Member Since: 4/26/2012
My husband and I got married September 28,2013. When we first met Rachel and Bill we just loved both of them. They are not only two of the sweetest and greatest people but they are the greatest photographers!! If you are getting married and are still looking for a photographer look no more "Thirteenth Moon", is the company that you need to go with. They are organized and fun to be around the day of your wedding. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of our wedding. They turned out to be a not only wonderful photographers but, they are now our friends!!
Member Since: 10/28/2012
When we originally met them, we had a great feeling of their vision, what to expect and their price was very reasonable. Upon reading their reviews we felt very confident in their abilities. We, like the other reviewers, received so much more than expected. The level of participation and understanding of our theme allowed them to put together typical shots, and more importantly to accentuate our vision. Look at our pictures, they are not only well done but have that extra WOW factor. If you have a special occasion and need a photographer, you have one less decision to make, call Thirteenth Moon Photographers LLC. Let them make your special occasion even more special like they did for us!
With our deepest appreciation, thank you Thirteenth Moon!
Susan and Robert
Member Since: 6/22/2012
WOW!! AMAZING!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!….. This is the reaction I received from friends and family. They said the entire wedding was beautiful, but they could not believe how thirteenth-moon was able to capture that and more. My sister-in-law said she can not stop looking at their pictures online, she looks daily.
Not only does thirteenth-moon shoot and edit flawless photos, they are a joy to be around. At the beginning when we first had our engagement photos taken, we were a little worried because we knew our faces would hurt from “Fake” smiling and feeling awkward with weird unknown people taking our pictures. I am pleased to say it was the exact opposite. Bill and Rachel instantly made us feel like we had been friends for years. We were doing tons of talking and laughing, so no need for fake smilies here.
On the wedding day Bill and Rachel arrived a little early and ready for showtime. When it was go time for the ceremony to start I feel like Bill and Rachel put on invisible jackets or something, because I do not remember SEEING them- yet I have amazing up close photos they took so I know they were there somewhere. Once the ceremony was over we instantly got to work on all the formal photos. Bill and Rachel were very organized and that went VERY quickly. Afterwards was when the real magic happened, we rushed to different “must have” photo shots- and these photos are the ones I love the most. The sunset was beautiful and thirteenth-moon captured all of it.
When the reception started Bill and Rachel put on their wonderful invisible jackets and went to work. They were there for everything yet, not seen. I do kinda wonder how they did this because it seems like it would be hard to miss two people walking around with cameras.
I truly feel like thirteenth-moon did an outstanding job with everything! I am fortunate to say not a single thing went “wrong” or was different than what I planned. Thank you Thirteenth-moon for all of your hard work and capturing our special day. I could not have asked for a better photographer. Book them NOW- tomorrow may be too late.
Member Since: 9/17/2012
The BEST decision we made was choosing Thirteenth Moon Photography for our wedding photographer!! From day one, Bill & Rachel were very professional and at the same time, made us feel so comfortable to where it felt like we had known them for years. Going into the wedding planning, I thought for sure the photographer would be the most difficult vendor to find but after meeting them, it was a very easy decision to make. Besides how nice and downt to earth they both are, their pictures are beautiful and creative and as far as price goes, you will NOT find anything better!! You can tell they have so much fun and enjoy what they do and that helped us to feel relaxed and have fun right along with them! From the engagement pictures to the wedding day, I realized how important it was to have a photographer that made you feel at ease and with Bill & Rachel, it felt like we were hanging out with friends. With a bridal party of 20, I didn't think it would be an easy task for a photgrapher but they proved that there is no wedding too big for them to handle! We have already received SO many positive reviews from friends & family about how great the pictures turned out! We can't wait to see them again in a few months for our friends wedding (who we referred them too). When it comes to a wedding, you would be crazy not to choose Thirteenth Moon Photography!!
Member Since: 7/6/2010
As a man, the idea of people following me for hours on my wedding day while they squawked commands at me and told me to pose in unnatural positions made me slightly ill.
However, I am very happy to report that Bill and Rachel of Thirteenth Moon Photography were a joy to work with and didn’t squawk even the slightest bit. They took incredibly natural photographs and didn’t force us to do anything that was out of our comfort zone (we are a very casual couple and would have just giggled at anything too “fancy-shmancy”).
Getting married at Walt Disney World means you have an almost overwhelming number of options for wedding photography and while there are quite a few that I would rate as being “very good”, I really haven’t seen any that are on the same level as Thirteenth Moon. They simply do terrific work and are a true pleasure to work with. If I am ever in need of more wedding photography – and I SINCERELY hope that I never am – I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again.
-Dave (the groom)
Member Since: 9/28/2013
There's a good reason Thirteenth Moon receives one 5 star review after another...and that's because they truly deserve it! Actually 5 stars seem a bit inadequate given how fabulous they are.
Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will have to make regarding your wedding. Not only do you want someone who can take great photos (Rachel & Bill are AMAZINGLY TALENTED), but it is equally important they are people you feel comfortable around because they will be with you from start to finish. In addition to their great skill, they are the nicest people you will ever have the pleasure to meet. I can't imagine working with anyone else...and trust me I am a very fussy mother-of-the-bride. My daughter and I had met with several photographers and just didn't feel they had "it" but we were so sure Thirteenth Moon was "the one" that we signed with them on the spot.
And we aren't the only ones that felt this way, my son and future daughter-in-law signed with them after meeting them once. Their engagement photos was incredible and I know their wedding photos will be as gorgeous as my daughter's are.
When something is right you know it. Once you meet Rachel & Bill you will know what I mean. They are best of the best...and that is no exaggeration!!!!
PS The wedding was in 2013!
Member Since: 8/15/2013
Bill & Rachel were an absolute pleasure to work with for both the engagement photos & our wedding photos. We were able to see a preview of our wedding photos the night before we left on our honeymoon. Alesie & I were just amazed with the preview pictures which they captured of our wonderful wedding and cannot wait to see the rest of the photographs. All of our family and friends cannot stop talking about how amazing our wedding preview photos look and we have referred quite a few friends that have already or looking to book them in the future. From the initial meeting, we knew these were the perfect photographers for us. Bill and Rachel kept things fun, and relieved any stress we had on our wedding day.They also helped save the day with referring us to a videographer a few weeks before our wedding, after our booked videographers went bankrupt and folded.
Do not look anywhere else for photography services. Book them now before your wedding date is not available!
Member Since: 12/7/2012
First piece of advice...call them, set up a consultation and book them right then and there...and if they don't have your date available, CHANGE your date so you can have them! Rachel and Bill were the BEST decision we made in our wedding planning. From the initial consulation, they made me feel so comfortable and I could tell they were REAL people who cared deeply about what they did. I could tell that from the start and booked them that night.
They are very quick to answer questions you might have along the way about ANY part of the wedding, which puts any bride at ease! Once my husband met them at the engagement shoot he knew why I fell in love with them after the first meeting. Rachel and Bill actually got my husband to smile FOR REAL, rather than the fake smile I usually get from him =) They are SOO fun and make every situation a little less stressful.
The wedding day was perfect!!!!! They are very quick to get pictures posted. We couldn't have asked for a better experience...and we gained great friends. Thank you so much Rachel and Bill, we truly appreciate all of your hard work and we had a blast!
Member Since: 8/10/2007
Book them. Book them right now. Get off this website and call them immediately before they don't have your date available because they are too amazing and someone else realized it before you.
Bill and Rachel were absolutely incredible. As soon as they showed up on the wedding day, I knew everything was going to be fine. They made me laugh and took some gosh darn fabulous photos. They make you feel comfortable and are great at wrangling family members so that you can get through those formal photos and get to the fun stuff!
Leading up to the wedding they were always prompt in replies and even reached out to us a few times to check in. I recommend these two will my whole heart and will definitely be using them for all my future photography needs. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!
Marcela...you know you have become so special to us. We love you and Alex. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Member Since: 3/2/2012
Our daughter's wedding was held on June 29th at the Hyatt Regency Grande Cypress. We had a good feeling when we first met Bill and Rachel Bolen over a year ago. At the wedding, they did their thing in a professional manner and went above and beyond! Rachel even helped my daughter fix her dress! During the cocktail hour, they were sure to get the family photos quickly so that we could enjoy the party. During the reception we saw them take countless pictures while remaining "invisible." The best part happened the day after the wedding when we were pleasantly surprised to find 40 sample pictures from the wedding online. The pics were fantastic and our friends could not stop raving over the quality and artistry of their work. We were bowled over and we can't wait to see more. Save yourself some time and money and be sure to check out their website. You won't be disappointed!
Thank you so much for this review. Jessica was amazing and the whole day was soooo much fun. Rain couldn't stop us!
Member Since: 5/28/2011
Let me start out by saying that the photographers (and owners) of Thirteenth Moon Photography, Bill and Rachel, are amazing. That is really all you need to know, but in case you want to know all the gory details, I will tell you those too. We had our engagement and our wedding pictures done through them and it was a joy to work with them at both events. Our engagement pictures were certainly a more characteristic example of their general personality and photography style. They were fun, understanding, professional, and most importantly knew how to photograph us as a couple to showcase our personalities and love. We LOVED the pictures and were so excited to use Bill and Rachel for our wedding as well. Months go by everything is set for the wedding, then they have a family emergency..... a real, heart-wrenching family emergency.......just a week before the wedding. At this point, it was a bit of a worst case scenario for something to happen to a wedding vendor and definitely worst case scenario for Bill and Rachel. Up until the day before the wedding, they were not sure they were going to be able to make it to the wedding and I felt like the worst person in the world because I knew that they needed to be with family but somewhere deep down, I was so sad that they would not be our photographers for our special day. On one hand, they were so prepared and had standby photographers so we would have someone at the wedding but on the other hand we had gotten to know them and feel comfortable with them (I am very shy and introverted).
