We write to you to express our gratitude for your marvelous work before, during, and after our wedding. The photographic proofs were excellent, and our wedding album was beautifully
done, no doubt due to your care and attention. Your work continues to delight our family and our friends.
We appreciated the way you met with us before the wedding, to plan out carefully the kinds of pictures to be taken, and we appreciated the helpful suggestions you made along the way.
During this process, we were assured of your expertise your experience became abundantly clear, which made us feel confident that you would do a great job.
At the wedding itself, your professional, organized manner helped us to enjoy our big day. You and your assistant kept everyone calm and happy, just in the right mood for
terrific pictures. I don't think we expected our photographer to become such a wonderful, integral guest at our own wedding, but you were like a good friend to us, and an extemely
competent friend at that. The sheer number of formal and informal portraits you took, and their overall quality, were truly impressive. Our guests especially admired your courteous manner
as you were working through the Brazilian Room, snapping memorable shots.
When we reviewed the proofs and put the album together, you were characteristically well-prepared and full of helpful suggestions, and we liked how you had everything
prepared for us in such a timely manner. Altogether, the proofs and the album will surely be a treasured part of our lives, as reminders of a lovely, happy, sunny day in August. We know
that behind the pictures there's the work of an excellent professional, and a really pleasant man.
Gowan and John
Ceremony and Reception at the Brazilian Room, Tilden Park, August, 1997
From Vancouver, BC, Canada:
We are writing this letter to acknowledge Eliot Khuner's work as our wedding photographer on July 18, 1997, in San Francisco. During the preparations to our wedding, we had spent a fair amount of effort to find a good photographer and we are extremely happy to have chosen Eliot. From the very first conversation with him from the way he
ideas, from his artistic attitude, from the serious but at the same time very friendly manner of approaching his customers - we knew he was competent and reliable and we never changed this opinion about him. Collaborating with Eliot on our wedding day turned out to be an exceedingly enjoyable experience, as he was able to readily accommodate
himself to diverse
working conditions on various locations throughout the city and yet manage to maintain a very relaxed atmosphere during photography sessions. But most important of all - the pictures he took for us are truly marvelous! All of our family, relatives and friends who have seen them are very impressed with the high artistic quality of the photographs,
the level of
excellence they admit they had not expected.
We would definitely recommend Eliot to anybody looking for a photographer - he is a highly skilled professional and a great individual.
We had met with three other photographers before meeting Eliot. He is a very
conscientious, experienced professional. He offered us the flexibility in making the
package suit our desires. He is very organized, reliable, responsible and gives you the "at
ease" confidence a couple needs, that all details and procedures for wedding photos on
the "big day" will be handled and carried through successfully. We love our wedding
album! The festive, cultural atmosphere we had hoped would be captured in the photos
was. He made his presence fun; our wedding guests gave only compliments about Eliot.
In four hours he worked very hard with wonderful patience and poise - never gave the
impression that he did not want to be there. My husband says it best, "Eliot loves his job
and the love comes through in the photos!" (We also like his pussycat!)
Ceremony and Reception: Hacienda de las Flores, July, 1995
This Email Message arrived in May, 96
Dear Eliot, We just wanted to let you know how thankful we are for your
patience and excellent photography skills. We will happily recommend you to our
friends and relatives. In fact, all who have seen the photos of our wedding have been
The photos of our wedding day were extremely important to
us. Since wedding photos are quite costly and are a lasting treasured momento we spent
a great deal of time selecting the "right" photographer. We interviewed several before
selecting you and we were very pleased with the result. Good Luck with the future
and many thanks again! Sincerely, Tina and John Niemiec Ceremony &
Reception: Brazilian Room, 1994
This thank you note from Shannon and Mike
The wedding has come and gone and the pictures turned out even better than we figured.
