Alicia and Matt
Sandy was a recommended to me by another Iberostar Rose Hall Suites bride who lives in Washington D.C. as well, and thank God for it, because I don’t think I would have found her otherwise! The cool thing about her is she is a 35 year photojournalism veteran from Minnesota and has a studio there, but she “winters” in Jamaica and has shot many weddings all across the island for several years. I really enjoyed working with Sandy, and thought her package was a great value. Sandy was incredibly responsive via email throughout the entire wedding planning process, timely and efficient We got the photos back to me within 3 weeks of my wedding, which was phenomenal to have such a quick turnaround.
The 1000+ photos she took were very photojournalistic, which I loved – not staged at all – and really captured the love, excitement and beauty of the day. You can clearly tell from her work product and demeanor that Sandy is a true professional and is incredibly experienced at shooting weddings. I have been sharing my photos with friends, family and co-workers and they all have the same response, “Everything was so beautiful!”
At the end of the day, the pictures are the only thing that last from your wedding and Sandy has captured all of my precious memories so perfectly. It gives me goosebumps to think that my great, great great-grandchildren will be able to view these pictures many years from now (long after I am gone) and still feel the love between my husband and I on our special day. I highly, highly, highly recommend Sandy for any wedding needs!
We could not have been happier with Sandy as a photographer. She put in the extra time and really cares about getting beautiful shots. We just had our wedding a week ago but I have already seen some absolutely gorgeous photos from Sandy. She is very easy to work with and an extremely hard worker. I recommend her to anyone wanting fabulous wedding shots on their big day!
Sandy was terrific to work with. I don’t even know where to begin…prior to the wedding, as the bride, I had a TON of questions regarding my vision for the ‘day’, timing, location, group shots, etc. She arranged a conference call and ended up offering great advice, possible solutions and above all, she calmed my nerves. She has a great disposition, so all my guests were at ease and felt very comfortable working with her (I have received multiple compliments). She captured key moments (from a photo journalist perspective), which I think is the most important aspect of wedding photography. When you are the bride or groom, it’s hard to soak in everything that is happening around you or notice every detail or remember expressions on your loved one’s faces. When I received the pictures back from Sandy, it was like attending the wedding all over again in that exact moment!! You miss out on so much on your wedding day….and Sandy gave it back to me. That is truly the best wedding gift I could have received.
Gina and Michael
Sandy, I love the photos! Just going through them now. I’m finally breathing after our glorious weekend and wanted to send my deepest thanks for your involvement in my wedding. You are so gifted at what you do Sandy and you were such a lovely person to have make our special day. My family loved watching you work and you were so kind with the chaos of our large family!
Thank you so much for everything!!! Xo
Right from our first conversation Sandy was nothing but accommodating. She was flexible and worked within our budget which was such a big difference than any of the other photographers I spoke too. She met with my husband and his groomsmen first and helped organize them as well as getting some amazing shots, just what I wanted of them getting ready. Then she met me and my bridesmaids and helped calm my nerves as I was definitely feeling the stresses by this point in the day.
Sandy was amazing at directing us but still letting us enjoy the moment and do our own thing. At the ceremony she captured every moment imaginable and more! From guests expressions, to warm embraces, every photo makes you feel like you’re there. We got married at the Aqueducts next to Rose Hall which had these beautiful stone arches and old ruins and with a little encouragement I was able to climb up onto one of the ledges. The photo is by far my favorite, my dress is blowing in the wind, and friends and family keep saying we look like we’re out of a magazine!
Sandy May went above and beyond, retouching certain photos, and providing us with every single shot on a gorgeous CD with our names, the date and in a leather case! I couldn’t be more happy with my choice, it’s scary choosing someone having never met them but I’m thrilled she was a part of our day! I just mailed off my thank you cards and I’m so happy Sandy got great shots of us with every single wedding guest which we were able to print out and give to our guests along with some candid photos as well.
If you’re looking for an amazing photographer, for a very reasonable price that is nothing but extraordinary to work with, find Sandy!
