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SPAN Photography

Washington , DC
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We want to capture the moments you will never forget. By taking a... Read more
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We want to capture the moments you will never forget. By taking a photojournalistic approach, we aim to keep the focus on you during your special events. The relationships between important people, the essence of poignant moments, and the candid joy expressed by you and your loved ones assume center stage with SPAN Photography. Learn more at www.spanphotography.com. Why Weddings?
We have found a lot of joy in shooting weddings! There are so many details, relationships, and emotions during these celebrations. Planning our own wedding (awww!) illuminated the personal nature and significance of such ceremonies and soirees. We feel its an honor to be involved with other people's special occasions, and we treat your event as though it were our own - a sacred milestone you hope to remember for always. Fun & Friendly Photogs = Fun & Fabulous Photos!
Sean Sharp is the man behind the camera at SPAN Photography. A self-professed adventure seeker, Sean came to photography as an outlet for his creative spirit while earning a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications. Beyond pursuing his passions for conservation photography and photojournalism, Sean exercises his talent through studio portraiture, engagement sessions, and wedding photography. An ability to photograph the essence of his human subjects is evident in Sean’s lively headshots, portraits, and caught-in-the-moment candids. Although he is an award-winning photographer with more than a decade of experience behind the lens, Sean maintains an easy-going and down-to-earth demeanor that makes him a welcome addition to your special occasions.
Sean's wife Marybeth is the cheerleader and coordinator behind-the-scenes for SPAN Photography. She's the voice behind many of the communications and PR for SPAN, and she helps keep Sean on track during events. Most likely to be engaging subjects in conversation, ticking off items on a clipboard, and offering ideas, Marybeth aims to support Sean's artistic endeavors. For some events, Marybeth also wields a camera to capture background, detail, and additional candid images. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, and although I like to work with natural light whenever possible, I have a wireless flash system that helps illuminate individuals and spaces as needed.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Like most folks, today I work in digital. My early photography was film-based, and I think that helps my photography and editing today. Understanding the nuances of developing a photo - as one would in a darkroom - enables me to properly expose images. Film is a very artistic medium!
How many photographers do you work with?
Sean is the primary photographer and shoots all booked events. Two additional individuals - including Sean's partner, Marybeth - serve as "second shooters" for large events.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We only shoot one event in a day; each wedding, engagement shoot, or event deserves as much focus as we can provide.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
The types of equipment will vary based on the event or shoot. Some of my equipment includes:
 - Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 40D; Lenses: Canon 16-36mm F/2.8L II, Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L IS II, Canon 24-105mm F/4L IS, Canon 85mm F/1.2L, Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II
 - Lighting: 3-4 Canon Speedlites with wireless capabilities, 3-4 PocketWizard Radio Transceivers
 - Lightstands, Umbrellas, Battery Packs and misc items
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, we bring a second camera body to events.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Our rates are determined on an hourly basis. We have packages for weddings listed at http://www.spanphotography.com/wedding-packages.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$300 per hour
Do you charge for travel?
We do not charge for travel within 25 miles of downtown Washington, DC. Coverage at destinations beyond our 25-mile range is definitely available, but these bookings may be subject to additional fees incurred by travel (e.g., mileage, airfare, hotel stays).
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Our typical turnaround time is between four and six weeks for a wedding; for smaller events, we can share proofs within a month.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Images will be available on private online viewing galleries for family and friends, and we provide clients with discs of high resolution images.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
We provide clients with discs of high resolution images.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, we provide private online viewing galleries for family and friends.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Albums, DVD slideshows, photo guestbooks and other products are available, upon request and for additional fees. We do not include these items in our packages in order to allow clients the freedom to work with their preferred companies to design albums and other keepsakes that fit their budgets and needs.

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Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean & Marybeth are simply AWESOME! My wife & I were fortunate enough to have worked with them on 3 separate occasions: the day I proposed to my girlfriend (now wife), our engagement photos, & our wedding. They're so easy to work with, and they also go above & beyond while delivering stunning photographs. We're extremely happy that they were the ones to have captured these major moments for us. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND them if you're looking for a superior photographer.
Sean & Marybeth are simply AWESOME! My wife & I were fortunate enough to have worked with them on 3 separate occasions: Read more...
Sean & Marybeth are simply AWESOME! My wife & I were fortunate enough to have worked with them on 3 separate occasions: the day I proposed to my girlfriend (now wife), our engagement photos, & our wedding. They're so easy to work with, and they also go above & beyond while delivering stunning photographs. We're extremely happy that they were the ones to have captured these major moments for us. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND them if you're looking for a superior photographer. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Sean and Marybeth gave us the best anyone could give for wedding photography. They came to the venue of the both the ceremony and reception a few weeks early to case the scene. They showed up early to capture the moments of the bride getting ready. That wasn't part of the plan, but they did it anyway. They really put in a lot of extra effort to make sure they didn't miss any details. While Sean was taking the family pictures, Marybeth coordinated getting all our family members in place so that we could get all the family photos we wanted. This was especially important after the ceremony, because the church only allowed fifteen minutes for family pictures after the ceremony completed.

