Read real reviews, ratings, and testimonials from past clients of STUDIO 1250, Charleston Wedding Photographer. We love the wedding photography clients we work with. They love us as well! Our clients are always surprised at how many great moments we captured on their wedding day. If you don’t believe us, take a moment to read some of the reviews left by real brides and grooms like you!
For the third year in a row, Studio 1250 Photography was awarded The Knot Best of Weddings for Charleston Wedding Photography.
For the second year in a row, Studio 1250 Photography was awarded The Knot Best of Weddings for wedding photography in Charleston, SC.
The Knot Best of Weddings award is chosen every year by brides to acknowledge and applaud the top wedding photographers. This is accomplished through ratings and reviews on TheKnot.com by real brides who used Studio 1250 Photography for their special day.
Only the top five percent of wedding photographers are chosen for this elite award. Chosen by actual brides, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award was given for Studio 1250 Photography’s outstanding performance in “quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.”
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My daughter had a destination wedding in Hilton Head. We chose Philip as our photographer and it was absolutely the best decision we could have possibly made! The pictures are not only amazing and beautiful, but Philip captured the moments with creativity and perfection. Philip is very personable and professional. He is open to any requests for specific photos and offers creative suggestions to enhance the experience. It is very important to have a photographer who is personally invested in making sure you have lasting memories through beautiful pictures and you enjoy the experience. Philip did exactly that! He is an extremely nice person, such a pleasure to work with and creates memories through his photography that will always be treasured. I highly recommend Philip Casey/Studio 1250 for your wedding or special event.
Philip photographed our wedding in Hilton Head. Planning a wedding from another state can be stressful, but Philip made the entire process extremely easy. He responds very quickly and provides ample information, he was right on time (early) the day of, and very friendly and professional! Our family and friends really liked him. He caught moments that I didn't even know happened, and I am so thankful for that! Best of all, our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! We were blown away when we saw them. He told the story of our wedding day better through pictures than I could with words. We would highly recommend Philip to anyone! Best wedding planning decision we made :)
Philip photographed our engagement session and wedding in March 2014. We had met with a few photographers while planning and once we met Philip, we knew that he was the best fit for us. He was very nice and made us feel very relaxed. We had to end up canceling our engagement session at the last minute due to weather. Philip was very accommodating and didn't complain at all. He came back a few weeks later and we were able to finish it. At our wedding, I liked that he wasn't intrusive. I hardly noticed him there, but he took amazing photos! I felt very relaxed with his style. He was always very punctual for our meetings. He was also very prompt with communication, whether by phone or email. Follow up after the wedding was also prompt and professional. He sent us the images in a very cute envelope. Prints that we ordered arrived quickly as well.
Studio 1250 photographed my wedding this past July, and we were extremely pleased with them! During our ceremony and reception they were able to catch some amazing photos without disturbing our guests. They were never pushy and truly seemed to just want to give us what we wanted. Once we got our pictures back, we were amazed by the quality and number of great shots! Even some of our guests have commented on what an incredible job they did!
Philip shot my wedding at the I'on Creek Club in May, and he was absolutely fantastic. Being from out of town, I wasn't able to meet him until the morning of the wedding, but to be honest - it didn't matter. He was very easy to work with, had a good sense of humor with my crazy family, and managed to produce BEAUTIFUL photos (even with the rain all day!). My favorite part about Studio 1250 was their style of shooting. The composition and light are perfect in every photo. And most importantly, he was able to capture the love and happiness that filled our day.
My husband and I chose STUDIO 1250 to take our engagement pictures after reading a number of positive reviews. Philip took our engagement pictures in downtown Charleston and they turned out incredible. They were exactly what we were looking for and he even made a few available to us the same day that we took them! A few weeks later we received a CD with all of the edited pictures so that we could do with them as we pleased. We were very happy with the engagement pictures and decided to book Studio 1250 for our wedding as well. Philip was great to work with, made us feel comfortable during the photo shoots and was always quick to respond to any emails/calls. The day of the wedding Philip showed up on time and even brought an extra photographer! It was such a relief knowing that we did not have to worry about the photographer or the outcome of the pictures. The wedding pictures turned out just as amazing as the engagement pictures and we are so grateful to Studio 1250 for capturing this very special day. I highly recommend using Studio 1250-professional, dependable and will deliver GORGEOUS pictures!
