Joaquin & Alison   The bottom line is that Mandy and Lindsay are amazing photographers, artists, artisans and professionals.  They exceeded our expectations in every dimension before, during, and after the wedding.  Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of decisions we made while planning our wedding, we feel that hiring Mandy and Lindsay as our photographers was by far the best one.  More than just high-quality images from the day, their photos captured the complex mixture of strong emotions that comes with any wedding: love, joy, tenderness, hope, wonder.  The wedding and reception went by in a blur and, because we were in the middle of getting married, we weren’t able to spend as much time with all of our guests as we hoped.  Thanks to Mandy’s and Lindsay’s work, we have a more complete and wonderful record of the event.  When we looked at the photos they took (which were made available on time), it seemed like they managed to be everywhere all at once.  Which is incredible because, aside from the posed pictures, we hardly noticed their presence at all during the wedding and reception.  And yet, time after time, we asked each other, “Look at this one! How did they get that shot?!” as we scrolled through their photos.  One important note about what makes Mandy and Lindsay such a great team for a wedding is that, while working with us, they showed us what a strong relationship filled with respect and love for each other should look like.  It was inspiring to us as we were getting ready to hit a major milestone in our journey as life partners to watch Mandy and Lindsay working together in such a positive and constructive way.  They didn’t always agree with each other, but it was clear that they respected and valued each other and were always able to come up with a solution that worked for both of them and for us.  Who better to work with at the start of a marriage?  PRO TIP: If time and budget allow, we super highly recommend scheduling an engagement photo shoot with Mandy and Lindsay as well.  For us, it was an opportunity to get to know them as artists and as people and to become familiar with their style.  It was also a huge morale boost. We started the session feeling the full weight of everything that still needed to get done for the wedding. Thanks to their experience and skill, we finished the session feeling happy and confident and as if everything was going to work out just fine.  Which it did! 

Joaquin & Alison

The bottom line is that Mandy and Lindsay are amazing photographers, artists, artisans and professionals.  They exceeded our expectations in every dimension before, during, and after the wedding.  Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of decisions we made while planning our wedding, we feel that hiring Mandy and Lindsay as our photographers was by far the best one.

More than just high-quality images from the day, their photos captured the complex mixture of strong emotions that comes with any wedding: love, joy, tenderness, hope, wonder.  The wedding and reception went by in a blur and, because we were in the middle of getting married, we weren’t able to spend as much time with all of our guests as we hoped.  Thanks to Mandy’s and Lindsay’s work, we have a more complete and wonderful record of the event.  When we looked at the photos they took (which were made available on time), it seemed like they managed to be everywhere all at once.  Which is incredible because, aside from the posed pictures, we hardly noticed their presence at all during the wedding and reception.  And yet, time after time, we asked each other, “Look at this one! How did they get that shot?!” as we scrolled through their photos.

One important note about what makes Mandy and Lindsay such a great team for a wedding is that, while working with us, they showed us what a strong relationship filled with respect and love for each other should look like.  It was inspiring to us as we were getting ready to hit a major milestone in our journey as life partners to watch Mandy and Lindsay working together in such a positive and constructive way.  They didn’t always agree with each other, but it was clear that they respected and valued each other and were always able to come up with a solution that worked for both of them and for us.  Who better to work with at the start of a marriage?

PRO TIP: If time and budget allow, we super highly recommend scheduling an engagement photo shoot with Mandy and Lindsay as well.  For us, it was an opportunity to get to know them as artists and as people and to become familiar with their style.  It was also a huge morale boost. We started the session feeling the full weight of everything that still needed to get done for the wedding. Thanks to their experience and skill, we finished the session feeling happy and confident and as if everything was going to work out just fine.  Which it did! 

  Samantha Quan   As someone who feels super awkward in front of the camera, it was such a relief to find Lindsay and Mandy in our search to design the perfect wedding team. We bonded with them both right away and they immediately put us at ease. From engagement, to boudoir, to our wedding day of photos, they smashed it out of the park. Like any good wedding, ours had it's fair share of drama and chaos and Lindsay and Mandy went above and beyond to not only handle it, but make sure I wasn't. They're so much more than our photographers now, they're our friends. I cannot recommend them enough, as either. We love them so much!

