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Eagle Eye Photography, LLc

Richmond , VA

LOCATION

Richmond, VA US 23221 (map)

PHONE

804-921-8746

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Eagle Eye Photography
Rutsen Eagle

Call us today 804.921.8746!

Voted "Best Photographer in Richmond"
by Richmond Magazine Readers

Rutsen Eagle... Read more
Eagle Eye Photography
Rutsen Eagle

Call us today 804.921.8746!

Voted "Best Photographer in Richmond"
by Richmond Magazine Readers

Rutsen Eagle is a Richmond native and attended The Collegiate School.

Rutsen graduated from The Collegiate School where he studied film photography. He was recognized by the Quill and Scroll for producing unique photographs in the school's monthly periodical, The Match. Rutsen graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Photography. VCU is proud to announce that it was recently ranked the 4th best Art School in the nation.

Eagle Eye Photography was approached by NBC to photograph the NBC12 Dream Wedding in 2006. We had such a wonderful time working with NBC and the affiliates of the Dream Wedding. To read the testimonial from Dawn Young, Director of Sales Promotions, go to our comments page.

Rutsen was recognized in 2007 and 2008 by The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Competition for his works titled "The Office" and "Race the Sun.". He has been recognized for several years by the International
Society of Photographers.

"Tom Hilterbrant taught me how to shoot and David Stott demonstrated to me the effectiveness of photography in print form. It was a wild night at The Landmark Theater where I had the opportunity to photograph Widespread Panic. Dave Schools, the bassist for the band, was a Collegiate Alum and provided me with some great advice during a backstage photo shoot. He said, 'once you find inspiration, embrace it and know that you can always
get better at what you do'."

Rutsen completed his general studies at James Madison University before making the decision to pursue photography as a Major. He dreamed of owning a business dedicated to providing clients with a unique and refreshing experience and created Eagle Eye Photography.

With new skills and a positive attitude towards photography, Rutsen was eligible to serve as the first photo-intern for The Richmond Magazine. Immediately he began to develop and refine his skills. Under the aid of the Writers, Editors, and Art Directors he quickly developed an understanding of how photography would apply to the real world. An experience that would encourage him to become a local freelance photographer and small business owner. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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

