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We offer personal and corporate photography services for all personal occasions such as weddings, family reunions, birthday parties and portraits. We also cover corporate events and business needs.
We specialize in post production, doing all editing in house for complete quality control.

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30 hires on Bark
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22 October 2019

We live in Germany but eloped in California. I only had contact with Cindy on WeddingWire before the big day so that was a bit stressful and it was hard for me to know what to expect. But when the day came, we met Cindy and George and they are very nice people, knew how to make the most of our 2 hour session but also without putting any pressure on us. We received a lot more pictures than expected and having most of them shot from two angles makes it hard not to find a lot of good pictures.
Thank you Cindy and George for helping us remember our special day forever!
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23 July 2019

Our photographers were absolutely amazing! They did a wonderful job and not only did they capture portraits but they also captured multiple candid shots of guests and family I cannot wait to see the pictures. I will definitely be using them in the future. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

19 July 2019

Cindy, George & Tary were all Amazing.  Super personable and we were very impressed with both our images and photos.  I think that's an extra special touch having the wedding videoed.   As the bride, you miss most of your wedding, esp the speeches.   They caught all the magical moments of the day, and I loved our engagement session as well.  They were very accommodating of all of our needs and requests and I'd highly recommend them for others! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

23 March 2019

McCullough photography was amazing to work with! I planned my wedding from out of state and Cindy was so easy to work with. She responded very quickly. We used them for both wedding photos and wedding video. SO happy we did the video as well. It turned out amazing! Both our engagement photos and wedding day photos were beyond beautiful. Day of the wedding the McCullough team showed up early and just blended in with our party and family. They were so much fun to work with! If you are looking for amazing photographers who are affordable and produce high quality products, hire the McCullough photographers! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

20 November 2018

George and Cindy were a pleasure to work with from the very start. They were both very friendly and professional. We booked with them mid-last year for our engagement and wedding photography and at the time, were able to book both as part of a promo package, which was a plus and a bit of a cost saver for us.

We had our engagement session October 2017 at the Memory Gardens/Custom House Plaza/beach right off the side of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey which was a beautiful location they recommended. If I recall, it was about a 2 or maybe 3-hour session and we were able to do an outfit change in the middle. This was the first time my husband and I have had professional photos taken of us and we're not ones to really take a lot of photos of ourselves so going into it we felt a bit awkward. George and Cindy were great in talking to us, suggesting poses and helping to make us feel a bit more comfortable. We had provided a few sample ideas of photos we wanted to try out and they took those into consideration during our session as well. They were able to capture close to 200 photos. One thing we didn't particularly care for was the blurred filter lens that was used to shoot some of the photos. They had asked if it was okay to use which we agreed to but as we went back through our photos later, we would have preferred the full clear shots then could have added that type of filter later if we wanted to with a little bit of photo editing. Fortunately, they had asked about it again on our wedding day, so we were able to request it not be used as much. Overall, we enjoyed our engagement session and were able to get to know them and get a few photos that we liked and could use for our Save-the-Dates. We had access to these photos in an online album on their website and transferred to Dropbox for us to download about 3 weeks later which was a quick turn-around.

Fast forward to this past September 2018 and our big day - again George and Cindy were great. George was the main camera for the day with Cindy also taking photos on a second camera from the side. Although there were many duplicate type shots, they did give a slightly different view or angle, so we didn't mind.

They arrived on time to our rental property in Pacific Grove and captured several pre-wedding photos with me, my bridal party and family before heading to the venue. Unfortunately, we had some issues with my groom's wedding party, which George and Cindy understood and worked with us to make the best of things.

One thing we loved for our wedding photos was an idea they had shared with us beforehand (and we would recommend to all couples). Try to get a full group shot of everyone immediately following the ceremony. Once everyone disperses, it'll be hard to get everyone together again. These were probably our favorite photos of the bunch as we loved seeing all of our guests joined with us on our special day!

You really don't believe how fast the day goes by and everything that happens throughout the event until the very end and the DJ is calling last dance. With over 1,400 photos we get to re-live and enjoy some very special moments that went by in a blink of an eye or we may have missed. It took a little over a month to get our photos back which again was a very quick turn-around time and worked great for us as we wanted to use some photos on our Thank You cards.

I didn't inquire on it and in no way were we expecting every single photo to be perfect with so that were taken and would have to go through, but I'm not sure how much photo editing (if any/if included) may have be done beforehand but we feel there are some of the more "formal" wedding shots that could probably use a touchup or some editing for color or lighting.

