Petula Pea Photography Reviews

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43 Reviews for Petula Pea Photography

Recommended by 100% of couples

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

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  • Jessica

    Jessica Anderson · Married on 04/26/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stunning Photography

    Hiring a vendor that is responsible for capturing the precious moments of one of the biggest days of your life can be a hard thing to narrow down. But for my husband and I, there was no one else other than Patty with Petula Pea Photography.
    I came across her Instagram about 2 years prior to becoming engaged; I was so in love with her photography and enjoyed seeing her work.
    Petula Pea was the very first vendor we signed a contract with, and was one of the best decisions ever!
    We had our initial phone call to talk wedding vision, and all those fun details and I immediately felt like I’ve known her for years. She helped guide us to the best wedding coordinator (Cara: Luxe Events) and we quickly signed Cara shortly after booking Patty.
    We had walk throughs, emails and phone convos for the past year and then it all came to the Wedding Day!! It was better than I could have ever imagined!!

    The venue looked fantastic and everything fell into place. Knowing that we had the best photographer to capture all these details, looks, feelings and emotions was the icing on the cake! Throughout the day she would remind us to breathe, and to take it all in. The best reminder.

    Incredibly organized, works for “that” shot, caring, knows her craft and so so many other great praises can’t be said enough about this woman!

    Patty had several “teaser” photos ready a couple days later – WOW!! Just the few we’ve seen.. absolutely speechless!
    Can’t wait to see the rest!!
    My advice is, if she is available for your wedding date- book Petula Pea Photography, you’ll never regret it.

    Sent on 05/22/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Jessica, what a beautiful surprise to read this! You and Nick are AMAZING and I could not be any more flattered or honored to have been chosen Before you got engaged. I just love, love, love you!!! Fast forward to your special day... it was insanely gorgeous and everything was perfect. I could not be happier for you two and I am so grateful to have documented your wedding day and gain such sweet friends in the process. Thank you so much! Love, Patty
  • Abby

    Abby Borden · Married on 02/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Decision = Best Photos!


    I don't know where to begin. Working with Patty for our engagement and wedding photos was one of the most critical decisions that we made, and simultaneously the easiest one. From our first meeting over a glass of wine and the cute gift she brought us, to the text messages, email support, outfit encouragement (for engagement photos), vendor referrals (wedding) -- Patty was our rock throughout it all. We were barrels of nerves before our photo sessions and what Patty does so incredibly well and naturally is helps you relax, enjoy the moments and feel beautiful inside and out!

    We found Patty through Yelp and Instagram, and immediately fell in love with the style of her work. Her style amplifies the natural beauty and emotions that she's capturing and we love every single photo she took, including the ones of our four-legged baby during our engagement sessions. Her editing process (individually editing each photo, which not all photographers will do) and diligence to providing a beyond perfection end result to her clients is telling - we love each and every moment and photo she has been able to capture throughout this journey.

    During our wedding planning process, Patty helped introduce us to our wedding coordinator (who was also a rockstar), our videographer (see rockstar comment), and shared invaluable perspective on the big things and little details alike. Even the assistant, John, that she brought to work with her on our big day gelled with the group like he'd been working with us the entire time. The ability for a photographer to manage a timeline and a crowd is critical, and that's what Patty does every single time. She had our timeline planned down to the minute, taking into consideration the sunlight and timeline for the rest of the event!

    We cannot wait to work with Patty again in the future to capture the big life moments yet to come!

    Sent on 02/12/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Oh gosh Abby, I am so humbled by your sweetest words. I cannot think of any better way to make me smile right now, and can't thank you enough!
    I am so honored to have captured these moments for you and Sean on your wedding day at the Darlington House! What a PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL day. I have so much love for you two and I am so excited for what is to come in your future, big-life moments. Thank you again Abby!
  • C

    Casey · Married on 01/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Truly the BEST

    I cannot say enough about how amazing Patty was throughout the entire wedding process. From our first chat on the phone I knew she was our photographer. Beyond the fact that her portfolio is amazing; she is kind, easy to talk to, and professional.
    From the very beginning she made me and my now husband feel at ease about the entire process. She asked about the kind of vibe we were going for, our story, and really made the process super personal. Once we got closer to the wedding, she helped to make a killer wedding photo timeline; making edits where she thought things could be done more efficiently, but was also so attentive to my wants/needs.
    The day of the wedding Patty was the BEST! She is truly so sweet and easy to work with. And the photos that we ended up with were amazing, I honestly can't stop looking at them. I also can't decide which ones to print because there are so many I am obsessed with (the best problem to have haha). In my opinion, picking a good photographer is one of the most important things you can do for your wedding day and I highly, highly recommend Patty for all your photographer needs.

