Client Reviews & Wedding Photography Reviews

The Knot Hall of Fame 2023 Best of Weddings
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These come from the pen’s of our clients.  We have also been awarded the “Hall Of Fame” by The Knot for our wedding photography reviews.  This does not come lightly and we are very honored.  We do not pay or reward for these client reviews. They are organic and candid.

Check out some of our reviews below for some insight into how our clients feel about our services.

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Arnaldo's Riverview MI wedding MI photo
Angela & Tony Arnaldo’s Riverview

Thank you so very much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding!

Thank you again for capturing the special moments of our wedding! I’ve been looking at the pictures, there so lovely! We’re having a difficult time choosing.  AMAZING!  Thank you so much Patrick! We love the moments you captured!  Have a beautiful day!
The Couple: Angela &  Tony

Wedding:  Arnaldo’s Banquet Center Riverview
Reception: Arnaldo’s Banquet Center Riverview MI

The Whitney Detroit MI wedding MI photo
The Whitney Detroit MI Wedding

Special Moments Photography was WONDERFUL! Patrick did our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. We just received our photo book in the mail and it is absolutely stunning. Great work by great people. Absolutely recommend!

The Couple: Andrea &  Jonathan

Wedding:  in the Gardens of The Whitney Detroit MI
Reception:  The Whitney Detroit MI

Cherry Creek Shelby Twp. MI Wedding MI Wedding
Cherry Creek Shelby Twp. MI Wedding

Patrick was wonderful.  He really tried to use the day and capture unique aspects as opportunities arose.

The Couple: Daphne &  Richard

Wedding:  Cherry Creek Golf Club Shelby Twp.
Reception:  Cherry Creek Shelby Twp.

Wellers Saline MI Wedding MI Wedding
Wellers Saline MI Wedding

Special Moments was great.  We have a lot of photography fanatics in our family and may people commented to me after the fact that my photographer was really good.  I loved his creativity and I never felt like I couldn’t give him ideas of suggestions.  He took my ideas and made them even more beautiful that I had imagined.

The Couple: Carla & Christopher

Wedding:  Wellers Saline East Garden MI
Reception:  Wellers Raisin River Room Saline MI

Colony Club Detroit MI Wedding
Colony Club Detroit MI Wedding

Lisa was AMAZING, even for a very pregnant lady she was amazing and very helpful.  We are so happy to have had her.  Thank you!

The Couple: Kristen &  Scott

Wedding:  Fort Street Presbyterian Church Detroit
Reception:  Colony Club Detroit MI

Tina's Country House Macomb MI Wedding
Tina’s Country House Macomb MI Wedding
Review on The Knot!  posted 12/06/2022

It was a dream having Jen and Patrick photograph our wedding. They were accommodating to multiple venues and a spread-out time frame. Both Jen and Patrick made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and took breathtaking photos.

We had constant communication leading up to our wedding to ensure the correct timeline and shot list. The day of the wedding, they were very thorough to ensure every moment was captured. We can’t wait to work with Special Moments again! We absolutely recommend them for your next event.

The Couple: Sarah &  Chad

Wedding:  Victoria Wedding Chapel Waterford
Reception:  Tina’s Country House Macomb Township MI

Livonia Marriott Livonia MI Wedding
Livonia Marriott Livonia MI Wedding
Review on The Knot!  posted 08/28/2022

Special Moments Photography was chosen from our venue’s vendor list. We were able to pick our photographer, and after looking at all of the profiles and portfolios, Jennifer was our number one choice. We couldn’t have been happier with not only her work, but how friendly and easy going she was. Right after she arrived, she was snapping shots of us ladies getting ready.

She felt just like another member of the family. She was able to capture so many intimate and beautiful moments. Thank you, Jen, for giving us such beautiful pictures and being in our family for a day.

The Couple: Amanda West &  Curtis Rogers

Wedding & Reception:  Livonia Marriott Livonia MI

Grecian Center Southgate MI Wedding photograph
Grecian Center Southgate MI Wedding
Review on The Knot!  posted 07/27/2022

My husband and I met Patrick at a bridal show we attended before our wedding, and the portfolio of Special Moments Photography was by far the best one among the others.

The retouching on the photos looked natural and the angles & the lighting in the pictures were also great. I wanted the photos of our wedding to be more natural and not entirely posed, more like a “capture the moment” style and his candids were incredible.

