In honor of Valentines Day, I thought that I would share some of the lovely words that my clients had to say about their pictures and their experiences with Cherise Kiel Photography.
My clients are so important to me and many of them have become friends of mine as I document all of the major events in their lives. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and be able to support my family at the same time! Without all of your love, support and trust, I would not be where I am today and for that I thank you from the bottom of my HEART! Happy Valentines Day and I hope you realize just how special you are!!
The Hrabak Family
When I was younger, I use to tell myself that I would never want to marry a military man because of all the time apart involved. Little to my knowledge with this mindset, I fell in love with my best friend, who is an officer in the U.S. Army. I had the privilege of having Cherise Kiel Photography take our engagement and wedding pictures, in which she captured all the perfect moments of the day I married my best friend.
The inevitable came and he was deployed for nine months. During this deployment, I contacted Cherise to take boudoir photos for my husband to give him a special treat. Just like for my engagement and wedding pictures, Cherise was very professional while making me feel calm, comfortable and beautiful during the entire process. She is incredibly talented and has an amazing eye to use all the colors and light in every setting.
While my husband was deployed, having my engagement and wedding pictures to look at really helped heal and comfort my lonely heart. Cherise’s talent to capture valuable moments during special events in my life allowed me to treasure the love my husband and I share. Cherise has always exceeded my expectations and amazed me with her incredible work. I look forward to having Cherise capture future moments that my husband and I will share, as I know she will perfectly.
Kayla and Jared Hrabak
Erini & Adam
My fiance and I have been privileged to have Cherise be our photographer for our engagement and our wedding (Which is coming up:) ) During our engagement session, she really captured the love we share for one another, our happiness and our personalities. I cannot express how excited I am, and looking forward to see the love and emotion that she captures in our special day; the beginning of our happily ever after.
Adam and I met 5 years ago through a friend. I was living here in AZ, and he was on deployment in Iraq. After a year of talking on the phone, we finally met in person. Adam was head over heels (as he should be lol!), and although I had strong feelings for him, I was a little scared. I pushed Adam away, and distanced myself. Then, unknown to one another, we each signed up for E-Harmony, and what do you know, we were matched. However, we didn’t go on a date because I closed out my match to him. We saw one another often because of our mutual friend, and I could not help but think about him constantly. I kept thinking I had made a mistake, and that everything I ever wanted in a significant other, I let go. I knew that if I ever had the opportunity again to be with him, I would jump on it in a heartbeat. Adam asked me to go to lunch, we met at the place we had our very first date 3 years before, and we have been inseparable ever since. He is my best friend, the fairytale I always dreamed would come true, and the answer to all my prayers to find the “perfect” man. I was told that my idea of the “perfect man” was non-existent (surprisingly by the friend who set us up), but after patiently waiting and not settling, I have everything I could ever want, and our love continues to grow stronger everyday.
I can’t wait for Cherise to capture such a milestone in our life, and God willing, a few other milestones as well
I know how much she loves her newborn shoots!. lol! Thank you Cherise for sharing the beauty in your talent, and capturing all those emotions and feelings that most of us just don’t have the words to express!
The Clark Family
I am amazed at the beautiful work done. You have such a natural talent which seems to bring the natural beauty out in everything. The cute smiles or serious expressions are all captured in your photography. No matter what the situation there are always beautiful memories created by you. I have had many pictures taken of family, babies, and events; however nothing has ever captured the true feelings of the moment. You have a God given talent and have certainly learned how to use it. You are sharing your talent with so many when you conduct the workshops and are always open to ideas and new creations. I love your work and all you do.
The Johansen Family
Cherise has been “our family photographer” since 2009 and has helped us capture the most special moments in our lives, from our engagement to our wedding, the joy of our first child, and her upcoming 1st birthday. Cherise is always professional and caring throughout the scheduling and booking process, and bring such a fun energy to the sessions. Her careful attention to detail and the amount of care she puts into every single image is obvious when you see the finished product. Most of the walls in my home are covered with Cherise Kiel Photography captured images of my family, and I continuously receive comments on how beautiful the photos are.
I recommend Cherise to everyone I know (and sometimes people I don’t know), and I look forward to continuing to share our growing family with Cherise and receive beautiful photos that we can cherish forever!
Tyler and Jessica Johansen
The Heistan Family
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on our newborn pictures of Ivan Matthew. They are absolutely priceless and we will cherish them forever. I know I have told you probably a thousand times how amazing your work is, but I am saying it again. It’s AMAZING! We waited years for Ivan and capturing all his special milestones is so important to us and we would not just trust anyone to take his pictures. You capture so much more than just photos. These are memories and stories that we will have forever. Even as I type this I get teary eyed thinking about how special these pictures are to us. Ivan is so special to us and you made us feel like he was just as special to you. We have never had such stunning photos. Everything was just perfect from the photos to the baby announcements to the books. His big picture in the glasses and bow tie is the focal point of our family room and everyone that sees it is in awe of your work. You truly are incredible and your patience is unbelievable. The time you put into taking some of his poses without frustration was so impressive. You will be our forever photographer, so you can’t ever move away!! Thank you again for capturing our precious little one, well maybe not so little chunky monkey.
Robin and Matt Heistan
The Saldana Family
My photos taken by you mean more then words can express. This past year I lost both my parents to Cancer two days apart. It was the most horrible, challenging and emotional time in my life. After dealing with all that came with losing a loved one we moved to Az and two months later found out we were expecting. It was a total surprise but at the same time it was a blessing to have something else to think about besides the sadness and pain. And Thanks to you and your talent we have some amazing pictures of our growing family and the Blessing of our newest baby girl Mila Emma that I named after my mom. She was born in December and after losing my parents in Feb 2012 Mila Emma was my Calm after the storm and my joy after so much sorrow. Being an only child was never an issue for me until I lost my parents. Because that is when I realized that if it wasn’t for my Amazing husband and kids I would of not had the love, laughter and tears of joy after such a hard time. So my Love letter is for my parents that they may watch over me, but especially their grandkids and enjoy watching them grow from above.
From your loving daughter that misses you both every minute of everyday.
The Rost Family
Having our “Princess” was a long painful journey. My pregnancy before Kaitlynn resulted in a uterine rupture and the loss of our baby girl Kathrynn on my 36th birthday. I was 20 weeks pregnant. I was not expected to survive, let alone be able to have another child. It was so scary for all of us once I got to 20 weeks. In May 2012, our Princess arrived 5 weeks early. She was happy and healthy and so am I. She truly is our miracle baby and the love of our lives!!
Having Cherise capture Kaitlynn’s first Halloween was such a wonderful experience! Cherise was able to get the most beautiful pictures of “Cinderella”
And her proud big brother, “ninja”! They were absolutely adorable! I love taking pictures and even I can’t capture the “moments” that professional photogs do!
We will cherish the memories forever that Cherise captured!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The Rost Family
Thank you again for allowing me into your lives!! I love you all and can’t wait for a great 2013!!!