Katie & Derek
Dustin is one of the absolute best decisions we made for our wedding- His personality is just the best- extremely flexible, couldn't be more genuine, and so easy to work with. Such an easy going personality and laid back, yet very responsible, thinks ahead and knows the right questions to ask! All sooo very appreciated when you are planning a wedding.
Donna & John
Dustin was amazing and totally committed to getting the perfect moment - the perfect shot... at one point he nearly fell off a rock wall by the water to get a gorgeous shot of us by the water for our engagement shoot - and the day of our wedding he climbed INTO a bush to get the perfect shot (which he did) not only is he a fantastic photographer, but he has the reflexes of a cat. from the moment I met him I felt comfortable. he has such a wonderful eye and sees things and places that make the images so special and extraordinary. our guests didn't even know he was there - he was stealth! when my husband and I went to look at the photos - we saw some of the most touching -photo journalist - style pics... little snippets - special moments that we didn't see until we saw them through Dustin's lens I was nervous about everything coming off perfectly - so you can imagine that right before the biggest moment of your life, to have an almost stranger documenting your last single moments can be stressful - Dustin felt like a family member - like a kid cousin who I had always known... he made me so relaxed and that made me look gorgeous in the photos- which is really all that matters :) he has an eye for light and how it plays on the skin - this is big - I was a model for several years and have worked with many photographers - when we looked at the pics I was SO happy I had chosen him. Dustin is a unique find - a diamond in the sea of NYC photographers I would chose him again and I HIGHLY recommend him. :)
Wes & Jean
We cant say enough good things for Dustin. Not only were his photos amazing, he was also incredibly easy going and helpful in every way. We loved the Polaroids he took. And he even handled our stressed out moms well. We've already looked through the photos about a dozen times and they continue to bring us joy each time. Dustin did such a good job of capturing little moments throughout the entirety of our wedding. My wife and I were dumbfounded at how he seemed to be in the right place at the right time. We'll be recommending Dustin to all of our friends and relatives in the area.
Joe & Thos
Dustin was our photographer who was recommended by my nephew and his wife. We are so grateful that we took their recommendation. Dustin was responsive and flexible. We also spoke via skype and met at the church location several months before the wedding. The photos were phenomenal. He captured poignant moments at the ceremony and reception that we did not remember. He has an eye for just the right moments and scenery. Ours was a same sex wedding and this was never an issue with him at all. We had TONS of great photos, both color and black and white to choose from and plenty of great moments captured to share for years. Just check out his portfolio on his website. He also took some Polaroid photos that were retro, 60s and 70s...very cool. We highly recommend him.
Mason & Sarah
Dustin was fantastic at our wedding, being Londoners and with a small timescale he told us exactly what to do and where to go to make the most of our limited time. Professional to the end, especially with two people who don't feel at home in front of a camera we couldn't be happier with our pictures, we couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Elise & Steve
My husband and I hired Dustin to take photographs of our elopement in New York City. We’re from out of state, so didn’t have a good idea of the locations we were considering for our vow exchange and photo shoot. Dustin listened to what we wanted and made suggestions about which locations would help us achieve the look and feel we wanted for our wedding (not just our photos). We ended up with a ceremony on the High Line and an amazing outdoor photo shoot in Greenpoint. It poured rain on our wedding day! After the first rain shower, my husband and I lost hope of getting any useful photographs, but Dustin kept snapping until the sun set, cajoling us, with our soaking clothes and hair, into creative shots. The results were stunning. Amazing images with skilled use of light and creative angles. We got our photos back in just a couple weeks (before our marriage certificate arrived!) and were elated to find lots of images that we loved. It’s been three months and our friends and family are still exclaiming over our awesome wedding photos. And we’re still obsessed with them ourselves! Dustin is first and foremost a completely competent and skilled photographer. He’s also professional; he provided prompt, complete responses to our emails and phone calls. Since it was just the three of us during the photo shoot, I can also say that he is a pretty cool guy in general—funny and nice. We would choose Dustin for a photo shoot again with no hesitation and highly recommend him to any one looking for fresh and interesting images taken by a photographer who knows what he’s doing.
Tess & Peter
I worked with Dustin to get my engagement pictures done in NYC in October – I got them back recently and was so excited to see the final product! Dustin was so responsive to my initial emails – answering any questions I had (as detailed as ‘should I get my makeup done’?) and being flexible when I had to reschedule the date last minute. Day of, he was also responsive to what I wanted and was open to suggestions for locations as we walked through meatpacking (passed by a stoop that I wanted a photo on!). He takes his work seriously and is very professional while also being really easy to work with. My fiancé and I were nervous about the ‘awkardness’ of getting these pictures done, but actually had a lot of fun doing them. I haven’t stopped receiving compliments on the photos from family & friends - thank you Dustin!
Tara & David
I have nothing but good things to say about Dustin Cantrell. He's professional, friendly, and a great photographer. He got our photos to us just three weeks after the wedding, and we love them! I'd definitely contract him in the future and recommend him to a friend.