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Hammond Preuss Wedding Testimonials

Forget about all the usual stuff: professionalism, courtesy, ease of contact, and the most obvious of all, that they deliver the product they agree to provide you. They excel in ALL these categories. What TRULY stands out about Ryan and Leighanne will not be readily apparent to you until you’ve had a couple years to MEDITATE on your choice. My wife and I came to Brooklyn from very different places, and took very different paths, but our love and our family has blossomed here, and Brooklyn itself is a main character in that story. Ryan and Leigh found a way to corral that magic, the atmosphere of the wedding location (The Boathouse in Prospect Park) and of the city we love (Red Hook, Ditmas Park, etc.), and to make our wedding photographs into an immense and immensely beautiful tapestry of our event. This really hits me every time I see the photos again. I knew they were good — but I never really dreamed that I could get full-on butterflies, and experience the full palette of emotions, looking through the albums again. I test it every six months or so. I start at the beginning and I leaf through them, from the photos of all the preparations, the nerves and the smiles and hugs, the family, friends and loved ones gathering, right through to the ceremony itself, and into the dinner and the dancing the night away — it’s really quite amazing. So: yes — I recommend these two with complete assurance. It’s the most important feature of their art: I was, and more importantly, two years on, continue to be, totally knocked out by their work, and continue to feel grateful to them for giving me this rich catalog of memories of what was indeed one of the great days of my life. Ian And Deana June 30, 2012

Ryan Hammond shot our Christmas Eve wedding and we can sum the experience up in one word - brilliant! It was a very small affair and Ryan was as much a part of the festivities as our photographer - we were so comfortable with him from the first, felt like an old friend was with us taking our pictures. He has such a gift for catching the expressions and emotions and fleeting priceless moments with his easy candid, documentary style - Ryan perfectly captured the incredible joy, fun and intimacy of our wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Ryan - our photographs are lovely and amazing and we're over the moon happy with them! ~ Johanna & Chris

Ryan & Leigh, Why are you guys so spectacularly awesome? Nick and I were so thrilled you guys were a part of our wedding day. I know this might be surprising, but for me there was a small chance that I would have been terrified of the photographer we hired, but with you guys that chance was zero, zip, zilch. You have this amazing way of putting everybody at ease, and for that I am so grateful. And now for the photos. Your photos are......amazing! I don't think Nick and I were prepared for the total feeling of rockstar-ness that you represented in your photos. If the event was half as fun as your photos make it look then I would say it was a pretty spectacular day. We are thrilled. Can you guys move to San Francisco and take pictures of us every day so we can feel this awesome? Seriously though, you guys are so great and we are so grateful. We wish you all the best with everything and we hope Hammond / Preuss becomes a household name! You guys deserve it. Much love & so many thanks. ~ Erin & Nick

We had been searching for a photographer to capture our wedding and hadn’t been able to find the “perfect fit.” After someone recommended we look into Hammond/Preuss Photography, we had found our match. They are so caring, laid-back, and detailed-oriented! They photographed both our engagement and wedding pictures and gave us such wonderful pictures to display our memories! Working with two photographers was the best thing we could have done…they captured so many moments that probably would have been lost to just one photographer. And the way they work together as a team is remarkable. We would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you for helping us capture the special moments of our engagement and wedding!- Sarah & Matt McGhee

You guys blew our minds with your pictures! Seriously, we're so happy we went with you and by all means, let us know if we can ever help get the word out. It was such a pleasure to have you not only shoot our wedding but also be there as our guests. You are both blessed with some good eyes. I couldn't have been happier with your choice of composition and angles. We also loved that you took the time to go over all of our finished pictures and explaining the information behind them as well as your own unique memories of those moments. Thank you so much and maybe we can all grab a drink, some lunch or dinner sometime.Caitlin & Daisaku Dixon

