I am Tina Graybill, and "wow" I just got done reading all the comments prior to mine -- you all have said everything so perfectly. Amazing, awesome, personable, professional, gifted in all aspects of photography & videography, good humored, infinite patience & inspiration with clients and each one's event (Colby Barrett must have been born "above and beyond" already and just keeps getting even more enthusiastically fine-tuned as more state-of-the art equipment is created!).
So, the event Colby so artistically created for me, my brother & sig.other was a sit-down dinner celebration for our dad's 100th birthday in a very nice restaurant in Roseville on 12/02/2017. I had been really nervous how this would play out as we had people coming in from out-of-town, but of course now I can see I could have skipped the nerve thing as Colby took right over as soon as he got the description of the event. Very creative, intuitive, able to spontaneously build on the playout of happenings at the event (with only 1 assistant), at the same time making sure he included all the particulars we especially wanted in there.
For our event -- from the drone-in on the restaurant, decorations & setup of the celebration room and appetizer/menu/dessert/wine display, to the recording/video-ing of comments of every attendee about their experiences with my Dad -- Colby & assistant captured the essence of our dad's life up to the minute. Colby also worked long-distance to supervise a Skype-in of a grandson & family all the way from Africa, included in the video. On top of all this, at the beginning of the event a slide-show of pics from my dad's whole life was played out, the slide-show of course created by Colby, who painstakingly worked with us clients to get the correct category, description & date for each pic (good-humored patience & inspired organizational skills!) AND inserting Dad's favorite music pieces throughout. This all has an incredible result, far beyond what I could have imagined. We now know that the DVDs Colby put together with both the 100th bd. celebration & the picture slide-show will go down in Graybill family-tree history, making it so that generations to come can actually meet an ancestor (my dad) who was born & lived long before them.
I'm so delighted to have met and worked with Colby Barrett/CB Photography & Videography--cannot thank him enough for his outstanding production & personable ways. I wish for him & his family many blessings to come, and of course I HIGHLY recommend him -- hmmm, is there a rating higher than "Excellent"?, maybe "Above & Beyond AND Still Evolving" is actually the ticket :-)