Comments from Menzel Images customers, in their own words:
"From our very first meeting when Blake sat down with my daughter and I to get an idea of who Libby was to our final meeting to review proofs, our experience with Blake was nothing short of excellent. Clearly a man who has a passion for photography and it comes through not only in his images but in his innate understanding of the subject he is photographing. Blake managed to capture the physical beauty of my daughter while also encouraging her inner beauty to shine through and be seen. We are beyond pleased!"
-Rebecca Levin, parent of Bolles Senior, Class of 2017
"I'm so glad that we decided to have Blake take Ashton's senior photos. We tried one of the major studios, but the pictures didn't seem to capture my daughter's personality. They looked posed. Blake was able to capture so many different looks for Ashton that he made her pictures come to life. They are truly gorgeous!
Blake was easy to work with and has an easy-going personality. He met with us before the shoot, explained how he worked and what would happen, and, most importantly, got to know a little bit about Ashton. During the shoot, he was open to our ideas and had a great plan to use the setting sun and the different looks he could achieve with that lighting. When the pictures were ready, we met with Blake again and fell in love with his work.
I would definitely recommend Blake, and I don't hesitate to tell family and friends about our fantastic experience."
- Anneliese Robbins, parent of Paxon Senior, Class of 2016
"THANK YOU for the beautiful photos AND the tremendously quick turnaround time!!! You've been everything we were looking for in a photographer and more! We are happy customers!"
- A. Cochran, parent of Bolles High School Senior, Class of 2015
"During my oldest child's senior year in high school, I knew that I wanted to have a family portrait taken before my first child left for college. I also wanted someone to capture my son's athletic talent that he had worked so hard to develop. Shooting both a family portrait and an 'athlete in action' would be a challenge for most photographers. However, Blake Menzel succeeded at capturing both the essence of my son's talent as well as the unique personalities of each person in my family!
Having seen many of his beautiful photographs and already aware of his integrity, I was never concerned about the quality of work that Blake would produce nor that he would deliver a fair deal. What I didn't expect was to enjoy the experience so much! Blake has a natural gift for making people shine in front of the camera with his easy-going personality and willingness to satisfy his client's expectations. As a result, each of my teenage children commented on how easy it was to be photographed by Blake. This was the first time in 18 years that having our family picture taken was actually an enjoyable experience!
I highly recommend Blake to everyone who's looking for a photographer. However, Blake's photography speaks for itself!"
- Connie Vaughan, Jacksonville, FL (2015)
"I had the amazing opportunity to be photographed by Blake Menzel during my senior year, and the end result was phenomenal! Every photo looked equally amazing, and I was honestly blown away.
I entered one of the photos as my pageant head shot as part of my participation in the Miss Senior High scholarship pageant and, to my surprise, I won the 'Most Photogenic' award. Even though I never saw myself as photogenic, the photographs Blake took captured the true 'me' and were truly breathtaking.
- Anna A., Ms. Paxon 2014-2015 (Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Class of 2015)
"Our experience with Blake Menzel was that he was professional and responsive from the very first phone call. I have worked with other photographers in the past, and none have taken the time to meet with our family to discuss our expectations. He spent a lot of time talking with our daughter to discover the type of images she wanted to capture for her Senior Pictures. During the shoot he was very professional and took as much time as needed to catch those special moments.
We were able to view the proofs in just a few short days and Menzel Images has several options for purchasing and sharing the photos. We especially love the app!
The pictures Blake took were professional and absolutely perfect - we will have a hard time selecting one for the graduation announcement. He was able to capture our daughter's personality in every photo. They were above and beyond our expectations!
I highly recommend Blake and Menzel Images and we can't wait to have him take some photos at our daughter's sporting events this Fall."
- Debbie Marr, parent of Bishop Kenny High School Senior, Class of 2015
“I really enjoyed my photo session! The biggest fear I had was the awkwardness of someone taking my photos that I was unfamiliar with, but the second I got to the shoot that fear went away. Blake provided direction about how to pose, and talked to me all during the shoot, which really helped me get comfortable. In just a few minutes, I was really enjoying everything about the experience!
I am in love with how the photos turned out! Thank you so much, Mr. Menzel!”
- Lindsay Sheffield, Bishop Kenny High School, Class of 2014
“It was a tremendous pleasure working with Blake Menzel. Before our photo session we met to discuss ideas including locations, poses, editing, etc. He listed to us and then offered suggestions based on his experience. He incorporated everything we talked about to produce the final product. He and his team made our daughter feel very comfortable during the shoot, which resulted in beautiful pictures. He captured natural moments as they interacted, which was one of the reasons we used him instead of a massive studio for our daughter’s senior pictures. He provided us proofs within days of the shoot and met with us to review everything. We highly recommend Blake, if you’re looking for personal professional pictures.”
- David and Meg Sheffield, Parents of Lindsay Sheffield, Bishop Kenny High School, Class of 2014
“My senior photo experience was great! I loved how Blake made me feel like I was able to do whatever I wanted to in order to have my personality come through in my pictures.
My pictures came out beautifully! I couldn’t be happier with the amazing photographer I chose!”
- Cheyenne Lucas, Senior, Stanton College Prep, Class of 2014
“When my husband and I realized we would have our three daughters and their families in one place at one time, we were excited to document this rare happening, so we contacted Blake Menzel of Menzel Images and set a date to meet at the beach. Blake was fantastic - so easy to work with! Since there are 15 of us (seven grandchildren ages 9 months to 7 years), we expected it would be challenging...but Blake made it easy!
We didn’t feel rushed, and he was happy to try any ideas we had, plus he had plenty of his own. It was a fun photo shoot on the beach! In addition to "posed" shots we also had quite a few “action” and candid shots where Blake just caught us “in the moment.”
Blake set our expectations each step of the way and delivered the photos to us quickly.
Trying to select just a few pictures for framing has proven to be quite difficult - there are so many good ones to choose from!
Thanks, Blake! For a laid-back but productive session. I highly recommend Menzel Images for whatever you have going on!”
- Elaine Sage, Jacksonville, FL
“During our recent family reunion photo shoot at the beach, we were working with a very large group. I had two active boys and an infant myself, plus three other families as well. I had NO idea what to expect from our photo shoot. I was also worried because our shoot was at the beach and it was very windy.
I was completely blown away by how relaxed Blake was. He had great ideas about poses and also more natural, candid shots. Despite the windy day the photos were all gorgeous!! He was so patient with all of the kids, and the adults, and with such a huge group with 7 kids, that was quite commendable!!
We treasure our photos and I look forward to looking at them for many years to come!!!
I highly recommend Blake!! He was awesome to work with!!”
- Jenny Hirsch, Jacksonville, FL