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Patken Photographer

Brentwood, New York

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Patken Photographer

Brentwood, New York

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N
25 July 2019

Where do I even begin? The entire Patken crew treated my husband and I like family. From the front desk to the photographer and videographer. Kevin was nothing but patient, kind, and enthusiastic. He did an amazing job on our engagement photo shoot. Mike captured all the precious moments on our wedding day. These 2 gentlemen went above and beyond to make sure our day ran smoothly and even followed through with some pictures/poses I came across online that I wanted to have on our day. I highly highly recommend Patken Photographer and I look forward to booking more events with them in the near future More...

M
14 July 2019

My husband and I had a fantastic experience working with PATKEN. We worked with Kevin, our photographer, and John, our videographer. Kevin was very meticulous when it came to planning out the day. I wanted pictures at my childhood house, the church, and Sand’ s Point Preserve, and at the Mansion at Oyster Bay. Kevin did everything I asked. Kevin took every combination of people that I wanted to take and took every angle/shot throughout the grounds of Sand’s Point as well as the Mansion of Oyster Bay. He took a good balance of staged pictures and candid shots.He was assertive but profession when it came to moving the family along to go to Sand’s Point right after the church in order for us to have sunset pictures at the Sand’ s Point Preserve. The editing team at PATKEN were great! We literally emailed them back and forth with things to photoshop multiple times until we were happy with the final product. All my pictures came out fabulous, and I would highly recommend using PATKEN for your wedding pictures! More...

W
25 June 2019

Hired them for my wedding. From the time I booked them until after the wedding, they were very responsive and more than willing to accommodate any and all requests. The quality of their photographs were amazing. As a bride, I hoped the photos would capture all the great moments of the wedding. They exceeded my expectation. Patken Photographer did just that from the obligatory family photos to the live action shots. All incredible. Awesome job. I happily and readily refer them to those inquiring. More...

D
22 June 2019

Amazing !!! From the beginning we felt at ease with doug and his team ! They were so professional and helped make our daughters wedding one we will never forget. Just got our short video it was absolutely amazing, picture perfect!!!! Capturing moments that we didn’t know existed . It was beyond words a tear jerker ! Thank you Patken team for making this day so magical and memorable ! Love you all More...

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12 June 2019

I can’t even begin to say how happy and grateful we are to have booked Patken photography and even more so our photographer Vinnie. He was simply amazing!! He is so personable and made me and my husband feel so comfortable. He send us absolutely gorgeous sneak peek photos less then a week after our wedding and we couldn’t be happier with them. Even before seeing our photos we couldn’t wait to rave about Vinnie because he went above and beyond for me and my husband and our bridal parties the day of our wedding. He was there to help with anything we needed! He was funny, sweet, an amazing photographer and amazing person and I can’t recommend him enough. Not only did he make all the photos painless, he made it fun! If you are on the fence about Patken at all, don’t be! Book them! And pick Vinnie as your photographer!! More...

J
5 June 2019

I would recommend them even though I used someone else - they did my friends wedding - beautiful pics and reasonably priced.

G
12 May 2019

We had Sabrina as our photographer and she went above and beyond throughout the night. Professional, friendly, considerate and a great sense of humor that kept the shoot super fun. She was early to the venue for the getting ready shots and kept us on schedule while getting all the shots in. We weren’t sure if the weather would hold up as it was raining in the morning but the sun came out and I decided to go for it, and we had what I’m sure were lovely photos by Astoria Park. She went along with my husband’s quirkiness and was super easy to work with. Highly recommend! More...

M
28 April 2019

My husband and I used Patken for our wedding photographer and videographer at Bourne Mansion in March and we could not be happier! From the very first meeting, Doug was professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We spoke with Vinnie (our photographer—who both my sisters used for their wedding, as well!) and Kenny (videographer) prior to the wedding who answered all of our questions and made us feel at ease.. and kept us at ease the day of! They both did an incredible job and got some really great shots – everything from the scenery to all of the ‘staple’ family photos to candids throughout the night. Our video trailer and photos came within a few weeks of the wedding and they made us want to relive the day all over again. Overall, excellent service and great quality at a reasonable price – highly recommend! More...

M
28 April 2019

My husband and I used Patken for our wedding photographer and videographer at Bourne Mansion in March and we could not be happier! From the very first meeting, Doug was professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We spoke with Vinnie (our photographer--who both my sisters used for their wedding, as well!) and Kenny (videographer) prior to the wedding who answered all of our questions and made us feel at ease.. and kept us at ease the day of! They both did an incredible job and got some really great shots - everything from the scenery to all of the 'staple' family photos to candids throughout the night. Our video trailer and photos came within a few weeks of the wedding and they made us want to relive the day all over again. Overall, excellent service and great quality at a reasonable price - highly recommend! More...

L
27 April 2019

I was married on 3/23. We used Patken for engagement photos, wedding day photos, videographer and photobooth. I can’t even put in a sentence all the praise. . Steve the photographer had a great personality and made the day great.. he was there from getting my
Make up done I’m the AM to the end of the night. He made everything feel so comfortable .. I couldn’t have imagined using anyone but them
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S
9 April 2019

Since the first time i met the staff at Patkan they have been nothing short of amazing. Initial meeting was so smooth, and meeting with Doug was phenomenal! Not only did he make my husband and i feel comfortable , he was funny and entertaining which is what we were looking for. There was no stiffness in the room. My husband and i were assigned to Vinnie for our photographer and Mike as our videographer , let me tell you i met with vinnie about 28377337 times and e mailed him at 2 am on a regular basis . His poor wife :/ lol vinnie was so responsive and took to everything i said. I sent him every picture i had on Pinterest and he sat with me and my husband and listened to what we wanted. He was so patient and understanding and also funny! Now mike who did our video was amazing he went above and beyond to capture every beautiful moment possible our trailer came to us ASAP, and my husband and i cried our eyes out. I am so happy with choosing Patkan and working with there team. I also have to give a shout out to Mary who i e mailed every day , she was so wonderful and i really am so thankful i went with my gut !!! Thank you guys for making our day so wonderful!!! Love the DiIorios More...

S
9 April 2019

From the second i walked in and met the team at Patkan i knew my husband and i wanted to book there. Doug was so funny and made us feel so comfortable while doing our engagement shoot. We were assigned Vinnie for photography and Mike for videography and honestly i couldn't have picked better people . They both were hilarious kept us laughing and made us feel like family! I will always be referring Patkan!!!! Thank you guys for making our day so special More...

S
2 March 2019

We cannot begin to explain how phenomenal Doug at Patken has been. Since the first day of speaking with Doug, it has been an extremely personable and professional experience. He has truly been accommodating to our needs during this journey and done at a reasonable cost. We are so excited and eager to experience the work done by Patken because we know it will be just stunning. More...

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13 February 2019

Thank you to the Doug and his team at Patken Photography. My husband and I had the pleasure to work with this wonderful team for our wedding. Doug was very relatable and realistic. We knew we were hiring him on our first meeting. Vinnay was very patient with us a d working with a bridal team of 0ver 20 can be frustrating but he was very patient and gentle to us. We got pics however they are so beautiful we are finding it difficult to choose...lol. Over all we love you guys and will be taking you again for any other occasion. Love Preya and Steve. More...

P
13 February 2019

Doug and his team are exceptional to work with. I am happy we choose them for they were quite professional but yet relatable. From the 1st day we met Doug we knew we were going to hire him for our big day, he was very relatable and professional at the same time with top-notch advises for us.Our photographer- Vinnay was outstanding and he took beautiful pics. Working with a bridal party of over 20 can be tedious but Vinnay was the best. Now we have the most difficult situation to deal with, choosing pucs for pur albums. It is so difficulr becaise each and every shot was perfect. Imagune my old Grandmother can't stop looking at these pics , she keep saying how beaitiful each and everyone looked. Thank you guys. Love it. ***** *** ****** More...

A
10 February 2019

My husband and I met Sabrina from Patken Photography at the bridal expo at our venue, The Inn at New Hyde Park. The albums they had on display caught my eye and Sabrina's personality was infectious. We all clicked right away and the rest is history! We met Doug the owner a few weeks later, had our engagement session with Sabrina and got married on 12-1-18 at The Inn. We just got the proofs and we are in AWE of how gorgeous they came out! Sabrina was professional and accommodating yet personable and funny. My husband, children and family laughed and cried all day and she caught every single unforgettable moment. Can't wait to put our album together to cherish for years to come. The decision is simple. Choose Patken! More...

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10 February 2019

My husband and I met Sabrina from Patken Photography at the bridal expo at our venue, The Inn at *** **** ****. The albums they had on display caught my eye and Sabrina's personality was infectious. We all clicked right away and the rest is history! We met Doug the owner a few weeks later, had our engagement session with Sabrina and got married on 12-1-18 at The Inn. We just got the proofs and we are in AWE of how gorgeous they came out! Sabrina was professional and accommodating yet personable and funny. My husband, children and family laughed and cried all day and she caught every single unforgettable moment. Can't wait to put our album together to cherish for years to come. The decision is simple. Choose Patken! More...

M
7 February 2019

My husband and I got married on December 1st 2018 and one of our most important concerns was finding the perfect photographer as wedding pictures have to be perfect and memorable. We were lucky and blessed to have ended up working with Patken photographers, specifically Vinnie on our wedding day. They made us feel extremely comfortable and at home whenever we needed to stop by or had any questions and I would not recommend going with anyone other than these guys. Our photos came out AMAZING and STUNNING!! Hands down Patken photographers are one of if not THE best out there!!! More...

D
5 February 2019

"On October 28,2017 my Wife Vita and I couldn't have been happier with our engagement and wedding pictures from Patken Studios.  Right from the start, we were so impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of Doug, Nadira, and the staff that we booked right on the spot.  They took the time to answer all of our questions and to address all of our concerns.  At the engagement shoot, Doug made us feel very comfortable and took great pictures of us, showing the love he has for his craft. So many people commented on how beautiful the Save the Date photos were. When we first met our photographer, Sabrina, and our videographer, Kenny, we were so impressed with them that we put everything in their hands and we weren't disappointed at all. On the day of our wedding, they captured precious and timeless moments that will never be forgotten.  They were friendly, fun, creative, and professional.  They went above and beyond to make us happy and made sure that we had the perfect pictures and video of our wedding day without ever being intrusive.   We would highly recommend them for any occasion." More...

J
2 February 2019

Patken photographer did an amazing job on our Engagement Photos and Wedding pictures. Our photographer was very professional, the wedding party had alot of fun with the poses they suggested. Patken does a great job providing customer service and they are reliable. I would recommend them to friends and family! Looking forward to working with them in the future More...

A
15 January 2019

So Easy to Work with and so kind. Beatrice was amazing. She helped me so much with my crazy family. They were able to help me find a package that best suited me and my new husband and it was perfect. On such a crazy day these are the guys you want snapping away! Thank you so much for everything !!!!! More...

A
15 January 2019

These are the people you want snapping away on your big day!!!! We were recommended but a family friend and they were right! Doug, the first guy we spoke with really nailed me and my husband as a couple. He sat down with us and helped tailor a photography package that was perfect for us. He took our engagement photos and linked us up Beatrice who super helpful on such a crazy day. I reached out to her previously to the big day to warn her about my crazy family, but she showed up, took charge and nailed everything I asked her for. Our photos came back so beautiful I honestly cant stop looking at them. She captured everything I wanted for that day! I couldn't be happier !!! Thank you guys! More...

M
14 January 2019

After being referred by my brother as well as our venue, Patken was the first vendor we booked during our wedding planning process. I was beyond impressed with the brilliant photos taken at my brother’s wedding, I knew they were the best vendor for our wedding planning team. We were given Jarred for our special day and let me tell you he is a GEM! He has a brilliant eye for detail, knows when to keep everyone in line (and he did ten-fold on my wedding day) and he kept me at ease during the whole process. Some photographers get in the way during those major moments, not Patken and especially not Jarred, they know when to get those shots and they are spectacular photos to be had. From the moment I met him before my wedding to the day he arrived at Viana, he was on point with everything. He was also amazed how I got everyone done and ready, out of my room, so he can take those special getting ready photos. We were able to cover all the key points for the day without getting interrupted, which we both loved. He also was able to get a ton of photos of my husband when he arrived at Viana, not many can get those speciality photos, but Jarred got them all. And when we got the venue, he was diligent, prompt and kept everyone in line to get every single shot we wanted done in record time. We were determined to make our cocktail hour and he made it happen. He is a perfect photographer and definitely highly recommended. I haven’t gotten my album yet but I can count on every photo being absolutely perfect. Highly recommend Patken photography and it’s entire team. The owner Doug is a sweetheart and always listens to what you need and I can’t say enough positive things about Jarred. I hope work with him again in the future! Request him if you can, you won’t regret it. More...

E
7 January 2019

Patken has been absolutely amazing. When we first booked them we sat with Doug. He listened to what we wanted and set up the perfect package for us. After our instudio shoot, we were matched with Steve for photography and a Michael for videography. I recommend you are clear about your thoughts of the studio session as it is really used to match you to the team that would work best for your style.

Steve was AMAZING. He dealt with all the day of chaos including crazy families, bridal party running behind schedule, and the rainy weather forecast. He was quick yet got the great shots we wanted. I gave him a list of “must have” photos and he got them all! After the wedding, I asked for certain pictures to be photoshopped. He exceeded my expectations. I was blown away with what he was able to do (i.e., open all the bridal parties eyes in a picture when most were closed and fix hairs blowing in the window, get rid of unwanted double chins, and edit out background objects).

Michael did an excellent job as well on both our video and trailer.

