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"We were searching for a photographer with soul. Someone who could provide exceptional memories for a once-in-a-lifetime event: our wedding. Someone capable of capturing every poignant moment with exceptional creativity and sensitivity. After checking out the beautiful work on their site, it was immediately obvious that we had found exactly those photographers...Their work far surpassed all that we had been dreaming of. Not just in photographic quality, but in the way they were able to capture every subtle expression of the love and adoration in our eyes. Even just the quiet moments — as if we had been here at home all by ourselves. It was pretty amazing. We also found out that Travis and Kimberly are down to earth, easygoing and a sheer delight to work with. From the very first moment, they made my fiancée/now wife and myself feel totally relaxed and at ease — which in turn led to our becoming completely comfortable, natural and without the slightest feeling of awkwardness."
"Husband and wife Travis and Kim are literally the perfect pair for any wedding or event. We wanted a very clean classic look to our photos which would capture the intimate vibe of our wedding and our style as a couple. Travis and Kim were extremely communicative and timely (I honestly felt they were more on top of our wedding than we even were!). On the day of, the both of them were so incredibly calm, they really helped the overall vibe - especially before the wedding when things can feel very jittery. They showed up very early to scope out the venue and make sure they picked the best possible spots for the portraits. They kept us relaxed the entire time and ensured we got photos which felt natural to us. The best part about them was their professionalism. They are there for YOUR day. When it starts and when it ends - no BS...They captured our entire party from start to finish and were incredibly timely with full delivery of photos. I usually hate photos of myself but somehow they all came out Gorgeous with us looking like the coolest people around. I absolutely love them and would recommend them a million times over to anyone."
-Noel and Sean
"Strongly recommend them to all the lovers! They caught numerous of our tiny expressions [making] the photos really beautiful and natural. Don't hesitate to contact them if you want your love expressed in the photos, fresh and alive."
-Xian and Jin
"Kimberly and Travis are an outstanding, talented team! Our wedding ceremony was on a sailboat in New York Harbor and they approached the non-traditional challenge with ease and flexibility. Our photos are timeless, editorial, and effortless. We could not be more grateful to them for capturing both us and our guests on that special day. They were clear, helpful with direction, but also let us be us. We could not love our wedding photos more!"
-Damon and Amberlee
"I would absolutely recommend that every couple shoots with Calen Rose! They create a care-free energy that allows you to play and be yourself, while maintaining professionalism that makes you confident in the results! We had an absolute ball with them and with each other. The images we received captured the vibe we were dreaming of!"
-Melissa and Matthew
"Throughout a career spanning nearly sixty years, I have had the pleasure of working with many of the world's best photographers. I'm writing this to say Travis Magee is one of the best kept secrets in the world of photography today...Mr. Magee has developed a unique, breathtaking and formidable style that is unforgettable."
"Travis and Kim are an out-of-this-world team! We got married at the Bronx Zoo on July 27, 2019, and we did have a few hiccups that we dealt with the day of, which they handled with aplomb. First, we did some "getting ready" photos at our hotel in LIC, Queens. The lighting and candid, editorial nature of these shots truly showcases Travis and Kim's expertise. Next, we encountered some transportation issues getting from the hotel to our first look location- 10 minutes away on the Queens waterfront. Travis and Kim came up with a quick solution, and also suggested that I bring along one of my bridesmaids if we wanted some additional assistance. As it was windy on the waterfront, I was so glad that I brought her along (she was a Production Assistant in a former life) so that she could help with my dress and allow Travis and Kim to get as many photos of me and my now-husband as possible. When we got to the Zoo, Travis and Kim showed a perfect ability to balance the goal of executing the photography timeline for the day with the need to be flexible in the moment while dealing with such issues as pinching shoes, delayed family members, and the like. We got one of a kind photos with gorillas, flamingos, giraffes, and dinosaurs (animatronic, sadly not real....) thanks to their expertise.... Travis and Kim were only supposed to stay at the event until a particular time, but due to our speeches going overtime, they ended up graciously staying later than planned so as to make sure to get shots of the dancing (one of our wedding guests made sure to remark of how the photographers seamlessly navigated their way around the dance floor- did I mention that Travis and Kim are both ex professional dancers?). It was important to us to hire photographers that understood artistry, motion, and me and my husband's personalities, and these two most definitely fit the bill."
- Simone and David
"We couldn't have found a better photographer if we had a year to look for one. As it turned out, our photographer friend backed out two weeks before the wedding and we couldn't be happier with the result. Everything went right after that, from the instant connection with Travis and Kimberly's portfolio to the art direction on the day of the wedding. We just wanted them to do more of what we saw in their portfolio, and we got that in the best possible way...The final results are so much better than we could hope for - beautifully composed, adept use of light from a sunny afternoon outdoor shoot to a dimly-lit venue at night, great rapport that shines through in the guests' faces, and a perfectly crafted story of our entire day."
-Mandy and Calvin
"Travis and Kim were so wonderful to work with. They were communicative and responsive during the months/weeks/days/hours leading up to the big day. They arrived early, wanted to hear our vision and desires, and communicated their suggestions for making our dream come true. Travis and Kim made everyone feel completely at ease, and the photographs let everyone's personalities and spirit shine through! They are absolutely amazing at snapping all the best candid photographs, especially on the dance floor! They even hiked through the woods in the mist with us to get a truly fairytale-like photograph that is now hanging in our living room. My husband and I constantly get compliments on our wedding photographs and we recommend Travis and Kim without hesitation. We could not be happier with our wedding photographs, and feel so lucky to have had them as our photographers!"
-Callie and Colton