Q: We’ve perused every photo on your website and we are in love with your photography! What’s the next step in acquiring your services to photograph our upcoming wedding?
A: The best thing you can do at this point is to contact me via email. Additionally, once I receive your initial email, I would be happy to set up a date and time for us to speak on the phone. I feel that wedding photography is very relationship based, and starting off on the right path with a happy, open, and candid conversation makes things easy and inviting. On the phone we can discuss things in more detail, such as packages, prices, schedule of the day, and travel, among other things. Click here to email me.
Q: How many hours do your packages include?
A: A full day of coverage includes up-to 11 hours of employment, which includes up-to 3 hours round trip travel time, and up-to 8 hours of photographing. There are discounted rates for weddings that have 50 or fewer guests, or weddings which include only up to 4 hours of photographing. Overtime, overnight, destination, and travel rates may vary depending on a handful of variables which can be discussed via email, over the phone, or in-person when we meet.
Q: What are your rates for photographing a wedding? Do you have packages?
A: My rates for wedding photography can vary anywhere from $1,500 to $7,000+ and this is quite the range! Some packages include wedding albums and some do not. Everyone’s wishes and desires are different, so I have designed a menu of options to select from as well as several packages to meet each couple’s needs.Answering some basic questions in an email or on the phone will help me provide you with a quote for your Wedding Day. Here’s some questions I will have for you: Where are you getting married? Paris, New York, Vermont, California, Florida, etc.? How many guests are you planning on entertaining? At what time does your wedding begin and end? Are you looking for a full day of documentary coverage (8+ hours) or perhaps a shorter time commitment (3 or 4 hours)? Are you interested in having two photographers at your wedding? Is it your desire to have your photographer design and create a finished wedding album(s) for you and/or your parents? Would you like printed photos, digital photos on a flash drive, or both? Would you like Hi-Res files, Low-Res files, or both?, And for passing along gratitude: Whom may I thank for referring you to me?
Q: It seems you have locations in both New York and Vermont. What if we wish to see you and your work in person?
A: I would be happy to meet with you in person! Once we connect over email or speak on the phone, we can determine the best date and time for scheduling a meeting. Sometimes I am at my place in Vermont, and other times I am at my place in New York. Since I am back and forth between both locations, it should be quite easy to set up a convenient meeting. Simply ask and we’ll make it happen, ok!
Q: How long have you been photographing weddings?
A: I have been photographing weddings since 1994. I have had the pleasure to document several hundred weddings in my life so far and have over 20 portfolios, with thousands of images to look through to better familiarize you with my artistic style and creative aesthetic.
Q: How many photos do you take at a wedding?
A: On average, I deliver about 80 pictures/hour. 8 hours of photographing = 640+ pictures. If printed photos are what you love, it’s no problem! When you order Color and B+W 4×6 prints, they’re yours to keep forever!
Q: Do we get to keep the printed proofs (the 4×6 prints)? Do the proofs have watermarks on them?
A: You DO get to keep ALL of your color and B+W printed 4×6 proofs. When you order 4×6 color and B+W prints along with your wedding package, the photos will not be watermarked in any way. They come in attractive, custom-made, A. Perry Heller Photography photo boxes. They are beautiful and ready for showing off. Protect your printed photos in an album, frame and hang them, or simply stick your favorite ones up on the fridge!
Q: Will my wedding photos be featured online so that all of my guests can see them, too?
A: Yes. All wedding packages come with a complimentary online gallery that features all of your wedding images. Friends and family have the freedom to view all of your lovely images on the internet no matter where they are located.
Q: Do you take pictures in Color, B+W, or both? and How do you decide when to use Color and when to use B+W?
A: I photograph in BOTH Color and B+W. As an artist, deciding whether color or B+W is best for a given situation, is a skill that I’ve developed with experience. Though I am used to making these creative decisions myself, I am always open to your thoughts and ideas as well.
Q: What can I do with a disk of Low-Resolution photos on it? Can I make prints from Low-Resolution (AKA Web-Resolution) files?
