Please keep sending me ACCOLADES (Testimonials), I will post the good and the bad (I have not had to yet, though!).
What People Are Saying About Wilkes Photography and One-On-One Classes:
"No need to give me a call. I just wanted to say thanks for showing my mom some techniques. A few days ago you met with Nita D. I bought her one of your lessons as a gift a while back and she finally took you up on it. She told me she learned more in that 3 hours than she had tinkering on her own the last 10 years. So thanks so much for spending the time with her.
"Wow! What an inspiration! I had just about given up on a gift from my wife; a Nikon D3200 DSLR.
While I had studied photography as a minor in college, I wasn't at all familiar with today's modern technology. The myriad buttons and settings discouraged me. I just shot whatever I could in the AUTO mode before giving up and using my iPhone 6S Plus for everything. None of the Nikon's pictures gave me a "Wow" feeling. It was like using my Instamatic camera from the 70's.
Your class changed that for me. The hands on demonstrations of Aperture, ISO, and Shutter speed relationships and the way you explained it all made it so easy to understand. I can't wait to try the lesson learned. I'm excited about my Nikon again.
Your method of instruction is clear with plenty of examples to show the technique of what is being discussed. I walked away at the end of the class feeling "I can do this!"
Thank you and I look forward to more study and inspiration from you."
"Good Morning Leslie,
Thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the class last night. I feel much more comfortable with my camera and look forward to Monday's meeting. I plan to get some shots of the snow today. I will bring samples to the class. Thanks again for the time you spent in preparation and your presentation of the information. I rate it five stars."
"There really are not enough good things to say about Leslie. He is absolutely amazing to work with and his photography is unbeatable. At our wedding, working with Leslie was great. He was timely and organized while making certain that everything you wanted photographed became a reality. He has this ability to capture your special moments in the most unique ways. If you are looking for a creative, outgoing, unique photographer who will provide you with simply perfect pictures then Leslie is your guy.
Leslie has our highest recommendations.
Thank you again.
Leslie and Darrell G. Nov. 8 Wedding."
Thanks so much for photographing Leslie and Darrell's wedding . The photos were perfect, as was the wedding. You were wonderful to work with, and we will absolutely recommend you to other prospective clients. We are still in the process of ordering photos for family and friends.
Vickie M. - ,Mother of the Bride"
"We had family photos done with Leslie and the experience was awesome! He picked out a beautiful location and it was perfect. We had 8 adults and 5 children, so we were a big crew. He had many great ideas and was more than willing to try a few of our own. We cannot wait for a reason to take more. Thanks again for everything!"
"I would highly recommend using Leslie for all of your photography needs. We have used him for everything from our wedding to an amazing photo of the Nashville skyline that I have in my office. He is always great to work with and will make sure you are happy with the result. Give him a call for your photography needs today!"
-Dustin Rogers, Farmers Insurance
"We chose Les Wilkes Photography because we felt we needed flexibility with a large family and did not want to feel confined to a studio. Les did a wonderful job with our family of 13 with subjects ranging in age from 3 months to well over 30++. He was all set up at the location of our choice well in advance which created a calm, unhurried atmosphere for us when we arrived. His state-of- the-art equipment provided a professional experience in an informal setting. As with all children, there were some predictable as well as unpredictable moments, yet Les never got impatient or frustrated, and continued smiling throughout the "less than best" moments. We were able to get a great mixture of individual family shots as well as a variety of whole group photos. Les did not limit us to a certain number of poses -- Whatever we wanted he did spontaneously at no extra charge. We were surprised at how quickly we were able to get through the process (about 1 hour), and we were more than pleased with the results! Les had the completed photos to us within a week's time. His prices are reasonable, and we will definitely use him again. We wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Les Wilkes Photography!"
"We recently used Wilkes Photography for our newborn son's pictures. It was important to us to get some great photos of our son since he's changing rapidly. Leslie did an awesome job capturing sweet moments and great photos. We also got a few shots of our older two children as well. Leslie is very personable and patient, especially considering he was working with a newborn and 2 small children. We are very pleased with the pictures! He came to our house and brought some great props and ideas. We are so glad we chose Wilkes Photography!"
"Leslie did a fantastic job with our family photos. As a large family, it’s a big undertaking to get everyone coordinated for the photo shoot with the hope of getting a couple of good photos. Les did not rush, was patient with all of us, (learning all five children’s names) and getting the best shots of all of us. He has an artistic eye for posing large groups in multiple backdrops. We had such a hard time deciding which photos to use for our Christmas pic and gifts—they were all so good we actually made collages of our favorites as Christmas gifts. We highly recommend Les and will be repeat customers!"
- Marie H.
"Our photo session with Leslie was wonderful and effortless. Wilkes Photography was the right choice for The Richmond Family. Les listened to what we wanted and made sure our ideas and concepts were met, as a result I have amazing pictures of my family. The photographs are wonderful and timeless; we will enjoy them for many years."
- Tiffany R.
"Wilkes Photography has taken pictures for me on several occasions, most recently, my son's senior pictures. Les is great to work with and made my son very comfortable. He worked on our time frame and came to our location. He took the pictures we wanted, but also had great ideas for us. He is very creative and has a great eye for how the background and lighting will affect the photo. The pictures came out great! We could not be more pleased!"
- Gina H.
"I was honored to have Leslie do my bridal portraits! Not only were the pictures great, but the memories made during the process were priceless. Leslie went out of his way to accommodate my requests. His creativity is evident in each photo. He made the day fun and worry-free, and I could not have been more satisfied with the picture quality. My portraits have become some of my husband's most cherished wedding photos."
- Whitney D.
"Having Leslie take our Engagement photos is one of the best decisions we've ever made. He took our vision for our pictures and made it a reality. We could not be more pleased with how our photos turned out! Thanks Les!"
- Katie and Bradley
"We love Wilkes Photography! Les took pictures of our home for our real estate listing. He scheduled our appointment quickly and got our pictures back within a few days. He was very kind and professional. With his fabulous pictures we sold our house in 2 days! We will definitely use his talents again for our photography needs."
- Nicole and Ryan
"We were working with a budget, Leslie took some wonderful photographs of our event, and we were able to stay within budget. He listened to what I said and made sure that all my concerns were addressed. Our Grand Opening was a huge success."
- Marion M.
"We thought you did an awesome job at our wedding, the photographs were beautiful. We felt very blessed to have someone who cared enough to do such a great job for us.
Thank you again for listening to our concerns and wishes,"
- Tina C.
"Using Leslie as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made. He was excellent and took the time to make sure that he got all the lighting and backgrounds perfect. He had plenty of ideas for me and my hubby. He got us the pictures back in just a few weeks. It was a great experience working with him and we cannot wait to use his services again with our children."
- Heather and Dustin R.
Thank you to those who have taken the time to send me some feedback, I've enjoyed working with each and every one of you.