We had Ailin shoot our engagement and wedding photos this year and she was absolutely spectacular. She was creative, patient, energetic and easy to work with. She made us feel very comfortable and put our mind at ease. She showed flexibility flying in last minute to shoot our wedding in Florida the day before thanksgiving. She also had our pictures back in less than 2 weeks! They were absolutely beautiful! Next time we need a professional photographer we will 100% use her again!
We feel so so lucky to have had Ailin capture our wedding day! After a last minute cancellation with another photographer, she was quick to respond to my inquiry and continued to show up and impress every step of the way. She captured our wedding day with boundless energy despite the Austin summer heat, was quick to send us some incredible preview shots, and all in all was an absolute blessing on our day! We feel so lucky to have found her and without reservation recommend her to capture your special day!!
There was no question for us after meeting with Ailin that she was EXACTLY what we wanted in a wedding photographer. She was easy to talk to, fun to be around, and immediately made us feel comfortable. Neither of us love being in front of the camera, so it was important for us to find someone that put us at ease, and who we could see ourselves really connecting with. Her style of photography was what we had been looking for, and her personality was an added bonus (I had to stop myself from asking her to hangout multiple times).
Ailin was always extremely responsive via phone/email, and she answered EVERY single one of my questions. She was quick to meet up with us if there were details that would be better discussed in person, and we felt like we were a huge priority for her even months before our wedding. We’ve had multiple guests at the wedding rave about Ailin and how fun she was with her camera on the dance floor!
After the ceremony, Ailin personally delivered our printed photos in a beautiful box (That our families won’t stop talking about). That moment was so fun for us and speaks to Ailin’s love for her craft and clients. To say that we were satisfied with our photos is an understatement- We both get emotional looking at them, because they captured every moment of our day in such a beautiful way. We were able to see the ceremony and reception through the lenses of our guests, and every time we look at the photos, we get to relive one of our favorite days. There isn’t one complaint we have of Ailin or her work, and we would absolutely recommend her to everyone we know. I couldn’t imagine using another photographer, and can’t wait to find a reason to work with Ailin again!
When looking for a photographer, we wanted to be sure their style matched ours- capturing the emotions of the day, rather than just posing and snapping photos- and of course we considered the price. Ailin exceeded those expectations! Ailin was so monumental in us pulling off our short notice elopement. She was prompt in her communication, made sure to chat with us via phone before we made any decisions, and freed up time during the busy holidays to shoot us the day after Thanksgiving (with only 10 days notice!!).
Because we eloped, we were of course nervous to break the news to our family. However, having the beautiful, professional photos to send made us feel so proud. We got so many positive comments about the photos and it was great to be able to share the whole electronic album with our loved ones. She really did a wonderful job and we will cherish the memories she captured for the rest of our lives.
I would recommend Ailin to any of my friends or family because she felt like a friend! Her energy made me feel so comfortable and confident on the big day. She took charge and directed us so we didn’t have to think about photos at all yet also honored our ideas/wishes. I felt she was incredibly good at her job and the price was more than fair, plus she got us sneek peaks by the next day! Whaaat! Five stars! Two thumbs up! Ailin is a rockstar.
When we decided to have some engagement photos done, Ailin (Rachael), a longtime friend, was a natural choice! Although we were initially a bit camera shy, Rachael did an awesome job giving us verbal cues that helped us feel more comfortable and made for some great shots. The photos truly capture our personalities, and are of course beautiful. We will cherish these for a long time. If you’re looking for a photographer for any occasion, definitely choose Rachael. Thank you, Rachael!
My wedding guests raved about Ms. Hyde’s vibrant personality while shooting. She helps everyone out of their comfort zones and makes people beam with joy!!! Her balance between artistic shots, amazing direction in huge family/bridal party photos and timeliness was so appreciated. Go for her full packages and you’ll be moved to tears when looking back on your photos for years and years! Thank you for making me feel like a queen, Ailin!
When I was looking for someone to go to for portraits and couple photos, Ailin immediately stood out. First of all, she was kind and flexible enough to let me combine two types of session packages. Secondly – her vibrant personality online translates offline by twofold; my experience working with her was more than I could have ever hoped for. She has an innate ability to be observant and scope out locations off the cuff, and she exhibits a constant sense of adventurousness and willingness to try new things. She has an amazing eye for beautiful shots – for both posed and candid moments – and knows how to balance stepping back and letting you be yourself in front of the camera, as well as being ready to throw new ideas for interesting poses at you. I think the one thing that makes Ailin stand out is that she has this incredible instinct for not only creating moments, but capturing the ones that naturally unfold in front of the camera. I’m so happy with the high-quality, timeless photos I received and am currently trying to think of a good excuse to work with her again when the next special occasion arises. Thanks for everything, Ailin!
Working with Ailin is exciting and comfortable at the same time. It felt like I was talking to a friend who exactly understood what I wanted, even before I’d met her in person. Also on set she has such good energy. There’s absolutely no need to fake a smile because you’ll make fun for sure! She takes time for you and all your wishes, and she has good suggestions too. When I saw the final results I was so thrilled! The photos were amazing and – maybe the most important thing of all – I still saw myself and my real twinkling. So, if you want to capture yourself in a really authentic and beautiful aesthetic way, go to Ailin!
Hire Ailin! She spent three days in Mexico with our families and captured our wedding and wedding events beautifully. She listened to exactly what we wanted and we have so many beautiful moments in photos that we will treasure forever. She has such a laid back vibe, was very professional and responsive–a joy to work with.