One might rightfully be suspicious of a photographer selecting which reviews to display on their website (I have some snippets below anyway) so I’ve included here a few sites where clients have chosen to review me 😀

The Knot


Why are people so pleased with their experiences with me?

Your happiness is the most important part of the day for me. I will do everything I can to increase your enjoyment.

“ Russell is a true professional. His portfolio demonstrates his skill in taking creative, well-composed photographs, but it doesn’t do justice to quality of the service he provides. Russell encouraged us to be ourselves and captured our best moments together. He guided us through poses that made us look our best, but allowed us to stay true to who we are. For instance, our formal clothes were no match for the 50-degree October weather, and yet Russell moved the process along with the right balance of humor and encouragement without taking so long that our fingers froze off ? With our large group photographs, he was able to quickly and politely managed us so that the photographs looked great and we weren’t forced to forego any photo opportunities due to lack of time. It was a pleasure to have him at our wedding and we love how our photographs turned out. I can’t recommend Russell highly enough– both for his amazing photography and his consummate professionalism. ”

Jenny + Keith

“ I’ve written an acrostic poem for Russell because he’s that special of a dude. He shot our engagement and wedding photos, and I wish I could express how awesome they came out. He’s knowledgeable, professional, and as previously mentioned, ridiculously talented. Thanks so much for being you, Russ!
R – Ridiculously talented
U – Unusually patient
S – Super professional
S – Sense of humor rocks
E – Excellent service
L – Lovely guy
L – Likely the best part of our wedding day ”

Wendy + Nick

“ Talented. Hard-working. Enthusiastic. Professional. I could continue with a long list describing Russell and his wondrous ways; simply put, he is, as someone else mentioned here, as good as it gets. My wife and I were blessed to have him photograph our wedding in the Eastern Sierras (and our engagement photos), and have been absolutely blown away with not only the finished product (i.e. AMAZING PHOTOS!) but he’s demeanor throughout the weekend. Russell has the unique ability to have a clear vision of what he wants while being flexible enough to go with the flow and read the situation. Really easy to work with throughout the whole process, from start to finish. Looking through the photos, again and again, we have found ourselves saying, “wow, he captured (fill in name)’s essence perfectly!” As fast as the whole weekend went, we’re so grateful to have all these amazing images to look back on for years to come. ”

Alice + Andrew

“ Russ is not just a photographer. Russ is an artist. His pictures are works of art. He captures moments that you wish you would have seen but are so thankful that he caught them. He has a unique perspective and finds beauty in ordinary things. But best of all, he blends right in. He is a joy to have around. He calmed my nerves before my wedding. He made me feel relaxed. He also allows your individuality to shine through the pictures.

We had the privilege of having Russ at both our wedding and at our engagement shoot. The photos were beautiful. He captured us so well. I can’t wait for another opportunity to hire him again! If you are contemplating working with Russ, just do it. You won’t regret it!!!! Love him ”

Jennifer + Suku
Joy is contagious