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Philip Kent Master Photographer

Vienna , VA
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LOCATION

Centennial Plaza Office Park, 8296-B Old Courthouse Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182 US (map)

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703-790-1020

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ABOUT US

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS...

American Society of Photographers (ASP)
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Virginia Professional Photographers Association... Read more
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS...

American Society of Photographers (ASP)
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA)
Capture the fun & romance of your wedding day in a way that few can, with one of the Washington area’s most experienced and talented wedding photographers. Whether you prefer traditional or the most creative photojournalistic style, we specialize in customized coverage of your wedding day preserved in an easy, unobrusive manner that will result in a memorable collection of images that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Our studio is in a convenient commercial location, just off the beltway and Rt. 7 at Tyson Corner near Tysons Corner Center. Recommended by many country clubs, hotels and other popular reception venues in the area, we enjoy an outstanding reputation for the highest quality professional photography and service, and at a price that is surprisingly affordable.

Philip Kent’s unique experience and credentials are unmatched in the area, as Northern Virginia's most experienced Wedding Photographer. Philip Kent is a graduate of the renown Brooks Institute of Photography and a winner of state and national awards from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). As a Master Photographer, he is a member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP). Please see our very informative website at www.philipkent.com . Give us a call at 703-790-1020, to stop by our beautiful studio for a no-obligation appointment . We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 (no Saturdays--we're at weddings!) You’ll find our dozens of albums and work exceptional. We hope to be a valuable asset to your wedding day! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Philip Kent was extremely professional, providing "old school" photography and we were extremely happy with the results.
Philip Kent was extremely professional, providing "old school" photography and we were extremely happy with the results.
Philip Kent was extremely professional, providing "old school" photography and we were extremely happy with the results. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Phil was able to get all the photos we wanted. He worked so hard without complaining.

Great Job
Phil was able to get all the photos we wanted. He worked so hard without complaining.

Great Job
Phil was able to get all the photos we wanted. He worked so hard without complaining.

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Michelle
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.6/5.0
Philip Kent beautifully photographed our wedding. He was quick to respond to e-mails and touched base with me the week before the wedding to review the timeline. He was also very prompt on our wedding day and kept everyone moving along so all the necessary photos could be taken.

One of the leading reasons we chose Philip Kent for our wedding photography services was the flush-mount wedding albums offered with his package. Our wedding album is absolutely stunning and will remain a treasured item for years to come.
Philip Kent beautifully photographed our wedding. He was quick to respond to e-mails and touched base with me the week Read more...
Philip Kent beautifully photographed our wedding. He was quick to respond to e-mails and touched base with me the week before the wedding to review the timeline. He was also very prompt on our wedding day and kept everyone moving along so all the necessary photos could be taken.

One of the leading reasons we chose Philip Kent for our wedding photography services was the flush-mount wedding albums offered with his package. Our wedding album is absolutely stunning and will remain a treasured item for years to come. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Philip Kent took some awesome photos on my rainy wedding day! Philip was awesome to work with and very flexible with when he could meet with us.
Philip Kent took some awesome photos on my rainy wedding day! Philip was awesome to work with and very flexible with when Read more...
Philip Kent took some awesome photos on my rainy wedding day! Philip was awesome to work with and very flexible with when he could meet with us. Read less
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jmarcus145
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Philip Kent Studios worked with my fiance and myself prior to the wedding to ensure that we would get the shots we wanted from before the wedding, during the wedding and at the reception. Philip Kent Studio does some amazing work with color and balck and white photographs. Philip Kent Studios also offered photograph viewing online as well as printed copies prior to ordering our final album. Philip was a pleasure to do business with and was very professional during our event.
Philip Kent Studios worked with my fiance and myself prior to the wedding to ensure that we would get the shots we wanted Read more...
Philip Kent Studios worked with my fiance and myself prior to the wedding to ensure that we would get the shots we wanted from before the wedding, during the wedding and at the reception. Philip Kent Studio does some amazing work with color and balck and white photographs. Philip Kent Studios also offered photograph viewing online as well as printed copies prior to ordering our final album. Philip was a pleasure to do business with and was very professional during our event. Read less
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Diane N
Wedding:
3/16/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married in the Washington DC area, you should look into this photographer. Not only is he professional with decades of experience but his quality is far superior to others we looked at prior to our decision. Also, if you're shopping prices, save some time because Philip Kent's package price beats any in town!
If you are getting married in the Washington DC area, you should look into this photographer. Not only is he professional Read more...
If you are getting married in the Washington DC area, you should look into this photographer. Not only is he professional with decades of experience but his quality is far superior to others we looked at prior to our decision. Also, if you're shopping prices, save some time because Philip Kent's package price beats any in town! Read less
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Philip Kent Master Photographer responded with the following comments:

Thank you Diane for your kind words and unsolicited nice review. Maybe it's time to raise our prices! (Just kidding). Glad you enjoyed the photographs! You were all a pleasure to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
We used Philip Kent as our photographer for our Oct. 8 wedding at Bristow Manor Golf Club (note: great venue!) and would highly recommend Philip to others. Hands down, he is a very experienced photographer and will provide excellent photographs of your wedding. You pay for what you get, so if you’re willing to spend a couple thousand dollars, you can be sure you will have excellent pictures to remind you of your special day. Philip was very flexible to our requests and responsive to our emails, which we very much appreciated. He also photo-shopped some pictures for us, making the portraits look even better (enhanced colors, no telephone wires, etc). We are very happy with the pictures we received from Philip and would use him again if we could go back and do it all again.

We used Ron Walters for our videographer (works with Philip Kent as the videographer), and would not/not recommend him to others. While he was a nice guy and did an okay job putting the wedding video together, there were two major issues that we felt centered on some of the most important aspects of the wedding:

First, when Ron videoed the first dances (bride/groom, father/daughter, and mother/son—all which we had taken dance lessons and choreographed), he did a lot of zooming in on one person, and then the other person. While it’s nice to see the emotions on one’s face, if you’re zoomed in a lot, then you lose the effect of seeing the synchronized dance of two people and overall feeling of the dance. A professional videographer should have been aware of that, especially for the price we paid to have a professional videographer capture important moments like the first dances.

Second, Ron did a poor job of collecting guest interviews. I had spoken in advance with Ron and let him know the “video interviews” of the guests was very important to me… this is where during the reception he gives guests the opportunity to say a couple of best wishes to the bride/groom on video. Out of the eight tables that we had, he only interviewed three tables. When I asked about this, Philip replied that Ron had gone to every table, but the guests had declined to comment… but friends/family said they were not/not asked about the interviews and would have liked to say a few words, had they had the opportunity (including my siblings, aunts/uncles, our minister, etc). It is our opinion that Ron was not as proactive as he should have been about getting guest interviews, especially when I had stated in advance that this was something important to me. For the price you pay for a professional video (over $1000!), we expected better service. We would not recommend Ron as a wedding videographer.
We used Philip Kent as our photographer for our Oct. 8 wedding at Bristow Manor Golf Club (note: great venue!) and would Read more...
We used Philip Kent as our photographer for our Oct. 8 wedding at Bristow Manor Golf Club (note: great venue!) and would highly recommend Philip to others. Hands down, he is a very experienced photographer and will provide excellent photographs of your wedding. You pay for what you get, so if you’re willing to spend a couple thousand dollars, you can be sure you will have excellent pictures to remind you of your special day. Philip was very flexible to our requests and responsive to our emails, which we very much appreciated. He also photo-shopped some pictures for us, making the portraits look even better (enhanced colors, no telephone wires, etc). We are very happy with the pictures we received from Philip and would use him again if we could go back and do it all again.

We used Ron Walters for our videographer (works with Philip Kent as the videographer), and would not/not recommend him to others. While he was a nice guy and did an okay job putting the wedding video together, there were two major issues that we felt centered on some of the most important aspects of the wedding:

First, when Ron videoed the first dances (bride/groom, father/daughter, and mother/son—all which we had taken dance lessons and choreographed), he did a lot of zooming in on one person, and then the other person. While it’s nice to see the emotions on one’s face, if you’re zoomed in a lot, then you lose the effect of seeing the synchronized dance of two people and overall feeling of the dance. A professional videographer should have been aware of that, especially for the price we paid to have a professional videographer capture important moments like the first dances.

