Wyoming’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Lanna Wing Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lanna Wing Photography is a 2019 award winner for photographers in Wyoming!

If you’re looking for a photographer who can help you capture the moment, look no further than Lanna Wing Photography in Buffalo.

Lanna Wing Photography has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning it a magnificent Rating Score™ of 94.98 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five photographers in all of Wyoming!

Here’s just one of its many five-star reviews:

“Lanna does a wonderful job of making the photoshoot personal. She shot our wedding photos in Jackson Hole, WY in May of 2019. She was funny and enthusiastic, and there was no request that was turned down. She actually encourages you to be yourself, and she will capture it on film. She followed us to each place we wanted to get a background in and then did a fantastic job of capturing as much of the scenery as possible. She has a great follow-up, and you get your pictures in short order. She literally had many of our shots on our phones a few days after, so we could see what was coming. I love her attention to detail and her humor! Thank you, Lanna.” – Paul K.

A One-of-a-Kind Photographer’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Lanna Wing Photography has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, Lanna Wing herself.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Lanna Wing Photography unique compared to the many other photographers in Wyoming. Lanna told us that, with her, clients get a fun experience rather than just getting their picture taken.

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Lanna Wing Photography, Lanna pointed to the fact that she asks her wedding clients for reviews, as well as to the many organic reviews she’s received from her other clients.

Making the World a Better Place by Giving Back

We also wanted to know what the mission is at Lanna Wing Photography and how Lana works to make the world a better place. She told us about the many ways she gives back to her community:

“This weekend, I’m teaching a class. …I do tons of community stuff. Every year at Christmas, I do Santa pictures and donate all of the proceeds to the food pantry. I provide the newspaper with all of their sports photos. I never charge them. If people ask, and it’s within my ability to do, I usually do it. I just made a gift certificate yesterday for a family that’s having a benefit because the husband was diagnosed with ALS and they need money for hospital stuff. I donated a photo session to be auctioned off for that. …If it’s within my ability to help people, I do it.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Lanna Wing Photography has grown by handing out pens branded with her logo on them when she does sports and school photos:

“They only cost 22 cents apiece. It’s kind of cool to walk around town and see everybody using a pen with your logo on it. People will throw away a business card but they’re not going to throw away a nice ink pen.”

It’s clear that Lanna knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Don’t be afraid to ask people for a review. Just create a good experience, and it will come naturally…”


Congratulations to the team at Lanna Wing Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Lanna Wing Photography in Buffalo. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Lisa Eley Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lisa Eley Photography is an award winner for photographers in 2019.

If you are looking for a photography company that will expertly capture your most important moments, look no further than this award-winning company!

Lisa Eley Photography has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 100.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 25 businesses and one of the top three photographers in Arizona!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Lisa was amazing to work with at our wedding. She was thoughtful, professional, and detail-oriented. She captured everything. From getting ready to our first kiss to us tearing it up on the dance floor, she got it all! We would highly recommend her for any of your photography needs.” – C.D.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Lisa Eley Photography is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Photography Company

We were excited to learn all about Lisa Eley Photography and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Lisa Eley.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Lisa Eley Photography stand apart from its competitors. Lisa said:

“Even though we have a team of people customized to your requests, I am the main photographer and your contact from beginning to end. I offer a personal, one-on-one, professional experience. I love to combine an artistic style of photography with photojournalism.”

We asked Lisa if she could tell us about the Lisa Eley Photography business mission, and she shared:

“You must have your heart in it! I’m thankful for the gift of being able to photograph so many families and couples. I look at each session as a way to bless others. I ask myself, ‘How can I bless them with this experience?’”

Building Success, Online And Off

Lisa Eley Photography has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Lisa how they have managed to grow their business and get such great feedback. She shared:

“We want our clients to feel confident in booking us, from our initial conversation to after they receive their images. Customer service is a must, which typically results in getting great feedback!”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Lisa Eley Photography has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, and by advertising on Yelp, Wedding Wire, and on various social media sites.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Lisa Eley Photography has managed to. We asked if Lisa could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be intentional about updating your website and social media, and ask for reviews.”


Congratulations to Lisa Eley Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Lisa for taking the time to speak with us!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Millyard Studios

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Millyard Studios is a two-time 2019 award winner in New Hampshire!

