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Amy Raab Photography

Annapolis , MD
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LOCATION

314 Carriage Run Rd
Annapolis, MD US 21403 (map)

PHONE

410-990-0520

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ABOUT US

Amy Raab is an award-winning wedding photojournalist with the Wedding Photojournalism Association, and has also been rated "One of Washington D.C.'s Best Wedding Photographers" by the... Read more
Amy Raab is an award-winning wedding photojournalist with the Wedding Photojournalism Association, and has also been rated "One of Washington D.C.'s Best Wedding Photographers" by the Washingtonian Magazine for the past six years. She brings over twenty years of wedding photojournalism experience to the Maryland and Washington D.C. wedding scene. Her small Annapolis based studio books no more than 20 weddings a year in order to exceed her clients' expectations with highly personalized service and superior quality custom designed products.

Amy and her associates strive to capture the beauty, romance and spirit of a wedding day in an artistic, photojournalistic and unobtrusive way...and to have fun doing it! Sheer talent, top notch camera gear, attention to detail, the ability to connect with people, and an addiction to the thrill of being a part of the most important occasion in their clients' lives is what sets them apart from the rest. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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sarah
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We first found Amy's work through the wedding coordinator at the Naval Academy, and I was struck by how creative she was with her photos in a way other wedding photographers weren't -- she had detail shots that captured moments beyond just the bride and groom and guests, you could really feel the day itself in her work, and there was a certain artistry with her images we couldn't find with anyone else. Now that we have our photos, I can't stop looking at them! As journalists, we were looking for someone to really tell a story from our wedding day, not plug-and-chug through a checklist of shots. Amy and Arianne made sure they got the photos we wanted of family and friends, sure, but the ones that we cherish the most are those where they captured our emotions and the beautiful moments from the day. And they are certainly professionals! They work their tails off, not stopping just because of, for example, torrential rains and thunderstorms. Amy knows what she's doing (and she's not afraid to tell you so, either!), both in the shots themselves and the overall flow of the day. The photos were absolutely worth the investment for us -- not only are they gorgeous, of course, but as my father (a nature photographer) reminded me, all we have the day after our wedding is each other and the photos!
We first found Amy's work through the wedding coordinator at the Naval Academy, and I was struck by how creative she was Read more...
We first found Amy's work through the wedding coordinator at the Naval Academy, and I was struck by how creative she was with her photos in a way other wedding photographers weren't -- she had detail shots that captured moments beyond just the bride and groom and guests, you could really feel the day itself in her work, and there was a certain artistry with her images we couldn't find with anyone else. Now that we have our photos, I can't stop looking at them! As journalists, we were looking for someone to really tell a story from our wedding day, not plug-and-chug through a checklist of shots. Amy and Arianne made sure they got the photos we wanted of family and friends, sure, but the ones that we cherish the most are those where they captured our emotions and the beautiful moments from the day. And they are certainly professionals! They work their tails off, not stopping just because of, for example, torrential rains and thunderstorms. Amy knows what she's doing (and she's not afraid to tell you so, either!), both in the shots themselves and the overall flow of the day. The photos were absolutely worth the investment for us -- not only are they gorgeous, of course, but as my father (a nature photographer) reminded me, all we have the day after our wedding is each other and the photos! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Have not seen any "previews" and was told it would be two months after wedding to see any pictures. Will post comment then.
Have not seen any "previews" and was told it would be two months after wedding to see any pictures. Will post comment Read more...
Have not seen any "previews" and was told it would be two months after wedding to see any pictures. Will post comment then. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I have only two words for Amy Raab...THE BEST...that's it !!!
I have only two words for Amy Raab...THE BEST...that's it !!!
I have only two words for Amy Raab...THE BEST...that's it !!! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently received all of our wedding photos from Amy and we were quite simply speechless about how Amy and her assistant, Arianne, captured the love, emotion, and beauty of our day. Upon looking at the photos they took, we were instantly brought back to the tears of joy we shed as we saw each other from opposite ends of the aisle for the first time and the laughter we shared while we danced with all of our guests. Amy is truly brilliant and has a rare talent that you will not find elsewhere. We were equally amazed by the incredible talent of her assistant, Arianne. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I were the type of bride and groom who were very nervous to be the center of attention for the day and we are typically not very comfortable in front of cameras. I will never forget how nervous I felt when I put on my wedding gown and it was time for my portrait shots. Amy made me feel instantly at ease with her warm smile, calming demeanor, and fun attitude - and my photos far surpassed the best of my expectations because of this. Amy and Arianne made my husband and I feel comfortable and natural the entire day, which is an incredible feat for people like us being followed by photographers all day! We were also impressed by how quickly we received our photos after the wedding - there are many photographers who do not complete editing until 6 months after the wedding because they are overburdened with too many weddings to shoot. Amy is selective in the number of weddings she photographs in a year, which enables her to edit every single shot from each wedding to perfection and also do so within an extremely fast timeframe given the amazing quality of her work. Photographs are the only lasting things you will have to remember your wedding day with and there is no better person to provide the medium through which you can re-live the most special day of your life for decades to come than Amy Raab.
My husband and I recently received all of our wedding photos from Amy and we were quite simply speechless about how Amy Read more...
My husband and I recently received all of our wedding photos from Amy and we were quite simply speechless about how Amy and her assistant, Arianne, captured the love, emotion, and beauty of our day. Upon looking at the photos they took, we were instantly brought back to the tears of joy we shed as we saw each other from opposite ends of the aisle for the first time and the laughter we shared while we danced with all of our guests. Amy is truly brilliant and has a rare talent that you will not find elsewhere. We were equally amazed by the incredible talent of her assistant, Arianne. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I were the type of bride and groom who were very nervous to be the center of attention for the day and we are typically not very comfortable in front of cameras. I will never forget how nervous I felt when I put on my wedding gown and it was time for my portrait shots. Amy made me feel instantly at ease with her warm smile, calming demeanor, and fun attitude - and my photos far surpassed the best of my expectations because of this. Amy and Arianne made my husband and I feel comfortable and natural the entire day, which is an incredible feat for people like us being followed by photographers all day! We were also impressed by how quickly we received our photos after the wedding - there are many photographers who do not complete editing until 6 months after the wedding because they are overburdened with too many weddings to shoot. Amy is selective in the number of weddings she photographs in a year, which enables her to edit every single shot from each wedding to perfection and also do so within an extremely fast timeframe given the amazing quality of her work. Photographs are the only lasting things you will have to remember your wedding day with and there is no better person to provide the medium through which you can re-live the most special day of your life for decades to come than Amy Raab. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After searching online for photographers throughout the Washington area, I stumbled across Amy Raab's website and instantly fell in love with the richness of color in her photos and her knack for capturing special moments instead of cheesy poses. Once I spoke with her over the phone, I was sold! Not only is she talented, but she is warm and friendly and clearly passionate about her work. I booked her immediately and I am so happy I did!

My husband and I first met Amy at our engagement session. She spent so much time with us and our dog Emma to make sure she got the perfect shots, and the photos came out amazing! We used them for our save the date, website, and engagement announcement in the Washington Post.

During the planning process, Amy was very accessible and responsive to my questions. She was very organized, and prepared a shot list to ensure we did not miss anything we wanted to capture. On our wedding day, Amy and her associate, David Spence, were absolutely incredible. Although it was clear that they were focused on getting great pictures, they still chatted and laughed with everyone and kept the mood light. Throughout the day they both were so non-instrusive that I did not even notice they were there. We also hired two videographers, and Amy and David worked very well with them to ensure everyone got the shot the needed. I cannot recommend Amy Raab enough, and will definitely ask her to photograph family pictures for me in the future!
After searching online for photographers throughout the Washington area, I stumbled across Amy Raab's website and Read more...
After searching online for photographers throughout the Washington area, I stumbled across Amy Raab's website and instantly fell in love with the richness of color in her photos and her knack for capturing special moments instead of cheesy poses. Once I spoke with her over the phone, I was sold! Not only is she talented, but she is warm and friendly and clearly passionate about her work. I booked her immediately and I am so happy I did!

