It has brought me so much joy to meet, work with, and get to know my clients over the years. Here are some of the kind words they've been so gracious to share!
It is beyond words how lucky we feel to have had the Varlands photograph our wedding. Not only are they amazingly talented, but they are kind, genuine and fun! On more than one occasion, Mike and I remarked to each other that having Annie & Toby around felt as natural as being around close friends or family. Thank you, Annie and Toby, for being part of our special day, and for inspiring us with your talents and love for each other :)
Oh my gosh Annie! I thought the pictures turned out fantastic!! I sat here and looked at them with a big smile and tears in my eyes! You were able to capture the energy, sweetness, fun, beauty and drama of Jordyn :-) I am very pleased!! And thank you for having them done so quickly...I wasn't expecting that. The grandmas will just love these pictures for Mother's Day. Thanks again for everything Annie. You are wonderful at your job and just a nice person!!
I first met Toby and Annie while a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding. I was impressed with their laid-back personalities, professional manner, and beautiful work. They were also excellent in handling a large wedding party, with children involved. It was a very easy decision to hire them for my own wedding two years later. Toby and Annie were fun, responsive, and professional during our engagement photo session (which included an ornery pug in a few shots). During the day of the wedding, Annie and Toby came to my parents' house where we were having a bridal brunch and fit right in. Annie and Toby not only took beautiful photography but made the wedding and reception even more fun. Annie was especially wonderful with me as I was getting ready and was nervous... and anyone who can keep a bride calm an hour before the ceremony is a saint! Toby and Annie are wonderful and you will not regret it.
Words cannot express how much Annie has done for my family (personally) and myself (professionally) these past few years. She came over right before we moved this summer and spent her morning documenting a day in our life. Oh how she captured it! Silly faces, eating just the icing off cookies, climbing on and getting into everything, non-stop dress-up, wrestling with daddy, being naughty and sweet, reading books, nap time routines... she got it all. I am so thankful to have this video to look back on our time in our old house and also when Lei (the dog) was still with us... Thanks again, Annie!!!
I just finished looking at the pictures. If I could, I would HUG you really tight right now. You captured our day so beautifully with your art work. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I have never been comfortable with pictures of myself but you captured the beauty of the day and the joy in my heart. I feel so blessed right now that you were with us on our day. Again, Annie - a super BIG Hug and an even bigger Thank You. I would love to work with you again someday for any of our special moments.
All I can say is WOW!! I LOVE THEM! I pulled them up during lunch and was just floored! I have not had time to go through every one yet - but have already figured out some of my favorites. You do such an amazing job! I have showed every person that has walked in my classroom!! Thanks again! And thank you for getting them to us so fast!
Annie and Toby, Other than choosing Michael as the groom, hiring you guys was the best decision I made for this wedding! Every moment with you two was enjoyable and the pictures have turned out beautifully! I am so thankful that I had you guys to capture every moment of my perfect day! I cannot wait to see the other pictures and am so excited to post these ones around my house! THANK YOU!
Hi Annie! The album came on Wednesday – it looks so good! I gave it to him yesterday and I think first he was shocked that I did it and then he wouldn’t stop looking at it and said that he loves it! J I guess that’s a good response! Thank you so much for everything, the album looked absolutely wonderful and it’s something he’ll always have. Thanks Again!!!
Thanks Annie!! You and Toby are the best... I haven't made it through all of them yet, but the pictures look amazing!!
Annie, I don't even know how to thank you! They are awesome.. I loved the ones laying in the grass! I had so much fun with you, and I am so happy with them! Thanks so much!
AWESOME!! Work was complimented highly.
I just wanted to let you know that the DVDs arrived! We're totally stoked! I've started to get them into the computer, and I'm absolutely thrilled with all the great moments that you guys captured. Thanks so much.
Not only are the pictures amazing (and we will cherish them forever) but it felt so great and comforting to spend the afternoon with Annie during that stressful time after Max's birth... Thank you again.
Annie - You're a genius! Seriously, I don't know how you did it, but you caught some gorgeous photos of the kids. I was soooo happy with the ones of Maya, especially, because of her mood! Thank you soooo much. I can't wait for the next session!!
Annie & Toby, We still can't believe how lucky we were to work with you. Thank you for the gorgeous images of our special day and for being such generous and kind-hearted people. All the best to you guys, and thanks again! :)
Not only are their pictures to die for, but they are the kindest and easiest people to work with. I felt so comfortable having them there, and they were such a stress-reliever. I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing. I highly recommend them.
These pictures are just stunning, some of the most beautiful wedding pictures that I have ever seen. I am not even close to getting married at this point....but what do you think about a trip to Chicago some day? :-) Again, extraordinary work! I can't wait to see the rest!!
Hi Annie, We're visiting my family this weekend and just showed the slide show [of photos] to my parents ... had to share with you that they absolutely loved it. In my Dad's words, "they are so talented" followed by my mom, "and, they're such nice people too." I could not have said it better myself! Thank you, thank you.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your incredible job on Saturday! You were both amazing to work with, and your patience with some of the last minute changes was great! I can’t WAIT to see the rest of the images, and I will definitely recommend you both to future friends and family members.
I signed on specifically to tell you I was about to make another attempt at Emma, and saw our photos. They are absolutely perfect! Thank you so much! And your introduction made me get a lil' teary eyed. I just can't seem to say thank you enough! We will definitely be contacting you for more sessions.