Testimonials

Sherry & Stu
We are pleased to work with POTH! They filmed our civil and formal ceremonies. The call list was invaluable. It assisted us with organizing the wedding party members and vendors at a very hectic time. We would definitely recommend having POTH for your big day!

Kelly and Michael
Thank you so much for doing the most incredible job for our wedding. The pictures came out beautiful, I love every single one of them. You really know what you are doing - my friends and family are still talking about how great you were!

Vito and Stacy
We just want to thank you again for the amazing job you did capturing our wedding day through your beautiful photos. We also appreciate the promptness in getting our proofs to us. All of our friends were amazed with how quick they came back. We always wanted to find a "good" photographer and now we finally have! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Jenna and Frank
Before The Wedding
“My Fiancé and I had the mindset that we were going to do everything in 3′s. Meet 3 photographers, 3 DJs, etc. We had our first photography meeting with Ives, from Photos of the Heart. Upon sitting down, we were immediately drawn into the fact that Ives and Debbie have a true passion for what they do- they turned their home into a showcase and office for their work. Personally, my fiancé and I love the small, family run business style. Throughout our entire first meetings, Ives educated us on photography, what to look for, what not to look for, how that great picture is taken ect. We went through his photo albums, pictures on the computer, and a video DVD of his work! His experience seemed endless and his knowledge in photography was inevitable. We left the meeting feeling confident about Photos of the Heart and slightly more educated in what to look for thanks to Ives. But we had in our minds we had to see two other photographers before a decision was made. Upon going to other photographers, my fiancé and I were slightly shocked. We sat down at photographer meetings, looked at their work and actually knew MORE than the photographer who took the picture in regards to what was wrong with their pictures! We were disgusted in what we saw other photographers call “great wedding pictures” -where Frank and I saw flaws and inconsistencies-all based on our education from Ives, other photographers demonstrated as their “best work”. When we went back to Photos of the Heart, and had another meeting with Ives, we were thrilled to ask him to photograph our wedding. We feel confident that he will capture those memories at our wedding that we want to remember forever. We feel so confident because Ives took the time to not just “show” us his best work, but he choose to educate and demonstrate how he knew to capture those unforgettable memories and turn them into pictures. Like Ives says…”he is not in the photography business, he is the memory making business.”

Jenna and Frank
After The Wedding
“Our wedding experience was by far the best experience of our lives. What topped off our experience was the photography of the wedding which was truly everything we asked for and wanted. Seeing the pictures after the wedding from Ives was as if we were living the wedding day all over again. Ives was a compassionate photographer who helped us to have forever memories with the pictures he took. When it was time to design the album, Ives was extremely collaborative and allowed us to have the freedom to choose a layout, style and overall tone of the wedding album. Ives was diligent in ensuring the wedding album was everything we wanted. Ives guided us with his photography background while allowing the wedding album to be true to our style and tell the story of our wedding day. We cannot thank Ives enough for putting the time and effort into a wedding album that we absolutely love.”

