Paul Retherford Photography

325 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Map · Phone number
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About Paul Retherford Photography

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.

Experience
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
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137 Reviews for Paul Retherford Photography

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lauren · Married on 09/15/2018

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    Paul was an amazing photographer for our wedding. He is so easy going and a very calming presence in the sometimes hectic wedding planning. Paul helped us in the overall planning of the timeline of the day and got some really wonderful shots. The drone photography and video was a huge hit, and we have received so many compliments from our guests on Paul's work. I was very impressed with the short amount of time between our wedding and receiving our photos! Paul is really gifted and a high quality photographer. We are so lucky to have had him. Thank you, Paul!

    Sent on 01/03/2019

    Paul Retherford Photography's reply:

    Congratulations Lauren! It was wonderful working with you. Thank you for the compliments on my services. I love hearing feedback from my Clients so that I can continue to improve my services. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future. Cheers! Paul
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    Evan · Married on 05/27/2018

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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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    Paul Retherford Photography's reply:

    Thank you Evan! I love working on Mackinac Island. It is such a pleasure to have Clients that trust me with their Wedding day and images. Thank you for highlighting some of my services. I always like hearing from my Clients and making sure that I exceed all of their expectations. Let me know if I can do anything for you in the future. Thank you. Paul
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    Bill · Married on 03/24/2018

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    Paul was amazing! From the initial inquiry to follow up after our wedding, Paul was incredibly professional, prompt and helpful. He was everything you could ask for in a wedding photographer. He took what we wanted into account and offered helpful suggestions to help us get through our day seamlessly. Paul also stepped in to help outside the realm of photography as we had her earl wedding questions throughout the day. As the day unfolded Paul was everywhere capturing everything without being a distraction or noticeable. He got our images to us quickly and easily and they are of wonderful quality. Would absolutely recommend Paul!

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    Paul Retherford Photography's reply:

    Congratulations Bill! Thank you for the review. Many people wonder how I can get so many awesome images on the Wedding day and this is where experience comes in. Thank you for noticing. I love what I do and I love that you loved your final product. Have a wonderful life together and keep in touch. Cheers! Paul

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Paul Retherford Photography Pricing

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Paul Retherford Photography FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services? $ 3,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price? Add'l Hours, High-Res Images, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Slideshow, Digital Files
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 4,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Slideshow, Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs
  • What primary photographic style do you identify with? Contemporary, Film, Natural, Photojournalism, Traditional, Vintage
  • What photography services do you offer? Additional Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Destination / Travel, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Second Shooter, Slideshow, Toning, Trash The Dress, Video, Wedding Portraits
  • What photography items do you offer? Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements

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    Northern Entertainment Consultants Wedding DJs

    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!

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    A+ Event Entertainment Wedding DJs

    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.

  • Charlevoix Wedding Pastor
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    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!

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