20 total reviews
Patricia was our photographer and she did more than just take pictures. She was a big help in calming me down in the dressing room. She was a sweetheart.
Her photos came out beautiful and well worth the price. At the end of the day all you have are the photographs and she did a great job in capturing everything.
We chose Patricia for her photojournalistic approach. We wanted mostly candid shots with very few posed shots since our big day was a party amongst our closest friends & family - definitely not a stuffy affair. Patricia was well prepared as we conversed often via phone and email to make sure every detail was correct. The photos were amazing - our guests couldn't stop talking about the hi-def quality. Patricia definitely captured the energy and excitement of our wedding. Plus, Kivalo was such a great value compared to other local photographers.
Patricia and her assistant shooter, Sarah, did an outstanding job at our wedding on 8/23/13. She captured such beautiful moments and we are so grateful we were able to work with such a talented photographer. She gave the entire bridal party great direction and helped speed up the formal family photos (something that was important to me). Working with Patricia felt like working with a friend, she was pleasant, fun and professional. Her quality of work is worth more than she charges. The images from our wedding day will remain priceless to us always. Highly recommended!
Patricia was an absolute pleasure to have as our wedding photographer.She captured so many beautiful photos and I barely noticed her out on the dance floor etc. She also took all the group shots that I requested throughout the reception. Patricia also took the extra steps to make sure we were happy with the different things. Highly recommend her!
his is a year late, but I wanted to make sure I reviewed Kivalo because I LOVE my pictures. My husband and I had 3 appts to meet with photographers and pick the right one and after we met with Patty and Sarah we cancelled the other 2 appts and made our decision. Their personalities won us over and their photos spoke for themselves. Patty had her 2 associates shoot the wedding and they were both personable, fun, never in the way (I actually never saw them leave and wanted to at least say thank you and goodbye), and we came out with a ton of amazing pics. We wanted just a few formal pics and mostly candids and the girls found a way to capture everything I would have wanted without a word from us. Would definitely recommend!
We got Married in Camden, Maine on may 17th 2014.
Our experience with Patricia from Kivalo Photography was amazing. She is sweet, professional, very efficient and is able to make you feel at ease in from of the camera.
We truly ¸had a perfect wedding day. After receiving the pictures(VERY shortly after the wedding) we were so happy to see that she was able to capture the essence of our wedding perfectly.
Patricia was everywhere, capturing all the little things and all the important things.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Every single picture she took is vibrant with emotion and every time we look at them is like re-living our wedding all over again.
Guests at the wedding kept telling us what a good choice we had made. Same goes for everyone that we show the the pictures to.
Truly, we could not be happier with the choice we made.
I sincerly recommend Kivalo photography.
Patricia and Sarah (the second shooter) were amazing photographers and captured every detail of our special day(some I didn't even know existed!). Our pictures meant the most to me because that is what we will have years to come and I am so thankful I was able to have such a professional and experienced photographer! Our pictures were breathtaking and more then what I could imagine. When I thought the worst because a family member didn't capture my husband and I's personalized vows- I found three videos at the end of our pictures.. 1 of all of us dancing, and 2 of our vows. I cannot express how much this meant to mean and I will cherish our pictures for the years to come! I would recommend Patricia and Sarah to everyone and I cannot thank them enough for capturing the best day of my life! Thank you so much.
Patti has such a passion for what she does. She could not have captured our day more perfectly.
Your wedding day flies by --thank goodness we had a talented photographer to capture our beautiful day. Every time I look at the pictures, I tear up. Patricia captured beautiful and emotional moments of the day. The photographs are truly stunning! Additionally, she is professional and efficient. The day ran smooth with her help, and now I can remember just how stunning my wedding was when I look back. I will cherish these pictures always. I HIGHLY recommend her if you want your priceless memories captured.
Patricia did an amazing job photographing our wedding. She was fun to work with and the pictures turned out beautifully. We received the first 48 images within a couple days of the wedding and then we had the rest of the images (about 1000 of them!) within 2 weeks of the wedding. We are so happy with the pictures that we will use Patricia to put together our wedding album as well.
I will keep this review short and sweet: Patricia of Kivalo Photography was SO easy and pleasant to work with. She was always very attentive and prompt with communications by email and phone as we were planning our wedding in Maine from across the country. She made the effort to get to know us as couple despite not being able to meet with us in person before the wedding. She was very professional and had a way of making us feel at ease on that (inevitably) stressful day. She also got us previews of our photos on her blog and facebook within a couple days after the wedding, and our final digital proofs were ready in a very timely manner. And, all of these wonderful things about working with Patricia for such a reasonable and comprehensive wedding package price! I definitely recommend Patricia to all my friends and family, and we can't wait to work with Kivalo Photography for our future family photos : )
Patricia and her team went above and beyond what I had ever imagined. What drew me to Patricia initially was that after seeing her pictures of weddings I realized that I was smiling and laughing...and I was all alone. She tells such a great story with her images and what I loved the most was her uncanny ability to capture people's unique characters. Patricia is a talent among talents. Her very low-key and "real" personality was such a great energy to have on a pretty emotional day! Thank you so so much, Patricia!
