Photographer

Aaron Watson Photography

18
Charlottesville, VA

The Details

Aaron Watson Photography is known for their storyteller style of photography, which mixes elements of Fine Art Photography and Photojournalism. With over 10 years of experience, Aaron and his team has had the honor of photographing over 350 weddings in 6 different countries, and contributed photographs to numerous online and print publications. In 2005 Aaron was honored by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) as one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers worldwide. Aaron Watson Photography actively support many organizations and charities within the Charlottesville community including annual fundraisers for UVA Children's Hospital and Pink Ribbon Polo.

Pricing

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Awards (3)

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Packages

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18 Reviews

4/17/2017
We used Aaron for our engagement & wedding photos. He & his staff were extremely easy to work with. They even traveled for our engagement photos because we wanted to take pictures at our marina which was a special place for us. We will be using Aaron Watson Photography again in the future. Highly recommend.
We used Aaron for our engagement & wedding photos. He & his staff were extremely easy to work with. They even traveled for our engagement photos because we wanted to take pictures at our marina which was a special place for us. We will be using Aaron Watson Photography again in the future. Highly recommend.
3/12/2017
We really enjoyed working with Aaron Watson Photography. Aaron provided a high level of service, quality and value. He was very easy to work with and we loved the way our engagement and wedding photos turned out. He is truly an excellent photographer!
We really enjoyed working with Aaron Watson Photography. Aaron provided a high level of service, quality and value. He was very easy to work with and we loved the way our engagement and wedding photos turned out. He is truly an excellent photographer!
11/3/2016
Aaron is not only an amazing photographer but is wonderful to work with. He is organized, knowledgeable, calm, and knows how to make you feel at ease. Despite some physical insecurities I had about myself, Aaron always made me feel beautiful and our pictures and album turned out amazing. I would recommend him to anyone!
Aaron is not only an amazing photographer but is wonderful to work with. He is organized, knowledgeable, calm, and knows how to make you feel at ease. Despite some physical insecurities I had about myself, Aaron always made me feel beautiful and our pictures and album turned out amazing. I would recommend him to anyone!
4/26/2016
Aaron Watson was amazing! He is so professional and captured the most beautiful moments of our wedding and our engagement shoot. Working with him and his team was so easy and fun! They make you feel so comfortable and knowing the property and the other vendors was so helpful. I couldn't imagine my day without them!
Aaron Watson was amazing! He is so professional and captured the most beautiful moments of our wedding and our engagement shoot. Working with him and his team was so easy and fun! They make you feel so comfortable and knowing the property and the other vendors was so helpful. I couldn't imagine my day without them!
12/14/2015
We hired Aaron for both engagement photos and wedding photos. We love his style and photo quality. He gets to know his clients and ensures that each setting is tailored to their personalities. He also has great staff who seem to capture every moment without getting in the way. I would recommend Aaron and his team to all brides getting married in the DC, VA, or MD area.
We hired Aaron for both engagement photos and wedding photos. We love his style and photo quality. He gets to know his clients and ensures that each setting is tailored to their personalities. He also has great staff who seem to capture every moment without getting in the way. I would recommend Aaron and his team to all brides getting married in the DC, VA, or MD area.
12/14/2015
Absolutely beautiful photographs! Very professional. Very well prepared. Had questionnaire and several phone meetings to discuss the day and photograph options. Had additional photographer during the day. Easy to work with and coordinate with. Had different packages available to choose from.
Absolutely beautiful photographs! Very professional. Very well prepared. Had questionnaire and several phone meetings to discuss the day and photograph options. Had additional photographer during the day. Easy to work with and coordinate with. Had different packages available to choose from.
7/16/2015
Aaron Watson and his team I would recommend to anyone and everyone. They were so organized and professional for every step of the way. Aaron made us feel like everything was going to be perfect in times of wedding stress and he made sure it was. So talented and we adore every one of our photos!
Aaron Watson and his team I would recommend to anyone and everyone. They were so organized and professional for every step of the way. Aaron made us feel like everything was going to be perfect in times of wedding stress and he made sure it was. So talented and we adore every one of our photos!