A: You’ll love the Low-Res files of your photos since they are beautifully sharp, yet amazingly compact files which make them super easy to email to people. These files are not only great for emailing, but are perfect for placing on your smartphone or tablet, or posting them on facebook or other social media sites. Low-Res files are included complimentary for all Brides and Grooms. However, Low-Res files are not big enough to produce sharp, high quality prints from. If you are looking to make your own prints, you’ll love the Hi-Res files.
Q: If you photograph our wedding, do we get to keep the Hi-Res (High Resolution) digital files?
A: Great question. Some packages come standard with the Hi-Res files, while other packages make it available as an a-la-carte add-on feature. An investment in the Hi-Res digital files gives you the freedom to make unlimited enlargements for friends, family, and for personal use. Owning the Hi-Res files is like owning your photographer’s negatives. With these files, you can upload your images to your favorite internet based print house (shutterfly, snapfish, etc.) and make as many prints of any size you desire. Online, you can even create your own design-it-yourself coffee-table books!
Q: If the photos come on a DVD, does that mean they are a movie?
A: DVDs are simply the storage media for holding large amounts of data. DVD does not necessarily mean that a movie is on the disk. For storage, a DVD is just like a CD, but it holds about 6 times as much information as a CD can. If there are ALOT of photos, it is much more convenient to store them onto one DVD rather than six CDs! Even better than a DVD is a Flash Drive. If your package comes with Hi-Res digital files, they will likely be delivered to you on a Flash Drive.
Q: What kind of cameras do you use?
A: For those tech savvy customers who are overflowing with curiosity, I photograph using Canon Full-Frame DSLRs. I use quite the array of lenses for creating different effects. In the end, though, it’s the artist who makes the art, not the machine, though it sure is nice to have an awesome hi-res camera!
Q: What is your experience with photographing at our wedding’s location? How do we know the photos will come out great if you’ve never shot here before?
A: This is one of my favorite questions. If you take a look through my portfolios and images on this website, you may be surprised to know that most of these images were created in locations and in spaces that I have never photographed in before!!! This is what I do BEST! I am a professional photographer. My job is to create amazingly beautiful photographs regardless of location, time of day, sunny or cloudy skies, 25 or 1000 guests, or new or familiar locations. I bring enough equipment, know-how, and experience to handle all variables and situations. You are investing in an artist who is proud of his work and who his clients love and recommend again and again for these very reasons. Please feel free to browse the applause section for glowing feedback from previous couples. They say it better than me!
Q: I understand that you sometimes bring an assistant along to weddings. Does your assistant take pictures, too?
A: While all of my assistants are photographers, too, their primary responsibilities on your wedding day are handing off different cameras and lenses to me, downloading memory cards, organizing requested photographs, and assisting with the beautiful lighting that gives my photographs their signature photo-documentary style. This way, I can concentrate my creative energy into capturing all of your spontaneous and once-in-a-lifetime moments. Sometimes, I will offer my assistant the opportunity to take some photos along side me, like my mentors did for me when I was the assistant, and occasionally, their photos do turn out to be quite beautiful! In these cases it’s a win-win for everyone! However, if you are interested in having an additional PROFESSIONAL photographer present at your wedding, this can easily be added to your package. Prices vary from $500-$2000 depending on a handful of variables like hours of photographing, experience of photographer, travel time, overnight stays, etc.
Q: Do I need to have two photographers at my wedding?
A: The phenomenon of having two photographers at a wedding is a relatively new one, and “more” doesn’t always translate into “better”. Two photographers can be several things: a luxury, a necessity, a distraction, or simply put, overkill. At smaller, more intimate weddings, two photographers can sometimes be a hindrance. As documentarians, we desire to stay inconspicuous and unnoticed. We don’t want your family and friends to be paying attention to the photographers, we want your guests to be watching you and enjoying your amazing celebration! As you shop around for your wedding day documentarian, you’ll begin to notice that every photographer claims to be “unobtrusive, candid, photojournalistic, artistic, etc” so on and so forth. Can this be true of every single photographer? Not likely. Is it true about me? It is! My feedback speaks for itself. See my applause section for compliments on my work and presence.
On the flip side, at larger weddings (150+ guests), where so many things are happening at multiple locations all at the same time, having two photographers can be a wonderfully practical, and wise investment. For weddings like these, I am always accompanied by another equally professional photographer. A second photographer need not be present for the whole event, though. Sometimes the second shooter may serve best for a limited time span, when and where they are needed most.