Samantha Quan

As someone who feels super awkward in front of the camera, it was such a relief to find Lindsay and Mandy in our search to design the perfect wedding team. We bonded with them both right away and they immediately put us at ease. From engagement, to boudoir, to our wedding day of photos, they smashed it out of the park. Like any good wedding, ours had it's fair share of drama and chaos and Lindsay and Mandy went above and beyond to not only handle it, but make sure I wasn't. They're so much more than our photographers now, they're our friends. I cannot recommend them enough, as either. We love them so much!

  Janelle L.   There are no words - We love Mandy & Lindsay so much! They are the best photographers, in my opinion, not just for their skill but for their hearts, passion, and warmth. You really cannot go wrong by choosing them as your photographers. We had the pleasure of hiring them for our engagement photos and wedding day photos and I have never once regretted our decision. Their photos are so beautiful, crisp, and real. Their website is stunning, easy to navigate, and offers a variety of shots, showing their versatility. We are so thankful to have met them.

Janelle L.

There are no words - We love Mandy & Lindsay so much! They are the best photographers, in my opinion, not just for their skill but for their hearts, passion, and warmth. You really cannot go wrong by choosing them as your photographers. We had the pleasure of hiring them for our engagement photos and wedding day photos and I have never once regretted our decision. Their photos are so beautiful, crisp, and real. Their website is stunning, easy to navigate, and offers a variety of shots, showing their versatility. We are so thankful to have met them.

  Heather Sanchez de Necochea   My husband I found LUMI through Beatnik Studios. They are listed as a preferred photographer when you book the venue. They were the first and only photographers we met with because we just knew they were a perfect match. They made us feel comfortable, calm and I felt that they really listened to what I was asking for. I wanted real photos that showed true happiness and love. They went above and beyond our expectations.   I recommend doing the engagement shoot with them, it helps you get to know them, and helps them get to know you. It also helps with getting comfortable in front of the camera. I'll be completely honest, I don't like taking photos so this was an adjustment for me. By the end of the engagement shoot I totally let loose and finally started to feel like myself and normal.   On the day of the wedding, they were fantastic! We had so many relatives and friends raving about our photographers. They were so fun and happy to be there! It really felt like they were part of the wedding and not just photographers. But besides them fitting in with our family and friends they did an amazing job! I highly recommend LUMI photography for any occasion. We are so grateful to have had them part of one of the most special days in our lives and we can't wait for them to capture more unforgettable memories when we start a family of our own.

Heather Sanchez de Necochea

My husband I found LUMI through Beatnik Studios. They are listed as a preferred photographer when you book the venue. They were the first and only photographers we met with because we just knew they were a perfect match. They made us feel comfortable, calm and I felt that they really listened to what I was asking for. I wanted real photos that showed true happiness and love. They went above and beyond our expectations. 

I recommend doing the engagement shoot with them, it helps you get to know them, and helps them get to know you. It also helps with getting comfortable in front of the camera. I'll be completely honest, I don't like taking photos so this was an adjustment for me. By the end of the engagement shoot I totally let loose and finally started to feel like myself and normal. 

On the day of the wedding, they were fantastic! We had so many relatives and friends raving about our photographers. They were so fun and happy to be there! It really felt like they were part of the wedding and not just photographers. But besides them fitting in with our family and friends they did an amazing job! I highly recommend LUMI photography for any occasion. We are so grateful to have had them part of one of the most special days in our lives and we can't wait for them to capture more unforgettable memories when we start a family of our own.

  Meagan & Jordan   After writing nearly a two-page essay on how fantastic our experience was with LUMI, I decided that may have been a bit of overkill for a typical wedding review. There is just that much good stuff to say about them!  Here’s the long and the short of it: LUMI will capture the true essence of your event in terrific, natural light. If you’ve gone through their gallery and like what you see, you will not be disappointed. For context, our wedding took place on an afternoon in December at Beatnik Studios. My husband was in an automobile accident six weeks before the wedding and was confined to a wheelchair. Despite this setback, LUMI showed immense expertise of their craft by making the photos seem genuine and intimate.   When it comes to the duo themselves, they are simply FABULOUS. Not only are they talented photographers, but they are kind, lighthearted, flexible, and hilarious individuals. Both my spouse and I were nervous wrecks the morning of our wedding. As soon as LUMI showed up, we knew that everything was going to be ok because they carried themselves with that type of professionalism and reassurance. LUMI kept us on schedule without making us feel rushed or nervous; in fact, it was the exact opposite. The entire day flowed incredibly smoothly.  Having LUMI photograph our wedding really felt like long-time friends commemorating the night with us. Our guests raved about them and were able to feel very natural in their presence. We could not be happier with the way our photos turned out. Hiring LUMI was the best decision of our wedding, and we would do so again in a heartbeat!

