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Roman Grinev Photography

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Serving Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia
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ABOUT US

Our wedding photographers capture your big day as the story unfolds

website : www.romangrinev.com

email : roman@romangrinev.com

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Our wedding photographers capture your big day as the story unfolds

website : www.romangrinev.com

email : roman@romangrinev.com

Phone : 301.656.2121

We work from a centrally located photography studio in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area.

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We are experts in telling the visual story of your wedding through our documentary-style approach to photography. Our approach has always been to unobtrusively capture your wedding day moments as they naturally happen. Of course, we’re always happy to organize group and individual portraits at your request, using landscape features and striking architecture to achieve natural backdrops. It is our belief that your wedding is about so much more than scheduled events. It’s about those unexpected moments that you won’t find on any list — moments that make your wedding unique and that you will want to remember for years to come. Our unique documentary approach is combined with the fine art of photography to produce creative images to tell your story. We strive to capture all the joy, spontaneity, and excitement of each moment. For over 15 years our wedding photographers have visually told the story of your special days by capturing the most precious and real moments, and we have the awards and accolades to prove it. . Let us tell your unique story by framing every detail of each moment with our creative documentary approach to your wedding. Our photographers are some of the most experienced & visionary wedding photographers in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Most of our wedding photographers have extensive experience working as photojournalists, where they perfected their craft and learned to capture and illustrate stories. In addition, some of our photographers have considerable experience in fashion and commercial photography. We periodically offer discounts for last minute weddings (less than 3 months away), weddings occurring on Fridays & Sundays, and off-season (December to March). We also offer other specials throughout the year. Contact us about our current specials. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Digital enhancements available (a variety of color enhancements, alternative
 processes, black & white, and sepia)
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a studio of 7 photographers so we have an extensive back up system in place.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, we have never missed a wedding and have an extensive back up system of photographers.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Unlike most solo photographers we have an extensive back up system in place to assure that an emergency doesn't ruin your wedding day. Because there are 6 of us you can be assured that your wedding will be covered if your chosen photographer becomes severally ill or is in an accident. Besides the photographers within the studio we also have an extensive back up list of great photographers we know and respect in the area. On wedding days we have staff on call who will have your wedding day information as well as everyones contact information. You will be given their contact information before the wedding in case of an emergency. I am very happy to say that in 12 years we have never missed a wedding and we have never had to substitute a photographer.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Multiple high resolution cameras along with a variety of lenses. Also a lighting kit.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
A la carte packages to give you flexibility.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, please contact us for rates.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't take breaks.
Do you charge for travel?
depends on location.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
7 weeks after the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Depends on options you select.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We give our couple full rights to make their own prints.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes but couples can request not to be published.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer a large selection of albums and formats.
When will the client get the final album?
3 months upon approval of the design.

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Kaitlin
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Thomas for our wedding and my friends have used him as well. Roman & Thomas were absolutely wonderful to work with and the pictures were amazing. Sooo many great pictures it is going to be tough decision to pick which ones make the photo book. Thanks for all your great work!!
We used Thomas for our wedding and my friends have used him as well. Roman & Thomas were absolutely wonderful to work with Read more...
We used Thomas for our wedding and my friends have used him as well. Roman & Thomas were absolutely wonderful to work with and the pictures were amazing. Sooo many great pictures it is going to be tough decision to pick which ones make the photo book. Thanks for all your great work!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Roman Grinev Photography is an a very professional company with beautiful talent. From the very beginning, Roman was responsive, flexible, and accommodating, and he followed through with professionalism. We chose Rachel as our wedding day photographer based on her profile and portfolio, and we definitely made the perfect choice!! She was everything we wanted in a photographer for our special day. Discreet yet persistent, she was right there at every key moment, yet neither one of us remembered her being obtrusive. While looking our photos, we caught ourselves saying multiple times, "She caught that? I didn't see her right there!". We also appreciated her warm, friendly and fun-loving personality. We love the story that she created of our wedding day, and would most definitely recommend her and this company to anyone! Thank you Roman and Rachel!! :)
Roman Grinev Photography is an a very professional company with beautiful talent. From the very beginning, Roman was Read more...
Roman Grinev Photography is an a very professional company with beautiful talent. From the very beginning, Roman was responsive, flexible, and accommodating, and he followed through with professionalism. We chose Rachel as our wedding day photographer based on her profile and portfolio, and we definitely made the perfect choice!! She was everything we wanted in a photographer for our special day. Discreet yet persistent, she was right there at every key moment, yet neither one of us remembered her being obtrusive. While looking our photos, we caught ourselves saying multiple times, "She caught that? I didn't see her right there!". We also appreciated her warm, friendly and fun-loving personality. We love the story that she created of our wedding day, and would most definitely recommend her and this company to anyone! Thank you Roman and Rachel!! :) Read less
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Freddy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
After searching for a photographer for a while and having no luck with one we liked, we finally found Roman and his company. From the first contact with him, he was always very cordial, detail-oriented and helpful in making sure our day was going to be very special. On the day of the wedding, he stayed mostly in the background to be able to capture the moments from our day from start to finish. He also took tons of pictures to make sure he got the best shot possible. He went through post processing of each and every one to make sure they were as perfect as they could be. We highly recommend using Roman for your wedding day photographer.
After searching for a photographer for a while and having no luck with one we liked, we finally found Roman and his Read more...
After searching for a photographer for a while and having no luck with one we liked, we finally found Roman and his company. From the first contact with him, he was always very cordial, detail-oriented and helpful in making sure our day was going to be very special. On the day of the wedding, he stayed mostly in the background to be able to capture the moments from our day from start to finish. He also took tons of pictures to make sure he got the best shot possible. He went through post processing of each and every one to make sure they were as perfect as they could be. We highly recommend using Roman for your wedding day photographer. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Roman Grinev Photography. We met with Roman in Baltimore and were able to review many full albums in order to select the specific photographer we wanted to use. We selected Shamus and he was great. Despite having car troubles on the day of our wedding, he was there early, was extremely professional yet fun to be around, and both the bridal party and guests felt very comfortable. Even though it rained on the day of our wedding and we weren't able to get any great outdoor shots, he made the best of what he had to work with and all of the pictures came out great!
We loved working with Roman Grinev Photography. We met with Roman in Baltimore and were able to review many full albums in Read more...
We loved working with Roman Grinev Photography. We met with Roman in Baltimore and were able to review many full albums in order to select the specific photographer we wanted to use. We selected Shamus and he was great. Despite having car troubles on the day of our wedding, he was there early, was extremely professional yet fun to be around, and both the bridal party and guests felt very comfortable. Even though it rained on the day of our wedding and we weren't able to get any great outdoor shots, he made the best of what he had to work with and all of the pictures came out great! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I had Thomas as my main photographer and Shamus as my secondary photographer. Both were extremely professional and helpful. And the pictures were incredible! They captured every moment and emotion from the day. Now my husband and I have almost 2000 pictures to remember our wedding day by! I can't wait to make albums for my family!
I had Thomas as my main photographer and Shamus as my secondary photographer. Both were extremely professional and Read more...
I had Thomas as my main photographer and Shamus as my secondary photographer. Both were extremely professional and helpful. And the pictures were incredible! They captured every moment and emotion from the day. Now my husband and I have almost 2000 pictures to remember our wedding day by! I can't wait to make albums for my family! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We selected Rob as our photographer and he was amazing! The pictures were great, we got all the shots we wanted plus moment capturing candids. We were able to speak with Rob before the wedding to outline what we wanted and he was prompt and attentive during the wedding. Very pleased!
We selected Rob as our photographer and he was amazing! The pictures were great, we got all the shots we wanted plus Read more...
We selected Rob as our photographer and he was amazing! The pictures were great, we got all the shots we wanted plus moment capturing candids. We were able to speak with Rob before the wedding to outline what we wanted and he was prompt and attentive during the wedding. Very pleased! Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the privilege of having Thomas photograph our June 30th wedding. He was charming and got so many great photos! We are going to have a hard time narrowing down photos for our album due to how many great ones that we have! From the day we visited Roman's studio they have been nothing but professional and courteous. We wholeheartedly recommend Roman Grinev's photography to any bride looking for amazing service for a great price!
We had the privilege of having Thomas photograph our June 30th wedding. He was charming and got so many great photos! We Read more...
We had the privilege of having Thomas photograph our June 30th wedding. He was charming and got so many great photos! We are going to have a hard time narrowing down photos for our album due to how many great ones that we have! From the day we visited Roman's studio they have been nothing but professional and courteous. We wholeheartedly recommend Roman Grinev's photography to any bride looking for amazing service for a great price! Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing! We used Napoleon for our June 9th wedding. Our friends used him for their wedding 2 years prior and we loved how their photos turned out! Working with him was awesome, completely professional. He knew exactly what to do. They are well priced! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

We got our pictures back within the amount of time they promised and love each and every one of them. Napoleon completely captured our day. I am so glad I went with them and am thrilled with the entire experience! I would highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography.
Amazing! We used Napoleon for our June 9th wedding. Our friends used him for their wedding 2 years prior and we loved how Read more...
Amazing! We used Napoleon for our June 9th wedding. Our friends used him for their wedding 2 years prior and we loved how their photos turned out! Working with him was awesome, completely professional. He knew exactly what to do. They are well priced! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

We got our pictures back within the amount of time they promised and love each and every one of them. Napoleon completely captured our day. I am so glad I went with them and am thrilled with the entire experience! I would highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We selected Napoleon to be our photographer and we couldn't be happier! He was so much fun to work with and really made us feel amazing on our big day. We were thrilled with the results - wouldn't change a thing! Highly recommended!
We selected Napoleon to be our photographer and we couldn't be happier! He was so much fun to work with and really made us Read more...
We selected Napoleon to be our photographer and we couldn't be happier! He was so much fun to work with and really made us feel amazing on our big day. We were thrilled with the results - wouldn't change a thing! Highly recommended! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I contacted Roman and had all my questions answered quickly. The prices are great and for the quality of photography, a steal I think! Roman helped me pick our photographer Rachel who works with him. We did engagement photos October 2012 at the Smithsonian Castle in DC and was delighted by Rachel. She had original ideas and did not do a lot of posing, but rather captured our natural looks. Plus she was flexible and willing to travel, so we even entertained the idea of going to Baltimore, but declined since DC is our city. All our friends and family loved the engagement photos and we are so happy to have them for the rest of our lives.
For our wedding day, Rachel was great. She contacted us ahead of time and we filled out an information form so everything was smooth between vendors and the timeline. She asked for our requests multiple times and what locations we wanted to shoot in. She was everywhere capturing photos without us realizing it for 98% of the time during the entire evening, letting us keep the day special. She had great ideas and worked with the location wonderfully and was professional while being funny and lively to keep us from being bored of all the photos. She is a delight and I hope to use her in the future for any life events, as she was a joy to work with and was such a wonderful photographer. Words cannot describe how happy I am with her and I cannot wait to see the edits!
I contacted Roman and had all my questions answered quickly. The prices are great and for the quality of photography, a Read more...
I contacted Roman and had all my questions answered quickly. The prices are great and for the quality of photography, a steal I think! Roman helped me pick our photographer Rachel who works with him. We did engagement photos October 2012 at the Smithsonian Castle in DC and was delighted by Rachel. She had original ideas and did not do a lot of posing, but rather captured our natural looks. Plus she was flexible and willing to travel, so we even entertained the idea of going to Baltimore, but declined since DC is our city. All our friends and family loved the engagement photos and we are so happy to have them for the rest of our lives.
For our wedding day, Rachel was great. She contacted us ahead of time and we filled out an information form so everything was smooth between vendors and the timeline. She asked for our requests multiple times and what locations we wanted to shoot in. She was everywhere capturing photos without us realizing it for 98% of the time during the entire evening, letting us keep the day special. She had great ideas and worked with the location wonderfully and was professional while being funny and lively to keep us from being bored of all the photos. She is a delight and I hope to use her in the future for any life events, as she was a joy to work with and was such a wonderful photographer. Words cannot describe how happy I am with her and I cannot wait to see the edits! Read less
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TypeAbride
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I HIGHLY recommend working with Roman and his photographers. After looking through several reviews of several photographers, we narrowed down our search to Roman Grinev photography. Roman was extremely calm, kind, and professional during our first meeting. He carefully explained all of the details of the photography process and the styles of each of his photographers. He had several albums of complete weddings from each of the photographers so we really got a chance to look through them and see how each photographer "told" the story of each couple's wedding day. We decided to go with Rachel because her photos really captured the emotions of the weddings. She paid such close attention to the little details like flower petals, the light hitting the bride's face when she saw her husband for the first time, the sparkle of the rings, and faces on the families for all of the hugs. I really fell in love with her style.

I thought I already loved Rachel's style from the album photos, but I was completely blown away when I got to work with Rachel on my wedding day. She arrived early and started taking photos of Antrim. She was so calm and professional, and she was an incredibly warm person to work with. She even helped me get into my dress! I had some complicated buttons so she helped my mom fasten them. Rachel helped me and my fiance get some wonderful photos, and she even snuck us away during the reception to get a beautiful set of photos during the sunset. I rarely saw her, she was an invisible camera that took pictures of all of the details and of all of our guests. I loved her unobtrusive style, and I loved how she really made us feel so special. I can't say enough good things about Rachel, she was simply amazing!
I HIGHLY recommend working with Roman and his photographers. After looking through several reviews of several Read more...
I HIGHLY recommend working with Roman and his photographers. After looking through several reviews of several photographers, we narrowed down our search to Roman Grinev photography. Roman was extremely calm, kind, and professional during our first meeting. He carefully explained all of the details of the photography process and the styles of each of his photographers. He had several albums of complete weddings from each of the photographers so we really got a chance to look through them and see how each photographer "told" the story of each couple's wedding day. We decided to go with Rachel because her photos really captured the emotions of the weddings. She paid such close attention to the little details like flower petals, the light hitting the bride's face when she saw her husband for the first time, the sparkle of the rings, and faces on the families for all of the hugs. I really fell in love with her style.

