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Rutsen Eagle Photography

Richmond , VA

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Richmond, VA 23221 US (map)

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804-921-8746
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Rutsen Eagle "Rut"

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Rutsen Eagle "Rut" specializes in Richmond Wedding Photography,... Read more
RutsenEagle.com
Rutsen Eagle "Rut"

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Drop me a line (804) 921.8746!

Rutsen Eagle "Rut" specializes in Richmond Wedding Photography, producing Magazine-quality pictures for Brides and Grooms all over the world. Rut has been noticed most recently by Borrowed & Blue, WeddingWire and TheKnot for providing the highest level of service in the wedding industry. Call today and receive a complimentary engagement session with any level of investment. (804) 921.8746 Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Lani
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Rutsen is wonderful! He has great energy and captured my wedding day perfectly!
Rutsen is wonderful! He has great energy and captured my wedding day perfectly!
Rutsen is wonderful! He has great energy and captured my wedding day perfectly! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
It is difficult for me to find the words to express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Rutsen. He is an exceptionally talented photographer, with an amazing eye for artful shots, fantastic light, and general beauty, but more than that, he's awesome to work with. Rutsen has an infectious energy that radiated all day and kept people in a great mood. He skillfully moved around our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception capturing gorgeous photos without intruding or hindering the flow of conversation, and was ready to jump in anytime we saw something we wanted him to capture. I've had five weddings in my peer group this year, and after seeing all of their photographers in action and the final photos, there is no question in my mind that we hired the right professional. Rutsen is a true rockstar; we feel privileged to have worked with him, and we would hire him again in a heartbeat!
It is difficult for me to find the words to express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Rutsen. He Read more...
It is difficult for me to find the words to express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Rutsen. He is an exceptionally talented photographer, with an amazing eye for artful shots, fantastic light, and general beauty, but more than that, he's awesome to work with. Rutsen has an infectious energy that radiated all day and kept people in a great mood. He skillfully moved around our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception capturing gorgeous photos without intruding or hindering the flow of conversation, and was ready to jump in anytime we saw something we wanted him to capture. I've had five weddings in my peer group this year, and after seeing all of their photographers in action and the final photos, there is no question in my mind that we hired the right professional. Rutsen is a true rockstar; we feel privileged to have worked with him, and we would hire him again in a heartbeat! Read less
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adam
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Eagle photography was one of the highlights of our wedding. Rutsen is TOTALLY in control and gets thru the pictures gracefully. Rutsen felt like family the whole time...very calm/professional/skillful.

Rutsen picked some of the greatest settings for photos and you can tell he truly knows what he is doing. My wedding party commented that they were very impressed with how Rutsen carried himself and managed to get such awesome shots!


I would HIGHLY recommend using Eagle Photography for any event that needs some photos taken. We were very impressed, and the entire process (from 1st meeting to after the event) was painless and fun.


-Adam
Eagle photography was one of the highlights of our wedding. Rutsen is TOTALLY in control and gets thru the pictures Read more...
Eagle photography was one of the highlights of our wedding. Rutsen is TOTALLY in control and gets thru the pictures gracefully. Rutsen felt like family the whole time...very calm/professional/skillful.

Rutsen picked some of the greatest settings for photos and you can tell he truly knows what he is doing. My wedding party commented that they were very impressed with how Rutsen carried himself and managed to get such awesome shots!


I would HIGHLY recommend using Eagle Photography for any event that needs some photos taken. We were very impressed, and the entire process (from 1st meeting to after the event) was painless and fun.


