314 Reviews for PATKEN PHOTOGRAPHER
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Doug Gordon is a phenomenally talented photographer and, an absolute delight to work with. Doug's impeccable style is somewhat a hybrid between sexy, (but tasteful) and romantic which is classic. From the first time my Fiancé and I met with Doug, to our engagement shoot, and beyond, we took comfort in knowing that we could rely on Doug to capture our personalities and relationship, and that peace of mind is priceless. At our engagement shoot, Doug was always there making sure we were comfortable with every stage of the process. As a well seasoned Photographer, Doug went over and beyond three weeks prior to our shoot, notifying us of a potentially double booking of our outdoor engagement shoot which could of potentially jeopardize the look and feel of the day/photos. In the end, with his experience and being the venue's (e.g. Old Westbury Gardens) preferred Photographer's; we was able to be the one scheduled session for that day!! To top it off, we received all photos taken that same day with a beautifully crafted slideshow. Many, Many, Thanks Doug,
- Adana and Vincent
Thanks so much for the incredible review. It makes our hearts happy. You were great to work with and we look forward to seeing you in the future
If you want to capture one of the most important events in your life Patken Photographer is the best in the business. Thank you for capturing Erin and Erik’s special day. Thanks Doug Gordon for going above and beyond. You truly are the best.
Looking through some of our photos and a trailer of our video, I am so happy that we used Patken for our photos. Steve and Rachel were awesome during the day taking photos. They were so friendly and made both of our families feel comfortable with posing and taking pictures. They had both been to our venue for weddings and since they knew where all of the best photos were, it made the entire process so much smoother! Steve had made extra sure leading up to the day of that he knew what we were looking for in our photos (who we wanted photos with, where we wanted photos taken, and the type of style we were looking for). It all ran so smoothly. Our videographer Mike was also amazing and captured so many little details of our day that I feel like I am reliving it every time I watch our wedding trailer. I highly recommend Patken, they were very professional and great quality.
Thank you Vanessa and Daniel. We are so thrilled to hear how happy you are with Steve, Rachel and Michael. They felt a great connection to you and we are all grateful we had the opportunity to share in your most special day
Patken Photographer was so amazing! We had Vinnie as our photographer, and he got every shot that I asked for. He was very professional and did an incredible job with the photos. Michael and Charlie were our videographers and they were fun, and a joy to work with. Our trailer came out amazing and I can't wait for the full video! Thank you Patken, I 100% recommend using them for your big day!
Patken photography is amazing! My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Doug for our engagement photos. Is he so fun & professional making the experience memorable. We told them our preference of pictures for our wedding day and Kevin was assigned as our photographer for our special day.
Kevin was absolutely amazing. We contacted each other numerous times a week regarding our montage with the pictures and songs. He sent us a copy of it a couple days before the wedding to make sure everything was the way we wanted it to be
The day of the wedding he was at my house early which was perfect because it gave us time to chat and he was so sweet with making me feel calm after being so nervous.
I cannot thank Kevin & all of Patken photography for their hard work, being so professional, but also so personable and welcoming. My husband and I LOVE our photos and love that we can look at them & remember what an amazing experience we had.
From start to finish if was amazing, patken was on point. They know where to take the photo to get the most out of it. Had a wonderful time job well done patken from Mr. and Mrs. Facey thank you
Thanks so much for the nice words. Congratulations. We wish you the best of everything and then some
Vinny and Kenny were both terrific ,patient and professional...
Thanks so much for the review. So happy you loved your team. We wish you the best of everything
My advice is to meet with your photographer multiple time and be very specific about what pictures you want. Everyone was very nice and quick to respond once you get in touch with them, but unfortunately a lot of the pictures we wanted didn't happen. We only got to meet with Vinnie once before the wedding so I don't think we really got to go over a specific shot list. The one thing we were specific about was getting a picture with my husband's aunts, but when we finally got to see the pictures we found out that never happened. I wish we had realized that durring the wedding but everything was so chaotic. We also didn't get pictures of each table of guests, so if that's something you really want make sure you tell them. Other than that the pictures came out beautifully and I have a new absolute favorite picture of myself because of it. I would recommend them to other brides just make sure you're very clear about everything what you want.
