Here is a small collection of some of the nice testimonials/reviews people have sent to us or posted online. Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts!
-Ian & Tanya
"I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I’ve never seen a photographer be so in control of his photos without ever intruding on the flow of the wedding."
I am so happy that Ian Grant shot the wedding! Choosing a photographer is one the most important decisions you can make when planning your wedding.
Timo and I chose wisely with Ian. He was not only able to capture every important detail of the day, he and his team were so kind and joyful during the event that my guests from out of town actually thought they were good friends of ours who happened to be photographers!
I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I’ve never seen a photographer be so in control of his photos without ever intruding on the flow of the wedding. His amazing attention to detail, excellent compositional skills, technical knowledge and clear talent for lighting will allow us to always remember and enjoy the tender moments and visual delights that made our wedding such a joyful experience. We could not be happier with our photos.
-Rachel & Timo
Dione & Gui
"Thank you both for making our day all the more perfect by being so easy, helpful, encouraging and natural."
Thank you both for making our day all the more perfect by being so easy, helpful, encouraging and natural. Gui and I went through all the photos when we got home - so many it took us literally HOURS. Thank you SO much... now all that's left to decide is which one to blow up poster size haha.
Gui actually loves them all - which is a big thing because he HATES photos of himself and is never happy with how he looks. And thank YOU two for being so great - you were so much more than photographers that day. i will never forget it. Not to keep gushing but Gui and I keep looking at our photos.
I know you hear it a lot, but I want you to know that whern I look at them, I picture out kids looking at them one day with pride and thinking wow, once upon a time mum and dad were young and beautiful. :)
-Dione & Gui
Casey & Russell
"I have never been so happy with a group of pictures, or felt more pretty."
Ian!!! The pictures are sooooooooo amazing!!!! Thank you so much! You are seriously the most talented man I have ever met :-) I wanted to laugh, to cry, to giggle...all the emotions were captured :-)
I have never been so happy with a group of pictures, or felt more pretty. Thank you! We will cherish these not only now, but for years to come! We cannot wait to start decorating the house with them!
You have been so wonderful to work with, and I feel so blessed to have found you as our photographer. You and your wife are simply adorable, and we felt so comfortable sharing our special day with you, and it shows in the photos :-)
I am sharing your name with everyone I know, including the very public facebook status update I just posted! Seriously thank you, and if anyone ever asks for a recommendation, please feel free to send them to me. I will tell them that you are the most fabulous photographer a bride could ever hope for! Thank you!
-Casey and Russell
Vanessa & David
"Not only does Ian take incredible photographs, but he and Tanya are just a joy to be around."
AMAZING!!! I don't know how else to describe how incredible Ian Grant Photography is. I was so blown away by EVERYTHING that Ian and his wife Tanya did. First, my pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. Each picture is like a work of art. Ian and Tanya captured every single moment of our wedding...they didn't miss even one detail. I think they must have cloned themselves, because looking at the pictures it seems they were everywhere at once.
Looking through the photographs has been so fun...Ian and Tanya caught so many moments that I had completely missed during the day. And the portraits! They are just stunning! Every portrait is creative, elegant and sophisticated. I want to frame them all! To top it off, there are SO many pictures to choose from.
Not only does Ian take incredible photographs, but he and Tanya are just a joy to be around. They put all of our guests at ease and everyone just adored them! They are beyond professional as well. They were super-punctual (despite the airline cancelling their flight at the last moment, having to spend 5 hours in the airport and then catching the red-eye in!). And Ian is so responsive. He replies to emails and voicemails in an instant, and posted my proofs incredibly quickly. I am just so thrilled with everything about Ian and Tanya, and cannot recommend them highly enough. I adore them!!!!!!
-Vanessa and David
Lana & Chris
"From start to finish, Ian was one of the most professional and responsive professionals we contracted with for our wedding."
My husband and I contracted with Ian Grant to photograph our wedding at The Immaculata and The Lodge at Torrey Pines in April 2010. We could not have been more pleased with our decision. The photos are beautiful and exactly what we had hoped for. From start to finish, Ian was one of the most professional and responsive professionals we contracted with for our wedding.
Ian responded promptly to all of my inquiries and requests. He and his wife Tanya work well as a team and were a pleasure to work with. Both are professional, friendly, and very talented. One thing that impressed me very much about Ian was his constant positive and attentive attitude. We spoke briefly a few weeks before the wedding to relay my requests for photographs on the wedding day. Ian met every one of them.
Ian promptly displayed all of our engagement and wedding photos on a professional and user friendly website that I can access with a login and password and the photos are amazing! He captured a great variety...first look, details, portraits, ceremony, formals, and reception. There are a few portraits of me and my husband on a Craftsman-era sofa beneath a painting and surrounded by two tiffany lamps in The Lodge that are so classic and brilliant. He also spotted a couple beautiful trees with pink blooming flowers outside the church for additional photos that I had somehow never previously noticed. Ian produced so many beautiful portraits. He also successfully captured many significant moments and expressions during the ceremony. There were a few very brief emotional moments that I recall during the ceremony that Ian somehow managed to capture.