They go on to say…

Our photographer was always accessible via phone & email, answering any questions we had and accommodating all of our needs.  On the day of our wedding, he and his team were very professional and also respectful of our request of wearing masks for the safety of our guests.

The pictures were ready for proofing not long after the event and we were surprised by their quality & quantity. We would recommend the services of Special Moments Photography.

The Couple:  Livia Dos Santos Mendes &  Clark Batko

Wedding & Reception:   The Grecian Center Southgate MI

Royal Park Hotel Rochester MI Wedding photograph
Royal Park Hotel Rochester MI Wedding

In reply to our post wedding survey, the client simply said…


When brevity is at hand, that cleanly says it all.

The Couple:  Jasmine Lawson & Steven Prush


Wedding & Reception:    Royal Park Hotel Rochester MI

Cafe Cortina Wedding photograph
Cafe Cortina Wedding
Posted to The Knot…

… Special Moments did a phenomenal job with our wedding photos.  He was kind, attentive, and patient, made me and my family feel comfortable and at ease on such a momentous day.  We are so pleased with our pictures that will be with us for a lifetime!

The Couple:  Sevan Sagherian & Lane Mergler

Park:  Heritage Park Farmington Hills MI
Wedding & Reception:  Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI

St. John's Resort Plymouth Wedding photograph
St. John’s Resort Plymouth Wedding
Posted to The Knot…

Special Moments Photography definitely exceeded my expectations. The photographers are so talented at a very reasonable price. We had Jennifer as our photographer and she did an amazing job! The pictures turned out perfect. Patrick the owner is extremely helpful with any questions or issues. They listen to all of your wants and needs and also offer their expert opinions. You will not regret going with Special Moments for your photographer!! 10/10 service.

The Couple:  Lindsay Smith & Michael Thomas

Service: Oak Pointe Church Milford MI
Wedding & Reception:  5ive Steakhouse at St. John’s Resort Plymouth MI

Plymouth Manor MI wedding photograph
Plymouth Manor MI wedding

Sent in email to our studio…

The photos were well beyond our expectations.
It will be difficult to decide which ones we want.
You do excellent work Pat – thank you

Couple: Julie Gniewek & Frank Levering

Wedding: St. Thomas A-Becket Canton MI
Reception: Plymouth Manor Plymouth MI

Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI wedding photograph
Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI wedding
Posted on The Knot by Sally S. in wedding photography reviews.

Special Moments Photography was professional, friendly and so easy to work with from our first phone conversation through the entire wedding day and evening. Our two-part wedding ceremony and evening reception made for a long day and yet when anxiety can run high, they had an amazing calming effect. He was incredibly prepared with what was important to us, gathered from our earlier discussions.

They go on to say…

And technically, I can’t say enough about the quality and artistic nature of the numerous amazing photographs. Many of our guests commented positively about our photographer as well! Patrick – we thank you for capturing our day so beautifully!!

Wedding: Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI
Reception: Detroit Fleat Ferndale MI

Chateau On The River Trenton MI wedding photograph
Chateau On The River Trenton MI wedding

They {the photos} were lovely!

Thank you for your fantastic work.

Eliza Miller

Wedding & Reception: Chateau On The River Trenton MI

Tabaka Family 2019 photograph
Home family photography
(message sent to the studio)

The pictures are absolutely fabulous and way beyond our expectations and we can’t thank you enough…  We posted a couple and everyone wanted to know where did you get these done?   I told them Special Moments, they did our wedding, check out our wedding.  We just wanted you to know that we were so pleasantly surprised and I can’t thank you enough! Wonderful job, we really appreciate it.  Thank you and have a great weekend.
Allison McDuff-Tabaka

Family Photos: Home Plymouth MI

Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI wedding photograph
Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI

Sarah & Harold Alford

Thank you for being part of our amazing wedding experience.  Your creativity, professionalism, patience and flexibility was remarkable.  You’ve been wonderful to work with . Sincerely Sara & Harold

Wedding & Reception: Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI

Toledo Country Club Toledo OH wedding photograph
Toledo Country Club Toledo OH wedding
Doug & Kathy Bohl (& Julie)

Patrick!!! Doug and I just finished looking at the album, and there are tears in my eye as I write this. It is beyond perfect and is everything we had hoped for and more. The pictures are so beautiful and each page tells a story.  Thank you so much for your kindness in spending so much time with us on this precious piece of art.

You have been such an important part of two of the most special moments in our lives. We feel so lucky to know you.
Thank you! Kathy Bohl (mob)

Check out their wedding blog here.

