Sophia Banks – Wedding Photography Reviews
We had Sophia photograph our wedding and she gave us a beautiful experience resulting in incredible photographs that will last a lifetime. She blended with the guests, was so courteous and thoughtful throughout the day, and made us feel completely at ease. She put so much care into taking beautiful photos but also into editing them masterfully. We asked for a photobooth at our wedding, and Sophia created a studio-quality setting for our wedding. The attention to editing even to those photos gave them personality and really made them all so special. Planning the event was easy – especially with Sophia’s use of web-based forms. We felt like every detail was considered long before the wedding day. Our guests raved about Sophia’s wonderful presence and the amazing photographs that she took. We still look at the photos almost a year later and can’t believe they are from our wedding. We recommend Sophia Banks without reservation – she has the perfect balance of professionalism, artistry, and understanding.
When we decided to hire Sophia Banks, a Toronto-based photographer, to shoot our wedding in New York City, it was for a handful of reasons – and we couldn’t be happier with our decision!
We wanted the photos of our wedding to be modern, natural, artistic and beautiful. We were tired of seeing the work of typical wedding photographers, which had the couples doing the same poses, standing in front of the same scenes, and generally looking very typical. But with a background in commercial and fashion photography, Sophia Banks is not a typical wedding photographer. And we got exactly what we were hoping for.
We hired Sophia to run around NYC with us before the wedding, to take photos of us in some of our favourite locations. In addition to capturing us in all of the specific shots we had planned, he also demonstrated her expert eye for spotting many interesting backdrops and angles in which to shoot that we would have never noticed. Most of our favourite photos were of those locations that he found on the fly. The results were spectacular, and look like they should be in a fashion magazine.
Of course we also hired Sophia to shoot our actual wedding, which took place in three parts across three sections of the 60 Thompson Hotel in Soho (Kittichai, Thom Bar, and A-60). To put it simply, Sophia blew our expectations out of the water. Each section has a distinctly different feel/look, which resulted in a distinctly different vibe, and Sophia somehow expressed the nuances of each in her photography. The results were modern, natural, artistic and beautiful (all of our four demands!). Worth noting is her clever ability to take these close-up candids, which ended up looking particularly striking.
Beyond the excellence of his execution, and artistic ability, she is also a great photographer to work with. She truly understood what we were looking for, and listened to all of our requests, and he also gave the perfect amount of direction and feedback. She is fun and down to earth, but has this sense of professionalism that we very much appreciated.
Sophia Banks is not a typical wedding photographer. And he will not deliver typical wedding photography. We say this with the utmost pleasure, and recommend him to anyone that wants great photos of their wedding.
We absolutely love our wedding photos! Sophia is very approachable and easy-going, which makes shooting with her stress-free and fun. Her style worked well for us because we were a bit camera shy at first. Sophia recognized our aesthetic preferences and drew out our personalities beautifully in her work. She made sure we were relaxed even while he was working constantly to get the best shot. The results were at once very personal and shareable. Sophia is also a consummate professional when it comes to details and composition. We feel that our photos are timeless and we’ll love them forever!