We absolutely LOVED Patti from Kivalo Photography. Not only is she a wonderful photographer, but she was very friendly and professional. She was very prompt in returning phone calls and emails. She talked with us about how pictures were going to go the day of the wedding and was very open and honest about what she thought would work best, but ultimately let us decide (ex. taking pictures before/after the wedding, how many family pictures, etc). Her personality is wonderful - very bubbly and friendly; she fit right in at the wedding and at the salon while we were all getting ready. Her packages are very reasonable, especially since she is so talented. One of the best parts was our engagement pictures were included in our package. Both our engagement and wedding pictures turned out beautifully. Patti knew exactly where the light/scenery would be best, and it really was. She was also incredibly fast about getting our pictures back to us as soon as possible, which was great. She got wonderful shots of the wedding and seemed to be everywhere at once! We really loved working with Patti and highly recommend her to anyone!
We highly recommend Kivalo Photography! We received the most beautiful photos of our wedding in record time and we couldn't believe how amazing they were. Patricia understood when we communicated to her the style of photos we wanted and was thoughtful enough to include everything that was important to us. Her intuition as a photographer shows in the many moments she captured that could not have been planned. Just as important, Patricia was so kind and helpful and made us feel instantly comfortable despite our jangling nerves! She went far beyond the role of photographer, helping to zip my dress and clip flowers in my hair when my hands were too shaky, as well as handle all the details we hadn't thought of ahead of time (including signing our marriage license as a witness). She was extremely flexible and patient and at the same time a whole lot of fun to spend the evening with! By the time our night ended she felt like an old friend. We feel very lucky to have found such a genuine person with such unique ideas and wonderful talent to be our wedding photographer. The photos Patricia provided us with will be cherished forever.....they are simply beautiful. Thank you so much Patricia and Vicki!!
Patricia of Kivalo Photography is more than just a photographer. Not only did she take amazing photos and catch all of the best moments of my wedding, but her experience and calming personality helped me to stay sane throughout the wedding day. Patty took our engagement photos as well and her attention to detail really showed throughout the entire time we worked together. She is incredibly easy to work with and very professional. She made everyone in my husband's and my family comfortable and was able to work well with even the most difficult personalities. I can't wait for the next opportunity to work with her again!
We found Patricia by way of facebook after a friend posted a link to an article in a Maine Wedding Magazine that featured her work. Throughout the wedding planning process Patricia was very helpful especially when we needed to find a different wedding venue because our first one canceled on us. Patricia sent us a wedding basket of goodies and never lost touch with us in the year long wait from when we booked her to when we got married. During our wedding day Patricia was a true anchor, and with me the whole time, catching important moments and offering reassurance throughout the day. I especially appreciate Patricia's willingness to try out some of my ideas (based on her previous work) for group shots. Overall we feel very lucky to have had Patricia shoot our wedding and would recommend her to anyone getting married in Maine or nearby.
Working with Patricia was an absolute pleasure. After looking at many photographers we chose Patricia because of her willingness to work worth us to capture an entire weekend of festivities within a reasonable budget. She was readily available throughout the planning process and was very helpful with our out of state planning, offering advice on many different vendors. We are so pleased with the mix of candid and more formal shots.
Patricia Takacs was the first of many photographers we met with, and she made a lasting impression. From the very second of meeting her, she was so excited about learning about me, my husband, how we met, how he proposed, and the type of wedding we wanted. Her attention to these details helped her better understand us and capture all of our special moments on our wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the wedding planning process and was always accessible by email. When it came to our wedding day, she went above and beyond to take pictures of everything and anything that was important to us. She was quick and efficient at the post-wedding pics and made taking hours of pictures fun. Most importantly, her work is absolutely stunning! After our wedding, she was quick to do edits, get us our digital files, and even make our wedding album (which we LOVE). We got so many compliments on our beautiful pictures, and it was so much fun to work with Patricia.
Working with Patricia of Kivalo Photography was an absolute joy. She made every aspect to our wedding photos easy and fun.
Patricia took the time to go over everything with us. From our first meeting to the last dance she was always around to answer questions. One thing that was awesome for us was that she was so quick to respond via Email which was great!
Lastly her work was awesome. We got so many complements on our photos. I can not thank her enough.
I would highly recommend Kivalo Photography for any wedding or event.
We used Patricia from Kivalo for our New Year's Eve wedding and could not be any more pleased with the work that she did! We had never even met her as we were living across country and decided to go back to Maine for the wedding. She was very quick in email correspondence as our plans had to be done this way. When we finally met her, she was very personable, laid-back, and fun to work with. She was there every moment and was very helpful. Her style captured all of the things that I wanted to capture. She is very unique in catching candid moments and has an artistic eye. When I saw the first pictures she posted from our wedding, I nearly cried because it took me back to the most memorable moments of my life. Patricia is so sweet and you can really tell she loves what she does. Her passion shines through in her photos and I have nothing but good things to say about her!
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Maine Wedding Photographer
I'm a storyteller and I believe in love. I capture your memories through moments like your dad seeing you for the first time, and your grandmother smiling while you say your vows. You are the peanut butter to his jelly and it is my job to show that to your friends and families for generations.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013