My name is Suzanne Kakouris, and I am the proud owner of Suzanne’s Dance Connection located in Burlington, MA. I have had the complete pleasure and privilege to have worked with Brogen Photography over the past year and my experience from beginning to end has been outstanding!!
The Brogen Team are professional, energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, and they made the “dreaded picture day” a DREAM! The Team arrived early and ready to set up and start the marathon day at our studio. Caroline ran the check-in desk to field questions and give all of the important information that parents needed to make the day completely efficient. Her organizational skills are excellent and with her out front prepping dancers and families, Randy was able to create beautiful photos, actually exquisite, photos! Randy treated every single dancer with patience and kindness, which resulted in great photographs and lots of happy faces. Randy gave every dancer special attention which brought out each one’s personality resulting in natural, relaxed smiles!! With Randy’s easy going nature, artful eye and amazing skill, he was able to capture spectacular moments…memories for parents and families to treasure and cherish for years to come. Parents were beyond thrilled and loved their finished product; the results made it difficult for parents to choose – there were so many great shots. Great picture day…Mission Accomplished!
Brogen Photography takes pride in each and every shot! As a studio owner for over 30 years, I have never been happier with Picture Day! I would, without hesitation, recommend BROGEN PHOTOGRAPHY for all of your dance photos, as well as any other occasions to capture life’s moments.
As I like to say, “Pictures are Priceless,” and the best artwork to display is that of your own children…your precious and most treasured gifts, all unique and fabulous. Did I mention Randy and Caroline also do artistic on location dance photo shoots that are just breathtaking. My students and their families, who have had done them, could not be happier! THANK YOU BROGEN PHOTOGRAPHY!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
- Suzanne Kakouris, Owner Suzanne Dance Connection
We hired Brogen Photography to photograph all of our real estate agents, and I could not be happier to recommend them. They were professional, accommodating to our busy schedules, made our agents feel relaxed and comfortable, and I haven't even spoken of the quality of the photographs yet! They all came out great! Randy has a way of making his subjects look confident and natural. He then sends the photos wirelessly to Caroline who immediately processes them to view on her laptop. You are able to choose the ones you like right then and there - or retake them if you wish. Their pricing was very competitive, however the service and quality of the final product was off the chart. We will use Brogen again and again. Thank you Randy and Caroline!!
- Tobey Nemser, Manager, BOWES Real Estate
Brogen Photography has been photographing my daughters since 2012. Randy and Caroline do an exceptional job relaxing their subjects and the results turn out to be fabulous natural shots. Their love for photography is contagious, and well as their exuberant personalities. It's hard to leave a photo session without smiling, both in the photos and walking out of their studios. I love discussing photography with them as their technical knowledge is second to none. I always learn something new about photography after speaking with them. Randy and Caroline's photographic eye can turn what I would perceive as a mundane background into an exceptional can't miss shot. Through the years Brogen Photography has photographed my children on soccer teams, figure skating and senior portraits. No matter the subject matter their photographs always impress.
Greg, Marianne, Juliana & Christina Purvis
Our daughter Gracie just had her first Artistic Dance Photo Session with Brogen Photography on location at the Boston Waterfront, we can not thank them enough for the amazing experience we all had. From the time we arrived on location, we were blown away at the creativity and attention to detail that both Caroline and Randy possess. Gracie immediately felt relaxed and had so much fun with both of them during her session. Her finished images came out absolutely gorgeous! I would highly recommend Brogen Photography to all of my Family and Friends. I know we will definitely be contacting them again in the future for many more sessions.
~Ron and Sherri Campagna
The Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams were delighted to work with Brogen Photography this year. Randy and Caroline are true professionals and produced an exceptional finished product. They were extremely flexible to work with and accommodating of our every need. When our schedules were rushed, they fit everything in without any stress or hurry. When our schedules were running late, they waited patiently for us. And when we needed overnight turnaround on team photos, they delivered right on time. The photos were the best we’ve ever had and truly captured the beauty and elegance of our many skaters. We look forward to a long partnership with Brogen Photography.
