I have never done a review before so here goes! We first came across Manuel Vicente Photography by chance/luck whilst looking at wedding venues. As like the other many photographers, we sent them an email inquiring about prices etc. However, unlike the other photographers they actually rang us and wanted to talk. From that moment, there was something comfortable about Ben and Manuel….and funny with the accent.
Right from the start they were very accommodating to our circumstances that being living interstate and worked around our time schedule which meant meeting them that afternoon before flying out. They were so set on meeting us that they invited us into their home at night to simply get to know us and make sure that we were happy with them! The rest you could say is history, because right away there was something about these two that made us feel special, welcome, comfortable, at ease, the list goes on but we knew at that instant that they were going to be our wedding photographers.
I think the biggest thing that made us go with Manuel Vicente Photography, is that whilst we sat there talking and throwing ideas around between the four of us. I could tell that although they had been in the industry for some time and had amazing experience, this was still their passion not just their career or a weekend hobby! As a result, we put our deposit down that night! Due to the distance, the correspondence was via email however it was mostly to set up Skype dates so we could see each other and make sure that we were still happy with them.
The day of the Wedding. They said they wanted to be able to mingle and be one with the family so we didn’t notice them. Well they achieved that. There are photos that are from certain angles that you would think would make it impossible for them to take without being noticed however I honestly do not remember them being there! They made me feel so comfortable and special that I actually did a boudoir album…. hell, I could have done full nudes!
Although we helped narrow down the photos and the materials used in the album, it was their ideas and opinions that we went with and could not have been happier! I really don’t know what to say about the album, I’m speechless! The quality, the detail in every aspect was flawless. There’s not one photo that I would change, not one photo that makes me feel anything other than what I felt on the day. Each and every time I open it. And it’s not just me. Every family member who has seen it has a new favorite photo every time they turn a page. And that includes a family member who was a photographer!
Ben and Manuel have told our story with such emotion and detail that one would think they have known us for an eternity. It is for these reasons I could not recommend them highly enough! In fact, my wife has made it very clear that although we are interstate, any time we need photographers for a special moment in life we will be flying back to see them….which I couldn’t agree with more!