Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Romantic Wedding in the Virgin Islands

My name is Kelly Jo Higgins and I had my wedding in St. Thomas on May 19th. Planning the big day was a bit nerve wracking because I wasn't sure of the vendors I was picking for each aspect of our destination wedding. Due to the distance we weren't able to personally meet with each and every one of them, so I was very uneasy, especially about the photographer. Yet from the very moment I spoke with Ethelbert, all my fears disapeared! I was completely at ease and had full confidence that I was going to get a wonderful photographer with very high professionalism. So the day arrived and there he was, making sure all my photo requests were filled and that every guest and wedding party member felt a part of the wedding album in the making! Ethelburt allowed me to be "bridezilla," while he got his photos with such grace and determination. Not one person felt as though he was bossing us around....that was my job..ha ha. He is so kind it's hard not to always have a smile on your face while you're looking into his lense! I know I am going to order many of his wonderful captured moments and can't wait to see all of his work! I am going to be ordering a table top album as he has a creative way in placing your photos into a master piece that will be cherished for a lifetime. Chic photography is nothing less than spectacular and Ethelburt is a delight to work with! Again Thank you..Thank you..Thank You!

Kelly & Matthew

Just watched the wedding DVD with my mom and Pat and they were absolutely floored at the masterpiece!!! You truly captured the day for us and again I can't thank you enough! My mom is still crying!!! Just love it! You are so talented!!! And can see how hard you were working during all of Bill footage and're just wonderful. Matt and I are so blessed to have found you to be a part of our day and if you'd like me to write a testimonial for both of your websites, please let me know and I will do that for ya!! Again thanks! Kelly Jo Higgins..

Kelly & Matthew

An Exquisite Virgin Island Wedding

Dear Ethelbert,

Just received the photos -thank you very much for your extraordinary efforts!

You greeted us with a warm smile and enthusiasm the morning of our wedding day, made us feel at ease during the photo shoot, and your work captured the perfect moments of our big day, beautifully blended with the splendor of the Caribbean. We are very impressed by your professionalism. Now we not only have nice memories, but photos we can keep and cherish forever.

If the Bedminster Family is ever in Bedminster, New Jersey, please stop by to say hello.

Thanks again - Happy Holidays!

Best regards,

Tom & Julan Filep

Bedminster, New Jersey, USA

A Celebration Of Love In St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Good afternoon,Recently I ordered an 8x10 from my wedding. There was a woman in the background of the photo however I loved the photo so much I ordered it anyway. Your professionals took the time to remove the lady's behind from my photo without even asking! Thank you so much! We are so pleased with the results. My experience with your business has been nothing but exceptional. The photographer who shot my wedding was kind, patient and professional. He made our moment in time even more memorable. Simple things like advising the ladies of problems with their dresses, hairs blowing out of place, giving clear patient instructions mean the world. Thank you!!!

Sarah and William Lindsay

A Tropical Wedding in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Hello -

Just wanted to write a quick note thanking you for the BEAUTIFUL photos of our late afternoon wedding.

We married at the Wyndham Sugar Bay resort on St John's Terrace - a beautiful spot - and with your photography we were able to relive all of those wonderful moments.

So many of our forty guests commented on your positive interractions with them - and we loved the subtle direction you gave in order to make our pictures ones we would treasure. We loved them all!

Thank you, thank you!

Norah & Jeff Fredericks

Sterling MA

WHAT HAPPENS In VEGAS, doesn’t always STAY in VEGAS!

I took all the photography knowledge I received in Vegas back to the Virgin Islands with me.

Seven days of EDUCATION and FUN in VEGAS...

Phill, John, Livi and I had a wonderful time in Las Vegas during the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Convention. It was a week with new technologies, photography styles and techniques. Studying with some of the world’s greatest wedding and portrait photographers like Jerry Ghionis, Matthew Jordan Smith, Robert T, Williams, Kevin Kubota and many more. A wedding photographer’s dream…

I would recommend that all wedding and portrait photographer that are serious about their profession attend this convention. http//

My brothers: John, Phill, & Livi after sightseeing in Vegas during the WPPI Convention.

The four brothers: John, Ethelbert, Phill, & Livi after a great buffet at the Bellagio Hotel. Hmm, Hmm GOOD!

Jerry Ghionis instructs our photography class at the convention. The images below are photos I took of the models during the two day class.

Jerry Ghionis and the members of our class at the Wedding & portrait Photographers International (WPPI).