REVIEWS

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LilyWren
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Rutsen was the perfect choice as our wedding photographer. He showed extreme professionalism, but was also viewed by all as an extremely kind and helpful guest. Rutsen took on many more duties other than photography- he was constantly aware of the timeline and the details of the day and he helped in many ways to keep the plan of the day perfect! Because of his naturally caring and easygoing personality, my husband and I enjoyed welcoming Rutsen to the party as more than ‘the wedding photographer.’ Rutsen was able to capture all the crucial moments of the day, as well as the moments we weren’t even aware of! He caught all the intimacy in a noninvasive manner. The images he created with planned poses as well as the ones he captured covertly, illustrate our personalities, compatibility, and deep companionship perfectly. Rutsen’s talents go beyond photography and into a deeper understanding and care for his clients. He clearly understood us as a couple, rather than simply ‘another bride and groom,’ and it shows in the thousands of photos we received! Rutsen was quick to edit, post, and mail us his final products….which we could not be happier with!
Rutsen was the perfect choice as our wedding photographer. He showed extreme professionalism, but was also viewed by all Read more...
Rutsen was the perfect choice as our wedding photographer. He showed extreme professionalism, but was also viewed by all as an extremely kind and helpful guest. Rutsen took on many more duties other than photography- he was constantly aware of the timeline and the details of the day and he helped in many ways to keep the plan of the day perfect! Because of his naturally caring and easygoing personality, my husband and I enjoyed welcoming Rutsen to the party as more than ‘the wedding photographer.’ Rutsen was able to capture all the crucial moments of the day, as well as the moments we weren’t even aware of! He caught all the intimacy in a noninvasive manner. The images he created with planned poses as well as the ones he captured covertly, illustrate our personalities, compatibility, and deep companionship perfectly. Rutsen’s talents go beyond photography and into a deeper understanding and care for his clients. He clearly understood us as a couple, rather than simply ‘another bride and groom,’ and it shows in the thousands of photos we received! Rutsen was quick to edit, post, and mail us his final products….which we could not be happier with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rusten was amazing! We had so much fun taking the pictures and they came out perfect!
Rusten was amazing! We had so much fun taking the pictures and they came out perfect!
Rusten was amazing! We had so much fun taking the pictures and they came out perfect! Read less
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Sylvia
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rusten was out of the box creative. Not the same old shots but respectful of the traditional ones. He was early for the wedding and was one of the calming important and even critical ingredients of the flow of the wedding. Today as we mix many generations it is really important to have a crew that goes with the flow of various families and personalities. Rusten was able to do this with a smile the entire night as he blended in for those shots to remember forever. I would highly recommend Eagle Eye Photography for not just weddings but other areas as well. I am excited about working with him with my business of Real Estate. Sylvia Diersen
Rusten was out of the box creative. Not the same old shots but respectful of the traditional ones. He was early for the Read more...
Rusten was out of the box creative. Not the same old shots but respectful of the traditional ones. He was early for the wedding and was one of the calming important and even critical ingredients of the flow of the wedding. Today as we mix many generations it is really important to have a crew that goes with the flow of various families and personalities. Rusten was able to do this with a smile the entire night as he blended in for those shots to remember forever. I would highly recommend Eagle Eye Photography for not just weddings but other areas as well. I am excited about working with him with my business of Real Estate. Sylvia Diersen Read less
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Emory
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rutsen was great! I will definitely recommend him to every bride-to-be. I had looked around at several different photography options and Eagle Eye was by far the best value for the services and quality Rutsen provides. Rutsen and his assistant took so many great photos at each stage of the wedding day. They were truly able to capture the joy we felt without the photos feeling staged. We are very happy and will treasure our photos forever!
Rutsen was great! I will definitely recommend him to every bride-to-be. I had looked around at several different Read more...
Rutsen was great! I will definitely recommend him to every bride-to-be. I had looked around at several different photography options and Eagle Eye was by far the best value for the services and quality Rutsen provides. Rutsen and his assistant took so many great photos at each stage of the wedding day. They were truly able to capture the joy we felt without the photos feeling staged. We are very happy and will treasure our photos forever! Read less
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rutsen Eagles artistic view and approach to capturing the true essence of your special event in still frame is truly one in a million. His easy going attitude and professionalism from start to finish compliment his amazing talent very well. Do your self a favor and book Eagle Eye Photography for your next special event to capture each and every moment for a lifetime of memories.

-Carter and Ashleigh Evans
Rutsen Eagles artistic view and approach to capturing the true essence of your special event in still frame is truly one Read more...
Rutsen Eagles artistic view and approach to capturing the true essence of your special event in still frame is truly one in a million. His easy going attitude and professionalism from start to finish compliment his amazing talent very well. Do your self a favor and book Eagle Eye Photography for your next special event to capture each and every moment for a lifetime of memories.