Overall, as we are still going through a lot of our photos, we see there is a great variety and looks like they were able to capture quite a few photos of us as well as all of our guests throughout the day whether they be direct photos or candid shots. We look forward to sharing these with our family and friends as well as looking back on them over the years to come. Thank you, George and Cindy, for being a part of our special day!
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19 November 2018

George and Cindy were a pleasure to work with from the very start.  They were both very friendly and professional.  We booked with them mid-last year for our engagement and wedding photography and at the time, were able to book both as part of a promo package, which was a plus and a bit of a cost saver for us. We had our engagement session October 2017 at the Memory Gardens/Custom House Plaza/beach right off the side of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey which was a beautiful location they recommended.  If I recall, it was about a 2 or maybe 3-hour session and we were able to do an outfit change in the middle.  This was the first time my husband and I have had professional photos taken of us and we're not ones to really take a lot of photos of ourselves so going into it we felt a bit awkward.  George and Cindy were great in talking to us, suggesting poses and helping to make us feel a bit more comfortable.  We had provided a few sample ideas of photos we wanted to try out and they took those into consideration during our session as well.  They were able to capture close to 200 photos.  One thing we didn't particularly care for was the blurred filter lens that was used to shoot some of the photos.  They had asked if it was okay to use which we agreed to but as we went back through our photos later, we would have preferred the full clear shots then could have added that type of filter later if we wanted to with a little bit of photo editing.  Fortunately, they had asked about it again on our wedding day, so we were able to request it not be used as much.  Overall, we enjoyed our engagement session and were able to get to know them and get a few photos that we liked and could use for our Save-the-Dates.  We had access to these photos in an online album on their website and transferred to Dropbox for us to download about 3 weeks later which was a quick turn-around. Fast forward to this past September 2018 and our big day - again George and Cindy were great.  George was the main camera for the day with Cindy also taking photos on a second camera from the side.  Although there were many duplicate type shots, they did give a slightly different view or angle, so we didn't mind.They arrived on time to our rental property in Pacific Grove and captured several pre-wedding photos with me, my bridal party and family before heading to the venue.  Unfortunately, we had some issues with my groom's wedding party, which George and Cindy understood and worked with us to make the best of things.  One thing we loved for our wedding photos was an idea they had shared with us beforehand (and we would recommend to all couples).  Try to get a full group shot of everyone immediately following the ceremony.  Once everyone disperses, it'll be hard to get everyone together again.  These were probably our favorite photos of the bunch as we loved seeing all of our guests joined with us on our special day!You really don't believe how fast the day goes by and everything that happens throughout the event until the very end and the DJ is calling last dance.  With over 1,400 photos we get to re-live and enjoy some very special moments that went by in a blink of an eye or we may have missed.  It took a little over a month to get our photos back which again was a very quick turn-around time and worked great for us as we wanted to use some photos on our Thank You cards.I didn't inquire on it and in no way were we expecting every single photo to be perfect with so that were taken and would have to go through, but I'm not sure how much photo editing (if any/if included) may have be done beforehand but we feel there are some of the more "formal" wedding shots that could probably use a touchup or some editing for color or lighting.Overall, as we are still going through a lot of our photos, we see there is a great variety and looks like they were able to capture quite a few photos of us as well as all of our guests throughout the day whether they be direct photos or candid shots.  We look forward to sharing these with our family and friends as well as looking back on them over the years to come. Thank you, George and Cindy, for being a part of our special day! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

2 November 2018

Cindy & George are a dynamic duo!! They exceeded our expectations. My husband and I now have gorgeous photos of our wedding that we can look back on for a lifetime. ., I would highly recommend them.. don’t even second guess it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

24 September 2018

Cindy and George are amazing!  They did my mom's birthday party/family reunion in May. They beautifully captured that event - as a result, I suggested for my company to hire them to cover our work event. Their prices are phenomenal and their work quality is exceptional!  I strongly recommend them to capture any special events! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

29 August 2018

George and Cindy photographed our wedding 32 years ago! They were so easy to work with and exceeded our high standards. Cindy was a calming presence with her keen eye for detail. They captured the sacredness of the wedding and the joyful celebration that we now can share with our adult children. Glad they are continuing to beautifully capture these memorable celebrations for others. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

19 July 2018

Amazing. They did our wedding and i would never want to work with anyone else! Super sweet and fun very professional! much love to george and cindy!

