Open Iris Photo & Films


Christina & Aaron

When I got engaged, I knew that photography was going to be one of the most important choices I made for my wedding. I wanted pictures that I would be in love with, blown away by. When I first saw Vince’s portfolio, I knew he was the photographer I wanted–his photos were so beautifully editorial, the lighting in them was magical, and the moments captured ethereal. I got married in Illinois, and I paid the extra money to fly Vince out there because I knew I wouldn’t find anyone I liked better. It was absolutely the right choice. I have wedding photos that belong in magazines. I’ve received so many compliments on his work. Most importantly, I feel Vince captured the beauty of my marriage. I had both my engagement pictures and wedding photos shot by Vince. During photo-shoots, Vince was very good at getting my husband and I to feel natural in front of the camera. He has great vision for creative shots, and you will be guaranteed to have more favorite pictures than you can even keep track of because all of them come out so amazingly well. He uses different lighting, both film and digital cameras, so you get a variety of great-looking options. Both my engagement shoot and wedding photos were outdoors, and I think that is the space in which Vince thrives. He captures the beauty of nature so well, it’s almost like you are looking at a fantasy world. On top of that, he is very good at capturing the sweet, loving moments between couples. Vince is truly an artist. His skills with a camera should not be underestimated. I was proud to have him as my photographer.

Cassy & Jr

My husband and I absolutely loved our photographers! Engagement and wedding pictures were beyond what we expected and they were done so tastefully! Vince gets your venue and vision of what you want in pictures, and hits it right on the head! He was very flexible with us as far as meeting and touring our venue. I would recommend him to everyone, and will definitely use Open Iris again. Thank you again!!

Sarah R

Vince is amazing! He works so hard and is so great to be around! He is so flexible and if you want him to do anything for the wedding, he’ll do it! He takes photos of everything at the wedding, little details to big details. With the total cost, we got so much for the package. It included engagement photos with all the photos sent to you, all day at your wedding as long as you wanted, canvas photos, and much more! He has smaller packages but I chose this one because I loved everything that was included. He even tells you what will make it cheaper if you’re one of those crafty brides that do it yourself. So all in all he’s definitely a 5 star vendor!


Open Iris Photography was amazing all the away around! My husband and I hate taking pictures. In fact, so much so, we had not even gotten our engagement photos done! It’s sad, but anyhow. Vince and his team were wonderful. Excellent direction. They took into consideration our style, our families, schedule. We were in Santa Barbara and didn’t know anything about the area. They gave excellent recommendations on where to go and had incredible insight into what would look best. We had to trust them on everything and I do not regret it one bit! They knew how crazy we were about our four-legged fur baby and they took excellent care of him and made him apart of our special day. I cannot thank these guys enough! They were MORE than on time the day of the event. He contacted me well in advance to see if there were any special requests. He worked with all of our crazy requests. We trust them wholeheartedly. In fact, he gave us a sneak preview of the pics, and I am just in tears. Thank you Open Iris for such a wonderful and laid-back experience! We cannot wait to see the remainder of the pics.