Photographers in Clifton, NJ: Phil Smith Photography
Phil Smith Photography
303 Summer St
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 563-0035

www.affordablephotography.info



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  • Satisfaction : 3.7
  • Creativity : 3.7
  • Unobtrusive : 3.7
  • Value : 3.7
  • 3.7

  • 6 Reviews
Review: GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!!!
05/24/2014
  • TRACYBIRD

  • Wedding Date: 04/19/2014
  • Reviews Posted: 1

  • The Fountain
  • They were in the background and never notice them taking the photos... BUT we had all the photos we requested. They did a GREAT job!!!
  • Flash-Drive, and Prints
  • My whole family loved Phil and his assistant, he made us laugh, and very relaxed.

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Satisfaction : 5.0
  • Creativity : 5.0
  • Unobtrusive : 5.0
  • Value : 5.0

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Review: The BEST!!!
03/12/2011
  • Lori K

  • Wedding Date: 10/23/2010
  • Reviews Posted: 1 (View all)

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? OMG... ALL OF THEM!!!
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Never even noticed them clicking away
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? CD, Books and Prints
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Thanks Phil for making my wedding so beautiful! You guys were wonderful! The book is so beautiful. I would recommend you to anyone getting married. Oh btw I do not understand the other reviews I do not know if you had a bridzilla? BUT you were still great with us! You guys ROCK!!!

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Satisfaction : 5.0
  • Creativity : 5.0
  • Unobtrusive : 5.0
  • Value : 5.0

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Review: Please read this before you decide on phil
07/23/2010
  • Syed Yasir S

  • Wedding Date: 09/05/2009
  • Reviews Posted: 1

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? This guy is an amateur photographer. I had to give him ideas and still then most of the photos he took were not centered or I and my wife were not the focus of the picture or were of low resolution. Phil learn how to take clear pictures. I also would like you all to know that this guy is dishonest. " We had our Photo shot taken in September of 2009. The final payment was delivered on FEB 14 2010, For ALBUM BOOK and CD as the email indicates. Phil acknowledges receiving the payment and mentioned he will send us the book “FIRST... Welcome to NJ (Island is a nice town). Thanks for the final payment... The book was ordered, just waiting to get it from the vendor”. After this time we did not hear from him again or receive the book and CD. We called and emailed him numerous times and reminded him to send us the book. Then in April my wife wrote to the NJ photography association and posted remark on his site after that he wrote to and apologize to us “Yes, I'm working on your album now... I'll have the book for your review in ~two weeks, and I'll place the order as soon as you approve it. As soon as I place the order the album company takes a few weeks to produce the product. Once again I apologize for not being in communication with you.” Then as you can see from email on 6/22/2010 one in font color (red), “Hope you are both well. OK, I think you have your pages all wrong??? The book has 30 sides and a front and back cover. I made some of the changes BUT got confuses with your page numbering. I have attached the contact sheet with some of the changes. I think you should look at each page and let me know what needs to be changed (if any). Some of the pages are combined. I numbered all the pages... Write down the changes for each page... if nothing... write OK.” I gave approval to the draft and since he promised to have ready in few weeks did not follow up with him on the progress. Now it has been over a month and again I can’t get hold of him. I urge that people should stay away from this dishonest person."
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? When he was taking the pictures we erronously assumed that Phil knows his stuff. Except of one shot we did not know how the rest came out till he send us the link to unedited photos. I was really disappointed . I have take couple of Photograph classes in School and though I admit I am an amateur photohagrapher at least I can distinguish between a professional photo and amateur. Both my wife and I was dupped by his "www.pbase.com" site and assumed that the guy is a very good photographer. If it was possible for me to post the photo he took of us you will right away see that this same guy can't have taken some of the picture that he posted on www.pbase.com. Do youself a favor and avoid this guy your friend can take similar quality picture and you don;t have to pay any money to your friend.
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? Our contrct was for album, cd... the whole nine yard. However, at first we did not recieve CD and album though we paid him in full as he suggested. After my wife reported him to the NJ photography association next day I got a call from hijm. He then send us the CD and promise to deliver the album once we okay his draft album. I emailed him back in June 22, 2010 to go ahead with the album but now he again disappered and we never received our album though we paid $600 for it. On top of that he deleted our name from the event the last time I went to his site and that is why I am writing here. I just want innocent people to atleast stay away from this dishonest person.
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? no comment

Overall Rating: 1.0 / 5.0

  • Satisfaction : 1.0
  • Creativity : 1.0
  • Unobtrusive : 1.0
  • Value : 1.0

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Review: Wonderful Photographer
06/10/2010
  • Gabby W

  • Wedding Date: 02/14/2010
  • Reviews Posted: 1

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? I really love them all but the 'dip' photo was romantic
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Never noticed them but they took photos I did not remember him taken.
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? He was the photographer, and he had an assistent to help, We also had our enganegment photos with Phil. Our package included a DVD, Photos, and a album.
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Very comfortable working with Phil and his assistant. I would recomend Phil to everyone! THANKS!!!