-Carter and Ashleigh Evans Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rutsen and his team were wonderful to work with leading up to the wedding, day of, and following up afterwards. They brought great energy to our wedding day and we love the pictures!
Rutsen and his team were wonderful to work with leading up to the wedding, day of, and following up afterwards. They Read more...
Rutsen and his team were wonderful to work with leading up to the wedding, day of, and following up afterwards. They brought great energy to our wedding day and we love the pictures! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely blown away! Eagle Eye Photography arrived and IMMEDIATELY jumped in to start capturing moments that I didn't even notice in the chaos. He even saved me from a wasp which had lodged in my up-do, camera still in hand. My family and friends are still commenting on how personable and detail-oriented Rutsen was. My husband and I are incredibly grateful that our day was captured so perfectly. He managed to take both the fun and traditional shots, and make them all exactly what we wanted. If we ever renew our vows and have another ceremony, we'll know exactly who to call. I'll recommend Eagle Eye to every bride I know!
We were absolutely blown away! Eagle Eye Photography arrived and IMMEDIATELY jumped in to start capturing moments that I Read more...
We were absolutely blown away! Eagle Eye Photography arrived and IMMEDIATELY jumped in to start capturing moments that I didn't even notice in the chaos. He even saved me from a wasp which had lodged in my up-do, camera still in hand. My family and friends are still commenting on how personable and detail-oriented Rutsen was. My husband and I are incredibly grateful that our day was captured so perfectly. He managed to take both the fun and traditional shots, and make them all exactly what we wanted. If we ever renew our vows and have another ceremony, we'll know exactly who to call. I'll recommend Eagle Eye to every bride I know! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Great to work with! So much fun and the quality of the pictures are great! We are very eased with our wedding pictures and would definitely recommend eagle eye!
Great to work with! So much fun and the quality of the pictures are great! We are very eased with our wedding pictures and Read more...
Great to work with! So much fun and the quality of the pictures are great! We are very eased with our wedding pictures and would definitely recommend eagle eye! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We met Rutsen at a Bridal Expo almost two years ago, we were instantly drawn to him because of his personality! We couldnt ask for more in our photographer. Rutsen, and his team, are very experienced and really know what they are doing. He has an eye for great shots and is very outgoing, modern, and classic all at the same time! Id have to say that one of my favorite aspects of him and his work, is that he gets to know you. He knows how to put your personality into your portraits and really makes them about you. All of our portraits came out exceptionally beautiful and we would recommend him to anyone and everyone! He captured our day for a LIFETIME in gorgeous pictures, and we cant thank him enough!
We met Rutsen at a Bridal Expo almost two years ago, we were instantly drawn to him because of his personality! We couldnt Read more...
We met Rutsen at a Bridal Expo almost two years ago, we were instantly drawn to him because of his personality! We couldnt ask for more in our photographer. Rutsen, and his team, are very experienced and really know what they are doing. He has an eye for great shots and is very outgoing, modern, and classic all at the same time! Id have to say that one of my favorite aspects of him and his work, is that he gets to know you. He knows how to put your personality into your portraits and really makes them about you. All of our portraits came out exceptionally beautiful and we would recommend him to anyone and everyone! He captured our day for a LIFETIME in gorgeous pictures, and we cant thank him enough! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
I will be recommending Eagle Eye Photography to EVERYONE I know. The photos are awesome and Rutsen has an amazing eye for light, color and finishing. He is magic!! As a matter of fact, now that my daughter is married, I WILL be hiring Eagle Eye Photography for my Sons wedding!
I will be recommending Eagle Eye Photography to EVERYONE I know. The photos are awesome and Rutsen has an amazing eye for Read more...
I will be recommending Eagle Eye Photography to EVERYONE I know. The photos are awesome and Rutsen has an amazing eye for light, color and finishing. He is magic!! As a matter of fact, now that my daughter is married, I WILL be hiring Eagle Eye Photography for my Sons wedding! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Rutsen is fabulous! Everyone at my wedding had a blast with him! He was able to capture all of the fun and love of the day! I recommend him to all brides... for engagement, bridal, and wedding photos! <3 Eagle Eye!
Rutsen is fabulous! Everyone at my wedding had a blast with him! He was able to capture all of the fun and love of the Read more...
Rutsen is fabulous! Everyone at my wedding had a blast with him! He was able to capture all of the fun and love of the day! I recommend him to all brides... for engagement, bridal, and wedding photos! <3 Eagle Eye! Read less
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MOLLY
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rutsen, the photgrapher, is also one of a kind, and I say that in a very POSITVIE light! It's so refreshing to have someone be as passionate about what they do, and to place that passion into your wedding to create that special "something that I am sure each wedding evokes. When I look at the pictures, I feel like I am right there in that very setting and the emotion is very real. He's creative, flexible, very professional, and will work within reason to do whatever it is that you want him to do. I was floored at how much time he spent with the bride and groom the day of, and so the day was truly captured from day to night. You will NOT be disappointed at his product and the value added to his fees in quite extroidinary. ENJOY working with Rutsen and his staff! You won't be sorry