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Faith
Wedding:
6/11/2015
4.8/5.0
Rutsen was amazing to work with. My husband and I both don't really like getting our picture taken but really wanted some pictures that we could enjoy looking at for the rest of our lives. Rutsen did our engagement photos along with our wedding and both experiences were great. He made us feel comfortable and made everyone laugh. He walked us through the entire process and you can tell he has been doing this a long time because there were no awkward transitions or wasted time. He never stops taking pictures and I couldn't have asked for a better photography experience. He even got the flower girl and ring bearer to participate and look great. All in all as close to a perfect experience as you could ask for. If you are a crazy bridezilla however, his busy schedule might have led to some delayed responses but he was always where he needed to be and I never had a doubt that everything would be taken care of. If you want an amazing memorable experience that will leave you with some of the most beautiful pictures that you've ever seen for a great value then Rutsen is your guy!!
Rutsen was amazing to work with. My husband and I both don't really like getting our picture taken but really wanted some Read more...
Rutsen was amazing to work with. My husband and I both don't really like getting our picture taken but really wanted some pictures that we could enjoy looking at for the rest of our lives. Rutsen did our engagement photos along with our wedding and both experiences were great. He made us feel comfortable and made everyone laugh. He walked us through the entire process and you can tell he has been doing this a long time because there were no awkward transitions or wasted time. He never stops taking pictures and I couldn't have asked for a better photography experience. He even got the flower girl and ring bearer to participate and look great. All in all as close to a perfect experience as you could ask for. If you are a crazy bridezilla however, his busy schedule might have led to some delayed responses but he was always where he needed to be and I never had a doubt that everything would be taken care of. If you want an amazing memorable experience that will leave you with some of the most beautiful pictures that you've ever seen for a great value then Rutsen is your guy!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely 5 out of 5, if not more. We LOVED our wedding photographer. I have probably been a bridesmaid in about 15 weddings and have attended more than 50. Rutsen is the real deal. He is so experienced with what great angles and lighting are best. He stuck to our schedule perfectly with some fun mix-ups in there. I had a list of pictures to get done but he was always coming up with fun, different pictures to compliment the "must" list. The pictures we have gotten back so far are like art. He made my husband and I feel so comfortable and appreciated the whole day. He was always checking in with us and making sure we were happy with everything. He was checking in on the parents and families of the bride and groom to make sure everyone was having a good time. I can't tell you how many of my wedding guests have contacted me in the last week saying how much they LOVED our photographer. All week long since my wedding Rutsen has sent me a picture every few days and they are so beautiful. He does more than just take pictures and post them. He really created a wonderful experience. I would recommend him to anyone!!!! He gave me a stack of his business cards and I have already run out because I recommend him that much. Book him now!!! Well worth the price.
Absolutely 5 out of 5, if not more. We LOVED our wedding photographer. I have probably been a bridesmaid in about 15 Read more...
Absolutely 5 out of 5, if not more. We LOVED our wedding photographer. I have probably been a bridesmaid in about 15 weddings and have attended more than 50. Rutsen is the real deal. He is so experienced with what great angles and lighting are best. He stuck to our schedule perfectly with some fun mix-ups in there. I had a list of pictures to get done but he was always coming up with fun, different pictures to compliment the "must" list. The pictures we have gotten back so far are like art. He made my husband and I feel so comfortable and appreciated the whole day. He was always checking in with us and making sure we were happy with everything. He was checking in on the parents and families of the bride and groom to make sure everyone was having a good time. I can't tell you how many of my wedding guests have contacted me in the last week saying how much they LOVED our photographer. All week long since my wedding Rutsen has sent me a picture every few days and they are so beautiful. He does more than just take pictures and post them. He really created a wonderful experience. I would recommend him to anyone!!!! He gave me a stack of his business cards and I have already run out because I recommend him that much. Book him now!!! Well worth the price. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
How can you not love this Guy?!?! Rutsen is the best. If you want fabulous, glam, editorial pictures....Rutsen is your guy!! Very easy to get in contact with and to get along with. You can definitely tell that he loves what he does!
How can you not love this Guy?!?! Rutsen is the best. If you want fabulous, glam, editorial pictures....Rutsen is your Read more...
How can you not love this Guy?!?! Rutsen is the best. If you want fabulous, glam, editorial pictures....Rutsen is your guy!! Very easy to get in contact with and to get along with. You can definitely tell that he loves what he does! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Rutsen Eagle & Keith Reagan's iDo package was absolutely the best decision that I made for my wedding (other than marrying my husband, of course)! My wedding was the best day in my life, and thanks to Rutsen, I have beautiful images that will be cherished forever!