I used Philip Casey with Studio 1250 for our engagement photos, my bridal portraits, and our wedding, and we could not have been more pleased! When my husband and I first met Philip before our engagement photo shoot, he took the time to get to know us and to make us feel comfortable, which definitely made us relax and enjoy ourselves during the session (more relaxed = better pictures!). He was flexible with us and very open to our ideas and suggestions. During the wedding, he interacted well with all our guests and was able to handle a very loud and excitable wedding party. All our pictures turned out beautifully, and I had several people tell me that our wedding pictures "captured every moment perfectly." He was always prompt and professional. It did take us longer than expected to get our pictures back (the company was in the middle of moving and expanding), and to make up for this he even gave us additional print credit. We chose to opt for the 12 hour package with the additional photographer, and I definitely recommend this.... especially if you are having a larger wedding. It is money well spent. All in all, we were very pleased and I definitely recommend his services to future brides!
Philip was so pleasant to work with! I actually never took the time to meet with Philip prior to our wedding day - we simply chatted over email and phone; however, when we finally met up to take photos before the ceremony, he jumped right in and made me feel incredibly calm and beautiful for my day! Studio 1250 captured all of the little moments I didn't see and after we got the photos back, everyone said how special and fun they were! Both my parents and my in-laws have nothing but nice things to say about Studio 1250. Between the wonderful photos, great price, and overall easy experience, I would highly recommend Studio 1250! Thank you Philip, for sharing your creative talent and professionalism with us on our day!
Philip at Studio 1250 is an excellent photographer. We used him for our engagement pictures and would highly recommend them to someone else. He is very personable and does great work! We thoroughly enjoyed all our pictures!
I chose Studio 1250 based on their online portfolio. I had an outdoor wedding, and his previous work was exactly the aesthetic I was looking for. I knew there were a few specific shots I wanted, but I really wanted a photographer who could capture candid shots and also put a creative spin on them. I was very happy to find that Phillip was very flexible on working with me on a price for a package that included everything I wanted. At the wedding, he and his assistant managed to capture everything without being pushy about telling people where to stand or how to pose; they did a great job of being right there without being in the way or even noticed sometimes. We got our proofs back within 4 weeks and were able to use some for our thank you's and Christmas cards. We also got a USB with all of the photos, and were able to get them printed wherever we wanted. The online gallery was also allowed us to share the photos with our friends and family and they could order directly from the site if they wanted to.
Overall, I highly recommend Studio 1250; they made me and my husband and family very happy with the experience, price and outcome of the shots. :)
Ahhh! Phillip is an amazing photographer! He was great to work with and he had everything down to a science to keep things running smoothly on the wedding day! Our wedding guests were noting how inconspicuous the photographer at our wedding was during both the ceremony and reception. Phillip is by far the most creative and absolutely brilliant photographer I have ever seen or worked with. He makes you feel so at ease because you don't have to pose with him, he wants personality shots and if he thinks you should be looking somewhere else he will tell you. Choosing Studio 1250 photography was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! Thank you Phillip for capturing our special day, we will cherish the beautiful photos for the rest of our lives.
These guys treated my wife and I like royalty. Their experience shines through their work. They work so hard to serve the bride and groom well. Family photos at weddings can turn into sticky situations, but they guys made it go so smoothly. Dark wedding chapel? Not a problem. Sun shining bright off of the water behind you? Not a problem. Extremely overcast during your bridal portraits and can't reschedule? Not a problem. There really isn't any problem these guys can't overcome. They don't need perfect situations to make you look great! Weddings are already kind of stressful, you don't need to worry about anything else. If you hire STUDIO 1250 will give you one less thing to worry about. I really can't say enough about them. Don't get stuck with a novice photographer that built a wix website and can work their way around photoshop, hire STUDIO 1250 a proven group of professionals.
My Fiancé hired Studio 1250 and Philip to photograph our actual engagement/proposal and he did an amazing job! The photos are beautiful, professional, he was easy to work with, and took so many great shots. We loved working with him!
