Client Reviews & Wedding Photography Testimonials

The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall of Fame Special Moments Photography
Special Moments

These come from the pen’s of our clients. We have also been awarded the “Hall Of Fame” by The Knot. This does not come lightly and we are very honored.

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

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Cafe Cortina Wedding photographPosted 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

Inn At St. John Plymouth Wedding photographPosted to The Knot… HERE

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 Inn at St. John Plymouth MI

Inn at St. John Plymouth MI wedding photographSent 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 Posted on The Knot by Sally S.

Patrick of 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, Patrick had an amazing calming effect. He was incredibly prepared with what was important to us, gathered from our earlier discussions. 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 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(message) The pictures are absolutely fabulous and way beyond our expectations and we can’t thank you enough… I 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. I 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 photographSarah & 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
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

Grosse Pointe War Memorial Grosse Pointe Farms MI wedding photographyMy 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

Inn At St. John Atrium Ballroom Plymouth MI wedding photographAndrea & 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. We are very happy with our wedding pictures! Thank you!!

Clients: Andrea & Ryan Sossi/Miller

Wedding: St. Michael Lutheran – Canton | Reception: Inn at St. John’s Atrium Ballroom – Plymouth

Wagner Park Royal Oak MI engagement photographSamantha & 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 wedding photographEmily & 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 Inn Plymouth MI wedding photographChristen & 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 Inn – Plymouth wedding | Inn at St. John’s Grande Ballroom Plymouth reception

Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn MI wedding photograph“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)
Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn wedding | Lovett Hall Greenfield Village Dearborn reception

Plymouth Manor Plymouth MI wedding photograph

“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 Inn at St. John's weddingMarianne & 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 The Inn at St. John’s

Kerstin Plagge & Rob KnittleKerstin & 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

Customer ReviewsKristin & 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 ItalyTaken 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

engagement photos shot in the streets of Venice Italy

St. Kenneth Plymouth MI weddingYou 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
St. Kenneth – Plymouth & Northville Hills Golf Club – Northville

Client reviewsDiane & Brad

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
Inn at St. John’s Atrium Ballroom – Plymouth

Kendra Konarske & Scott LytleKendra 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.

Kendra Konarske & Scott Lytle
Inn at St. John’s Judea Ballroom – Plymouth

Client reviewsMatt & 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!

Client ReviewsNatasha & 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
Cherry Creek Golf Club – Shelby

Client ReviewsSarah & 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. We 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
Mill Race – Northville

Client ReviewsLindsay & Dennis

“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
Plymouth Manor of Plymouth

“Outstanding, very professional, very creative!”

Jill Cross + Roger Kehn
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
Inn at St. John’s – Plymouth

“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
Detroit Zoo of Royal Oak and Royal Oak Woman’s Club of Royal Oak

“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
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.
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
St. John Center Inn – Plymouth

Stafford Perry Hotel Petoskey MI wedding photographRyan & 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
Stafford Perry Hotel – Petoskey

“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.

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 Center Grande Ballroom – Plymouth

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

Pamela Diehl & Kurt Jantz
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
Weller’s Carriage House – Saline