If you’re looking for a photographer who will tell your story, there’s no better option than Millyard Studios in Manchester.

Millyard Studios has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impeccable Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top five businesses and the number one photographer in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I do not even know where to start! Jodi and her team made my fiancé and I feel extremely comfortable… I do not like taking photos of myself at all, but Jodi and her team took that fear away from me. They became more like family by the end. Getting married was painful at times, because I lost my mother. Jodi captured moments like she was there, and that truly made my wedding day special to me. The Millyard team has been so accommodating and so easy to work with. I would choose Millyard Studios a hundred times over again. I will truly miss working with Jodi (well, until we have kids; then, we’ll be back). Thank you to the whole Millyard family for making our dream come true!” – Kelly M.

Not Your Average Photography Studio

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Jodi Ramos, the owner of Millyard Studios.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Millyard Studios a one-of-a-kind photography studio in New Hampshire. Here’s what Jodi had to say:

“One of the reasons why people would choose us over other photographers is how much we care about our clients and their photo experience. At the end of the day, our job is to help our clients and to guide them through all aspects of our photography.”

She added:

“For example, with weddings, we’ll help them figure out what timeline we should go by, how to have a stress-free wedding and some dos and don’ts. On the day of, it’s our goal to keep people on track and make sure that we’re doing our jobs thoroughly. For our other sessions. We go through what to expect in the session. If we’re photographing a baby, we go over what to wear. We’re a full-service studio, and we’re trying to keep our clients educated about the best photos and the best photo experience.”

We also asked Jodi what their mission is at Millyard Studios and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“Our Millyard mission is to be there to document people’s lives. We want to tell our clients’ stories through our photography. One of the things I really enjoy is following our clients throughout their lives. We will do their engagement photos, and then photograph their wedding. Then years later, they come back for maternity photos, first birthday photos and family photos. We’re building our own community here of clients who just keep coming back and telling their friends.”

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

Jodi attributes Millyard Studios’ strong online reputation to their commitment to following up via email after an event or session to ask the customer for a review.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Millyard Studios has gotten their name out there by asking their clients to recommend them to their friends:

“When we send our clients thank you notes, we ask for referrals directly. We’ll ask our clients to recommend us to their friends. If somebody recommends us to somebody, they get an in-studio credit that they can use for future photo shoots, and their friend gets a credit as well.”

Jodi went on to add:

“I’m always just trying new things. We try to post content on different social media platforms.”

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Millyard Studios has. When we asked Jodi what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“Just keep plugging away…”


Congratulations to the team at Millyard Studios for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jodi, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Millyard Studios in Manchester. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Pixil Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Pixil Studio is an award winner for photographers in Colorado for the second year in a row!

From wedding photography to headshots, you won’t find a better photographer to work with in Denver than Pixil Studio.

Pixil Studio has received hundreds of reviews on seven verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an impeccable Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being among the top 25 businesses and the number one photographer in all of Colorado!

Here’s one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Bryan was absolutely amazing! His attention to detail and professionalism is exceptional. Not only was he way more affordable than most other wedding photographers, he is very talented and good at what he does. He did a wonderful job asking us exactly what we wanted from our engagement session and wedding day with him. Anytime I had a question or request, I would email him, and he would respond promptly. My husband and I could not have picked a better photographer for our special day! Thank you, Bryan!” – Whitney A.

Maintaining a Strong Online Reputation by Focusing on the Customer Experience

We wanted to learn all about Pixil Studio and what they’ve been up to since they won a Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 photographers in 2018, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Bryan Grant.

It was clear from Pixil Studio’s 2018 Top Rated Local award that they know a thing or two about building a strong online reputation, and their 2019 Top Rated Local award is evidence that they also know how to maintain their reputation. When we asked Bryan what they’ve done to continue to get such great feedback, he told us that it all comes down to offering the same, consistent service he always has and giving the customer what they want at a good price, which leads to customers writing reviews on their own.

We also asked Bryan what it is that makes Pixil Studio stand out, and he pointed to his fair prices and commitment to always picking up the phone.

