The Best decision you can make - Let me preface this by saying that I was a complete and utter picky, micromanage-y, bratty bridezilla when it came to wedding photography (here’s looking at you, lady with the color-coded spreadsheet filling this in to cell B11), and Diane and Pentimalli Studios exceeded my expectations in every arena, including personality, planning, day-of performance, picture quality and content, value, and ongoing communication and speed of processing after the wedding.

When choosing Pentimalli, I compared them to 10 other vendors culled from Best of the Knot and Yelp; I was immediately drawn to the positive reviews about Pentimalli’s headache-free planning, their elegant and classic work (nothing that’s going to look dated or cheesy in 10 years) and their incredibly reasonable investment. Talking on the phone made my decision easy. In contrast to many other vendors, Diane immediately put me at ease. She has brings a soothing enthusiasm and joy to the planning process and event that truly focuses one’s attention back on the meaning and excitement of the day. This sounds ridiculous, but the folks from Pentimalli are the kind of people you want to have around you on your wedding day. Of course, being a complete nut, even after I talked to Diane, I called everyone else on my list so I could fill out my spreadsheet, but I am 100% confident that I made the right choice.

Moving past the (huge) planning step of choosing a photographer, I’m happy to say that Pentimalli really took the stress of planning away from there (but let me be micromanage-y whenever I wanted to). Diane is the consummate professional, and as soon as we signed, she set up a times to talk about specific shots. Closer to the date, she scheduled a walk-through and another time to touch base again before the wedding. After our conversations, she sent me a detailed list of key people, must-have shots, and made an impeccable timeline. If she wasn’t a photographer and NASA wasn’t experiencing massive budget cuts, I’d say she should work in Houston.

On the day of, Diane and Tony were outstanding. They were so kind to our families and friends, and somehow herded people into a zillion permutations in under 15 minutes. Somehow, they were there and supportive and everything went according to plan, and they also weren’t there too much; they struck the perfect balance as photographers.

After the wedding, Diane has been just as fantastic about communication and efficiency as she was in the lead-up. And now that we have our pictures back, the crazy bridezilla in me is thrilled to report that Pentimalli delivered every single picture we wanted and then some! The image quality is outstanding. The work is classic, natural, and beautiful. Tony was so creative, and we have stunning photos that perfectly capture the spirit of the evening. I could not be happier.

Now that you’ve made it this far down my review, I want to let you in on a little secret. Lean in closer. OK. I shouldn’t say this, because it’s the dirty little secret of wedding planning, but no matter what your budget, everyone wants to get great value for their money. Pentimalli is a steal for the value. They should seriously double their rates. Full disclosure, I definitely did not get the most expensive package, and I never once felt pressured to get a more expensive package, I never once felt nickel-and-dimed, and I was treated like a queen.    Now go finish that spreadsheet!

   
     
 
A Great Experience with Pentimalli - We could not have found a better photography team than Pentimalli Studios. I was first drawn in by their stunning portfolio and the way that they captured even the small moments and details that are so easy to overlook. I was concerned, given the quality, that I wouldn’t be able to afford them and it was a delightful surprise to find that their packages fit easily into my wedding budget.

The team were flexible and accommodating from the beginning, immediately responsive to e-mailed questions and creating a package and experience that blended seamlessly into my overall plan for the wedding.

The day of the wedding, the team were punctual, efficient, and completely unobtrusive. Even the formal shots, which I had been dreading, were filled with laughter and went by incredibly quickly.

Because of their professionalism, I never had to worry about the quality of the shots. The photos, when they came in, were stunning and comprehensive. I spent a very pleasant afternoon designing my album and throughout the entire process, Diane has been available to make the process as smooth and pleasant as possible.

All in all, I could not recommend Pentimalli enough. They were easygoing and efficient, and their work is superb. If you’re looking for quality that fits in any budget, you’re looking for Pentimalli.
 
   
 

Amazing - Within the first five minutes of meeting Diane and Tony, I knew they would be our wedding photographers. They were so laid back and really listened to what we wanted out of our wedding photos.

Their packages are reasonably priced - they offer you a lot of value for your money, which is important to couple's on a budget. The best part about Pentimalli Studios is their attention to detail. Prior to your wedding, you have 3 phone calls to go over logistics - down to the nitty gritty of timelines, photos you want captured, any unique shots you want.

Diane was great to talk with each time, and made me feel completely at ease going into our wedding. She even worked with Tony to reach out to me a couple days before the wedding with concerns about outdoor lighting with a shot we wanted to take - and was a huge help in figuring out a solution to make it possible. Man, did that shot come out amazing! The photographers floated during our wedding ceremony and reception.

Many guests commented that they didn't even notice they were taking photos. It really all comes back to their attention to detail is hard to find. And the attention to detail certainly shows in the finished product. Our photographs are amazing, and we have gotten countless compliments on them. I would highly recommend Pentimalli Studios to anyone looking for a wedding photographer :)