My husband and I first met Amy at our engagement session. She spent so much time with us and our dog Emma to make sure she got the perfect shots, and the photos came out amazing! We used them for our save the date, website, and engagement announcement in the Washington Post.

During the planning process, Amy was very accessible and responsive to my questions. She was very organized, and prepared a shot list to ensure we did not miss anything we wanted to capture. On our wedding day, Amy and her associate, David Spence, were absolutely incredible. Although it was clear that they were focused on getting great pictures, they still chatted and laughed with everyone and kept the mood light. Throughout the day they both were so non-instrusive that I did not even notice they were there. We also hired two videographers, and Amy and David worked very well with them to ensure everyone got the shot the needed. I cannot recommend Amy Raab enough, and will definitely ask her to photograph family pictures for me in the future! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Amy and her assistant Arianne for our October wedding at the Fairmont Washington DC. We were extremely pleased with how our photos turned out and would hire them again.. Amy was very helpful in helping us map out a photography timeline, especially since we decided to do a "first look." She knew exactly how long each portion should take and how to make things go smoothly. We started by them taking photos of the guys and girls getting ready, then my husband and I by ourselves at our venue, and in Georgetown (I scouted the locations myself but that's because I wanted to). Then the usual wedding party & family photos. I am an advocate of the "first look," especially if your ceremony and reception are in the same place. That way you can enjoy the majority of your cocktail hour. It’s nice to have some quality time with your husband prior to the wedding because it's really the only time you are alone together. For me, it didn't take anything away from the walk down the aisle. Anyways, back to Amy! During the wedding planning process, she was always responsive to my emails - sometimes it took a few days, but that was fine, because she always got me the information I needed. On our wedding day, she and Arianne were built a great rapport with our group instantly. The photo session was pretty relaxed, we did some posed shots but mostly they just captured us more relaxed and candid. I felt like when I went through the photos afterward that I completely relived the entire day. Another thing that these two ladies did exceptionally well was to capture photos of all of our guests at the reception. They did such a great job of getting fun, semi-posed or candid photos of all of our friends and family. We received numerous compliments on how beautiful our photos were. The photo website they use makes it easy to save your favorite photos to later create your album & order prints. Amy was easy and quite enjoyable to work with, definitely a reasonable and drama-free vendor.
We hired Amy and her assistant Arianne for our October wedding at the Fairmont Washington DC. We were extremely pleased Read more...
We hired Amy and her assistant Arianne for our October wedding at the Fairmont Washington DC. We were extremely pleased with how our photos turned out and would hire them again.. Amy was very helpful in helping us map out a photography timeline, especially since we decided to do a "first look." She knew exactly how long each portion should take and how to make things go smoothly. We started by them taking photos of the guys and girls getting ready, then my husband and I by ourselves at our venue, and in Georgetown (I scouted the locations myself but that's because I wanted to). Then the usual wedding party & family photos. I am an advocate of the "first look," especially if your ceremony and reception are in the same place. That way you can enjoy the majority of your cocktail hour. It’s nice to have some quality time with your husband prior to the wedding because it's really the only time you are alone together. For me, it didn't take anything away from the walk down the aisle. Anyways, back to Amy! During the wedding planning process, she was always responsive to my emails - sometimes it took a few days, but that was fine, because she always got me the information I needed. On our wedding day, she and Arianne were built a great rapport with our group instantly. The photo session was pretty relaxed, we did some posed shots but mostly they just captured us more relaxed and candid. I felt like when I went through the photos afterward that I completely relived the entire day. Another thing that these two ladies did exceptionally well was to capture photos of all of our guests at the reception. They did such a great job of getting fun, semi-posed or candid photos of all of our friends and family. We received numerous compliments on how beautiful our photos were. The photo website they use makes it easy to save your favorite photos to later create your album & order prints. Amy was easy and quite enjoyable to work with, definitely a reasonable and drama-free vendor. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amy was nothing short of incredible. My husband and I felt that finding a GREAT photographer was the most important item on our wedding "to do" list - the photographer stays close to you for the entire event so you want to be comfortable, and of course, you want to have someone talented who can preserve your happy memories forever! Amy delivered and then some. We liked her from the first time we sat down with her to talk about plans and expectations - she is a consummate professional but also so very, very friendly and put us at ease right away. She makes it clear that she works within her limitations - 20 weddings a year - so we knew that our event would get the photography care and attention that we wanted. On the day of, perhaps the thing my husband was most nervous about was being in front of so many people and being photographed (he likes his privacy). Amy was amazing - the entire time she was with us, she made us smile, laugh and feel like we could be totally ourselves. She sent us her photos this past week and they're INCREDIBLE - I wish I could have her follow me around all of the time so I'd always look so fantastic in my photos. ;) More importantly, she captured not just the scenes of our wedding, but the FEELING of our wedding - the happiness, joy, and love. I now get to see and share some of the moments I missed in the flurry of the big day - guests wiping tears of joy during the ceremony, my mom helping my husband with his boutonniere and kerchief, incredible dance moves. Plus the assistant she brought with her on the big day was so friendly and lovely. We couldn't be happier. We 110% recommend Amy Raab for your photography needs - it will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding day or special event! :)
Amy was nothing short of incredible. My husband and I felt that finding a GREAT photographer was the most important item Read more...
Amy was nothing short of incredible. My husband and I felt that finding a GREAT photographer was the most important item on our wedding "to do" list - the photographer stays close to you for the entire event so you want to be comfortable, and of course, you want to have someone talented who can preserve your happy memories forever! Amy delivered and then some. We liked her from the first time we sat down with her to talk about plans and expectations - she is a consummate professional but also so very, very friendly and put us at ease right away. She makes it clear that she works within her limitations - 20 weddings a year - so we knew that our event would get the photography care and attention that we wanted. On the day of, perhaps the thing my husband was most nervous about was being in front of so many people and being photographed (he likes his privacy). Amy was amazing - the entire time she was with us, she made us smile, laugh and feel like we could be totally ourselves. She sent us her photos this past week and they're INCREDIBLE - I wish I could have her follow me around all of the time so I'd always look so fantastic in my photos. ;) More importantly, she captured not just the scenes of our wedding, but the FEELING of our wedding - the happiness, joy, and love. I now get to see and share some of the moments I missed in the flurry of the big day - guests wiping tears of joy during the ceremony, my mom helping my husband with his boutonniere and kerchief, incredible dance moves. Plus the assistant she brought with her on the big day was so friendly and lovely. We couldn't be happier. We 110% recommend Amy Raab for your photography needs - it will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding day or special event! :) Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Amy was a delight to work with from our first meeting until we received our final images. She and her assistant Arianna's laid back, hands-off approach was exactly what we were looking for, and set everyone at ease. The images captured do an amazing job telling the story of our wedding day, and we couldn't be happier with the end results!
Amy was a delight to work with from our first meeting until we received our final images. She and her assistant Arianna's Read more...
Amy was a delight to work with from our first meeting until we received our final images. She and her assistant Arianna's laid back, hands-off approach was exactly what we were looking for, and set everyone at ease. The images captured do an amazing job telling the story of our wedding day, and we couldn't be happier with the end results! Read less
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LisaMichele68
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Amy is AMAZING! She is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with. She knows how to get all the shots you want and be unabtrusive while doing so. If you want to capture your day with beauty and professionalism in a way that will have you reminiscing with those photos for a lifetime...have Amy Raab shoot your wedding!!!
Amy is AMAZING! She is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with. She knows how to get all the shots you want and be Read more...
Amy is AMAZING! She is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with. She knows how to get all the shots you want and be unabtrusive while doing so. If you want to capture your day with beauty and professionalism in a way that will have you reminiscing with those photos for a lifetime...have Amy Raab shoot your wedding!!! Read less
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RayDin
Wedding:
3/17/2012
4.0/5.0
The photos taken came out great! However, there were a lot photos taken of the same people -- in the future, I would certainly have provided her with a list of the people that I would have like in candid shots, not just the posed shots and I may have had her take pictures of the tables to ensure that more of our family and friends were in the photos. That said, Amy had a great eye for shots and color and we are so happy with the pictures that we have.
The photos taken came out great! However, there were a lot photos taken of the same people -- in the future, I would Read more...
The photos taken came out great! However, there were a lot photos taken of the same people -- in the future, I would certainly have provided her with a list of the people that I would have like in candid shots, not just the posed shots and I may have had her take pictures of the tables to ensure that more of our family and friends were in the photos. That said, Amy had a great eye for shots and color and we are so happy with the pictures that we have. Read less
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MollyB
Wedding:
2/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I probably contacted Amy a week before our small wedding/civil ceremony on Valentine's Day before my finance was to be deployed to Afghanistan. Amy was game - she was available, positive, enthusiastic and flexible, and worked with us to fit our budget. She fit in so well, my dad mistook her for another one of his daughters! My fiance (now husband) & I had few good pictures of ourselves, especially together, so it was very important to us to have pictures of this day - also the third anniversary of the day we met. Amy's pictures of us together, particularly the ones that include our two dogs, make me feel like, "finally - we have really nice pictures of us together!" And her pictures of my husband before the ceremony capture the calm and steady confidence he brings to our relationship, and kind eyes & gentle smile that I saw when I was saying the vows, and now I can see the way he looks at me even when we are on different sides of the world.
I probably contacted Amy a week before our small wedding/civil ceremony on Valentine's Day before my finance was to be Read more...
I probably contacted Amy a week before our small wedding/civil ceremony on Valentine's Day before my finance was to be deployed to Afghanistan. Amy was game - she was available, positive, enthusiastic and flexible, and worked with us to fit our budget. She fit in so well, my dad mistook her for another one of his daughters! My fiance (now husband) & I had few good pictures of ourselves, especially together, so it was very important to us to have pictures of this day - also the third anniversary of the day we met. Amy's pictures of us together, particularly the ones that include our two dogs, make me feel like, "finally - we have really nice pictures of us together!" And her pictures of my husband before the ceremony capture the calm and steady confidence he brings to our relationship, and kind eyes & gentle smile that I saw when I was saying the vows, and now I can see the way he looks at me even when we are on different sides of the world. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
11/6/2011
3.0/5.0
Our photographer was David Spence, who is Amy Raab's associate. He was excellent. Renata served as his assistant photographer and she was lovely as well. David has a good eye and was both extremely organized and flexible when working with us. Importantly, he was not at all obtrusive or bossy but still did a great job getting everyone together for portraits.

