Select List of Clients
- Planned Parenthood
- Silicon Optix
- Yosemite Pines Campgrounds
- Berlex Bioscience
- Full Bloom Baking Company
- Motorola Biometrics Division
- Project Life Stories
- The Idaho Potato Commission
- The Oakland Aquatic Center
- YMCA East Bay
- Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic Foundation
- Big O Tires
- Veolia Water
- RG and Associates
- Right Now Technologies
- Latitude PR
- Biotech Partners
- Prudential Insurance
- Westfield Group
- BNY Mellon
- Heidelberg PR
- Building Bridges
- Habitat for Humanity
- Mandela Co-Op
- The Jewish Community Foundation
- Hip Chick Music
- Opportunity Impact
- Metropolitan Woman’s Club of San Francisco
- Furth Academy
- Global Prairie PR
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Girls Inc.
- Mission Economic Development Agency
- Hospitality Design Magazine
- Enrich Consulting
- First Graduate
- Seton Hall
- Upstream Communications
- Advisen LTD.
- The Durant Hotel
- War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
- The Herbert Hotel
- The Lodge at Tiberon
- Hilton Hotel Concord
- Hilton Hotel Oakland Airport
- The New Parkway Theater
- Blue Gingko Restaurant
- Berkeley Advisors
- Hospitality Design Magazine
- Joe Goode Performance Space
- Allen Fleming Personal Trainer
Alex does a really great job of bringing pictures to life. Sometimes at a corporate event people can look kind of flat and staged. Alex does some sort of magic and seems to get people when they're actually interacting with each other, and maybe even smiling. I've had some great pictures come back from Alex, and I use him for all of my events.
Mountain View, CA
My friend had recommended Alex for our wedding photographer and my husband and I met with him to check out his portfolio, but I had to see all the other photographers on the recommended vendors list from the venue to convince myself I was choosing the best photographer. So I did my homework and checked out numerous websites and portfolios of other photographers and after all decided that I liked Alex's work the most. There was definitely something different and special about the composition and perspective in each of his pictures that made him stand out among other photographers.
Our relatives, wedding party, my husband and I all had fun working with him and posing for his camera, and the pictures he took including the candid ones of our wedding turned out really nicely. He certainly captured every single kodak moment of that day. He was not only professional but also friendly, and was very much a part of our wedding too. He even helped coordinate our cake cut and bouquet/garter toss when we weren't sure how to go about them in the midst of our reception craziness. We are very happy we had Alex photograph our wedding and would recommend him to anyone for their wedding.
We had Alex photograph our wedding in Oakland in August 2005, and he did a great job. Somehow he was able to marshal our family together for the group photos and keep his cheerful, jovial demeanor. We love the portraits he snuck us out of the reception to take on the wedding grounds.
Believe it or not, the most important part of our wedding, (other than the vows and having family with us) was having a fantastic photographer. I selected Alex after visiting his website and could not be happier.
Alex spent the entire day with us capturing photos of both a private morning ceremony and a formal family ceremony in a National Park. It was a long day and an inconvenient location but he was nothing but polite and professional.
Our friend enjoyed Alex immensely and here we are almost a year later and they are still commenting on how much fun they had speaking to him and watching him work. (Apparently he can jump out of a seat very quickly if he sees something important!) His candid shots were perfect and he was an absolute joy to be around.
Alex was absolutely the perfect person to have with us that day. I think what we all cherish most is that he became much more than just a photographer, he became a friend that helped share a special day with us.
Palo Alto, CA
Alex Schoenfeldt recently photographed my daughter's "Sweet 16" birthday party at a local Palo Alto hotel where he captured the mood of the evening, the essence of my daughter's spirit that evening and provided us with a truly enchanting cross section of photos that we will cherish forever.
Alex was very reasonably priced, arrived early, listened to our requests for photos throughout the evening while thoroughly capturing his own ideas, and overall was pleasant and professional in all interactions. He was able to mix and mingle among the guests with ease and never seemed to have any difficulty getting some great candid and posed shots.
I can highly recommend Alex for similar events, weddings, and portrait photography as well. The still shots of our daughter before the party were stunning. Check his website- he's great.
