I'm a person who doesn't like to be in front of a camera and Ambrosia made it fun and relaxing. Through the workshop classes it allowed us to be natural yet gave us enough instruction to get amazing shots. All of my friends have commented how our engagement and wedding photographs look like their from a magazine and because they look so artistic and stylized. I can't express how great it was to work with Ambrosia!We love our wedding photos they are so wonderful.Thank your for all your hard work,, Ronit - Bride September 2015
My husband and I used Ambrosia Event Services through a business referral and we could not have been more pleased and happy with everything. From meeting before the wedding to go over our vision to the actual day, working with them was easy, professional, and rewarding. We took advantage of their complimentary work shop and it really made a difference for us. Our pictures turned out better than we could have ever imagined. They were so perfect. I would fully recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer or any of their event services, and not just for weddings, but for any type of event. Will use them for our anniversary party for sure! We love them! Megan Nicoles Wedding 2015
The number one priority I wanted to have from my wedding was beautiful memories, and that's exactly what I got. The photographer was the first vendor that I booked. Ambrosia Event Services) creates their beautiful work with La Vie photo books and they were within my budget! First, our engagement photos experience was phenomenal!!! After we took the work shop they offer and then took a peek at our wedding photos, we were convinced that we didn't regret investing in a good photographer. Thank you Ambrosia you guys are amazing! - August Wedding 2015
Excellent pictures that captured the overall feel of our wedding! We were extremely pleased with this service and we even provided a long list of picture requests and they were all taken care of. Once the event started we didn't have to worry about anything. I would highly recommend Ambrosia Event Services! Ryan - September 2012 Wedding
Thank you Ambrosia and your team of awesome experts! The work shops you offer was incredible and so beneficial. We hired your photographers Walter and Adam was our photographer capturing our intimate ceremony on the beach. Megan took gorgeous photographs that pictures from our wedding made it to their blog! She was very friendly with our guests and made everyone feel at ease and relaxed. Thank you Megan for doing an amazing job!
My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures that Ambrosia took on our wedding day! I had made some suggestions pertaining to poses and pictures I'd like to create and they was completely open to it! During the bridal photo shoots, he had us do all the poses I suggested plus more!
Our photographer and his assistant, were professionals, but friendly at the same time. They both put my husband and I at ease and encouraged us to be ourselves so our true personality can show in the photos.
Ambrosia also shot our engagement photos and it was such a great preview of what was to come on our wedding day!
And one more thing: Ambrosia is affordable! Ambrosia's photography services will offer you high quality photographs at an affordable price, which is a definitely steal! P.S. thank you for the work shops that was so helpful! :)
When we first set out on our wedding planning, we thought we would be able to do it all on our own. After almost ten years of dating, we were excited about making each part of our wedding a reflection of who we are as a couple and all of the memories we’ve shared along the way. However, as the day drew closer, we realized that we needed a little extra help and certainly would need someone we could trust to help make the actual day go smoothly. Luckily for me, one of my bridesmaids introduced me to Monica!
Monica came to our first meeting prepared with questions about us as a couple and our wedding plans, which was so helpful considering I was in the middle of a busy workload and trying to juggle all of the wedding details. She had wonderful suggestions and helped me develop a plan to ensure that all of the last minute details were taken care of so that my fiancé and I could relax and enjoy all of the wedding festivities.
On the day of our wedding, everything went perfectly. Monica was able to manage all of the vendors and our very large wedding party. Her positive and friendly demeanor helped make everyone feel comfortable, yet she was still able to move things along and deal with a few minor issues that arose throughout the day (florist’s late arrival, DJ’s attitude toward my bridesmaids when trying to set up the slideshow, etc.).
