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Aaron Watson Photography

Charlottesville , VA
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Asheville Dr.
Charlottesville, VA US 22911 (map)

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434-202-8031

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ABOUT US

We love capturing your natural beauty and happiness on your wedding day; adding our artistic vision to create photographs you will cherish forever. Specializing in Wedding and Portrait... Read more
We love capturing your natural beauty and happiness on your wedding day; adding our artistic vision to create photographs you will cherish forever. Specializing in Wedding and Portrait Photography, our images are clear, vibrant and and a perfect reflection of your relationship. We are Charlottesville, Virginia based wedding and portrait photographers. Aaron Watson Photography offers Boudoir, Bridal, Engagement, Trash the Dress, Family, Baby, Seniors, Maternity, Pet, and Fashion photography sessions. We are available for travel to Richmond, Va, Washington, DC, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, and destination weddings worldwide. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Lucy
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Aaron is a phenomenal artist. That being said, he also helped to keep us organized throughout our entire day and have the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. We booked Aaron and another photographer for 9 hours and while it's a fair amount of money, you will never regret spending the money on his photos. The moments he captured are priceless and really invoke the overall feel of the day...full of love, happiness, joy, gratitude, and lots of FUN! Jeffrey Gleason was his guest photographer for the day and they made a great team together! They made it easy for us to relax in front of the camera and made sure to get the important shots. I am in awe looking through all of the pictures and they even put together a short video slideshow for our guests. We also had the photo booth set up and those pictures are some of the funniest of the entire night. The props were genius! I am so glad that we went with Aaron Watson and his team. I spent a lot of time looking at different Charlottesville-area photographers, but something about Aaron's work just really stood out. I am so glad I followed my gut.
Aaron is a phenomenal artist. That being said, he also helped to keep us organized throughout our entire day and have the Read more...
Aaron is a phenomenal artist. That being said, he also helped to keep us organized throughout our entire day and have the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. We booked Aaron and another photographer for 9 hours and while it's a fair amount of money, you will never regret spending the money on his photos. The moments he captured are priceless and really invoke the overall feel of the day...full of love, happiness, joy, gratitude, and lots of FUN! Jeffrey Gleason was his guest photographer for the day and they made a great team together! They made it easy for us to relax in front of the camera and made sure to get the important shots. I am in awe looking through all of the pictures and they even put together a short video slideshow for our guests. We also had the photo booth set up and those pictures are some of the funniest of the entire night. The props were genius! I am so glad that we went with Aaron Watson and his team. I spent a lot of time looking at different Charlottesville-area photographers, but something about Aaron's work just really stood out. I am so glad I followed my gut. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Alex and I absolutely loved having Aaron and Brittany photograph our wedding. They are both such wonderful and professional people. The pictures they took perfectly captured the heart and soul of our wedding, and they did so in such a tactful way. Shoot, we bearly knew they were there and yet we got every shot we wanted.
Alex and I absolutely loved having Aaron and Brittany photograph our wedding. They are both such wonderful and Read more...
Alex and I absolutely loved having Aaron and Brittany photograph our wedding. They are both such wonderful and professional people. The pictures they took perfectly captured the heart and soul of our wedding, and they did so in such a tactful way. Shoot, we bearly knew they were there and yet we got every shot we wanted. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Aaron was a joy to work with. Not only does he take the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, but he works so hard to make you feel comfortable when being photographed. He had such great ideas for pictures to take for our engagement and wedding pictures. He was extremely organized and SO calming on the wedding day. He was by far one of our favorite vendors and I am so thankful for how helpful he was throughout the entire planning process!
Aaron was a joy to work with. Not only does he take the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, but he works so hard to Read more...
Aaron was a joy to work with. Not only does he take the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, but he works so hard to make you feel comfortable when being photographed. He had such great ideas for pictures to take for our engagement and wedding pictures. He was extremely organized and SO calming on the wedding day. He was by far one of our favorite vendors and I am so thankful for how helpful he was throughout the entire planning process! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Aaron and Brittany are WONDERFUL! Their work is absolutely amazing. We loved working with them and love looking back at our pictures. They truly captured every moment of our wedding.
Aaron and Brittany are WONDERFUL! Their work is absolutely amazing. We loved working with them and love looking back at Read more...
Aaron and Brittany are WONDERFUL! Their work is absolutely amazing. We loved working with them and love looking back at our pictures. They truly captured every moment of our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
Aaron and his staff were responsive and clearly VERY skilled at capturing the beauty of the Virginia countryside. They had a gift for contrast and depth in photos. They also had fabulous recommendations for sites, and they posted our photos to the web (for public viewing and on a password-protected site) really quickly. Guests provided us with lots of glowing comments.

