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RW Photography

Alexandria , VA

LOCATION

5787 Bush Hill Drive, Street line 2
Alexandria, VA US 22310 (map)
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ABOUT US

About Ryan:

I am originally from Central Pennsylvania and moved to Northern Virginia almost ten years ago. While I have studied art and photography for most of my life, in... Read more
About Ryan:

I am originally from Central Pennsylvania and moved to Northern Virginia almost ten years ago. While I have studied art and photography for most of my life, in 2009 I officially launched RW Photography to begin capturing memories for families in the DC Metro Area and Central Pennsylvania.

I truly enjoy the art of photography and take great care with each photo to depict individuals’ personalities and emotions. I understand that every client comes with a different point of view and I strive to express that in every picture.

Wedding photographs are one of the few things consistently passed down through generations and admired often as the only tangible memories of a life-changing day. I am most proud when I can produce images that bring back the same emotions felt on a special day. I take my role as a wedding photographer very seriously; I want you to love your pictures.

I believe that it is most important to get to know each couple and try to really understand their personalities and preferences. Whether a family is interested in a portrait session or wedding services I am committed to being flexible and exceeding my clients’ expectations.

I am a laid back, no pressure kind of guy and am constantly learning new artistic and modern approaches to apply to my work. Clients often comment on my personalized approach and artistic style. Please contact me with questions regarding your upcoming photography needs.

Email us at: Ryan@RWphotographs.com or call us at 717-418-2180 Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have professional lighting equipment and have shot in numerous lighting situations
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot digital
How many photographers do you work with?
there is an option to add a second photographer
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I do guarantee my presence
Do you charge hourly or full day?
hourly
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes- $150.00 an hour
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I take a meal break of roughly 15 minutes
Do you charge for travel?
no within the DC Metro area and Pennsylvania
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
jpeg on proofing site
How long can the client keep the proofs?
1 year
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Client has print rights

