Jordyn & Levi said... Jordyn Crenshaw My husband and I have no clue where to start! As soon as we got engaged we began looking for photographers in our area. I had added Kinard to my Facebook page before I even got engaged hoping that one day they would be able to be a part of our big day! After contacting Kinard Photography after our engagement we met with Preston, and sure enough booked that day and could not wait! I might have even left crying because I was so sure this amazing company was exactly what we wanted! A few months later we took engagement photos with Lindsay! She was so comfortable to be around and made the time fly for us! A few weeks later we received our engagement pictures and were so excited to share them with everyone! A couple weeks before the wedding I met with Lindsay to go over some last minute things before our big day! I cried to her while she reassured me that everything would work out!!! She went above and beyond as our photographer and made us a timeline and list of photos which of course helped sooooo much!!! The day of our wedding both Lindsay and Preston made it all about Levi and I! Alex was our videographer and did amazing as well! It’s not all about the photographs for them they were consistently making sure everything was going well for a day that we will never forget! Lindsay helped my girls and I get ready and was prepared for everything possible including a sewing kit! My husband informed me that Preston was so fun and helped all the wedding party put their flowers on and fix their pocket squares! We could not have asked for better people! With all of this said... you will never ever ever go wrong with Kinard Photography! Not only amazing photographers but amazing people who will make any experience exceed your expectations!!!!
Sarah & Korbin Keller Testimonial!!! :) We thank them very much for their very kind words and for allowing us to capture their very special day!!!! Sarah & Korbin...Preston and Lindsay are so wonderful!!! We used them for both our engagement and wedding photos and they are so talented!! Not only are they very professional and helpful but they are so fun to work with. They truly care about your special moments and put in so much effort to capture them! From the moment we booked Kinnard Photography they have been nothing but helpful, supportive, and kind. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else at my wedding day. I HIGHLY recommend these photographers!! I can't express their talent enough, just look at their beautiful photos!!
Amanda... Preston and Linsday are FANTASTIC to work with and go above and will go above and beyond for your special event! My sister did a lot of research when choosing a photographer for her wedding and so when I got engaged, I knew the first thing I had to do was book with Kinard Photography! We met with them to go over the contract and I was blown away with their organization, details, and options. They indicated they'd be there from make-up til the reception and everything in between. Once we met them, I knew my sister was right (they were awesome!) and we booked right away. Leading up to the wedding, I was able to send them ideas of pictures that I would like and they were always available to answer my questions. We met prior to the wedding to go over last minute details. On the day of the wedding, Preston and LIndsay showed up early to get photos of both the girls and guys getting ready. They were there as I got my wedding dress and Lindsay even helped me pick out my earrings. They helped us plan our "first look" and capture those photos, not to mention all of the ones at the wedding! Preston rode the party bus with us and Lindsay followed along to picture spots on the way to the reception. Before they left that evening, they made sure to check with me, my Mom, and my groom's mom, to make sure all the photo's we wanted had been taken. I do have to make a point here to say that they're both more than just photographers - they are like wedding planners and family, too! Preston helped deliver the flowers to the guys at the church (and help them get them on the right away) and during down time while getting ready, both Preston and Lindsay sat with us girls and just chatted. I think this is probably what sets them apart from everyone else. And of course they're excellent photographers and their ability to capture the moments, so quickly and with such efficiency! I would highly, highly recommend these two - you'll be glad you did!
Liz from Champaign, Illinois Best Photographers I've Ever Worked With! Preston and Lindsay are the epitome of what it means to be an EXCELLENT photographer. While it is clear that some photographers will take their check and go, Preston and Lindsay go above and beyond their duties as photographers. The largest thing that stands out to me is how my husband and I had the worst luck when it came it getting married. For our engagement pictures, it was pouring rain the entire time, and Preston and Lindsay worked with us through the rain, because they knew how much we wanted outdoor fall pictures for our save the dates. They were very patient with us the entire time, and worked hard to snap all of the pictures we wanted. Then, on our wedding day, there were torrential downpours and sideways rain; we were supposed to have an outdoor wedding. My heart was broken that I wouldn't have any outdoor pictures with my husband. When I was getting ready on our big day, we were trying to figure out where we were going to have our ceremony since the outdoor location, even with a tent, was not going to work. Preston and Lindsay were there, and kept me calm the entire time. If it weren't for their kind words and reassurances, I may have had a mental breakdown. It was later in the night when I found out how amazing they really are. After the ceremony, my husband informed me that Preston had approached him and told him that, if we were willing to get dressed up again, he and Lindsay would meet us to take our wedding pictures on a later date of our choosing, without charge. I couldn't help it; I cried. Not only do these two have hearts of gold, they also do a spectacular job. They carry themselves professionally, and worked hard to get all of the pictures we wanted. They are very down-to-earth and easygoing, and their pictures are AMAZING. To top it off, their photobooth was spectacular. All of my guests loved it, and my husband and I were excited to get our very own album with all of the photostrips in it, as well as a flash drive with all of the videos from when people were inside the booth. It was well worth it! All in all, I think that Preston and Lindsay are the best photographers I've ever worked with, and I will recommend them to anyone who asks. They made our wedding day one that we will NEVER forget!
