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Photography in Chevy Chase,
(240) 780-8963
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 188 Reviews


    Gregory

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    5 out of 5
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  • We used Thomas and we couldn’t have have asked for someone more professional. As we all know weddings can be unpredictable and Thomas was able to adapt to everything. My groomsmen were even a little roudy and Thomas but everyone into shape and took our photos . I haven’t seen the albums yet but I know they’ll turn out great . Thank you Thomas .

    Terry

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  • Working with them was great! They asked us our needs and wants, explained clearly what they could do, and remained flexible throughout the process. The pictures are amazing and complete. We are very happy with their services!

    Michael

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  • Roman and Jeff did a great job with our engagement and wedding photos. Both were professional and responsive. I would highly recommend them for your big event. Thank you Roman and Jeff!

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • We could not have been happier with Roman Grinev Photography! I was extremely impressed by the quality of the images on their website and reached out to Roman. Roman worked with me to make a contract that fit our budget and was very flexible when we wanted to add more time to our wedding photography services. Sean was the photographer we chose for our wedding and he captured the joy and love of our celebration perfectly. He showed up on time and work hard for the whole time segment we had hired him for. The photos took seven weeks to be polished before we were able to download and view them but they were well worth the wait. We will treasure the pictures from our wedding forever and will certainly reach out to them again in the future with any other photography needs.

    Brittany

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    5 out of 5
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  • Roman did a great job with the photography did our summer wedding! He was very responsive with any emails/phone calls I sent him. His prices are very reasonable and he is fairly quick at editing and returning the photos to you. I was planning my wedding from South GA—Roman made it very easy to plan the photography from a distance and to receive my photos after they had been edited.

    Judy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Roman was great with communication from the very beginning. He took the time to speak with me and answer all my questions. Selecting a photographer from his team was a very clear process and he accommodated my additional requests to help me make my decision. I loved their price point as well. Laura was my photographer and I couldn't have been happier with our choice. She was extremely understanding of the weather uncertainty. Not to mention, she was also very kind, flexible and accommodating. On the day of, she knew exactly what pictures to take and gave us very clear directions. The photos came on time as promised and turned out amazing! I love that this company focuses on candid storytelling through pictures and I am so happy with everything. They also include a copy of digital negatives to download and own. The pictures aren't watermarked with their company logo and the quality of the photos was great. Highly recommend!

    Katharine

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    5 out of 5
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  • We worked with Dawn and she was amazing! Very fun and did not make it awkward. We wanted more candids and she did exactly that. They gave us a link to all of the pictures to share with family and friends and an easy way to download them. Extremely reasonably priced as well. Very glad we had the chance to work with them. Highly recommend this company for weddings, or any professional photography needs you may have!

    Tina

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  • Such great service! I highly recommend!

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had Thomas shoot our recent wedding and everything was seamless! He was incredible to work with and got all the shots we had asked for during a phone consultation. He was very professional and helped us out with much more than just photos. When we didn't know how to put pocket squares in the guys, he jumped in and showed how. He also helped out in instructing how to do my veil and the buttons on my dress and made sure everything looked good. Overall, great experience and highly recommend!

    Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had the pleasure of working with Roman Grinev Photography for our September 30th wedding at The Winery at Bull Run! Sean was our photographer and our wedding pictures turned out amazing!!! Sean did a great job of getting all of the photos I wanted, and more! I hardly noticed him the day of, but looking back on the photos he caught so many memories that we have been looking at over and over re-living our special day! Sean did an absolutely phenomenal job! Roman was also a pleasure to work with. Before our wedding, we connected and he answered all of my questions in regards to photos, timelines, etc. He was always very quick to respond- which always makes a bride feel better. I would recommend Sean and Roman Grinev Photography ALL day!!!

    Glen

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  • If you are looking for an experienced and professional photographer, then Mr. Grinev is the one. He is responsible, attentive, and professional. He was able to follow on all our requests for photos even if we had already taken them a few minutes ago. His experience is worth every penny!!

    Amy

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  • We choose Roman Grinev Photography after seeing samples of their pics online. Tom Wakefield was out photographer - he did both our engagement shoot and our wedding. He was GREAT! Our engagement shoot was a last minute decision where I asked Roman on a Thursday if it could be done on Sat or Sun, and Roman and Tom accommodated. Tom did an incredible job at the wedding of capturing the moments. As the bride, I missed a lot of the things going on in the hour or 2 leading up to the wedding, so it was really nice to see the pics that Tom got of everyone right getting and leading up to the ceremony. He was able to capture great moments without being intrusive - everyone who has seen the pics has commented on how good of a job he did. Since these serve as our memories, we are VERY happy that we went with such a professional company to forever immortalize our special day!!