At the last minute, they were able to fly back to Florida and Rachel was able to make it to the wedding with another photographer. I could not believe that she was taking time out of her crazy schedule in another state to photograph our wedding. Not only that, but she did an AWESOME job. I will never forget that experience and that even under a worst case scenario situation, Thirteenth Moon Photography got it done. So while I hope that you do not have this exact experience, for your sake and for Bill and Rachel's sake, I do hope that you hire Thirteenth Moon immediately and see the incredible work that they do.
Samantha, I am so happy that you knew how important you were to me. I am so relieved that I made it for you...even at such a rough time in my life. You made me feel great too, your gift of the stuffed Kermit the Frog was so incredibly thoughtful. ...
Member Since: 1/6/2012
My husband and I could not be happier with the services Thirteenth Moon Photography provided us. The artistry in both the photography and videography was absolutely astounding. If we ever have a friend in need of a photographer for their wedding, Thirteenth Moon will definitely be our recommendation.
We are so happy everything worked out. It was such a BEAUTIFUL destination wedding! ALL OUR LOVE!
Member Since: 3/11/2012
Our wedding day was amazing! Yet my heart was broken when I saw our wedding photos. Like most brides, it was crucial to me that our pictures captured the magic of our special day. I wanted to walk into my parents’ house and see a good picture from our wedding. It is not my purpose, in this review, to critique our original photographer. It is sufficient to say that we had a very bad experience. Even though we paid a large amount of money for our original pictures, a lot of our pictures were out of focus and overexposed. The photographer also was extremely difficult to work with.
I decided for our year anniversary to have our wedding photos reshot. After extensive research online, I found Thirteenth Moon Photography. There are several key things that drew me to Thirteenth Moon. First, they had awesome reviews. At the time that I found them, they had 57 5 star ratings. What makes this more impressive is that all their ratings were 5 stars. A second thing that drew me to Thirteenth Moon was that they had amazing pictures from entire weddings; start to finish. I learned the hard way from my previous experience, that most photographers can grab one or two good shots from a wedding. Everyone is able to take a lucky shot. Yet it takes a skilled photographer to deliver consistent quality pictures from the start of a wedding to the end of a wedding. This seems like an obvious thing, but it is surprising how many photographers are unable to deliver consistent quality. The last thing that drew me to Thirteenth Moon was that their pictures are amazing!!! Their pictures speak for themselves. I love ever single picture that they took.
Thirteenth Moon Photography did not disappoint. They exceeded my expectations from start to end. When I contacted them through email they were quick to respond and very accommodating. I was really impressed that they never told me “no”. They tried to make all of my requests a reality. We never actually met them until the day of our shoot. They were AWESOME! They were everything I could ask for in photographers. They were punctual. They worked quickly to maximize our time. They paid attention to detail. They delivered exceptional value. They were so much fun to be around, Yet, most importantly, they delivered an awesome finished product in an extremely timely manner. They made our experience a special memory. They're not only the kind of people who are great to work with but the kind of people you want to be your friends. I couldn't have asked for better pictures and I'm so happy we choose Thirteenth Moon to reshoot our wedding photos.
I truly feel that Thirteenth Moon photography gave us a piece of our wedding day back. That is something you can't put a price on. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, please stop looking and book Thirteenth Moon! You will not regret it!! I only have two regrets in my life and one of them is my choice in my original wedding photographer. They did so much to heal my broken heart. You can never get that day back so go with the best the first time and book with this AMAZING COUPLE!
You're killing us! We are so sorry that you had a bad experience for your actual wedding, but we are honored that your casual and cool laid-back approach helped us take great pictures for you! Can't wait for your CHRISTMAS FAMILY PHOTOS!
Member Since: 5/16/2011
My husband, Ryan, and I were married on April 6, 2013 and had the pleasure of working with Bill and Rachel. We cannot begin to say enough wonderful things about them.
In our initial meeting, we immediately hit it off and fell in love. We knew that we would never find another photographer(s) that we clicked with as well as we did with them. At our engagement shoot, they made us feel comfortable and care free. We spent the majority of the time laughing and joking around and our photos came out amazing.
On our wedding day, they were absolutely spectacular. They were organized and kept us both on track and calm. On our honeymoon, we got to see the sneak peek of our photos and words cannot express how happy we were with them. I have had so many compliments on the photos and how they came out. Guests are messaging daily wanting to know when the rest will be posted.
