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On WeddingWire since 2011

As a Northern Virginia wedding photographer, I'm passionate about capturing the essence of your special day. I'll seamlessly blend into your celebration, capturing the joy, laughter, and love that fill every moment. My goal is to provide you with stunning photographs that will become cherished heirlooms for years to come.

Intimate Moments, Unforgettable Memories

From the first look to the final dance, I'll be there to capture the intimate moments that make your wedding truly unique. I'll capture the raw emotions that pass between you and your partner, the heartfelt speeches, and the joyful dances of your loved ones.

Authenticity and Storytelling

My approach is not about posing and forced smiles. I believe in capturing the genuine moments that unfold throughout your wedding day. I'll blend into the background, capturing the real you and your partner, creating a narrative that tells the story of your love.

Varied Locations

Whether your wedding is held in a grand ballroom, a picturesque outdoor venue, or a cozy intimate setting, I'll adapt my style to the ambiance. I'll use natural light to create breathtaking images that reflect the unique charm of your venue.

Exceptional Quality, Personalized Service

I invest in the latest camera equipment and editing software to ensure your photos are of the highest quality. I'm also committed to providing exceptional customer service, from our initial consultation to the delivery of your final images.

Create Timeless Memories

Let me be your trusted partner in capturing the memories of your Northern Virginia wedding. I'll work closely with you to create a personalized photography package that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

-Wedding albums

- Engagement sessions to get to know you better
- Save-the-date cards to announce your wedding date
- Extended hours to cover every detail of your day
- An additional photographer to ensure nothing is missed
- Digital files to share online
- Prints and thank-you cards to keep as memories

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,800

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,400

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Film
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Reviews of RW Photography

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Ryan is a highly recommended wedding photographer who receives praise for his flexibility, professionalism, and excellent communication. Reviewers appreciate his ability to capture beautiful and romantic photos, even in unfavorable weather conditions. They also commend his prompt turnaround time and the inclusion of an engagement shoot. Ryan's friendly and laid-back demeanor puts couples at ease, resulting in genuine and relaxed moments captured on film. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Ryan for his passion for photography and the exceptional experience he provides.

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Ryan is a highly recommended wedding photographer who receives praise for his flexibility, professionalism, and excellent communication. Reviewers appreciate his ability to capture beautiful and romantic photos, even in unfavorable weather conditions. They also commend his prompt turnaround time and the inclusion of an engagement shoot. Ryan's friendly and laid-back demeanor puts couples at ease, resulting in genuine and relaxed moments captured on film. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Ryan for his passion for photography and the exceptional experience he provides.

Rizan
Rizan Sent on 12/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

You will not be disappointed

Ryan was flexible,professional, and very responsive when communicating for our wedding. It rained on our wedding and Ryan reassured us that we would capture amazing photos no matter what the weather. I was very impressed with how our photos turned out! The lighting is so romantic and beautiful! Ryan also did a great job with getting photos of our guests during social hours. It really allowed us to re-live the night when looking at our photos! I highly recommend Ryan as a photographer. I will definitely do more photo shoots with Ryan in the future!
K
Katie J. Sent on 12/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Easy to Work With, Great Photos

Ryan is a good photographer, particularly for couples who are on a budget. He was responsive, prompt, and on time for everything. He was easy to work with and provided plenty of instructions for how to pose, which was helpful as we are not used to having professional photos taken. The included engagement shoot was great because it helped us get comfortable with him before the wedding day. He turned around our photos very promptly after the ceremony and they looked great. He even went back in and did an extra touch up on all the photos, at my request.
Becky
Becky S. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Capturing moments, exceeding expectations

We had the pleasure of having Ryan as our photographer on our wedding day, and I can't express enough how grateful we are for the incredible job he did. Ryan not only met but exceeded our expectations in every aspect, making our wedding photography experience truly remarkable.

In addition to Ryan's outstanding work, we were fortunate to have Julia as a second photographer. Julia's talent and artistic eye added another layer of depth to our wedding album. The synergy between Ryan and Julia ensured that no moment was overlooked, and their collaborative efforts produced a collection of stunning images.

My husband is not a fan of being in front of the camera, but Ryan's friendly and laid-back demeanor made the entire experience positive and enjoyable. He has a remarkable ability to put people at ease, resulting in genuine and relaxed moments that were beautifully captured on film.

Hiring RW Photography as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. Ryan's passion for photography, coupled with his genuine and friendly approach, created a photography experience that exceeded our expectations. Julia's contribution only added to the excellence of their teamwork. If you're seeking photographers who not only capture moments but also enhance the overall wedding experience, Ryan and Julia are an exceptional duo. We are forever grateful for the memories they've given us.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

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RYAN WOLFKIEL
RYAN WOLFKIEL
Owner

With a childhood passion for photography ignited by a trusty Kodak 35 mm film camera, I embarked on a journey to capture treasured moments while adventuring alongside loved ones. Today, my artistic flair and unwavering belief in the power of beautiful imagery drive me to cater to couples seeking to preserve their joyous milestones.

As an experienced photographer, I understand that couples desire photographs that encapsulate their most cherished moments. This is where my expertise comes into play. My dedication lies in ensuring clients not only look their absolute best but also feel comfortable and at ease. Through the art of natural posing and the utilization of ambient lighting techniques, I strive to create a seamless experience that allows couples to bask in the company of their friends and family, savoring every precious moment that matters.


My commitment to delivering exceptional results extends beyond capturing stunning images. I value efficiency and respect the significance of time. By employing streamlined workflows and maintaining a swift pace, I provide couples with more opportunities to immerse themselves in the magic of their celebrations. It is my belief that these authentic, genuine interactions are what truly bring photographs to life.
Whether it's a wedding, engagement shoot, or any other momentous occasion, my passion for photography remains unwavering. I am dedicated to crafting a visual narrative that showcases the unique beauty and heartfelt emotions of every couple's journey. With me behind the lens, you can expect professionalism, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to preserving your most precious memories.

Julia  Larina
Julia Larina
Associate Photographer

Julia鈥檚 art is influenced by all things design, fashion, and travel around the globe. She exudes positivity, enjoys connecting with couples on a deeper level, and building trusted relationships. Julia is known for her attention to the small details, and her relationship-oriented approach to creating timeless and romantic images for her couples. She is guiding and making adjustments to the pose and highlighting the best features of the body, and makes couples feel truly comfortable in front of the camera.

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RW Photography frequently asked questions

RW Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
RW Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
RW Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Film
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
RW Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
RW Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
RW Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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