Nicely Said…!

A few kind words from my past and current clients. Below you will find honest reviews of myself and my business.

Crystal said…

Flower Farm inn wedding photographer CM Nicely Said...! After seeing some of Alicia’s work on her website and then meeting with her in person to view some wedding albums she had put together, I knew she was going to be the perfect photographer to capture the rustic, vintage, yet elegant vibe I had been dreaming of for my wedding day.  After getting to know one another and talking with her about my vision, we met up at my wedding venue to go over which spots we’d be using as our backdrop. She was more than willing to see all the places I had in mind and hear each of my ideas, as well as be up front and honest with me about what would work and what wouldn’t. My husband and I had never been professionaly photographed before so her kind suggestions and direction was very much appreciated. Tears were pouring out as I viewed the slideshow of pictures Alicia had put together of my wedding day. She did a a wonderful job of capturing everything I could ever want to see and remember about our special day. My husband and I couldn’t be happier about having chosen Alicia to photograph our wedding. –Crystal

Daniel & Karen said…

Monterey Camel family child photographer E family Nicely Said...! We feel privileged to have had the chance to work with Alicia Gines Photography.   Although very professional, their lighthearted peaceful domineer made it feel like we were taking photos comfortably with friends.  Alicia and her husband Anthony captured our family moments in so many special ways giving us multiple photo options to choose from.  Qualified, patient and creative are just three of many assets that make this team so amazing!

Gaby said…

sacramento wedding photographer GJ Nicely Said...! We just love how our wedding pictures turned out! My husband and I were amazed how beautiful and elegant Alicia was able to capture our special day. I would like to thank Alicia for remaining calm when I encountered a bit of a problem as I was getting ready I was worried, and Alicia clearly saw that because she spoke to me so calmly and reassured to me that everything will turn out well. Sure enough, things came around and everything was back to normal icon smile Nicely Said...! Both Alicia and Anthony are professionals; there is no doubt that they know exactly what they’re doing. Since the very first email I wrote to her, communication between me and her has been great. Alicia even offered some suggestions regarding my centerpieces and such, I thank her for that because I was really beginning to feel the stress, especially in all the small details. Thank you Alicia for making me feel comfortable throughout the whole photo  session process, since my engagement meeting with my fiancee up until the day of our wedding. I would truly recommend Alicia and Anthony for any professional photography session one may have, big or small. All I have to say is gracias, gracias, gracias!!! –Gaby & Julian

Kathryn said…

Elk Grove newborn photographer baby E Nicely Said...! I just wanted to thank you so much for all your talents.  I can’t believe how wonderful the newborn pictures of Emily turned out.  You and your husband were so amazing.  I was very happy with my maternity pics.  I couldn’t wait to see what you would do with my newborn.  AMAZING!!!!!!  I am totally going to use you for my future picture needs.  Your work is great but you personally make the experience wonderful.  Keep up the great work.  I look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you!

Asa said…

tahoe wedding photographer AA Nicely Said...! Wow oh wow!! I’m just blown away and your pictures made it possible to relive the day over again!! Absolutely AWESOME! You captured so many little special moments, and they’re all so beautiful! – Asa

Natalie & Kyle said…

lodi engagement photographer NK Nicely Said...! Our experience with Alicia has been wonderful! She was willing to commute to meet with us at our desired location, and was extremely thoughtful about the shots and looks we wanted. The day we selected for our engagement shoot happened to be one of the windiest day of the year. Even with the wind as a challenge, Alicia was helpful, creative, and very patient! As we expected, the end result was a set of extremely impressive photos. We are looking forward to Alicia capturing our love on our big day!

Cristina said…

Pageo Lavendar Farm wedding Photographer CV Nicely Said...! I cannot say anything but great things about Alicia and Anthony Gines and their talented work. They were our photographers for our September wedding.  I still cannot help, but feel like I’m reliving the actual day when I look at all of our amazing and beautiful wedding photos.  Alicia took the time to listen to our wishes and did her best to capture our vision for our wedding, as well as add in her creative touches.  We put our trust in Alicia and Anthony and allowed them to let their creative juices flow.  They are naturals behind the lens and work well as a team.  Their talent, creativity, professionalism and artistic expertise is what drew us to them in the first place, so we were extremely comfortable allowing them the flexibility to work their photographic magic on our wedding day=)  We will not hesitate to continue putting our trust in Alicia Gines Photography to capture any upcoming memories.