    Sent on 07/06/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Casey, you absolutely made my day (with this beautiful review) and captured my heart throughout the process too! You and Chris were just the BEST and absolute dream clients. Your day could not have been any more beautiful and I am so thankful I was your gal and I am SO LUCKY you chose me! Sending so much love and gratitude to you both and I cannot wait for our paths to cross again - Love you both!!
  • Katherine

    Katherine · Married on 01/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our Beautiful Wedding Photos from Patty!!!


    I first spoke with Patty about a year before our wedding day. Patty was the first vendor we booked and the best photographer to capture our San Diego wedding at the Prado in Balboa Park on January 5, 2019. We planned our destination wedding in SD all the way from Connecticut and it was completley stress free because of our awesome team of vendors like Patty. Patty is organized, reliable, efficient, sweet, funny, relaxed and beautiful. I fell in love with Patty's style and work after searching instagram, the knot, yelp, etc., and fell in love with the authenticity of her photos. Her photographs are clear, true, full of life, and her ability to capture the most beautiful moments so effortlessly makes her so talented. Patty met up with us a few months before our wedding for wine and cheese (always a good idea) where we went over details and got to know each other. She had already been to the Prado and scoped out her plans for our wedding day. Prior to the wedding she created a shot list of all of our must have photos and created a wonderful photo timeline for our wedding. Granted, we had a little rain on our wedding day and a few plans were adjusted. I was never once stressed on my wedding day and I owe that to Patty for going with the flow of our wedding day and keeping a relaxed vibe! We are absolutely in LOVE with our wedding photos!! I don't know how I'll be able to choose my favorites because I love them all SO much. We got ready at the Hilton Bayfront and did our first look at the Prado with multiple pictures of our families and wedding party to follow. It was all a fairytale and we will never forget the feelings we felt on our day because we have Patty's photos to look at forever. We love you Patty! Thank you so much for your fabulous work and being you!!!
    Love always,
    Katie and Al

    Sent on 04/16/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Katie and Al,
    You got me all misty-eyed over here with your warmest and kindest words, thank you heaps for such a beautiful note! It's crazy how perfect your wedding day was, even with rain! You were seriously the perfect bride and your kindness is so effortless.
    I loved capturing your sweet love for each other and I absolutely loved meeting your families, friends and capturing your wedding day.
    Thank you so much for everything and I can't wait til we see each other again. Love, Patty
  • A

    Alyssa Lieberman · Married on 12/01/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best in the business!

    Patty is the best in the business, hands down! I extensively searched for the right photographer that captured the real feeling of our special day and the little details and I stopped on a dime when I saw Patty's work. Fast forward to our engagement photos and wedding and her work was FLAWLESS! Not only is she professional and experienced but she made both the engagement shoot and wedding feel so effortless and fun. Her sweet, loving and kind spirt makes things so easy and she truly gets to know her clients and what they want. You put a lot of faith in your photographer's hands when shooting your big day and we honestly couldn't be more thrilled with our photos. Thank you Patty for your STUNNING work!

    Sent on 03/29/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Oh Alyssa,
    I am JUST seeing your most thoughtful review and I will never forget the phone call I got from you for my "last" spot available in 2018! It was meant-to-be and I have nothing but warm-fuzzies when I think of your impeccably-in-love day! You two, I know, will always be in my life as I love you so much. Thank you for all of your kindness, love, most thoughtful words, and such a joy to be around. Love, Patty (Petula Pea Photography)
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    BRIDGET · Married on 11/10/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best in the business!!!

    Patty is outstanding. The real deal. If I could give her 10 stars, I would. Professional, super-talented, kind, an absolute joy to have as part of my wedding day. I truly can't say enough. Her second shooter was also outstanding. I was blown away by my photos. She captured every part of our wedding day that I could have hoped for and so much more. Total class act. Cannot recommend her highly enough. On top of all this, she's one of the warmest and most genuine individuals I've ever met.