We are so sorry you weren't thrilled in every way. You gave great advice that brides need to be detailed with he photographer and videographer. Our brides are very fortunate that they deal with there team every step of the way from planning to album delivery. It is the biggest thing that separates us from other vendors. IT is obviously hard for us to go into the clients mind of everything they want or need. We try to ask a lot of questions and prepare for every type of family or friend photo. As far as table photos they are not common place anymore unfortunately because guest very rarely sit between dancing, Photobooths, Photo favors and of course just enjoy the beautiful scenery all of these reception facilities now offer. If we know we will make the attempt of course. Either way we are sorry we missed things you may have wanted. If we can help in anyway , the owners name is Doug and his cell is 516-551-1602. You have probably met with him at least once as most clients do.
We wish you the best of everything
We just had our engagement shoot with Kevin, the experience and photos were wonderful. He made us feel at ease and comfortable during the session.
Thanks so much for the nice words. We so happy to hear of your great experience with Kevin
I cannot be more thankful for Patken photography. They were responsive throughout the entire process and helped me build a package that included exactly what I wanted. Our engagement session was so much fun and calmed my nerves about being photographed all day. On our wedding day, our family could not believe how amazing the Patken team was. Having them bring both the photographer and videographer was perfect because they worked so well together, and they were so much fun! We laughed the whole night during our pictures, and it felt so natural because of this. Kevin really listened to whatever I wanted when it came to certain shots I wanted, and Michael was always there getting all of our special moments recorded. I cannot wait to see the work they do!
So happy to hear about your experience with kevin and Michael. It makes us beyond happy. Wishing you the best of everything
Choosing Patken Photograph Studio as our wedding Photographer was the best decision we ever made. From the beautiful Save The Date shoot with Doug(who made us feel so relaxed and natural), to the incredible 766 photographs of our wedding with Kevin, John the videographer was amazing(can't wait to see my video), not to mention Sabrina who helped me with my album. My photos tell the story and bring back every memories from our wedding day. Kevin is extremely talented at what he does, he was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, professional, efficient, friendly to my bridal party and guest, and most importantly took the most fabulous photographs of our wedding. Kevin captures the most beautiful pictures for our reveal shots. My husband and I look like we belong on the cover of a magazine, it was like a movie shoot. All of our memories from the wedding have been captured from start to finish. Kevin is an incredible photographer, we couldn't have chosen a better photographer to document our wedding day. If you are looking for a wedding photographer look no further than Patken Photograph, highly recommended.
We are so happy to hear with your excellent experience with our team. We wish you the best of everything life has to offer and look forward to seeing your family grow in the years to come.
We absolutely loved working with Patken! We first contacted them on News Year's Eve late evening. Within a few minutes the owner, Doug contacted us and we scheduled our appointment. Patken was super accommodating with our work schedules when it came to meeting with them and our engagement shoot.
Our engagement shoot was quick and painless (my husband doesn't like to have his picture taken). Pictures took about 10 minutes, we waited another 5-10 minutes for them to be edited, and then we got to see and pick our Save the Date pictures right away! We were not pressured into picking anything right away on the spot and were given time to decide. Printing of everything was quick and they even reprinted out Save the Dates because we never noticed something was spelled incorrectly.
The week of our wedding, Doug called to tell us our photographer was in a car accident and couldn't work our wedding. Of course, we panicked as we had meet with the photographer and discussed everything, but Doug had a solution ready to go. He had another photographer scheduled to work our wedding and that she would call us that night. Beatrice called us about an hour later and we talked for a while going over what we wanted. She was so easy to work with and everyone at our wedding is still talking about her. She kept us on schedule, made us laugh, and checked in to make sure there weren't any other pictures we wanted.