Meagan & Jordan

After writing nearly a two-page essay on how fantastic our experience was with LUMI, I decided that may have been a bit of overkill for a typical wedding review. There is just that much good stuff to say about them!

Here’s the long and the short of it: LUMI will capture the true essence of your event in terrific, natural light. If you’ve gone through their gallery and like what you see, you will not be disappointed. For context, our wedding took place on an afternoon in December at Beatnik Studios. My husband was in an automobile accident six weeks before the wedding and was confined to a wheelchair. Despite this setback, LUMI showed immense expertise of their craft by making the photos seem genuine and intimate. 

When it comes to the duo themselves, they are simply FABULOUS. Not only are they talented photographers, but they are kind, lighthearted, flexible, and hilarious individuals. Both my spouse and I were nervous wrecks the morning of our wedding. As soon as LUMI showed up, we knew that everything was going to be ok because they carried themselves with that type of professionalism and reassurance. LUMI kept us on schedule without making us feel rushed or nervous; in fact, it was the exact opposite. The entire day flowed incredibly smoothly.

Having LUMI photograph our wedding really felt like long-time friends commemorating the night with us. Our guests raved about them and were able to feel very natural in their presence. We could not be happier with the way our photos turned out. Hiring LUMI was the best decision of our wedding, and we would do so again in a heartbeat!

  Erin C.   It's very hard for me to write this review because words can't describe what an amazing job they did for our wedding. Lindsay and Mandy are so easy to get along with and are the best at what they do. They know how to capture just the right moments without you even knowing they are there. They weren't just vendors of our wedding they were a part of it. So happy and thankful we went with them!

Erin C.

It's very hard for me to write this review because words can't describe what an amazing job they did for our wedding. Lindsay and Mandy are so easy to get along with and are the best at what they do. They know how to capture just the right moments without you even knowing they are there. They weren't just vendors of our wedding they were a part of it. So happy and thankful we went with them!

  Cynthia   The ladies of LUMI make an exceptional team. Our experience from engagement photos to our wedding day was easy and they made the whole process feel truly natural. Not only were they a pleasure to work with and be around, but more importantly the photos turned out better than we could have hope for. Our most cherished memories with our friends and family, and between my husband and I were captured by this duo. Elegant, bright and effortless images. Thank you!

Cynthia

The ladies of LUMI make an exceptional team. Our experience from engagement photos to our wedding day was easy and they made the whole process feel truly natural.
Not only were they a pleasure to work with and be around, but more importantly the photos turned out better than we could have hope for. Our most cherished memories with our friends and family, and between my husband and I were captured by this duo. Elegant, bright and effortless images. Thank you!

  Krysten R.   They're the best! We had them shoot our (after) elopement. Lindsay and Mandy did everything they could to work with us and made the whole process so painless and straightforward. My husband and I are super awkward and pretty much hate taking pictures. With these ladies though...we had such a blast! We were laughing and joking the entire time. I can't fully articulate how much I love their work and how wonderful our pictures came out! The only thing I can say is this...We can't wait to have them take more pictures of us as time goes on :D  Thanks for making our small celebration a truly memorable one (((HUGS)))

Krysten R.

