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"Alberto and Mia are exceptional people who bring to their work a level of creativity and clarity of vision that is rarely found in the realm of real estate photography. During my 29 years as a real estate broker I have worked with many photographers, but none have produced images of comparable quality and originality. Along with possessing considerable artistic talents, Alberto and Mia are dedicated professionals who are responsive, responsible and always a pleasure to work with. I just wish they lived in New York as I would love to work with them on a regular basis.Best regards,Deanna E. KoryLicensed Associate Real Estate BrokerThe Corcoran Group Real Estate660 Madison AvenueNew York, NY 10065T: 212-937-7011F: 212-230-8191C: 917-991-2657Email: dek@corcoran.comWebsite: www.deannakory.comConsistently ranks among the Top 5 Teams in The Corcoran GroupTop 75 Manhattan Brokers 2013 - The Real DealRanked among Top Teams in Manhattan sales volume 2008-2012 - Wall Street Journal Real Trends"

"To me, Alberto and Mia stand out in several ways. Aside from being friendly and engaging (not always the case with photographers!), they are producing work that is well above the average for the industry. Their portfolio is among the best I have ever reviewed, and having worked with Alberto directly, it's clear to me that he can deliver this quality every time -- not just when conditions are perfect. That's the mark of a great photographer. Even more importantly, Mia and Alberto take photography as a craft very seriously - they are committed to attaining higher and higher standards of work, even when they're already exceeding clients' expectations. Their own personal standards are extremely high, and that shows in the photos. I like working with photographers who are constantly pushing themselves (and me) to be better and better -- and that's what Artez Photography does". ..."Alberto & Mia, I have a lot of respect for you and your work"SCOTT HARGIS PhotographerOakland, CAwww.scotthargisphoto.com

“Alberto and Mia have turned their passion for art, design and photography into a successful business in real estate and commercial photography. They have certainly mastered the great images and great presentation part of the formula.”..."Wow, what's up, Nanaimo has become a hot bed of photographic creativity! I have to say your site is stunning! Your portfolio has some very stunning images and it is well presented."LARRY LOHRMAN - PHOTOGRAPHER AND PUBLISHERSEATTLE, WAwww.lohrman.com

"I have had the pleasure of working with Mia and Alberto from Artez on several high end real estate projects over the past 4 years.Almost 80% of all real estate sales start online first, and as a marketing director in this industry, good photographs can take a client from partially interested to booking tours. I trust this team implicitly and have continued to recommend them to numerous clients over the years.Simply put: Artez photography has helped me sell over $25,000,000 in real estate.Anna DiFioreMarketing Director - Owner, Red Gun Marketing"Dear Mia and Alberto,The incredible photo’s you did for Qualicum Landing has allowed us to show in true form, the beauty and spirit of our development. Thank you!"Anna DiFioreMarketing DirectorQUALICUM LANDING DEVELOPMENTS

"We have used Artez photography exclusively at Alair Homes for several years and cannot speak highly enough of the amazing service we have received from Artez."“Hello Alberto/Mia. Photos are incredible!! Thank you so much.”..."The new website looks great!"Blair McDanielPresidentALAIR HOMEShttp://www.alairhomes.com/

“We are proud to say we have hired the foremost experts in architectural photography on Vancouver Island. Our professional photographers are masters at showcasing the best qualities of a property.At Ohs & McLane we believe that outstanding photography makes the best first impression to home buyers. Our listings receive more online views and greater interest from buyers. This results in more viewings and a better success rate for our clients.We believe Artez' talented photography and creative impact is a huge reason for our listing success. Thank you for everything you do and we look forward to many years of work together.”Ohs & McLaneRoyal LePage

Hello Mia and Alberto, I wanted to take a moment in my day and let you both know how truly impressed I am with your level of quality finish photography. You are a first class company with client service first and foremost.As a #1 Realtor with Remax; I know what it takes to keep clients happy and it's with other like-minded professionals like yourselves that I am able to achieve high levels of client satisfaction. Without top quality photography I would not be able to represent my client’s property to their peak potential and capture the essence of a property, home and/or view. Thank you for helping me maintain "next level" property representation. It is so important to make a lasting, quality first impression. For a photographer to spent 2 hours at a client’s home to capture the perfect sunset shot shows the level of dedication to your craft and leaves an incredible feeling with my clients and me. Over the past 6 years I have only implemented professional photography in my listings and ONLY using ARTEZ PHOTOGRAPHY for the past 3.5 years. It’s easy to see why you are the best Architectural Photographers on Vancouver Island. The level of care and finish is outstanding and it shows with every picture. Through your company whether it is Alberto, Mia, Pam or Mandy that takes the photos it’s always out doing the last shoot.... I don't know how you do it! Wow!Keep up the absolutely outstanding effort and work. It does not go unnoticed and I hope this letter gives you some idea of how important you are to me, my clients and my business.All the very best to you and your family,Sean McLintock Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX of NanaimoTop 100 RE/MAX Western Canada*#1 REALTOR, RE/MAX of Nanaimo DT**Career accomplishments RE/MAX 2009/2011/2012(250) 729-1766 Cell(250) 751-1223 Office1-866-895-3289 Toll Free1-866-914-3803 Toll Free FAXemail: sean@seanmclintock.com Website: www.seanmclintock.com

