Beautiful Words from Brides, Grooms & Families

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” –Matt Hardy

Thank you to all my past wedding couples for taking the time share the beautiful and touching words below.  If you are a newly engaged couple and considering me as your photographer, please do not hesitate to ask for reference from some of the amazing couples I have photographed.

Here is an awesome review on WeddingWire from Heather and Officer Delmonte (Portsmouth PD) who got married at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores on April 17th, 2015. What a great wedding and awesome venue! and even more amazing review!!!!! (Thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture your big day.)

Quality of Service: 5.0  
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0

Heather said… 
I gave Sean Holder 5 Stars but I would have given more! He was excellent! The day my husband and I met with him I knew he was perfect for us, he was professional and very personable. I told Sean Holder the ONLY image I cared about was the look on my husbands face when he sees me for the first time walking down the Isle and he did not disappoint. The image is AMAZING and brought tears to my eyes. All of our images look GREAT and they had me reliving that entire day. During the day Sean was amazing he was everywhere he needed to be and never showed stress and even kept me calm when I began to stress. He did great with all of our guests and at times I had no idea he was there capturing some of the moments. He was so calm and did everything asked and more. I can’t rave about him enough. I hope to use him in the future for other great milestones in our life. If you are searching for a vendor I would stop the search here you cant get any better than SEAN HOLDER! He will forever have a place in our hearts for capturing the most amazing photos, Thank you from Joey and Heather
Wedding: 04/17/2015

“Sean’s photographs of my son’s wedding were excellent, the first and most important criteria in any evaluation of a photographer. What truly sets Sean apart is his easy going manner and willingness to cheerfully accommodate any reasonable and the occasional unreasonable request. Unfortunately, none of the groom’s grandparents could make the ceremony. Sean quickly processed the pictures and provided digital copies in time to be shown to them at Thanksgiving. After the formal poses, and while shooting candid’s at the reception, he patiently shot mixed and matched groups of children (young men and women actually) and relatives. I simply cannot express Sean’s desire to work with the bride, groom and parents to ensure that his services meet and exceed their expectations. Finally, his charges were quite reasonable and in view of the quality of the photographs and the service rendered a true bargain. If you have any questions or reservations concerning Sean, please feel free to contact me, Mike Harrell at 214-221-5401. He has without exception or reservation, my unqualified recommendation.”  Ashley + Alex
Wedding: 10/11/2014

***I just received an awesome review on from James, I photographed the wedding of Ashely & James earlier this year at “The First Lady of Suffolk, A Victorian Mansion”. From the moment we did their engagement session, which was Old Harlem Nights Themed; I knew the wedding was going to be amazing. Here is what James had to say:

James said…
Sean provided a great service for us. My wife and I enjoyed working with him very much. He makes the shoots fun and enjoyable. I believe what sets Sean apart from his competitors is his experience. He has an eye for what will make a good shot. Sean doesn’t let you make a mistake during the shoots that you may regret later. He gives you his insight during the sessions so you will get great pictures. Our wedding was not perfect, but you would not think it looking at our pictures. I would definitely suggest that the bride get her makeup/hair done to get the most out of the sessions. Sean’s lens has a very high definition. I spent more than I anticipated on photography, but that’s what was important to me. I didn’t want to be cheap and risk poor pictures from an amateur photographer because we can’t recreate that moment. The pictures came out gorgeous and we have them forever.
Wedding: 05/17/2014″ James + Ashely

“It has almost been a year since our wedding and we still talk about how great our wedding photographer and his crew were! I was first referenced to Sean Holder Photography by our wedding venue The Yacht Club @ Marina Shores. I went online, looked at his photos, thought they were absolutely beautiful! So I made an appt. for me and my husband to meet with him… we ended up being an hour late because my husband first drove to the wrong meeting place! I was just thinking “Man, this guy is going to be pi**ed if we don’t hire him!” Fortunately, we never had to worry about that because we loved his portfolio and he seemed like a really cool laid back guy which is how we are so it worked out! He listened to everything that I wanted to have done at the wedding and made sure it happened! He even showed up earlier at our wedding and took photos of my husband and his groomsmen that we didn’t even have planned and came into our limo before we left the venue to take some after photos! Sean and his crew didn’t miss a beat! We have other projects in mind to this day that we want to do for our family where we want Sean to be a part of! In Sean Holder Photography you will find a real honest truly fun man who LOVES his work and will provide you with the most professional and fun service while you receive Gorgeous Pictures that you will CHERISH forever! I only wish we could of afforded to do more at the time.” – Lindsey + Jamie

“Mike and I just got our wedding photo USB in the mail! Big thanks to our fabulous photographer who captured every beautiful moment and made the day go so smoothly. Highly recommend him to ladies getting married in the Hampton Roads area!” – Kristin + Mike

“Sean Holder Photography takes your business very seriously and puts his soul and sweat into your event(s).  I remember, Sean was the only stress-free vendor for my wedding.  I only had to ask or tell him things once, and the task/job was taken care of. Most importantly, the pictures turned out amazing. Sean captured amazing moments during our wedding week & documented memories we can cherish forever. We are so grateful & happy that we chose such a reliable, honest & hardworking photographer for our event!” – Shalini + Chetan

“We always knew we made the right decision hiring Sean Holder as our photographer, but we truly saw his passion and drive towards photography when he was shooting us. He was a pro recommending us various poses and how to angle our body for the perfect portrait pictures. He took great candid and the detail shots. He is very friendly and was on time at our meetings prior to the wedding and on the wedding day. He promptly responded to our emails and even recommended us the awesome make-up artist and the hair stylist. He turned around the pictures earlier for us since we had to travel. Sean is an amazing photographer and an easy to work with. I highly recommend him for special occasions.
We love all our wedding pictures!” – Pragati + Ian

“My fiance and I were looking for a fun, creative, and dependable photographer to capture our wedding and engagements. Before our engagement session I was nervous that the shoot would feel forced or unnatural, but after getting started the shoot was the absolute polar opposite. Sean was so much fun to work with and did a great job capturing our personalities. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with on the day of our wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek In Powhatan, VA!” – Katlyn + Chris

” Sean was accommodating, easy to work with, fun and professional all-in-one. We really liked his style of capturing the moment but he also made sure to capture all the traditional wedding photos too so you get the best of both worlds. Our Engagement and Wedding photos were spectacular! Thank you!” – Angela + Sean

” Sean is very professional and has a very good eye in seeing the best angle or shot for his subject. He works with passion, style, and creativity. I would highly recommend him to anyone who desires quality pictures and professional service.”  – Isabella + James