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Photography in Carmel By The Sea, CA,
(831) 601-5344
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    Sarah Gal Axy Smith

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  • Ian was a life saver and gave us more peace of mind and comfort than our own wedding planner did!

    Lauren

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  • I am so in love with our photos from Ian. Everybody looks amazing and he captured many key moments beautifully. Incredibly, I don't look like as much of a dork as I normally do in photographs. That takes some skill! Ian was very professional from the planning stages through the entire big day. He put up with my uncertainty, unexpected circumstances, and several impromptu guest requests extremely well. For a photographer working solo, he did great and managed to be nearly everywhere at once. Thank you, Ian. We will cherish these captured moments all our lives and we are so grateful for your hard work and patience on our wedding day.

    Molly

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  • My husband and I eloped in Carmel, California. Ian was extremely helpful! He helped us pick a location and time for our ceremony. He was friendly and kind. We would recommend Ian for any of your photo needs!

    Lynn

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  • Look no further Ian is "THE ONE" to hire for amazing natural vibrantly crisp photos. He makes your special day stress free by his easy going fun personality. His knowledge of what to do and where to go makes every detail come out in the photos naturally. The photos of our wedding on 11.10.18 from Ian exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks again Ian!!!

    Ross D Elliott

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  • Ian perfectly captured our special intimate wedding ceremony overlooking Point Lobos. Ian was wonderful to work with and I would recommend. He had a lot of experience and knowledge, and took us to a few magical local locations. We love our photos and the day worked out perfectly!

    Joe Peltier

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  • Of all the vendors we hired for our wedding, hiring a photographer was the toughest task for us because there were so many good ones to chose from, and we really cared about getting photos that captured both the look and feel of our wedding day. Ian was fantastic and was just what we were looking for. From the start, Ian was great with communication, responding promptly and clearly via email and making time to meet with us in-person at his studio. On the day of the wedding, he was friendly, patient, and fun to spend time with. He was prompt and accommodating as we corralled our large families for pre-wedding portraits at a beautiful spot on the coast that Ian picked out. We actually finished early! And when we did, he took us to another spot up in the Monterey Pine forests nearby for an impromptu photo session with just the two of us. Which was kinda magical. As for the wedding itself, Ian did a great job of capturing the essence and "story" of the day through lots of candi... Read more

    Rebecca

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  • Ian's photos of our Big Sur wedding are incredible and we could not be happier with them. He perfectly captured our special day and knew exactly where to take us on Post Ranch Inn's property to capture amazing backdrops. Most importantly, his calm, kind demeanor made my husband and I feel comfortable enough to share something so intimate with him. He sent us our photos in a timely manner, and even included more than was in the described package.

    Katie

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  • I loved working with Ian. Our wedding was a destination wedding so everything was planned from a distance. Ian and I emailed to plan everything and he was extremely responsive. He responded within 24 hours to all my of my questions. My first time meeting Ian was actually on our wedding day and he was fantastic to work with. We had created a list of photos that I wanted and he ensured to capture everyone. He had photographed at our venue before and knew all the best spots! We were very happy with the quality of service on the wedding day and after. We received our wedding photos in 5 weeks and are extremely happy with the photos. I'd definitely recommend working with Ian :)

    J

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  • Ian is fantastic - professional and serious at appropriate times but also approachable and fun. There were the traditional poses but also candid shots capturing moments of our day that otherwise would be impossible to describe. Most importantly the photographs are works of art. They somehow become even more beautiful every time we look at them.

    Jeff

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  • Very easy to work with and his photos tell a story and are not just snapshots. He is really fun to work with

    Mark

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  • Ian was easygoing but professional and blended in to the day and event beautifully. It was a pleasure discussing what we were interested in beforehand and being with him on the day. And, most importantly, he created some great photos!

    Cate

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  • Ian was amazing. It's important for me to meet our vendors in person and have a strong rapport with them before the actual wedding day. Ian took the time to meet with my fiance, sister and myself and ensured we had our list of "must have" photos. Day of the wedding, Ian was professional, fun to work with and easy going. Everyone in our wedding party and family really enjoyed working with him. The photos turned out fantastic and we can't wait to have some up on our wall! Thank you Ian and hope to work with you again in the future.

    Aimee

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  • Ian is a class act. We're so glad that we chose him. This was actually one of the first vendors that we booked because it was so important for us to have a high quality photographer. We met with Ian at his studio in Carmel and were immediately impressed by his ease and professionalism. We really felt like he offered us an impressive package for a very good price. On the day of our wedding, we understood exactly what Ian meant about being "unobtrusive." There are so many moments that we didn't even know where he was and yet the photos show that he was in the middle of the action. That is the sign of a great photographer. We want to capture those unscripted moments and are very happy with the results. As a LGBTQ couple, we wanted someone who we felt comfortable and ourselves with and I think Ian was a great choice for us. We highly recommend him!

    Mike

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  • When planning a wedding, most try and cut costs and delegate to family/friends to keep the price down. There are a few items that need to as planned like the food, DJ, and of course photographer. There are no retakes down the road if the photographer gets bad pictures. After sifting through recommendations and wedding websites, I found Ian Martin's site, after looking over his website and reading reviews, we knew he was the only one we wanted to photo our wedding. Ian responds quickly to emails and called me to confirm the details, we set up a meeting a month before the wedding to discuss the big day. Ian was very easy to talk to and asked great questions to get a feel for the people attending and pictures we wanted. On the big day he bounced around the venue getting pictures of the setup, my wife and I getting ready and more. His pictures of the ceremony, family pics after, and the reception were beautiful and truly perfect! Another reason we chose Ian was he offered several ph... Read more

    Amber Sanchez Crowe

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  • We chose Ian Martin after interviewing 3 other professional photogra[hers to photograph the most important day of our lives. We were impressed with Ian's warmth, professionalism, flexibility and delivery of photographing our special day. He listened to our desire to simplify and prioritize the photos we wanted to capture of us and our families who traveled near and far to be with us. Thanks to Ian we were completely satisfied with our decision! Jim and Amber
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