At times there seemed to be some miscommunication between David and Amy (i.e., the date of our engagement shoot was already booked) though this was really the only hiccup. I want to note also that this was resolved very quickly and had no effect whatsoever on the quality of the photos.
Our photographer was David Spence, who is Amy Raab's associate. He was excellent. Renata served as his assistant Read more...
Our photographer was David Spence, who is Amy Raab's associate. He was excellent. Renata served as his assistant photographer and she was lovely as well. David has a good eye and was both extremely organized and flexible when working with us. Importantly, he was not at all obtrusive or bossy but still did a great job getting everyone together for portraits.

At times there seemed to be some miscommunication between David and Amy (i.e., the date of our engagement shoot was already booked) though this was really the only hiccup. I want to note also that this was resolved very quickly and had no effect whatsoever on the quality of the photos. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Amy and David were absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish! Whenever I sent an email I'd hear back immediately-and they couldn't have been more accommodating! I can't tell you how many wedding guests have been raving about their work! They just have a way of capturing the moment perfectly without ever being obtrusive. If I had to do it all over again I honestly wouldn't change a thing! I can't recommend Amy Raab Photography to enough brides, I promise you will not be disappointed!
Amy and David were absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish! Whenever I sent an email I'd hear back Read more...
Amy and David were absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish! Whenever I sent an email I'd hear back immediately-and they couldn't have been more accommodating! I can't tell you how many wedding guests have been raving about their work! They just have a way of capturing the moment perfectly without ever being obtrusive. If I had to do it all over again I honestly wouldn't change a thing! I can't recommend Amy Raab Photography to enough brides, I promise you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Amy is an exceptional photographer. We used her for engagement, wedding and family photographs and each time she amazed me. She makes you feel comfortable and is always able to get great shots. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. You won't be disappointed!
Amy is an exceptional photographer. We used her for engagement, wedding and family photographs and each time she amazed Read more...
Amy is an exceptional photographer. We used her for engagement, wedding and family photographs and each time she amazed me. She makes you feel comfortable and is always able to get great shots. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm not even sure where to begin with recommending how AMAZING Amy Raab and her assistant, Allison, were at our wedding this past September. For me, finding the perfect photographer was the most important ingredient in the overall scheme of the wedding festivities. After 2-3 hour long interviews with multiple highly-acclaimed photographers, fortunately for my husband and I, we found the light: AMY!

Upon meeting with her I was completely at ease and really enjoyed our conversation. She wasn't trying to sell or push me as to why I should choose her company. Keep in mind, Amy doesn't shoot a wedding every Saturday and take on just any contract. Because of her talent and the quality of her work, she can afford to be just as selective as the bride.

Her gorgeous photography displayed in her Annapolis studio, along with her personality and beyond pleasant disposition was all it took to move forward with the contract. I booked her about 14 months before my actual wedding, and that was an incredible relief! I had a September 2011 wedding, and moved to California in August 2010, so you can imagine the frustration, stress, and difficulty planning a huge day from the west coast with the time difference, etc.

Amy made this very easy. She is VERY responsive whether it is through email, text, or just calling her cell; I never went an entire 24 hours without hearing at least SOMETHING back from her to put a busy bride's mind at ease. While remaining extremely professional, you can vent to her your frustrations with the wedding planning and she is very helpful as far as recommending other vendors and making the entire process as smooth and painless as possible.

Two weeks before the wedding, Amy and I got everything organized as far as the necessary shots with the wedding party, family, and close friends. She and I arranged the timeline that would occur that Saturday and followed up with her assistant, who would be shooting the groomsmen preparing for the wedding, until we all met at the church. The entire day went so smoothly and beautifully. Amy made it so FUN, not that feeling where the photographer is like "OK, now everyone let's get together, look here, and SMILE". It's not cheeseball photography, or "posey". I filed that shenanigans for my sorority days or facebook. This is your WEDDING, the biggest day of your life. Her approach is more photojournalist and she is actually able to capture the moments that replay your wedding day so magically it can bring you to tears! Her photos were BEYOND BEYOND BEYOND. We were so extremely thrilled with the quality of work she did, and throughout the entire day she was so unobtrusive I was worried that I may only have got a couple hundred pictures. As it turns out, her and her assistant shot over thousands of photos but they are so good at what they do, it's like they are not even there. We are so pleased with the outcome of our pictures we know we hit the jackpot with having Amy Raab shoot our wedding.

