Testimonials

The following testimonials are just a very few of the comments and compliments I’ve received from our customers and other wedding professionals. I am very proud of the testimonials I have received from my clients. Their unsolicited testimonials are a reflection of my photographic skills and the quality service they received.

Testimonials Award

I am pleased to announce that Torre Photography was awarded the Best Photographer Award – Prince William County by the Virginia Wedding & Event Network for 2014.

Martin Torre, of Torre Photography, is a true expert at his craft! It was no surprise to learn that Marty has been photographing weddings and events for over 40 years. His work definitely speaks to his experience and expertise. He is incredibly creative with his poses and always listens to you when you have ideas for your photographs. Marty photographed our wedding in October 2013 and when we received our photographs we were amazed. Some of them look like they could be in the next edition of the Knot!

Becky & Shane

Our experience with Torre Photography was wonderful! We planned our wedding in the Outer Banks from Indiana and did not have an opportunity to meet with Martin until the day of the wedding. Martin was very easy to work with, always responding promptly to any call or email. We couldn’t be happier with the way the pictures turned out or with how quickly he had them back to us (within 2 weeks!). Martin also did an excellent job blending in with the crowd and no one really even knew he was there. My sister is actually using him for her upcoming September wedding in Maryland and we all couldn’t be happier!

Kelly & JeradCouples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.

Martin was almost like a member of the family. Very quiet and in the background, but resulting pictures were fabulous. Good at getting candid shots as well as posed ones. Quick to deliver afterwards.

Would use him again in a heartbeat, and recommend him highly.

Monica & Gary

Martin was so much fun to be with during our engagement session and during our wedding. He has a great sense of humor that put us at ease. Our photos captured us in such a beautiful light, and his use of nature at our venue was amazing. He is also very budget friendly, was flexible with photos we wanted and was able to provide advice on photo angles/settings that turned out beautiful. Definitely recommend him!

Michelle & Matt

Mr Torre was AMAZING! He was so much fun to work with and was very creative with his picture taking. Words cannot tell just how pleased everyone was with him. I will definitely go back for any upcoming events I have in the future.

Laurie & Travis

Torre Photography did a great job with our wedding and engagement pictures. He worked with our timeline and special issues extremely well with couresy and professionalism. He was probably our most reliable, least stress-inducing vendor. I highly recomend Martin for his affordability and the excellent quality of his work! Thanks for giving us a beautiful day in beautiful photos!

Alexis & Daniel

We are so thankful that we found Martin Torre!! Before selecting a photographer, we inquired about the packages of several regional photographers. Martin’s packages were the most reasonably priced and after meeting with him and seeing the images he’s taken in the past, we knew this was the right choice. Our engagement pictures were absolutely beautiful and the wedding pictures were even more amazing. We were able to see proofs of our pictures online and received all of the images on a CD less than 6 weeks after they were taken, as expected. In addition, Martin is extremely friendly and prompt!! He arrived at the wedding venue early and didn’t waste any time capturing images of the day. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone in need of a photographer and we hope to continue using his services to capture all of our important future events!!

Aniesha & David 

After you see Martin’s work, you’ll be shocked at his reasonable rates. Amazing pictures. A true professional. Martin captured every picture that we could have asked for. He got all of the important shots and then all of the extras. Bridesmaids, family shots and then creative shots. He took beautiful pictures of our wedding rings and my wife’s wedding shoes! As an amateur photographer, I’m humbled by this man’s skills.

Also worth mentioning is that Martin is a very warm, classy and personable gentleman. (This is the individual that is walking around and mingling with your guests!) Amazing photographer and a truly wonderful person. Please check out Martin’s photos.

Jennifer & Raymond

Absolutely wonderful! Martin did our gorgeous engagement photos and our wedding & we couldn’t be more pleased. Excellent service, very professional yet friendly and experienced, love the photos !! Thank you!!

Camelia & Matthew

We found Martin because he was one of the few photographers that fit in our budget in the DC area, but he out shone every one of the higher priced photographers we looked at. Our rather non-sentimental parents (who didn’t think we needed to pay a professional photographer) literally started crying when they saw the proofs and said “He got you. He captured everything about you.” Martin was friendly, flexible, professional, artistic, and calming. He actually stayed later into the reception than planned (and didn’t charge us) because he was “having such a great time.” We had a sneak peek of some proofs on Facebook while we were on our honeymoon, and full proofs days after our return. We received the CD of all photo files less than two weeks after the event. We cannot recommend him highly enough!

