Clients: Rebecca Habig & Trevor Cahill
Service: Kings Court Lake Orion
Reception: Kings Court Castle
Thanks Patrick. The photos are fabulous! Thank you again for the amazing work you did on our beautiful day – you captured it so well. We will select some some to print soon. With many thanks, Sally & Peter
Service: Cafe Cortina Farmington Hills MI
Reception: Detroit Fleat Ferndale MI
Patrick, This is Vidhi. Hope you are well. We got the wedding/reception photos link. Photos are amazing. We have a question though. How many photos do we select for the album…? (they have a book in their package)
Thank you! Vidhi Gupta-Cowan
Service: Heritage Park Canton MI
Reception: Summit on the Park Canton MI
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
Service: St. Patrick Historic Catholic Toledo OH
Reception: Toledo Country Club Toledo OH
Church: Fort Street Presbyterian Church Detroit
Reception: Brownstown Event Center Brownstown
Greatly appreciated. Cannot wait to receive our album/get to be able to pick out the photos! …
Thank you again for the wonderful job you did and for working with us and capturing the beautiful moments from our wedding!
Hope all is well. Melanie
Wedding: Westin Hotel, Prudential Center Southfield
Reception: Dearborn Inn Dearborn
Thank you so much for sending over the link to our photos so quickly! They are absolutely stunning and all of our family is just gushing over them. Naturally, my mom is itching to get scrapbooking, so I wanted to see what our next step…
Thank you! Hope you had a great weekend
Wedding: St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows – Milford
Reception: Dearborn Inn – Dearborn
Good evening, We viewed the pictures today and they are amazing! So much more than we could have ever hoped for. It’s hard to choose a favorite to order!
Thank you so much for working with us and I look forward to the wedding day.
Client: Erynn Daum & Brian Kuderik
Location for Engagement Newport MI Beach engagement photos
Patrick Abel was our photographer. I hadn’t met him until the day of our wedding. He made me feel very comfortable over our phone meeting and I was able to send him many looks and styles of pictures I wanted which he then showed up with in his pocket. He was very organized, remembered all of my families names based on our phone meeting. So professional, but more than that he was SO MUCH FUN!!! He engaged our wedding party and guests so energetically. His photo ideas were far beyond what I could have asked for. The creativity in his work is truly amazing! I would love to be able to afford him for all of my family events! He was my favorite vendor to work with!
Wedding: Kings Court Castle – Lake Orion Reception: Kings Court Castle – Lake Orion
Hi Patrick, …here’s what we shared on Facebook today:
“Patrick’s pictures of our wedding ceremony and reception are very special, excellent, and artistic!! His experience led to some very unique photographs. We had a series of pictures taken on the railroad tracks outside Station 885 and some very scenic photos in a beautiful garden nearby. This made for some very unusual and memorable photos for our wedding picture collection. His insight was invaluable. He was very personable and made several useful suggestions about content and sites for the photos. He spent time getting to know the two of us so he could personalize our wedding album. All of this resulted in a very pleasant experience. Thank you so much Patrick!!”
Client: Carol Magreta & Jack Williams
Wedding: St. Kenneth – Plymouth | Reception: Station 885 – Plymouth
Great day! Everything went great! You got some amazing shots an we had fun working with you! We forgot a picture of the rings, but got everything else I wanted. I think the timelines worked great. You (Patrick) were so flexible and easy to work with! Your love for you work shows through with your level of enthusiasm. Thank you!!! Love the pictures. Thank you so much for capturing our special day. 🙂
Client: Christina Terenzi & Alexander Fink
Wedding: Paint Creek Country Club – Lake Orion | Reception: Paint Creek Country Club – Lake Orion
Patrick: Thank you. The pictures look amazing! I can’t wait for Samantha and Tim to get back from their honeymoon so they can see them…
You are truly gifted. Thank you for making Samantha and Tim’s wedding a day they will never forget.
Client: Sandy Salvia (MOB)
Wedding: Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel – Grosse Pointe Farms | Reception:The Palazzo Grande – Shelby Twp.
Maria & Alex”Thank you Patrick! I guess Alex’s father has been able to pick up the álbum. We’ll talk to him. We have downloaded the pictures from your website. Also thanks for allowing us to do so! As you know, we are now living in Singapore and we don’t know yet when we’ll be back in the States.
We are very happy with your work and are looking forward to seeing the álbum in person. Hopefully before the summer! Best regards.