Most of all, Monica gave me the best wedding advice that I will never forget. From the time my fiancé proposed, I had plenty of friends and family tell me to “enjoy the day,” “take mental snapshots,” and other clichés. Monica took the time to get to know me and was able to see that I’m someone who is always thinking three steps ahead. She told me that for the past year of our engagement, I had always been planning for the next event or item on my checklist. Monica reminded me that I shouldn’t be worried about what was coming next on our wedding day because that would be her job. My job would be to enjoy whatever it was that I was doing in each moment and leave the planning ahead to her.
While this advice may not register in the same way for others, the point is that Monica got to know us and learned the best way to help us so that we could have our perfect day. Monica is simply the best, and I would highly recommend Monica as a wedding coordinator or event planner!
- Margaux and Tim, Malibu, CA
“After the wedding, I constantly heard how this was the most beautiful wedding the guests had attended, and how everything seemed tightly and perfectly choreographed. It wasn’t tightly choreographed; Monica and staff just had everything perfectly planned out and flawlessly coordinated and executed on the day of. Even my DJ was impressed by their professionalism.”
- Cindy and Timothy, Long Beach, CA
“My husband and I would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful contribution to our very special day. Your staff was amazing and Monica took on all the stress of planning this evening that went by way to fast… our guests left enchanted by the amazing surroundings and the great food…so, job well done!”
- Aurelie and Simon, Long Beach, CA
“Monica, it was a pleasure working with you and your staff recently for the wedding of Albert and Jessica. Everything was done in a professional and elegant manner and I truly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
- Father Charles Ara
Where do I begin to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you at Ambrosia Event Services? The first time I called you you made me feel like I was the only client you had. Your warmth, consideration, and willingness to be open and honest about your fees and how you would do everything you could do to meet my wedding needs was so impressive. When I came in and spoke with you I knew this was the company I wanted to be facilitating my wedding. Your photographers were amazing and I so enjoyed working with your cinematographers. They produced an amazing wedding video we so enjoy watching. But the highlight of my wedding was when I saw my wedding book! The La Vie book is truly the most beautiful wedding book anyone has ever seen. My friends who were married envied me when I showed them my book. I am spreading the word on how wonderful your company is, and now that I'm pregnant I plan on calling you to have you photograph my pregnancy photos. Actually I will use your services and tell everyone to do the same forever! Noami - Bride -November 2012
Used them for our wedding in September and it was perfect. Loved the work shop and they're so Easy to work with, very professional. Pictures turned out amazing! Would recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer. They made our wedding memorable and our guests can't stop raving about how our photos turned out. Thank you Ambrosia! Beate Bride - September 2014
I always thought my first review would be in a fit of anger after getting food poisoning or getting horrible service at some new trendy restaurant my new bride and I decided to give a try.
Surprisingly my first review is to sing the praises of our amazing "Professional Photographer" for the most important day of my wife and my life to date. If you are looking for an artistic eye that can see creative ways to highlight the beauty and uniqueness of you and your event; a high level professionalism that is more focused on getting the shoot the way you envisioned it than billing you for every minute of their time; and a comforting level of experience that lets you relax and know that this is one area of your event you are not going to have to worry about, then Ambrosia Event Services is the service to use.
My wife and I set are wedding date for December 11th of 2012. We only had two months to plan the wedding and being new to the area, didn't have a clue on who would be available, competent, and affordable on such short notice. Our venue referred us to Ambrosia and we set an appointment to meet with Michael. We met with him at the venue and were almost immediately put at ease. He shared a bit of his portfolio with us and we were very impressed. His kindness and wealth of knowledge made us feel very comfortable. We were also extremely pleased with how affordable the engagement and wedding photo packages were.
The day of our engagement photo shoot, Michael was set up on time with a bunch of great ideas and locations around town that would really bring out our uniqueness, style, and love for each other. There was no ticking clock; he worked until he had all the shots he needed to get the job done right. Because we were on a short schedule and wanted to get some of the engagement shots back for our invitations, we were able to get a bunch of shots and even a web page of photos back within a week. The shots really captured the essence of what we were looking for and we were excited about how the wedding photos would turn out.
