Oana has a talent for capturing emotions and expressions that will move you. Her skill with lighting and color is unmatched by any photographer in a "normal human" price range. She is worth EVERY penny and then some!! You DESERVE to see yourself the way she sees you.
Posted: 11/20/2012 • Link to this review
Best Children's Photographer in Atlanta hands down is Oana Hogrefe. She captures each childs spirit beautifully. I can't express enough how amazingly well she does this. I can only imagine years from now how fondly I am going to look back at these photos when they are grown.
Posted: 11/08/2012 • Link to this review
The most common response I get from the photos Oana has taken of me is "WOW!" She pulls the best from you during a photo session. She has a wonderful personality and is a wiz with the camera. I am incredibly impressed with the quality of her work. The price was reasonable and the quality superb. I highly recommend Oana's services.
Posted: 10/05/2012 • Link to this review
Oana has done our family photos, headshots and baby pictures and she has a gift for drawing the essence of a person onto the camera and preserving them perfectly. I have seen a lot of photographers, some come close but few are equal to her talent. Thank You Oana :)
Posted: 9/27/2011 • Link to this review
Oana.... an incredibly talented photographer and a superb human being. What a combination!!! Confident, energetic and a great communication, Oana seems able to capture the light in the eyes of all she photographs. Highly recommended!!
Posted: 3/24/2011 • Link to this review
We have used Oana's services twice now and both times we were just completely blown away by her work! The second time we met her the whole family was miserable; the kids were feeling ill, my husband and I were snarky at each other, it was cold, and none of us looked our best. Well, let me tell you, the photos came out AMAZING. Just AMAZING. We all looked like the happiest, healthiest coolest people on earth. It was like a magical window into this beautiful primordial family in the woods....and that's what she does every time she holds her camera. She brings out the very best in us, captures what we like about ourselves, draws out out inner beauty, and I don't know how she does it. Maybe it's a high tech camera, maybe something more. I think Oana may have a special eye for seeing people's spirits. The cost of the shoot is worth every penny. The hardest part of being Oana's client is deciding which pictures not to get printed, and having so say goodbye to them. We are loyal cusomers to say the least.
Posted: 2/08/2011 • Link to this review
As an event planner for children's parties, I have worked with many excellent photographers but Oana is something special. She has a way with children that captures the very essence of what is so special about childhood. Her shots of children are true magic. She is also a very warm and engaging person and a true professional. I highly recommend her. - Jennifer Shields, Posh Tot Events
Posted: 1/16/2011 • Link to this review
Oana is an amazing photographer and doula. I met her when we had family pictures done and my kids loved her. Once I got the pictures back I was so impressed I was speechless and for people that know me that in itself is amazing. She also became my doula and was there for the birth of our fouth child and was amazing!!! When our daughter was 11 days old she came to our home and did newborn pictures, of course they we amazing. When Oana takes pictures she takes her time whether it takes 30 minutes or 3 hours she is patient enough to wait for the perfect shot. She makes her subject feel as if they are the only thing that matters. Turn around on the pictures is pretty quick and you get an online gallery for your friends and family to see.
Posted: 9/28/2010 • Link to this review
Oana has amazing talent. She looks at every detail before taking the photo and after she makes sure every detail is perfect. She made us feel very comfortable taking maternity shots. When she was there for photos of our newborn daughter we knew that every photo would catch the moment perfectly. Thanks Oana!
Posted: 5/31/2010 • Link to this review
Oana recently photographed my children for her 'red head' project. I can't say enough about her -- she is professional, engaging, easy going, warm, fantastic with kids, and really, really talented. She captured my kids' personalities (especially my younger daughter) in a way no one else has!
Posted: 5/20/2010 • Link to this review
I responded to a casting call Oana did for red-headed children. I was a little hesitant because really, she was a total stranger. I have had my 17 mo old's picture taken before, so I knew to bring lots of different clothes, headbands, etc. What I didn't think of was how to entertain her. Not only was Oana professional, friendly, personable, and a great photographer - but she was also WONDERFUL with my daughter. She had a bag full of "props" to entertain her and make her smile. I would 100% recommend Oana photography to everyone!
Posted: 4/13/2010 • Link to this review
First I have to say that I hate cameras - I hate having my picture taken ... however, the 'Oana experience' was phenomenal. Oana is a delightful person and a very talented photographer. I am looking forward to scheduling another session - maybe I'll get mom to come to town. I just adore Oana's portraiture - families, babies, children, couples and I love that she prefers natural settings to a studio (natural light can be so forgiving). You really must book a session with her!
Posted: 1/27/2010 • Link to this review
Oana has the mark of a great photographer: she gets great pictures out of what seems like thin air! When we went to her fairy shoot, my kids were kind of ornery and not cooperative. I thought surely the pictures would reflect that. Instead, I couldn't believe the pictures that came out of the shoot. They captured the essence of my kids: they were playful, color- soaked and gorgeous shots. I ended up having a book made of that day's pictures, as well as an enlargement. Oana has a gift. She has children, loves children, and it shows. She has a great eye and has the technical skill. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She later took some shots of my sister-in-law's wedding and I saw the same beautiful results come out of a very hectic fifteen minutes pre- wedding.
Posted: 1/25/2010 • Link to this review
Oana's ability to capture those moments on our children's faces is truly a gift. Her warmth and ability to connect with her clients makes the experience fun and engaging. The outcome always takes our breath away!
Posted: 1/25/2010 • Link to this review
Oana has been able to capture in print the pure beauty that I see in my children everyday. Her photos are simply lovely and as an added bonus, she's incredibly easy to work with and makes kids feel absolutely happy and comfortable in her presence.
Posted: 8/06/2009 • Link to this review
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