Service: St. Patrick Historic Catholic Toledo OH
Reception: Toledo Country Club Toledo OH

Sent to our studio by the client…
Grosse Pointe War Memorial Grosse Pointe Farms MI wedding photography
Grosse Pointe War Memorial

My sister-in-law recommended Special Moments Photography to us for our wedding after ruling out other options that did not convince us and I must say I absolutely loved the pictures!  We had to pose for a few photos after the ceremony and before the cocktails, when we arrived to the venue, but the rest of the pictures were taken discreetly, letting us enjoy our special day with our family and friends and capturing all those moments in a natural way.

Patrick, our photographer, even stayed a bit longer than agreed just to make sure we also had our “night shots”.  He always had a smile of his face and was very understanding with the stress we had that day. He is talented, professional and reliable. Highly recommended! Thank you Patrick!

Clients: Maria & Alexander Menendez/Jett

Wedding: St. Mary’s Ukrainian – Southfield
Reception: Grosse Pointe War Memorial Grosse Pointe Farms MI

St. John's Resort Atrium Ballroom Plymouth MI wedding photograph
St. John’s Resort Atrium Ballroom

Andrea & Ryan

Patrick was a lot of fun! We viewed his work on his website and liked his style. He worked in the background and captured expressions and all the moments (ours and our guests) nicely.

You were extremely helpful and accommodating as we planned our wedding from out of state.  Your professionalism and the quality of your work were outstanding.

We are very happy with our wedding pictures! Thank you for being a pleasure to work with.

Clients: Andrea & Ryan Sossi/Miller

Wedding: St. Michael Lutheran Canton
Reception: St. John’s Resort Atrium Ballroom Plymouth

Wagner Park Royal Oak MI engagement photograph
Wagner Park Royal Oak MI

Samantha & Timothy

I just looked at the proofs and they look amazing! My mom and sister love them as well. I can’t wait to show Tim this evening!

Clients: Samantha Salvia & Timothy Becker

Wedding: Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel – Grosse Pointe Farms
Reception: Palazzo Grande – Shelby Twp.

Plymouth Manor Plymouth MI wedding photograph
Plymouth Manor Plymouth MI

Emily & John

Thank you soooo much Sarah 🙂 It’s absolutely amazing! [Album Design] … I absolutely love it!! … Thank you for all your help!

Clients: Emily & John Kruze

Wedding: St. Albert the Great – Dearborn Heights
Reception: Plymouth Manor – Plymouth

St. John Resort Plymouth MI wedding photograph
St. John Resort Plymouth MI wedding

Christen & Erik

We are so excited about the pictures! We wanted to THANK YOU for such an amazing experience… Thank you so much again!

Clients: Christen & Erik Musuraca/Bianchi

St. John Resort – Plymouth wedding
St. John’s Resort Grande Ballroom Plymouth reception

Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn MI wedding photograph
Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn MI

“Thank you so very much for assisting in making sure my daughter, Ashli, had the “Princess” wedding she’s dreamed of all her life.  The entire wedding party had nothing but praise for your ability to take truly awesome shots. I cannot wait to see the finished product!
You were such a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process and knew your business and the venue quite well.
Thank you again!

Sincerely, Berni Brennan” (mother of the bride)

Service:  Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn wedding

Reception:  Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn reception

Plymouth Manor Plymouth MI wedding photograph
Plymouth Manor Plymouth MI
In wedding photography reviews…

“We absolutely love the photos from our daughter’s wedding on.  [You] did an awesome job and was very easy to have in our home and with us throughout such a special day. We received so many compliments on his approach to the day. Very organized and quick with the family shots and captured some very unique shots and touching photos! Very professional, yet warm and friendly.

We highly recommend him to anyone who is searching for the perfect photographer!”

Karen Luke (mother of the bride)

First United Methodist, Plymouth MI wedding

Plymouth Manor, Plymouth MI reception

Marianne & Mike at St. John's Resort wedding
St. John’s Resort wedding

Marianne & Mike

Patrick was very involved and treated us with the utmost professionalism. It made for a beautiful wedding day! It also gave us a wonderful experience with Special Moments Photography. He was so friendly! His ability to go with the moment and capture memories was astounding. Thank you so much Special Moments!!!

