Photographer

Robert Radifera Photography

14
Charlottesville, VA

The Details

Part of life’s beauty is that it is full of unforeseen twists and turns. Just when we think we are set to go one way, the journey often directs us someplace completely unexpected. As an Economics major, I spent a year abroad in Paris where I took a photography class and realized I had a passion for being behind the lens. I have never looked back and am grateful that I have been able to develop this passion into a career. Over 20 years later, I still find joy in every close of the shutter. It is my honor to capture the purest and most sincere moments in peoples’ lives. Not only do I take pride in providing my clients with stunning images, I do so in a way that is always professional and engaging. Weddings don’t always go exactly as planned. Sometimes there is bad weather, poor lighting, or the timeline just gets derailed. It happens! My clients know that they never need to worry. Dealing with surprises is second nature to me, and my career as a seasoned photographer allows me to never skip a beat. Your precious memories will always be captured beautifully. My photography style is timeless and classic. My clients tell me that my laid-back personality helps to put everyone at ease and allows the story of the day to unfold naturally and with joy. It is an honor and a privilege that I don’t take lightly.

Pricing

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Awards (1)

Best-of-zola-bronze-2015

Packages

I like to think that less is more so in keeping with that philosophy, I offer three simple collections. These collections range in price from $3,500 to $6,000. Interested? Please inquire for more information and I will be happy to share the details with you!