Shannon and I want to thank you so much for the sincere effort you put into our
wedding. We enjoyed working with you and once again were very pleased with the final
product. Thanks again, Sincerely, Mike & Shannon H. P.S. Good luck with your
Ceremony & Reception: Berkeley, March, 1996
Sheila and Larry write:
Dear Eliot: My husband, Larry, and I want to thank you for the wonderful work
you did for our wedding. Your photographs were candid, clear, and really captured the
spirit of the moment. The time you took with us going over our expectations, as well as
showing us the variety of events you have photographed really demonstrated the depth
of your professional experience. Your suggestions about making a list of shots and taking
many pictures prior to the ceremony were also well thought out and very helpful. We
have had many compliments on our wedding album from our family and friends, and
they too have been very happy with the pictures ordered from you. I have given your
name and brochure out to one of my oldest friends recently, and will plan to refer others
as well. I would be very happy to serve as a reference for your work any time.
Sheila Dow Fleming, Oakland.
Ceremony: St. Clements, Berkeley
Reception: Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, June, 1995
Kudos from Elaine & Matthias:
We had a great time on our wedding day. Thanks to Eliot Khuner, we also have
wonderful pictures that capture the beauty, fun, and spirit of the day. When I arrived at
the Church, Eliot helped get my day as a bride started on the right foot by putting me at
ease in front of the camera. As a result, I felt very happy to be there, having my picture
taken on my wedding day. Because Eliot worked smoothly and quickly through the
formal shots, it was easy to get on with enjoying our guests, our ceremony, lunch,
dancing, and generally celebrating our joy. It impressed us how skillfully Eliot shot our
ceremony and reception, seeming to fade into the background while actually being right
there, taking pictures at all the key moments. And the results are Fabulous. Eliot's
photography is an outstanding record of our wedding day. With his intimate knowledge
of light and of weddings, Eliot photographed with equal skill the extraordinary beauty
and joy of our just married smiles and the exuberant, fast paced dancing at our reception.
Superb work, Eliot! Elaine & Mathias.
Wedding: Newman Center, Berkeley
Reception: Montclair Women's Club, Oakland, April, 1995
Mike and Amy have this to say:
To www searchers: I would recommend Mr. Eliot Khuner to you as a man who
would finish any photo project beyond your expectations. At our wedding, Eliot was
very good at placing us all at ease. When he was shooting candids, we quite frankly were
unaware of his presence, so we were very surprised to see so many candids when we
looked at our proof album. His ability to catch people at their best and capture the best
moments in life is unmatched anywhere in the Bay Area. You will be pleased greatly
with your decision to use his talents in preserving a moment in your life! Mike and Amy,
Ceremony: First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Reception: Officers Club, Treasure Island, October, 1995 Mike was so happy with
his photos that he gave me an airplane ride around the Bay Area. He flies out of
Oakland, and is an Education Consultant at Sierra Academy
Jeff and Cindy put in a good word:
Dear Eliot: Jeff and I really want to thank you for making our wedding album so
special. The artistry and spontaneity captured in each picture brings back all the
memories we have of that day in an instant. Last night when we showed some of our
friends the album, someone remarked that the pictures looked like stills from a movie. In
many ways the wedding album is much more effective than any video for capturing the
emotion and happiness of the day. We would definitely recommend your services to
anyone who appreciates wonderful photography. P.S. Two of our soon to be engaged
friends will be calling you soon! Sincerely, Jeff & Cindy, Danville.
Ceremony & Reception: Dunsmuir House, Oakland, June, 1995
This from Catherine & Geoff:
Our wedding pictures are perfect! My husband and I turned down a lot of other
wedding photographers because all the pictures were too posed and artificial. Eliot really
captured the emotion of the day and I couldn't have imagined better pictures. All of the
people who have seen our album say it is the best wedding album they have ever seen!