If there is one thing you want to be confident when going through your wedding checklist, it's the photographer. With that being said, if you are in the Annapolis area, you want your photographer to be Amy Raab, and better hope your date isn't already reserved by some other lucky bride!
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I'm not even sure where to begin with recommending how AMAZING Amy Raab and her assistant, Allison, were at our wedding this past September. For me, finding the perfect photographer was the most important ingredient in the overall scheme of the wedding festivities. After 2-3 hour long interviews with multiple highly-acclaimed photographers, fortunately for my husband and I, we found the light: AMY!

Upon meeting with her I was completely at ease and really enjoyed our conversation. She wasn't trying to sell or push me as to why I should choose her company. Keep in mind, Amy doesn't shoot a wedding every Saturday and take on just any contract. Because of her talent and the quality of her work, she can afford to be just as selective as the bride.

Her gorgeous photography displayed in her Annapolis studio, along with her personality and beyond pleasant disposition was all it took to move forward with the contract. I booked her about 14 months before my actual wedding, and that was an incredible relief! I had a September 2011 wedding, and moved to California in August 2010, so you can imagine the frustration, stress, and difficulty planning a huge day from the west coast with the time difference, etc.

Amy made this very easy. She is VERY responsive whether it is through email, text, or just calling her cell; I never went an entire 24 hours without hearing at least SOMETHING back from her to put a busy bride's mind at ease. While remaining extremely professional, you can vent to her your frustrations with the wedding planning and she is very helpful as far as recommending other vendors and making the entire process as smooth and painless as possible.

Two weeks before the wedding, Amy and I got everything organized as far as the necessary shots with the wedding party, family, and close friends. She and I arranged the timeline that would occur that Saturday and followed up with her assistant, who would be shooting the groomsmen preparing for the wedding, until we all met at the church. The entire day went so smoothly and beautifully. Amy made it so FUN, not that feeling where the photographer is like "OK, now everyone let's get together, look here, and SMILE". It's not cheeseball photography, or "posey". I filed that shenanigans for my sorority days or facebook. This is your WEDDING, the biggest day of your life. Her approach is more photojournalist and she is actually able to capture the moments that replay your wedding day so magically it can bring you to tears! Her photos were BEYOND BEYOND BEYOND. We were so extremely thrilled with the quality of work she did, and throughout the entire day she was so unobtrusive I was worried that I may only have got a couple hundred pictures. As it turns out, her and her assistant shot over thousands of photos but they are so good at what they do, it's like they are not even there. We are so pleased with the outcome of our pictures we know we hit the jackpot with having Amy Raab shoot our wedding.

If there is one thing you want to be confident when going through your wedding checklist, it's the photographer. With that being said, if you are in the Annapolis area, you want your photographer to be Amy Raab, and better hope your date isn't already reserved by some other lucky bride! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
All I can say is that Amy Raab is amazing!

We had been completely overwhelmed when we began to look for vendors, especially photographers. What we loved most about Amy was her excitement. She was genuinely excited about our wedding and every wedding she has ever photographed. Her excitement was infectious which made everyone at ease when she was working and often times you forgot she was even there. Amy was also very dedicated to the event, and made sure to take the time and individualize and understand each shoot. These two characteristics made for a great balance between priceless candids and beautiful posed photos, the best of both worlds in photography.

Both our engagement photos and our wedding photos turned out perfect- true reflections of who we are, what we love, and who we love. This couldn't have been done with out Amy. I believe that the true testament to the quality of her work is that it made my father cry when he saw the final photos, and he called Amy personally to thank her for memorializing this special day for for everyone. I cannot recommend Amy enough!
All I can say is that Amy Raab is amazing!

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All I can say is that Amy Raab is amazing!

We had been completely overwhelmed when we began to look for vendors, especially photographers. What we loved most about Amy was her excitement. She was genuinely excited about our wedding and every wedding she has ever photographed. Her excitement was infectious which made everyone at ease when she was working and often times you forgot she was even there. Amy was also very dedicated to the event, and made sure to take the time and individualize and understand each shoot. These two characteristics made for a great balance between priceless candids and beautiful posed photos, the best of both worlds in photography.

Both our engagement photos and our wedding photos turned out perfect- true reflections of who we are, what we love, and who we love. This couldn't have been done with out Amy. I believe that the true testament to the quality of her work is that it made my father cry when he saw the final photos, and he called Amy personally to thank her for memorializing this special day for for everyone. I cannot recommend Amy enough! Read less
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Dmac14
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
When I got engaged in February of 2010 I knew two things - we were getting married in Annapolis and I HAD to have Amy Raab as my photographer! Her work is phenomenal and once we met her it was just the icing on the cake! She is very professional, warm, inviting and clearly well versed and inspired by what she does.

We had a great experience every time we met with her - for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. She was prompt and thorough with all communications and never hesitated to offer a listening ear when we had concerns or questions.

For our wedding we also hired her assistant, David Spence - he was also phenomenal! We never felt like there was a camera in our face and neither did our guests. They both were very open with us and worked with us in setting up the timeline for the day to make sure we could get everything in that we wanted - and we did that and more!

Overall, my experience with Amy was phenomenal. This asks me if I would recommend this vendor to my friend and I'm annoyed that there wasn't a box to check that says "ABSOLUTELY! And i cant wait to have another occasion where I can use her service again!"
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When I got engaged in February of 2010 I knew two things - we were getting married in Annapolis and I HAD to have Amy Raab as my photographer! Her work is phenomenal and once we met her it was just the icing on the cake! She is very professional, warm, inviting and clearly well versed and inspired by what she does.

We had a great experience every time we met with her - for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. She was prompt and thorough with all communications and never hesitated to offer a listening ear when we had concerns or questions.

For our wedding we also hired her assistant, David Spence - he was also phenomenal! We never felt like there was a camera in our face and neither did our guests. They both were very open with us and worked with us in setting up the timeline for the day to make sure we could get everything in that we wanted - and we did that and more!

