Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
A & K said…
Looking for a FANTASTIC pair of photographers and someone to keep you sane along the wedding planning? Book with Schaler! The dynamic duo, the ever-so-charming George Schaler and his super sweet wife Barbara, completely made my wedding planning experience stress-free and fun. Despite the fact we were 1.5 hours late to our meeting at 8pm, they were entirely understanding and made wedding planning fun for months to come. George called me when I had fears of my vendors not showing on the big day to reassure me all would go well, and Barbara stepped in to be my second mom on the day-of, helping me when my dress would not clip well and calming my nerves when we were running behind schedule. When it comes time to take the formal pictures that you will keep and cherish in your home forever, George wastes no time getting ALL the shots you need. We appreciated that he knew the shots were for US and was quick to keep loved ones moving swiftly along with a bit of humor. Schaler Photography also isn’t afraid of a bit of bad weather! They trudged through 4 inches of snow all across town to get the shots we needed. Our beautiful, fun, snowy, winter wonderland wedding will be captured forever by Schaler Photography. Thank you!
Services Used: Photography
Reviewed On: 01/26/2017
George and Barbara are incredible.
The weather on our wedding day was an absolute nightmare. As I was getting my hair done that morning the rain started and it NEVER stopped. Somehow George and Barbara helped us turn the awful weather into absolutely incredible one of a kind wedding pictures.
George emailed the Monday before the wedding, without me even having to reach out to him, letting me know that he had seen the weather forecast but not to worry. He recommended that we reach out to some indoor locations just in case Forest Park would no longer work.
On our wedding day, they could not have been any better. After we took the customary pictures at the church, George asked if we wanted to try Forest Park or just go to City Hall. They said they could withstand the rain if we could. We ended up going to Forest Park with about 15 umbrellas, rain boots and a lot of uncertainty. The pictures from the park came out absolutely incredibly. Between my wedding party being fantastic sports for dealing with the rain and George and Barbara never once complaining about the rain, I could not have asked for anything better.
Throughout the day they continued to go above and beyond. They put together two family pictures, one of my husband’s side of the family and one of my side of family, which I cannot imagine was an easy feat. We both have quite large families. Towards the end of the night, George came to find me to remind me that we wanted to take pictures at the bar with the bridal party. I would have never remembered at that point in the night but they made sure we got every picture we wanted.
When we sat down to view our pictures about a month and a half ago (they were spot on with their turn around for the pictures) we were blown away by what an amazing job they did with all of the pictures. They helped to turn the horrible weather into some of our absolute favorite pictures from the wedding.
We would 100% recommend them! *****
Barbara & George were great to work with. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of time they spent with all of us. We are excited to see all of the great images captured by these two sensitive, personable professionals. Barbara in particular went above and beyond our expectations by paying special attention to the personal needs of my beautiful Bride. These two are the real deal! *****
We absolutely loved working with George and Barbara Schaler. We got married on October 31, 2015. Our formal pictures were taken outside our wedding venue. George managed to professionally and humorously maneuver around our guests and trick or treater’s as he took our pictures. Both George and Barbara were attentive to our needs. George inquired throughout the night if there were any pictures we wanted. In doing so, we were able to get group pictures with our guests. This is something we would have forgotten to ask for. Barbara went above and beyond for me. She was extremely sensitive to my personal needs, which genuinely touched me. They make a great team. *****
We booked with George and Barbara for our upcoming wedding in October, and just recently completed our engagement session! My biggest concern was my fiancé being in front of the camera. He absolutely HATES being photographed. I was worried the pictures would end up looking “stiff” but George and Barbara were able to help us relax, have fun, and be ourselves during the shoot, which of course resulted in AMAZING pictures. My fiancé couldn’t stop talking about how much fun he had. We cannot wait for the wedding now! I would recommend Schaler Photography for any couple who is looking for amazing wedding photos, and having fun while taking them! *****
We just had our wedding in September and had both George and Barbara photograph our wedding and our engagement session. Out of all the vendors we have worked with, we found the Schalers to be the most personable, funny, and talkative pair. Throughout the whole planning process, we had a friendship develop with these two great photographers. Both George and Barbara are very professional, care about what you want out of your photos, are very much to the point (in a good way), and are very organized and helpful. Our engagement session was in the middle of the winter season and they traveled over half an hour to get to our house to get gorgeous pictures. Our wedding itself had three flower girls that needed to stay focused along with 4 bridesmaids not to mention other family members. Throughout the wedding day, both George and Barbara were respectful of us wanting to enjoy the evening while still trying to get the shots we wanted in the planning process. Overall, these two wonderful people will definitely deliver what you’re looking for and are interested in what you want because they truly want you to be happy. *****
Working with George & Barbara is like working with family. They welcome you into the Schaler family from day one. As a team they work incredibly hard to make your day run smoothly and to help you capture all of the special moments. George & Barbara are very flexible and willing to go out of their way to create fun and creative shots. We are both extremely thankful to have worked with George & Barbara and we cannot wait to see all the beautiful pictures they captured on our special day! Wedding: 08/01/2015 *****