do not know how I am going to choose which ones I want for our album. We have over 500 pcitures & I want them all!!     Again, I cannot express enough how happy we are with the pictures, and the overall experience with Photo Souvenir. Reno became more than our wedding photographer! He became a guest and a friend!  :)  
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Lauren413

By Lauren413, · 0 Comments

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! 
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slater1kl

By slater1kl, · 1 Comment

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 delight! She was very accommodating and always making sure we were fine (you know how men can get when taking pictures... they want it done and over with, haha)... she had us so comfortable and laughing/smiling!  She is truly very talented!  We had also booked a Trash the Dress Session (which I HIGHLY recommend!) as I wanted some funky, cool, in-the-water pictures which turned out amazing as well (I am more of a modern type of girl). She gave is a sneak peak of a few pictures that she posted on their facebook- EVERYONE I know  RAVED about the work and photography talent.   We received our pictures- 2 weeks out (just like we had known) and lets just say WOW!  I am going to need a show room because there is no way that I am going to be able to hang up a few... out of 1,000 pictures- I have 500 favorites.  I am constantly going back thru the album because I love looking at all of the moments she captured (some of which were totally unplanned).  She did an amazing job capturing our pure happiness!   I would recommend PhotoSouviner in a heart beat! I have nothing to complain about at all.  Again, I cannot express how truly happy my husband and I are about how the pictures turned out; Stunning and Creative!  They were above and beyond what we could have ever asked for! :)   
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ewc26

By ewc26, · 0 Comments

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!     
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JA 120313

By JA 120313, · 0 Comments

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 time. He seamlessly fit into the ceremony and provided the quality of pictures which we wanted.

After the ceremony he took full control of the group and was able to ensure that we received all the pictures of family, friends, etc, that we spoke about previously. I know that there was a post previously saying that he didn't organize the group appropriately, but that was definitely not the case for us. We were a pretty laid back and large group (50 people) so we needed some direction - Renaud ensured that we had that.

Prior to dinner we set up some more wedding party shots while the sun was setting. It was a pretty incredible scene for us as the colors in the sky were all sorts of different shades of pink and purple. Unfortunately for us, the sunsets only last a short time, but fortunately Renaud optimized the time that we did have to ensure that we had some once in a lifetime pictures.

During the Reception and Dinner Renaud, once again, fit right into our wedding. He was outgoing and friendly, which enabled him to really connect with our guests and take shots which truly reflected the atmosphere. He managed to capture a lot of the pictures of the decor (which was great because it turns out none of our guests did) and stayed on top of the evening from start to finish. He didn't miss a beat and, even when we stayed a bit later at Jellyfish than our contract was negotiated, he stayed right to the end.

The day after we had the trash the dress session, a major selling feature for why we initially chose Photo Souvenir. The places that we were taken were phenomenal. We really wanted to have pictures which truly represented the people, culture, and environment of the Dominican and not only of the resort and the restaurant - One of the best decisions we made. If you want authentic pictures in the DR, go with Photo Souvenir. Renaud's knowledge of the surrounding area, along with ability to connect with locals so that you can have truly unique pictures was awesome to see. At one point we were in a local lady's outdoor cooking area for pictures (the lady also seemed really excited to have a bride and groom taking pictures with her)!

I can honestly say that this photographer was the perfect choice for us. Our guests were even commenting on how amazing he seemed the day after.

We just received our pictures a day ago and we were blown away. Not only did the trash the dress pictures come out perfect but Renaud managed to capture images from the ceremony and prior perfectly. The quality of photography was everything that we could have asked.

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Renaud and Photo Souvenir and truly thank him for experience and pictures he provided.

Julie and Andrew
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KKertz

By KKertz, · 0 Comments

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 results. I feel this way especially when seeing the quality of photos my friends have from their weddings (weddings in the Northeast USA). The photos and ESPECIALLY the video(!!!!) were not the best out there.

-unoriginal photos
-the video is decent. It's edited in weird parts. It's also unoriginal and uncreative. It's put to music that I didn't choose (he didn't even ask me).
-lack of creativity (no wide angle lens, no depth, lighting was the same in all indoor photos, not enough action shot, everyone is poised)
-Crucial photos missing (not enough ring bearer/flower girl photos) and only 1 photo of my brother who was our officiant and marrying us!
-Didn't feel like he did what was needed/go the extra mile

Compared to the gorgeous photos that I've seen my friends have from their weddings, I felt that Photo Souvenir did the bare minimum. If you can afford it, pay a few thousand dollars to have a better photographer come in from Santo Domingo or bring one from home.
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jcpausewang