Overall, my experience with Amy was phenomenal. This asks me if I would recommend this vendor to my friend and I'm annoyed that there wasn't a box to check that says "ABSOLUTELY! And i cant wait to have another occasion where I can use her service again!" Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Amy Raab and her associate David Spence are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! The two most important things when it comes to a wedding photographer are how comfortable you will be in front of the camera and the quality of the photographs. Amy more than delivers on both!
She is such a sweet, down-to-earth, and approachable person. You quickly feel like you have known her forever, she allows you to completely be yourself and somehow makes you unaware that a camera is even present.
The results are even more extraordinary! I have received compliment after compliment about the photographs... high remarks regarding the color saturation, formal shots that do not look too "stiff and staged", her knack for capturing special candid moments, and her ability to make everything look SO darn pretty!
Another important thing to note is her excellent communication. She replies almost immediately (actually many times instantly) on email. She never makes you feel like you are bothering her or wasting her time and is instead very welcoming of any questions you have.
If you look at Amy's portfolio and then research into other photographers... you will quickly find yourself comparing everyone to her and realize there is absolutely no comparison. In fact, this is a direct statement from one of my bridesmaids who recently got engaged and has also decided that she too wants Amy to photograph her wedding!
Amy Raab and her associate David Spence are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! The two most important things when it comes to a wedding Read more...
Amy Raab and her associate David Spence are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! The two most important things when it comes to a wedding photographer are how comfortable you will be in front of the camera and the quality of the photographs. Amy more than delivers on both!
She is such a sweet, down-to-earth, and approachable person. You quickly feel like you have known her forever, she allows you to completely be yourself and somehow makes you unaware that a camera is even present.
The results are even more extraordinary! I have received compliment after compliment about the photographs... high remarks regarding the color saturation, formal shots that do not look too "stiff and staged", her knack for capturing special candid moments, and her ability to make everything look SO darn pretty!
Another important thing to note is her excellent communication. She replies almost immediately (actually many times instantly) on email. She never makes you feel like you are bothering her or wasting her time and is instead very welcoming of any questions you have.
If you look at Amy's portfolio and then research into other photographers... you will quickly find yourself comparing everyone to her and realize there is absolutely no comparison. In fact, this is a direct statement from one of my bridesmaids who recently got engaged and has also decided that she too wants Amy to photograph her wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amy and David were so wonderful! It was a pleasure working with them and having them document our big day. I haven't seen the photos yet (the wedding was only about 1.5 weeks ago) but the few that I did see during the wedding/reception looked AMAZING! I can't wait to see the final result. I'm positive it will be everything I wanted.
Amy and David were so wonderful! It was a pleasure working with them and having them document our big day. I haven't seen Read more...
Amy and David were so wonderful! It was a pleasure working with them and having them document our big day. I haven't seen the photos yet (the wedding was only about 1.5 weeks ago) but the few that I did see during the wedding/reception looked AMAZING! I can't wait to see the final result. I'm positive it will be everything I wanted. Read less
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BrookeORuff
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh Amy and her assistant Arianne were amazing at our wedding! I can't tell you how many compliments I've received about her. It was so much fun to see how much she loves her job. She was so sweet and patient and kept us all smiling with her enthusiasm. At one point I remember (before the ceremony) when my nerves were out of control, thinking how happy I was to have her there with her calming energy. I felt very relaxed with Amy there and completely worry free.
We just got married, so I haven't seen the pictures yet, but I just wanted to let everyone know how great she was.
Amy, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Oh my gosh Amy and her assistant Arianne were amazing at our wedding! I can't tell you how many compliments I've received Read more...
Oh my gosh Amy and her assistant Arianne were amazing at our wedding! I can't tell you how many compliments I've received about her. It was so much fun to see how much she loves her job. She was so sweet and patient and kept us all smiling with her enthusiasm. At one point I remember (before the ceremony) when my nerves were out of control, thinking how happy I was to have her there with her calming energy. I felt very relaxed with Amy there and completely worry free.
We just got married, so I haven't seen the pictures yet, but I just wanted to let everyone know how great she was.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Amy (and her associate David Spence) are the best! We have not gotten our wedding photos back yet (we just got married!) but our engagement photos were amazing! Amy and David both really put us (and our wedding party and families) at ease and are such fun, enthusiastic photographers to work with! You can tell they both really love what they do and the pictures show it! You will not be disappointed when you choose Amy Raab photography! We are so excited to get our pictures back :)
Amy (and her associate David Spence) are the best! We have not gotten our wedding photos back yet (we just got married!) Read more...
Amy (and her associate David Spence) are the best! We have not gotten our wedding photos back yet (we just got married!) but our engagement photos were amazing! Amy and David both really put us (and our wedding party and families) at ease and are such fun, enthusiastic photographers to work with! You can tell they both really love what they do and the pictures show it! You will not be disappointed when you choose Amy Raab photography! We are so excited to get our pictures back :) Read less
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jd
Wedding:
2/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Amy was fantastic. She is an amazing photographer, extremely creative, warm, and enthusiastic. We could not be happier.
Amy was fantastic. She is an amazing photographer, extremely creative, warm, and enthusiastic. We could not be happier.
Amy was fantastic. She is an amazing photographer, extremely creative, warm, and enthusiastic. We could not be happier. Read less
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Mairen
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
David and Allison are fun and enthusiastic photographers! I felt at ease with them and loved how much fun they had!
David and Allison are fun and enthusiastic photographers! I felt at ease with them and loved how much fun they had!
David and Allison are fun and enthusiastic photographers! I felt at ease with them and loved how much fun they had! Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Amy Raab and her team took the most amazing photo's of our wedding. Working with Amy was a great experience as she is not only a brilliant photo journalist, she is one of the most responsive vendors we worked with during our wedding planning process. Amy's style is to capture the day as the bride and groom want to see it and that is evident when you see her photos. We can feel the emotions coming out of the photos and so can all that have seen our proofs and Amy's blog! We loved working with Amy and are so grateful that she was available for our wedding day! Thanks Amy, we LOVE OUR PICTURES and appreciated all you did to make the day special!!!! ;-) We highly recommend Amy Raab Photography! Check out her blog and you will see why!!! ;-) amyraabblog.com
Amy Raab and her team took the most amazing photo's of our wedding. Working with Amy was a great experience as she is not Read more...
Amy Raab and her team took the most amazing photo's of our wedding. Working with Amy was a great experience as she is not only a brilliant photo journalist, she is one of the most responsive vendors we worked with during our wedding planning process. Amy's style is to capture the day as the bride and groom want to see it and that is evident when you see her photos. We can feel the emotions coming out of the photos and so can all that have seen our proofs and Amy's blog! We loved working with Amy and are so grateful that she was available for our wedding day! Thanks Amy, we LOVE OUR PICTURES and appreciated all you did to make the day special!!!! ;-) We highly recommend Amy Raab Photography! Check out her blog and you will see why!!! ;-) amyraabblog.com Read less
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SarahJane121
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Amy Raab and David Spence were fantastic photographers! Not only did they do a great job, but we had a great time with them and were so glad they could be a part of our event! Both have wonderful personalities, making the process fun and effortless. We never felt pushed around by them like some photographers, but they still had great suggestions that we were able to incorporate into our shots.

We haven’t even seen our photos yet but are certain we are going to love them. They were right on the sidelines for all of our favorite moments! Everyone was able to just be themselves, which should make for some wonderful candid shots. For posed photos earlier in the night, both Amy and Dave had a keen eye for angles and poses, and ensured even things in the background wouldn’t interfere with a great shot. We know our pictures are going to be flawless!

We recommend them to anyone looking for photographers, and look forward to using them again in the future!
Amy Raab and David Spence were fantastic photographers! Not only did they do a great job, but we had a great time with Read more...
Amy Raab and David Spence were fantastic photographers! Not only did they do a great job, but we had a great time with them and were so glad they could be a part of our event! Both have wonderful personalities, making the process fun and effortless. We never felt pushed around by them like some photographers, but they still had great suggestions that we were able to incorporate into our shots.

We haven’t even seen our photos yet but are certain we are going to love them. They were right on the sidelines for all of our favorite moments! Everyone was able to just be themselves, which should make for some wonderful candid shots. For posed photos earlier in the night, both Amy and Dave had a keen eye for angles and poses, and ensured even things in the background wouldn’t interfere with a great shot. We know our pictures are going to be flawless!

