Comments from Clients
For Studio Sessions:

"I was really nervous when I came in because I hate to have my picture made, but you made it really fun, and I love the pictures.  I can't believe I actually had a good time. You did a great job."

"I dread having my picture taken, but that was really painless!"

"This is the second time you have photographed me.  The first time was ten years ago; you took my engagement picture.  Until then I had never had a picture I liked of me before, but I loved that one.  And now I like this latest one even more!"

"You took my picture 13 years ago, and that is still my favorite picture of all time! I want you to photograph my daughter now."

[Upon seeing her proofs] "Wow! I am really cute! I didn't know I could look that cute! Gee, you are really good. Gosh! I am really cute!"

"The only times I have ever felt attractive in my life have been when I posed for you and when I look at those pictures." 

[comment from a woman who had been runner-up in her  state's Miss America pageant.]


For Weddings:

Dear Rick,
What a treat it was to get to know you!  You are such a  classy person! We all enjoyed you at the wedding so much.  The pictures were great.  You were highly recommended and now I know why!  Thank you for all your efforts, your happy personality and your personal interest in our family. 

Jane [mother of a bride]

Dear Mr. Garlikov,
We both truly thank you for all that you did in making our wedding a permanent memory through your photography!  It was a pleasure for you to walk us through the desired pictures during the wedding and reception.  Your humor helped to liven an otherwise stressful occasion and your willingness to take the additional pictures we wanted put us at further ease....  But that is only half our thanks to you, for the pictures themselves are excellent!  

With regards,
Erika and Matt
Dear Rick,
I just wanted you to know how great it was to have you as our photographer.  You really helped me relax in the midst of all the pressure.  I don't think I could have done it without you.  I am writing this on Monday from San Francisco where we flew yesterday for our honeymoon.  I know you won't have the pictures back from the lab for a day or two yet, but I am sure they will be great because you were just so really great in the way you took them and worked with us.  I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated all you did, ... and if I ever get married again, I will want you there. 
[I couldn't resist writing back to her at home in reference to her last line: 
"...but then who do you think we should get to do the pictures?"]

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed looking at our wedding pictures!  It brings the day back in full detail and helps solidify the memories.  They are being passed around among family and friends now and I will be in touch with you in the next few weeks to arrange for additional reprints.  Thanks again!