Audrey & Michael Kean...Having worked in the wedding industry I knew that after picking a date for the wedding that the first thing to do is find an excellent photographer. If I hadn't known this I would have missed the chance to work with Kinard, and my photos would not have been as amazing as they are! They book up super fast, so don't hesitate! The cake and the food won't last, but the pictures will! This married duo is so great to work with and very prompt on answering questions and wanting to know your ideas before the big day. We had so much fun working with Preston and Lindsay and I am not lying when I say that I look at our wedding pictures weekly, they are that good. They have great wedding packages at every budget. I can't wait to work with them again at my sisters wedding!!!
Jill & Dylan Oberling from Quincy, Illinois... I loved working with KINARD photography! They listened to what we wanted and they welcome your ideas/examples you find online, such as Pinterest. They made our day special and captured all the important moments. We loved them!! Photography is the most important thing in a wedding, because that is what is going to remain after your wedding is over. You will look at your pictures for years and years. KINARD photography did not disappoint and made sure we were happy with everything! They had lots of packages to choose from, including a engagement session. We have recommended them to many people and will continue to do so!
Liz & Justin Cooper from Springfield, Illinois... I can't say enough good things about Preston & Lindsay Kinard! They are professional, detailed and fun to work with. Their prices are reasonable and you get a lot for what you pay for. Every time I had a question prior to the wedding, they replied to my email or returned my call in a timely manner and were always super nice. They helped to make our wedding day (8/30/14) perfect. I can't wait to see their pictures! I HIGHLY recommend Kinard Photography! - Liz (Foster) Cooper, Springfield IL
Brook & Derek Smith from Decatur, Illinois... My husband and I chose Kinard Photography for many reasons. When we began the planning process of our wedding we knew having the right photographer for our day was a big priority. Someone with whom really saw our vision, was great to work with, and of course was available on our date. Preston and Lindsay were just that. I researched many photographers and came across a friend here in Decatur and absolutely loved her pictures. I talked to her and her family about who she went with for a photographer for her wedding and she said Kinard Photography. I then began emailing Preston. We discussed finalizing our date, whether they were available, our photography package, and budget. Preston and Linsday were so great when working with our budget. I think this was one of the biggest reasons I wanted to go with them because I knew if they were that willing to make a bride happy regarding her budget while still being at the wedding all day/night that they were definitely concerned about their bride and grooms as individuals and not just clients. And I knew how well known they were and how great of a job they do. Which is what made me decide I definitely want them to be our photographers for our big day. My husband and I dated since Freshman year of high school before we got married and I wanted a photographer that would be able to capture all of our story as well as including how blessed we were to be surrounded by so many great family and friends. Preston and Lindsay got to know so many people from our hair stylists to long-distance family members. And so many people said they were such a great couple and really seem to love what they do. God truly has blessed them with such a great talent, and Derek and I were lucky enough to have crossed their path and been given the opportunity to have them as our photographers on our wedding day. They went above and beyond. Preston and Lindsay started the day with us girls at our hair and makeup (which made for great photos of all of the girls who are most important to me, getting ready, and beginning our day together). They then came with us to take more pictures of us all getting ready at the hotel as well as the groomsmen in their room. We took pictures before the ceremony so we did a first look, and they were there for every part of our day. With our wedding on the Fourth of July, we had fireworks and a sparkler exit and they made sure to stay for every event. Even with a wedding that next day (in Peoria and they were driving there that night after our wedding). We are so grateful because they truly took in all of the hard work, and detail that I put into our wedding: the guestbook, the “Our Story” door with all our pictures and notes, mirror seating chart, ice cream bar, etc. I think that was just as important because they knew how much time and effort I put in to create our dream wedding and they noticed that and captured every moment and detail. We are so grateful for Preston and Lindsay and could not say anything but kind words about them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in the Central IL area.