They're the best! We had them shoot our (after) elopement. Lindsay and Mandy did everything they could to work with us and made the whole process so painless and straightforward. My husband and I are super awkward and pretty much hate taking pictures. With these ladies though...we had such a blast! We were laughing and joking the entire time. I can't fully articulate how much I love their work and how wonderful our pictures came out! The only thing I can say is this...We can't wait to have them take more pictures of us as time goes on :D

Thanks for making our small celebration a truly memorable one (((HUGS)))

  Lynne Oliva   While planning our wedding, photography was our top priority. My husband and I choose LUMI Photography for our engagement and wedding photography and we couldn't be more happy with the quality of products and images we received!  LUMI Photography doesn't provide a photography service, they provide a photography experience. The ladies behind the lenses of LUMI are absolutely exceptional at what they do, capturing natural, real moments in beautiful light, creative compositions, and unique style. With LUMI you're not getting the common industry standard of structured poses, forced smiles, and typical backgrounds. Instead, LUMI is all about capturing you, your family, children, or anyone and anything really, in a natural setting that brings out ones personality and reflects the feeling of that particular instance. Beyond the array of photo products they offer, all unique with a modern, fresh style, the images LUMI creates are simply stunning. They're clean, fun, bright, and elegantly classy, all of which make them timeless.   Once you meet the ladies behind LUMI Photography, its not a surprise that they create such beauty. Lindsay is so comfortable with a camera in hand and makes anyone around her feel comfortable to be themselves. With a great sense of humor and adaptability, she's able to maintain a genuinely real vibe during shoots which in turn is reflected in the images. Mandy is determined. She dives deep into any project that she's working on, set out to capture the style, beauty, aura, and fragility that her artistic eye catches in each moment. Both Mandy and Lindsay are lighthearted, honest, and so easy to talk to and work with - and they're gorgeous, just another plus!  If you are looking for photographers who genuinely care about what they do, will make you and your loved ones feel at ease throughout the entire process, and will convey your uniqueness and beauty in every shot, choose "like u mean it" and check out LUMI Photography!

Lynne Oliva

While planning our wedding, photography was our top priority. My husband and I choose LUMI Photography for our engagement and wedding photography and we couldn't be more happy with the quality of products and images we received!

LUMI Photography doesn't provide a photography service, they provide a photography experience. The ladies behind the lenses of LUMI are absolutely exceptional at what they do, capturing natural, real moments in beautiful light, creative compositions, and unique style. With LUMI you're not getting the common industry standard of structured poses, forced smiles, and typical backgrounds. Instead, LUMI is all about capturing you, your family, children, or anyone and anything really, in a natural setting that brings out ones personality and reflects the feeling of that particular instance. Beyond the array of photo products they offer, all unique with a modern, fresh style, the images LUMI creates are simply stunning. They're clean, fun, bright, and elegantly classy, all of which make them timeless. 

Once you meet the ladies behind LUMI Photography, its not a surprise that they create such beauty. Lindsay is so comfortable with a camera in hand and makes anyone around her feel comfortable to be themselves. With a great sense of humor and adaptability, she's able to maintain a genuinely real vibe during shoots which in turn is reflected in the images. Mandy is determined. She dives deep into any project that she's working on, set out to capture the style, beauty, aura, and fragility that her artistic eye catches in each moment. Both Mandy and Lindsay are lighthearted, honest, and so easy to talk to and work with - and they're gorgeous, just another plus!

If you are looking for photographers who genuinely care about what they do, will make you and your loved ones feel at ease throughout the entire process, and will convey your uniqueness and beauty in every shot, choose "like u mean it" and check out LUMI Photography!

  Margaret D.   My husband and I were married a month ago, but had the pleasure of working with Lumi throughout the entirety of our engagement. After choosing Beatnik Studios as our venue, we immediately decided to use Lumi for our engagement and wedding photographers. Needless to say, we haven't regretted it one bit. Mandy and Lindsay are clearly passionate about what they do and on their own are immensely talented. But working together they create a fun, relaxed atmosphere that makes being photographed such a joy. On top of that, they're extremely flexible and professional. There's so much to say but not enough words to adequately describe how grateful we are to have found them. I highly recommend Lumi for any of your photography needs and love them for capturing the best moments from our wedding experience. We are forever-followers of Lumi :)

Margaret D.