Kathleen & Steven

I couldn’t be happier with choosing Martin as our photographer! He was professional, on time, flexible and the pictures came out great! He’s worth every penny and more! I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a photographer! He gets an A+ from me and my husband!

Nicole & Brian

Martin was a great find! His value was unmatched. We felt comfortable with him from our first meeting. Loved the work we were showed during the first meeting, mixed with the value of the package and we knew Martin was the one for us. Our engagement session photos were great, and came in a very timely manner. Martin was easy to communicate with and was pretty much always available when needed. We got married in OBX in Sept. 2011. Martin arrived earlier than expected and got right into it! Which was awesome because we were not expecting to have him so early. I felt like I communicated what I wanted from him and he delivered. Our wedding photos are great, we did miss out on some photos of just the groom and I and our trash the dress session:( But that was due to weather not Martin. I loved the detail photos taken and lots of fun candid shots of the night. They portray the fun everyone had! Overall, we are very happy with our choice and hope to use Martin in the future for our photo needs! Thanks again:)

Kristine & Bill

Marty Torre is an outstanding photographer both in quality, disposition and value. I encourage anyone to work with him for his services. Marty has a great menu of packages that fit all budgets and preferences. In comparison to other photographers I researched, his business offered the best value overall. Marty has a great personality and really takes the stress out of weddings, bringing the fun back in. We have great formal, candid and funny shots to look back on of our day. And let me just tell you, Marty is fast on the trigger! He took a boatload of photos during the hours we had him. It was so great to have such a variety to choose from. All proofs were beautiful and had that extra special touch. Marty is fantastic to work with, fair and I highly recommend him!!

Rhonda & Cem
My husband and I were recently married and we decided to use Torre Photography at the recommendation of our venue (Old Hickory Golf Club). We were getting ready to sign a contract with another photographer when we saw pictures that Martin had taken of another wedding party at our venue and we fell in love. We contacted him and from the moment we met with him, we felt very comfortable with having him as our photographer for our special day. We actually ended up using his services for our Engagement Party (a very elaborate ceremony), our casual engagement shots as well as our Wedding. I cannot say enough wonderful things about his professionalism and passion for the work that he does. We looked at many vendors and his prices could not be beat with the things that he offers in his packages. We wanted the best for our wedding but on a tight budget and he more than delivered. If you are set on having the best of the best, awesome pictures, great service, great prices and guaranteed beautiful pictures in the time that it was promised then we certainly recommend calling Torre Photography. They made our day so special because we did not have to worry about the final product and it came out just as beautiful as he promised.

Agartha & David
Having known Martin for a number of years, I have been familiar with his work for some time. When my brother was getting married in 2008, I recommended Martin to him and still love going through the album of his photos my brother has. When it came time for my own wedding, I never considered any other options. He was my guy! For the service we were provided, we could have easily paid 3x the price. Martin not only responded to me in a very timely manner, when I broke down and hired a coordinator five days before my wedding, he was prompt in responding to and dealing with her. The day of the wedding, Martin arrived on time and ready to work. He took several shots of the ladies getting ready and then it was outside for my “First Look” session with my husband. The resulting shots were beyond amazing. Martin was extremely friendly and joking with both of us to help calm the nerves. During our wedding ceremony, I never even knew he was there. I was confident he was hiding in the background capturing these most important moments of my life, and I was right. The lighting on the pictures was fantastic and made the colors I chose for our outdoor wedding pop in an incredible way! All of the pictures I requested with family and the wedding party were taken after the wedding in an efficient yet through way. He did a great job appeasing my mother-in-law as she kept asking him to ‘get another one’ with her point and shoot without disrupting our flow. The reception pictures were amazing as well. He caught all of the big moments, first dance, father/daughter dance etc, with an exceptional eye. As my husband and I greeted our guests, he was sure to follow so I was able to receive a number of pictures with our family and friends. Martin also made sure to go around the room capturing our guests in candid shots (groomsmen laughing while smoking cigars, check!). It did take about a month to receive the online link and wedding CD from Martin, however, this is extremely typical, especially for weddings during the peak season. In fact, my sister who got married two weeks before us in another state did not receive her pictures until about a week after we received ours from Martin. The only thing difficult about working with Martin was trying to decide which of the more than 800 pictures taken on our wedding day we wanted to frame and include in our albums!!