Second, Ron did a poor job of collecting guest interviews. I had spoken in advance with Ron and let him know the “video interviews” of the guests was very important to me… this is where during the reception he gives guests the opportunity to say a couple of best wishes to the bride/groom on video. Out of the eight tables that we had, he only interviewed three tables. When I asked about this, Philip replied that Ron had gone to every table, but the guests had declined to comment… but friends/family said they were not/not asked about the interviews and would have liked to say a few words, had they had the opportunity (including my siblings, aunts/uncles, our minister, etc). It is our opinion that Ron was not as proactive as he should have been about getting guest interviews, especially when I had stated in advance that this was something important to me. For the price you pay for a professional video (over $1000!), we expected better service. We would not recommend Ron as a wedding videographer. Read less
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Peggy
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Philip Kent is excellent! Not only is he truly gifted as an exceptional photographer, but he is so personable and genuinely engaged in the planning of your special event that he almiost seems like a member of the family. In a very private and professional office setting, he easily explains the range of services available from the actual logistics of the event and video options, to the types of albums and creative styles available. His experience is essential for covering the details you never thought of before you stepped into his studio. And once the planning is set, he reassures you with phone calls and time frames that everything is "in motion" and "on track" as scheduled. Philip Kent is totally reliable and his work is exquisite. You can relax...he will be there when you get there...he's got you covered! He has been and will forever be our personal Family Phtographer. When you have the Best, you don't need the rest.
Philip Kent is excellent! Not only is he truly gifted as an exceptional photographer, but he is so personable and Read more...
Philip Kent is excellent! Not only is he truly gifted as an exceptional photographer, but he is so personable and genuinely engaged in the planning of your special event that he almiost seems like a member of the family. In a very private and professional office setting, he easily explains the range of services available from the actual logistics of the event and video options, to the types of albums and creative styles available. His experience is essential for covering the details you never thought of before you stepped into his studio. And once the planning is set, he reassures you with phone calls and time frames that everything is "in motion" and "on track" as scheduled. Philip Kent is totally reliable and his work is exquisite. You can relax...he will be there when you get there...he's got you covered! He has been and will forever be our personal Family Phtographer. When you have the Best, you don't need the rest. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We just got our pictures back about three weeks after the wedding and they have turned out wonderful! Philip Kent already had a wedding scheduled for our day so a photographer he works with, Larry, had taken the pictures. I choosed Philip Kent because I knew him and his partners were familiar with our venue. Larry was not intrusive at all. He took pictures that we didnt even know he took. Did we get 500 pictures? No. Honestly though it would be a bit overwhelming if we were to get 500 pictures to go through and pick which ones we wanted. I rather have 300 really good pictures then 500+ medicore pictures. The only small itsy bitsy complaint had nothing to do with the quality of work. In the contract it said we would provide food for the photographer which was no problem. We encouraged Larry plenty of times to take a break and eat something since he was running around so much and he said he usually doesnt eat at weddings. So unfortuantly we lost the money that went towards his food. Again, it didnt take from the quality of work and maybe we got wonderful pictures we wouldnt have gotten if he had eaten lol.
We just got our pictures back about three weeks after the wedding and they have turned out wonderful! Philip Kent already Read more...
We just got our pictures back about three weeks after the wedding and they have turned out wonderful! Philip Kent already had a wedding scheduled for our day so a photographer he works with, Larry, had taken the pictures. I choosed Philip Kent because I knew him and his partners were familiar with our venue. Larry was not intrusive at all. He took pictures that we didnt even know he took. Did we get 500 pictures? No. Honestly though it would be a bit overwhelming if we were to get 500 pictures to go through and pick which ones we wanted. I rather have 300 really good pictures then 500+ medicore pictures. The only small itsy bitsy complaint had nothing to do with the quality of work. In the contract it said we would provide food for the photographer which was no problem. We encouraged Larry plenty of times to take a break and eat something since he was running around so much and he said he usually doesnt eat at weddings. So unfortuantly we lost the money that went towards his food. Again, it didnt take from the quality of work and maybe we got wonderful pictures we wouldnt have gotten if he had eaten lol. Read less
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Jenn/John
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The primary reason that we chose Phillip Kent was that his studio is one of the few that provides actual photos to review and choose from rather than DVD only. He also provided the choice of on-line ordering for our guests. The photos were great - so many to choose from - and the quality was super.
Our meetings prior to the wedding and after were professional and all of our questions were answered to our satisfaction.
The photographer was great - from pre-wedding at the hotel and chapel, to the ceremony, pre-reception (he knew the right places in DC to get the great photos, and through the reception. He seemed to get pictures of all of the guests in the many photos that he took.
The final albums - wedding and parents' - will be cherished for many years to come. We had the choice of using the photos or digitized pages and chose the traditional photo option. The final product exceed our expectations.
We have already recommended Mr. Kent to some of our friends who will be married in the near future.
The primary reason that we chose Phillip Kent was that his studio is one of the few that provides actual photos to review Read more...
The primary reason that we chose Phillip Kent was that his studio is one of the few that provides actual photos to review and choose from rather than DVD only. He also provided the choice of on-line ordering for our guests. The photos were great - so many to choose from - and the quality was super.
Our meetings prior to the wedding and after were professional and all of our questions were answered to our satisfaction.
The photographer was great - from pre-wedding at the hotel and chapel, to the ceremony, pre-reception (he knew the right places in DC to get the great photos, and through the reception. He seemed to get pictures of all of the guests in the many photos that he took.
The final albums - wedding and parents' - will be cherished for many years to come. We had the choice of using the photos or digitized pages and chose the traditional photo option. The final product exceed our expectations.
We have already recommended Mr. Kent to some of our friends who will be married in the near future. Read less
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