My husband & I planned a trip to Charleston, SC to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We decided to have photos taken to mark the occasion. We decided on this about a month or so before our trip which would take place in June. Being a busy wedding month I was nervous we wouldn't find a photographer in our price range that we were excited about in such short notice. Also I had to rely completely on information I found online as we live in NH. I came across Studio 1250 & was certain they wouldn't be available but loved their work so much that I sent an inquiry in regardless. I heard back from Phillip within 24 hours & to my surprise he was able to fit us in during our visit! He was easy to communicate with prior to our trip mapped out some great locations for our photo shoot. When we met him he was super friendly & so fun to work with! It was mid June & in the high 90s so it was crazy hot outside but he was such a trooper lugging around all his equipment in that heat! It was so hot that we were both sweating, my fresh blowout was not so fresh so I wasn't expecting much in the way of results. We heard from Phillip two days later with a sneak peek of our shoot posted to their fb page & we were so surprised with the results! You had no idea we were sweating in the 90 plus degree heat! Phillip contacted us in what I would call a perfectly fair amount of time in the height of wedding season with the finished proofs from out shoot. We were beyond thrilled with them! They were exactly what we had hoped for! We couldn't decide on which ones we loved the most that we purchased them all! I would recommend Phillip & Studio 1250 to EVERYONE planning a wedding in the Charleston area. You won't be disappointed! Thank you again Phillip & Studio 1250!!
My husband and I never got wedding pictures from our actual wedding and so for our anniversary we decided to makeup for our lack of pictures. We booked a shoot with Philip of Studio 1250 with the hopes of getting some wedding-esque photos. Philip more than captured who we are as a couple and the photographs that he gave us were more beautiful than I could have asked for or imagined. He went above and beyond (literally...he worked during a rainstorm) and he made up feel comfortable and photogenic. I will cherish our photographs forever.
My husband and I had Philip be a part of our special day a couple years ago. He is foremost an artist. He captured each detail, stunning portraits of my husband and I, and endearing candid moments of all my guests. Philip's professionalism is top notch makes every part of the process stress-free. He arrived early for our initial meeting and on the day of the wedding. When the place we were supposed to initially meet was closed, he found an alternate location quickly and directed me to that location over the phone. He maintained a smile on his face the whole wedding day, despite hours of screaming and crying from my flower girl. He also worked with me on massaging the package deal to work within my budget and priorities. Also, he got my pictures back to me super fast! I cannot say enough good thing about Philip and his work. I highly recommend the use of Philip's artistic and professional talents as a wedding photographer in Charleston!
Philip did a wonderful job of capturing my brother's special day. My husband and I were both in the wedding party and we were both impress with his professionalism and artistic ability. While taking portraits of the families he was very sensitive to family dynamics and made sure everyone was included. In addition to taking beautiful portraits of my sister-in-law and brother and our families, his photos also highlighted the artsy side of the venue and wedding details that the bride spent countless hours preparing. Philip was very intune to what was important to the bride and groom. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the Charleston area!
When I started my wedding planning process, I was told that you have to pick those 1-2 wedding details that are very important to you and invest in those areas. Everything else, you have to let go a little. For me, I knew that early on, that my photographer and my photographs would be very important to me.
I planned a destination wedding in Charleston from Cincinnati. Google was my best friend but for photographers, it was hard because everyone's photos look so pretty. I reached out to a few photographers based on their website but Philip was easily my top choice based on the following reasons:
1. I loved his work. All his photos were clean with beautiful lighting. There wasn't a lot of "set up" or "editing" or "fancy post-effects". They were simply beautiful and more than anyone, he captured moments and emotions.
2. In his bio, he said he did wedding photography because he loved it, not because he just fell into it. I'm personally inspired by people who pursue their passions as a career, no matter how difficult it may be.
3. His website and packages were really easy for me to understand. I appreciated the transparency given how time consuming the wedding planning process can be.
From the start, Philip and Studio 1250 was one of my favorite wedding planning decisions. My engagement session was fun and Philip cared so much about getting the right shots. It's clear that he has passionate about his work and he's fun to work with. Not being familiar with the area, he took the lead as he's very familiar with Charleston. For the wedding day, I felt comfortable with him being there for some of our most intimate moments. The pictures turned out amazing.
