During my years as a newspaper photographer, I've received state and regional awards many first-place honors from the New Jersey Press Association.
As a wedding photographer, I'm a five-time recipient of the Best of the Knot award and I've received the Couple's Choice Award from WeddingWire every year since 2011.
County Lines Magazine devoted their entire April bridal issue to my wedding photography, and I'm also published on wedding blogs such as Cake & Lace.
I'm also featured on Top Wedding Sites for How to Create the Perfect Wedding Album.
Many wedding venues have my enlargements hanging on their walls, and my wedding albums on display.
My clients have been wonderful to me in leaving me incredibly kind words of thanks and gratitude on The Knot, Wedding Wire and Yelp and Google, as well as many sweet handwritten cards sent my way.
Cindy photographed my wedding in November 2015. The wedding photos look amazing - everyone who sees them keeps commenting on how great they are. Cindy's photos are photojournalistic and they really captured the emotion that we were feeling on that day. She spent lots of time emailing us and speaking with us by phone beforehand, and she even took the time to learn the names of my close family members and the bridal party in advance, in order to make sure that everyone who was supposed to be in the photos was there. :) I really appreciated all of her patience and it was a lot of fun to be a part of her photo shoot. My husband and I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
I just wanted to say that from our Engagement photos to our wedding photos, Cindy made us feel so comfortable and special. The whole wedding process is so stressful and hectic sometimes but Cindy helped calm that stress. She helped freeze a very special moment in time for us and I couldn't thank her enough for that. Looking through our photos we were taken back to our wedding day and we can actually feel the day. It is hard to do that with pictures but she made it happen. Thank you so much Cindy! We feel honored to have gotten to work with you.
If there were 10 stars in each category that's what I'd give Cindy. She composed and captured every significant wedding day moment. She didn't miss a thing! We couldn't have been more pleased. She was friendly and accommodating, professional and easy to work with throughout the entire day. From the very beginning I could tell how artistic our photographs were going to be (ie. having the creative vision to photograph my wedding dress in an unusual, beautiful setting before I even stepped into it. I would highly recommend Cindy.
We had Cindy as our photographer for our wedding and she was just the best!! What was immediately noticeable was her vision for capturing key images and her eye for every detail. The light, the dress, the angle, our expressions, were all taken into account for the perfect shot. She put us right at ease from the moment we met her with her poise and professionalism. She has the unique ability to give you the confidence to be yourself and know that she is there to capture all the important moments, candid and formal. We would highly recommend Cindy DeSau Photography for any event!!
I interviewed numerous photographers for my wedding and felt Cindy DeSau provided the perfect balance between the artistic and traditional. I loved the fact that her background is photojournalism and she took so many interesting candids. We also wanted some posed traditional shots and they came out wonderful as well. She was very flexible. I've been in so many weddings where the photographer is obnoxious or annoying. Cindy's mannerism is very unassuming and professional. We barely noticed her presence as she captured so many special moments. People who look at my wedding photos always stop and remark how unique they are. Hope she is available for your event!!
If you are looking for a typical wedding day photographer, then Cindy is not for you. However, if you are seeking true artistic talent paired with a photojournalistic approach to capturing the most beautiful candid moments of your special day,then you would be remiss not to hire Cindy DeSau. I can't even begin to share all of the compliments we have received on our wedding photos. One friend posted on Facebook that our wedding pictures "were the BEST pics [she has] ever seen of a wedding!" We were supposed to have an outdoor ceremony, but due to unpredictable weather and bursts of rain throughout the day, it, unfortunately, had to be moved indoors. This did not damper Cindy's creativity. When a moment for an outdoor shot presented itself, she took us outside to do so. She also took advantage of the rain itself, by capturing images of us inside, as she shot us from outside through misty window. This, actually, ended up being one of of favorite photos! She also took advantage of the darkened skies and shadows cast through the windows in contrast to the lighting within the building- this dimorphism allowed for very beautiful pictures. Cindy is amazing at what she does and definitely knows how to incorporate her surroundings into what will become a beautiful canvas for an awesome shot! In terms of her professionalism, she was top-notch! Not only did she arrive early to take pictures of the bridal party getting ready, but also, she stayed beyond our contracted hours to get outdoor twilight shots when the weather cleared. She was friendly, personable, reliable and quite honestly, a pleasure to work with. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Cindy to any bride and groom fortunate enough to book her... we consider ourselves very lucky that she was available on our wedding date! We are now looking forward to having her make our wedding album- with over 2,000 shots to pick from, it will be tough to choose our favorites as we love so many of them!! Again, Thank You Cindy, for being such an integral part of our important day- you are definitely accomplished at what you do- so much so, that you made a Bride not even care that her wedding ceremony had to be moved indoors ;)
One of the most important things to me on the day of my wedding was having someone capture all of the moments with my new husband and all of our guests. I didn't just want the "expected" moments of family portraits captured but also the unexpected. I was lucky to have found Cindy!! I could not have asked for a better experience. Details are really not my thing. Cindy came prepared with ideas of shots that would look best especially for our winter wedding but she was also sure to incorporate any last minute ideas that I had for pictures. She made this process not only easy but fun. I could not be happier with the results. Our wedding album is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all the pictures and routinely receive compliments on the pictures we have hanging up in our home.
Cindy's work is phenomenal. We knew from the moment we met with her and saw her work that she was our wedding photographer. She was fun and easy going to work with. Cindy has an eye for making every picture/ person look amazing. We will look back on our pictures will see more than just photographs we will see true artwork.
THANK YOU CINDY!!!! The pictures are all incredible, and captured our perfect night... Could not be happier with how all of the photos turned out. You made the entire experience stress-free! THANK YOU! You were so organized, and left us with nothing to worry about. A special thank you for those beautiful slow exposure shots that you set up at the end of the night. They are our favorite pictures, and they are absolutely STUNNING!!! I would not recommend anyone else to shoot their wedding... Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Cindy was such a joy to worth with during our wedding on 7/1/16 at Holly Hedge Estate. She was a true professional from day 1 - always very responsive and helpful. She was recommended by our venue, and every vendor we met along the way knew her and spoke very highly of her. We knew that she would do a great job on our wedding day.. But, come the day of, she exceeded all expectations. We had so much fun working with both Cindy and her assistant Paul, our 2nd photographer. They worked very well together and paid close attention to detail. We were so thrilled with not only the quick turnaround time, but the photos themselves were absolutely beautiful. We have gotten so many compliments, and it's difficult to even choose favorites. We couldn't ask for more! I would highly recommend Cindy to anyone!