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Photographer Review: Michael Steingard

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#1 JodJ

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    Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:50 PM

    Photographer Review: Michael Steingard 06.09.09 Majestic Elegance, Dominican Republic

    I am posting this review in the Dominican Republic thread because Michael goes to the Dominican, specifically the Majestic Resorts, quite frequently. I could not find another thread that was more appropriate. Sorry if it is in the wrong place.

    We were very pleased with the work that Michael did for us. He is very a professional, friendly, outgoing guy that has a passion for photography and it shows. Although we did not give him too much direction with what kind of pictures we were looking for, he delivered exactly what we wanted (candid photos as well as posing type photos). He organized a plan for the entire day (i.e., who would meet where and at what time), which was described to our friends and family. As he has a lot of experience doing weddings at the Majestic Resorts, he knows how things are run, therefore the plan ran very smoothly. In addition, he knows all of the best areas around the resort to take photos. This is beneficial because less time is spent finding photo shoot locations and more time is devoted to taking photos.
    We feel that the pictures of the day (especially during dinner) fully capture the sequence of events and emotions felt during the day. As we did not have a video taken on our wedding day we are truly appreciative of these pictures.

    Michael also took great care in getting to know our family and friends. We were impressed with how he took the time to learn everyone’s names. He came out to dinner with us every night; it was such a joy to have him around. Our entire wedding group was very impressed with him (including my father in law who was very sceptical about hiring a photographer- he now understands why we did).

    As we were the only wedding he was doing the whole week he also did an extra photo shoot at no extra charge. He did a group photo shoot of our whole wedding group in the ocean. That was soo nice of him to do as it was not part of our agreement whatsoever. He also spent the WHOLE day with our wedding party, from getting ready in the morning to the disco at night- he photographed everything. We really appreciate that he came out to the disco with us (I’m sure he was getting tired by then) as we love to dance! These photos turned out fantastic!

    Here is the link to all of the photos he took:

    Boys getting ready: http://www.flickr.co....64281445/show/
    Girls getting ready: http://www.flickr.co....15092573/show/
    Photos before the wedding: http://www.flickr.co....59181600/show/
    The ceremony: http://www.flickr.co....65434993/show/
    Post-ceremony photos: http://www.flickr.co....14135956/show/
    Reception/Dinner: http://www.flickr.co....14399844/show/
    First dance/Night photos: http://www.flickr.co....89623769/show/

    Sunset photos: http://www.flickr.co....65790290/show/
    Jungle photos: http://www.flickr.co....66115826/show/

    When you see them I am positive that you will agree that Michael Steingard is a fabulous photographer and we would highly recommend him.

    Thanks Michael!

    We are looking to share a photographer during the week of June 6th to June 12th in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    #2 Helen_S81

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      Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:25 AM

      Wow! You sure have lots of good photographs! Congratulations!

      #3 erinsny24

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        Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:33 AM

        When did you get your photos back or did you just get them on CD before you left?

        #4 DreamsTulumBride

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        Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:46 AM

        Wow ! You both look amazing!
        Congrats on everything!

        #5 TammyB

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          Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:15 AM

          Those turned out really great. You should be thrilled with the results.

          #6 dinogomez.com

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            Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:51 AM

            Thanks for sharing your experience!

            #7 ~*DiAnE*~

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              Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:44 PM

              Wow you look gorgeous!! Thanks for the review!! Michael is our photographer as well.. now I'm even more excited than I already was!! :)

              #8 JodJ

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                Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:01 PM

                Erin- We got the photos on CD a month after the wedding.

                We are looking to share a photographer during the week of June 6th to June 12th in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

                #9 Crystal&Matt2010

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                  Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:40 AM

                  Any suggestions on getting ahold of this company? I tried through the website but wasn't sure if there is a contact on this forum somewhere? I tried searching but had no luck. Perhaps some one can shed some light... I am probably not searching correctly?? Thanks!!

                  #10 JessicaANDJermaine

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                    Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:51 AM

                    I will be working with Michael's uncle Phil....they both do AMAZING work and know the majestic hotels so well



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