The best part about our job is spending time with kind, appreciative and wonderful clients! Read just a few of their comments below to see what we mean! Find even more reviews & leave your own here.
“Erica put us at ease from the first meeting. She smiled and waved over our Skype session, and we really liked her warm personality. She was responsive from the first moment of contact, and she never wavered from that. She’s detail oriented, positive, really fun, enthusiastic, helpful, and a spectacular photographer to boot! She is customer focused, and she adds little touches to everything. When we first signed our contract, she sent us cookies! Even from 7 hours away (we live in Philly), Erica managed to exude constant warmth through emails, phone calls, and thoughtful touches that made us feel prepared and valued as her clients. Our engagement photos were awesome, and my husband is not the world’s most photogenic person, so that’s saying something! On the wedding day, she and her assistant had us all laughing and smiling even when the cameras weren’t raised. When the cameras were raised, they were shooting an amazing collection of photos. Weeks later, I still can’t stop looking at them!
It’s hard to put this review into words, and I don’t know how to explain how awesome Erica/City Lights is, so I’ll also use some quotes from friends/family:
1. My new (Philly area) mother-in-law: “I wish the photographer was in Philly so that I could recommend her to everyone I know.”
2. friend quote on Erica’s blog post on our wedding: “These are seriously the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen! Wowza!”
3. Friend quote on Erica’s blog post on our wedding: “hands down the best wedding pictures i have ever seen! you two look so amazing and happy i love this so much!”
4. my husband’s aunt: “Absolute perfection. Your photographer is absolutely amazing. One of the best I’ve ever seen!”
5. A bridesmaid on hanging out with Erica and assistant: “funniest photographers ever!” Hiring Erica was hands down the best wedding decision we made. She is everything that you’d hope for in a photographer: prompt, attentive, accessible in the months leading up to the wedding, easy to talk to, and professional. Her attention to detail and many personal touches made the months and weeks leading up to the wedding so enjoyable and fun. Not to mention her overall style and approach to photography: she made the entire wedding party feel so comfortable and relaxed–not an easy feat! We had so much fun doing our wedding party shoot, and Erica was wonderful during the ceremony and reception. We didn’t even know she was there! The pictures are amazing and we are so grateful. DEFINITELY work with Erica–she is the best! “-Jessica & Cory, 07.05.2014
“Hiring Erica was hands down the best wedding decision we made. She is everything that you’d hope for in a photographer: prompt, attentive, accessible in the months leading up to the wedding, easy to talk to, and professional. Her attention to detail and many personal touches made the months and weeks leading up to the wedding so enjoyable and fun. Not to mention her overall style and approach to photography: she made the entire wedding party feel so comfortable and relaxed–not an easy feat! We had so much fun doing our wedding party shoot, and Erica was wonderful during the ceremony and reception. We didn’t even know she was there! The pictures are amazing and we are so grateful. DEFINITELY work with Erica–she is the best!” -Maggie & Spencer, 05.31.14
“Anyone who looks at the City Lights Studios website can clearly see the level of talent in their photographers through the unique, beautiful, dynamic pictures they take. What you can’t see is the level of professionalism, the quality and consistency of service, and the genuine care and consideration to make sure that your wedding day is captured and remembered the way that you always dreamed. Choosing a wedding photographer can be stressful and scary given that these “strangers” are held responsible for capturing the emotion, beauty, happiness, and love throughout the day. You will quickly realize that Erica and her team will not be strangers for long. They treat you like family and make sure your day is all about you. Not many photographers will make sure your Spanx are not visible in any photo and at the same time encourage group photos with foreigners and are ok with sneaking into grain elevators. Upon your first meeting, you leave in awe and excitement. After your wedding you are left with sheer appreciation and eagerness to see their work. A few short weeks later, you get to relive your perfect day through pages of pages of amazing photographs. And just when you think you couldn’t be any happier with your choice of City Lights, you receive proof that you have made the best decision with the BEST photographers in Buffalo. Unlike all other vendors that you work with on your wedding day, your relationship with Erica has just begun and I can assure you, you will feel forever grateful for this new found friend. It is without any reservation that I recommend City Lights Studio.” -Marnie & Eric, 09.28.2013
“Erica was so wonderful to work with! From the beginning of planning stages up until the final weeks before the wedding and the day of, I could not have asked for anyone better. She always responded to me quickly and thoughtfully, putting me very much at ease with all my wedding questions 🙂 On the day of our wedding, we had both Erica and her assistant Chris with our wedding party. They were both so professional and very fun to work with. I was so happy with the places she suggested that we shoot around town and knew that they were getting all the shots we wanted. They were on top of everything throughout the day, and I did not have to worry at all. I cannot recommend Erica and City Lights enough!!” -Meghan & Peter, 08.24.13
“City Lights is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! We found Erica through a friend who used her photography services for their engagement and wedding (she came highly recommended!) and we had her shoot our engagement session. Erica has a wonderful personality and an outstanding skill at her job! We loved our engagement pictures so much, we asked her to shoot our wedding 400 miles away in New Jersey! Of course, she was more than thrilled, and made the long journey to the Garden State! Before the wedding, Erica was extremely involved and did a great deal of research on our venue and various places around to see where the best shots would be. Her planning form before hand and meeting answered all of our questions and left us worry free! On the day of the wedding, she found various other locations (not just the “photography” area that the venue gives) as possible photography spots, giving us many options! With her editing from our engagement shoot, we knew all of the pictures would be fabulous and put a great deal of trust in her decisions. We are 1000000% happy with the great job she has done for our wedding, and will be using her as our family photographer for years to come. City Lights is hands down the best photography vendor I have ever come across. Thank you, Erica!!!!!” – Amy & Chris, 08.17.2013
“City Lights Studio exceeded our expectations! Erica is an amazingly talented photographer and managed to capture every moment of our wedding day. Not only did she take great shots, but her editing skills make all the difference! The photos have vibrant color and stand out so much! She is so fun to work with and had a smile on her face all day. We had so much fun and love every single one of our photos!!” – Luanne & Bob, 06.08.2013