Carrie Pitts, Board of Directors
Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams
Thank you very much for the excellent service that you provided. I am very happy that your studio produces outstanding executive headshot portraits with professional quality. It all started with your tremendous flexibility in making a photo shoot appointment to accommodate my busy traveling schedule. Communication before the photo shoot helped me identify an outfit and color that not only exceeded my professional image, but also reduced any uncertainty during the photo shoot. Just prior to the photo shoot, Randy sat down with me to explain what to expect during the session and to clarify the process of choosing the right image to meet my business objective. Apparently this made me relax during the photo shoot. Within twenty hours, I was able to download two high-resolution images that were ready to be distributed. I asked for a low resolution picture for my LinkedIn profile soon afterward, which I received almost immediately. Brogen Photography is a very comfortable, clean and organized environment. Randy and Caroline are not only great photographers, but also technologically up to speed with the latest digital imaging technologies. It has been a pleasure to be one of your clients. I have no doubt that you are building a successful business -- one client at a time
- Kelvin Lam, Founder & President, Simplex Pharma Advisors
My daughter's figure skating program was photographed by Brogen Photography. While they shot thousands of photos of many different skaters throughout the day; when I emailed with questions, I got a prompt, personalized and helpful response. Photos were ready for viewing very quickly. It is clear that they have experience photographing figure skaters as the photographer could anticipate the next "key shot". These are probably the best photos we have of her from a competition. The ordering process was very easy. I would definitely recommend using Brogen Photography!
Randy and Caroline were a pleasure to work with. We had a last-minute need for very quick-turn team photos, and they came through for us like true professionals. Despite our very rushed schedule and site-related challenges, the resulting photos were top quality.
Carrie Reber, Vice President Marketing at Infinio Systems
I highly recommend getting your corporate headshots taken by Randy. My firm went to his studio for a series of headshots and the experience was fantastic. 100% professionalism, and excellent end product. We even had a time crunch on a couple of the headshots and he was able to accommodate our needs without a hitch and the shots were great.
Janine Wuschke - Avison Young
I recently had a portrait session with Randy Brogen that I'd like to tell you about.What immediately struck me about Randy are his high energy level and great love and enthusiasm for his profession.He is very warm and attentive and at the outset takes great care to put you at ease. Before the actual shoot, he’ll take the time to discuss and clarify what your needs, expectations, and personal preferences are. He is completely customer focused.I was very pleased with the final results as they fully realized the visual mood I was looking for.In short, his enormous technical knowledge combined with his artistry and sensitivity to his clients, place him in an elite class within his profession. I recommend him highly and would use his services again without any hesitation.
- Richard Aguilar Graphic Design + Multimedia Production
I hired Randy/Photos by R. Brogen, LLC back in the Spring of 2011 for a senior picture photoshoot. Randy and his wife Caroline were a pleasure to work with. They are extremely professional and made me feel comfortable and confident from the get go. The results were great and I would reccomend them to anyone!
- Cassie Villa
It was a pleasure working with Photos by R. Brogen during the 2012 Cal Ripken regional baseball tournament. They were great to deal with and accommodating with their setup, field access and coordinating arrangements with the participating teams and officials. The Brogen team covered the entire tournament - from opening ceremonies through the awards presentation and every game in between – taking an average of over 1000 pictures for each game. They captured plenty of action shots throughout the tournament for all the players and families to enjoy, and have a great website to review all the pictures and select the ones you want.
- David Markuson – Burlington Baseball and Softball Association Board Member
Awesome experience! Randy provides exceptional value in capturing the essence of the message to be delivered through photographs. My firm hired Randy to produce photos for our website and other marketing materials. We were very pleased with his professionalism, expertise and end product. His attention to detail epitomized the process. Randy came out to the office the day before shooting at the same time of the scheduled shoot to determine lighting needs and possible subject placements. I can't wait to work with him again.
- Allen Marguilis - Total Council Law Group
I had the pleasure of working with Randy, Caroline and Dan when Burlington Baseball hosted the State Tournament in 2011. They were courteous, professional and extremely accommodating. I have been to many youth games over the years and I have never seen any event covered as well as Photos by R. Brogen covered our tournament. I talked to many teams that were also thrilled by Randy and Dan's ability to always get the right "shot". I look forward to working with Photos by R. Brogen in the future.
- Mike Winn BBSA Board, Summer Travel Director
Randy and Caroline created heirloom quality photographs of our now grown-up children and my husband and me. The beautiful photos were gifts that I was very excited to give to our family members at Christmas. I created a photo album of the various pictures for each son.Future generations of our family will know about all of us through these beautiful photos. That gives me great pleasure.
- Lee Ann Friedman
Randy has worked with all three of my children (at sporting events, for senior photos, etc) and the photos from each shoot were nothing short of stunning. After Randy borrowed my oldest daughter for an afternoon, to experiment with studio lighting, he produced several award-winning photos. One shot was more beautiful than the next! Not only does Randy take amazing photos he's always energetic, patient, a pleasure to work with. All of my children had a fun, positive experience and forgot they were in front of the camera. Randy is a top-notch photographer and I strongly recommend him. I'm now looking forward to having him shoot my family's portrait... I can't wait to see what he does with that!