MOB
Rutsen, the photgrapher, is also one of a kind, and I say that in a very POSITVIE light! It's so refreshing to have Read more...
Rutsen, the photgrapher, is also one of a kind, and I say that in a very POSITVIE light! It's so refreshing to have someone be as passionate about what they do, and to place that passion into your wedding to create that special "something that I am sure each wedding evokes. When I look at the pictures, I feel like I am right there in that very setting and the emotion is very real. He's creative, flexible, very professional, and will work within reason to do whatever it is that you want him to do. I was floored at how much time he spent with the bride and groom the day of, and so the day was truly captured from day to night. You will NOT be disappointed at his product and the value added to his fees in quite extroidinary. ENJOY working with Rutsen and his staff! You won't be sorry
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conalves
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rutsen is very professional and friendly. I have been to many weddings where the photographer was intrusive and the pictures mundane. Not so with Rutsen. He's also an artist. He's very relaxed and does exactly what you asked. You won't be disappointed. And the memories of your wedding are what you have left after the blur of the evening!
Rutsen is very professional and friendly. I have been to many weddings where the photographer was intrusive and the Read more...
Rutsen is very professional and friendly. I have been to many weddings where the photographer was intrusive and the pictures mundane. Not so with Rutsen. He's also an artist. He's very relaxed and does exactly what you asked. You won't be disappointed. And the memories of your wedding are what you have left after the blur of the evening! Read less
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HoppeVukosa
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very lucky to get Rutsen from Eagle Eye Photography for our wedding. We asked alot of him, and he went even further. Our location was an Island in Mexico, and on the day he was supposed to fly out, his flight was cancelled. Instead of calling me (who was completely stressed anyway) he and his assistant drove 3 hours to another airport and made sure they were there in time for the rehearsal dinner. They were self sufficient, on time and took amazing photos. More than that, my guests loved them. It was such a great value for the price, we completely lucked out.
After the wedding and honeymoon, I was a little burned out on all things wedding related, so I waited several months to view my photos. Rutsen understood and extended the time I had to view and choose photos for my album, despite being incredibly busy and in the middle of "Wedding Season." I would highly recommend Eagle Eye Photography for any occasion, because of the quality, professionalism and how simple he made it for us.
We were very lucky to get Rutsen from Eagle Eye Photography for our wedding. We asked alot of him, and he went even Read more...
We were very lucky to get Rutsen from Eagle Eye Photography for our wedding. We asked alot of him, and he went even further. Our location was an Island in Mexico, and on the day he was supposed to fly out, his flight was cancelled. Instead of calling me (who was completely stressed anyway) he and his assistant drove 3 hours to another airport and made sure they were there in time for the rehearsal dinner. They were self sufficient, on time and took amazing photos. More than that, my guests loved them. It was such a great value for the price, we completely lucked out.
After the wedding and honeymoon, I was a little burned out on all things wedding related, so I waited several months to view my photos. Rutsen understood and extended the time I had to view and choose photos for my album, despite being incredibly busy and in the middle of "Wedding Season." I would highly recommend Eagle Eye Photography for any occasion, because of the quality, professionalism and how simple he made it for us. Read less
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A&JSkip
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Eagle Eye Photography did an amazing job with our wedding, engagement and bridal portraits. Rutsen is the ultimate professional, and has a unique eye for detail and finding the perfect shot. We chose Rutsen, not only because the cost of his service is reasonable and competitive, but also because he showed great enthusiasm for wanting to know us as a couple and making our vision reality. We could not be happier with our pictures and plan to make Eagle Eye an essential part of special events to come.
Eagle Eye Photography did an amazing job with our wedding, engagement and bridal portraits. Rutsen is the ultimate Read more...
Eagle Eye Photography did an amazing job with our wedding, engagement and bridal portraits. Rutsen is the ultimate professional, and has a unique eye for detail and finding the perfect shot. We chose Rutsen, not only because the cost of his service is reasonable and competitive, but also because he showed great enthusiasm for wanting to know us as a couple and making our vision reality. We could not be happier with our pictures and plan to make Eagle Eye an essential part of special events to come. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not be more happy that we went with Eagle Eye for our photographer!!! Aside from getting my husband to actually smile in our pictures, Rutsen and Jenny truly added to the fun the entire night. Our friends and family loved them and we would have enjoyed having them there whether they were taking pictures or not! And most importantly, our pictures turned out phenomenal! The night went by so fast, but thankfully Eagle Eye was able to capture the memories!
