My daughter has been trying to get her pictures from her 2004 wedding for 8 years now. It's 2013 and still no pictures to show after giving him $2,400. Robbery at it'sworst.
While Eddie may take some decent photographs, they're not nearly good enough to compensate you for the time, money, and seemingly endless frustration you will endure after choosing him as your photographer.
Up until our wedding day, we thought Eddie was just an eccentric and inefficient photographer who was relatively hard to get in contact with. However, once the wedding was over, Eddie was almost impossible to reach. Despite frequent attempts (at least once a week) to reach him over the phone and email, he would literally wait months before ever getting back to us. Then, when he did get back to us, it was usually with an excuse and/or a rambling message that never addressed the core issue - we wanted to see our wedding pictures and receive the leather-bound wedding album he raved about while selling his services.
In the end, we didn't receive copies of our pictures until seventh months after our wedding. It took eight months to receive our book. The only photos he edited were ones for the book, despite the fact that he promised to edit others upon request (per the contract). He eventually agreed to edit a list of photos we gave him, but we have still not received a single one. He only sent us a CD with a much smaller number of random, unedited photos that doesn't even correspond to the list he agreed to edit. Despite our complaints to him regarding this, we haven't heard anything and it is likely we will never receive edited versions of pictures with family and other moments we really hoped to have "professionally" done.
I honestly don't understand Eddie. He spends more time and effort evading and deceiving you than it would take to just do the work he promised you.
Even if the sticker price is higher for other photographers, their total cost (time, energy, frustration, undelivered service) should be much less than Eddie's. Avoid the headache and hire somebody else for your important day.
if you want a huge headache, go with Eddie.
I won't lie to you, Eddie does take some good photos and is very friendly, but the pros end there and the cons begin.
He's quick to talk about all his great services and how well he treats his other customers and then proceeds to do none of the above while working with you. He makes promises on deadlines and then doesn't follow through. He talks circles around any direct question you ask him and it takes for-ever to get anything out of him. To top it all off, when you finally get sick and tired of crossing your fingers and waiting for those promises to be realized he'll put a spin on it and say it's all your fault.
Moral of the story - Planning a wedding is already stressful, one doesn't need to compound that stress by having to deal with Eddie for months upon months after the wedding is over. Think very hard before believing his malarky and choosing him to take photos for you.
Unprofessional. My best friend and his fiancée' were interested in Mr. Mulkeen and spent 4 hours with him in the hopes that they could get a quote and maybe some pics taken like Mr. Mulkeen suggested. When they met with Mr. Mulkeen he proceeded to talk about his phone and how awesome it was and never gave them a quote or took any pictures. After the meeting they decided to go with Mr. Mulkeens "assistant" because of a higher quality photo. Mulkeen then pulled the biggest blunder anyone could make. He thought he was sending a scathing e-mail to his assistant, but in fact, it went to my best friend and his fiancée'. Not once but twicce did he make this error. The email was so unprofessional and rude! He called them "stoners" and they needed "expectation managment". Mulkeen even advised his "assistant" on how to upcharge and make more money off them. Mr. Mulkeen was not even worried when he realized the error he had made in sending the e-mail to the wrong person. He was more concerned about getting his "finders fee of $200" . Mr. Mulkeen is HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL, and I would advise anyone who works with him to be careful because he only wants your money and does not care about the most important day in your life. My best and his fiancee' are way too nice to say anything that I have mentioned in this review. I felt it had to be said because of the level of unprofessionalism Mr. Mulkeen has reached. Be careful.
Let's see....where do I start???? For someone to claim wedding photography is all he does, he knows what to do....what a lie!
OK. 1. We did not want an engagement picture taken, yet he practically forced us to (would not stop talking about how important it is until we gave in). 2. My husband and I did not see each other before the wedding so we gave him a time line of events for the wedding day (which he requested)--went OVER the time limits for all, in the end I only had 15 minutes to rest/eat before the ceremony. 3. Had the two groups (guys, then girls) up in the balcony in the church before the wedding, and I ended up with DIRT all over on the bottom of my dress. 4. Did not take a picture of my father and i walking down the isle (from the front)-told us the priest said no flash photography...but yet managed to get all my bridal party walking down the isle from the front. 5. Gave him a list of pictures that I wanted taken which he ok'd (candid and staged)--did not get them. 6. My co-worker said she saw him eating and drinking during the ceremony. 7. Told him during the "planning meeting" about our families per his request. When it came time for pictures with my grandparents, it was my fathers mother, and my mothers father....kept telling my grandpa to get closer to my grandma and at least act like they love each other....um HELLO my one grandfather died, and my other grandma is in a home--you wrote this down at the meeting.
My wedding day was about 1 and 1/2 yrs ago, after all of this, I didn't even bother to get my album...didn't want to waste any more of my time or energy with him.
I strongly agree with all of the other bad reviews (1-2 stars) on this site
VERY SLOW + Lots of unfilled promises.
Always took much longer than he told us to get anything done. He said we would have our album by Christmas and we didn't get it until the middle of May. He rarely responded to our emails and when he did he steered around the questions we asked him.
