This was probably the worst experience I have ever had with any business to this day. I would absolutely NOT recommend this photographer. I went to the Oceanside location because I purchased a Groupon for a boudoir photo shoot. The Groupon was $50 and came with 5 free prints and an hour-long photo shoot. When I arrived, Cherish, the woman who represents Michele Parsley's Oceanside, CA location offered me package options. I chose a package that included a photo book with 20 images and 4 outfits. The photo books that were on display in the studio were of high quality and the photos inside them were nicely edited and printed on high quality photo paper. This package option cost $255. I also paid an additional $75 to have the rights to the photos in the event that I wanted to make my own scrapbook for my husband. While the photos were being shot, I was under the impression that the photographer was not very experienced and quite unoriginal, as the same poses were utilized multiple times. At the end of the session, I paid close to $400 including the Groupon price. I got home and had a look at the 200 images that were taken. Of the 200, only about 40 were good shots. I was also told that I needed to select images for the book and was given a deadline in order for it to arrive in time. I was given the wrong deadline and almost did not get the photo book in time, and the 5 prints came late. When the photo book arrived, it was completely different from the displays in the studio, aside from the black cover. The images were all blurry and printed on cheap paper. I could have gone to Wal Mart and printed a photo book of greater quality for maybe $30.It was not acceptable and did not live up to the product they advertised in the studio. Furthermore, the Photoshopping that was done was terrible. This was evidenced by wavy lines where ever an edit was made. Someone went as far as to Photoshop the muscle from my body and altered my body to be more hourglass, which is unnecessary because I am a fit size 2. I contacted the owner and have still gotten no response, no attempt to reconcile the situation. They seemed like really nice people, but this is not a professional establishment. Do not waste your money here, you will only be disappointed.
This was probably the worst experience I have ever had with any business to this day. I would absolutely NOT recommend this photographer. I went to …
2333 State St Ste 202Carlsbad, CA 92008