Alex was the photographer for our wedding, and he was wonderful. Carol and I got married in our home in Oakland on a Saturday evening in June. The house is set on a hill with lots of trees, 2 patios, and a garden. Alex came over a week or so in advance to check out the space and the light and talk to us about what we wanted. It was a more casual than formal wedding, with 60 guests from infant to age 92. We wanted mostly candid shots with a couple of posed group family portraits, and to make sure and include every guest in at least one picture. Alex was just excellent. He blended in really well, was friendly but unobtrusive, and made everyone feel comfortable with him taking pictures for 5 hours.
The pictures are fantastic! We have gone thru them many times and are choosing the best for framing, an album, and a scrapbook, but it's very hard to not want a print of every single one. We highly recommend Alex for any wedding or event and will work with him again if we have the need.
I was at a corporate Christmas event this year and Alex was walking around taking candid shots of all the participants and the business owners and he was awesome!
I have to say, some photographers have a tendency to intrude or have an invasive paparazzi type of approach... But not Alex... He is really relaxed but seems to be at the right place at the right time to capture " the unforgettable" moments. He really knows how to evoke a photogenic response out of people. Thanks for the amazing shots!
I will ensure to have you at my next big event.
Alex is a fun, professional and incredibly artistic photographer. He is warm, friendly and funny. Not only was he on the spot at every pivotal moment, capturing those precious details and making the big moments POP, but he was a delight to have at our ceremony and reception. Alex helped us brainstorm some of the major shots we wanted and delivered even more than we imagined. I have been to weddings where the family photo time just drags on and on. But, not with Alex! He took charge of all of our guests in a commanding and charming fashion that got everyone quickly in and out of some of the most memorable and loving photos I could have ever wanted for our wedding. And Alex was very helpful in facilitating other moments in our reception that helped move things along well. We received our photos very quickly and we were joyously surprised at all he captured. As the bride, I only remember experiencing a fraction of what actually happened that day. Luckily, I have it all diligently, tastefully and creatively documented. One of the best moments of that day was arriving at the wedding site and seeing Alex there when I got out of the car. He provided me with support and laughter while I and our little wedding party waited for the procession to begin. It was an honor to have had Alex photograph our wedding and be with us on our special day. I highly recommend Alex for any event!
Alex was an outstanding photographer in every possible way. He was punctual, professional and totally willing to please. The morning of the wedding, he willingly drove to two separate places where the bride and groom were getting ready and then to the Berkeley Botanical Gardens for the wedding ceremony and reception.
At all times he was unobtrusive and had an approachable manner about him.
The final photographs captured the event perfectly. His posed and his spontaneous photos were wonderful. I would vigorously recommend Alex to anyone else planning a wedding!
San Jose, CA
Alex did an excellent job taking our wedding pictures. He really has a great eye for capturing the best angle at the perfect moment so that the moments look very natural and spontaneous. He is also very creative and makes the process fun. He is a pleasure to work with. Definitely choose Alex for your wedding! You will not be disappointed! And he is very flexible with pricing and packages.
San Jose, CA
Alex took pictures for our engagement session and recent wedding.
My husband and I were so happy with the pictures!! Neither of us are big picture people, but Alex was great at helping us and showing us little tricks to look less uptight!
We used a picture from our engagement session for the save-the-date and had gotten so many compliments. He is very responsive to any questions! One of the biggest compliments, once he sent the pictures from our wedding - I was so surprised at how he truly captured everything, and how flexible he was!
I'd highly recommend Alex!
The sharpness and brilliance of Alex's photography is fantastic, but more than that, his expertise capturing so many fleeting moments so perfectly, and the thoughtfulness about the little details, makes it all a work of art.
I do not think either of us imagined so enjoying having a photographer with us or indeed, understood what a very intimate role the photographer plays in a wedding. We were so glad and grateful that it was Alex!
We absolutely loved the pictures and would definitely recommend Alex. We feel that he has given us a service far exceeding our expectations.
Alex photographed our wedding in April in Yosemite, and we couldn't be happier with our pictures. I had ideas about what photos I wanted, but Alex is experienced with weddings in general, and at the Ahwahnee, so I didn't need to worry. He got all the shots we wanted, and more. We got very positive feedback from our guests about how friendly, but at the same time, unobtrusive he was. I'd recommend Alex to anyone getting married.