6/26/2015
We are so glad we chose Aaron Watson as our photographer. Simply put, his work is beautiful. He captured all of the important moments of our big day, as well as all those small details that I spent time planning and preparing but never got to see in person at the actual wedding. He is laid-back and easy to get along with. He's also a good salesman and can easily talk you into buying more prints and album pages - but that's not such a bad thing considering his photographs are gorgeous and will last a lifetime. We highly recommend Aaron Watson!
We are so glad we chose Aaron Watson as our photographer. Simply put, his work is beautiful. He captured all of the important moments of our big day, as well as all those small details that I spent time planning and preparing but never got to see in person at the actual wedding. He is laid-back and easy to get along with. He's also a good salesman and can easily talk you into buying more prints and album pages - but that's not such a bad thing considering his photographs are gorgeous and will last a lifetime. We highly recommend Aaron Watson!
6/23/2015
Love Aaron and his team! They are awesome! Our picture turn out great. He is very thoughtful and very sweet. I would totally check him out! He took his time to make sure that we were happy with the photos and really care about his clients.
Love Aaron and his team! They are awesome! Our picture turn out great. He is very thoughtful and very sweet. I would totally check him out! He took his time to make sure that we were happy with the photos and really care about his clients.
5/28/2015
Aaron is a phenomenal artist. In addition to taking some amazing photos, he also helped to keep us organized throughout our entire wedding day. We booked Aaron and guest photographer for 9 hours and while it's a fair amount of money, you will never regret spending the money on his photos. The moments he captured are priceless and really invoke the overall feel of the day...full of love, happiness, joy, gratitude, and lots of FUN! Jeffrey Gleason was his guest photographer for the day and they made a great team together! They made it easy for us to relax in front of the camera and made sure to get the important shots. I am in awe looking through all of the pictures and they even put together a short video slideshow for our guests. Jeffrey also ran the photo booth set up and those pictures are some of the funniest of the entire night. The props were genius! I am so glad that we went with Aaron Watson and his team. I spent a lot of time looking at different Charlottesville-area photographers, but something about Aaron's work just really stood out. I am so glad I followed my gut.
Aaron is a phenomenal artist. In addition to taking some amazing photos, he also helped to keep us organized throughout our entire wedding day. We booked Aaron and guest photographer for 9 hours and while it's a fair amount of money, you will never regret spending the money on his photos. The moments he captured are priceless and really invoke the overall feel of the day...full of love, happiness, joy, gratitude, and lots of FUN! Jeffrey Gleason was his guest photographer for the day and they made a great team together! They made it easy for us to relax in front of the camera and made sure to get the important shots. I am in awe looking through all of the pictures and they even put together a short video slideshow for our guests. Jeffrey also ran the photo booth set up and those pictures are some of the funniest of the entire night. The props were genius! I am so glad that we went with Aaron Watson and his team. I spent a lot of time looking at different Charlottesville-area photographers, but something about Aaron's work just really stood out. I am so glad I followed my gut.
4/25/2015
Aaron's team is professional, responsible, and fun! They pay such close attention to detail and provide more services than you would ever expect from a photographer! He captured beautiful shots of Pippin Hill and I'm happy to have so many photos to remember my wedding day. We also did an engagement photo session and he was fantastic- went above and beyond to accommodate the shots that we wanted.
Aaron's team is professional, responsible, and fun! They pay such close attention to detail and provide more services than you would ever expect from a photographer! He captured beautiful shots of Pippin Hill and I'm happy to have so many photos to remember my wedding day. We also did an engagement photo session and he was fantastic- went above and beyond to accommodate the shots that we wanted.
4/3/2015
Aaron Watson is an incredibly talented photographer. We had engagement photos with him at UVA which we cherish. He did a phenomenal job capturing all of the special moments at our wedding. He was a pleasure to work with and worth every dollar.
Aaron Watson is an incredibly talented photographer. We had engagement photos with him at UVA which we cherish. He did a phenomenal job capturing all of the special moments at our wedding. He was a pleasure to work with and worth every dollar.
3/2/2015