After embracing all of the day’s details, we can discuss together, the benefits/detriments of having two photographers at your wedding. Then we can move forward with confidence that all of your photography needs are met professionally and respectfully.
Q: What types of Wedding Albums do you have available?
A: Wedding Albums come in many varieties, and all come with Complimentary Personalized Cover Imprinting. Currently I offer the following types of Albums:
1. Digitally Designed Flush Mounted Albums. These albums, available in nearly any size imaginable, are digitally designed by yours truly and feature flush mounted composites of photographs of your special day. The virtually unnoticeable 1/16″ gutter of this album makes it an ideal way to present panoramic images and composites that span two sides. You can put as many images on one page as you desire and layout and design is unlimited due to the flexible nature of custom digital layouts.
2. Hard Cover Coffee Table Books. These books offer the same design elements as the Digitally Designed Flush Mounted Albums, but are published in a BOOK format instead of the traditional Wedding Album format. Due to their affordable price point, couples often invest in several copies of these, to gift to their parents or other close relatives.
3. Parent Albums: 8×8 Coffee-Table Style Albums. Each Parent Album comes with your choice of either 30 or 40 photos mounted in a leather, flush mounted album. This album features one photo/side.
Before completing your Wedding Albums or Coffee Table Books, a preview of your albums will be made available online for viewing, reviewing, and editing to create the perfectly designed masterpiece of your Wedding day. To preview previously designed Wedding Albums, feel free to click the link for online albums.
Q: I was at a friend’s wedding recently and the photographer had a display set up in the reception playing a slideshow of photos he had taken earlier that same day. This was so awesome! Can you provide a service like this, too?
A: This is a service I am proud to offer and my customers love it! It can be easily added to any existing package for a small additional charge.
Q: One of the things I really like about your work is your candid and photojournalistic style, but family portraits are also important for us (and especially for our parents). Do you also take the more “traditional” formal style portraits?
A: Yes. At most weddings, 30-60 minutes are set aside to take these photographs. Before your wedding day, we’ll have the opportunity to discuss which pictures are most important for you, as well as the locations and times you prefer to have these pictures taken. At the wedding, you can count on me to joyfully direct everyone to where they should be and when they should be there, so that everybody is happy and smiling in their photos!
Q: Do you take table pictures?
A: Table pictures are available upon request. For larger weddings (150+ guests), it can sometimes be challenging for one photographer to photograph every table. Due to the nature of weddings, people often leave their tables and sometimes do not return for long periods of time. If you do request table photographs, every effort will be made to achieve perfection with these requested photographs. If table pictures are very important for you, and your wedding has more than 150 guests, it would be most advantageous to add an additional photographer to your package. In an effort to lessen the inconvenience that table pictures may cause your guests, these photos are usually taken during a salad course, or when dinner is just beginning.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes. I am fully insured, as is my equipment. If your planner or caterer requires documentation or proof of insurance, those documents can be easily emailed or faxed to them upon request.
Q: What if you get sick or come down with the flu on our wedding date?
A: I like to answer this question with a funny question in return: What if YOU get sick on your own wedding day? Chances are likely you’ll be showing up even if you come down with a cold! Well, the same is true for me. I am committed to my work and love what I do. I’d have to be in a wheelchair to even consider canceling a shoot, and even then, I’d still probably try to shoot sitting down while my assistant pushed me around. But seriously, if I am feeling ill, then I’ll take some Tylenol and then take beautiful photographs of your wedding day. If, God forbid, something more serious happened, like, I got run over by a bus and am stuck in the hospital with two broken legs, one of the several other Wedding Photographers with whom I work with regularly will be called upon to take my place. In my nearly 20+ years of photographing this has never happened. Whew!
Q: What if I have more questions that have not been addressed in this wonderfully informative FAQ section?
A: Feel free to contact me via email or phone, and all of your questions can be answered thoroughly and succinctly. All messages are sincerely replied to within 24 hours.
“When you love what you do, you can really showcase your creativity in a spectacular way.” A. Perry Heller
Since beginning his ascent into photography in 1994, A. Perry Heller has become one of the country’s most sought after commercial image makers.