That said, in several posed photos (e.g., large family photos), some relatives' faces were shadowed/obscured, which could have been corrected by simply asking those folks to step forward. Also, you can see the other photographer in some of the photos, which is a little weird. We also found it a little disappointing that the photos were pretty much all "stock" photos -- the requested posed and group shots, the first dance, the cake-cutting, etc. What attracted us to Aaron's website was his team's ability to capture private moments (e.g., little girls sneaking sips of wine). Unfortunately, we didn't see that ability reflected in our photos.

Finally, our main critique of Aaron Watson Photography is the cost. While we expected photography to be expensive, we prioritized this area because let's face it: memories fade but photos last forever. Even with that willingness to pay more for value, we were somewhat disappointed by the costs of albums and prints. Aaron provided a free engagement photo shoot, and even those photos were wicked expensive.
Aaron and his staff were responsive and clearly VERY skilled at capturing the beauty of the Virginia countryside. They had Read more...
Aaron and his staff were responsive and clearly VERY skilled at capturing the beauty of the Virginia countryside. They had a gift for contrast and depth in photos. They also had fabulous recommendations for sites, and they posted our photos to the web (for public viewing and on a password-protected site) really quickly. Guests provided us with lots of glowing comments.

That said, in several posed photos (e.g., large family photos), some relatives' faces were shadowed/obscured, which could have been corrected by simply asking those folks to step forward. Also, you can see the other photographer in some of the photos, which is a little weird. We also found it a little disappointing that the photos were pretty much all "stock" photos -- the requested posed and group shots, the first dance, the cake-cutting, etc. What attracted us to Aaron's website was his team's ability to capture private moments (e.g., little girls sneaking sips of wine). Unfortunately, we didn't see that ability reflected in our photos.

Finally, our main critique of Aaron Watson Photography is the cost. While we expected photography to be expensive, we prioritized this area because let's face it: memories fade but photos last forever. Even with that willingness to pay more for value, we were somewhat disappointed by the costs of albums and prints. Aaron provided a free engagement photo shoot, and even those photos were wicked expensive. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Aaron is a wonderful photographer. He spent a great deal of time trying to get to know my husband and I to make sure that his photographs reflected our personalities and what was most important to us on our wedding day. He also has a great eye for beautiful, creative, and unique shots that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Aaron took both our engagement photos and wedding photos as well as documented our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. He spent alot of time before the events talking to me to gauge what aspects of the wedding weekend I wanted highlighted the most. I would highly recommend Aaron to anyone taking wedding photos, engagement photos, family photos, or any photos in general!
Aaron is a wonderful photographer. He spent a great deal of time trying to get to know my husband and I to make sure that Read more...
Aaron is a wonderful photographer. He spent a great deal of time trying to get to know my husband and I to make sure that his photographs reflected our personalities and what was most important to us on our wedding day. He also has a great eye for beautiful, creative, and unique shots that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Aaron took both our engagement photos and wedding photos as well as documented our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. He spent alot of time before the events talking to me to gauge what aspects of the wedding weekend I wanted highlighted the most. I would highly recommend Aaron to anyone taking wedding photos, engagement photos, family photos, or any photos in general! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Aaron Watson and his assistant, Amy, both did a wonderful job - they made us feel very relaxed while taking all of our portrait pictures and captured every special moment. Our guests absolutely loved the "crazybooth" or photo booth that we had during the reception. All of the great props for the photo booth made for a unique addition to our reception and everyone was raving about it afterwards.

We haven't seen all of our photos yet, but the initial photos that have been posted on Aaron's blog look amazing. Photos were so important to me and I was really nervous when these initial photos were posted, but I was so relieved to see how beautiful they came out and the angles he captured were ways for me to see so many moments of the wedding through a completely different perspective. Thank you for capturing our wedding in amazing photos that we can cherish forever!
Aaron Watson and his assistant, Amy, both did a wonderful job - they made us feel very relaxed while taking all of our Read more...
Aaron Watson and his assistant, Amy, both did a wonderful job - they made us feel very relaxed while taking all of our portrait pictures and captured every special moment. Our guests absolutely loved the "crazybooth" or photo booth that we had during the reception. All of the great props for the photo booth made for a unique addition to our reception and everyone was raving about it afterwards.