    Sent on 04/14/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Dear Bridget and Jeff,
    Photographing your wedding day will always be in my heart and I will never forget it. I just have so much love for you two! From the moment I spoke to you, I felt an immediate connection and I knew I was the luckiest to have you two as clients! Thank you so, so much for your kindest words and I only hope to see you two again someday soon. Love, Patty
  • A

    Anne G · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing photos!

    Patty is the best! Even months later I still find myself going through our wedding album with a smile on my face! She has such amazing talent with photographing every special moment in the perfect light. I so appreciated how professional Patty was and easy to work with. Throughout the planning process, phone calls, and emails I could tell that she really cared about capturing the day in the best way possible for us.  She had a detailed timeline that ensured everything important was captured.  Then when the wedding day arrived she was such a calm force who clearly knew exactly how to get the right shot.  Her kindness and positivity are just another bonus. Thank you Patty for taking such good care of us!

    Sent on 07/09/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Anne! You made my entire week! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this as it's just what I need to hear ;) All I strive for in this business is to hear happy clients, and even better to hear months later. I just adore you and Tair and thank YOU for being so gracious and kind throughout time and sending you two so much love. Love, Patty
  • Natalie

    Natalie · Married on 10/07/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Simply the Best!

    Patty is the most incredible person and photographer there is! From start to finish, working with Patty was so much fun and she made the process so easy. She is very personable and genuinely cares so much about delivering the best photos she can. I feel like she became my best friend!

    Within the first minute of our conversion, I knew she was my girl! Her bubbly personality and passion for what she does, made me extremely confident that she was the perfect person to shoot our wedding day. We booked Patty a over a year and a half in advance (the good ones go fast!) so we had a lot of time between then and the wedding. However, Patty was the absolute sweetest and would check in with me to see how planning was going and it made me feel so special especially being a bride who planned the wedding from across the country.

    One of the MANY things I loved about Patty was how organized she was. When it came time to put my shot list together, she sent over a whole sheet for me to fill out, all the way down to listing the exact names of the people in the photo. She gave me advice when I needed it and was accommodating when it was a shot that I needed to have. She wanted to make sure my day was as perfect as possible! A week or so before my wedding she sent the finalized shot list that was broken down all the way down to the minute of what photo was being taken and when. After reading that, I knew everything was going to go smoothly.

    Now onto our wedding day. I remember Patty coming into my bridal suite and giving me the biggest hug and smile! We had talked on the phone many times before but never met in person. It was like I was hugging a life long friend of mine and any nerves I had just went away. The whole day, if she ever sensed my husband and I getting nervous she would remind us to take a deep breathe and relax. Often times when you are at weddings, the photographer takes forever to take pictures-not Patty! She stuck to her timeline and we were even ahead of schedule a few times. She was so efficient because she wanted to make sure that we got to enjoy our day as much as we could. My husband and I had so much fun with Patty when she was shooting us-we didn’t want it to end! You spend so much time with your photographer on your special day, that they really could make or break your day. Patty truly made our day and was our rock through it all. We were laughing and smiling the entire time. I can’t recommend her enough!

    We just got our photos back at the end of January and they are breathtaking! I look at Patty’s work all the time on Instagram but actually getting your own pictures back you see exactly how incredible, and talented Petula Pea really is :) She put so much love and energy into every single photo she edited. I absolutely love that she uses the natural light because she really catches the overall beauty of the day. Every time I look at each picture it allows me to relive the day all over again and remember the exact feelings I had in that moment. She told a story through her photos and perfectly captured who my husband and I are as a couple. I will be using Patty again in the future for all my life events because she really is the best! Love you Patty-thank you for making our day so incredibly special! We miss you already!

    Sent on 02/12/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Natalie,
    I love, love, love your words so much - you are makin' my heart melt Natalie! The time that you took to write this review and to write the sweetest words also, in a card, are appreciated so much. You, Thomas and your entire family were so welcoming, authentic, caring and kind. I often think, what have I done to deserve such amazing clients like you? I am truly grateful to have had the honor of capturing your wedding day, and I look forward to seeing you two again, and again! Big love to you both, and so many endless thank-yous ! Love, Patty
  • K

    Kelsey Dommer · Married on 08/18/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Professional, personal, amazing!

