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Ruben Photography

Member of United States Senate press Photographers group
2901 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 510, Woodley Park Zoo Metro Station, Washington, DC 20008
202-531-2015
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4.7
52 Reviews

 

My name is Ruben Gamarra. I am a full time wedding, portrait, corporate event and virtually anything you can imagine, professional photographer with eighteen years experience. I am the owner of the business, which is located in NW Washington DC within walking distance of Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station.

A little about me: My clients have described me as a gifted and talented photographer. Maybe that's because I love putting my artistic mind to work, creating beautiful images with a sense of style and good taste.

For indoors, I use off-camera strobe and flash controlled by radio transmitters, creating portable professional studio-lighting effects available at any location, no matter the size. 

All of the photographic equipment I work with is part of Canon’s high-end professional line. In addition, I have advanced knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop and several plug-ins and filters.

For your peace of mind, as a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) I am insured, which can be important in the DC metro area as many venues require photographers to have liability insurance.

As a former photojournalist, I photographed top U.S. and international government officials and world leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama at the White House, Capitol Building, United Nations in New York City, Summit of the Americas in Argentina and at various embassies.

Finally, throughout my career, I have traveled the world, including the continental United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and  Latin America and enjoy working with people from all cultures and lifestyles. 

For appointments or inquiries, please call or email me at:

Phone: 202-531-2015

E-Mail: Rubengama@aol.com

* Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards  * Wedding Wire Rated 

* Member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America

* Former member of United States Senate Press Photographers group

* Former Ritz Camera Store manager in Washington DC

* Serving: DC - MD - VA and Baltimore areas

 

Michelle
12/10/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Ruben was our photographer for our wedding on December 10, 2016. He captured amazing photos and memories of the event. I liked working with Ruben because he was very responsive, quick to answer questions via email or text. If you want to see some of our photos, check out Real Weddings on his website and then click Downtown DC. Those were just a few of the several fabulous photos he took for us!
Lindi
11/19/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you want someone with experience, creativity, and availability, chose Ruben. He was very accommodating, and we chose him from at least 10 photographers. He worked with us every step of the way!
Ken
8/12/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If I had three words to describe my experience with Ruben Photography it would be flexible, creative, and talented. I reached out to Ruben after a previous photograph had to cancel with only 2 weeks left before the wedding. I was worried because of the short time frame and I thought it would be hard to find a photograph familiar with civil ceremony experience. That is when I found Ruben. From the start he was very responsive and since we didn't have the time to meet up we hashed out all of the details via email. Ruben was very open to all of my ideas and gave his creative feedback based on what I had in mind. He was very flexible as I made countless changes in the 2 week period that we had been working together. On the day off Ruben was fantastic. He was capturing moments that I would never have thought of and at every location he would see opportunities that would create magical photos. Simply put, if you are reading this review and thinking of working with Ruben just do it.
Alyssa
7/19/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When it comes to pictures, I am an extremely picky person and want nothing but the best. As a women, I want to feel beautiful, look skinny and have good pictures portraying how I want to feel and Ruben captured that for me. Ruben- - was usually very quick to respond to my emails - very flexible - He had great prices and packages - very professional - pretty punctual - Listened to my requests And of course took some amazing pictures! I would defiantly recommend him for any event! My experience with Ruben- My fiancé and I had our engagement session with him and he was fine to work with, however after I got my pictures back via Drop Box, I wasn't pleased with some of the pictures. A few turned out nice but the rest I wasn't crazy about, because I realized that I didn't properly explain to him what I was looking for in the pictures. Plus, the setting wasn't really me, my hair didn't cooperate and it was a chilly morning when we took the pictures. So a little disappointed, I emailed him again and asked if he would mind redoing our engagement and he said yes! This time, I was better able to explain what I wanted, the location was changed, as well as the time of day and the pictures turned out great! I was super pleased and there was no extra charge! I asked Ruben multiple times during the session if I could see the photos on his camera that he had just taken to see if I liked them and by doing so, I was able to tell him if there was something I wanted to change which helped put my anxious mind at ease! On my wedding day Ruben was there along with his assistant Kim (She was incredible to work worth as well!) and they took some amazing pictures. I've only seen a few of the pictures from my wedding so far and I love every one of them! Like i mentioned, I am super picky and the fact that I love all of them so far, is really saying something! The captured my special day more beautifully then I could ever imagine and I can't wait to see the rest!
Amanda
10/18/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Ruben did a great job with his assistant at our wedding. I was very happy with the pictures and how they came out. I had an uneven bridal party and he was very creative with the pictures to make them look good. I told him from the start that I didn't like goofy pictures and he made sure everything was more traditional. He was on time, stayed until I told him to leave, and answered all my e-mails and phone calls right away. I highly recommend him. Prices were very reasonable too for the area.
Brittany
4/11/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We used Ruben for our wedding in April 2015 and he was fantastic! We used him for our engagement session as well and he was great to work with!
Kristi
1/3/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My new husband and I chose Ruben as our photographer based on the images he showed us in our first meeting. I must say that what we got was above an beyond what we expected. Not only was he (and his assistant Christine) punctual, but the were visibly happy to be there! They were both easy to work with and extremely friendly. Not only did they remember every photo we requested, but they also made suggestions to photos we should take, and those ended up being our favorite photos. Ruben even sent us a few photos 3 days after our event! We were absolutely blown away by his service and I would recommend is services to anyone I knew getting married. Thank you Ruben for an exceptional experience, you made our day!
User3764380

Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Ruben is a photo-journalist that does weddings. His photos are artistic and he captures the magic/chemistry in moments. An engagement session was part of our package, it helped us become more comfortable in front of the camera and with Ruben, who is a little soft spoken but he knows what he is doing. We absolutely loved the engagement photos and decided to move forward with him as a wedding photographer. We were also very pleased with our wedding proofs His services were affordable, he was punctual and professional, extremely responsive to all inquiries before, during, and after the wedding, worked seamlessly with our DJ to make sure he caught every moment. We provided him with a list of photos that we wanted to make sure he took and he was happy to oblige.
Catherine
7/14/13
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Ruben is a really great find. My husband and I were having a small outdoor wedding and wanted a professional photographer at a reasonable price. The cost of most photography companies in the DC area is absurd. Ruben instead provided his services, along with those of his assistant, at an extremely fair price without the typical wedding exploitation. We now have beautiful photography that grasped the moments before our wedding, caught the fine details of our ceremony, and vividly demonstrates the lush environment in which we were married. We are so pleased. I would absolutely recommend Ruben for professional wedding photography as well as for any other photographic needs that you may have.
Leslie
6/22/13
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Ruben did an amazing job at our wedding. He communicated with us promptly and thoroughly leading up to the wedding. He's clearly a professional, and took charge of the wedding photographs. He listened carefully to what photos I wanted, made sure to capture them, and took some fun interesting shots I hadn't even thought of. Also, his value is outstanding. He charges a very reasonable price for the level of service and quality you get from his packages.
Nina
5/11/13
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Ruben for my wedding this past weekend. Ruben was a true professional and made sure to capture every special shot of the day - from getting all of us getting ready to those candid moments at the ceremony and reception. Ruben brought along his assistant, Michelle, who was also a pleasure to work with. The package that we had selected also included an engagement session that we had completed last Fall - the photos taken that day came out absolutely gorgeous as well. Ruben was extremely detail oriented and very responsive whenever I needed to get ahold of him. I felt for the quality of services that we received, that Ruben's prices were extremely reasonable. I would highly recommend Ruben's services to anyone looking for wedding photography or any other special event.
User3210648

Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Photographers were friendly, engaging and took many, many pictures. Very professional service. Looking forward to reviewing all the pictures taken.
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Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards
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