I thought I already loved Rachel's style from the album photos, but I was completely blown away when I got to work with Rachel on my wedding day. She arrived early and started taking photos of Antrim. She was so calm and professional, and she was an incredibly warm person to work with. She even helped me get into my dress! I had some complicated buttons so she helped my mom fasten them. Rachel helped me and my fiance get some wonderful photos, and she even snuck us away during the reception to get a beautiful set of photos during the sunset. I rarely saw her, she was an invisible camera that took pictures of all of the details and of all of our guests. I loved her unobtrusive style, and I loved how she really made us feel so special. I can't say enough good things about Rachel, she was simply amazing! Read less
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rachel
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say for sure how the photos turned out yet but considering how many he took and how in tune he was with us they have to be amazing. Shamus blended in with the crowd but still managed to get all of the photos that we wanted. He was always willing to take any photos we wanted. After the wedding numerous people mentioned how wonderful he was and we couldn't help but agree. All of the portfolios we saw with Roman were beautiful but something about Shamus' just spoke to us and I think the photos will tell the perfect story of our wedding day.
I can't say for sure how the photos turned out yet but considering how many he took and how in tune he was with us they Read more...
I can't say for sure how the photos turned out yet but considering how many he took and how in tune he was with us they have to be amazing. Shamus blended in with the crowd but still managed to get all of the photos that we wanted. He was always willing to take any photos we wanted. After the wedding numerous people mentioned how wonderful he was and we couldn't help but agree. All of the portfolios we saw with Roman were beautiful but something about Shamus' just spoke to us and I think the photos will tell the perfect story of our wedding day. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter selected Shamus to help make her wedding story. Shamus was professional and patient with our many requests for photos. He seemed to weave throughout the party, becoming a part of it, while recording the events of the day. He was creative with his ideas for photos. Can't want to see the finished photos!
Our daughter selected Shamus to help make her wedding story. Shamus was professional and patient with our many requests Read more...
Our daughter selected Shamus to help make her wedding story. Shamus was professional and patient with our many requests for photos. He seemed to weave throughout the party, becoming a part of it, while recording the events of the day. He was creative with his ideas for photos. Can't want to see the finished photos! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give more than five stars I would. Our photographer was Robert. He was wonderful. The pictures came out just lovely. Everyone was commenting on how good he was. I heard a lot of "He was right in the action but never annoying or pushy. " We had a fairly casual and non-traditional wedding and he really captured the spirit in his pictures. I felt like Roman and Robert both really understood what we were going for and didn't try to make our wedding something it wasn't.
The pictures came back beautiful too. They took quite awhile but that was because every single one was edited ( not sure this is the correct photography term?) so they were all lovely and ready for printing. Well worth the wait.
I would recommend them to anyone and have already given people their number. People were begging me for it at the wedding itself!
If I could give more than five stars I would. Our photographer was Robert. He was wonderful. The pictures came out just Read more...
If I could give more than five stars I would. Our photographer was Robert. He was wonderful. The pictures came out just lovely. Everyone was commenting on how good he was. I heard a lot of "He was right in the action but never annoying or pushy. " We had a fairly casual and non-traditional wedding and he really captured the spirit in his pictures. I felt like Roman and Robert both really understood what we were going for and didn't try to make our wedding something it wasn't.
The pictures came back beautiful too. They took quite awhile but that was because every single one was edited ( not sure this is the correct photography term?) so they were all lovely and ready for printing. Well worth the wait.
I would recommend them to anyone and have already given people their number. People were begging me for it at the wedding itself! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I am very happy that we chose Roman Grinev Photography for our wedding day. Our photographer was Napoleon, and he was really easy to work with and got so many great pictures. Roman was very responsive throughout the whole process, and the total cost was a great deal compared to other quality photographers in the DC metro area.
I am very happy that we chose Roman Grinev Photography for our wedding day. Our photographer was Napoleon, and he was Read more...
I am very happy that we chose Roman Grinev Photography for our wedding day. Our photographer was Napoleon, and he was really easy to work with and got so many great pictures. Roman was very responsive throughout the whole process, and the total cost was a great deal compared to other quality photographers in the DC metro area. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I rarely write reviews but Rachel was our photographer for our August wedding at Celebration at the Bay and she was absolutely phenomenal!!!! The photos were gorgeous. My husband and I are a bit camera shy and she worked with us to get so many excellent, candid photos that not only captured the moment but the feel of the moment too!

She was the sweetest person ever as well. Not intrusive at all...I barely knew that she was there but she took photos of EVERY perfect moment...ones that I didn't even notice in all the hustle and bustle. Also, she went above and beyond her duties and helped some of the groomsmen pin their corsages and helped me with bustling my dress, etc. I've never met a kinder, more professional person.

Anyone who chooses Rachel, is sooooo lucky to have her. This post doesn't even do her justice. If you choose to have her photograph your wedding, you will have ABSOLUTELY no regrets.
I rarely write reviews but Rachel was our photographer for our August wedding at Celebration at the Bay and she was Read more...
I rarely write reviews but Rachel was our photographer for our August wedding at Celebration at the Bay and she was absolutely phenomenal!!!! The photos were gorgeous. My husband and I are a bit camera shy and she worked with us to get so many excellent, candid photos that not only captured the moment but the feel of the moment too!

She was the sweetest person ever as well. Not intrusive at all...I barely knew that she was there but she took photos of EVERY perfect moment...ones that I didn't even notice in all the hustle and bustle. Also, she went above and beyond her duties and helped some of the groomsmen pin their corsages and helped me with bustling my dress, etc. I've never met a kinder, more professional person.

Anyone who chooses Rachel, is sooooo lucky to have her. This post doesn't even do her justice. If you choose to have her photograph your wedding, you will have ABSOLUTELY no regrets. Read less
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Cecilia
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Outstanding eye for amazing pictures. Roman photographed our wedding and we couldn't be more satisfied with the results. From the moment we saw his sample albums we knew we would hire Roman rather than one of his other photographers on staff. He is extremely professional, honest and is more interested in getting the job done nicely than trying to add extras to our package (he actually talked us OUT of hiring a 2nd photographer!!). He was very efficient in sending us the pictures on the promised date. Well worth spending the money.
Outstanding eye for amazing pictures. Roman photographed our wedding and we couldn't be more satisfied with the results. Read more...
Outstanding eye for amazing pictures. Roman photographed our wedding and we couldn't be more satisfied with the results. From the moment we saw his sample albums we knew we would hire Roman rather than one of his other photographers on staff. He is extremely professional, honest and is more interested in getting the job done nicely than trying to add extras to our package (he actually talked us OUT of hiring a 2nd photographer!!). He was very efficient in sending us the pictures on the promised date. Well worth spending the money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Roman Grinev Photography for our July wedding. Thomas was our primary photographer and Rachel the second photographer. The entire process was fabulous! Roman met with me to discuss options and look at portfolios. Once I had selected the photographer, Thomas helped me create a timeline that maximized our time with each photographer and the main events of the day/night. The day of, Thomas was on time and flowed seamlessly with everything that happened. The day was a bit rainy/cloudy, but looking at the photos you would never be able to tell! Rachel was also wonderful! Both photographers took some great posed and candid shots and their creativity was superb! The photos really captured “the story” of our wedding, which was exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with Roman Grinev Photography!
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We used Roman Grinev Photography for our July wedding. Thomas was our primary photographer and Rachel the second photographer. The entire process was fabulous! Roman met with me to discuss options and look at portfolios. Once I had selected the photographer, Thomas helped me create a timeline that maximized our time with each photographer and the main events of the day/night. The day of, Thomas was on time and flowed seamlessly with everything that happened. The day was a bit rainy/cloudy, but looking at the photos you would never be able to tell! Rachel was also wonderful! Both photographers took some great posed and candid shots and their creativity was superb! The photos really captured “the story” of our wedding, which was exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with Roman Grinev Photography! Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Tom Wakefield was our wedding photographer and he did such an amazing job. The pictures are beautiful and really captured the day! Tom was so nice and the people at Roman Grinev have just been great to work with.
Tom Wakefield was our wedding photographer and he did such an amazing job. The pictures are beautiful and really captured Read more...
Tom Wakefield was our wedding photographer and he did such an amazing job. The pictures are beautiful and really captured the day! Tom was so nice and the people at Roman Grinev have just been great to work with. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Roman and his team did such a phenomenal job with the photography of our wedding! His associate Thomas photographed the wedding and was professional, relaxed and very personable. My entire wedding party had a blast with him during the shoots and the pictures turned out gorgeous. Roman was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. With all of the stressful decisions I had to make as the bride over the coarse of planning the wedding, I can honestly say Roman Grinev made the photography part very easy.
Roman and his team did such a phenomenal job with the photography of our wedding! His associate Thomas photographed the Read more...
Roman and his team did such a phenomenal job with the photography of our wedding! His associate Thomas photographed the wedding and was professional, relaxed and very personable. My entire wedding party had a blast with him during the shoots and the pictures turned out gorgeous. Roman was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. With all of the stressful decisions I had to make as the bride over the coarse of planning the wedding, I can honestly say Roman Grinev made the photography part very easy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Napoleon with us for 9 hours on our wedding day and he was literally the hit of the party. He is a genuine, funny person and an amazing photographer. My husband and I had no clue how to take photos so Napoleon made sure we were comfortable in front of his camera all evening and helped to pose us. More than just a photographer, he was helping the groomsmen roll/fix the isle runner, fixing my dress, and continuously going above and beyond his calls of duty :) He called about 1 week prior to discuss our expectations and then showed up early on the day of. Roman's prices are fair and his professionalism is outstanding. He is quick to answer emails and help however he can. I would recommend Roman Grinev Photography, especially Napoleon, one million times over to anyone. Thank for making our wedding day that much more fun and memorable, Napoleon!!
We had Napoleon with us for 9 hours on our wedding day and he was literally the hit of the party. He is a genuine, funny Read more...
We had Napoleon with us for 9 hours on our wedding day and he was literally the hit of the party. He is a genuine, funny person and an amazing photographer. My husband and I had no clue how to take photos so Napoleon made sure we were comfortable in front of his camera all evening and helped to pose us. More than just a photographer, he was helping the groomsmen roll/fix the isle runner, fixing my dress, and continuously going above and beyond his calls of duty :) He called about 1 week prior to discuss our expectations and then showed up early on the day of. Roman's prices are fair and his professionalism is outstanding. He is quick to answer emails and help however he can. I would recommend Roman Grinev Photography, especially Napoleon, one million times over to anyone. Thank for making our wedding day that much more fun and memorable, Napoleon!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Roman did the pre and post work for my wedding photography and Rachel shot the day. They were both incredibly professional and talented. Rachel was a pleasant and unobtrusive element in my wedding. She got all the right shots and some fantastic shots we never imagined. I am most grateful for her calming, professional presence - it was very important to me not to get a hyper, intrusive photographer. Rachel let the event happen, helped out wherever she could, and documented it with grace and honesty. Huge fan, highly recommend.
Roman did the pre and post work for my wedding photography and Rachel shot the day. They were both incredibly professional Read more...
Roman did the pre and post work for my wedding photography and Rachel shot the day. They were both incredibly professional and talented. Rachel was a pleasant and unobtrusive element in my wedding. She got all the right shots and some fantastic shots we never imagined. I am most grateful for her calming, professional presence - it was very important to me not to get a hyper, intrusive photographer. Rachel let the event happen, helped out wherever she could, and documented it with grace and honesty. Huge fan, highly recommend. Read less
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wardsa
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Roman was fantastic to work with through the whole process- responsive, easy going and helpful. Rachel took our pictures and they were amazing. Beautiful shots and she was great to have at the wedding- helpful, low key and funny, she made sure we got amazing pictures without interfering with all the special moments of the day! Highly recommended!
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Roman was fantastic to work with through the whole process- responsive, easy going and helpful. Rachel took our pictures and they were amazing. Beautiful shots and she was great to have at the wedding- helpful, low key and funny, she made sure we got amazing pictures without interfering with all the special moments of the day! Highly recommended! Read less
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Richards Wedding
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Rod from Roman's team of photographers and he was great! He made sure to get all the shots no matter what! At one point we was on the dance floor lying down to get the perfect action shot! I would highly recommend Rod from Roman Grinev Photography!
We used Rod from Roman's team of photographers and he was great! He made sure to get all the shots no matter what! At one Read more...
We used Rod from Roman's team of photographers and he was great! He made sure to get all the shots no matter what! At one point we was on the dance floor lying down to get the perfect action shot! I would highly recommend Rod from Roman Grinev Photography! Read less
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Traci
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Roman Grinev Photography was one of the best decisions we made. Roman, the owner, was very professional and nice when I met with him to talk about what we wanted in our wedding day photographer. We chose Napoleon. He did a great job! What a talented photographer...the photos are great! Napoleon blended in with the crowd and captured some great shots. Roman Grinev Photography (and Napoleon) is the way to go!
Hiring Roman Grinev Photography was one of the best decisions we made. Roman, the owner, was very professional and nice Read more...
Hiring Roman Grinev Photography was one of the best decisions we made. Roman, the owner, was very professional and nice when I met with him to talk about what we wanted in our wedding day photographer. We chose Napoleon. He did a great job! What a talented photographer...the photos are great! Napoleon blended in with the crowd and captured some great shots. Roman Grinev Photography (and Napoleon) is the way to go! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I'd recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone! The entire process from hiring our photographers to coordinating the details of our wedding day to reviewing the pictures was effortless. Rachel and Shamus were fabulous! They were so kind to us and our guests, true professionals, and the photos are lovely! And on the administrative side, Roman always responded to my (numerous) e-mails quickly and was a pleasure to work with.

With all the other details to manage on our wedding day, it was so wonderful to know that Rachel and Shamus did not need instructions beyond what we already had discussed prior to the big day. They just went to work and did it well. Thanks so much RGP!
I'd recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone! The entire process from hiring our photographers to coordinating the Read more...
I'd recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone! The entire process from hiring our photographers to coordinating the details of our wedding day to reviewing the pictures was effortless. Rachel and Shamus were fabulous! They were so kind to us and our guests, true professionals, and the photos are lovely! And on the administrative side, Roman always responded to my (numerous) e-mails quickly and was a pleasure to work with.

With all the other details to manage on our wedding day, it was so wonderful to know that Rachel and Shamus did not need instructions beyond what we already had discussed prior to the big day. They just went to work and did it well. Thanks so much RGP! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Roman and Thomas, the two photographers for our wedding, are amazingly talented professionals. Their work is incredible-- check out the website and you'll see how wonderful they are. We have already recommended them to several friends!

Roman was very professional and blended into the background while still getting excellent shots on the day of the wedding. He was easy to work with and very responsive leading up to the wedding.

Thomas was really fun and personable and he took very creative shots. He was also very perceptive and took care of a lot of little things outside the scope of his traditional photographer duties, such as adding a napking to the cake cutting table when it had been forgotten by our day-of help. He really cared about making our day wonderful and we really appreciate that.

You will not be disappointed if you choose Roman Grinev Photography as your wedding day photographer!
Roman and Thomas, the two photographers for our wedding, are amazingly talented professionals. Their work is incredible-- Read more...
Roman and Thomas, the two photographers for our wedding, are amazingly talented professionals. Their work is incredible-- check out the website and you'll see how wonderful they are. We have already recommended them to several friends!

Roman was very professional and blended into the background while still getting excellent shots on the day of the wedding. He was easy to work with and very responsive leading up to the wedding.

Thomas was really fun and personable and he took very creative shots. He was also very perceptive and took care of a lot of little things outside the scope of his traditional photographer duties, such as adding a napking to the cake cutting table when it had been forgotten by our day-of help. He really cared about making our day wonderful and we really appreciate that.

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Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Roman was great to work with. He was easy to meet with and explained our options clearly.

We worked with Shamus on the day, who was great. Took a lot of pictures, was great with the family and guests, had creative ideas for photos ahead of the ceremony itself. We wound up with many great pictures.
Roman was great to work with. He was easy to meet with and explained our options clearly.

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Roman was great to work with. He was easy to meet with and explained our options clearly.

We worked with Shamus on the day, who was great. Took a lot of pictures, was great with the family and guests, had creative ideas for photos ahead of the ceremony itself. We wound up with many great pictures. Read less
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Darnell
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Romans team of photographers for our wedding in March. They were consummate professionals in every way. Both Napolean and Thomas arrived early to the venue, took amazing shots, and were very flexible with our schedule and timeline. Both were very interactive, but at the same time very go with the flow. You can tell these guys have been shooting weddings for a while, we highly recommend.

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We used Romans team of photographers for our wedding in March. They were consummate professionals in every way. Both Read more...
We used Romans team of photographers for our wedding in March. They were consummate professionals in every way. Both Napolean and Thomas arrived early to the venue, took amazing shots, and were very flexible with our schedule and timeline. Both were very interactive, but at the same time very go with the flow. You can tell these guys have been shooting weddings for a while, we highly recommend.