We recommend them to anyone looking for photographers, and look forward to using them again in the future! Read less
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adrienne
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Both Amy and David were amazing! The engagement photos are spectacular. Amy and David both worked so hard during the wedding although they were completely behind the scenes all night. I can't wait to see the finished product! We highly recommend Amy and her team!
Both Amy and David were amazing! The engagement photos are spectacular. Amy and David both worked so hard during the Read more...
Both Amy and David were amazing! The engagement photos are spectacular. Amy and David both worked so hard during the wedding although they were completely behind the scenes all night. I can't wait to see the finished product! We highly recommend Amy and her team! Read less
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Jennifer Padden
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Amy Raab and her associate David Spence ROCKED our wedding photos!!!! My husband and I cannot recommend this amazing duo enough! From our very first consultation with Amy in her gorgeous Annapolis studio to the sweaty, tired, bitter end of the reception almost a year later, Amy was a pleasure to work with and unfailingly professional. She and David are both extremely talented photographers with an unreal ability to capture (and seemingly magnify!) color. They did not miss a moment, and through their photojournalistic style shots, my husband and I have gotten to see all of the myriad moments that we missed during the blur of the big day. Really, truly, if you want wedding photos that will make everyone who looks at them exclaim "I've never seen wedding pictures like this!," go with Amy Raab photography. It is impossible that you will be disappointed.
Amy Raab and her associate David Spence ROCKED our wedding photos!!!! My husband and I cannot recommend this amazing duo Read more...
Amy Raab and her associate David Spence ROCKED our wedding photos!!!! My husband and I cannot recommend this amazing duo enough! From our very first consultation with Amy in her gorgeous Annapolis studio to the sweaty, tired, bitter end of the reception almost a year later, Amy was a pleasure to work with and unfailingly professional. She and David are both extremely talented photographers with an unreal ability to capture (and seemingly magnify!) color. They did not miss a moment, and through their photojournalistic style shots, my husband and I have gotten to see all of the myriad moments that we missed during the blur of the big day. Really, truly, if you want wedding photos that will make everyone who looks at them exclaim "I've never seen wedding pictures like this!," go with Amy Raab photography. It is impossible that you will be disappointed. Read less
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Navy Bride
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Amy Raab Photography is wonderful - simply the best! I have had countless people (and other brides!) tell me my wedding pictures are the best they've ever seen! I researched many photographers in the area, and there is just no comparison. The cost is truly worth every penny! The photographers were a delight to work with leading up to, day of, and after my wedding. They listened to my ideas of shots I would like, took them, and used their true artist touch to make the pictures even better than I had imagined! They were unobtrusive throughout the wedding, so my husband and I could really enjoy ourselves; and yet, they captured every moment of our wedding! I honestly could not be happier!
Amy Raab Photography is wonderful - simply the best! I have had countless people (and other brides!) tell me my wedding Read more...
Amy Raab Photography is wonderful - simply the best! I have had countless people (and other brides!) tell me my wedding pictures are the best they've ever seen! I researched many photographers in the area, and there is just no comparison. The cost is truly worth every penny! The photographers were a delight to work with leading up to, day of, and after my wedding. They listened to my ideas of shots I would like, took them, and used their true artist touch to make the pictures even better than I had imagined! They were unobtrusive throughout the wedding, so my husband and I could really enjoy ourselves; and yet, they captured every moment of our wedding! I honestly could not be happier! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Amy Raab Photography for our September 2009 wedding in Annapolis, Maryland. Amy and her assistant, David, were extremely professional and courteous. Their documentary-style photos captured our event perfectly. The attention to detail was outstanding, as every picture is a true reflection of our wedding day. We especially appreciated their unobtrusiveness throughout our event- I hardly even noticed Amy and David were there (in a good way!)! We highly recommend Amy Raab Photography to any couple planning their wedding day.
My husband and I hired Amy Raab Photography for our September 2009 wedding in Annapolis, Maryland. Amy and her assistant, Read more...
My husband and I hired Amy Raab Photography for our September 2009 wedding in Annapolis, Maryland. Amy and her assistant, David, were extremely professional and courteous. Their documentary-style photos captured our event perfectly. The attention to detail was outstanding, as every picture is a true reflection of our wedding day. We especially appreciated their unobtrusiveness throughout our event- I hardly even noticed Amy and David were there (in a good way!)! We highly recommend Amy Raab Photography to any couple planning their wedding day. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Amy and her associates are wonderful- my family (mother, groom, etc) and I were so pleased with the results. David and Wendy took phenomenal photos, and Amy did a tremendous job of touching them up. Together, they produced wonderful keepsakes of our special day. My husband and I keep getting compliments on our photos. I would highly recommend Amy Raab and associates to all brides!
Amy and her associates are wonderful- my family (mother, groom, etc) and I were so pleased with the results. David and Read more...
Amy and her associates are wonderful- my family (mother, groom, etc) and I were so pleased with the results. David and Wendy took phenomenal photos, and Amy did a tremendous job of touching them up. Together, they produced wonderful keepsakes of our special day. My husband and I keep getting compliments on our photos. I would highly recommend Amy Raab and associates to all brides! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Amy was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive, which was very helpful since I was planning my wedding in Annapolis from New York City. She had worked in my venues many times before so her advice was invaluable about where to take photos, etc. And she had a spur of the moment idea that turned out to be my favorite photos of the day. She was in touch with photos immediately following the wedding. I would without hestitation recommend her!
Amy was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive, which was very helpful since I was planning my wedding in Read more...
Amy was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive, which was very helpful since I was planning my wedding in Annapolis from New York City. She had worked in my venues many times before so her advice was invaluable about where to take photos, etc. And she had a spur of the moment idea that turned out to be my favorite photos of the day. She was in touch with photos immediately following the wedding. I would without hestitation recommend her! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Amy Raab is AMAZING! She photographed my wedding and we could not be happier with the results. Amy really knows how to capture the special moments with her camera. She is not only an excellent photographer, but a wonderful person that was so easy to work with! I can't tell you how many people have complimented my wedding pictures!
Amy Raab is AMAZING! She photographed my wedding and we could not be happier with the results. Amy really knows how to Read more...
Amy Raab is AMAZING! She photographed my wedding and we could not be happier with the results. Amy really knows how to capture the special moments with her camera. She is not only an excellent photographer, but a wonderful person that was so easy to work with! I can't tell you how many people have complimented my wedding pictures! Read less
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nichole.sweeney
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Amy was fantastic. Her ability to catch every moment of my day is something on which I cannot put a price. She was able to capture every feeling my husband and I had on our wedding day -- the love I feel for my husband, the anxiety I felt before I walked down the aisle (afraid I was going to trip all the way), the utter embarrassment I experienced when my father toasted to my future children. And her pictures do more than capture moments -- Amy tells a story. From beginning to end, her photos are more than I could have ever expected.

I could not give anyone a higher recommendation. She is professional and sweet, and although I have 677 pictures showing every moment of my wedding, never once did I feel as though I was being photographed. Amy just seemed like another guest at our wedding, who happened to provide the best wedding pictures I've ever seen.
Amy was fantastic. Her ability to catch every moment of my day is something on which I cannot put a price. She was able to Read more...
Amy was fantastic. Her ability to catch every moment of my day is something on which I cannot put a price. She was able to capture every feeling my husband and I had on our wedding day -- the love I feel for my husband, the anxiety I felt before I walked down the aisle (afraid I was going to trip all the way), the utter embarrassment I experienced when my father toasted to my future children. And her pictures do more than capture moments -- Amy tells a story. From beginning to end, her photos are more than I could have ever expected.