14 Reviews

2/21/2017
Robert is an absolute joy to work with, making us feel completely comfortable from our first conversation with him. He did a wonderful job - both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are stunning! He worked so hard and captured memories of the entire day that will last our lifetime. He is personable and genuine and works hard to understand what is important to you on your special day.
Robert is an absolute joy to work with, making us feel completely comfortable from our first conversation with him. He did a wonderful job - both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are stunning! He worked so hard and captured memories of the entire day that will last our lifetime. He is personable and genuine and works hard to understand what is important to you on your special day.
Robert Radifera Photography replied: Ruth and Will, thank you so much for your kind words. I am forever grateful for your support and for including me in your special day. From the beautiful setting to the amazing band, I enjoyed every minute of being with you and your guests.
2/20/2017
Robert was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer for our wedding. From the moment we first met with him, he was extremely professional, very open and honest, and made us feel completely at ease. Leading up to the big day, Robert was always available to answer our never ending list of questions. On the big day, Robert and Hannah were absolute dreams to work with. They were patient, professional, and always had smiles on their faces. They helped my husband and me to be less camera shy and captured each moment perfectly. While waiting for the proofs, Robert made it a point to provide us with "sneak peeks" on social media. The wait was totally worth it! I am obsessed with the final photos and I am so excited to share them with our friends and family. Thank you Robert for being such an amazing, talented professional. It was a true pleasure to work with you. We are so happy and pleased to call you our wedding photographer.
Robert was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer for our wedding. From the moment we first met with him, he was extremely professional, very open and honest, and made us feel completely at ease. Leading up to the big day, Robert was always available to answer our never ending list of questions. On the big day, Robert and Hannah were absolute dreams to work with. They were patient, professional, and always had smiles on their faces. They helped my husband and me to be less camera shy and captured each moment perfectly. While waiting for the proofs, Robert made it a point to provide us with "sneak peeks" on social media. The wait was totally worth it! I am obsessed with the final photos and I am so excited to share them with our friends and family. Thank you Robert for being such an amazing, talented professional. It was a true pleasure to work with you. We are so happy and pleased to call you our wedding photographer.
Robert Radifera Photography replied: Wow! Thank you Sarah and Wade! What a beautiful day you had to share with your guests at Keswick Vineyards. I had a blast getting to know you both and hope you stay in touch!
2/10/2017
We love Robert! He knew how important our family wedding party was and focused on including our kids with us in many photos we adore. He knows how to capture the right light and look and we're grateful for his expertise.
We love Robert! He knew how important our family wedding party was and focused on including our kids with us in many photos we adore. He knows how to capture the right light and look and we're grateful for his expertise.
Robert Radifera Photography replied: Thanks Marijean and Seth! I was really honored to be a part of this special occasion. Your guests were amazing and so thrilled that you found one another. Congratulations again!
11/5/2016
We were so honored to have Rob capture our wedding memories. He is fun and easy to work with, not to mention very talented! He was very laid-back and had a sense of humor on our wedding day, which was much appreciated as I was trying to get my nerves settled - this helped us to relax and take better photos! He did a wonderful job of capturing some of the details or groups of people that I requested beforehand. He helped to keep us on track in terms of timelines and the sunset so that we had time to get portraits at various spots at our venue with the best light, but also to get back to our reception in a timely manner to enjoy our guests. We heard several of our other vendors and guests say afterwards how much they had enjoyed working with or chatting with him during the wedding. When we got our photos back, we had so much fun looking through them and reliving our day. The images are beautiful. Obviously the photography is one of the lasting investments you will make for your wedding, so you want to be confident in your choice of photographer. Rest assured your memories and images will be in good hands with Rob, he did such a fantastic job! Thank you!!!
We were so honored to have Rob capture our wedding memories. He is fun and easy to work with, not to mention very talented! He was very laid-back and had a sense of humor on our wedding day, which was much appreciated as I was trying to get my nerves settled - this helped us to relax and take better photos! He did a wonderful job of capturing some of the details or groups of people that I requested beforehand. He helped to keep us on track in terms of timelines and the sunset so that we had time to get portraits at various spots at our venue with the best light, but also to get back to our reception in a timely manner to enjoy our guests. We heard several of our other vendors and guests say afterwards how much they had enjoyed working with or chatting with him during the wedding. When we got our photos back, we had so much fun looking through them and reliving our day. The images are beautiful. Obviously the photography is one of the lasting investments you will make for your wedding, so you want to be confident in your choice of photographer. Rest assured your memories and images will be in good hands with Rob, he did such a fantastic job! Thank you!!!
Robert Radifera Photography replied: Thank you Chris and Jordan for the awesome review! As you know, this was an extra special wedding and I was really honored to spend it with my friends, who happen to be the best neighbors:)
10/4/2016
Robert is widely regarded as one of the best photographers in the Cville area and our experience definitely vouched for his reputation! He is extremely assertive and gives very clear/great directions to the bridal party, driven by his expertise and vision for what makes a beautiful shot. We used a separate videographer and Robert played a key role in guiding the nature of the shots as well and helping to achieve synergies across video and photography. His sense of humor is exactly what we needed on our wedding day too!
Robert is widely regarded as one of the best photographers in the Cville area and our experience definitely vouched for his reputation! He is extremely assertive and gives very clear/great directions to the bridal party, driven by his expertise and vision for what makes a beautiful shot. We used a separate videographer and Robert played a key role in guiding the nature of the shots as well and helping to achieve synergies across video and photography. His sense of humor is exactly what we needed on our wedding day too!