Callie & Luke Niederhauser - From Quincy, Illinois... Kinard photography is a great choice for your wedding photography. Preston and Lindsay are extremely helpful, receptive, and professional. They came fully prepared for my wedding and made me feel like everything was under control. Since pictures and memories are all you have after the wedding day, it is important you get a photographer you love and trust. Kinard was awesome! Our wedding day was wonderful. Our photographers were very organized, helpful, and Lindsay pretty much had everything we needed from superglue, to a sewing kit, to safety pins! I would not hesitate to recommend Kinard to other couples. The wedding package, reprint credit, everything is a great value and an awesome deal. It is obvious they know what they’re doing and they know how to make couples feel truly special and beautiful. I have never been complimented so many times in one day! Preston and Lindsay are rock stars.
Ashley & Joel Siebers from Quincy, Illinois... We chose to work with Kinard Photography because my sister highly recommended them after working with them for her wedding. And we couldn't have picked better photographers! They are such nice, down to earth people who take amazing photos that my husband and I will cherish the rest of our lives. Wedding planning was very stressful, but when it came to my photos, I knew we were in great hands. They were so fun to work with and even suggested a great party bus that we ended up getting for the wedding party to ride around in on the big day--it was a blast! We also rented the VIP Photo booth from the Kinards and all of our guests kept telling us how much fun they were having using props and taking photos. They went above and beyond in every way imaginable. On the wedding day, Lindsay even gave me a ride from the makeup studio back to my aunt's house so I could finish getting my hair done! I highly recommend these photographers! You won't be disappointed!!!! Our photos are so amazing!
Kara & Rian Trent from Peoria, Illinois... Preston and Lindsey Kinard were so wonderful to work with! They spent the whole day from beginning to end capturing every special moment we had. There were many aspects of the day that may not have gone as planned but they found a way to make things work and worked around things life throws at you. They were easy to work with, understanding and showed they really care. I also love how reasonable they are and work with you specifically on what you are looking for and what you have in mind as a budget.
Pam Elston for her daughter's wedding. Julie & Tiger Logan... Kinard Photography captured my daughters special day! The entire staff was talented, patient and took care of every detail. All of the pictures were perfect. They made sure everything was perfect and I never worried about anything. Don't hesitate to book Kinard Photography. You will not be sorry!!
Lauren & Joshua from Champaign, Illinois... it was really great getting the chance to work with Preston and Lindsey! They were able to arrange for a specific package deal for the wedding since we were planning on doing engagement pics elsewhere. The fact that they were able to individualize like that was very impressive to me. The day of the wedding they were great in capturing the getting ready pics at the salon and at the hotel. I also felt they made good use of the time given them to take pictures at the church both before and after the ceremony. They had plans for where to place people and didn't take uber long doing so. It was great that they were even so flexible as to play with the pictures that I wanted with sparklers. Overall I really enjoyed having them be a part of our wedding day and I can't wait to see our pictures!
Liz & Dan Riley from Quincy, Illinois... Lindsey and Preston were AMAZING to work with! Our whole wedding party had so much fun with them and the photos turned out STUNNING. They have GREAT ideas of their own and are also very open to any ideas you have and want to make sure they get every shot you want! I would HIGHLY recommend the photo booth as well as ALL our wedding guests rave about it! They make everything special and know exactly how to do it!
Preston and Lindsey were the most caring, outgoing, professional and sweet photographers to work with. We not only became clients of theirs but they became practically friends of ours. We couldn't have asked for a better pair of photographers and they made our day turn out very smooth.
Eric & Jessica Burton from New London, Missouri...We are so happy that we choose Kinard Photography to be apart of our wedding day! They made everything so easy and gave us nothing to worry about. They were there from getting ready to everyone leaving the reception. We could not have asked for anything more. They were even there to help us fold pocket squares just the right way before pictures! I know there is nobody else better than Kinard Photography. They were more than photographers; they were great friends as well!
Devin Pryde & Tyler Neibarger from Normal, Illinois...So far I have only had my engagement photos done by Kinard. But just through the time I have been working with them, they have been fantastic. It kept raining on the days we planned on taking engagement photos and Preston and Lindsey were very flexible with rescheduling. The prices are quite fair and Preston and Lindsey are honestly just wonderful people to work with! I look forward to them being the photographers at our wedding!
Breonna & Alisha Whan from Peoria, Illinois...We used Kinard Photography and Photobooths for our wedding. They were absolutely amazing. They were patient and kind hearted and were more than willing to do things exactly how we wanted. Preston and Lindsey treated us like family and we couldn't imagine sharing our special day with anyone else.