    Brock

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  • We had Roman as our photographer. He was very professional and kind during the whole process. He was very easy to get a hold of and the pictures came out amazing. I highly recommend him for your big day!

    Jenny

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  • We chose Roman Grinev Photography based on their positive reviews. However, our wedding day experience with Dawn, Roman’s photographer, led to multiple concerns about her poor communication style, inflexibility in working with us, and her failure to give us 2 of the 8.5 contract hours. We wanted to take photos at the Lincoln &DC War Memorial with our wedding party. We emailed Roman about our intent, inviting him to ride with us in our limo, since we knew that parking in downtown DC would be difficult. When he reminded us that Dawn was our photographer, we gave her the same invite during our phone interview and on our wedding day. She decided to drive herself, but once there she couldn’t find parking, didn’t want to be ticketed for double parking, and so wouldn't take pictures. This was incredibly frustrating as the situation could’ve been easily avoided if she rode with us. Over the past 2 months, we tried to patiently resolve this with Roman. We respectfully declined his offer... Read more

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    Since this review is full of inaccuracies, I recommend reading our other reviews in order to get a better idea of our consistently high level of customer service & photographic skill. There's a reason our overall score is 4.9 out of 5. We work very hard to make sure that all of our clients are happy from our first communication to delivering the final photos. This level of customer service is evident in our other reviews. To quote the review in question: "Many of the professional pictures taken did turn out well". This particular couple’s issue is not with the studio as a whole, or the quality of the photos they received. Their chief complaint stems from a situation which occurred because of poor planning & a lack of communication on their part. Unfortunately, this made it impossible for Dawn to document their quick trip into DC & blame has been placed unfairly on their photographer. We have done whatever we could to make things as stress free for them from the beginning & to then offer some kind of gesture to show that we really do care that things didn’t work out exactly the way they’d hoped. Before the wedding day the couple had a wedding date change. Although we normally can’t change the wedding date once the contract is finalized, we made an exception for them and they did not incur any additional costs. On the wedding day Dawn discovered that the couple hadn’t made an alternate plan for where to take portraits if it was raining, which it was. Dawn not only found an appropriate spot inside, but with some help, moved furniture to make it work. This couple choose Dawn as their photographer and her name is listed as their photographer in the contract. All clients choose their photographer & we do not assign photographers to our clients. The fact that she refers to Dawn in the review as "Dawn, the photographer that Roman set us up with” is an absolute fabrication, as is the statement "When we found out Dawn was actually our photographer”. We even have the original message from the bride requesting Dawn as their photographer. I am happy to provide documentation showing Dawn as their requested photographer. Yes, it was discussed beforehand that Dawn would ride in the limo with the bridal party, but there was no way for her to know that there would not be enough room. The limo was simply too small for her and the bridal party. An offer to ride in the front was never made & it was the bride who told Dawn to take her own car. This was apparently after some back & forth about going or not, or just “driving around”. The weather had been uncooperative up to that point & they were running more than an hour behind schedule. With years of experience photographing weddings in the D.C. area, why would she then choose to deal with impossible city parking unless she had no other option? If appropriate transportation was arranged prior to the wedding and things were running on schedule, there would have been DC portraits taken. Weather, transportation and scheduling issues are outside of our scope of responsibility. According to Dawn’s gps tracking app, she left at 2:36 and returned to the hotel at 3:49 which is 1 hour 13 minutes. She only drove around for about 10 minutes looking for parking & when she told the groom that she found a garage a few blocks from where they were & would get there as quickly as possible, she was told never mind & that they were going to head back. I honestly don’t understand where this perceived loss of 2 hours is coming from. They were gone for about one & a quarter hour & most of that time was spent driving into DC & then back to the ceremony location. Dawn stayed past her end time to take some more photos. She apologized for not being able to find parking quickly & was told that it “wasn’t a big deal” or something to that effect. When they offered to pay her more for the extra time, she refused. It sounds like she went above and beyond over the course of the day & that the things which went wrong were not due to negligence on her part. She also received nothing but positive feedback on the wedding day. In the moment, this couple was understanding & seemed to place no blame on her. To hear such a serious complaint weeks after the fact came as a complete shock. We worked very hard to resolve this issue. We offered them a portrait session in DC and then an album, which they refused. They requested that we refund them for 2 hours of service and pay for the $140 permit. They did not “lose” 2 hours of photography. Driving to DC and back was just over an hour and Dawn made up most of that time by staying later. During the planning process we told them that a permit is not required for portraits at The Mall, which is documented by email. Not really sure why they got a permit in the first place, never mind that they’re now asking to be reimbursed for that expense.

    Claire

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We had Emily shoot our engagement and wedding photos! She is seriously awesome to work with! What a fun and goofy person to hang out with. We totally felt like she was one of our friends. Will definitely use her and Roman Grinev Photography again!

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