Testimonials

I am now back from Afghanistan and wanted to take a moment to thank you for being our photographer.  Your ability to capture the emotion of Farah's and my Vail Mountain wedding in March helped sustain me during the deployment.  I looked at the photos of Farah's and my wedding almost everyday.  The slide show set to music did (and still does) bring a tear to my eye as the feelings of the day are recaptured and well up inside.  There was even a moment while in Afghanistan one of my crusty, hardened, multiple-deployment, 29 year Army veteran colleagues, who I have known for several years, noticed me emotionally touched and asked if I was okay.  I showed him the slide show you produced of our wedding, and he was speechless--a nearly impossible feat--except for a single word, "Wow!"  It was one of the rare times his soft side showed through.  You truly have a gift for creating truly aesthetic images.  

But your skill and ability to preserve the essence of the day did not end there.  Upon my return home I finally had the chance to see the pressbook you compiled from our photographs.  It was better that I had anticipated.  Farah and I are absolutely thrilled with it.  The photos are stunning and the layout perfectly captures the flow of the days events.  

We deeply appreciate your easy-doing, down-to-earth, friendly, and flexible demeanor as well as a willingness to handle our small wedding elopement.  You masterfully captured the day so we can relive it regularly. -  Sincerely, Rob Williams Arlington, VA

 

You won't find a more professional, personable and profoundly influential photographer as Toni. Toni shot our wedding 10 years ago and has since then become one of our closest friends, following us with her photography through the many important milestones of our life. We have a DECADE of photo journals documenting family reunions, the birth of our son, and other special celebrations as a result. Toni's eye for capturing beautiful images is what initially caught our attention when we were looking for wedding photographers, but her affable personality and ability to connect with people is what has made the difference for us, and you can see it in her work. Simply an amazing person to work with, and incredible images as a result. - Dr. Vicki Rogers

 

When my fiancé and I were looking for a wedding photographer for our July 5, 2012 Beaver Creek wedding, we did a ton of research. In fact, we did more research on our photographer than for any other wedding service professional because I knew how important the decision was!

When I asked other wedding professionals in both the Beaver Creek and Vail and the Denver areas as to who is the BEST photographer was, every one of them said "Toni Axelrod". I was so impressed by all the recommendations that I knew I had to book her as our wedding photographer. When we viewed our wedding photos a few weeks ago, I ABSOLUTELY KNEW we made the right choice!

In my opinion, after the dress, your photographer is THE MOST important financial investment you can make for your wedding! It isn't an area you want to skimp on your budget. Equally important is actually liking your wedding photographer! After all, you spend all day with them. We found Toni to be very easy going, personable, professional, a visionary, and definitely has an eye for detail. Since Toni resides in Vail and has shot hundreds of weddings in the area, she is the absolute EXPERT on location, venues, and timing of the weather in the mountains!

If you are getting married in the mountains or Denver and want a true professional wedding photographer and not some "weekend warrior wedding photographer wannabe", you must at least meet with Toni. Her portfolio will speak for itself! - Michele Howe

 

I'm an event planner in Vail, and I work with so many different photographers. Toni Axelrod is not only a great photographer but also a beautiful person! Here are a few reasons I highly recommend her....

1. She has a wonderful photojournalistic style, and her work always turns out beautifully. my clients are never disappointed! 
2. She is Professional, and a dream to work with from the moment the planning starts to the wedding day. I never have to worry about anything when I'm working with her! 
3. Toni goes above any beyond. 


Toni and I had a wedding together, and her job was done early, so she went home andprofessionally printed some photos from the ceremony that day, and gave them to me, so I could decorate the couples room with them that night! The bride told me she cried when she saw it lol. 