Alan & Alyssa Collins from Quincy, Illinois...We are so blessed to have two great people in our lives to share in so many memories. From our first snowball fight, to "I Do's", to connecting outside of photography. I look at our wedding pictures everyday and relive every moment of that day because Preston Kinard and Lindsay Russell Kinard know how to capture everything in a picture! They are great photographers but you can see that with the pictures they take. We are blesses because even if its just one day they are part of your friends and family, making sure its everything you ever dreamed of, plus some. Alan & Alyssa Collins from Quincy, Illinois... I'm not sure how to thank you guys enough for such a wonderful job! We absoulty love our pictures and nobody can find a bad picture, personally I love having that problem! Thank you for everything!
Mary & Kevin Scott from Quincy, Illinois... I can't wait to get a peak at our pictures. We had the BEST photographers! Preston Kinard & Lindsay Kinard with Kinard Photography were amazing! They're creative, patient, and so helpful. They did a phenomenal job on our engagement photos and I can't wait to see the ones from the wedding. They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. Our entire bridal party had an great experience, including the kids who were way past nap time. The photo booth at the reception was a HUGE hit with everyone. LOVE Preston & Lindsay they are great people and super talented!
Audrey & Micheal Woodworth...I always knew that we would have Kinard Photography! Many of our friends and family have used Kinard Photography for their weddings and LOVED the pictures. We actually decided on our wedding date based upon the availability of our band, florist, and photographers!!!! Preston and Lindsey were absolutely amazing to work with - they went to any location for both our engagement and wedding pictures, had FABULOUS ideas for pictures, and allowed us to add extras(canvas or metal art) onto any photography package! Kinard Photography will also give you copy rights to the photos if you want them!!! They don't ask you to pose for anymore pictures than necessary. They love to take pictures of when a bride and groom are in the moment or the bridal party is just being themselves! There is just soooo many reasons I would recommend them! Preston and Lindsey are very understanding and flexible. When my husband and I had our engagement pictures done in November 2013 it was around 20` degrees outside and our eyes were watering from the wind. Preston advised that if we were not happy with the pictures that they could even take them again! (How many photographers would offer this?!) On our wedding day, Preston even rode in our party bus to catch the start of our celebration! He blends right in with any crowd and is such a fun person. He goes with the flow no matter what picture he is asked to take! We have had soooo many compliments on our pictures which only makes me more excited to get our BIG canvas and photo album! The advise I would give to any bride and groom is --- Please keep in mind that pictures last FOREVER and will be the best way to treasure your special days events! Thank you soooo much to Kinard Photography for giving us so many amazingly beautiful pictures to remember forever!
Heidi Sack from Decatur, IL- Bride's Mom... Preston and Lindsey are brilliant photographers and such friendly people! The pictures from my daughter's wedding are creative and simply gorgeous! They were completely professional and such a joy to work with. We made many special requests and they went out of their way to meet every need. Our phone conversations to plan the day were filled with laughter and on the wedding day they made everyone feel comfortable (even paying off the very young ring bearer so he would stay in the picture! which worked!) From the church pictures which capture the awe and reverence of the day, to the outside shots that range from stunningly gorgeous to silly and carefree, to the touching tear-filled moments when a mother-of-the-bride and a father-of-the-bride can't contain their emotions any longer.. We have incredible pictures of every part of the day that we will treasure always. Our heartfelt thanks to Preston and Lindsey! I highly recommend them! -- Heidi Sack, pleased mother-of-the-bride
Betty Niekamp from Quincy, Illinois...Thank you so much Preston Kinard and Lindsay for the beautiful photographs from KINARD PHOTOGRAPHY! We Love all the pictures you took for Lindsey and John's wedding! They are all wonderful! You two are the best and I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the wonderful memories we will have that you helped to make with your photographs!
Ashley & Chris Juette from Quincy, IL... We used Kinard Photography and were extremely pleased with Lindsay and Preston. They made the process extremely easy from going over details for engagement/wedding photos to ordering photos. The package was extremely affordable for being on a tight budget. The quality of the photos were great! Both were very professional and captured all the pictures we wanted and more! I definitely recommend Kinard Photography for engagement and wedding photos!
Angela & Ben Thompson from Quincy, Illinois for our VIP Photobooth...We were very excited to be able to have a photobooth at our wedding reception. It is a great party favor for the bride, groom AND guests! We loved the triple picture strips, the video option, the variety of picture options, and of course the props!! It was wonderful that we could get our photos and our photobooth from the same people. It was one of the biggest hits of the night!
