CARMELLA + JOHN
Pat Cori is an amazing photographer - her work truly speaks for itself. My father is a photographer, so we were really picky when it came to who we chose. Everything Pat does is truly breathtaking, but don't take my word for it, email her yourself. When I booked her, she let me see the complete work for one the recent weddings she did. Everyone I know has complimented me and told me how surreal the photos are! To top if off, her second shooter, Jason, was so talented and so professional and friendly too! And they showed up precisely on time, stayed the entire ceremony, and took all the shots that we wanted.
It was shortly after getting engaged that I discovered Pat Cori Photography and I was immediately interested in working with the woman behind the camera, Patricia C. Giovannini. I didn’t need a reference or prior experience, her work spoke for itself. When I contacted Patricia for the first time I loved that she offered to meet with me and my fiance for coffee to get to know each other and see her portfolio. My fiance and I had such good vibes after meeting with Pat that we booked Pat Cori Photography immediately even though our wedding was over a year away! Between then and our wedding day, Pat worked with us for our engagement photoshoot (which was SO fun) and was more than willing to provide us planning advice from a photographer’s perspective (such as setting a ceremony time to get the perfect lighting). By the time our wedding day arrived, Pat was more than our photographer, she was a friend we could trust to capture all the special moments on our big day. I’ll tell one small story to illustrate her dedication to her clients. A couple days before our wedding day the forecast was showing pretty much 100% chance of rain. No matter how hard I tried not to care, I was feeling pretty gloomy about that fact. It wasn’t until speaking to Pat that my spirits were lifted. She said to me and my fiance, “If you all are willing to play in the rain, I’ll play too!”. The evening of our wedding, my husband and I slipped away with Pat to take shots of just the two of us. Pat got absolutely soaked but captured the most stunning picture of us kissing under an umbrella in the rain with candlelight cascading beside us. Patricia is more than a wedding photographer, she is a brilliant artist. I recommend her and Pat Cori Photography unequivocally.
EMILY + DANNY
Pat was the best photographer ever. She felt like a part of the family at the wedding and the reception. She made everyone feel comfortable during all the photos. I would recommend her 100% to everyone.
JENNIFER + JIM
The minute I met Pat, I knew she would photograph our wedding. When you first speak with her, the passion she has for her profession is palpable. It is obvious she is much more than a photographer -- Pat is a true artist who cares immensely about the quality and style of her work, while ensuring she connects with each and every one of her clients. She really cares about getting to know you and making you feel as comfortable as possible. Plus, Pat likes to keep things fun, light, and more impromptu! I highly recommend buying a package with an engagement session because it gives you a chance (& Pat) to see how you react in front of the camera - plus, more time with Pat before the big day!
BETH ANNE + MATT
The minute I met Pat, I knew she would photograph our wedding. When you first speak with her, the passion she has for her profession is palpable. It is obvious she is much more than a photographer -- Pat is a true artist who cares immensely about the quality and style of her work, while ensuring she connects with each and every one of her clients. She really cares about getting to know you and making you feel as comfortable as possible. Plus, Pat likes to keep things fun, light, and more impromptu! She had her hands full with my (now) husband, who is definitely not a fan of the camera, but even managed to get him relaxed enough for a smile or two :) I highly recommend buying a package with an engagement session (even if you have previously had pictures made or did not intend to do such) because it gives you a chance (& Pat) to see how you react in front of the camera - plus, more time with Pat before the big day! I highly recommend Pat to anyone in Roanoke and the surrounding areas of SW VA. Our day wouldn't have been the same without her & Lindsey (who was an awesome addition and just as easy to work with) -- I can't wait to see our wedding pictures!
SWATI + ROD
I am SO happy that I chose Pat Cori to capture my wedding!! Pat is extremely professional, considerate, and hard working. Pat took the time to meet with my fiancé and my girlfriends to really get to know our story. She was so excited to hear about our different cultures and made sure to incorporate the two cultures together. We originally hired her for our wedding day but then decided we also wanted her to capture some moments from the guy's golf game and the party the night before. We were having so much fun that we asked her to stay an extra hour and she was flexible with us stayed longer to get a few extra shots. Our wedding day was hectic but Pat was cool and calm and took the time to work around the hectic-ness to capture some amazing pictures. It actually was a rainy day on our wedding day and I was feeling bummed but Pat reassured me that the gray skies would make for great photos. She was right!!! Our pictures came out absoluteely stunning! The time and incredible detail that Pat puts into each picture is remarkable. She is worth every penny! I would highly recommend Pat Cori Photography for your next event!
LEAH & MATT
Pat and Jason were a joy to work with by making the posing pictures naturally fun and capturing fun candid photos throughout the night! They were very efficient and creative throughout the entire day and were very flexible for photos/poses I requested on the fly. They were a blast to work with and very attentive. Thank you for beautifully capturing our big day!