- Roxanne Brazina
Randy and Caroline are excellent at what they do. Caroline was professional, thoughtful and proactive in arranging the logistics for our on-location shoot. Randy and Caroline were both so good with our two young daughters -- making them comfortable, engaging them at the right times, letting them run around in between. And we couldn't be more thrilled with the results. We were hoping for one good shot of the family, we ended up with several we can't live without!
- Casey Robinson
I had a great time while we were doing my swim photo shoot. Randy makes things fun and easy while capturing so many amazing pictures. He gets so excited when working behind the camera (even while he was getting splashed) and getting those perfect unique pictures. I can't wait for our next photo shoot!
- Paige Brazina
Just a look at the incredible photos on his website is all the convincing you will need. Randy and Caroline did a wonderful job with Anthony's senior photo!
- Mariellen Perugini
Our family of four had a great time with Randy and Caroline yesterday at a favorite field near our home. It felt like spending the morning with friends, who just happened to have great equipment and a wonderful eye for lighting!
- Fiona Stephenson
I had the good fortune to cross paths with Randy and Caroline as a result of their participation in the 2011 North Shore Tour de Cure. I could go on and on about the quality of the shots they took, the attention to detail they paid while shooting on a cold rainy overcast day, but what really stuck out was the outstanding service they provided after the event was over. Both Randy and Caroline genuinely care if I was happy with the final product they produced and continued to provided what i considered first class service from start to finish. In today's day and age with all the "options" avilable to capture important events, I strongly recommend Randy and Caroline, true professional who make you feel like a friend.
- Bill Bochnak
We enjoyed a great shoot at our house yesterday with Randy and Caroline. We look forward to seeing our proofs. Even the kids had fun!
- Timothy Donohue
We first met Randy through the summer swim team at the Swim & Tennis Club. His action pictures were amazing, so I decided to book a session for a family portrait. From the moment we entered the studio, Randy & Caroline made us feel welcome and at ease. What normally could be a stressful experience (family pictures) was quickly made easy by Randy’s energy, patience and humor. His interaction with my kids and ability to make them feel comfortable resulted in a fun experience for all. At the end of our session he decided to take us outside for a “few more shots”. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and the foliage was fabulous. Through his experienced eye he was able to get stunning shots with the beautiful maple trees behind us. The result was an outstanding family picture that we will treasure forever. The complete experience was fun from start to finish. The pictures we took away from our session with Randy adorn our walls and are frequently admired by visitors to our home. Thanks to Randy & Caroline for welcoming us into their studio and providing us with beautiful family portraits.
- Joann Terrio
Randy and Dan were fantastic to work with. As a non-profit event manager, finding skilled photographers willing to work with us is difficult to say the least. Randy and Dan exceeded our expectations! Not only are the photographs from our event fantastic, but more importantly our cyclists, volunteers and staff members all commented on how pleasant Randy and Dan were to work with; this level of customer service is invaluable as it’s a top priority for us. I look forward to working with them for many events to come!
- Karen Bagley, Event Manager North Shore TourDeCure
My sister and I brought our three young children to Randy and Caroline's studio in West Concord this winter and were blown away by how great the experiece was. It's not easy getting a three and four year old to cooperate, yet Randy and Caroline made it look like a breeze. They had music playing and the kids were singing and dancing... they thought it was such a fun experience. After the photos were done both Caroline and Randy were so patient while we made decisions on what pictures to choose- which was impossible as all the shots were amazing! Without a doubt we'll be returning to the Brogen's for our next family picture : )
We travel all over the country with our son, who is a diver on the team and by far you take the best pictures! Have you ever considered a shot half underwater half above? I have never seen one done. You should see if you can post some pictures at the Beede!
- Steve O'Brien
My daughter went to Randy and Caroline's home studio to have a head shot taken to submit with her applications to college acting programs. The Brogen's made Grace feel completely at ease with the process. Randy and Caroline explained the process as they went along and my daughter was able to select the perfect shot before we left the studio! The photo captured her spirit and personality just perfectly. She will be at school in Boston in September studying acting and I have no doubt that the Brogen's skill and talents behind the camera had a great deal to do with Grace's success in the audition process!
- Chris Woodford
I need to commence this testimonial with a confession: I hate to have my photo taken because the photos always come out terrible - looking either like a mug shot (after a long night of boozing) or a driver's license picture taken by an overworked person at the Registry. However, I was one of the lucky people who saw and won Randy and Caroline's groupon deal. Caroline and Randy are not only an engaging couple but they are extremely professional. They quickly responded to the fact I wanted to exercise my groupon for a Christmas present for my parents and took no time to schedule me for my photo session. There is only one word to describe my photo session -- fun. Randy and Caroline took great steps to make me feel relaxed and the pictures turned out great because of their care and professionalism. I highly recommend the team of Randy and Caroline Brogen and will be not waiting for another groupon for my next photo session.