To whom it may concern. This is a letter of reference and recommendation regarding the work of Alberto and Mia Dominguez of Artez Photography. My husband I have 9 vacation rental condominiums, as well as our home near Victoria, British Columbia. Of these, Artez Photography has (so far) done promotional photography on 3 of them. This includes our home which they helped us market when it was for sale. In the near future, they will be travelling to our properties on Kauai and Maui to photograph them. The level of professionalism, the attention to detail, and the effort to accommodate our needs have been, in our opinion, unmatched. We couldn’t have been happier with any of the work they have done, which has included still photography of the interiors and grounds, video walk-throughs, and virtual tours. Their ability to capture the beauty of the landscapes and accommodations as well as the practical functionality of our various vacation homes has been a tremendous asset in our successful marketing campaigns. We would not hesitate to recommend Artez Photography for any promotional work you are contemplating, particularly architectural studies. Their work for us has been near perfect and they are very pleasant and easy to work with.Here are some examples of their work:www.spainbeachvilla.com/photos/www.house4salevictoria.com www.cabo-vacationrental.com/photos/Peggy and Doug YellandEscape Solutions Vacation Rentalshttp://www.escapesolutions.com/

"Mia and Alberto Dominguez (Artez) are true professionals who provide quality service and consistently deliver a first rate product. They are always pleasant and personable to my team and to my clients. Artez is the only photographer I choose to use for my listings and I can't imagine working with anyone else"Aaron Nicklen“We appreciate so much the very good service. We love the photos. This will be just the beginning of a great working relationship. Thank you” …“Thank you very much, Mia. These photos have turned out very well. I am most impressed with you and Alberto…You guys are awesome!”LOUISE ROY & AARON NICKLENCoast Realty Parksville

Dearest Mia, Alberto & FamilyThank you so very much for all you have done for the Foundation and especially the Emergency Deparment at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Your photography makes all the difference celebrating this new project! Sincerely, Feron Walker Director of Communication|Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

“Your photo shoot is incredible!”Mike O’LearyIntegrated Marketing ConsultantHOMES & LAND MAGAZINEhttp://www.homesandlandvancouverisland.com/

“Alberto & Mia are the most talented photographers I’ve worked with in the 25 years I have been in the publishing industry. They certainly have helped make Homes & Living magazine the huge success it is today.” ...“Thank you for helping make Homes & Living Magazine so beautiful!”... ”Thank you for being part of Homes & Living Magazine’s success!”Robert Read, PublisherHOMES & LIVING MAGAZINE

“Brilliant service as usual. Absolutely Stunning...I want to thank you all so much. You do a really wonderful and very professional job and It is a pleasure to work with you. You make me look good ! The Sellers are delighted with the photos."Karen Kenyon Coast Reatly Parksville

“THANK YOU Alberto and Mia...the pictures are fabulous! Actually they are more than fabulous......they are amazing you are very talented.”..."Thank you again for your wonderful photos our clients are always so impressed with your work."Susan Forest Royal LePage Parksville

“The photos are fabulous!!!! Thank you!!!! You are terrific!!..." You are both an important part of my success and I wanted to let you know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed.”CHRIS MARTIN - RealtorRe/Max of Nanaimo

All you need to do is go to my website and view the gallery slideshows on my listings to understand what Artez Architectural Photography is all about: High quality, creative and sophisticated photography with a commitment to show the property at it's highest and best. I have had calls on these listings with people specifically commenting on how beautifully these homes are presented online. I will continue to use their services as this quality is what I want to remain in my branding and my work....Top drawer.RHONDA HEASLIPREALTOR®

"Hi Mia,The photos looked fabulous, thanks again for all the hard work from your team."Regards,Darrell Paysen - Manager, Member ServicesVancouver Island Real Estate Boardwww.vireb.com

