42 total reviews
Wedding Date: 9/21/2012
Aesthetic Life Studio was our number one choice for a wedding photographer. We are more than happy to have had them capture our wedding day! My husband and I had a long engagement so there was about a 2 year span between our engagement photos and our wedding photos. Rodney kept in touch along the way and always kept us up to date. He kept an open line of communication and returned messages quickly and always answered all of my questions. Rodney was also a huge help when it came to creating a timeline for our special day. I was overwhelmed by it all and with experienced input from Rodney- our timeline worked out perfectly the day of! We were able to capture all of the shots we wanted and more. He was very flexible when it came to executing ideas we had in mind and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Our package included a second photographer and she was also wonderful! We are so thrilled with all of our wedding photos and still look through them often. The disc came quickly and in a beautiful case. Our package also included a wedding album . Aesthetic Life Studio made it so easy to choose photos and put this album together quickly. It is beautiful and we really cherish it! We have recommended Aesthetic Life Studio to friends and family and we will continue to. We had the best experience!
Wedding Date: 7/20/2013
After researching local photographers and reviewing their work, Aesthetic Life Studio landed as number one on our photog pick list. We contacted Rodney who was super responsive and set up an initial meeting the next day! We were so happy with how friendly and accommodating Rodney was, plus the quality of his work was just awesome, so we decided to book his services that night - such a smart move because it was an awesome experience working with him.
Rodney definitely goes the extra mile, answering emails and questions as we thought of them, coordinating lots of details, AND braving crazy weather to capture breathtaking photos and memories. Our engagement photos were taken in the dead of winter with snow on the ground. The photos (of course) turned out great, even though the three of us were popsicles by the end. We really appreciated Rodney doing that for us since it wasn't the "typical" spring/summer engagement shoot. On the other hand, our wedding day was the complete opposite! It was a HOT summer day in July with sporadic thunderstorms. Rodney and the second photog, Justin were champs in tolerating the ridiculous heat and working the photo schedule around an approaching storm. In fact, the storm created a gorgeous sunset which Rodney took advantage of and got some beautiful shots.
Rodney and Justin were a blast to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs photography services. Their creativity and photo technique is amazing, plus they are just so FUN to work with. They had so many great ideas for photos and a very unique way of seeing potential shots. They were very flexible and receptive of our ideas too. We will definitely be looking to use them for any future photography services we need because they really helped make our wedding such a great experience, and the memories they captured through their amazing photos are priceless.
Wedding Date: 8/9/2013
Aesthetic Life Studio (Rodney) did both my engagement photos and my wedding photos. The engagement photos were perfect, everything about them. He was very patient and easy to work with. He had a very fast turn around time and our CD came in the mail in a gorgeous case!
The weeks and days leading up to our special day, Rodney kept in touch and we were on the phone planning every detail, idea and schedule for the day. He helped with details that I didn't even think about! He was very detailed and organized, and as a stressed Bride...that is a must!
Our Wedding day quickly approached and Rodney was on top of every detail and quickly at work but yet we didn't even know he was around sometimes, and captured moments that I didn't even remember happened! He truly captured every moment of our wedding and went beyond our expectations! I had so many family members say days after the wedding that the photographer was on top of things and didn't miss a thing!
When my proofs came back, I sat at my computer and cried out of happiness at our gorgeous photos, and laughed so hard at other photos and the hilarious moments he caught on camera.
I have told every friend and family member that if I had to choose the best decision I made for the wedding, it would without a single doubt, be my photographer. You can never put a price on moments being captured the right way. I will be going back to Rodney for family photos in the future. Thank you so much Rodney, I will hold these pictures close!
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
Rodney Cool of Aesthetic Life Studio photographed our December Washington, D.C. wedding along with his assistant, Justin. I was so impressed after viewing Rodney's gallery that my husband and I took the trip out to PA to meet with him months before our wedding- a hike from our home in D.C. We are so glad that we did. Our photographs are absolutely gorgeous in the style that we wanted, and Rodney is professional, responsive, and fun. We were adamant about having a nice album, and what he offers is absolutely top quality, unlike others that I have seen. I was particular about which photos I wanted included in the album, and he has been incredibly patient and helpful.
