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.
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.
We hired Holly to photograph our May 2014 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.
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!
One of the best dates I've ever been on was a photo shoot with my husband and Holly. Working with her has been an awesome experience. We are truly lucky to have found her. Her love for the work she does is reflected in her beautiful photographs and she's an absolute pleasure to work with. We can't wait to work with Holly again in the near future!
When we began our search for a wedding photographer, we knew we wanted our wedding photos to be more natural than posed. Holly was amazing to work with. She was there every step of the way. She helped with picking out outfits for engagement pictures, helped us find a terrific florist, and she even took some graduation shots for us. Holly was able to capture moments that I wouldn't have even thought about. Holly was amazing at helping us and our families pose in pictures. The whole experience with Holly was the easiest part of the whole wedding planning process. Included with our package was a beautiful leather bound photo album, some various prints, and a CD containing all of the photographs.