With a photographic career spanning over 11 years, Phil at 1LPhoto has worn many hats, but "wedding photographer" is his favorite. Settled just north of Washington, DC, Phil serves the DMV area but travels nationwide for photoshoots.
He doesn't remember the first time he picked up a camera, but he swears he has never put it down. "It's not work until you'd rather be somewhere else," a mentor once said, and there's certainly no place better than anywhere with a camera in hand.
Phil is a photojournalist at heart and is always chasing the good light. Photography is his passion, his calling in life, and he is truly thankful to be able to make a living from something he loves so dearly.
The common theme throughout his photography is that he is never satisfied with his first look and is always looking at a frame and deciding how to make it better.
Professionally, he's a people person who believes each photograph is a conversation between the subject and the audience. Couples have a story to tell, and it's a photographer's job to make that story as vivid, emotional, and energetic as possible.
Phil describes photography as a quest to capture the extraordinary within the ordinary.
5 Reviews for 1LPhoto
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Christine C. · Married on 12/18/2020
Incredibly talented! Also kind, thoughtful, attentive to details, efficient, managed large bridal party easily
Phil is incredibly talented and made our day go so smoothly! Phil managed our large bridal party so easily and had the perfect balance of giving directions and being kind. His directions, ideas, efficiency, and kindness were so helpful and appreciated throughout the entire day. He paid attention to details (ex, one piece of flying hair, lipstick on teeth, my dress’s train) he held my bouquet several times to help me while I adjusted my hair, veil, or shawl. Phil mapped out the timing of our day to make sure we got all the shots we wanted and was super efficient. He asked us many times if there were other shots we were imagining and he made them happen! Phil got us a preview of photos the day after our wedding and the whole album shortly after that! Our bridal party continually complimented him as well with how he managed everything and made each of us so comfortable! Please go with Phil (1LPhoto) for your wedding or other photography needs!!!Sent on 05/16/2021
Courtney F. · Married on 11/14/2020
Our wedding photographer
Phil (1LPhoto) is an amazing photographer! He is professional, thorough, and helps makes your special day run smoothly. He got so many beautiful shots - it felt like he was everywhere. He communicated with us along the way and was a great partner throughout the planning process and especially day of. So many guests and family members raved about how impressed they were with him. We highly recommend Phil (1LPhoto)!Sent on 03/10/2021
Hannah · Married on 10/28/2017
A True Pro!
Phil was absolutely a dream to work with on our wedding day. Not only were the pictures wonderful on the back end, but the experience was just perfect. He was very professional and efficient without pressuring us in any way. Our day was completely stress free! Also, when my grandmother died 3 days after our wedding, I was able to call Phil from my honeymoon and he expedited a handful of pictures from our day without question.Sent on 03/10/2021