Catherine & Daniel

Martin was a fantastic photographer! He kept shooting the entire time and had wonderful ideas for our pictures. I would definitely recommend Martin – his prices were great and he is willing to work with any budget!

Tiffany & Nathaniel

 

Martin was at the ceremony location before I even arrived, so I was impressed right from the start. It was a breath of fresh air knowing he was there because I knew he would be there from the beginning and would get some great shots. He was so great about working with me and being patient when things got a little out of hand with situations that arose before the ceremony. He was so great about going back and forth between the groom and I to take pictures. He had a very soothing and calming nature about him which made things calm for us. Martin was so great at not being an overbearing photographer. It was almost like he wasn’t there. He took amazing pictures. They just turned out to be so beautiful. I loved that Martin listened to what the groom and I wanted done with some of our pictures with our friends and family members. He was able to make our day more special. I love that he just let us do our thing with getting our pictures taken but still had some fun suggestions which worked out so great. We knew that Martin was our photographer right off the bat when we met him for the first time because of his personality and how family oriented he is. We felt like we could relate to him in a lot of ways and he had an understanding of just how important our families were to us and knew that capturing key moments with our families on our wedding day meant the world to us. Martin is a great person and a great photographer. We would highly recommend him to others (well we actually already have) and would love to use him again if ever the chance came up. Thank you for everything Martin. Great memories on our wedding day were created because of you. We will always have our pictures :) It’s funny how we forgot certain things on our wedding day because of all of the excitement, but Martin’s pictures helped tell our story. We appreciate that so much. It was a pleasure getting to work with you…

Ashley & Jason

 

Marty was WONDERFUL as our photographer this past summer. When we met with him for the first time, he took the time to get to know us as a couple and find out what we liked, discussed our family dynamics, our relationship with our family, etc. But this was all done in a non-evasive and completely friendly way. At the time, that was the clincher for us because he seems to GENUINELY love what he does and didn’t just give us a sales pitch – which most other photographers did from the get-go (and those photographers immediately lost our interest). His love for his work and in getting to know his clients showed on our wedding day. He was so patient to work with and professional. His photos were classic, and some had really cool angles/views – we LOVE them. He really captured ‘us’ and great moments with our family, and amazing photos with friends/family at the reception. And – he worked his butt off!! He was sweating at the reception running around to capture some great shots of our quickly moving ‘locomotion’ line. We loved everything about working with Martin. He was so easy to work with throughout the planning/ day of the wedding. He was flexible, offered great insight, had great pose recommendations, and literally just worked so hard to capture the moments he knew would mean the most to us. I HIGHLY recommend him if you’re looking for quality photos – and for someone who really, truly loves what they do. We think our pictures turned out so great b/c of his passion. We have already talked about using his services again for other family events.

Amanda & Scott

 

Marty did an amazing job photographing our wedding!! My husband is also interested in photography, so the pictures were very important to us. Marty took ‘traditional’ and really cool creative pictures of our wedding. Four years later, we still talk about what fantastic pictures we have of the big day. We recently went back to Marty for family photos with our new son and have enjoyed those pictures as much as the wedding photos! We will be using Torre Photography for many years to come!

Stephanie & Christopher

 

Marty was amazing! He showed up early, began shooting photos right away and blended into the crowd so that you barely knew he was there. He was able to capture so many moments that were a blur to me because of my nerves & thanks to him I can recall each and every moment just by looking at our pictures We did have a problem with the first disc that was sent to us because our computer, both at work and at home, refused to read the pictures on the DVD disc. I immediately contacted Marty & although it was the week of Thanksgiving he got a new CD out to us. How amazing and dedicated is that? You should always be skeptical when you’re offered services for a much lower cost than everywhere else, let me tell you…Marty is the real deal! Not only did we have hours of coverage, but we also received the pictures uploaded onto a website while he worked on our disc and complete rights to the pictures on the disc once we received it, so we’re able to reprint pictures for family and friends without having to go through him every time. We look forward to using Marty’s services at future family events.

Marisa & Kareem

 

We highly recommend Marty to any couple. His photography was excellent and he was great to work with. Marty was very professional and stayed close to the action the entire night. Even with a regrettable mix-up for vendor meals, he stayed with the party to make sure he didn’t miss a moment. His candid shots captured perfect moments throughout the day–many of which my wife and I would have never noticed otherwise. He also made sure to get multiple photos of each of our guests during the reception. For the group photos, Marty took full advantage of limited time and fading light to get some amazing pictures just as the sun was setting over the monuments in DC. Marty sent us the proofs within days after we returned from our honeymoon and my new wife was so excited to see the photos that she couldn’t stop looking at them for days. Definitely five stars!!!