Heller’s beginnings and transitions have no doubt been dynamic. Like most photographers who started out in the 90s, it all began in a makeshift, red-lit darkroom tucked into a corner of his parents’ basement. This high school passion soon led to exhibitions at art galleries, which then transitioned into a love for commercial, portrait, advertising, and event photography. College followed, and Heller quickly cornered the commercial photography market at Rutgers University, becoming a very sought after portrait and wedding photographer, not only for fellow students, but also for faculty, staff, and a slew of new clients in New York City. Shortly after moving to NYC in 1999 to catch bigger fish to fry, Heller was photographing for notable commercial clients such as Elle Magazine, Martha Stewart Magazine, Christian Dior, Wine Spectator, Victoria’s Secret, and AOL Time Warner. After ten years working in New York, Heller relocated to the charming village of Hardwick, Vermont where he pursued his artistic dreams of building his own house and designing his land to satisfy his aesthetic desires and his natural need to manifest functional works of beauty all around him. At the same time, he has continued to create lasting images for his new Vermont based clients such as: Caledonia Spirits, Urban Moonshine, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), Eden Ice Cider, Pete’s Greens, and The Vermont Cedar Chair Company.
By perusing his online galleries, it’s easy to see that Heller loves photographing products, portraits, weddings, and everything else that requires an attention to photographic mastery.
In particular regards to wedding photography, Heller’s approach is classic and timeless. Vivid colors, soft lighting, and selective focus all complement his uniquely candid approach. His ability to capture distinctively memorable images leaves a lasting emotional impact for present day viewers as well as lucky future generations of inheritors. As a photo-historical-documentarian, being able to capture amazing, once-in-a-lifetime moments in a non-obtrusive fashion is something his clients often praise him for. One bride exclaimed, “I don’t know how one person could have been in so many places at one time, but you photographed it all and I barely remember seeing you. You must have made yourself invisible! Laughing, crying, dancing, all the toasts, such beautiful candids! Each picture taken at the perfect moment. Thank you so much for capturing my wedding the way it really happened, the way I remember it, the way I will always remember it.”
Currently, A. Perry Heller, along with his faithful canine companion, Trevor (pictured above), reside in his quaint hand-built house nestled on a hillside situated across from the Mackville Pond in Hardwick, Vermont. Simply another day in paradise.
August 25, 2015
Perry is the best! I worked with him in the past at my clients weddings and I knew that when it came time for my wedding he would be my first phone call – and he was! I told him right away to keep close to the phone for when I finally booked my wedding date. Perry is not your typical wedding photographer. He isn’t obnoxious and in the way during the wedding. He is in the background and gets EVERY photo you ask him to. He was more organized than I was leading up to the day. He has his clients complete a form which describes the type of event and basic details. Two months before your wedding (or maybe it was 3) he sends you another form which goes over a list of pictures you want to have taken at your wedding. NONE OF MY VENDORS reached out to me with the exception of Perry. He creates his own schedule and check list based on your conversation and he schedules a conference call with you to review the photo schedule. He asks questions about the wedding which gives you an opportunity to think about the details you would like to incorporate. He is very approachable and responds quickly. He is responsible. He is worth every dollar spent and is SUPER easy to get along with. He is fun, outgoing, and quiet/shy at the same time. He has a fantastic eye for details and I am mezmorized by my proofs. Out of almost 1500 pictures, it will be hard to narrow it down to only the best for my final album. Perry is one of a kind and really talented. He doesn’t post images of you on his blog – he respects his client’s privacy and password protects your special day. He is more than just my wedding photographer, he is a great friend.
December 19, 2014
I just wanted to thank you so much for the stunning wedding album. Mark and I are in awe — we just love it so much. It arrived in time for us to show both our families at Thanksgiving and no one could stop talking about how beautiful the photographs are and how exquisite the album is!
I cannot thank you enough for being part of our Big Day and for capturing everything so beautifully. Looking at the album truly feels like reliving all the special moments.
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday season.
Katie and Mark
November 15, 2014
Thank you again for everything, Marc has been out of town… and I was going to wait for him to get back to look at all the pictures with me but I just could not wait. They look UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING!!! Thank you SO much!