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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ryan is great to work with. He's a great photographer who is down to earth and really will work with you to make you happy, whatever your budget. He was punctual, professional, and his turnaround time was very quick. In a world of unknown vendors, Ryan will make you feel at ease and is someone you can trust to capture your wedding memories.
Ryan is great to work with. He's a great photographer who is down to earth and really will work with you to make you Read more...
Ryan is great to work with. He's a great photographer who is down to earth and really will work with you to make you happy, whatever your budget. He was punctual, professional, and his turnaround time was very quick. In a world of unknown vendors, Ryan will make you feel at ease and is someone you can trust to capture your wedding memories. Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
When we met with Ryan we immediately knew that we wanted him to photograph our wedding. He was easy going, not a pushy salesman, so flexible with our budget, and very fair with all the add on's that we wanted. We had already had our engagement pictures taken by a friend and he was open to giving us extra prints or hours to make up the cost in the package. A week before the wedding Ryan emailed me to say that he went to our venue to see what the lighting will be at the time of our ceremony (which was outside) and to look for some good scenic shots. That to me was going above and beyond just being our photographer, we felt like he really genuinely cared about our happiness and pictures and it wasn't just for a good review. Ryan and his assistant Ivette came to the venue early on the wedding day and prepared to take some great shots! During the wedding he had shots that he wanted but he was cool with us doing other things and trying other shots (some silly ones too). The day after the wedding we got 2 teaser photos and OMG such a tease!! They were AMAZING, I literally checked my email every 5 minutes for more teasers! When we got the highlights link and sent it to our families, the feedback was incredible. All everyone could say was that you can see the joy, love and happiness bursting out of the photographs. I told Ryan when we first met that I really wanted a lot of candid photos, I felt that would be something I would be able to look back at and remember that people were enjoying themselves, Ryan and Ivette didn't disappoint. Every time I look at the pictures I see a new favorite and think to myself, I am SO glad they took that shot!! My sister said it perfectly when she said that they photographed moments, not just people! I feel so fortunate to have gone with RW!
When we met with Ryan we immediately knew that we wanted him to photograph our wedding. He was easy going, not a pushy Read more...
When we met with Ryan we immediately knew that we wanted him to photograph our wedding. He was easy going, not a pushy salesman, so flexible with our budget, and very fair with all the add on's that we wanted. We had already had our engagement pictures taken by a friend and he was open to giving us extra prints or hours to make up the cost in the package. A week before the wedding Ryan emailed me to say that he went to our venue to see what the lighting will be at the time of our ceremony (which was outside) and to look for some good scenic shots. That to me was going above and beyond just being our photographer, we felt like he really genuinely cared about our happiness and pictures and it wasn't just for a good review. Ryan and his assistant Ivette came to the venue early on the wedding day and prepared to take some great shots! During the wedding he had shots that he wanted but he was cool with us doing other things and trying other shots (some silly ones too). The day after the wedding we got 2 teaser photos and OMG such a tease!! They were AMAZING, I literally checked my email every 5 minutes for more teasers! When we got the highlights link and sent it to our families, the feedback was incredible. All everyone could say was that you can see the joy, love and happiness bursting out of the photographs. I told Ryan when we first met that I really wanted a lot of candid photos, I felt that would be something I would be able to look back at and remember that people were enjoying themselves, Ryan and Ivette didn't disappoint. Every time I look at the pictures I see a new favorite and think to myself, I am SO glad they took that shot!! My sister said it perfectly when she said that they photographed moments, not just people! I feel so fortunate to have gone with RW! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we picked Ryan to do our wedding!! He was very flexible, reliable and took the time to make our pictures absolutely perfect! We will definitely be using him in the future!
We are so glad we picked Ryan to do our wedding!! He was very flexible, reliable and took the time to make our pictures Read more...
We are so glad we picked Ryan to do our wedding!! He was very flexible, reliable and took the time to make our pictures absolutely perfect! We will definitely be using him in the future! Read less
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Kristie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan was recommended to us through a friend who used him as her wedding photographer. We had a great experience with Ryan, beginning with our engagement pictures. He was accommodating to us as we live hours from each other. We absolutely loved our engagement pictures and could not wait for Ryan to shoot the wedding. Our wedding photos were no less than exceptional as well and we received tons of compliments. He was very prompt in getting our photos out to us and provided us with a 'sneak peek' beforehand! Ryan was professional, showed up on time and was very accommodating to us on our wedding day.He was familiar with our venue which made planning for pictures a smooth process. I recommend him to any bride and groom without reservation!!
Ryan was recommended to us through a friend who used him as her wedding photographer. We had a great experience with Ryan, Read more...
Ryan was recommended to us through a friend who used him as her wedding photographer. We had a great experience with Ryan, beginning with our engagement pictures. He was accommodating to us as we live hours from each other. We absolutely loved our engagement pictures and could not wait for Ryan to shoot the wedding. Our wedding photos were no less than exceptional as well and we received tons of compliments. He was very prompt in getting our photos out to us and provided us with a 'sneak peek' beforehand! Ryan was professional, showed up on time and was very accommodating to us on our wedding day.He was familiar with our venue which made planning for pictures a smooth process. I recommend him to any bride and groom without reservation!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan is a great photographer! He was patient but at the same time kept things moving when it came to taking all the pictures at the wedding and reception. He also was able to set aside time to take pictures of the guys and the girls before the ceremony. Overall, I am very happy with how the wedding pictures turned out and would recommend you choose Ryan as your photographer!
Ryan is a great photographer! He was patient but at the same time kept things moving when it came to taking all the Read more...
Ryan is a great photographer! He was patient but at the same time kept things moving when it came to taking all the pictures at the wedding and reception. He also was able to set aside time to take pictures of the guys and the girls before the ceremony. Overall, I am very happy with how the wedding pictures turned out and would recommend you choose Ryan as your photographer! Read less
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Yvonne
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan is a very talented and highly skilled photographer. He is very creative, flex able and easy going! After all he was able to put up with my "strong minded European" mother and her two sisters who are very opinionated! Great job Ryan!
Ryan is a very talented and highly skilled photographer. He is very creative, flex able and easy going! After all he was Read more...
Ryan is a very talented and highly skilled photographer. He is very creative, flex able and easy going! After all he was able to put up with my "strong minded European" mother and her two sisters who are very opinionated! Great job Ryan! Read less
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Ingrid
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Ryan takes amazing photos! We did an engagement session and photos on our wedding day. Neither my husband or I had ever taken professional photos before so we were nervous, Ryan made us feel super comfortable. I have a dog who I love and wanted in the pictures, and Ryan was great at working with the worst dog to photograph ever - not to mention he got great shots!

