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PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER

About

Patken Photographer is a wedding photography company based in Orlando, Florida. This family-run enterprise comprises a professional team that specializes in capturing wedding celebrations. From vintage and classic styles to contemporary and photojournalistic techniques, these professionals can cater to each couple鈥檚 tastes.

Experience

Merging creativity with a career was the dream of husband-and-wife Pat and Ken Gordon. Ken harbored a lifelong vision to pursue his interests in the visual arts. Due to family life and the Vietnam war, his goal was put on hold until 1985, when the devoted couple established their own company. Ken reconnected with his vintage Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex camera and rediscovered his true passion in life. Soon, their son Doug joined the team and discovered his true calling in life. Over 35 years later, the business boasts numerous awards and accolades within the wedding industry. Now led by Doug, a renowned figure within the industry, the company boasts a professional and diverse collection of artists.

Services Offered

Paramount to the Patken Photographer team鈥檚 mission is capturing the unique love story of each couple. They produce artistic, vibrant images that are tailored to match your preferences. You can avail of an engagement photoshoot and boudoir session with members of the team, and obtain save-the-dates for your guests. Doug can procure an additional photographer for your wedding day if desired. Other photography products and services provided by this company include:

  • Destination weddings
  • Videography services
  • Trash-the-dress sessions
  • Albums, digital files, and prints
  • Thank-you cards
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Digital Files

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Custom Graphics
Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Trash The Dress
Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Second Shooter
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
illustration question

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    Sj H Married on 03/03/2023
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    Beyond Any Expectation

    Words can't begin to express how happy we are with how Patken Photographer handled our wedding, but I will give it a go.

    We had the fortune of meeting Doug at a wedding expo. Immediately, we were impressed with his track record and congeniality, and knew we could trust him with capturing our day. This was no small feat as we both are working students with a set budget who started planning nearly a year-and-a-half in advance so there was no shortage of research and vetting when it came to selecting our vendors. Doug was, and is, that good because we did not even make it out the door before deciding that he was our photographer.

    Doug was always punctual, and he and his team always reachable. On the wedding day, he wasn't just any old vendor (and we had several great vendors). It was like having your favorite uncle from New York taking the pictures, and I couldn't help but smile as he interacted with my family. The pictures came in quick, and they were wonderful!

    I strongly recommend Doug and Patken Photographer to anyone looking for photography, and I know he will be the first person I call in the future the next time I'm looking to capture valued memories.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Doug. It means so much to us that you trusted us and took the time to review us. We look for2ard to seeing you in the future
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    Nicole A. Married on 02/03/2023
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    Sabrina is an exceptionally talented photographer. From the moment we met her for our engagement photos, we loved her personality! I can鈥檛 find enough good things to say and I couldn鈥檛 thank her enough. She truly made the wedding experience for us so much easier with all she had to offer. She was able to get all the photos I requested and every photo was executed amazingly. All of our photos came out perfect! She was fun and easy to work with and she was very commandeering. I would recommend Sabrina to photograph anyones event! 10/10

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Amazing couple, family and everything in between. Thanks for your trust in us. So thrilled to hear you are so happy
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    Ellene B. Married on 11/17/2022
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    Such a blessing!

    Thank you Mr Doug for being a part of our wedding day. Our pictures are so beautiful and will be cherished forever. He is so patient, kind, professional, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Patkens Photography! God bless you,Mr. Doug

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you for the trust you placed in us. It was our honor to share this amazing day with you and we wish you the best of everything
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    Desirae Married on 11/05/2022
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    Patken photography was such a blessing

    Patken photography was such a blessing and was everything we hoped for on our wedding day. Kevin was outstanding and extremely professional. We received so many compliments of Kevin from our guest. Our entire bridal party kept saying that they felt that Kevin was one of the friends. Initially, when my husband and I were looking into photographers for our wedding, we were very overwhelmed. We originally went with a company for our engagement photo shoot that turned out to be horrible and very disappointing. We were very hesitant in selecting a photographer for our wedding because of the horrible experience we had for our engagement photo shoot. I initially found Patkin photography on Instagram and saw the beautiful pictures so I decided to reach out to them. We scheduled a zoom meeting call with Doug and we instantly clicked. my husband and I are very laid-back and we wanted more of a photographer that would focus on candid pictures. We felt so comfortable with the Doug on the phone. He was so relatable and explained everything to us. We didn鈥檛 feel left in the dark or felt like there was going to be any surprises at the end. Everything was so transparent and so organized, Doug told us once we got off the phone that we can take our time and contact him with any questions or concerns. Me and my husband got off the zoom phone call and knew right away that we wanted to hire Patken photographer. We call them back within minutes and hired them. Leading up to our wedding day November 5. We received a phone call from Kevin to discuss the day, and what pictures would be important to us, and how things would be laid out. We clicked so well with Kevin on the phone and was so excited to meet him on the day of the wedding. Kevin was absolutely outstanding. He knew exactly when to pull in and put people into photos to make things so comfortable especially with family members who are distant, but we knew we wanted them in the photo for memories. when we arrived at our venue, Kevin was there to take quick photos with us, and knew that we wanted to get the party started. Looking at my photos brings me and my husband so much happiness and we were so thankful to have Kevin there on our day to take our pictures. Kevin made everything so smooth and effortless. I highly recommend Patken photographer you for your wedding. They are outstanding and will meet your expectations. We also went with the photo booth kiosk, which was amazing and I highly recommend hiring the Photo Booth as well.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you for such a long and detailed review. You know Doug loves details, lol. We appreciate the kind words about our team and of course, Kevin. We look forward to watching your family grow.
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    Gregory F. Married on 09/17/2022
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    The perfect vendor.