We got our proofs about a week and a half after our wedding and a week after that we got our low resolution pictures. I can't stop looking at all of them because they are amazing! Picking which pictures we want is going to be tough.
Our friends recommended Patken to us and we recommend them to you!
Thank you so much for the nice words. We love hearing great things We are so sorry about the change at the last minute, but so very happy you are thrilled with Beatrice. Happy Holidays
I'm glad to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with Doug and photographer John from Patken. Doug was professional, courteous and responds quickly both over phone/email. John our photographer was on time the day of the wedding, very friendly, great communication skills, knew exactly how to direct and pose us, and made sure all the family/friends photos were taken in a timely manner. I just received the proofs from my wedding pictures today and I am ecstatic at how great they look! I feel that almost every single picture from the proofs could be a part of my wedding album. I'm glad that I've had the chance to work with Patken, I highly recommend them.
Thank you so much for the nice words. We are so thrilled to hear about your experience with John and Doug
My husband and I were so happy with the work done for our wedding. You made us feel so comfortable and cared for. The trailer Mike made is beyond perf and we loved everything about the day. We CANNOT wait to see the pictures!
I had such a wonderful experience with Patken Photographer from the beginning to the very end of my wedding!
Jarred was hands down AMAZING from start to finish!
Thank you SO much for making my day memorable in every way!
Hey Kristen. We think Jarred is pretty awesome as well. So happy to hear you loved your experience. We wish you the best of everything
Patken made sure they captured every special moment on my wedding day. Was on time, and made my day so much more easier as they were extremely professional and understanding. I did not have to worry about having to get pulled away every second of my reception as they took all the necessary pictures prior, and just captured moments as they happened.
Thanks so much Ammy for the Awesome review. We are thrilled youw ere so happy with everything and it all went the way you had hoped. Many blessings for the future
I’m blown away!!! Kevin and Beatrice were amazing !! They both kept me calm the entire day ! Every picture came out perfect the entire company went above and beyond for us. I highly recommend them. They are professional and know what they are doing!
Congratulations Ambryel! We want to thank you for the great review and are so thrilled you are happy with Kevin and Beatrice. We are so grateful for you entrusting us with special and wish you many blessings in your new life together
Our wedding was this past weekend (6/11/17) and we were assigned to Kevin for our photography. He was there earlier than I was and I was the bride! He greeted me and my family with a huge smile and made me feel special and calm from the moment I arrived. He knew exactly how to tell me to position and was very cautious of lighting as it was a very sunny day. At times during the party, I wanted specific shots of friends or family who are very special and he was right there and ready to get the pictures of us dancing! He was professional and experienced throughout the entire day! I could not have asked for a better fit for my husband and I on our special day. I cannot wait to see the photos! In general, Patken has been a pleasure to work with for the last few planning months before the wedding. Every email I sent was responded to within hours, not days! We didn't think the engagement shoot was that crucial or that we would even care about those photos, but we were wrong. We even had copies made from our engagement shoot as they came out so good.
Thank you so much for the awesome Review. We are so happy to hear about your experience with Kevin. We look forward to completing your order. We hope you have a great honeymoon and look forward to seeing you when your return
Patken Photographer did an amazing job for our wedding on 10/8/17. Doug was extremely helpful from the start and was responsive to all our questions and emails. Sabrina was the photographer for our wedding day. She was great to work with and made us feel comfortable during all the shoots. She did such a wonderful job and we love the way the photos came out. We definitely recommend them!
Hey Amanda, Thanks so much for the nice words. So happy to hear that you loved Sabrina.
