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Jessica Mcpherson · Getting married on 02/10/2021
The very best
We found Robert on Wedding Wire and didn’t know a thing about him, but really connected to his photos. He blew us away and surpassed my highest expectations. He was a calming energy on our wedding day. He took photos outside on a busy city street with trees in the background that make it look like we’re in a far away park. We are a lesbian couple and I was so hesitant hiring a male photographer, and he was so wonderful with us. I was so concerned that he would be uncomfortable with us with us showing affection, etc. In an industry that can feel very challenging to navigate as a queer couple, we hit the jackpot.Sent on 11/09/2019
All of the prompts he gave were easy and our photos are absolutely stunning. I can’t recommend him highly enough. So thrilled to have worked with him.
Jeff Winmill · Married on 04/10/2020
Robert is a pro
Robert has both the technical expertise to take great shots and the people skills to maneuver around weddings. Highly recommend!!!Sent on 10/16/2019
Monazzah Usmani · Married on 09/29/2019
Robert Paetz - Beyond Amazing!
If you're looking for a super talented, professional, experienced, flexible, caring photographer who goes above and beyond then look no further. Robert has an uncanny ability to capture seemingly ordinary moments and turn them into amazing pictures. He has literally blown us away with his skills!
I can't say enough good things about Robert.
Honestly, BEST decision ever!
@Robert: Thank you for being there for us on our big day.Sent on 10/14/2019
Bridget Fleming · Married on 09/14/2019
Robert is a real gem.
Robert is a consummate professional. Easy to work with, attentive, thoughtful - he made the day easy. The photographs are beautiful; lots of interesting angles, approaches, colors. We got everything we wanted. Totally recommend booking the second photographer; worth it to get those off-the-cuff and difficult angle shots.Sent on 11/19/2019
Jordan Houghton · Married on 08/03/2019
Personal, Professional, and AMAZING
Robert made the wedding amazing. If I had to dictate what were the two best parts of the wedding (other than getting married, obviously), it would be my amazing photographer and my florist (who Robert worked with flawlessly).
When it came to crunch time, I was running behind and was having a horrible time attempting to get my bow tie done correctly. Robert, being the amazing human he is, decided he would stop things right then and there and help me. But, he didn't just help me; he pulled the best man/dad card out and put me together while I was stressing out.
I can say, without a doubt in my mind, Robert is a unique photographer. Not only does he do amazing work, but he also ensures that his vibe is precisely on point with your own and that your day is fantastic. Even when there is a rush, Robert knows how to make things seem like they are going exactly as intended.
I will HIGHLY recommend that if you have the opportunity to have Robert as your photographer - Take it.Sent on 10/17/2019
Paige Corwin · Married on 01/25/2019
I have used this service for my engagement shoot and it came out perfect! It was a pleasure working for them and the prices were more than reasonable for the high end quality of the photos you get. Highly recommended!Sent on 12/05/2018
Andrea · Married on 10/20/2018
Fantastic pictures, great to work with!
My husband and I got married a year ago, and Robert was the first vendor we booked. He came so prepared to our meeting with sample albums and his thoughts on what we should do the day of, taking into account our ideas for pictures and when the sun would set on the day our wedding. We were blown away by that level of thoughtfulness and he is such a personable guy, we came out of that meeting knowing he was our photographer; we hired him soon thereafter.
Our wedding day was so much fun because of him; he listened to all the ideas we had, and we were so happy to follow his lead. He has a fantastic eye for unique angles and shots and the pictures you get are so unique and wonderful!
We were so happy with our wedding pictures that we call him every time we need a photo shoot. I trust my pictures to this man blindly and do not hesitate to recommend him (seriously, he could tell me to stand next to a trash can, id do it no questions asked).
Some of my friends have also hired him and loved him as well. I can not recommend him enough!
Sent on 11/09/2019
Lauren · Married on 09/29/2018
Robert is a fantastic photographer! He is really good at reading the room and capturing the best moments. We met him at our friend's wedding, then he did our engagement, rehearsal dinner and wedding photography. He is very professional, organized and responsive. We cherish the photos we have because of Robert.Sent on 10/21/2019
nadiya · Married on 08/31/2018
Robert is the best!
Robert did the photography for our engagement pictures in Seattle and for our wedding in Kona, Hawaii. We even had a surprise proposal during our reception! (Don’t worry I was in on the planning). He took pictures of that moment to and even sent the happy couples the pictures right then and there!
