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Patricia Koo Photography

Astoria, NY, Queens

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Patricia Koo Photography provides high quality, artistic images with a warm and understanding disposition to go along with any project. We love working in fast-paced atmospheres such as weddings, live music events, and photojournalist projects as well as more intimate shoots such as portraits, product, and food photography.

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30 September 2019

Patricia was absolutely amazing and easy to work with for our wedding. All of our interviews with her were super easy and we immediately clicked - she asked a bunch of questions about what our relationship was like and how we were as people to help guide what she ended up doing with the photo shoot. As the day got closer, Patricia's motto might as well have been "give me as much or as little detail as you want, and we'll get it done." For things we were not sure about (shots we wanted or not or ideas) she was helpful and suggested ideas. For things we were specific about and knew we wanted, she executed perfectly. Planning timelines and locations with her was a breeze.On the day of the wedding - she had INCREDIBLE energy. Didn't stop moving the entire time, directed poses perfectly so we moved through pictures quickly. We got MULTIPLE comments from guests through the night that she was EVERYWHERE the entire wedding, clicking away.The proof is in the results - our pictures are amazing. And delivering them to us couldn't be easier - she was on time with everything uploaded to a website that was SO easy to use.Can't recommend her enough! More...

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30 September 2019

Patricia was absolutely amazing and easy to work with for our wedding. All of our interviews with her were super easy and we immediately clicked - she asked a bunch of questions about what our relationship was like and how we were as people to help guide what she ended up doing with the photo shoot. As the day got closer, Patricia's motto might as well have been "give me as much or as little detail as you want, and we'll get it done." For things we were not sure about (shots we wanted or not or ideas) she was helpful and suggested ideas. For things we were specific about and knew we wanted, she executed perfectly. Planning timelines and locations with her was a breeze. On the day of the wedding - she had INCREDIBLE energy. Didn't stop moving the entire time, directed poses perfectly so we moved through pictures quickly. We got MULTIPLE comments from guests through the night that she was EVERYWHERE the entire wedding, clicking away. The proof is in the results - our pictures are amazing. And delivering them to us couldn't be easier - she was on time with everything uploaded to a website that was SO easy to use. Can't recommend her enough! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

15 December 2018

I met trish when she came to do my son's newborn photos. I loved her work soo much that i hired her again for his christmas shoot. She did an amazing job not only capturing beautiful pictures of him but also capturing his personality in each photo. She is creative and works around many obstacles (especially having an active infant)lol. I look forward to working with her for more events! More...

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23 July 2018

Trish is absolutely the best! She made my fiance and i feel absolutely comfortable the session felt as if we were woth an old friend having a good time. I got my pictures fast and they were BEAUTIFUL!! and believe me i am a picky person. My prints came out even better i cant wait for my wedding next May because im sure those pictures will be even better! THANK YOU SO MUCH TRISH!! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

I highly recommend hiring Patricia to photograph your event. She recently shot a birthday party for my husband and the photos are fabulous! She blended in at the event but managed to get photos of all our friends and family as well as all the highlights of the evening. I'm so glad we had her there! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Trish did our shoot at our home back in October. She was great to work with and it was a very fun experience. Trish got some beautiful shots and did really interesting things with the lighting. She made my wife and my two-year-old both very comfortable and we could not have asked for a better experience! Thanks, Trish! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Patricia is a true gem! I'm so happy I found her on Yelp and will gladly share my experience. From the very beginning, she was very receptive and professional. When we finally met to book Patricia as our wedding photographer, I took a liking to her immediately. She came with samples of her work and was willing to work with our budget.
On the wedding day, Patricia rocked! She was so friendly and warm. Her love of photography truly showed in shot selection and posing. She gathered everyone together for group shots with ease. We were very comfortable and happy which makes for great photos!
The wedding has passed and she sent the proofs of her favorite pictures so that we could get thank you cards out in a timely manner. Patricia went above and beyond to meet every request in editing the album. We were blown away by the final product. She did an excellent job on our wedding album. The same attentiveness on the wedding day was seen through the whole process. We truly appreciate it.
I highly recommend Patricia for your special occasion. My husband and I are grateful. I will be using her in the future.
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Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Patricia did my newborn photos back in September and she did an awesome job. She came to my apartment will all of the supplies she needed and even sought out props for the theme I wanted. Her prices are also very reasonable. I would highly recommend her for any photography needs. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

AMAZING WORK,TRISH MAKES PHOTOGRAPHY FUN.GREAT EYE FOR DETAIL

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

I gave Patricia an idea of a logo that I had in mind for my company which sells products she's never even heard of. After explaining to her what it is, she did her research and came back to me with a slew of logo ideas which I LOVED. We made a couple of adjustments and BOOM that was it. I am so proud of the logo that she made for my start up company and can't stop sharing it. She's super easy to work with and ontop of that she does more than just design logos, she's a jack of all trades. THANK YOU SO MUCH Patricia!! I definitely recommend her. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Unbelievable eye for detail and is really great at making sure the important moments are captured, no matter how small.

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23 July 2018

Trish is an amazing photographer!! We enjoyed working with her on our special day! She has an incredible eye for capturing the right moment. Highly recommended!!❤️

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Trish is a great photographer and a wonderful person to work with. She is focused, positive and can clearly communicate her vision and needs with her clients. Most importantly she's got a great eye to capture just the right moment. I'd recommend her for any job. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

An amazing photographer! She was able to capture all the important moments of our big day! Our wedding pictures came out beautiful! So easy to work with and very professional. We will always book her for our special occasions. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Trish! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Not only did she do excellent work on our ALL of our promotional pictures for our band, @Rude Boy George, but she shot a birthday party for one of our band members. She is extremely creative and easy to work with. We also got back our pictures very quickly. I HIGHLY recommended her and will continue to use her services again... and again! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Trish did my engagement pictures. My fiance and I really had no idea what we wanted to do going into the shoot. Trish had so many creative ideas, gave us great direction, and made it a very comfortable and successful session. She has great ability to compose a beautiful shot coupled with the technical savvy to make everything run smoothly. Can't wait to use one of her pictures for our wedding save-the-dates!! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Patricia has a great eye for detail and she will help whatever ideas you have brewing in your mind spring to life. I don't think I've ever had as much fun during a photo shoot than I had with Patricia.