Natalie & Gabe Gray - Keokuk, IA Wedding... I have not got my pictures yet so I am just going off their performance the day of the wedding and working with them up until the big day. Preston and Lindsay are very flexible and easy to work with! They tried very hard to get all of the shots that I requested! While planning for the wedding, if I had any questions, Preston always got back to very quickly! I would definitely recommend Kinard!
Erin Achilles & Isaiah Allen... My fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Preston and Lindsay for our engagement pictures and cannot wait for our wedding day to get here! The two were so easy and fun to work with and our pictures turned out amazing! They were very flexible and even drove an hour to another location that was special to us to take some more pictures. I would recommend to anyone in the area to choose Kinard Photography for all of their photo needs!
Angela & Ben Thompson from Quincy, Illinois...I am so glad we chose Kinard Photography. From what I had seen online, they were great photographers. As we got to know them through our meetings, they were extremely nice, professional, down-to-earth, helpful, and willing to try any ideas we had. We were excited for our big day and knew we were in great hands for our pictures. Something I appreciated the most was how smooth they made everything that day. They were quick so we could get in all the pictures we wanted, but were meticulous enough to make every picture perfect. Not to mention, the pictures were fun! We and our guests loved the photos. We would not have chosen anyone other than Kinard Photography.
Morgan & Kyle Wirth of Springfield, Illinois...Preston & Lindsey were wonderful to work with! We had an outdoor wedding planned for May 4th which in the Midwest is somewhat hard to predict weather wise. The night before the wedding we met with Preston & Lindsey to work out a plan for the day. They were warm, friendly and full of ideas and a plan of action in case we got rained out. Of course we did! This could have been awful but the couple made the day run so smoothly. They were there from the start of the day when we were getting ready, sometimes completely unnoticed. Though I have not yet seen the pictures I can already guess they will be beautiful. Preston & Lindsey brought fun props for our photos and suggested lots of interesting poses. We also used their photo booth services which were an absolute hit! Really reasonably priced & they let us choose the time we wanted to run them & promised to keep it open late if we didn't feel we got enough time in there by the end of the night. Towards the start of the evening a part of the photo booth got wet and was malfunctioning, they let us know right away what was happening and what they were doing to fix it. Normally I would have had a bit of a panic attack at this, but I actually felt totally calm and knew they would have it fixed in no time-which they did! The last thing that really sealed the deal for us was that they offered to come back to town (which is quite a long drive for them) on a nicer day to shoot extra photos of us in our wedding garb if we didn't feel we got enough on the actual wedding day due to the rain/mud and limited areas we were able to shoot. Though I have complete confidence that they managed to get a variety of shots I thought that was such a kind and wonderful thing to offer us! They absolutely didn't have to offer such a thing, but the fact that they did makes me 100% certain that Kinard Photography is worth working with.
Nicole from Quincy, Illinois...I have worked with Kinard twice now and both times they were able to deal with my very LARGE family. Being we had a big enough family I had to break up my session in 2 sittings. While I was stressed out they both kept me at ease by helping me tell my family where to go and when to let the next set come. I wanted to get nice photos with my daughter with ALL her family, not just me and her dad. I believe from looking how the 1st set of pictures turned out that the 2nd set will work out amazing. If I was not moving out of the area I would 100% use them again. Since I can't be here to use them I will just let my friends and family know that they are great to work with! :)
Katie... I read the other reviews that were available while trying to make my final decision on the photographer. I am more than impressed with the professionalism of Preston and Lindsay. I felt so confident that the photos and the members of my wedding party were in the utmost care. Everyone comments on how beautiful my engagement and wedding photos were captured in such a creative and artistic way. I would recommend Kinard Photography to anyone. They are the most patient and likeable couple ever. Your search should stop here because they are the BEST!!!
Alana & Justin Gerhardt from Quincy, Illinois...We loved everything about Kinard Photography! Lindsay, Preston, and Carissa were more than amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for better photographers! They did an amazing job on our engagement photos and even better on the wedding day photos. They caputred every moment of our special day and were willing to do anything that we wanted. The wedding packages are very reasonalbe in price and the quality is so great! I highly recommend Kinard Photography!