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Annie
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Roman Grinev was a pleasure to work with. His was the first photography studio that I met with when beginning my wedding planning, and knew right away that I needed to look no further. Our photographer was Rachel, and she was a lot of fun to work with, from the planning stages to the actual date. She asked a lot of valuable questions before the wedding, and during the wedding day, I wouldn't have known she was there! We had a lot of fun taking bride and groom photos. I can't wait to see how they turned out, but I have no hesitation that they are amazing!
Roman Grinev was a pleasure to work with. His was the first photography studio that I met with when beginning my wedding Read more...
Roman Grinev was a pleasure to work with. His was the first photography studio that I met with when beginning my wedding planning, and knew right away that I needed to look no further. Our photographer was Rachel, and she was a lot of fun to work with, from the planning stages to the actual date. She asked a lot of valuable questions before the wedding, and during the wedding day, I wouldn't have known she was there! We had a lot of fun taking bride and groom photos. I can't wait to see how they turned out, but I have no hesitation that they are amazing! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/9/2011
5.0/5.0
They did an absolutely amazing job. Napolean was terrific and clicked with our wedding party from the start. We couldn't be more happy with the pictures we received. They are perfect! Exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend them. Especially Napolean. He had a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing the whole time but remained very professional.
They did an absolutely amazing job. Napolean was terrific and clicked with our wedding party from the start. We couldn't Read more...
They did an absolutely amazing job. Napolean was terrific and clicked with our wedding party from the start. We couldn't be more happy with the pictures we received. They are perfect! Exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend them. Especially Napolean. He had a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing the whole time but remained very professional. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The photos Napoleon took of our wedding are stunning and as I flip through them, it takes me right back to our wedding day. There wasn't a moment Napoleon missed. Many of our guests commented how friendly and discrete he was. I would highly recommend him and Roman Grinev Photography to anyone.
The photos Napoleon took of our wedding are stunning and as I flip through them, it takes me right back to our wedding Read more...
The photos Napoleon took of our wedding are stunning and as I flip through them, it takes me right back to our wedding day. There wasn't a moment Napoleon missed. Many of our guests commented how friendly and discrete he was. I would highly recommend him and Roman Grinev Photography to anyone. Read less
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Kristen525
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not say enough great things about Roman Grinev Photographer, and in particular, Thomas Wakefield. Thomas was there early and had scouted out some locations for great photos around the church. I have been to many wedding before where you noticed the photographer, I didnt even notice him during the ceremony/reception and I was the bride! He got amazing shots while staying out of the way. He knew what posed pics looked good and we got those as well. When we got the DVDs of the photos I was beyond pleased! I LOVED the photos! I didnt wish he took a picture of something he didnt and I got some really just amazing photos, all thanks to Thomas's creativity. The editing was "picture perfect". We have not yet chosen picture for our album yet because there are too many good ones to pic from. Thanks for amazing memories Thomas!
I could not say enough great things about Roman Grinev Photographer, and in particular, Thomas Wakefield. Thomas was there Read more...
I could not say enough great things about Roman Grinev Photographer, and in particular, Thomas Wakefield. Thomas was there early and had scouted out some locations for great photos around the church. I have been to many wedding before where you noticed the photographer, I didnt even notice him during the ceremony/reception and I was the bride! He got amazing shots while staying out of the way. He knew what posed pics looked good and we got those as well. When we got the DVDs of the photos I was beyond pleased! I LOVED the photos! I didnt wish he took a picture of something he didnt and I got some really just amazing photos, all thanks to Thomas's creativity. The editing was "picture perfect". We have not yet chosen picture for our album yet because there are too many good ones to pic from. Thanks for amazing memories Thomas! Read less
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MWMY
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rachel was a fantastic photographer for our wedding. She captured fantastic pictures and a ton of them! Honestly, Rachel photographed great interactions between family and friends and yet she was completley unobtrusive. A great, great combination for a photographer. Both Rachel and Roman were very helpful in answering our questions and planning our day with us! Thanks!
Rachel was a fantastic photographer for our wedding. She captured fantastic pictures and a ton of them! Honestly, Rachel Read more...
Rachel was a fantastic photographer for our wedding. She captured fantastic pictures and a ton of them! Honestly, Rachel photographed great interactions between family and friends and yet she was completley unobtrusive. A great, great combination for a photographer. Both Rachel and Roman were very helpful in answering our questions and planning our day with us! Thanks! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Thomas Wakefield from Roman Grinev Photography. We really enjoyed having him as our photographer, he was easy to work with, fun, and wasn't in your face like some photogs can be. We haven't gotten our pictures back yet, so this review so far only includes our experience with him, but I know the photos will be great!
We worked with Thomas Wakefield from Roman Grinev Photography. We really enjoyed having him as our photographer, he was Read more...
We worked with Thomas Wakefield from Roman Grinev Photography. We really enjoyed having him as our photographer, he was easy to work with, fun, and wasn't in your face like some photogs can be. We haven't gotten our pictures back yet, so this review so far only includes our experience with him, but I know the photos will be great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had Rachel as our wedding photographer. She was really great! She was listening to what we wanted and making her own suggestions. She did great job and she was almost invisible during the wedding. The pictures came out beautiful. They are very alive and natural. We were very happy with Roman Grinev Photography!
We had Rachel as our wedding photographer. She was really great! She was listening to what we wanted and making her own Read more...
We had Rachel as our wedding photographer. She was really great! She was listening to what we wanted and making her own suggestions. She did great job and she was almost invisible during the wedding. The pictures came out beautiful. They are very alive and natural. We were very happy with Roman Grinev Photography! Read less
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monica924
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Roman Grinev photography was a pleasure. We first met with Roman to go over policies, general wedding photography information, and a review of his available photographers. We chose Jennifer's work after seeing the albums provided, and we asked if we could meet her--Roman said of course and took it upon himself to set up a meeting with all of us a few days later. We knew instantly we'd found our photographer! Jennifer was a sweetheart, we loved her work, and we clicked instantly. She was fabulous at the wedding, and we're thrilled for the impending photographs!

First of all, Roman Grinev's group is extremely affordable, from the photography fees to the album costs. Secondly, Roman made the whole process very easy. We booked more than a year in advance, but he also kept us up-to-date. He has an online payment system that is extremely convenient, and he sent us a friendly reminder about deposit payments. He also sent a form that allows you to let your photographer know the timing of your individual events (bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc.), any little extras, and family photo information. He was very organized and on top of things, which a bride definitely needs!

We had a great experience with Roman's group and look forward to working with them to put together our wedding albums!
Working with Roman Grinev photography was a pleasure. We first met with Roman to go over policies, general wedding Read more...
Working with Roman Grinev photography was a pleasure. We first met with Roman to go over policies, general wedding photography information, and a review of his available photographers. We chose Jennifer's work after seeing the albums provided, and we asked if we could meet her--Roman said of course and took it upon himself to set up a meeting with all of us a few days later. We knew instantly we'd found our photographer! Jennifer was a sweetheart, we loved her work, and we clicked instantly. She was fabulous at the wedding, and we're thrilled for the impending photographs!

First of all, Roman Grinev's group is extremely affordable, from the photography fees to the album costs. Secondly, Roman made the whole process very easy. We booked more than a year in advance, but he also kept us up-to-date. He has an online payment system that is extremely convenient, and he sent us a friendly reminder about deposit payments. He also sent a form that allows you to let your photographer know the timing of your individual events (bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc.), any little extras, and family photo information. He was very organized and on top of things, which a bride definitely needs!