Both of them really went above and beyond to make our day their personal business. I have an antic dote to highlight that, and those of you who are catholic will understand this. We forgot to tell our family members whom we had designated to bring the gifts for communion that we had designated them as such. They missed the rehearsal, so they never got the message. So when the priest indicated that it was time to bring the gifts, I made eye contact with Marybeth, and she read my mind perfectly. I motioned where the gifts were located and she brought them to the priest. What that sort of thing was a mistake, it's actually something that we recall about our wedding as a special moment, and Sean and Marybeth's attention to detail made that moment possible.

And the pictures were great! They captured so many great moments in such great quality. The arey real pros.

If you choose them to shoot your wedding, you will be nothing but pleased with the results.
Sean and Marybeth gave us the best anyone could give for wedding photography. They came to the venue of the both the Read more...
Sean and Marybeth gave us the best anyone could give for wedding photography. They came to the venue of the both the ceremony and reception a few weeks early to case the scene. They showed up early to capture the moments of the bride getting ready. That wasn't part of the plan, but they did it anyway. They really put in a lot of extra effort to make sure they didn't miss any details. While Sean was taking the family pictures, Marybeth coordinated getting all our family members in place so that we could get all the family photos we wanted. This was especially important after the ceremony, because the church only allowed fifteen minutes for family pictures after the ceremony completed.

Both of them really went above and beyond to make our day their personal business. I have an antic dote to highlight that, and those of you who are catholic will understand this. We forgot to tell our family members whom we had designated to bring the gifts for communion that we had designated them as such. They missed the rehearsal, so they never got the message. So when the priest indicated that it was time to bring the gifts, I made eye contact with Marybeth, and she read my mind perfectly. I motioned where the gifts were located and she brought them to the priest. What that sort of thing was a mistake, it's actually something that we recall about our wedding as a special moment, and Sean and Marybeth's attention to detail made that moment possible.

And the pictures were great! They captured so many great moments in such great quality. The arey real pros.