Andrea & Eric Sowers...The photographers of Kinard Photography were absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I were planning our wedding from a different location than our wedding location, and Preston and Lindsey were flexible and willing to meet with us when we were able to make it back to the area. On the wedding day, two photographers were with our bridal party as soon as we began getting ready the morning of the wedding and had three photographers through the ceremony and reception. All of the photographers were extremely professional as they took several pictures without the bridal party even noticing they were there. Additionally, my husband and I had met with Preston and Lindsey prior to our wedding and had mentioned a couple different pictures and poses that we wanted captured. They were so receptive of our ideas and all of our special moments were captured beautifully by them. We were extremely happy that we chose Kinard as our wedding photographer and would recommend them to anyone who is having their wedding in the Quincy area. Thank you Kinard Photography!
Shannon & Lance Niekamp...When my fiance and I were looking for a photographer for our wedding, we did not have to look far. We had heard nothing but great things about Kinard Photography. From the moment I got to the salon, photos were being snapped. They didn't miss a thing. The Kinard team was there taking pictures of our entire day. We never felt like we were pushed or needed to do anything that we didn't want to. We have recieved so many wonderful compliments on our photos. I definitely give the credit to Kinard Photography for doing such a wonderful job!!l
Ben & Katelin Brown...Kinard Photography is amazing! They get to know you on a personal level and really make your special day about you. I had a ton of questions and they were more than willing to answer. They were there every step of the way since day one. They are great people to get to know and are truly there to catch every moment they can. I know that I would have never found anyone else for the price and the personal relationship they gave us.
Brian & Vanessa Hunsaker from San Diego, California...I was very pleased with Kinard Photography. They did a great job. The photos turned out great!
Natalie & Michael Thompson...All of the pictures turned out perfect! Michael and I will have lots of great pictures to choose from for prints. Preston and Lindsay did a very nice job! They both paid close attention to details that I never would have thought of. Michael and I are very glad we chose Kinard Photography to do our Engagement / Wedding photography!
Stephanie & Joel Hill from Quincy, Illinois.Lindsay, Preston, and Carissa were more than amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better group of photographers to work with on our wedding day. The ladies were there to begin the day with me at the salon and were just laid back and not right in my face with the camera the whole time. They all three were at the ceremony to make sure that every angle was covered. After the ceremony they were fast with the family pictures as to not irritate the guests. They made the day light and fun. They were great with kids and adults!!! My husband and I are lifelong customers. We will have them take all our pictures on special occasions from now on! The cost is also depending on the package you get but I'm more than pleased with all that this packaged contains. St
Kristen & Justin Cassens Wedding.I was at a baby shower for a friend and the subject of our wedding came up. I was telling some of the women around me that I was having trouble finding a good photographer. Three of them had used Kinard Photography for their wedding (pictures) and had only wonderful things to say. I called the next day and set up a time to meet. We were very impressed after meeting with Preston and Lindsay and we booked them that day! We had (up to) three photographers with us through out the day--from the girls getting hair & make-up done early that morning to the reception that night. We have amazing pictures that captured the fun we had that day! You'll be glad you booked them as your photographers!
Shanna & Ryan Kolves from Havana, Illinois.I got engaged July 2011 and started to look for vendors right away. We quickly found out that vendors got booked pretty early. Our wedding was May 26th, 2012. I made several calls and sent out countless emails looking for a photographer. Most were either already booked or since it was a holiday weekend (Memorial Day) a couple wouldn't take the job. I finally came across Kinard Photography from Quincy, IL which is about 1hour and 50min from where we were getting married. Yes, they do charge a travel fee but that is understandable since they would be staying in a nearby hotel the night before and night of. This way they were able to capture all of the moments. They always offer 2 photographers. Husband and Wife team shot our wedding and it was fabulous! They came as soon as we started to get ready and stayed until the final dances and activities were finished at the receptions. Also, I was able to pic out what photos I wanted to be taken which were ones that I found off of Pinterest. That was fun! I highly recommend them and they are easy to get a hold of and keep in touch with through out the whole process. I am still picking out photos to be printed and they are being very patient. They also offer a lot of options with packages and prints. The most I have seen compared to other photographers that I had looked at before. Good luck to you!
Terri Peters...Preston and his team are very professional and knowledgable about what they can do for you. They are very creative and have good ideas on what type of pictures to take. The team is open to your suggestions of what you are wanting for your special day
Elizabeth & Michael Yeast from Tempe, AZPhotography was at the top of our list when we started planning our wedding. We couldn't be happier that we decided to go with Kinard Photography. They went above and beyond our expectations and were able to fill all of our special requests that we wanted on our wedding day. From arriving extra early to get pictures of the bridal party getting ready to riding with us in our limo, they were there until the end of our night still snapping photos. We also decided to get the photo booth for our reception and it was a huge hit. There's a unique twist on what their photobooth can offer so make sure to check it out! All a bride can ask for is that things run smoothly on her wedding day (and the groom saying yes of course) and Kinard Photography made sure everything was perfect!"
