We're very proud of our work, and during the years we've collected many reviews from our customers, from Complete Weddings Coverage with Photography and Video to Family, Engagement, Bachelorette sessions and different ideas and concepts our customers have. Below is a list of many of our reviews that you can actually check online in different trusted sites
Review From: Kyla Thomas
Wedding Venue: Hotel Costa Sur
My husband and I just recieved our photos from our wedding in November. We could not be happier! We live in Chicago and I found Evgenia on the knot and wedding wire. I reached out to her and from our first interaction I felt extremely comfortable and confident in her ! We connected via facetime a few times during the year leading up to our wedding. She was extremely professional, fun and so easy to work with! She responds quickly to calls or emails and we received our photos in two short weeks!
She captured every minute of our celebration so perfectly. Each photo has the ability to transport me back to that exact special moment! Our photos are natural, romantic, candid and just so perfect! I would highly recommend Evgenia and I can't thank her enough for giving us images of the most unforgettable day ever!!
Review From: Natasha Crawford
Wedding Venue: The Friendly Hotel
Evgenia did such an incredible job! We were completely blown away by the photos she produced. Our wedding was very short, but she still managed to get over 300 beautiful and usable shots.
Review From: Ashley
Wedding Venue: Hotel Barceló
Evgenia was considerate and responsive from the very beginning! We met on a Skype call to discuss our ideas and expectations for our upcoming beach wedding in Vallarta. Evgenia explained her process and shared previous weddings to allow us to view her work and get a sense of her style and expertise. We were hooked and moved quickly to book her for our rehearsal and wedding day.
A few weeks prior to the wedding, Evgenia reached out to set our itinerary and discuss any outstanding questions. During both the rehearsal and the day of the wedding, Evgenia captured perfect candid moments, while also providing helpful guidance in group photos and timing recommendations for capturing the beautiful Vallarta sunsets. Evgenia was also kind enough to take pictures as requested by wedding guests, and helped other couples at the celebration to get gorgeous pictures on the beach/in the sunset.
We received the link for the photos in the next two weeks following the wedding. We could not have been more impressed! Evgenia captured the best moments of the wedding and rehearsal dinner, all while never imposing or interrupting the celebrations. Evgenia's talent is nothing short of magical! If you're looking for a photographer in the Vallarta area, don't even look for anyone else!
Review From: Jasmine Velasco
Wedding Venue: Hotel Marival
At first I was hesitant to get a photographer as our budget was a bit low. The resort that the venue was in was charging way to much and their quality didn't look as good. I decided to look research around and found Evgenia. I look at her profile and I loved the way she capture the moment. Well I just received my pictures back and I'm super happy I went with her. Everyone loves them as do I! She did an amazing job. She helped guide us to get the best pictures. Her pictures speak for themselves. The pictures exceeded our expectations. She was friendly, great price on packages, on time, respectful and patient. I definitely recommend her.
Review From: Kari Sheflin
Wedding Venue: Villa Verano
The photos from our PV destination wedding turned out amazing. Evgenia is excellent at setting up a shot the first time with wonderful results. We also loved all her candids with different focal points. She's got an artistic eye that frames the shots beautifully. Highly recommend - you won't regret it!!
Review From: Karmen Schmid
Wedding Venue: Las Caletas
We could not be happier with the services we have received from Evgenia at Vallarta Photo. She was so easy to work with and made our entire experience wonderful. She made us very comfortable and went above and beyond for us. She captured the most amazing candid moments from our wedding. We are thrilled with how great our photos turned out and how quickly we received them back! Evgenia is very talented, sweet, easy to work with and her photos are to be cherished. We would recommend Evgenia to anyone, including our closest friends. We are SO happy with the value of what we received. Thank you, Evgenia. You are amazing!
Review From: Nicole Rosebrugh Laurier
Wedding Venue: Hotel Barceló
We were nervous booking a photographer in Mexico for our wedding, but Evgenia was amazing! She made everyone comfortable and had great ideas and welcomed any ideas we had. We truly couldn't have asked for more beautiful pictures, that we will cherish forever! We would highly recommend her services! xo
Review From: Lindsey
Wedding Venue: Hotel Hyatt Ziva
I cannot express how wonderful and amazing it was working with Evengia for photography and Max for videography for our wedding. Evgenia went out of her way to meet with us via Skype a few times before the wedding to really get to know us and understand what we wanted on our wedding day! On the day of the wedding, she was prompt, calm, organized, and was so so sweet to work with! She listened to exactly what we wanted and perfectly captured every special moment! And to top it all off, she sent us our wedding photos while we were still on our honeymoon, less than 1 week after the wedding! We were so impressed by everything she did from the moment we met her! We would highly recommend their services!
Review From: Allison
Wedding Venue: Hotel Grand Fiesta Americana
My husband and I recently had our destination wedding at Las Caletas and chose Vallarta Photo for photography and videography. We were very impressed by Evgenia and Max and their ability to manage our large group and capture our wedding day in such beautiful fashion. Her calm demeanor and attention to detail, specifically for lighting and backdrop, as well as instruction on positioning and posing during the photos was extremely helpful and shines through in the finished photos. Evgenia was a pleasure to work with and answered questions promptly via email and also during a Skype session about a week prior to our wedding. I would highly recommend Evgenia's services for photography and Max for videography for anyone in the Puerto Vallarta area as we are blown away with how gorgeous all of our wedding photos and video turned out!
