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Bryan Ranharter
Wedding on 2012-05-19


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Wonderful Photographs & Friendly Presence!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We love them all!! From the posed to the casual, from the fleeting moments to the drawn-out scenes, Ray captured everything beautifully. We have many "mantelpiece" shots to choose from, and a great album to share forever!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray's presence was refreshing and we were always happy to see him framing up shots during the day! He never disrupted any moments, and yet was always there smiling to capture everything. His ability to stay focused (no pun intended) was amazing...he never missed a beat!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

In our package, which I believe was the basic package, we had a photographer and 6 hours of coverage - perfect to capture the most important section of the day. We received a flash drive of the original files as well.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He never stopped smiling - he was a delight to all our guests. He even took the microphone and shared some wise words. He has been doing this for a long time and loves his work. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thanks Ray!!


Heather Steckel
Wedding on 2011-05-28


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Treasured Memories with Ray Williams

What was your favorite wedding photo?

They were all so great, so it was very hard to just choose 1 photo. I have to say it was the picture of me and my husband Christopher wrapping our arms around each other and looking each other in the eyes before we kissed. This picture was taken right after the ceremony and the I do's were over and we walked to the side. I absolutely love that one! Ray took it in black and white and left my bouquet in color. It was absolutely gorgeous.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray was awesome the whole day. You would never know he was ever there. He took at least 600 plus pictures. He was extremely professional, courteous, and a very fun loving guy to have as your photographer. When I recieved the photos I was so shocked because he had shots in there that I didn't know he had taken but I am so thankful that he did. He captured a lot of special memories. He took very nice portraits of us as well. My husband really loves the one of me where you see the back of my dress and all of my Bridesmaids laid their bouquets on the train of my dress as I was holding mine and slightly looking back. Awesome photo!!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

My wedding photo package included 4 hours of photography with Ray, 300+ real photo's(not proofs), 7 8x10's and 1 11x14. With the option to add on more things such as cd's, photo albums, etc. Ray treated us great and he gave us much more than that. He knew we were on a lower budget and he helped us out some and we are so thankful to him for everything that he has done for us. Ray was so good and professional he only needed himself, no other photographer was needed.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray is a very fun loving man. He made my friends and family feel warm and fuzzy, not stiff and posed. My friends and family enjoyed him a lot and we even took pictures or Ray taking photos of us. We were extremely pleased with everything Ray did. I had warned Ray before he came to shoot our wedding that he would have a ball, he would laugh, and he would feel at ease. All in all we had fun. I would recommend Ray Williams with Leesburg Photography to anybody! Thanks so much Ray!!


Melissa Wyrick
Wedding on 2011-01-12


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Highly recommend Leesburg Photo- Ray is awesome!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Too many to decide- which was my favorite. However, Ray was able to capture alot of great moments during the service and after. He also did a great job with our engagement photos! HIs talent has given us perfect photos for our memories of our wedding day.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

During the ceremony, I didn't even know he was taking pictures. He is very easy to work with!!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We received engagement photos with an album. We also received a hard copy of all the pictures in different sizes. His prices are very reasonable and he is very quick at getting the pictures on the website to review. Very impressed with Ray!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray is very easy to work with and made everyone feel very comfortable. He works with each and everyone and is willing to listen to suggestions of poses, etc.


shelina abellera
Wedding on 2010-05-22


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Great Pictures w/Leesburg Photo - Ray Williams

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Dan and I had our backs to Ray and we were walking back to the reception hall after the ceremony. It seems to be the "in" thing to get this type of wedding shot. But, I can't pick an absolute favorite from all of our photos; they all turned out wonderfully.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Honestly, we didn't even know Ray was taking pictures. When our photos finally came in, the candids not only allowed us to relive the wonderful memories of the day, but, filled us in on what we missed among the beautiful chaos. The only thing we missed out on were pictures of the bride and groom with the groom's family. But, I can attribute that to the incoming storm we were facing.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered 4x6's (I think we ended up with 500+), 3 photo books, a master photo dvd and 6 hours of photos with Ray as our wedding package. Dan and I ended up ordering some prints from Ray & Leesburg Photo as well; he was very affordable and we were very happy with the results.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray was easy to get in touch with via email and we were able to negotiate a wedding package at a very reasonable price. He was very easy going and willing to take shots of whatever and whenever we wanted on our special day. We would definitely work with him again for photos.


vogelc


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Amazing Memories

What was your favorite wedding photo?