When I finally got around to finalize our album, the girl I met with was EXTREMELY helpful and patient to say the very least. She sat with me for over an hour to ensure it was all perfect. She even stayed late! It was nice to see that the excellent service continued well past our wedding day. If you’re planning a wedding/ family photo shoot I 10/10 recommend Patken!
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M
21 December 2018

My husband and I cannot stop raving about Patken!  It was one of the very first decisions we made while planning our wedding.  After seeing their incredible work displayed at a bridal showcase, and meeting with Doug in person, we knew that this was the team we wanted to capture our special memories on our wedding day.  And we could not have made a better choice!Our July 2018 wedding day photographers were Steve and Dustin, and our videographer was Kenny.  All three were such a pleasure to work with!  Steve as lead photographer was extremely professional and so willing to work with us.  He was more than happy to work with our crazy work schedules and have a phone meeting leading up to the wedding, so we could chat, get to know him, and iron out the details of the day.  Steve and Kenny were with me for the wedding morning (bride's house), and Dustin was with my husband and his groomsmen, until we all came together at the church.  All three made us, our families, and our bridal parties feel so comfortable and at ease.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the photo process, as the Patken team kept us all relaxed and laughing!  Every shot was carefully and thoughtfully captured.  We have received our wedding photos back and are blown away with each and every one.  Our wedding trailer (shot by Kenny) brings us to tears every time.  Steve, Dustin, and Kenny are truly talented and special people to work with.  We cannot speak highly enough about the immense professionalism, courtesy, and respect that the Patken team embodies.We would recommend to any Patken couple that they share any and all details with the Patken team prior to your wedding day!  We shared styles of photos we liked, as well as specific details about our families and bridal parties (i.e. one of our groomsmen, bridesmaids, and two of our flower girls were one family unit - so we shared that with the team and they made sure to get a photo of their family).  They also took all the beautiful detail photos we asked for, while never missing one important moment of the day.  Steve and Dustin really digested and incorporated that background knowledge and awareness of details into each photo they crafted, while still giving it the unique Patken touch that my husband and I fell in love with while wedding planning.  Thank you, Patken, for making our wedding day so wonderful, and allowing us to relive those happy memories forever! More...

N
16 December 2018

Updated 12/17A company that stands by their product but is willing to step back and place their customers doubts before their own speaks volumes. This is the type of service you get with Patken. I recently gave a 4 star review even though in the beginning i was all 5, because i was truly disappointed with the retouching of some of my pictures. But after making my concerns known, Doug and his team went back to the filtering boards and re did my pictures for me. For all future brides and those craving for your memories to be immortalized, Patken is the team for you.______________Beware this will be a lengthy review Every bride has a million and one concerns when it comes to planning their big day and no one ever wants to make a wrong choice.I was blessed to come around a beautiful soul, my event manager of the reception hall I chose. He sang praises of a photographer that captures the essence of your day and depicts it like a fairy tale.This is how we came across the Patken Photography team.We spoke to Doug Gordon, the owner of this establishmentand met several photographers at the bridal showcases held by our vendor. It was a friendly yet professional ordeal. Which i loved, knowing that our wedding will be a headache and a half as any west indian hindu wedding can be.Patken offers a engagement shoot months prior to your event so you can be comfortable with their team and also the photographers can build a relation with you as their would be no awkward moments of "who the hell are you and no i don't want to swing off a tree". You will also receive a courtesy call from each photographer that is assigned to your event.Brides beware, Patken does not recommend having multiple photographers per event, but it can be added if needed.The best thing about the Patken team is their ability to feel like family. We were assigned Kevin, the indian wedding specialist, and Mike the best videographer out there for our first event.Kevin and Mike showed up hours before the event and as everyone knows this is when there is all hell break loose when it comes to an west indian event. They were able to mingle and become one of our own that made the day go seamless as possible.Vinny was our photographer for our second event at our reception hall and i couldnt have asked for someone better.Vinny was down to earth and a real trooper when it came to being with my mile long wedding dress and my impromptuoutfit change. Or the never ending line of guest photos he had to take. (bored yet?) well those were all the good stuff, now on to my let downs.Patken offers a retouching service with all of their packages to create what they consider the perfect image.When your images are finished editing, Patken emails you an online gallery for each separate day.We were so overjoyed working with this team that in my mind i felt that they can do no wrong.But after seeing my images, the cracks in my "perfect photographers" began to show. My wedding ceremony pictures were a complete let down.What irked me the most was that we were assigned a photographer who specialized in our event type, so there should be no doubts in my mind that their would be images that would make my heart skip a beat.Ha!. I ended up with a lot of images that were overly retouched, which made it look tacky and fake. And I also have random pictures that I wouldn't even care for. I was truly disappointed.My reception day pictures was the only saving grace. These pictures were the reason that i would still consider recommending the Patken Photography Team.Vinny captured some real money maker shots.At this time, I have not seen my wedding albums as of yet. However, I will give an update on that process for those that find this review useful.On that note, I'll sign off by saying even a perfect experiencecan lead to disappointment. Thank you Patken Photography for giving us the opportunity to work along side of you. More...

J
26 November 2018

Kevin was our photographer and made us feel so comfortable for our engagement session as well as on our wedding day. He continually knew who was who and was able to organize all photos. When I didn't like certain poses from our engagement session he gracefully accepted my criticisms and changed his poses for the wedding day. The staff was so nice and responded to me quickly and with detailed explanations in response to my questions. I can't wait to get all the photos back soon! More...

T
15 November 2018

I don't know where to begin. We are beyond grateful to have worked with this firm. Besides the great skill they showed as photographers and videographers, the best thing they did was go out of the way to show appreciation for my husband's service as veteran and member of NYPD. The team was always so warm, inviting and thankful for being a part of our wedding we could not help but feel special. Thank you Patken! More companies should show appreciation for our Armed Forces the way you do. More...

J
12 November 2018

My wife and I were thrilled with our experience with Patken. Doug was always very responsive and helpful, and our engagement photoshoot turned out great. Jessie did an incredible job with the photography for the wedding, capturing every moment we could want and sending us the picture samples in a very quick timeframe. We saw John taping the room and capturing great moments throughout the night as well, and we can't wait to see the finished video and trailer! We are very excited to receive our album and all the beautiful prints that we chose. We would definitely recommend Patken - they gave us the easy and smooth experience that we hoped for and beyond! More...

J
12 November 2018

My wife and I were thrilled with our experience with Patken. Doug was always very responsive and helpful, and our engagement photoshoot turned out great. Jessie did an incredible job with the photography for the wedding, capturing every moment we could want and sending us the picture samples in a very quick timeframe. We saw John taping the room and capturing great moments throughout the night as well, and we can't wait to see the finished video and trailer! We are very excited to receive our album and all the beautiful prints that we chose. We would definitely recommend Patken - they gave us the easy and smooth experience that we hoped for and beyond! More...

N
6 November 2018

We chose Patken Photographers because of how professional they appeared and willing to help us. We did NOT expect such great Service, Constant contact and superb professionalism geared towards us which made our Wedding Day Even Better. Our Photographer Beatrice we would recommend as she Loves photo's and will work with you to get the shots you want and more and leave you speechless. Our videographer Ken was quiet and professional and awesome. We would Highly Recommend Patken Photographers over anyone and if your on a budget like we were they are Worth Every Single Penny. More...

T
5 November 2018

Our experience with Patken Photographer for our daughter and new son in law's wedding was nothing short of perfect. The planning was very stressful for us. We volunteered to help our daughter because they are both residents who work incredibly long hours. When it came to picking a photographer and videographer we felt this was an incredibly personal selection. We knew if we picked the wrong person or style, it would have been a disaster and a very long day for all involved. We first met Doug and Bianca at the YWTV Bridal Showcase at The Orlando Convention Center in April. Bianca was so personal and so much fun to be around. She made us feel so at home and wasn't trying to sell us anything. When she introduced us to Doug we knew right away he was different than anyone else we met at the show. He was a New Yawker, lol. He spoke much faster than us Floridians were used to, but was engaging and confident. You could tell he loved his job and it seemed like he wanted to teach us about photography and what made him special. He had my husband laughing the whole time. I was just trying to keep up. He was very nonchalant and not pushy at all which was surprising considering we were at a bridal show. After they explained the collections offered and seeing just how unique the style of photography was compared to anything else at the show, we did something we never do. We made an impulsive decision and booked Patken and Doug on the spot. It was the best decision we made. Our daughter and new husband could not be more blown away with the results from there wedding this past weekend. We actually received a link with all of the retouched images the next day. Never expected that. Doug was so much fun the day of and dealt with some tricky family situations with such professionalism. He made what could have been uncomfortable seem natural. We would highly recommend Patken and Doug. Thank you for making our families day perfect and for creating lasting memories for us all. Continued blessings for you.
With love,
Dr and Mrs. Barnet
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S
30 October 2018

Kenny & Nelson did all that we asked and more. Accommodated everything we needed. Did as I asked and pushed people out of the way to get the photos and video we will cherish for a lifetime! Thank you both for doing all you did and more! More...

G
29 October 2018

The best! Our venue recommended them and before had a chance to call them, the owner personally called us. We scheduled an appointment and booked on site. We went back about a month later and he personally did our engagement shoot for our save the dates. We saw the pictures within 20 minutes. I cried that’s how gorgeous they are. We picked one for our save the date and one for a printed 8x10. We were assigned Vinnie for the wedding. He was beyond sweet, professional and early! We met with him a week before to go over a couple of things and run through the day. The day of the wedding he made sure he got every shot and took his time but was efficient. He got to Leonard’s ahead of us and took many more pictures! He also has a wonderful personality! He felt like a good friend. I can’t wait for our pictures to come back, as I’m sure they’ll make me cry like the engagement shoot did. Thank you Patken! More...

J
21 October 2018

Patken is the absolute best! Our photographer Kevin was amazing from our engagement pictures to our wedding day! Everyone loved him! Just when I thought it doesn't get any better, we got Mike as a videographer! Mike and Kevin make a great team, keeping us calm and laughing the entire day and night! We cannot wait to see how our pictures and video came out! Highly recommend them! More...

P
17 October 2018

We hired Patken Photographers to capture our special day. The office staff was always so pleasant and helpful. Vinnie and Dan were assigned to be our photographer and videographer on our wedding day. They both were excellent. They were so friendly and professional and made us feel comfortable taking pictures/video all day. It felt like they became part of the family by the end of the night. It was so great working with these two men. We can’t wait to see our pictures/video. Thank you for capturing our special moments from our perfect day. More...

M
8 October 2018

Kevin & Kenny At Patken are no joke! They made my wedding day the best day of my entire life . I laughed and I actually enjoyed taking pictures . If you’re shopping around for a photographer/ videographer this is who you NEED!!!! They get the job done and make it fun!! Trust me when I tell you choose PATKEN More...

E
24 September 2018

Not only were Doug and Danny incredibly efficient, but they also were able to capture every moment and present an end product better than we could have imagined. They even had the photos we had taken earlier in the day prepared for a surprise slide show during the reception. Patken truly went above and beyond to give us everything we wanted and more. Thank you! More...

V
11 September 2018

Loved working with Kevin, John, Doug and the entire Patken crew! So professional and fun at the same time!!!

C
9 September 2018

Rachel was our photographer and Dan was our videographer for our 8/25/18 wedding. I cannot express how important having a good photographer is. Obviously, you want good pictures - it's what you take with you after your day. What you don't realize while you're planning is how important your photographer is in the running of your day. We were BLESSED to have Rachel running our show for us. She kept everyone on schedule, she made sure we got all the great shots, she took care of everything! Things like making sure my necklace was straight, to keeping the bridal party in order! I am so grateful for the Patken team! Their prices are so affordable but their work is priceless. I cannot wait to get our pictures and video back! Dan did an amazing job as well! He did a great job capturing the important moments, but he was never in your face (which has happened with videographers at other weddings I've been to.) I was immediately comfortable with both Rachel and Dan and I cannot recommend Patken enough! More...

N
4 September 2018

I have nothing but great things to say about this team. We first met with Doug who worked with us to get us a package that worked with our wants and needs at a great cost. Doug assigned us to Jarred who we met during out engagement shoot in DUMBO, Brooklyn. After that day, I knew Jarred was the perfect photographer for us. He was so thoughtful about different areas to take the pictures in and the different poses to have. Even in the scorching heat, he did everything to make sure we got some amazing shots. In all honesty, photo and video was the most important thing for me and we expressed that to Jarred from the beginning. He was so understanding and I knew he was going to be great because he made my husband extremely comfortable taking pictures. He made sure to check in with us right before the wedding and go over anything that I had on my mind. I was able to work with Tammi and she did an awesome job on our save the dates! On the day of, Jarred came to my room and right away could tell that the issue about the weather was going to be a big deal for me so he told me that the clouds are actually much better for the pictures than the sun which really calmed my nerves. My husband also had a photographer, Holden, who he loved. He raved about how much fun they had getting shots of the guys getting dressed and at WBM. I could tell Holden had great attention to detail by the way he set up some of his shots like taking a picture of someone’s picture they were taking. Danny, our videographer, was great too! He checked in before the wedding to see if there was anything I was looking for and what the plans were. The one thing I totally forgot to get when we arrived at WBM was a mini video of my mom helping me get my dress on which I would have liked to be a part of the video but honestly there was so much going on and I know I have the pictures. Even after the wedding the team at Patken has been great at answering questions. So excited to see our final shots!!! More...

G
3 September 2018

Patken was an absolute pleasure to work with. Doug was amazing working with from day one; he sat down with my mother and I and made us feel very important. He did everything he could to work with us and accommodate all of my bride wants and needs. He shot my engagement shoot and my pictures blew me away. They came out absolutely stunning. I loved everything about them.

My wedding day was perfect. Everyone was on time and an absolute pleasure to work with. Vinnie was my photographer. He was very professional, hardworking, nice and focused. He worked so quickly and did an amazing job working with me. Vinnie sat down with my husband and I a week before the event and made note of everything we requested. We touched base on everything and covered all points. Vinnie was so awesome to work with! I can’t wait to see how my pictures look.

Jarod was my videographer. He was very professional, hardworking and focused. He was very nice and talked me through everything throughout the day. He reached out to me a week prior to my event to tough base and make note of important requests. He made sure to do everything I asked and more. I can’t wait to see my video.

