Kivalo Photography is a romantic wedding photographer located in Biddeford, Maine, servicing places all over New England. Kivalo, meaning "excellent," is a company that enjoys coastal Maine weddings where they can help capture the moments that are not soon forgotten.
With worldwide shoots in Italy and Aruba, Kivalo brings all kind of experience to each wedding. The work of this team has been published nationally and all share more than 10 years of experience, shooting over 100 weddings in the past five years.
Kivalo Photography offers photography and videography services to capture anything the couple's wedding day includes. They also offer services such as:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Chelsea · Married on 10/10/2010
Recommendation for Patricia owner of Kivalo Photography:Sent on 10/20/2010
Value for Cost:
Patricia was so pleasant to work with even with the obstacle of distance. My husband is military and we were not stationed in Maine. She also offered us a military discount which really meant a lot to us. I had been corresponding with her through email and the occasional phone call and she was so nice! She was excellent about checking in with us. I felt as though she cared just as much about our special day as we did.
Flexibility, Responsiveness, and Professionalism:
Patricia was flexible with her time and was able to set up an interview on short notice. She was very professional and spent a good hour or so with me discussing what kind of shots I wanted and the itinerary of the wedding day. She really gets to know her clients and she has a great eye for detail! She has a great attitude and you can tell she loves what she does.
Quality of Service:
Patricia came out to my parents' house on the morning of the wedding to take pictures of the girls getting ready and everyone fell in love with her. It was easy for us to be ourselves around her. Looking at the pictures she took over the course of the day (getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception), I felt as though she captured everything and made it even more beautiful. I had no disappointments with her work and she was fantastically punctual. The day after the wedding I was able to see our pictures. I haven't stopped getting compliments on the photos from my family, friends, and co-workers. She exceeded my expectations in all aspects. She not only never missed a moment, but she jumped in to help if someone needed a ride or needed help getting ready and she even helped me with a last minute ceremony detail. She was one of the girls and we all loved having her there! She was discreet and she got the shots.
I would highly recommend her for your special day!
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!!!