All you have to do is walk into our house, sign into our computer, or have been a recipient of our Christmas Card to see what our favorite wedding picture was. Our wedding reception was at a vineyard in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Ray's pictures will never let us forget how beautiful the setting was. This one picture in particular captured everything that made the day amazing: the vines, the mountains, the perfect weather, and the most beautiful bride ever. He even somehow made the groom look presentable. Great picture Ray!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

My wife tried her hardest to make Ray the center of attention at the wedding with her long list of picture requests. In going through the pictures after the wedding though, I realized that Ray was everywhere even when the "list" had not required him to be there. The posed pictures captured everything that my wife (and I) wanted them to capture - the wedding party, our families, the ceremony, and the main attractions at the reception. Our favorite pictures actually turned out to be the ones which we didn't even think to request. We were lucky that Ray had the professional insight to create these poses and shots. As for the action photos, Ray truly captured the excitement of the whole day from start to finish. He even took pictures of my wife and her bridesmaids at the hair salon, which was where a lot of action took place in getting ready for the big day! It is great to be able to look back at Ray's pictures and see the whole wedding, since it flew by so quickly for us both.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Ray offered to do an engagement session, but we were unable to work it out with our schedules since my wife and I were not living in the same town during on our engagement. We did have Ray do our Rehearsal and Rehearsal dinner photos, which all came out amazing! We have ordered some prints and three photo albums. They all came out perfectly and we have forwarded Ray's website to our friends and family, so they can do the same. Working with Ray has been very easy and we could not have asked for a better photographer or better quality in prints/albums. Ray truly is the full package in terms of both the quality of photos, selection of shots, editing within each photo and the finished product of the album/prints.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray was great with both my family and my wife's family. He made a special deal with the mothers and ensured them that he would erase any bad pictures of them, which didn't happen! Ray was great with directing and coaching everyone into the perfect shots. We had 9 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen and three sets of families on the bride's side. As you can imagine, a photographer in that position must be experienced, patient and have the ability to quickly direct everyone into the right position. Ray did all of that and more.


Suzy


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Photos of my daughter

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite photo was the one of Myself and my daughter together. I also liked the close ups of my daughter Caitlyn. Soon she will be to big to have pics done with mom.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The photographer was fantastic. He got beautiful shots and made it very fun for my daughter.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Haven't order any yet. But plan to order some of all poses.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray let me stay close by even in the shots that were just of my daughter. He's such a nice person it didn't take long for her to get comfortable around him. He even took a shot of a butterfly for my daughter that he saw when doing the shoot.


kbush


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Our Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I don't know if I have one! There are so many good pictures from our special day!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray was really good about asking for posed shots. If he wanted one, he asked, but most of our pictures were candid, action shots that really captured the mood and feel of the day.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

An engagement session was included in the price, which was really great. We ordered all of our pictures on "album cd's," which made downloading and/or printing them convenient and easy.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray made us feel comfortable at all times. We felt secure knowing that everything would be taken care of, and that we could trust him to capture our wedding in the most special way.


vtshar02


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Creative and caring

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Oh my gosh...how do I choose? Ray shot the most perfect close-up of Kris as I was walking down the aisle. He's biting his lip and just has the most loving look on his face. (I also love the shot of my mother as she's coming down the aisle, smiling and laughing. It was so wonderful to see her stress-free and enjoying the day.)

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Honestly,(no offence, Ray) we didn't even notice he was there, running around, snapping shots. It's like he was invisible! His zoom capabilities are incredible and none of the photos looked contrived. Kris and I didn't request posed photos, we wanted more of a storyline, and Ray captured our story perfectly!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Ray created the most beautiful photo album for us. He spent extra time touching up the photos, changing some to sepia toned and some to black and white. The book is just beautiful and, again, tells the perfect story of our special day.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

As mentioned above, we didn't really request posed photos, but Ray did an awesome job of getting "action" or storybook shots of all the family members. He's a very caring person with a great sense of humor and it's easy to feel at ease around him. It's like he's a member of the family! :)


mkenny


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Highly Recommended!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite picture was taken outside in the flower garden in front of the church. My husband and I were facing each other then my husband turned to look at the camera with this great smile, as if to say I'm a lucky guy! It turned out great.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray was great about catching everything without being the center of attention. The posed shots were great too, he has a way with making posed shots look very natural.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