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21 June 2018

McCullough Photography is the BEST husband and wife team! Meeting them in person they are friendly, professional, creative, fantastic photo packages, and for me are like family. The quality of the pictures are spot on and they were able to capture those special moments. Our family and friends who have seen the pictures are very impressed on their professionalism, how they worked with the kids to get the perfect pictures, and really showing a creativity. Yes, I would refer them to anyone for wedding, special events, or family photos. They provided our pictures in a timely manner. I would have like to use them for the videography package, however my husband had set up that serivces. McCullough Photography, I would totally use again and I can't thank them enough for capturing our special day. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

15 June 2018

Back in 2014, we hired this duo for our wedding. Photos turned out gorgeous. Fun conversations with them. Very personable and easy to get along with. I had an issue that I addressed back then and they resolved it. I would hire them again. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

5 June 2018

Cindy & George of McCullough Photography are extremely professional and excellent photographers! They really know how to get great candid shots without the guests even knowing they are there. They were very efficient at our events getting all the posed shots requested. My client and all of his guests were extremely happy with the photos. I would HIGHLY recommend McCullough Photography for ANY event! More...

2 April 2018

Cindy is extremely professional and courteous. She offered great ideas for my proposal. I would highly recommend McCullough Photography to anyone!

18 September 2017

Cindy and George (and their son Tary) were a fantastic team. I met them at a wedding show in the area and was so undecided on a photographer, this was the most important vendor I had to choose for our wedding and it was stressful to figure out who we liked best. We ultimately chose Cindy and George for a couple reasons: they were so open and friendly upon meeting them, and the price point was much better than other photographers we'd spoken to who were offering less in their packages. We were offered an engagement shoot with them for free which was an awesome opportunity to get to know their style and get great shots. Cindy was always quickly available to answer questions or iron out details. We planned the entire day via email, and everything went fantastic. I was already frazzled when they showed up at our venue but they took care of all the important photos and got a lot of other great shots that I never would've thought about. They took care of everything and I never had to worry about whether they were capturing this or that. They even got shots of events I never saw and pics of me with guests that I don't even remember speaking to at the wedding. I hardly even knew they were there, they blended in so well and still got everything and more than I could've hoped for. Tary shot video and my family was telling me later that he literally was shooting everything all day long, our final video turned out beautiful and was so special to us. Months after our wedding was over Cindy was still retouching certain photos I later found things I didn't like on them. Couldn't have asked for a more awesome, engaged team to work our wedding! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

28 March 2017

Cindy and George were everything we could have hoped for and more when it came to photographing our destination wedding in Carmel (we traveled from Florida. ). Terrific communication was surpassed only by the quality of their photos. Loved how they captured all of the little details - often forgotten in the excitement of the big day. Thanks McCullough for our amazing photos!! You guys make a great team!! More...

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2 December 2016

Cindy and George photographed my engagement shoot with my fiance, and we are so happy with our photos! I told Cindy that I wanted a "foresty" feel and she knew the perfect spot to take us. Both Cindy and George are laid back, yet professional, and they made us feel very comfortable (which is hard to do when you feel "on the spot" having your photo taken!). They also offered great suggestions for poses, head tilts, and hand placements (we would've been clueless otherwise), and I really appreciated their attention to detail. We received well over 100 colorful photos - and have plenty of great ones to choose from. I love that the photos were minimally edited (not over/under exposed) and brought out the true colors of the surrounding nature. Thank you both for creating these beautiful memories! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 October 2016

Cindy and family were awesome. She made my day perfect. She took all the photos I really wanted. She even remembered the photo that made me choose them from a book I saw at a wedding expo. I haven't seen my photos or video yet but I am so excited and will update after I do! My day couldn't have turned out more perfect and i know my photos will too! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

14 September 2016

Cindy and George were amazing! They went above and beyond and we absolutely LOVED the photos. They not only got great posed shots, but great candid shots of all our guests. I worked with Cindy before the wedding, she was very easy to communicate with, and provided all the services and then some (staying past the 5 hours to take photos of the bouquet toss). The best part was having access to all our pictures - full resolution - one month after the wedding. Cindy and George were very professional and a pleasure to have at our wedding. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

21 August 2016

I am very happy that I hired Cindy and George to take pictures for my proposal. They are flexible and understanding for finding a time slot. They enjoy what they do and the pictures are great! The engagement ring arrived nearly one week later then I have expected. Therefore, I had to arrange the photographers at the last minute (you should book ahead, I was lucky). Cindy got back to my voice mail on Saturday night and she was very understanding about my situation. Initially I wanted to propose at the Spanish bay, and Cindy suggested me to propose on Carmel beach instead due to better sun light direction. Expect the professional advice about the location, she also told me where to park. This turned out to be very important because it was quite crowded on Sunday morning. They stalked us carefully and I really surprised my fiancee when I proposed to her. They did a great job capturing this very moment for us. Cindy shared the photos with me less than 5 hours after the proposal. We shared our happiness with family and friends on the same day!Definitely recommend! We really love the pictures! Also it was comfortable to work with Cindy and George since they were very happy for us :D More...

