jeSSICA & ROBERT
THE MAYFLOWER, WASHINGTON D.C.
After searching for photographers online for hours I was first blown away by the photos on his website. Rafal's attention to detail makes every single photo a work of art. We booked him for our wedding right away and shortly after that met him for the first time to do our engagement photos. Rafal gave us enough direction to get the perfect shot, but also worked in the moment and let the process unfold naturally. We couldn't have been more thrilled with the outcome.
To this day I still get compliments on our engagement photos. He communicated with us regularly throughout the year before our wedding, and was nothing but professional on the big day. I had a few ideas of shots I wanted, and Rafal executed them perfectly while putting his own spin on them to make them unique to me and my husband. He has a knack for making his subjects look their best, and every photo captured the emotion from the day perfectly.
I really can't say enough to convey how pleased we were with our entire experience with RM Digital Photography. When the big day is over the only thing that remains are the photos, so in some ways it's the most important wedding decision you will make. I can honestly say this was the best vendor decision we made throughout the entire process. We couldn't be happier. Thanks Rafal!
ELIZABETH & STEVEN
SHADOWBROOK AT SHREWSBURY
For my husband and I, choosing our wedding photographer was by far the most important decision because they would capture all the memories of the most important day of our lives. We spent countless hours searching for the perfect photographer and after coming across Rafal’s work it was undeniable that he stood out among everything else we’ve seen. We were getting married in central NJ but I really had my hopes on getting our engagement pictures taken in Philadelphia, where Steve and I had so many great memories. During our initial meeting with Rafal, he was more than willing to accommodate traveling to Philly from NYC to capture our engagement pictures (from my research, many photographers were not). He saw our vision from that initial meeting and made us feel completely at ease.
Being the detail oriented person that I am, I sent Rafal a bunch of places that I wanted to take pictures at in Philly because I knew he hadn’t been there before and maybe needed some suggestions? Boy was I wrong! Rafal arrived to Philly a few days before our shoot and managed to find amazing spots in the city that I didn’t even know about (I’ve lived there for 3 years!). During our engagement shoot he led the way - I was shocked at all the places he took us to that were absolutely stunning and that I would have never thought of! He has such an artistic vision that was unparalleled. In addition to that, he spent hours with us that afternoon perfecting each shot. He did not give up until each picture was perfect. The product was a work of art. Steve and I couldn’t of been happier with our choice and we knew we could completely trust Rafal to capture our big day!
During our wedding day Rafal was the best person to have around! He arrived early and got everything ready to go. Once again, he showed his dedication to perfecting each shot and I think his work speaks for itself. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking!
In addition to his work, I’d like to also highlight Rafal’s personality. When planning a wedding, a lot of couples don’t realize that your photographer is the person you will spend the most time with on your wedding day. Rafal is not only professional but so much fun to be around! He makes you completely comfortable and somehow makes us look like professional models at the same time lol! He knows how to work with other vendors, family, friends, bridal party in a way that is personable and professional. In addition to that, he is very responsive - every time I reached out to him he would get back to me right away and answer all my questions asap.
After seeing our pictures and just knowing Rafal over this past year I could honestly say he was the best decision we made in terms of planning our wedding. I can’t thank him enough for these amazing works of art that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We are so happy we chose him!
CARLA & AUSTIN
HAMILTON FARM GOLF CLUB
Let me start off by saying that your wedding is a day you and your husband will look back on for the rest of your life. Having an amazing photographer who was going to capture each and every moment, along with our love for each other was extremely important to Austin and I. Rafal was hands down the best decision that we made regarding our wedding. My husband and I first saw Rafal's work from our friend's wedding that we attended. The photos spoke for themselves, we were blown away with how beautiful and professional they looked. We wound up booking Rafal two weeks after our friend's wedding.
When my husband and I first met with Rafal we noticed his passion when talking about his work, we knew within 5 minutes that our search for a photographer was over. Rafal is by far one of the most professional people we have ever worked with. He truly knows what he is doing, and gives excellent direction. Not knowing anything about the industry or how to act when being professionally photographed, Rafal made it easy and put my husband and I at ease. It was fun and seemed effortless, we wish he could photograph us all the time!
My husband and I choose our venue due to it's beautiful grounds, it almost reminds you of a European chateau. Rafal knew how important it was to us to capture the beauty of our venue in each of the photos. He arrived a half hour early than our scheduled arrival time and worked our photos in all the best spots of the grounds and gardens. When dealing with our wedding party and family, he was quick and efficient; making sure everyone paid attention and knew where to look or stand.
