Testimonials

You can't go wrong with choosing Cariad Photography. Steffi and Steve are very personable, professional, and reasonable priced. They captured every joyous moment of our wedding day. The pictures are breathtaking. I could not believe how beautiful they turned out. I normally hate how I look in photos. I was so nervous, but Steffi and Steve made us feel completely comfortable. They made the process fun and made sure we got all the shots we wanted. Steffi went above and beyond for our wedding. She even had to deal with a bipolar family member of ours during the reception that forgot his meds. For some reason this family member focused his aggressive energy on Steffi, but she handled him with grace. It was a tough situation that could have ruined our wedding. Instead, Steffi took control of the situation which allowed us to stay focused on the happiness of the night. I can't thank her enough for her professionalism. Steffi is truly a wonderful photographer and a great person. I absolutely recommend Steffi and her whole team. You will not be disappointed.

Steffi and Steve at Cariad Photography were absolutely a dream team. They were so much fun to work with and really allowed us to just be ourselves and relax. I am still in disbelief at how gorgeous their photos were. They perfectly captured the excitement, laughter, joy, and beauty of our day in a way I never imagined possible. If you are looking for the best there is, Cariad Photography is the way to go. Kaci D.

On October 3rd, 2015 Jeff Sargent and I got married at the beyond beautiful Brasstown Resort in Young Harris, Ga. It was a destination wedding and we were referred by a coworker to Cariad Photography who was also getting married in that local area. My coworker could not stop raving about the pictures she saw online and when we looked for ourselves, we booked immediately. Steffi, was the most artistic and compassionate vendor during the MOST stressful planning period in our lives. She ensured we booked the best package that suited our needs without trying to gain a buck. Steffi and her husband arrived at our venue for our reheasal and stopped us in our tracks walking through the lobby. .. "You must be Jeff and the future Mrs. Sargent" and welcomed us with the sincerity and warmth of family. They attended our rehearsal to ensure they could gauge the ceremony proceedings at no additional cost. When they arrived on our wedding day, it was raining profusely... to ease my heart, they jokingly said "Hurricane effect... nice touch, we are going to make it look amazing"... and they did. The pictures are beyond PHENOMENAL and the relationship you gain with these photographers are priceless. I truly felt like I had my Mom at my wedding even though she had passed in 2012. Cariad Photography is artistic, direct and ensure you get what you paid for. Cariad sent a sweet gift right after the wedding which was a great surprise and the albums were truly a TIMELESS TREASURE. WE will never have another photographer in our lives and we look forward to many family photo sessions through her incredible company in the future. We were so incredibly blessed. Cariad Photography is barnone, the BEST in Georgia. Sincerely, Jeff and Janine Sargent

"We hired Steffi for to take our wedding photographs and she gave us so much more. She has now allowed us to relive our wedding day with such detail through her artistic and vivid images. Our wedding was at Chota Falls in North Ga. She knew that venue like the back of her hand. She knew exactly where to put us for the best lighting and angles. Steffi and her husband work so well as a team. He would assist with lighting and capture sweet candid moments while Steffi would capture the main frames. She helped me stay on schedule in order to get the most out of our session. She is so professional. Steffi would be everywhere at just the right moment, but you never saw her. I looked at our album online and didn't even realize she had taken certain photos. Also, she knew how to handle the large crowds of people... Getting a photo of 20+ family members is hard. Her system works! After our wedding she had all of our photos edited and retouched within a week. I would sign into our online account at least twice a day. It seemed that there were new ones every time I looked. She got them done so quick! She helped make our wedding day special, she turned into a friend rather than a photographer. I was truly blessed to have her and her husband to work with me on my day!" Amy and Colt

Exceeded our every expectation!!! As a "semi-involved" groom I quickly learned the importance of engagement and wedding photos... to be cherished for a lifetime. My VERY involved wife searched, browsed and reviewed possibly every wedding photography site for the Atlanta area. A vendor wish list was created and Cariad was near the top. I will save you the agony of a continued search and HIGHLY recommend working with the ladies of Cariad. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Laura as our photographer and we could not be more pleased. Her patience, personality and vision resulted in some amazing photographs. Through open communication, all expectations were established from the beginning and exceeded in the end. We found this team to be very responsive, flexible and absolutely true professionals. I can't thank Steffi and Laura enough for the amazing photos of my beautiful bride on our very special day.