We had a great experience with Roman's group and look forward to working with them to put together our wedding albums! Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Roman Grinev for our wedding was a pleasure. Thomas and Shamus were our photographers and we couldn't have been happier with them both. Not only were they courteous, responsive, and professional, the proofs came back and are wonderful. They captured every moment from getting dressed to the very end of the reception. I strongly recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone getting married in the DC/MD area!!
Working with Roman Grinev for our wedding was a pleasure. Thomas and Shamus were our photographers and we couldn't have Read more...
Working with Roman Grinev for our wedding was a pleasure. Thomas and Shamus were our photographers and we couldn't have been happier with them both. Not only were they courteous, responsive, and professional, the proofs came back and are wonderful. They captured every moment from getting dressed to the very end of the reception. I strongly recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone getting married in the DC/MD area!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Thomas and Shamus as our photogs for our wedding. They did a great job! They weren't in our faces, and most of the time we didn't even notice them.
My girls and I kept Thomas waiting for almost an hour when our hair appointment ran over. He never seemed annoyed by that and I was thankful!
Our pictures came back awesome. I would definitely recommend them!
We had Thomas and Shamus as our photogs for our wedding. They did a great job! They weren't in our faces, and most of the Read more...
We had Thomas and Shamus as our photogs for our wedding. They did a great job! They weren't in our faces, and most of the time we didn't even notice them.
My girls and I kept Thomas waiting for almost an hour when our hair appointment ran over. He never seemed annoyed by that and I was thankful!
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Meghan
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rachel was great. Totally ghost-like in that you didn't notice her, yet she was everywhere. Chose her for her traditional style photography...she was great! Would highly recommend!
Rachel was great. Totally ghost-like in that you didn't notice her, yet she was everywhere. Chose her for her traditional Read more...
Rachel was great. Totally ghost-like in that you didn't notice her, yet she was everywhere. Chose her for her traditional style photography...she was great! Would highly recommend! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Roman is a friendly, funny responsive manager as well as photographer. He has 4 or so photographers working for him. You meet with him once to choose a photographer, by looking through their portfolios. One is not just randomly assigned. A great deal for us is that we will receive all the finished pictures on a disc (many thousand!) included, to print as we wish.
We chose Rachel and I'm so glad we did! She was fantastic! She was completely professional, and acted on any request I made ("can we take a picture with a book?") and made it work! She scouted the site though, and knew the best shots without anyone having to say anything. She was invisible but always present when we wanted her to be! I highly, highly recommend Rachel's cheerful professionalism on your wedding day.
Roman is a friendly, funny responsive manager as well as photographer. He has 4 or so photographers working for him. You Read more...
Roman is a friendly, funny responsive manager as well as photographer. He has 4 or so photographers working for him. You meet with him once to choose a photographer, by looking through their portfolios. One is not just randomly assigned. A great deal for us is that we will receive all the finished pictures on a disc (many thousand!) included, to print as we wish.
We chose Rachel and I'm so glad we did! She was fantastic! She was completely professional, and acted on any request I made ("can we take a picture with a book?") and made it work! She scouted the site though, and knew the best shots without anyone having to say anything. She was invisible but always present when we wanted her to be! I highly, highly recommend Rachel's cheerful professionalism on your wedding day. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Thomas and Shamus for our wedding and they both were fantastic. Thomas put me at ease during the getting ready process and was so patient and friendly. They were excellent at giving direction when needed, but also remained unobtrusive throughout the night. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the services they provided.
We worked with Thomas and Shamus for our wedding and they both were fantastic. Thomas put me at ease during the getting Read more...
We worked with Thomas and Shamus for our wedding and they both were fantastic. Thomas put me at ease during the getting ready process and was so patient and friendly. They were excellent at giving direction when needed, but also remained unobtrusive throughout the night. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the services they provided. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We did a lot of research and looked into many photographers for our wedding. Roman Grinev Photography seemed like the perfect fit because the pictures we saw looked wonderful and the price was affordable. We just got married yesterday and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER with our photographer experience!! We had Thomas and Shamus for the big day and both were INCREDIBLE. They each went above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. They were fun and patient with our large bridal party and even helped me with my veil and bustle. I couldn't have asked for more. I would definitely without question recommend Roman Grinev Photography and defiitely recommend Thomas and Shamus. I am so excited to see our pictures! I'd give ten stars rather than five if I could. :)
We did a lot of research and looked into many photographers for our wedding. Roman Grinev Photography seemed like the Read more...
We did a lot of research and looked into many photographers for our wedding. Roman Grinev Photography seemed like the perfect fit because the pictures we saw looked wonderful and the price was affordable. We just got married yesterday and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER with our photographer experience!! We had Thomas and Shamus for the big day and both were INCREDIBLE. They each went above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. They were fun and patient with our large bridal party and even helped me with my veil and bustle. I couldn't have asked for more. I would definitely without question recommend Roman Grinev Photography and defiitely recommend Thomas and Shamus. I am so excited to see our pictures! I'd give ten stars rather than five if I could. :) Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Jennifer is amazing! She seemed to be everywhere the entire wedding and was very unobtrusive! She is a very sweet person and helped calm my nerves before the ceremony. Also, she was open to any impromptu ideas we had. I am so glad we hired her and I can't wait to see the beautiful photos!!
Jennifer is amazing! She seemed to be everywhere the entire wedding and was very unobtrusive! She is a very sweet person Read more...
Jennifer is amazing! She seemed to be everywhere the entire wedding and was very unobtrusive! She is a very sweet person and helped calm my nerves before the ceremony. Also, she was open to any impromptu ideas we had. I am so glad we hired her and I can't wait to see the beautiful photos!! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Napolean for our wedding and he was the best! He was involved in everything from people arriving, us getting ready, ceremony, and reception. The pics came out great! They were not all set-up pictures and he really captured the feel of the night. I would recommend to anyone looking for a photographer!
We used Napolean for our wedding and he was the best! He was involved in everything from people arriving, us getting Read more...
We used Napolean for our wedding and he was the best! He was involved in everything from people arriving, us getting ready, ceremony, and reception. The pics came out great! They were not all set-up pictures and he really captured the feel of the night. I would recommend to anyone looking for a photographer! Read less
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David
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Having seen several friends and family be disappointed by their wedding photographers we decided to do some research and spend a little extra. Roman was great to work with both before and after the wedding. His patience on the day was a hugely calming influence on all the various guests who wanted in on the photos. Roman was worth every penny and we are really happy with the results.
Having seen several friends and family be disappointed by their wedding photographers we decided to do some research and Read more...
Having seen several friends and family be disappointed by their wedding photographers we decided to do some research and spend a little extra. Roman was great to work with both before and after the wedding. His patience on the day was a hugely calming influence on all the various guests who wanted in on the photos. Roman was worth every penny and we are really happy with the results. Read less
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JRuthie61011
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on 6/10/11 in havre de grace. We met with Roman Grinev back in 2010 to book his services. His aesthetic and that of the photographer we used from his company Thomas Wakfefield was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted the pictures to as much candid images as possible. We were definitely on a budget and wanted to stick with an accredited photographer as oppose to hiring someone who does it part time or is a student. We received great pictures highlighting the night with people dancing and having a great time. Thomas was a dream to work with and was there to get the great moments. We definitely recommend Roman Grinev and Thomas Wakefield for photography services.
My husband and I were married on 6/10/11 in havre de grace. We met with Roman Grinev back in 2010 to book his services. Read more...
My husband and I were married on 6/10/11 in havre de grace. We met with Roman Grinev back in 2010 to book his services. His aesthetic and that of the photographer we used from his company Thomas Wakfefield was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted the pictures to as much candid images as possible. We were definitely on a budget and wanted to stick with an accredited photographer as oppose to hiring someone who does it part time or is a student. We received great pictures highlighting the night with people dancing and having a great time. Thomas was a dream to work with and was there to get the great moments. We definitely recommend Roman Grinev and Thomas Wakefield for photography services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We worked with Napoleon for our wedding, and he was fantastic. He came a couple hours before the ceremony to get the "getting ready" pictures, and he was very fun to have in the hotel with us. He did a great job of keeping me calm, and was also really helpful in letting me and the bridesmaids know if we needed more makeup (since the camera tends to wash you out). Our entire wedding party was very relaxed and had a great time during all the group shots, Napoleon kept us entertained but remained professional throughout the entire day. He was almost invisible during the ceremony and reception, but judging from the pictures, he was actually all over the place! We would definitely recommend Roman Grinev and Napoleon to those looking for a high-value photography package.
We worked with Napoleon for our wedding, and he was fantastic. He came a couple hours before the ceremony to get the Read more...
We worked with Napoleon for our wedding, and he was fantastic. He came a couple hours before the ceremony to get the "getting ready" pictures, and he was very fun to have in the hotel with us. He did a great job of keeping me calm, and was also really helpful in letting me and the bridesmaids know if we needed more makeup (since the camera tends to wash you out). Our entire wedding party was very relaxed and had a great time during all the group shots, Napoleon kept us entertained but remained professional throughout the entire day. He was almost invisible during the ceremony and reception, but judging from the pictures, he was actually all over the place! We would definitely recommend Roman Grinev and Napoleon to those looking for a high-value photography package. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend this photographer! His pricing is so competitive that we were able to have two photographers instead of one, and still stay within our budget. We had Napoleon and Rachel as our photographers, part of the Roman Grinev Photography team. We met with Roman during our initial consultation and he was just what we were looking for: no cheesy editing/photoshopping, classic, candid photos that capture the raw emotions and special moments during the day, and you walk away with the digital files (no obligation to buy prints or albums). Napoleon and Rachel were great on the day of. Showed up early, captured all the details, and they were extremely non-obtrusive. They were everywhere, but nowhere to be seen all at the same time...fabulous! It took a little less than two months to get our photos back, which is record time compared to horror stories I have heard from friends. And, the pictures are AMAZING. We have received so many compliments from family and friends. Thank you Roman, Napoleon, and Rachel for providing us with wonderful, lasting memories!
We would highly recommend this photographer! His pricing is so competitive that we were able to have two photographers Read more...
We would highly recommend this photographer! His pricing is so competitive that we were able to have two photographers instead of one, and still stay within our budget. We had Napoleon and Rachel as our photographers, part of the Roman Grinev Photography team. We met with Roman during our initial consultation and he was just what we were looking for: no cheesy editing/photoshopping, classic, candid photos that capture the raw emotions and special moments during the day, and you walk away with the digital files (no obligation to buy prints or albums). Napoleon and Rachel were great on the day of. Showed up early, captured all the details, and they were extremely non-obtrusive. They were everywhere, but nowhere to be seen all at the same time...fabulous! It took a little less than two months to get our photos back, which is record time compared to horror stories I have heard from friends. And, the pictures are AMAZING. We have received so many compliments from family and friends. Thank you Roman, Napoleon, and Rachel for providing us with wonderful, lasting memories! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I chose Thomas to do the photography for my wedding. He was amazing. We had a rather difficult weather conditions to contend with but he managed the whole process very well and we got all of our pictures done outside before it started pouring. He was very nice as well as professional and organized. I would highly recommend this photography company.
I chose Thomas to do the photography for my wedding. He was amazing. We had a rather difficult weather conditions to Read more...
I chose Thomas to do the photography for my wedding. He was amazing. We had a rather difficult weather conditions to contend with but he managed the whole process very well and we got all of our pictures done outside before it started pouring. He was very nice as well as professional and organized. I would highly recommend this photography company. Read less
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ELC
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Jennifer did an exceptional job photographing my wedding. She did a great job navigating my family, my step-families, and my in-laws and making everyone feel included in the photos. She was unobtrusive during the reception and captured remarkable little moments of the toddlers playing together.
Jennifer did an exceptional job photographing my wedding. She did a great job navigating my family, my step-families, and Read more...
Jennifer did an exceptional job photographing my wedding. She did a great job navigating my family, my step-families, and my in-laws and making everyone feel included in the photos. She was unobtrusive during the reception and captured remarkable little moments of the toddlers playing together. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better all around experience from Roman and his photography team. The value has blown me away because photography can be so expensive, and with Roman I felt we got more than our money's worth! We met Roman in his studio and were able to look through all of the photographers work before choosing. We were able to get two photographers for our budget! And they were both fantastic. Napoleon was not only a fun person to be around, but he made as all feel so comfortable in front of the camera. He made us laugh and really joined in with the joy of the day. My husband has also raved about Rodney, who followed the groomsman around before the ceremony. They had a grand time! When we got the pictures (first a link to a website and then on CDs) we had almost 1700 and they are all so beautiful and special. They went through and did some post processing but didn't over process the pictures, all of the artistic changes (ie black and white, sepia, color saturation, etc) was done very tastefully and definitely not overdone. I am so proud of these pictures, they were able to capture my day and somehow make them more beautiful than my memories. I would more than recommend this vendor, I am so thankful that I chose them.
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I could not have asked for a better all around experience from Roman and his photography team. The value has blown me away because photography can be so expensive, and with Roman I felt we got more than our money's worth! We met Roman in his studio and were able to look through all of the photographers work before choosing. We were able to get two photographers for our budget! And they were both fantastic. Napoleon was not only a fun person to be around, but he made as all feel so comfortable in front of the camera. He made us laugh and really joined in with the joy of the day. My husband has also raved about Rodney, who followed the groomsman around before the ceremony. They had a grand time! When we got the pictures (first a link to a website and then on CDs) we had almost 1700 and they are all so beautiful and special. They went through and did some post processing but didn't over process the pictures, all of the artistic changes (ie black and white, sepia, color saturation, etc) was done very tastefully and definitely not overdone. I am so proud of these pictures, they were able to capture my day and somehow make them more beautiful than my memories. I would more than recommend this vendor, I am so thankful that I chose them. Read less
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JStauffer
Wedding:
12/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We had to plan a wedding on a very tight schedule (less than 3 weeks) and Roamn Grinev Photography was very nice to accomodate us in such short time frame. We did not meet our photographer before the wedding, but quickly became comfortable with him when arrived the morning of our wedding. We had Napolean Martinez and we can't say enough of how impress we were with his professionalism and artistic shots. We are very family oriented, so there were a lot of kids in the wedding and he was so patient with them. He also somehow got to get them to laugh and have a great time, the pictures prove it. We (bride and groom) were extremely nervous and he was able to calm us and get amazing shot. We love love love the pictures and can't thank Napolean enough for forever capturing all the precious moments!
We had to plan a wedding on a very tight schedule (less than 3 weeks) and Roamn Grinev Photography was very nice to Read more...
We had to plan a wedding on a very tight schedule (less than 3 weeks) and Roamn Grinev Photography was very nice to accomodate us in such short time frame. We did not meet our photographer before the wedding, but quickly became comfortable with him when arrived the morning of our wedding. We had Napolean Martinez and we can't say enough of how impress we were with his professionalism and artistic shots. We are very family oriented, so there were a lot of kids in the wedding and he was so patient with them. He also somehow got to get them to laugh and have a great time, the pictures prove it. We (bride and groom) were extremely nervous and he was able to calm us and get amazing shot. We love love love the pictures and can't thank Napolean enough for forever capturing all the precious moments! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Jennifer as our photographer. I met with Roman before deciding and he was very helpful - worked around my schedule to meet with me, had multiple full albums from all the photographers. The day of the wedding, Jennifer was great! I was a little bit nervous because we had never met her before, and my husband and I aren't the spotlight-loving kind, but she was VERY easy to work with. She was on time, unobtrusive and helpful (even with non-photo things --she helped my mom figure out the lobster clasp on my bracelet, she would hand me my train so it wouldn't drag, etc). For the portraits, she gave simple directions that were easy to understand and didn't make us do anything awkward or not "us". She took the initiative if she thought there was cool lighting somewhere. We got photos back in a little less than a month, and they turned out great! Some "artsy" ones, some classic ones, a mix of black and white, sepia, color-- just a really great variety. I think the package is a pretty good value-- you get 7 hours of photography as well as a DVD with all the photos (over 800 of them in our case). Overall I'd highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography for the value, and Jennifer McMenamin in particular if you want spectacular photos (check out her website!)
We used Jennifer as our photographer. I met with Roman before deciding and he was very helpful - worked around my schedule Read more...
We used Jennifer as our photographer. I met with Roman before deciding and he was very helpful - worked around my schedule to meet with me, had multiple full albums from all the photographers. The day of the wedding, Jennifer was great! I was a little bit nervous because we had never met her before, and my husband and I aren't the spotlight-loving kind, but she was VERY easy to work with. She was on time, unobtrusive and helpful (even with non-photo things --she helped my mom figure out the lobster clasp on my bracelet, she would hand me my train so it wouldn't drag, etc). For the portraits, she gave simple directions that were easy to understand and didn't make us do anything awkward or not "us". She took the initiative if she thought there was cool lighting somewhere. We got photos back in a little less than a month, and they turned out great! Some "artsy" ones, some classic ones, a mix of black and white, sepia, color-- just a really great variety. I think the package is a pretty good value-- you get 7 hours of photography as well as a DVD with all the photos (over 800 of them in our case). Overall I'd highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography for the value, and Jennifer McMenamin in particular if you want spectacular photos (check out her website!) Read less
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AlexS
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Photography was very important to us, so we decided to go with Roman Photography after seeing the quality of creative photos when we visited their office. We ended up having Jason do our engagement and wedding photos (so glad we did the engagement shoot, it turned out fabulous) and we had an extra photographer, Rodney, at the wedding. They did a fantastic job. Not only were they nice people to work with, but Jason had so many creative ideas for pictures and took amazing shots of everything, including our flowers, cake, centerpieces, band, etc. Turnaround time on questions and emails was usually less than 24 hours! Thanks Roman, Jason, and Rodney for some amazing memories!
Photography was very important to us, so we decided to go with Roman Photography after seeing the quality of creative Read more...
Photography was very important to us, so we decided to go with Roman Photography after seeing the quality of creative photos when we visited their office. We ended up having Jason do our engagement and wedding photos (so glad we did the engagement shoot, it turned out fabulous) and we had an extra photographer, Rodney, at the wedding. They did a fantastic job. Not only were they nice people to work with, but Jason had so many creative ideas for pictures and took amazing shots of everything, including our flowers, cake, centerpieces, band, etc. Turnaround time on questions and emails was usually less than 24 hours! Thanks Roman, Jason, and Rodney for some amazing memories! Read less
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MJ Webb
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We were married on December 11, 2010, let me start by saying if you still need a photographer let this be your last review. Roman and his team are AMAZING!!!!!! We had Thomas who is as fun to be around and professional as we could have ever wished for. We did both the engagement photos and our wedding with him and I honest to God will never do another important event without him. We had people tell us all evening what a great photographer he was, and when the pictures came in EVERYONE who has seen them says that not only is he a great photographer but an artist as well. They are so reasonably priced it almost a shame, you will not find better quality or better prices anywhere.
We were married on December 11, 2010, let me start by saying if you still need a photographer let this be your last Read more...
We were married on December 11, 2010, let me start by saying if you still need a photographer let this be your last review. Roman and his team are AMAZING!!!!!! We had Thomas who is as fun to be around and professional as we could have ever wished for. We did both the engagement photos and our wedding with him and I honest to God will never do another important event without him. We had people tell us all evening what a great photographer he was, and when the pictures came in EVERYONE who has seen them says that not only is he a great photographer but an artist as well. They are so reasonably priced it almost a shame, you will not find better quality or better prices anywhere. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Photography was one of the top five priorities for us and we knew we wanted photojournalists to shoot our wedding. We shopped around a lot for photographers and are so glad we found Roman. He is very experienced, has an amazing portfolio, and made us really comfortable when we first met him. We knew we wanted two photographers so Roman suggested Rodney be our second shooter, one of the photographers on his team. Both Roman and Rodney were really wonderful to work with. It isn’t easy to pretend all the time that a photographer isn’t there if you aren’t used to it, but they were both really easy going and joked with us to help us relax. I have a large family and was really worried that the formal family pictures would take a long time and be difficult to arrange everyone, but Roman did an excellent job getting everyone in place and keeping us on schedule. We didn’t give Roman or Rodney a list of must-take pictures, aside from the list of family portraits, but trusted them in their experience to get all pictures of everything from our guests to the details. They didn’t disappoint. My husband, myself, and our families are all amazed by our pro pictures and we know we made an excellent choice in photographers.
Photography was one of the top five priorities for us and we knew we wanted photojournalists to shoot our wedding. We Read more...
Photography was one of the top five priorities for us and we knew we wanted photojournalists to shoot our wedding. We shopped around a lot for photographers and are so glad we found Roman. He is very experienced, has an amazing portfolio, and made us really comfortable when we first met him. We knew we wanted two photographers so Roman suggested Rodney be our second shooter, one of the photographers on his team. Both Roman and Rodney were really wonderful to work with. It isn’t easy to pretend all the time that a photographer isn’t there if you aren’t used to it, but they were both really easy going and joked with us to help us relax. I have a large family and was really worried that the formal family pictures would take a long time and be difficult to arrange everyone, but Roman did an excellent job getting everyone in place and keeping us on schedule. We didn’t give Roman or Rodney a list of must-take pictures, aside from the list of family portraits, but trusted them in their experience to get all pictures of everything from our guests to the details. They didn’t disappoint. My husband, myself, and our families are all amazed by our pro pictures and we know we made an excellent choice in photographers. Read less
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Christopher
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I never give a 5.0, this is a a sign of how good they really are.
As you can imagine with a photographer, we were very hesitant to dish out so much money! But from the moment I spoke to Roman I was utterly at ease that it was worth it. After speaking with him, he took almost an hour to explain to me why paying so much was worth it and even though we haven’t seen the pictures we have no doubts. The best part was our photographer, Thomas Wakefield. Roman recommended Thomas to us, and after looking through all five of his company’s photographers we could see why. Thomas was everyone we wanted him to be without us needing to ask. Unlike our DJ, five minutes was all we needed to speak with him and we were so at ease despite our reservations. He showed up an hour and a half early (free of charge) to stake the place out since it was first time at this venue and knew everything and everywhere he wanted to shoot. We were worried because the beach was in bad shape but he had us out on the rocks doing some of the best pictures we had ever seen. He was fun and friendly and we both loved having him around, a welcome break from the family at times. Best part was during dinner, he came and asked for our rings (uh…what?!) which we grudgingly obliged only to have him return with a picture of our rings on the favors in front of the starfish…it was just gorgeous to say the least. I would recommend these guys over anyone and everyone! Price was better, staff was nicer, and the pictures are sure to be breathtaking. He even helped with bustling (or something) the wedding dress which NOONE else knew how to do. Thanks Roman and a million thanks to Thomas.
I never give a 5.0, this is a a sign of how good they really are.
As you can imagine with a photographer, we were very Read more...
I never give a 5.0, this is a a sign of how good they really are.
As you can imagine with a photographer, we were very hesitant to dish out so much money! But from the moment I spoke to Roman I was utterly at ease that it was worth it. After speaking with him, he took almost an hour to explain to me why paying so much was worth it and even though we haven’t seen the pictures we have no doubts. The best part was our photographer, Thomas Wakefield. Roman recommended Thomas to us, and after looking through all five of his company’s photographers we could see why. Thomas was everyone we wanted him to be without us needing to ask. Unlike our DJ, five minutes was all we needed to speak with him and we were so at ease despite our reservations. He showed up an hour and a half early (free of charge) to stake the place out since it was first time at this venue and knew everything and everywhere he wanted to shoot. We were worried because the beach was in bad shape but he had us out on the rocks doing some of the best pictures we had ever seen. He was fun and friendly and we both loved having him around, a welcome break from the family at times. Best part was during dinner, he came and asked for our rings (uh…what?!) which we grudgingly obliged only to have him return with a picture of our rings on the favors in front of the starfish…it was just gorgeous to say the least. I would recommend these guys over anyone and everyone! Price was better, staff was nicer, and the pictures are sure to be breathtaking. He even helped with bustling (or something) the wedding dress which NOONE else knew how to do. Thanks Roman and a million thanks to Thomas. Read less
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valerie barr
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We had Napoleon as our photographer and could't have been happier. He was very friendly and professional and the photos he took came out amazing. We loved his photojournalistic approach and how all of our photos tell the story of our wedding day. We just received out photos a few days ago and can't stop looking at them! We would definitely recommend him and Roman Grinev Photography!
We had Napoleon as our photographer and could't have been happier. He was very friendly and professional and the photos he Read more...
We had Napoleon as our photographer and could't have been happier. He was very friendly and professional and the photos he took came out amazing. We loved his photojournalistic approach and how all of our photos tell the story of our wedding day. We just received out photos a few days ago and can't stop looking at them! We would definitely recommend him and Roman Grinev Photography! Read less
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HU_Diva2004
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved having Roman and Shamus provide the photography for our wedding! They don't like to use staged or posed pictures. Everything is done naturally, you forget they're even there! Roman even asked if he could stay an extra hour to capture more pictures of our event. I'm truly happy about having used him as our photographer!
I loved having Roman and Shamus provide the photography for our wedding! They don't like to use staged or posed pictures. Read more...
I loved having Roman and Shamus provide the photography for our wedding! They don't like to use staged or posed pictures. Everything is done naturally, you forget they're even there! Roman even asked if he could stay an extra hour to capture more pictures of our event. I'm truly happy about having used him as our photographer! Read less
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Shelbinator
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Napoleon was my photographer and he did a GREAT job the day of. He was fun and made everyone feel relaxed. Guests even commented to me after the wedding how great they thought he was. He was patient with my in-laws and their multiple picture requests throughout the reception which was nice, and managed to keep out of everyone's way on the dance floor. I will sing his praises to everyone I know! The initial meeting that I had with Roman was easy and he always answered my email questions promptly, which is nice since I'm an out-of-town bride and only had the opportunity for the one meeting. Great experience with this vendor overall!
Napoleon was my photographer and he did a GREAT job the day of. He was fun and made everyone feel relaxed. Guests even Read more...
Napoleon was my photographer and he did a GREAT job the day of. He was fun and made everyone feel relaxed. Guests even commented to me after the wedding how great they thought he was. He was patient with my in-laws and their multiple picture requests throughout the reception which was nice, and managed to keep out of everyone's way on the dance floor. I will sing his praises to everyone I know! The initial meeting that I had with Roman was easy and he always answered my email questions promptly, which is nice since I'm an out-of-town bride and only had the opportunity for the one meeting. Great experience with this vendor overall! Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Beautiful and affordable pictures...recommend them to anyone
Beautiful and affordable pictures...recommend them to anyone
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
VERY happy that i went with Roman Grinev Photography for my wedding. Prices were reasonable, hiring/booking was easy and not time consuming, and unlike many other vendors RG Photography didn't hassle/call/email a lot leading up the wedding but covered everything in one or two calls-they left me little to worry about. Thomas Wakefield was my photographer. Not only did he take amazing photos, but he really became a part of the wedding. He listened to what i wanted and went above and beyond in capturing exactly what i had envisioned. I highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography!
VERY happy that i went with Roman Grinev Photography for my wedding. Prices were reasonable, hiring/booking was easy and Read more...
VERY happy that i went with Roman Grinev Photography for my wedding. Prices were reasonable, hiring/booking was easy and not time consuming, and unlike many other vendors RG Photography didn't hassle/call/email a lot leading up the wedding but covered everything in one or two calls-they left me little to worry about. Thomas Wakefield was my photographer. Not only did he take amazing photos, but he really became a part of the wedding. He listened to what i wanted and went above and beyond in capturing exactly what i had envisioned. I highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography! Read less
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obieals
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
We met with Roman and chose Jennifer McMenamin as our photographer and that was a perfect decision! Jennifer was awesome; she was friendly, unobtrusive, and genuinely seemed honored to be a part of our day. What stands out most in my mind a) is her kindness and patience with my family and b) there was a moment when we were about to cut the cake and my husband and I looked at each other with fear in our eyes over what on earth to do with this knife ('um, where do we cut this thing?') and she immediately recognized it and quickly told us what to do. Not to mention, the photos were fabulous :) I would highly recommend her and roman to anyone!
We met with Roman and chose Jennifer McMenamin as our photographer and that was a perfect decision! Jennifer was awesome; Read more...
We met with Roman and chose Jennifer McMenamin as our photographer and that was a perfect decision! Jennifer was awesome; she was friendly, unobtrusive, and genuinely seemed honored to be a part of our day. What stands out most in my mind a) is her kindness and patience with my family and b) there was a moment when we were about to cut the cake and my husband and I looked at each other with fear in our eyes over what on earth to do with this knife ('um, where do we cut this thing?') and she immediately recognized it and quickly told us what to do. Not to mention, the photos were fabulous :) I would highly recommend her and roman to anyone! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Jennifer for our wedding and we are very happy that we did. We were able to see what Jennifer could do at my sister's wedding last year, and it was an easy call to see if we could get her again. She was very professional, and was excellent at getting the right shot. When it came time to the posed photos, she was great at keeping people on track so that the session didn't last longer than it had to. She's got a great eye, and we highly recommend her!
We used Jennifer for our wedding and we are very happy that we did. We were able to see what Jennifer could do at my Read more...
We used Jennifer for our wedding and we are very happy that we did. We were able to see what Jennifer could do at my sister's wedding last year, and it was an easy call to see if we could get her again. She was very professional, and was excellent at getting the right shot. When it came time to the posed photos, she was great at keeping people on track so that the session didn't last longer than it had to. She's got a great eye, and we highly recommend her! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Napoleon to shoot our wedding in Annapolis and we loved him! He was very unobtrusive, even in our tiny hotel rooms as we were getting ready. Plus, he had worked at our location, St. Marys, before so he knew all the rules and the best locations to get a shot. His photos were fabulous- we got close to 1000! Overall very impressed with Roman and his company and I would highly recommend them!
We hired Napoleon to shoot our wedding in Annapolis and we loved him! He was very unobtrusive, even in our tiny hotel Read more...
We hired Napoleon to shoot our wedding in Annapolis and we loved him! He was very unobtrusive, even in our tiny hotel rooms as we were getting ready. Plus, he had worked at our location, St. Marys, before so he knew all the rules and the best locations to get a shot. His photos were fabulous- we got close to 1000! Overall very impressed with Roman and his company and I would highly recommend them! Read less
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megatron1026
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We would recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone looking for a photographer for their special event! Our wedding photographer was Thomas Wakefield, and he was absolutely wonderful! He was there with us the whole day taking pictures of our most intimate moments, but not once did we feel awkward with him. And as a plus, he had a sense of humor, which always adds points with me and my husband!

