For the past decade, Paul J. Spetrini has been one of the fastest rising journalists in Rhode Island and with good reason: his attention to detail, his passion for telling a complete, objective story and his desire to constantly learn new things is second to none.
After a remarkable six-year career at Southern Rhode Island Newspapers where he was recognized with numerous awards and honors for his efforts and his dedication to his craft, Paul left his position as news editor of the North Kingstown Standard Times in 2013 to pursue other interests and broaden his knowledge and experience in his true passion—photography.
Now, Paul has jumped head-first into the field he loves and his hope is that, as he learns more and more about the craft, he can help countless individuals and couples throughout New England capture their special memories and moments through a medium both timeless and breathtaking.
As Paul continues to educate himself in the field of photography, he has also returned to his original love (journalism) and now works as a page designer for Independent Newspapers, home of the South County Independent and North East Independent Newspapers, the two most beloved and well-respected newspapers in Southern Rhode Island.
In addition, Paul reguarly shoots sports, candid events, proms and senior portraits for the East Providence-based school photography company Mare Studios; works as a regular contributor for the sports photography website www.risportsphoto.com (the official photographer of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League); contributes to on-location field work with www.teamphotoshots.com and has recently begun shooting weddings for the nationally-known George Street Photography wedding company.
In his spare time, Paul loves nothing more than coming up with an idea, coordinating with a group of individuals on how to best execute that idea and watching it grow from concept to completion. He also looks forward to one day trying out stand-up comedy, though if his wife has her way, he'll keep that dream to himself.
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Cora · Married on 10/19/2019
Simply, he's the best!
We can’t say enough good things about Paul! Paul was great to work with and is extremely talented. He is also very professional and simply just knows what he’s doing. From the moment I met Paul, I knew he was the photographer for me. He shared my vision like it was his own. He took time to get to know me and my fiancé. He was invested in our love story and his photos were lovely.
In preparation for the big day, we sat down with Paul to discuss the timeline and pictures we wanted. I had no idea what to expect and Paul helped us develop a timeline and sequence of events for the wedding day. I was so thankful for this discussion and it really put my mind at ease. Paul knew when everything should take place, roughly how long each section of the day should be, and kept everyone on schedule to the best of his ability on the day of (despite how difficult that was).
On the day of the wedding, Paul was simply amazing. He was great during bridal prep and knew what to say, where to be, and how to deal with various situations. He made me feel relaxed among the normal chaos and gracefully guided my throughout the day and night. My guests also commented on Paul’s professionalism and photography style. No one felt like he was intrusive when taking pictures and loved that he wasn’t afraid to lay on the floor for the best angle. We were lucky in having beautiful fall foliage on our wedding day. Paul was not shy in having us take a longer pose to get the best shot, or come down to the pond area for more formals. He was great and trekked all around the venue grounds with us, which I'm sure was exhausting.
When we finally sat down with Paul to look at our wedding pictures, it was no shock to me that they were stunning. We had the privilege of having his second photographer Becky and her pictures were just as beautiful and displayed great talent. We were very fortunate to have Paul and Becky photograph our wedding day. Thank you Paul for capturing everything so beautifully!
Sent on 12/09/2019
Kayla Thibault · Married on 10/13/2019
Best Choice we made!
Paul was truly one of the best decisions we made planning our wedding! After seeing one of his blogs I fell in love with his work and his journalistic background as he wrote out the stories of his couples had me floored. From day one as just a potential client Paul was quick to respond to my emails and set up a date to meet us very quickly!Sent on 12/01/2019
Our first meeting we left knowing this was the photographer we wanted. He was extremely professional and made sure he got to know us and what we wanted out of our wedding pictures. Throughout the planning process he was extremely helpful getting our day of schedule together and making sure we had time for everything we wanted! It was also a plus that when our wedding coordinator found out who we chose she had nothing but great things to say about him, as they had worked together frequently!
The day of our wedding Paul was truly amazing, and I will say that our family, bridal party, and friends are not the easiest to work with. We tend to goof off and can get off track very easily but Paul made sure that we stayed on task and got everything we told him we wanted. He wasn't afraid to get on the floor or climb on a chair to get an amazing picture!
By the time that we got home and started our mini after party I already had received an email from him with our sneak peaks! This was just hours after leaving our reception! These were amazing and held us over for a few weeks until he was finished!
Now that we have received our pictures we couldn't be more happy with our decision and neither will you if you choose Paul! He captured our day exactly as we remember it and now have beautiful pictures to look back at and relive this day over and over!
Alisa Branco · Married on 09/14/2019
The best choice for any couple
From the moment we saw his work at one of the many expos we went to, we loved Paul's style and his down to earth personality. Not only is he reasonable, you can tell he loves this line of work. We're pretty far from the "traditional" couple, but Paul was beyond open minded and excited to be a part of our special day. His candid photo style is one of the things we appreciated the most; we got to enjoy our big day surrounded by so many people we love without having his camera right in our faces. Looking at all the moments he captured is insane and we will be able to reminisce for the rest of our lives. He was even able to calm my bride down when I was running a tad bit late to the venue (mind you, that's not the easiest thing to do lol). Many of our guests complimented on how great he was too, catching the perfect moments. He even edited some photos the night of the wedding for us to look through!! We got tons of edited photos neatly organized on a USB that were easily navigated and on top of that within a month of our wedding in a busy fall wedding season. Bottom line: He's quirky, sticks with his deadlines, and he will literally roll in the dirt to get the perfect shot for you!Sent on 10/29/2019
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