Rick Bern Photography
Rick, you and Angela were spectacular yesterday! Marta and I could not be more happy with the work that you did to capture the moment at our wedding. You caught the shot as it happened, and in the down time, you had an amazing eye to see something in your mind, quickly assemble the bridal party and get the image. I never liked having my photo taken before, but it was really fun to work with you. The number one comment last night was that the bride was beautiful. Number two might have been that the photographer was amazing. Best decision we made to have you shoot our wedding! Thank you!
We hired Rick to shoot our wedding in Middletown this summer. He was immediately really pleasant to interact with via email. After seeing the photos from his website we were sold, we were not disappointed. Rick's photos are incredible. He is a star. We have been over them three times now and each time we discover something new and marvelous. It's quite something how well he managed to capture people's essence, you have to see it to believe it. He absolutely *got* our friends and family the way we know them to be. Everyone was also impressed by the formal collection, especially the large groups (where everyone in the photo looks good!!?) and those where we were being lifted up by our friends are just brilliant. I loved the images he took around the house before the ceremony, the dress shots, and those of our guests as we made an entrance. My wife was absolutely stunning in her dress. It was a special day to remember, and thanks to Rick we will have these images to relive the moments forever. We are grateful for all his hard work and for making us look so good! We live in Monaco but I know we will work with Rick again sometime soon. Highly recommend!!!
Rick was the single best decision we made about our wedding, he was supportive, inclusive and most of all put the both of us completely at ease the entire night. One of our favorite aspects of his work during our wedding night was the instant display of pictures on a slideshow located outside the ballroom. We were able to immediately see how we made the right choice with Rick, and other guests were so struck by the beauty of his pictures that they asked our parents for his information! Rick was able to capture us in a way that only a true professional can and we could not be happier!
I happened to find Rick by chance in a wedding magazine, and we certainly lucked out. Rick was a pleasure to work with leading up to and on our wedding day. We had an initial meet and greet with at his home over bagels and photos. This is when we knew we must go with Rick. Rick makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and has the amazing ability to capture the moment. From our engagement shoot around Beacon Hill to the first look on the waterfront to taking the pedicab to the State Room to my husband rocking out with the band, Rick captured each moment of our special day. As we have shared the photos with our friends and family, everyone continues to comment on the amazing day and pictures. You cannot go wrong with Rick and his team.
Rick is a pleasure to work. Throughout the process from the initial "getting to know you" meeting, to the engagement shoot, on to the Big Day, and then to the the delivery of the final product. He's attentive to what you need, creative where it matters, and open to doing things a little differently.
There are many choices of photographer who I'm sure can all capture the events on this special day, but Rick also manages to capture the moments in between which represent the emotion, spirit, and joy of starting a new chapter in your lives together. Every last person who has seen our photographs has said "wow"!
"It is an honor and pleasure to recommend Rick Bern. Rick photographed our wedding last August. He is an outstanding professional, who is a joy to work with. He is detailed, hard working, flexible, down to earth, humorous, and is open to the needs of all his clients. He was so supportive of our big day, and made things simply wonderful!!! We recommend him with the highest regards, and with much respect and admiration. You simply will enjoy Rick, he is excellent!!"
Rick Bern is not only a terrific photographer who did a spectacular job at our wedding, but also he made the process fun. He gave us great ideas on what to expect, he was gentle but firm with staging shots that really worked, and then he delivered a fantastic album!
Rick was our photographer for our wedding. We had an engagement session first and took pictures at a nearby nature area. As soon as we started to take pictures I knew we picked the right photographer. He was fun to work with, was able to make my husband smile and had a vision for the shoot of what he wanted to get. I was so surprised when I saw the pictures, they were great! I didn't realize how he was getting the light just right. I honestly didn't think it would be particularly special, but was I wrong. The light, the way he captured us together, the interesting use of the setting, I never would have thought of any of that. Of course, he did the wedding as well. He was professional, patient, non intrusive, got everyone where they needed to be, but also made sure he got the "perfect" shots. He had all the standard shots but he also went for interesting and fun. He was able to capture the fun we had at the wedding. I would highly recommend working with Rick for a wedding or even for some family pictures. He really was the best. 5 stars!!
My husband and I could not have picked a better photographer. Rick was extremely professional and he is absolutely fantastic at what he does. He made us laugh and feel comfortable in front of the camera. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking for a great photographer!