Robert captured the beautiful moments throughout our special day so well. He’s an extremely talented, easy person to get along with and even has a great sense of humor! Highly highly highly recommend!Sent on 10/16/2019
Matthew · Married on 08/11/2018
We can't say enough about Robert. We initially booked him to take our engagement photos. My wife was nervous about being comfortable and taking such important photos with a stranger. Within five minutes of meeting Rob, she was completely at ease, joking and laughing. The engagement session went great. Rob even delivered the completed photos within a few days. We were so happy with the photos that we decided to book Rob for our wedding.
Rob made the entire process seamless and easy. He provided any documentation needed to our vendors and wedding planner as soon as requested and even contacted another location for us to take first look photos. We requested a second photographer and Rob came through with a second shooter, Gavin, who was also amazing. Rob and Gavin were punctual, easy going, and a pleasure to work with. They were able to wrangle our crazy family together to get all the needed photos, which isn't an easy task. Rob even delivered the final photos much earlier than expected. We were both ecstatic when we received all the pictures. Rob and Gavin captured the day perfectly. Any family member or friend that we've shown the photos too immediately say they're the best wedding pictures they've ever seen.Choosing Rob as our photographer was easily the best wedding decision we made.Sent on 09/18/2018
Adrienne · Married on 07/21/2018
Robert was recommended to me by another photographer whose pictures I liked but was booked on our wedding date. Because the pictures were so important to me, I was in contact with several photographers and took a lot of time to study each and pick the best fit. Robert was "the one" without a doubt. His pictures were stunning, he was so helpful and professional in our pre-wedding meeting, and his professionalism on the day of made him the vendor MVP.
We were both feeling the nerves on the day of but Robert made us feel so relaxed and ourselves even while posing that the pictures turned out incredibly. He helped me with a wardrobe malfunction when a button popped off my dress train right before the ceremony (he studied theater in college and had experience with wardrobe issues), he handled bossy relatives with ease ("get a picture of this," "make sure you get a shot of..."), he was a pleasure to be around, and felt like a part of the family after all was said and done. Robert is a pro, he takes his job (and your memories) seriously, his work speaks for itself (gorgeous pictures), and he's just fun to be around. We loved working with him and couldn't recommend him more highly. You'll be in good hands if you choose to work with Robert for your wedding or any event.Sent on 09/13/2018
Eduard · Married on 11/11/2017
Excellent! Robert is a great guy, and takes beautiful photos. We are very happy with our photo albums and prints, and were really impressed with the way he handled the day itself. Very relaxed and professional: exactly what you need when so much is going on. Would 100% recommend to everybody.Sent on 09/25/2018
Melanie · Married on 09/16/2017
This is a dreadfully long overdue review but an important one! I can’t recommend Robert Paetz more highly for wedding photography. He is a consummate professional, a great guy, and someone you can trust with your wedding memories - after all, the photos are the one thing that will last throughout the years! For that reason, photos were a top priority for my husband and me when planning and budgeting our wedding.
I found Robert via a recommendation on a wedding forum, loved his portfolio of photos, and was so excited to learn that he’ll travel anywhere in SoCal without an extra fee. I have yet to learn of any other photographers who offer that same service! Robert has excellent communication with clients, and I never had any cause for concern from the time we retained him to the day we got our photos. I was blown away by how many finished photos we received and how quickly we got them. We were still on our honeymoon when he posted the sneak peek of our photos on his blog!
His professional wedding albums are also top notch, and he did a fantastic job with the layout of ours and was very easy to work with as far as asking him to swap out some photos for the ones we liked more. We married in September, and we received our finished leather-bound album before Christmas, along with two smaller albums for our parents so we were able to give them as Christmas gifts!
