From Gail & Paul ............"You guys aren’t just photographers… you’re super women! Where do I start? Well… we started with you just over a year ago at Millie’s Batmitzvah and you were so friendly, down to earth, technically brilliant, creative, hardworking, fast and all round so fabulous that we booked you again for Jessie’s just over a year later. In fact more than that we wouldn’t secure a date til we knew you could do it. That’s how good you were. And with another Batmitzvah in the same venue only a year later several people had suggested we change photographer to mix it up a little. But we couldn’t imagine doing one without you and we were not wrong. Your creativity and extreme professionalism ensured that the photos from Jessie’s were just that… Jessie’s! They were as unique as she was and captured the party and the atmosphere to a tee. The “pre party pics” were seamless and even enjoyable (how do you do that?!) - and with the added fun of so many little ones! Your patience was endless! I just don’t know how you guys did it to be honest… the extreme of naturally friendly, calm and bubbly but with the extreme of catching every single moment perfectly. You must have been exhausted. You worked tirelessly getting everywhere without getting in anyone’s way. I am blown away with the final product and just so wonderful how quickly you turned them around. Recommend you?? Just try and stop me!!! I literally bore people with my enthusiasm about you. Can’t wait to use you again. Love having you around, love your work… just love EVERYTHING about you. You really are incredible."
From Naomi & Craig White.........We used 'The Photo People' Andrea and Michaela for my daughter’s Batmitzvah in September. We were so happy. And grateful we used them ! On the night they were amazing, very calm and professional and everything went very smoothly. A few of the guests commented how pleasent and friendly they were x We got the pictures within 2 weeks and a DVD disc. They were all stunning and this is my 4th simcha and I've used many photographers and The Photo People are by far the best ! I will be definitely be using them again ! Thank you Michaela and Andrea x
From Jeremy and Gail......... "On behalf of Gail and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Michaela and yourself for the wonderful photographs taken at Zack’s recent Bar Mitzvah. From your innovative ideas of how to arrange the shots, to the various meetings discussing our requirements, you both brought a professional yet relaxed atmosphere to the task in hand. At the synagogue and the party , the coordination of the everyone raised comments about how friendly you both and made everyone relaxed ensuring the precious moments were ‘recorded on film’. We are absolutely delighted with the outcome look forward to working with you on our next simcha."
From Natasha and Adam...... "We used The Photopeople ( Michaela and Andrea) for our Childrens B’nei Mitzvah three years ago. At the time we were so impressed with their work and overall experience that when it came to our youngest daughters Batmitzvah three years later , we didn’t book a date until we knew that The Photopeople were available. It was an absolute pleasure to have Michaela and Andrea at our function . They are such lovely people and get the best of everyone by their warm personalities and exceptional photography. They were quick and efficient in getting our family photos done , and during the party they unobtrusively captured the party atmosphere. Thanks to them we have a fantastic lasting memory of a special time for us and will treasure the photos forever."
From Carol & Richard......Having been traumatised by a previous photographer, these 2 young ladies were a breath of fresh air. We were never going to be an easy family to photograph, but we were immediately put at ease by their relaxed attitude, calm approach and sense of humour. The result is a beautiful album which tells our story, it's no wonder they are booked up years ahead. I really hope they will be able to cover our events going forward and wish them every success for the future . Thank you for a wonderful souvenir. Highly recommend The photo people for any photographic requirements. Richard & Carol
From Elaine & Carl - Andrea and Michaela, The Photo People, they really are. Bradley said in his speech he had been waiting 4 years for this weekend since his brother's Barmitzvah. I waited 4 years for these two photographers. We knew they were good but the outcome is outstanding. Smashing photos! Along with being professional Michaela and Andrea carry a fun and friendly atmosphere around with them from the time of booking, to the hire date and throughout the evening. Thank you xx
From Janine and Paul "We have recently had the pleasure of having the most wonderful photographers at Eliana's Bat Mitzvah. When Michaela and Andrea first arrived at our home to take some family photos we were feeling quite nervous, but they immediately made us feel relaxed and we had lots of fun with our garden shots! After that they organised our family extremely well at the Shul and we have some gorgeous formal family photos. They then managed to capture the atmosphere of our party perfectly and we have so many beautiful photos to choose from. They are professional, fun to have around and we thank you both so much for everything and we hope to see you again soon."