September 30, 2014
Thank you for taking THE MOST AMAZING photos during our wedding weekend on Block Island! We could not have been happier with how you documented our special weekend! We are thrilled and so happy with all of them! We have sent them to everyone who was at the wedding and to those who could not attend and the response is unanimous…you did a fabulous job! You caught all of the most important moments and got so many of the guests!
Thank you thank you thank you for doing such an excellent job! I will definitely be spreading the word about you to all of our friends and family! It was an absolute pleasure meeting and working with you and Ramon! Thank you so much! The photos are AMAZING!
Tina and Bard
May 30, 2014
Thank you so much for documenting our wedding day so beautifully. You were great to work with throughout the whole process and especially on the wedding day. We are thrilled with you and your assistant Ramon, and know that the best is still yet to come with the proofs, prints, and album!
Katie and Mark
March 22, 2013
I received a very special package in the mail and just wanted to let you know how amazingly gorgeous my album is!!!
Thank you thank you thank you for doing such an excellent job! I will definitely be spreading the word about you to all of our friends and family! It was an absolute pleasure meeting and working with you and Ramon! Thank you so much! The photos are AMAZING!
Usually when we ladies at Ann Taylor Loft have packages delivered, it’s usually shoes or clothing or the occasional baby related doo-dad. Like hawks, we all crowd around and force the package recipient to open it up and try it on, if applicable…fun times!
So, that being said, when my package arrived Friday afternoon, you can imagine the volume level of my workmates squealing when I told them it was my wedding album! Everyone was in total awe (not to mention myself) of the lovely album, the stunning photos and the seamless layout. I was so proud!
Perry, the album you created for us is the exact album I hoped for when looking back years from now, being able to revisit the joy and celebration that not only we experienced, but you wholly captured. I don’t know what else to say except thank you for such an amazing gift, because, really, that’s what it is.
On another note, my sister sent me a gift last week. It was a wrapped copy of the March issue of Town and Country magazine. Turns out she sneakily submitted a wedding photo and it made it into the weddings section! She described it to be a very intense submission process, but nonetheless, there is a beautiful, and credited of course, picture in Town and Country!
Thank you again for everything, Perry
All the Best,
Laura and William (and Minnie RUFF!)
February 06, 2013
We got the album and it looks GREAT! We LOVE it. Thanks for all that you have done and we really enjoyed working with you. Now all we really have to say is that it is all over since you were my last wedding contact. So sad. Well, thanks again and please do keep in touch.
Best wishes and thank you again,
Sydney and William
February 04, 2013
We received the album this weekend and we absolutely LOVE it! It is exactly what we wanted! We have not stopped looking at it and showing it to everyone and anyone that stops by. You are soooo awesome and you were such a pleasure to work with throughout the whole wedding process! I appreciate all of your hard work and amazing artistry in capturing our BIG DAY in pictures! I can’t wait for more of my friends to get engaged so I can pass along your awesome name. Thanks!
Jackie and Anthony
November 10, 2012
Dear favorite photographer whose name begins with “you are” and ends with “so friggen amazing”,
Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow. Perry, I love them. I even (and somehow especially) love the ones with ME in them. That’s huge. Hugemongous really. I know I tried to tell you how much I hate pictures when we first met, and I know you told me not to worry, everyone says that, and that somehow it always seems to work out in the end; but what you didn’t say is “that’s because I’m a freaking magician and a genius and amazing and you will find yourself wishing every single day you could be photographed by A. Perry Heller for the rest of your life”.
You didn’t say that because you are fabulous and humble and hilarious, so I’ll just say it for you.
Perry, these photos are really great! They are really great despite all the things that apparently went wrong with the wedding that I had no clue of until weeks later. They’re really great even though I always thought I’d have an outdoor party. They’re really great with absolutely no qualifiers at all. We love the B+W photos, and especially adore the color photos. You have the best eye for color!
So anyway, this is my gushing email to you to tell you officially and for the record, that I am flabbergasted and amazed and so happy. I have, of course, questions about albums and all of that, but because you like us to, I’m going to call you on the telephone with those questions instead. Right after I look through my enormous proof albums for the four hundredth time.