Robert is LGBT+ friendly - and I mention that because, while that was not a direct concern for us as a cis hetero couple, I hope throwing that term in this review might make it easier for him to pop up in search results if any LGBT+ couples planning a wedding are googling photographers. Robert has many awesome examples of his work from same-sex weddings on his website and blog. :)Sent on 03/04/2018
Melissa · Married on 09/02/2017
Robert is not only an incredible photographer, but he is such an awesome energy to be around! My husband and I live in Southern California but we got married north of Seattle in Anacortes so it worked out incredibly well that Robert goes back and forth between the two and was able to shoot our engagement photo session in California before our wedding. Neither my husband nor I feel very comfortable in front of a camera, but Robert really helps make it fun, forget there's a camera there, and works his magic to produce some seriously incredible photos. Thank you Robert for creating beautiful images we'll cherish for the rest of our lives. We can't recommend him highly enough!Sent on 10/11/2017
Ryan · Married on 10/22/2016
The most important vendor to us on our wedding day was the photographer. We solicited bids from 22 photographers, and set up interviews with our 6 favorite. Upon meeting Robert, we immediately knew we had a great visual and personal fit. Robert is communicative, fast to reply and very professional. He is also a great guy to spend time with for engagement pictures and special intimate moments, knowing how to guide us to getting the best shots possible. He is a great and fast editor, sending pictures to us in hi res at an incredible speed. There is no better photography service or person for your wedding than Robert. Hire with confidence.Sent on 12/26/2016
User4564495 · 2+ years ago
Simply amazing and professional. Robert is the best choice you can make.Sent on 10/01/2016
Simon · Married on 12/19/2015
Robert photographed our wedding in mid-December and it was wonderful. To start off, he was flexible and willing to travel to Colombia to spend a whole weekend with us and that right there shows how committed he is to his work and customers.Sent on 01/14/2016
He was great to have around, always with his camera ready to capture a candid moment but never making you feel watched or uncomfortable. He is very friendly, easy going, and polite, making him the perfect photographer for such an intimate moment in your life. It was like having a friend around and all our family and friends really liked him!
His photographic skills and gear are incredible and you can tell that he is a professional in 2 minutes! He was extremely efficient and organized when taking the “official” post-ceremony photos with both of our families. Then he took us away from the guests for a more intimate photo session that turned out beautifully. Later during the party, at around 9 pm or so, he ran to my wife and I and said that the stars were out and that we could try a short astrophotography shoot. The photos are breathtaking! He was able to light us using various flashes and filters and still get the stars to show in the sky—wow! Only a photographer with great skills, creativity, and experience can pull this off. We received our final photos very quickly—3 weeks or so which is faster than what we’ve heard it takes other photographers—and we couldn’t be happier with the end result!
As a whole, our experience with Robert was incredible and we can’t recommend it him enough. His personality and friendliness will make you and your guests feel comfortable while he takes photos and his skills will deliver astounding results. If that’s not enough, he will travel anywhere in the world to photograph your wedding—he flew to northern Colombia for us! What else could you possibly need?
Thank you Robert, you made our wedding shine!
User5537922 · 2+ years ago
Robert was an amazing wedding photographer! He and Cara did a wonderful job at our wedding in September.Sent on 10/19/2015
I have worked with him for some individual shots as well as our engagement photos. For our engagement photos, he helped to find a location that suited what we were looking for. We used a beach setting and a wilderness setting. He was great at getting all the right shots and wasn't afraid to get in the ocean to capture the perfect moments.
For our wedding, he was so creative to get magical shots of us and really enhance our day. He helped make us laugh and loosen us up to have fun with the attention being on us. He is always willing to go the extra mile and make us feel really comfortable.
He is super professional and is great with getting back to you and organizing the whole day. He meets with you before the wedding to make sure he is capturing your vision and that everyone is on the same page. And after the wedding, he works quickly to get your photos completed and keeps great blogs about your sessions.
I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing photographer!
Karla · Married on 07/11/2015
Unfortunately, everything positive I can possibly say about Robert and his team has already been said. Just go ahead and meet with him. He has the perfect balance of professionalism, charisma and sense of humor. All you have to do is stand there and follow his directions and believe me you will not regret it. He did our engagement photos and our wedding and folks cannot stop saying how amazing he was. The best part is that he lets you enjoy the night with your family and friends, captures it all and never makes it feel invasive at all. The quality of photos is unmatched. We are excited to continue working with him.Sent on 07/21/2015
Thank you Robert!!!!
User5407001 · 2+ years ago
We could not have had a better experience with Robert. He is a professional through and through, and from our very first meeting he was ready to answer any and all of my questions. He knew what I was going to ask before I even had a chance to ask. My husband is very awkward having his photo taken and was not looking forward to all the photos day of, and especially not an engagement session. Robert made him feel instantly at ease and my husband was actually looking forward to seeing him again.Sent on 09/03/2015
Included in the price is an engagement shoot, which was a ton of fun. Robert worked with us to find a good spot. He arrived early to the park we chose to scout it out and find good places to take our pictures. He cracked sarcastic jokes the whole time, which kept us feeling comfortable. We ended up having a blast, and he even extended the shoot for free so we could go down and get some photos at the beach during sunset. We got some of the photos from the shoot within 24 hours, and the rest within a couple days. They were stunning, and definitely made us look better than we really are.
