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I cannot say enough good things about Whimboy. First off, before we’d even booked him, he and his lovely wife, Celeste took us out for coffee to show us his previous work and explain his wedding packages. We immediately felt at ease with them and knew within the first 5 minutes that this was our photographer. He loves life and loves what he does, and it shows in everything he does! Second, I would have booked Whimboy based on his portfolio alone. He has an incredible eye for detail and brings an artistic flair to all of his work. When we got our wedding pictures back, I was amazed at the range of portraiture and journalistic type images. He does it all! Third, the value of his work is INCREDIBLE. We received close to 1500 images and all the rights. And the price you pay for his time/work is a steal, seriously. But here’s the best part: they showed up within 2 WEEKS OF THE WEDDING, completely edited. (right?!?) And finally, he’s just a lot of fun! From getting ready shots to the final sendoff, we spent nearly 12 hours together on the wedding day. After months of planning, encouraging texts and changing timelines, Whimboy and Celeste felt more like friends than wedding vendors by the day-of. Seriously, best decision ever booking Whimboy If you don’t believe me, check out the pictures! They speak for themselves. PS, if you’ve read this far. Celeste works with Whimboy as his second shooter and is also an INCREDIBLE makeup artist who’s done work for professional ad campaigns. I ended up booking her for my wedding day makeup as did several of my bridesmaids. This family is a one-stop-shop! -Holly
I am so above and beyond delighted that we found Whimboy to be our engagement and wedding photographer! His pictures – both posed and candids – were elegant and flawless. He has a great eye for beautiful shots and lighting and is a masterful artist. He perfectly captured the emotion and joy of our wedding day, and he put so much effort into telling my husband’s and my love story. Importantly, Whimboy is fun, outgoing, warm, and engaging, and made both my husband and me laugh a ton during our sessions. It felt like a long-time friend was hanging out with us as we were getting ready for/at our wedding – our wedding party and families both commented many times on how much they enjoyed working with him too! I particularly appreciated how Whimboy made my husband (who is a bit camera shy) feel comfortable and helped him to be natural in the pictures instead of stiff or forced. Whimboy took his time with us – we never felt rushed or like Whimboy was on the clock. He was willing to put in as much time as necessary to make our photos everything we hoped they would be. Further, Whimboy is an amazing person to work with. He’s open to ideas and is willing to take whatever shots you really want. When we were interviewing other photographers for our wedding, others were much more resistant to suggestions for poses or other important shots, and it meant so much to me that Whimboy was open to hearing what pictures were important to me. He is amazingly flexible and was willing to try new things (like doing our couples wedding pictures AFTER the reception…after a really long day). He will go above and beyond for you and will make your pictures everything you dreamed of. I have gotten so many compliments on our photos! You definitely won’t regret choosing Whimboy – I would highly recommend him to anyone! – Claire Rossell
I think I am limited to 5 stars here but if I could I would happily give Whimboy and Celeste 10 stars! A friend of mine put us in touch with Whimboy late last year, we met them in February 2016, and did not need to look any further for a photographer. Meeting with them felt like meeting with friends who are artists rather than strangers negotiating a business transaction. They are beyond amazing – so skillful and charismatic. We communicated here and there between February 2016 and our July 2016 wedding and when the day came we couldn’t have been more pleased to be photographed by Whimboy. He must of taken at least 2000 pictures – we got 1700 beautiful ones, posed, candid, outdoors, indoors, action shots, artistic shots – it didn’t matter! All were beautifully done (our friends and family looked great!). The delivery of our pictures took only a few weeks and they came in such beautiful packaging that we have it displayed rather than stored away somewhere to be forgotten. Thank you so much Whimboy and Celeste! We cannot wait for our next big life event where we need a professional photographer so that you can capture the moment for us! – Whitney
Whimboy is really THE BEST. He’s so personable, super flexible, and has skills. We felt so comfortable working with him, and our photos turned out beautifully. I highly recommend booking him for your next event! -Cindy Dixon
Whimboy, and his wife Celeste, were terrific! Not only did they do a great job photoging our wedding — he was prolific throughout the night and got amazing candid shots — they became an integral part of our wedding with the friendship we built with them. If you are looking for a talented photographer who will not only take great shots, but will give you a personal touch and go above and beyond to make your wedding special — you should hire Whimboy immediately. -Alex Moscoso
my taste– I say I am pretty picky about things (I hate to admit it) and I am confident that I have a good eye for good quality, pays attention to detail, cost-effective, will do my research for good quality services
Short review::: Whimboy creates high-quality photos with a creative appeal, very affordable price, flexible (our wedding was 17 hours), he is a highly renowned photographer in Philippines, easy to work with, had all our 3,000 pictures ready in ONE MONTH, provides ALL your pictures and it is yours to keep…. please it only takes one minute to skim through a photographer’s portfolio online…you will not regret choosing him…
I have so many great things to say about Whimboy! I will just highlight the biggies:.
1) cost- very very affordable. as with most people we are on a tight budget… We needed a photographer for 17 hours and Whimboy worked within our budget without any hassle.
2) Quality/Professionalism- When comparing Whimboy’s work to other photographers I found his work to just be absolutely phenomenal:
– His photos are clean and he uses as much natural light as possible….and he uses it very well.
– His eye to being creative kicks in within seconds.
– He is skillful in choosing the appropriate lenses to capture the moment
– He is great at giving you directions to pose and makes you look natural… and if he sees you are uncomfortable he will notice
– He provides ALL your photos and you have ALL rights to them… if you are also into photography he can provide the RAW files for some of your pictures
– He developed all over 3,000 wedding pictures in a month….beat that…and ALL the pictures look pristine!