As the weeks past and we were travelling the Greek islands, we received a text from Rafal saying that our wedding album would be premiering soon. I cannot begin to say how speechless I was when I finally saw ONLY the first 200 photos. Immediately my phone and my husband's phone started going off with calls and texts from friends and family over how amazing our photos were. I must look at the album at least once a day! My husband and I have already begun referring Rafal to all of our soon to be married friends, we cannot thank him enough for going above and beyond.
ANNMARIE & GEORGE
We cannot thank Rafal enough for the amazing job he did in capturing our wedding day. Rafal is an extremely talented, creative, and passionate photographer.
We remember when we first visited Rafal in his Brooklyn office when we were deciding on our wedding photographer. The first thing that struck us about Rafal was his genuine personality; he was not fake and just said it how it is. We had a good feeling that we would be comfortable working with him which was very important to us. Sure enough, a few months later during the engagement photo session, we had a great time taking shots around NYC with Rafal, and the photos came out amazing. We felt comfortable and natural – which made all the difference. It was a tough decision to make and we were not sure what to expect, but Rafal exceeded all expectations.
When it came time for the wedding day, Rafal was on point yet again. He was ready, excited, and we all had a fun time taking pictures in Princeton – honestly, we had a really great time with Rafal and his team. When we saw the wedding day album and the final product, Annmarie and I knew that the best decision we made was going with Rafal. We received so many complements from family and friends, and we could not be happier with the way everything turned out!
CAROLINE & DOMINIK
WESTMOUNT COUNTRY CLUB
Rafal was recommended to us from our cinematographer who loved his work. I didn't even look at other photographers before that, and after the recommendation I was sold. I booked him through a Skype phone call without hesitation. When I was planning our big day, the most important thing for me was the photos because when all is said and done, you have those forever. My fiancé and I never loved photoshoots and I even told Rafal to take pictures of my guests instead of me and I am glad he put his foot down.
From the second he walked through the front door on our wedding day, he was a breath of fresh air. His personality and sense of humor made the day that much more relaxed. He guided us throughout the day and never once made me do “corny” or typical bridal poses. He asked if I had any idea shots (which of course I didn’t) but after seeing our pictures, I wouldn’t even be able to come up with or replicate what Rafal did.
Rafal’s talent is indescribable, his attention to detail is amazing. When we chose him, I knew that was the part of my wedding that I would worry about the least and he proved it. I believe your photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding day and we made the best decision in choosing him. As big of a pain I probably was, he was the most calm and patient person and I truly appreciate it. We can’t thank him enough for his drive, patience, professionalism and overall talent. We hope to work with him in the future and wish him nothing but the best. Anyone who chooses him as a photographer for their big day has already made the best decision!
“If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera, but the photographer.” - Eve Arnold
Thank you Rafal for our amazing experience!
jessica & michael
Rafal is not just a photographer; he is an artist! He has the ability to see a moment and capture its beauty in a way that few others can.
From the moment we met Rafal, he established a relationship that made us feel very comfortable with him and in front of the camera. During our engagement photo shoot, he walked us through each pose and idea he had. When he texted us some "sneak peeks" the next day, we knew we had found a winner in Rafal!
On the day of our wedding, Rafal elevated the level of each photo with his vision and creativity. In addition, he was very attentive to taking pictures that my husband and I had requested. He was able to capture every moment without taking away from the intimacy of the day. You can only imagine our joy when we received some more "sneak peeks" only 3 hours after the reception ended!
All of the products we received from Rafal, from digital photographs to our stunning album, exceeded our expectations and arrived in record time.
Overall, Rafal's calm, professional demeanor made him a pleasure to work with before, during and after our wedding day. Truly the best decision we made for the best day of our lives was to have Rafal as our photographer!
ATUSA & GIANNI
We found Rafal through a mutual friend of my sisters because I was blown away with how beautiful her wedding photos were. Booking him for our wedding was the easiest and BEST decision we made in the whole wedding planning process.