I really could not be happier and I would recommend Philip to any friend or stranger. He will take great care of you and his work is incredibly special. Thank you Philip!
Trust me, these people are great. I was so excited when my husband agreed to let them do our pictures! They also did my sister-law's wedding pictures which are equally beautiful! I'm completely satisfied and absolutely recommend them for anyone!
Philip and Studio 1250 was great to work with. My husband and I both enjoyed having Philip do our engagement and wedding photography. We could not have asked for a better photographer!
Philip Casey is a very talented photographer who makes being in front of a camera for hours enjoyable! He was so great to work with and made everyone comfortable. I am so happy with our photographs. They are creative and artistic while capturing the emotion of the day. I highly recommend Studio 1250.
Philip Casey was wonderful! He was the ideal wedding photographer as you didn't even notice when he was snapping photos...but, when he needed to give direction he got people in line! Many guests commented on how nice he was, as well. Photos are still not back yet, as I was told they would take about 6 weeks, but from what I've seen on his website, I'm sure they will be fantastic. Recommend!
Philip at Studio 1250 was a pleasure to work with. He came to our house when we were getting ready for the wedding for the "getting ready" pictures and this gave me an opportunity to get to know him better before going to the ceremony and reception. Since our wedding was a destination wedding, I hadn't had a chance to meet Philip before our wedding day. He is a wonderful, fun photographer to work with!
I just received my photos from my wedding and all I can say is...amazing! Philip did a wonderful job working with everybody during our wedding and I couldn't be happier with the results. Definitely a must for any wedding in the Charleston, SC area!
I instantly knew I wanted to work with Phillip and Studio 1250 when I saw his work! When I met with him, you could tell he was very passionate about his work and what he did which made me even more excited to work with him. He was very polite and I had a blast doing my bridals and all my wedding photos with him. I would HIGHLY recommend him to any of my friends and I look forward to possibly getting with him for more photos in the future!!
My, now husband, and I were referred to Studio 1250 by a local DJ after I had done so much research on local photographers and couldn't find exactly what I wanted. When I went through the website of his photos I was amazed and my referral said he had a great personality which was a huge plus for me and was so true! Philip was on top of everything and was great to work with. There were many things that were stressful about my wedding but the photographer was not. I was amazed by how many photos he took - I still look through all of them 9 months later and just get so happy because he captured every single special moment of the greatest day of my life :)
Phillip did our engagement and wedding photos. We had to come up with a plan B for after the wedding since it was pouring outside, but he didnt skip a beat. I can't wait to show off our wonderful photos. He has been very easy to contact and was also very understanding when our engagement photos were rained out. Since we are out of town, it was easy to reschedule with him.
Philip and the amazing team of photographers at Studio 1250 are a dream to work with on your wedding day. Matt and I didn't actually meet Philip until 2 days before our wedding and I instantly felt comfortable talking to him about us and our big day and knew that he would know exactly how to capture Matt and I on our wedding day. When our day arrived things were a little stressful due to the large thunderstorm that was pouring rain on Charleston, but Philip came right in with great ideas for capturing the moments before the ceremony. As the weather started to clear up, I could sense his excitement for us as to what that day would hold for us and our families. It could not have turned out to be a more amazing day for us and our families, and Philip literally captured every amazing moment of our wedding day! He was everywhere and I didn't even realize it until he sent me the link to our pictures. And what can I say, I am absolutely IN LOVE with ALL of our wedding pictures!! Every time I look through our pictures, I am immediately taken back to that day...even to the point of laughing so hard I'm crying at our fantastic reception dance party pictures! Philip truly captured all of the love and fun that surrounded us at The Island House that day. His pictures are beautiful and reflect the emotions of our wedding day as well as the gorgeous surroundings of the Island House and the Stono River. I could not have asked for a more amazing photographer to work with on our wedding day! Philip was always so responsive whenever I e-mailed or called with any questions and he was more than awesome with how quickly he had our sneak peek pictures on his website and then with our full wedding link and disk. I would recommend Philip and Studio 1250 to any bride and her family. Not only will they have an extremely professional photographer on their special day, but they will also have absolutely gorgeous photos to remind them always of how amazing and wonderful and fun their wedding day was for them and all of their friends and family! ...