I highly recommend Patken.
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J
15 August 2018

I had an amazing experience with Patken Photographer. The entire team is professional, responsive, easy to work with, friendly, and incredibly talented! Jarred (photographer) and John (videographer) were my favorite of ALL the vendors/companies I hired for my wedding. They worked SO hard all afternoon and night; I didn’t have to worry at all about what types of pictures were being taken or if everything was getting "done." They are true professionals - they knew every spot to take pictures/video at my venue, every pose, every shot, every angle. I knew Jarred already because he photographed my sister’s wedding in August of 2014. He did a FABULOUS job, so I instantly hired him for my wedding as soon as I knew the date and venue! Jarred and John made my wedding day easy and stress free and FUN. More...

I
8 August 2018

If you want to capture one of the most important events in your life Patken Photographer is the best in the business. Thank you for capturing Erin and Erik’s special day. Thanks Doug Gordon for going above and beyond. You truly are the best. More...

R
8 August 2018

Doug and his team of photographers are some of the best of the best.  I've referred several friends to Patken who were all extremely happy - I would highly recommend!!

A
24 July 2018

Doug Gordon is a phenomenally talented photographer and, an absolute delight to work with. Doug's impeccable style is somewhat a hybrid between sexy, (but tasteful) and romantic which is classic. From the first time my Fiancé and I met with Doug, to our engagement shoot, and beyond, we took comfort in knowing that we could rely on Doug to capture our personalities and relationship, and that peace of mind is priceless. At our engagement shoot, Doug was always there making sure we were comfortable with every stage of the process. As a well seasoned Photographer, Doug went over and beyond three weeks prior to our shoot, notifying us of a potentially double booking of our outdoor engagement shoot which could of potentially jeopardize the look and feel of the day/photos. In the end, with his experience and being the venue's (e.g. Old Westbury Gardens) preferred Photographer's; we was able to be the one scheduled session for that day!! To top it off, we received all photos taken that same day with a beautifully crafted slideshow. Many, Many, Thanks Doug,

- Adana and Vincent
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A
23 July 2018

Patken Photographer was so amazing! We had Vinnie as our photographer, and he got every shot that I asked for. He was very professional and did an incredible job with the photos. Michael and Charlie were our videographers and they were fun, and a joy to work with. Our trailer came out amazing and I can't wait for the full video! Thank you Patken, I 100% recommend using them for your big day! More...

K
23 July 2018

I had Sabrina as my photographer and I absolutely loved her. She was very thorough and knew exactly what she needed from us. She's very tough, but when necessary, and I love that about her. She was able to get shots done quickly and efficiently. She was a great addition to our wedding day and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. From the moment we booked with Patken's photography they have been nothing short of amazing to us. Doug, the owner, was extremely responsive and made sure we got everything we needed. Our engagement shoot photographer, Beatrice, was also quite lovely and thorough. I couldn't have asked for a better team to deal with for my wedding. Thank you! More...

A
16 July 2018

Patken Photographer is the best in the business! Doug and his team are very professional and know how to get the best shots with the most natural genuine smiles. Our guests and wedding party loved every second we spent with Doug and his team. I have been in a number of weddings and most of the time people dread all the photos and have fake smiles in them. With Doug and his team I promise you every picture you will have genuine smiles! Thanks again for everything Patken Photographer from The Wesley's!! More...

C
2 July 2018

Patken photography is amazing! My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Doug for our engagement photos. Is he so fun & professional making the experience memorable. We told them our preference of pictures for our wedding day and Kevin was assigned as our photographer for our special day.

Kevin was absolutely amazing. We contacted each other numerous times a week regarding our montage with the pictures and songs. He sent us a copy of it a couple days before the wedding to make sure everything was the way we wanted it to be

The day of the wedding he was at my house early which was perfect because it gave us time to chat and he was so sweet with making me feel calm after being so nervous.

I cannot thank Kevin & all of Patken photography for their hard work, being so professional, but also so personable and welcoming. My husband and I LOVE our photos and love that we can look at them & remember what an amazing experience we had.
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V
2 July 2018

Looking through some of our photos and a trailer of our video, I am so happy that we used Patken for our photos. Steve and Rachel were awesome during the day taking photos. They were so friendly and made both of our families feel comfortable with posing and taking pictures. They had both been to our venue for weddings and since they knew where all of the best photos were, it made the entire process so much smoother! Steve had made extra sure leading up to the day of that he knew what we were looking for in our photos (who we wanted photos with, where we wanted photos taken, and the type of style we were looking for). It all ran so smoothly. Our videographer Mike was also amazing and captured so many little details of our day that I feel like I am reliving it every time I watch our wedding trailer. I highly recommend Patken, they were very professional and great quality. More...

H
2 May 2018

This review is for my consultation as I met with Patken over the weekend and provided my retainer to them yesterday!

I decided to go with Patken because Doug was very honest and fun to be around. I loved that I felt like I was there for a consultation and not a sales pitch. I had a list of questions to ask, and Doug covered all of my concerns before I even had the chance to look at my list! All of my emails and questions have been answered almost instantly. So far my experience has been a 10/10! More...

V
16 April 2018

My advice is to meet with your photographer multiple time and be very specific about what pictures you want. Everyone was very nice and quick to respond once you get in touch with them, but unfortunately a lot of the pictures we wanted didn't happen. We only got to meet with Vinnie once before the wedding so I don't think we really got to go over a specific shot list. The one thing we were specific about was getting a picture with my husband's aunts, but when we finally got to see the pictures we found out that never happened. I wish we had realized that durring the wedding but everything was so chaotic. We also didn't get pictures of each table of guests, so if that's something you really want make sure you tell them. Other than that the pictures came out beautifully and I have a new absolute favorite picture of myself because of it. I would recommend them to other brides just make sure you're very clear about everything what you want. More...

F
24 March 2018

From start to finish if was amazing, patken was on point. They know where to take the photo to get the most out of it. Had a wonderful time job well done patken from Mr. and Mrs. Facey thank you

B
13 March 2018

Vinny and Kenny were both terrific ,patient and professional...

S
12 February 2018

Choosing Patken Photograph Studio as our wedding Photographer was the best decision we ever made. From the beautiful Save The Date shoot with Doug(who made us feel so relaxed and natural), to the incredible 766 photographs of our wedding with Kevin, John the videographer was amazing(can't wait to see my video), not to mention Sabrina who helped me with my album. My photos tell the story and bring back every memories from our wedding day. Kevin is extremely talented at what he does, he was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, professional, efficient, friendly to my bridal party and guest, and most importantly took the most fabulous photographs of our wedding. Kevin captures the most beautiful pictures for our reveal shots. My husband and I look like we belong on the cover of a magazine, it was like a movie shoot. All of our memories from the wedding have been captured from start to finish. Kevin is an incredible photographer, we couldn't have chosen a better photographer to document our wedding day. If you are looking for a wedding photographer look no further than Patken Photograph, highly recommended. More...

A
2 January 2018

Patken made sure they captured every special moment on my wedding day. Was on time, and made my day so much more easier as they were extremely professional and understanding. I did not have to worry about having to get pulled away every second of my reception as they took all the necessary pictures prior, and just captured moments as they happened. More...

J
20 December 2017

We used Patken Photographers for our wedding 8 years. Just recently on our wedding anniversary, we realized that our DVD was no longer working (our fault). I called Patken to find out what my options were. They quickly found our wedding video and sent it in the mail. I was so worried that our wedding day video was gone forever. They couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. And 8 years later I still love my wedding day pictures! More...

D
13 December 2017

I cannot be more thankful for Patken photography. They were responsive throughout the entire process and helped me build a package that included exactly what I wanted. Our engagement session was so much fun and calmed my nerves about being photographed all day. On our wedding day, our family could not believe how amazing the Patken team was. Having them bring both the photographer and videographer was perfect because they worked so well together, and they were so much fun! We laughed the whole night during our pictures, and it felt so natural because of this. Kevin really listened to whatever I wanted when it came to certain shots I wanted, and Michael was always there getting all of our special moments recorded. I cannot wait to see the work they do! More...

J
30 November 2017

We absolutely loved working with Patken! We first contacted them on News Year's Eve late evening. Within a few minutes the owner, Doug contacted us and we scheduled our appointment. Patken was super accommodating with our work schedules when it came to meeting with them and our engagement shoot.

Our engagement shoot was quick and painless (my husband doesn't like to have his picture taken). Pictures took about 10 minutes, we waited another 5-10 minutes for them to be edited, and then we got to see and pick our Save the Date pictures right away! We were not pressured into picking anything right away on the spot and were given time to decide. Printing of everything was quick and they even reprinted out Save the Dates because we never noticed something was spelled incorrectly.

The week of our wedding, Doug called to tell us our photographer was in a car accident and couldn't work our wedding. Of course, we panicked as we had meet with the photographer and discussed everything, but Doug had a solution ready to go. He had another photographer scheduled to work our wedding and that she would call us that night. Beatrice called us about an hour later and we talked for a while going over what we wanted. She was so easy to work with and everyone at our wedding is still talking about her. She kept us on schedule, made us laugh, and checked in to make sure there weren't any other pictures we wanted.

We got our proofs about a week and a half after our wedding and a week after that we got our low resolution pictures. I can't stop looking at all of them because they are amazing! Picking which pictures we want is going to be tough.

Our friends recommended Patken to us and we recommend them to you!
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J
27 November 2017

Dear Vinnie, Mike, John, and Jessie,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the most amazing crew of photographers and videographers any bride and groom would be so lucky to have! Working with you is like working with family! Every picture, conversation, video, and/or email was and is always given thought as if it was your own!

Patken Photography was not a vendor for our wedding it was and felt like family! There are not enough words or thank you's to express my deepest gratitude for the entire staff at Patken Photography. We are beyond excited to see our wedding photos and video!

Rest assure Patken Photography will be my photographer/videographer for any future events we may have big or small!

Love always,
Jeannie & Dominick DeCicco
August 19, 2017
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J
27 November 2017

I have nothing but fantastic things to say about Patken Photographers. From start to finish they were professional, patient, and a pleasure to deal with. Vinnie shot the photos for my wedding, He was anything you could want or need out of a wedding photographer. He was so attentive, I never once had to look for him when a photo opportunity arose, he was just there. I would also like to applaud my videographer for the same thing, he was always there, from the crazy moments on the dance floor, to the romantic moments between me and my new husband and all the in between. My experience was 5 stars plus! I highly recommend them for any occasion. More...

A
25 November 2017

Patken Photographer did an amazing job for our wedding on 10/8/17. Doug was extremely helpful from the start and was responsive to all our questions and emails. Sabrina was the photographer for our wedding day. She was great to work with and made us feel comfortable during all the shoots. She did such a wonderful job and we love the way the photos came out. We definitely recommend them! More...

K
22 November 2017

I had such a wonderful experience with Patken Photographer from the beginning to the very end of my wedding!
Jarred was hands down AMAZING from start to finish!
Thank you SO much for making my day memorable in every way!
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M
19 November 2017

My husband and I could not be happier with our entire experience with Patken. We live in Kentucky, but got married on Long Island and they worked with us the entire way through, with miles between! Doug even help organize our engagement pictures in Kentucky! The day of our wedding could not have gone any better. John was with us from start to finish and worked so hard to ensure that all of our photos were wonderful! We didn’t do a first look, but wanted to be at our cocktail hour, and he made it happen for us. He was everywhere for us and made the day go so smoothly. And now we have amazing pictures from our wedding! More...

V
17 November 2017

I'm glad to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with Doug and photographer John from Patken. Doug was professional, courteous and responds quickly both over phone/email. John our photographer was on time the day of the wedding, very friendly, great communication skills, knew exactly how to direct and pose us, and made sure all the family/friends photos were taken in a timely manner. I just received the proofs from my wedding pictures today and I am ecstatic at how great they look! I feel that almost every single picture from the proofs could be a part of my wedding album. I'm glad that I've had the chance to work with Patken, I highly recommend them. More...

J
15 November 2017

My husband and I were so happy with the work done for our wedding. You made us feel so comfortable and cared for. The trailer Mike made is beyond perf and we loved everything about the day. We CANNOT wait to see the pictures! More...

A
1 November 2017

I’m blown away!!! Kevin and Beatrice were amazing !! They both kept me calm the entire day ! Every picture came out perfect the entire company went above and beyond for us. I highly recommend them. They are professional and know what they are doing! More...

J
23 October 2017

I had Vinnie as my photographer and John as my videographer. Both were amazing! It yurned out yo be way hotter than expected and i needed many breaks to cool off. Vinnie soo patient. I cant wait to see what time finished product is!!! More...

D
23 October 2017

What can I say I am absolutely amazed by Patken Photography! From the first visit in the old office speaking with Doug, to our engagement shoot, to meeting Jarred, talking with him, to our wedding day, the entire staff made Chris and I feel extremely comfortable and confident they would capture the love we have for one another! On our wedding day Jarred and Tom arrived with such enthusiasm and amazing ideas on how to get past the bad weather we had! I’m not gonna lie I was nervous to see the proofs because we had to detour from the original idea of backdrop. As a bride you envision a look and when you suddenly have to change due to Mother Nature it most definitely places doubt in you. However!, we received our proofs and WOW We are so happy we chose Patken for our wedding! Our pictures came out beautiful! Jarred captured so many great moments, I felt I missed because I was always being moved to the next thing! THANK YOU SO MUCH JARRED! Cannot wait for our Video! More...

S
11 October 2017

Every single employee we dealt with at Patken was a pleasure to work with. When we booked after meeting with Mary, we were very excited to do our engagement shoot and get started. She was very down to earth and friendly.

Rachel did our engagement shoot and was absolutely amazing! All of our friends told us we had the best engagement photos they ever saw. She was such a pleasure to work with and the whole shoot was alot of fun.

Kevin was our wedding photographer. I never met a nicer guy. He was absolutely amazing and our wedding photos came out gorgeous! John was our videographer and was also great to work with. Looking forward to getting the video back!

Overall, I couldnt have picked a better team to do our wedding. Thank you everybody at Patken Photographer for making my wedding so wonderful and stress free. High recommend!
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G
15 September 2017

We just had our engagement shoot with Kevin, the experience and photos were wonderful. He made us feel at ease and comfortable during the session.