From Simone and Stephen. “Dear Michaela and Andrea I am writing to say a massive thank you to you both for the excellent pictures that you have taken of our big triple celebration. Having been recommended to you from a number of people, when I first met with you to discuss the event, you were both so down to earth and easy to talk to and understood the type of photos I wanted. On the day of the event, despite the terrible stress that I had gone through with the venue, you arrived and took over with the formal photographs of the family, and did a fantastic job. The photos are unbelievable. The lighting, composition and background were all perfect. (as a amateur photographer myself I am very critical, and your photos are fantastic) You were both so relaxed, so kind, easy going and fun to work with, you really helped me to calm down! The informal party photos are fantastic too, they capture the moments of the evening and considering the stress I was under, I do not remember much of it, so it is so wonderful to look back through the photos of the evening and recall the event. Thank you so much for creating a fantastic memory of our special day, I would highly recommend you, not only just by looking at the photos you have taken, but by your whole approach to the event was so friendly and professional.”
From Delilah. “When a Mother plans her little baby boys Bar Mitzvah she almost bursts with pride and emotions and only seems to catch snippets of all the things going on around her. I am one of those mothers. Now it is all over I have the huge pleasure of being able to ponder and enjoy all the wonderful photos you took for us on the day. I love them. They catch each precious step and capture emotions so vivid in people’s faces. I thank you for your wonderful work!”
Quote from Family: 'we were extremely delighted with your work the photo's are terrific and you put everyone at their ease very quickly taking shots we hadn't thought about. We would recommend you to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to use you again for other occasions. Thank you'
Quote from family: Best decision ever to get The Photo People taking pictures on Prom night. Kids never want to pose for parents and, as is obvious by the amazing images captured, they were put at ease by The Photo People's friendly demeanour. Fabulous shots and fantastic memories created – Thank you so so much The Photo People.
From Lara, mother of Barmitzvah. “When in my welcome speech at my son’s Barmitzvah I commented how lovely it was to be surrounded by family and friends, that included Michaela and Andrea. I first met Michaela and Andrea over three years ago when I was looking for photographers to capture my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah weekend. Within minutes of being in their company I knew that I would be booking the Photo People. As that Simcha came to an end and I began planning my son’s Bar Mitzvah there was no question as to who I would be using. In the three years between my two functions I have remained in contact with Michaela and Andrea. What do I love about them…..well apart from the fact that they are the most warm, funny, caring people it is the way that they manage to make everybody feel so at ease whilst doing their jobs. Have now received the proofs and don’t know how I am going to narrow down my choice for the album, every photo is perfect. Thank you so much……………..”
From Judith & Grant: Michaela and Andrea what can we say except a massive massive thank you for the amazing photos which captured every second of our sons Barmitzvah weekend. You both are wonderful to work with ,very professional,and we are upset that we don't have another function so we can use you again. We would highly recommend you to anybody who was looking for a function,once again thank you so so much.x the Letzer family.xx
Quote from the father of the Barmitzvah: "We have booked The Photo People for a second time, first for a Bat Mitzvah Party on the Thames, now to take the photos of our Son’s Bar Mitzvah preparations, rehearsal, family dinner and to shoot the party in the Elstree Studios. Michaela and Andrea are just phenomenal, extremely dedicated, absolutely professional in encouraging children and adults alike to pose so that one gets the best results. We have just received the albums, Slideshow and USB Key of all the photos taken. We are absolutely delighted to have such high level, stunning memories of our function."
