Nice things people say.....
"Paul Reitano is not a normal guy. Be glad for that, your wedding memories won’t look like everyone else’s and you won’t spend hours with some yawn-able jackhole. I should know. Paul captured our wedding at thePhiladelphia Ethical Society in black and white back in 1999, one of his first wedding gigs. Looking back at those images, I wholly feel that day: surreal, evolving, loved. I don’t even remember Paul shooting the ceremony, which is pretty stealth for someone who is otherwise so filled with big life. It’s still true 20 years later. I should know. Paul invited me to second shoot a wedding last year and I owe my life to him. I do! Had he not plied me with Gatorade, power bars and joyful encouragement, I might not be here with the news that he brought that level of zest to every part of the day, from set-up to break-down. To Paul, this isn’t a rote job, it’s capturing the zeitgeist, so you can look back 20 years later and feel it like I do." - Lynne C.
"Paul is one of New England’s best! I called Paul with a mighty ask…a wedding shoot just hours before the event…crazy, I know! But Paul cleared his day and was all hands on deck. He was so easy to work with and excited to capture the special moments of the day. Paul was very organized among all the unavoidable chaos of a wedding and was open to any requests we had. He managed to capture each special moment of the day. Before we could even think what a great photo opportunity a moment was, Paul was already there snapping the memory. His turn around time on the images was fast and he shared them in an incredibly user friendly platform; which was an added bonus since it made sharing photos with family and friends such a breeze. The photos were absolutely stunning and the images will bring back memories for years to come. From start to finish Paul was a joy to work with and truly went above and beyond for our family. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a great photographer of the utmost professionalism.” - Lauren
"Paul is amazing! We hired him to capture our wedding day and he went above and beyond for us. I used to shoot weddings as a photographer myself, and I was super picky when it came to choosing a photographer. Not only did he do a wonderful job of taking the obligatory posed photos, he really captured the spirit and energy of the day. His documentary style was exactly what we wanted, and he did a phenomenal job. He was a joy to work with, wonderful to chat with on the phone and in emails (which is saying a lot, because I’m a millennial who hates being on the phone), stealthy during the ceremony and reception, relaxed and personable during the getting ready photos. Our guests loved him, he was so friendly and has such a wonderful energy. He was up for anything and brought all kinds of gear, shooting a mix of film and digital. He even made us a time lapse video of our ceremony (something we will definitely always treasure!) and took some panoramic photos of everyone that attended our wedding; something that I never would have thought to do, but I’m so thrilled to have! You definitely won’t regret hiring Paul, we were absolutely blown away by his talent and amazing kindness. He’s a rockstar for sure!” - Ariel
"We didn't have, nor desire to have, the typical wedding. We wanted something that reflected us, our taste, and our lifestyle. Something scaled down and simple, yet still timeless and classic. Paul was therefore a natural fit for capturing the essence of our day. Paul is the kind of professional who knows when to guide, and when to observe. I often didn’t even know he was taking pictures, and was then delighted to find all the tender moments that he captured. Some, I even missed myself! My photos are filled with beautiful, easy portraits of the people I love most.
I knew I could trust Paul to follow his instinct, and I could be free to enjoy the day. Paul also has an adventurous spirit, and was completely game when my husband and I wanted to leave our wedding in a get-away car, and escape to our closest city. He followed us for another round of photos, leading to some of the most exquisite pictures taken in an art gallery (completely spontaneous!).
The most difficult part of having Paul as our wedding photographer has been choosing which photos to frame and display, so we rotate them throughout the year. Six years later, I still get joy out of hearing people say how beautiful and unique our various photos are. I’m grateful that Paul was available to preserve the memories of our wedding day, and to help craft it into art." - Lynn V.L
"I have known Paul since I was a teenager, working together at a local hotel in suburban Philadelphia. Ever since the first days of knowing Paul, he has always been an amazing person and friend, not only to me, but my entire family. As the years have gone on, that friendship has endured.
When it came time for my now wife and I to start making wedding arrangements, there was no doubt my friend Paul would be a part of our special day. His sense of humor, his eye for that perfect candid moment, and his outstanding ability to capture moments we often find too fleeting, are what makes Paul the perfect photographer.