To all of the brides out there: your wedding photos are the only thing you can take away from your wedding (other than your husband haha). They are the only thing you can share with people that come in to your life after your wedding to show them how beautiful and amazing your day was. I never realized how important that was until I got my wedding pictures and I know that every time I look at them, I will remember how important and exciting the day was.
There are not enough words to describe just how crazy we are about you guys! We can't wait to see you for Kenny and Kaitlyn's wedding soooooon!
Member Since: 10/17/2003
I don’t even know where to begin with recommending Bill and Rachel from Thirteenth Moon Photography. I absolutely LOVED every second of working with these two, both during our planning process and on my actual wedding day. When I think about how amazing they were in keeping me calm before the ceremony, making things fun and creative with our photography, coordinating our family for group photos, and going above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the results, I honestly can’t help but get teary-eyed. The preview photos I have seen from our wedding so far are unbelievably breathtaking. My family and friends have all raved to me about how they have never seen such gorgeous wedding photography and that I will have the best wedding album ever! I really could go on and on, but PLEASE….meet with them, look at their work, you will book them on the spot. Bill and Rachel were truly one of my favorite things about our wedding, and I could never thank them enough for helping us to preserve such beautiful memories from that day.
Member Since: 4/18/2012
Absolutely amazing photographers!! I can't say enough about Rachel and Bill, not only were my pictures gorgeous but they also stepped in and help coordinate my wedding when things got a little crazy and Bill even bustled my dress which probably saved us 30 minutes of my mom trying to figure it out! Will definitely be using them again in the future for pregnancy pics, baby pics and family pics!
Member Since: 4/2/2012
I was married on March 16, 2013 and Bill and Rachel were my wedding photographers. They were a pleasure to work with and lots of fun! They were punctual and very professional and I would highly recommend to anyone!
Not to mention the photo previews I have seen are absolutely amazing and everything I wanted and more! I am blown away and cannot wait to see the rest! Thanks Bill and Rachel!
Member Since: 6/19/2010
Before we even got engaged, I saw engagement photos of a friend of mine posted on her Facebook and they were absolutely stunning. Knowing the people in the photo, I could get a good idea of how much editing had been done - what I mean is that they didn't look like they had been edited so much that it didn't even look like the same people. I immediately asked her who her photographer was and when we started looking on Thirteenth Moon's website, we were pleasantly surprised to find that their rates were incredibly reasonable.
We sent a request for info to Bill & Rachel at Thirteenth Moon and quickly set up an interview. They were the first and only interview we needed. They were so nice and fun (even though we were meeting at 7am and they had multiple other appointments that day and my husband was incredibly hungover, LOL)!
A couple months later we had our engagement photo session, which I highly recommend. It will give you a chance to get to know Rachel & Bill a little better and for them to get to know you and make you feel a little more relaxed in the pics on the big day. They worked diligently with us to find the perfect venues and worked with us to try to get the best weather and all the little details right. After getting to know us they did a great job incorporating little personal details into our shots and they just look so natural. I couldn't wait for our wedding day photos, I knew they would be spectacular.
On the big day, Rachel and Bill were prompt and prepared and they got pics of EVERY single little detail that I worked hard on. The flowers, favors, ceremony area, seating area, us getting ready, our families getting ready and that's all before the wedding! Once everything started, they blended in like Ninjas - I didn't even see them but they must have been EVERYWHERE because the angles and variety of pictures was spectacular. We were running out of daylight (should have had the ceremony half an hour earlier) but they did a great job getting in all the shots of the two of us and of our bridal party and families.
Not only is each picture precious but I think we got 2 - 3 times as many photos as we expected. And not just duplicates of the same shot, all different, unique and wonderful.
I don't know what else to say about Rachel and Bill but after we got our photos, two of our friends booked them right away, that's just how good they are. I can't wait for our next major life events or excuses to book their services again!
Member Since: 2/23/2013
Rachel and Bill are an absolute pleasure to work with. They see the big picture - everything from making sure dad is ready for his dance to catching the DJ on his name pronunciation! It's like getting a free day-of planner with your photographer.
And their work speaks for itself. Rachel and Bill captured the spirit of a moment, while still allowing us to go about our wedding business and have fun! They were present but never intrusive.
They are artists of the highest quality. I can't believe the deal we got here.
Member Since: 9/16/2011
AMAZING!! Beyond the AMAZING photos that they took, they were AMAZING to be around. There is nothing more that I could have asked of them. They delievered a product and service tha was far beyond expectations. We were AMAZED at the shots that they were able to capture without being intrusive. These memories are irreplaceable. Not only were Rachel and Bill great with me and my husband, but all of the guests at the wedding commented on how wonderful they were! I could keep going, but I think that you get the point.
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