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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鈥攑hotography.

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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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,600

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

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Gianna V. Sent on 01/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer!

There is so much I could say about how amazing Paul is to work with! I met him at a bridal expo and from the start I could tell he was someone who makes the people around him comfortable and who is truly passionate about the work he does. We did our engagement session with him shortly after booking and he made the whole process easy and fun, and we were thrilled with the results!

When it came to our wedding this past November 10, Paul truly went above and beyond. In the meetings with him leading up to the wedding he was invaluable not just in the photography related aspects but in helping plan out the overall structure and timeline of the day, which I so appreciated. On the day of the wedding Paul and his team (also amazing!) captured every single aspect seamlessly- the prep, the details, the formals, the candids and everything in between. Not just that, but he was willing to do whatever was needed to get the perfect shot! Standing on a chair, diving on the dance floor, you name it- he was committed to capturing everything.

When it came to the photos themselves we could not be happier with how they turned out! He emailed us some sneak peaks that night and we were honestly blown away by how breathtaking they were. He perfectly captured the pure love and joy we felt on that day. When we got all the photos back we were even happier. We couldn鈥檛 pick a favorite- each one we saw we loved better than the last. We have gotten compliments on how amazing they turned out from every single person we have shown them to. The formals are stunning and the candid ones truly capture the fun and happiness of the day in such an authentic way. We are beyond grateful that Paul has given us such beautiful memories to look back on!

All this to say, we would 100% highly recommend Paul! Great guy and great photographer who will perfectly capture your day! Thank you so much Paul, we are forever grateful! 馃槉

Emily
Emily M. Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul is amazing!

My husband knows Paul personally and when we got engaged the first person we both thought of for photography was Paul! He shot our wedding and engagement session. Neither of us love being in front of the camera but Paul makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed. Having him as our photographer took so much stress and anxiety off our shoulders. On wedding day Paul didn鈥檛 stop for a second to capture everything! He produced so so many fabulous shots. I love that his photos are real, they鈥檙e not overly edited or staged. They truly capture the moment, his journalism background shines through. The best thing about Paul is he鈥檚 the most outstanding communicator we dealt with. He responded to every email, question, and concern without any hesitation. He鈥檚 so quick at responding and breaks everything down. He really thinks of everything- his website updates with his work status and his availability. You don鈥檛 find that everywhere! Paul鈥檚 so accommodating and affordable. If you need a photographer book Paul ASAP!! You won鈥檛 be disappointed!
Kayla
Kayla G. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/15/23 the best day ever

This man is by far the best engagement/wedding photographer ever! I loved every single photo this man took of myself and my husband. He is amazing! He really Knows how to capture a photo like no one I have ever seen! I am truly blessed that he was our photographer. I plan on asking him to do my baby photos once we get to that point! His pricing is extremely fair too! He takes his time getting to know you as well which I feel is important because you want to feel comfortable with the person taking your photos of course! I can鈥檛 say it any other way he is just amazing at what he does!
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Paul J. Spetrini Photography frequently asked questions

Paul J. Spetrini Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • Digital Files
Paul J. Spetrini Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Paul J. Spetrini Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism
Paul J. Spetrini Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
Paul J. Spetrini Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Paul J. Spetrini Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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