"In the Real Estate world, 90% of the buyers look on line first to shop for their homes. If the photos are not good, they pass on to the next. If the photos catch your eye, drag you into the details of the home and help you appreciate the qualities of the home – then the photos have done the most important job. Alberto and Mia have that unique ability to capture the right angle, the best lighting, the unique perspective of every home. They make the home shine and show itself in the best possible. My clients are always thrilled with how good their photos look. Magic is worked with every listing in the form of your artistic photographs. Thank you.”Sharon JensenCentury 21

"Thank you, Mia! You and your team did such a great job! You took great care of us. Thanks again for all your wonderful work."Cheers,"Sue Lessard, CAE Executive & Commercial Services Coordinator Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

“Mia, I have just viewed some of the new pictures that Alberto and you compiled for our Texada project in Nanaimo, wow!! The photos I received are simply amazing; I especially like some of the twilight shots, spectacular.”…” I'm very impressed with both you and Alberto's background; your work breathes life into the photographs you create.” Sheldon Wolanski, B. Comm.Land Acquisition ManagerCARRINGTON LAND LTD.

"I love to search the Web for photography sites. My preferences are nature and landscape. I never thought I would make one of my favorites an architectural site. The photographs in Artez Architectural Photography site are exquisite. I am amazed at the sharpness and clarity of each photograph, the light and colors are beautiful and the composition always right."Maria CoulsonPhotographerReno, NevadaMariaCoulsonPhototgraphy.com

“Wow!! These are really incredible! Thank you so much. I really love our home and seeing it through your and Alberto's eyes really makes me smile!...I too enjoyed meeting you and Alberto. It was such fun watch you two work. I can't tell you how much I love going through these photos! Thank you again for all your incredible work on the house. Both my husband and I are very grateful."I look forward to flipping through magazines and looking for Artez photographs. what a pleasure!Many thanks”Jennifer C.Victoria, BC

"The photos of Valley Vision are great."Barbara Wright DesignOffice Design As Unique As You Are 5543 Edmondson Pike #48Nashville, TN 37211

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful product. Perfection! We are very happy."Blair & Arlene DeptukCopper West Contracting LTD.

"Mia, The pictures are absolutely phenomenal, I can't thank the both of you enough :)I can assure you that for every project I undertake in future, you and Alberto will be doing all of the photographs exclusively pending you don't mind the drive down. The gallery is a very nice added touch as well."Mike PeterecMiura PropertiesPorperty Development & New Home Construction

"I first met Alberto Dominguez in 2006 as I was newly entering the real estate industry. It was my goal to ensure that my clients, when listing with me, were provided with the best marketing I could offer them, and a key part to that was incorporating Alberto’s photographic talent into the mix. I am proud to say that I am one of Alberto and Mia’s first clients in Nanaimo! Pictures say a thousand words and Alberto and Mia have helped me to say millions!! Always professional and caring. They take the time to ensure that my listings are represented the best they can be. No matter if the property is a $125000 mobile home or a Million Dollar waterfront property, the attention to detail is the same. My clients are always wow’d and thrilled when they see the pictures of their home as it goes on the market. These pictures are often given to my clients when they move on, as a keepsake. The internet presence has always been high end, and is again a valuable key to my marketing program. Alberto and Mia truly changed how real estate is viewed in Nanaimo and I am happy they are here!"Yours truly,Rosanna Duffy, REALTOR – Coast Realty Group Ltd (downtown Nanaimo)www.makingmoveshappen.ca

"Hi Aberto, Your images are exquisite and refined. "Doyle TerrySan Diego, CAImpact Marketing Photos

“I am writing to congratulate you on your excellent quality of photography. I am a portrait photographer by profession. Although our works are different, I do enjoy good work.…"I truly enjoy watching your pictures of some of the finest homes in your area. I appreciate the painstaking attention to detail and the corrections necessary to make photographs stand out.”Onnig J. CavoukianPhotographerwww.cavouk.com"Cavouk Portraits of Distinction for 3 generations"

'Hi Mia & Alberto, We are very impressed and pleased with the photos you took of our last custom home. We look forward to working with you on all our homes....Thank you both so much. We are thrilled with the presentation and appreciate all you work and generosity. I know our clients will be very impressed with this presentation. You have just helped us raise the bar on our professional appearance."Heidi DerhousoffBusiness ManagerGNB Builders Inc.