When we booked our wedding at Chota Falls, a list of vendors was given to us. We chose Cariad Photography because they were the preferred photographers and they knew the "lay of the land". From the beginning, Steffi and Steve were professional. Our entire package was a customized package which included engagement photos, wedding day photos, video of the ceremony, our customized wedding album, as well as all the photos burned to discs. When meeting with Steffi, she took her time with us, gave professional and positive suggestions, and made us feel extremely comfortable. We had our engagement pictures back within three weeks and they were fantastic! Their work is flawless, creative, and absolutely amazing! To be honest, I don't feel like I photograph well at all. However, Steffi made me believe and feel like I was the most beautiful bride ever! I felt so comfortable with her and her team. The morning after our wedding, Steffi hand delivered an absolutely gorgeous picture of Jason and I in a field surrounded by the vibrant fall leaves. Not only did Jason and I get one, but both our moms got a copy too! She was extremely thoughtful. We so enjoyed working with her and she made our dream wedding that much more wonderful! We just got our customized wedding album this week and it is even better than we could have imagined. What started out as our photographers for our wedding, turned in to a friendship. We have been recommending Cariad to anyone who inquires about needing a photographer. We can't wait to use her for future photograhpy opportunities (i.e. pregnancy pictures, baby pictures, family pictures). Their work is truly magical!! You will not be disappointed EVER with their professionalism, quality of work, pricing, creativness, and/or their dedication to you! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Cara

Looking back on our wedding at Chota Falls on Sept. 24th 2011 is truly a joyous and memorable journey thanks to Steffi and Steve of Cariad Photography. They are the secret ingredient to the entire recipe for a perfect wedding. Not only are they experts in the field of phenomenal photography, but they are outstanding people to work with as well. They truly CARE about your day and capture the true essence of what is important to a couple during this joyous, life changing experience. Their “all inclusive” wedding packages are custom designed to fit the need for any occasion. Our engagement session with Steffi and Steve was fun, adventurous, non-invasive, and spontaneous. We loved it! Steffi came to my rescue with the perfect make-up artist for my wedding party after a not-so-pleasant trial run. She is a master photographer who knows how to translate your dreams to an everlasting photo. You can trust Cariad to be honest with you, dependable and to go above and beyond the required services to make your wedding day special. We are from Florida and they even volunteered to store our alcohol in the basement of their home during one of several trips to GA. We got our album last week and it is truly a “Work of Art” worth every dollar spent. The end result is a gorgeous book unlike any you have ever seen which tells the entire story of your journey in perfect photo fashion. Our entire family and all of our friends are still talking about the fairytale wedding and the magnificent “Movie Star” photos. We ONLY recommend Cariad Photography going forward and consider Steffi and Steve our friends for life! Penny & Patrick Reiman