If you're having a wedding or event in Vail, and beautiful photography is important to you, then you should call Toni! - Stephanie Fleck, Owner, Party Girl Events

 

First and foremost thank you for being our wedding photographer.  The photos are absolutely gorgeous, we loved them!  I honestly got choked up when looking at them as you completely captured the emotion, the love, and the fun we had on our wedding day.  Everyone was so happy with how they turned out and I am having a hard time deciding which to order and frame :) - Sarah Beckner

 

I got lots of feedback as to the naturalness of your photos and how much everyone loved the way you captured the "feel" of the day. You sure did, and I wanted to reflect that in my review.  We just LOVE that highlight slideshow you put together. The music is so perfect and I've watched it a dozen times or more, and each time I feel like I'm right back there -- happy, smiling and proud! :-) - Leigh Wohlfarth

 

Toni and Brian were absolutely AMAZING at our wedding - their pictures were fantastic and they made the picture-taking process painless and fun! My husband and I were blown away by our pictures, the attention to detail, the special moments they captured so perfectly. Toni and Brian were the utmost in professionalism, they managed to melt away into the background at times so we weren't even aware they were there! I knew our photos would be good as I had seen some of Axelrod Photography's other work on their website, but I really was delighted with the photographs from our wedding. They managed to capture who we were as a couple, and our pictures really do convey the emotions and liveliness of the day. I cannot say enough about them, they were truly spectacular and I would highly recommend them to any future bride! - Katie Shivnan

 

I just received in the mail the book … It really captures it all.  It goes without saying, of course, that the quality of your photos is superb, and you and your partner captured absolutely every important moment -- quickly and without being the least bit intrusive.  We've been to several weddings since Alisa's and have seen various wedding photographers in action, and some of their finished products.  No comparison to you.
The whole thing was such a blast, and to be able to relive it through photos is an ongoing gift!
All the best, Leigh Wohlfarth

 

Words can't describe how awesome the pictures are. Thank you for giving us life long memories.  I can feel the love in your pictures. Again, I can't begin to express how much we love the photos.  Ever one is better than the last.  Much love from the big Apple. - Jimmy, Laura, and Leo

 

Thank you so much for turning this around so quickly!  The pictures are AMAZING, we can't wait to put them up on the site.  You work was worth every penny and we will definitely recommend you to anyone wanting photography services!!!!  - Thanks, Teri Lopez

 

Your pictures are stunning! Just as I knew they would be, and you were the best investment of my wedding. If you ever need a referral, you can count on me to give you a glowing review. - Annabel Day & Quinn Kyler

 

The wedding pictures are amazing, Toni! Jonah and I love them all! You guys did an excellent job. We could not be happier!!! - Deanna Nino, Attorney at Law

 

Hey Toni the pictures are beyond amazing! Thank you so much for making the photo shoot and our wedding such a fun experience! We will definitely contact you whenever we're in the area again. Thank you so much for everything and being so amazing at what you do! -Tara and Sean

 

Toni is such a pleasure to work with and very easy going. she is extremely responsive to your needs and preferences and takes gorgeous pictures. Her work is very natural and unstaged. I would recommend her highly! - Debby Weinberg

 

Thank you for your beautiful work. You captured our wedding perfectly and the photos are invaluable to us. Wishing you all the best. - Sara

 

When traveling to Vail, we had the privilege to work with Toni for an engagement photo shoot. We couldn’t have asked for a photographer with a better attitude and creative eye! Our photos turned out fabulous, and we had a blast around Vail. Toni was creative, easy to work with, and very responsive when coordinating the shoot and receiving our photos afterward. Definitely would recommend! - Anonymous

Toni's work speaks for itself. Axelrod Photography has a knack for capturing everything from fast-paced World Cup ski races and professional bike races to intimate weddings and world-class culinary events.  The versatility and consistently high quality of Toni's work is a perfect fit for Beaver Creek.

Christina Schleicher Beaver Creek Communications

 

“We have used Axel Media Solutions for years on a wide variety of projects.  Their professionalism and artistic talent have always surpassed our expectations.”

Ian Anderson Director of Communications Vail Valley Chamber & Tourism Bureau

 

It was such a pleasure working with you last week!  You had the same hectic schedule we did, and you worked through it with such grace and style. Thanks again! 

Josephine Palijaro Sr. Merchandising Manager Bon Appétit Magazine

 

The photos you shot for us for the Venice magazine article were fantastic! Everyone that’s seen the final shot that was included in the article agrees that it’s a work of art. Your professionalism and ability are indeed world-class.  As a result, we were excited to engage your services for the publicity stills for our film. I would say that your combination of skill and professionalism are a bargain at any price!

Jim Butterworth Naked Edge Films