San Jose, CA
We had Alex photograph our daughters wedding last month. He went over and above our expectations. He had a wonderful rapport with the guests and event staff. I don't know how he did it, but he seemed to have been everywhere. He was there when the bride and bridesmaids arrived. He got pics of them getting out of the car. He got behind the scenes shots, and wonderful family shots with different groupings. He took pictures of the flower girl walking down the aisle from the front, and from the back. He seemed to capture every moment from multiple angles. He also got the pictures to us faster than promised. The pictures turned out great! Thanks Alex!
Castro Valley, CA
Alex did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. He showed up on time (very important), was friendly and professional, and took really great photos of the whole wedding and reception. He really helped to make it a positive experience for us all.
12/29/2010 Updated Review
First-rate photographer! Alex was great to work with. Our wedding was a little bit out of the way, but Alex was there in plenty of time, put everybody at ease, and was always calm, friendly, and professional. During a stressful day, the photography ended up being a stress-free component for us, and the credit goes to Alex. Then when we got the pictures, they were great! Fun shots, beautiful and romantic ones, great formals - all the shots you want at your wedding. Alex got all the shots we wanted - and lots that we had not thought of. He was very creative at using various backgrounds around our site, which was in the Botanical Garden in Tilden Park. We ended up with lots of wonderful shots using the Redwoods, flowers, bridges, etc. Alex is very personable and friendly, and it was wonderful to work with him. He was especially good at making sure we had great shots of the kids. My daughter was our flower girl, and Alex got great pictures of her at both the ceremony and the reception. At the reception he got lots of great shots of her and the other kids running around, throwing footballs, making goofy faces and just generally having fun. Alex made everything easy and we ended up with great pictures, which is what it's all about.
Santa Cruz, CA
Living outside of the East Bay I was not sure how to find a great wedding photographer, but thanks to all the useful comments on Alex through yelp I gave him a call. I am so glad I did! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would have such wonderful pictures. My husband and I hate taking pictures. Alex made it so fun and stress free for both of us. He really knows how to capture the moment. We will treasure our wedding pictures for the rest of our lives. If you are looking for a great professional photographer, look no further Alex is the best.
We Chose Alex because of his prior work and he was reasonably priced. He was easy to work with because he is professional ,flexible and very pleasant . We love all our Pictures - they captured our day perfectly.
Alex photographed our wedding in San Francisco over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We appreciated how willing he was to work with us on his holiday weekend and on a short timeline (10 days from engagement to wedding!). We were able to schedule everything over the phone and he was extremely helpful in our planning process. He skillfully captured all of the special moments of our day and was very easygoing from start to finish. His eye for the beauty of the area was phenomenal. It was obvious he had a tremendous amount of experience and everyone in attendance was impressed with his professionalism. He had all of our photos online within three days which was wonderful since we had so many who wanted to see them. All of the photos are album-worthy so we will have a tough time picking the ones we want for our album. Thanks to Alex we will be able to relive the special moments of the day forever.
Amy & Aaron
Alex recently photographed my wedding in Yosemite National Park, and we couldn't have asked for a better fit for our "big day". Throughout the process, Alex was extremely easy to work with and was immensely helpful in assisting us in every way. He was able to capture the essense of our personalities, as well as the beauty and majesty of Yosemite. And he did an outstanding job in working with the kids (who were occasionally not so cooperative).
We did a lot of research for a professional photographer, and Alex cannot be beat for both quality and affordability. I would HIGHLY recommend Alex!
My husband and I are camera shy and needed a photographer that caught our moments without posing us - and Alex did it perfectly. He caught all the shots we wanted of ourselves and our guests, and they turned out great. He was extremely professional and our guests loved working with him. He captured all the magic of the day. We would definitely recommend that you use Alex for your wedding!
San Pablo, CA
Alex Schoenfeldt was the photographer at the YMCA volunteer recognition dinner. He was very professional, friendly, and an outstanding photographer. My daughter was one of the recipients for the evening and unfortunately I was having problems with my camera and I was unable to take any photos. Alex was gracious enough to take several photos of my daughter and myself and sent them to me electronically. It was a kind and generous act that I appreciated dearly, because without his help I would have no photographs to capture such a significant and special moment. I would highly recommend Alex for any events that require photography. He will definitely produce fantastic photographs as well as going out of his way to provide quality service.
