Patken Photographer

★★★★☆
  • 119 Sunrise HwySte A

    Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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  • 631-888-0065

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As a police officer and former military member, I believe you find out a lot about a company based on how they treat the people who serve us. Patken Photographer not only acknowledged my service but went above and beyond in every way. My first experience was beyond anything we ever could have imagined. When my sales person Mary found out I served, she excused herself and brought in the owner Doug. He not only thanked me for my service, he told us about his dad serving in Vietnam and what a special place he has in his heart for the armed forces and even discussed my current job as a police officer and thanked me for protecting his family and the people he loves. He then proceeded to blow us away by giving us a $300 discount off of our photography and video for our wedding just because I was NYPD. To say we were blown away was an understatement. Throughs out the year of planning our wedding, every time we came in he made sure to come say hi, thank me again and talk to us and see if we needed anything. He gave us his cell phone and told us to call for anything even if it wasn't about photography or video. He would help us plan and call anybody we needed him to related to our planning. I never felt so appreciated. He assigned his nephew Kevin to be our photographer and Michael as our videographer. These two were beyond perfect. Our day went seamless and they kept us laughing all day long. On top of all of that I cannot even begin to say how much we love our photos and video. Kevin shot over 1500 photos and each one is better than the last. Michal made us 40 minute edited video of the day that we cannot not stop watching. I am so grateful this amazing group who appreciates the people who serve. Thank you Patken.

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★★★★★

As a police officer and former military member, I believe you find out a lot about a company based on how they treat the people who serve us. Patken Photographer not only acknowledged my service but went above and beyond in every way. My first experience was beyond anything we ever could have imagined. When my sales person Mary found out I served, she excused herself and brought in the owner Doug. He not only thanked me for my service, he told us about his dad serving in Vietnam and what a special place he has in his heart for the armed forces and even discussed my current job as a police officer and thanked me for protecting his family and the people he loves. He then proceeded to blow us away by giving us a $300 discount off of our photography and video for our wedding just because I was NYPD. To say we were blown away was an understatement. Throughs out the year of planning our wedding, every time we came in he made sure to come say hi, thank me again and talk to us and see if we needed anything. He gave us his cell phone and told us to call for anything even if it wasn't about photography or video. He would help us plan and call anybody we needed him to related to our planning. I never felt so appreciated. He assigned his nephew Kevin to be our photographer and Michael as our videographer. These two were beyond perfect. Our day went seamless and they kept us laughing all day long. On top of all of that I cannot even begin to say how much we love our photos and video. Kevin shot over 1500 photos and each one is better than the last. Michal made us 40 minute edited video of the day that we cannot not stop watching. I am so grateful this amazing group who appreciates the people who serve. Thank you Patken.

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Kevin was a wonderful to work with. However the ending process was a disaster. They ended up giving us the wrong type\r
of video based upon their error in showing us only one kind of video when presenting their business. We did not receive

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★★★★★

Kevin was a wonderful to work with. However the ending process was a disaster. They ended up giving us the wrong type\r
of video based upon their error in showing us only one kind of video when presenting their business. We did not receive

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If I could give them no stars, I would. They did my wedding photography and I wouldn't recommend them to my worst enemy. I'm writing this review to help any would be brides avoid them at all costs and avoid the pain and heartache that I have gone through regarding my wedding pictures.

I could write pages about how horrible the experience was, but just to summarize. I have no pictures of me with my grandparents, no pictures with me with my daugther, no pictures of the ceremony set up. I was told this could all be photoshopped in and "fixed". Sorry, but this isn't acceptable from a "professional" wedding photographer. Doug also told my husband he wouldn't give money back to a "kike and spic". So in addition to horrible wedding photos, we had to be insulted with degrogatory comments as well.

Please, reconsider using them and spare yourself the aggravation and stress.

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If I could give them no stars, I would. They did my wedding photography and I wouldn't recommend them to my worst enemy. I'm writing this review to help any would be brides avoid them at all costs and avoid the pain and heartache that I have gone through regarding my wedding pictures.

I could write pages about how horrible the experience was, but just to summarize. I have no pictures of me with my grandparents, no pictures with me with my daugther, no pictures of the ceremony set up. I was told this could all be photoshopped in and "fixed". Sorry, but this isn't acceptable from a "professional" wedding photographer. Doug also told my husband he wouldn't give money back to a "kike and spic". So in addition to horrible wedding photos, we had to be insulted with degrogatory comments as well.

Please, reconsider using them and spare yourself the aggravation and stress.

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What a nightmare. People please do your research. They promise you anything you want, just to get you to sign the contract. You email them with a question, be prepared to wait weeks before they get back to you. If you make a suggestion on

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What a nightmare. People please do your research. They promise you anything you want, just to get you to sign the contract. You email them with a question, be prepared to wait weeks before they get back to you. If you make a suggestion on

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We had Jessie for a photographer at our wedding on September 3rd,2010 and she was fantastic. The videographer, I think his name was Mike was awesome too. These guys are definitely professional and absolutely know what they are doing. Worth every last dime!

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We had Jessie for a photographer at our wedding on September 3rd,2010 and she was fantastic. The videographer, I think his name was Mike was awesome too. These guys are definitely professional and absolutely know what they are doing. Worth every last dime!

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It's been a year since my wedding and I still don't have the video or albums. I get the run around when I try to find out what's going on. It seems like no one has a clue in this place. I recieved a call that one album was ready, when I called back to find out which album I was told that none are ready. They also called the traditional wedding photos I wanted to take " tacky" meanwhile they want to shoot you in your wedding thong. And I'm tacky. They were snobby and the pics came out mediocre, and forget about getting your pictures back. Way too expensive for this type of service.