November 05, 2012
Thank you so much. I adore the wedding pictures. We love them. Every single one of us thinks they are absolutely fabulous!
Ellen, Mother of the Groom
November 1, 2012
Please forgive me for taking so long to write and thank you. You were absolutely wonderful! You were such a joy to have around. Thank you for your patience, your reassurances, and your calm and kind manner. I am sure you put everyone as much at ease as you did Stephanie and I. Your assistants were also so kind and pleasant. The wedding, I thought, was wonderful and I can’t wait to see the pictures. I unfortunately, was not able to see everything, but I am assured that you captured all the important moments and the love and warmth that was in the room. Thank you for Stef and Billy’s engagement pictures, too! We were very excited to see your photo of them in the “Times”. You impressed us with your caring and consideration on that first day we met you when you made tea for me. How lucky we were that you were available to be our wedding photographer! Thank you for everything!
Susan, Mother of the Bride
March 30, 2012
Matt and I and both of our parents were thrilled with our wedding albums. They turned out beautifully and we are so happy we chose you as our photographer. Thanks for everything.
March 15, 2012
You are definitely the best I have ever seen in the photography field. It was a pleasure knowing you and working with you. I wish I had another daughter whose wedding you could photograph!
Barry, Father of the Bride
December 24, 2011
What a great Christmas present– the album is more beautiful than we had ever imagined. We absolutely love it and can’t thank you enough for all of your work (and an extra thank you for dropping it off in person!!!). You have been so wonderful to us. Thank you. Best wishes for the holiday season and happy 2009!
Betsy and Andy
November 14, 2011
Our album is amazing! Looking through it made me so excited.
We’ve shown the album to both sets of our parents. They love it and are so excited as well and are both going to want to make their own albums, too!
We cannot thank you enough!!!
Ariel and Peter
October 28, 2010
OMG…we are SO in love with this montage of photos from our wedding day…Thank you for emailing it to us so soon after the wedding. If this is a taste of what’s to come when we receive all of the photos, we will just die!!!
luv luv luv it..we need ur skills baby in laying our wedding album out, too…you are a master!
Jenn and Andrew
October 18, 2010
We can’t even tell you how much we enjoyed the wedding album! It’s great – looking through it brings back a flood of memories. Both our families loved it as well! Thanks!
Sandi and Victor
October 10, 2010
I hope you are doing well!
I wanted to let you know, that we were at my parents house yesterday and the pictures arrived. They are amazing!!! We love them so much! I can’t thank you enough for all the amazing photos and your fabulous energy! You were BEYOND a pleasure to work with!
October 3, 2010
I know it’s been a while, but we have been touring the homes of all our friends and showing them your beautiful work. Everyone thought there were two photographers, since you were able to be in, what seemed, two places at once. Colors, composition, everything is so fantastic!
Charlie and I are so happy you were able to work with us. We are anxious to hear what’s next. But first, I wanted to share the compliments.
September 28, 2010
We’ve been teeming over our photos for two days now and I can’t stop jumping up and down. You know I am quite the photographer myself, and I’m all about my fancy newfangled digital SLR, but Perry, these prints look way better than anything that’s ever come out of my digital camera and anyone else’s digital camera for that matter. I suppose it also has something to do with the fact that you’re the professional, though. Our photos are gorgeous! Jonathan and I are so grateful.
We particularly love the photos of us by the pier and at the beach – how did you get the sky to look so cool without airbrushing or photoshopping?! A true photo-master you are!
Thanks for the website of pictures. It’s really helping our parents see the all the pictures in North Carolina.
In the meantime, we’ll begin picking out our favorite 150 images (though I don’t know how we’re ever going to round it down to that, there’s just too many good ones!) and we’ll get that list to you (hopefully, fingers crossed) within a few weeks. I haven’t even begun choosing the pictures for the wedding album, and I already can’t wait to see it! You’re the best Perry!
p.s. Hey Perry, Jonathan here – Alexandria wrote this, but just wanted to let you know that I’m sitting next to her and am helping out, too. Thanks Perry. You made me look good – how’d you do that?
With all our appreciation,
Alexandria and Jonathan
September 18, 2010
I don’t think I have told you this yet – but we LOVE the pictures!!
