Testimonials

Veirs_Newborn_For Web-4661Holly is the total package for what you would look for in a photographer: talented, hard-working, dedicated, kind, thoughtful, creative and fun!  We have been working with Holly for four years and she is just amazing. She truly goes above and beyond during her photo sessions and throughout the selection process, delivery and follow up. My kids aren’t the easiest to work with, but she somehow manages to come up with great photos each time AND my kids actually enjoy our sessions! The photo wall displays we have created together are my favorite parts of my house.  I have recommended Holly to many people and will continue to do so!”  ~ Jennifer McGhee

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“Holly has the unique and impressive ability to capture a child’s true personality in her photography. Her relaxed and no-stress approach during our shoot made my daughters (2,4) feel like they could just be themselves, which resulted in fantastic photos. I will definitely continue to use Holly for all my milestone photos!” ~ Alicia Murphy

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“After seeing Holly’s work in my friends’ homes and online, I knew I wanted to hire her as our family photographer. She is SO talented at all aspects of her job…her kind and patient personality, photographer’s eye, use of modern software/technology, home design assistance, AND her communications are fantastic too! I’m extremely impressed and have and will continue to refer Holly to friends and family!” ~ Emily Deshler

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“My senior pictures came out FLAWLESS! Holly is a very sweet and versatile photographer. She allows you to incorporate your own ideas while still providing good direction. I will definitely have her take more pictures for me in the future and whole heartedly recommend her!” ~ Brianna Nicole

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“We had an all-around wonderful experience with Holly. She has excellent photographic, administrative, AND customer service skills. She was very patient and flexible in scheduling with me (with three kids, crazy schedules, I’m not easy to schedule with!) And on the day of our shoot, she was prepared, energized, and worked so well with the entire family.

The photos are great and she captured wonderful shots of our kiddos (even the youngest busiest one!).  Usually I’m just a *little* (ha!) stressed during any family photos but even my husband remarked that I was surprisingly calm on that day. Holly made it all so easy. And at the risk of going on and on – I just LOVE the program she uses to show you how your photos look on your wall. You get the opportunity to experiment with different photos, different sizes, and a range of layouts in order to help you choose your prints and products.  I highly recommend you check her out!!” ~ Jeannie Nigam

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I have worked with Holly in the past to get fun photos of my three children. Most recently Holly took my daughter’s Senior Photos. She met beyond my expectations in capturing the true essence of her personality. The photos were classic with a unique twist. It was hard to choose our favorites. Holly is warm, friendly, and reassuring as she guides her clients through the process all while maintaining a high level of creativity and professionalism.  ~ Catherine Moulas

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“Working with Holly was a joy from beginning to end. Holly is extremely talented and skilled photographer. Her work is fantastic! But more than that, Holly’s easy-going and warm personality made my family so comfortable that she captured some very special moments. You will be thrilled with the excellent quality and professionalism of her work. I look forward to working with Holly more in the future!” ~ Debi Jones

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“I can’t say enough good things about Holly.  She is a talented photographer and really knows her craft.  She is also easy to work with and great with kids.  We first used Holly for our family portraits when my son was three.  I just couldn’t imagine how we could get this active, adventurous boy to be still for an outdoor photo session.  Holly was amazing!  Her relaxed, fun approach put the whole family at ease.  It was a great experience that resulted in fantastic photographs.  Holly took our portraits again this fall – an equally wonderful experience with excellent results.  She captured special family moments that we will always cherish.” ~ Jessica Metzger

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“Holly is a true talent & a complete natural with kids!  Taking photos of 2 boys, ages 6 and 3 can be quite a challenge… but my boys love working with her & the end product are photos that we will cherish for a lifetime.  They have fun and more importantly she has fun with them.  I love getting new photos of my kids each year and there is no one I’d rather capture these precious years & moments than with her.  She has a creative eye, is attentive to all the details and participates in making sure the experience is exactly what we want.  I have referred her to several friends and will continue to do so.  She is just awesome!” ~ Stacy Gillard

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“Holly was able to capture my son Will’s natural personality in his senior portraits and I am thrilled with the outcome! She took my daughter’s senior portraits in 2013 and they were equally as wonderful. It was so nice to order exactly what I wanted instead of ordering packages containing a bunch of extras I don’t need.”  ~ Connie Brady

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“Thanks so much for the AMAZING pictures! : )  They are so much more than Mike and I could have ever imagined!  You captured our family perfectly!  We just love that there are so many pictures that are so great!!  We LOVED working with you….you made it so much fun and we absolutely LOVE the pictures!!” – Monica Viers

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Sway for web-5027“Wow!  We were so incredibly pleased with our photo shoot!  Not only did the photos come out beautifully but the shoot itself was so enjoyable.  Holly has such an amazing gift in her ability to make both kids and adults feel totally comfortable and at ease.  We were laughing the whole shoot!  I also was blown away with her suggestion for location.  Her recommendation was exactly what I had hoped for!  What a great experience!!  We really couldn’t be more pleased and have such incredibly high praise for this photographer!”  – Gina Lee