I could not give anyone a higher recommendation. She is professional and sweet, and although I have 677 pictures showing every moment of my wedding, never once did I feel as though I was being photographed. Amy just seemed like another guest at our wedding, who happened to provide the best wedding pictures I've ever seen. Read less
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amy
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.9/5.0
David Spense and everyone associated with Amy Raab Photography was a pleasure to work with. They were creative and discrete in the way they captured our event, and they listened and came through on every specific request. I highly recommend them!
David Spense and everyone associated with Amy Raab Photography was a pleasure to work with. They were creative and Read more...
David Spense and everyone associated with Amy Raab Photography was a pleasure to work with. They were creative and discrete in the way they captured our event, and they listened and came through on every specific request. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Jessica S
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
When starting our wedding planning process, there were two things we wouldn't settle for less than the best on...one of which was the Photographer. Upon extensive research, it was very evident that Amy Raab is extremely talented and that we had to have her. We just loved her photojournalistic approach and her artistic style. The day of the wedding she and her assistant, Missy, were fantastic! I've never witnessed any other Wedding Photographers put the Bride, Groom and guests at ease the way these two did. It was a joy having them there shooting the event. And they made it especially fun because they were so excited about how great the photos were coming out. Their energy was contagious. So many guests went out of their way to tell us how awesome our Photographers were. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Amy Raab and her team. Naturally the photos were amazing and we're not sure how we're going to pick out our favorites. I wouldn't have minded if they had given me a tad bit of direction b/c in some shots I am making some less-than-flattering expressions or I was definitely not showing my best angles, but I understand that as photojournalists it's their job to catch the natural moments. And they did that... beautifully.
When starting our wedding planning process, there were two things we wouldn't settle for less than the best on...one of Read more...
When starting our wedding planning process, there were two things we wouldn't settle for less than the best on...one of which was the Photographer. Upon extensive research, it was very evident that Amy Raab is extremely talented and that we had to have her. We just loved her photojournalistic approach and her artistic style. The day of the wedding she and her assistant, Missy, were fantastic! I've never witnessed any other Wedding Photographers put the Bride, Groom and guests at ease the way these two did. It was a joy having them there shooting the event. And they made it especially fun because they were so excited about how great the photos were coming out. Their energy was contagious. So many guests went out of their way to tell us how awesome our Photographers were. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Amy Raab and her team. Naturally the photos were amazing and we're not sure how we're going to pick out our favorites. I wouldn't have minded if they had given me a tad bit of direction b/c in some shots I am making some less-than-flattering expressions or I was definitely not showing my best angles, but I understand that as photojournalists it's their job to catch the natural moments. And they did that... beautifully. Read less
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M
Wedding:
4/18/2009
2.9/5.0
Amy and her assistant David Spence do amazing work. The quality of their photos was what instantly sold me and I couldn't be happier with my wedding photos. That said, I've been somewhat disappointed by the customer service and the package options. First our proofs were behind schedule, then our art prints, and now our album will take 9 months to a year to complete. I was disappointed that throughout these delays I never received proactive updates from the photographer or any form of apologetic tone in our communication. If anything, I always felt like I was imposing...even though we paid for everything IN FULL weeks prior to the wedding. Now that we've seen our photos--which are amazing--I decided to purchase an album and the rights to our electronic proofs. I was just notified that if I want the electronic proofs before our album (9 months to a year from now), I need to buy a $500 cd...on top of the $1200 album! I understand that quality costs more and I've been happy to do that thus far, it just seems like we've reached a point where I feel like I'm the one bending over backward when I'm the customer. Love their work but word of warning to brides, EVERYTHING will cost you and nothing is flexible.
Amy and her assistant David Spence do amazing work. The quality of their photos was what instantly sold me and I couldn't Read more...
Amy and her assistant David Spence do amazing work. The quality of their photos was what instantly sold me and I couldn't be happier with my wedding photos. That said, I've been somewhat disappointed by the customer service and the package options. First our proofs were behind schedule, then our art prints, and now our album will take 9 months to a year to complete. I was disappointed that throughout these delays I never received proactive updates from the photographer or any form of apologetic tone in our communication. If anything, I always felt like I was imposing...even though we paid for everything IN FULL weeks prior to the wedding. Now that we've seen our photos--which are amazing--I decided to purchase an album and the rights to our electronic proofs. I was just notified that if I want the electronic proofs before our album (9 months to a year from now), I need to buy a $500 cd...on top of the $1200 album! I understand that quality costs more and I've been happy to do that thus far, it just seems like we've reached a point where I feel like I'm the one bending over backward when I'm the customer. Love their work but word of warning to brides, EVERYTHING will cost you and nothing is flexible. Read less
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Amy Raab Photography responded with the following comments:

Unfortunately the bride's review is inaccurate. If she had reviewed her contract prior to writing this, she would see that all of the terms of her contract have been fulfilled. All of my pricing is clearly outlined on my rate sheets and contract. Albums are sold "ala carte". High resolution CDs are delivered with the album, or can be purchased in advance of the album.

She paid in full for her proofs and Art Prints (not her album) and received them within the proposed (approximate) time period.

As a courtesy, the bride was recently sent a high resolution CD of her wedding in a beautiful custom designed case in advance of her album so that she could enjoy her images while waiting for her album.

Additionally, the turnaround time for albums of approximately 9 months to a year is standard. Each image is individually retouched, and each album is custom designed. We work with the client to perfect each spread with an unlimited amount of edits so that the final product is exactly the way they want it. Highly personalized service and the highest quality products are our goal in working with every client from start to finish. These things take time, but it is always worth the wait.

I consider my business practices to be very flexible, but unfortunately, bumping certain clients ahead of others on a waiting list or giving away free products is simply an unreasonable expectation.
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Palen Raspet
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
amy raab truly knows how to capture all of "the moments" that go by so fast on your big day and to relive them all over again after your wedding has come and gone is incredible. her work is incredible.
amy raab truly knows how to capture all of "the moments" that go by so fast on your big day and to relive them all over Read more...
amy raab truly knows how to capture all of "the moments" that go by so fast on your big day and to relive them all over again after your wedding has come and gone is incredible. her work is incredible. Read less
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lexie
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Absolutely, positively go with Amy Raab photography!!!!!

She and her associate David both shot my wedding, and it could not have been done any better!!! My wedding day was absolutely incredible, and I am SO thankful that I had such great photographers who captured every single beautiful moment! They managed to capture the smallest and most intimate moments as well, yet I hardly even noticed they were there...to me that is an invaluable quality in a photographer!

I recommend them to everyone, and I know my husband and I absolutely picked the best photographers!
Absolutely, positively go with Amy Raab photography!!!!!

She and her associate David both shot my wedding, and Read more...
Absolutely, positively go with Amy Raab photography!!!!!

She and her associate David both shot my wedding, and it could not have been done any better!!! My wedding day was absolutely incredible, and I am SO thankful that I had such great photographers who captured every single beautiful moment! They managed to capture the smallest and most intimate moments as well, yet I hardly even noticed they were there...to me that is an invaluable quality in a photographer!

I recommend them to everyone, and I know my husband and I absolutely picked the best photographers! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Amy was the 3rd photographer I met with. After meeting with her, I knew I wanted to use her. Her personality shines through in her pictures. And beyond everything else, she is a blast to work with. She makes you laugh, which makes your pictures turn out fabulous! She and Dave felt like guests at our wedding because they blended in so well. I couldn't have asked for a better and more professional photographer. She deserves all the accolades she has earned! Go AMY!
Amy was the 3rd photographer I met with. After meeting with her, I knew I wanted to use her. Her personality shines Read more...
Amy was the 3rd photographer I met with. After meeting with her, I knew I wanted to use her. Her personality shines through in her pictures. And beyond everything else, she is a blast to work with. She makes you laugh, which makes your pictures turn out fabulous! She and Dave felt like guests at our wedding because they blended in so well. I couldn't have asked for a better and more professional photographer. She deserves all the accolades she has earned! Go AMY! Read less
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Blushing Bride
Wedding:
9/14/2008
4.1/5.0
After meeting with Amy I decided to book both she and David for my engagement and wedding photos. After communicating the type of setting I wanted for my engagement photos, Amy recommended a great location which met my needs perfectly. I felt she gave decent direction for posing the day of. Engagement session- 5 stars

Weeks prior to our wedding, Amy requested that we see each other prior to the ceremony. After much back and forth, she finally got on board with us not wanting to see each other prior to the ceremony. Now, I know this is less convenient to the photographer, however, we made them aware of our wishes during the initial consultation. It was obvious that this is not the way that Amy prefers to work. Because our group time would be reduced, I asked Amy to meet us for our rehearsal. She agreed and showed up. There was terrible traffic that day and I along with a few members of the party were about 40 minutes late. Amy just left. Without communicating to my coordinator, me, or my in laws who paid her and had arrived on time. I thought this was unprofessional. Granted I was late, however, she could have spoken with my coordinator/planner to do I walk through with her before leaving. Especially since she had never worked at my venue and wasn't familiar with my day of details.

