We were referred to CTL by a friend - I saw her engagement pictures and I was blown away by how natural and romantic they turned out. She highly recommended Sammy Cosa... My fiance (now husband) and I met with Sammy at a nearby coffee shop. He was so considerate, and asked us for out coffee orders ahead of time, so we could have drinks as soon as we sat down. That alone spoke miles of his character - he truly cares about making his clients feel comfortable and valued. Right away, Sammy made us feel comfortable, and he did not pressure us at all. There are so many choices when it comes to hiring vendors for your wedding, and so much competition, but Sammy did not make it feel like he was selling himself to us. He spoke so passionately about photography, love, and family - that is what really sold me (2nd to his amazing portfolio, of course).
Engagement Shoot - Sammy made us feel so comfortable and he made the process light and easy. He was so engrossed in the process, it made us forget about our surroundings and we were able to laugh comfortably and have fun. He made me feel beautiful! When we got our photos back, we were so satisfied! I couldn't wait for the wedding.
Wedding Day Photos - The wedding day, as most wedding days are, was hectic and stressful and I was a ball of anxiety. But Sammy was on time, professional, and courteous. We were rushed, but he still managed to get all the photos I asked for. Sammy and his team were discrete and did not disrupt the ceremony, the speeches, dances, etc. The day flew by, and then we received our photos between 8 and 12 weeks as promised (I think it was around 9 weeks). We were absolutely blown away by the wedding photos, they were exactly what we wanted. I was amazed at how beautifully Sammy captured our special day.
I would recommend Sammy to anyone! He was one of my favorite vendors, and I am so glad we made the right choice.
Even though CTL was the first and ONLY photographer my husband and I met during our search, we knew right away that we had found the perfect person and did not want to look further. The first time we met Sammy in his studio, we felt like there was a true connection. It was as if we were chatting with someone we had been friends with for years! We were looking for a photographer that captured images that were romantic, timeless, and effortless. Sammy proved to be all of the above and more.
Sammy's very professional, easy to work with, genuine and such a great person all around. Our photos came out exceeding all of our expectations. Our wedding photos were even published on Style Me Pretty!
- VICKY T.
I highly recommend CTL photography to all of our friends & family! Sammy did an amazing job with our engagement session & our wedding photos, he even added a bonus session with us because he knew we'd like some photos at the beach so he accommodated us. He is a very professional, timely, respectful, & kind person. He is also really creative & knows exactly what looks good. He told my husband & me what to do & how to pose constantly because we did not know what we were doing haha! He was so great & patient through everything! He made me feel super stress free on my wedding day. Sammy was so quick & efficient with all of our family photos, leaving both our families super impressed with his work. He definitely left a great impression on them all. Considering how my husband had many weddings in the family before, they had all said Sammy was by far the best & most efficient photographer they had dealt with. Not to mention, he was always reassuring us throughout the day & saying that the wedding wouldn't start without us (when I was running late getting ready). Sammy is the best person for your photos! Very romantic style & has such an eye for good picture opportunities. He also gave us our photos back very quickly which was so nice & thoughtful for him to do! Thanks again, Sammy!
- BRIANNA S.
We couldn't have chosen more talented, attentive, and accommodating photographers than Sammy and Natalia with Closer to Love Photography. We were blessed to have them photograph our engagement session and wedding day - and they were BEYOND amazing from start to finish. They captured not only the essential, emotional, and beautiful moments we hoped for - but even captured the breathtaking and timeless moments we may have never otherwise seen.
We cannot praise their talent and professionalism ENOUGH.
We're so grateful to have worked with them and would undoubtedly recommend them to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
- LIANA & OCTAVIAN