Amanda & Joshua

 

I am a photographer and wasn’t sure what I was going to do about finding someone else that would fit my high standards for photographing my wedding. I searched the knot and found Martin. No one could beat the quality of his work and his prices were very reasonable. On the wedding day he seemed to catch every little thing that happened. He was standing on chairs, laying on the ground, and willing to do whatever was needed to get the money shot without being noticed. Our pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. He did a wonderful job mixing traditional family poses, candid shots, and fun/creative/crazy shots. Everyone was thrilled with how the photos came out. Martin has such a great personality and you can tell he really enjoys what he does. He made it fun!! It shows in the pictures. I would highly recommend Martin for anyone’s photographic needs. I know we will use him again!

Desiree & James

 

Mr. Torre joined us in Mexico for our destination wedding in 2008. His pictures were exactly what I was looking for…timeless, candid and most importantly, memorable. Not everyone could join us at the wedding due to the distance, but Mr. Torre captured every moment of our special day. This was a critical factor in deciding who would be our photographer because we wanted our viewers to feel like they were there – even if through a picture. Mr. Torre exceeded our expectations and delivered us a photo album that will be shared with generations to come. I recommend Torre Photography and name them “The Gold Standard” when it comes to wedding photographers. Hands down, they are the BEST!

Jenn & Kurt

 

Martin Torre is an amazing photographer. He really captures every moment of your wedding. Martin used pictures to tell a story of our special day. He is very professional and easy going. I absolutely love our wedding pictures. Thank you Martin!

Christina & Todd

 

I met Marty through a friend of mine that was married in Mexico last August. He did a beautiful job on their destination wedding I knew he would do wonderfully on my fall wedding here at home. We had the most perfect day in October for an outside golf course wedding. Marty’s pictures turned out beautiful, he truly did capture the beauty of the day.

Carlie & Matt

 

Martin did a fantastic job on my wedding day! He got there early and was very easy to work with and welcomed input from me on specific photos I requested to have. Despite the enduring heat and long day, he stayed on top of everything. I received my proofs in a very timely manner and he was very responsiveness to my emails and texts. I would highly recommend him!

Megan & Fred

 

Our wedding photo experience with you was exceptional. You were very professional, creative and friendly. You were everywhere and captured everything but you also stayed out of the way.
All the photos turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Our pictures at the Jefferson memorial in Washington DC were unbelievable. We recommend you to all of our friends and they all come back and thank us. Thank you so much!

Emad & Laura

 

When Josh and I were first planning our destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico I was very concerned about our photography options. The reason for my concern was that we would most likely have to deal with a local photographer who didn’t know us, our style or personalities. When I mentioned this to my friend, Michele, she referred me to Marty Torre and said that he had done destination weddings before and that we should look into taking him down to Mexico with us. That was the best referral I have ever gotten! Marty Torre was a wonderful photographer but we also consider him and his wife (who also traveled to Mexico with us) part of our family. Usually when you book a photographer, you are only booking photography for the day of the wedding (ceremony and reception). Well not with Marty! He had his cameras clicking away almost the entire 5 days we were in Mexico. I think at one point I even had to tell him to put his camera away and enjoy himself! The scenery was absolutely beautiful in the Mayan Riviera but after you return home and get settled back into “real life” you tend to forget just how amazing it is. When we received our proofs (very soon after our return) we were yet again blown away by the incredible job Marty did of capturing the sheer beauty of our destination wedding, and our friends and family and anytime we want to take a walk down memory lane, I know all we need to do is look at our wedding photographs and we will be transported right back! Thanks Marty for the incredible photographs and Cheers to a new friendship! Love,

Amanda and Josh

 

Torre Photography (i.e. Martin) was wonderful. He was easy to reach, quick to respond, on time the day of the event and the pictures were posted within 2 weeks… right when we returned from our honeymoon. I was so excited when I found out he was available to shoot our winter wedding. I trusted him every step of the way and he was so meticulous and careful with every shot. He stayed later than expected and captured some KEY moments of our reception. As a bride-to-be, I dreamed of the “normal” wedding shots and the “not so normal” wedding shots – he delivered on all accounts. I would highly recommend Torre Photography!!