Robert Radifera Photography replied: Thank you so much Jisoo and Andrew for your kind words! The torrential rain at your reception did not put a damper on the evening, but instead made it even more fun and memorable!
10/4/2016
Robert was, hands down, the best vendor at our wedding. Throughout the planning process he was flexible in structuring a package that worked best for us, and after our wedding he was incredibly responsive. And the pictures turned out AMAZING! We couldn't have wished for a better result.
Robert was, hands down, the best vendor at our wedding. Throughout the planning process he was flexible in structuring a package that worked best for us, and after our wedding he was incredibly responsive. And the pictures turned out AMAZING! We couldn't have wished for a better result.
Robert Radifera Photography replied: Chuoh and Ben, your wedding was a beautiful day! I remember lots of smiles, laughter and hugs. I'm so grateful to have been a part of your special day. Please let me know if you're even in the area so I can meet the little one! Congrats again. He is adorable!
2/5/2016
Robert was so great to work with! He was so flexible with us and made us feel comfortable when we were taking pictures. He was also so good about communicating with us and answering all of our questions. His work is absolutely breathtaking and I love how our pictures turned out!
Robert was so great to work with! He was so flexible with us and made us feel comfortable when we were taking pictures. He was also so good about communicating with us and answering all of our questions. His work is absolutely breathtaking and I love how our pictures turned out!
10/27/2014
Robert captured every single beautiful moment. He was great at taking requests for pictures, and the guests loved him. We have received nothing but compliments on our photos and we are thrilled with them. He was great to work with, and produced gorgeous images.
Robert captured every single beautiful moment. He was great at taking requests for pictures, and the guests loved him. We have received nothing but compliments on our photos and we are thrilled with them. He was great to work with, and produced gorgeous images.
10/16/2014
I loved working with Robert. He was kind and relaxed from the moment we met him. He also brought an awesome second photographer. He captured everything we wanted and we love all of our pictures! We highly recommend Robert Radifera Photography!!
I loved working with Robert. He was kind and relaxed from the moment we met him. He also brought an awesome second photographer. He captured everything we wanted and we love all of our pictures! We highly recommend Robert Radifera Photography!!
8/28/2014
Excellent photographer. He really cared about concerns and suggestions. Robert was wonderful. He even got down on all fours to capture the most beautiful pictures. He met all of our wants and desires, capturing every special moment. He was so fun to work with too.
Excellent photographer. He really cared about concerns and suggestions. Robert was wonderful. He even got down on all fours to capture the most beautiful pictures. He met all of our wants and desires, capturing every special moment. He was so fun to work with too.
6/12/2014
Robert is so professional and the pictures were amazing. Robert was recommended to us by people who had used him for pictures and then became friends with him afterwards. He was great to work with, his second photographer was great also. We couldn't be happier with our photographs.
Robert is so professional and the pictures were amazing. Robert was recommended to us by people who had used him for pictures and then became friends with him afterwards. He was great to work with, his second photographer was great also. We couldn't be happier with our photographs.
6/11/2014
There are three things that were important to us when looking for a wedding photographer--quality, cost, and personality. On quality, there was no question--Robert is a real talent, and his pictures speak for themselves! He has a truly creative eye. His pricing was better than other wedding photographers, and we loved the variety of packages he offered. What really sets Robert apart from other photographers is his ebullient personality. He immediately made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, brought out our personalities, and was engaging and lively. His energy behind the lens is reflected in his photos, and the result was a really fun session and fantastic pictures full of life and color. He also came all the way up from Charlottesville to DC for our engagement session-- which was very convenient for us. He really went above and beyond! We really enjoyed working with him, and highly recommend him!
There are three things that were important to us when looking for a wedding photographer--quality, cost, and personality. On quality, there was no question--Robert is a real talent, and his pictures speak for themselves! He has a truly creative eye. His pricing was better than other wedding photographers, and we loved the variety of packages he offered. What really sets Robert apart from other photographers is his ebullient personality. He immediately made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, brought out our personalities, and was engaging and lively. His energy behind the lens is reflected in his photos, and the result was a really fun session and fantastic pictures full of life and color. He also came all the way up from Charlottesville to DC for our engagement session-- which was very convenient for us. He really went above and beyond! We really enjoyed working with him, and highly recommend him!
5/22/2014
Before, during and after, Robert is the best! Gorgeous photos and so great to work with! He captured the tiny intimate moments, the formal sacramental times and each aspect between. He designed a warm photo album that portrays the magic of the moment, as well as the eternal love. His personal touch as well as his technical expertise make his...well... the best!
Before, during and after, Robert is the best! Gorgeous photos and so great to work with! He captured the tiny intimate moments, the formal sacramental times and each aspect between. He designed a warm photo album that portrays the magic of the moment, as well as the eternal love. His personal touch as well as his technical expertise make his...well... the best!
3/10/2014
Robert Radifera impressed us with his portfolio, and his enthusiastic and creative attitude when we met him. It was an easy decision for us to pick him as our photographer. He was very flexible with our photo list and had excellent suggestions. On the day of the wedding, Robert was early, calm, and perfectly captured our joy. He was my favorite vendor
Robert Radifera impressed us with his portfolio, and his enthusiastic and creative attitude when we met him. It was an easy decision for us to pick him as our photographer. He was very flexible with our photo list and had excellent suggestions. On the day of the wedding, Robert was early, calm, and perfectly captured our joy. He was my favorite vendor