Vicky and Jim
My husband and I planned our wedding from out of town- 7 hours from Long Island, so we did most of our vendor research online. We decided to use Photos of the Heart because of their stunning pictures in their online gallery and because of the enormous number of positive testimonials (in fact, we couldn’t find a single negative review out there for Photos of the heart!). We picked up our proofs two days ago- and we expected to see beautiful pictures. We were not prepared for what we got… elegant, magical, magnificent, and fun pictures that captured every moment of our special day. During our first meeting with Debbie and Ives, they were very interested in learning about us. At the time, we weren’t sure why they wanted to know so much about who we are, what our interests are, and how we found each other. When we got our proofs back it was very evident why they took so much time to get to know US and our STORY. They captured our personality and who we are in each picture. They also managed to capture the personality of our family members- whom they had never met before! They not only captured who we are, but the strength and story of our love personified through each photograph. Going through the proofs the other day, we saw the emotions, love, guests, moments, and details of our wedding told through a story of photographs- something that we will treasure for a lifetime! Debbie and Ives are truly gifted and talented in their work. At our first meeting I was a little stressed after hearing a quote from a DJ that was way out of our price range. Ives assured me that I would be able to find a DJ in my price range, and then provided me with phone numbers and cards of DJs that have provided entertainment for weddings that he had photographed. Ives gave me background information on each DJ company and what their ‘style’ is. It is very rare to find a photographer (or any vendor for that matter) who is so interested in helping YOU and making sure that your day goes smoothly. Debbie and Ives took care of us and made us feel so comfortable with all the plans leading up to the wedding. I highly recommend using Photos of the Heart for wedding photography. You will not just get a photographer, you will get peace of mind that your wedding will go smoothly and that every detail will be captured. Debbie and Ives treated us and our wedding as the most important thing and the only wedding that matters. Ives took many hours to sit down with us and review details and timelines- which helped make sure that everyone was where they needed to be and when! I can’t possibly say enough good things about Debbie and Ives- but I don’t need to- just check out their website and the galleries they have online (that’s only the start of what you will get if you pick them as a photographer!) To Debbie and Ives; thank you for sharing your gift and talent of photography! We were blessed to work with you through this process and look forward to designing our album. You captured our day in a beautiful and elegant way that will be treasured through our lifetime. Thank you again for your dedication, time, personal touch, and talent.

JoAnn Termini-Pira
This photo was taken by "Photo's of the Heart". My first professional picture since my High-school yearbook. As every woman wants to hide her flaws, I cringed at the thought of doing this. I am an author of children’s picture books. My publisher explained the need for readers to identify with the writer. At my age, the last thing I wanted was to give up my cartoon rendering of myself for the real me. She insisted so I made the appointment. On the way there I figured I would let them know all the views of myself I would not like. Silly me, I figured I’d take three or four pictures and be on my way. On arrival, Ives and Debby got right to work. Debby posed me setting up the composition and Ives took great care in the details of light, shadow, and bringing out my true joy. I was in the hands of true artists. I did not dare tell them anything about my hang-ups. I just did whatever they told me to do and let them do what they do best. Photos of the Heart warmed my heart. They were truly professional. Every detail was addressed as they worked very well together. I was fascinated with all the equipment, and all the work that went into taking a picture. As they enjoyed each other, I relaxed and enjoyed my playful modeling experience. I never realized how much work went into being a photographer or a model. At the end of the session I received many beautiful shots to choose from. There wasn’t one I didn’t like. I am very pleased with the outcome and grateful to Ives and Debby who made me feel like a princess! Thanks to Photos of the Heart, I see myself in a whole new light! For that special moment in your life, capture it with an amazing team who puts their hearts into their work.

Mr. and Mrs. Grillo
My husband and I cannot thank you enough for our beautiful wedding photos. Our photographer was amazing - kind to everyone and made us enjoy our day! We don't have a single bad word to say! We are immensely thankful for the most gorgeous wedding pictures we have ever seen. You helped make the entire process simple especially considering we were planning our wedding out of state!

Brian and Melanie
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you took of our wedding. We have received so many compliments on our gorgeous photos, but also on how wonderful it was to work with you. You were accommodating, pleasant, and thorough. Thank you for capturing our special day.

Katie and Ian
As soon as we met with Ives and Deb, we knew this was the perfect match. And when we saw our proofs, we knew it was the right choice. So if you want a personal touch to your wedding day, Photos of the Heart will make your dreams become reality..

Paula and Andrew
Photos of the Heart is the best on Long Island, period! We highly recommend them. They have produced wonderful pictures, and were a joy to work with. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how relieving it had been when everything had gone at a hundred miles an hour, to know that we could depend on such an experienced and talented team like Ives and Deb.

Michele and Patrick
These guys were great! Not only did they have plenty of options for photo packages, but they were a lot of fun and a joy to deal with. We loved our photos, making it very hard to pick out our albums, but it was well worth it. We will now have a lifetime to share our beautiful pictures with friends and family (including our children down the line!).