Small businesses go through many ups and downs over the years, and we wanted to know what lessons Pixil Studio has learned over the last year, as well as what their biggest achievements are. Bryan told us that the biggest lesson he’s learned is to always provide consistency and good customer service, and that building a good online reputation is an effective way to fight off the competition. And he told us that one of his biggest achievements have been making his website mobile-friendly, which gives his clients a better user experience.

What’s Next for Pixil Studio

Small businesses can be a lot of work, and we wanted to know what motivates Bryan and his team at Pixil Studio to serve their clients day in and day out. When we asked Bryan what’s most rewarding about what he does, he told us that he enjoys working for himself and being successful at putting something together for himself.

We were excited to learn about what comes next for this award-winning photographer, so we asked Bryan what their goals are for the next year. Bryan told us that he simply wants to continue on the path he’s on.

As the owner of a second-time award-winning business, Bryan has a lot of knowledge to share. When we asked what advice he has for the many new business owners out there who are just starting out, he emphasized the importance of simply picking up your phone when people call.


Congratulations to Bryan and the team at Pixil Studio for a Top Rated Local award winner for the second year in a row.

When you need a photographer on your side in Denver, we highly recommend Pixil Studio! Visit their website today.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Van Buren Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Van Buren Photography is an award winner for photographers in Colorado for the second year in a row!

From maternity photography to wedding photography, when it comes to capturing the moment, no one neats Van Buren Photography in Littleton.

Van Buren Photography has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five photographers in all of Colorado!

Here’s one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“We had such a great experience with Katie at Van Buren Photography. She was so patient and gentle with my newborn, and did not rush the session at all. Photographing infants is not an easy task, but Katie cleary has plenty of experience and successfully captured multiple adorable shots. Her studio is beautiful and has a full array of blankets, hats, backdrops, outfits and more. I loved how Katie was so open to hearing my style and preference for the shoot, and she did an amazing job at making my dream baby shoot come true. I highly, highly recommend Van Buren Photography!” – Chaya F.

Maintaining a Strong Online Reputation by Focusing on the Customer Experience

We wanted to learn all about Van Buren Photography and what they’ve been up to since they won a Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top five photographers in 2018, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Katie Van Buren.

It was clear from Van Buren Photography’s 2018 Top Rated Local award that they know a thing or two about building a strong online reputation, and their 2019 Top Rated Local award is evidence that they also know how to maintain their reputation. When we asked Katie what they’ve done to continue to get such great feedback, she said:

“We really focus on the customer experience. For us, that begins when they initially contact us and continues all the way through our last contact point. We communicate before the shoot and then very thoroughly during the shoot. We try to make it very fun and engaging during the shoot; we try to make the experience very fun, so they want to share.”

We also asked Katie what it is that makes Van Buren Photography stand out, and she said:

“We’ve been in business for 20 years. One thing that really does make a difference is that we have lifetime clients. We will photograph engagement photos, then wedding photos, then pregnancy and baby photos. We are able to connect and grow with our clients through those milestones.”

Small businesses go through many ups and downs over the years, and we wanted to know what lessons Van Buren Photography has learned over the last year, as well as what their biggest achievements are.

Katie told us that she’s learned that, sometimes, holding off is better than booking the wrong person:

“Money is not always worth it… You cannot do it for the money, and you can’t do it if it is not the right fit. I do not try to push for people to book if I feel they are not the right fit.”

As far as their biggest achievements are concerned, Katie was proud to tell us about their rebranding efforts:

“We just did a big rebranding of our studio, and we just launched from being a mainly wedding focused brand to being a newborn and family portrait studio. It has been very rewarding; we have spent a lot of time building this brand, but we have built more of the clients that we want to work with. We are booked solely on reviews”

What’s Next for Van Buren Photography

Small businesses can be a lot of work, and we wanted to know what motivates Katie and her team at Van Buren Photography to serve their clients day in and day out. When we asked Katie what’s most rewarding about what they do, she said:

“Truly, we are capturing moments that our clients are going to have forever, and it is in the connections that we are making that gives us the ability to do what we do. I am also a mom. With this job, I have the ability to build my schedule the way I want, so that I can still be a mom and give attention to my family life to be able to do both.”

