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RW Photography

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

717-418-2180

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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 with a 5d Mark II digital slr
How many photographers do you work with?
I work with a second photographer
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I do guarantee my presence
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Yes, sometimes I may have a Friday/Saturday/Sunday Event
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2 Canon SLR's, 3 flashes, Tripod, Several Canon Lenses
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
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, Client provides meal
Do you charge for travel?
no within the DC Metro area and Pennsylvania
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
between 2-4 weeks, most events are finished within 2 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
jpeg on proofing site which are available for immediate download
How long can the client keep the proofs?
3 months
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Client has print rights
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
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?
10x10 leather album 20 page, 30 page and 40 page
When will the client get the final album?
within 3 months

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ryan is a fantastic photographer. Working with Ryan was really stress free. Our engagement and wedding photos exceeded our expectations. He also put together the perfect slideshow for our rehearsal dinner. If you are looking to have quality photography at a great value, he provides both. We definitely plan to return to RW Photography in the future as he does excellent work with family portraits as well.
Ryan is a fantastic photographer. Working with Ryan was really stress free. Our engagement and wedding photos exceeded our Read more...
Ryan is a fantastic photographer. Working with Ryan was really stress free. Our engagement and wedding photos exceeded our expectations. He also put together the perfect slideshow for our rehearsal dinner. If you are looking to have quality photography at a great value, he provides both. We definitely plan to return to RW Photography in the future as he does excellent work with family portraits as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Ryan is the best photographer! He was so awesome to work with! I was seeking a photographer that was flexible and laid back, and that's just how Ryan is. I found his prices to be very very fair, and he has so many package options that it's easy to find the right fit for you and your wedding. I did not find that type of flexibility and willingness to meet our needs in other photographers that I was contacting.

On our wedding day, Ryan was so easy to work with and made sure that we took all of the shots that we wanted. I am so happy with the way our photos turned out!! Not to mention, we got our pictures back really fast. I know that it can take up to several months (sometimes almost 6 months) for couples to get their photos and the fact that we had ours to review within weeks of our wedding was a big plus!
Ryan is the best photographer! He was so awesome to work with! I was seeking a photographer that was flexible and laid Read more...
Ryan is the best photographer! He was so awesome to work with! I was seeking a photographer that was flexible and laid back, and that's just how Ryan is. I found his prices to be very very fair, and he has so many package options that it's easy to find the right fit for you and your wedding. I did not find that type of flexibility and willingness to meet our needs in other photographers that I was contacting.

On our wedding day, Ryan was so easy to work with and made sure that we took all of the shots that we wanted. I am so happy with the way our photos turned out!! Not to mention, we got our pictures back really fast. I know that it can take up to several months (sometimes almost 6 months) for couples to get their photos and the fact that we had ours to review within weeks of our wedding was a big plus! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I began our search for a wedding photographer very picky, and skeptical that someone would understand exactly my vision, and also keep all my concerns/"please don't-s" in mind. Ryan did. He was extremely professional,to the point, yet a delight to have around literally all day. The pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. I actually had a hard time narrowing down to 200 to use in my wedding album!
I began our search for a wedding photographer very picky, and skeptical that someone would understand exactly my vision, Read more...
I began our search for a wedding photographer very picky, and skeptical that someone would understand exactly my vision, and also keep all my concerns/"please don't-s" in mind. Ryan did. He was extremely professional,to the point, yet a delight to have around literally all day. The pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. I actually had a hard time narrowing down to 200 to use in my wedding album! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Ryan captured everything we asked for and more. Hr was very flexible due to a date change and Sunday wedding. Very friendly and great rates. Would reconvened him to friends and family.
Ryan captured everything we asked for and more. Hr was very flexible due to a date change and Sunday wedding. Very Read more...
Ryan captured everything we asked for and more. Hr was very flexible due to a date change and Sunday wedding. Very friendly and great rates. Would reconvened him to friends and family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ryan is awesome to work with and honestly I would recommend him to anyone for any type of photography!
He is very flexible, easy to work with, and has a great eye for engagement and wedding photos. His packages are very reasonably priced and photo turnover time is speedy. I have already recommended him to my friends who have upcoming weddings.
Ryan is awesome to work with and honestly I would recommend him to anyone for any type of photography!
He is very Read more...
Ryan is awesome to work with and honestly I would recommend him to anyone for any type of photography!
He is very flexible, easy to work with, and has a great eye for engagement and wedding photos. His packages are very reasonably priced and photo turnover time is speedy. I have already recommended him to my friends who have upcoming weddings. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Most importantly, we loved our wedding photos and album Ryan put together for us! Aside from the pics, he was also very easy to work with, was very quick to respond to any emails/ questions I had, and we had our digital wedding pictures within a week of our wedding. We couldn't have asked for better service.
Most importantly, we loved our wedding photos and album Ryan put together for us! Aside from the pics, he was also very Read more...
Most importantly, we loved our wedding photos and album Ryan put together for us! Aside from the pics, he was also very easy to work with, was very quick to respond to any emails/ questions I had, and we had our digital wedding pictures within a week of our wedding. We couldn't have asked for better service. Read less
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Anonymous
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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