    Words cannot express just how good Patken Photography is. From start to finish, the process with them was seamless and so easy. Do NOT go anywhere else.

    First, Doug is a fantastic owner. He is easy to talk with, works with you on what you need, makes adjustments as needed, is always open to suggestions and is overall, just one of the kindest men you will meet. Doug treats every customer like they are family.

    Cindy is the best. She keeps you posted on when payments are due but doesn't hound you. She is flexible and helps make sure you have what you need. She confirms appointments and double checks everything with a smile on her face the whole time. She is one of the most professional individuals my wife and I have ever come across.

    And our photographer, Vinnie? Amazing. He is beyond a pro. Words cannot express how lucky we are to have had him. He is the best. It was like a close family member taking photos. We had two days full of festivities and he was on point the whole time. Always knew what to do, was talking with us the whole time, was placing us in the right spots and just lives his job. In all the right ways. Vinnie is perfect. You cannot find someone who is better than Vinnie, I promise.

    The video team is amazing as well. They blend in and are so fun. All three of them make an effort to work side by side with Vinnie and make the experience perfect. They are some of the kindest people you will come across.

    Overall, go with Patken. You literally cannot find a better company. You can try but you won't succeed. You will love going with Patken and won't regret a single second of it.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you Gregory. Big shoes to live up to after such a kind set of words. Thank you for being so kind and appreciative of our efforts. It means the world to us
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    Ashley M. Married on 07/23/2022
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    Wedding 2020

    Patken Photography made my wedding day so special! After meeting with Doug we knew we had to have Patkens photograph our special day. We started working with Sabrina for our engagement shoot. She was kind, funny and made us immediately feel comfortable working with her. Our engagement pictures were flawless, we knew we wanted to request her for our special day. Sabrina ran my wedding day, she gave me a timeline for everything (which was such a HUGE help). She was so professional, she does this many times a weekend. We trusted her completely, and she exceeded our expectations. Sabrina was a pleasure to work with and ensured our wedding day was seamless. If you get the opportunity, choose Patken, you will not regret it.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    We are so thrilled to hear of your experience with our team Ashley. It was our honor to work with you
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    Fabiola Married on 07/15/2022
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    Great company!

    l used for my wedding photography/videography,
    maternity shoot and engagement shoot. We first spoke with Doug and he was very flexible with costs and our requests. We worked with Sabrina as our photographer with all of our photoshoots and she was great. Her energy is very welcoming and patient. Taking pictures and posing can be awkward for me and my husband but she made us feel very comfortable and our pictures came out
    beautiful for every shoot. Great customer service and professionalism. We'd recommend their company x1000.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind words . We so appreciate you trust in us and are grateful for the opportunity to preserve your most special
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    Melissa P. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Patken Photography made our Wedding Day

    Pictures are one of the most important aspects of your special day and we were excited from the first moments of talking to the Patken Photography team. Doug understood how important getting pictures with our family was and kept us laughing as the team made sure special moments from our big day were captured. We are so happy for making the right choice! The photos that Doug and team captured are priceless.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Congratulations Melissa! Thank you so much for the amazing review and the opportunity to work with you. It was our honor and we wish you the best of everything. We look forward to sharing and many other incredible moments with your family in the future.
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    Danny Married on 02/02/2022
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    Top notch!!