Sandy May did a wonderful job capturing all our special moments throughout our wedding day! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. She is very organized and adapted quickly the day of to meet all of our needs. We look at our photos can easily go back to that day and all the fun we had. Something we really loved is she took pictures of friends and family during the day. You don’t think of this, as your focus is on you and your wedding party/family, but it was nice to see how others enjoyed the evening. I highly recommend Sandy May!
I know a lot of people read reviews and it’s hard to make a decision based on another’s experience. I am actually one of those people that don’t really read reviews much less write them unless I’ve had an’ out of this world’ experience in which I did with Sandy. Having Sandy as our photographer for our wedding in Negril, Jamaica in November was one of the best decisions we made. Sandy showed up on time and I immediately felt like I had known her for years. She made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera! I felt like a model and she even asked me if I had done some modeling which I have not!
We actually were not allowed to have third party vendors at our location but Sandy made it work looking like a guest at our wedding. She got great shots of us on the beach before the reception started and we didn’t spend a whole lot of time taking them. We also used Sandy for a 2 hour trash the dress session 2 days after the wedding. She showed up at our resort ready to go, and we were driven around to multiple beautiful locations in the Negril area. These pictures are by far my favorite ones. There are so many “money shots” that I still have not been able to pick the ones that I will have framed around our home.
Sandy is first class all the way! She is warm, welcoming and the nicest person. We will definately use her again in the future when we have a little one and return to Jamaica. Sandy thanks again for everything xoxo.
Sandy did a phenomenal job of capturing all the love and happiness at our wedding! Not only did she take vibrant group pictures of all of our family members and the wedding party, but she also took so many wonderful candid pictures throughout the rehearsal, the wedding itself and the reception that it was like experiencing the wedding all over again when we viewed all of the photos. Sandy is warm and wonderful to work with, and you will love the pictures she creates!
Justin and I just got back last night and got a chance to look at the pictures that you sent to us. We absolutely love them!!! They are more than we could have ever hoped for!! They are gorgeous!! We are so excited to see the rest of them. Thank you so much for everything. It was such a pleasure having you as our photographer…you made it so easy for us to feel comfortable with you. We felt like we had known you our whole life! We truly do thank you and are so sad that it is all over.
Thank you for Everything Sandy. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our memories so true to feeling and to the moments we experienced through out the day. Your knowledge, talent, experience, and wonderful energy not only added to making our experience through out the day that much more special and relaxed, you can really see the difference in the pictures. No one else has pictures like ours, we love them. Thank you Sandy.
Deborah and Graham
Thank you so much for the fabulous wedding photos! I have a new hobby that is much more addictive than Tetras. I love going through your photos! I have been in four states in the past week and it is all I can do to stop myself from whipping out the computer every chance I get to look. There are so many that it is like weaving through a wondrous maze of friends and family. I really appreciate your eye and effort.
Heather and Jake
I am so in love with all of the photos. Jake and I absolutely LOVE them! I still can not believe how fabulous the pictures turend out! You completely captured the day! They are beyond beautiful! Thank you, thank you!
Erinn and Jude
As we sit up here in Grand Marais – we cannot express to you the joy that these pictures brought to us.Thank you! I wanted to let you know that the pictures are just stunning. I am really happy with everything that was captured and there are just some beautiful shots. I am going to be working on some weeding and sorting before I send it out to everyone – but I know their reaction will be just the same. It already has been from just the six you sent via email previously. Thank you so much for the care and concern you put in to capturing this day – we will treasure these photos for a life time! You were an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with!
These photos are amazing! Looking through them, there is no doubt that Jeff and I were both happy! You captured the feeling of the day perfectly. We are going to have so much fun trying to pick our favorites. We had such a wonderful and relaxed time working with you. As you remember, Jeff was dubious about hiring a photographer at first. He is now one of your biggest fans.
I feel so fortunate that you agreed to capture our event in pictures. Jeff and I spent many hours on our honeymoon talking about and reliving our wedding day. We both agree that it far exceeded even our expectations and that there is nothing we would change. You were a big part of it, and we both thank you so much.
Sandy, these are SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see all of them now! You do such beautiful work, thank you SO much! Wow, over 1100 photos!!! Ryan and I looked through them last night and we are so impressed. I especially like the “favorites” you worked on. Once again, we’re just totally loving our wedding photos. They are incredible!