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Client Love…

We love hearing from our clients about how much they love their pictures!  

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Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to hear from you!

Russell & Emily

Snider Photo and Design

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Emily S.

Thanks Russel for a great photo session with our family! We were looking for a local photographer to take our family photos (and to use for our holiday cards) and a friend of mine referred me to Russel.
Russel was very easy to work with and definitely flexible to kids (our boys made him run around on the beach to get great pics!).
We are so happy with how our photos turned out and would refer him to our friends!!



All I can say is Russell is the best in the business!! Not only is he very professional in every aspect, but he makes every effort to make you happy!! His work is breathtaking as he knows how to capture those priceless moments. I would highly recommend using his services for any occasion as I know you will love him!!! I cannot wait for my next big occasion to come around just so I can have him capture those wonderful moments.


Sahar and I are very pleased and delighted by the way the photos turned out. Thanks Russell for your talent, professionalism and hard work, we all look forward to working with you again in the future!
We will gladly recommend you to anyone wanting beautiful photographs from a truly skilled artist.
Thanks again!!

Vivian Q.

“I worked with Russell for my maternity session and my daughter’s newborn session. He is such a talented photographer and has so many great ideas. During the newborn session, somehow my daughter seemed to know that we were there to take pictures. She was wide awake, and whenever we put her down she would cry. Russell waited patiently to let us calm her down. He also changed various setting with the props that he brought to make my daughter feel more comfortable. The pictures came out to be amazing!

I had a wonderful experience with Russell Snider and would highly recommend him to my friends who are looking for photographer!”

Jan B.

Russell Snider is an AMAZING photographer …. The best in the business! I had the chance to work with him on my daughter’s photo shoot and her pictures looked like she could have been on the cover on current ladies magazine!

I asked Russell to my do fitness photo session a month ago. We went to the beach and filmed under the pier! His idea and the photo’s ROCK! I couldn’t be more pleased or happy!! His work is OFF THE CHARTS.

Russell & Emily are a great team and you will be more then thrilled at the quality and professionalism of this team.

“My wife did a photo session of our girls with Russell and there is no doubt that his pictures have been the best so far. Very accomadating and just the sheer number of great pictures from the session tells me how nice it must have been (even though I wasnt actually at the session). Prompt communication is always a plus for me. Highly recommend. Looking forward to working with them again. Thanks Russell!”

“Russell Snider really is as good as it gets. He is the true definition of “professional.” We hired Russell to do our son’s Newborn Photo Session. He was prompt with his pre-session communication via email and phone calls, arrived with props, and was incredibly gentle and patient with our son. He even had the foresight to bring a heater with him to ensure that our son would stay nice and warm while we photographed him in our house. Not only do I plan on hiring him again for all of our photography needs, but I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer.”

Dee M.

We had a wonderful experience with Russell. He went above and beyond to fit us on his calendar and send photos when I decided 2 weeks before my husband’s birthday that photos of our girls would be the ideal gift. The photos were beautiful, he was great with our girls and I would highly recommend Snider Photo and Design to anyone.


A friend had her engagement pictures taken by Russell Snider. As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted him to take our anniversary pictures. He has a creative eye that allows him to capture the expressions and ‘looks’ that show your personality and the relationship between the people he is photographing. He is amazing! He is very easy to work with and puts you at ease. The whole experience was fun!

Stephanie & Cory

After much research, my husband and I decided to go with Snider Photo and Design to capture our wedding and we cannot be happier. Our photos are simply amazing, and we have gotten so many compliments. We had a rustic so-cal backyard wedding and needed someone who would be able to capture all of the details. When looking for the right photographer, we searched through many websites and many albums and every single one just looked simple. Not a single photographer or company had anything remotely close to what i was looking for, the type of photos that could capture a moment and make it so incredible that you feel like your actually present at the wedding, until we stumbled upon Snider. Their imagination, creativity and artistic abilities make for the most beautiful breathtaking pictures. In addition, Russell is professional, creative, and a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond. We truly couldn’t be happier with our pictures!

Truly breathtaking!