San Mateo, CA
We had Alex as our photographer for our wedding last month. After looking through many other photographers' websites, I found his name on one of the wedding websites and really enjoyed his portfolio on his website, so I decided to contact him. He was very friendly and easy to talk to. We never met before the wedding, but we checked in over the phone and by email, and it worked very well.
Alex was a true pleasure to work with. He was eager to capture our special moments and seemed to enjoy his job. He acted professionally and courteously, and it was obvious he has a lot of experience with weddings. He was organized and got through our many formal shots quickly while still obtaining great photos. He even stepped up to talk us through the cake cutting when we weren't sure what to do (we didn't have a MC or coordinator). I love that he worked his way through our guests to capture pictures of most of them as well. Many of our guests commented on how efficient he was and that he was great to work with.
Alex delivered his product very quickly. Within 2 weeks, we had our pictures posted online and received our CD in the mail. His prices are very reasonable, and he customized a package for us to meet our needs. We would recommend him highly.
Orland Hills, IL
Alex photographed my wedding on June 20, 2009 in Yosemite National Park. I'm from Chicago and it was very hard to plan a wedding so far away. Alex's website and reviews really impressed me, but I wanted to still look around. I called another photographer in the area to compare prices and when the competitor asked me who else I was interested in I told them I was looking into Alex. They said "well, he's cheaper than we are, but you should really look at the quality vs. pricing" and that did it for me, not only was Alex more reasonably priced, his work was exceptional!
From that day on I worked with Alex via e-mail for 2 years until my wedding day, he answered every question in a timely manner and was there when I was freaking out because I didn't know how it was all going to work out!!
On my wedding day he showed up early and was prepared to go wherever to get the best shots. Even when the reverend was an hour later than he said he would be and 30 minutes later then ceremony was scheduled to start Alex volunteered to marry us (he's ordained).
Alex is a GREAT photographer and a true professional. I would hire him again and again and recommend him for any event!
San Francisco, CA
I've recently hired Alex for portrait shots in the Golden Gate park. I am not easy to photograph, but Alex did a wonderful job. He was professional and pleasant, and was able to help me feel comfortable and relaxed. He made excellent use of the colors and textures of the park as well as the sunlight and wind. I ended up with a large number of photos that I absolutely love. I highly recommend him.
My wife and I were very pleased with Alex's photography at our wedding. He is a very personable and flexible person who was willing to do all that he could to make sure that we were happy with our wedding photographs. The pictures were excellent and truly captured the atmosphere and feeling of the wedding. We would recommend Alex to anyone who was considering a wedding photographer. You are guaranteed to be happy with Alex and his photographs.
San Jose, CA
Alex Schoenfeldt is an amazing photographer. Getting married was a huge deal for me and the most important piece was finding the right photographer. This is the one area you do NOT want to skimp on. Your wedding photos are going to be the single most important memory-saver of your special day. Trust me, as the bride, I saw half of my pictures and didn't remember any of it!
Alex Schoenfeldt was absolutely wonderful. He really got some amazing shots that really told a story of our day. The pictures look professional, but there is also a candid quality about them. Alex truly has an eye for the perfect shot. He was warm, friendly, a little quirky and I really felt like he was just as excited for us to get married as we were.
Alex was quick too! We had only been back from our honeymoon for 3 days by the time the pictures were on-line and we received a CD of all the pictures he took in the mail a few days after that. The on-line pictures were easy to view. As for pricing, he couldn't be beat and I LOVED the fact that I didn't have to argue or pay an astronomical amount for OUR originals to make copies from.
AI would absolutely recommend Alex to anyone who has the need for a professional photographer. He raises the bar for all other photographers in the area.
Green Bay, WI
I was referred to Alex by a family friend that lives in California. She highly recommended him to us as a wedding photographer. After speaking with Alex and checking out samples of his work, I felt confident he was the right person to capture our special day. My husband and I live in Green Bay, WI and were unable to meet him in person until the day of our wedding, so we really relied on our referral and his professional demeaner on the telephone.