Cassey & Ian said…

Downtown Sacramento wedding photographer CI Nicely Said...!

We are so appreciative all of the passion and hard work AGP has put into capturing our engagement/wedding.  From day one, Alicia was very understanding of my camera shyness and my mission to capture “real life” moments that Ian and I could cherish for the rest of our lives. Anthony and the videography team were also so easy to work with.  Communication is always key when working with wedding vendors and Alicia was always very quick to respond to any questions, concerns or needs that Ian or I had.  Alicia and Anthony have amazing talent and get the job done; we are so happy to have worked with them! –Cassey & Ian

Lisa & Travis said…

country engagement photographer LT Nicely Said...!

Let me start off by saying that Alicia, and her hubby Anthony, are amazing!  They made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable; it was as if friends were taking the photos.  The photos turned out AMAZING!  She is truly sincere with capturing the moment.  As I was going through the photos I would think to myself, that was the best photo, then I would look at the next one and I would have a new number 1; that went on for the 100+ photos in the gallery!  Simply beautiful!She has a genuine passion for capturing memories and it shows with the excitement she has when she is shooting!  I cannot say enough about how wonderful she is… and we have not even reached the wedding date yet.  I know I will be blown away with what she and her hubby will capture that day! –Lisa & Travis

Telisha & Patricia said…

san francisco engagement photographer TP Nicely Said...! We found Alicia Gines through google by simply putting “Affordable wedding photographer near Roseville.” A ton of sites popped up, but when I clicked her website, We IMMEDIATELY felt compelled to work with her. After having been on the hunt for a while, I realized photographers aren’t cheap…so after seeing how flawless her work was, I was certain she’d be out of our price range. Despite that, I sent her an email any way. Alicia responded instantly, she was welcoming, easy to talk to and AFFORDABLE. Being in a same sex relationship, I do understand that unfortunately, not everyone is comfortable with that…so I asked Alicia if she’d be alright shooting a gay couple. Her response…was perfect, simply stating “love is love.” With those words, I knew we had found our photographer. Our consultation with Alicia was so natural and upbeat, she openly stated that shooting a gay couple would be a first for her, but she was enthusiastic and genuinely welcomed the opportunity. After the consultation, Alicia and I kept in touch via email and sent ideas back and forth on what we wanted for the engagement shoot. She created an entire page with ideas and pictures on the general theme she thought we were going towards…she hit the nail on the head! Definitely went above and beyond to make sure she had the vision of what we wanted for the shoot. Alicia wasn’t annoyed or discouraged when we COMPLETELY forgot the date we set for the photo shoot, had it not been for her touching base with us, we would have totally missed the day! As for the day of the shoot, Alicia and her husband spent HOURS scouting out the perfect location, and when I say perfect…well the proof is in the pictures…absolutely gorgeous location. Alicia was completely accommodating, and really made it her mission to make the entire shoot fun and memorable for us. She let us take the lead on poses that were comfortable for us and because of it, our photos came out flawless. To say Alicia Gines is talented, is the understatement of the year! She took a secluded wooded area off of a walking trail, and turned it into a magical atmosphere that exuded serenity. If the photographs for our engagement shoot came out this amazing, I sincerely can not wait to see what Alicia Gines has in store for our wedding! We are over the moon in love with our pictures! –Telisha & Patricia

Ruth & Vinny said…

San Francisco City hall wedding RV Nicely Said...! There are not enough words to describe how thankful my husband and I are for ALL the AMAZING work that Alicia did for us, no joke, she really went above and beyond to capture our special “days.” She took our e-session, wedding, and ceremony photos. She was professional, and very responsive. With the click of a button she managed to capture the love, laughter, fun, and warmth of our wedding. We just got news that a wedding website wants to feature our photos on their blog!!! Alicia you are truly a gifted artist and when I scroll through the pictures all I can think is timeless. Your work is timeless. –Vinny & Ruth