We haven't seen all of our photos yet, but the initial photos that have been posted on Aaron's blog look amazing. Photos were so important to me and I was really nervous when these initial photos were posted, but I was so relieved to see how beautiful they came out and the angles he captured were ways for me to see so many moments of the wedding through a completely different perspective. Thank you for capturing our wedding in amazing photos that we can cherish forever! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I hired Aaron Watson Photography to photograph our wedding in Jamaica. Aaron and Matt did an amazing job! It makes me smile every time I look through our photographs of that day. He was very professional and very easy to work with even though all of our communication was through email and the telephone since I live in the Midwest. It was really exciting to see that one of our wedding photographs made it on the top 12 of 2012 on Charlottesville wedding blog (http://www.charlottesvilleweddingblog.com/best-of-2012-aaron-watson-photography/)
I hired Aaron Watson Photography to photograph our wedding in Jamaica. Aaron and Matt did an amazing job! It makes me Read more...
I hired Aaron Watson Photography to photograph our wedding in Jamaica. Aaron and Matt did an amazing job! It makes me smile every time I look through our photographs of that day. He was very professional and very easy to work with even though all of our communication was through email and the telephone since I live in the Midwest. It was really exciting to see that one of our wedding photographs made it on the top 12 of 2012 on Charlottesville wedding blog (http://www.charlottesvilleweddingblog.com/best-of-2012-aaron-watson-photography/) Read less
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liz.dieckman
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Aaron Watson has been great. We balked a little at the initial price of some of his packages, but seeing his pictures, it was fully worth it. Check out his website and blog to see some of his pictures. His work is reliably good. He just seems to have a great eye for framing pictures. I would definitely recommend him.
Aaron Watson has been great. We balked a little at the initial price of some of his packages, but seeing his pictures, it Read more...
Aaron Watson has been great. We balked a little at the initial price of some of his packages, but seeing his pictures, it was fully worth it. Check out his website and blog to see some of his pictures. His work is reliably good. He just seems to have a great eye for framing pictures. I would definitely recommend him. Read less
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Andrey A
Wedding:
4/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous photos! A great photographer!
Gorgeous photos! A great photographer!
Gorgeous photos! A great photographer! Read less
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R
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.9/5.0
We found Aaron Watson on a Photojournalism website and loved his pictures. He was very friendly and responsive to all my million emails. We loved the fact he did photojournalism shots in addition to adding a fusion film (mixture of film and pictures) for his wedding packages. He was always on time and the quality of his pictures were great.

He and Kelsey did our engagement pictures and engagement fusion film and they were a lot of fun to hang out with for the day. Aaron was very hospitable when he invited us to his home studio to view our wedding photo's in Charlottesville and I'm a Virginia Tech graduate! :) Overall we were very happy with Aaron Watson Photography.
We found Aaron Watson on a Photojournalism website and loved his pictures. He was very friendly and responsive to all my Read more...
We found Aaron Watson on a Photojournalism website and loved his pictures. He was very friendly and responsive to all my million emails. We loved the fact he did photojournalism shots in addition to adding a fusion film (mixture of film and pictures) for his wedding packages. He was always on time and the quality of his pictures were great.

