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Robert Holley Photography

Sterling , VA
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47619 Rhyolite Place
Sterling, VA 20165 US (map)

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703-473-4556

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ABOUT US

“......creative, non-traditional wedding photography with a beautiful and personal style. A blend of fine art photography and documentary wedding photojournalism. A very fresh approach... Read more
“......creative, non-traditional wedding photography with a beautiful and personal style. A blend of fine art photography and documentary wedding photojournalism. A very fresh approach with an artistic twist.” Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.4/5.0
Choosing Rob as our photographer was a huge mistake. Despite giving him a “must have” photo list and meeting to go over timelines/locations for photos in advance, Rob failed to take many of the most important shots.

I did not get a single photo of myself with my family. This was the number one photo I had asked for, but honestly, it should have gone without say. Rob only took one photo of the groomsmen---and it was missing my brother! We had my 90-year-old grandfather arrive at the venue 2 hrs early because that was when we had planned to take the family photos. Rob didn’t take a single family photo during that time (or ever for most of them), even after my Dad pulled him aside and nicely asked if we could move on to family photos.

The group photos were chaotic and stressful, and Rob and his assistant were never on the same page and gave conflicting directions. The results were shots with random groups and that were missing key people. It was very clear that Rob didn’t care at all about these shots because they’re not even lined up well and everyone looks stiff and awkward. Rob was short-tempered and unpleasant—he was impatient with people for not standing in the right places (despite giving us zero direction, even when asked).

When I contacted Rob about how upset I was, Rob was defensive and unapologetic and suggested we split the cost of photoshopping my brother into the groomsmen picture. I had already gone above my budget in choosing to go with Rob, and now he has the nerve to ask me to pay to make up for his mistake (not like having a fake photo really "makes up" for it anyway).

When I paid for a professional photographer, I trusted that that meant that the most basic wedding photos would be taken, and that I wouldn’t have to micromanage to achieve this. I shouldn't have to feel stupid or regretful for trusting that he would get done what we had discussed and what I had paid him to do.

Don’t make the same mistake.
Choosing Rob as our photographer was a huge mistake. Despite giving him a “must have” photo list and meeting to go over Read more...
Choosing Rob as our photographer was a huge mistake. Despite giving him a “must have” photo list and meeting to go over timelines/locations for photos in advance, Rob failed to take many of the most important shots.

I did not get a single photo of myself with my family. This was the number one photo I had asked for, but honestly, it should have gone without say. Rob only took one photo of the groomsmen---and it was missing my brother! We had my 90-year-old grandfather arrive at the venue 2 hrs early because that was when we had planned to take the family photos. Rob didn’t take a single family photo during that time (or ever for most of them), even after my Dad pulled him aside and nicely asked if we could move on to family photos.

The group photos were chaotic and stressful, and Rob and his assistant were never on the same page and gave conflicting directions. The results were shots with random groups and that were missing key people. It was very clear that Rob didn’t care at all about these shots because they’re not even lined up well and everyone looks stiff and awkward. Rob was short-tempered and unpleasant—he was impatient with people for not standing in the right places (despite giving us zero direction, even when asked).

When I contacted Rob about how upset I was, Rob was defensive and unapologetic and suggested we split the cost of photoshopping my brother into the groomsmen picture. I had already gone above my budget in choosing to go with Rob, and now he has the nerve to ask me to pay to make up for his mistake (not like having a fake photo really "makes up" for it anyway).

When I paid for a professional photographer, I trusted that that meant that the most basic wedding photos would be taken, and that I wouldn’t have to micromanage to achieve this. I shouldn't have to feel stupid or regretful for trusting that he would get done what we had discussed and what I had paid him to do.

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Robert Holley Photography responded with the following comments:

It is always frustrating to hear that a customer is not happy. I try my best to please everyone but once in a while that is not possible. I have been a photographer for over 25 years and have built a successful wedding photography business through hundreds of satisfied customers and their wonderful reviews.

I met with this bride (as I have with most of my brides for 25 years), a few days before the wedding to go over the schedule, timing, and shot list..

During the time available to shoot family portraits, the bride cut the session short in order to start the pictures of her and her new husband. The result being that we did not have enough time to cover the entire family shot list. (Which she was made aware of)

Two weeks after the wedding the bride contacted me about two family pictures that were missing people. I had a professional photoshop technician place the missing people back in the pictures.