    Working with Patty on our wedding day was the best decision I could have made! From the first conversation we had I knew she would be ultra organized and so easy to work with, and that turned out to be even more true than I could have known. She was prepared and knew the property and the best shot locations before the day so that everything ran smoothly and easily for us. She got SO many shots done without being intrusive at all for the first couple hours which I appreciate so much. When it came to organizing our HUGE wedding party and our families Patty was so organized and clear and made it really easy to get literally all the shots we wanted and right on schedule so that there was no stress at all. My entire family made comments to me about how much they appreciated how well she handled everything and how they felt like the process was super easy and the shots all came out great. The pictures we got back are all beyond beautiful and really capture some of our favorite moments. I'm so grateful for the personal connection Patty made before and after the wedding so that the experience was even more fun!

    Sent on 02/18/2019

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Kelsey!
    Awe, thank you! Working with YOU was one of the best wedding days I had last year. From the moment we talked, I just hoped and wished you would book because you are my dream client. Your sweetest love for Sam and your whole family was so special to watch. I am so grateful to have had you as a bride and thank you for being so kind and sweet! I will always remember your special day, and hope I am always your photo gal! xo, Patty
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    Elissa · Married on 05/21/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0


    ?"?Thank you Patty for ?my and Mark's amazing engagement photo shoot!! We are so lucky and thankful to have been introduced to you by our wedding planner.
    Patty is seriously so amazing so sweet and so fun to do pics with!!! Can't wait till our wedding day and our family photo shoot with her!!!! Highly recommend Patty."

    Sent on 06/14/2017

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet words Elissa! I loved your engagement shoot, your family shoot and boudoir shoot and thank you for trusting me in all three categories.
    I look forward to your family's photos this August too!
    xox, Patty
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    Alyssa · Married on 04/21/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beach Cake Perfection

    Patty is darling and literally became our best friend by the end of the wedding day! She traveled with us to Maui for our special weekend and was an absolute joy to have around. She was well organized and kind to our bridal party. We appreciated her sweet spirit and passion for capturing our perfect day. Highly recommend Petula Pea Photography!

    Sent on 06/05/2018

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    I am beyond touched and honored to have be chosen out of a sea-of-photographers to photograph you and Adam in Maui! Your day will always remain special in my heart and I can't thank you enough for being so sweet, patient and kind through the whole process. I LOVED, LOVED documenting your wedding day and just loved your entire family. Thank you so much for your sweetest words and I am so excited for our friendship that we have developed over the past couple of years. Love you both! Love, Patty (Petula Pea Photography)
  • E

    Elizabeth · Married on 02/17/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Working with Patty as our Wedding Photographer was truly amazing, easy, and her work is spectacular! I spent so much time researching photographers for my wedding, but after my first conversation (and looking through all of her work online), I knew she was the one! Her style is classic, soft, and like fine-art that capture every formal and candid little moment and expression of your wedding day. She a professional! Her direct but gentle manner made me trust her to organize the photo- timeline, gather family for formal photos, work with other vendors, and helped me to stay calm and not worry about anything/one else (because she had everything under control!). Before my big day, she created a timeline, reached out to our vendors, and scoped out the venue to know where the best photograph locations were. We met a few times to talk about our day beforehand and she was open to my thoughts and desires for what I was hoping to capture on our wedding day. We recently received our album and her work is amazing, like magic. She & her assistant Jessica captured every detail of our wedding day, literally every emotion and expression is now ours to save forever. When you work with Patty, she not only becomes your photographer, but also a friend!

    Sent on 05/16/2018

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Elizabeth,
    I couldn't have asked for a better client than you. It's funny how our minds were parallel and so in-sync the entire process ;) I absolutely love you, Zach and your families and hope to see you guys again! I am beyond touched by your kindest words and you did a great job at making me cry, ha!
    Thank you for everything and I am so thankful for the honor of being your wedding photographer on your special day and for our friendship!! xoxoxo
    Love and hugs, Patty
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    Jennifer · Married on 11/11/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    There are not enough words I can say to explain how totally and completely amazing Patty/Petula Pea Photography is. I planned a destination wedding in San Diego last fall, which was not easy to do from a distance. And, one of my highest priority parts of planning our wedding was the photography - I'm very picky about style, quality, personality, etc. I did a lot of research, read of a lot of reviews, and had a ton of phone conversations and email exchanges with photographers in the area. But, when I talked to Patty, something just clicked. I loved her style and she was very welcoming and made my story and my event feel so important.