We were excited to learn about what comes next for this award-winning photographer, so we asked Katie what their goals are for the next year. She told us:

“We are really building out our newborn and our children clientele. I really see us building even more and more on our studio and the experience in the studio.”

As the owner of a second-time award-winning business, Katie has a lot of knowledge to share. When we asked what advice she has for the many new business owners out there who are just starting out, she said:

“Even if you think you cannot afford an accountant, hire one. Set up your business in the right way. Have the right guidance to build the foundation that your business will be built on.”

Katie ended our conversation with a couple of very important shout-outs:

“I was very lucky very early on that I had two incredible mentors, Tom Moore and Jim Maxwell. The two of them really took me under their wing. I started getting referrals from Jim when I was just getting into the business, and I received a lot of guidance. I owe a lot of my early success to these men. I might be the face of Van Buren Photography, but Su is the backbone. Su, our Studio Manager, is always beside me to back me up, from being silly with children during a shoot to calming a newborn to fulfilling all orders and communicating with clients. She does it all with grace and a touch of humor to keep it real and help in creating a delightful experience for our clients.”


Congratulations to Katie and the team at Van Buren Photography for a Top Rated Local award winner for the second year in a row.

When you need a photographer on your side in Littleton, we highly recommend Van Buren Photography! Visit their website today.

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: True Presence Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that True Presence Photography is a two-time 2019 award winner in New Hampshire!

If you’re looking for a photographer who can capture your big day in a unique, artful way, look no further than True Presence Photography.

True Presence Photography has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 10 businesses and the top five photographers in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Lindsey and Rob! They did our engagement and wedding photos, and did a fantastic job of making it a great experience every step of the way. I would highly recommend them for any memorable event!” – Casey P.

Not Your Average Photographers

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Rob and Lindsey, owners of True Presence Photography.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes True Presence Photography a one-of-a-kind photography studio in New Hampshire. Rob told us that they try to do something more artistic and edgy, and that they try to provide their clients with the kind of artistic images others aren’t able to create, as well as a great overall experience. They aim to serve their clients and create timeless works of art.

Lindsey went on to say:

“We get lots of guests that compliment us… We put people at ease, and it is evident that we are working hard! We will always underpromise and overdeliver.”

We also asked Rob and Lindsey what their mission is at True Presence Photography and how they work to make the world a better place. Rob shared True Presence Photography’s tagline, which is, “Creating images to be cherished forever,” and said:

“Our goal is to give our clients more than they ever even imagined is possible and to exceed their expectations. I like the more complex compositions, and we use smoke bombs, crystals, prisms and more.”

Lindsey added:

“I love seeing those huge smiles and the happiness of the bride and groom. Bridal portraits are great; our clients truly get to be themselves. We do prompts that create emotion. When the bride and groom say, ‘I never knew I could look so good,’ that’s what makes all of the hard work worth it.”

Building Success Through Exceptional Service

Rob and Lindsey attribute True Presence Photography’s strong online reputation to their commitment to exceptional service, and Lindsey told us that when she delivers an album, she makes it a point to ask for a review. Furthermore, she provides a link for the review platform that she would like the review to be left on.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, True Presence Photography has gotten their name out there through Wedding Wire, Facebook and word of mouth.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation True Presence Photography has. When we asked Rob and Lindsey what advice they have for those business owners, they said:

“We wish we would have invested a little more in the beginning! Commit from the beginning, and do the best work from day one.”

Rob and Lindsey ended our conversation with this touching sentiment:

“Thank you to all of our past and future clients. We love working together and having fun with couples together! We truly love every second we are together capturing the timeless magic of our guests through photography.”


Congratulations to the team at True Presence Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rob and Lindsey, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend True Presence Photography in Dover. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Susan Shek Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Susan Shek Photography is a 2019 award winner in New York!

If you’re looking for a photographer that will capture your big day with heart and soul, look no further than Susan Shek Photography in New York, New York.

Susan Shek Photography has received hundreds of reviews on four verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five photographers in all of New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“As soon as we found Susan on Instagram, we knew we wanted her to take our wedding photos. She captured some incredible shots for us; we can’t believe how beautiful some of them turned out! We’d highly recommend her; we love our photos.” – Joanna W.

