Robert Paetz Photography

Robert Paetz Photography

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During our initial meeting, we were impressed both by Robert and Felicia's professionalism and their easy-going nature. Instead of walking us through their packages and albums, we spent the majority of time walking through our vision of the day. By the end, we had a skeletal timeline to work with. We asked a ton of questions. I asked, "What is your favorite part of the wedding day?" His answer, the couple shoot because he knew that one would end up on the mantle. Her answer, the special unexpected moments, adding that the pictures will last much longer than we will. They are documenting memories for our descendants. They pointed out how important it was for a couple to feel comfortable with their photographer because the couple will spend more time with them than anyone else -- even the spouse! We were surprised how long we were chatting and by the end of the meeting, we felt like we were talking to friends.

On our wedding day, you knew they were there without noticing that they were. One of our guests described them to have an arsenal of cameras and was impressed with their ability to move about the crowd without getting in the way. Robert could anticipate when a good candid shot would arise. He'd have his camera drawn even before our friends said, "Ready? 1, 2, 3..." Yes, Robert and Felicia are talented and professional, but what we will always remember about them are the personal touches. Throughout the event, Felicia would ask what I needed. She bustled my dress when there was lag time between pictures. She beat the servers to get us a drink at dinner. And, how many photographers would offer to be our getaway car at the end of the event? Within hours of our wedding, Robert and Felicia posted a dozen highlight photos on a domain they created to pacify guests who were weary of our unplugged ceremony.

Our photos will be long-lasting reminders of that day. We didn't expect our fond memories would include our wonderful photographers too!

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I am an individual. I am an adventurer. I am a photographer. I believe in Reason, Purpose, and Excellence.   “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives: choice, not chance, determines ... read more
I am an individual. I am an adventurer. I am a photographer. I believe in Reason, Purpose, and Excellence.   “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives: choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” - Aristotle   That sums up pretty much how I approach my work, my business, my life.   I love Felicia. I love travel. I love taking pictures. (I also love food, cheese, coffee and beer, but you didn't really need to know all that, did you?).  I enjoy snowboarding, cycling and when I’m not using up passport pages, I take refuge in our National Parks.  
(Hi! That's my wife, Felicia and I)   Felicia and I met while each traveling solo in Tibet, survived the dreaded long distance relationship (9,000 miles between Singapore and California!), then I proposed while we were traveling through Bolivia, we got married in Singapore, and now call Burbank, California, home. I travel all over the world for work & play, and love that photography takes me new places.    Speaking of places: Are you getting married somewhere far away and exotic? I’d love to tag along and capture your celebration! I’ve photographed weddings in France, Poland, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Singapore and many other places.   My Photography I push the boundaries in composition, my images are bold, vibrant, layered, and richly textured. In a way, my photography is an extension of the way I see the world: complex, nuanced, diverse, and constantly-evolving.
  Tech Talk I love my Primes for a) the distinctive quality they lend to my images, b) the magic they work with ambient light, and c) for the awesome workout that they give me. Which really isn't bad because I need something to help keep the pounds off when I'm around wedding cakes every week...   I love to incorporate off-camera lighting techniques and technical know-how to create in-camera the vivid colors in our images: Really, it's not Photoshop!   About You
You do not see photography as a commodity, and you understand that your wedding day photographer is not some vendor who shows up just to push a button. It is about creating a relationship of trust with someone whom you feel comfortable to share details of your life with, and in return, I will create a pictorial keepsake of a milestone day in your life.   You value "the moments" more than "the stuff", and understand that the photos of the people nearest & dearest to you will get more precious as the years go by.   You and I. I don't see you “just another couple" or one of the most significant days of your life as "just another wedding". You are a unique individual, a unique pairing, and I'd like to get to know you, let you get to know me, and hopefully you'll want me to create some awesome imagery for you too.   Communicate Questions, comments or just want to make my iPhone go 'bing!' because you can?:  Say hello at   See my latest work and adventures on the blog and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on my  Facebook Page!           +/- read less
Categories: Photography
Event Types: LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies
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Robert Paetz Photography is a wedding photographer from the greater Los Angeles area, California. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Santa Barbara, Orange County, and San Diego. Robert Paetz Photography is a professional wedding photographer that has been part of the California wedding industry for 7 years. We specialize in documentary style photojournalistic photography