These two images were the only things the bride complained to me about until now, 9 months later when she decided to write this terrible review.

I ask that any future clients please keep an open mind.
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Jordan
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Rob K and Simona were very friendly and professional. Rob K was the lead photographer and he did an amazing job with the photos. Robert Holley did a great job w/ the editing. We would definitely utilize their services for future photography needs.
Rob K and Simona were very friendly and professional. Rob K was the lead photographer and he did an amazing job with the Read more...
Rob K and Simona were very friendly and professional. Rob K was the lead photographer and he did an amazing job with the photos. Robert Holley did a great job w/ the editing. We would definitely utilize their services for future photography needs. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired one of Rob's associates to do our engagement and wedding photos. For the wedding Emily was also there as a second shooter. Both ladies were professional, friendly, and amazing photographers. I highly recommend them! They kept us on track throughout the day and were really easy to work with.
We hired one of Rob's associates to do our engagement and wedding photos. For the wedding Emily was also there as a second Read more...
We hired one of Rob's associates to do our engagement and wedding photos. For the wedding Emily was also there as a second shooter. Both ladies were professional, friendly, and amazing photographers. I highly recommend them! They kept us on track throughout the day and were really easy to work with. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rob is a gem! He has enormous experience and was able to capture every aspect of our wedding day. The photographs were unique, glamorous, and PERFECT. I could not wipe the permanent smile off of my face while reviewing all the photos from our wedding day (which we received less than a week after our wedding!) He and Emily (2nd photographer) were a pleasure to work with, are creative, and artistic. They were flexible, outgoing, and dedicated. We are so thankful to Robert Holley Photography for helping to make our wedding day last forever!
Rob is a gem! He has enormous experience and was able to capture every aspect of our wedding day. The photographs were Read more...
Rob is a gem! He has enormous experience and was able to capture every aspect of our wedding day. The photographs were unique, glamorous, and PERFECT. I could not wipe the permanent smile off of my face while reviewing all the photos from our wedding day (which we received less than a week after our wedding!) He and Emily (2nd photographer) were a pleasure to work with, are creative, and artistic. They were flexible, outgoing, and dedicated. We are so thankful to Robert Holley Photography for helping to make our wedding day last forever! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We HIGHLY recommend working with Rob and his associate photographer, Emily!

Choosing a great photographer was definitely a top priority of ours, and my husband, Eli, and I spent numerous hours looking through company websites (and their reviews) in hopes of finding quality work without the outrageous price tag. We came across Robert Holley Photography and immediately we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for!

We loved Rob and Emily'€™s style from the photo albums online and were completely blown away when we got to work with them on our wedding day. Rob and Emily arrived early and made sure that every photograph we asked for was taken (in addition to many, many more!). They were both so friendly, professional, and incredible to work with. We can't say enough good things about Rob and Emily - they were both simply amazing!

We should also mention that we received the digital version of our photographs within a week of our wedding day. Yes, you read that right - one week!! The pictures were beautiful and we can't thank Rob and Emily enough for capturing such special moments.

-Emily & Eli
We HIGHLY recommend working with Rob and his associate photographer, Emily!

Choosing a great photographer was Read more...
We HIGHLY recommend working with Rob and his associate photographer, Emily!

Choosing a great photographer was definitely a top priority of ours, and my husband, Eli, and I spent numerous hours looking through company websites (and their reviews) in hopes of finding quality work without the outrageous price tag. We came across Robert Holley Photography and immediately we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for!

We loved Rob and Emily'€™s style from the photo albums online and were completely blown away when we got to work with them on our wedding day. Rob and Emily arrived early and made sure that every photograph we asked for was taken (in addition to many, many more!). They were both so friendly, professional, and incredible to work with. We can't say enough good things about Rob and Emily - they were both simply amazing!

We should also mention that we received the digital version of our photographs within a week of our wedding day. Yes, you read that right - one week!! The pictures were beautiful and we can't thank Rob and Emily enough for capturing such special moments.