His dedication to his clients is second to none, as he drove all around the Finger Lakes of upstate NY to capture my wife getting prepped and pampered the day of the wedding, to his laughter and amazing soul in getting my groomsman to laugh, and for me to stay calm, were memories I could never replace. Every year on our anniversary, my wife and I open the beautiful wedding book Paul crafted for us, with all the photos fromthe weekend, and marvel at his ability. From his group photos, to the candidshots of pure joy, and most importantly, his black and white photos, Paul has allowed us to live those memories again and again. I thank you my dear friend and will always cherish the fact that you were the one behind the lens." - Ryan
"Paulhas captured many special moments in our life! From Birthdays to Baptisms to the one and only Wedding Week! We traveled to Punta Cana to be married beachside with 60 of our friends and family. I was so excited and relieved to have Paul join the fun and be our photographer! Paul captured every gorgeous momentof our destination wedding, beginning with the wedding prep and first sight, without not even missing a moment of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the poolside party! Not only did Paul do an amazing job on our Wedding Day but he absolutely nailed the Trash The Dress shot the following day! I couldn'timagine trusting anyone else to capture our wedding memories and I'm forever grateful that I didn't have to!" - Rachel
"Paul exceeded my daughter’s (and my) wildest dreams! Hisphotography so perfectly captured the beauty of the day, the relationship of my daughter and her husband and every moment of the celebration. Paul has a unique ability to capture emotions. It is truly incredible! He has a wonderful eye. Paul is also extremely intuitive and can read people’s needs and desires amazingly well. He is also a very funny guy who puts people at ease while remaining the consummate professional. I would say95% of the shots were candid and they were amazing. I also particularly love his black and white photography. It is stunning!
I love Paul and was so grateful he could be with us that day. He drove down from his home in Massachusetts and was with us from getting ready in the morning until the end of the reception. You will not find someone who cares more about making the wedding day memories ones you will cherish for a lifetime. The wedding album is a work of art." - Kathy
"If I had ourwedding to do over again, I would have Paul as our photographer all over again.I had met Paul only once or twice prior to our wedding, however the day of the wedding I felt like I had known Paul for years. Being that the morning of anyone's wedding can be stressful, Paul seamlessly rolled with the punches. He hung with a room full of women and never once flinched (because being in a roomof high-strung women can make any man fold.) Paul was able to capture the most beautiful moments of our wedding, and gave direction for the pictures in a clear and concise way that made everything feel very natural. After the wedding, he got all of our wedding photos back in a timely manner. Four years later I am still in awe of the pictures. If you are looking for a photographer, please look no further- Paul Reitano is the man to see." - Kelly
"We are so grateful to Paul for our beautiful wedding photos. Not only did he capture gorgeous shots, but he helped to keep me, the bride, sane! I was pretty nervous that morning and Paul brought his fun spirit to the day and helped me to take in everything that was happening. Also, Paul was able to get the most perfect photo of our blended family. Our daughter has autism and over stimulation can be stressful for her. I wasn’t sure that we’d get a photo of all of us given all of the activity of the day. However, Paul pulled it off and the result is the beautiful family photo!" - Diane
"We had a rural,rustic wedding celebration that was all about friends, family, and fun- and Paul captured it perfectly. He distilled the casual intimacy of the celebrationin the portraits of myself and my wife just as effectively as the photos of uson the dance floor. He has an excellent eye for what's truly important to capture, and the album he made for us still has pride of place on our coffee table." - Alex
"I've been fortunate to work with many talented photographers over my career as a writer, and I've come to learn that capturing images that excite and light me up afterward requires a balance of creativity and authenticity from the photographer. My short time with Paul proved fruitful in this -- walking in the woods for an hour, he was engaging, calming, and genuine while continually setting us up for beautiful shots. He respected the needs of my illness and disability without question, and incorporated their presence into the shoot,too. We finished with images that captured an aspect of my whole human-ness no other photographer has. I'm thankful and thrilled." - Jacqueline Raposo, author The Me Without
"As a guy who scowls when confronted with a lens, I was apprehensive about Paul Reitano coming to my house to take a photo I needed for the cover of my novel. Paul knows how to break an uptight demeanor down into something natural and relaxed. He does this not only with limitless enthusiasmfor his art, but for his own high standards. Paul will not give up until he gets not only what he wants, but what you want as well. If you need aphotographer who will capture what lies beneath the surface, then latch onto Paul Reitano. " - Vincent Panella, author Sicilian Dreams
"Paul has a way of making his photography subjects feel so comfortable!!! When reviewing our edited photos, I couldn’t believe how our true essence and personalities were captured so well!!I have worked with other photographers in the past, but Paul is definitely one of a kind. He is so personable and friendly, yet the utmost professional. I cannot wait to work with him again :)”- Thomasina