I was truly amazed with every aspect and highly recommend him.
-Lana and Chris
Jesse & Miranda
"Not only did you meet our expectations in giving us amazing shots with great editing effects, but you caught memories & froze them in time."
Ian and Tanya,
Where do we begin?! The photos of our wedding are absolutely stunning! I truly can not thank you enough for what a spectacular job you & Tanya did. During the day you were so discrete. You never felt intrusive. And yet, when I look at the pictures, you seemed to have been up in every nook & cranny! Lol. How did you manage to be so inconspicuous but still catch every moment??
When we initially looked for our wedding photographer we wanted someone who could take gorgeous, contemporary photos. But, now that the big day is over with, we have a different perspective. You gave us SO much more than that. Not only did you meet our expectations in giving us amazing shots with great editing effects, but you caught memories & froze them in time. You caught little nuances & details that I didnt even notice at the time (like the way my dad was hanging onto my arm and the expression on my moms face). And the emotions you caught. . . wow!!! That is the most meaningful to us.
Im sorry to ramble on and on. But, we are just so grateful to you! We really feel so appreciative. Because, after the wedding we were trying to replay the day in our minds, then when we got your photos we saw that you had captured everything!!! Man, some of the photos look like they could be in a catalog. Just BEAUTIFUL! And the colors! They were so vibrant I dont know what you did!!
I could go on forever. . . so I better end this somewhere, ha ha. We will refer you to others in a heartbeat and we wish you much success!!
- Jesse and Miranda
Kate & Robert
"They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed; it's like were friends we had invited to our small, intimate wedding who just happened to have cameras."
Our wedding photos are AMAZING. My husband and I could not have been more pleased. Seriously, WOW! Ian and Tanya were fantastic on our big day. They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed; it's like were friends we had invited to our small, intimate wedding who just happened to have cameras. At the same time they were extremely professional. They captured do many special moments of such a memorial day. I really can't emphasize enough how beautiful our photos are. We really lucked out!
-Kate & Robert
Kirstin & Dimitri
"We just got home from our honeymoon and looked at our pictures... for like 6 hours!!!"
Oh my gosh, Ian. We just got home from our honeymoon and looked at our pictures... for like 6 hours!!! They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING -- we seriously are so excited! I literally got teary eyed looking at them all. Thank you SO much they are perfect. You captured everything perfectly and I have never seen such beautiful pictures in my entire life. We absolutely loved working with you guys - you and Tanya are awesome! I got so many comments from our guests about how cool you both are.. you guys totally fit right in with our guests.
If anyone needs a reference, please send them our way... Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Keep in touch!
-Kristin and Dimitri
Kathryn and Rob
"...just the right mix of calm and humor on a day filled to the brim with emotion. It is inspiring to be around people who so clearly love what they do."
My words cannot adequately describe Ian and his wife Tanya’s stunning photographs! And as a bonus, they are both lovely people – just the right mix of calm and humor on a day filled to the brim with emotion. It is inspiring to be around people who so clearly love what they do. Ian and Tanya magically captured the images of my wedding day floating around in my head, and transformed them into tangible memories.
When I look through the photographs from my wedding, I am transported back not only to the sights of the day, but the smell of the ocean, the wind swirling through our ceremony and my children’s sticky fingers from suckers plucked out of their candy bouquets. Ian “sees” so much from behind the lens that we miss – all of the nearly imperceptible moments of tenderness are caught – a reassuring hand tucked behind an elbow, a quick laugh shared between husband and wife, a glance to the sky in remembrance of lost loved ones. They observe and capture the spirit of the event without controlling the flow of the day.
In addition to being phenomenal artists, Ian and Tanya also run a solid business. They are reliable and responsive, on-time and prepared. The Ian Grant Photography website for viewing proofs is very user-friendly and easy to share with eager family members and friends! It is such a rare joy to find folks that exceed your expectations on every level. You will not find a better or more likeable pair to photograph your day!
-Kathryn and Rob
Rachelle and Aj
"Ian spent time with us in the beginning to get to know our style, and he hit it spot-on: lots of candids, joyful, goofy moments, and absolutely stunning portraits."
I could not have been happier with my wedding photos. Ian spent time with us in the beginning to get to know our style, and he hit it spot-on: lots of candids, joyful, goofy moments, and absolutely stunning portraits. I felt like every picture belonged in a magazine. Absolutely nothing, from the details to each individual guest, was missed, and the shots were unique and striking.
Ian and Tanya make a perfect team. I don't know how they did it, but they were somehow everywhere at once and completely unobtrusive. (I suspect some sort of super powers.) We were immediately comfortable with them. I must warn you, you will want to be their friends. We recommend them to everyone we know!
-Rachelle and Aj