Having to decide on a wedding photographer was a bit overwhelming for me. However, my fiance made the statement that the pictures would be the one thing that we would always have to cherish our day. So, if we wanted something memorable, we needed to choose our photographer wisely. After seeing the products that Cariad Photography had to offer, our choice was easy! Steffi Smith and her husband, Steve, treated us like family and truly blessed us with her awesome talent in taking photos! She and her husband worked as a team to capture our day. She showed up totally prepared with multiple cameras and back up equipment, which impressed me. At her suggestion, we had an intimate moment prior to the actual ceremony where my fiance was able to walk down the aisle of a small church at our venue. As she came walking down the aisle, Steffi was able to capture the look on my face, seeing my bride for the first time. This was done with just the two of us and her camera caught the emotion and beauty of it all. Steffi also recommended to do a 'Trash the Dress' session. We came back to the cold waters of North Georgia to play in the waterfalls and have it all captured forever in film! Again, Steffi and Steve showed up with multiple cameras and totally blew us away with their attentiveness. My wife and I had a wonderful time and even enjoyed lunch with our two new friends. After all the wonderful time together and the amazing work that Cariad Photography did, we count ourselves truly blessed that we not only received some awesome photos but we now have some amazing friends. Most people that are hired for a job, do just that, their jobs. Steffi and her husband, Steve, go well beyond just doing a job. They have a true passion for their work and they want their clients, both bride and groom, to love what they do.They are more than just vendors to us... we count Steffi and Steve as dear friends now. Daniel

Hi Steffi- we got our album last night. It is amazing! Thank you for everything. You have continued to put special touches on everything and made this process so special. Best to you, -Salina

Steffi, I received my book today!!!!!! I am so excited i have been carting it around the office for the whole place to see!!!! I am so proud of it and so proud that you and Steve were my photographers!! So many people have given me compliments on the pictures but on the book itself! They were amazed at how beautiful it is and how much care and love went into the making of it. Cariad Photography rocks my socks!!! ? always, Jade

Cariad means "Beloved" The photos are BEAUTIFUL! We are so excited to have such fine pictures of us, our families, and friends at our wedding celebration. Our photographer, Laura, was a pleasure and knew just how to capture the perfect moments. We are so pleased to finally have such lovely photographs of the two of us. The extensive list of "must have photos" was conscientiously checked off and then we were gifted to have some we didn't even think of ourselves! We were amazed at how quickly our photos were ready and were thrilled at the additional prints that were included. Cariad means "Beloved." These professionals truly captured on film a day we shall never forget, one for which we are incredibly grateful, and a time we felt most beloved. Your professionalism and craftsmanship are deeply appreciated!

I absolutely cannot sing their praises enough. They deserve 6 stars if I was allowed to create one extra. My experience with them was more than perfect from beginning to end. Because photos and/or video is the greatest avenue to our wedding memories, we were more picky about our photographer than anything else. Cariad blew me away. We did our engagement photos with them as well as our wedding day and I have never had so much fun and more importantly had the most amazing photo books and prints of my entire life!! Steffi and Steve will keep you on task the entire time before the event and especially the day of. Their attention to detail is so appreciated. Steffi was soooooooo easy to reach (which is so important in planning because it can be hard to juggle all the contacts)-she answered the phone EVERY single time I called her. She would call me about alerts on what to bring, what to remember, etc. It's so stress free working with them and your photos are going to be even more wonderful than you can ever imagine. My best friend is a professional photographer and she was so amazed with their work that she couldn't even believe what she saw. I would promise you over and over again that you will not be sorry you chose them. Price for photos, books, video, etc. is perfect for anyone. They have so many choices, and they bring actual books for you to see. I would have never changed my photographers/videographers for anything in this whole world!! Our wedding/engagement memories are so special to me and my husband......we love Cariad and I hope you chose the most fun, stress-free, and incredibly gorgeous experience that Cariad Photography can offer you and your family!!!Jenn Hamilton

"OMG!! Steffi- YOU ROCK!!! That was so beautiful- a few times I got teared up!!! I'm so hiring you for the birth of our first. I'm disappointed I didn't have you for our wedding! You are so talented!!! :o) Megan (Jade's friend)