Our wedding was held at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in California. Alex arrived right on time (even early, I think) and was right there every step of the way. Our friends and family commented how well he fit right in with our group and how polite he was with them. He had great ideas and ways to make the most of each photo. He was open to our ideas and flexible with our large group. We knew Yosemite was beautiful, but we now have great, professional photos of ourselves that truly capture this amazing place.
We highly recommend Alex and his services to any and all.
Thanks for a job well done, Alex!
Eric & Kristine Paulowski
Green Bay, WI
San Jose, CA
I stumbled across Alex's website about a year before our wedding. I fell in love with his photojournalistic style right away. Flipping through his pictures it was obvious that he knew how to capture such intense emotions within the parameters of the lens. Unfortunately for us, we had decided not to use a photographer. Once we got talked out of this, Alex was the first person I called. We were thrilled to have him.
To me, not only are great pictures important, but the photographer themselves is important. You want someone you can click with.
The morning of our wedding, Alex graced us with his presence bright and early with his respectful attire and positive attitude. Let me break down that last sentence for you again: Arrives early in a nice suit with a great attitude! For those of you looking for a flawless day, it doesn't get any better than that. (And nothing has even happened yet!)
Throughout my getting-ready process, Alex made me feel very comfortable. He never stepped over any boundaries or over-stayed his welcome. He also helped re-assured me that my groom was ready and on his way to the ceremony site (when in actuality, my groom was no where to be found since he was unexpectedly locked out of his room while getting ready.) On the day of your wedding, this is the last thing you want to hear! But Alex was there for me and kept my sanity in mind.
Both our ceremony and reception were very intimate with our close family and friends (totaling 60 people for your visual pleasures). Alex blended in with them so well. He became one of our valued guests. Never once did he stick out like a soar thumb or ask people to pose for him. We wanted very natural/ candid pictures. Alex also had such a familiarity with the surrounding area that after the ceremony, we were spoiled with some really great picture sites.
Before and after our special day, Alex really gave us the best treatment we could ask for! The pictures themselves were absolutely amazing! He captured shots of us without us even knowing he was there. I was so excited to see that he really grabbed the essence of our day. Although Alex is an amazing photojournalist, he can also wow you with the more traditional style photography. Our formal poses were so beautiful. With a semi-large family, Alex knew how to get us in and out. (I'm not a huge fan of formals) But he respected that and knew who needed to go where and when they needed to be there. The only problem I have is deciding which picture to frame and if I have enough wall space for them all. I should also mention that my groom and I decided to have our pouch in some of our pictures which was more than okay with Alex.
Overall, Alex was warm and professional. We will (and have) recommended him to everyone we know. I hope that you too choose to experience these flawless memories.
Monica Vincent 8-8-08
Anyone getting married and wanting fabulous photographs to remember the occasion by should call Alex Schoenfeldt. I was from out of town and had to cross my fingers and hire a photographer over the phone. I searched more websites than I can remember and from that, chose numerous photographers to interview over the phone. After I spoke with Alex, I didn't even call the few photographers remaining on my list. Alex's enthusiasm won me over.
I can say that aside from the wonderful photographs (which are expected from a professional photographer), Alex himself made the day better. He visited with us throughout the event and got to know us. This really shows in the photographs. He put us at ease and made it fun and really seemed to share in our joy. He was never without a smile on his face. He suggested several photos that I was skeptical about how they would come out, but those turned out to be some of my favorites.
I would hire Alex again in a heartbeat and I strongly recommend him without question. When we come to San Francisco years from now to renew our vows, I will be giving Alex a call.
5 years ago Alex Schoenfeldt did my photography for our wedding at Brownstone Gardens. We enjoyed having him as our photographer very much. He is very nice, but also professional. My sister got married 6 months later and he did her pictures too. He did a great job with both of our weddings and I would highly reccommend him to anyone else. Thank You Alex!!! I run a wedding business for my parents and so I know a lot about vendors and this one is great!
Alex is a truly amazing and talented photographer! His professionalism and great personality made it even more of an enjoyable experience. He captured every moment of our special day, memories to last a lifetime. Not only is he extremely talented, he is also dependable and he provides excellent customer service. I never had a problem contacting him and he always responded promptly. His enthusiasm of photographic art really shines through him. His quality work product shows a variety of photographic styles as well. This man can do anything! It was a pleasure to have met Alex as he felt more as our friend than our photographer. We recommend Alex with the utmost confidence and assure you will not be disappointed. Alex, if you are reading this: THANK YOU WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS!!!