When we got our edited photos back from Roman, my wedding day smile returned to my face. We look forward to reliving our day through the photos for many years to come!
We would recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone looking for a photographer for their special event! Our wedding Read more...
We would recommend Roman Grinev Photography to anyone looking for a photographer for their special event! Our wedding photographer was Thomas Wakefield, and he was absolutely wonderful! He was there with us the whole day taking pictures of our most intimate moments, but not once did we feel awkward with him. And as a plus, he had a sense of humor, which always adds points with me and my husband!

When we got our edited photos back from Roman, my wedding day smile returned to my face. We look forward to reliving our day through the photos for many years to come! Read less
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cmb1273
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography, and was thrilled with their services and our results. Both Roman, and the photographer who shot our wedding, Thomas Wakefield, were professional, experienced and easy to work with.

Roman has a background in photojournalism, so he and his staff understand the idea of using pictures to tell a story. After interviewing three other photographers, I was immediately at ease with Roman, due to his extensive knowledge of the industry. I selected Thomas as our photographer after viewing some examples of his work.

I hate getting my photo taken, but loved the photos that Thomas took--he focused more on capturing our guests in their natural state versus imposing forced poses on everyone. He was unobtrusive, yet fun and friendly.

Approximately four weeks after our wedding, we recieved about 800 photos. It was fantastic to re-experience our wedding day through Thomas' eyes (lens). Selecting the 30 photos for our album was a tough decision, because there were so many great pictures to sort through! (definitely not a bad problem to have)

All in all, we are very satisfied with Roman Grinev Photography.
I highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography, and was thrilled with their services and our results. Both Roman, and the Read more...
I highly recommend Roman Grinev Photography, and was thrilled with their services and our results. Both Roman, and the photographer who shot our wedding, Thomas Wakefield, were professional, experienced and easy to work with.

Roman has a background in photojournalism, so he and his staff understand the idea of using pictures to tell a story. After interviewing three other photographers, I was immediately at ease with Roman, due to his extensive knowledge of the industry. I selected Thomas as our photographer after viewing some examples of his work.

I hate getting my photo taken, but loved the photos that Thomas took--he focused more on capturing our guests in their natural state versus imposing forced poses on everyone. He was unobtrusive, yet fun and friendly.

Approximately four weeks after our wedding, we recieved about 800 photos. It was fantastic to re-experience our wedding day through Thomas' eyes (lens). Selecting the 30 photos for our album was a tough decision, because there were so many great pictures to sort through! (definitely not a bad problem to have)

All in all, we are very satisfied with Roman Grinev Photography. Read less
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jforstenzer
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
We met with Roman at the Baltimore studio and looked at portfolios and went over pricing. We chose to work with Chris and he was wonderful. We had an excellent experience with this vendor. (We were clearly very lucky!) Chris contacted us before the event and we talked through what we hoped he would capture. The day of the wedding he was fun and energetic - and interacted graciously with all of our relatives and the wedding party. The final pictures were perfectly lovely - all 780 of them - and they put together a lovely DVD slide show as well. We have ordered lots of prints from their online service and are very happy with the quality. Thanks Chris and thanks Roman!
We met with Roman at the Baltimore studio and looked at portfolios and went over pricing. We chose to work with Chris and Read more...
We met with Roman at the Baltimore studio and looked at portfolios and went over pricing. We chose to work with Chris and he was wonderful. We had an excellent experience with this vendor. (We were clearly very lucky!) Chris contacted us before the event and we talked through what we hoped he would capture. The day of the wedding he was fun and energetic - and interacted graciously with all of our relatives and the wedding party. The final pictures were perfectly lovely - all 780 of them - and they put together a lovely DVD slide show as well. We have ordered lots of prints from their online service and are very happy with the quality. Thanks Chris and thanks Roman! Read less
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christy
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We hired Chris and he did a great job. The guests said that he seemed to be everywhere, taking pictures of everything that was happening, but he was not obtrusive at all.
We hired Chris and he did a great job. The guests said that he seemed to be everywhere, taking pictures of everything that Read more...
We hired Chris and he did a great job. The guests said that he seemed to be everywhere, taking pictures of everything that was happening, but he was not obtrusive at all. Read less
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Chinara
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Highly Recommend Roman Photography! Just received back my wedding photos and they are AMAZING. We worked with Napoleon and he made us feel so comfortable. The quality of the photographs are top notch. Roman worked within our budget and delivered a product that could honestly serve as a cover on a wedding magazine. Best of all, we have over 700 wedding photos on a dvd that we can use however we choose. You will not be dissapointed.
Highly Recommend Roman Photography! Just received back my wedding photos and they are AMAZING. We worked with Napoleon and Read more...
Highly Recommend Roman Photography! Just received back my wedding photos and they are AMAZING. We worked with Napoleon and he made us feel so comfortable. The quality of the photographs are top notch. Roman worked within our budget and delivered a product that could honestly serve as a cover on a wedding magazine. Best of all, we have over 700 wedding photos on a dvd that we can use however we choose. You will not be dissapointed. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Roman Grinev photography is such a great company to work with. Roman, the face of the company, is very outgoing and willing to work with you to come up with the package that suits you best rather than throw packages at you with frills and stuff that you may not want or need. When talking to Roman, we really thought that the documentary aspect of photography worked best with us. We chose Tom Wakefield at his company to shoot our wedding and our engagement session. Tom was a joy to work with. He is so down to earth and a true professional who helped to calm my nerves during the wedding. We loved the photos from our engagement session and can't wait to see the photos from our wedding.
Roman Grinev photography is such a great company to work with. Roman, the face of the company, is very outgoing and Read more...
Roman Grinev photography is such a great company to work with. Roman, the face of the company, is very outgoing and willing to work with you to come up with the package that suits you best rather than throw packages at you with frills and stuff that you may not want or need. When talking to Roman, we really thought that the documentary aspect of photography worked best with us. We chose Tom Wakefield at his company to shoot our wedding and our engagement session. Tom was a joy to work with. He is so down to earth and a true professional who helped to calm my nerves during the wedding. We loved the photos from our engagement session and can't wait to see the photos from our wedding. Read less
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IndianaJen
Wedding:
7/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We chose Thomas Wakefield as our photographer from this studio because we really liked his portfolio. He turned out to be a godsend on the day of the ceremony because he actually stepped in as an impromptu coordinator at times, fielding issues like our marriage license that I had left at home, and answering last minute questions like, "Which tier of the cake are we supposed to cut?" To top it off, our photos came out just stunning. I would highly recommend this studio and especially Thomas to anyone in need of a photographer.
We chose Thomas Wakefield as our photographer from this studio because we really liked his portfolio. He turned out to be Read more...
We chose Thomas Wakefield as our photographer from this studio because we really liked his portfolio. He turned out to be a godsend on the day of the ceremony because he actually stepped in as an impromptu coordinator at times, fielding issues like our marriage license that I had left at home, and answering last minute questions like, "Which tier of the cake are we supposed to cut?" To top it off, our photos came out just stunning. I would highly recommend this studio and especially Thomas to anyone in need of a photographer. Read less
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Meghann
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We had Napoleon and he was WONDERFUL! We had such a great experience from the very first meeting with Roman, all the way through to our wedding day. On our wedding day, Napoleon was so accommodating and got all of the pictures we asked for. The best part about him was that we barely noticed that he was there! (Our guests even said the same thing) Overall, I would highly recommend them to photograph your wedding--we will always have their wonderful pictures to remind us of one of the greatest days in our life!
We had Napoleon and he was WONDERFUL! We had such a great experience from the very first meeting with Roman, all the way Read more...
We had Napoleon and he was WONDERFUL! We had such a great experience from the very first meeting with Roman, all the way through to our wedding day. On our wedding day, Napoleon was so accommodating and got all of the pictures we asked for. The best part about him was that we barely noticed that he was there! (Our guests even said the same thing) Overall, I would highly recommend them to photograph your wedding--we will always have their wonderful pictures to remind us of one of the greatest days in our life! Read less
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Kris
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
We are extremely happy with Roman Grinev Photography. Both Roman, and the photographer who shot our wedding (Chris Zimmer), were professional, very friendly, and responsive to all of our questions and needs. We loved the photos that Chris took and are so happy that he captured so thoroughly and beautifully our special day. Chris also captured all of the important images without being obtrusive - we barely noticed him! We also felt the cost was very reasonable, and we're happy that we received the digital negatives with full rights to the photos as part of the offered package (while many other photographers were not willing to provide this). All in all, we are very satisfied with the service we received.
We are extremely happy with Roman Grinev Photography. Both Roman, and the photographer who shot our wedding (Chris Read more...
We are extremely happy with Roman Grinev Photography. Both Roman, and the photographer who shot our wedding (Chris Zimmer), were professional, very friendly, and responsive to all of our questions and needs. We loved the photos that Chris took and are so happy that he captured so thoroughly and beautifully our special day. Chris also captured all of the important images without being obtrusive - we barely noticed him! We also felt the cost was very reasonable, and we're happy that we received the digital negatives with full rights to the photos as part of the offered package (while many other photographers were not willing to provide this). All in all, we are very satisfied with the service we received. Read less
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MelissaW
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Jason was our photographer and he was excellent. Jason patiently waited for my dad to collect our entire side of the family to take a one picture. He captured all the important parts of our wedding and a myriad of little details that I know we'll love to look at in the years ahead.
Jason was our photographer and he was excellent. Jason patiently waited for my dad to collect our entire side of the Read more...
Jason was our photographer and he was excellent. Jason patiently waited for my dad to collect our entire side of the family to take a one picture. He captured all the important parts of our wedding and a myriad of little details that I know we'll love to look at in the years ahead. Read less
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Marzi
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
haven't received the pictures yet , but saw a few on his camera. loved Jason! my wedding was delayed due to rain, but he did a real good job of keeping me laughing and smiling. not obtrusive at all. he blended right into my reception with no problem. guests loved him
haven't received the pictures yet , but saw a few on his camera. loved Jason! my wedding was delayed due to rain, but he Read more...
haven't received the pictures yet , but saw a few on his camera. loved Jason! my wedding was delayed due to rain, but he did a real good job of keeping me laughing and smiling. not obtrusive at all. he blended right into my reception with no problem. guests loved him Read less
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gots2bhot
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
We went through twelve photographers first before I finally found the perfect one! I couldn't have asked for anything more. Perfect pictures 100%! Photographer was on time, has a great presonality, asked us what "WE" wanted to do, suggested tons of creative ideas...and we didn't even know he was there half of the time! Thank you Roman and Thomas for being a BIG part of my special day!
We went through twelve photographers first before I finally found the perfect one! I couldn't have asked for anything Read more...
We went through twelve photographers first before I finally found the perfect one! I couldn't have asked for anything more. Perfect pictures 100%! Photographer was on time, has a great presonality, asked us what "WE" wanted to do, suggested tons of creative ideas...and we didn't even know he was there half of the time! Thank you Roman and Thomas for being a BIG part of my special day! Read less
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Christin & Torrey
Wedding:
10/17/2008
5.0/5.0
We used Roman Grinev photography for our fall wedding. The photographer we decided to go with was Jennifer. We could not have been happier with our decision! She was fantastic! Photography was the one thing we were willing to spend a little extra money on and weren't willing to compromise on. It turns out that we got the best of both worlds. Not only did the photographs turn out wonderful but the price was also very comparable to most other photographers in the area but you got more for your money. A lot of companies don't give the digital proofs to you but we received all of the unmarked proofs and were able to upload and order/print pictures on our own as well as have our families and friends do the same. Most other companies that we looked at wanted as much as $600 extra for the rights to the proofs.
Jennifer was wonderful. She arrived on time and we immediately felt comfortable with her. She was very professional and had a lot of neat ideas for poses and angles. She got great candid shots. We wanted a photojournalistic style where you weren't having to stop and pose every couple minutes and she did great. We barely noticed she was there after the "posed" portraits were taken. The guests all loved her and we received many comments on how she seemed to "be everywhere" and "didn't miss a thing". Everybody has raved about how great the pictures turned out. All in all, we were completely satisfied with our photographer selection and would recommend her to anybody.
We used Roman Grinev photography for our fall wedding. The photographer we decided to go with was Jennifer. We could not Read more...
We used Roman Grinev photography for our fall wedding. The photographer we decided to go with was Jennifer. We could not have been happier with our decision! She was fantastic! Photography was the one thing we were willing to spend a little extra money on and weren't willing to compromise on. It turns out that we got the best of both worlds. Not only did the photographs turn out wonderful but the price was also very comparable to most other photographers in the area but you got more for your money. A lot of companies don't give the digital proofs to you but we received all of the unmarked proofs and were able to upload and order/print pictures on our own as well as have our families and friends do the same. Most other companies that we looked at wanted as much as $600 extra for the rights to the proofs.
Jennifer was wonderful. She arrived on time and we immediately felt comfortable with her. She was very professional and had a lot of neat ideas for poses and angles. She got great candid shots. We wanted a photojournalistic style where you weren't having to stop and pose every couple minutes and she did great. We barely noticed she was there after the "posed" portraits were taken. The guests all loved her and we received many comments on how she seemed to "be everywhere" and "didn't miss a thing". Everybody has raved about how great the pictures turned out. All in all, we were completely satisfied with our photographer selection and would recommend her to anybody. Read less
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kelinden
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
We chose Roman because he did our friend's wedding and the pictures were amazing. We paid him extra to travel to New York City, because we knew we were getting quality. We were not dissapointed. He was there on time, very professional, and our pictures were gorgeous. We were very satisfied, and would definitely recommend his services to anybody.
We chose Roman because he did our friend's wedding and the pictures were amazing. We paid him extra to travel to New York Read more...
We chose Roman because he did our friend's wedding and the pictures were amazing. We paid him extra to travel to New York City, because we knew we were getting quality. We were not dissapointed. He was there on time, very professional, and our pictures were gorgeous. We were very satisfied, and would definitely recommend his services to anybody. Read less
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The Rasnics
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
I was recommended to Roman from a coworker of mine, and after viewing samples of her wedding photos, I contacted Roman and set up an appointment. Roman was about the 3rd photographer that my husband and I met with, and we were immediately impressed. From the gorgeous quality of the over sized prints hanging from the walls of his studio/office, to the beautiful sample wedding albums, and Roman's very laid back and down-to-earth demeanour, we knew he was the perfect photographer for us. From the day we reserved our wedding date with Roman, to the day of the wedding, he made everything very simple for us (which is extremely important when trying to coordinate your own wedding). Roman worked with us on planning the photography schedule for the day, and on making sure that everything would work within our specified time frame. In fact, we also arrived about 30 minutes ahead of schedule to the reception site, as Roman was able to coordinate everything so well.