Aaron and his team are truly one-of-a-kind. They are super professional, and involved in all of the details to help ensure your pictures capture the day perfectly! I highly recommend a first look, as they will work with you to set it up, and take some of the most touching pictures of the whole day. I have compared our wedding shots to other photographers, and on the whole, Aaron and the team capture such a larger percentage of truly perfect shots. I would frame almost every single shot! If the album is at all in your budget, I highly recommend it. It's absolutely beautiful!
Aaron and his team are truly one-of-a-kind. They are super professional, and involved in all of the details to help ensure your pictures capture the day perfectly! I highly recommend a first look, as they will work with you to set it up, and take some of the most touching pictures of the whole day. I have compared our wedding shots to other photographers, and on the whole, Aaron and the team capture such a larger percentage of truly perfect shots. I would frame almost every single shot! If the album is at all in your budget, I highly recommend it. It's absolutely beautiful!
10/15/2014
He is the most talented photographer! Our pictures look like they belong in a magazine. He captured our day perfectly and was able to get beautiful candids. He was able to direct family members and groups in a polite way. The photo album is worth every penny! Very high quality pictures!
He is the most talented photographer! Our pictures look like they belong in a magazine. He captured our day perfectly and was able to get beautiful candids. He was able to direct family members and groups in a polite way. The photo album is worth every penny! Very high quality pictures!
6/13/2014
Aaron's pictures are beautiful and we were really impressed with his portfolio. Our family shots are great. We were disappointed that we only ended up with one solo bride picture and one solo picture of the groom without his sunglasses on.
Aaron's pictures are beautiful and we were really impressed with his portfolio. Our family shots are great. We were disappointed that we only ended up with one solo bride picture and one solo picture of the groom without his sunglasses on.
6/12/2014
Aaron and his second photographer were great! They captured the most beautiful pictures of our wedding day. Our friends and family cannot stop complimenting how well they all turned out! They are creative and have a great eye for the perfect pictures/locations. Aaron and his assistant put together an amazing wedding album layout that perfectly captures our day.
Aaron and his second photographer were great! They captured the most beautiful pictures of our wedding day. Our friends and family cannot stop complimenting how well they all turned out! They are creative and have a great eye for the perfect pictures/locations. Aaron and his assistant put together an amazing wedding album layout that perfectly captures our day.
5/21/2014
Aaron was a total pro and we really enjoyed working with him on our engagement photos and wedding photos. We picked him because he captures beautiful, bold colors. Our wedding album is just gorgeous - we worked very closely with Aaron and his staff during the whole process.
Aaron was a total pro and we really enjoyed working with him on our engagement photos and wedding photos. We picked him because he captures beautiful, bold colors. Our wedding album is just gorgeous - we worked very closely with Aaron and his staff during the whole process.
2/25/2014
Our photos speak for themselves. Aaron Watson is a creative genius and so much fun to work with. We consider him a friend at this point. We met with him at his office to go over our vision for the wedding day and what type of photographs we wanted. He pulled us aside during the reception to do an amazing shoot by the pool at Keswick. I have received so many compliments on our photographs. It was difficult narrowing down the picture to put in our album, but Aaron and Brittany were incredibly helpful. We got really lucky that Aaron was available for our wedding. He also added to our day in that he is incredibly friendly, which meant that we have a lot of comfortable and natural looking pictures. We have a very "modern" family (divorces, remarriages, girlfriends etc., basically situations that could possibly be awkward...but thanks to Aaron it was a smooth day).
Our photos speak for themselves. Aaron Watson is a creative genius and so much fun to work with. We consider him a friend at this point. We met with him at his office to go over our vision for the wedding day and what type of photographs we wanted. He pulled us aside during the reception to do an amazing shoot by the pool at Keswick. I have received so many compliments on our photographs. It was difficult narrowing down the picture to put in our album, but Aaron and Brittany were incredibly helpful. We got really lucky that Aaron was available for our wedding. He also added to our day in that he is incredibly friendly, which meant that we have a lot of comfortable and natural looking pictures. We have a very "modern" family (divorces, remarriages, girlfriends etc., basically situations that could possibly be awkward...but thanks to Aaron it was a smooth day).