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About Paul Retherford Photography

Your Memories preserved creatively by a Professional, Artistic vision

Paul Retherford Photography is a wedding photographer based in Petoskey, Michigan that has worked with over 600 couples and participated in weddings all over the world. Exceptional customer service and professionalism are what set this wedding photographer apart from others in the area. Shooting styles range from contemporary, film, natural, and photojournalistic to traditional and vintage. For a passionate photographer committed to exceeding your expectations, look no further than Paul Retherford Photography.

Paul Retherford, the owner and photographer behind Paul Retherford Photography, has been working with couples to perfect their wedding-day photos since 2002. Since then, he has racked up hundreds of positive reviews from satisfied clients and has consistently earned the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards.

Services Offered
The photographer offers many wedding services. These services include:

  • Additional hours
  • Photo booth
  • Videography
  • Fusion photography including audio, video, and images
  • Custom graphics
  • Willingness to travel
  • High-resolution images
  • Liability insurance
  • Multiple locations
  • One event per day
  • Additional photographers
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Video

Other Services
In addition to the above wedding-related offerings, Paul Retherford Photography also offers many other services as well. His other services include:

  • Engagement sessions
  • Trash-the-dress shoot
  • Creative portraits
  • Boudoir sessions
  • Maternity sessions
  • Family sessions
  • Real estate sessions
  • Lifestyle sessions
  • Pet sessions

Categories: Wedding Photographer

Regions serviced: Grand Rapids

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My wife Lindsay and I were married on Mackinac Island 5/27/18 and used Paul as our photographer with amazing, magazine quality results. Being from out of state and knowing nobody, we had to rely on recommendations of photographers in the area and he was highly recommended. Paul is an exceptional photographer and an all around great guy. We were only able to speak on the phone with him before the wedding day and he did an excellent job on the call of helping us plan the day and spots he and us needed to be at different times so we could maximize location opportunities. Upon meeting him on the wedding day, he was very laid back and easy to work with. He wasn't pushy at all and let us all do our thing with minimal direction, but enough to make our pictures natural while still coordinated. He knew the island and all of the best locations as well as how long it takes to get to and from each. We were able to get around in a timely manner to as many suggested spots as possible and we couldn't be happier about all the different views and places he chose. During the reception, it was as if he wasn't even there. He stayed out of the way as to not interfere with anyone or distract us or our guests from enjoying their time, but was all over the place getting great pictures of everyone. We would highly recommend Paul Retherford to anyone and would love to use him again in the future. Worth. Every. Penny.

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Profile Picture Evan, 5/27/18, 1 Review
Category: Photography

Paul was a pleasure to work with. Since we live close, he met with us in person to learn about us, our families, and what we were looking for with our photographer. He met all our needs and provided us with a large selection of photographs from the day. Did I mentioned we got them within 5 days after our wedding! Fast, friendly, and quality service!

Profile Picture Heather, 4/28/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Photography
Services Used: Digital Files, Proofs, One Event/Day, Wedding Portraits

Paul Retherford Photography Pricing

Paul Retherford Photography Price Rates

Wedding Photography Pricing
Starting Price
Starting Price Includes:
1 Event Per Day
Add'l Hours
Digital Files
Multi. Locations
Wedding Photography Package Pricing

Paul Retherford Photography FAQ

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Custom Graphics
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Multi. Locations
One Event/Day
Second Shooter
Trash The Dress
Wedding Portraits
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

Paul Retherford is the epitome of professionalism! I've had the pleasure of working with him on a couple of occasions and the experience was excellent!

Paul Retherford is an amazing photographer, and great to work with. There are times when a photographer will just leave with the happy couple, while there are still things to do at the reception. Paul ensures that it is ok to leave for a bit, and not stall the flow of the reception.

Paul and I work together often. He's a great photographer. His photos are beautiful and creative and he makes everyone comfortable even as stays on schedule. I am pleased to endorse Paul Retherford Wedding Photography!

Paul has taken some of the most beautiful pictures of our cakes and every couple that we have talked to has sung his praises!! We are happy to be associated with him!



Covering Weddings around the World, Petoskey, MI 49770   See On Map
231-445-1793 (phone)
Paul Retherford Photography is a wedding , destination photographer, and family photographer from Petoskey, Northern Michigan and traveling to destination weddings. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Traverse City & Bay Harbor, Mackinac Island & Charlevoix, and Petoskey. Paul Retherford Photography is a professional wedding destination Northern Michigan Photographer that has been part of the Petoskey, Mackinac Island, Charlevoix, and Traverse City wedding industry for over 500 weddings and fourteen years. We specialize in destination Wedding Photography and Northern Michigan Family Photography.