-Emily & Eli Read less
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Mandi
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rob was the best! He has a great sense of humor and made us feel comfortable throughout our engagement shoot as well as the wedding. He is extremely talented and his shots are unique and gorgeous! We could not have asked for a better photographer. We will definitely recommend him to all of our friends!
Rob was the best! He has a great sense of humor and made us feel comfortable throughout our engagement shoot as well as Read more...
Rob was the best! He has a great sense of humor and made us feel comfortable throughout our engagement shoot as well as the wedding. He is extremely talented and his shots are unique and gorgeous! We could not have asked for a better photographer. We will definitely recommend him to all of our friends! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
We used Steve for our photography. He was so cool and a pleasure to have around. Robert handed all the initial planning and he really gave us a great deal and was extremely responsive. My only real problem was some of the final pictures. I would have liked some black and whites, some more flattering poses and better cropping on some shots. I'm paying my neighbor, who is a professional photographer (moved in after I booked my vendors), to alter a few of the photos so we have a little variety. Overall, though, all of the pictures turned out really nice and I would recommend them for sure.
We used Steve for our photography. He was so cool and a pleasure to have around. Robert handed all the initial planning Read more...
We used Steve for our photography. He was so cool and a pleasure to have around. Robert handed all the initial planning and he really gave us a great deal and was extremely responsive. My only real problem was some of the final pictures. I would have liked some black and whites, some more flattering poses and better cropping on some shots. I'm paying my neighbor, who is a professional photographer (moved in after I booked my vendors), to alter a few of the photos so we have a little variety. Overall, though, all of the pictures turned out really nice and I would recommend them for sure. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
When I found Rob Holley's website, I loved his photos and style. Unfortunately, he was out of my budget. So, I selected one of his associate photographers, Simona. Simona was warm, friendly and so talented. I felt an instant connection with her when we met - important especially for someone who typically doesn't enjoy having their photo taken. During our engagement photo session she made us feel comfortable and captured beautiful photos. On the day of our wedding, Simona arrived early, was professional, so sweet, kept me calm, and took more beautiful photos.

Rob edited the photos and sent them along to me via a link to an online website as well as a DVD for me to keep. He was so quick - we actually received our wedding photos while we were on our honeymoon! I was thrilled. Rob is extremely responsive. Along the way he responded to all of my e-mails very, very quickly. He also has a very easy to use website allowing you to make payments online which was extremely convenient for me. I would highly recommend Rob and Simona.
When I found Rob Holley's website, I loved his photos and style. Unfortunately, he was out of my budget. So, I selected Read more...
When I found Rob Holley's website, I loved his photos and style. Unfortunately, he was out of my budget. So, I selected one of his associate photographers, Simona. Simona was warm, friendly and so talented. I felt an instant connection with her when we met - important especially for someone who typically doesn't enjoy having their photo taken. During our engagement photo session she made us feel comfortable and captured beautiful photos. On the day of our wedding, Simona arrived early, was professional, so sweet, kept me calm, and took more beautiful photos.

Rob edited the photos and sent them along to me via a link to an online website as well as a DVD for me to keep. He was so quick - we actually received our wedding photos while we were on our honeymoon! I was thrilled. Rob is extremely responsive. Along the way he responded to all of my e-mails very, very quickly. He also has a very easy to use website allowing you to make payments online which was extremely convenient for me. I would highly recommend Rob and Simona. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rob has done a great job with us from day one of our engagement. We have really enjoyed working with him over the last 10 months and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer for their wedding.
Rob has done a great job with us from day one of our engagement. We have really enjoyed working with him over the last 10 Read more...
Rob has done a great job with us from day one of our engagement. We have really enjoyed working with him over the last 10 months and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer for their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with Robert Holley Photography. We contracted with Simona, his associate for our wedding. Simona captured so many special moments and expressions throughout our wedding and reception. She was fun and charming and easy to work with. She put every one at ease. We could not have been happier. She came through for us in spite of the challenge of the huge power outage after the big storm in June.
We were extremely happy with Robert Holley Photography. We contracted with Simona, his associate for our wedding. Simona Read more...
We were extremely happy with Robert Holley Photography. We contracted with Simona, his associate for our wedding. Simona captured so many special moments and expressions throughout our wedding and reception. She was fun and charming and easy to work with. She put every one at ease. We could not have been happier. She came through for us in spite of the challenge of the huge power outage after the big storm in June. Read less
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