    She was so organized with the details and making sure that she would be able to capture everything I wanted and envisioned. She spent a lot of time working directly with me on the schedule, understanding the venue and my other vendors, understanding what was important to me, getting to know our story, and getting to know my family and wedding party. She was amazing to work with before the wedding day and kept everything on track (and was patient with a rowdy wedding party) on the actual day.

    AND... the photos turned out to be EXTRAORDINARY. I still look at them and am amazed and so thankful that Patty (and John!) was able to capture our day so perfectly. I couldn't be more happy with the day and couldn't be more happy with the final images!

    Sent on 04/14/2018

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Aweee, Jennifer, I can't thank you enough for this sweetest and most meaningful review! I loved having you as a client and I loved getting to know you, Houston, your family and of course your amazing daughter. I felt like family at your wedding and you and Houston were quite literally the kindest clients ever. It makes me so happy to know that you loved your photos, and, you were such a stunning bride. Thank you again for taking the time to write this and I would just love to see you two again, Love, Patty
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    Victoria · Married on 10/21/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    AMAZING.
    We couldn't be happier with our decision to hire Patty. I did a ton of research before deciding on a photographer and she really is the whole package. Not only do Patty's photos have the most romantic, natural feel to them, it's her personal style that drew us in the most.

    I spent almost an hour with her on the phone during our first call and it felt like I was talking to a friend, but in the most professional and informative way possible. She is straightforward and upfront about her style and process which made me feel completely comfortable with everything. She is responsive to emails and texts and was incredibly patient when responding to my tons and tons of amateur questions.

    My fiance and I had never taken professional photos, and I was worried that we would seem awkward or unnatural due to nerves. Patty scheduled a time to meet us for wine and apps a couple months prior to our engagement shoot to answer all of our questions and just really get to know us. The weather was just not working with us on our engagement shoot and we had to reschedule not once, but TWICE! Patty was watching the weather days in advance and made sure to let me know as soon as she thought we should reschedule. She worked with me on scheduling both times and we ended up with perfect weather - third time's the charm! When we showed up on the day of the engagement photos it was like meeting up with a friend. We had SO MUCH FUN and it shows in the photos.

    Beyond excited for our wedding day. Patty has been great about coordinating with our wedding planner to make sure that everything is seamless. I am 100% confident that she will capture each moment exactly as we always envisioned them.

    Will update post after wedding in October 2017.

    Sent on 02/20/2017

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Victoria,
    I absolutely loved reading this and I couldn't be more grateful for you both. It certainly felt as if we knew each other for years when we met and I truly believe that is how a connection between photographer and client should be.
    Your engagement session was the BEST! And, thank goodness we waited til the 3rd time because we had sun and it was warm (not to mention it wasn't raining that time!).
    I just can't wait for your wedding in October and thank you so much for your sweetest words -they mean the world to me. Love, Patty
  • K

    Katie · Married on 07/01/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Patty’s work is nothing short of extraordinary! Hiring her as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning, and she played a very important role in helping our wedding day run as smoothly as it did. She was professional, easy, and fun to work with. She made my husband and me feel calm and comfortable the entire day.

    Within an hour of sending Patty my contact information via her website, Patty called me to get all the details of my husband and my relationship and our plans for our wedding celebration. She has great wedding packages available, and we opted for her to photograph a couple portraits and candids at our pre-wedding cocktail party instead of engagement photos. As the wedding weekend approached, Patty was consistently in touch with our coordinator to hash out the timeline, and she responded promptly to all the questions I sent her via text or email.

    When it came time to set the shot list, my ideas and lists were a little extravagant. Patty gently helped me come to my senses about timing and what ends up being possible to fit into one relatively short wedding day--her guidance was spot-on, and my husband, our families, and I got all the shots we wanted without busting the timeline!

    Throughout our wedding day, Patty and her awesome assistant Laura were efficient, kind, and encouraging. Each vendor who interacted with Patty or Laura let me know they were the best photography team they had ever worked with!

    And the best part about Patty’s work: the photos themselves. As I write this I've only seen a few photos she posted as “teasers” on Facebook or Instagram, and each one is STUNNING! My husband and I can only imagine how beautiful the rest will be!!

    Patty’s work is beautiful. I am so impressed with the way her photos capture the happiness and joy that radiated from our families, our friends, and us that weekend. My husband and I already agreed Patty will be our photographer for every important event!