Not Your Average Photographer

Susan Shek herself, the owner of Susan Shek Photography, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Susan Shek Photography apart from the many other photographers in New York. Susan pointed to the next-level customer experience they offer, and she told us that they are your one-stop-shop for photography, videography, photo booths, albums and more.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Susan Shek Photography and how they work to make the world a better place. Susan told us that they work with a local homeless shelter in lower Manhattan, as well as the foundation for breast cancer awareness and research.

Building Success by Going Above and Beyond

When we asked Susan about Susan Shek Photography’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she attributed it to their commitment to always going above and beyond, and to treating their clients like long-term friends or family.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Susan Shek Photography has spread the word about who they are and what they do through advertising on TheKnot, Wedding Wire and Facebook.

Clearly, Susan knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Start by making sure you’re seen everywhere, especially online, because there is a lot of competition and a lot of people are looking. You have to start there to build.”


Congratulations to the team at Susan Shek Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Susan, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Susan Shek Photography in New York. Visit their website today!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Solare Wedding Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Solare Wedding Photography has won two 2019 awards in New Hampshire!

If you’re looking for a photographer who can capture your big day like no one else, look no further than Solare Wedding Photography in Concord.

Solare Wedding Photography has received hundreds of reviews on four verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 98.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 50 businesses and the top five photographers in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Cory is absolutely amazing. I cannot praise her enough! She photographed my brother’s wedding, and I liked her so much that I booked her for my own. She is reasonably priced for having two photographers, and for the quality, she is 100-percent worth it! She is extremely easy to work with and works around you and your wedding. She made sure that I had beautiful shots. Even when my wedding party, family, my husband and I were not really into taking a lot of posed pictures, but somehow, she managed to get great pictures representing us and the night. Thank you again!” – Alexandra D.

Not Your Average Photographer Studio

Nora McBurnett and Cory MacEachern, co-owners of Solare Wedding Photography, took a few minutes out of their day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind photography company and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Nora and Cory what it is that sets Solare Wedding Photography apart from their competition in New Hampshire. Here’s what Nora had to say:

“We really like to make sure that our clients have fun on their day. We do a lot before the wedding to make sure we are prepared, so our clients can focus on having fun. We make sure that we get the pictures they want, but we also make sure that the experience is great throughout the process and it’s something everyone will remember — a great day. And our work speaks for itself!!”

Cory added:

“I think we have a good perspective on why we’re there, keeping in mind that the day is about them, not about us. It’s their wedding, not our photoshoot! We like to go with the flow and read the room.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Solare Wedding Photography and how they give back and make the world a better place. Here’s Nora’s response:

“Our business mission is to create once-in-a-lifetime memories that people can revisit through our pictures. We aren’t just capturing a day; we are capturing moments that people will want to relive for generations in a creative and artistic way. I think photography makes the world a better, more beautiful place!”

Building Success by Creating an Amazing Experience

When we asked Nora and Cory about Solare Wedding Photography’s secret to such a strong online reputation, Nora said:

“You have to start by creating an amazing experience that people want to talk about. That starts with being very clear with expectations on both ends. On our side, it’s being clear about the services we can actually offer and then delivering the awesome photos we say we will. And with the clients, it’s listening to what they hope to get from our service, so we can understand their priorities and meet their expectations. We ask them to share their experience afterward in reviews.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Solare Wedding Photography has spread the word about who they are and what they do by partnering with venues, blogging and sharing posts on social media. Although they did a lot of advertising in the beginning, these days, most of their business comes from word of mouth. Here’s what Cory had to say on the matter:

“I think that people seek us out because they see we’re real and consistent — we deliver what we say we will.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Solare Wedding Photography has. Here’s the expert advice Nora has for them:

“Having a strong online reputation comes with putting in the time to be present online and also making sure your customers are happy. I feel like, early on, a bad review can do a lot of damage. We are always working to improve, pushing ourselves to continue to be better and going the extra mile for our clients. Never stop learning!”

Cory went on to add:

“Be authentic throughout the entire process. I feel like we are really down-to-earth and real people. Our expectations are very clear to people, and we don’t promise things we can’t deliver. I think people are attracted to that.”


Congratulations to the team at Solare Wedding Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Nora and Cory, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Solare Wedding Photography in Concord. Visit their website today!