The day of the wedding, Michael showed up early with a partner. They took all the obligatory shots but went above and beyond. They took shots of every minute detail of our special day. This was especially nice because we didn't have a videographer to capture more of the essence of our day.
After the wedding, we had the photos and a web page ready for viewing within a few weeks. Everyone was impressed by our wedding and engagement photos. We are so happy we entrusted Ambrosia Event Services to capture our wedding. We highly recommend them to our friends and are looking forward to our Trash the Dress Shoot later this year. Greg and anna - Dec 2012 Wedding
Ambrosia has such an amazing photographers! We Loved the work shop guys thank you! They did both our engagement and our wedding photos. They are really creative and helped bring our vision alive in what we wanted for both shoots. He makes his clients feel very comfortable which ultimately makes the photos come out amazing. Ambrosia and their team are very professional and the outcome of the photo albums are more than me and my husband could even imagined. The pictures are flawless. We will work with Ambrosia and his team again! Michelle and Andy - August 2014 Wedding
I love my wedding photos and Allen's style! Allen was a great photographer to work with from start to finish. His service is friendly, professional, and always quick to respond. He cares about all of his clients and wants nothing more but to capture your special day the very best that he can. Allen met with me prior to the wedding to discuss the style and the photo's I wanted to capture. I wanted non-traditional with a modern fashion twist that told a story. We feel VERY fortunate to have had Allen at our wedding! Our guests are still commenting on his professionalism at the ceremony and reception as well as the amazing pictures he took. He worked perfectly with young kids, something that is not easy to do. I cannot stop looking at my wedding pictures, and every time I do I start smiling from ear to ear recalling all of the fond memories of our special wedding day. I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends and family, not just for weddings, but for any event.
Nathalie & Ryan Moore (2014)
My husband and I got married in July 2012. We were recommended by our venue to Ambrosia and because we were planning a CA wedding from NY we were very nervous about choosing things correctly. Michael made everything so easy for us! He always contacted me back in a timely manner with my crazy emails!! Their prices are great and way below for the quality that we got! Their pictures turned out amazing. His assistant Sarah was with us all day as well and they captured everything! We could not have been more pleased. Their website lets you see all of the pictures and organizes them into folders for easy choosing. So many people are still commenting to us how beautiful the pictures are and the color changes are amazing. I highly recommend using this photographer!! Kathy - New York Bride - July 2011
Ambrosia has photographers that has exceptional photographers. We could not have asked for or gotten more BEAUTIFUL images!!! These images will be cherished FOREVER!! He was able to capture the true beauty of our wedding day, from the love that my husband & I share for each other, to our families joy & all the way down to the little details of the day. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Ambrosia to any & every bride to be!!! Sherry = Wedding on October 2014
Finding a photographer is a very difficult decision, and is a very stressful process. One does not know who they can trust, but when we met Allenl he eased our fears. He really made us feel comfortable and worked with us very well, even through difficult weather. He is a very approachable person and warm heart. I stresses about all the details about the wedding and he was able to handle me :). We really feel like we got a lot of value for what we paid.
Bear and Kristina Wurts June 26,2015
Ambrosia Photographers was such a pleasure to work with. As soon as my fiance and I sat down with him and looked through his wedding books they had made we both new we found our photographer! They were fabulous the day of our wedding, helping us with our day of time line, making sure we got all the right pictures together, w/ friends and family. He took a good combination of still shots and candid moments. Our wedding day was captured perfectly by A. Michael's Photographers and we're so happy to have these memories forever. I highly recommend Ambrosia Photographers for your wedding!!
Kari and Phil - June 2014 San Diego Wedding
I had to write and thank you and your team for the wonderful video and photography you provided for my wedding. I had a chance to look at my photos and I'm more than thrilled. I will tell everyone that Ambrosia is the place to go for photography and video. Thanks so very much!