Syracuse Wedding Photographers
Hello, we're Colleen & Greg of Solas Studios. Our photos have a clean, bright and colorful image style that is truely modern and contemporary. We do not edit your photos to the latest trend which will look dated in 5 years; we believe that clean and colorful images will stand the test of time. We love to have fun with our clients to custom tailor boutique photography that matches our client's personalities and interests. We are not your parent's photographers!
We are wedding photographers in Syracuse NY, but we love to travel! We travel to all of Upstate New York, including the Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, Catskills, and Thousand Islands. But we have been known to travel even further - even out of the country! We also practice many other forms of photography such as newborn photography, family photography, senior portrait photography, and more. We apply our same clean, modern, and colorful approach to those as we do with our wedding photography.
Syracuse Wedding Photographers
I’m so happy we chose Solas Studios as our wedding photographers. When I was comparing different photographers, Solas Studios stood out with their bright, beautiful colors and heartfelt moments that they caught with their photos. Their prices were also some of the most reasonable I found. After meeting with Colleen and Greg, they seemed very personable and organized. They sent out a series of questionnaires to help make sure they got a good feel for what we wanted.
The actual day of the wedding Colleen and Greg were awesome. They were cheerful and relaxed, while still being organized and professional. They seemed like they were having fun and really enjoying what they do. It was nice having both of them there, so many angles and aspects of the wedding were caught all at the same time. They were also great at getting the formal photos done in a short period of time. While most of their packages include full day coverage, we chose one that had 6 hours of coverage. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain on our wedding day, so we decided to do fewer formal photos. Colleen and Greg were able to get beautiful shots, even in a dark indoor venue they captured gorgeous colors and flattering lighting. They also got some amazing shots of my husband and I in the rain (under umbrellas). Colleen and Greg were willing to get soaked in order to get artistic portraits. They even stayed later in the night to make sure they got a large number of guest pictures too. Overall, out of all of my vendors, I am most happy with my choice of Solas Studios. They are a great team, you can’t go wrong.
We cannot say enough about our experience with Colleen and Greg and how beautifully they captured the elements of the best day ever. We felt that we “clicked” with them from our first video chat. We could tell that their passion for what they do, the way they wanted to get to know us as a couple, and all of their creative/unique ideas were just what we were looking for in photographers for our wedding. Solas Studios came highly recommended to us. As soon as we saw their work, we knew we had made our final decision!
As personable and fun as Colleen and Greg are to be around, they are equally as professional, organized, and full of wisdom and creativity! Their questionnaire and advice they provided us guided us to think through some critical decisions about how we wanted our big day to be captured. We were always how much we loved working with them and how we couldn’t wait to have them by our side throughout our day! To say that Colleen and Greg went above and beyond to capture our day and help everything run beautifully would be an understatement. They really helped us keep our cool and our focus on what is most important. One of the ways you can see how much passion Colleen and Greg have about their work is to read their blog posts. You can see how they strive to have the individuality of each couple shine through. BOTH posts brought tears, laughter, and all of the emotions we experienced at our wedding back to us as we recounted the moments captured in our sneak peek photos. The shots are even more stunning than we could have imagined. Our friends and family continue to rave about the pictures.
Let’s start off with a disclaimer: If you are looking to have a budget wedding in which you are happy to trade the quality of your pictures/experience to save a few bucks just walk away now. These two were fabulous. Words cannot describe the looks on our face when we finally saw our wedding album. We sat there in awe at the attention to detail they provided. Not only did they find our ‘good side’ but they also made each picture look like it was straight out of a fairy tale.
The dynamic of both of them is night and day between them. In Greg you find quietness, solace, and structure.. in her you find eccentricity, leadership and direction. Coming to both of them as a client – we knew generally what we wanted – right? We quickly became overwhelmed at the details that go into documenting/picturing your perfect day. They not only knew this, but they were willing to comfort us and give us direction – all without us having to ask. Without rambling on, I truly believe that per dollar this is the best quality you can receive. If that isn’t incentive enough, you get their leadership, personality, and caring for absolutely free. We were very picky clients, who even took the time to dissect their contract (it was good – by the way), and we cannot be more pleased. Do yourself a favor – hire them if you can – before they book up.
The biggest regret I have read about having a wedding was the quality of the photography because people wanted to “save money”. The term you get what you pay for” applies 100% to wedding photography and was not something my husband I and were willing taking a chance on. With that said, Collen and Greg are epically amazing! Nothing you plan ever turns out the way you planned but Colleen and Greg make it work and go with the flow. Both are fantastic Photographers and I didn’t even notice they were there most of the day, yet we received amazing photos.
My entire family can not stop talking about how wonderful and respectful they were to everyone. We live out of state and they worked around our schedules very well to do our engagement photos and had meetings over the phone. They were very easy going and fun to be around. The biggest honor I can give to them however, is their attention to detail, which if you know me is huge. They got to know us, what was going on in our lives and why it was important and incorporated that into their photography. My family was in shock, and loved it dearly. So thank you Greg and Colleen, for doing amazing job. I know my family and us would recommend them 100% to anyone who needs a photographer. I am 100% happy with the results.
Let’s start off with a disclaimer: If you are looking to have a budget wedding in which you are happy to trade the quality of your pictures/experience to save a few bucks just walk away now. These two were fabulous. Words cannot describe the looks on our face when we finally saw our wedding album. We sat there in awe at the attention to detail they provided. Not only did they find our ‘good side’ but they also made each picture look like it was straight out of a fairy tale.… READ MORE “Words cannot describe the looks on our face when we finally saw our wedding album…”
Besides the amazing photos, I LOVE how we planned EVERY MINUTE of our wedding coverage so neither of them missed a beat. They knew our schedule and stuck to it, and were great with coming up with a plan B when it rained! The photos turned out gorgeous, and they are continuing to work with us in a very timely manner to get us the prints and photo album we want. We wholeheartedly recommend them!!!!… READ MORE “They knew our schedule and stuck to it, and were great with coming up with a plan B when it rained!”
Our wedding was a little unique and they were more than flexible with having to “rough it” a little to capture our Adirondack vision. Their combination of photography styles made for hundreds and hundreds of amazing pictures that made our vision come alive with photographs we will cherish for the rest our lives. We can’t express enough how thrilled we were that we chose Solas Studios for this once in a lifetime experience!… READ MORE “They were more than flexible with having to rough it a little to capture our Adirondack vision…”