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Photography in Raleigh,
(919) 599-2755
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4.0 out of 5
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  • 28 Reviews


    Michelle

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  • We were so excited to book Brandon back in Fall of 2018 for my daughter's wedding in May of 2019. We loved his work and thought he would be great at capturing important aspects of the multi-cultural celebration my daughter had planned, and were happy to drop off our deposit with him. Our excitement faded as my daughter attempted to contact Brandon several times beginning in February as plans for her ceremony/reception became more concrete. Despite our many collective attempts (phone, email, etc), he never acknowledged us at all. Just nothing. Then we noticed that our date (May 18, 2019) was not marked as booked on his website calendar which prompted us to reach out to him again. No reply. We finally booked someone else in March, as we were afraid we would not have a photographer at all. Though we requested our deposit back, we are still out $1600.00 for no services rendered. We would have been willing to work with him if his personal circumstances were rendering him unable to ... Read more

    Jean Ann Woodard

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  • People please beware. DO NOT HIRE BRANDON HUMES for your wedding. My daughter got married in June 2018 and we still have not received her wedding album. Just in the last 8 weeks after numerous emails, text, and phone calls did we even get the photos without the water marks. He will not return our calls, text, or emails now. You do not want to use Southern Love Studios for your big day!!!!!

    Kaitlyn

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  • I had the pleasure of working with Brandon and David as our wedding photographers. They were both so energetic and professional they kept the whole wedding party laughing the whole day long! The fit right in with the rest of the wedding guests and kept the vibe very fun!

    Kelsey

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  • When I first saw Brandon's work, I knew he was the perfect photographer for our wedding. Engagement sessions went great and I loved the photos. However, when it started getting closer to our wedding, he became very hard to get in touch with, and would not respond to calls or text. I had to get my wedding coordinator involved because I was actually worried he was not going to show up on the day of the wedding. Finally Brandon pulled through, did a fantastic job during the wedding, was pleasant, positive, fun, and just PERFECT. However, shortly after, he became hard to get in touch with again. I was told multiple times my pics would be ready by a certain time, and they never were. He sent me half, said the rest would be uploaded that night....and they weren't. I texted him several times for at least a week (never once got a response) and then finally he uploaded the rest. I just want to state that he STILL has not let me know the rest of the pics are available. If it wasn't for... Read more

    Alexis

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  • Brandon at Southern Love Studios is great at photography, however I would not recommend this vendor to anyone. While I am extremely grateful for the photos we do have, it took nearly a year to get those (I had to send upwards of 50 texts to get them). I rarely received any response from Brandon after our wedding and it’s been over a year now and we still do not that the flashdrive we were promised and paid for. I have texted, called and emailed Brandon multiple times about when I can come to pick this up and have never heard back. This is extremely disappointing and I would hate for anyone else to have to deal with this.

    Alyssa

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  • To say we are disappointed with Southern Love would probably be generous. Southern Love was a complete bait and switch. Prior to the wedding and even at the wedding, we were thrilled with the level of service we received convinced that we had made the right decision hiring Brandon and his team. He engaged with the guests, made sure he captured some beautiful moments and was really a dream to work with before/during the event BUT then the event ended and it has been a nightmare. Not only have we not received what our contract promised, but the communication has also been non-existent despite repeated attempts on our end by call, email, and text to simply understand the status of our photos. We hired Brandon and Southern Love because we felt confident that he understood how important these photos were to us capturing priceless moments between my wife, me, our children, and our guests. He clearly doesn't understand or care based on what we have received. Not only am I upset, but I'm genui... Read more

    Erika

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  • The wedding photos are great, and the photographer listened to you if you had some must have photos, which is why I gave the quality of service 4 stars. Once the wedding day is over though, you don't get your pictures in a timely manner. What's the point of signing a contract saying you will get proofs two weeks out and final images shortly after? It has been over 4 months and I STILL do not have all of my photos, The ones I am missing are important ones too, groomsmen, fathers, and ring-bears all getting ready, group photos, and bridal party walking up and down the isle. I have sent countless emails and left voice messages trying to retrieve the rest of my photos that I have paid a lot of money for and still have not heard a single thing. The responsiveness, professionalism, value, and flexibility are well deserved zero stars. There have been many opportunities where someone can reach out with a short email saying they are still editing photos. But not one response which is un... Read more

    Alexis

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  • We hired southern love studios for our wedding last year. Although the pictures turned out great, we never received our photo album that we paid for. After practically harassing the company for our photo album, and after being promised that we would receive it, we recently celebrated our one year anniversary and had no photo album to reflect on. It’s a shame and so disappointing to have spent so much money for a service and didn’t have the product delivered. So upsetting that we will not have that special product from our wedding day. Only regret we have with from our wedding is choosing a person who we thought we could trust, but clearly couldn’t. Unethical and unprofessional.