The package of photos included was great. We got so many photos that after hanging my favorites and giving tons to family and friends I still have pictures left over, plus an album of all of the 4x6 photos.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray has a great, laid back personality, he really puts people at ease which helps him get great pictures of people. Even the kids loved him!


thill


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Hill/Guerrero Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are so many wonderful pictures that it has been very difficult to pick just one as our favorite. One of our favorites is from our posed pictures where my husband and I are looking at each other. Everything is perfect . . .the lighting, our expressions. Another favorite is one of my husband and his son laughing that just brings tears to our eyes. I think it is because Ray not only takes beautiful photos, but he is able to really capture the love and happines shared between people!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray Williams did an outstanding job capturing hundreds of photos from our wedding. Most of the time, you didn't even know he was there. The action shots were as impressive as the posed photos. We could not have chosen a better photographer than Ray!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray worked so well with our family during the posed pictures. He was professional and relaxed, both of which are necessary to get through that session!! He just had an ease about him that made everyone very comfortable. He also did a wonderful job with the candid shots during the reception. Our family and friends really enjoyed getting to know him.


sf6000


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Absolutely the best!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Standing at the top of our roof top venue with the national mall and monuments in the background.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray and Sonny managed to get the right shots at the right time, while respecting the limits of the church.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Package included a print of every picture! We also were able to cheaply purchase the cd's with all the high resolution images for about $50. We own all of our 800+ photo's.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Photographers were sociable, easy to follow, and quick with their shots to capture the moments.


Jonathon Perrelli


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Leesburg Photo is truly the best!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Not sure where to start here. For a couple that is not all that photogenic, Ray captured images of us that we could not believe. He is a genuine and friendly person, he is courteous, professional, worldy, intelligent and he knows where and how to setup and when to take the shot. We had quite a few favorites.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Our photogrpaher blended in with the family so quickly that it felt to everyone like he was one of our guests. No disruptions at all. Ray captured the photos that we were not expecting so the wedding was really brought back to life for us as we had so many images that we were not expecting to have ... in addition to the group setup shots with everyone, etc.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

My wife handled all of the ordering and financial details. I know that we purchased everything and we appreciated the value as Leesburg Photo was fair and worth every penny!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

As I mentioned earlier, Ray felt like he was part of our family and to this day when we see him, he gets and is happy to give the hugs :-) Trust this posting comment - you simply cannot go wrong with Leesburg Photo.


GUMART


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Excellent Photographer!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We really loved our venue - it was a historic mansion. Our favorite picture was us standing in front of the mansion.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray Williams seemed to always be in the right place at the right time - he got excellent action shots. He has a natural eye for posed shots and is never disruptive.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered everything!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray Williams made everyone feel comfortable and at ease - he was like part of the family! He has a great sense of humor and a smile that is infectious.


jennyva


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GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite picture is one where I have my new husband in a headlock and he has the sadest look on his face.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

He new where to be and when to be there and he was never in the way. He was great with posed and action shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I ordered it all! An engagement session was not something that we wanted.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

It shows that he has lots of experience. He also has a great sense of humor.


TonyP23188


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Very highly reccommend.

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite picture was of me and my new wife in the church and I'm leaning in to talk to her. Ray made it a black and white photo only leaving in the bouquet in color. It's priceless. He also took an adorable picture of my nephew kissing a bridesmaid’s hand.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I wish I knew how he got such great without being in the way. We were very happy with both the posed and action shots

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I don't have the package in from of me but I believe it consisted of (10) 8 X 10s, (25)5 X 7s, all pictures on a CD for us and he even put in a very nice gift after it was all said and done.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He had a great personality and presence. It was a very tense but happy day as you can image. I just can't say enough about Ray. He drove up from Roanoke on a Sunday to meet us before agreeing to hire him. We rescheduled our wedding with no problem or fee. He also volunteered to stay late and never asked for a dime.

If you want a true professional at a reasonable price and someone who will make your wedding very special, call Leesburg Photo.


adamandtalena


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Jamaican Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Our favorite is the sunset portrait with the ocean in the background.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray was adept at capturing pictures before, during and after the ceremony. He has a knack to blend in and we were amazed how many photos he took of "real" scenes. Just a glance at his photos and all the memories come back.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered every print and were extremely satisfied. Ray took photos at the engagement party and the reception (1 week after the wedding).

