Chad is BRILLIANT… he is an artist, a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. Before, during and after my son’s Bar Mitzvah, Chad was calm, responsive and just terrific. The pictures reflect our beautiful day and our amazing evening. He really has an ability to tell a story through photos. And his artistic shots are great… I can’t wait to blow one up as artwork for our home! Having Chad at our event was one of the best decisions we made. I will absolutely use him for my daughter’s BM in a few years and I highly recommend him!
Chad photographed our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. From the moment he arrived, Chad helped create an atmosphere that was fun, relaxed, loving, and special. He is both unobtrusive and warm and makes everyone around him feel comfortable. He captured all of the details in a way that told a story that was religious, festive, fun, emotional, and artistic. Chad is reliable, organized, friendly, and easy to work with. We loved having him at our event and are looking forward to having him as our photographer for many family events in the future.
Chad was absolutely fantastic. He blended well with our guests at a private wedding at our home. The results were extraordinary and his work was just truly beautiful. His photography captured the very magical moment of our wedding and aside from his photographic knowledge and technical skills, the results speak for themselves. I have seen numerous wedding photo albums, etc, but his work is second to none. I would highly recommend Chad to anyone looking for a true photo artist!
You know those moments during the months of planning and on the day of the event when you say, “I wonder if I’m doing this right? I wonder if everything will go smoothly? I wonder if everyone will be happy? I wonder if I picked the right people for my family’s big day?” With Chad, you don’t have to wonder. You can just know. The photography is going to be great. He’s going to know how to capture your family and friends, the reverence of the day, and the moments of joy. He’s going to know what’s important to you and to your guests. And he’s going to produce photographs that make you say, “Wow, that’s a great picture. Wow, I’ve never seen them look better. Wow, I can’t believe he got that.” And by the way, “Wow, he got these to me so quickly.”
Of all the things you worry about–will the food be good, will my guests get along with each other, will it all come together when I only have one shot to get it right–photography with Chad Kraus is the number one thing you don’t have to worry about.
And when all the centerpieces have been packed up and the party favors have been swept off the floor, his photos are the number one thing to look forward to, to keep the moments alive. He’s organized, he’s friendly, he’s flexible, he’s affordable, and he captures the moments that capture the joy of your day.
Chad recently shot our son’s Bar Mitzvah and in short, he was amazing. The pictures were fantastic and were sent to us so quickly. He was able to capture not just the raw shot but his amazing talent allowed him to capture the emotion behind the pictures as well. I cannot tell you how may guests asked me where I found my photographer. He was in the middle of it all and was not intrusive. He fit right in with our entire family and friends. He was witty, funny and I loved his personality. We had him photograph our temple pictures on a different day and he was more of a friend than a vendor and made each and everyone of my family feel super special. I cannot wait to use him again for my little guys Mitzvah!!! Everyone should have a Chad!!
It is hard to write a review that does justice to just how fabulous Chad is as a photographer! I don’t want to shortchange him in any way. I see all these past glowing reviews and he is absolutely all that everyone has said and more! Chad was totally amazing and we loved all aspects of working with him as our oldest son’s Bar Mitzvah photographer this past November 2013. From his easy going and fun personality to the final product of his fabulous photos, I would highly recommend Chad and his studio to anyone looking for great photography to capture their special event! He was truly a delight to work with and his photos were the best I’ve seen. On top of that he somehow captured every one of our 250 guests. I’ve already given him a couple potential dates for our next son’s Bar Mitzvah in 2016 and that tells you all you need to know about his work.
Chad was the ideal photographer at my son’s Bar Mitzvah from start to finish. He is personable and easy to communicate with before the event and was exceptional in the interactions with the entire family at the Temple and the party. The pictures are magazine quality. He caught the expressions of the celebration and how much fun we were having and we had hundreds of photos of all our friends and family. He didn’t miss getting candids of anyone. We already have him signed on for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.
We actually switched photographers at the last minute and went with Chad for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. It was by far the best decision we could have made. Chad was great!!!!! He was attentive, organized, and on top of everything. I only wish we used him for my oldest child’s Bar Mitzvah! My pictures are fantastic! He captured every emotion and gave us such a great variety of pictures. I think he got a photo of every single one of my 160 guests! I highly recommend him!
From the very first call to the first face-to-face meeting and throughout our son’s Bar Mitzvah, Chad was the perfect fit. He is pleasure to be around and puts everyone at ease. He was so accommodating by taking photos at three different times during the day (before the service, at the luncheon and at the evening party). Chad literally captured every single attendee at each event! While he shoots the classic posed shots beautifully, he is incredibly gifted at catching the candid shots and all the action and emotion — all with an artistic eye. We already have Chad booked for our younger son’s Bar Mitzvah!
Our wedding and the memories of that unbelievable day will never be forgotten because of Chad Kraus. From day one of meeting Chad, he showed nothing but excitement and professionalism for our day. His personality in general is very welcoming and makes you feel at ease. He was organized and made sure he wrote down all of the shots that we wanted to be captured along with his creative ideas.
For a one- man -show, Chad was EVERYWHERE without being overwhelming! If he took a break, I didn’t even know about it. Our family and friends couldn’t say enough about how impressed they were with him. He really became part of the family by the end of the wedding.
I would not hesitate to recommend Chad for anyone’s special day. He is creative, polite, and above all an outstanding photographer. We look forward to using him at our next event.
We recently celebrated my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and are so thankful we chose Chad as our Photographer. He exceeded our expectations in every way. The pictures were amazing, he was a pleasure to work with and, during the party, he got amazing shots while being discreet. We are already penciled in his calendar for the next one. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Chad was amazing for our son’s Bar Mitzvah. He captured the most important moments, and it was wonderful to see the joy on everyone’s faces. We have already booked him for our next son’s Bar Mitzvah, which is in five years!
Chad was the perfect choice for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. He captured all of the special moments and also picked up on the fun vibe at the party. He was creative, professional and enthusiastic without being intrusive. Chad is everywhere and you would never even notice. His warm, friendly personality is a calming force during an exciting time. Everybody at our party was asking about the fabulous photographer. The pictures were available to us very quickly and we were thrilled with his work. I highly recommend his services and will certainly use him again in the future.
Chad did a phenomenal job photographing our wedding! We love the pictures! We received so many compliments from our family and guests on our choice of photographer. He remained calm and professional, even when rushed to get in all of our many shots – truly grace under pressure! He was surprisingly successful in getting our little flower girls to cooperate and smile (all eight of them!). He clearly has a great rapport with kids. We especially love the candid shots of our guests and the way he included just about everyone there. We can’t thank Chad enough for recording the wonderful memories we will have with us for a lifetime.
Chad took 800 amazing pictures at my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah! He was artisitc, and yet satisfied the need for traditional. Chad is easy to work with, had a sense of humor and managed to capture all the proud moments without getting in anyone’s way. He promptly delivered the pictures as promised. Best decision we made. Chad did a separate photo shoot in a park weeks before the party. We highlighted these beautiful outdoor shots in the room and in the montage. He made my daughter very happy! We were very pleased with the whole “Chad” experience and would highly recommend him.
Chad is absolutely wonderful to work with. He is very much a “people-person” and family oriented which makes for an easy photo shoot, great pictures and a fun time. The photos and settings are always top-notch. This is our yearly tradition to take photos in the autumn with Chad and we look forward to it every year.
We had a wonderful experience with Chad. He was great with the kids (we LOVED the frog jump!) and they responded so well! It was so easy and casual and the pictures came out great, so many to choose from! We would definitely use Chad again for family events or more family photos at home. Thanks Chad!
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