He took good pictures and we are happy with the way our wedding album turned out, but we were very frustrated with how long it took compared to how long he said it would take.
Not worth the heartache and the hassle. Like some of the others on this site, I can't believe he has such a high rating. It took 2 full years to get my wedding album. I was so distraught from his lack of response that I gave up trying to reach him after a year. My Mom had to keep pestering him over and over again just to get my book. I still don't have my wedding video, and my wedding was 7 years ago. He also had such a lack of professionalism. He set up his backlighting behind my train and then asked me to move this way and that and my train knocked over the light and broke the bulb. Do you think he was prepared with a spare bulb? Nope. No backlit pictures for me! He only spent minimal time at my reception. He also said that our package included leather bound photo books for my bridesmaid's. Never saw those either. I would not recommend him to anyone.
Avoid.... It took Eddie just over 2 YEARS and 2 months (and lots of emails, phone calls, prodding on my part) after our wedding to get our album to us. I don?t know how others received this wonderful 5 star service from him, but that?s definitely NOT anywhere close to what we got. I?m amazed actually at how high his rating is on here!! Especially considering I?ve met another couple who had the same lousy service from him. I don?t recommend him to anyone, and as a matter of fact I specifically tell people who are hunting for a wedding photographer to AVOID him. --- Like another reviewer below, it took him FOREVER to respond to phone calls, emails, etc after the wedding with any type of information about the status of our album. And when we finally got our album, it wasn't what we had discussed ordering. The pictures were all there, but it was from a different 'bindery' company. He didn't bother to tell us he wasn't going to order from the original place. --- We had an ?assistant? of his taking candid shots and then she was the only one who showed up later at our reception. The photo?s she took at the reception were not good. There were only a few that were worth keeping. The rest had either too much flash, were not in focus, too dark? it was very disappointing. It?s also disappointing that Eddie couldn?t show up at our reception (he did inform us before the wedding, but I don?t remember what it was that was more important than a client contract) when we had booked his ?unlimited? deluxe package. So there are no pictures of the bouquet toss and most of the reception like we thought there would be. We barely got a good picture of cake cutting. The actual pictures themselves are decent, but going with him isn?t worth the risk in my opinion. Not a good experience at all. It shouldn?t take over 2 years and be that difficult to get your wedding album ? it?s just unacceptable from a "professional".
Money well spent: Professional Service and a Beautiful book.. One of my co-workers showed me her beautiful wedding album done by Eddie Mulkeen and I was really impressed. I went to his website ( eddiemulkeendotcom )and looked at his blog where many of his 2007 weddings were posted and I could see the variety of his work. My entire experience with Eddie and his co-photographer Jen was just what I wanted. They arrived in the morning at my Parent's home to take pictures of the bridal party getting ready. Eddie and Jen helped us relax and knew just what to do, and he never directed us like we were at a photo shoot. Eddie and Jen covered our day from preparations to garter/bouquet toss, following us everywhere we went and recording everything, putting in at least 12 hours on our day. When I saw my album design projected in his studio I was in tears...My wedding was preserved in an artistic storybook that was many times more beautiful than I had imagined. I had seen the other albums he has made from other weddings and they were beautiful...but this was MY WEDDING and it was preserved beautifully and I could relive the moments with my album. It's different when you are looking at YOUR OWN WEDDING PICTURES, you can really see the artistic eye of the photographer at work. We almost hired a cheap photographer on Craigslist because our budget was tight but thank goodness we didn't. Many of my friends cut corners on the Photography and it was the biggest mistake they made in planning their wedding. We did pay $900 for our wedding cake (but all that's left of it is the Pictures) It's easy to spend on the tangibles but the experience of the wedding photographer and their artistic ability is an "Intangible" that you forget about when planning a wedding. There's always one more thing to buy and if you don't plan carefully you could spend your whole budget before you get to the photographer and have to hire someone who only does it on the weekends and have to live with embarrassing results for the rest of your life.
Sunny Day, Beautiful Pictures. We had an outdoor wedding at Albertson's Farm in Stillwater and our reception was on one of the Paddle wheel boats on the St. Croix. We had a beautiful sunny day and everything went perfectly. One of our best decisions was to hire Eddie Mulkeen to shoot our wedding. One advantage was that he had been to Albertson's Farm many times in different seasons and we could see exactly what a Ceremony would look like. Our pictures were beautiful and we liked the way Eddie took us and our wedding party from one area to another and got a lot of fun pictures in a short amount of time. When we got back from our Honeymoon we met with Eddie and he showed us a beautiful design for our wedding album that he created on the Computer. We approved it and it was back from the Bindery in 3 weeks. At first we didn't know how much to budget for photography but now that we have our book and the wedding is over we don't care what it cost...we got exactly what we wanted. And one of the best things about hiring Eddie was his confidence and experience...when you're planning a wedding you don't realize how important the photographer is...you're with them all day and if they know what they're doing they can really help you relax and enjoy everything. He's shooting my sister's wedding next spring and I've recommended him to 2 of my co-workers.
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