The pictures of James and I in the park are phenomenal by the way! It will be so hard to narrow down our picks! We greatly appreciate your professionalism, your attention to detail, and your rapport with our guests as well. Thanks so much for everything.
September 3, 2010
OK, so we were finally able to sit down together and take a look at these (I’ve looked at them ALL at least five times! Slowly. — LOVE EM!) There are some CLASSIC pictures. Oh my God. Lots of good stuff captured. It’s exactly how I remembered it… just better! I meant to email you a couple weeks ago.… I finally put the photos in the proof albums (the black debossed albums are great) and each time I look at the pics, I enjoy them even more. We really appreciate your exceptional talent and feel so lucky that we scored you for our wedding. The photos are WAY WAY better than any one else’s (and not just ’cause it was MY wedding)…they are just wonderful and artistic and totally true to the feeling/tone/energy of the day. Thanks! OK, I’ll stop gushing now.
Have a great night and talk to you soon.
August 17, 2010
Dear Mr. Heller,
I do thank you so much for helping me put together this album and I know we’ll treasure it always. You really captured the “feel” of this event in our lives.
Pat Aldredge, Father of the Bride
August 8, 2010
I can’t stop looking at the photos!
Actually, it’s becoming a problem since I can’t seem to do anything else!! Everyone I speak with loves them and I love that they are available for viewing online. Thank you!! Lyle and I are still trying to pick out favorites – there are so many great ones to choose from!!
Many, many thanks,
July 10, 2010
LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
June 18, 2010
Perry Perry Perry!
You rock, man! The bestest!
Thank you so much for being here and shooting the wedding. We loved having you. I knew you would be perfect. Everyone was talking about how cool the photographer was and how “he really knows what he’s doing.” We were just thrilled with everything. We hope you had fun too and just wanted you to know how much we appreciate all of your hard work. Thanks for being a part of our day.
June 8, 2010
Just a quick note to thank you for shooting Betsy’s wedding last Sunday – we can’t wait to see the proofs! I’m sure they will be great! We were very impressed with your organization, your manner in putting everyone at ease, and diplomacy. It can’t be easy dealing with all the disparate personalities, and especially the crazed mother of the bride! So thank you for putting up with all of us and for doing such a fantastic job!
We are looking forward to seeing you again in a much more relaxed setting and enjoying all the wonderful work you have done. Thanks again!
Paula, Mother of the Bride
May 22, 2010
Thank you all for a strong performance this weekend. We all look forward to seeing your beautiful photos. The wedding was all we hoped it would be and we thank you for all your hard work.
May 20, 2010
Perry, it is us who owe YOU an enormous THANK YOU! We deeply appreciate your talent, patience, vision and great attitude which made our pictures, which are so important to us, such a pleasure and, we are sure, so beautiful and special. Working with you was so wonderful. You made us feel so comfortable with your warmth and desire to really capture our wedding.
Rebecca and Charles Platt
May 8, 2010
I appreciate your candor and all the hard work you’ve put into these photos. A lesser person would have taken the short cuts. I truly thank you for your attention to detail.
January 17, 2010
Thank you for your infinite patience, good humor, and thorough work on Sunday.
All the best to you and your assistant,
Judy & Matt
January 12, 2010
Good Afternoon Perry,
As Christian’s Mom, I must say I was blown away by the pictures you took of the wedding on Block Island. They are truly amazing. Thank you for such amazing memories.
Ms. T. Spinillo
December 10, 2009
I’m Costa’s Aunt from the Boston area and I LOVE the pictures of the wedding (beautiful job!!!) I was at the wedding and didn’t even realize pictures were being taken!! Just thought you’d like to know!
November 30, 2009
We spent most of the holiday showing off our beautiful wedding pictures to our families. I can’t stop looking at them! Thank you so much for so beautifully capturing everything about the day. The photos are just amazing!
November 18, 2009
First of all we are all obsessed with your photographs. You are a big hit in the motherland (Slovenia).
Thank you thank you thank you!
Andrea and Costas
November 14, 2009
Good Afternoon Perry,
Thank you! You made us feel so at ease and were never annoying!!! (aside from being nice company as well!) How lucky we are to have found you. I will most certainly have timeless and beautiful memories, and I will always know that I took the first photo… what a great thrill for me. Many thanks for that.
