Reviews – Ted Lauder Kauai Wedding Photographer
Shards of golden pink light splinter through the frothy giant winter
waves that fracture the calm of the morning sunrise as they pound the
shores of Hanalei Bay, gifting the viewer with their beautiful form and
function, unique, and memorable, this light and color is rarely captured on film...except by the talented, gifted photography of Ted Lauder.
I have known my dear friend Ted for over 30 years. As a publisher
now for 33 years I began to work with Ted professionally in 1986.
New then to Kauai I was fresh out of the motion picture business
where I worked apprenticing side by side with the great director
Francis Coppola, the cinematic visionary of the Godfather movies,
Apocalypse Now, among many others. The visual talents of him
and his director's of photography prepared me artistically to
to understand composition, the complexities of color and light
expression and most importantly to recognize the "gift" in an
individual. That God-given gift is bestowed on a few and the gift
of photography and design indeed has been given to Ted Lauder.
Over the years Ted has indulged himself in a banquet of artistic achievements, fine tuning year after year his craft and personal style, moving his photographic array of talents forward. And as told him
not long ago "you have arrived"!
Ted is a blast to work with! He's easy going, intelligent, funny,
kind spirited, causing those working with him to be comfortable
and at ease. Whether working with people or solo Ted strives
for perfection and is unwilling to settle, unless he gets "that shot"
he's after. He is innovative, understanding the spectrum and
complexities of light and color. I have observed Ted's tremendous
growth artistically over these many years and without hesitation
would amplify and highly recommend this versatile talented man,
my friend Ted.
Greg and I were so overjoyed to have Ted Lauder as our wedding photographer! The "day of" experience was amazing and so seamless. He knew exactly what we wanted without us having to tell him. The guests even commented on his skill, professionalism and positive presence. We loved the photos! He captured the moments so perfectly and with exceptional quality and creativity! He made our special day even more perfect and we recommend him with the highest esteem!
Dr. Snow Mills
Thank you Ted for the wonderful photos!
We flew Ted to KC 2 times to photograph each of our daughters' weddings. He is the BEST! We love his attention to detail, eye for beautiful lighting and the variety of candid and posed shots. He truly captured the essence of each event.
In addition, we hired Ted to take photos during our family vacation on Kauai. He knew the ideal island spots and the best time of day for the perfect lighting - daytime or sunset.
We look forward to working with Ted again as the family grows.
We were referred to Ted by the owner of the studio we stayed at in Kauai, and I'm so glad we were! He is an incredibly talented photographer and passionate about his work. After looking at his website, the highly acclaimed reviews and talking with him over the phone, I knew he was the right guys for us. Ted was also understanding and flexible, insisting that whatever day the sun decided to come out on (we were in Kauai during the big Hawaiian Storm, sun only came out 2/10 days) he'd make it work, even if it meant driving to the other side of the island. Let me tell you, he made it work and the end result was simply breathtaking! We were so impressed by the photos he captured, looking at them had us smiling from ear to ear. Thank you again Ted 🙂Read More
I hired Ted Lauder to come to Scottsdale to photograph my son's wedding. I was already aware of how excellent his work was and I didn't consider using anyone else. Ted is truly an artist. His work is sophisticated, creative and beautiful. Some of the shots he got are classics and others just make us laugh! They are not only memorable of a special event or person but are wonderful works of art, to look at many times over. Ted makes you laugh. He captures special moments, when you might not know he is shooting, but it will be something you don't want to forget. We also hired him on a trip to Kauai and those photos are fabulous as well. There is something very special and unique about the work Ted does. He is not your ordinary photographer. You will not be disappointed! He is insightful, very artistic and creative and great to work with!Read More
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It simply does not get any better than Ted! I sought a photographer who was creative, a visionary, and operated in complete excellence and professionalism - Ted delivered beyond my expectations. We hired Ted for a full-day, 50th Birthday photo documentary/session. He was punctual, flexible, fun, and helped me and my guests feel relaxed. That was critically important to me, because it helped us to be open to Ted's creative direction. Having him with us for a full day also allowed us to see what a wonderful person he genuinely is. I haven't seen all of my pictures (He's still working on them 😉), but from what I have seen thus far with the “teasers” he has sent me - WOW!!! Ted is the one you want - HANDS DOWN! Much Mahalo Ted! 💜 Thank you for helping to make my 50th Birthday, so incredibly memorable and special!Read More
Ted has done photography for our families for 20 years! Portraits of the family on the Napali coast we will treasure for generations to come. We so respect his work that we flew him to Montana to shoot our ranch wedding as well. He never disappoints us! Simply the BestRead More