Ashly & Derek

I Recently got married April 14, 2012, at Fransican Gardens. I chose Snider photo design for my engagement photo’s and Wedding day photography. Working with Russell and Emily Snider was one great experience, they are well organized, on time and know what are the key photos most brides want. They captured all the events that were flashing by my eyes! They recently posted on their blog a preview of my wedding day photo’s and words can not describe how these photos look and made me feel. They look so beautiful and professional. I love everyone they choose to share, and can not wait to see all the rest. Russell and Emily made my day go very smoothly and made sure I got the pictures that I request and had been discussing in previous weeks prior to the wedding. Thank you Russell and Emily for capturing my special day and making it last a life time. You do amazing work, and are amazing to work with. I would give a 5/5 and refer to anyone looking for a GREAT Photographer!!!! 🙂

With Love,
Mrs. & Mr. Wright aka (Mrs. Always Wright)

Simone & Michael

“Thank you for making our day one of the most memorable moments in our lives through your pictures! 🙂 “

Valerie & David

“Russell and Emily were the PERFECT people to shoot our wedding! Honestly, I think we hit the jackpot when we were referred to Snider Photo and Design. Not only are their pictures AMAZING, but they are so easy to work with! Our interaction started with a meeting with Russell, who is very easy going and friendly, yet professional. He answered all our questions and set us at ease right away. At the time, we received a free engagement shoot with our package. After setting a date, I became sick and had to cancel. Russell was very understanding and we were able to work out a post wedding session. That kind of flexibility doesn’t happen often!

On the day of the wedding, Russell and Emily showed up with a lot of energy and ready to get to work. Despite the cold weather, they never once complained and seemed genuinely thrilled to capture every moment. During the ceremony, I can’t say that I saw them once!!! Yet, they caught so many beautiful and meaningful shots that I was blown away!! I can honestly say that when we saw our teaser photos, I felt like I was right back in that moment.

I think that the value for what you get is great! I met with a wide range of photographers with varying prices, and Snider was the perfect fit in terms of price and quantity/quality of pictures. We opted to get the disc of images so we can print our own, which was delivered as promised.

I may not be a professional, but even my untrained eye can see that what these photographers can do with lighting, placement, and creativity is pure talent. I feel like these pictures truly showed the love between me and my husband.”

Ellen & Joe

“We were thrilled to have Russell and Emily capture every moment during our wedding day. We hired them for 10 hours (a very long day), but they were so unobtrusive, we hardly even knew they were there. Their easy going personalities made us comfortable in front of the camera, and they instantly became more like our welcomed guests, rather than a vendor.

Snider Photo and Design delivered our engagement and wedding photos in a timely manner and was very responsive to all our emails. They also had a wonderful rapport with our videographers and day-of coordinator, which made our day go by effortlessly. We highly recommend this creative team – their photos and gallery slideshow will make your heart tingle as you relive your wedding day.”

Jennifer & Christopher

“We chose Russell as our wedding photographer because we loved what we saw. His style of photography, editing, and his unique ability to capture the perfect moment drew us in. As a photo enthusiast I really didn’t see what all of these other photographers had to offer up as competition. In the end our instincts to choose Russell definitely payed off because my husband and I are more than thrilled with how our photos turned out.

Our situation was a little complicated in the sense that the wedding was in L.A., I currently reside in Hawaii and my now husband was in Okinawa, Japan on deployment. Russell understood the difficulty with planning this type of wedding and was flexible and understanding the entire time.

Not only was Russell great at his job, he was also good company! We really enjoyed spending time with him during the photo moments and would definitely choose Russell again if we had to do it all over again!!”

Karrisa & Matt

There are not many words that can descibe the pure joy of working with Russell and Emily of Snider Photo and Design. From the day that we met Russell, we knew that he was everything we wanted in our photographer. From his personable demeanor to his amazing work, we fell in love.

“Our engagement session was at The Arboretum in Arcadia on a hot day, and through all the walking and heat, Russell managed to take some of the most amazing photos I had ever seen, let alone been in. My husband and I loved the way we captured our love in every photo he took!

By the time the wedding came around, Russell and Emily were no longer one of our vendors, they were guests to our wedding that captured every smile, tear, and hint of love expressed on our very special day.

It is not often that you look for a photographer, and find a friend instead. My husband and I look forward to all the times to come, where we can call on this pair to capture the love and life that we share!…”

Pam & Anthony

“What a GREAT! We are so pleased with Russells work! Our engagement pictures came out awesome….Our wedding pictures are beautiful. He and his wife Emily did a wonderful job capturing our special day. They has a wonderful eye and did a great job capturing the details of our ceremony and reception. Their pacakages are more than reasonable and worth every penny! “

Rachel & AJ

We are so glad our wedding was photographed by Russell Snider of Snider Photo and Design! He’s an undiscovered gem of a photographer with a great artistic eye for finding beauty in every wedding, birthday, anniversary, engagement shoot or any other event, and making every precious moment really shine.