Marianne & Mike Hall

Wedding at St. John’s Resort Plymouth MI

Kerstin Plagge & Rob Knittle Dearborn Inn wedding
Dearborn Inn wedding

Kerstin & Rob

Thank you for taking such wonderful photos on our wedding day! They are terrific, we love them – and so does everybody who had a chance to take a look at them so far! Thank you for your help!

click here to see their wedding blog post!

Clients: Kerstin Plagge & Rob Knittle
Location: The Dearborn Inn – Dearborn MI

Plymouth Manor Wedding
Plymouth Manor Wedding
Kristin & Steve

“The entire process of selecting our photographer was made easy with the staff at Special Moments. From deciding which package was best for us, to helping us select a photographer, they were so nice and patient. We had [Special Moments] as our photographer, and our pictures are more than we could have dreamed.

Every time I look at them, each picture represents a story and a memory from our wedding day. She takes a great mix of traditional pictures mixed in with fun and one of a kind pictures. I would recommend Special Moments to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!!”

Clients: Kristin Goike & Steve Jacobs

First United Methodist – Belleville & Plymouth Manor – Plymouth

Angela & David Papineau/Bowman in Venice Italy engagement photos
Venice Italy engagement photos

Taken in St. Mark’s Square in Venice

So, I just wanted to send you and note to let you know, that we definitely want to meet again personally and thank you for all your hard work… we just can’t get enough of your work and the beauty of Venice.

Click here to see their Engagement Blog Post!

Clients: Angela Papineau & David Bowman

Location:  engagement photos shot in the streets of Venice Italy

St. Kenneth Plymouth MI wedding
St. Kenneth Plymouth MI wedding

You guys were excellent. We could not have been more happy with our pictures! [They]captured every beautiful moment of our wedding, with style and beauty. My in laws were so happy with you guys they are using you for there daughters wedding this fall!  Thank you so much for capturing our special day they way we will remember it, nothing but amazing!

Angela & Joseph Phillips

Location:  St. Kenneth – Plymouth
Northville Hills Golf Club – Northville

St. John's Resort wedding
St. John’s Resort wedding

Diane & Brad in wedding photography reviews…

Working with Special Moments has been a fabulous experience… Everyone we’ve interacted with at Special Moments has been extremely friendly and professional. All around just a very very positive experience and we just can’t stop raving about the quality and artist style of our photographs. We have and plan on continuing to recommend you to everyone we know for their wedding. Thank you to each and everyone of you.

Diane Murphy & Brad Myers

Location: St. John’s Resort Atrium Ballroom – Plymouth

Kendra Konarske & Scott Lytle St. John's Resort wedding
St. John’s Resort wedding

Kendra Konarske & Scott Lytle

We LOVE our wedding album! (and everyone who has seen it loves it, too.)  We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It really tells the story of our wedding day.

It was such a pleasure working with you and thank you so much.

Kendra Konarske & Scott Lytle

Location: St. John’s Resort Judea Ballroom – Plymouth

Wilcox Lake family photos
Wilcox Lake family photos

Matt & Kristi

I am so very happy with our pictures and THANK YOU for adding the filters. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We really appreciate the time and effort you put into the photos!

Kristi, Matt, Natalie and of course Lewis!

Location:  Wilcox Lake Park Plymouth MI

Cherry Creek Shelby Twp. wedding
Cherry Creek Shelby Twp. wedding

Natasha & Derrick

“I really enjoyed working with Patrick and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer. He is fun to work with and very passionate about photography and it really shows. His pictures are amazing as well. I just can’t say enough good things about him and Special Moments Photography as a whole!”

“Exceptional !! They go above & beyond your highest expectations.”

Click here to see their wedding blog post!

Natasha Swoish & Derrick Keur
Location: Cherry Creek Golf Club – Shelby

Mill Race Northville MI wedding
Mill Race Northville MI wedding

Sarah & Joe

“From the initial consultation with Jennifer to the day of the wedding everything was handled with professionalism. We absolutely loved Lisa’s demeanor and her relaxed, but professional attitude.   He and I would not hesitate to refer your services to our friends and family members. We are very happy with the quality and quantity of photos from our engagement session and our wedding day. Thank you for everything!”

Sarah Fuller & Joe Skynar

Location:  Mill Race – Northville

Lindsay Edmonstone & Dennis Griffin Plymouth Manor wedding
Lindsay & Dennis Plymouth Manor wedding

Lindsay & Dennis -here

“I would like to say thank you for the wonderful job on our wedding photos. It was a pleasure working with you, and everything went as planned thanks to your polished, professional approach.  In the words of Shakespeare, ” I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks.” (Twelfth Night).”