Cariad Photography is the best! My husband and I got married on April 9th of 2011 in Highlands, NC at my family's property. I had to replan our wedding 5 times over a 2 year period because my husband is an active-duty Marine, and Steffi Smith was always easily accessable and super agreeable to all the changes from day 1. She connected me to our top-notch caterer and to our wonderful reasonably priced hair/nail/make up artists. Our wedding was perfect because of Steffi! She and her husband were absolutely wonderful to work with, and did an OUTSTANDING job with our photos the day of, professionally dealing with rain, bright sun, an insane amount of knats, and seperated family issues. What I really enjoyed was how fast our photos were available online, within the month, and ordering prints was super easy with low rates. She also did an excellent job assembling our beautiful wedding album, sending it only 4 months post the wedding. Most photographers take ages to get wedding photos to the couple, and especially the album. Steffi worked with me every step of the way in planning, the day of our wedding, and after to ensure all of our needs were met. Best of all, her photos are amazing! She captured many important moments of our wedding perfectly. Steffi truely knows how to perfectly manage her business and care for the needs of her clients, going above and beyond. I personally feel that for how amazing of a job she does, she could charge so much more. Her rates remain reasonable because she loves her job and her love is easily exhibited in her work. You would be blessed to have her as your photographer!!Shirley

Thank you so much Steffi! The album is wonderful. You are truly amazing. We are so happy. It was so cool that our album was presented to us on Valentines. What a wonderful Gift from a wonderful person. We are so very Blessed to have you in our lives. We love u :)Mandi and Jeremy

Steffi, the album is STUNNING! I can't fathom the depth of your artistry: it's truly a God given gift! Your work on Rachel and Eric's album is just completely breathtaking, and amazing! I'm literally shaking with emotion and joy! Thank you sooo much! It's just the most beautiful thing ever!!!!!Linda Smith (Mother of Bride)

Hey Miss Steffi!!! I just wanted to thank you again for all your AMAZING work that you've done for us! We have precious memories captured of our wedding (one of the best days of our (Eric and I ) lives) that are even more beautiful because of your photography! You obviously have a God-given gift with photography! Your taste and compositions are impeccable! When I got the wedding album you made for us, I got goosebumps followed by happy tears! It was sooooo gorgeous! We are so happy and super satisfied with your work, we'll definitely think of you for any of our special photography needs! Thank you sooo much! Rachel

Dear Steffi and Steven,We wanted to send a quick not to say thank you both for all the artistry and care you shared with our family when you photographed Rachel at her wedding. I am not exaggerating when I say that you did the most excellent job ever, and we couldn't be happier! The book is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm a little embarrassed for the people who didn't use you as their wedding photographers! I've seen several wedding books, and they pale in comparison to the one you did for Rachel! your book is truly a work of are; a masterpiece!Our family is indebted to you, because you captured one of the most wonderful days of our daughter's life, and even if our memories fade, we can always look at the photo CD, the slideshows you put on Facebook, and the photo album to refresh our memory and bring that beautiful day back into vivid living color!If ever you need a recommendation or anything else, don't be shy! We'll help you however we can!God bless you!Woodie and Linda Smith(Rachel and Erics parents)

Thank you so much! I appreciate all of your hard work, love, and the long lasting memories that you have given us! It's so nice to have this sweet treasure that will keep forever! :) Ansley and Jared

Good morning-I just wanted to give you one GREAT BIG final THANK YOU for the amazing job you and your associate did for my wedding. The book is too beautiful for words. I knew how fantastic the pictures were, but once I saw it all put together I was blown away.I have several friends who have gotten married in the last year or so, and the more wedding photos I see, the more remarkable I realize my own are.I cannot stress enough how grateful I am for everything you did. Whenever I meet a soon-to-be bride, I will be SURE to send her your way!God bless you!!!Emily and Alex Spencer

We got our album and we love it!!!Thank you so much for the extra pictures.The album is awesome and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer.Autumn and Matthew