- Susan Byrd
My family and I had the pleasure of working with Randy and Caroline. Having not had a family portrait for nearly 13 years I didn’t know what to expect with 2 teenager daughters but the results were amazing. We had such a fun experience. Randy and Caroline made us feel very comfortable and relaxed which Randy captured beautifully. We were overall very pleased with whole experience, professional service and beautiful photographs. We will definitely use Randy and Caroline for future photography and extend our recommendation to friends.
- Wendy Craib
We had the great pleasure of working with Caroline and Randy for a family photo session with our two teens.Not only were the proofs and pictures beyond beautiful, I can't say enough about how kind, patient, and professional they both were as they took picture after picture of our family...adjusting for all the "teen angst and drama" that we are so used to, but they took in stride!They will surely be seeing us again when Senior Photos are needed!
- Sara and Steve Zirkel, Concord, MA
We had a great photo shoot experience with Randy. He was really able to capture my girls' true personalities in the photos. I have been to numerous photographers and Randy is by far the best to work with. Quality of photos, variety of poses and overall experience was excellent and we can't wait to do another shoot!
- Kelly Simard
Randy has been our photography volunteer since July 2009 and he came to us through his father-in-law, who also happens to be one of our senior Aquarium Guide volunteers. We have been very happy working with Randy who has taken many beautiful pictures of our animals and events as well as some fun pictures of our staff, volunteers and visitors. He is easy to work with, quick with his responses, thoughtful in his work and he has even donated a few large print photos of our animals, including an award winning jellies photo. We really appreciate Randy’s assistance and his generosity. Thank you.
- Mona Chang, Manager, Volunteer Programs and Internships
We were familiar with Randy’s photographs before we asked him to restore several badly damaged turn-of-the-century photos of Margaret’s grandparents. We expected exemplary work. We expected to be blown away by what he was going to produce.What we didn’t expect was that when Margaret’s showed one of the restorations to her cousin – a photo of their grandmother as a stylish young woman – that her cousin would begin to cry.A lot of photographs catch our eye. Only a few touch a heart. Thanks Randy
- Margaret Duggan and Dave Van Camp
Randy and Caroline were amazing. Their unique ability to make our family feel comfortable while getting our pictures taken, coupled with Randy’s special gift of seeing the perfect lighting, setting and pose resulted in a collection of pictures that truly captured what we were looking for. The hardest part was trying to narrow down the pictures to just a few, since there were so many great shots. Hands down, Randy and Caroline make a special team that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to capture the moment.
- Chris and Deborah Crooks
Your pictures are beyond words. God gave you a good eye and gift for photography and it really shows.. picture of Sloane is great, thats my grandchild. you sure love what you do, it really shows.
- Carol Brazina
I had the privilege of working with Randy to update my headshots. Randy is meticulous with his work and makes every step of the way fun and creative. I felt beyond comfortable with Randy. Shooting headshots can be fatal if you don't have someone behind the camera that allows you to be yourself. Randy brought out the best in me, captured my true essence and took photos I will treasure beyond my work in entertainment. It is not often on a photo shoot that you are encouraged to stop and smell the roses in life and Randy did just that. I'll remember our shoot forever and the pictures came out stunning. Not to mention he is prompt, met all deadlines and provided status updates every step of the way. A true pro to work with.
- Susannah Locketti, TV personality and food expert for momlogic.com
Randy is by far the most creative, reliable, dependable, photographer. He provides helpful direction and a creative approach to what could be viewed as a mundane assignment, I really appreciate his ability to challenge, in a very positive manner, an assignment and thru this process the results have leapfrogged my organization in the eyes of our visitors and members. I highly recommend his work.
- Carol Adey , Vice President at CRESA
Brogen Photography is simply the best.
I had taken an amateur photo class with them a few years back, and was very impressed with their credentials and skills. A year later Randy was looking to work on a high school baseball creative session, and I had my son volunteer. Randy took some absolutely amazing shots, and my son had a blast working with him. This summer when my son needed his senior portraits taken, there was no question in my mind who was going to take these pictures. I called the studio and spoke to Caroline who arranged everything perfectly with such clear communication and follow up confirmation emails.
Randy and Caroline worked seamlessly together to capture some fabulous natural shots of my son. The technical and artistic skills they possess are amazing. They exceeded my expectations, and were so professional from start to finish. It is truly a pleasure to work with them.
Jen Papasodoro, Burlington, Ma.