My husband and I were married a month ago, but had the pleasure of working with Lumi throughout the entirety of our engagement. After choosing Beatnik Studios as our venue, we immediately decided to use Lumi for our engagement and wedding photographers. Needless to say, we haven't regretted it one bit. Mandy and Lindsay are clearly passionate about what they do and on their own are immensely talented. But working together they create a fun, relaxed atmosphere that makes being photographed such a joy. On top of that, they're extremely flexible and professional. There's so much to say but not enough words to adequately describe how grateful we are to have found them. I highly recommend Lumi for any of your photography needs and love them for capturing the best moments from our wedding experience. We are forever-followers of Lumi :)

  Alex P.   Where do I even begin!? We weren't even sure where we were getting married when we started our photography research. We looked at Bay Area photographers, Southern California, and everywhere in between. No one compared to them.  We eventually knew we were going to get married in or near our hometown of Sacramento, and we found LUMI through yelp! They didn't have too many reviews but the pictures we saw of their work amazed us! My husband met with Lindsay and they looped me in on a phone call. I could tell by the tone of my husbands voice he liked her. I was sold. We love how clean their work is and how much it captures people's emotions. We aren't in to "epic" shots on a cliff side with my veil blowing in the wind, we wanted to capture our wedding day, our faces, and the emotion of the day, they were our gals!  We hadn't thought about doing engagement photos but they were included in the price and they offered to come down to us in Carmel!  Let me just say that's when I really fell in love with these two! I feel so awkward getting my picture taken and they were so amazing!! We started in our house and cracked open some wine and whiskey to share. Nothing like a little liquid courage. We felt so comfortable with them, it was like having friends over.  By the end of the evening I didn't want them to leave and knew we made the best decision possible.   They are so easy to communicate with throughout the whole wedding planning process and make it so easy and so fun! The day of our wedding it just felt like I had two more friends hanging out with me in our hotel room.   They were on the more expensive end of all the photographers we looked at but THEY ARE WORTH IT! Oh my god I cannot even tell you how much we are obsessed with our photos! We completely eliminated the videographer to make room in our budget for them, SO WORTH IT! I don't even care that we don't have a video the pictures are that good.  I have nothing but amazing things to say about these two, everyone at the wedding wanted their information for future weddings, family photos, etc. I feel so lucky to have found them and to call them our friends.   To sum up this long, scattered review, HIRE THEM! They are professionals, fun, kind, amazing, I'm just obsessed!   We love you!  Alex & Zach Melchiori  Ps DO THE PHOTO BOOTH! Major success

Alex P.

Where do I even begin!? We weren't even sure where we were getting married when we started our photography research. We looked at Bay Area photographers, Southern California, and everywhere in between. No one compared to them.

We eventually knew we were going to get married in or near our hometown of Sacramento, and we found LUMI through yelp! They didn't have too many reviews but the pictures we saw of their work amazed us! My husband met with Lindsay and they looped me in on a phone call. I could tell by the tone of my husbands voice he liked her. I was sold. We love how clean their work is and how much it captures people's emotions. We aren't in to "epic" shots on a cliff side with my veil blowing in the wind, we wanted to capture our wedding day, our faces, and the emotion of the day, they were our gals!

We hadn't thought about doing engagement photos but they were included in the price and they offered to come down to us in Carmel! 
Let me just say that's when I really fell in love with these two! I feel so awkward getting my picture taken and they were so amazing!! We started in our house and cracked open some wine and whiskey to share. Nothing like a little liquid courage. We felt so comfortable with them, it was like having friends over.

By the end of the evening I didn't want them to leave and knew we made the best decision possible. 

They are so easy to communicate with throughout the whole wedding planning process and make it so easy and so fun! The day of our wedding it just felt like I had two more friends hanging out with me in our hotel room. 

They were on the more expensive end of all the photographers we looked at but THEY ARE WORTH IT! Oh my god I cannot even tell you how much we are obsessed with our photos! We completely eliminated the videographer to make room in our budget for them, SO WORTH IT! I don't even care that we don't have a video the pictures are that good.

I have nothing but amazing things to say about these two, everyone at the wedding wanted their information for future weddings, family photos, etc. I feel so lucky to have found them and to call them our friends. 

To sum up this long, scattered review, HIRE THEM! They are professionals, fun, kind, amazing, I'm just obsessed! 

We love you!

Alex & Zach Melchiori

Ps DO THE PHOTO BOOTH! Major success