Rutsen has a very relaxed attitude and constantly seemed confident that the day was going to be a great day. He captured every moment that I would've hoped to have captured, and many more moments on top of that!

The day after the wedding, we had already received a photo peak from our wedding, which instantly became our favorite picture.

In less than 2 weeks from the wedding, we had access to every image from the day, and exactly 2 weeks from the wedding, we had our ipad with the iDo album in our hands and were instantly awed. It is an absolutely gorgeous display of photos and videos that is truly a leap beyond what I've ever seen of any wedding album.

As a teacher marrying a teacher, we had a very tight wedding budget, and we limited costs in other places in order to make sure we didn't settle when it came to the photography and videography. Rutsen is, without a doubt, beyond worth the investment, and I'd recommend him to anyone.
Rutsen Eagle & Keith Reagan's iDo package was absolutely the best decision that I made for my wedding (other than marrying Read more...
Rutsen Eagle & Keith Reagan's iDo package was absolutely the best decision that I made for my wedding (other than marrying my husband, of course)! My wedding was the best day in my life, and thanks to Rutsen, I have beautiful images that will be cherished forever!

Rutsen has a very relaxed attitude and constantly seemed confident that the day was going to be a great day. He captured every moment that I would've hoped to have captured, and many more moments on top of that!

The day after the wedding, we had already received a photo peak from our wedding, which instantly became our favorite picture.

In less than 2 weeks from the wedding, we had access to every image from the day, and exactly 2 weeks from the wedding, we had our ipad with the iDo album in our hands and were instantly awed. It is an absolutely gorgeous display of photos and videos that is truly a leap beyond what I've ever seen of any wedding album.