Ryan and Leigh were both extremely professional and fun to have around! The pictures turned out better than I ever could have imagined! We are so happy that we chose them to document our special day!! ~ Beth and Andy Shelton

Truly Amazing! Thank you so much for the amazing wedding photos! Anyone can take pictures, but you captured the life, laughter and true love of our special day! Your photography will allow us to always relive these special moments with family, friends and each other - each photo tells a story we will treasure forever. Words cannot express how truly grateful we are for your passion and friendship! ~ Kirsten and Cory Polivchak

A wonderful experience from start to finish, Ryan and Leigh were a delight to work with. They were both so friendly and unobtrusive, but helpful at the same time (Leigh bustled my dress for me when there was nobody else around to do it and she could tell it was driving me crazy). They also both took the time to sit down with us and find out what was important to us BEFORE the wedding so that they could make sure they got those shots. It was easy to tell that they worked nicely together as a team, and, most importantly, the pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Somehow, in the middle of the chaos that is a wedding day, they captured the serenity of it all. I would definitely recommend these two to anyone looking for a photographer, especially for a wedding. ~ Katie and Ben Anderson

I just wanted to say thanks for the brilliant job you did photographing our wedding! We realize that it was a small event: your individual attention and preparation was excellent! Our family was so comfortable with you and you truly captured the essence of the moment! We wish we could take you along to capture all our important events! The pictures were of the highest quality and style! We will always recommend you! ~ Damon and Nicole Young

I could not have been happier with Ryan and Leigh and the photos they presented us with. They both were fun to be around and put everyone at ease. The photos were beautiful and artistic. We are happy to tell all our friends about them. Thank you so much for making our big day one that we can look back on with these lovely photos. My husband and I were thrilled that we found Ryan and Leigh to help us document our day. Thank you both! ~ Billie Gormley

Thank you! I got married on 11/23/08 and Ryan was the photographer. He documented a spectacular day and our pictures are beautiful. I would highly recommend Ryan and Leigh for your special day. These pictures are so lovely and we are thrilled. Thank you again Ryan, you are professional and your pictures are worth a million dollars!!! ~ Diana O'Brien-Francione

The pictures are AWESOME!! I love them! Everyone is so impressed. You really captured the moments! I will definitely refer you to anyone I can. Thank you so much!! ~ Ashley and Daniel Carranza

Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job at our wedding, Jan, 2nd 2009. You and Leigh found the best locations for photos and made us feel very comfortable. You were both just a joy to work with and we can't wait to put your photos in a book that we will forever cherish! Thanks again! ~ Aaron and Amber Corr

Ryan, CJ and I love our wedding photos!!! You and your assistant did such a wonderful job. Everyone we have shown our pictures to love them and want copies. I love that you took pictures from all stages of the wedding and all of them are great. It was so nice to have you and your assistant for our wedding photographers. We will be recommending you to others. Thank You!!! ~ CJ and Ali Mendez

We just wanted to thank you again for photographing our wedding! You did such a wonderful job and our photos are fabulous! Our entire family has been raving about you and your photos! We wish you would have been able to stay and play in Mexico for a few more days! We will gladly recommend you to anyone who is getting married! Thanks again for everything! ~ Amber and Andy Palermo

Thank you so much for going to Mexico and taking awesome pictures of our daughter's wedding. It was something she strongly desired from the day she got engaged and we are so happy about that decision today. We just printed out our first photos and it was tough as we had so many choices. We would highly recommend you to anyone. Take care. ~ Lisa and Bruce Wildermuth

Amazing job. Thank you so much for the amazing job you did with shooting our wedding. You were so personable and easy to work with, it was a real joy. You blended in so well and never got in the way, never intruded and had the most brilliant ideas for getting the most out of our day. Thanks again. We'll be recommending you to anyone who needs your services. ~ Craig and Leslie R.

You bring something to wedding photography that is so refreshing. And you never intrude, you become one with the party - not staged - so natural and so beautifully captured. ~ Barbara West