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Brett Ludeke Photography

Bold, Colorful & Modern
Reston, VA 20191
703-474-7431
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4.2
23 Reviews
Mel
6/8/18
Categories: Photography
2.0
Quality of Service: 2.0
Responsiveness: 1.0
Professionalism: 2.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 3.0
My best friends hired Brett as their wedding photographer. I was the maid of honor, and during the wedding, he seemed very professional. Now, he has fallen off the face of the earth and refusing to give them their wedding photos. After multiple attempts trying to get in touch, including going to his office in Reston which is now closed, reaching out to other vendors who may know him, they have found out, he is telling people that all his June weddings have received their pictures. It just seems very unprofessional that he would become so unresponsive. They just want their pictures of their special day.
Julia
6/8/18
Categories: Photography
0.8
Quality of Service: 1.0
Responsiveness: 1.0
Professionalism: 1.0
Value: 0.5
Flexibility: 0.5
I have not seen so much unprofessionalism in my life. Please do not hire this man as your photographer. Brett creates these relationships that make you care for him, want him to be your friend and then he completely disappears. When you try to reach out to get your photos that you paid thousands of dollars for or just to make sure that this man you thought you had a professional relationship was ok, you receive nothing back. Brett told someone that he prides himself on being unresponsive. How can you maintain a business like that. Please do not hire this man as your photographer, I am currently watching my friends fight tooth and nail to get their wedding pictures. It’s been almost 3 months since their wedding and they still don’t have their photos. Brett says that it will only take 3 weeks to return the pictures, and it’s been way longer then that.
Nathan
5/5/18
Categories: Photography
0.6
Quality of Service: 1.0
Responsiveness: 0.5
Professionalism: 0.5
Value: 0.5
Flexibility: 0.5
We hired Brett for our wedding in early May 2018. He mentioned he was doing fewer weddings, which should have been a red flag. All seemed good leading up to and on the day of the wedding (aside from him being unresponsive when we were trying to contact him to pay an installment prior to the wedding). As we said goodbye to him on our wedding night, he told us we should expect photos in about six weeks. About 1.5 weeks later, my wife asked for some 'sneak peek' photos. He ending up sending us three photos and told her that we should expect all of the photos in the next week, which would have put him at about four weeks past the wedding day--sounds great. June went by with no photos, after countless texts, emails, and calls inquiring about when we could expect the photos (we waited six weeks, per his timeline, before we started asking). Then July went by, during which we continuously called, emailed, texted, at that point wondering about his well-being. We legitimately thought something had happened to him, and had resorted to googling his name expecting some sort of terrible news. About 12.5 weeks later, our photos finally came (with zero explanation from Brett). Brett sent over 800 photos, maybe 10% of which appeared to have been doctored to adjust lighting, color, etc. to look like how one would expect wedding photos worth several thousand dollars, let alone 3+ months of time to work on them. It was obvious he gave up after that ~10%, and just sent the entire collection he had instead of narrowing down the good ones and working on them. My wife then asked if he could at least work on a handful of the ones with our families at the church to adjust the lighting, which was fewer than ten photos. No response. Save yourself the unnecessary added stress on your wedding process of having to deal with Brett.
M
1/1/18
Categories: Photography
2.6
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 1.0
Professionalism: 1.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everything went well until the end. It took weeks of hounding and the threat of a lawsuit to get our photos. Most of the photos turned out great (group photos and reception photos not so great) but not worth the added stress.
Kim
9/9/17
Categories: Photography
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Brett did our engagement photos, as well as the photos for our September wedding. We absolutely loved how both sets of photos turned out! We chose Brett because be has such a good eye for capturing the atmosphere/feeling of the moment, while also creating some gorgeous photographs. The online download system he has makes sharing photos with family and friends super easy! The photos did take a little longer than expected to get back, just wish we had a little more communication regarding the delay. Otherwise 100% happy with Brett as our photographer!
Hazel
8/26/17
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Just got our photos from Brett from our Wedding and we are SOOOO happy with them! Took a little over a month but well worth the wait! He did a great job, got all the pictures we wanted, took some amazing portraits and captured some great candid photos. Our friends and family loved him and had a great time with him the day of our wedding. We will definitely be recommending Brett to our friends!
Minh-Thanh
7/29/17
Categories: Photography
1.7
Quality of Service: 2.0
Responsiveness: 1.5
Professionalism: 1.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 2.0
We found Brett from WeddingWire and decided to sign the contact with him, which included a 20 page wedding album and a parent album. Prior to the wedding day (July 2017), Brett was very responsive, from texts to calls and emails. However, after the Wedding day, he gradually become less responsive. After several times trying to reach out to him regarding the status of the wedding pictures and after several back-and-forth email communications, we finally received all of our pictures. Understandably, sometimes, things get delayed; however, he could have initiated and given us better communication on the status. Though we got our pictures, there were 2 items left that Brett owe us from the contract: the albums. Brett never initiated conversations about the albums. We had to reach out to him again, sending a couple emails asking for instructions on how to obtain the albums. On 11/21/17, Brett replied to us stating we can pick out 60-80 pictures and he'd start designing the albums. After giving Brett the 80 pictures, he sent a draft PDF copy of our wedding albums for review at the end of February 2018. We immediately replied back with clarifications and was waiting for his reply. Little did we know, the draft PDF copy was the last email he ever sent us. We also sent him emails on 4/5/18, 5/6/18, and 6/5/18. We never received a response from him. We also messaged him on Face Book on 6/9/18 (which he saw, by the way, thanks to technology). Now we know that Brett has purposely been ignoring us. Last week (July) was our 1st anniversary and it was upsetting not to have a wedding album on our special day. We also sent him another email last week asking for the albums. Again, no response! We wish he could be more professional, could understand how much the wedding album mean to us and our family. Lastly, we wish he could just simply fulfill his contract. We'll update if he ever reaches out to us to fulfill his contract with our 2 albums.
Elizabeth
6/24/17
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We will be recommending Brett to all our friends who are getting married!
User7449296

Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
After we decided on having our wedding at a garden setting, Joshua and I knew we wanted a photographer that would be able to capture the natural beauty of our wedding location along with us being our usual selves. After searching thru numerous blogs and websites and asking for referrals from family and friends, we were able to come across photos from some random guy named Brett Ludeke. In all the photographs we saw from Brett, everything was wonderfully candid and natural feeling. Nothing seemed overdone or edited. We had to call and book Brett on our special day! A few months later, Brett didn’t disappoint. Everything went naturally. Brett was extremely easy and fun to work with. He knew exactly what he was doing and we had fun in every step of the way, not to mention the end results being AWESOME!
Rosa
9/18/16
Categories: Photography, Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Hi everyone, thinking about using Brett as a photographer? We highly recommend him! He did an amazing job of capturing every special moment of our Wedding day. I don’t remember seeing him often, but i know he’s around because he captured angles and areas that were unknown to us. He was very professional, prepared, and had an easy-going nature that made everyone feel comfortable and confident. Our friends and family were very impressed with how beautifully Brett captured our special day.
Marissa
9/17/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Brett was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and very creative. We booked Brett for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. We loved his style and bold photos from his portfolio! We just received our engagement photos back and we love them all!
Anna
9/2/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
First time I saw Brett’s photos, I was really impressed by his work and needed no convincing that he would be the one who would capture our special moments. His work is really something special because he is an artist at heart and loves bringing that side out in his work. Brett was very friendly yet professional, and accommodating to our families and guest! Brett is without a doubt a gifted person who is brilliant in his line of work. His photos speak for themselves! We will definitely recommend him to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you for doing such an incredible job! -Anna and Earl
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Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards
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