Wedding Day- after much clear communication that I wanted her to be obtrusive (wedding lasts a day, photos last a lifetime). If they needed to block a guests view, do so...they could see what they missed in the photo. Unfortunately, due to the lack of rehearsal walk through and the fact that she stayed UNobtrusive, several shots were missed. My husband and I surprised our guests with a choreographed dance, all of the shots are of our backs, no frontal pictures (staying UNobtrusive). I spent countless hours on small details of our wedding, several of those were never photographed. Also, I felt that there was minimal direction regarding unique posing during the group session- which I requested as we are not models and posing for photos is not my thing. Unfortunately, I also do not have the 1 special posed photo with my husband that I was hoping for - due to lack of direction. Granted, she did take some poses, but they're just not my favorite. I had a very unique wedding and I could tell that Amy was having fun with some of my guests- which was great. However, we didn't take any photos of the end of the wedding/exiting or sunsetting shots like I wanted--which might have been because she was having fun/focused on taking shots of the guests.

David stayed with the men as they dressed and took phenominal shots! I highly recommend David. Amy stayed with the woman and tooks great shots as well. I feel she spent a bit too much time on the bouquets and accessories. But the shots were good. There could have been more of the woman dressing and socializing. There were no posed shots of all of us after we were dressed. After I was dressed there were shots taken of me. Again, I felt that there could've been more variety here. I was seated for every shot. No full length shots, no unique poses/shots. Wedding Day - 4 stars

Now, I must say that there are hundreds of excellent, high quality shots (literally) and we received huge compliments on the wedding album that we purchased. Amy is a great photographer who delivers high quality products. I would just recommend that everything is clearly communicated, and re-communicated. The day of, my mind was elsewhere (imagine that). I relied on Amy to carry out what we discussed because I wasn't in the frame on mind to remind her, or even think about those types of things.

I do not regret using Amy/David, I just wish that all of my wishes were adhered to.
After meeting with Amy I decided to book both she and David for my engagement and wedding photos. After communicating the Read more...
After meeting with Amy I decided to book both she and David for my engagement and wedding photos. After communicating the type of setting I wanted for my engagement photos, Amy recommended a great location which met my needs perfectly. I felt she gave decent direction for posing the day of. Engagement session- 5 stars

Weeks prior to our wedding, Amy requested that we see each other prior to the ceremony. After much back and forth, she finally got on board with us not wanting to see each other prior to the ceremony. Now, I know this is less convenient to the photographer, however, we made them aware of our wishes during the initial consultation. It was obvious that this is not the way that Amy prefers to work. Because our group time would be reduced, I asked Amy to meet us for our rehearsal. She agreed and showed up. There was terrible traffic that day and I along with a few members of the party were about 40 minutes late. Amy just left. Without communicating to my coordinator, me, or my in laws who paid her and had arrived on time. I thought this was unprofessional. Granted I was late, however, she could have spoken with my coordinator/planner to do I walk through with her before leaving. Especially since she had never worked at my venue and wasn't familiar with my day of details.

Wedding Day- after much clear communication that I wanted her to be obtrusive (wedding lasts a day, photos last a lifetime). If they needed to block a guests view, do so...they could see what they missed in the photo. Unfortunately, due to the lack of rehearsal walk through and the fact that she stayed UNobtrusive, several shots were missed. My husband and I surprised our guests with a choreographed dance, all of the shots are of our backs, no frontal pictures (staying UNobtrusive). I spent countless hours on small details of our wedding, several of those were never photographed. Also, I felt that there was minimal direction regarding unique posing during the group session- which I requested as we are not models and posing for photos is not my thing. Unfortunately, I also do not have the 1 special posed photo with my husband that I was hoping for - due to lack of direction. Granted, she did take some poses, but they're just not my favorite. I had a very unique wedding and I could tell that Amy was having fun with some of my guests- which was great. However, we didn't take any photos of the end of the wedding/exiting or sunsetting shots like I wanted--which might have been because she was having fun/focused on taking shots of the guests.

David stayed with the men as they dressed and took phenominal shots! I highly recommend David. Amy stayed with the woman and tooks great shots as well. I feel she spent a bit too much time on the bouquets and accessories. But the shots were good. There could have been more of the woman dressing and socializing. There were no posed shots of all of us after we were dressed. After I was dressed there were shots taken of me. Again, I felt that there could've been more variety here. I was seated for every shot. No full length shots, no unique poses/shots. Wedding Day - 4 stars

Now, I must say that there are hundreds of excellent, high quality shots (literally) and we received huge compliments on the wedding album that we purchased. Amy is a great photographer who delivers high quality products. I would just recommend that everything is clearly communicated, and re-communicated. The day of, my mind was elsewhere (imagine that). I relied on Amy to carry out what we discussed because I wasn't in the frame on mind to remind her, or even think about those types of things.

I do not regret using Amy/David, I just wish that all of my wishes were adhered to. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
It was a great pleasure to work with Amy. She was so easy going and friendly, she gave me the feeling I was her only client. And the outcome of her photographs are every penny worth!
I would highly recommend her to any bride-to-be... remember that after the wedding, all you have are the memories and the pictures :-)
It was a great pleasure to work with Amy. She was so easy going and friendly, she gave me the feeling I was her only Read more...
It was a great pleasure to work with Amy. She was so easy going and friendly, she gave me the feeling I was her only client. And the outcome of her photographs are every penny worth!
I would highly recommend her to any bride-to-be... remember that after the wedding, all you have are the memories and the pictures :-) Read less
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Lauren Clark
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Simply the best! Amy Raab Photography (or photographer was David Spence) turned a vicious thunderstorm minutes before our big outdoor ceremony into some of the most captivating and beautiful wedding pictures we've ever seen! I couldn't decide which ones to frame so I have them ALL up. I have received more compliments on them from friends, family, and other brides-to-be that are looking for photographers in the area.

You get more than you ever expected and the prices are extremely reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend Amy Raab Photography to anyone. I wouldn't have trusted my special day to anyone else. This is the place to go for wedding photos in Maryland!
Simply the best! Amy Raab Photography (or photographer was David Spence) turned a vicious thunderstorm minutes before our Read more...
Simply the best! Amy Raab Photography (or photographer was David Spence) turned a vicious thunderstorm minutes before our big outdoor ceremony into some of the most captivating and beautiful wedding pictures we've ever seen! I couldn't decide which ones to frame so I have them ALL up. I have received more compliments on them from friends, family, and other brides-to-be that are looking for photographers in the area.

You get more than you ever expected and the prices are extremely reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend Amy Raab Photography to anyone. I wouldn't have trusted my special day to anyone else. This is the place to go for wedding photos in Maryland! Read less
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Terlynb
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
I would simply recommend Amy Raab to any bride to be! She is an incredibly talented artist, with a journalistic eye that truly made our photographs incredible! We'll have cherished memories for the rest of our lives, all magically captured by Amy! I am already looking forward to having her take pictures of our first born. I give Amy my highest recommendation for sure!
I would simply recommend Amy Raab to any bride to be! She is an incredibly talented artist, with a journalistic eye that Read more...
I would simply recommend Amy Raab to any bride to be! She is an incredibly talented artist, with a journalistic eye that truly made our photographs incredible! We'll have cherished memories for the rest of our lives, all magically captured by Amy! I am already looking forward to having her take pictures of our first born. I give Amy my highest recommendation for sure! Read less
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