Warmest regards, Lindsay and Dennis

Lindsay Edmonstone & Dennis Griffin
Location: Plymouth Manor of Plymouth

“Outstanding, very professional, very creative!”

Jill Cross + Roger Kehn

Location:  First Presbyterian of Trenton and Henry Ford Estate of Dearborn

“Patrick did a phenomenal job with our engagement and wedding pictures! We absolutely LOVED working with him. Everything was exactly what we expected and he even exceeded our expectations. We will rave on about him and Special Moments. He captured some priceless pictures that we will now have forever. Many Thanks! The Whitesels “

Melissa Brouillard + Whitesel Adam

Location: St. John’s Resort – Plymouth

Sent to our studio by the client…

“The good folks at Special Moments took wonderful care of my husband and I, we highly recommend them! The photographers are insanely talented and very pleasant to work with and the administration was always looking out for our best interests with helpful suggestions and great communication. Without a doubt, I would use them again in a second. If you want great photos at a reasonable price with off-the-chart service you should use them too.”

Andrea Eichman + Josh Moore

Location: Detroit Zoo of Royal Oak and Royal Oak Woman’s Club of Royal Oak

Sent to our studio by the client…

“Special Moments Photography was the BEST! Special Moments was one of the first vendors we booked for our wedding after many referrals from friends and family.  His work is amazing and he truly loves and enjoys what he does. The pictures are the one thing you have left to look at after your wedding day goes by so fast and it paid off to have a GREAT photographer! He was able to capture a year of planning in the collection of pictures he captured!”

Christina Burghardt + Joseph Moore

Location:  Sweetest Heart of Mary Detroit
Grosse Pointe War Memorial Grosse Pointe Farms

“Hey Jennifer, Thank you for everything you and Patrick have done for us. There was a lot of patience with our family that I know we wouldn’t have received anywhere else, the pictures are unbelievable, Patrick has a wonderful eye. I’ve never felt so beautiful. Start to finish, the level of special attention we received from you and Patrick made us feel like we were your only clients.”

Lauren Tomlinson, esq.

Location:  Detroit Yacht Club – Detroit/Belle Isle

Words alone can’t describe the amazing job you’ve done with our album – we love it! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with it.  As with our wedding, you and your team have been more than a pleasure to work with.

Rebecca A. Stasevich: Vice President Comerica Bank
Location:  St. John Center Inn – Plymouth

Stafford Perry Hotel Petoskey MI wedding photograph
Stafford Perry Hotel Petoskey MI wedding photograph

Ryan & Rachel

“Hi Jennifer, Thanks again for being so easy to work with!! We have shared our album with a lot of friends/family and all are VERY impressed by the quality of both the pictures and the album. It doesn’t even compare to anything we have seen!! The coffee table design is the way to go. It was a pleasure working with you and Sarah. I would def recommend your service!”

Click here to see their wedding blog post!

Thanks, Rachel Lukasik & Ryan Kus

Location: Stafford Perry Hotel – Petoskey

Sent to our studio by the client…

“Dear Jennifer; I would like to express how totally satisfied I have been with the services Special Moments provided. Before our wedding I looked into and met with several photographers. Special Moments was the last I met with because after my appointment with Patrick I knew I need not look further.

I loved that with Special Moments I was working with a professional business and that I had many options, starting with which photographer I liked best… (she) was fun, relaxed, and is extremely talented! She is really an artist who captures moments in a natural and unobtrusive way. I am so proud to show people my wedding pictures, because they not only comment on the beauty of the wedding but also on the quality of the pictures themselves.

They go on to say…

Our wedding album is undoubtedly the most attractive album I have ever seen! The attention to detail with the design shows, as does the patience that was taken to have it exactly as we wanted it. When my friends get hitched I will most certainly send them your way with confidence! I would not want them to miss the chance to have their special day captured in such a perfect way!”

Thank you for everything! Sincerely; Kerry Black
St. John’s Resort Grande Ballroom – Plymouth

“I think you do beautiful work. Sarah (who helped us design our album) was great! :)”

Pamela Diehl & Kurt Jantz

Location: Detroit Golf Club – Detroit

“The entire staff is extremely knowledgeable, and has been very helpful in answering any questions we may have had during the entire process.”

Debbie Radzialowski & Lance Searles

Location: Weller’s Carriage House – Saline