    Alexis Vestal

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  • It’s very unfortunate that I’m writing this review, because I posted one before and took it down with hopes the photographer would deliver like he promised he would. It’s also unfortunate because the pictures that he takes are beautiful, but it has been almost 10 months since our wedding and we have still not received our wedding album that we paid for. This has been an ongoing battle and it’s very upsetting that we never received the product. I would not recommend going with this company if you want to actually receive what you pay for. It has been an extremely unprofessional relationship as the photographer does not respond to texts/emails. I sent our photos over for our album in August, FINALLY got to approve the draft in November, and now nothing again. I feel that we have been more than patient and understanding to the situation, but this has gone on for far too long. I would steer clear if you’re looking for someone reliable!

    Jessica

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  • Brandon at Southern Love Studios is fantastic! After talking with him, there was no need to interview anyone else. Brandon is so easy to work with and made both myself and my camera shy groom feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera. A wedding is a crazy, fast-paced day, and Brandon was by our side through the whole thing getting great shots. I warned him of my "fun" family dynamics and my fears that went along with getting family photos. Brandon handled the situation PERFECTLY and I am forever grateful. Less than 7 days later, I already had a sneak peek of gorgeous photos! Brandon was very professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.

    devon

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  • Brandon Humes with Southern Love Studios is simply wonderful! He was so enjoyable to be around, he kept us laughing through all of the nervous energy. He was so thoughtful and provided us with 70 photos the day after the wedding to hold us over while he worked on the rest, I repeat THE DAY AFTER. All of my bridesmaids have said they want to hire Brandon for their wedding! If you go with Southern Love Studios and Brandon and you are sure to get beautiful photos that you will cherish forever!

    Sonya

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    5 out of 5
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  • We chose Brandon with Southern Love Studios! Three weeks before our wedding we found out our photographer could not do the photos for our wedding! I was so upset! But I saw Brandon's reviews and emailed him. He responded right away! He was a perfect fit for our wedding! I have already gotten our sneak peek photos and I LOVE them!! Brandon was professional and he was so much fun! I will use him in the future and would highly recommend him!!

    Kristine

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  • I got engaged in July 2015 and after speaking to over 30 photographers I chose Brandon because he hit all of the points I was looking for. My fiancé and I booked him for our engagement photos, my bridal portraits, and our wedding. Brandon was flexible with our crazy schedule, was able to travel from the Raleigh area to New Bern for both my portraits and my wedding, and works well under pressure (my dress caught on fire during flying lanterns and we have pictures to remember haha). I have yet to receive my pictures because it was just last weekend but I am leaving this review because I am so confident in how the pictures will turn out. We were running late and he managed to organize and execute what I know will be amazing shots just like he did for the other two photo sessions. I highly recommend Brandon and his team if you want to feel beautiful, comfortable in front of his camera, candid and traditional photos, and all of your guests to be talking about how much they enjoyed your pho... Read more

    Megan

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  • Brandon at Southern Love Studios was recommended to me after my original photographer double booked my wedding day and kicked me to the curb. During wedding planning I felt like this was the end of the world, but what I didn't know at that time was that Brandon was meant to be my photographer all along. I am so happy I went through my wedding photographer debacle because without it I would have never gotten to work with Brandon. There are so many kind words to say about Brandon. I think his personality is something that sets him apart from the rest. From day 1, Brandon felt like a friend and he made Robbie and me comfortable from the first to the last photo he took of us. Another great thing about Brandon is that he makes taking pictures fun! My husband has never been a picture person, but after our engagement photos he told me that he had a great time with Brandon! Brandon is also very responsive and made sure to answer every single question in a very timely manner. I have heard... Read more

    Nina

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Brandon was amazing to work with! We had initially taken our engagement photos with him because we are camera shy and did not want to be uncomfortable on our wedding day. Brandon made us feel so at ease and comfortable that we knew we had nothing to worry about by the time our wedding came. On the wedding day, Brandon and his team were so patient and helpful with guiding us on how to pose and what to do. They made our day a breeze so that we could enjoy our time with each other and the guests!!

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