Where to even begin? Our experience with Little Acorn Photography was amazing! For starters, Jackie and Luke were so helpful with all the pre-wedding decisions. They worked with us on a package that suited our wants/needs, helped us make the photography "checklist", and even met us at the venues beforehand to see where they would be shooting and get some creative ideas. Being a "type-A" person and not so creative I was initially very stressed about how the day-of photos would go and how they would turn out. After meeting with Jackie and Luke I felt completely at ease!
As for the big day, I could not have asked for more organized and professional photographers. Jackie and Luke had the list of traditional shots and family shots we wanted and were able to get them all while still capturing candids and creative shots. They made the effort to know the family and wedding party and include everyone. The timeline they had made for us worked out perfect AND they did all of this with smiles on their faces! Being the bride, and having about a million other things on my plate that day, it was so nice not to have to stress about photography.
When we got our pictures back we were SO pleased with the results! I tear up every time I look though them! The photos truly capture the magic of the day and we are so grateful for that. Lastly, and what I believe to be the most important, we always felt like Little Acorn truly cared about our wedding and the end result. We never got the feeling that we were just one of the many weddings they were shooting, which was a great feeling. I definitely recommend them! Thanks Little Acorn Photography for everything!
After my husband and I got engaged, I became one of those brides who stressed (indecisively) over ever single decision - we started planning three separate times before we really got the ball rolling and nailed down a date! While I am from Montgomery (where LAP is from), our wedding was going to be a couple hours away in Birmingham, so originally I looked at Birmingham based photographers. I would say that stumbling across Luke and Jackie was a happy accident, thanks to my sister! I went to church with Luke and his family as a girl and was so glad to get back in touch with him and meet his lovely wife Jackie.
After I had a chance to look at their work, my indecisiveness flew out the window, and I could not be more happy that I went through this journey with them. Throughout the entire planning process, they worked with my every request and supported what I wanted (and when I didn't know what I wanted, they led me in the right direction to get my creativity going!). On the wedding day, Jackie hung out with me and my bridesmaids and fit right in as one of the girls, which made the process so easy and natural when she got into work mode. She got every picture that I requested, and (of course) all of the creative, beautiful shots that only a pro knows how to frame. My entire wedding party, and many of the guests close to us, have commented on how professional and fun both Luke and Jackie were, which is a hard combo to get right! And after the day was over, they turned around our photos so fast that I was shocked... we had our finished, edited set so quickly after the wedding. It was the perfect return-from-the-honeymoon-wedding-day-nostalgia present! The hardest part of the whole process with LAP has been choosing which photo I want on a canvas for our wall, because there are so many favorites.
What it comes down to is that on top of being a lovely couple, these two are absolute pros, a joy to work with, reasonably priced, and will capture the memories that are so important to you. As my husband and I start our family, I am positive we will be seeing Luke and Jackie again - I'm looking forward to it!
Prior to getting engaged, I had several friends to go through the wedding planning process, and naturally, I, too, had begun my homework on planning my own wedding; after all, every girl begins planning her wedding from a young age, right? Well, as I researched vendors, location, styles, etc., I began to realize that while all of those items were essential, fun, and fabulous, when all was said and done, all that we'd have to take with us were the pictures. Thus, my quest to find the perfect photographer became my main focus.
Soon after getting engaged, I began narrowing in on photographers whom I wanted to contact and seek additional information, and I must admit, I'm a sucker for a good name, and the name Little Acorn Photography caught my attention early on. When I accessed the online galleries, I instantly fell in love with what I saw.
Side note to mention: truth be told, during planning, I was a comparative bride; everything was compared in three ways (I compared three quotes from three separate vendors for everything).
With the photography, however, I had no desire to compare or keep shopping. After contacting and meeting Jackie and Luke, I knew they were THE perfect pair for our wedding day. After all, you have to consider that aside from your family and wedding party, your photographers are the closest people to you on that day. You want the relationship to be a good one, and we had found, indeed, a very professional, personal and friendly relationship with LAP.
Throughout the planning process, LAP did an outstanding job communicating. As a teacher in a my first year of teaching and a bride planning a wedding out of town, it was imperative that I be able to reach vendors via email. Jackie and Luke were very quick when responding, always answered every question (and yes, folks, I had several) and were consistently extremely helpful to provide answers, as well as guidance.
For both the engagement and bridal sessions, Jackie and Luke were very creative and worked to establish and maintain a stress-free environment. They are very genuine people who truly care about their clients, and their sharp skill set to design and capture moments in the lives of others was evident during each interaction.