When we had a mix up with our venue and we needed Robert to get a last minute day of permit with the city of Huntington Beach, he jumped on it and had it taken care of extremely quickly, no problem.
Day of, Robert was wonderful. He arrived early, got all the details photos out of the way, then took some great getting ready photos. His wife, who often shoots with him, is studying abroad, so he had another second shooter with him day of, who took care of the groomsmen and my husband while they were getting ready. He got some of my favorite photos of my husband day of. They worked beautifully with everyone during the ceremony, getting great photos and staying out of sight. He worked easily with all the coordinators, and got us a sneak peak of our photos the night of our wedding, with the whole rest of them following very quickly behind. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Jennifer · Married on 03/14/2015
If you're looking at wedding photographers your search is over. Robert not only captured our wedding beautifully but he honestly made the day (and entire wedding experience) better. He's incredibly professional, sincere, thorough and positive. He fielded tons of questions from us and answered all of them with patience and detail. He turned around some sneak peeks of our wedding in LESS THAN 12 HOURS... how is that even possible? He's a magician. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and truly captured us at our happiest. The value Robert brings is more than just his photography skill. He gave us advice on our timeline, our events and even fashion (he was totally right about me wearing a necklace). He is such a positive presence to have around your day and he worked seamlessly with all of our other vendors. My husband and I are already talking about when we can work with Robert again (maybe a first year anniversary astro session!). The bottom line is that a lot of things can go wrong with a wedding but we were confident, and eventually proven right, that with Robert leading our photography we would end up with stunning pictures and a stress-free experience.Sent on 03/16/2015
Blue Eyed · Married on 02/07/2015
Robert did a PHENOMENAL job photographing our wedding. Hiring him was definitely the best decision we made for our entire wedding! I have raved about him to all my friends and recommend him to everyone I know!Sent on 02/24/2015
We were a bit concerned about wedding photos because my husband and I are not photo people. Robert assured us he could work well with us, despite our general aversion to posing...and he didn't disappoint.
The day of the wedding he arrived early with his awesome assistant Kenny. They were fun, polite and just great to work with. We did all our formal photos before the wedding and Robert has an amazing eye for what will make a great photo. He didn't try to pose us, he just had us talk and laugh and kiss and the photos turned out amazing! We then got the families/wedding party together and Robert quickly and efficiently worked through our rather large combination of families. The sunset photos are some of my favorites! He has some incredible methods to create gorgeous effects. Everyone keeps raving about how perfect the colors are.
He got us a teaser the SAME DAY of the wedding, blogged an additional 20 photos about 5 days later, and he uploaded/mailed our entire set of wedding photos just 8 days after the wedding! I'm sure his timeline varies based on the season and we were "off-wedding season," but I never thought I would get the photos so quickly! And they are fabulous! We have 531 amazing pictures from the 7 hours he was with us, for a very reasonable price. The composition is perfect, the colors are amazing. Everyone we've shown has just raved about how amazing the photos are. Its been almost impossible trying to choose our favorites for framing and photobooks.
I am so glad we hired Robert. I wanted someone to capture on my wedding day how amazingly happy my husband and I are together and Robert absolutely did that. We could not possibly have gotten better wedding photos.
Lance · Married on 11/01/2014
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Robert is professional and extremely talented. We felt very comfortable with him on our wedding day and engagement session. We are so happy with our pictures!!!Sent on 02/08/2015
He and his team captured every moment of our memorable wedding.
Not only was he punctual but he also helped to keep the other vendors on schedule, which further allowed us to enjoy our big day. Thank you Robert.
Lance and Veronica Somoza
User3735268 · 2+ years ago
Robert was very professional, patient, and easy to work with. The pictures we received were beautiful, and came in a timely manner. Some of my family can sometimes be hard to understand since English isn't their first language, but he was very patient and did his best to understand everyone who talked to him - and he was good with little children!Sent on 04/07/2015
Maureen · Married on 08/23/2014
I think one of the smartest decisions we made in planning my daughter Noelle's wedding was to hire Felicia and Robert Paetz as the wedding photographers. They are truly gifted in the art of photography and they are a delightful and fun couple, too! They were everywhere on wedding day and yet they were never obtrusive. They were gracious and aware that both the bride and groom had big rambunctious families and they managed it all with sensitivity and beautiful creativity. The preview photos were stunningly gorgeous. Our guests commented on how easy and thoughtful they were as they captured the wedding for us. I am beyond grateful to them for the way they worked together to seize moments that will bring us joy forever.Sent on 08/26/2014