When my bridesmaids and I arrived at the church on the day of the wedding, Roman was there to greet our limo, and immediately began shooting. We took a walk around the downtown Baltimore area, for pre-wedding photos, and, I have to tell you, it could not have been a more relaxing way to start off our wedding day. I was able to walk, talk, and laugh with my bridesmaids, in the most laid-back setting, all the while having our photos taken. This scene set the stage for the remainder of the day. During the ceremony and reception, it was almost as if Roman was incognito. We were completely unaware of the camera, and yet, ended up with the most gorgeous photos. Roman surely has a talent for observing the environment and documenting every last detail - from the small details like the flowers and the wedding programs to capturing the look on my husband's face as I walk down the aisle. In addition to covering all of the "key" moments and providing us with wonderful content, Roman was also able to capture our day from every different angle and has a great eye for composition.


All of our photos came out perfectly! In fact, we had a lot of trouble choosing a list of photos for our wedding album, as we have too many favorites - but it's definitely a great problem to have :)
I was recommended to Roman from a coworker of mine, and after viewing samples of her wedding photos, I contacted Roman and Read more...
I was recommended to Roman from a coworker of mine, and after viewing samples of her wedding photos, I contacted Roman and set up an appointment. Roman was about the 3rd photographer that my husband and I met with, and we were immediately impressed. From the gorgeous quality of the over sized prints hanging from the walls of his studio/office, to the beautiful sample wedding albums, and Roman's very laid back and down-to-earth demeanour, we knew he was the perfect photographer for us. From the day we reserved our wedding date with Roman, to the day of the wedding, he made everything very simple for us (which is extremely important when trying to coordinate your own wedding). Roman worked with us on planning the photography schedule for the day, and on making sure that everything would work within our specified time frame. In fact, we also arrived about 30 minutes ahead of schedule to the reception site, as Roman was able to coordinate everything so well.


When my bridesmaids and I arrived at the church on the day of the wedding, Roman was there to greet our limo, and immediately began shooting. We took a walk around the downtown Baltimore area, for pre-wedding photos, and, I have to tell you, it could not have been a more relaxing way to start off our wedding day. I was able to walk, talk, and laugh with my bridesmaids, in the most laid-back setting, all the while having our photos taken. This scene set the stage for the remainder of the day. During the ceremony and reception, it was almost as if Roman was incognito. We were completely unaware of the camera, and yet, ended up with the most gorgeous photos. Roman surely has a talent for observing the environment and documenting every last detail - from the small details like the flowers and the wedding programs to capturing the look on my husband's face as I walk down the aisle. In addition to covering all of the "key" moments and providing us with wonderful content, Roman was also able to capture our day from every different angle and has a great eye for composition.


All of our photos came out perfectly! In fact, we had a lot of trouble choosing a list of photos for our wedding album, as we have too many favorites - but it's definitely a great problem to have :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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4.9/5.0
Roman captured our day beautifully and provided a great product!
Roman captured our day beautifully and provided a great product!
Roman captured our day beautifully and provided a great product! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/2/2013
4.9/5.0
We used Napoleon for our wedding on August 2nd. His personality was so us. We absolutely loved him! Our photos turned out amazing we are so pleased! Roman is also great to work with, very responsive and well organized. Can't go wrong with these guys!
We used Napoleon for our wedding on August 2nd. His personality was so us. We absolutely loved him! Our photos turned out Read more...
We used Napoleon for our wedding on August 2nd. His personality was so us. We absolutely loved him! Our photos turned out amazing we are so pleased! Roman is also great to work with, very responsive and well organized. Can't go wrong with these guys! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
10/5/2012
4.9/5.0
Could not say enough! Rachel's pictures turned out beautiful! I searched forever for a great photographer that was decently priced. The pictures came out AMAZING and it didn't take up all my budget. They were super customer friendly and worked around my needs. Rachel was very accommodating and would take any pictures I asked for during the reception.
Could not say enough! Rachel's pictures turned out beautiful! I searched forever for a great photographer that was Read more...
Could not say enough! Rachel's pictures turned out beautiful! I searched forever for a great photographer that was decently priced. The pictures came out AMAZING and it didn't take up all my budget. They were super customer friendly and worked around my needs. Rachel was very accommodating and would take any pictures I asked for during the reception. Read less
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valerie91710
Wedding:
9/17/2010
4.9/5.0
We used Roman Grinev Photography and had Napoleon for our photographer. We loved their photojournalistic approach -which is why we chose them. We wanted our photos to tell a story and a way that we could look back through our album and relive every moment. He was also willing to work with our parents and take a few posed portraits! Communication was excellent and Napoleon was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer!
We used Roman Grinev Photography and had Napoleon for our photographer. We loved their photojournalistic approach -which Read more...
We used Roman Grinev Photography and had Napoleon for our photographer. We loved their photojournalistic approach -which is why we chose them. We wanted our photos to tell a story and a way that we could look back through our album and relive every moment. He was also willing to work with our parents and take a few posed portraits! Communication was excellent and Napoleon was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer! Read less
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Lauren Mac
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.9/5.0
My husband and I had a great experience with Roman Grinev Photography this past January. We live in Winston Salem, North Carolina, but my parents live in Fairfax, Virginia and I wanted to be married back home. Our wedding was on the second of January, 2010. Being out of town, I did a lot of my research on The Knot. This was where I found Roman! He came recommended by them, and from the comments I read through The Knot and also Wedding Wire (which were nothing but great), I decided to set up a consultation. We ended up getting lost and were late, but Roman was very accommodating. He displayed beautiful work in his studio and was extremely thorough with everything from prices to expectations, and also had plenty of work ready to share from albums to slideshows. I ended up going with Napoleon to photograph my wedding because he fit my budget better, but I left feeling extremely comfortable with my decision.
Roman touched based with me periodically before the wedding, and Napoleon spoke to me on the phone a few days before to make sure he knew what I was expecting with the pictures. Napoleon was great! He made everyone feel right at ease and blended in. He took the most gorgeous pictures! He captured all of our emotions from tears of joy, to blissfully happy!
I have nothing but great things to say about Roman and Napoleon. They helped me capture beautiful memories of the best day of my life!
My husband and I had a great experience with Roman Grinev Photography this past January. We live in Winston Salem, North Read more...
My husband and I had a great experience with Roman Grinev Photography this past January. We live in Winston Salem, North Carolina, but my parents live in Fairfax, Virginia and I wanted to be married back home. Our wedding was on the second of January, 2010. Being out of town, I did a lot of my research on The Knot. This was where I found Roman! He came recommended by them, and from the comments I read through The Knot and also Wedding Wire (which were nothing but great), I decided to set up a consultation. We ended up getting lost and were late, but Roman was very accommodating. He displayed beautiful work in his studio and was extremely thorough with everything from prices to expectations, and also had plenty of work ready to share from albums to slideshows. I ended up going with Napoleon to photograph my wedding because he fit my budget better, but I left feeling extremely comfortable with my decision.
Roman touched based with me periodically before the wedding, and Napoleon spoke to me on the phone a few days before to make sure he knew what I was expecting with the pictures. Napoleon was great! He made everyone feel right at ease and blended in. He took the most gorgeous pictures! He captured all of our emotions from tears of joy, to blissfully happy!
I have nothing but great things to say about Roman and Napoleon. They helped me capture beautiful memories of the best day of my life! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was on September 5th and Napoleon was our photographer and he did an amazing job. He worked well with our wedding party and really made the day special. I would definitely recommend him to shoot your wedding.


He worked well with the style of pictures we wanted. We wanted plenty of action shots versus staged and he delivered!! He captured the moment perfectly and after the staged shots, I hardly knew he was there!

Napoleon kept our wedding party on task, which was not easy to do!

The cost was comparable with other vendors in the area and as you can tell from other customers they do an exceptional job
Our wedding was on September 5th and Napoleon was our photographer and he did an amazing job. He worked well with our Read more...
Our wedding was on September 5th and Napoleon was our photographer and he did an amazing job. He worked well with our wedding party and really made the day special. I would definitely recommend him to shoot your wedding.


He worked well with the style of pictures we wanted. We wanted plenty of action shots versus staged and he delivered!! He captured the moment perfectly and after the staged shots, I hardly knew he was there!

Napoleon kept our wedding party on task, which was not easy to do!

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snszcz
Wedding:
6/7/2009
4.9/5.0
We worked with Napoleon and couldn't be happier. We have over 800 pictures on two disks that almost "tell the story" of our special day. There were some great pictures and he did not miss a moment!
We worked with Napoleon and couldn't be happier. We have over 800 pictures on two disks that almost "tell the story" of Read more...
We worked with Napoleon and couldn't be happier. We have over 800 pictures on two disks that almost "tell the story" of our special day. There were some great pictures and he did not miss a moment! Read less
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bfossey
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.9/5.0
My husband and I were looking for a photojournalist to photograph our wedding--we wanted someone who would capture all of the big and small moments, but where it wouldn't feel too forced or posed. We found Roman's web site, loved what we saw, and decided to visit his office. He was very flexible with meeting us after work and showed us other couples' albums and slideshows. He was very professional and let us take our time in deciding what we wanted to pick--which photographer of his staff and which package of photographs/albums if any. We selected Chris Zimmer to work with, and he was also very flexible with the timing of our wedding. He called and spoke with us before the wedding to get a feel for what we were looking for and where and when to report. My husband and I were getting ready in two separate hotels before the wedding and also began getting ready before our photography contract was set to start, but Chris came early, on his own accord, and shot us each getting ready separately. The photos themselves are spectacular. We loved all of the moments that he captured. The best part for us is that we didn't even know he was taking most of them. He was great at blending in, which is what we wanted. Most of the shots of the reception were taken in dark settings, but Chris took great photos with amazing lighting--they aren't blown out with a white flash and they aren't dim. Many of our guests commented how great he was and how many photos he was taking throughout the night! We love our photos, and love that Roman sent them to us on CDs (and a slideshow) too so we will always have them. We are still awaiting our album, but anticipate it being great as well!
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My husband and I were looking for a photojournalist to photograph our wedding--we wanted someone who would capture all of the big and small moments, but where it wouldn't feel too forced or posed. We found Roman's web site, loved what we saw, and decided to visit his office. He was very flexible with meeting us after work and showed us other couples' albums and slideshows. He was very professional and let us take our time in deciding what we wanted to pick--which photographer of his staff and which package of photographs/albums if any. We selected Chris Zimmer to work with, and he was also very flexible with the timing of our wedding. He called and spoke with us before the wedding to get a feel for what we were looking for and where and when to report. My husband and I were getting ready in two separate hotels before the wedding and also began getting ready before our photography contract was set to start, but Chris came early, on his own accord, and shot us each getting ready separately. The photos themselves are spectacular. We loved all of the moments that he captured. The best part for us is that we didn't even know he was taking most of them. He was great at blending in, which is what we wanted. Most of the shots of the reception were taken in dark settings, but Chris took great photos with amazing lighting--they aren't blown out with a white flash and they aren't dim. Many of our guests commented how great he was and how many photos he was taking throughout the night! We love our photos, and love that Roman sent them to us on CDs (and a slideshow) too so we will always have them. We are still awaiting our album, but anticipate it being great as well! Read less
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mrshess
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.9/5.0
Roman's pictures are fantastic, and we couldn't be happier. We asked him to capture the event and not give us staged photos. We also told him that we didn't want him directing us through the day. He was perfect, and so are the photos. His services were expensive, but worth it.
Roman's pictures are fantastic, and we couldn't be happier. We asked him to capture the event and not give us staged Read more...
Roman's pictures are fantastic, and we couldn't be happier. We asked him to capture the event and not give us staged photos. We also told him that we didn't want him directing us through the day. He was perfect, and so are the photos. His services were expensive, but worth it. Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.9/5.0
I just got my proofs last week and I have already received a thousand compliments - the photos Roman took were simply gorgeous! My digital negatives were forwarded within a week from receiving the online proofs - great turaroudn time!