I am a firm believer that there is no way I would have made it through the wedding day without this awesome duo. The "day of" can be very hectic; emotions run high, and it's the smallest details that can be most stressful. Jackie and Luke were able to help all nerves subside, at least for this bride! They were engaging, interactive, and direct when necessary, especially when coordinating such a large wedding party for pictures.
At the end of the day, when all of the food was gone, guests had left, and so had we, I was at peace knowing that our incredibly talented photographers had captured our day, and we'd have those memories to take with us.
I feel that I could continue to write pages of positive comments about LAP, but to truly know the greatness behind LAP, you must experience them for yourself. If you are looking for an understanding, creative, affordable, and unbelievable photographer for your wedding day, seriously look no further. I assure you that you won't be disappointed. Jackie and Luke offer what every bride and groom needs -- a personal and professional experience that documents the perfection and meaning behind one of the most important days of a lifetime!
I don't even know where to begin to describe how amazing Jackie and Luke are. First, their work speaks for itself (just look at their website!). Gorgeous pictures. It was their professionalism and teamwork, however, that makes working with them a dream. They were always easy to get in contact with during the planning process and quickly had answers to my all of my questions. They were also reasonable in price and were willing to work with my budget.
During the wedding day, they went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only did they take amazing pictures, but they were so nice and professional with everyone and worked with the other vendors to help keep things flowing smoothly. I would highly recommend Little Acorn Photography and I hope to work with them again in the future.
I had almost convinced myself that finding an affordable, professional, and modern photographer for my Alabama wedding was impossible. That is... until I met Jackie and Luke at Little Acorn Photography (LAP). I first came across their work when my best friend shared her bridal portraits with me. They were so striking, I think I actually cried (which, for those who know me, is no shock).
When I began planning a wedding of my own, I didn't initially look to LAP, since they were based in Montgomery and I lived on the coast. I thought I could never afford the unspeakable luxury of traveling photographers. I was wrong. Jackie and Luke are incredibly accommodating, a wonderful trait I didn't find in many other photographers. They worked with us to create a personally-tailored package that met our specific needs and price point. They had a wonderful portfolio and their finished products (photo books, cds) were truly beautiful. We were impressed.
With all that said, what really stuck with us (and the reason I want to write this review) was the way Jackie and Luke treated us throughout the whole process. Though they must have had countless other weddings, babies, engagements, and graduations to worry about, Jackie and Luke made us feel like their only clients. They took time to ask and answer questions. They were quick to respond to emails, they learned the names of our loved ones, they were kind and professional and had obvious passion--both for our event and for their profession.
On the big day, they were cool, calm, and collected. They worked as a wonderful team in 90 degree heat to take over 750 breathtaking photos. My biggest problem has been choosing which ones to put in the photo book. Simply put: We love Jackie and Luke because they treated us like family. If you're looking for a talented photographer team that will care every bit as much about your wedding as you do...look no further!
When I started my wedding photographers search, I was overwhelmed, to say the least. After all, photos of your wedding last forever (hopefully alongside the marriage)! When I met Jackie and Luke I immediately saw fresh talent. Their approach was just what I was looking for. They create photos that are more than just traditional shots, they give their work an artistic, expressive, modern twist. Their work definitely exceeded any expectations I had, they went above and beyond what a normal wedding photographer would do.
Communication was easy, the organization was efficient and their photos are indeed pieces of art! It was especially nice having two skilled photographers, they were able to take photos of some incredibly beautiful unplanned moments. People who have seen the pictures marvel at how well they captured the essence of our wedding, down to the last detail. You will not be let down at any point with this power duo, that I promise.
What I loved is that in the end there were pictures that everyone involved with the wedding loved- catering to the modern and the traditional aspects. They also offer several package types and will cater it to fit your wishes. I have had several friends hire Little Acorn Photography after viewing our wedding photos- these guys are an incredible find! Little Acorn Photography will definitely be seeing me as a client again for future occasions.
I feel so lucky to have had Jackie and Luke capture our wedding this past May. As someone who was overwhelmed by the wedding planning process, I was grateful for their guidance throughout the entire photography planning process. They not only captured all of our magical moments, but were so well prepared that our multitude of family photos post ceremony were not only beautifully shot, but also done so swiftly, so we could get down to the true business of celebrating. And the live action shots of the festivities were amazing as well.
Even though the entire night felt like it was a total blur, I was able to relive every magical moment once I received the photographs. They are truly worth a thousand words, and will serve as a cherished reminder of our big day as the years go by!