Aloha Ted! Greg and I were so overjoyed to have you as our wedding photographer! The "day of" experience was amazing and so seamless. You knew exactly what we wanted without us having to tell you. The guests even commented on your skill, professionalism and positive presence. We loved the photos! You captured the moments so perfectly and with exceptional quality and creativity! You made our special day even more perfect and we recommend you with the highest esteem! Greg and Tracy JoRead More
My wife and I got married in the backyard of a home overlooking Kalihiwai Bay on Kauai. Ted, our photographer, did a magnificent job capturing the emotion and scenery of our wedding. Afterwards we went down to some rock outcroppings around Inini beach, and the photo shoot was amazing. Teds photography was spot on incredible. Thanks for the beautiful memories, Ted. BWRead More
We live in the midwest. And on a business trip to Kauai I happened to meet with Ted. we hit it off and we agreed to bring him to Kansas to photograph my sons wedding. He was the consummate professional. And not only a great wedding photographer, he was a great wedding guest too. his use of our farm and family not only gave us great wedding pictures, it gave us great family portraits as well. We plan on having him shoot our youngest sons wedding in 2019 Thanks Ted, you are amazing!Read More
As an architect with discerning eye for detail, light and composition by nature I was mused by images I saw of Ted Lauder's portfolio. Needless to say, he was hired for some of my design portfolio images followed by impeccable delivery on time and quality. Later on, I continue to work with him not only for my professional need, but also to capture the most celebrated and intimate moments our family has shared. Look no further, Ted's amazing talent and professionalism while easy of communication will deliver over and over. Andrea, HawaiiRead More
Ted Lauder is a great photographer! A professional in every respect. I've worked with Ted a few times and have always been impressed with his creativity and his technical expertise. When it comes to photography, you can't go wrong with Mr. Lauder.Read More
Ted is a breath of fresh air! Not only was he the utmost professional, he was thoroughly entertaining and engaging - he totally charmed our 10-year daughter while he was “working” and not only were his pictures of our 10th anniversary/marriage rededication ceremony exquisite, he’s become part of our Hawaii “family”! We can’t wait for our 20th anniversary... Ted is literally one-of-a-kind, in the best possible way!Read More
My wife and I met Ted on a vacation to Kauai. We hit it off with him immediately and asked him to be be our wedding photographer for our upcoming wedding. We were so impressed with Ted that we flew him to Lake Tahoe to shoot our wedding. We decided to go back to Kauai for our honeymoon, and as a result, we asked Ted to do another photo shoot of us while we were there. We loved Ted's professionalism in his work and his great personality. We had a lot of fun with him while we were on Kauai! Thank you Ted for such a great experience!Read More
I hired Ted and flew him to Scottsdale Arizona to do the photography of my son's wedding. He also took photos at the rehearsal dinner. They are all fantastic! The wedding shots he did are beautiful, creatively captured in a very sophisticated and artistic way. Ted is truly an artist and sees things out of the box. He creates photography that you will keep going back to over the years, not only to "remember" the event but to look at the beauty of it all. I also had him take photos of my daughter when we were in Kauai. She is easy to photograph but Ted got some super fun shots, all very creative and wonderful. You absolutely will not regret using Ted Lauder for any photography needed. He is a one of a kind guy and a fabulous artist! His work is gorgeous!Read More
Ted Lauder our friend and Family Portrait Photographer has created, time and time again, incredible and sensitive images of 3 generations of the Daniells Family. First Diane and Mark, then our beautiful son Evan,through his years growing up in Hanalei. We just had a photo shoot with Ted here in Hanalei with our granddaughter Kaya, her Daddy Evan and Gramma Diane and Grandpa Mark... at sunset on the beach here in Hanalei. I knew Ted was an astounding Photographer but I was taken away with the images he gave to us. Nothing is more valuable than a moment captured with those you love the most. Ted Lauder will deliver to you more than you dreamed was possible. Mahalo Ted for the dream.Read More
We live in the midwest. And on a business trip to Kauai I happened to meet with Ted. we hit it off and we agreed to bring him to Kansas to photograph my sons wedding. He was the consummate professional. And not only a great wedding photographer, he was a great wedding guest too. his use of our farm and family not only gave us great wedding pictures, it gave us great family portraits as well we plan on having him shoot our youngest sons wedding in 2019 Thanks Ted, you are amazing!Read More
Ted has been taking photographs of my children and grandchildren for decades. He keeps everyone laughing and the result is beautiful photos. My favorite pictures of my family have all been taken by Ted. He is wonderfully creative and it shows in the way he captures their personalities. He will certainly shoot the weddings when the time comes. I also have several of his nature shots in my house and they always take me back to one of my very favorite places, Kauai. I would give Ted two very enthusiastic thumbs up!Read More
Your photos are amazing ! ! ! ! I know that you have worked with allot of fashion models and movie stars, you made me feel and look like one!!. I love how you capture the joy and emotions of are wedding day in Kauai . You definitely have a fantastic eye.
