My daughter, Alexandra and I had been interviewing countless wedding photographers in the San Diego area with increasing worries that we’d never find one to meet our admittedly high standards. Our family comes from a long tradition of top-notch photojournalism, having been close friends with Henri Cartier-Bresson. Elliott Erwitt documented our wedding in his humorous and brilliant style, among other things. So, it is no wonder we were hard to please, and we were bracing ourselves for a sad compromise.
After a few months of fruitless searches, we realized we should actually call Elliott Erwitt himself and ask him for a recommendation. Why had we not thought of that sooner?
He told us to go to theKnot website, as it represents a selection of quality photographers: That is where we discovered Pablo’s beautiful, eloquent and spontaneous photographs. His portfolio stood out! Alexandra and I immediately knew we had found our match, and it became even more obvious after a phone interview between Alexandra and Pablo: when Pablo said, “enjoy your wedding day, do not worry about me. I will be around.” it was music to our ears. His attitude is the key to the natural spontaneity and the emotions clearly expressed in his art.
Pablo is such a delight to deal with, what a gem. He surpassed our expectations on the day of the wedding; When we received his final product, we were just amazed.
When you think about it, after many months of intense wedding preparation, the bride and groom leave to start their own busy life away from all the beautiful emotions of their wedding day; the caterers take down all the decor, and the party is over. The album is all that’s left for us to relive those priceless moments, to discover the emotions that we actually missed in family and guests, and to savor and delight over and over in the beauty of that day.
Pablo gives it his all, he is beyond talented, and we feel a strong sense of gratitude for his amazing work.
-Alex and Alex 10.24.15 (From: Mother of the Bride)
“Okay… I couldn’t control myself, and I just browsed through. OMG PABLO- these pictures are BEYOND INCREDIBLE. You’ve captured everything so so so beautifully… I can’t thank you enough!!! I will be in touch once I ACTUALLY look through all of the pictures with Scott, but had to tell you how BEAUTIFUL everything looks just in my quick glances. THANK YOU!! XOXO”
– Michelle and Scott 09.19.2015
“It’s amazing to me that every time I flip through those images it takes me right back to that day. It hasn’t quite been a year yet (this will mean more when I say it at our 50th anniversary) but looking through those pictures really help me remember the wonderful emotions from that weekend. I can’t thank you enough for the care that you put into capturing the joy that we felt and were able to share with our families and guests. Everyone who sees the pictures (including my father who is a former photographer himself) talk about the way you captured moments that people who were there missed and that other photographers would not have noticed or certainly would not have captured as well. Thank you so much!”
– Erin and Justin 08.15.15
“OMG Pablo! I can’t even believe how amazing all of these are. Looking at these today on a snowy cold day in Toronto have made us feel like we were right back at that amazing moment at the Biltmore. Now that is the sign of an amazing photographer who captured every moment perfectly. We are so grateful for all your thought and care that went into each photo. My sister is the smartest woman I know…he knew having these photos would mean the world to us…and they do. Thank you to you both for that!”
– Allie and Carrie 06.20.2015
“I must tell you how many compliments you guys received from a ton of people at the wedding. They made note of how hard you both worked, how unobtrusive, and how it was obvious that you got a ton of amazing photos. The photos are amazing!! Thank you sooooo much–you made us look so well rested and happy and more attractive. Tom just told me how much joy they brought him. In his words, he said he was so joyful all day! People on his office said they were the best they have ever seen. Oh my gosh, I want to write more but I will spare you for now. More in the morning after the 100th scroll thru ; )”
– Alanna and Tom 09.06.2014
“Just a note to let you know how very pleased we are with the photographs!! You did such an amazing job. You are such a talent. I just wanted to say how very happy we are to have worked with you. Not only do we enjoy you personally and I loved hearing about your other work and chatting on the wedding morning. But also your professionalism was really unrivaled. From the first conversation we had you’ve been so honest and organized and reliable, you were the first person I saw at both the rehearsal and the wedding morning at the salon, and on top of all of this you are such a talented photographer and we have this record of the day that is priceless. Thank you thank you thank you. I would recommend you 100 times over. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!”
– Rebecca and Jamie 07.12.2014
“We got the package last week and it was beautiful. The pictures are amazing – when we first got the link, I stayed up until 3am looking at them. They are perfect. You did an amazing job and you’re an incredible talent. We can’t thank you enough for all of your work – we feel incredibly lucky to have had you shoot our wedding.”
– Heather and Brian 05.03.2014
“Hi Pablo! I just got back from a trip home and what a great surprise to see some previews! I love them – they’re just what we had in mind when we found you.
Thanks again for being fun and fabulous – you were both a huge hit with our guests. One of the little girls is now telling everyone she wants to become a photojournalist when she grows up, and apparently spent the 4th of July being “Pablo” at her parents’ party!”
– Fiona and Kirk 06.22.2013
“Pablo Paparazzo always makes you feel that your event is the most special thing he has going, even when his photography is in high demand around the state! Each and every photo is taken with care and creativity to ensure a high quality product. Pablo not only becomes your photographer, but also your friend. Pablo has taken our engagement photos and we have now booked him for my bridal portrait and for our rehearsal dinner, showers and parties and our wedding. He produces unique and creative photos at a very affordable price. Tim and I are so happy we selected Pablo Paparazzo to capture the many events surrounding our upcoming wedding.”
“Working with Paparazzo has been great!! He spends as much time with you, as necessary, to ensure that you get the best shots possible. He works with you and makes sure that you are comfortable and are pleased with the photos. He is great at being flexible. We had to change the time of our engagement photos several times and Pablo was able to work into our schedule without any problems. Our photos turned out great, and we have SO many to choose from. I’m thrilled about our photos, and I can’t wait to work with Pablo Paparazzo again and have some more photos from many of the memorable events in the next few months. Lastly, Paparazzo is willing to meet you anywhere and work around your schedule to make sure that his customers are happy. We have been so pleased with his work. Thanks Paparazzo!”
“Our engagement and wedding photo experiences with Pablo Paparazzo were exceptional. Each time we have worked with him, he was very professional and creative. We were so pleased with Pablo’s photography and the images he captured of our wedding. Pablo’s personality and flexibility contributed to a relaxing atmosphere making our day even more special.”
Mary Ann Parsons