– He wanted to meet with us before we did our engagement shoot to get to know us and our personalities… that made us feel more comfortable with him especially since we are no models
– well-renowned photographer in Philippines
– him and his wife make a fantastic team! celeste did my makeup for engagement and wedding and did great keeping my look natural as I rarely wear makeup
— I can’t think of any negatives for Whimboy…. I can be quite a critic too
Please take my word and all you have to do is just look through his portfolio… it only takes one minute to skim through them. He is GOOD…just take a look on how good he is. – Kathy
I called Whimboy after seeing his photographs on The Knot.com for a bridal portrait session. I was impressed that he called back promptly, and immediately, I sensed his warm, generous, fun, and outgoing personality. We set up an appointment for the following week. I have a crazy schedule for work, and Whimboy was quick to put my mind at ease that everything would be wonderful.
The afternoon of the shoot came and with it came a big thunderstorm. Whimboy was very accommodating and flexible and willing to change dates if needed. Due to my schedule, I couldn’t change the date so I asked if we could start inside and maybe the rain would fade in time for some sunset shots.
In the end we were able to shoot both inside and out. Whimboy was simply amazing! He had my husband and I laughing, smiling, and enjoying the afternoon. It was an experience we will never forget and that doesn’t even include the photographs we just received which are incredible! We couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Thank you, Whimboy!!
PS-I got married in 2014, I just can’t seem to change my wedding date in the account settings. So if you are looking for someone who is very talented, fun to work with, and provides exceptional service, call Whimboy! – Virginia
I was looking for a photographer to take my engagement pictures in Washington DC, since that is where I met my fiance and where we spent a majority of our relationship. However, since we both live in Chicago now, it was hard to coordinate a photographer in a different state. Whimboy made this process so easy for us! It was a gamble meeting a photographer the day of the shoot, but Whimboy was so reliable and trustworthy! Not to mention, he did an amazing job with our pictures. He really gave us a wonderful package with great editing on all the photos. He was able to capture all the DC monument shots we wanted, and basically spent the whole day with us. His wife also came with us during the shoot, which was a HUGE help throughout the day. I am so glad I used Whimboy as my engagement photographer since he really took the time to get to know my finace and I and the style we like. By the end of the process, my fiance and I even said we wished we had met Whimboy earlier and booked him as our wedding photographer! – Angela
Weddings can be stressful, esp for the brides. Destination weddings are even worse. But imagine having a typhoon in a destination – outdoor – wedding. Now that is something! For my wedding last year that’s what we had. It was raining all day and tents were being blown away but because of Whimboy’s unperturbed composure and enthusiasm in what he does – none of those problems are visible in our wedding pictures. All our pictures came out amazing! The whole time, despite all the craziness he was cheering everyone up, he would tell jokes, share funny stories to make people laugh and not worry about what was going on.
It is an understatement to say that he is a great photographer and that his photos are amazing. What sets him apart from the rest is – he has an eye for even the simplest details and can capture it in a very artistic way. He finds “magic” in ordinary objects, situations, people, and events and can make it really extraordinary. His passion for this craft is visible and can be felt in his photos. A truly remarkable artist!-Karen
Professional, brilliant, amazing and easy going are some of the words that best describe Whimboy Echavez as a photographer. Whimboy is one of a kind, his character and wit made us feel comfortable and worry free on the day. Not only taking photos was his forte, Whimboy also served as an inspiration to Don and myself. He shared his passion for photography and how he and his wife got into the wedding industry gave us the courage to pursue what Don had always been passionate about. (This discussion was while we’re in the car from church to reception)
With much anticipation on what the photos would look like, Whimboy showed case his work to us. The photos were totally amazing! Positive comments were communicated to us after visiting the link provided. Comments on his style and editing techniques poured. We couldn’t really ask for more! As we celebrate our one year wedding anniversary, we believe this is the most simplest way we could say “thank you” for being part of our memorable day and for the friendship gained. May God continue to bless you and your business with many more bookings. Keep up the great work, and continue inspire us with your work. Thanks heaps! -Wina
My husband and I are so thankful to whimboy for capturing beautiful moments on our wedding day. He is very fun to work with and makes you feel comfortable and naturally expressive. Thank you for making our dreams come true by taking these amazing pictures. Please pencil book us on our 25th wedding anniversary -Bel
I met him on the wedding day itself but he made us feel very comfortable. Taught us how to pose and how to look good in front of the camera. He’s very funny and charming so even if we’re not really used to cameras, we were very at ease and that made us have great pictures. Thanks.-Diana
Working with the Echavez duo during our engagement shoot was like hanging out with cool friends. Although meeting up for the shoot was our first time getting together, there was immediate rapport as soon as we shook hands. Throughout the session, we were allowed to be ourselves, with the four of us laughing continuously which was evident in the fine photos Whimboy took. Make no mistake, Whimboy and Celeste are absolute professionals. Since it was midday, Celeste knew light make-up was best on Ava and Whimboy’s creativity was on full display when he saw the range of colors throughout the Rizal Stadium setting. Even with the sun shining down at its peak, he found ways to effectively utilize the entire venue. With Whimboy’s enthusiasm and sharp ideas, we happily ran, smiled, laughed, giggled, jumped, posed, and climbed for the camera. It was a memorable shoot and we wouldn’t want it any other way. What an amazing time we had. The photos came out wonderfully, reflecting the passion that Whimboy brings to photography, with that passion clearly on display during the shoot and through the moments he captured on film. As Justin has previously worked in Washington DC and Ava enjoyed her time visiting the area, we know it won’t be long before we will go visit our great friends, Celeste and Whimboy. -Ava+Justin
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