Roman was able to capture some of the most memorable moments of the day and the photos speak volumes to the amazing day we had - the photos truly tell a beautiful story. He was very easy to work with and was ultra responsive - we communicated back and forth on e-mail a lot and he was always very quick to respond. He worked with me to create a package within my budget and his services were completely worth the investment. He even shot our engagment photos twice since the weather was not so great on our originally scheduled day - I don't know of any other vendor who would have done the same thing. I would recommend Roman - hands down!
I just got my proofs last week and I have already received a thousand compliments - the photos Roman took were simply Read more...
I just got my proofs last week and I have already received a thousand compliments - the photos Roman took were simply gorgeous! My digital negatives were forwarded within a week from receiving the online proofs - great turaroudn time!

Roman was able to capture some of the most memorable moments of the day and the photos speak volumes to the amazing day we had - the photos truly tell a beautiful story. He was very easy to work with and was ultra responsive - we communicated back and forth on e-mail a lot and he was always very quick to respond. He worked with me to create a package within my budget and his services were completely worth the investment. He even shot our engagment photos twice since the weather was not so great on our originally scheduled day - I don't know of any other vendor who would have done the same thing. I would recommend Roman - hands down! Read less
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NovaBride
Wedding:
2/2/2008
4.9/5.0
Jason was our photographer and he was so great! The bridal party loved having him around all day, so personable. The pics are wonderful of course =)
Jason was our photographer and he was so great! The bridal party loved having him around all day, so personable. The pics Read more...
Jason was our photographer and he was so great! The bridal party loved having him around all day, so personable. The pics are wonderful of course =) Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
9/21/2007
4.9/5.0
Roman was wonderful to work with and exceeded our expectations when it came to the final outcome of our wedding photos. He documented our day so beautifully and we will be forever grateful for the memories he created for us. He was very easy to work with and provided valueable insight and ideas which helped make our wedding day run smoothly. We would highly recommend Roman!
Roman was wonderful to work with and exceeded our expectations when it came to the final outcome of our wedding photos. He Read more...
Roman was wonderful to work with and exceeded our expectations when it came to the final outcome of our wedding photos. He documented our day so beautifully and we will be forever grateful for the memories he created for us. He was very easy to work with and provided valueable insight and ideas which helped make our wedding day run smoothly. We would highly recommend Roman! Read less
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Libby
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.8/5.0
We used Roman Grinev Photographers at our wedding in May. We had spoken to a few other photographers but they were a bit out of our price range. We are so happy we found Roman. All the reviews were great so we met with him and saw the examples of all the different photographers that work with him. We hired Rachel and Rodney and they were both fantastic. They both got to our wedding early, were completely professional, and captured all the pictures we wanted and more. The pictures turned out amazing. Included in the cost is a link to all the pictures which you can share with family and friends, though they have to purchase them through the website. Also included are DVDs of all the pictures, and one of three other options, we selected the 4x6 prints of all 1500 pictures. At first that was overwhelming, but we are having a great time giving them out to friends and family. We can always print more from the DVD! Because I am too much of a control freak I wanted to make my own album, but when we met with Roman, we saw all their beautiful albums, they really do an excellent job! One important FYI is that it took us a full seven weeks to get our pictures, but it's worth the wait, and you get to relive your wedding two months later! I have already and will continue to recommend Roman Grinev Photographers to friends.
We used Roman Grinev Photographers at our wedding in May. We had spoken to a few other photographers but they were a bit Read more...
We used Roman Grinev Photographers at our wedding in May. We had spoken to a few other photographers but they were a bit out of our price range. We are so happy we found Roman. All the reviews were great so we met with him and saw the examples of all the different photographers that work with him. We hired Rachel and Rodney and they were both fantastic. They both got to our wedding early, were completely professional, and captured all the pictures we wanted and more. The pictures turned out amazing. Included in the cost is a link to all the pictures which you can share with family and friends, though they have to purchase them through the website. Also included are DVDs of all the pictures, and one of three other options, we selected the 4x6 prints of all 1500 pictures. At first that was overwhelming, but we are having a great time giving them out to friends and family. We can always print more from the DVD! Because I am too much of a control freak I wanted to make my own album, but when we met with Roman, we saw all their beautiful albums, they really do an excellent job! One important FYI is that it took us a full seven weeks to get our pictures, but it's worth the wait, and you get to relive your wedding two months later! I have already and will continue to recommend Roman Grinev Photographers to friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We met with Roman to plan out what we wanted in a photographer and then we worked with Thomas. Thomas was probably the best event photographer I have ever worked with in terms of his style (I plan events for a living). He was flexible, funny, creative, and kind. And his photos were spectacular - capturing the mood of what we wanted. Roman was a 9 out of 10 in terms of service because his bedside manner isn't perfect. Everything he does is extremely professional (contract, etc.), but he could step it up one more notch in terms of politeness, service mindset, etc. I would still highly recommend this company based on our experience with Roman and Thomas, just a bit of room for improvement. Overall excellent.
We met with Roman to plan out what we wanted in a photographer and then we worked with Thomas. Thomas was probably the Read more...
We met with Roman to plan out what we wanted in a photographer and then we worked with Thomas. Thomas was probably the best event photographer I have ever worked with in terms of his style (I plan events for a living). He was flexible, funny, creative, and kind. And his photos were spectacular - capturing the mood of what we wanted. Roman was a 9 out of 10 in terms of service because his bedside manner isn't perfect. Everything he does is extremely professional (contract, etc.), but he could step it up one more notch in terms of politeness, service mindset, etc. I would still highly recommend this company based on our experience with Roman and Thomas, just a bit of room for improvement. Overall excellent. Read less
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RusticPrincessBride
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.8/5.0
We used Thomas for our engagement and wedding photos. We were very happy with the shots he got. Also happy with fast delivery of our wedding photos (high quality format that took up 3 DVDs!). Unlike many photographers, there was no charge to keep the rights to our own photos - a serious plus!
We used Thomas for our engagement and wedding photos. We were very happy with the shots he got. Also happy with fast Read more...
We used Thomas for our engagement and wedding photos. We were very happy with the shots he got. Also happy with fast delivery of our wedding photos (high quality format that took up 3 DVDs!). Unlike many photographers, there was no charge to keep the rights to our own photos - a serious plus! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.8/5.0
Roman did a beautiful job taking our wedding pictures. The quality of the pictures were absolutely fantastic. Many of our pictures look like they should be in a magazine. I was very satisified with Roman and would definitely recommend him.
Roman did a beautiful job taking our wedding pictures. The quality of the pictures were absolutely fantastic. Many of our Read more...
Roman did a beautiful job taking our wedding pictures. The quality of the pictures were absolutely fantastic. Many of our pictures look like they should be in a magazine. I was very satisified with Roman and would definitely recommend him. Read less
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.8/5.0
Jennifer was fabulous! She was able to capture many wonderful moments during our wedding without us even knowing. We had so many fabulous pictures it was hard to choose! If you are looking for a photojournalist who will document your wedding in a true but beautiful way, look no further. If you are looking for more posed, dramatic pictures or a photographer who puts in more arsty advice/direction on the day of your wedding, you will have to either ask for it or find another photographer.
Jennifer was fabulous! She was able to capture many wonderful moments during our wedding without us even knowing. We had Read more...
Jennifer was fabulous! She was able to capture many wonderful moments during our wedding without us even knowing. We had so many fabulous pictures it was hard to choose! If you are looking for a photojournalist who will document your wedding in a true but beautiful way, look no further. If you are looking for more posed, dramatic pictures or a photographer who puts in more arsty advice/direction on the day of your wedding, you will have to either ask for it or find another photographer. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.8/5.0
I had Jason from Roman Grinev Photography as my wedding photographer and was extremely happy with my choice. He was very flexible, and I would highly recommend him to anyone not looking to spend a fortune on a photographer but still wants amazing photos of your big day!
I had Jason from Roman Grinev Photography as my wedding photographer and was extremely happy with my choice. He was very Read more...
I had Jason from Roman Grinev Photography as my wedding photographer and was extremely happy with my choice. He was very flexible, and I would highly recommend him to anyone not looking to spend a fortune on a photographer but still wants amazing photos of your big day! Read less
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mrs.munz
Wedding:
4/6/2008
4.8/5.0
A friend of mine had Roman Grinev photograph her wedding, and she recommended him very highly. We met with Roman and one of the photographers who works for Roman, named Jason, who explained all of their services to us and showed us dozens of their samples. We ended up choosing Jason because his services were more in our budget. On the wedding day, Jason arrived on time and worked very well with our wedding coordinator. During the ceremony and reception he was almost invisible, which I think is rare for a wedding photographer. I've been in weddings where the photographer is totally in the way and obnoxious, but that is not the case with Jason. Jason's pictures turned out being absolutely gorgeous! They are very artistic, unique and special. He was able to take total advantage of every location that we were in, and we have gorgeous pictures as a result.
A friend of mine had Roman Grinev photograph her wedding, and she recommended him very highly. We met with Roman and one Read more...
A friend of mine had Roman Grinev photograph her wedding, and she recommended him very highly. We met with Roman and one of the photographers who works for Roman, named Jason, who explained all of their services to us and showed us dozens of their samples. We ended up choosing Jason because his services were more in our budget. On the wedding day, Jason arrived on time and worked very well with our wedding coordinator. During the ceremony and reception he was almost invisible, which I think is rare for a wedding photographer. I've been in weddings where the photographer is totally in the way and obnoxious, but that is not the case with Jason. Jason's pictures turned out being absolutely gorgeous! They are very artistic, unique and special. He was able to take total advantage of every location that we were in, and we have gorgeous pictures as a result. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/1/2011
4.7/5.0
When I started searching for local wedding photographers I could not believe some of the pricing that I saw. Also, while the photos were stylistically beautiful they did not really capture the pure emotion of the wedding day. Then I found Roman Grinev through an online search and was really attracted to the emotions displayed in their photos. I was able to get a price quote by filling out a simple form on the website and the prices were much more reasonable. I also appreciated how easy it was to get a quote online. After that I quickly set up a meeting in their Annapolis office (which has now been closed but they have ones in DC and Baltimore) to meet with Roman. He was very nice and low key and answered all our questions. The albums were very lovely and I enjoyed their emphasis on photojournalism. I decided that this was the place for me and didn't bother meeting other photographers.

I was able to easily and quickly book them online and always appreciated their quick email responses. I booked Thomas Wakefield; although I had never met Thomas before the engagement shoot, we had a lot of fun taking pictures around various spots in downtown Annapolis. On the wedding day I booked 7 hours of coverage to start after I got ready. Thomas was very good at organizing everyone and kept pictures right on schedule. For many parts of the day I barely even knew he was there capturing all the moments! I got my pictures back within the allotted time frame and they are absolutely gorgeous! We got 700 pictures, some with special effects such as black and white, and they really do capture the day.

I booked this studio based on their photos, pricing, responsiveness, and stellar reviews and would recommend them to anyone looking for photos that truly capture their wedding day.
When I started searching for local wedding photographers I could not believe some of the pricing that I saw. Also, while Read more...
When I started searching for local wedding photographers I could not believe some of the pricing that I saw. Also, while the photos were stylistically beautiful they did not really capture the pure emotion of the wedding day. Then I found Roman Grinev through an online search and was really attracted to the emotions displayed in their photos. I was able to get a price quote by filling out a simple form on the website and the prices were much more reasonable. I also appreciated how easy it was to get a quote online. After that I quickly set up a meeting in their Annapolis office (which has now been closed but they have ones in DC and Baltimore) to meet with Roman. He was very nice and low key and answered all our questions. The albums were very lovely and I enjoyed their emphasis on photojournalism. I decided that this was the place for me and didn't bother meeting other photographers.

I was able to easily and quickly book them online and always appreciated their quick email responses. I booked Thomas Wakefield; although I had never met Thomas before the engagement shoot, we had a lot of fun taking pictures around various spots in downtown Annapolis. On the wedding day I booked 7 hours of coverage to start after I got ready. Thomas was very good at organizing everyone and kept pictures right on schedule. For many parts of the day I barely even knew he was there capturing all the moments! I got my pictures back within the allotted time frame and they are absolutely gorgeous! We got 700 pictures, some with special effects such as black and white, and they really do capture the day.

I booked this studio based on their photos, pricing, responsiveness, and stellar reviews and would recommend them to anyone looking for photos that truly capture their wedding day. Read less
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K
Wedding:
8/20/2010
4.7/5.0
A photographer was the first thing that we booked as soon as we set our wedding date (even before we found the location!). We met with Roman Grinev and were immediately put at ease by his professionalism and the quality of the photographer's work at the studio. Even better was the fact that the company is carbon-neutral.

We ended up going with photographer Jennifer McMenamin and couldn't be happier with how everything worked out. We were planning the wedding from a different country, and didn't get to met Jennifer until the day of the wedding. That was no problem -- she was just as easygoing as we were, and she slipped in and out of the day's events seamlessly.

The studio has several photographers to work with at different price points, which was nice for us to be able to pick the style we liked as well as what we could afford.

All in all, a fantastic experience; would definitely recommend them to others.
A photographer was the first thing that we booked as soon as we set our wedding date (even before we found the location!). Read more...
A photographer was the first thing that we booked as soon as we set our wedding date (even before we found the location!). We met with Roman Grinev and were immediately put at ease by his professionalism and the quality of the photographer's work at the studio. Even better was the fact that the company is carbon-neutral.

We ended up going with photographer Jennifer McMenamin and couldn't be happier with how everything worked out. We were planning the wedding from a different country, and didn't get to met Jennifer until the day of the wedding. That was no problem -- she was just as easygoing as we were, and she slipped in and out of the day's events seamlessly.

The studio has several photographers to work with at different price points, which was nice for us to be able to pick the style we liked as well as what we could afford.