T
24 August 2017

Our wedding was on 6/24/17 and Kevin was our photographer. We had a day wedding so we started getting ready early morning. He was there early with a huge smile and a friendly attitude which continued throughout the day. Holden was our videographer and he was equally as great the day of our wedding. I still have guests telling me how great our photographer and videographer were. We cannot wait to see the photos and the video! Overall, Patken has been a pleasure to work with for our wedding. More...

K
18 August 2017

I'm still waiting to receive my wedding photos, but my whole family commented how great and professional Vinnie was while taking our photos before the wedding! The week of the wedding, we had a very long discussion about the family members that would be present at the wedding and the types of photos we were interested in. Vinnie seemed to more than deliver the day of; he took pictures in every combination possible, and made sure that there are plenty of pictures for us to pick from for our photo album! More...

J
14 August 2017

We recently used Patken for our engagement photos last June and our wedding photos this past July 3rd, 2017. Our experience with Patken was great. Our engagement pictures came out beautiful. It was hard to choose which ones we wanted on our save the dates because we loved them all! We received multiple compliments on the save the dates once they were sent out to our family and friends. The day of the wedding was just as great. Doug and Sabrina showed up to the hotel early and were ready to go. Pictures were quick and entertaining; Doug kept us all laughing and made a usually long boring process as fun and quick as possible. Both Doug and Sabrina were very friendly towards my husband and I, our parents, and the bridal party. At the catering hall, Doug took pictures of us all over the place, it was great! During the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception Sabrina took over as our photographer. She was also phenomenal. Everywhere we turned she was there snapping a picture, but not in an obtrusive kind of way. She was right there for all the important parts (entrance, speeches, first dance, cake cutting, etc.). During the party dancing, she was right there on the dance floor capturing group shots and candid moments. She happily took any pictures we requested and did so with a smile the whole time. We felt that Doug and Sabrina did a great job and we can't wait to see our album!! More...

B
22 July 2017

We were excited to choose Patken as our photography after finding out by coincidence that they were my parents and all my aunts photographers too! We had Steve Ledek as our photographer and he could not of been more of a perfect fit! His personality and service was amazing! He made us feel very comfortable and got all the shots we could have hoped for. We had mentioned types of photos that we wanted taken on our special day that we completely forgot about until he was making us pose for them. Everyone in our bridal party loved him! If I ever need a professional photographer again, I would choose him hands down! We can't wait to see our photos! :)

Brianna & George 7/3/2017
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J
7 July 2017

We had amazing pictures from our wedding day! Our photographers were Steve & Rachel and our videographer was Mike. Everything was smooth, we never felt rushed or that we were being forced into weird positions to take photos. They all worked with us every step of the way to ensure the types of pictures we requested would become a reality. I would absolutely recommend Patken to anyone who is looking for a great experience, and I definitely recommend the 3 people we worked with (mentioned above) they worked so well together! More...

J
13 June 2017

Our wedding was this past weekend (6/11/17) and we were assigned to Kevin for our photography. He was there earlier than I was and I was the bride! He greeted me and my family with a huge smile and made me feel special and calm from the moment I arrived. He knew exactly how to tell me to position and was very cautious of lighting as it was a very sunny day. At times during the party, I wanted specific shots of friends or family who are very special and he was right there and ready to get the pictures of us dancing! He was professional and experienced throughout the entire day! I could not have asked for a better fit for my husband and I on our special day. I cannot wait to see the photos! In general, Patken has been a pleasure to work with for the last few planning months before the wedding. Every email I sent was responded to within hours, not days! We didn't think the engagement shoot was that crucial or that we would even care about those photos, but we were wrong. We even had copies made from our engagement shoot as they came out so good. More...

D
11 June 2017

The team at PatKen Photography is simply put, incredible. Right from the beginning, the team made the whole process seamless. From their professionalism to their quality, my husband and I were beyond thankful we chose PatKen as our photographer and videographer for our wedding. PatKen Photography is a wonderful team of professionals who went above and beyond for us, as we know they do for all their clients from prior recommendations. Four people in our bridal party and three wedding guests all used PatKen for their weddings, so we knew for our big day we would choose PatKen based off their recommendations and seeing the team in action. My husband and I knew from our first meeting with Vinnie that we were in great hands and our day would be captured perfectly. Vinnie, our photographer, took the time to sit with us, explain how the day would flow, the pictures the team would capture, and answered all of our questions. We asked Vinnie for some additional shots with fun poses and he was more than accommodating. He was extremely personable and energetic and most of all, excited to be apart of our big day, which made us feel special. Our wedding day went so smoothly thanks to Vinnie and Rachel, our videographer, who coordinated the bridal party and families for pictures (and we have large families!). In addition, Vinnie and Rachel helped tremendously with making sure the young ones were laughing in the pictures! That meant so much to us, their patience. Vinnie and Rachel were warm with us and our families which made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera! Both Vinnie and Rachel made sure to capture what we wanted while making sure my husband and I enjoyed our wedding! Overall, exceptional team of professionals. They came highly recommended and exceeded our expectations! The dedication and detail each team member contributes to our photos and wedding video is remarkable. Thank you Vinnie and Rachel for capturing our day perfectly! More...

S
10 June 2017

We hired Patken Photographer for our wedding. We had a great experience with Patken overall. We initially met with Mary, who was extremely friendly and treated us like her own family. She went beyond just helping regarding photography and videography and gave us overall advice while we were starting our wedding planning. Our photographer for our engagement shoot, Jared was great and made us feel comfortable. Our engagement shoot pictures were perfect. We also had save the dates that the graphic designer made to our specifications and they were exactly what we had hoped. For our wedding, we had 2 photographers and 2 videographers. We had the pleasure of working with Kevin and his team. Kevin always made us laugh and eased the stress of the day. He captured every moment as we hoped for. Even though it was a rainy day, he managed to take special shots both inside and outside of our venue. He always made sure everything run smoothly, even though we had individual family pictures (we have a HUGE family). Thank you so much Kevin and team for making our day very special. We highly recommend Patken for any and all events! They will not let you down! More...

S
22 May 2017

I would highly recommend Patken. I am super picky about everything. Patten was amazing and wonderful. Vinny was focused and gave a lot of attention to detail. It rained the day of our wedding, but he made me very calm and realize that rain gives the best lighting. Everyone kept commenting how beautiful my pictures came out. I would really recommend Patken. They are fantastic. More...

K
19 May 2017

From start to finish, selecting Patken as our photographer was one of the very best decisions we made during the entire wedding planning process. Everyone at Patken truly made us feel so special! Our engagement photos, wedding photos, wedding video, and wedding album all turned out absolutely beautiful! They all truly are memories that we will treasure forever thanks to their unbelievable work and attention to detail. More...

A
4 May 2017

We hired PatKen to photographer our wedding coming this September at Martha Clara Vineyards. So far we have only done our engagement photos and save-the-dates completed. Steve did an amazing job taking the hundreds of photos that he took for our engagement pictures, everyone that has seen them loves them! Tammi created the most perfect Save-the-date based on our style. I truly cannot wait to see what they can accomplish in September at the Vineyards with us!! More...

K
1 May 2017

My experience with using Patken was amazing. I had Jessie as a photographer and she was so great! My husband and I loved our engagment photoshoot, we had so many photos to choose from along with the layouts. Jessie stayed in touch with us all the way until the wedding day making sure every detail was perfect. When our wedding day came Jessie was so helpful and any worries I had were gone. She had an amazing way with posing my wedding party that looked natural and I didn't worry about anything. Also I had my wedding proofs back in a week, and my wedding album was beyond beautiful. Everyone that I show my album too is taken back with how amazing it is. More...

K
30 April 2017

My husband and I were so lucky to have had a friend recommend Patken to us for our wedding photos and video! For our engagement session we went to a beautiful park that our photographer suggested. Our photographer, Doug, kept us smiling and really put my husband and I at ease (we're not that photogenic) the whole time. The engagement shoot was perfect and our save the dates (we chose the fridge magnets!) came our amazing! On the day of our wedding, Doug and his assistant kept the mood light hearted. I was a nervous-wreck but he had the whole family including myself laughing and the family pictures came out perfect (he even got a great shot of my 2 year old niece whose camera shy!) at the wedding and reception the photos came out so unique and natural. They did not look over-posed or forced like some wedding photos tend to look at other places. The amount of compliments I had on our photos were outstanding. He did not miss a beat from first kiss to group shot at the end of the night.. If you are looking for a photographer whose talented and has a personality to keep everyone laughing and smiling then Patken is your choice! I highly recommend!! More...

G
29 April 2017

If you want a true partner to guide you through your best times, Patken Photography is it. With all of the hustle and bustle of my daughter's wedding, Doug Gordon was patient, flexible and most of all funny. He really contributed to our day and everyone was at ease. No pressure was the name of the game and the pictures are beautiful. Every moment to cherish captured. Thank you Doug Gordon and Patken Photography! More...

J
18 April 2017

I recently got married and my husband and I are so glad we chose Patken! The recent work we've seen from our videographer, Michael has been incredible! We love our wedding trailer! It's everything we asked for! Thanks to the rest of the Patken team, including Kevin, our photographer for your professionalism, attention to detail and awesome sense of humor. The team is so friendly and were a pleasure to work with. We can't wait to see the final product! Thanks again Patken for making this newlywed couple very happy! More...

S
31 March 2017

My photos came out amazing! I got them back edited and everything in less than two weeks!!! John was our photographer and he was wonderful. So professional and took beautiful pictures. You won't be disappointed More...

D
25 March 2017

Great service. Professional and friendly staff. Steve did an amazing job and stayed at our wedding until the last minute. We were extremely pleased . Worth every penny. Would definitely recommend. More...

S
16 March 2017

Patken Photography was amazing for our wedding day. We got married on 2/25/17 and had Vinnie as our photographer, we absolutely loved him! I chose so many types of photo ideas that I wanted done from Pinterest and Vinnie made sure we got all of them. He was so professional but also down to earth and really just help us enjoy the day and love taking the photos. He worked very well with the videographer, Michael. Both a very good team. I truly recommend him for anyone's wedding. He is a great guy and a true professional! More...

M
13 March 2017

Hello, Doug. How are you? Just wanted to tell you, once again, how wonderful you and your entire staff have been to our family! !! I just picked up our daughter Melissa's Sweet 16 photo album, along with her videos, and they are priceless, to say the least!!! Everyone who worked on this event, from the actual day, itself, through the process of creating the album and video, did a marvelous job, and we are forever grateful for the professionalism, courtesy and kindness given!!! You have a beautiful family, at Patken Photography (those, who are related, and those, who are part of your professional "family"). It was an absolute pleasure working with you, all, on what was and will always be a very momentous and very memorable day in our beautiful daughter's young life, and in ours!!!! God bless you, all, and a million heartfelt thanks, until we meet, again!!!!


Tom, Maria and Melissa
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A
5 March 2017

Our wedding was February 25, 2017 . Patken was an absolute pleasure to work with from day one. They were professional and so kind. The whole team is great. Our photographer was Steve, and he was incredible. At one point, he saw I was starting to panic the day of my wedding because I was not sure how I was going to get the boutonnieres to the church for the groomsmen , he calmed me down and said that he would bring them to the church and put them on the men, "No stress on your big day!" Above and beyond . Absolutely would recommend this company to anyone! More...

U
19 February 2017

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Doug was AMAZING to work with and COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING BETTER!!!!! When we started our search for a photographer it ended VERY quickly cause we knew we wanted Patken and Doug to capture our big day! EVERYONE that attended our wedding was AMAZED how easy and fun Doug was to work with! He had both of us and our bridal party laughing the WHOLE time! But also knew when to be serious and did not miss any little moment throughout the whole day! SIMPLY AMAZING!!! More...

E
14 February 2017

My Husband and I can't thank Patken Photographer enough for providing us with an excellent experience for our engagement photos and on the day of our wedding. During the engagement photo session the representative worked with us to get to know our personality and provided us with a large selection of photos to choose from for our save the dates. We were always treated courtiously and as a priority. Our selected photos arrived timely and the save the dates came out exactly as requested. For the day of the wedding, we were assigned Steve Ledek. He was the absolute best photographer for us. He was friendly, professional, prompt, efficient and worked quietly behind all the getting ready and family/friends arriving. He needed no direction and helped us, who have very little photography experience, get through the posed photos. He did an outstanding job working with one of our ring bearers who had a little too much energy to sit still for photos. He ensured we received photos with my Grandparents who were unable to make it in time for the family photos. He also, suggested later into our event going outside and taking night photos which I am the most excited about. Thank you for a wonderful experience!! Please do not hesitate to use Patken for your event! More...

M
5 January 2017

Where do I begin? We started our journey with Patken 11 years ago for our wedding. Doug and Jessie were our photographers. They were the epitome of professional and made the process of taking pictures seamless and fun while capturing some of our most precious memories. We were thrilled with the results of our pictures which were breathtaking. We still look back at them and we are fond of the beautiful memories that they have captured. We were so ecstatic with the results that we have gone back and have used them for every single major event in our life including our children's birth announcements, baptisms, birthday photos and holiday photos over the last eight years. We can't say enough amazing things about Doug and Jessie. They feel like family to us because they have captured our most precious moments in the most beautiful pictures. We are so very grateful to them and would recommend them to anybody looking for a professional photographer for their special event. More...

S
2 January 2017

I do not have enough words to describe our experience with this studio. We had booked another company for our wedding day as we were trying to save some money. We originally met with Patken because of a few recommendations including my parents from 29 years ago. We loved them, unfortunately we made the mistake of looking at price rather than quality. Long story short, we booked another studio. This place which I will review eventually (legal proceedings to get our money back) wound up causing us so much grief leading up to the wedding from losing our engagement photos to not getting the hall required insurance. We wound up having to cancel with them two weeks prior to our October wedding. We had lost all confidence and our hall would not allow them in without liability insurance. We decided to call Patken. We explained our situation to girl who answered the phone and the immediately put the owner Doug on the phone. To say he did right by us is an understatement. He understood that we were tight for money because of our dealings with previous studio and not getting our money back. Rather than hit us over the head and charge us crazy money. He sympathized with us and did everything he could to help us. Not only did he pull everything together for us, he gave us an amazing team. Rachel was our photographer and Danny was our cinematographer. They were so easy to work with the day of and helping us to get over all we had been thru with the other photographer as we prepared. We have not yet seen the video yet since the wedding was just in October, but we received our proof files today and we are over the moon with them. She did such an incredible job. We are thankful for everything they all did to help us. We learned a valuable lesson that some things aren't worth trying to save money on. More...