New Freedom, PA
Wedding Date: 5/25/2014
I loved Rodney from the very beginning. Photos were one of the most important things to me when thinking about how I envisioned my wedding. I wanted to make sure I had the best shots so that I could remember the day as best as possible. I also tend to be a little picky about photos because I like high quality and colors and not all photographs capture that. I researched online for a long time and Rodney was always a top choice so my fiancé and i decided to meet him. Despite him living a good distance from us, I didn't care at all once I saw his work in his studio and sat and met with him. I literally liked all of the photos in his studio and all of the samples he showed us were amazing. I really liked his attention to detail and his eye for capturing the perfect picture. The quality was also amazing so I had no problem signing a contract that day! I emailed him prior to the wedding with certain shots I had found that I really wanted and he was able to do them for us! Not only was he great on our wedding day, he also did our engagement session and I have gotten so many compliments on how great those photos are, so I cannot wait to see my wedding photos! He even handed out individual photos that told guests when our full wedding album would be ready which was awesome. He even had some of the photos circulating so guests and I could see them day of the wedding which was amazing because I don't even know how he did that so quickly. He also worked very well with the videographer which was great. All in all, Rodney is amazing and has an amazing eye for capturing beautiful photos! Thanks Rodney!
Silver Spring, MD
Wedding Date: 4/26/2014
Where do I begin! Our experience with Aesthetic Life Studio couldn't have been more perfect, from beginning to end.
We found Rodney through a friend whose photos were absolutely stunning and very much fitting to our style. The bride had nothing but wonderful things to say from his creative perspective to a very friendly price point, which ultimately led to us setting up a meeting before meeting other photographers. We met Rodney at our venue Antrim 1844. Our meeting went so well that my now husband told him on the spot that he was our guy!
At the time we started with Rodney, we were unsure about engagement photos, but they came with each package and he was insistent this would help deliver a better result for our big day. He couldn't have been more right. The day of our engagement shoot was one of the hottest days of the year, but we learned how to work through it and ended up with some gorgeous photos of us at the location where my guy proposed. This translated well to our wedding day, which turned out to be it's own weather adventure. We were ready for photos in general, but were pretty unfazed by the strong winds we experienced throughout the evening. This felt great compared to the engagement shoot!
On our big day, Rodney did a great job capturing details and moments, and very much used the wind to his advantage. He also did a great job navigating our time table, which had its hiccups for sure. At the reception, Rodney set up a digital view of the photos taken so far and even delivered us a little book of some highlight photos. This was such a nice surprise that meant a lot to us and really caught the eye of our guests.
Rodney truly is a talented photographer with a unique perspective. The end result was amazing photos that captured our day in a way we could have never imagined. These beautiful images are timeless and incredible and we and our families couldn't be more grateful to have these photos for a lifetime.
Anna Deleo & Matt Jasinski
Wedding Date: 10/13/2013
Rodney was incredible. He takes beautiful pictures, returns them quickly. We received our wedding proofs 2 weeks after our wedding, which was very impressive. And he goes above and beyond. At our wedding, we forgot to have the marriage license signed, and our officiant was from Florida and had left several hours before to return home. This situation could have been a disaster, if it hadn't been for Rodney. He had a friend that lived about a mile away, who was also an officiant. She was there in 15 minutes to marry us again. So thank you Rodney! He was absolutely amazing, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Wedding Date: 8/10/2013
The photographer was incredible. Very flexible with time and if he didn't think something like the way the clouds were, he would suggest another time and work with your schedule.
He kept everything rolling on the day of the wedding, which helped keep everyone on schedule. And being unable to capture an engagement session due to an injury on our side he worked with us. After the big day and our honeymoon we were able to get back together and capture us as newlyweds at a new location giving us more amazing photos all dressed up. Rodney is very friendly and outgoing,and such a pleasure to have him apart of our journey in getting married, worth every penny.
Wedding Date: 5/24/2013
We loved all of our pictures from Aesthetic Life. Rodney is really talented and so are his second shooters who help capture other sides of the day. (We had Rodney and Lexi). During the day of the wedding, he was also very helpful because he delegated things to other people and helped the day run more smoothly. I would definitely recommend Aesthetic Life to any brides!