We had a small, non-traditional wedding, and, like most couples, the photography was very important to us. We needed a photographer who could make our small, very different wedding look fantastic, fun and fabulous. Russell Snider was able to capture moments in our wedding that made it look like a fun, exciting party, but also romantic and intimate, giving us a lot of variety of memories to recall in beautiful photographs. He combines traditional shots with a wonderful photo-journalistic style for the modern wedding.

Also, most importantly, Russell Snider is happy to be at your wedding, celebrating your moment. He was completely unobtrusive and did not interrupt the flow of our wedding at all, which was really important to me. No bride wants to feel bossed-around on her wedding day! Russell made us all feel comfortable and happy. At the same time, he took charge when need be and was great at directing friends, family, guests of all ages and types into the perfect shot when we needed it. He made the most of the time he was there, and made us all feel comfortable while he was doing it.

We highly recommend Snider Photo and Design for any event and especially for capturing your treasured moments at your wedding!


I wished I had found them when we were getting married but we didn’t. However we did find them to take pictures of my 15 months old son Kurt. They are very good w/their cameras. They have an eye for detail and really know how to work w/aperture. (That’s one of many key things w/taking pictures w/a photojournalistic approach.) We took pictures at a park right in the middle of the afternoon. The sun can be pretty bright during that time of day but the Sniders knew what they were doing and definitely know how to work their cameras w/the lighting. They are great at giving directions and suggestions so that you don’t feel like a dummy posing. I liked being able to be ourselves and just enjoy the day w/our son while they snapped away at us. My pictures w/my family turned out great too and I only wished I had found them sooner for my wedding, maternity session, newborn session and many other milestones. I will definitely be hiring them again for another session w/Kurt and also for a family session in the near future.
I know for anyone’s wedding, you can definitely count on them to do a great job on your day. They will definitely capture special moments, details and make your pictures tell a beautiful lasting memory/story!
I know for my son’s pictures, the pictures told me everything!
I can only imagine how awesome the Sniders would be capturing memories of your special day!

The Robinson's

Snider Photo and Design did an excellent job capturing the true essence of the moment during our engagement photo shoot and wedding. Planning a destination wedding was very difficult, but Russell’s flexibility and knowledge of his craft left us feeling comfortable with his ability to deliver an exceptional product. During this whole journey working with Snider Photo and Design – two underlying topics tend to stick out to us: True Talent and Love.

True Talent Story: Our engagement photo shoot was scheduled to be on the beach, while walking to the corner to meet our photographer, Russell stumbled upon a tremendous old style Mexican walkway right across the street form the beach. This sleek, modern design permeated the cutting edge property. This location poured of vivid colors and a beautiful fountain which resulted in a calculated modern aesthetic scene for our photo shoot.

There was still enough sunlight in the day to capture the moment on the beach with the soft sand and crashing waves. You cant teach talent, it is something you are born with.

Love Story: It became apparent after we met Emily that Snider Photo and Design’s ability to capture “Love” is not just a selling point but a way of living. These two individuals work very well together, creating a comfortable environment for all parties involved. You can really tell they enjoy what they do and the proof is displayed in the product they deliver. Given the chaotic atmosphere that comes along during the day of the wedding, we did not get a chance to converse with Emily often, but she was very warm and well-informed about our personal goals of the day.

We are 110% satisfied with the quality of the product we received. From the initial planning phase, to the communication after the event, all the way until we received our DVD’s. We will be utilizing Snider Photo and Design in the future as we begin to build our family :).

Angela Miller-Campbell

Russell was my photographer for my engagement photos and wedding and I must say he is FABULOUS!!! I look at my pictures and cannot believe how beautiful they are. Russell has an eye for detail that is amazing. So, while it appears he’s shooting one aspect of the shot, there are actually some amazing effects going on in the background…making the pictures pop. Not to mention, the photos are high in quality and have a photojournalistic feel to them. I love his work and will be using him in the future when my husband and I begin our family. Thanks Russell!!!

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