Clients: Maria Mendez Martinez & Alex Jett
Wedding Service: St. Mary’s Ukrainian – Southfield
Reception: Grosse Pointe War Memorial – Grosse Pointe Farms
“Thank you for capturing every moment of our big day! We love the pictures.
Paul and I are so happy we chose you for our wedding.
You captured everything we requested and still made it fun and not seem like work.
You were perfect!”
Clients: Stacey Ferdinande & Paul Misukewicz
Wedding & Reception: Cherry Creek Golf Club – Shelby Twp.
They are INCREDIBLE. We knew they would be, but seeing just how awesome the pictures are blew us away. We spent 3 hours (on our honeymoon) going through them… Thank you again! Johnny”
“Beautiful bride and handsome groom Your wedding seemed like a destination wedding, on some romantic island. However, you would be the perfect couple no matter where. Patrick did a great job. Love the Comerica Park pictures. What a fun idea. Chapel is lovely and the shots there add something so special to the service and the wedding itself. The late night pictures outside are great, no wonder it seemed like a distention wedding. :)” (Posted by a family member.)
Clients: Jessica Paul & John Hicks
Wedding: Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel Grosse Pointe Farms
Reception: Detroit Yacht Club Detroit/Belle Isle
Very satisfied overall with everything. Pat is great.
Clients: Angela Mills & Dino Cacciola
Wedding: Martha Mary Chapel Dearborn MI
Reception: Italian American Club – Livonia
Patrick was absolutely amazing at our wedding and reception. His enthusiasm for getting the “perfect” shots for us was present throughout the entire day. He was so easy to work with and we all had a great time capturing some incredible moments throughout the day. We can’t wait to see the finished products!
Clients: Tracy Danner & Carey Bond
Wedding: First United Methodist – Plymouth
Reception: Karl’s Cabin – Plymouth
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.
My wife, Jami, and I had Patrick as our photographer for our Valentine’s Day wedding. It was obvious throughout the day and night that his ability and skill as a photographer was met, if not surpassed, by his genuine excitement and passion for the job. He WANTED us to have outstanding pictures. He was willing to trudge through snowy grass, climb huge snow mounds, stop traffic and brave the cold so we’ll always have great pictures to help remember the big day. By doing so, he, himself, provided us with tremendously fond memories that we will keep with us forever. Patrick’s guidance throughout the planning process, as well as his pleasant personality and skills on wedding day helped us reach our full potential of happiness. I almost wish Jami and I could have a second wedding – just for fun – so we could work with Patrick some more!
Wedding: St. John Episcopal Church Detroit | Reception: Atheneum Suite Hotel Detroit
Wedding:Kings Court Castle Lake Orion | Reception: Same
Everything was great!! Patrick did an excellent job!! The wedding photos are phenomenal!!
Shannon Hardesty & Adam Wagner
Wedding: Tiscornia Park at the Pier – St. Joseph | Reception: Shadowland on Silver Beach – St. Joseph
Thank you so much for taking the most amazing pictures of David and I at our wedding. They are so amazing and captured our moments just perfectly! The night photos and before the ceremony are my absolute favorites, they are stunning. Just wanted to send you a quick thank you, you are truly the best!
Wedding: Royal Park Hotel Rochester MI | Reception: Royal Park Hotel Rochester MI
Patrick, We can not express enough our gratitude to you for the amazing photography you provided for our special day. We truly appreciated your dedication, creative eye and enthusiasm. We can’t tell you how many people love our pictures. Thank you so much for being efficient and truly amazing!! It was such a pleasure working with you. Thank you for everything!!!
Tom and Erica Biancalana (CLICK HERE to see their wedding Blog Post)
Wedding: 2|42 Community Church Ann Arbor | Reception: Weber’s Inn – Ann Arbor | Other Spots:Law Quad Ann Arbor
I would love to! You were soooo great to us! I recommend you to everyone I know! Best wishes and Merry Christmas! Brittney Calender/Tam
Wedding: Martha-Mary Chapel Greenfield Village Dearborn |
Reception: Eagle Tavern Greenfield Village Dearborn
Dear Mr. Patrick Abel (Photographer),
I am much obliged to you about “Christine & Bernard’s Saint John wedding photography” Through your beautiful, considerable & truthful presentation images
of my daughter’s wedding, with superb & succinct skill, even now I can see & feel the joy & excitement which I had in “Christine & Bernard’s Saint John wedding” .
Again thank you very much. God bless you always ~ From Dr.Chang Chun
Thank you again for everything, we love the pictures!