Wiskigeamatyuk (Chief Burnett Family)
Deer River, MN
We recently returned from our wedding At Yosemite National Park, where Alex Photographed our day. He was very speedy at getting our photos online to view. Alex was punctual, professional, fun, and captured so many artistic photos. I find myself looking at them several times a day and am so thankful we hired Alex to do our wedding pictures. It was the best investment we could have made in our wedding day...great memories!
Finding a photographer for our wedding was the thing I was actually the most nervous about when it came to planning our wedding. Alex came highly recommended to me by a good friend who had just gotten married and used his services for her wedding.
Having Alex with us on our wedding day was wonderful; he was excellent not only as a photographer, but also helped to really keep everyone nice and relaxed; it really felt more like a friend was taking pictures rather than a complete stranger as he was really engaging and kept us talking and having fun during our group shots.
The thing that I appreciated most about Alex is that he wasn't all business. When his time with us was officially "up", he didn't just leave--he came over and grabbed my husband and I to get a couple more shots before he left because he said the light was so beautiful. Although all of his photos turned out wonderful, these last shots are some of the most lovely; we would never have gotten these if he hadn't insisted that we take them.
One thing to be cognizant of (especially for brides and grooms) is that you need to pick your photos within the 6 month timeframe as specified in the contract, otherwise there is an additional fee (I know that this is true for all photographers though). I suggest that you put a photo picking deadline on your calendar as soon as you sign your contract.
I highly recommend Alex as a wedding photographer ; if we ever had another event where we needed a photographer I would absolutely use him.
San Francisco, CA
My fiancee and I searched for a couple of months to find "the" photographer we wanted for our special day ... I met with three other photographers before I came across Alex's website and was taken aback by the creativity and quality of his pictures.
Here I am, 8 months later, with a FANTASTIC collection of wedding pictures, I must look at them on a weekly basis. I've had so many compliments about the pics, and Alex is really a pleasure to work with.
I HIGHLY recommend Alex for any of your picture needs, I will definitely call him up for any other photographer needs in the coming years!
My husband I were very meticulous in finding our wedding photographer, I think I must have met with at least 3 photographers before I came across Alex's site. I knew immediately that his focus of creativity coupled with high-quality shots were exactly what I needed to capture all the special moments from our wedding. And he delivered all that I anticipated -- Alex is professional, courteous, extremely talented and a true pleasure to work with. The quality of our pictures were EXCELLENT and he's being so helpful now in helping me put together a very customized album that captures events my husband I had in 3 continents to celebrate our wedding!
I HIGHLY recommend Alex for those looking for high-quality, customer-tailored, creative and fun pictures!!! Thanks Alex.
Alex shot our wedding in Yosemite National Park. We enjoyed working with him, and couldn't be more pleased with the results. Although it was just the two of us, he was creative enough to capture an entire album of fun and memorable images. The photographs are beautiful, something to cherish for a lifetime!
Shingle Springs, CA
Alex, his camera, and easygoing personality were the calm that got me through the part of the wedding that mattered most to me...besides the vows! I was most anxious about the photographs and making sure we got all the shots we wanted, that we had good backgrounds, that everyone would be smiling, and that we would look natural and happy, yet elegant. Alex was so fun to work with and he instantly put myself and everyone else at ease. It's hard to get that "glowing in love dreamy look" in your eyes when chaos is happening all around you...BUT somehow Alex made it seem like it was just us and him and that any commotion was far away in the distance. We ended up with funny pics, total love pics, family pics, spontaneous pics, the whole variety. WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH OUR WEDDING PHOTOS! Alex was also exceptional with the children and many members of my family and friends commented on how nice he was and that he seemed to really want to be there and wanting to capture exactly what we wanted to remember of our special day. No artist temper at all.
More points to consider when choosing a photographer: Communication prior, during and after the wedding was very easy. I would email or leave a message and Alex always responded very quickly. This event will only happen once, only one chance to get pictures, so chose someone that is reliable and an awesome artist that will have your requests as his main priority...that person is Alex Schoenfeldt. His prices are great and he will work with you and your budget. The photos are online shortly after the wedding and you can email the link to all your family and friends. I also received a CD of all the photos. Alex is a great and organized person, awesome artist, and a photographer who listens!!!!! Call him and find out for yourself just how great he is.