"Hey There!I checked out your photography and I am really impressed. I am a celebrity and fashion photographer in southern california".Kevin Michael SchmitzLA 310.808.4565 NY 646.727.7467 www.KevinSchmitz.com

Wow!! Wally and I are so impressed with the photos, they really do the house justice. Thank you, thank you to you both and the photographer. Cheers Diana and Wally- Amy Hadikin, Macdonald Realty Ltd.www.vancouverislandhousesforsale.comSales Representative668 Memorial Avenue, Box 548 Qualicum Beach, V9K 1T1Office: 250.594.4000Cell: 250.951.6617

“Hi Mia & Alberto, we have now put this link up on our website and our guests are able to view the great slideshow that you did for us...The Images look awesome. Thank you very much!”Dave PettingerPACIFIC SANDS BEACH RESORT

“Thank you so very much ....beautiful beautiful pictures!” …. “you both work so very hard for me....I appreciate it.” Cindy RobertsRoyal LePage Parksville

“Alberto!!! I am very impressed! Thank you so much for your effort – great work…” Alberto and Mia, Pictures are amazing as usual”Rick HorslandRe/Max of Nanaimo

“Thanks very much. Photos Look great!”Milton KoopProject manager EAGLEWOOD AT QUALICUM BEACHhttp://www.eaglewoodatqualicumbeach.com/

“Alberto & Mia, Brilliant and Stunning photographs! I have spent all afternoon looking through them.”Nathan Middleton IA AIBC

As photographers your knowledge experience and skilfulness have really shone through in the portrait and candid photographs that you took and may I say especially in the wonderful special slide presentation that you put together for us as we celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. It will be our privilege and honour to recommended your services to anyone searching for such capable professionals. Thank you again for your time and effort.Dave & Cathy Cole

“Thank you so much for being so prompt in getting the photos to me. I didn't have any problem doing the download …I am very pleased with them. Thank you again.” … “Alberto is truly amazing and my client is thrilled with the photos as well as I am.”..."The pictures on Trio Drive were sure beautiful and I know it helped to sell the house. It sold in 8 weeks despite our poorer market."Marianna Murphy Royal LePage Parksville

Hello Alberto and Mia, Just saw your update on http://photographyforrealestate.net/ and checked out your new site. The site works/ looks great and the photography is superb! I shoot in Victoria and just wanted to say "kudos". Regards, Bentley Grigg

“WOW! You are the absolute best!!!!! Thank you so much for a fantastic job. I can't say enough really. Just wonderful.”Tracy, Duncan & Molly Nice

“sellers and other realtors very often comment on how fabulous and talented Alberto is!...You are the best!”Carolyn Tuson Administrative AssistantTroy Gibson Personal Real Estate Corporation

“Natural Health Path Saunas are the Western Canada distributors for West Coast Saunas. In considering how to illustrate the ease of installing our infrared saunas we came up with a rather unusual request for Artez Photography for a virtual sauna installation. Mia and Alberto were more than up to the challenge. They developed a plan to integrate the installation points with appropriate photos in a Flash Point presentation of my husband Carl and I installing the sauna. Their professional approach put us so much at ease that we were able to look relaxed during the process and even smile! The final product resulted in a detailed presentation covering each step of the installation that was a hit at our recent West Coast Saunas conference. We recommend Artez Architectural Photography to anyone who is interested in featuring their business in the best possible light (pun intended). You won’t be disappointed.”Shirley KingstonNatural Health Path Saunas

Thank you Mia – these are beautiful shots! Please thank Alberto for me.I really appreciate his fine work, and the very fast turnaround time and great service that you provide.Thank you!Jane Garcia - RealtorCoast Realty Group

Mia & Alberto,I had a call from a client today who was very impressed with the photography of their condo at Departure Bay. Mandy did that photo shoot for us and I explained how the Dad & the 2 daughters now take pictures and that they all do a great job for us. He went on and on about how the photographer really knew how to do the angles & heights etc. and I explained that Alberto taught them well. It is nice to be able to say that it doesn't matter to Dave & I who comes to do the shoot because you all do a great job for us. And not to leave out Mia back in the office who works her magic too. Thanks guys and keep up the hard work!Brian Godfrey - Personal Real Estate CorporationRE/MAX of Nanaimo#1 - 5140 Metral Drive, Nanaimo BC, V9T 2K8Office Ph: 250-751-1223Direct Fax: 250-751-3577“Mia, Boy you guys are good!!!! Great pictures and even better service! THANKS”Brian Godfrey *P.R.E.CThompson Godfrey Group RE/MAX of Nanaimo

“Congratulations! You have been nominated for a 2010 Sterling Award in the category, Entrepreneurial Spirit! It is truly a credit to you and your organization to be acknowledged as a leader by your community.” … “Congratulations you are a finalist! – the judging process has been completed and you have been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Sterling Awards!”S.D. (Lee) MasonChief Executive Officer Sterling Awards CommitteeGREATER NANAIMO CHAMBER OF COMMERCEhttp://www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca/

“Thank you. The photos looked great.”Mike WoodworthDeveloperCLEARVIEW AT REGENCY VISTA

"I was looking at the real estate photos which led me to your website. Was impressed with your photos, many of which I recognized from other sources. "Raymond de Beeld, MAIBC, LEED APRaymond de Beeld Architect Inc.http://www.rdbarchitect.ca/

“The photos are terrific.”… “no problem selling Mia and Alberto..they virtually sell themselves since they do such a great job!”Peggy YellandPeggy Yelland & Associates Inc.