We could not be more happy that we went with Eagle Eye for our photographer!!! Aside from getting my husband to actually Read more...
We could not be more happy that we went with Eagle Eye for our photographer!!! Aside from getting my husband to actually smile in our pictures, Rutsen and Jenny truly added to the fun the entire night. Our friends and family loved them and we would have enjoyed having them there whether they were taking pictures or not! And most importantly, our pictures turned out phenomenal! The night went by so fast, but thankfully Eagle Eye was able to capture the memories! Read less
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amykmorton
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about Rutsen. Not only is he professinal and easy to work with but he completely exceded every expectation we had for our wedding pictures. He captured our day perfectly.
I also did a bourdoir shoot with him for my husbands wedding gift. The pictures where amazing and my husband loved the gift!!!
I can not say enough good things about Rutsen. Not only is he professinal and easy to work with but he completely exceded Read more...
I can not say enough good things about Rutsen. Not only is he professinal and easy to work with but he completely exceded every expectation we had for our wedding pictures. He captured our day perfectly.
I also did a bourdoir shoot with him for my husbands wedding gift. The pictures where amazing and my husband loved the gift!!! Read less
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C&M
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
To put it simply Rutsen was Amazing! To put it a little less simply...let me start at the beginning....First Rutsen took time out of his own anniversary to meet with my wife and I because it was the only day we had open. From the first meeting it was clear he is passionate about his job and is all about making his clients dreams come true on their wedding day. Rutsen was available day and night through the planning process as we came up with photo ideas and new ways to make our wedding what we had always wanted. As the big weekend arrived Rutsen made himself available to shoot our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and the party that night. He then spent the night with us so he could be there to shoot the whole day of the wedding. He did a masterful job of splitting his time between the two halves of the bridal party and was always there to lend his experience or a calming word at just the right moment. He not only took all the pictures we thought we wanted but so many more that only he and his incredible artistic Eye could have captured. He stayed with us all night, constantly lending a helping hand, and even provided a ride for one of our friends to the airport very early the next morning! Honestly by the end of the weekend it felt more like he was part of the family then our photographer. He made everyone feel comfortable and put the whole wedding at ease with his skill, easy going nature, and sense of humor. Every guest and family member at the wedding commented on how impressed they were with Rutsen. We have a few friends and family getting married soon and have highly recommended Rutsen and Eagle Eye Photography to them. Looking back we didn't just have a photographer...we met a friend, and someone we look forward to having be a part of our special moments for years to come.
To put it simply Rutsen was Amazing! To put it a little less simply...let me start at the beginning....First Rutsen took Read more...
To put it simply Rutsen was Amazing! To put it a little less simply...let me start at the beginning....First Rutsen took time out of his own anniversary to meet with my wife and I because it was the only day we had open. From the first meeting it was clear he is passionate about his job and is all about making his clients dreams come true on their wedding day. Rutsen was available day and night through the planning process as we came up with photo ideas and new ways to make our wedding what we had always wanted. As the big weekend arrived Rutsen made himself available to shoot our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and the party that night. He then spent the night with us so he could be there to shoot the whole day of the wedding. He did a masterful job of splitting his time between the two halves of the bridal party and was always there to lend his experience or a calming word at just the right moment. He not only took all the pictures we thought we wanted but so many more that only he and his incredible artistic Eye could have captured. He stayed with us all night, constantly lending a helping hand, and even provided a ride for one of our friends to the airport very early the next morning! Honestly by the end of the weekend it felt more like he was part of the family then our photographer. He made everyone feel comfortable and put the whole wedding at ease with his skill, easy going nature, and sense of humor. Every guest and family member at the wedding commented on how impressed they were with Rutsen. We have a few friends and family getting married soon and have highly recommended Rutsen and Eagle Eye Photography to them. Looking back we didn't just have a photographer...we met a friend, and someone we look forward to having be a part of our special moments for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Leslie
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I was VERY focused on the photography for our wedding. It was more important to me than even The Dress! I like a more creative look with artistic flare. For me, the photography is the only tangible thing you have after the wedding to relive all the memories. Everyone says the wedding will go by so fast, which is absolutely true - even when stretching it over four days at a resort! My then fiancé did not see the value in taking photographers with us for a destination wedding, especially when the resort offered photographers in our package. I was emphatic that we must take our own photographers, as there was no way I could trust a resort photographer to capture our Big Day. And thank goodness we did!