Steffi Margie and I went over to Kristie and CJ's house last night to see what we thought would be her wedding album. When we got there, what she showed us was a truly remarkable work of art, that captured one of the best weekends of our lives.To simply call this book a Wedding Album doesn't give justice to it's beauty and creativity. I told CJ that the "Album" was just like a posed photography shoot, laid out by a renowned fashion photographer.You have outdone yourself. You immersed yourself personally in Kristie's event, and your caring and concern for creating something special for her was evident in the finished product. It is like a story book of the whole event, come to life, to be relived over and over again. The quality of the entire book is beyond our highest expectations. The detail in the photographs was so amazing; the layout of the photographs is perfect; the whole experience is awesome.Thank you so very much for caring. You are truly and artist, and now Kristie is the proud owner of a "Steffi Smith Original". I have so many favorite pictures that it is impossible to narrow my choice to my "most favorite"; but I still vote for the Bridge Shot of Kristie and her gown and the waterfall shot of Kristie in the foreground and CJ gazing at her from the background. And of course the Grandsons, and Kristie and I walking down the aisle, and our Father Daughter dance are some of my personal favorites. And I must add the Dad "Funky Chicken dance" with Kristie's girlfriends. I could go on and on about my favorites.Our Family is so fortunate to have found you to capture Kristie and CJs wedding. Thank you for being who you are and what you are. Thank you for your integrity and your personal interest. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with our family.I look forward to seeing my next grand baby captured in picture by our friend, the artist Steffi. Tom

Dear Steffi,Thank you for the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen. The ones done at Waterfall were gorgeous. You have given us pictures that will remind us for years what a wonderful and joyful time we had at Julie and Julians wedding.We were thrilled with the pictures you brought us Saturday. Thank you!Love, Beth BlalockSteffi,I just wanted to thank you for being so amazing during Julie's wedding. It was so much fun, something that will be forever in our memories and the photographs that you took are amazing. Thank you so much for being part of my little sister's big day. Love always, Ashley Blalock

I absolutely cannot sing their praises enough. They deserve 6 stars if I was allowed to create one extra. My experience with them was more than perfect from beginning to end. Because photos and/or video is the greatest avenue to our wedding memories, we were more picky about our photographer than anything else. Cariad blew me away. We did our engagement photos with them as well as our wedding day and I have never had so much fun and more importantly had the most amazing photo books and prints of my entire life!! Steffi and Steve will keep you on task the entire time before the event and especially the day of. Their attention to detail is so appreciated. Steffi was soooooooo easy to reach (which is so important in planning because it can be hard to juggle all the contacts)-she answered the phone EVERY single time I called her. She would call me about alerts on what to bring, what to remember, etc. It's so stress free working with them and your photos are going to be even more wonderful than you can ever imagine. My best friend is a professional photographer and she was so amazed with their work that she couldn't even believe what she saw. I would promise you over and over again that you will not be sorry you chose them. Price for photos, books, video, etc. is perfect for anyone. They have so many choices, and they bring actual books for you to see. I would have never changed my photographers/videographers for anything in this whole world!! Our wedding/engagement memories are so special to me and my husband......we love Cariad and I hope you chose the most fun, stress-free, and incredibly gorgeous experience that Cariad Photography can offer you and your family!!!Jenn Hamilton

Dear Steffi,Chad and I want to thank you so much for helping us make our wedding the special day we always wanted. You are an absolute dream. I can't say enough about you.Everyone at the wedding just loved you and all the work that you did was perfect.Thanks so much again. You are such a blessing.Love, Tiffany and Chad Cleland

OMG, Steffi, these pictures keep getting better and better!!!I'm in heaven - and you are a genius artist:)Thank you so much for letting us preview as well as my Dad,it's such a treat! I feel like a kid in a candy store:)Love and hugs, Annemaria and Trace

We got our book today, thank you so much, we love it!!! :) Cheryl & Grant

Good morning Steffi!We LOVE the album! It is sitting on our coffee table at home where everyone can see it. Thank you again for meeting my mom yesterday with the album. What a special moment it was last night to be able to open the album in our home with my mom there to see it for the first. She thinks you are the most talented person and I agree J We are very pleased! I hope that we can continue to work with you in the future for to capture other precious memories between Shannon and I. I hope you have a great day and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Much love!Jana Byrd

Steffi Smith with Cariad Photography is an amazing artist and photographer. Should you ever need photography services, I highly recommend you contact Steffi. We just received our wedding album in the mail and it is beautiful! Just perfect! Steffi is a true artisan - highly skilled and great to work with. Thank you, Steffi!!!