Hope you have a great Christmas and New Years…
It was a pleasure getting to know and working with Patrick. Thank you for everything!
Arielle & Dave Zopf
Katrina & John Brennan
Wedding: St. Ambrose Catholic – Grosse Pointe Park &Grosse Pointe War Memorial – Grosse Pointe Farms| CLICK HERE TO view their Blog Post.
Everyone loved you and thought you were the best photographer!!!
Sarah & Robert Martiny
Adrianne Grech & Lee Kubicki
Locations: St. Anne Chapel – Grosse Ile &
Lovett Hall Greenfield Village – Dearborn
Thanks a lot for the photos [from the Grant/Bachman wedding]. They look really great! It is difficult to choose the best ones…. Let’s keep in touch, best regards, Miguel Drudis,
Director Golden Star Events, Paris France
Location for wedding: Hôtel de Crillon – Paris France
You exceeded my expectations in every way, and it was so much fun to work with you! Sarah & John Davidsen
Everything was wonderful! Patrick did an amazing job of making us feel comfortable and capturing the pictures that we wanted. He had great ideas and we loved working with him! Lena
Lena Nichols / Joseph Robach
Locations: Greenmead Church – Livonia & Plymouth Crossing – Plymouth | View Blog Post Here:
Patrick did fantastic!!! He has such a great eye for beautiful pictures!
Dayna Casbar & Anthony Elenis
Location for wedding and reception: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox – Troy | View Blog Post Here
Incredible pictures. Not only are Tim and I beyond pleased, but my parents, as well as several other family members have commented on how gorgeous the pictures turned out. Patrick was so easy to work with throughout the day. We will absolutely recommend Special Moments to friends and family in the future.
Dr. Lauren Radtke & Tim Rounds
Locations: St. John Center Inn – Plymouth & Inn at St. John’s Galilee Ballroom – Plymouth | View Blog Post Here:
Thanks so much for your response – we LOVE the photos!! They came out really nice and there are so many good ones to chose from! You did a terrific job and we’re very much looking forward to you taking our wedding pictures as well.
Kerstin & Robert Plagge/Knittle
Engagement photo location: Downtown Ann Arbor
First of all I want to say how much we love our wedding pictures. They turned out beautiful! We are so happy with them.
Heather & Steve Waddell/Medrano
Location for wedding & reception: Henry Ford Museum – Dearborn
Patrick was amazing. He made us comfortable and clearly loved what he does. There are so many fantastic pictures we don’t know which to pick!
Amy Latinen & Jeffrey Miksis
Locations: Sweetest Heart of Mary – Detroit & Eagle Tavern Greenfield Village – Dearborn
Jennifer – I wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time with Patrick. He is an extremely talented photographer… The pictures are stunning and I am forever grateful. If you ever need a recommendation – I am your girl.
Locations: Annunciation Cathedral Greek Orthodox – Detroit and the Detroit Athletic Club
We are truly pleased with the professionalism, creativity and mannerism of Patrick and the courtesy of the staff of Special Moments Photography. Patrick is an exceptional photographer and his work is nothing short of phenomenal. Thank You for such a wonderful experience and for such amazing memories. Tanya Booth & Matthew Tow
Locations: St. John Center Inn – Plymouth & Inn at St. John’s Atrium Ballroom – Plymouth
I tell absolutely everyone that the best decision we made for the wedding was booking Patrick as our photographer. Our wedding photographs are PHENOMENAL – we LOVE them! In fact, we don’t even know where to start when picking out our favorites for our album. We’ve been told by friends and family that our late night pictures are the most romantic photographs they’ve ever seen. Working with Patrick was a fabulous experience: he is friendly, fun, professional, and his passion for outstanding photography shines through. Our families and wedding party couldn’t say enough wonderful things about their experience with Patrick, he put everyone at ease in front of the camera. One of our favorite things were the sneak peaks that Patrick would show us of the amazing shot(s) he had just captured. We are so honored that Patrick shared his artistic talents with us; he is truly a master of his craft. Thanks to him we have amazing photos to cherish for life. Diane Murphy & Brad Myers
Location: Inn At St. Johns – Plymouth
Absolutely loved Patrick and staff! We saw them and we absolutely love them! Thanks so much, you did a great job!!!! Danielle & AJ Russo/Pettyplace
Locations: Our Lady of Good Counsel – Plymouth & Walnut Creek Country Club – South Lyon
Patrick was absolutely amazing to work with! We could not have asked for a more talented, professional, fun, easy going photographer to work with! We received numerous complements from people not even in the wedding how great he is! We would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome photographer for their wedding. We can’t wait to see the final pictures, we know they will be amazing. We greatly appreciate Jennifer as well, she was great to work with behind the scenes. Great staff, Great place to work with and tons of Talent! We greatly appreciate you working with us and making our wedding that much more special. Thank you again for everything! Megan & Chris Dishman/Citarella