He and Kelsey did our engagement pictures and engagement fusion film and they were a lot of fun to hang out with for the day. Aaron was very hospitable when he invited us to his home studio to view our wedding photo's in Charlottesville and I'm a Virginia Tech graduate! :) Overall we were very happy with Aaron Watson Photography. Read less
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Asten
Wedding:
6/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The BEST. We had a family photo session with Ron back in June. Mom, Dad, and 11 month old is a challenge, but Ron captured the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen! We couldn't tell what he was looking at behind the lense during the shoot. But his eye is AMAZING, just trust him! We had people asking if there was a curtain or picture behind us. I said NO we were outside, that is REAL! 5 stars for sure. We will definitely work with him or Aaron again. Highly, highly recommend. I knew it would worth the drive from Vienna to Charlotesville, and we were overly happy with the results. The only hard part is picking the favs. Loved them all!!! Check out their blog and Facebook page. The work truly speaks for itself.
The BEST. We had a family photo session with Ron back in June. Mom, Dad, and 11 month old is a challenge, but Ron captured Read more...
The BEST. We had a family photo session with Ron back in June. Mom, Dad, and 11 month old is a challenge, but Ron captured the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen! We couldn't tell what he was looking at behind the lense during the shoot. But his eye is AMAZING, just trust him! We had people asking if there was a curtain or picture behind us. I said NO we were outside, that is REAL! 5 stars for sure. We will definitely work with him or Aaron again. Highly, highly recommend. I knew it would worth the drive from Vienna to Charlotesville, and we were overly happy with the results. The only hard part is picking the favs. Loved them all!!! Check out their blog and Facebook page. The work truly speaks for itself. Read less
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Gretchnl
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked Aaron for our February 2010 wedding and he has done nothing but exceed our expectations. Not only is his work outstanding and totally set apart from anything else I have ever seen, but Aaron strives to even outdo himself on a regular basis! We have already recieved our wedding album and prints and our wedding was less than two months ago! Booking Aaron was a tough decision for my husband and I at first because we were on a really tight budget. Meeting Aaron and seeing his work made the decision easy for us and we have no regrets! Booking Aaron is one of the best decisions that we made and we could not possibly be happier. We not only consider him an amazing photographer, but now we consider him a friend.
We booked Aaron for our February 2010 wedding and he has done nothing but exceed our expectations. Not only is his work Read more...
We booked Aaron for our February 2010 wedding and he has done nothing but exceed our expectations. Not only is his work outstanding and totally set apart from anything else I have ever seen, but Aaron strives to even outdo himself on a regular basis! We have already recieved our wedding album and prints and our wedding was less than two months ago! Booking Aaron was a tough decision for my husband and I at first because we were on a really tight budget. Meeting Aaron and seeing his work made the decision easy for us and we have no regrets! Booking Aaron is one of the best decisions that we made and we could not possibly be happier. We not only consider him an amazing photographer, but now we consider him a friend. Read less
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maybride
Wedding:
5/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Aaron Watson was amazing. He responded to our inital inquiry in person, and took a significant amount of time answering questions via email and over the phone. When he was in the area shooting another session, he met with my and my then-fiance and showed us his work, gave us references, and discussed details with us. He was prompt in getting back with emails, always polite, and very flexible in meeting our needs and desires.

On the wedding day, he arrived early, took time to look over the entire place, helped us finalize some locations for shoots, and was discreet throughout the day. He handled everything very capably, and I was never bothered with details or questions.

We got our pictures back and up online before the contract's deadline, and I couldn't be happier with his work. He is extremely talented, and made our wedding look spectacular on film.

I highly recommend his services.
Aaron Watson was amazing. He responded to our inital inquiry in person, and took a significant amount of time answering Read more...
Aaron Watson was amazing. He responded to our inital inquiry in person, and took a significant amount of time answering questions via email and over the phone. When he was in the area shooting another session, he met with my and my then-fiance and showed us his work, gave us references, and discussed details with us. He was prompt in getting back with emails, always polite, and very flexible in meeting our needs and desires.

On the wedding day, he arrived early, took time to look over the entire place, helped us finalize some locations for shoots, and was discreet throughout the day. He handled everything very capably, and I was never bothered with details or questions.

We got our pictures back and up online before the contract's deadline, and I couldn't be happier with his work. He is extremely talented, and made our wedding look spectacular on film.

I highly recommend his services. Read less
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Linda & Les
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
The day our daughter got married, we were blessed to have Aaron Watson as the wedding photographer. Aaron possesses the finesse and quiet ingenuity to capture each and every loving, real moment that occurs. Aaron's skill is pure magic; he creates and preserves a masterpiece. His work is a priceless gift. We were truly honored and amazed by his ability. Beyond the beauty of his work is the fact that he is like meeting an old friend. If anyone wants the best
photographer, we would recommend Aaron Watson.
The day our daughter got married, we were blessed to have Aaron Watson as the wedding photographer. Aaron possesses the Read more...
The day our daughter got married, we were blessed to have Aaron Watson as the wedding photographer. Aaron possesses the finesse and quiet ingenuity to capture each and every loving, real moment that occurs. Aaron's skill is pure magic; he creates and preserves a masterpiece. His work is a priceless gift. We were truly honored and amazed by his ability. Beyond the beauty of his work is the fact that he is like meeting an old friend. If anyone wants the best
photographer, we would recommend Aaron Watson. Read less
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lypsus
Wedding:
2/22/2005
5.0/5.0
I am sure that you will not regret it! Aaron Watson a true professional!
I am sure that you will not regret it! Aaron Watson a true professional!
I am sure that you will not regret it! Aaron Watson a true professional! Read less
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