Steffi,We got the book yesterday and we love it! It is sitting on our coffee table to show off You guys did such an amazing job with our wedding! Thank you again for all the hard work you did….you have so much creative talent! April & Rob

Thank you again for the beautiful job you did on our wedding pictures and the book!!! Brian was very pleased with the book and I absolutely love it! You are the Best!Beth and Brian

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT........IT IS WONDERFUL. I JUST LOVE IT, I AM NOT SHOWING ROB AND GOING TO SURPRISE HIM WITH IT.THANKS!- CAROL

The photos are amazing Steffi!!!! Compliments are constant and everyone wants to know who was our photographer.... Bravo to you and your crew!

Steffi,We received the album. It is beyond our expectations. What a treasure. You certainly out did yourself. Thank you, so much. -Erica and David

Good morning Steffi! We LOVE the album! It is sitting on our coffee table at home where everyone can see it. Thank you again for meeting my mom yesterday with the album. What a special moment it was last night to be able to open the album in our home with my mom there to see it for the first. She thinks you are the most talented person and I agree. We are very pleased! I hope that we can continue to work with you in the future for to capture other precious memories between Shannon and I. I hope you have a great day and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Much love! Jana Byrd

The “CARE” in CARIAD Will Blow You Away!!!

Looking back on our wedding at Chota Falls on Sept. 24th 2011 is truly a joyous and memorable journey thanks to Steffi and Steve of Cariad Photography. They are the secret ingredient to the entire recipe for a perfect wedding. Not only are they experts in the field of phenomenal photography, but they are outstanding people to work with as well. They truly CARE about your day and capture the true essence of what is important to a couple during this joyous, life changing experience. Their “all inclusive” wedding packages are custom designed to fit the need for any occasion. Our engagement session with Steffi and Steve was fun, adventurous, non-invasive, and spontaneous. We loved it! Steffi came to my rescue with the perfect make-up artist for my wedding party after a not-so-pleasant trial run. She is a master photographer who knows how to translate your dreams to an everlasting photo. You can trust Cariad to be honest with you, dependable and to go above and beyond the required services to make your wedding day special. We are from Florida and they even volunteered to store our alcohol in the basement of their home during one of several trips to GA. We got our album last week and it is truly a “Work of Art” worth every dollar spent. The end result is a gorgeous book unlike any you have ever seen which tells the entire story of your journey in perfect photo fashion. Our entire family and all of our friends are still talking about the fairytale wedding and the magnificent “Movie Star” photos. We ONLY recommend Cariad Photography going forward and consider Steffi and Steve our friends for life! Penny & Patrick Reiman

What a wonderful photographer, person, and friend! I am so grateful that Cariad Photography photographed my wedding. From the moment I met Steffi, I knew that I didn’t have to worry about a thing with my wedding pictures—her portfolios are full of gorgeous photographs that highlight the beauty of her clients’ special days. She gave precise directions while photographing my wedding, which made posing easy and natural. The placement of people in the surrounding environment in my photos is spectacular. Not only did Steffi and Steve take the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, but they even stayed at my wedding well after I had expected them to leave in order to capture my wedding’s bon fire, an event that followed my reception. I would not have pictures of this event if Steffi had not been such a dedicated photographer. The morning after my wedding, Steffi brought me a very special picture she took of my husband and I next to a waterfall as a gift, and she has sent me several more photographs as gifts since. When you hire Steffi, you will get a creative, dedicated, and efficient photographer that will turn into a wonderful friend.

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