G
2 January 2017

Perfect in every way! from booking thru designing our albums, we could not be happier. They were on top of every aspect of our planning and carrying it out the day of the wedding. We could not have been happier with this group More...

G
15 December 2016

Thank you Patken for giving me the perfect photographer, Jarred! He was amazing and kept my whole day running on time. He kept me motivated to continue pictures even though it was FREEZING and even offered up his own jacket in between shots. I would recommend him to anyone, thank you Patken & Jarred! More...

C
1 November 2016

We got married in September of this year and had Vinnie was our photographer and Kenny was working the video. Not only did they work well together but they went above and beyond all I could ask for. It rained but they still went outside with us to get some shots and since we had the time he took a ton of photos inside our hall with our family. They were so easy to work with and the best part was during the reception you wouldn't even know they were there and yet they still got some amazing shots! I would recommend them to anyone! More...

L
30 October 2016

My husband and I are so happy that we chose Patken Photographers for our wedding! Kevin was amazing and did so much to make our wedding day incredible - he kept everyone laughing and smiling the entire day. We can't wait to see our pictures and video so we can relive the entire day all over again!! More...

J
27 October 2016

Doug and his team were professional, punctual, and LOADS of FUN!!! The morning of a wedding is nothing but stressful, but Doug he had us all laughing. He knew exactly what I wanted, and he did just that. He was creative with his pictures and the poses he had us do. The rest of the team were just as great. I had the most magical evening and I am so happy Doug and the rest of the team at Patken were able to capture every moment. More...

G
26 October 2016

To start, I cannot imagine what our wedding would have been without Vinnie @ Patken. After my husband worked with Patken through his family business for years, and having Vinnie specifically be the photographer at 4 of our bridal party members weddings, it was a no brainer. Thank goodness he was available, because he books up FAST! From start to finish, they were wonderful to work with. John sat with us for our contract, and he was great. Our engagement shoot in January with Vinnie went so smooth, and he made us feel comfortable immediately. Fast forward to our wedding day this month, Vinnie and his assistant Sabrina were incredible! They arrived early (which was great) and stayed with us the entire day and night. Vinnie was not only our photographer, he assisted in any and all ways that he could. He stepped up throughout the day to make sure my husband and I were taken care of and happy at all times. From bringing us drinks, to making sure my dress always looked right (all while capturing every moment of our wedding!) he was truly a blessing. He did more than we would have & could have asked for, and because of that, our day was PERFECT! Sabrina was also so sweet and a great addition to our day. While taking pictures, she assisted with our ring bearer, who also wanted to take pictures! We truly cannot thank them enough for what they did and the roles they played. We are 100% confident that our pictures will be beautiful, priceless memories of our special day, and we can't wait to see them! I will always recommend Patken, and specifically Vinnie to anyone looking in the future! Thank you, thank you! More...

A
23 October 2016

Very professional and courtesy , they created a package that worked well in our budget ! Thank you !

K
1 October 2016

Use Patken!! and use Vinnie! He is amazing! So Professional, and he helped me out with everything on my wedding day. He is the best.

M
26 September 2016

Amazing experience! Very friendly and great service!

L
24 September 2016

My husband and I are so happy we choose Patken for our wedding! We had Kevin as our photographer and Mike as our videographer. They were amazing!! They made the day so easy for us. It was a hot day in August, but they managed to make everything work out and run smoothly. They had such great picture ideas. They were fun and easy to work with. We couldn’t be happier for choosing Patken, and we are so happy that Mike and Kevin got to be a part of our special day. More...

K
18 August 2016

If your looking for an affordable photographer, than look no further. Patken has great deals compared to everyone else we compared to in Long Island. But not only did we get a good deal, we also got a great photographer who was able to tolerate my crankiness. My wedding landed on the hottest day of the summer, (08-12-16) our Photographer was fast and knew what he wanted and what "we" wanted. He was able to get the shot and get us moving. Thanks again, you were able to get the photos that you needed without interfering with our cocktail hour or wedding party. I can't wait to see the final product and thanks again for tolerating with a grumpy groom when i couldn't take any more photographs and for taking care of my wife when she needed a break from photos. i will book you again! More...

N
15 August 2016

We can not say enough about Patken!! Jarred was our photographer for our wedding and he was absolutely amazing! From the second he walked into my house as we were getting ready he was professional, funny and even helpful! We are so happy that Jarred was our photographer and we can not wait to see the wonderful moments he captured!! Thanks Jarred and Thank you Patken! More...

T
17 July 2016

Patience photography was amazing and awesome and they were really great and nice and very excellent

J
17 June 2016

We were recommended to go to Patken by our friends who used them for their wedding a few years ago. They were the first and only photographer we looked at and we booked them on the spot! They were affordable and very professional. Kevin was our photographer and he did an amazing job! He had a great personality and was very familiar with our venue so he knew exactly where to take good pictures. Our videographer, Michael, also did a great job. We got our trailer not even two weeks later! It was a nice surprise when we got home from our honeymoon :) Overall, I was very pleased with Patken and would recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer. More...

K
9 June 2016

Vinnie & Kenny - you can't go wrong with these two - video and photographer! My wedding party are a bunch of clowns and the fact that they were able to get through to us w/o running their patience you just can't go wrong - they are both two loving guys that know what they're doing and are great to have by your side on your wedding day. I can't wait, too see our video & photos! More...

A
31 May 2016

Great service! Doug was charming and we chose patken after visiting many photographers. My engagement pics came out amazing. They were reliable and I can't wait to see my wedding photos and video!!! More...

P
31 May 2016

The best thing with this vendor is that they were recommended by our venue Sand Castle so they know the key areas of the location and no time was wasted figuring out what to do. They know the staff already and that made everything so easy! The face to face meetings were easy, they were realistic with the logistics and timing On the day of our wedding, our photographer Jarred Slawitsky arrived earlier than scheduled meeting time. Even the guests commended how hardworking he was. He's very easy to work with. Prior to the wedding, he was pretty quick in responding via emails and the flexibility of being to pay with a credit card is a big plus! More...

T
27 April 2016

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the AMAZING job Kevin did at our wedding! He really exceeded our expectations. From the moment he walked into the house to the last hug we got at our reception, he was amazing! He calmed me down when needed, he applied my lip gloss, he made sure every shot was taken and perfect, and he surprised us with a montage at our reception! The shots we saw were nothing short of perfection! He joined in on our crazy, quirky humor and made us laugh and enjoy the whole day! We truly are amazed at the work he did and could not thank him enough for photographing our wedding!! I knew he would be the best choice after my sisters wedding, but i never would have imagined he could out shine my thoughts of him! Patken Photgrapher is the best choice!!! More...

U
28 January 2016

After finding out that my fiance was going to be working throughout the blizzard and for days after, they were so accommodating to rescheduling our engagement photo shoot. My fiance is not thrilled to be wedding planning but was looking forward to this photo shoot as much as I was. We both had a great time and enjoyed the laughs we had. The photos came out amazing and the effects they did to the photos were great. They had a great selection of choices for save the date cards. We originally only selected a card with one photo, but after seeing out shots, we had to go for a multiple picture card. I can't wait to see them :)

My fiance asked me the next morning if we could do it again because he enjoyed it so much. Thanks Kenny for a great experience and making this wedding planning a little more fun :)
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A
20 January 2016

I used Patken for my November wedding after 3 other couples referred us to them. I could not be happier with my pictures. I haven't received my album yet but I've gone through the digital proofs and am in LOVE with them ! Our photographer Vinnie was awesome. He was super playful and my whole family loved him. He took great shots and made us feel really at ease the whole time. I would recommend this group to any bride without hesitation. Truly a 5 star company. More...

M
8 January 2016

Wow! What an awesome company. When selecting my photographer and videographer I was quite overwhelmed by how many options there are and how to even begin choosing. Then I received an email from Doug at Patken and I instantaneously knew his company was the one for me. His email was friendly and not just a general reply to an enquiry but personalized and informative in everyway. With a stream of awards behind them and a fantastic price they were beyond perfect. After booking, Doug and Cindy were fantastic, replying straight away to my string of emails and allowing for all my additional requests. Then on our wedding morning arrived Kevin and Kenny…..WOW!! These guys were awesome!! We laughed so much and they immediately put me at ease. They also catered to all my requests and delivered everything that I asked from them. So many of our guests ad family also commented on how great they were! As the first of our friends to get married we are telling them for the future that they must use Patken for their wedding photography and videography. I am so excited to see the final results!! Thank you! More...

C
20 November 2015

My husband and I got married October 11, 2015 and we used Patken Photographer for our photographs and our video and we are so happy with them. Very soon after we met with them we knew we wanted them. We had our engagement shoot with them a year prior to our wedding and they did a great job with those pictures as well! For our wedding, we had Steve as our main photographer, Gianna as our second photographer, and Rich as our videographer. They were all so nice to work with and made the day so stress free. They were easy to contact and still are easy to contact, even after our wedding. We cannot wait to see how our video and pictures came out! We already know they did a great job. They are highly recommended! More...

U
26 October 2015

Steve is a great photographer with a great personality and artistic talent! He made taking pictures fun and not a chore like most people complain about on their wedding day. My husband and I had a great time working with Steve throughout our day! More...

J
22 October 2015

We got married on 9/5/15. The only reason quality of service got a 4 is because we are still waiting to see the pictures and responsiveness is a 4 for again just waiting to see when pictures of proofs will be in. it is about 8 weeks and we haven't reached that mark yet. I have no doubt in my mind that the pictures will be nothing short of amazing. Vinnie throughout the day was showing us our pictures and how they were coming out.

I am so excited when we get the call that our pictures came in and we can start picking out!!!

I would definitely recommend patken, PICK VINNIE!!!
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A
17 October 2015

My husband and I highly recommend using Patken Photographer for your wedding. We had our wedding on Long Island but booked everything from out of state. Patken Photographer was extremely helpful and flexible. I had to do a lot of email and phone conversations and each time had a pleasant experience.
We would highly recommend booking Vinnie. He is incredibly talented, professional, and fun! My husband and I immediately liked Vinnie when we met him for our engagement session and knew he would do an amazing job. At our wedding, Vinnie and his crew were on time, flexible, and patient with everyone. He knew what he was doing. When we got our pictures back we were blown away! Vinnie was able to capture our special day perfectly! Looking at the pictures, we could relive every moment. They just got better and better with each click! We also received numerous compliments about our photos! My husband and I cant say enough great things about Patken Photographer and Vinnie.
They are on the pricier side but well worth it!!
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N
8 October 2015

We just had our engagement photos taken by Jessie from Patken and everything looks amazing. She worked with us and went above and beyond.

U
4 October 2015

Patken awas great. My photographer Vinny was professional and made us feel really comfortable. Definitely going back for future pictures.

U
3 October 2015

Patken was so accommodating and amazing they made sure everything was perfect for our day. The photographers, jarred and Rachel and videographer, rich, They went all measures to capture the greatest photos. I would use them again 100%. They were so professional and made light of a very stressful day. They had the best personalities and made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted. More...

A
2 October 2015

Patken Photography are amazing across the board. What we liked most about them was their professionalism. They showed up on time and got right to work. We had a huge wedding party; 9 grooms men, 9 bridesmaids, 3 junior bridesmaids, 3 ring barriers, 2 flower girls, 1 best man, 1 maid of honor, mother of the groom, and father and mother of the bride. plus we both have a huge family. So taking the pictures and finish taking the pictures was no easy task. Patken made the task look easy, and finish taking the photos in a reasonable time so we could enjoy our wedding day instead of taking pictures all day. Patken knows of all the shots and angles to take so the photos can come out beautiful. Our contract with Patken gave us a lot to name a few things; 1 photographer, 1 videographer, wall photos, wallet photos, engagement photo shoot, beautiful glass photo album, save the dates, photos for bride's parents, and photos for groom's Parents More...

U
23 September 2015

We can't say enough great things about Doug Gordan and his team of pros. From the engagement shoot to start with to the thank you cards, albums and videos at the end, their performance, products, and attitudes were flawless; and trust me when I say we put them to the test 5 months ago. They moved mountains to make things happen for us without missing a step or cutting even the smallest of corners, and they did it for a lot less than ALL of the other local companies that we contacted were willing to do it for. They pulled it off with perfection at every step. Home run Doug! Please share my family's deepest thoughts of gratitude with Vinnie, Steve and the crew, I'm sure they'll know who this is from.
BTW, in 17 yrs of active military service to this country, I've never been treated with the reverence that this company showed for my family and I. The Patken team lives and breathes support for the US military in my book!
For those of you reading this review who are wondering just how rough our "test" of them was, read on... We called them up from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and told them we intended to have a full blown wedding with all the options (our second after 17 yrs because the first was at the Justice of the Peace's house when we were teenagers). We told them we had 2 months or less to do it and we could only make it into town on 2 weekends before the event to plan EVERYTHING. That's right, 4 days for everything that must be done in person. 4 days which had to be shared with all the vendors we needed to see. Next, we threw in the surprises that our three daughters would all be Maids of Honor (that's right, 4 crazy women at once), the Best Man was to be my 8yr old son, and we had to rush everything because we were about to head overseas on assignment for a few years so the final products needed to be handled and delivered quickly too. Again I say; Flawless! They moved mountains for us. This is THE team you need!
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U
14 September 2015

I cannot begin to express my APPRECIATION, ADMIRATION and complete SATISFACTION with this TEAM of exceptional professionals! ! As a new bride, I was wary and cautious about signing vendors to work at my wedding. ALL of my worries were put at ease upon meeting this CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE group of photographers and the kindest of people.