Please pass along our gratitude to your assistant Jennifer as well, she was a true professional and very pleasant.
Again, thank you.
June 26, 2009
Hello Perry Heller,
Both Mike and I were saying on the ride to the reception that this is most likely the one time in our lives to be photographed by a photographer of your talent and caliber. It was truly an honor! Thank you so much.
June 23, 2009
… YOU ROCK!
Perry, we are thrilled with the photos. You did an amazing job. Matt and I spent Father’s Day at my parents’ house going through all 1,000 of them with my family and we had so much fun reliving the wedding. You covered everything. You were a pleasure to work with on the day of the wedding. We got lots of compliments about you from our guests about how pleasant you were and how well you blended in. Also, thanks for being flexible and adding those last minute table shots. We are so happy we chose you as our wedding photographer.
Robin and Matt
April 28, 2009
Hey Perry – I have only gone through the first of 3 boxes of photos, and the pictures are already incredible!! They are just what I was looking for and I absolutely love them. You captured the entire day.… I love the black and whites and the colors as well. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Thanks so much Perry.
xoxo – Lindsey
August 5, 2008
Thanks again for everything! Our album is fabulous – it so perfectly reflects the magic of our big day. You did such a beautiful job of designing it, too! We are thrilled beyond words.
Cat & Billy
August 1, 2008
How do we even thank you for capturing the most precious moments of our lives in your photography. Never has it been so true that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Your soul, artistry and talent have blessed us with cherished memories in photo art.
Thank you! With love,
Man + family
July 6, 2008
It was a pleasure to meet you at Catherine and Billy’s wedding at Skytop Lodge. Several people commented on your unobtrusive manner. So many photographers are “in your face”, so your quiet manner was greatly appreciated.
Sally Hollyer, Mother of the Bride
June 25, 2008
I don’t know how one person could have been in so many places at one time, but you got it all and I barely remember seeing you. You must have been invisible! Laughing, crying, dancing, all the toasts, such beautiful candids! Each picture taken at the perfect moment. Thank you so much for capturing my wedding the way it really happened, the way I remember it, the way I will always remember it.
Kelli & Peter
November 22, 2007
I know we haven’t even seen any of the pictures that you’ve taken of our wedding yet, but we wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful job you did on the wedding day. We loved your easy going and calm presence and were happy to have you there on our special day. We can’t wait to see the photos! I think you’ve convinced us that we’re not as un-photogenic as we thought!
Liz & Aaron
November 5, 2007
The job you did on the pictures was phenomenal. It’s rare when all of us agree. You have a great deal of success ahead of you.
Mrs. Huber, Mother of the Bride
September 30, 2007
You did a fabulous job at our wedding and we are so impressed with the proofs. Everyone we have shown them to has loved your work. You are very talented. Thank you for being such a joy to work with.
Kristen and Ken Krista
February 12, 2007
Thank you so very much for helping to make our day so special and for making our memories so much more vivid through photographs.
Daniela & Guy
September 16, 2006
Pam and I wish to take this opportunity to say that we appreciate all the hard work and extra effort you gave in the performance of your artistic profession. You strive to not only make everyone’s dreams a reality by photography, but you use the occasion in spite of the obstacles before you. The tragedy placed upon this country would have been enough for anyone to give up yet you finished the mission and for that you are greatly appreciated. Consider us your brothers in the Ole South and your status as a genuine “Southern Gentleman”!
Pam & Jim Houser
December 20, 2005
I just wanted to say thank you so very much for making our wedding memories such a treasure. Our album is beautiful and we enjoy showing it off. It is more than we could have ever expected!
Thank you again & again. With love & friendship & lots of smiles,
August 12, 2005
Good Afternoon Perry,
To my favorite, fabulous, photographer Perry and his awesome assistant Christine.
I want to thank you both for all of the magnificent photographs you took at our wedding. It’s rare to find such good spirit and such lovely people to work with! Thank you for everything, you are amazing!
Audra & Kris
Bridal bouquet. One kind of flower, no accouterment. The simple, beautiful, Calla Lily.