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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Elizabeth L. · Married on 04/05/2021
The BEST Photographer
Paul was wonderful to work with. When the pandemic started, he was the only vendor to reach out to us to see what we wanted to do. After initial contact, he continued keeping in touch to see if we needed anything or if our plans had changed. He was sure to keep us in the loop as his schedule changed due to the pandemic, in case we ended up needing to reschedule. He made the whole situation, pandemic included, as unstressful as possible by always being accessible, flexible, and thoughtful. He genuinely cares about his clients and treats them like more than just a number. He photographs weddings because he’s passionate about helping couples on one of the most important days of their lives. As you get to know him you see how much he really cares. The advice he gave me before I walked down the aisle, because he has clearly worked with many couples, is an example of how he shows that he cares and I’m sure he had similar advice for my husband. Furthermore, he is a very talented photographer. My husband and I are not usually a photogenic couple. However, our wedding photos came out stunning. If you look at his website, you’ll see for yourself how beautiful his photography is. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get a good picture and every photo he snaps is beautiful. He truly documents the day with each picture. When looking at your gallery after your wedding, you’ll see how each snapshot tells its own story. When all of those pictures are put together, they tell the story of your day in a way that is so raw and genuine you would have never expected it. I truly look forward to working with Paul again when we have our larger celebration in November.Sent on 05/25/2020
Stephanie T. · Married on 04/03/2021
Captured our wedding day perfectly
I hired Paul with high expectations. I have been following his work for years, and he is a friend and a former colleague of mine. But I'm not writing this review simply because I know Paul, but because he truly went above and beyond my expectations, and that says a lot.Sent on 05/06/2021
Perhaps my favorite thing about Paul's work is his unique talent for storytelling. I know Paul from my former work at a local newspaper, and his journalism experience carries over into his wedding photography. He doesn't deliver only the typical posed photos of any wedding photographer, but also will capture candid moments and raw emotions .
This was particularly important at my wedding because my parents couldn't attend in person due to the pandemic. (I'll also note that my original date was postponed, and Paul was incredibly understanding and easy to work with rescheduling.) So beyond a zoom video, my family was only able to experience the wedding through photos.
Paul captured the true essence of our day to a T and delivered a ton of photos (like seriously so many photos!) so that me, my husband, and our guests could relive that awesome day and evening, and my parents could get a feel for the day too.
During the wedding day and reception, Paul was incredibly professional and skilled. My guests couldn't stop talking about Paul -- he was a star the way he would angle himself to get the perfect shot. That being said, he never felt "intrusive" -- I never felt like the camera was "in my face" so to speak during our day.
Paul delivered our photos on a meticulously organized flash drive, and provided a collection online for social media sharing. To top it all off, he wrote a heartfelt blog post, which meant a lot.
If you're looking for someone who is professional, easy to work with, and delivers beautiful and emotion-packed wedding photos, I could not recommend Paul enough.
Aurora T. · Married on 03/08/2021
Telling Our Story
It is risky to have a wedding during this time of COVID-19, but Paul made the entire experience as stress free as possible. We decided to have a small, intimate wedding at our home and the one thing that was important to us was ensuring we had great photos to capture the experience; especially since some loved ones couldn't be there. Paul is professional, patient, and personable. Above all, he is interested in getting to know *you* and your loved one(s) and telling your story. He goes out of his way to capture the special, candid moments - some of which you probably forgot about until you go through your photos and relive them. Paul is also very affordable, yet in every way his photography exceeded our expectations. You will not be disappointed if you utilize Paul J. Spetrini Photography for your special day.Sent on 09/22/2020
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