This is a copy of my termination request:
"We have been significantly unhappy with the level of service given to us. During our initial consultation with the sales representative we were advised that we would be given an electronic copy of all images taken with the studio in addition we were told our engagement pictures can be taken at a location of our choosing. When coordinating the engagement pictures we were then told it would be an additional fee if we decided to do an on location photoshoot, resulting in limitation to the studio and a small park across the street. Our engagement photoshoot was very rushed and disorganized, we were unable to view any of our photos the day of the engagement pictures as promised because the photographer was overbooked resulting in significantly limited options of imagery. When requesting a copy of our engagement pictures with the watermark removed we were advised that would be an additional cost. Lastly, the graphic designer creating our save the dates had an unprofessional lack of attention to detail."
We spent months not knowing who our wedding photographer was because it is their practice to get to know you before assigning a photographer which is a terrible best practices. Overall, they over promised and under delivered. Very amateurish from post-sale to cancellation.
We are very sorry to hear that you were unhappy in anyway. We just wish we knew that you were a Patken Client. Unfortunately we have no record of you ever being contracted with us.
My husband and I could not be happier with our entire experience with Patken. We live in Kentucky, but got married on Long Island and they worked with us the entire way through, with miles between! Doug even help organize our engagement pictures in Kentucky! The day of our wedding could not have gone any better. John was with us from start to finish and worked so hard to ensure that all of our photos were wonderful! We didn’t do a first look, but wanted to be at our cocktail hour, and he made it happen for us. He was everywhere for us and made the day go so smoothly. And now we have amazing pictures from our wedding!
Every single employee we dealt with at Patken was a pleasure to work with. When we booked after meeting with Mary, we were very excited to do our engagement shoot and get started. She was very down to earth and friendly.
Rachel did our engagement shoot and was absolutely amazing! All of our friends told us we had the best engagement photos they ever saw. She was such a pleasure to work with and the whole shoot was alot of fun.
Kevin was our wedding photographer. I never met a nicer guy. He was absolutely amazing and our wedding photos came out gorgeous! John was our videographer and was also great to work with. Looking forward to getting the video back!
Overall, I couldnt have picked a better team to do our wedding. Thank you everybody at Patken Photographer for making my wedding so wonderful and stress free. High recommend!
That is so great to hear. We love hearing about our team effort experience. We cannot thank you enough for your very kind and generous words. Most importantly thanks for trusting us on the most important day of your life thus far. We look forward to sharing many more wonderful moments with you.
What can I say I am absolutely amazed by Patken Photography! From the first visit in the old office speaking with Doug, to our engagement shoot, to meeting Jarred, talking with him, to our wedding day, the entire staff made Chris and I feel extremely comfortable and confident they would capture the love we have for one another! On our wedding day Jarred and Tom arrived with such enthusiasm and amazing ideas on how to get past the bad weather we had! I’m not gonna lie I was nervous to see the proofs because we had to detour from the original idea of backdrop. As a bride you envision a look and when you suddenly have to change due to Mother Nature it most definitely places doubt in you. However!, we received our proofs and WOW We are so happy we chose Patken for our wedding! Our pictures came out beautiful! Jarred captured so many great moments, I felt I missed because I was always being moved to the next thing! THANK YOU SO MUCH JARRED! Cannot wait for our Video!
Wow, Thanks so much for the awesome words. We could not be happier that you loved everything. We wish you the best of everything that is yet to come
I had Vinnie as my photographer and John as my videographer. Both were amazing! It yurned out yo be way hotter than expected and i needed many breaks to cool off. Vinnie soo patient. I cant wait to see what time finished product is!!!
Congrats Jennifer. So happy to hear everything went so well with John and Vinnie. That's great news. Many blessings to you and yours
We hired PatKen to photographer our wedding coming this September at Martha Clara Vineyards. So far we have only done our engagement photos and save-the-dates completed. Steve did an amazing job taking the hundreds of photos that he took for our engagement pictures, everyone that has seen them loves them! Tammi created the most perfect Save-the-date based on our style. I truly cannot wait to see what they can accomplish in September at the Vineyards with us!!