    Sent on 07/19/2017

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Katie + Lucas,
    Firstly, you are incredible for writing these on your way to your honeymoon! What a beautiful surprise!
    Secondly, I hit the bride "jackpot" when you booked me. Every step-of-the-way was fun and delightful with you and you even asked "me" if you could help many times, and girl, nobody does that, haha!

    It will be all my pleasure and honor to get to see you and your family again someday, and I look very forward to it, and your maternity shoot! Love you both!
    Love, Patty
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    Claire · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We’re so glad that we decided to work with Patty! She recently did our engagement photo shoot and we’re so happy with the results! She did an amazing job… the photos are absolutely stunning. She made the whole experience effortless and easy. She was relaxed and gave us directly but wasn’t overbearing. Working with Patty was so seamless and the results are incredible. We’ve gotten so many compliments on our photos and I can’t wait to see how our wedding photos turn out! SHE IS AMAZING!! Look no further :) you have found your perfect engagement/wedding photographer!

    Sent on 03/08/2017
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    KELSEY · Married on 05/13/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Patty is truly the best of the best. From her communications skills to ensuring that all details are accounted for, Patty does not skip a beat. Patty has an ease and comfort about her, that help make situations feel relaxing, fun, and in control. Not to mention, her skills behind the camera are one that cannot be argued. Our wedding photos are something out of a magazine. We honestly could not have dreamt of more picture perfect images to look back on. Patty will be our photographer for all important future events and we truly cannot recommend her enough. She is the definition of amazing.

    Sent on 06/29/2017

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Awe, sweet Kelsey + Justin! Thank you so much for your kindest words and your day couldn't have been more beautiful and perfect. Literally something out of a fairy tale. I will always be grateful for you choosing me and I can't wait for all of your future events!!!! Love ya girl!
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    Samantha · Married on 05/07/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE! I just don’t even know where to begin with Patty. She was the first vendor I booked for our wedding (before I even picked the venue). She was an absolute saving grace in the weeks leading up to my wedding. She handled everything the day of like a rock star, even though it rained and turned our plans upside down. I don’t know how the day would have gone without her and I am SO grateful that I had her there. She made me feel at ease and we were even able to get a few shot outside before it really started to rain. She even brought me an umbrella because she is a doll. She was so on top of everything – I just really can’t imagine how the day would have functioned without her. The timeline she had sent me a few days before was SO detailed and perfect. She made sure everything worked out with my groom being on the other side of the hotel too. She is so professional but still warm and her sweet self. I had gotten so many compliments from my guests in the weeks after my wedding about her as well. We had to move our pictures/ceremony/reception inside, and I honestly probably would have cried about it if I had used another photographer. I just got our wedding photos last night and they are more amazing than I could have ever imagined. They’re soft and intimate, yet she was able to catch all of the fun everyone had at the reception. I wish a review could do her the justice she deserves!!!

    Sent on 06/08/2017
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    Meredith · Married on 04/29/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Patty is absolutely incredible. I was always impressed by her work but it was hard to picture what MY photos would really be like - but I was oh so pleasantly surprised and excited and shocked by the amazing outcome! I never thought I'd look so pretty or that my wedding would be captured like she captured it. Every detail and moment can be relived when you're looking at the album and I couldn't be happier that Patty shot our wedding. She completely goes above and beyond in so many ways. On top of the amazing photographic results, Patty is one of the kindest and sweetest people I've met in a long time! She instantly made us feel comfortable and it really shows naturally in the photos. A few other things to note is that I completely dropped the ball on the timeline and Patty saved the day with her quick thinking and got all of the photos I wanted. Patty is all business on the wedding day and this kind of personality and attitude is priceless! Patty has the best ideas for poses and I was so happy with our wedding portraits, family pics and of course, the party pics! Additionally, a few weeks after the wedding my mother in law asked for a few photos to print for her parents and Patty took time out of her weekend to send them to me - I think this shows how VERY dedicated Patty is to her clients.
    We couldn't have been happier that we found Patty to take the photos on our big day. I would recommend her to ANYONE looking to have the most incredible photos of their wedding day. If you pick Patty, you will be in the BEST hands!