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Tabor Warren Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tabor Warren Photography is an award winner for photographers in 2019.

If you are looking for a photography company that will capture the magic of your most special events, look no further than this award-winning company!

Tabor Warren Photography has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five photographers in Oklahoma!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Having Tabor Warren Photography photograph our wedding was the best and easiest decision we made during our entire planning process. [They] did an amazing job. The passion for what [they do] definitely shines through their work! We loved working with [them], and look forward to working with [them] again!” – B.G.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Tabor Warren Photography is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Photography Company

We were excited to learn all about Tabor Warren Photography and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Tabor Warren.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Tabor Warren Photography stand apart from its competitors. Tabor told us:

“We take every wedding very seriously. We want to make sure that every experience is a great one. These are going to be memories to look back on years from now. We want to make sure that our clients love their photos and are happy to show them off to their grandkids and great-grandkids! We are a husband and wife team that work really well together.”

He went on to tell us about their business mission, saying:

“Our mission is to bring about great wedding photography. We do not do posing, we have real smiles, genuine expressions, and experiences taken. It is very important to me that these photos last for hundreds of years, so these photos can be passed down and showcase life in that time.”

Building Success And Building Reviews

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Tabor Warren Photography has spread the word about who they are and what they do by networking with vendors. When we asked Tabor what their secret is to having such great reviews, he said that they simply ask for feedback!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Tabor Warren Photography has managed to. We asked if Tabor could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Focus on reviews! If someone is unhappy, listen to their feedback and grow from it. Take the five stars as gravy. We love seeing both good and bad reviews, because, at the end of the day, it helps us! We look at other businesses and their reviews to see what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong to learn from that. We focus on the good, and stay away from doing habits that clients often see as a bad experience.”

Tabor ended our chat with this thoughtful sentiment:

“Thank you to all of our clients! You are the reason we love what we do and keep a passion for our career.”


Congratulations to Tabor Warren Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Tabor for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Aaron & Jillian Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Aaron & Jillian Photography is a two-time 2019 award winner in South Carolina!

Capture the moment with the help of Aaron & Jillian Photography in Charleston.

Aaron & Jillian Photography has received more than 150 reviews on four verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 98.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top five photographers in all of South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Aaron and Jillian were the ABSOLUTE best all around. They were so fun, positive and upbeat — they literally light up a room. The bridesmaids and groomsmen couldn’t stop talking about how great they were, and we received SO many compliments from our guests on their behalf. I’m not one who typically loves having her photo taken, but they made me feel so comfortable, and the photos turned out AMAZING!! They didn’t miss a detail, and every moment was photographed!! [I] highly recommend [them] for any shoot or event!” – Kaitlyn W.

Not Your Average Photographers

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Jillian Osteen, the owner of Aaron & Jillian Photography.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Aaron & Jillian Photography one-of-a-kind photographers in South Carolina. Here’s what Jillian had to say:

“We are a true husband-and-wife team. We are both qualified to shoot weddings on our own, and we choose to do it together. We know exactly what each other is doing non-verbally to get the best shots for the client.”

We also asked Jillian what their mission is at Aaron & Jillian Photography and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“We want to be really good people and give our clients a really good experience, and we are gracious with the vendors that we work with.”

Building Success by Letting Clients Know How Important Reviews Are

Jillian attributes Aaron & Jillian Photography’s strong online reputation to their commitment to letting their clients know how important reviews are to them:

“When we send out the photo galleries for clients, we let them know how important reviews are to us and that they give future couples a chance to see how we work with our clients. We shoot a lot of weddings, so that means we have so many clients that it gives us a lot of opportunities for reviews.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Aaron & Jillian Photography has gotten their name out there through social media — mainly Instagram — as well as the exposure that comes from many of their weddings being published in magazines.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Aaron & Jillian Photography has. When we asked Jillian what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“We have always felt that, instead of spending money on paid advertising, focus all of your energy on Instagram and creating relationships with people in the industry. The first couple of years, you will be working a ton and should be gracious to everybody.”


Congratulations to the team at Aaron & Jillian Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jillian, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Aaron & Jillian Photography in Charleston. Visit their website today!