Studio 1250 and especially Philip Casey are fantastic. I found Studio 1250 following a Google search of Charleston wedding photographers and absolutely fell in love with the quality of the work based on his website alone. The prices were a bit higher than most, but you get what you pay for. After I talked to him on the phone, I knew he was the best photographer for us based on his personality and honesty. He agreed to stay in Hilton Head the night of our wedding and meet us at sunrise the next morning for a trash the dress session. He is truly accommodating and it’s obvious he has a passion for his work. In the short amount of time he was with all of us, we were calling him family. We got a glimpse of the wedding photos a few weeks after the wedding and had a CD with 500+ phenomenal pictures within a month following the wedding!! Philip managed to never get in the way but capture the moments to portray the love and happiness of the night and during the trash the dress session. The trash the dress pictures were so romantic and fun and had us laughing and enjoying ourselves the entire time. Philip is an honest person and very easy to work with. The pictures speak for themselves! We've already booked him to come to Kentucky for our maternity pictures in January!...
Phillip did a wonderful job at our wedding! We love our photos and were so excited to show them off to everyone. He really captured the sense of joy of the day. We wanted mostly candid shots and not too many posed ones, and he was great. We did a few organized family shots, and then the rest was all natural and so much fun. He did great with the lighting and paid close attention to detail. We got so many photos of smiling happy people, which is what we wanted. He also did a beautiful job with close ups on details like pics of favors, our yummy food, decorations and a beautiful one of our rings on a starfish (beach wedding!) He was super nice and easy to work with, and I forgot that he was there because he never got in the way. Only when I got my photos did I realize how present he was. The price was phenomenal for the quality and quantity of the photos. I’ll recommend him in a heartbeat. A few weeks after the wedding, he posted about 35+ of the best of the photos on facebook and his blog, so I was able to start sharing them! About 1 month after the wedding we received a very sturdy flash drive in the mail with 1400+ high-quality photos on it, and we were free to print them ourselves or order them from him. He also sent a link to a website with all the photos, so friends and family could order copies too. My only recommendation is that you give him (or any photographer) a list of any specific shots you don’t want to miss. He managed to get almost all combinations of people, but there were a few others I wished I’d asked for but didn’t think to before. Not his fault at all—just a general wedding photography...
I have only great things to say about Studio 1250 and Philip! We met the summer before our wedding to talk over details. Over that next year we talked at least once a month about ideas and details. He took every little idea I had and incorporated it into our wedding photos. Philip made us feel like we have known him forever and the photos reflected that trust and comfortable feeling. We were laughing and joking most of the shoot. My family and friends talked about how nice he was during the ceremony and reception. (We only had 30 guests so he could not hide.) I love love love the final product. He went above in beyond through the entire process. I can not wait to work with him again in the future. He truly is...
I just received the link for our wedding photos, and I have already spent about 3 hours looking at them and then looking at them again. Just like I told Philip, I'm obsessed with how beautiful they are. We met Philip at our engagement shoot in downtown Charleston. Zack and I had never taken professional photos before, so we felt really awkward. But Philip made it all okay. He tried his best to make it not so formal, which was what I wanted in a photographer. When I saw the results of our engagement shoot, I was just so excited to get to the wedding for him to take more photos. Philip and James were with us the entire day from getting ready, to feeling extremely nervous, to walking down the aisle, to partying it up at the reception. The thing was, they were EVERYWHERE, but I never even realized it. They captured images I never would have thought of, and they had supplied us with memories that we can revisit for a lifetime. I am so thankful we went with Studio 1250 because at the end of the day, you only have the photos from your wedding day. If you want to have your day captured minute by minute, you need to go with Studio 1250. Now I'm going to go look at my photos again!