    Sent on 07/18/2017

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Oh sweet Meredith!
    Thank you so, so much for making my day! I loved you since the moment we spoke for the first time and all the way through the process. How did I get so lucky with you two?
    Your wedding was nothing short of magical and that is because you and Nick were just a dream all day long. I loved every second of your day and I am so excited that we will be lifelong friends.
    Sending so many hugs for your sweetest review, xoxo, Patty
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    Tiffany · Married on 02/18/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I had to update my review after Patty shot our wedding a month ago, and of course, she’s still amazing! To me finding the right photographer sets the tone for you wedding and shapes your memories. The best advice I got from my sister-in-law was if you’re going to spend money, spend it on the photographer. Patty was one of the first people I booked for my wedding because once I saw her pictures I knew I had to have her photograph my wedding.
    She helped so much before our engagement shoot and she patiently answered my millions of emails and questions. We were put at ease from the moment we met her at the shoot. And of course, our engagement pictures were beautiful and captured our personalities perfectly and let them shine on film.
    She went so above and beyond since the first day we spoke, but somehow she upped it even more in the weeks before the wedding. It was supposed to rain the day of and she spent so much time talking to me and the girls at my venue about back up plans, she even searched for umbrellas for pictures while we were on the phone! She also created my timeline for the day, and separate one for my husband and the groomsmen. She knows exactly what is going to happen the day of and just jumps right in, which is very calming and reassuring. I was able to enjoy my day completely knowing that she was in charge. She is the picture of professional but talking to her is like talking to a friend.
    And OMG her pictures! I thought our engagements pictures were gorgeous, but the wedding pictures are stunning. I can’t believe how amazing and flawless they are. I honestly love each one (which never happens)! She captured the day perfectly and I could not be any happier. I am so thankful to have been able to work with her! Also, her assistant Laura was just as sweet and amazing! Hiring Patty was the best decision I made for my wedding (aside from my husband, of course). Thank you Patty for all the amazing memories! Xo, Tiffany and Devin

    Sent on 06/21/2016
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    Natasha · Married on 11/26/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Where do we even begin??? Patty (Petula Pea) was the very first vendor we booked because we just knew we had to have her! What we loved most about Patty's portfolio was the mix of brilliant artistic shots (the type you hang on the wall and all can appreciate because it's beautiful but not TOO lovey-dovey to make others uncomfortable), natural, candid moments, and the must-have portraits. We absolutely love both our engagement and wedding photos, and had the best time working with Patty! While we initially imagined it'd be quite awkward having someone accompany us and take our photos, Patty coached us though both the engagement session and wedding day--making us feel comfortable and translating that into natural, beautiful photos that really captured the day and our love. Weddings are stressful enough; call or email Patty and you won't regret it!

    Sent on 06/04/2017
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    K · Married on 10/01/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    BRILLIANT!!! Patty is able to capture beauty from the inside and out! She is one of the most sincere and loving people we have met. My husband and I had an immediate connection with Patty and knew within just a few minutes she was golden. She has a creative eye and and piece of advice to any future bride reading this ---you should trust her vision, you cannot go wrong here. We are so glad that we decided to do an engagement session, as most guys do not like to do "photo shoots'' this gave us a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera before our big day. On our wedding day, we decided against a first look pre ceremony, and Patty knew how much it meant to us to have those photos of the 'first look' when the groom saw his bride down the aisle. We had plenty of time for photos after the ceremony, without feeling rushed or feeling like we were taken away for too long from the celebration - we were even able to make it to cocktail hour for a few minutes. Patty is organized, on time, and attentive. We caught the sun setting over the ocean during our first dance. Our photos are tooo die for photos! Even my bridesmaids some of them married, some soon to be married fell in love with Patty and immediately could pick up on our connection. We were lucky to find her - everyone who has been able to see our photos think they all were taken from a magazine - makes me blush every time - that is the talent and quality Patty provides. Highly recommended!!! Thank you so very much Patty for all your kindness, brilliant eye, and our lifelong memories - 10.1.2016 - Much Love - Kristi & Drew

    Sent on 02/06/2017
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    Callie · Married on 08/13/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Choosing Patty as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made! I reached out to Patty after reading her great reviews online, and after our first interaction I knew that I wanted to work with her. Patty is incredibly experienced, talented, and professional. We had a small wedding and were planning everything ourselves, so Patty helped us create a timeline for the day, connected us with other vendors, and even came over the day before the wedding to help us choose a ceremony backdrop and portrait locations. On top of that, her warmth and sincerity made us feel so comfortable and cared for. Even though we had only met once before the wedding, having Patty there felt like having an old friend at the wedding. We are so happy with the photos. She truly captured the essence of the day. The photos are beautiful, natural, and truly felt like us. Before our wedding, a few people had stressed the importance of hiring a great photographer, and I'm passing that advice along. We're so grateful that we have beautiful, high quality photos of the day, and we couldn't have had a better experience than working with Patty!

