Tom and I would like to thank you for doing such an incredible job photographing our wedding on March 29! You did everything you promised you would do when we met with you for the first time and oh, Chris, you did so much more than you even said you would. You were unbelievable Chris! You showed up at the rehearsal and directed the whole practice; telling everyone where we should stand and what we should say and do. All your suggestions were extremely helpful. We couldn’t have made it through the rehearsal without you! On our wedding day, all the men’s boutonnieres were pinned on upside down. You re-pinned them on right! The flowers fell off two of the flower girl’s wrist corsages. That sent me into a panic but you just glued them back on in a knick of time, just before the ceremony began! Then, on top of all that, you took incredibly beautiful pictures of the wedding and the rehearsal! Please Chris, feel free to have anyone contact us if you need a reference of any kind!
Sincerely and with many thanks,
Tom and Lynn Miller
Last week, I received my wedding photos from my photographer, Chris Harada. I wanted to share my experience with Chris because I have a ton of positive things to say about him. My experience was great from start to finish. Not only did Chris provide service and quality that exceeded my expectations, but with his affordable fees and all the unexpected perks that he threw in, I feel like I got a great value for my dollar. Chris works out of his main office in Rocklin and also an office in Grass Valley. He was recommended by a couple of members of TheKnot.com discussion boards as well as by the event coordinator at my ceremony site. When I first met with Chris in person, I was struck by his friendly, cheerful demeanor. He was on time for our appointment and was very professional and helpful. He explained the photography options that he offers and the pricing for each one in a clear, straightforward manner. The fees were very reasonable, especially in comparison to the $1500+ packages that other photographers were quoting. In addition to a more standard photography package, Chris also offers a flexible option of paying an hourly labor rate plus film and development fees, which is the option that I chose. I appreciated it that Chris offered an option that suited my needs and budget better than the traditional photography packages offered by many photographers. I also appreciated his prompt responses to my subsequent email and phone inquiries, as well as his punctuality at the rehearsal and wedding. Chris has a very flexible policy regarding the use of his wedding photography images. The complete set of negatives is included with his fee, and he delivers them as soon as the balance is paid in full. He does not require that you order all prints through him, and he does not charge royalties for the use of his wedding photography images online or elsewhere. With many other studios, it's the opposite: they often impose a waiting period and extra fees for negatives, if they provide them at all, and usually they also require that all prints are ordered through them.
a short note of thanks for ALL the help you gave our kids- Connie and Jim before and during their wedding on Oct 28 at Trolley Junction Restaurant. They were very appreciative of your many good suggestions…. especially where the three kids should come in. Your willingness to attend the rehearsal was much appreciated as Connie was very unsure of final arrangements... which changed on the wedding day anyhow. Your calm peaceful attitude was a great help to them and gave them confidence that all was in good hands. We were thankful for your keeping things and people "moving on the wedding day." Our sincere thanks, Chris, for helping to make it a great day… Rain and all. Believe me when ever we hear of anyone needing a photographer for any occasion your name will be submitted.
Thanks a million
George & Trudy
Thank you so much for your assistance with our wedding and reception- the pictures were exceptional! Birk and I are finding it a challenge to select which pictures to display. Our families and friends were thrilled when they received copies of the pictures. You made it affordable. Thank you also for being so patient with us. You handled the chaos (our families) so well and got us some great family pictures! Thank you again... Sincerely