Ashley & Jared Weeks...Kinard Photography was so great for our day! I was so fortunate to be able to book them 2 days prior to my wedding because of a mishap with my original photographer! I think it was a blessing in disguise. They did a great job and put my mind at ease. I didn't have to worry about a thing. They are great to work with, very flexible and strive to meet your needs or preferences. We had a son in March 2011 and they have done his growup sessions as well. I recommend them to anyone I know looking for a photographer!
Jennifer & Nathen Leach Wedding Testimonial...We used Kinard Photography for our engagement photos and for our wedding day. We were so happy with their services and with the three photographers. They were very accommodating to us and made sure we got all of the photos that we wanted. They joked with us, made us laugh, and made our day fun! They paid attention to little details that made our pictures that much more special. They also captured special moments that we weren't expecting to be a part of our photos, which made those moments even better. The quality of service and photos was great for the amount of money we paid. They are very reasonably priced and had many different wedding packages to choose from so that we could get exactly what we wanted for our day. They have many different options of photo books, prints, and packages. We were in contact with them often, as I had many questions. They always got back to us in a timely manner and answered our questions whenever we had them. They are truly a great team and we were so glad to have chosen them to capture our special day! We highly recommend Kinard Photography! Thanks guys!
Tyler & Ashley Shaffer...Kinard Photography is dedicated to providing great service and amazing photos. We really liked having a team of photographers to capture so many great shots. They spent the entire day with us and really understood what was important to us-even though that meant shooting in a cow pasture. Preston & Lindsay fit right in with our wedding party, we had no doubts that our wedding photos would be everything we imagined. Kinard Photography has so much to offer, we are looking forward to working with them again someday!
Kayla & Andy Derhake...Kinard Photography goes above and beyond the call of duty! It's not often you come across people that truly love what they do and know exactly what they are doing, which makes your experience, memories, and photos all that more special. Not once have I ever worried about not getting good pictures, they always catch the little moments that mean the most. Preston and Lindsey always have new, creative ideas and always make getting our pictures taken more fun! I will forever be a returning customer no matter what my photography needs are!
Amber Kappner...Preston and Lindsay Kinard are wonderful photographers. I had the opportunity for them to take family pictures twice. They work well with children, do not rush and make sure you are happy with them before finishing a shoot. I would recommend Kinard photography for your next special occasion.
Josh and Erica Mock...We chose to go with Kinard Photography for our wedding photos in May 2011. We had talked to several other photographers, and chose them based upon their experience, quality products, and down to earth personalities. Along with our wedding photos, they also did our engagements photos, which turned out great. We were so pleased with how our engagement photos turned out, it really set our mind at ease on our wedding day. We knew the quality we were getting, and their professionalism surpasses all others. The wedding was a stressful day, but Preston and Lindsay were there and couldn't have been more helpful. Kinard Photography is a quality local business, that we stand proudly behind. We will use them again for any future photography needs.
Becky Hackamack... Kinard Photography took our daughter and son in-laws (Ashley & Tyler Shaffer) wedding pictures. You didn't even know they were there and yet they captured every moment. I would highly recommend Kinard Photography. They were worth every penny! Howard and Becky Hackamack.
Chris & Becky Livesay...My husband and I booked Kinard Photography’s Grow Up Plan for our Daughter who was born in March 2011. We just had her One year photos taken and we have been very pleased with every session. It was not only a great deal but also a wonderful way to capture our daughters first year. It has been great to share the photos with friends and family. Carissa was fun, helpful and accommodating during every session and Preston and Lindsey worked hard to always get our pictures to us quickly. We would recommend the Grow Up Plan to any new parent!
Tim & Shay Cassidy...Beyond the fact that Preston, Lindsay, & Carissa did a fantastic job on our wedding pictures, they were some of the most professional, hardworking, and fun people to do business with. Kinard Photography came to us highly recomended by four different people and after working with them we can easily see why. Kinard Photography will be our first suggestion to anyone asking for a photographer referral. It isn't very often nowadays that you find a group of people who love what they do, work hard, and care for the customers that they are working for. Thank you for the wonderful wedding photos and the enjoyable time as well! Tim & Shay
Alison and Cory Brinkman...I just want to thank you again for the beautiful pictures you guys took of our wedding! You guys are so great to work with! We don't know how we're going to pick which ones we want because they are all so good! Thanks again!!! :)
Jenna & Josh Crabtree... Preston and Lindsey did our wedding photos and they are beautiful!