Reviewed on Yelp

11 March 2016

Cindy and George are wonderful people and the job they have done for the event we hosted for our 4 months old son is unbelievably good. They are very professional and their Nice and charming personalities add to their awesomeness. Both Candid and group Shots looked really good. Cindy planned well ahead of time and was available whenever I had a question. I am gonna say I am keeping them for all my future events. If u are looking for a photgraphy coverage for ur event , this is the place U wont be disappointed! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

7 January 2016

I met George and Cindy at a bridal expo as one of the many photographers at were there. They stood out to me compared to others due to their kind, friendly and laid back demeanor. We ended up scheduling our engagement photos with them and man were we blown away! We then knew we were going to have spectacular wedding photos for our BIG day. Having the perfect photos for such a memorable, important and special day that will last a lifetime is extremely important to any bride and her family. George and Cindy are always on time, professional yet friendly and know exactly where to place you to take the best photos. Not only have we used them for the engagement photos, wedding photos but also used them for our family photos last week with out now 3 month old son. They have been with us from the beginning. I'm so glad they have been with us to capture the biggest milestones in our lives. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

5 January 2016

Jeff & I enjoyed working with Cindy & George. First they did our picture for our invitations. Cindy also helped design and made them for us. We received many complements on them.
Then came the wedding pictures just the way we discussed with them- casual and not posed. Certain pictures we did want they listened. They both did an amazing job. We couldn't of been happier. Besides being just great people. It was nice having a man's point of view taking pictures & a woman's - making all photos extra special.
Our guest's enjoyed having them also.
Pictures were ready for us quickly and we were glad get them on cd's so we could show our families. We will be calling them again for family pictures because they knew great places to take pictures and are very flexible on times & places.
We give them 5 stars. WE made a good choice.
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30 December 2015

Very easy to work with and provided a lot of good photos.

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30 December 2015

Cindy and her husband were great to work with, they brought a lot of good ideas and were open to ours too. Lots of good pictures!

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30 December 2015

Cindy was AMAZING!!! So attentive to what we wanted and got every possible picture we could have ever wanted. Thank you Cindy! ! I still am in awe of our pictures! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 December 2015

The McCullough team covered our wedding day with beautiful photography and videography. It started with our engagement sitting that they had included with the package we chose. They made it a fun experience, which relaxed us in front of George's camera. We loved the pictures! On our wedding day, Cindy also had a camera and Tary had a video camera, so they were able to capture everything we wanted. All of our requests and every detail of the wedding day was perfect. Our ceremony was all of 7 minutes, as requested by my husband, so every minute was precious to us and the McCullough team captured every moment from all the right angles. In addition to the absolutely beautiful pictures George and Cindy took, every emotion, the tears, laughter, surprises, visiting with friends and family and all the romantic traditions were caught on video. We love reliving our day! Our wedding day was perfect and so are the pictures and video. We have referred the McCullough Photography to several of our friends for weddings and family pictures and we are very confident to tell everyone that they will not be disappointed in choosing McCullough Photography and Video services. More...

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30 December 2015

McCullough Photography provided us with exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos. They were easy to work with and helped us feel comfortable on our wedding day. We are thankful for how professional they were with communication and quality of their work for the great value we received. We highly recommend them! More...

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29 December 2015

George and Cindy are great! I planned destination wedding and they made it easy. They worked with me to determine the type of photos that were important and when I met them it was like meeting old friends. They did a great job capturing our moment. More...

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28 December 2015

They were very nice and knew a lot about the venue I was having my ceremony at, the Carmel Mission Church. The church had certain flash/lighting rules and I did not have to worry about any of that with the McCulloughs, they knew exactly what to do and what angles to capture for best lighting and best views. They helped move the day along as well, I felt like I had an extra set of wedding coordinators. More...

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18 December 2015

Great Husband and Wife team to do amazing work.

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10 September 2015

Cindy and George are great! They work as a team to capture the moment perfectly. They are enthusiastic and responsive. I highly recommend them. We will cherish our photos forever. More...

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1 March 2015

We were so lucky to have found Cindy and George for our December wedding! We could tell even as soon as we started the casual photo session on Carmel beach that they were professional and worked well as a team. They also put us at ease and worked with our budget. During the wedding and reception we were impressed with all of the candid shots they got without intruding too much on the proceedings. Making the finished photos available on a website was great as it allowed us to easily share the whole album with friends and family. Thanks Cindy and George! More...

