“She preserved and captured our beautiful day into something we can look at and share with family for years to come.”
Holly was amazing! Sounds cliche, I know, but she was so much more than a fabulous photographer! From day one, she worked with me as we bounced ideas back and forth for photo options and even wedding decor ideas! She was open to many ideas and her personality made me feel I had an ally in the entire planning process! Weddings can be stressful, and hiring Holly took the edge off. The most important thing to my husband and I were the wedding photos, and she without a doubt delivered! We selected a package option with lots of inclusive elements and a large canvas! During the day of the wedding, Holly was on point! There were so many shots we had, where we didn't even know she was present. We will continue to work with Holly for other events in the future, but don't miss out on hiring her now! It's one of the best decisions we made. She preserved and captured our beautiful day into something we can look at and share with family for years to come.
— Danielle + Michael
“She has a very comfortable relaxed personality that helps if you are nervous in front of the camera.”
Holly is a wonderful photographer especially for weddings. She captures a variety of shots: spontaneous ones that really bring out your personality and also those classic ones that you just have to have for weddings. She was always very quick with her communications and really worked with me and any questions I had (being a out of town bride, this was great). Also Holly's editing time is very reasonable and you will end up with great quality photos to boot. And a really big plus, she has a very comfortable relaxed personality that helps if you are nervous in front of the camera.
— Christine + Michael
Thank you for the awesome job you and your team did on our wedding day. Our pictures turned out fantastic, you really did a great job capturing our day! Just wanted to shoot a message your way letting you know how happy we are! We love our photos, we had a great time.
— Jonathan + Erin
“My husband and I are extremely pleased with our lovely photos.”
Holly was absolutely wonderful to work with! She was our wedding photographer for a July wedding. I was first drawn to her photography style because they looked so natural -- they looked like photos of real people and real events and she seemed to be able to capture short special moments. I was looking for someone who would not try and turn my wedding photos into an avant garde art project (I do not have a problem with such things in general, but that is not what I want for my wedding photos), but would record our wedding and leave us with photos that we can enjoy for the rest of our lives. She also specializes in outdoor photography, and we got married in a garden, so it was a perfect fit!
In addition to this, Holly was very quick to respond, very flexible (she was willing to work with us to compose a wedding package that suits us best), professional, and knowledgeable. She was not at all demanding, and did not insist on stupid poses that looks silly and makes everyone look uncomfortable. She was just a pleasure to work with, and a pleasure to have at my wedding. Our wedding photos turned out absolutely fabulous and she also got all of them ready within a week so that I was able to show my wedding photos to the rest of my family in South Africa who could not make it to the actual wedding (we just went to visit them as part of our honey moon). Overall, I would definitely recommend her! My husband and I are extremely pleased with our lovely photos.
— Mariëtte + Joe
“We clicked almost immediately. I feel like I made a good friend out of this :) I can't wait to work with her again!”
Holly is great at what she does! She advertises as a photographer that loves to shoot out in nature and that was what we were looking for, as we got married outdoors in early spring when not much was in bloom yet. We wanted someone that could draw out the natural beauty and that she did! She was amazing to work with. Made me feel super comfortable, didn't make me do poses that I thought we would look silly doing. She was able to laugh with us at how cold it was outside when we thought it was going to be like 70 degrees. The thing that drew me to her was her responsive and enthusiastic emails we traded back and forth while I was still shopping around and after I committed. When I asked for a quote, instead of a short email back with $$ figures (like 99% of the responses I got), she actually asked ME questions about what I was looking for and how she could make my day great. We clicked almost immediately. I feel like I made a good friend out of this :) I can't wait to work with her again!
— Amanda + Rob
“Holly was extremely professional, flexible, and just all around awesome. I am so thankful we chose her!"
My husband and I found Holly Cromer after searching for venders/venues in the area we were getting married (Galax, VA). We fell in love with a blog of her photos from a particular wedding that took place in that town. After reviewing her website, blog, etc we knew she would be the perfect photographer for us and were thrilled when our wedding date was open with her. Holly was amazing through the whole experience and quickly responded to any emails I sent.
Due to our work schedules, my husband and I were unable to head to VA for engagement pictures like we wanted. However, it worked out, because Holly ended up making a trip to the Outer Banks for our photos a few weeks before the wedding. We had a blast with her taking pictures. She also worked to get several printed out in time to have at our wedding.
At the wedding Holly and her mom just felt like part of our guests. We wanted a small, fun and really personal wedding with close family and friends. My husband wanted more candid shots then posed photos. Holly was able to capture what he wanted and I cannot tell you how much I cherish these photos...I look at them and remember that moment. They are absolutely beautiful! Some of these photos are even more special to us because one of my sisters unexpectedly past away recently, and I have cherished being able to look back and see her. Holly was extremely professional, flexible, and just all around awesome. I am so thankful we chose her!
— Sarah + Matt
“Holly exceeded our expectations! She captured all the moments we wanted and more."
We hired Holly to photograph our wedding at Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg. The package we went with also included engagement and bridal portraits (plus a photo booth, which my guests LOVED and a lovely wedding album). We met Holly at a bridal expo and were really impressed with the quality of her photos. And she is the sweetest person! She made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. Having good photographs was one of the most important things to my husband and me. We wanted to make sure we had the best images to capture the day. This being said, Holly exceeded our expectations! She captured all the moments we wanted and more. We really got to know her by doing an engagement session (I would really recommend doing this!) It gave us a chance to become comfortable with Holly and that session left me with no worries about how it would go on our wedding day. Holly provided an extremely detailed questionnaire for me to fill out before the wedding day that we could fill in to make sure she captured all the moments that were important to us. I thought this was a great idea! It made it so that Holly knew exactly what we wanted and I could just sit back and enjoy the day and not worry about moments being captured- I knew Holly was on it! And this definitely reflected in the photos. I would recommend Holly to anyone planning a wedding! She is such a nice person, very easy going, organized, and a very talented photographer.
— Leah + Chris
Holly Cromer is an incredibly unique, passionate, and personable photographer. She has the most cheerful and positive disposition, which made my session so easy and comfortable. All the smiles in my photos are 100% genuine, simply because of Holly’s energy. Not to mention- she had me laughing the entire time.
She is so open-minded, and appreciates all ideas presented to her- from location, to props, to outfits. She’s also more than happy to give advice, too. She utilized our surroundings in the most wonderful and creative ways. She understands that everyone, and all subject-matter is different. She takes all this into consideration, and makes it her own beautiful thing. I love seeing the results of all her diverse photo-sessions on social media.
Holly truly has the soul of an artist. You can see that shining through in her personality.
If the burning question is, “Would you use her again?” My answer in absolutely, unequivocally, YES. Not only do I have an amazing photographer, I have a friend. I love her work as much as she does.
— Leigh Ann Thompson