Locations: First United Methodist – Plymouth & Inn at St. John’s Galilee Ballroom – Plymouth
The [engagement] pictures are amazing. We love them. Juli Dobronski
Location: Train Depot & Ellis Park – Blissfield
Patrick, It was so much fun to meet you! You have a wonderful personality and a great talent! Thank you for what you have done for our family. Suzie Severson (Betsy Dettloff & Nicholes Severson wedding)
Locations: St. John Center Inn – Plymouth & Inn at St. John’s Galilee Ballroom – Plymouth
Patrick did an AMAZING job. We have not seen the photos yet, but he showed us most of them after he took them and they were EXACTLY what we wanted. We are SO excited! Ali Bogart
Locations: St. John Center Inn – Plymouth & Inn at St. John’s Galilee Ballroom – Plymouth
Hi Patrick, I wanted to say it was a pleasure finally meeting “The Genius” behind the camera 😉 We all had a wonderful time during the photo shot..what a beautiful day it was! Sincerely, Amelia Silvestri
Locations: Holy Family Catholic – Detroit & San Marino Club – Troy
Patrick (& Jennifer) – Thank you so much for your artistry, patience and passion. These all contrived to produce a beautiful “photo album” of our daughter’s wedding. It was a joy to work with you – and we really appreciate your professionalism and sense of fun! We had a wonderful time and you captured it perfectly! We are also grateful for your recommendation of Royce The Voice – a great band! Judy Allen & Susan Seaburg
wedding and reception: Ypsilanti Marriott – Ypsilanti MI
I saw all the pics today on the web! I LOVE them! They all turned out SO good! Thanks so much Patrick… I love all the photos and everything that you did for us. Natasha Swoish & Derrick Keur
wedding & reception: Cherry Creek Golf Club – Shelby
Patrick did an amazing job photographing our wedding!! We have so many pictures we love it is going to be so hard to pick out ones to get. We are beyond happy that we chose Patrick to do our wedding. He was very fun to work with and made the day fun. Thank you so much!! Mark & Kim Varney
Locations: Calvary Baptist Church – Canton, Mill Race Park (alt.) – Northville & Burton Manor – Livonia
Photographers were flexible, professional, friendly, and unobtrusive. Wonderful job! Allison Hosking & Richard Nemesi
Locations: Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian – Detroit & Lovett Hall Greenfield Village – Dearborn
Patrick did a great job at taking beautiful pictures of Matt and I. We are really enjoying reviewing them and looking forward to having a great album to share with family and friends. Rachel & Matt Gruner/Long
Location for wedding and reception: Lovett Hall Greenfield Village – Dearborn
Chris and I just took our first look at the engagement photos and we LOVE them!!! Thanks again for making time for us, we are so excited to have you as our photographer for this special time in our lives. We also appreciate the quick turn around on getting them posted! Megan Dishman & Chris Citarella
Location: Law Quad of Ann Arbor
Dear Patrick; Thank you so much for being our photographer for our wedding. You were absolutely amazing and took gorgeous pictures. Your work ethic, attitude, and effort made our wedding day unforgettable. We can’t thank you enough and appreciate all that you did for us! Thank you again, Kate MacDonald & Matt Schultz
Locations: St. John Center Inn – Plymouth & Inn at St. John’s Grande Ballroom – Plymouth
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 Edmonstone + Dennis Griffin
wedding & reception: Plymouth Manor of Plymouth
In all of the weddings that I have participated, Patrick is by far the best I have seen. He is very personable and only wants the best shot possible. The book of shots of our wedding was simply one perfect picture after another. Barb & Ryan Maczka/Hoffman
Locations: St. Thomas the Apostle – Ann Arbor & Law Quad – Ann Arbor & Lovett Hall Greenfield Village – Dearborn
The things he did with his camera where amazing! Grayce & Christopher Bollenberghe/McGuffin
wedding & reception at: Rochester Community House – Rochester Hills
Patrick photographed our engagement pictures and our wedding – we can’t speak for any of the other photographers from the studio. One of the best decisions we made for our wedding!! Patrick is a genius!! Our photos are so beautiful. Patrick was a true professional, a joy to be around, easy to work with and he works FAST. I’ve never seen another wedding photographer get the results that he did in such a short amount of time – which is SO important on your wedding day since you don’t want to spend the whole day taking pictures but you want every perfect picture you can get when the day is over. He also makes the best of any situation. It was POURING rain on the day he took our engagement pictures and the majority of them were taken outside. Our photos were perfect and we didn’t get wet!! Even more amazing, we had our dog in some of our engagement pictures and he was actually able to get her to sit still and pose for the camera – amazing!!
