I've enjoyed photography and film production work in the Tallahassee area for about 25 years now and I still feel very lucky and honored to be able to make this my full time profession. It's a tough business to be in and have seen many newer photographers come and go over the years. I totally dedicate my ability to continue doing what I enjoy to my many loyal customers that have given out referrals for me over the years. Word of mouth is always the best way to reach a new client, but if you just happened to find me while browsing the web, I welcome and invite you to spend some time looking through my many galleries on every page. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!
Thanks for visiting my website! I've been involved in film, photography and the visual arts for most of my life and the simple fact is that I love the entire process... from the mundane researching and selection of photo gear to seeing a favorite photo in print for the first time. It's a much more challenging job than most would expect but I take it very seriously. And the truth is... it's a pretty great job to have!
I didn't become passionate about photography until my college years when I was lucky enough to film several music videos. I soon realized that you're only as good as your last body of work. I felt compelled to become better at what I do after the completion of each project.
I've photographed everything from landscapes to rock stars to winning Seminole touchdowns, but I must admit that I love photographing weddings. Weddings are extremely special occasions and packed full of emotion and beauty as well as once in a lifetime moments that should be professionally captured for you to enjoy viewing and sharing for the rest of your life. It's a true challenge as well as an honor to be asked to capture those moments. I personally photograph every wedding. I do my best to create unique, timeless images using a story telling photo-journalistic approach. I try to be as unobtrusive as possible and shoot lots of candid photos. Of course, when it comes time to take the formal photos, I'm quite capable of taking charge and directing the bridal party and family as we take group shots.
I also believe that my clients should own the photos from their wedding day as well as the copy and printing rights to those photos. After all, you paid for them, so you can do with them as you please.
Wide angles aren't always appropriate and must be used with great care in the delicate balance between creating a great photo and not being too obtrusive. In the photo below, a traditional Mexican wedding dance is performed where the groomsmen gather to throw the Groom in the air. Wide angle 12mm, f2.8 at 1/500s.
In some personal work, "Moonray" is a quaint little beach house on St. George Island and has a small nook that sits atop the house (fondly called "The Crow's Nest") giving an incredible view of the island and surroundings at sunset. Ultra wide angle 10.5mm, f8 at 1/250s. I invite you to view my other photography work at http://www.ronranew.com.