We got married in the Catholic church that had strict photography restrictions, but Ryan was amazing and got every shot while staying within the guidelines. At the venue, Ryan was great at picking places to take photos and coming up with both fun and traditional poses. I love all my wedding pictures and couldn't be happier.
Ryan takes amazing photos! We did an engagement session and photos on our wedding day. Neither my husband or I had ever Read more...
Ryan takes amazing photos! We did an engagement session and photos on our wedding day. Neither my husband or I had ever taken professional photos before so we were nervous, Ryan made us feel super comfortable. I have a dog who I love and wanted in the pictures, and Ryan was great at working with the worst dog to photograph ever - not to mention he got great shots!

We got married in the Catholic church that had strict photography restrictions, but Ryan was amazing and got every shot while staying within the guidelines. At the venue, Ryan was great at picking places to take photos and coming up with both fun and traditional poses. I love all my wedding pictures and couldn't be happier. Read less
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Melanie Jasinski
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan did both our engagement and wedding photographs - it worked out perfectly for us because he works both in Norther VA where we live (engagement photos) and in Central PA where we got married! From the very beginning, Ryan has been super flexible and has been willing to work with us on everything from timing to creating the best package for our needs. He has great photographic ideas, and our pictures have turned out beautifully! I would highly recommend him for any special photography occasion.
Ryan did both our engagement and wedding photographs - it worked out perfectly for us because he works both in Norther VA Read more...
Ryan did both our engagement and wedding photographs - it worked out perfectly for us because he works both in Norther VA where we live (engagement photos) and in Central PA where we got married! From the very beginning, Ryan has been super flexible and has been willing to work with us on everything from timing to creating the best package for our needs. He has great photographic ideas, and our pictures have turned out beautifully! I would highly recommend him for any special photography occasion. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan did an amazing job with our wedding and engagement pictures. He is extremely talented and creative. We loved the fact that he went to the location of the ceremony and reception prior to the photo shoot to look for places where we could take different pictures. He also brought different props to make each picture unique. He went above and beyond all of our expectations. Ryan was able to capture every special moment of our wedding and tell a story with his pictures. Our photo album is beautiful. Everyone that has seen it, tells us how good and creative our photographer was. I'm so glad we found Ryan to photograph such an important day in our lives and we hope we can use his services in the future. We highly recommend him!
Ryan did an amazing job with our wedding and engagement pictures. He is extremely talented and creative. We loved the fact Read more...
Ryan did an amazing job with our wedding and engagement pictures. He is extremely talented and creative. We loved the fact that he went to the location of the ceremony and reception prior to the photo shoot to look for places where we could take different pictures. He also brought different props to make each picture unique. He went above and beyond all of our expectations. Ryan was able to capture every special moment of our wedding and tell a story with his pictures. Our photo album is beautiful. Everyone that has seen it, tells us how good and creative our photographer was. I'm so glad we found Ryan to photograph such an important day in our lives and we hope we can use his services in the future. We highly recommend him! Read less
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Sweeta
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan did such a great job capturing what a fun celebration we had with family and friends. I would highly recommend him for any event. He did a variety of creative shots for us and worked with us throughout the entire process. Ryan was also very timely in getting the proofs ready and our family and friends were so impressed they began ordering them immediately. We will definitely be using him in the future for both portraits and any other events with family and friends.
Ryan did such a great job capturing what a fun celebration we had with family and friends. I would highly recommend him Read more...
Ryan did such a great job capturing what a fun celebration we had with family and friends. I would highly recommend him for any event. He did a variety of creative shots for us and worked with us throughout the entire process. Ryan was also very timely in getting the proofs ready and our family and friends were so impressed they began ordering them immediately. We will definitely be using him in the future for both portraits and any other events with family and friends. Read less
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Olivia
Wedding:
1/7/2011
5.0/5.0
He is very willing to work with you on whatever you want to be done. He was there all day and caught every special moment!
He is very willing to work with you on whatever you want to be done. He was there all day and caught every special moment! Read more...
He is very willing to work with you on whatever you want to be done. He was there all day and caught every special moment! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/9/2014
4.9/5.0
Ryan was wonderful to work with and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. He came up with all the locations for our engagement shoot as well. The results were wonderful!
Ryan was wonderful to work with and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. He came up with all the locations for Read more...
Ryan was wonderful to work with and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. He came up with all the locations for our engagement shoot as well. The results were wonderful! Read less
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