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Everyone loves Ray and we felt at ease from the first moment we met him. He felt like part of the family and we really enjoyed having him along.


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Fischel-Bar Mitzvah

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My son was reading before the ceremony and he was looking down at the podium and Ray took an amazing photo. It was black and white with edges blurred. Everyone wanted a copy of that photo.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray had wonderful shots from the reception as well as the posed pictures. We really did not notice him at the reception much but when we got the pictures there were so many great candid shots that we realized he had been taking pictures all along. It was incredible.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered a cd of all of the pictures. Most of the time there are some that you don't want because they are not that great but we wanted all of the pictures because every one that Ray took was wonderful and we could not think of not having it.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray is a wonderful and friendly person. I immediately felt comfortable with him when we spoke on the phone. He put everyone at ease when he took the posed pictures as well as the candid shots. By the end of the party, I felt as if Ray was a family friend.


Laura Logan


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Logan-Bullock wedding Photographed by Ray Williams 10/18/08

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I can't really pick one they are all so wonderful. I do really like the posed shot of my daughter on the beach and how he cropped it.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Ray has the ability to "sneak' great pictures both action and posed. he took some of my most favorite pictures at both weddings of my two daughters from unobtrusive spots. He was very good at the posed pictures and did not take forever to get it right causing everyone to get antsy.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I have not ordered anything yet because all the pictures are not up on the site. I look forward to making a wonderful album for my daughter and her husband. he took pictures in several locations - the rehearsal dinner, a Thursday night welcome party and many of the "getting ready" sites.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Ray is so congenial and easy to get along with. He could make anyone feel comfortable. He also made it easy for us to use a password for tour photos.


epthomas


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Wedding - DeSantis/Rollman

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There were so many beautiful pictures to choose from for my favorite, but if I have to choose it would be the black and white taken of my daughter, my son in law and granddaughter with the sun colored in. It was just breathtaking.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We didn't even noticed Ray taking the photos as he blended in with all the activity. Even during the wedding ceremony, again he blended in making everything perfect.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

The price was incredible and quite franky unbeatable. So many pictures to choose from and were online to review within a week of the wedding. In fact, we booked Leesburg Photo to be the photographer at my son's wedding next November 2009.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He was incrediable personable and professional making everyone feel comfortable and not rushed. Everyone was smiling and having a great time, even with the posed pictures. Again, the photos were beautiful. I would recommend Leesburg Photo over and over again.


Paula Cooper


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Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I loved them all. Ray did such a wonderful job capturing every moment of the wedding and he had so many unique shots. I have 3 daughters and I hope to get to use him again.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We did a lot of our pictures before and that really helped. He was so great about staying out of the way and we have so many great pictures I don't know how he did it. I know all of our guests complemented him on how good he was and easy to work with.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Ray had albums but we ordered from the smug mug site and he sent us (parents of the bride) a sample photo book that is great. The nice thing about Ray is he customizes what he offers to you and what you want.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I will just say Ray felt like one of the family. He made suggestions on photos and so did we. He was happy to do anything we asked. He came up with some great ideas and took some great shots of our church,flowers and things I would not have thought of. After the wedding we moved and I emailed him several times for help with things and he was so great to respond and help us out. This is not a job to him it is his passion. He is great.


jenguthrie


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What was your favorite wedding photo?

The picture of me and my husband outside and everthing around us is kind of blurred so we stand out. Its a beautiful picture and we have gotten tons of complements on it.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We didn't notice him really until he had us pose for photos. The action shots were great. So much was going on and we couldn't be everywhere so it was nice to see what everyone else was doing and that they were having a great time as well.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We bought one of every photo he took and may still purchase more. The photos were great and prices were as well.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He was very down to earth and would use humor to make us smile when we had people that were hard to make smile.


cmissias


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My Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite picture is a black and white picture of my husband and I dancing our first dance. All you see is our faces and the smile that are on them both.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

During the ceremony I didn't even know he was around and we have great shots of the whole ceremony. He did every thing we wanted as far as the posed photos. The Action shots were great, our wedding album has pictures of all our friends and family have a great time.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We order every picture he took. I had so many photo albums that we had gotten as gifts we put them in the books. I don't know what all the packages were as my sister paid for the photographer as our wedding gift.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

my husband is not one that likes to smile for pictures, and Ray made us feel really comfortable and had us laughing and enjoying the whole thing.


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