Brianne and Ethan
My fiance and I had met Debby and Ives at a bridal showcase at Majestic Gardens and booked them a full 2 years before our wedding because they were very straightforward and reasonably priced. In the few months before the wedding they were extremely helpful in planning the timing for the day of the wedding, and their advice was spot on. The day of the wedding they were punctual, professional, and the pictures came out beautifully. After we got back from our honeymoon, we looked through our proofs with Ives and we had our thank you-card pictures (all 100) by the next day, and I needed an 8×10 to give as a gift and he made one up for me SAME DAY! I highly recommend Photos of the Heart for any special occasion.

Melissa and Mike
We chose Photos of the Heart as our photographers for our wedding on June 27, 2011. We were referred by my best friend who used them for her wedding. Ives and Debbie could not have been more professional , helpful, and skilled. From the morning prep at my mother’s house to the last picture taken that night, there wasn’t an important moment they didn’t capture! The best part was they weren’t so “in your face” all night long. If we wanted a private moment, they happily obliged. Ives and Debbie, you were fantastic! Thank you!

Corinne and Michael
I choose Photos of the Heart because of their experience, love of photography, and most importantly their beautiful photographs. On the morning of my wedding day Debbie and Ives set up in my living room and started shooting still shots. When I was made-up and dressed Debbie took her time and posed me in pictures that were just breathtaking, for example, catching the profile of my face in the morning sun and always making sure my dress was fixed just-so. Ives was humorous and patient. He took the time to get just the right shot. I didn’t realize all the factors that went into getting the perfect shot, but Debbie and Ives do. From lighting and posing, background in focus or blurry (on purpose), or facial expressions that tell a story, Photos of the Heart did not miss a beat. My photographs capture every moment of my wedding day, from the small tray of fruit that we nibbled on in the morning to the expression on my face during our first dance…priceless. Although we were blessed with a beautiful summer day, the hot sun was not so pleasant on us for outdoor pictures. No problem though for Ives as he moved us into the shade and was able to get perfect shots with the proper lighting. My family and friends were very thankful for his quick fix! At the reception I was impressed with Debbie and Ives ability to seem…invisible. Let me explain. They were never “in my face” with the camera or lighting. My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our day without feeling overwhelmed with equipment around us. We were simply surrounded by beautiful flowers, wonderful friends and family, delicious food, and picturesque scenery – all of which were caught on Ives’s camera without even knowing it. When we first saw our photographs for the first time we were all smiles as we relived our special day. Ives and Debbie were personable and caring. Ives made sure we were going to be on time for wedding morning appointments so we wouldn’t be caught without time before the ceremony to do special pictures. We discussed the wedding day details a month in advance so we were all on the same page, including vendors, family, bridal party and even us! Ives took the time to ask us about our Honeymoon and let us borrow his Hawaiian tour books and DVD’s to get familiar with the islands we were visiting. We spoke at length about the beauty of the islands and popular attractions, like the Heavenly Road to Hana in Maui. All in all, Photos of the Heart has been nothing short of spectacular throughout my entire wedding process. From the first introduction to wedding photography, packages and prices to creating and organizing my custom album, Photos of the Heart has been a blessing. Thank you Debbie and Ives for making our day so memorable!

Rosa and Carlos
If I had to go back and choose my vendors all over again Ives and Debby of “Photos of the Heart” would be the first ones I would lock up. They were great from 6 months before the wedding, when we booked them, and are still great now 3 months after the wedding. We got a pretty big package because photos were very important to us and we couldn’t ask for more meticulous and precise work. Very professional. What I found very comforting and my wife did as well was that after we chose our proofs and went to see Ives, we sat down at his home and spent 3 hours going over all the details of how we wanted the lay out of our album to go. Now this is absolutely necessary when dealing with 120 picture digital album. Very few Photographers offer this kind of service and attention and that’s why we were extremely happy with our decision to go with Photos of The Heart. We would like to offer our sincere thanks once again to Ives and Debby Morris.