Rutsen Eagle is an artistic master! It was his creative eye that drew us to him in the first place. Then his personality wins you over & his technical expertise backs it up. He & his team captured the essense of the place & of course, all our big moments. Do be warned that they are focused on the overall art of the shot, and less focused on your facial expressions - so when they're shooting, be ready all the time!

Our wedding was in Mexico & intentionally only a small group of close family & friends. We now definitely consider Rutsen & his team friends. They fit in with our guests perfectly & made everyone comfortable. We have so many great images to go though, it's difficult to narrow it down for the albums.

I do recommend carving out as much time as you possibly can to 'let the master work.' We were very focused on spending time with our guests & if there's anything I would change, I would have spent more time shooting with Rut. With our wedding being on 11/11/11 & in a resort area (Nuevo Vallarta), our officiants had 11 (ironic but true) weddings that day so they were about a half an hour late for our ceremony - which threw off our timing & means that we lost a lot more sunlight than planned. Rut, being the pro that he is, had all of his light stands ready to go so we could still get great post-ceremony group shots & portrait shots. Looking back, I should have gotten ready earlier in the day to get time for more pre-ceremony photos. Regardless, our images are beautiful! I'm just addicted now & wish we had even more!

We also had Rut do a video for us & it turned out amazing! Personal & beautiful! Captured the essence of our entire experience!

Thank you, Rut & Team!!! Keep in touch - you're part of the family now!
I was VERY focused on the photography for our wedding. It was more important to me than even The Dress! I like a more Read more...
I was VERY focused on the photography for our wedding. It was more important to me than even The Dress! I like a more creative look with artistic flare. For me, the photography is the only tangible thing you have after the wedding to relive all the memories. Everyone says the wedding will go by so fast, which is absolutely true - even when stretching it over four days at a resort! My then fiancé did not see the value in taking photographers with us for a destination wedding, especially when the resort offered photographers in our package. I was emphatic that we must take our own photographers, as there was no way I could trust a resort photographer to capture our Big Day. And thank goodness we did!

Rutsen Eagle is an artistic master! It was his creative eye that drew us to him in the first place. Then his personality wins you over & his technical expertise backs it up. He & his team captured the essense of the place & of course, all our big moments. Do be warned that they are focused on the overall art of the shot, and less focused on your facial expressions - so when they're shooting, be ready all the time!

Our wedding was in Mexico & intentionally only a small group of close family & friends. We now definitely consider Rutsen & his team friends. They fit in with our guests perfectly & made everyone comfortable. We have so many great images to go though, it's difficult to narrow it down for the albums.

I do recommend carving out as much time as you possibly can to 'let the master work.' We were very focused on spending time with our guests & if there's anything I would change, I would have spent more time shooting with Rut. With our wedding being on 11/11/11 & in a resort area (Nuevo Vallarta), our officiants had 11 (ironic but true) weddings that day so they were about a half an hour late for our ceremony - which threw off our timing & means that we lost a lot more sunlight than planned. Rut, being the pro that he is, had all of his light stands ready to go so we could still get great post-ceremony group shots & portrait shots. Looking back, I should have gotten ready earlier in the day to get time for more pre-ceremony photos. Regardless, our images are beautiful! I'm just addicted now & wish we had even more!