Kelly & Seth Komlen/Amadei
Locations: St. Joseph – Detroit & Detroit Yacht Club – Detroit/Belle Isle
We love Patrick and Special Moments Photography! Patrick captured every perfect, beautiful moment from our wedding, start to finish. Because of his excellent work, we will have beautiful photos of our big day to treasure for the rest of our lives. Nicki & Justin Schlehuber/Sharer
Location for service & reception: Henry Ford Estate – Dearborn
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Special Moments!!! Patrick was our photographer and we could not have asked for anyone better. He made everything fun and made us laugh too. His work is unbelievable. I wish we could have taken him on our honeymoon to get pics of us on the beach!! If you are unsure who you want to choose for your wedding, Patrick @ Special Moments would be your best choice. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH PATRICK!! He is so fun to work with and I swear he can read minds! He knew exactly what we were looking to capture on our wedding day. Fun shots, serious shots, and totally candid shots – his photographs told our story perfectly! Thanks Patrick! You’re the best! Lisa & David Bee/Steffes
Locations: St. Michael – Livonia & Downtown Detroit & Northville Hills Golf Club – Northville
Patrick helped make our day as memorable as possible! Not only did he take excellent pictures…he calmed our nerves too! I absolutely loved working with him. He has such an awesome eye for beautiful shots! Thanks Patrick, you’re the best! Kim & Dave Bruneel/Wiita
Locations: St. Peter – Mt. Clemens & Downtown Detroit & Tina’s Country House – Macomb Township
Patrick was very efficient and fluid with his photography before, during, and after the wedding. He had a great eye for color and backdrops and was excellent at arranging the bridal party and family members so that they all looked their best in the pictures. Little things, like making sure the mens’ jackets were buttoned and the girls’ bouquets were all straight, really makes a difference in the final product. Thanks again! Holly & Patrick VanCleave/Treadway
Locations: First United Methodist – Northville, Mill Race Park – Northville & Embassy Suites – Livonia
Thanks, Patrick!!! We had so much fun – and love our pictures!! Lindsey & Jim Scopel/Nader
Locations: St. Ambrose Catholic – Grosse Pointe Farms & Meadow Brook Hall – Rochester Hills
Patrick was BEYOND amazing. I want to get married again so that he can shoot us all over again. He was so kind and so brilliant. The handful of shots that he had shown my husband and I during the wedding were breathtaking. I cannot wait for the proofs to be available to view!!! Thank you so much Patrick, over and over! 🙂 Many warm thanks, Amanda and Michael Coffey/Hladis
Location for wedding & reception: The home of John Breco
Our photographer, Patrick, was great! He took all the pictures we requested, and the proofs are awesome! He was easy to work with and also worked well with our other vendors on the day of our wedding. Patrick put in great effort and we could tell he excited and passionate about the pictures he took! Marissa & Cory Waldman/Dunham
Location for wedding & reception: Toledo Zoo – Toledo OH
Patrick was very easy to work with, and help to make the photo sessions very comfortable. The entire staff is extremely knowledgeable, and has been very helpful in answering any questions we may have had during the entire process. Debbie & Lance Radzialowski/Searles
Location for wedding & reception: Weller’s Carriage House – Saline
Patrick is a true professional that loves his trade. Our wedding pictures were wonderful. Dr. Tom Wetjen
Locations: Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter & Paul – Philadelphia PA & Crystal Tea Room – Philadelphia PA
“I absolutely loved working with Patrick. Six months later, I still cannot get over how amazing our wedding photos are! And since our wedding, I have spent a great deal of time working with the office staff at Special Moments – and I couldn’t be happier with how they have handled everything. All in all, I am thrilled! Shaina Liberson/Smith
Locations: service: Royal Park Hotel – Rochester & reception: Village Club, The – Bloomfield Hills