Studio 1250 was amazing!! I could have not asked for a better experience with them!! I used Studio 1250 for my wedding, bridal portraits, and the birth of my son. Philip did an amazing job listening to what kind of pictures I wanted and did a great job getting everything! There was a moment in my 2edding where my husband and I did a pinky promise kiss and I told Philip about it and that I really wanted to make sure I got that specific picture. HE GOT IT and it is beautiful!! He also took pictures of us the day after the wedding and they wear great! He spent almost the entire day with us and he could have kept going, but I was getting so tired and my dress was only getting heavier! Then Philip took pictures when our first child Easton was born and those are by far the most amazing every time I look at them I want to cry! He captured this moment perfectly and I could not ask for more! If you want an amazing photographer, Have STUDIO 1250 shoot your wedding!!
The pictures look amazing and I could not be happier with them! All of the pictures took me right back to that amazing day and super fun night! Thank you so much for getting them to us and I can't wait to share them with everyone!
Studio 1250- Wow...the pictures are truly wonderful!! You have an amazing gift of being there at the right moment to get that special shot! I can't believe how many great pictures you were able to capture without us even knowing you were there! Your attention to details made the pictures even more perfect!! Thank you for blessing the lives of others with your talent! I will definitely be recommending you to everyone!!
Philip Casey was an amazing photographer! We could not have picked a better person to capture the most important day of our lives and the beginning of the most beautiful memories we will cherish forever. Philip went above and beyond and was there one step ahead of every special moment. He took his time and was flexible to be everywhere, anywhere and get every single shot we could imagine. He is artistic, creative, fun and extremely talented! We not only hired a professional to photograph our wedding but we have gained a wonderful friend. I highly recommend Philip for any occasion but I know for a fact that as a wedding photographer you can count on getting the best!
We LOVE the pictures! We have shown everyone! Now the hard part - deciding which ones!! Thank you for an AWESOME job!
PHILIP~ You were amazing...Carlton & I love the photographs you took in and around the Charleston Place Hotel for our DECEMBER wedding! I look at the photos all the time and smile. The funny thing is, we live in Charlotte, NC & I just took a chance on you, sight unseen & LET ME TELL YOU~ I could not have been happier!!!! Everyone who sees our pictures tells us we look like we should be in an ad for Charleston Weddings or they say, we look so beautiful (thanks to you) that we should be published in a Bridal Magazine! The places you shot us in were crazy-cool, I couldn't have dreamed up the scenery you brought us too! YOU ARE AWESOME! We are lucky we got you to capture our memories & will have something to pass on to our children one day...Thanks!
We received the photos yesterday and we LOVE them! You did a terrific job and we want to thank you for capturing that day for us. It was all perfect.
I REALLY LOVE the photos! Excellent job:-)!!!!! The prints were fabulous! Really awesome! We are thrilled---you guys did such an amazing job---I like the photo of you two as well! haha! I'm actually still going through all of them! Great job! Thank you, thank you!
Philip did our engagement and wedding shoots. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. Every and any ideas we had were welcome, and if he had a way to spin it and make it better he let us know. We had a mix of the traditional wedding style photos and the life stills/in the moment kind of photos (those are my favorite), and even a mini photo shoot with my other love, my 1967 El Camino. Some of the photos still get me choked up when I see them. He captured so many amazing moments from that day. We couldn’t be everywhere all the time at our reception, but somehow Philip did. The only problem we found with all the photos he took was trying to find our favorites. They ALL were amazing. He always had a smile on his face, and helped make our big day one we’ll never forget. I would highly recommend STUDIO 1250 to all of my family and friends. Thanks Philip.
Thanks for the nice photos Philip. You did a nice job and thank you again for being such a nice guy at the event-and not pushy/intrusive like some photographers I have seen. I really like the forest and old wood shots. -Mother of the Bride
We used these guys for our wedding on Dec 12th, 2009 and it was the best choice of photographers we could have made! Philip was extremely caring and easy to work with! He was able to be everywhere all the time and worked around our schedules. The best part is that he got every memorable shot and was able to blend right in. Both my wife and I feel that the soul, dedication, and pride that he takes in photography really shows in his pictures and really captures the experience in every shot. I HIGHLY recommend using this company for your wedding and i promise your memories will be captured and remembered forever!
Philip, We can not thank you enough for the beautiful pictures! We finally got through all of them last night and there are so many great ones to choose from I can’t even pick a favorite! Thank you again and keep up the awesome work!