If you choose them to shoot your wedding, you will be nothing but pleased with the results. Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
8/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Do you want to make a special day even more special? Hire SPAN photography for your wedding photos. They are professionals through and through. From beforehand, in helping us pick sites and locations, to the day of the wedding, to the after ceremony shots, everything was done to perfection. We did not have to feel that we had to supervise one bit. SPAN took charge, without dictating, consulting without interfering with the special day, and then adding extra touches, like the cupcakes bought that we smeared onto each other afterward in one of those wedding shots we will always remember. They are so personal and caring. And the touch-up work they did absolutely is astounding. I felt special and knew that I was in good hands with these folks. Their suggestions for special locations was also right on. Finally, in terms of cost, these folks are extremely (!) reasonable. They are worth their weight in gold!
Do you want to make a special day even more special? Hire SPAN photography for your wedding photos. They are professionals Read more...
Do you want to make a special day even more special? Hire SPAN photography for your wedding photos. They are professionals through and through. From beforehand, in helping us pick sites and locations, to the day of the wedding, to the after ceremony shots, everything was done to perfection. We did not have to feel that we had to supervise one bit. SPAN took charge, without dictating, consulting without interfering with the special day, and then adding extra touches, like the cupcakes bought that we smeared onto each other afterward in one of those wedding shots we will always remember. They are so personal and caring. And the touch-up work they did absolutely is astounding. I felt special and knew that I was in good hands with these folks. Their suggestions for special locations was also right on. Finally, in terms of cost, these folks are extremely (!) reasonable. They are worth their weight in gold! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't praise Sean and Mary Beth enough! They were extremely professional during the whole process and were very patient with a nervous bride and groom-to be. They thoroughly researched sites and poses for our engagement picture session around DC. They were so easy to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We could not be more thrilled with the final product. The hardest part of this process is choosing which photos to print to display at our wedding! I'd highly recommend Span Photography to anyone looking for a photographer in the area! -Ashley & Neal
I can't praise Sean and Mary Beth enough! They were extremely professional during the whole process and were very patient Read more...
I can't praise Sean and Mary Beth enough! They were extremely professional during the whole process and were very patient with a nervous bride and groom-to be. They thoroughly researched sites and poses for our engagement picture session around DC. They were so easy to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We could not be more thrilled with the final product. The hardest part of this process is choosing which photos to print to display at our wedding! I'd highly recommend Span Photography to anyone looking for a photographer in the area! -Ashley & Neal Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiance hired Sean to photograph his surprise proposal to me. He was able to capture every emotion from both of us and we forever have the moment memorialized. Sean was professional, funny and extremely talented! He made us feel comfortable and helped us come up with good ideas for pictures too. I would highly recommend Span Photography for wedding and/or engagement photos. A truly exceptional photographer!
My fiance hired Sean to photograph his surprise proposal to me. He was able to capture every emotion from both of us and Read more...
My fiance hired Sean to photograph his surprise proposal to me. He was able to capture every emotion from both of us and we forever have the moment memorialized. Sean was professional, funny and extremely talented! He made us feel comfortable and helped us come up with good ideas for pictures too. I would highly recommend Span Photography for wedding and/or engagement photos. A truly exceptional photographer! Read less
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Betsey
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Sean and SPAN Photography was great. They came highly recommended by a friend and after seeing their portfolio and their competitive pricing, I knew SPAN would be a great fit for the photographs to remember our wedding. Sean and Marybeth went out of their way to ensure our engagement shoot, which ended up having 2 shoots, and our wedding day pictures went smoothly. They were helpful with ideas, responsive to our questions/requests and above all very professional. They took so many wonderful photos we were overwhelmed (in the best way possible) by all the options for albums. We absolutely love our photos, and our family and friends were pleased with the results too. I have recommended them to friends for family photos and event photos. SPAN is well worth the money for the amazing results.
Working with Sean and SPAN Photography was great. They came highly recommended by a friend and after seeing their Read more...
Working with Sean and SPAN Photography was great. They came highly recommended by a friend and after seeing their portfolio and their competitive pricing, I knew SPAN would be a great fit for the photographs to remember our wedding. Sean and Marybeth went out of their way to ensure our engagement shoot, which ended up having 2 shoots, and our wedding day pictures went smoothly. They were helpful with ideas, responsive to our questions/requests and above all very professional. They took so many wonderful photos we were overwhelmed (in the best way possible) by all the options for albums. We absolutely love our photos, and our family and friends were pleased with the results too. I have recommended them to friends for family photos and event photos. SPAN is well worth the money for the amazing results. Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was small and intimate. I wanted it to be that way to keep the focus on what God has done for us and the commitment that we were making to each other. From the first conversation that I had with Sean, he quickly grasped what I was looking for in our wedding and the photos that we would want as keepsakes. He was incredibly flexible and offered a customized package that met our needs perfectly. On our wedding day, Sean and MaryBeth covered every last detail with just the right blend of being there for us, offering suggestions, and then fading into the background so we could share the moments with each other and our family. They captured photos that I didn't even know they were taking. The result is a wealth of pictures that makes me feel like I'm reliving the day each time I scroll through them. The laughter, the tears, the joy and the humor of the day are all captured. We had a swarm of gnats around us during the entire wedding (which our boys did not enjoy and provides a lot of humor in the pics) and Sean amazingly edited out of all of them for our final photos. Unbelievable amount of work and expertise in doing that! Sean and MaryBeth obviously love what they do and the experience with them has been top notch. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks to you both!!
Our wedding was small and intimate. I wanted it to be that way to keep the focus on what God has done for us and the Read more...
Our wedding was small and intimate. I wanted it to be that way to keep the focus on what God has done for us and the commitment that we were making to each other. From the first conversation that I had with Sean, he quickly grasped what I was looking for in our wedding and the photos that we would want as keepsakes. He was incredibly flexible and offered a customized package that met our needs perfectly. On our wedding day, Sean and MaryBeth covered every last detail with just the right blend of being there for us, offering suggestions, and then fading into the background so we could share the moments with each other and our family. They captured photos that I didn't even know they were taking. The result is a wealth of pictures that makes me feel like I'm reliving the day each time I scroll through them. The laughter, the tears, the joy and the humor of the day are all captured. We had a swarm of gnats around us during the entire wedding (which our boys did not enjoy and provides a lot of humor in the pics) and Sean amazingly edited out of all of them for our final photos. Unbelievable amount of work and expertise in doing that! Sean and MaryBeth obviously love what they do and the experience with them has been top notch. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks to you both!! Read less
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Shawn
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Sean and his wife, MaryBeth, truly hit the mark on our wedding day! We wanted the day to be relaxed, fun, casual and exciting. His photos reflect the mood of day! So thankful for the thoughtfulness and "eye" he had to get our day just right!
Sean and his wife, MaryBeth, truly hit the mark on our wedding day! We wanted the day to be relaxed, fun, casual and Read more...
Sean and his wife, MaryBeth, truly hit the mark on our wedding day! We wanted the day to be relaxed, fun, casual and exciting. His photos reflect the mood of day! So thankful for the thoughtfulness and "eye" he had to get our day just right! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I could think of no one better to have captured my wedding day than SPAN Photography. Sean and his team are flexible, personable, affordable, and SUPER TALENTED! I am so happy with my pictures and the ease of sharing the photos with friends was perfect.
I could think of no one better to have captured my wedding day than SPAN Photography. Sean and his team are flexible, Read more...
I could think of no one better to have captured my wedding day than SPAN Photography. Sean and his team are flexible, personable, affordable, and SUPER TALENTED! I am so happy with my pictures and the ease of sharing the photos with friends was perfect. Read less
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Karl
Wedding:
2/23/2013
4.9/5.0
SPAN Photography was absolutely exceptional to us. They were on time & responded to emails quickly. The best part was that they were the nicest people ever. We would certainly suggest you use their services b/c they personally care what you think!
SPAN Photography was absolutely exceptional to us. They were on time & responded to emails quickly. The best part was that Read more...
SPAN Photography was absolutely exceptional to us. They were on time & responded to emails quickly. The best part was that they were the nicest people ever. We would certainly suggest you use their services b/c they personally care what you think! Read less
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