We also had Rut do a video for us & it turned out amazing! Personal & beautiful! Captured the essence of our entire experience!

Thank you, Rut & Team!!! Keep in touch - you're part of the family now! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Katie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Eagle Eye Photography was wonderful! Not only are the photographs beautiful but Rusten was so fabulous to work with! He was like having another family member at the wedding... I didn't even notice he was there most of the time! A million thanks to Eagle Eye!!
Eagle Eye Photography was wonderful! Not only are the photographs beautiful but Rusten was so fabulous to work with! He Read more...
Eagle Eye Photography was wonderful! Not only are the photographs beautiful but Rusten was so fabulous to work with! He was like having another family member at the wedding... I didn't even notice he was there most of the time! A million thanks to Eagle Eye!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
Rutsen Eagle is extremely talented, on time, professional and most importantly, makes the wedding day FUN - as it should be! We were very grateful to work with Eagle Eye for the bridal portrait and the wedding day pictures. We know the quality of work will be superb because the bridal portraits were amazing. If you're looking for a person who will sit down with you, discuss your desires for your wedding day photographs and make that special day fun, you have to reach out to Rutsen Eagle.
Rutsen Eagle is extremely talented, on time, professional and most importantly, makes the wedding day FUN - as it should Read more...
Rutsen Eagle is extremely talented, on time, professional and most importantly, makes the wedding day FUN - as it should be! We were very grateful to work with Eagle Eye for the bridal portrait and the wedding day pictures. We know the quality of work will be superb because the bridal portraits were amazing. If you're looking for a person who will sit down with you, discuss your desires for your wedding day photographs and make that special day fun, you have to reach out to Rutsen Eagle. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
My wife briefly met Rutsen at a bridal show and told me about him when she got back in town. We looked at his website, and I was immediately taken by his ability to capture moments. We met with Rutsen and our wedding planner, and I hit it off with him off the bat. He is very down to earth, hilarious, and knows his craft WELL. My wife and I wanted a photographer we had chemistry with from a personality standpoint, so the picture taking, from the engagement shots, to the bridal portrait, to the wedding pictures, were very natural. Some of the pictures we took were poses, but the candid shots that Rutsen takes are amazing to say the least. We wanted someone who could capture moments in a somewhat artistic kind of way. One of the deciding factors for us choosing Eagle Eye was Rutsen’s flexibility in working with what we wanted and our budget. Many of the other photographers (some of whom were not even as talented) were far too rigid in their dealing. Rutsen also takes a large number of pictures, so there were many to choose from. Choosing the ones we wanted to keep was not easy, as many of them were good. As far as professionalism, Eagle Eye had two photographers for our ceremony and reception, and we hardly even knew they were there. But they captured just about everything we could have asked for. The only critique we had of Rutsen is that sometimes we did not get a response back as quickly as we would have liked. In his defense, though, the company was moving its office to another location, so that may have been a factor. Still, all of our expectations were met and exceeded. This company is definitely worth a call if you need a well versed photographer.
My wife briefly met Rutsen at a bridal show and told me about him when she got back in town. We looked at his website, and Read more...
My wife briefly met Rutsen at a bridal show and told me about him when she got back in town. We looked at his website, and I was immediately taken by his ability to capture moments. We met with Rutsen and our wedding planner, and I hit it off with him off the bat. He is very down to earth, hilarious, and knows his craft WELL. My wife and I wanted a photographer we had chemistry with from a personality standpoint, so the picture taking, from the engagement shots, to the bridal portrait, to the wedding pictures, were very natural. Some of the pictures we took were poses, but the candid shots that Rutsen takes are amazing to say the least. We wanted someone who could capture moments in a somewhat artistic kind of way. One of the deciding factors for us choosing Eagle Eye was Rutsen’s flexibility in working with what we wanted and our budget. Many of the other photographers (some of whom were not even as talented) were far too rigid in their dealing. Rutsen also takes a large number of pictures, so there were many to choose from. Choosing the ones we wanted to keep was not easy, as many of them were good. As far as professionalism, Eagle Eye had two photographers for our ceremony and reception, and we hardly even knew they were there. But they captured just about everything we could have asked for. The only critique we had of Rutsen is that sometimes we did not get a response back as quickly as we would have liked. In his defense, though, the company was moving its office to another location, so that may have been a factor. Still, all of our expectations were met and exceeded. This company is definitely worth a call if you need a well versed photographer. Read less
