These are simple unsolicited notes copied and pasted from clients after receiving their full gallery of wedding photos.
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Dear Sam,

Words are really not enough to express how overjoyed we are to have these photos and how lucky we were to be able to have you capture them.  We stayed up late to look at them the other night, and haven’t stopped looking ever since! We knew we had hired our dream photographer when we booked you, but these photos have even exceeded our expectations and have really touched our hearts. The photos you took make us feel so special. We really appreciate all of your hard work on the day, for being open and patient, and for bringing your creativity and enthusiasm to our wedding. We are so excited to share these with our friends!! Also, you had asked us at the wedding if we’d used our engagement photos for anything, and I told you that we had used them for table numbers, but we completely forgot to tell you that we also used a couple of photos for our Save the Date! We got tons of compliments, and we loved how it came out. I’ve attached the images below so you can see! Thanks again, Sam. We will cherish these photos forever, and we really can’t thank you enough. Wish you all the best, and can’t wait to keep seeing your beautiful work! Sincerely,
Mary & JD

p.s. Not a problem at all that there are so many photos…we’re happy there are!!


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Sam – Thank you so much for shooting our wedding. Everyone had great things to say about you and how you handle yourself in anxious wedding situations. On top of that, we’re thrilled with the photos. You managed to capture so many amazing moments and it’s hard to choose which ones to print – a good problem to have! Nice work on the post-production. We’ll be recommending you to all of our friends seeking a photographer and we’ll be sure to call on you again if we ever need a photographer. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to support your business (ratings on sites etc).

All the best,
Scott and Tori


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You have no idea how hard it was to wait for these…we were so excited, we stayed up half the night looking at them!! What an amazing day it was and we are so thankful to have had you there as our artist for the day. The photos are incredible.

Thank you also for sending the extra link to share with friends…we had many friends and family as well as several of our vendors request photos and I’m assuming that it’s alright to share this link with them. If there’s anything that they (vendors) need to know about photo use, please let me know so that we can share that, too.

“Married life” has been great so far. Hawaii does not disappoint–hope that you have the chance to go back again soon! In so many ways we are relieved that the wedding planning process is over, but it’s also a little sad to not be working anymore with the awesome people (like you) who helped us put it all together. Please let us know if you ever have free time while in the Richmond area–we’d love to meet for dinner or a drink. Did I see that you are capturing a wedding in Richmond this weekend? The trees are gorgeous in the fan right now–you will have a blast.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you…
L + R


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Hey Sam!!

OMG we LOVE them!!!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! We literally spent hours looking at them Thursday night (mainly because I was making Brian click through them slowly! hah. He wanted to zip through them to see everything right away). It was so so meaningful and enjoyable to relive our wedding day. I’ve heard people say that–how you relive your day through the photos- but I never really knew what that that felt like until we got to experience it ourselves. You truly captured our day–from the little moments to the big ones and everything in between. And we are so so grateful. Thank you, Sam. You are a phenomenal photographer, and God has truly given you an incredible gift! Way to use it because it sure is such a beautiful thing! Your photos have impacted our life. Seriously. They are so incredible, and we will cherish them our whole lives! Thank you.
Also, I don’t know how many people have told me such positive feedback about you from the wedding day…seriously a lot of people have told me that! They’ve told us what a nice guy you are and how humble you are, and that based on how incredible your photos are, you could be a huge jerk, but you’re totally not! Just thought you’d appreciate hearing that. All of us Wisconsinites  loved you! Brian and I were so happy and honored to have you here. It was fun getting to hang out with you the day after too. So cool that you did that for us!
Thanks for everything!!
~Brian and Rosie


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Hi Sam!

Forgive my incredibly delayed response — we’re in LOVE with the photos and have hosted several viewing parties with our wedding party and families!  We keep reliving the day through these beautiful photos and I’m sure we will for the rest of our lives!  Thank you again, so much, for working with us!! We started marking our favorites, but did not get vary far — it’s so hard to choose!  I hope to get through picking the rest of our favorites soon!

I can’t recall if we were to expect a USB and album at some point?  There’s no rush, but if not, I’ll make a mental note to start thinking about the task of making an album.

I just wanted to say thanks again!

All best,