It’s the Pickett’s,
Our happiness continues since that magical wedding you made possible.
The talent of Ted has spellbound people here … Just Magnificent!!!
Best Regards Karen & Dick
We love our Photos! everyone has complemented us for how beautiful the photography’s are. You did an awesome job. Many in our wedding commented how easygoing and fun you were and how you just fitted in.
Thank you so so much!
I received all the Images yesterday. Love them! love them! love them!! You were so much fun to work with! Everybody loved you!! What can I say …your the best!!
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures of our wedding.
You are an AWESOME Photographer!
Thanks so much for doing such a fabulous job of capturing our wedding day! You captured each moment with so much candor and artful quality, it was truly a daunting task to pick which ones we want for the album. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for quality photographs of their event.
Jessica E. Levy Goebel
Just got back from Vacation!
THE PICTURES ARE AMAZING!
It must be the photographer!!!
If you want truly unique and timeless wedding photography, there is only one choice -Ted Lauder. My husband and I were impressed with his eye for detail and commitment to perfection. Ted has a talent for capturing the most special moments, and his fun personality allowed him to fit in comfortably with our families and guests. Everyone has commented on the beautiful quality of our wedding pictures. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect photographs n which to cherish our beautiful beach wedding.Read More
We were so glad to use Ted on our wedding day! He took amazing photos, was very responsive, great to work with, and would recommend him for any event that anyone may have planned. He adds a personal touch to all of his photography and we have unforgettable photos to thank him for that.” Lindsey Vail
Thanks so much. Mahalo,
We received the wedding photographs and they are truly wonderful. I thought you did a great job of capturing the moment. The garden and beach scenes are spectacular. Some of the individual photos of Trish alone are stunning as well….In any case I wanted to say thanks…. We hope to be back in Kauai some day soon!
These are absolutely incredible …. you are really the best.
Again thank-you for being there to take our photos …We were definitely
blessed with your abilities.
Hope to see you later.. in Kauai.
Well. I don’t think I can really express what your pictures meant to me.
Dave and I decided to get married in a very special place. I wanted to select a location in Hawaii that we would be able to call our own and remember forever. So I started looking for wedding locations and photographers in Kauai. There seemed to be a hundred options to choose from, but most of them seemed typical. Then I happened upon your photographs. I was mesmerized by the beauty you caught in your photographs. I would sit on the computer night after night and look at your photos, trying to decide which location I would like the best. I ended up choosing Hanalei Bay because your photos were so beautiful. Long story short, you helped make my dream come true. Though I was 50 years old, I had never had a picture taken of me that I was happy with. I finally found a photographer who could capture the happiness I felt on that day. Sometimes when I look at the pictures, I just cry. I keep my favorite picture on my desk at work. I will never forget that special day. Thank you a hundred times over.
I know you photograph much more beautiful subjects, and I imagine some people are just easier to catch looking good. However, you will never find anyone who appreciates the pictures more than me. Thanks again for your work. You have a very special gift.
Thanks again, Ted.
You are a rock star!
Wow! Your pictures took our breathe away!
Wendy and I are in the process of voting on favorite pictures,
it may take some effort to narrow down.
Thanks for making it so difficult!
Aloha, Ted! I was so excited when I received our wedding photos … they are wonderful!! I was showing them to everyone! I showed them to my mother-in-law. She was really taken back. She said these photos looked like something from a movie and could be in magazines! I be going to a family reunion and can’t wait to show them off to everyone there! They are just breathtakingly beautiful! You truly are an artist…..the best! Thank you so much for everything!
PS: Can’t wait to get back to Kauai for our anniversary and have you take more photos!