Catherine & Geoff, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Ceremony: Old St. Marys, San Francisco
Reception: Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, September, 1995
Wendy and Steve said:
Dear Eliot: We could not be more pleased with out wedding photography. At the
wedding, you were so unobtrusive. In fact, you were an ideal guest. Rather than making
people feel awkward, you put them at ease. Then, the product was perfect. Excellent,
professional photos of all of our friends and family at their best as well as well-composed,
pleasant group photos. We feel that you are part of our family. Wendy and Steve,
Ceremony and Reception: Brazilian Room, Berkeley, July, 1995
A kind word from Andy and Ben
Dear Eliot: We could not have been happier with our wedding photos! Eliot, your
calm professionalism and sense of humor put us all at ease during our wedding photo
session (even though it was 98 degrees out!). Ben and I will look for every opportunity
possible to recommend you to our friends getting married soon. Thank you for your
expertise! Andy and Ben, Oakland.
Ceremony and Reception: private club, Oakland, July, 1995
A word from Elisabeth and Larry:
Eliot Khuner was highly recommended by two of our friends. They were both so
right. He is an excellent photographer. We had a large, casual wedding in the park and
asked Eliot to capture the festive, spontaneous mood of our wedding. Eliot did just what
we asked. Under difficult photographic conditions Eliot took some fantastic photos. All
our friends and relatives comment on the great photographs.
Wedding & Reception: neighborhood park, Berkeley, October, 1995
More kind words from Libby and Erol:
Dear Eliot: Erol and I knew that having beautiful photographs of our wedding day
was a high priority on our plans and budget. We met with many well-established and
expensive wedding photographers, and are happy that we chose you. On our wedding
day, you were enthusiastic and hard-working yet never the least bit intrusive. Our
photographs reflect the joy and fun felt throughout the different events. Your use of
natural lighting outdoors gave our formal portraits depth, good color, and a warm
feeling. Thank you for taking many more photos of our guests than we expected. We
appreciate the rich mixture of portraits, candids, action shots, close-ups and overview
shots in our proof book. It was quite a task to choose a limited number of pictures for our
album! For the high quality of your work, we believe you provided us with the best
value for our money. Also, we have found you exceptionally easy to work with - patient,
polite, available, organized, and flexible. It will be our pleasure to recommend you to
friends and family. Thanks for doing a great job. Libby and Erol. Ceremony and
Reception: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley, August, 1995
From Their Bed and Breakfast in Sumter, South Carolina
Dear Eliot, It is always such a treat to open a package from your studio. The
quality of your work is outstanding - I love how present the people are: their warmth and
character always come through. I am amazed how you consistently capture the essence
of the moment and the essence of the people. You have a quality I rarely see. I certainly
appreciated how easy you made our wedding photography. It was a delight to work
with you. I wish you all the best. Mackenzie and David.
Ceremony: Yosemite. Reception: The Ahwahnee. June, 1993
Carla and Albert write about their son's Bar Mitzvah
were very pleased with Eliot Khuner on the day of Gabe's Bar Mitzvah. But the real
pleasure is in the results of his hard work - the photos captured the joy of the day and
will be treasures for my family for a long time. Eliot is easy to work with; he was willing
to gather-up the people who I had told him I wanted photographed; and the mixture of
posed and candid shots provided a great balance in our album. Carla and Albert,
Greenbrae. Service: Sherith Israel, San Francisco
Reception: Radisson Miyako, San Francisco, October, 1995
From Nancy and Michael
Dear Eliot, Thank you so much for the terrific photographs of our family events.
The portrait photos were especially outstanding -- we've never seen any better. We're so
glad we chose you for both of our children's B'nai Mitzvot. We will continue to
recommend you to all our friends.
Services: Temple Beth El, Berkeley. Receptions: UC Berkeley Faculty Club, Brazilian
Paul and Susan write about their daughter's Bat Mitzvah
Dear Eliot, we thoroughly enjoyed working with you on the occasion of Emily's Bat
Mitzvah. You were able to smoothly and efficiently honor all our requests and gave us so
many pleasing proofs to choose from. Your portrait work is especially outstanding! We
are all delighted with our reprints and albums. What's more you are a real MENSCH as
well as an expert photographer. Paul and Susan, parents of Emily. Service: Temple
Beth El, Berkeley
Reception: Lake View Club, Oakland, June, 1995