When I entered the studio in 12/2014, it was clear how special and dedicated this elite group is! From the decor to the supremely warm and welcoming front desk staff, I felt immediately taken seriously and cared for. I was escorted to a private room to discuss my event, where I was then met by the owner himself!!!! He came in to discuss some details about my event. Not only was he unduly kind and courteous, but also he was (just as his team had portrayed) exceptionally detail-oriented, conscientious, and funny!

Needless to say, I knew right away that I was not going to find better service and professionalism anywhere else on the Island (Long Island, NY), let alone nationally! (Haha, which I had looked into as an eager new bride-to-be!)

By far, hands down, no doubt, PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER IS THE BEST COMPANY TO HANDLE ALL OF YOUR MOST PERSONAL AND CHERISHED LIFE EVENTS!!! I OWE THEM SO MUCH FOR THE BEAUTIFULLY TASTEFUL AND ARTISTIC PRINTS FROM MY WEDDING!!! I will be back to ask them to capture all of my precious life moments with my new husband and our generations to come!!
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P
30 August 2015

As a gay couple, my fiancée and I were very weary of having a traditional styled photographer for our "not so traditional" wedding. We were not sure if we would find someone with the right experience and expertise to pull it off, and we had concerns of our photographs not really capturing who WE are as a couple.
We spoke to Vinnie in our first meeting (he came to us highly recommended from a friend) and we really felt from that first meeting that he "got it" and he would really do anything in his power to make sure that we were made to feel comfortable and that we got exactly what we wanted.
Right away Vinnie got us on a timeline for our save the dates and so forth, and I have to say he really followed through. We decided to just go with whatever he said for the shoot, and then tell him our likes and dislikes. He insisted we also suggest some photographs WE would like to take so he could kind of get a sense of us as well. Doing this was the best thing we could have done because as a result of that shoot, we were really able to sit down with Vinnie and show him which pictures were our favorite and WHY we liked them.
The reason I am saying all of this is because he REALLY LISTENED!!!! Vinnie shot our wedding with his lovely wife Jessica and they were like clockwork... They came to the hotel early and took all sorts of shots we would not have thought of, made sure they got all of the shots WE wanted, and they really handled it so professionally that we did not feel like we wasted time on pictures... We just simply enjoyed our evening. We have so many amazing pictures that really capture who we are as a couple and a family... The only trouble is narrowing them all down.
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E
28 August 2015

When planning our wedding, Photographer was the most important thing for us. We wanted someone who would give us amazing pictures and an overall amazing experience from start to finish. Looking back on our day, I couldn't be happier with my decision to use Patken! We specifically worked with Kevin & Kenny and I cannot say enough great things about both of them! Our wedding day was so laid back and stress free with a big thanks to them! They were on time, very professional and yet a lot of fun to spend so much time with! Our bridal party could not stop talking about how awesome they were both and how much fun they had taking all of the pictures and how smooth everything went. We recently received our photos and I am so beyond thrilled with how they turned out. Kevin captured so many moments of the day that I may have missed and overall just how much excitement and love there was all around us! I would recommend Patken to all of my friends and family and hope to use them again for events in the future!! More...

G
25 August 2015

My husband and I used Patken photography and videography for our wedding and we could not have been happier with our decision! I had met Vinnie the year before when he was photographing my cousins wedding. After watching him work and then seeing the final product, I knew that I had to have him photograph our wedding. Everyone at Patken was so friendly and accommodating. Someone was always available to answer my questions or oblige to our requests. We recently got our proofs back and the pictures are gorgeous! Patken Photography was the first and only photographer that we met with when planning our wedding and there is no one else I would have trusted to capture the moments of our special day! Vinnie seriously exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working with him again in the future! More...

N
24 August 2015

My wife and I used Patken for our wedding on 7/3/15. The process of choosing a photographer was daunting and tedious as choosing all vendors is. Once we walked into Patken and sat down with them it was a no brainer. They came highly recommended and it was easy to see why. They were affordable, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with the entire way. They did a great job with our save the dates and were in constant communication to make sure we were happy with the work. Can't say enough about the overall experience we had with them.

Another note is that we had Kevin as our photographer and Michael as our videographer. The two worked perfectly together. They got the shots they needed in a timely fashion and without over doing it. Kevin was awesome. He dealt with the hard to deal with family members that you don't want to take pictures with but have to seamlessly. Can't wait for our pictures to be ready. I don't have to see them know that they will be great.
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L
24 August 2015

I used Patken for my wedding day. Both the photographer and videographer were very professional and were on time. We had Kevin as our photographer and he made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and knew exactly how to pose us. We had a big bridal party and he was able to get everyone's attention and make the day run smoothly. Kevin had a great sense of humor and was such a pleasure to work with! I cannot say enough good things about patken. I would highly recommend them to anyone. We are so excited to see all the beautiful pictures of our special day! Thank you everyone at patken for such a great experience !! More...

K
22 August 2015

I loved my experience with Patken Photography for my wedding!!! We had Jarred as our photographer and Kenny as our videographer. They did an absolutely amazing job! They made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera and everything ran smoothly and right on schedule. After the pictures with all my family, friends, and loved ones, during the ceremony and reception, I didn't even know they were there and they got amazing action shots! They got there early and stayed until the very end, and the price was not bad for the time and quality we got! I would 110% recommend them to anyone needing a good photographer and videographer for any occasion! More...

E
22 August 2015

Our photographer was Jarred. He was professional and friendly. He captured the most memorable moments of our day, now we can look at the pictures and smile with beautiful memories of each of them. HIGHLY recommend

U
20 August 2015

My wife and I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Jarred. My sister had used him for her wedding here on Long Island, and we were worried that he would be hesitant to travel to our wedding in Massachusetts. As soon as we met with him, he put all our concerns at ease. He seemed genuinely grateful for the travels accommodations and excited to try a new venue. He had even already researched the location so that he could begin planning the pictures. Our engagement shoot served two purposes, he talked to us about what poses we felt comfortable with and we got some truly stunning shots! He also gave us a tremendous amount of control over what photos we wanted to get on the big day. (I've since heard horror stories of other photographers that would refuse to listen to couples). On our wedding day, he served as so much more than simply a photographer. He made sure that everything kept on schedule, which was no small feat with a large and hectic family. He kept us both calm, relaxed, and smiling. As for the pictures themselves, its obvious that Jarred is tremendously gifted. In addition to picking wonderful backdrops for the posed photos, he snapped some great candid shots. His attention to detail was astounding; we love the shots he took of us getting ready, with the suits, dresses, and rings. I honestly haven't heard of anyone that was half as happy as we were with our choice of photographer....thank you Jarred!! More...

V
19 August 2015

Patken photographed my brothers wedding in 1999 and my cousins wedding in 2005. I hired them to video and photograph my wedding because I knew the quality of work they produce. I requested Vinny to photograph my wedding because he did my families weddings in the past. He is amazing, calm and very professional. Planning a wedding is a very stressful time and with all the vendors I had to deal with, Patken was the smoothest. I called Vinny a few times with some issues I was having with my reception venue and he put my mind at ease and I instantly felt comfortable with him. Vinny was on time and ready to shoot pictures as soon as he arrived to my moms house. He is very soft spoken and has a very calming personality.My pictures were beautiful. He did top notch quality work. I highly recommend Patken to photograph your wedding. More...

M
18 August 2015

My Husband and I booked Patken for our wedding in September 2014. We were fans of their photography style and we thought that their wedding album was a great value. Our photographers and videographer were excellent and went above and beyond on our wedding day. On the day of it started to rain after our ceremony and we couldn't take outdoor photos. The photographers talked our venue into allowing them to rearrange the lobby in order to give us a great alternative. All the staff we spoke with before , during and after the wedding day were very nice and professional . The package we ordered included 2 photographers and a videographer, album with parent albums, prints, save the dates , thank you's, and a video. The only thing I would take note of is that you need to buy the save the date photos if you like and they quality of the thank you cards wAsnt what I expected ( it was still nice but it was pixle printed? Had I known ahead of time I would have asked about my options and paid more for lazer printing . However that is a stylistic preference ). The quality of all the photos , albums and video were excellent. My husband and I were very pleased! More...

C
14 August 2015

We used Patken for our wedding in May. They were great!.......Rachel was our photographer, I still cant believe she took 1200 photos all by herself. She captured all the photos I wanted. We had so many great photos it was difficutly to choose photos for our album. During the wedding I didn't even notice she was there. She was very professional, on time and made us feel comfortable. We were fortunate enough to have Rachel as our photographer for our engagement photo shoot.
I cannot thank Rachel and Patken for making our day so memorable. I have recommended Patkens to family and friends
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K
13 August 2015

We are so happy we were recommended to Patken Photography by multiple people, from the second we sat down with Doug we knew this is the studio we wanted to work with he has a great personality and his portfolio is like a work of art. Me and my husband are both uncomfortable in front of the camera and hate how we look in pictures so Doug scheduled an engagement shoot for some practice, he made us feel comfortable and had us laughing through the whole shoot. The pictures came better than we could have ever hoped and everyone raved about them and we had a friend even switch their photographer after seeing our pictures. Doug was unavailable the day of our wedding so he assigned Jessie to be our wedding day photographer. Jessie was amazing from our first meeting we felt like friends from day one. The day of the wedding Jessie was early and so warm and friendly. Everyone loved her from the second we met her which with our bridal party was tough to find someone who could get along with everyone. She joked around with us and helped with all the wedding day drama by the end of the night she was dancing with us and having fun. We hated to say goodbye but she will be shooting all of our pictures in the future including family pictures when that time comes. Our wedding was only two weeks ago so we haven't received the pictures yet but know they will be amazing! We also had Dan as our videographer, he was great, and worked so well with Jessie. We highly recommended Patken and wont let our friends or family use any one else. More...

M
8 August 2015

We couldn't be happier with the service and quality of Patken Photographer! We were in such great hands with Kevin from the day of our engagement shoot all the way through our wedding day. Our family and wedding guests were impressed by his professionalism and ability to capture our day without drawing unnecessary attention to himself -- something that was important to us, as we have attended weddings where you feel as though the Paparazzi is chasing the bride and groom, taking away from the meaning of the day. We were also impressed by how quickly we received our proofs/prints. I would highly recommend using Patken and plan to use them again in the future! More...

M
4 August 2015

We were lucky enough to have both Steve and Rachel photograph our wedding. Both were excellent! Professional and had great personalities. Loved having them there and the cameras never stopped :) Cannot wait to see the pictures! More...

U
10 July 2015

Amazing company to work with! From service to creativity to quality and all in between! Steve was fantastic! He was fun, funny, patient and the whole family enjoyed working with him. Julianna and Joe the videographer were also amazing to work with! They took their jobs very seriously and worked very hard the entire day! I highly recommend this vendor as their reputation speaks for itself. More...

K
30 June 2015

steve was great! He made everyone feel comfortable & we had a great time!

T
18 June 2015

When choosing our photographer for our wedding we actually hired someone who was incapable of providing the priduct we were looking for and left me in tears. Someone had referred me to patken last minute and i had spoken to Doug who got me in and had me all booked for my wedding which was 1 month away!! They were so helpful and comforting! We had 2 photographers Tom and Mike who did an amazing job!! And our videographer was everywhere we needed him to be!! I dont think i could have been given any better service than what i got!! I am soo grateful for you guys!! I couldnt thank you all enough!! More...

M
16 June 2015

Patken was recommended to my husband and I through his sister who had used them for her wedding and was thrilled with their services. We went in and spoke to Mary, who was beyond helpful to us. She worked with us on the price and package we got. We were so happy with the pricing and service we added the video to our package- something we didn't think we had the money for. We were beyond thrilled we did!! Our photographer, Vinny, was great- made the day fun and not a chore taking the pictures. Our album was done within 2 months time and is beautiful! We were also able to get our photos and thank you notes in a very short amount of time! The video was the best part! Done in about 4 months- it was more than we imagined. Michael did an amazing job!
We looked at many photographers for our wedding and Patken BY FAR was the best value for our money and had the most to offer. Every time I spoke with someone in the office, they were friendly and took the time to answer any question I had.
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J
16 June 2015

there are not enough amazing things i can say about patken photography!! from the moment we had our consulation up intill our wedding day,they were incredible! ! john shaw was our photographer who i must add is a sweetheart!! he explained everything that was happening step by step and made sure we were okay with it all.kenny was our videographer who was everywhere we wanted and needed him to be! they were both so professional and you could just tell they love what they do,i have heard horror stoires from friends about their photographer in the past but i must say i am so pleased and there is nothing i would change for the world,john and kenny went above and beyond for us!! you will not be dissaspointed with patken!! More...

G
16 June 2015

My husband and I used Patken for our photography and videography this past April. Patken worked closely with us each step of the way, and they worked with us on price which was very important for us! They offered us a free engagement shoot, and Save the Dates, as well as thank yous for the wedding. The engagement shoot was awesome, the pictures came out great, and it was a good way for us to warm up to having our photo taken. Once we had the gallery our wedding photographer , Vinnie, reviewed the photos with us and we were able to see which kinds of pictures we liked best and discussed our preferences for the wedding. Vinnie also worked with us to make a list of "must have" photos ahead of time, so we didn't have to worry on the wedding day. The Save the Dates were top notch. I worked with the designer to get the exact font and colors I wanted (mint, not aqua, not seafoam!).

On the day of the wedding, Vinnie, his assistant, and our videographer, Mike, did an awesome job of being attentive, patient, and creative. We received our entire gallery of wedding photos about a month after our wedding, and we are currently working on designing our album. We are thrilled with our decision, definitely recommend!
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U
10 June 2015

Vinnie our photographer and Mike our videographer did a wonderful job. They made everything easy for us ,from taking the pictures on our yard ,to the cocktail hour, and after the ceremony. We are very pleased on how they do their job and would love to recommend them to our friends. More...

U
3 June 2015

We just had Patken for our wedding last week. They were great!.......Steve was our photographer and took all the shots I wanted. ..Julianna was also helping him out and she was so nice! During the wedding I didn't even know they were there! Mike was our videographer, he was also great and we didn't know he was there. More...