As a teacher marrying a teacher, we had a very tight wedding budget, and we limited costs in other places in order to make sure we didn't settle when it came to the photography and videography. Rutsen is, without a doubt, beyond worth the investment, and I'd recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Rutsen is truly an artist. His photography exceeds all expectations. Will absolutely be using him again. His humor and humility are refreshing and makes for a relaxed and fun environment. Look no further!!
Rutsen is truly an artist. His photography exceeds all expectations. Will absolutely be using him again. His humor and Read more...
Rutsen is truly an artist. His photography exceeds all expectations. Will absolutely be using him again. His humor and humility are refreshing and makes for a relaxed and fun environment. Look no further!! Read less
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Shana
Wedding:
10/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Oh, where do I even begin? When I first come across Rutsen Photography I thought, this is way over my budget that I have set for photos. But my mind just kept going back to some of the pictures that I saw on his website. My sister-in-law really encouraged us to spend a little extra money on photography because she didn't for her wedding, and wished she had. I met Rutsen and his wife Tyler and they were just awesome. Very easy to talk to and I was very upfront about our tight budget. They were able to tailor a package to meet our needs and I could not be happier. For our main album I have to narrow it down to 40 photos and it is taking me months because it is just absolutely impossible. There are well over a hundred pictures that are just AWESOME. Not just a few, hundreds. I keep looking at them going, "this is my favorite... no, this one is my favorite." Rutsen is not just a brilliant photographer (I mean, obviously, if you have been on his website), he is a down-to-earth, real, family man, and we just loved him, and our guests just loved him too. Rutsen, just as soon as we get a bun in the oven, we will be calling you back for more. =)
Oh, where do I even begin? When I first come across Rutsen Photography I thought, this is way over my budget that I have Read more...
Oh, where do I even begin? When I first come across Rutsen Photography I thought, this is way over my budget that I have set for photos. But my mind just kept going back to some of the pictures that I saw on his website. My sister-in-law really encouraged us to spend a little extra money on photography because she didn't for her wedding, and wished she had. I met Rutsen and his wife Tyler and they were just awesome. Very easy to talk to and I was very upfront about our tight budget. They were able to tailor a package to meet our needs and I could not be happier. For our main album I have to narrow it down to 40 photos and it is taking me months because it is just absolutely impossible. There are well over a hundred pictures that are just AWESOME. Not just a few, hundreds. I keep looking at them going, "this is my favorite... no, this one is my favorite." Rutsen is not just a brilliant photographer (I mean, obviously, if you have been on his website), he is a down-to-earth, real, family man, and we just loved him, and our guests just loved him too. Rutsen, just as soon as we get a bun in the oven, we will be calling you back for more. =) Read less
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onesunsh1ne
Wedding:
10/9/2008
5.0/5.0
There are just not enought words to descibe how happy we were with Katie and Rusten. We first met them at a friends wedding and loved their personalities. After seeing her pictures I knew there was no one else I wanted to do our wedding pictures. They put their spin on the normal boring pictures. I was very pleaased with our wedding pictures. they are 1000 times better that I had thought they would be. I would reccomend them to anyone and my brother is getting married in March and using them too.
There are just not enought words to descibe how happy we were with Katie and Rusten. We first met them at a friends Read more...
There are just not enought words to descibe how happy we were with Katie and Rusten. We first met them at a friends wedding and loved their personalities. After seeing her pictures I knew there was no one else I wanted to do our wedding pictures. They put their spin on the normal boring pictures. I was very pleaased with our wedding pictures. they are 1000 times better that I had thought they would be. I would reccomend them to anyone and my brother is getting married in March and using them too. Read less
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averylynn
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Katie and Rutsen were the photographers for my sister's wedding back in October 2007. So, when I got engaged the following February, I knew that I wanted them to photograph my wedding. They are so good! They take amazing pictures, very creative and not your standard pose and portrait pictures. Plus, they are so flexible, personable and fun! They made all of us so comfortable (my bridal party loved them!) and were fun to have at the wedding. They took us to some great places at our reception site to get some very cool shots. I don't think most photographers would track through the mud down to a bridge to get that perfect shot! They also took my husband across this field, down to the barn, and got him up on a horse (in his tuxedo) for some more great shots. I love all the pictures from our wedding and loved having Katie and Rutsen as our photographers. I had several guests after the wedding ask me who our photographer was because they were so impressed!
Katie and Rutsen were the photographers for my sister's wedding back in October 2007. So, when I got engaged the following Read more...
Katie and Rutsen were the photographers for my sister's wedding back in October 2007. So, when I got engaged the following February, I knew that I wanted them to photograph my wedding. They are so good! They take amazing pictures, very creative and not your standard pose and portrait pictures. Plus, they are so flexible, personable and fun! They made all of us so comfortable (my bridal party loved them!) and were fun to have at the wedding. They took us to some great places at our reception site to get some very cool shots. I don't think most photographers would track through the mud down to a bridge to get that perfect shot! They also took my husband across this field, down to the barn, and got him up on a horse (in his tuxedo) for some more great shots. I love all the pictures from our wedding and loved having Katie and Rutsen as our photographers. I had several guests after the wedding ask me who our photographer was because they were so impressed! Read less
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TeachTheatre