All in all, a fantastic experience; would definitely recommend them to others. Read less
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hbenz
Wedding:
11/8/2008
4.7/5.0
Our experience with Roman Grinev Photography was top notch and our photographer was brilliant. Let me tell you: ALL of our friends and family are amazed at the quality and uniqeness of our wedding photos. The photo-journalistic style is truly the way to go. Everyone looks better when you are natural and not posing for the camera. PLUS, the fact that we get online access AND a DVD with all our photos is way more than what our other friends got. Most of them don't even have any of the pics besides an album, and we have over 800 archived on DVDs. Also, we ordered a magazine style album, leatherbound. It is the most beautiful thing and well worth the money. Overall then, our photography experience with Roman and his photographer's was above and beyond expectations.
Our experience with Roman Grinev Photography was top notch and our photographer was brilliant. Let me tell you: ALL of our Read more...
Our experience with Roman Grinev Photography was top notch and our photographer was brilliant. Let me tell you: ALL of our friends and family are amazed at the quality and uniqeness of our wedding photos. The photo-journalistic style is truly the way to go. Everyone looks better when you are natural and not posing for the camera. PLUS, the fact that we get online access AND a DVD with all our photos is way more than what our other friends got. Most of them don't even have any of the pics besides an album, and we have over 800 archived on DVDs. Also, we ordered a magazine style album, leatherbound. It is the most beautiful thing and well worth the money. Overall then, our photography experience with Roman and his photographer's was above and beyond expectations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Professional. Great style. Very unobtrusive and organic part of the wedding day.
Professional. Great style. Very unobtrusive and organic part of the wedding day.
Professional. Great style. Very unobtrusive and organic part of the wedding day. Read less
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kc
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.6/5.0
I had Napoleon as my photographer. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and gave me exactly what I wanted. I wanted to have as many photos as humanly possible and that is exactly what I got. I didn't want to focus on the traditional family photos and get more candids and that is exactly what Napoleon does. Worth the every penny and they are by far the best priced photography company in the DMV. thank you so much!!
I had Napoleon as my photographer. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and gave me exactly what I wanted. I wanted to Read more...
I had Napoleon as my photographer. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and gave me exactly what I wanted. I wanted to have as many photos as humanly possible and that is exactly what I got. I didn't want to focus on the traditional family photos and get more candids and that is exactly what Napoleon does. Worth the every penny and they are by far the best priced photography company in the DMV. thank you so much!! Read less
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mikeandkat
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.6/5.0
We hired Roman to photograph our wedding. We loved his work and his dry sense of humor. He arrived several hours early to scout out the best locations for shots before and after the ceremony. Roman was so unobstrusive, you hardly noticed he was there. But he made his presence known when he needed to -- which wasn't often. We highly recommend Roman or anyone on his staff. They all appear to do a terrific job!
We hired Roman to photograph our wedding. We loved his work and his dry sense of humor. He arrived several hours early to Read more...
We hired Roman to photograph our wedding. We loved his work and his dry sense of humor. He arrived several hours early to scout out the best locations for shots before and after the ceremony. Roman was so unobstrusive, you hardly noticed he was there. But he made his presence known when he needed to -- which wasn't often. We highly recommend Roman or anyone on his staff. They all appear to do a terrific job! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/22/2012
4.5/5.0
Wish I could do two reviews, one for our photographer and one for the company.
First our photographer, the amazing Thomas Wakefield. He was perfect! His personality fit right in with my crazy bridal party and he was able to help out when it came to keeping the boys inline and on time. From our conversations on the phone before the wedding to the wedding days itself, he was personable and professional. Thomas also showed up early the day of our wedding for while he had tons of experience at our venue, he had never shot there in the rain. This gave me a chance to talk to him before things got totally insane, which was great! Thomas was a joy to work wish and I highly highly highly recommend him! If it was possible I would give Thomas a 5/5 star rating.
On the flip side working with Roman wasn't always the easiest. We had an issue with mail getting returned and some of the emails he sent weren't the friendliest...he might need to stick to phone calls so that the right tone comes across. We also asked to meet with our photographer before the wedding, preferably at our walk thru but was told he wasn't available. After talking to Thomas it turned out that Roman never asked him, which was somewhat upsetting to hear. Also, since getting married I haven't heard anything from Roman tho I have sent an email. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll hear something back before we head off to Europe...
Wish I could do two reviews, one for our photographer and one for the company.
First our photographer, the amazing Read more...
Wish I could do two reviews, one for our photographer and one for the company.
First our photographer, the amazing Thomas Wakefield. He was perfect! His personality fit right in with my crazy bridal party and he was able to help out when it came to keeping the boys inline and on time. From our conversations on the phone before the wedding to the wedding days itself, he was personable and professional. Thomas also showed up early the day of our wedding for while he had tons of experience at our venue, he had never shot there in the rain. This gave me a chance to talk to him before things got totally insane, which was great! Thomas was a joy to work wish and I highly highly highly recommend him! If it was possible I would give Thomas a 5/5 star rating.
On the flip side working with Roman wasn't always the easiest. We had an issue with mail getting returned and some of the emails he sent weren't the friendliest...he might need to stick to phone calls so that the right tone comes across. We also asked to meet with our photographer before the wedding, preferably at our walk thru but was told he wasn't available. After talking to Thomas it turned out that Roman never asked him, which was somewhat upsetting to hear. Also, since getting married I haven't heard anything from Roman tho I have sent an email. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll hear something back before we head off to Europe... Read less
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Roman Grinev Photography responded with the following comments:

I'm happy Amanda enjoyed working with Thomas.


I haven't received any emails from this bride since her wedding that's why she hasn't received a response. She is correct we did have a mail issue but that's out side of my control as I don't control the mail. She has the correct address. She initially sent in the agreement which was received fine but she did not complete the whole agreement. It took weeks before I got everything back even though friendly reminders were sent. If there was an issue of responsiveness it was not on our end. Depending on when an email is received all our couples hear back in a day or two and this is evident of our other reviews.

We don't offer walkthroughs at venues. This is nothing she asked about when hiring us and it was never promised to her at any point. This can be confirmed by her own emails.

On our wedding day questionnaire she wrote

" we are doing a walkthru on March 3rd at the Cloisters at 1030AM if Thomas is interested/available to join us. "

Thomas already had a wedding that day booked prior to us receiving this request. Not to mention we don't offer walkthroughs. The above is the only request. There was no other request to meet at the office. She's right I didn't ask him if he could do the walkthrough as I knew he already had a wedding.

Normally we have couples fill out our wedding day questionnaire then the photographer confirms the details. Clearly the system works as she is happy with how the day went.
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Amy
Wedding:
5/7/2011
3.5/5.0
We were very pleased with our wedding photography. The pictures were good and I think it was a good value for the price. We also really liked Napoleon and enjoyed spending the day with him. We met with Roman and selected Napoleon to be our photographer, but we felt it was very important to meet the person who was actually going to be doing our photography and spending our entire wedding day with us. Roman told us Napoleon would call us some time before the wedding, but we requested a meeting with him before we would sign the final contract. I think that should be standard rather than a special request. Roman often took a long time to respond to my emails and that was very frustrating to me. There were lots of great candids, but our posed photos were very standard. There were also some photos that we missed or overlooked so I recommend making a physical checklist (ie: we forgot to get a photo with my husband's grandmother) because you manage what posed photos get taken. But as I said, we got a very good value for the price.
We were very pleased with our wedding photography. The pictures were good and I think it was a good value for the price. Read more...
We were very pleased with our wedding photography. The pictures were good and I think it was a good value for the price. We also really liked Napoleon and enjoyed spending the day with him. We met with Roman and selected Napoleon to be our photographer, but we felt it was very important to meet the person who was actually going to be doing our photography and spending our entire wedding day with us. Roman told us Napoleon would call us some time before the wedding, but we requested a meeting with him before we would sign the final contract. I think that should be standard rather than a special request. Roman often took a long time to respond to my emails and that was very frustrating to me. There were lots of great candids, but our posed photos were very standard. There were also some photos that we missed or overlooked so I recommend making a physical checklist (ie: we forgot to get a photo with my husband's grandmother) because you manage what posed photos get taken. But as I said, we got a very good value for the price. Read less
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Roman Grinev Photography responded with the following comments:

We work for hard to make sure that all of our couples are happy during the whole
process as is evident in our other reviews. Generally couples receive a
response to their emails on the same business day or the following. If there
is an urgent matter, then they get a response with an hour or less. Due to
our wedding schedule its not always possible for a same day response on
weekends.

When working with a couple prior to the wedding we provide a list of the
family pictures we generally do and they always have the option of adding additional
ones prior to the wedding and on the wedding day. If no additional requests
are made we follow our standard family picture list. We manage and take care
of the posed pictures based on our list or the one provided by the couple.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
Okay, so my wedding was back in August of 2011 and I was never going to write a review, but every time I see someone else's wedding pictures it brings me back to this. I was absolutely completely displeased with my wedding pictures. Roman was our photographer, and the pictures he did take came out very good and we loved them. However, we have NO good pictures with our families or wedding party. I realize I did not specifically point out and tell him that we wanted family and wedding party pictures, but I figured that's a known for all weddings. Not only did he not really take any of the wedding party and family, but the ones that he did take were not good at all. We got married at the Marriott in Annapolis. For the family and wedding party pictures, he kept us on the outdoor conrete. Why would he not take all of us down to the water, which was directly next to us, and take pictures there? And, the pictures where we were only standing on the concrete, the sun is shining on half of the people and it looks horrible. I really was never going to leave a review, but I get to upset and disappointed everytime I see wedding pictures because I really wish I had good pictures of me and my husband with our families and wedding party. If you decide to go with this vendor, just make sure to mention to him every single picture you want, even if you think that he should know.
Okay, so my wedding was back in August of 2011 and I was never going to write a review, but every time I see someone Read more...
Okay, so my wedding was back in August of 2011 and I was never going to write a review, but every time I see someone else's wedding pictures it brings me back to this. I was absolutely completely displeased with my wedding pictures. Roman was our photographer, and the pictures he did take came out very good and we loved them. However, we have NO good pictures with our families or wedding party. I realize I did not specifically point out and tell him that we wanted family and wedding party pictures, but I figured that's a known for all weddings. Not only did he not really take any of the wedding party and family, but the ones that he did take were not good at all. We got married at the Marriott in Annapolis. For the family and wedding party pictures, he kept us on the outdoor conrete. Why would he not take all of us down to the water, which was directly next to us, and take pictures there? And, the pictures where we were only standing on the concrete, the sun is shining on half of the people and it looks horrible. I really was never going to leave a review, but I get to upset and disappointed everytime I see wedding pictures because I really wish I had good pictures of me and my husband with our families and wedding party. If you decide to go with this vendor, just make sure to mention to him every single picture you want, even if you think that he should know. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Roman Grinev Photography responded with the following comments:

I am very sorry to hear that this couple isn't completely satisfied
with their portraits. This is the first that I've heard of this issue.
We always photograph a variety of family, wedding party & bride &
groom portraits depending on what is requested. This is discussed
before the wedding so that there is no confusion on the wedding day & the family has all the portraits that are important to them. Because every wedding is different, communication is very important. There is of course always the option to add things on the spot since our ultimate goal is to make everyone happy. As for the location where portraits were taken, the dock mentioned is very narrow & in an extremely high traffic area with a restaurant & people waiting for boat rides. When in this kind of situation, we can only do our best to make the most of what may be a less than desirable location. Again, I am very sorry that this couple is not happy with the portraits but it sounds like some of the issues were not within our control.
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Leah
Wedding:
7/7/2013
3.0/5.0
I have to say that when I look back on my wedding, picking this photographer was my greatest regret. A wedding is a pretty hectic day, and it should be the photographer's job to get the "essential" shots and get a variety of different shots. We told Roman (our photographer) right away that we were not good at being photographed, but he didn't give us ANY direction at all. We were never told to tilt our heads, look at each other or anything. Roman failed to get a shot of me or my husband with our mothers, his father, any of our grandparents, or any of my bridesmaids alone- not even my maid of honor. My guests complained that he was rude, refused to take their pictures during the reception, and spent a significant portion of the reception snacking from my sweet table (my cousin had to ask him to stop) The pictures of the reception are probably 95% me dancing, and pictures of my most attractive guests. But worst of all, there was a serious lack of attention to detail. Some of his pictures could have been great, but he failed to ask guests to move out of the shots, so I have people with cameras right in the middle of our shot. In many pictures, my husband's tux in bunched or my hair is falling down. In our bouquet shot, my rings are askew. A good photographer should notice these things, and suggest a correction. I keep thinking, "gosh, why didn't he tell me my hair was falling down. A quick adjustment, and that would have been beautiful." So many of my guests actually said that they felt bad for us, since we had picked such a beautiful venue (Antrim 1844), but that our photographer failed to capture any cool shots of it. In fact, we have so few pictures that are even good. I sent the pictures to my parents and my in-laws, and we could only find 6 out of over 1000 pictures that were worth framing. My dad even offered to dress us up again and hire another photographer to make faux wedding day pictures, since we were so disappointed with ours.
I have to say that when I look back on my wedding, picking this photographer was my greatest regret. A wedding is a pretty Read more...
I have to say that when I look back on my wedding, picking this photographer was my greatest regret. A wedding is a pretty hectic day, and it should be the photographer's job to get the "essential" shots and get a variety of different shots. We told Roman (our photographer) right away that we were not good at being photographed, but he didn't give us ANY direction at all. We were never told to tilt our heads, look at each other or anything. Roman failed to get a shot of me or my husband with our mothers, his father, any of our grandparents, or any of my bridesmaids alone- not even my maid of honor. My guests complained that he was rude, refused to take their pictures during the reception, and spent a significant portion of the reception snacking from my sweet table (my cousin had to ask him to stop) The pictures of the reception are probably 95% me dancing, and pictures of my most attractive guests. But worst of all, there was a serious lack of attention to detail. Some of his pictures could have been great, but he failed to ask guests to move out of the shots, so I have people with cameras right in the middle of our shot. In many pictures, my husband's tux in bunched or my hair is falling down. In our bouquet shot, my rings are askew. A good photographer should notice these things, and suggest a correction. I keep thinking, "gosh, why didn't he tell me my hair was falling down. A quick adjustment, and that would have been beautiful." So many of my guests actually said that they felt bad for us, since we had picked such a beautiful venue (Antrim 1844), but that our photographer failed to capture any cool shots of it. In fact, we have so few pictures that are even good. I sent the pictures to my parents and my in-laws, and we could only find 6 out of over 1000 pictures that were worth framing. My dad even offered to dress us up again and hire another photographer to make faux wedding day pictures, since we were so disappointed with ours. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Roman Grinev Photography responded with the following comments:

Since this review is full of inaccuracies, I recommend reading our other reviews in order to get a better idea of our consistently high level of customer service & photographic skill. There's a reason our overall score is 4.9 out of 5.

We try to be as unobtrusive as possible & this is in fact generally one of our most appreciated selling points. We always offer family photos & a list of suggestions was provided before the wedding. No requests for additional people or groups were made prior to the wedding day. Some additional photos were requested on the spot which I was happy to do. The bride even said that she was so happy we got all the family photos they wanted before the heavy rain started. These photos do include relatives and the bridal party in a variety of combinations. I also did posed and not posed portraits of the couple. During the posed portraits I did provide some direction to them without over posing or stressing anyone out.

My only interaction with the dessert table was to photograph it. I didn't have any dessert at this event and have no idea why she would accuse me of eating her desserts. Anyone that knows me knows that I prefer kale over cake.

If anyone ever asks for any specific photos, I'm always more than happy to take them. I've been accused of being rude and yet she thinks I should have asked people to move out of the way. We are not there to dictate but to document & I have found that most clients greatly appreciate this. This bride is unhappy with the way her hair looked and with the fact that the groom's tux was bunched up during the energetic dancing. I sincerely believe that had I approached them while they were in the middle of having a good time to insist that either of them straighten themselves out for what are supposed to be candid & real photos, that would be rude.

I would be happy to share the link to these photos so that anyone interested can judge the quality of the images personally.

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