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Ralph Alswang Photography

Washington , DC
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Washington, DC US (map)

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202-487-5025

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One of Nations premiere photographers and a veteran of photography for nearly 20 years, Ralph Alswang worked for Newsweek, Reuters, and, for eight years, at the White House under Bill... Read more
One of Nations premiere photographers and a veteran of photography for nearly 20 years, Ralph Alswang worked for Newsweek, Reuters, and, for eight years, at the White House under Bill Clinton as the President and First Lady’s official documentary photographer. This job took him to every state in the Union and to more than 60 countries, where he captured history as it was unfolding. He has photographed hundreds of celebrated people and events. Along with this extraordinary background, Ralph brings his passion and energy to every wedding he photographs. “I cover it as a story,” he says. “Every couple is unique and so is their wedding. It is an incredible honor and privilege to witness the official start of their lives together.” It is this connection to his work and to the people he photographs that gives Ralph’s work its emotional impact. “My pictures are about the moments that you want to experience for the rest of your life,” he says. The result is a generational document that will become even more meaningful over time. As one bride said about Ralph’s work, “He has an exceptional eye for the perfect moment and you never even knew that he was there to capture it.” Read less
Photography

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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Emily
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Ralph is photographer perfection! To begin with, the process before the wedding was simple and easy- Ralph immediately understood the tone and ideas we had for the wedding and gave us tons of great suggestions. He managed to snap so many amazing moments in our wedding- even the standard photos you see in every couples' pictures (the first kiss, the first dance and cake cutting) seemed new, beautiful, and unlike other pictures I've seen! He was able to get fabulous candid shots of friends and family (which are so great to see after the wedding!) and not one forced smile was found.
His technique, skill, demeanor, and love for his work completely shines in every one of our 1000+ photos. It was such an amazing day and he managed to capture every bit of it. We love you Ralph!
Ralph is photographer perfection! To begin with, the process before the wedding was simple and easy- Ralph immediately Read more...
Ralph is photographer perfection! To begin with, the process before the wedding was simple and easy- Ralph immediately understood the tone and ideas we had for the wedding and gave us tons of great suggestions. He managed to snap so many amazing moments in our wedding- even the standard photos you see in every couples' pictures (the first kiss, the first dance and cake cutting) seemed new, beautiful, and unlike other pictures I've seen! He was able to get fabulous candid shots of friends and family (which are so great to see after the wedding!) and not one forced smile was found.
His technique, skill, demeanor, and love for his work completely shines in every one of our 1000+ photos. It was such an amazing day and he managed to capture every bit of it. We love you Ralph! Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Ralph has an outstanding and creative eye for wedding photography. No detail was missed and the unexpected shots were the best of the bunch. He is one of Washington DC's must "go to" professionals!
Ralph has an outstanding and creative eye for wedding photography. No detail was missed and the unexpected shots were the Read more...
Ralph has an outstanding and creative eye for wedding photography. No detail was missed and the unexpected shots were the best of the bunch. He is one of Washington DC's must "go to" professionals! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Ralph perfectly captured all the special moments of our wedding day! Each picture was more stunning then the next! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the pictures over and over again and reliving the moments of our wedding day!! We can't thank Ralph enough for all of his hard work and providing us with the best gift of all - we will treasure these wedding pictures forever!
Ralph perfectly captured all the special moments of our wedding day! Each picture was more stunning then the next! I Read more...
Ralph perfectly captured all the special moments of our wedding day! Each picture was more stunning then the next! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the pictures over and over again and reliving the moments of our wedding day!! We can't thank Ralph enough for all of his hard work and providing us with the best gift of all - we will treasure these wedding pictures forever! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ralph was awesome! Very easy to work with and the pictures look incredible!
Ralph was awesome! Very easy to work with and the pictures look incredible!
Ralph was awesome! Very easy to work with and the pictures look incredible! Read less
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Emmy
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Ralph was incredible! He kept us laughing the entire day, which made the smiles in our pictures look so natural. After agonizing over every detail of planning our wedding, I was so busy that day I barely noticed any of it, but the pictures are forever. Ralph captured all of those little details for us and now we have absolutely gorgeous photos to treasure and look at over and over again. He's a genius!!!
Ralph was incredible! He kept us laughing the entire day, which made the smiles in our pictures look so natural. After Read more...
