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Reviews

What others are saying about Life Reflecting Images that has led to several awards, including "Best Of" for 4 consecutive years.

With over 70 reviews on different platforms, all 5 stars, on Wedding Wire, Facebook, Google and others, you can rest easy knowing you have found a photographer that focuses on delivering an exceptional experience along with a high end product.

 
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"Mark is the BEST. I would 100% hire him to be the wedding photographer, if I had to choose again. I had been looking for a photographer but couldn't find anyone in my budget who had experience at Pakistani weddings. I even recruited my dad to find someone, and he had no luck. A few weeks later, I found Life Reflecting Images Photography through a flyer at a local restaurant near Dulles Town Center. I thought, why not check this out? He has great packages and the experience I was looking for. Key points: 1) He is professional, prompt, responsive, and agreeable. All the qualities in the making of a perfect event photographer. 2) His packages are reasonable and also much more affordable than many other companies I reached out to. 3) He was very flexible with our event timeline. Pakistani weddings are multiple events over a span of 2-4 days, so I was concerned he would be rigid with what we could do with our package. I was so incredibly impressed and surprised that he was willing to work with me to make the most of our photo/video package with his team. 4) Our photos came out absolutely STUNNING. His editing was tasteful and improved the quality and ambience of the photos ten-fold. 5) We had originally not hired a photographer for our religious ceremony (which was at noon the day of our wedding, with the reception in the evening), because it would have been out of our budget. Now, here is one of the aspects of working with Mark that I am most grateful for: he moved things around in our package so that he would be able to take photos and a short video at our ceremony. This was the single greatest wedding gift I could ever have asked for. He even stayed late at our reception which went over our original planned time. You can't beat that kind of service. 6) Our wedding video is amazing. Everything down to the angles and music choice was perfect. He also used the songs from my original playlist!! Overall, my husband and I were 100% satisfied"

~ Hena & Adnan

 

"Photography services by Mark McConnell of Life Reflecting Images are exceptional. Mark and his assistants professionally, unobtrusively and pleasantly captured all aspects of our daughter's special day in superb fashion. His courteous and caring demeanor, diligent and effective pre-planning and communications, and unique skills and creativity lead to a wonderful experience. Mark’s remarkable photographic talents created beautiful and memorable pictures. He took the time to really get to know our daughter and son-in-law, ensuring he could capture their personalities and special day in a fun and distinctive way. His photos from their engagement session tell a story beyond the pictures. Mark’s artistic and innovative skills develop memories that our entire family will undoubtedly treasure for the rest of our lives. We could not be more pleased or appreciative for Mark’s services and plan to seek his talents again for our next daughter’s wedding."

~ G.

 

"Mark and his team were WONDERFUL! It was so easy to work with him. He made the process so easy, and really made us feel like our opinions were heard and valid. He answered all of our questions in detail. On the day of they were so relaxed and calm, which really helps when you're already very anxious! I would absolutely recommend them!"

~ Meredith & Al

 

"Before I write about Mark as a photography and videographer I would like say few things about Mark’s transparency, honesty, professionalism, and determination to make brides, groom and their family happy. Whenever and whatever Mark has said, committed and promised at the end, our family received more of care, respect beyond our imagination, quality and quantity of photographs and videos that are unparallel. His eyes and his cameras captures image, so timely, that resonates the emotions of the bride, groom, parents, friends and all participating. These images make to live the experience over and over again. The pictures capturing the vibrant colors from the bride and groom’s dresses, radiant eyes full of love, and the essence of smiles of the bride, groom and their families and friends. Many photographs are so lively that you starts to feel the like watching a video. When you look at the video you realize one picture shows the emotions, colors and the energy of the entire clip of the video. The photographs and videos are organized in such an attention to detail that shows all the highlights of the wedding. As a parent of the beautiful bride, I would strongly recommend Mark and his team to memorialize the weddings and happy occasion for your families. You can count on value, quality, honesty, transparency, and high level of professionalism. Father of the Bride"

~ Sohail

 

"Wow - honestly I can’t say enough about Mark and his team. We met with Mark about 8-10 months before wedding and he made everything such an easy process. The day of the wedding I had friends and family around and Mark just rolled with it. He answered our questions and gave us some great pictures and memories! Not to mention Mark is extremely fast in getting your pictures back to you!! Thank you Mark!"

~ Jehan & Landon

 

"Mark was phenomenal to work with. Throughout the whole experience, he was extremely responsive to any and all questions we had. He was also great leading up to the big day helping us plan out how to best coordinate family, photos, and the wedding. The photos were high quality - worth every penny. He was also affordable compared to other photographers in the area. Mark works HARD for his shots, and everyone was impressed with him on our wedding day. The lengths he goes to for his pictures you can tell he wants them to be the best. Without him it would not have been such and amazing day.

~ Janiere & Andrew

 

We had the pleasure of working with Mark on for our wedding day, and he was by far our best vendor! From the beginning, his communication was quick, clear, and easy. From our first interaction with him, the meet-and greet, he was professional, and his work samples were amazing. He took the time to walk our venue prior to photos, and had great ideas the day-of. Our wedding day was stress free and efficient, many thanks to Mark. We had no idea what to expect regarding photography on a wedding day, but after experiencing Mark, and seeing photographers at weddings after him, we even more so realize he is a grade above! We highly recommend Life Reflecting Images, you won't be disappointed with service, professionalism, and most importantly, the lifetime memories captured in the photos you'll get back. (Added bonuses: working with Mark for your album, the app of photos you get when finished, the downloadable images, and the thumb drive!)