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Katie and Rutsen went beyond our expectations! They made our day even more special even before the big day came around! As the future bride of a groom who almost never got caught smiling in pictures I was concerned about getting good pictures on our wedding day- before the wedding even came we did some engagement shots and wouldn't you know that Katie and Rutsen got him to smile within the first few pictures! They are more than incredibly talented photographers, they are amazing people. I consider myself so lucky to have found them and highly recommend them to anyone!
Katie and Rutsen went beyond our expectations! They made our day even more special even before the big day came around! As Read more...
Katie and Rutsen went beyond our expectations! They made our day even more special even before the big day came around! As the future bride of a groom who almost never got caught smiling in pictures I was concerned about getting good pictures on our wedding day- before the wedding even came we did some engagement shots and wouldn't you know that Katie and Rutsen got him to smile within the first few pictures! They are more than incredibly talented photographers, they are amazing people. I consider myself so lucky to have found them and highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Careth0408
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
We loved Katie and Rutsen. They were a joy to work with and very pleasant to have around on your wedding day. They were extremely flexible when my wedding plans changed almost completely overnight and came to the rescue in a big way. It was also a huge benefit to have two photographers at the same time with the ability to capture the groom and the bride at seperate times in seperate places. Our pictures are incredible and much different than your typical wedding portraits. If you are after the basic boring, staged shot, they may not be the best fit. If you want pictures that are more like artwork than what your average snap and shoot can take, you will not be disappointed. We had been dating for 10 years so we had plenty of smiling poised pictures. If you want something of more a conversation piece, go with Eagle Eye. (You also get all your own digital pics on CDs so you do not need to worry about all your family members getting printed photos, just copy them the pics and tell them to do it)
We loved Katie and Rutsen. They were a joy to work with and very pleasant to have around on your wedding day. They were Read more...
We loved Katie and Rutsen. They were a joy to work with and very pleasant to have around on your wedding day. They were extremely flexible when my wedding plans changed almost completely overnight and came to the rescue in a big way. It was also a huge benefit to have two photographers at the same time with the ability to capture the groom and the bride at seperate times in seperate places. Our pictures are incredible and much different than your typical wedding portraits. If you are after the basic boring, staged shot, they may not be the best fit. If you want pictures that are more like artwork than what your average snap and shoot can take, you will not be disappointed. We had been dating for 10 years so we had plenty of smiling poised pictures. If you want something of more a conversation piece, go with Eagle Eye. (You also get all your own digital pics on CDs so you do not need to worry about all your family members getting printed photos, just copy them the pics and tell them to do it) Read less
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mattandmeghan070508
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Rutsen & Katie were really great to work with! They are really fun and make you & your bridal party feel very comfortable. Their work is beautiful and they really capture your special day.
Rutsen & Katie were really great to work with! They are really fun and make you & your bridal party feel very comfortable. Read more...
Rutsen & Katie were really great to work with! They are really fun and make you & your bridal party feel very comfortable. Their work is beautiful and they really capture your special day. Read less
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EHarlow
Wedding:
11/13/2007
5.0/5.0
I very much enjoyed working with Katie and Rusten. They have a creative eye like no other! They were able to take our wedding day and make it a lasting memory!
I very much enjoyed working with Katie and Rusten. They have a creative eye like no other! They were able to take our Read more...
I very much enjoyed working with Katie and Rusten. They have a creative eye like no other! They were able to take our wedding day and make it a lasting memory! Read less
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rparr
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Eagle Eye Photography LLC were absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail and their love for their career were what impressed me the most. They jumped right in our family and it just felt like they were one of us. They have such a creative eye that the pictures just kept coming. Every shot was diffferent and they captured every moment in just the right way. I would absolutely reccomend Katie and Rutsen to any one of my friends and already have done so! I could not have dreamt up a more perfect pair to be their on that day!
Eagle Eye Photography LLC were absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail and their love for their career were what Read more...
Eagle Eye Photography LLC were absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail and their love for their career were what impressed me the most. They jumped right in our family and it just felt like they were one of us. They have such a creative eye that the pictures just kept coming. Every shot was diffferent and they captured every moment in just the right way. I would absolutely reccomend Katie and Rutsen to any one of my friends and already have done so! I could not have dreamt up a more perfect pair to be their on that day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rutsen was the best part of my wedding. He was so incredible - grabbing every possible shot at every important moment. He didn't take any downtime in our ten hours! The biggest thing for me was that Rutsen made my husband comfortable. He HATES getting his picture taken, but in the preview shots we have gotten so far he looks so comfortable and relaxed and happy. :) I am SO excited to get all of our photos. I will recommend Rutsen to EVERY bride I meet.
Rutsen was the best part of my wedding. He was so incredible - grabbing every possible shot at every important moment. He Read more...
Rutsen was the best part of my wedding. He was so incredible - grabbing every possible shot at every important moment. He didn't take any downtime in our ten hours! The biggest thing for me was that Rutsen made my husband comfortable. He HATES getting his picture taken, but in the preview shots we have gotten so far he looks so comfortable and relaxed and happy. :) I am SO excited to get all of our photos. I will recommend Rutsen to EVERY bride I meet. Read less
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