“Once again –We love the photos you have done! You do such awesome work I would never use anyone else for these types of photos. Expect to hear from me again down the road.”Melanie Alsager SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE

“Hello Mia. Thank you so much. The photos are wonderful. What a nice keepsake for the designers and home owners. All of us really appreciate the time and talent both you and Al volunteered for the event. Thank you, a hundred times thank you.”Lori May Design Consulting

“Dear Mia & Alberto, It truly is our pleasure to welcome you to the Sidney Hotel & Spa…we look forward to seeing the photos in the article!”Melanie MaySales ManagerThe Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa

“I took a look at your website, and was quite impressed with the design and content.”Allen Bargen, Vice President Canadian Association for Photographic Arthttp://www.capacanada.ca/

“Thanks Mia and Alberto, pictures look great.”Sheldon Saywell, PresidentSAYWELL CONTRACTING LTD.

“Hi Alberto and Mia, it looks great. You guys are awesome. Always worth every penny :)”Bill BozmanRe/Max of Nanaimo

“I feel very fortunate to have found photographers of your calibre to move this venture forward with.”Robert WilkinsonPhotographer

“Your photography is exceptional.”Marian Slayter ROCKCLIFFE PARK AT FAIRWINDShttp://www.rockcliffeparkatfairwinds.ca/

“WOW! The work you do is INCREDIBLE! Stunning, just stunning. You even make things under construction look great and that's not easy to do.”Sarah Clark Design

“These photos are so good, we are very impressed. Thank you.”Ian ThompsonThe HBT GroupRemax of Nanaimo

“Mia, the floor plan and photos are fabulous. Your husband is a genius photographer.”Lori Brothers Coast Realty Nanaimo

“Thank you Mia & Alberto. The pictures look fantastic as always!”Darren Young Royal LePage

“Thank you SO much for your incredible photos!”Nicole Sendeyper: Brian & Myles McCullough

“Great photos…you guys did an excellent job.”Norman BlattgersteRemax of Nanaimo

“Thanks for the wonderful service, as always”.Betty-Ann HubertsCoast Realty Group

“On behalf of Kids Help Phone, thank you for contributing to the success of 2009 Homes for the Holidays event . Without you, this event would not be possible. “Kathie Jagger - Regional Director

“Thank you once again for the great pictures”Catherine Mosher Royal LePage Parksville

“Thank you, It looks so good that I think I will buy it.”Fred BatesCoast Realty Nanaimo

“Thanks very much for everything – the photos and flash presentation look terrific.” Gary NeufeldCost Realty Parksville

“I just saw your photos on Gloria Dafoe's website, and had to say "WOW".Awesome work, really it is. We have bookmarked you.”Andrew Lewis Design

“Mia, thank you and Alberto very much for the photos. They look fantastic!”Sue Sabo Royal LePage Nanaimo

“I just saw the newest edition of the Homes and Land Magazine. You guys do such a spectacular job. We areso proud to be associated with you.”Jeanne Fahlman, Client Care Co-ordinatorCoast Realty Group

“Thanks. The photos are great as usual.”Scott Little Coast Realty Group Nanaimo

“I have to tell you I'm amazed with such high quality of your work and will use your services for sure. All realtors whom I talked to are happy with your job.”Victor KiritchenkoCoast Realty Nanaimo

“Thanks Mia & Alberto: It is a beautiful thing…Thanks again for a beautiful job.”Joel Brittain Coast Realty Group Ladysmith

“The images are beautiful. Janie and I are delighted with the outcome. Please let us know if we can ever reference you to others. “ Ron and Janie Percival

“Thanks for the great service”Jim Miller Miller Real Estate.com

“Pictures look fabulous thank you!!”Moila JenkinsLonghouse Trading Company Ltd

“Oh my gosh - these photos are absolutely beautiful!”… “Wow! That was fast - thank you!”Kerren Fraser Miller Real Estate.com

Article about Artez Photography from the Business Vancouver Island Newspaper