From Shari and Tony: Firstly, we would all like to thank you for the brilliant photos, we are really impressed. the Photo People, Michaela and Andrea, are a very professional team, who made us feel totally at ease and comfortable during Jamie's Bar Mitzvah. The photographs they take are of an extremely high quality, and we were absolutely thrilled with the photographs supplied on line, and the wonderful album. The DVD of the pictures was a lovely added touch.At the function, they did an amazing job and seemed to capture the moment incredibly well.We will certainly contact them again for future functions, and would not hesitate to recommend them. Shari, Tony, Lana and Jamie.
From Kelly and Nick:
First Reaction: Omg omg omg !!!!! They are absolutely amazing - thank you so much :))))) Morgan has never been easy to get a good photograph of but you have taken so many amazing ones I don't know how we are going to choose. You captured the atmosphere of the night from every angle so we will never forget. And you must have magic cameras because there is even a couple of photos of myself that I like !!!
Our Testimonial: Having seen Andrea and Michaela at other peoples functions we knew they were the photographers for us and that was before we had even seen the photos. To have 2 people be so involved that they capture every lasting moment but without ever being intrusive is a rare talent. Organised, efficient, truly professional, friendly, fun and above all fantastic photographers. Our function would not have been the same without them being part of it. Can’t wait to party with you again girls in 9 weeks’ time at my nephews barmy. Thank you for everything
From Melissa and Robert: Dear Andrea and Michaela of the Photopeople, Thank you so much for the gorgeous photos and brilliant CD set to music, taken at our youngest son Jacobs barmitzvah party. Your creativity using props were great and your pictures absolutely captured the atmosphere of the party. You also took some beautiful portraits! You are both lovely people to work with and made us feel at ease, especially with Jacob who can be very shy! This was the second time we have booked you and we loved you last time and think your pictures were even better this time! We would highly recommend you to all our family and friends. Many thanks again for capturing such lovely memories. Kind regards Melissa and Robert
From Amanda and Geoff: A huge thank you to Michaela and Andrea for their amazing contribution to our son's recent Bar Mitzvah. We felt an instant connection when we met them and they have taken care of our whole family throughout. For both the rehearsal and the party they assumed the roles of two extra guests as well as professional photographers. For all the formal shots, they were patient and calming with all the family both young and old, ensuring the perfect shots were taken. Nothing was too much trouble including taking shots with family members cameras. As soon as the party was over (and knowing we would want some pictures) we were treated to nightly tasters. Within 10 days of the party all the fantastic photos were downloaded to a secure website allowing friends and family, including those who could not be with us, to share what was a wonderful and memorable weekend. My only problem now is choosing 120 shots for the album!!! There is no doubt we would be recommending to our friends and have already re-booked the Photo People for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah next year.
From Jenny and Spencer: Can I thank The Photo People for making our barmitzvah so special. It was like having two extra friends at our party. The boys loved you, we loved you and I have had so many comments about how lovely you are. I have never seen two people work so hard, not stopping at all even when the party had finished the cameras were still clicking. We will definately be back together for our next two. Love you girls.
From Michelle and Dan: Andrea and Michaela did an amazing job for our son and daughter’s recent joint B’nei Mitzvah. They were fun to work with whilst being professional at the same time. They produced fabulous photos that completely captured the atmosphere of our special day. All our friends and family have commented on what wonderful photos we have and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you Andrea and Michaela.