We absolutely love all of our engagement and wedding photos and have not stopped receiving compliments on them. My husband and I are generally shy when it comes to posing for photos and being the center of attention, but from the beginning, Rafal made us feel super comfortable. He is extremely friendly, easy-going and funny, but at the same time very organized and focused on making sure his photographs are flawless. All of his pictures truly look like they're straight from a magazine. Rafal's talent and attention to detail is incredible and it truly shows in every single one of his photos. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
Thank you so much, Rafal, for our beautiful engagement and wedding photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!
marina & jason
THE FOUR SEASONS
Rafal has been an amazing part of my wedding. From the beginning he always on point and I never had to double check or be worried about anything. Planning a wedding was stressful but this part of the wedding was stress free. He went beyond my expectations and definitely flattered me everytime we had a photo shoot.
Rafal is very talented and has so many unique ideas to make your wedding special. I recommend him to anyone looking for perfect pictures that will truly take your breath away.
For the engagement shoot Rafal made it fun and a day to remember. I was worried about the pictures and the different poses to do, but as soon as we started shooting we both forgot that we were even doing a photo shoot. Pictures are the most important part of a wedding and that is something you will keep and hold forever. They were not in the way throughout the wedding; you couldn't even tell they were there but yet the pictures blew me away! Thank you Rafal and your team for such a fantastic experience!!!
amanda & morcos
Having Rafal capture our wedding was absolutely the BEST decision we’ve made!!!
Professional, friendly, humorous, and an amazing wedding photographer are just some words to describe Rafal. From our first encounter with him, he was never pushy and was open to working with us to customize our perfect wedding package. After seeing the pictures from our engagement shoot, we knew we had booked the perfect photographer. His pictures were creative, artistic, and simply beautiful. He even got AWESOME pictures of our crazy puppy in 95 degree weather.
On the day of the wedding, he was very accommodating, and truly went above and beyond to make sure that every special moment throughout the day was captured beautifully. His charismatic personality captured the entire bridal party's attention and was able to keep everything and everyone on track with our time schedule. Within a few weeks, our photos and slideshow were ready. We are still in awe at how extraordinarily amazing the pictures came out.
Our wedding pictures were also featured by Pnina Tornai! His photography is a true art! Our friends and family are all saying how beautiful our pictures turned out. You truly get what you pay for, and much more! Rafal is not just an incredibly talented wedding photographer, but has also become a great friend!
milan & meena
Having Rafal as our photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding. My husband and I both work in the design industry and we are every wedding vendor's worst nightmare. We have an eye for detail and are very particular about what we want, especially when it came to planning our wedding.
Rafal is talented and passionate about his work, he has great vision and works very well to execute it. His work speaks for itself, his style is classy and timeless. He also understood what we wanted and went above and beyond our expectations. From our engagement photoshoot to our wedding day we felt that Rafal was not only our photographer but our friend. He was open to our requests and took them on as a challenge, we felt so comfortable in front of the camera and photos captured truly who we are. It rained on our wedding day, and we were bummed about not having outdoor photos. We took indoor images all around our reception hall, and they were absolutely stunning! We were surprised with how many images Rafal captured despite the rain.
Thank you Rafal for capturing the most important day of our life!
DOROTA & NADAV
Nadav and I want to say a huge thank you for being such an incredible photographer. We are in love with all the pictures!
You captured a wonderful variety of moments that really tell the story of our love for each other… Not only that, but also your attention to details is outstanding (the frame, composition, colors light and shadows… you literally thought of everything).
The photoshoot itself was also very exciting, you made us feel very comfortable, your professionalism was outstanding and your passion definitely noticed!
Our family and friends gave us only positive feedback of how beautiful the pictures are!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, RAFAL!!!
christine & david
I honestly don't even know where to begin with Rafal and his team. We saw his photos on social media and fell in love with the pictures he posted. When my fiancé and I met with him, we were even more blown away by his professionalism and enthusiasm. He was thorough, concise, and really passionate about his work. We were so relieved that his personality was just as refreshing as his photos. Rafal was so easy to work with.
He was by far our favorite vendor and he made the very stressful wedding planning process, much more pleasant. We could text/email him at any time of the day and get a prompt response from him. Even 6months later, we are still in communication with him. If you want magnificent pictures, by a person who is very talented and genuinely cares about how the pictures come out, then book him. We were so pleased with everything from our engagement photos to our wedding photos. People are still talking about them today.
I would also like to mention that our wedding was on one of the hottest days of the year in July and Rafal ran around in the heat trying to get the best photos for us. He went above and beyond to get the best angles and lighting in 95 degree weather! It doesn't get better than that. Thank you for giving us the pictures that we always dreamed of!