~ Ariel

 

"Mark was nothing short of amazing to work with!  He made the entire experience stress free & fun!  he showed us an incredible amount of patience as we worked through one of the busiest times of our lives & could not have been more understanding of the wedding day craziness!  he listened to our vision & did a perfect job of reflecting the most important moments of our day.  our guests were also very impressed with his professionalism, so much so that our sister hired him for her wedding as well.  I would recommend him to absolutely anyone!

~ Heather & drew

 

"Paula and I were immediately impressed with Mark. He is a very personable and highly professional individual. At our first meeting, he thoroughly and patiently discussed our options and described the various packages that he offers. He has a very relaxed way of explaining the process and at no time did we feel pressured. The sample of his work which he provides speaks for itself. The pictures are wonderful, unique, and diverse. We were extremely pleased with the results. He captured all the beautiful aspects of our special day from the pre-wedding preparation to the reception. You can't go wrong with Mark. We would highly recommend him to any couple in need of a wedding photographer.

~ Paula & Tom

 

"mark did my mothers wedding photos and they were amazing!  he was not only super friendly and had an awesome personality, he was extremely professional.  he listened to all of our wants and threw in his great ideas as well.  the photos came out beautifully!  i just cannot say enough about him!  my family and i went to see him again today for our family photos and i cannot wait to see them!  he truly is an amazing photographer!  i highly recommend him!!!!  thank you so very much Mark for all your dedicated work and we will be using your services a lot in the future!!!  

(Updated) MARK DID MY FAMILY PICTURES AND I JUST COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!  HE STUCK WITH US ON A FREEZING, SUPER WINDY DAY AND STILL NAILED IT!  I AM SENDING PEOPLE HIS WAY! AMAZING!  I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW AMAZING HE IS AND HOW MUCH I REALLY RECOMMEND HIM!!!!  THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, WE WILL BE BACK!"

~ AMBER & ANDY

 

"Just received our wedding pictures online, and they are fabulous!! Mark was terrific from beginning to end. I know if you are reading this, you are trying to figure out how to know if you are picking a good photographer, one that will be easy to work with, take great pictures, be artisitic, take your own ideas and incorporate them, and most importantly, show up! Right after we had made our selection and wondering if we made the right one, we had our first phone call, and he immediately put us at ease. Very professional, and so easy to talk to on the phone. We never stressed about it again for the wedding, which was a good thing, we had plenty of other things to stress about!! For the day of the wedding, he showed up early, took a few preparation pictures that I actually didn't sign him for because I didn't think it was necessary, and now they are some of my favorite pictures!! Our pictures really went great after the ceremony too, he already had in mind what he wanted to do, and moved everyone seamlessly to get the most out of that "cocktail" hour. Then he focused on us, and the poses were great. I had given a few ideas of what we wanted, and he made all those happen and more. We had only booked him for 3 hours to try and keep it within our budget, and during the reception, we were running a bit behind. He came up to us and said that he would stay another hour no charge if we wanted time to relax and get pictures with our guest tables. So considerate!! Thank you Mark, and maybe we'll need family portraits someday ;)"

~ Samantha & Frank

 

"MARK WAS AMAZING!  FROM SCALING A WALL TO GET THE BEST ANGLE OF THE CEREMONY TO SNEAKING MY DRESS ONTO A CHANDELIER, MARK DID WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GET THE PERFECT SHOTS FOR MY SPECIAL DAY!  I CAN'T THANK HIM ENOUGH!

 ~ KATIE & TRENTON

 

"MARK IS NOT ONLY A WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHER THAT CAPTURES NATURAL BEAUTIFUL MOMENT BUT HE IS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST SINCERE HONEST PROFESSIONAL I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH.  HE IS NOW ALSO WORKING ON MY SISTERS WEDDING.  THANK YOU MARK AND LIFE REFLECTING IMAGES FOR CAPTURING MY 3 DAY PAKITALIAN WEDDING!

 ~ NIDA & RICK                      

   

"Mr. Mark was amazing. I got married on 10th and I was a nervous bride! Mr. Mark ensured me everything would be okay. He listened and work with me through the process and planned everything out over phone and email. He traveled to PA from Virginia for my wedding and was a wonderful photographer. He was kind, kept to himself, and took plenty of pictures! Any pictures I wanted he made sure he took. I had many people ask me who the photographer was and how I found him because they thought he was amazing." 

JACQUELINE & John

 

"Mark was incredible at my wedding! He kept in contact with us consistently leading up to the event. We met in person multiple times so he could find out just what we wanted. He then showed up on time and photographed the entire event for a very great price. He made everyone feel comfortable and laughing all through the photo sessions. The entire bridal party kept asking me and my husband where we met him because they had never quite met a photographer like him where it was actually fun to get their pictures taken. The shot set ups were very picturesque and I am very pleased with him and will recommend him to any one else getting married in the area. Great job, Mark! You really made my day unforgettable and beautiful."   

sarah & craig

 

"We hired Mark for my Indian engagement party, which included a couple's shoot. We had Mark do the photography and his wife do videography. 
Mark made sure to keep in touch regularly in the weeks leading up to the event. He would ask us ample of questions and he also researched the Hindu engagement ceremony to be able to better capture the important moments and we really happy with that.
On the day of the event, they arrived exactly on time, in fact 30 mins earlier than we expected, giving enough time to set up the cameras, lighting and conduct a photoshoot before the event.
Very professional attitude throughout the function. He was very hardworking, and my entire family noticed it. He's one of the only vendors at our event that we felt fully satisfied with. Same goes for his wife, who was taking videos.
When the pictures came in, we were in complete love with them. Very high quality and artistic shots. Mark was able to capture the event beautifully and the editing was on point too. I had a bunch of suggestions for editing and Mark was nice enough to incorporate those ideas when editing some important pics, and they came out great."   

Mihir & Palak