Kelly and Cliff
My husband and I recently met with Deb and Ives to design our digital album and pick out enlargements I am constantly impressed with the professionalism with which Ive’s operates. In order to make wedding photography process as stress free as possible Ive’s explains up front exactly how much time it takes front start to finish to capture you wedding memories. When choosing a wedding photographer it is important to realize how much time goes into the “process.” Photos of the heart provide you with a handy timeline explaining how much time and effort they will put into providing you with an album of lasting memories. After you hire POTH you meet with Ives to discuss the where, when, what and how your wedding day is planned and what memories you want to capture on your special day. The week of your wedding to double check the details, they arrive early and stay with you all day and night. Once your proofs are they meet with you to go over your package and discuss different options available in your album. They also give you your proofs in chronological order. Once you choose your album pictures you then sit down with Ives again to go over the album. He works every hard to make sure your album is distinctive and reflects your personal style. I cannot wait to go back and see how the final product turns out. When hiring a wedding photographer I did not realize how much time and energy would go into the process of creating my wedding album. I am confident My husband and I made the correct choice using photos of the heart. They are experienced, professional and truly care about their craft. My husband and I recently met with Deb and Ives to design our digital album and pick out enlargements I am constantly impressed with the professionalism with which Ive’s operates. In order to make wedding photography process as stress free as possible Ive’s explains up front exactly how much time it takes front start to finish to capture you wedding memories. When choosing a wedding photographer it is important to realize how much time goes into the “process.” Photos of the heart provide you with a handy timeline explaining how much time and effort they will put into providing you with an album of lasting memories. After you hire POTH you meet with Ives to discuss the where, when, what and how your wedding day is planned and what memories you want to capture on your special day. The week of your wedding to double check the details, they arrive early and stay with you all day and night. Once your proofs are they meet with you to go over your package and discuss different options available in your album. They also give you your proofs in chronological order. Once you choose your album pictures you then sit down with Ives again to go over the album. He works every hard to make sure your album is distinctive and reflects your personal style. I cannot wait to go back and see how the final product turns out. When hiring a wedding photographer I did not realize how much time and energy would go into the process of creating my wedding album. I am confident My husband and I made the correct choice using photos of the heart. They are experienced, professional and truly care about their craft.

Stephanie and Frank
My husband and I made the best choice ever for our photographer. Photos of the Heart is true to its name. From the moment we met Debra and Ives our decision was made. They are truly one of a kind. We were planning our wedding long distance which of course causes limitations, but because of their experience, knowledge, and talent this was our smoothest task. Their extreme attention to detail and perfectionism to every step made this process flawless. They went above and beyond to accommodate us with our long distance challenges, that the very next day after our wedding they were ready to meet with us with our proofs!!! We were able to see our breathtaking photos and choose our albums at our convenience with no stress at all! Our wedding photos are so beautiful we feel they are artwork. The hardest decision was choosing which photos for our album. Our gratitude and appreciation to Debra and Ives will be everlasting. They are truly a gift to photography.

Tara and Jason
Ives and Debbie make a great team. My best friend used them 4 years ago and there is nothing better than seeing someone in action. I said I will remember them for the day I get married and 4 years later I did and I called Ives right of way to book them. They are great to work with. They were on time. Ives takes many hours to work with you and tell you everything you need to do to make your day perfect. Ives and Debbie know how to time your day perfectly so you can enjoy the day and do not need to be rushed. Debbie and Ives definitely are the photographer you want. My pictures are FANTASTIC!.

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The meaning and joy of our lives is to preserve precious moments of love, romance and fun – memories to cherish and share.

Our 40 plus years of experience allows us to capture the images of your special day!

Experience pre-planning of your entire event. Known for our creativity, and contemporary style, we have photographed at many of the most prestigious locations on Long Island.

Debby & Ives are personally available for destination weddings worldwide.

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