By jcpausewang, · 0 Comments

Pros: Professional, Accommodating, Great Pictures Ideas
Cons: N/A
We got married October 4,2013 at The Excellence Resort in Punta Cana. We had a beach wedding and hired Reno's company to capture the wedding ceremony. We heard of this company thru our hotel, we checked out the website and saw how beautiful his work has been and thought it would be great. He has a booth set up with lots of examples and friendly employee's always willing to help right at the hotel. We were nervous about hiring a photographer from the Dominican, but Reno and his company made this the best decision we could have made. The packages he offers are fair in price and he is willing to work to get you all the pictures you want. He took so many amazing pictures that we are having trouble picking our favorites. Reno was so great to capture all the moments we want to remember for a lifetime and in such a beautiful manor. We would highly recommend his company to any one that is looking for an AMAZING photographer. 
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Pros: Our Photographer Reno Cassius was creative, with high energy, and an outstanding ability to capture the moment!! Very fun to work with.
Cons: Absolutely no cons
My husband and I were vacationing at Excellence Punta Cana. While we've already been married for 13 years, we wanted to use some of the time in Punta Cana for a destination photo shoot. Through the hotel and some of the websites, we found excellent reviews for Reno Cassius at Photo Souvenir.  He has an office located in the lobby of Excellence Punta Cana. We contacted him a month in advance, and from the first email contact, he was very responsive, answered all of our questions thoroughly and worked with us to schedule a good time to shoot. He offered great suggestions but also incorporated our ideas into the shoot.   In particular, we did not want the standard type of photos. We wanted to go offsite into the community to shoot the pictures, and to capture a unique look and feel. Reno offered us an incredibly reasonable package, drove us to the various sites, and spent about 4 hours outside of the hotel for the photos. He was a very fun and creative person to work with, and I HIGHLY recommend him. Not only did the shots turn out great, but he gave us a very reasonable price. If we were to have done the same type of location shoot in America, I'm guessing it would have cost us at least 3 times as much. Plus, we were given every digital copy on a beautifully packaged and labeled CD, and a print of each and every photo taken (approximately 150 photos).  The CD alone is such a nice keepsake.  On the face of the CD is printed one of our favorite photos, and it’s nicely labeled to commemorate the shoot.   I cannot say enough good things about Photo Souvenir, Reno Cassius, and his staff. They were very helpful and creative throughout the entire process. I often witnessed them working late into the night to fulfill special requests by folks who maybe wanted a shoot later in the day.  If you'd like to capture a special memory in photos, they are definitely the perfect photography company for the job.   Here’s a link to some of our favorite shots if you’re interested in seeing them.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me. https://www.facebook.com/#!/haldrich65/media_set?set=a.10202050817858867.1439292543&type=3
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AR-DreamWedding

By AR-DreamWedding, · 0 Comments

Let me start by saying I am beyond grateful for every moment that was shared with Renaud, as it is because of him that I will forever be able to look back at our wedding and re-live each moment time and time again!   My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Renaud for our July 15th, 2013 wedding at The Jellyfish. He is not only humbling to work with but managed to seamlessly catch every significant moment, and then some. After speaking with him, when we arrived in Punta Cana, I knew immediately that we had made the right choice. Renaud is very personable and attentive. He began with taking shots of myself and my bridesmaids getting ready, at our hotel (The Majestic Colonial) where he worked amongst a bunch of excited and overemotional women… that alone is a feat in itself J From there he met us at The Jellyfish where he caught our most meaningful moments: the touching first look with my father, our breath-taking ceremony, and our wonderful reception.  He missed nothing ! He was hardly seen yet he caught everything. When the time came for directions to be given (i.e. large group shot, pictures with the bridal party, etc) Renaud was able to guide all 70 of our guests and our bridal party together to capture striking shots.   The following day we did a Trash the Dress session and I can tell you that I have NEVER felt so beautiful! It was a wonderful bonding experience for my husband and I (and yes my dress is just fine J). Renaud was delightful to spend time with and did a brilliant job with our pictures.   If there is anything that I can leave you with let it be this:   Your pictures are all you have once the moment has passed and more than anything else you want someone who feels the way your do about your day, to capture every little detail; Though Renaud’s lenses I can see that he understood all of our overwhelming emotions because  there is not a picture that I would trade for all the money in the world.   Thank you Photo Souvenir. Thank you Renaud for being the wonderful you that you are.   Wishing all of you happy couples many years of endless love. Rachel
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Aimers1000

By Aimers1000, · 0 Comments

Pros: Creative, Professional, Easy to Work with
My husband and I got married at the Majestic Elegance in Punta Cana on Oct.22, 2012.  I was so frightened of the thought of hiring a photographer that I had never met before, but I was amazed by their work that I had found online.  From the moment they entered my room on my wedding day my fears had vanished.  They went right to work with setting up the dress photos and all the candid shots of me and my girls getting ready.  They were very nice and professional and I felt so comfortable with them.  Our photos on the beach are amazing!  I loved that Severene gave great directions for different poses and the shots she was looking for.  It was a great experience and the Trash The Dress shoot was incredibly fun and my photos are outrageous.  Everyone is jealous!  Thank you so much Photo Souvenir for being everything I read about you before I met you.  We Love You    
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Friesen85

By Friesen85, · 2 Comments

Pros: Quality, creativity, selection, professional, good price
Cons: NIL
I booked Photo Souvenir for my July 4, 2013 wedding at Dreams Punta Cana Resort. I had contemplated bringing my own photographer as I am very picky with pictures. I'm so glad I went with this company. We had hundreds and hundreds of amazing photos and for an awesome price! They had lots of creative ideas and were so nice and professional. They are really good at what they do and it shows in their work. I hardly noticed them during the reception as they are so discreet and there were so many candid photos that we will treasure! We had Renaud and Severine for our photographers. You will not be disappointed if you go with them!!!
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