From Mrs Muller, Mother of the Barmitzvah: Michaela and Andrea were brilliant to work with always smiling, happy, easy going, ready to try something different while moving through the crowd not missing a thing. They really captured the true spirit of our Simcha. If you really want to capture the spirit of your Simcha, GIVE THEM A CALL
Michaela and Andrea. Oh my goodness. I have dealt with many photographers over the years. I had no idea that the whole experience could be so stress free and fun! From the very start when you came to our house to chat your easy going and fabulous personalities made it a complete pleasure to be around you. On the day you had your work cut out. With our five children and six little cousins including a few really little ones who have no interest in standing still or smiling for the long term gain, the 'formal' photos could have been horrendous. Your patience and fun relaxed humour were a godsend. During the party it didn't feel intrusive as these things sometimes can. I have heard and experienced the 'necessary evil' comment of having photographers at a function but you were more of a 'welcome pleasure'. It was like having 2 fab friends there. I also really appreciated the great email communication afterwards when within a short time you sent us a couple of amazing pictures by email knowing how desperate we were to see them. I thought that was very sweet. Given all your amazing bedside manner and personal care.... How were the pictures? Absolutely beautiful. You captured the warmth and the beauty combined with the great party atmosphere. Your work really was a reflection of skilled technical competence and a creative eye (or should I say eyes!!!). As a glasses wearer, I always knew 4 eyes were better than two. You seemed to effortlessly capture every important moment and your pictures tell the story of our simcha with a beautiful and captivating narrative. Thank you. Thank you. Needless to say I have already been (with great gusto) and will continue to recommend you without hesitation. Can't wait to have you again. Love Gailee and Paulie And of course Millie Jessie Frankie Archie and little Bertie. Xxxxxxxxx
Michaela and Andrea - Amazing and helpful in every way. Pictures were simply outstanding and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Received so many compliments on the pictures as they really did capture the atmosphere just by looking through the photo's. Would love to hold another party just so i can have them both there with their bubbly personalities and great pictures. Thank you both so very much. Paulette, Benny & Family xx
Quote from Star: Want a couple of photographers that put you at ease and take fabulous pictures? Then hire The photo people! Michaela and Andrea did an amazing job recently at my sons barmitzvah. Thank you girls for capturing such beautiful pictures. You made us feel really comfortable in front of the camera and this shows in the finished product. I am so happy with my pictures that I want another event just so that I can hire you all over again.
You are great people to be around, I cannot rave about you enough. Thank you again.
Quote from Sharon: Thank you to the wonderful Michaela and Andrea for doing a fab fab fab job at Jamie's barmitzvah. The pictures capture the whole day and we are thrilled with them. Everything was wonderful and I would recommend you to everybody xxx
I would like to thank The Photo People for the fantastic pictures of my son Adam's Barmitzvah. Michaela and Andrea put us all completely at ease and were never intrusive. From the Shul photographs, to the party on Sunday, their experience and professionalism shone through. They knew exactly how to position us and I am thrilled with all the photographs. I have had so many comments asking who the photographers were and also commenting on the sharpness and quality of the photographs. I would recommend The Photo People without hesitation for any function.
From Brian and Gilly: I want to give a big thank you to The Photo People for the amazing photos at our batmitzvah celebrations. The girls were unobtrusive on the day and captured our celebrations perfectly. Their professionalism throughout shined through and their attention to detail and prior instructions ensured they captured every moment and feel of the day. We were all made to feel very relaxed even when taking the “formal” photos. The images were available for us to view within a week and we can’t wait to see the finished album. Without a doubt the most professional of people, a lovely relaxed attitude and above all superb photos ….. thank you!
Bride quote: Ben and I just got our wedding proofs back and we are so very happy. The Photo People did such a fantastic job as ever. Cannot wait to choose the ones for our album! Andrea and Michaela make such a wonderful team and our photos really show their amazingly hard work.
Amy & Dave quote: We had The Photo People shoot our wedding in June and we couldn't of been more happy with the care and attention to detail on the day. They covered the day perfectly and got some fantastic formal and casual shots. We are in the middle of deciding what pictures we want used for our album but there are so many brilliant ones its hard to decide!!
Quote from Sara: We have worked with The Photo People for both of our children's Simchas. Not only are they wonderful ladies to have around, blending seamlessly into the occasion, but also the quality of their work is excellent and perfectly captures the event, whether it be the formal or the fun. They are very engaging and genuinely seem to enjoy and take a pride in ensuring you are 100% happy with the results.
Mother of the Barmitzvah wrote: When a Mother plans her little baby boys Bar Mitzvah she almost bursts with pride and emotions and only seems to catch snippets of all the things going on around her. I am one of those mothers. Now it is all over I have the huge pleasure of being able to ponder and enjoy all the wonderful photos you took for us on the day. I love them. They catch each precious step and capture emotions so vivid in people’s faces. I thank you for your wonderful work!