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It's been a year since my wedding and I still don't have the video or albums. I get the run around when I try to find out what's going on. It seems like no one has a clue in this place. I recieved a call that one album was ready, when I called back to find out which album I was told that none are ready. They also called the traditional wedding photos I wanted to take " tacky" meanwhile they want to shoot you in your wedding thong. And I'm tacky. They were snobby and the pics came out mediocre, and forget about getting your pictures back. Way too expensive for this type of service.

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We used Patken for our wedding. So we worked with the photographer for an engagement photo and on our wedding day.

Overall, I very much liked the photographer and I like many of the photos that were taken. The pictures of my wedding looked almost exactly like the ones we saw in the lobby of their offices. But that, I think, is the shortcoming as well as the strength of this vendor. Almost all of the photos are staged. I get the sense that it is not worthwhile to mention any individual photographer's name because all the shots are taken the same way for every client. So the poses you are put into for your engagement session will be poses you do on your wedding day. And yes, you will look lovely (or uncomfortable in some cases) both times, but don't expect the photographer to be sensitive to the fact that you don't like to do the "serious face." And don't expect the photographer to look to capture those special moments either. For instance, during dessert, my husband and I were alone dancing on the dance floor except for one friend and his one year old daughter. A special moment, but the photographer was on a laptop editing pictures from earlier in the night at that time.

Also, though my husband and I were used to the staging, our wedding party wasn't. So in some of the "candids," they are making unpleasant faces.

Finally, as you will see right away, their client list is massive--a testament to the overall quality of the product--but their offices are not the most attentive. They don't necessarily call you when something is finished; they won't admit to making a mistake, and they say one thing, but don't necessarily follow up.

As I've said, they have a good product, but I also know there are other photographers out there who want to give you a more personal touch. It depends what you're into I suppose.

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★★★☆☆

We used Patken for our wedding. So we worked with the photographer for an engagement photo and on our wedding day.

Overall, I very much liked the photographer and I like many of the photos that were taken. The pictures of my wedding looked almost exactly like the ones we saw in the lobby of their offices. But that, I think, is the shortcoming as well as the strength of this vendor. Almost all of the photos are staged. I get the sense that it is not worthwhile to mention any individual photographer's name because all the shots are taken the same way for every client. So the poses you are put into for your engagement session will be poses you do on your wedding day. And yes, you will look lovely (or uncomfortable in some cases) both times, but don't expect the photographer to be sensitive to the fact that you don't like to do the "serious face." And don't expect the photographer to look to capture those special moments either. For instance, during dessert, my husband and I were alone dancing on the dance floor except for one friend and his one year old daughter. A special moment, but the photographer was on a laptop editing pictures from earlier in the night at that time.

Also, though my husband and I were used to the staging, our wedding party wasn't. So in some of the "candids," they are making unpleasant faces.

Finally, as you will see right away, their client list is massive--a testament to the overall quality of the product--but their offices are not the most attentive. They don't necessarily call you when something is finished; they won't admit to making a mistake, and they say one thing, but don't necessarily follow up.

As I've said, they have a good product, but I also know there are other photographers out there who want to give you a more personal touch. It depends what you're into I suppose.

Pros: Photographer very professional, large number of good photos

Cons: photo opps are preset, you are 1 of 800 other clients

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Just used Patken for our wedding-- we used Kevin he is a sweet heart and did such a great job. We took engagment pictures with Kevin once and Doug the owner once... they style is almost exact. they came out amazing. i love there studios... the real life backrounds (literally they have a mock beach with sand and a garden with flowers) were great... much more variation then if we had to pick one place. the staff is great whenever i call and so organized.

we just got our proofs back and loved them!!

we would recommend using them... they are wonderful.

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★★★★★

Just used Patken for our wedding-- we used Kevin he is a sweet heart and did such a great job. We took engagment pictures with Kevin once and Doug the owner once... they style is almost exact. they came out amazing. i love there studios... the real life backrounds (literally they have a mock beach with sand and a garden with flowers) were great... much more variation then if we had to pick one place. the staff is great whenever i call and so organized.

we just got our proofs back and loved them!!

we would recommend using them... they are wonderful.

Pros: Amazing Pictures, Staff is Great

Cons: absolutely none

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I so happy that I picked patken photographers! They were there before i arrived. Ready and prepared to start shooting. My photographer (Jared) and videographer (Ramon) were the sweetest guys I could have had for my wedding day.Instead of being stressed out on my wedding day, I was smiling from ear to ear the whole time. I am soo grateful to have chosen Patken as my photographers.. THANK YOU!!

Shanelle

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★★★★★

I so happy that I picked patken photographers! They were there before i arrived. Ready and prepared to start shooting. My photographer (Jared) and videographer (Ramon) were the sweetest guys I could have had for my wedding day.Instead of being stressed out on my wedding day, I was smiling from ear to ear the whole time. I am soo grateful to have chosen Patken as my photographers.. THANK YOU!!

Shanelle

Pros: Best details!

Cons: NONE

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The photos were not anything like what we saw in the studio. Not very professional to say the least. Service from workers was often rude. Timeliness of receiving photos was awful, with no follow up. We made a mistake picking this photographer over others that we visited.

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★★☆☆☆

The photos were not anything like what we saw in the studio. Not very professional to say the least. Service from workers was often rude. Timeliness of receiving photos was awful, with no follow up. We made a mistake picking this photographer over others that we visited.

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Patken did our Photographs for our wedding and they came out so beautiful. Since then I know so many other couple who have used them as well and there photos are just as nice

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★★★★★

Patken did our Photographs for our wedding and they came out so beautiful. Since then I know so many other couple who have used them as well and there photos are just as nice

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