Rick recently photographed my wedding and he was wonderful! He helped manage the insanity and also made sure that my husband and I had some time to step back and appreciate the day. I would wholeheartedly recommend Rick to anyone looking for a photographer!
Rick is exceptional at what he does. Not only did he make sure he captured all the special moments of my wedding but he also seemed to care and make sure that every shot was perfect. He is unique in that my husband and I felt him as part of our family and not the photographer.. amazing job!!
We are so thrilled that we picked Rick to provide our wedding photography! Not only was he extremely professional, but he is so personable and easy to work with. He had a way of capturing the most intimate of moments without being intrusive. The quality and uniqueness of our photographs is unlike anything I've seen with other photographers. We came away with so many really unique shots using different angles, reflections, and other interesting photography tricks. As a bonus, he even played a slide show at the wedding of the photos he had taken. Our guests really loved this feature. There are so many wonderful things about Rick. Without any reservation, we definately recommend him as a top-notch wedding photographer!
Thank you, Rick, for such great wedding pictures! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. You were great to work with and we will continue recommending you to all of our friends and family!"
Rick Bern is a true professional as well as a great team player and a wonderful photographer. He knows how to work with clients, vendors and is a master of his craft.
Rick's work is truly beautiful! He has a way of capturing the feel and the emotion of the moments he photographs that is impressive. He's a great person too and someone fully worthy of the trust you'll put in your wedding photographer.
I've produced a few events for a previous employer and Rick Bern was hired by client to provide onsite photography. Most recently, he shot a charity event that I attended. Rick is extremely professional and pleasant to be around. In addition, he is very efficient and seems to complete of projects with ease. That's a true testament to his extensive background in photography.
Rick Bern has been a photographer his entire life. Driven to share his unique perspective and to document the world around him, he drew inspiration from the mundane to the magnificent as he fed his passion.
His formal training is as a child and family therapist, earning a Masters Degree in Social Work from Smith College in 1993. He also devoted many years to building sales teams, traveling coast to coast in many cross-country adventures. And in all that time he always had his camera by his side. In the end, Rick gives credit to his wife for the transformation from lifelong hobbyist to professional, as she questioned why he wasn't following his true calling. A vast array of photography experiences and intensive formalized training soon followed, resulting in the formal establishment of Rick Bern Photography.
Since that time, Rick's work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Boston Common Magazine, Boston Parents Paper, Bliss Celebration Guide and many more. Rick Bern Photography was awarded the prestigious Bride's Choice Award by WeddingWire.com, placing the studio in the top 5% of all wedding photographers. Rick Bern Photography also placed in the Top 5 of Boston.com's "A-List" of all wedding photographers in the Greater Boston area.
Rick's strength lies in the versatility of his work. Although Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are a significant portion of what he loves to shoot, his subjects range from newborns to CEO's, mutts to celebrities, sports figures to political candidates. Rick provides photography for a number of philanthropic foundations including March of Dimes, ALS, and Youk's Kids.
Whether shooting the first hours of a newborn's life, spending a day creating executive portraits, or working to capture timeless images of someone's 14 year old Golden Retriever, Rick approaches each task with a fresh perspective and an openness to creating something great each and every time he picks up the camera.
Rick Bern and his team of photographers are well regarded as one of the top wedding and event shooters in the Boston area. He is a proud member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Professionals International). Although perhaps best known for his candid event photography, Rick also has a thriving portrait studio in Needham, MA.
Rick currently lives in Needham, MA with his wife, two young sons, and Australian Labradoodle.
That's a good question. There are dozens of photographers on this site and any number will do a decent job taking pictures. In the end, choosing the right photographer comes down to fit and personality. As a company, we accept only a limited number of weddings per year as we also cover bar/bat mitzvahs, family portraits and a good amount of commercial photography work. So each wedding is very special to us. We view every event as an opportunity to start a lifelong relationship as your family photographer. We take it very seriously.
Since this is a "people" business, we insist on meeting all clients in person to hear your story. Long after the wedding is done, your photographer will be the only vendor you continue to be in touch with on a regular basis. For that reason, chemistry is critical in making your choice - so spend an hour having coffee and getting to know the person behind the lens. You'll be sharing one of the most important days in your life in close proximity, so choose wisely. Your photographer should feel like a trusted friend who has your best interest at heart. Someone who you can rely on and someone who "gets" you as a couple. Someone who can make you laugh while protecting you from your crazy uncle with his pocket camera. Someone you actually enjoy being around. We hope to get the chance to be that photographer for you.