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Patricia isn't just your ordinary photographer, she's an artist. Always full of great ideas, optimistic and with a great eye for detail. I would strongly recommend her for any occasion. She can easily handle tough situations in a positive and professional manner. From working with her in the past and witnessing her amazing talent today, I can truely say that she makes the day so much better for everyone around her. Even last minute help with my daughters first birthday party (literally, she offered when we arrived at the event and helped save the day and my sanity) she knew exactly what to do and got things done before I even had to ask. Thank you Trish! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

She knows how to captivate you in a way that's rare ! She's super cool, and the best.

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14 May 2018

Trish has amazing artistry and vision, and we could not be more pleased with our wedding photos. I've also hired Trish for headshots, which turned out beyond superb. Trish is a true professional, while warm and personable at the same time. I will provide a reference anytime! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

13 April 2017

I went the weekend of April 1st to get new headshots. I needed something very specific and heard about Patricia from an another actor. I came to her, and she was the sweetest ever. She made me feel very comfortable and loved how chill she was. The shots came out just as I wanted, and really captivated me in a way I don't think other photographers would've. I recommend her !! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 September 2016

We used Patricia for our wedding and I can't really express how happy we were with the results. She was very professional, on time, she has a great eye, and her prices were the best we could find.

Reviewed on Yelp

15 September 2016

Patricia is a true gem! I'm so happy I found her on Yelp and will gladly share my experience. From the very beginning, she was very receptive and professional. When we finally met to book Patricia as our wedding photographer, I took a liking to her immediately. She came with samples of her work and was willing to work with our budget.On the wedding day, Patricia rocked! She was so friendly and warm. Her love of photography truly showed in shot selection and posing. She gathered everyone together for group shots with ease. We were very comfortable and happy which makes for great photos! The wedding has passed and we're going over some of our proofs now for the thank you cards. She did an excellent job. I can't wait to see our album! The same attentiveness is there and I truly appreciate it. I highly recommend Patricia for your special occasion. My husband and I are grateful. I will be using her in the future. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 May 2016

Patricia photographed my daughter's bat mitzvah and she was totally wonderful.  Her shots are beautiful, but she's also incredibly good with people.  She gets people grouped for formal shots very gently, and everyone has fun.  She can wander around a party and shoot pictures without ever interrupting.  She's capturing everything, but never in the way.  Our party had guests from 9 to almost 90, and everyone loved her. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 February 2016

Patricia did my engagement photos and they turned out amazing! We went to the High Line in Manhattan and had a wonderful session. We had some ideas already but Patricia had some great ideas tin mind as well, so no time was wasted. We had so many great shots to choose from. She is friendly and easy to work with. She edited pictures quickly as well. Highly recommended! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 February 2016

She has done my nephew's baby pictures and also my friends wedding. Her versatility, eye, and artistic vision have earned her the spot of my go-to photographer and the first one I recommend when people ask. I've also seen wedding announcement and engagement photos along with some event photos and videos that are awesome. Also does great work with edits, top notch! Highly recommend. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

22 February 2016

Beautiful shots. She's done a lot of work for many people. Her prices are very reasonable. She's very kind and patient with you when you're deciding on the shots you want. I highly recommend this photographer. She did a great job on my significant others sister's birthday party. She does amazing wedding photos as well. Just about any type of photography she can do. Her Photoshop skills are amazing too. More...

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Q&As

I feel the most important part is having your client know they can trust you and that's accomplished by really listening to them and making sure they know you get them and their expectations of your session. Some people come to me not knowing at all what they want or should do and I think my forte is being extremely observant and putting people at ease so I can see their true self through the lens. Then it's helpful to have the best tools to make creating your image easier, but that's secondary.

I always ask how they envision the end result. How they hope to display what we've made. Who the audience is. I try to get a sense of how comfortable they are so I know how much or little control they expect me to take in guiding the shoot. Then I make small talk asking about where/how they grew up, looks of nostalgia make for great results. If it's a stressful situation like a busy wedding, I just like to ask them how they are feeling, which makes them meditate on the moment for even just a second.

I guess what I love most is being so involved in the moments that are important enough to be recorded. Life is filled with plenty of hard moments so I love to watch people experience utter joy, even if just for a day. My personal nostalgia really shapes me and shapes how I view situations and most importantly makes me realize the significance of every fleeting interaction. If I can get a shot of a shared glance, a kid being tickled, or a person in church in deep reflection, then I've done my job.

Every photographer has their own perception and style. I tried working for different companies who wanted things just so without much room for creativity. I had several clients while freelancing tell me that I had a gift for capturing the moments or expressions they didn't even realize were happening around them. I made their memories of their day that much more vivid by photographing emotions and stories. If you are or work for a wedding factory and are shooting off of a checklist, then you don't have the time to pay close attention to these moments. I wanted to give these moments priority and that's how I present my body of work to potential clients. I will pose you and make sure you look beautiful, but in my experience, those will not be the photos you cherish.

I genuinely care. I sincerely want each shot to be significant and affecting. I am a people pleaser almost to a fault at times. But this results in me giving however much time and attention are necessary to each project until it is perfect. I am easy going with an abundance of patience, and I also have the skill set to make stunning work in any setting. I am simply a hard worker and I believe it shows in my work.