Kind words from the newlywed!
Hope and Stephen
We chose Priyanca Rao Photography for our wedding photography and engagement shoot, and we are thrilled that we did. She is the definition of a pro and knew exactly what to do at all stages of the process. She is professional, communicative, and enthusiastic. She made great suggestions, but never put any pressure on us, and she helped us relax and have fun during the photo shoots. The photos we received went beyond our expectations (which were already high based on all the gorgeous photos on her website). We have gotten so many compliments from guests, too. If you are looking for an amazing wedding photographer, go with Priyanca!
Melissa and Seth
Priyanca did such an amazing job with our wedding photos and was so great to work with. I had contacted her through Thumbtack and she quickly responded with her rates and availability. My fiancé and I met up with her in person to discuss the style of photos we were looking for--candid photos that captured special moments as opposed to a lot of posed photography. She arrived at the venue that morning before everyone else and called to check in to see how I was doing. She photographed me as I was getting ready, the first look, the ceremony, cocktails, reception, and couple shots after guests had left. She sent us a sneak peak of the photos a few days later and the whole set a few weeks later. And then mailed us three 8x10s of our choosing. Not only did Priyanca capture so many unforgettable, tender, funny, joyous moments between us and all the guests, but she really made creative use of the venue space--of the two floors, staircase, the mirrors, the eclectic art and furniture... the angles, the lighting, the reflections. A true artist. And the most camera-shy amongst us were completely comfortable and natural around her. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Everyone who sees the photos can't stop raving about them. I love reliving the day through those photos. They are priceless and we will treasure them forever. Thank you, Priyanca!
Saima and Naved
Priyanca photographed our engagement pictures at the Met and Central Park. We chose her based on her beautiful portfolio and reasonable price.
Weeks before the shoot, Priyanca asked us to compile pictures to give her an idea of the type of shoot that we wanted. She recommended that we share the pictures with her via Pinterest - which was great because we use that site! Just days before the shoot, I completely changed the location and theme for our pictures. My new idea consisted of taking some pictures at a location with which Priyanca was unfamiliar. Nevertheless, she responded to the last-minute change with enthusiasm! During the shoot, Priyanca had creative ideas for the pictures and also entertained my suggestions. After the shoot, she provided us with a sneak peak of our pictures very promptly. The remainder of the pictures came a few weeks later. We loved them. They are really beautiful and we will treasure them for our lifetimes! I highly recommend Priyanca - and especially if you would like to take some pictures at Central Park as she is very familiar with the Park!
Philip and Pratik
"Priyanca's work was excellent. We hired her for our wedding in New York. We wanted someone that was experienced and sensitive to diversity. She was responsive to our needs and added a wonderful creativity".
Matteo and Margaret
Priyanca was our wedding photographer, and we couldn't be more happy about our choice.
We chose Priyanca because she is able to capture images with a very creative, playful, unusual eye. Her pictures are often taken at daring angles, often using ordinary elements like mirrors, or other common decorative elements to create something surprising and unique. Her images have beautiful, rich colors, and she has an amazing ability to use natural light.
Priyanca knows exactly how to turn something ordinary like the side mirror of a car, a lamp post, a taxi cab, or a group of tourists all wearing the same t-shirt into an extraordinary, evocative, image. She is very pleasant, great to work with, and will always make you feel completely at ease. She is extremely professional, and even scouted our wedding/reception venue in advance.
Her prices were very competitive, and she gave us a "sneak peek" preview of the photos just eight days after the ceremony. The contract we signed said that she would provide edited digital copies of 500 photographs in JPEG format within 6 weeks of the event, but in fact, she provided all the images (and a few extra more) in half that time, less than 3 weeks after the event.
The final results were absolutely stunning. Beautiful pictures that really captured the spirit, energy, intensity, and magic of the day. I'm also very happy that she took a lot of pictures of all our guests.
Priyanca is an extraordinarily talented photographer and a wonderful person, and I would not hesitate to hire her again. Snatch her before she becomes big.