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3 December 2014

We recently had the pleasure of working with photographers Cindy and George McCullough for our engagement sitting as well as our wedding. Prior to deciding to go with Cindy and George, we had spoken with several other photographers but when we met Cindy and George, we knew they were the ones for us. They had such warm and inviting energy and were very knowledgable about their craft. We were impressed with their sample work that we viewed and after the fact, we could not be happier with our choice. They were very fun and light about everything which we enjoyed. They were responsive to all of our concerns and inquiries and were always eager to make sure we were happy with everything. They made the day of the wedding a very smooth and seamless day since they were so organized. They never felt intrusive and made sure to capture all of the most special moments and the ones we specially requested to be taken. We just recently received our discs and the photos are phenomenal! They are very high quality and I love that there is such a large selection. We are very happy with their work and highly recommend Cindy and George McCullough for your event! You won't be disappointed. Thanks Cindy and George! More...

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23 September 2014

Cindy and George are UH-mazing!!! A friend of mine used them for her wedding and when I saw her wedding photos, I knew I had to have them. I did not look at any other photographers and I'm happy I didn't! They far exceeded my expectations and made my wedding day a smooth and memorable experience. I definitely recommend getting photo ideas to them early because they are very efficient with their time...trust me you won't regret it! They are two of the easiest people to work with and have a scary way of reading your mind when it comes to what you want for your photos. The icing on the cake is their enthusiasm for their work. You can tell they truly love what they do making you feel more at ease. I fell in love with them instantly and would recommend them to anyone that wants their special event captured!! Great company, great people and quality work! More...

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7 June 2014

I first met Cindy and was immediately impressed with her friendliness and attention to the details my daughter wanted at her small destination wedding. Although the wedding was small, Cindy and George were supper attentive and went way beyond, taking several pictures against several different backdrops. They even took pictures at a location away from the chapel in order to leave the couple with beautiful pictures of the Pacific, capturing the essence of the day and the locale. Cindy and George are awesome. The pictures captured it all, the quaint corners of the chapel, stained glass windows, beautiful bride and groom shots, etc. It is always with warm memories we enjoy viewing them over and over! Biloxi, MS More...

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3 May 2014

Love love love the wedding photo book.

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21 January 2014

We recently had Cindy & George take our family portraits. This was our 5th time using them for family holiday gatherings.  We couldn't be more pleased with the results !  I can't imagine going to anyone else on the Monterey Peninsula.  They are familiar with all kinds of beautiful locations for formal and informal portraits.  They do a wonderful job working with all ages of family members to capture the best expressions.  Cindy is meticulous with every detail and George is very creative in capturing everyone's 'best side'.  They are very flexible and responsive to special requests.  I have always had a hard time choosing between pictures because they present you with so many high quality options.  We hope to be going back to them for many more portraits in the future. We highly recommend McCullough Photography to anyone having an event near Monterey. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

21 December 2013

Both Cindy and George provided not only quality professionalism in their field but went out of their way with their years of knowledge of the region and their professional contacts to put you at ease for the perfect wedding. I would highly recommend them for your photographic needs. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

20 December 2013

This company was amazing. I live in another state and had never even met them until my wedding day. That can be a little nerve racking but It worked out perfect! They were personal, great with our kids, large wedding party and guests! I couldn't have been happier with their services! More...

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20 December 2013

Cindy and George were a wonderful part of our wedding day. We were first attracted to their website because their pricing is so straightforward, which we really appreciated. There were no surprises about the pricing and we get to keep the disks! They were warm and sweet to work with and they appreciated that we did not want to take too much time on pictures because we wanted to have time to enjoy the reception. They also took excellent pictures of our dog during the engagement photo shoot. More...

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25 October 2013

Cindy and George were terrific! They both have an amazing photography "eye" and are creative in picking locations for shoots. Our casual shoot pictures were great and I am excited to see all of the many memories for our magical day! Thank you Cindy and George! More...

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27 September 2013

I have to say I made one of my best decisions choosing Cindy,George and Tary as photographer and videographer for my wedding. They are professional, easy to communicate and supportive. The pictures and video turn out to be so beautiful, so perfect. They successfully captured the happiness, laughters, touching moments, beautiful views. I cannot help laughing and crying every time I watch my wedding day video and the album. They are just the perfect team! More...

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3 May 2013

Cindy and George were fabulous! Our complete package is not ready yet but Cindy sent us some of the photos, which were so beautiful. They were so kind and took some amazing photos. I can't wait to get the finished product. More...

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