T
29 May 2015

We hired Patken Photobooth at LITERALLY the last second (like, the day before the wedding!) because my mom decided she wanted to get one for us. It was an awesome decision. The photobooth was totally affordable, with two prints (one for the guests to keep, one to go in a scrap book that they put together for you with guests signatures, providing you bring the scrap book), and the ability to email a copy to yourself. The booth came with props. It was a HUGE hit with our guests. So glad we made the choice to go with Patken! More...

U
27 May 2015

What can I say, Vinnie from Patken Photography was amazing he was such a big help. Very professional and fun. gave us lots of time and pictures together. We also Loved our videographer Joe. He made sure he was on point with everything and captured every moment. I could never say enough about great things about Patken and their crew. More...

J
17 May 2015

A big shout out to Vinny you really made our wedding day so easy. My husband who hates taking pictures had so much fun and is so happy that we got so many great shots. He really went above and beyond (even helping me button my wedding dress) and can't thank everyone enough. More...

M
1 March 2015

My fiancé and I recently got engaged and started looking at photographers for our wedding. We wound up signing with Patken, however had some concerns with our contract. Expecting to get the run around as people often do from companies once they have signed and become an after thought, the owner personally called my fiancé. He first apologized for any confusion and the fact that we were unhappy. He went over everything that we had concerns about and booked us an appointment to not only review our contract in detail but to do our engagement shoot personally. My fiancé was taken aback that he not only called him personally but the manner and professionalism he portrayed. When we met with him he was a man of his word and put our minds at ease. He was very courteous and professional, as was his entire staff. He took beautiful engagement photos and had a good sense of humor, making the whole process a blast as we didn't have be awkward in our poses. Reading prior reviews we knew they had an excellent reputation, yet, we were blown away with their customer service. Even though our wedding is still a little more than a year away, we feel great knowing that we are in excellent hands and are able to cross one thing off our list. We can't wait for our big day and the pictures Patken will take for us. I would recommend them for all brides to be as no one else compared in their customer service or photography. More...

U
3 January 2015

Patken is THE most professional, courteous and best photographers that I have been in contact with. They made the photo process of the wedding go as smooth as silk. We have a large family, their ability to control and execute what we wanted to accomplish and still keep us on schedule was incredible. The staff is personable, friendly and most of all accommodating to our needs. This is the only photographer I would ever use again or even recommend. More...

S
1 January 2015

We used Patken Photography for our photos and our video. We were extremely happy that we made that choice. The photos were absolutely stunning and the video came out incredible. My husband and I couldn't have asked for more. It is nice to know that we have the pictures and video to relive the most amazing moment in our lives. Both the photographer and videographer were very professional, were on time, and helped out with other things during the day. They helped the day run smoothly. I would highly recommend Patken Photography to anyone! More...

P
1 January 2015

Patken Photography is FIVE STAR!. The level of care they gave to my husband and I for our wedding last year was the best of any vendor we used! And of course the pictures came out absolutely GORGEOUS!

We worked with Doug who is one of a kind. Besides his photographic talents, his one of a kind personality brings makes the whole process from planning to the day of so much fun. Let’s face it not many members of the average bridal party have much patience for the photographer and getting the pictures done. That’s wasn’t a problem with Doug and his team. They had a way of keeping everyone together and moving with a quick joke and a smile. Before we knew it the bulk of our photo requests were finished and we could get to enjoying our cocktail hour and wedding reception.

It’s was an absolute pleasure working with Doug and his crew; they made us feel so comfortable the entire time. They did an absolutely stunning job for us, catching all of those special details of our wedding day. The creativity and effort that they put into our dream day and pictures were phenomenal, they’re definitively five star crew. We are so appreciative of everything, Thank you.
Craig & Patricia
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J
28 December 2014

We haven't had our wedding date yet but so far they're great! We did our engagement shoot off location which was awesome! They are quick and offer a lot of options to fit everyone's personal budget! We are excited for the wedding!

J
13 September 2014

Jared and Pierre were absolutely wonderful, we can't wait to see the final products! They were easy to get a hold of, and they worked until the moment the party was over. They made all my last minute location changes happen with isssue. We're so glad we went with this company. We have not heard one bad thing about them and I would recommend them to anyone looking to book. More...

A
28 August 2014

Patken did an amazing job putting together a photography and video package that was well within my budget. On the day of my wedding the photographer (John) was AMAZING! My husband and I dislike taking pictures which isn’t something a photographer generally wants to hear. However, John ran all around, taking the best pictures ever, in order to keep us in great spirits. Our videographer, Mike, was great as well. He wasn’t invasive but captured every important moment of our wedding. More...

U
28 August 2014

Jarred at Patken Photography is AMAZING at what he does. My husband and I knew he was incredibly talented because our engagement photos were stunning. But on our wedding day, he literally blew us away. The moment he arrived at my bridal suite he was like a MACHINE - so unbelievably professional. I think it takes a very unique skill set to do what he does. Not only do you have to be able to take beautiful pictures but you also have to be a true people person. Jarred was so funny and lighthearted the entire time, making everyone smile and laugh, all the while firing out positions for us to stand in and telling us who to move when and where. Seeing him in action was incredible actually.

The moment that sticks out to me that I will NEVER EVER forget is when I went into the ballroom with my new husband to take photos before our guests arrived. Up on the DJ TV screens was a gorgeous photo from the church earlier that day...literally just a couple of hours prior! That was completely unplanned, but took my breath away - I actually started to cry. It was so thoughtful and special.

Mike was our photographer. He was awesome!! Very professional as well and was inconspicuous on the dance floor which is not always the case with videographers.

I will worn you the studio itself is not nearly as efficient. The receptionist lady is very nice, but we did have a very pushy, arrogant sales woman who talked down to us. And messed up our videography order at the last minute which I had to find out 2 days before my wedding. To be honest, none of this will matter if you have Jarred and Mike as your photographer/ videographer.
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J
19 August 2014

Wow! We had an amazing wedding day, in spite of hurricane conditions, because the experience and expertise of Patken Photographers. Vinnie was our photographer and Mike was our videographer. We were hoping for a bright sun-filled day. Vinnie and Mike made sure we got as many outdoor shots as possible and really made the whole picture-taking process fun and expedient. They arrived early at the hotel to take the getting-ready pics, bounced back and forth between the guys and gals, helped us stick to the timeline and captured every memorable experience. I'm so glad we went with the best in the industry. Thank you Patken! More...

R
2 August 2014

I believe hard work should not go unnoticed. My husband and I have dealt with many people while planning our wedding and two of our favorite people were Nick and Tom from patken. I have to say I am truly grateful and thankful to have had Nick and Tom take our pictures and make our wedding video, everything was more than we could have hoped for and we are so happy we picked Patken. We have been recommending them ever since our wedding on 5/30/14! I really admire the work of Nick, there were 12 groomsmen, 10 bridesmaids, 3 ring security, and 2 flower girls and Nick handled it so gracefully and knew how to get everyone’s attention and also knew how to pose everyone and paid attention to the little details whether it was fixing a button that was unbuttoned or moving a piece of hair out of my face…all the little things that made my pictures perfect. Also, Tom really listened to everything I requested to be done in our wedding video and that goes a long way! I appreciate all their hard work and I thank patken for sending such great people to be a part of our special day, you all are the best! More...

U
30 June 2014

Kenny was amazing!!! He was so much fun and really was able to capture every moment of our wedding. He made us feel like a million bucks!!

U
17 June 2014

Patken is an extremely professional and down to earth company. Our photographer was Steve and he is AMAZING!!!!

U
23 May 2014

They were so AWESOME!! and I do not say that lightly. I am so picky with pictures and they were just unbelievable. I couldn't believe how helpful and professional they were through out the whole process. I would absolutely recommend them!

K
14 May 2014

Patken Photographer did my friends wedding back in November. When I saw her pictures, I knew right away I had to have these guys! Luckily, they have an office based in Miami so I was able to book them for my recent wedding. Initially, they have you come in and take a little mini engagement type of shoot to see your personalities and then pair you with a photographer who they feel can capture your day the best. They did an awesome job by selecting Denis Heald for our wedding. He was so cool, and came up with some really unique and fun photos for us to take. He was perfectly on time, and stuck to his timeline 100% which was convenient for me, my groom, and the rest of our huge bridal party. He picked up our videographer, Mike, who flew all the way in from New York to video our day. I cannot wait to see the tapes, as he caught every special detail from the ceremony to the toasts and all the dancing we did later in the night. I had a completely flawless wedding and these guys were a big help contributing to that! I would absolutely recommend Patken Photographer-totally dependable, reliable, and fun to work with! More...

U
11 May 2014

Professional,prompt,perfect! They always returned phone calls and emails which is more than I can say for my other vendors. There is a reason
Steve is.one.of the most requested photographers. He is talented and a true professional. I haven't seen my photos yet but I know they'll be great!
Our videographer was sweet and he was very unobtrusive, which I think is important.
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U
7 May 2014

i absolutely love patken. our engagement photos came out amazing. i love the fact that they have a studio. our photographer on our wedding day was wonderful to work with and he was great with the kids.

U
29 April 2014

Kevin was fabulous, you made our day so much fun! Thank you!

L
6 January 2014

My photographer, Mike, was amazing. He made me feel like a princess on the one night I needed to feel like a princess. He was funny and responsive to all my concerns. He took so many pictures and he was very patient with my over bearing family and friends. Mike, thank you so much for being so amazing and so professional. More...

U
31 December 2013

Very professional. Vinny took great pictures and was on time with everything.

Highly recommend

A
19 December 2013

great photographer I cannot wait to get my pictures and video back!

K
10 December 2013

We knew we wanted to work with Patken from looking at our friends wedding photos. What we liked about Patken was how Doug chose our photographer to match our personalities. Mike was great for us & very patient amongst all the chaos in the morning of getting ready. He had a vision for us with pictures & also was sure to take any shots that I requested as well. He was a pleasure to work with & made our wedding day memories special as he was capturing them & letting us be throughout the reception & we didnt even know he was there. He knew when to get us for certain moments & was also able to capture the candid moments. Definitely would recommend Patken & Mike to a friend. More...

U
24 November 2013

I got married 2 weeks ago and had photos and video taken by Patken and they were absolutely wonderful. My photographer was Jarred and he was the best! We had 5 kids under 5 in our wedding party so taking group photos was difficult to say the least. Jarred was very patient and was somehow able to get the kids to cooperate most of the time.
A couple of weeks before the wedding, we met with him and went over all the details and then he called me the week before to check up on everything again. I send him some picture ideas that I had and he was very accommodating with all of them. He even took pictures of me with my cat, which I specifically requested, and didn't seem to think I was insane for asking.
The staff at Patken was always friendly and responsive to my questions whenever I called. Our engagement photo shoot was included and the pictures came out beautiful. I can't wait to see the wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend Patken and Jarred! The price we paid was well worth the services we received.
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M
18 November 2013

Patken has photographer my wedding and two other of my friends. Their prices are reasonable and the custom designed packages were awesome!

Steve, who was our photographer was phenomenal!!! He made sure to capture every photo that I requested! He was professional but down to earth. My guests kept commenting on how great he was!
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M
17 November 2013

I obviously can't review the actual photos since my wedding was two weeks ago but I am so confident that they will come out amazing since the people who took them are amazing! I so highly recommend Patken photographers. Our 2 engagement shoots were wonderful the pictures were gorgeous and the photographers were so nice. Our day of photographers (Vinnie and Jimmy) and videographer (Tim) were so nice and friendly and professional. By the end of the night we really felt like they were our friends and truly cared about our wedding and what we wanted. Vinnie got all of the shots I wanted and directed my family and friends around with out being pushy or bossy. He helped my mom who is disabled and was very patient with her which I appreciated very much! Tim was fantastic as our videographer and also felt like one of our friends. We already decided we will be using Patken for all of our photography in the future (maternity, baby photos etc). More...

N
16 November 2013

We loved Steve for our photographer! He was absolutely the best made us relaxed and comfortable the two most important qualifies you need for your special day. Thank you Steve for being apart of our special day as well as for doing our engagement shoot on the coolest day last November! You made it enjoyable and for not one second did we not trust you to make amazing pictures! You truly gave us a special experience and we are so thankful.
Nicole and Chris Canestro
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K
14 November 2013

Patken was a pleasure to work with from the very beginning! Steve was an amazing photographer! He was fun to work with yet professional with his photography. Mike, the videographer, was amazing too! Steven and Mike made our day stress-free and allowed us to truly enjoy your day!! :) More...

R
30 October 2013

Great value. Great photographer. Very responsive and open to suggestions. I can hardly wait to get our pictures

U
16 October 2013

They were great, my photographer was picked perfectly to go with mine and my husbands personalities. Couldn't have been better!

U
25 September 2013

Patken did a great job with our photography and videography! Vinnie and Tom worked as such a great team and had everything taken care of. They followed by instructions and made it very easy to work with them. More...

B
13 September 2013

We found patken after a recommendation from a friend of the bride. Met with Mary at their Lindenhurst office and was very impressed with them. After doing a brief photo shoot with Doug, he recommended Nick shoot our wedding. We met Nick, we were very comfortable with him and he shot our engagement photos at Flowerfield's. To say we loved the photos were an understatement. The wedding photos came out better then we could have ever imagined. We picked up the proofs yesterday and we were just floored with how they came out and how Nick was able to do what he did. I highly recommend Nick and will definitely use him the next time I need a photographer.

We even had a slight situation come up at the end when we were going to do a trash the dress shoot which was included in our contract but WE decided we did not want to do it. Patken was great in making a deal with us to give us something else in exchange, since we did not do that photo shoot. Something they did not have to do and not leaving us with a bad taste in our mouth.