Patty and Scott Parks
West Los Angeles, CA
Alex did the photography for my wedding in Yosemite. His familiarity with the location led to many amazing shots that incorporated our wedding with the natural beauty of Yosemite. His ability to blend candids and portraits lent to a storytelling through photographs. I was a bit nervous about working with a photographer I had not met, but my husband and I felt instantly at ease with him, and it showed in the pictures. Not one of the photos felt contrived or stiff. If I had to do this all over again, I would hire Alex in an instant!
Alex does amazing photography. With so much happening on a wedding day, a good photographer makes all the difference. Alex was definitely "in his element" and got all the traditional pictures taken with no problem (which is pretty impressive considering all the family I have). At the reception he took amazing traditional and candid shots--I can't wait to receive the wedding album he is putting together. My sister also hired Alex, and hers turned out beautiful. He is honestly a great man, easy to get along with and more than willing to take my suggestions for pictures. His calm attitude and expertise made the day go really well. So book Alex for your wedding!
My husband and I hired Alex as the photographer for our wedding. He offered everything that we were looking for in a photographer and we found him to be very friendly. Alex was very tentative to what we wanted in terms of pictures at the wedding. He meet with us and went over all the packets he was offering and worked with us to get the best one and a great deal. We found Alex to be very affordable and easy to get along with. In the middle of the wedding chaos he managed to take every picture he needed and everyone felt very comfortable with him. Alex is a great guy to work with. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone and would most likely use him again in future events.
When Jay and I were searching for our wedding photographer we must have visited a dozen websites. We weren't exactly sure what we were looking for at the time, but knew that we wanted to feel something--anything--about the photographs and photographer we chose. So many websites showed the same uninspiring poses and props over and over again to the point that they literally blurred together.
We came across your website late in our search and were very impressed by the exceptional way you seemed to immerse yourself in your subject matter. I'm sure most artists believe that their art is a personal extension of themselves, but in your case it really is! This is evident in the way you intuitively know how to capture people and moments, even the seemingly insignificant ones. But what really stood out for us was the way you seem to capture the very essence of your subject. You have a rare gift for understanding the personalities, emotions, and underlying feelings of an event. You certainly did this for us. The picture of my 3-year-old niece gazing at our wedding cake, looking like it was all she could do to control the urge to stick her finger in, is a classic that my family will treasure forever.
Alex, I wanted to also share with you that our families and the B&B staff were all quite impressed with you personally. You were friendly, professional, and really put them at ease. You blended right in with our small group, and it seemed like you were more of a guest than a professional just doing your job. You helped to make our day special and we will be forever grateful for the beautiful pictures!
Thank you so much,
Pollyanna and Jay House
We used Alex for our wedding at the Dunsmuir Historic Estate, Carriage House in Oakland, CA. Since we live in Colorado, I did my planning with Alex remotely - he was very easy to get a hold of and when we talked my mind was put very much at ease that all would go very, very smoothly, and for a bride with a destination wedding - this was key. His prices were very economical for the amount of time we received with him in the package deal we purchased - and there are many to choose from that could fit many budgets. On top of all this we all felt very comfortable with Alex, as many of our families commented after -- and in turn we received some great photo memories of our big day. I would recommend Alex Schoenfeldt to any bride or person for his professionalism and great photography service.
We used Alex for our wedding in Yosemite National Park. He was very professional and fun to work with. The pictures came out great, beautiful color and great backgrounds. He knew exactly where to get the best shots of Yosemite.
Alex took photos at my daughters first birthday party. It was high tea and there were 10 baby girls and 10 moms. Very chaotic, but Alex handled it wonderfully. He was very sweet and gentle with the girls and really got them to perform for the camera. Alex's shots came out beautiful. He is very creative and a pleasure to work with.
San Francisco, CA
Alex is the greatest. I have used him for everything from my son's wedding to shooting my gig as a fashion model. Reliable and price is right.
San Francisco, CA
I've used Alex for my son's wedding and for various parties and celebrations. I've found him to be both creative in his execution and responsive to our desires as a customer. He has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to using him again.