Liz & David said…

sacramento wedding photographer LD Nicely Said...! Our experience with Alicia and Anthony was amazing. It was so great that we could just be ourselves and enjoy the moment as opposed to being posed and feeling unnatural. It is amazing to see the pictures that they were able to capture without intruding on special moments. There was no part of the day that felt like we were just sitting around taking pictures. They worked around our schedule and took pictures of what we were doing, which really made it feel like we got the most out of the day! We got to focus on us, and our wedding, and didn’t have to worry about whether we would get a “good shot” of each part of the day. We had complete trust and we were definitely not disappointed! Their work really is an art, and their photographs are beyond beautiful. – Liz & David

Joe & Tasha said…

sacramento wedding photographer JT Nicely Said...! Alicia and Anthony.. No piece of paper, web page or space will EVER be large enough for us to express how much gratitude and appreciation Joe and I have for you and Anthony. We’ve known you both for a little over a year now and are so PLEASED and AMAZED with all the photographs you have taken for our engagement, wedding day and photo booth. We are constantly complimented on the photographs you have taken and are always in awe over how you can make something so small and insignificant look so unique, beautiful and memorable. I’ve always said you two make such a great team and complement each other well both professionally and personally…. You two definitely convey your relationship to one another through your photographs. We’re always in awe of your talent, your drive for uniqueness and your love and passion to make every shot magical. We are so proud of all you’ve accomplished in the year that we have known you, you too Anthony, how you continue to out due yourself each session and/or wedding, and want you to know we will ALWAYS be here to support you, motivate you and love you both along the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you… for spending ALL day with us. For capturing such beautiful moments for us to remember years from now. For guiding us, for surprising us, for bringing tears of genuine happiness and love to our faces with each breath-taking photograph you showed us throughout the day. Thank you for being more than our photographers… for being the two people that will tell our story of our love and devotion towards one another to our children and our children’s children.. and being such great friends. We love you both with all our hearts and wish you two much success for the future!!! We CAN’T WAIT to work together again. You will ALWAYS be our photographer!!! With love, The Stewarts

Ruth & Vinny said…

monterey newborn photographer N family Nicely Said...! Alicia Gines your work is absolutely AMAZING! We will be seeing you for their 3 month, 6 month and 9 month pictures. And hopefully their 1 year.

Don & Marie said…

newborn photographer baby E Nicely Said...! Don and I wanted to thank both of you for taking time out of your busy day to photograph our babies. The photographs turned out amazing! Again we love all the photos but if we had to choose a favorite, it would be Ethan and his pacifier with his hands on his cheeks followed by the photo of Kirsten kissing Ethan. All these photos will be hanging somewhere in our house. Like I said, I was hesitant at first leaving the children with you to take photos while I entertained our guests, but after I saw how Alicia was so playful with Kirsten making her feel comfortable, I didn’t give it a second thought.We were in the mind set that the photos would be ready to view in a few weeks but your turnaround time was way sooner than expected! Awesome customer service! Your time, effort and patience with our children was absolutely appreciated and we will definitely recommend you to everyone. Thank you so much!

Pinali said…

sacramento maternity photographer Nicely Said...! OMG! I am absolutely speechless as they are all so gorgeous. You really captured this milestone in our lives beautifully and timelessly…thank you a million times!!! I can’t wait for the little guy to come and for you to take pics of him. =).

 SSG Ryan Esparza; Team Chief/Commander said…

sacramento army firefighter photographer Nicely Said...!

“I am having trouble picking my favorite photo because they all turned out so well. It’s hard to believe that after only two days of shooting you could have come up with a quality product such as the calendar. Usually I find myself trying to capture the intensity and quality of training that we do by taking pictures. We always fall short and end up with a bunch of digital files that end up taking space in my computer. I have been showing coworkers the pictures and their comments are always positive and geared towards the quality of the photography. It’s hard to believe that only a month ago a firefighter calendar was just an idea and now to have a finished product in my hand, it looks amazing. Thank you Alicia for all your hard work, your skills and professionalism are second to none. Again thank you.”

Ernesto R. said…

Amazing Photographer! I worked along side Alicia about a year ago while I was doing the Makeup for our mutual bride. From the moment we met to the moment we parted ways she had a great attitude. So much fun to work with and she deff did an awesome job getting the perfect pictures!! Five stars for sure! Make Up Artist http://www.graffitima.com/


Dream Big. Be Strong. Love. – Alicia Gines

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