Based in Biddeford, Maine, Kivalo Photography is a professional photography company that specializes in weddings and other celebratory events. Kivalo, meaning ‘excellent’ in Hungarian, perfectly reflects the quality of service this company provides. This team’s main goal is to capture candid moments throughout each couple’s wedding, creating stunning imagery that transports couples back to their special day.
Patricia Takacs is the business owner and main photographer. A documenter of all of life’s big occasions, Patricia has captured over 100 weddings since starting her business. From Italy to the Carribean island of Aruba, Patricia has traveled the world and captured endless precious moments. Patricia is excited to work with couples from all over the globe and help transport them back to their special day for years to come.
Kivalo photography provides couples with an array of wedding packages and services. All packages offered include a varied collection of digital images from the festivities. Their most popular wedding packages includes an engagement session, high-resolution images, and a second photographer. Additional services and final format items include the following:
74 Reviews for Kivalo Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
Samantha Reisman · Married on 11/16/2019
A trusted professional with a wonderful eye!
I can't say enough about how pleased I am to have had Patty as our wedding photographer. Right from the start initiating contact with Patty as a potential vendor, I was immediately comfortable with her approach to wedding photography. I was so impressed with the materials that she sent us after entering into contract with her- they helped to ensure that I was prepared on the wedding day and also helped to set expectations for the flow of the day. Patty is very comfortable to be around and blended right in. She was calm but also firm to make sure that we checked all the boxes of what we wanted to capture from the day. Her presence actually helped keep the drama and stress at bay which is something I didn't even know I would need. We just got our gallery of photos this week and I'm reliving all the special moments over and over again, as well as getting to see some special moments that I didn't get to firsthand experience which is exciting. I would absolutely recommend Kivalo Photography to new brides. You won't be regret it this decision. Thank you Patty!Sent on 11/19/2019
Ib Miller · Married on 06/08/2019
Patty was an excellent photographer that we would highly recommend. She is polite, professional, no-nonsense, and will make sure that you get every photo you want at your big day. We weren't able to meet before the day due to our being located so far away, but she touched base frequently to check in on progress and planning, get to know each other before we spent the actual day together, and ask for our insight on what was most important to us day of so she could be sure to get those images. She was also helpful in making recommendations regarding sequencing of photo events to ensure the best amount of photo time and time enjoying our event. Seperately, Patty suggested some great other vendors based on her experience at other weddings, which was so helpful. We highly recommend Patty / Kivalo!Sent on 06/11/2019
Jessica · Married on 10/20/2018
Best person to spend your whole wedding day with!
I booked Kivalo Photography because Patty had done my brother's wedding a few years prior, and I had loved her work. (In fact I said, "someday when I get married, I want a photographer to make me look this good on my wedding day!"). It was the best choice ever - Patty is fun and thoughtful and creative, and just a pleasure to work with.Sent on 12/05/2018
She gave us this amazing magazine about what to expect from wedding photography (I have never done this before, so "here's what I do for rain, here's what I worry about and not you, here's what you can think about and plan for" was SO helpful). Then, the day of, she came early and got all the details shots and scouted out photo locations on the property that I never even knew were there. Throughout the staged shots and ceremony, Patty rolled with our challenges (we are goofy and we talk a lot; we made a last-minute decision to move our October ceremony outside, literally as I was putting my dress on). You don't realize how much time you spend with your photographer on your wedding day, but they are there ALL DAY, and Patty was smart and professional but also just so fun to be around, it was like having another friend supporting us who just happened to also be making us look good in pictures. She also got ALL the shots - my husband kissing my hand as we waited to be announced at the reception, my flowergirl kissing the ring bearer's cheek after he tripped during bridal party shots, my ailing father kissing me on the forehead on the dancefloor. Our photos are amazing, it looks like something out of a magazine, I almost can't believe it was really our wedding, and Patty is 100% to credit for that :-) (Also, she had our shots back to us in just under two weeks, which I hear is exceptional turnaround time!) Can't recommend her enough!
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Kivalo has shot at Hardy Farm a number of times and always represents the epitome of both professionalism and artistry.
Kivalo Photography is one of Maine's hidden gems (maybe not so hidden anymore). Incredible photography + cinematography results every time and every wedding. We have worked side by side with them on weddings and styled shoots, and they have always exceeded expectations.
Kivalo Photography is one of the best in New England. Polite, professional and a joy to work with. And beautiful photos, always!!!