From Lorraine "Fabulous pictures by a fabulous photographer - you certainly know how to make a photo shoot fun !"
"Absolutely amazing photos. The Photo People have captured Nathan's special day so well. I couldn't have hoped for a better set of photos. I love every single one!" From the Grandfather of the Barmitzvah: What a lovely set of pics - captured the feeling, the mood, the atmosphere and even Nathan's attention. Brilliant, well done!! Thank you Grandpa Louis.
Received from Mother of the Barmitzvah: What a fabulous weekend we had and it was all down to you (and the fab weather). We have photos from the photo people for 2 bar mitzvahs and would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone looking for a photographer. everyone at our event commented on how wonderful and lovely the photographers was. I hate having photos taken (i'd much rather take them) and you can even make me look photogenic. Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures xxxx
Quote from Emma. "Thank you, thank you Andrea and Michaela you are true professionals who were a pleasure to work with. Nothing was too much trouble for you. We are delighted with the photos, they truly reflect the atmosphere of our fabulous weekend and you have captured memories that we will have forever."
Mother of Barmitzvah Shelley said: The Photo People took the most amazing photos for my Son's Barmitzvah. They were friendly, helfpul and professional. Every photo they took was perfect! The Photos were sent to me really quickly and I would highly recommend them.
From mother of barmitzvah. "Thank you for being great photographers and making us so relaxed.xx"
Marnie wrote - I highly recommend The Photo People. They will organise your shots with great skill and a lightness of touch, achieving great results and because they are so good at putting you at ease, your special day will be full of natural smiles and beautiful memories. The best of you on your best day.
Father of the Barmitzvah wrote: Thank you for the amazing photos that you did for Josh's Bar Mitzvah. The two of you were fantastic on the night.
Nikki said "You both helped make the most perfect day and night. You are professional but such fun, true experts capturing every moment.!!! girls I have not stopped praising you! You were always there after the event as well xx"
Belinda wrote: Thank you too 2 great women, the photo people, they capture each and every moment, your work ladies are fantastic. Our memories will be shared and for now and forever. Thank you your the best. Xxxxx
From mother of batmitzvah: We have used the Photo People for both our daughters’ batmitzvahs. Michaela and Andrea are warm and friendly photographers who are great at putting everyone at ease and so they get the best photos. They are professional, punctual and well organized, and they always ensure that all of the key people and important moments in the event are captured. By the end of each party they have felt like part of the family, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.
From Helen, mother of barmitzvah: I will always recommend The Photo People. Andrea & Michaela are both amazing photographers and have personalities to match. I've used them for our Batmitzvah & Barmitzvah celebrations and will definately use them again. with love xH
From Janine, mother of batmitzvah: We booked Michaela and Andrea for our sons Bar Mitzvah and were so blown away with the photographs we didn't hesitate to hire them again for our daughters Bat Mitzvah. Our daughter hates having her photograph taken, but Michaela and Andrea were able to relax her and she looked so happy and at ease in every photograph. I'll be phoning them again in 2 years to reserve the date for the next one!
From the Mother of the Bride: Two wonderful photographers that made my Zoe's wedding a memorable day, I've never seen such amazing photos!!! Would highly recommend you both!! Many thanks
From the Bride: I have to say the photos you both done were amazing!!! Ill be honest when mum told me she had someone in mind I was a bit afraid as I had never heard of you before , I can't express how happy I was to see the out come!! I would definitely recommend you, 100%!!! X
From mother of bar/bat mitzvah: Thank you so much to The Photo People for the Photos we had taken at our B'nei Mitzvah. Your lovely personalities and really amazing work has left us with a fantastic memory of the day. It was a pleasure to have you there and we look forward to seeing you again soon for our next Batmitzvah! Its so nice to know two lovely people who can also produce such fantastic work!