Ralph was incredible! He kept us laughing the entire day, which made the smiles in our pictures look so natural. After agonizing over every detail of planning our wedding, I was so busy that day I barely noticed any of it, but the pictures are forever. Ralph captured all of those little details for us and now we have absolutely gorgeous photos to treasure and look at over and over again. He's a genius!!! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Professional, comical, talented...all these things describe Ralph Alswang. He was our photographer of choice for my daughter's Cape Cod beach wedding. Ralph knows his way around the Cape; he understands the light, how it reflects off the water and how to get the best shot in a natural setting. He was EVERYWHERE during the ceremony and reception without being at all intrusive (and for that, we are grateful.) His easy-going manner made it fun to have him around. He seems to understand perfectly how to get people to a comfortable level in front of the camera...not a small feat for some people, including myself! Hiring Ralph Alswang was one of the best decisions we made as the wedding plans moved forward. He knew what kinds of questions to ask, was responsive and timely with his answers and always made us feel like he would take good care of us. And he did!!!
Professional, comical, talented...all these things describe Ralph Alswang. He was our photographer of choice for my Read more...
Professional, comical, talented...all these things describe Ralph Alswang. He was our photographer of choice for my daughter's Cape Cod beach wedding. Ralph knows his way around the Cape; he understands the light, how it reflects off the water and how to get the best shot in a natural setting. He was EVERYWHERE during the ceremony and reception without being at all intrusive (and for that, we are grateful.) His easy-going manner made it fun to have him around. He seems to understand perfectly how to get people to a comfortable level in front of the camera...not a small feat for some people, including myself! Hiring Ralph Alswang was one of the best decisions we made as the wedding plans moved forward. He knew what kinds of questions to ask, was responsive and timely with his answers and always made us feel like he would take good care of us. And he did!!! Read less
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Albert
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Ralph was amazing to work with. He is very thoughtful and respectful, which makes the whole process of taking wedding pictures so much more enjoyable. We were thrilled when we got our pictures back that he and captured so many wonderful moments.
Ralph was amazing to work with. He is very thoughtful and respectful, which makes the whole process of taking wedding Read more...
Ralph was amazing to work with. He is very thoughtful and respectful, which makes the whole process of taking wedding pictures so much more enjoyable. We were thrilled when we got our pictures back that he and captured so many wonderful moments. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Ralph is the best. From the moment we met him 2 years before our wedding, through engagement pictures, and finally at our wedding, he made every step of the process fun, easy, and beautiful. He is beyond gifted with a camera - the pictures are proof of that. His genuine kindness, great attitude, and easy-goingness make him stand out from "just another great photographer". I can't thank him and his team enough for the beautiful memories of our special day.
Ralph is the best. From the moment we met him 2 years before our wedding, through engagement pictures, and finally at our Read more...
Ralph is the best. From the moment we met him 2 years before our wedding, through engagement pictures, and finally at our wedding, he made every step of the process fun, easy, and beautiful. He is beyond gifted with a camera - the pictures are proof of that. His genuine kindness, great attitude, and easy-goingness make him stand out from "just another great photographer". I can't thank him and his team enough for the beautiful memories of our special day. Read less
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Guy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only did Ralph produce some terrific photographs for our wedding, he was incredibly easy to work with. He was constantly present, great with all of our guests, and got the shots we most wanted. I would definitely recommend him.
Not only did Ralph produce some terrific photographs for our wedding, he was incredibly easy to work with. He was Read more...
Not only did Ralph produce some terrific photographs for our wedding, he was incredibly easy to work with. He was constantly present, great with all of our guests, and got the shots we most wanted. I would definitely recommend him. Read less
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Peter
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.4/5.0
Ralph didn't just take photos - he brought value beyond his camera to the event. He followed the action, got photos of everyone at the party, and integrated himself into the groups nicely. He would make people feel comfortable with him, get them to laugh and smile, and get the shot he wanted without inconveniencing anyone involved. Before we knew it, Ralph was teaching us how to eat lobster, capture the golden hour of sun on our faces, and make our event look as special as it felt. It was certainly great to have him there for the additional rehearsal dinner as we got even more photos of the guests we loved and he got to know everyone even better, having spent another night with the group. We were very comfortable with Ralph and appreciated the candid/photojournalism style that he captured throughout our wedding weekend. andreapluspeter.com
Ralph didn't just take photos - he brought value beyond his camera to the event. He followed the action, got photos of Read more...
Ralph didn't just take photos - he brought value beyond his camera to the event. He followed the action, got photos of everyone at the party, and integrated himself into the groups nicely. He would make people feel comfortable with him, get them to laugh and smile, and get the shot he wanted without inconveniencing anyone involved. Before we knew it, Ralph was teaching us how to eat lobster, capture the golden hour of sun on our faces, and make our event look as special as it felt. It was certainly great to have him there for the additional rehearsal dinner as we got even more photos of the guests we loved and he got to know everyone even better, having spent another night with the group. We were very comfortable with Ralph and appreciated the candid/photojournalism style that he captured throughout our wedding weekend. andreapluspeter.com Read less
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