Thank you Evgenia and Max for capturing our wedding day so perfectly through photos and video!
Review From: Jacky
Wedding Venue: Las Caletas
I hired Maxim Kondratiev as a videographer at Vallarta Photo and couldn't have been happier with the decision! Max is very professional and an overall joy to have around. He wasn't intrusive during the ceremony & reception, capturing all the right moments footage throughout the day. He provided a short Instagram clip before we even took off for our Honeymoon! Then 4-6 weeks later provided us with a preview video as well as a long 15 minute video. The end product blew me away! He let us make music selections for the video and he fit them perfectly with the video. He took advice of what we were looking for, something upbeat and fun, not to slow. I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out!! I had friend coming to me in tears after watching it, telling me it was their favorite wedding video they've ever watched. If you are considering hiring Max for your videographer, I would highly recommend him! Best decision I made! Maybe he will throw in some Drone footage as well!! ;) Thanks a million Max!
Review From: Rachel Waters
Wedding Venue: Martoca Beach
Evgenia was amazing from start to finish. She responded promptly to my emails and provided her package options as well as gallery previews from other weddings she photographed. When she arrived at the wedding venue she had a big smile on her face and she was so friendly and engaging with the our family and friends. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful and we couldn't be happier with all the special moments she captured. Thank you Evgenia for being so kind to us and for capturing all of our special moments.
Review From: Keegan McDowell
Wedding Venue: Bucerias Beach
Great price-point, and Evgenia returned our photos quickly. She's very sweet, and easy to work with. Went above and beyond with some of the editing of our photos.
Review From: Cristina Mejia
Wedding Venue: Hotel Playa Los Arcos
Evgenia was very responsive and easy to plan with. She provided detailed maps and support throughout the entire process. If you're looking for a hardworking photographer, I highly recommend her. The location she chose was beautiful; she took her time with us and went above and beyond. We can't say enough good things about her.
Review From: Lance Farrell
Wedding Venue: Villa Verano
I am so excited to write this review for Evgenia Kostiaeva with Vallarta Photos! Evgenia and her team were amazing on capturing the essence of our group during our stay in Puerto Vallarta!
To give you some sense of the scope of our trip, we were a group size of 30 people comprised of adults and children from the age of 8 weeks old to 70 years old that visited Puerto Vallarta for a HUGE family vacation.
While conducting my search for a photographer to photo doc our group for 2 major events; a 40th birthday celebration and an EPIC farewell party, Vallarta Photos kept coming up with great reviews. So, I selected Vallarta Photos and now I know why! IT WAS THE BEST CHOICE I MADE!
Evgenia Kostiaeva is kind, fun, extremely professional and knows how to bring out the best in everyone. Evgenia’s direction and knowledge of lighting is unbelievable! Evgenia captured all our personalities, several beautiful heartfelt moments, the décor, entertainment and the essence of both events!
We are so grateful towards Evgenia Kostaeva and Vallarta Photos for capturing our trip of a lifetime that our family will never forget!
Review From: Alycia Reid
Wedding Venue: Bucerias
We had Maxim come take family photos at the home we were staying in Bucerias as a gift for my fathers 70th birthday. Maxim was very professional but lots of fun! We were working with limited time, lots of people and a toddler and he handed it all very well and made sure we had a wide array of photographs for each couple and the whole group. He made the experience relaxed and fun and we all very much enjoyed ourselves! Once we received the photos, we were blown away by how amazing they were! He truly captured the feeling of our trip - lots of love, family and fun. We are so impressed and would highly recommend Maxim to anyone looking to have family photos done while in Mexico - it was so worth it to capture this very special time in our lives and we are very grateful we crossed paths. Thank you so much Maxim!
Review From: Quinn Heimann
Wedding Venue: Villa Verano
My husband and I were recently married in Puerto Vallarta Mexico (destination wedding for us) and hired Maxim at Vallarta Photo as our photographer. We were very nervous about hiring someone who we had not met in person, but after seeing his work online and reading other reviews, we decided to go for it. We are so glad we did! Maxim was absolutely fantastic to work with and our photos came out better than we could have ever hoped for! Thank you Max for capturing our day and all of the love and joy that came with it!
Review From: Kelsi Rivers
Wedding Venue: Sayulita
Vallarta Photo was recommended to us by our wedding planner in Sayulita and offered very competitive pricing for their service. Evgenia was prompt and clear in her communications leading up to the event and had a straight forward platform for invoicing & credit card payments, which is something we struggled with other vendors in the area. On the day of they were punctual and self-directed, not requiring a great deal from this distracted bride! Evgenia and her lighting assistant not only took beautiful photos but were able to offer direction to get the best shot while blending seamlessly into the event. Evgenia is a very sweet person, exactly the type who you want with you for the intimate moments. We also had our photos within a week of arriving home! I would highly recommend her for your destination wedding. Thank-you Evgenia for our beautiful photos and for being a part of our day!!