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“Holly was amazing and the pictures were beautiful! She found the perfect location(s) and her rapport with my children enabled her to capture their personalities perfectly!”  – Karen Murray

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“Holly has take our family portraits the last two years and we have been nothing short of ecstatic when we received our images.  She somehow manages to capture the distinct personalities of our three children (ages 2, 4, and 6) while they are running around, acting silly, not paying attention, crying, etc.  Somehow through all of this chaos she freeze frames the perfect moment for us to cherish forever. This year Holly offered her expertise for an in-home consultation as part of our photo package.  I had a wall in our entry way that I wanted to use to showcase some of her images.  Holly arrived prepared with mock-up canvases of all shapes and sizes to help me decide on a layout that would suit the space best.  Without her guidance I would have been lost.  Holly is easy to work with, wonderful with children, patient and creative.  I highly recommend working with her!” ~ Emily Metz

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“Working with Holly was an absolute joy. Holly scouted out the site ahead of time, which was one I had driven by many times and never even considered. Throughout the shoot, I kept wondering how any of the shots would turn out since I have very active boys. Yet despite the never-ending movement, Holly was able to capture my all-time favorite pictures ever taken of my boys. Truly stunning! Every guest at our house comments on the amazing pictures. We’ve had more than ten families choose to work with Holly after seeing her photos of my boys, and every singe family has been ecstatic with the results. Fun photo shoot, professionalism and amazing pictures… what more could you ask for?!”  ~ Kristen Hawley

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“Holly did an exceptional job with the photo shoot of my family… from suggesting a location to bringing props which tied to the surroundings and time of year.  Not only was she able to keep three boys, all ages 3 and under, engaged and in a good mood, she also was able to capture each of my sons individual personalities in the photographs she took.  Everyone who I have shared the photographs with has commented on how amazing they turned out, and I attribute that 100% to Holly!” ~ Erin Schnurstein

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“Working with Holly was a great experience for my family!  She is very professional and so easy to work with.  She scouted out our photo-shoot location ahead of time and had some fun and creative ideas for shots.  She was also terrific with the kids!  We’ve done studio pictures a lot in the past and that experience seemed very difficult but the kids enjoyed our pictures with Holly.  We will work with her again in the future!” ~ Brigitte Arthur

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Frey For Web-3768“Holly’s professionalism and creativity made the photo shoot such a memorable experience. She captured the true essence of our son’s personality and couldn’t be happier with the results!” – Claudette Lanphere

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“First off, I loved working with Holly because her photos turned out FANTASTIC.  She was great at picking the perfect spots to shoot, thinking of creative ideas for pictures, and capturing our kids’ personalities perfectly!  But she was also so flexible and caring while she was taking those amazing pictures.  On our first shoot with Holly, our daughter was only three days old!  Holly came to our home to shoot, and even brought a little space heater along so that the room could be comfortable for those adorable naked baby shots!  She was more than flexible with the needs of a newborn during that shoot, and continued to be so easy to work with during other outings.  I have recommended holly to several friends and family, and am so thankful for the memories she has captured so beautifully for our family.”  ~ Melanie Hansbauer

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“So nice to work with a photographer who knows how to capture images of kids so perfectly. And someone who is so incredibly friendly and helpful and answered any questions I had regarding clothing options to questions about my images. We love working with Holly and it will be something we do every year!” ~ Dierdre Sutton-Cherryholmes

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“After using one photographer I was happy with for several years, we decided to switch things up and give Holly a try. I am so glad we did! With 3 young children, I especially liked Holly, who is very comfortable with kids (having 2 of her own) and really knew the ways to get my kids’ personalities to shine thru and cooperate with what she needed. My pictures are fabulous, were affordable and ready quickly. I would highly recommend Holly Burkholder Photography and already have ideas for my annual pictures for this year – using Holly, of course!” ~ Julie Goshorn

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“Oh my goodness!  I love all of them!  : )  You did a wonderful job!  I’ve given your information to a couple of my friends, and I would love to do a holiday shoot with you!  Thank you so much!  You really were a pleasure to work with!”  ~ Kim Cain

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“When Holly takes our pictures, she captures the best memories.  Her patience and rapport with children is amazing! The pictures turned out great and the best part was the in-home consultation.  Holly brought all the pictures (in 5×7 size) to show us.  She offered suggestions for places in my home to hang the display.  Her keen eye pointed out the perfect place for a mural with various sized float wrap canvasses.  The in-home consultation was a huge benefit to our family to truly capture those lasting memories!!!” ~ Lisa Riccardi

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“Holly is fantastic!  She has taken wonderful photos of our baby (and family) at 6 months and at 12 months. She makes it all very easy and fun for us – and the results are gorgeous!” ~ Mary Carmen Gasco-Buisson

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“Holly did an amazing job photographing our family!  She was really patient with our three young kids. We got our proofs back in no time!  Overall a very positive experience!! I highly recommend her.”  ~ Casey Ruschman

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“Holly has photographed my family multiple times and we have been happy with the results every time! The sessions have always been comfortable and fun. We have loved the pictures – we have her work hanging all over our house!” ~ Lyndsay Nagle

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