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Satisfaction : 5.0
  • Creativity : 5.0
  • Unobtrusive : 5.0
  • Value : 5.0

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Review: This guy is a scam artist!!!
04/25/2010
  • marianthi k

  • Reviews Posted: 1

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? Due to our limited income we did not have a proper wedding and so next year (i.e: September 2009) we invited my husband's mother to visit us from overseas in order to take a few pictures and, at least, have some memories from our anniversary. Phil Smith charged us $1,100 for 3 hours of photo shooting and one album and a CD which he promised to send to us after he had finished working on it. In January 2010, at last, he finished working on our album and so we paid him the last amount of the money as we had agreed with him so that he would send us our album and CD. The problem is that as soon as he received the last payment he "dissapeared". He is not answering any of our e-mails, he is not returning our calls, and the worst part is that he does not have a formal office address were we can find him. FYI, we did have a mutual agreement/contract signed with him. He stole our money and our memories! Where is our album or our CD Phil?????
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Due to our limited income we did not have a proper wedding and so next year (i.e: September 2009) we invited my husband's mother to visit us from overseas in order to take a few pictures and, at least, have some memories from our anniversary. Phil Smith charged us $1,100 for 3 hours of photo shooting and one album and a CD which he promised to send to us after he had finished working on it. In January 2010, at last, he finished working on our album and so we paid him the last amount of the money as we had agreed with him so that he would send us our album and CD. The problem is that as soon as he received the last payment he "dissapeared". He is not answering any of our e-mails, he is not returning our calls, and the worst part is that he does not have a formal office address were we can find him. FYI, we did have a mutual agreement/contract signed with him. He stole our money and our memories! Where is our album or our CD Phil?????
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? Due to our limited income we did not have a proper wedding and so next year (i.e: September 2009) we invited my husband's mother to visit us from overseas in order to take a few pictures and, at least, have some memories from our anniversary. Phil Smith charged us $1,100 for 3 hours of photo shooting and one album and a CD which he promised to send to us after he had finished working on it. In January 2010, at last, he finished working on our album and so we paid him the last amount of the money as we had agreed with him so that he would send us our album and CD. The problem is that as soon as he received the last payment he "dissapeared". He is not answering any of our e-mails, he is not returning our calls, and the worst part is that he does not have a formal office address were we can find him. FYI, we did have a mutual agreement/contract signed with him. He stole our money and our memories! Where is our album or our CD Phil?????
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Due to our limited income we did not have a proper wedding and so next year (i.e: September 2009) we invited my husband's mother to visit us from overseas in order to take a few pictures and, at least, have some memories from our anniversary. Phil Smith charged us $1,100 for 3 hours of photo shooting and one album and a CD which he promised to send to us after he had finished working on it. In January 2010, at last, he finished working on our album and so we paid him the last amount of the money as we had agreed with him so that he would send us our album and CD. The problem is that as soon as he received the last payment he "dissapeared". He is not answering any of our e-mails, he is not returning our calls, and the worst part is that he does not have a formal office address were we can find him. FYI, we did have a mutual agreement/contract signed with him. He stole our money and our memories! Where is our album or our CD Phil?????

Overall Rating: 1.0 / 5.0

  • Satisfaction : 1.0
  • Creativity : 1.0
  • Unobtrusive : 1.0
  • Value : 1.0

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Review: Photos Were So Beautiful
04/10/2010
  • Lori W

  • Wedding Date: 03/21/2010
  • Reviews Posted: 1

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? All the photos, it was hard to choose the one I loved. BUT the ones of us kissing :)
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Very fast and did not disrupt anything. I loved the candid and posed shots... I really loved them all!!!
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? DVD, Album, Photos, and an assistant
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Phil and his assistant were so easy to work with

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

  • Satisfaction : 5.0
  • Creativity : 5.0
  • Unobtrusive : 5.0
  • Value : 5.0

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