In case my point did not come across, you can not go wrong with Patken. If considering them, use them, you will not regret it!
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U
30 August 2013

Patken did our photos and videography and we thought they were very flexible and incredibly accommodating. The photos didn't turn out the way we wanted the first time for our engagement photos, but in the end they were very helpful and hard-working. A year later we look at our wedding photos and they are just stunning. We have had so many great comments even from friends who know about photography. Our photographer was able to organize the wedding party and guests so effectively and his photo shot ideas were great. It was chaotic with so many people there, but he was able to shift them into place quickly and politely. The photos we have look like something from bridal magazines.
Our video is also wonderful. As the bride, I was concerned how I would look on video, but having watched it several times, I am thrilled. The quality is great and whoever did the editing did well. The video is not boring like other wedding videos. It is so funny and full of character that family members laughed to tears. The video is elegant and we are so happy our day has been preserved.
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A
15 August 2013

Our photographer Vinny was amazing!! Our engagement photos came out beautiful and cannot wait to see our wedding photos, which I know will be amazing as well!

J
14 August 2013

Nick shot our recent wedding and he was so talented and professional. He was on time and so complimentary to everyone. I feel like we made the best choice using Patken and that we were lucky enough to have Nick as our photographer.

U
29 July 2013

We used Patken because they were recommended by Jericho, but we are sure glad we did. WE just got married the other day so I haven't seen the photos yet but I am sure they will come out excellent. We had Jared as a photographer he is a must. We had Danny as Videographer they worked great together. More...

U
26 July 2013

Patken did an amazing job at our wedding! Their pictures are very modern and contemporary which is what we wanted. We also used them for our wedding video.

J
15 July 2013

Vinny did an amazing job with my wedding! He was calming, quick, and perfect!!!!! He managed a large bridal party and made sure my husband and I were having a great time while taking pictures. I would recommend Vinny 1000 times to any bride! More...

W
8 July 2013

My photographer Jesse and videographer Tim were absolutely amazing. Tim was no unintrusive that I barely ever noticed he was there! He filmed all of the great moments and was so great at communicating with me before the wedding. i felt 100% at ease with him. Jesse is so incredible! SHe was the photographer at another wedding i was in and loved her instantly! I was so happy with her that words can't due her justice. She's witty and creative and put us at ease. My husband is not fond of taking pictures and Jesse cured him of that. She is so imagiviative in her poses and knows just how to give us exactly what is being asked. She was so hands on and detail oriented leading up to the wedding that I knew I had nothing to worry about. I can't wait to get my proofs back! More...

D
13 June 2013

Nick was our photographer and we couldn't have been happier with him. He was able to get a bridal party of 24 people to cooperate for pictures. I was very happy with Patken and how easy they were to work with. More...

U
16 May 2013

The photographer was great on the day of the wedding. However, I was a little unhappy with the cropping/editing of my pictures. ..and I feel that he missed some of the "good" shots and a lot of the details. I would just recommend that if you go with Patken that you are very specific with what pictures you want.

The videographer was also great on the day of. But I was very unhappy with the final version of my video...the picture quality was not very good! It almost looks pixelated on my TV.
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U
5 April 2013

Amazing and beautiful job is all I can say! They have been wonderful, and I highly recommend them to anyone. Excellent quality of work and professionalism at a great price!

U
16 March 2013

We loved Patken! Tom was great!

M
22 February 2013

I went to Patken because I wanted amazing wedding photos and that is exactly what I got. Steve was so amazing I had the hardest time choosing which photos I wanted. Once I put my order in it wasn't long before I got my albums back. I am so happy with my pictures and video. More...

U
13 January 2013

Tom was great! I love ALL of my photos!

L
26 December 2012

Steve is amazing!!!!!! Despite all the negative comments you may read about Patken, Steve is really an awesome photographer and I must say these guys are very professional and great at what they do. We did our Save the dates and had an awesome time. We laughed so much with the photographer that we had a hard time posing for our pictures. Everyone there is so nice and they go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you want and if you are not sure, they will definitely help you. I have read a lot of comments that were not positive about their customer service/receptionist and I have to say that these guys are really trying hard to make sure all the aspects of their business are perfect and yes sometimes the receptionists may come off a little harsh but these guys are truly amazing at what they do and deserve to be given all the credit for the outstanding work they do and not because a receptionist is having an off day should that be the reason to give them a bad review. Steve was exceptional and we hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future. I would definitely recommend Patken and Steve to anyone who wants a professional and amazing photographer. More...

M
15 December 2012

We chose Patken Photographers for our wedding at Oheka Castle and they were great. Not a bad thing to say about them. The photographs were beautiful! They captured every wonderful moment of our day. The pictures were ready in 6 weeks and available to view online. Nick, our photographer was very patient and professional. Highly recommended More...

U
7 December 2012

John (photographer) and Mike (videographer) were amazing! They were so friendly and on top of things. They made us feel so comfortable and made ths process of posing for all the pictures so easy! I can't wait to see the proofs and the video! More...

U
22 November 2012

We had Patken photographers for our wedding and our photographer was amazing!

J
11 November 2012

I haven't received my photos yet but I'm sure the quality will be amazing! My photographer and videographer were great guys and funny. They moved as quickly as possible without stressing the bridal party. When I realized Patken forgot to include a guest book with pictures from our engagement shoot I called and told them about it. It's not the kind of thing that you can get after the fact so they didn't hesitate to substitute that for additional photos. More...

L
6 November 2012

STEVE is the absolute best photographer there is. The entire staff is amazing! We had 2 photographers, an assistant and a videographer. I will forever use Patken for all my needs and will always request Steve! Our wedding day was rainy, cold at 50 degrees. He trooped it outdoors with us all day to take pictures regardless. He is absolutely amazing and the sweetest and nicest there is. Such professional work. Michael, the videographer was super sweet and amazing as well. He was with us outdoors all day long too. I hope no one got sick afterwards!! Patken exceed all of our expectations. They are simply the best! Thank you!! More...

M
23 October 2012

Perfect choice to help make the memories last. Nick was absolutely a hit. Providing comic relief, and making sure that every picture was perfect. Every shot came out great, and the turn around time to get our book and larger prints made the process after the big day, stress free.
We loved Patken so much, we went back for our daughters 1 year photo shoot. True professionals.
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K
21 October 2012

Amazing photos, had so much fun, the guys are great!

S
17 October 2012

We first met them at a showcase at Crest Hollow, and LOVED their style right from the start. It was everything we were looking for. We also loved how they were the only vendors who were not pushy that night (at least IMO)
we booked them on the spot, and had our E-pics taken a few weeks later. Which I am not soo happy we did, cause it gave us an idea of what was in store for us. We used those pics for our Save the Dates, they were perfect.
The day of the wedding they were so professional, at some points we didnt even remember they were there. But they did not miss a thing!
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N
17 October 2012

I booked Patken Photographers for my wedding and i can honestly say i loved who i worked with. I forgot the 2nd photographers name but i know i had Jesse and she was amazing! They worked their butts off all night!! My photo's came out fantastic! Im in love with every single one! the only response i took fractions of a point of was i stated i wanted to take pictures at the hall not the church when i spoke to Patken before my wedding. I was ignored. More...

U
11 October 2012

Steve our photographer was so awesome and fun! We had a lot of laughs and he makes you feel so comfortable. We loved working with him! We all trooped it to the park for pictures in humid weather right after the rain. He was amazing to do this! We are still waiting for proofs two months later though. And the day of wedding he forgot to take extended family photos in the lobby during one of the courses. He did not remind us and we were not thinking of it. I think if he would have came over during the reception and asked us if we needed any photos taken none of us would have overlooked it. This may have been due to the weather and us all trying to keep it moving but I mentioned 3 times, that I wanted a kissing under veil shot and a bride and groom shoe/sock shot and they were never taken either :( Overall, we loved our experience with Steve. Tom was our Videographer and he was great and fun to work with also. We would recommend them, of course! Just be sure to communicate all your requests! More...

S
9 October 2012

Tom was our photographer. He has the patience of a saint! We just got married on Saturday so we have yet to see our pictures but I have faith that they are great!

L
9 October 2012

We got a terrific package from Patken as part of our booking with Flowerfield in St. James. We were totally thrilled-our photographer was not intrusive-captured all the shots I requested and so much more. Our video was wonderful, entertaining and comprehensive as well. Highly recommended to all! More...

U
1 October 2012

I have known many brides that have used Patken in the past, and they all had beautiful photos. So I knew that when my time came, I wanted to use them as well.

Our photographer Kevin really went above and beyond the day-of to try and get all my shots. I admit I had a very long must-take photo list, and he busted his butt trying to get all of them. He even did things like direct all of my guests to blow bubbles before we exited the church to make sure the shot looked good. Our bridal party was all over the place, and he did an excellent job of directing everyone and bringing them together.

Our videographer Tim was there every time I looked up. He was very nice and called to confirm with me the day before. Every time something was going on, he was right there to get the shot.
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C
24 September 2012

From someone in the photography field who coordinates the post-production of images and video for top fashion and icon photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, and Steven Meisel, to name a few. .. I can honestly say that Patken offers a phenomenal service and product at a great value. More...

N
19 September 2012

This review is a little late because I am finally getting around to doing my album. We got married on one of the hottest days of the year in August. Doug was fantastic and really caught those "special" shots. He even was very accomodating the day of the weddign when I decided I wanted to do a last minute boudoir session. All of our pictures came out fantastic fromthe engagement photos all the way through to the wedding photos. The website is misleading if you are going for less "glamour shots". They do all types of great photos and also can cpature that enuexpected artistic shot. I would definitely say this phtographer is one to choose. More...

K
19 September 2012

Patken was an excellent choice for our photography and videography for our wedding. They were extremely accomodating in creating the specific package we wanted, very fair in pricing (especially considering all that was included. ..our album, 3 parent albums, numerous prints of various sizes, all our proofs (some places make you buy them!), an hour plus long video, save the dates, photo thank you cards, and an engagement portrait!) and responsive to all our questions and concerns.

I really liked that they included an engagement portrait in the package, as this allowed my husband and I to get used to the idea of posing all day long, become more comfortable in front of the camera and with the positions and styles Patken would be using on our actual wedding day, even taking notes on what kind of poses we liked best and if there was anything we were not comfortable with.

I havent yet seen our proofs, but if the quality of that initial shoot is any indication, Im sure we will be 100% pleased.

On our wedding day, Jared was our photographer and Tim was our videographer. Not only were they punctual, professional, and pleasant, they were also patient, accomodating and super friendly and personable. Once the slew of before the ceremony pictures were done, we barely even remembered they were there, which, in my opinion, is exactly how it should be. They stood back and allowed us to enjoy every moment of our wedding, still capturing it in what I expect will be perfect and beautiful film and video.

They made us very comfortable, had us smiling and laughing without having to even remind us we were supposed to be! I was actually quite sad to say goodbye to them at the end of the night!

I would, without hesitation, recommend Patken to any bride!

Sincerely,

Kyla
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U
14 September 2012

Based on recommendations this was the only photographer I met with. I could not have been more satisifed. The photographer/videographer were so professional and the quality of the work was outstanding! Excellent overall value!

D
9 September 2012

both the photographer and videographer were so professional and fun to work with. They also didn't mind the photos being taken by my guests.

K
5 September 2012

The attention we received upon arrival at the studio was warm and professional. After booking our wedding our Photographer arrived early to avoid any delays. He was very professional, accommodating, creative and artistic. The videograher did an amazing job with our video. Our photos are just beautiful. So beautiful, it is hard to pick the required photos for our albums. I definitely recommend Patken for your photographer/videographer for your affair. More...

M
3 September 2012

I had a wonderful experience! My pictures came out amazing and they even put my proofs in albums. They threw in a lot of extra perks in my package. The photographers and videographer I had were John, Jarred, and Tom. They were all extremely nice, made us all laugh and seemed to care about us and how all the pictures came out. I was very nervous the day of my wedding and they all made me feel better. I would recommend them to all my future friends and family members. My proofs came back less than a month and I love them all! More...

J
1 September 2012

They came recommended from many of our friends. We now know why, they were FANTASTIC! They really went above and beyond all our expectations. . Vinny listened to all our requests and feedback and the pics came out outstanding. It was so hard to choose which ones to put in our allbum. When ever anyone asks who we use, we rave about Patken. Well worth the money. We couldnt be happpier with he results and can't wait for the album and video! More...

L
31 August 2012

patken was amazing!! captured every beautiful moment!

W
31 August 2012

I had the best experience with Patken...they made my day to go stress free bc they really knew what they were doing. I will recommend this place to anyone!! Love them!!!

W
31 August 2012

Outstanding service and quality production. We have recommended Patken to relatives that were recently married and they were equally satisfied. We will definitely be returning for other photography needs.

Thanks to Doug and his amazing team.
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N
31 August 2012

Great pictures, fun and professional staff. I was so pleased with everything I already recommended them to other brides.

D
31 August 2012

Photos were amazing. Photographer was creative and friendly. Very personal.

L
31 August 2012

Vinny and Michael were absolutely fantastic. They both gave me and my husband exactly what we were looking for. They are both professional and VERY patient and understanding. I highly recommend booking them for your wedding! More...

L
30 August 2012

From the moment we met with Patken, we had pretty much decided that's who we wanted to go with. We met with 2 other companies that day who paled in comparison to quality, professionalism, and affordability. Would highly recommend them to anyone! More...

T
30 August 2012

Patken did a wonderful job on our wedding day. Even three years later i still look at my album and enjoy my pictures. Patken as a great wedding choice.

C
30 August 2012

So far we've just had our engagement photos & save the dates done and they are nothing but incredible!! I've had multiple friends use them for their weddings and had no second thoughts about picking them over another photographer! Can't wait for our day!!
(couldn't pick our wedding date, but picked our engagement pics day)
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M
27 August 2012

Thank You Vinnie and Tim for being so professional and amazing throught out the whole wedding. It was so much fun to work with you. We had a pick of the photos during the reception and they looked fantastic!!! We really cant wait to see it all! We are looking forward to see the video too! Highly recomend Pathen Photo and video! More...

R
18 August 2012

Had a few issues with my video, but Patken did there best to make up for it! I appreciate there time, efforts and patients!

L
13 August 2012

My husband and I used Patken for our wedding and we loved all of our pictures.

L