    Sent on 03/07/2017

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Callie love!
    Being your wedding photographer was one of my favorite parts of last year! I can't begin to tell you how eloquent, kind and sweet you were. With every correspondence - you are just the best. And, I wanted to hang out with you for the rest of the night as you made me feel right at home. I didn't want to leave your wedding, ha!

    Thank you heaps for your sweetest words and again, for being the most amazing bride ever. I'm so lucky to have met you both. I genuinely hope to see you two again someday! Love, Patty
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    Lauren · Married on 06/11/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Patty is truly one of the most amazing and gifted photographers we get the opportunity to work with!
    Not only are her images flawless and beautiful but she is extremely kind, gracious, professional and so easy to work with.
    I am in the wedding profession as well, and as a potential client, you might be reading this and thinking that it's easy to give another vendor a 5 star review...trust me, it is not!
    Creating a great team of vendors for your wedding is one of the MOST important keys to a successful wedding and a good photographer is key in making that happen. They keep your timeline moving on track, work closely with your coordinator, spend almost your entire day with you and ultimately their work is a reflection of all the hard work and creativity the rest of us vendors have lovingly put into your wedding day.
    Patty is literally a dream to work with, she is flexible and fun and when I get her images back, I have been known to shed a few tears over the sheer beauty of what she captured.
    As a person who treasures photos and tells every single one of my own clients that photos are what I would consider spending a substantial amount of their budget on (Ummm...and I'm the wedding cake lady)...Patty's work and photos are absolutely something to be treasured.
    I get to see endless arrays of wedding photos and although I have several photographers that I love, sometimes each wedding tends to look very similar. This is not the case with Patty's work!
    She has a skill for making each couple's photos so unique and really capturing their personalities and their love for each other.
    I can not wait for my next wedding with Patty and I am so excited that I have made the choice to hire her to take lifestyle portraits of me in February. I already know I am going to be thrilled with them!!!

    Sent on 11/16/2016
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    jessica · Married on 05/14/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Patty with Petula Pea is absolutely AMAZING!!I have been a stationer in the wedding industry for 5 years and I have never met a more kind loving and talented photographer!

    When I started in the business I met a wedding planner that I became good friends and I saw a few of patty's photos that she took of brides and grooms and of her personal family I looked at her and said I want her! The photos were breathtaking and I knew it before I even met patty that she was everything I wanted for my own wedding!

    I could not have had a better photographer and now good friend! I work with patty all the time using her photos for clients save the dates and thank you cards as well as holiday cards and birth announcements.

    Once me and my husband met her in person her amazing heart and wonderful vibe made us feel so comfortable we knew we had found our photographer!! It's not just the photos that make a photographer but how you treat your clients and how you make them feel to be able
    To capture genuine moments!

    She did our engagement photos, my boudoir shoot and our wedding all earlier this year and I had not one concern or doubt that these special
    Life moments were in her hands and I fall in love every time I see her photos. Photos are moments captured in time and can't be recreated I will continue to use patty for life events and I will continue to refer my clients to her!

    She is the most detail orientated photographer who goes over every aspect to make sure your day is flawless there is no doubt if you want elegance, class, grace, genuine moments that represent you for a lifetime that you should go with patty!

    We love all of our photos from beginning to end and she went so above and beyond as she does for each and every wedding! Thank you for being so passionate in what you do and creating magic for people's special moments and thank you for being such an amazing person!
    Jessica W

    Sent on 11/06/2016

    Petula Pea Photography's reply:

    Dear Jessica,
    Thank you heaps for your kindest words! I am such a lucky gal to have had you as a client - 3 times!!!! I can't wait for future shoots with you (wink-wink ;) and
    I know the best thing that came out of this is that we will be lifelong friends. Well, and super neat wedding, e-sesh and boudoir photos of your wedding too - ha ;)
    Thank you again Jessica! xoxo, Patty