Tara & Art

 

My mom emailed me the link to the website and the pictures are sooooooooo beautiful!!!! I can’t wait to get the CD. THANKS!!! I love them!!!

Shannon & Mike

 

Marty is an incredible photographer, professional and friend. His caring manner shows in everything he does for his clients and colleagues. His work is amazing and telling of how much he loves what his profession is – shooting weddings, having fun while doing it and preserving fabulous memories.

Kimberley Feys – Account Executive – The Knot

 

If you are looking for a photographer with the perfect disposition to memorialize your wedding or special event, look no further! We hired Marty to photograph our wedding in the Outer Banks in November 2009. From the very start, Marty was willing to answer any and all of our questions (no matter how fundamental), encouraged us to meet with him and see his outstanding work, and offered competitive prices (even with travel expenses!) that fell within our budget. He was even willing to tailor his packages to include exactly what we wanted. During the event, Marty couldn’t have been more flexible or understanding. Unfortunately, our wedding plans had to be scrapped virtually at the last minute due to inclement weather. Marty was the voice of reason and understanding, was extremely flexible with all of the changes, and produced hundreds of photographs that literally hide the hurricane-like conditions. In fact, everyone who has viewed the photos thinks that we exaggerate the conditions since the photos tell such a different story! We highly recommend Marty — he is a calming force, understands the stresses of a special day, and is so professional and talented – you won’t be disappointed!

Kelly & Chris

 

The pictures look fantastic! We couldn’t be happier.

Mary & John

 

The pictures on the website look absolutely amazing. Desi did a wonderful job at the wedding, and everyone loved her.

Beth & Wes

 

Our wedding was wonderful and Martin was great. He was resourceful and was able to use whatever facility he had – we had a small hotel room, yet he was able to stage us and capture the beautiful moments of anticipation. He was everywhere and didn’t miss a shot. He was receptive when asked if he got shots of this or that and took multiple shots of every moment. If he saw something that would make a great picture he would let us know, but was never pushy. He made us feel relaxed and captured all of the great moments of our wedding in his photos.

Karla & Jon

 

My husband and I can honestly say that hiring Martin Torre as the photographer for our wedding last year was one of the best wedding planning decisions we have made. His talent, creative eye, and attention to detail are evident in the gorgeous photos he took at our engagement and at our wedding. Working with Martin was a pleasure from day one, as he was willing to work with our resources and schedules and always found a way to deliver quality that exceeded our expectations. Most importantly, he was always professional, courteous, thoughtful, and friendly. Thank you, Martin, for recording our wedding day memories in such a beautiful way.

Heba & Sherif

 

Having quality photographs was an important element of our wedding. Martin has a unique ability for capturing the moments you’d like to last forever. The quality of Martin’s work far exceeded our expectations. Knowing Martin’s talent, we didn’t think twice about asking Martin to capture the joy of our newborn son.

Julie & Dominic

 

Thanks so much for being a part of our big day. We’ve gotten so many comments about how cool our photographer was (“He was the philosophical type… I like that”, “Your photographer was so nice”, and so on). It was such a pleasure to share in our special day with you (even without seeing the fruits of your labor). Thank you for being such a fun, and personable guy (it was our pleasure to have to there). I can’t wait to see the pictures (I’m sure they’ll be amazing). We’ll talk to you soon. Have a wonderful weekend. God Bless.

Crystal & Aaron

 

Hi Marty! I just wanted to let you know that we absolutely love the pictures!! You do such beautiful work!! I really appreciate all that you have done! We hope you had a great time at the wedding and will definitely be passing your name out to friends for future weddings!

Nicole & Kyle

 

Marty! The proofs are awesome! Super excited! What is our next step!?! Thanks.

Tristan & Joe

 

We had the opportunity to work with Martin for our wedding photos. He was happy to customize a package that worked with our budget and provided excellent service the day of our wedding. He was very patient with our family and wedding party and delivered high quality photos in a timely manner. If you are looking for affordable prices, high quality photos and professional service, Torre Photography is a great choice.

Melissa & Jacob

 

We made a great choice when we chose Torre Photography to photograph our wedding in Williamsburg. Martin was very professional. We were especially happy because we didn’t feel like we were constantly in front of a camera. He took a lot of candid shots many of which were a big surprise for us since we couldn’t be everywhere. We couldn’t be happier with our photos. Thanks for being so transparent and yet so thorough about covering everything.

Sherry & Carl