Chrissi Dunn...Having used Kinard Photography on two occaisions, I would totally recomend them to anyone, they are simply the best to work with. Their phtos are awesome, and they have created many lovely memories for me and my family!
Jane and Joe Cleaves... Preston and Lindsey did our wedding photos and they are beautiful!
Lori Clarkson... Preston and Lindsay did my son's senior pictures too and they are the best I've ever seen ... can't imagine even thinking of ever going to anyone else for my pictures!
Stephanie & Derrick Baze...Kinard Photography made our wedding day very special! Preston and Lindsay did such a great job on all the photos! They made us laugh during every shot. Their prices are very reasonable and the quality was fabulous! We know that we can always count on Kinard Photography to capture all the special moments in our life! :) Derrick and Stephanie Baze
Britany & Tracy Rhea... Preston and Lindsay were great! They made us feel so comfortable before, during, and after our wedding. Because of them, We have nothing but the best memories captured that day. They were wonderful to work with and so accommodating. We look forward to sharing many more memories with Kinard Photograhy. Thank you!
Bobbette & Alex Keefe... Kinard Photography did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos! Alex and I couldn't have been more happy with the quality of pictures we recieved. Our wedding day was perfect and the photos catured were terrific! Preston and Lindsay really wanted to make sure we were satisfied with our wedding package. Th...ey gave great suggestions and advice through the entire process! We couldn't have been more pleased with their quality of photography. I know we will be doing business with them in the future. Thanks so much!! We really love everything you have done for us! :)
Kristi Collins Lane... Kinard Photography did a great job on our family portraits, We were very pleased with their service and value, we plan to do business with them again in the future. Thanks Preston and Lindsay, you guys are amazing!!!!!!
Robin & Jason Schrand... I believe we were one of the first's for Kinard Photography back in 2005. Although it has been almost 5 years, I must say that both Lindsay and Preston were very personable, patient and professional :) Both my husband and myself could not have been more pleased! I would refer them to anyone! The Schrand's
Rose Anderson...Just wanted to let you know that I received the photo's much earlier than Iexpected & they were beautiful. You & your staff are very good at what you do. You made my cousins wedding even more memorable for me & my mother who was unable to attend. Thanks again so much for the beautiful pictures.
Derek & Allison Hollenstine...Our entire experience with Preston and Lindsay was awesome. They stayed in contact with us before our wedding to explain everything and listened to what we were looking for and helped us with ideas. They are both very friendly and patient while being professional at the same time. They helped make our wedding day fun ...and provided great quality pictures that we will always have to remember our day. We definately recommend Kinard Photography to anyone looking for a wonderful experience. We look forward to doing business with them again. Thank you both for amazing pictures!!
Tara & Mike Ohnemus... To this day we still enjoy looking at our wedding photos and disk! Preston and Lindsay were nothing but professional, friendly and accomodating before, during and after our special day. The engagement and wedding package we chose was reasonable and the photo options were just what we were looking for. Thanks Kinard Photography!
Carissa & Shaun McNett from Quincy, IL... One HAPPY bride to mother of two! Preston and Lindsay were our choice photographers for our wedding nearly 5 years ago. Not only did we get great service and products at a great price we gained two amazing friends. Since our wedding we have used their services for maternity and our son's first year pictures. We continue to be blown away by their creativity and all the products available to their clients for purchase. There is no need to wonder "what if" when it comes to their products because they got so many on display and available for viewing so you can touch, feel and really fall in love with the product you are ordering. Did I mention affordability? They are very reasonably priced, which really puts this budget minded mom at ease! All in all Kinard Photography has provided us with nothing but EXCELLENT service and products.
Corrie & Carson Noble...Kinard Photography made our engagement pictures and wedding photos absolutely PRICELESS! We enjoyed every moment of it and they made it so easy on us which is great for my personality ha ha!!
Corey & Julie Miller...When Carissa took our pregnancy pictures, we felt very relaxed and comfortable. It was easy for us to open up and it shows in the pictures. She was creative and easygoing and we were definitely pleased with the whole process and end product.
Shea & Brandon Cumby...My family had a wonderful experience of being photographed by the Kinards! They did an awesome job and the pictures were amazing! Family pictures are precious and timeless, we will enjoy them for many years :) Thank you Preston and Lindsay!
Keetha Jud..."Thanks for everything today guys. You were awesome with the kids. I can't wait to see how they turned out. You guys are the greatest and I will be back again to have there pics taken ."