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Russ
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
First of all, Rutsen, with the help of our wedding planner, took pictures of our actual engagement - he lightened the mood and took some truly memorable photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. At the wedding itself, he lightened the mood - sometimes the pictures can be awkward, but he made it a lot of fun. The proofs are beautiful - so many pictures to look through, but we are truly happy with the quality of the pictures. Rutsen made the experience fun for my husband and I!
First of all, Rutsen, with the help of our wedding planner, took pictures of our actual engagement - he lightened the mood Read more...
First of all, Rutsen, with the help of our wedding planner, took pictures of our actual engagement - he lightened the mood and took some truly memorable photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. At the wedding itself, he lightened the mood - sometimes the pictures can be awkward, but he made it a lot of fun. The proofs are beautiful - so many pictures to look through, but we are truly happy with the quality of the pictures. Rutsen made the experience fun for my husband and I! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.9/5.0
Rutsen and Jenny were a blast to work with and we would definitely recommend them!!
Rutsen and Jenny were a blast to work with and we would definitely recommend them!!
Rutsen and Jenny were a blast to work with and we would definitely recommend them!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
He does a good job sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get a response.
He does a good job sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get a response.
He does a good job sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get a response. Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
3/16/2013
3.2/5.0
My initial review had some mixed feelings about my experience with Eagle Eye Photography. After writing that review, Rutsen and I were able to talk about the feedback, as well as our thoughts/comments from the wedding day and how we felt things transpired. I think Rutsen is a great photographer and truly has a passion for his line of work. My bridal portrait session was awesome, and my pictures turned out amazing! We had some great content from the wedding, if I could go back and change anything; it would have been to make a list of pictures that we wanted to have throughout the evening as well as scheduled some one on one time to discuss each other’s expectations prior to the big day. We were able to see some of our favorites showcased in an online blog and touched up with Rutsen’s expertise, I highly recommend this as the content from the showcase was some of our favorites.
My initial review had some mixed feelings about my experience with Eagle Eye Photography. After writing that review, Read more...
My initial review had some mixed feelings about my experience with Eagle Eye Photography. After writing that review, Rutsen and I were able to talk about the feedback, as well as our thoughts/comments from the wedding day and how we felt things transpired. I think Rutsen is a great photographer and truly has a passion for his line of work. My bridal portrait session was awesome, and my pictures turned out amazing! We had some great content from the wedding, if I could go back and change anything; it would have been to make a list of pictures that we wanted to have throughout the evening as well as scheduled some one on one time to discuss each other’s expectations prior to the big day. We were able to see some of our favorites showcased in an online blog and touched up with Rutsen’s expertise, I highly recommend this as the content from the showcase was some of our favorites. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.4/5.0
photo variety minimal with too many repeats of same pose in same place(!), several photos specifically requested were not taken, little attention to details & creativity, poor quality of angles and perspective of guests during reception(ex: many of guests' backs, few pictures of bride's & groom's families, or groups at tables or mingling,etc.), too much "down" time in cocktail area, slow to respond to daughter's emails, unprofessional attire, casual attitude and generally not as high quality as expected after seeing website. Sorry, but would not recommend.
photo variety minimal with too many repeats of same pose in same place(!), several photos specifically requested were not Read more...
photo variety minimal with too many repeats of same pose in same place(!), several photos specifically requested were not taken, little attention to details & creativity, poor quality of angles and perspective of guests during reception(ex: many of guests' backs, few pictures of bride's & groom's families, or groups at tables or mingling,etc.), too much "down" time in cocktail area, slow to respond to daughter's emails, unprofessional attire, casual attitude and generally not as high quality as expected after seeing website. Sorry, but would not recommend. Read less
Services Used: Photography

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