    Doug, the photographer was beyond levels of amazing. I could not be more happy with all the work he did. He made sure every picture was perfect. I am amazed at the effort he put in! It was 10/10

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you so much Danny and Suzette. We loved sharing in your day and are grateful you selected us. You are both so grateful for your you as people and your efforts as frontline health care workers. Best wishes and many blessings to to amazing people
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    Roseann L. Married on 01/08/2022
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    Valentina鈥檚 Sweet 16

    The staff at Patken photographers are absolutely amazing. From the office staff to the photographers and videographers they make your event the most special event you would ever have. My daughter鈥榮 sweet 16 was truly a night to remember. Sabrina and Jimmy captured all of her wonderful memories without being intrusive. I cannot wait to see the final products. I would definitely use them again.
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    Jeana T. Married on 12/30/2021
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    Outstanding

    Words can not express the incredible professionalism, creativity, talent and kindness. From every second, Doug captured unimaginable beauty of my daughter day I am speechless. There was not a moment missed, not a second he wasn't on point. From every angle, every square footage, every guest, the breeze in her hair, the tears of the groom, everything. Proofs in less than 24 hours , one photo is better than the next. Doug, you have blessed our lives and our hearts with your attention to detail, your compassion and your true talent for who you are and what you do. I would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you for everything, a day we will remember forever.

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    Mrs. Tumbarello . It was an honor to work with your family . Kayla and Gerry are just amazing . We
    Loved every moment of the process and feel so blessed to have shared and documented day with you all . Many blessings
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    Yahaira Married on 12/03/2021
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    Sabrina is amazing!

    Sabrina was our photographer and she was amazing!!! She鈥檚 from the Deer Park location, In Long Island, NY. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, including myself whom can be awkward when being photograph. Her personality and funny jokes/antics made everyone feel more relaxed and excited to take photos.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank so much for the kind review. So happy to hear of your experience with Sabrina. She loved you guys as well
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    Jennifer K. Married on 11/28/2021
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    Best photographers

    I was recommended Patken by my venue and I have to say they were absolutely amazing! I spoke with Doug and he was made me feel at home with them and I knew right there they were the best choice for my wedding. John was my photographer and he was great. He made my day special and a great night to remember. He captured so many important and fun moments. I 1000% HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. Everyone at Patken is very accommodating and kind. They are truly like a family.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Jennifer . We greatly appreciate your trust in us and wish you the best of everything
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    Elise R. Married on 10/24/2021
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    Paul and Elise Rosen Highly Recommend Patken Photographers in Deer Park, NY

    For the very first time my wife and I decided to have a video made of the wedding of our daughter Sheri and Robert O鈥機onnor. We always enjoyed photographic albums. This time there had to be something more to share. A very good friend of ours who has been in poor health and her family were not able to attend. With the video the wedding was in a manner of speaking brought to them. Whether you have guests who cannot not attend because of health considerations, prior commitments, the expenses of travel and lodging to the event, or just to have a remembrance for the immediate family, a video is worthwhile.

    The way in which Patken Photographers in Deer Park, NY videoed the wedding and edited it expeditiously was greatly appreciated.

    What a wonderful job they did to capture the most beautiful moments of the wedding which will never be forgotten.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Thank you to all of the Rosen and O'Connor family. We are so sorry your family is going thru rough times and are beyond grateful you allowed us to create this memory for you. Wishing you the best and prayers for a speedy recovery for your family member
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    Rosemary Married on 10/02/2021
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    Amazing Photos & Fun to work with

    I feel like we became family with Doug and Kevin (our photographers) by the time our wedding finally came (after multiple delays due to COVID). They worked with us through the reschedules and they definitely delivered and captured some amazing photos. I don鈥檛 have words to express how pleased we are with them, but I think the attached photos speak for themselves. They even captured so many great spontaneous moments during our event. We got our questions answered quickly, even after office hours sometimes. Our photos were delivered in 3 weeks from our wedding date! They were professional, timely, fun (which helps keep your energy up and it reflects in your photos), and very efficient at getting through the family photos during our wedding events. We are normally extremely awkward in photos, but they made it feel so comfortable.

    PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER's reply:

    Rosemary and Toufeeq!
    Thank you so much for the kind words about Doug and Kevin. We were so honored to be a part of such an incredible 2 days in your life. We wish you the best fo everything life has to order and look forward to being a part of many other life events for you both

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Great company. Very professional and easy to work with

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Have worked with Patken Photography for over 10 years now and i must say they are hands down TOP NOTCH ! I highly reccomend them.

Jill Harth Beauty & Cosmetics Jill Harth Beauty & Cosmetics Wedding Hair & Makeup

Patken Photographers are consistently a wonderful photography team. I've had so many brides use them and the photos are consistently beautiful, creative and on point. My makeup services compliment their beautiful work. I highly recommend them if you are considering them to be your event photographer.

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11842 Aldendale St Orlando, FL, 32836
631-595-1025

Monday thru Thursday 11-7 Saturday 10-4 Closed Fridays and Sunday
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40 Burt Dr Suite 1 Deer Park, NY, 11729
(631) 595-1025

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