Wedding Date: 11/3/2012
As a little girl you always imagine your wedding. In fact if you're ridiculous enough like me you start searching for people who will help make it perfect (including the groom)when your young. I found Rodney's pictures when I was 16 years old and I was hooked. His use of natural light was what enticed me and I was sold no matter what. I had not even met the photographers and I was already telling me friends to choose him for their wedding.
I got engaged December 2011 and Aesthetic Life Studio was the first vendor I contacted. If they weren't available my day was to be changed :) I'm a big communicator and so was Rodney the owner. We got dates set up for the Engagement photos, he was helpful to offer advice on times and places. The only thing I would have changed would have been to try Frederick, MD for the engagement photos.
Our package got us two photographers and Rodney went even as far to ask an area photographer who I also LOVE to work with him. (She uses natural light too). These two worked together to create beautiful pictures on the day of my wedding. I got married November 3, 2012 in the crisp fall. My venue was smaller but the bridal party pictures and the first dance with my dad are pictures where they captured the true emotion. The laughs with my bridesmaids, the tears with my dance with my father, these are the moments I wanted.
Without a doubt, I would choose them again to capture these timeless memories I will forever have.
Hagerstown , MD
Wedding Date: 7/4/2013
My husband and I used Aesthetic Life Studio (Rodney Cool) for our wedding and were very satisfied with our photos. Our photos were beautiful and truly represented the joy we shared on our special day from start to finish!
My only suggestion would be to improve timing for photos on the wedding day. Even with a schedule for the big day, my new husband and I felt very rushed toward the end of the night and really wanted to get back to the party. The photos took longer than we had expected because the photographer realized he had forgotten to take bridal portraits earlier in the day-- so he took a few last minute shots as the sun was going down. I didn't realize until I received my pictures that there weren't really any close-up, personal, bridal portraits with my veil on (something that was important to me). This was really the only thing I would have changed about my experience with Aesthetic Life Studio. Rodney is a great guy to work with and very professional! I would definitely recommend to other brides.
Wedding Date: 4/27/2013
Rodney and Justin at Aesthetic Life Studio did such an amazing job! We got married on 4/27/2013 and got our photo CD in the mail (in a beautiful personalized case!) on 5/18/2013, so the turnaround was amazing. The photos are stunning and they trulycaptured the best day of our lives beautifully. Rodney was very responsive and had a lot of great ideas for photos. I also had a lot of ideas for photos that I wanted and he was very flexibile and supportive in those. The value is also incredible! My husband and I cannot recommend Aesthetic Life Studio enough!
Wedding Date: 4/20/2013
I watched three great friends get married before me who all used the services of Aesthetic Life Studio. I was in awe of their wedding photos and made a promise to myself that no matter what, I wanted Rodney and his team to capture my special day. On February 16th, 2013, I became a fiance and immediately started planning for my wedding to take place a little over two months later. The first thing I knew I had to do was call Aesthetic because they book up quick. I was beyond excited to find the date was open.
The meeting with Rodney was so relaxed. We could definitely tell he knew what to do and how to do it well. On my wedding day, I got many comments about how great the photographer was in moving around quickly and unnoticed so not to block anyones view... yet his shots were beautiful.
Not only did Rodney's good eye and talent bring about beautiful memories thru photos for our family, but he was also helpful in just giving us some other bits and pieces of information about the wedding day that I hadn't thought about. I really appreciated how much care there was in everything running smoothly.. not just with the photos.
I would recommend Aesthetic to anyone who is in search of a wedding photographer. You will feel comfortable and at ease that your day is captured with perfection.
Wedding Date: 7/6/2013
Candid, awesomeness! My husband and I just reviewed our wedding proofs and we are beyond thrilled of what was captured on our special day! The atmosphere Rodney sets up with you and his team is soo relaxing that you don't even feel like your sitting for a professional photographer. This laid back approach to his work only makes you feel more comfortable and an assurance that he's got it "covered". The week before our wedding we had some unexpected surprises leaving us no time to really communicate what photos we would've really liked, possible scenes, etc. Without a script for what photos to expect that day, Rodney and his team took some truly wonderful photos! Photography was by far one of the most important topics for us when deciding vendors and we're soo very happy to have worked with Aesthetic Life Studio! Thank you is an understatement;)
Wedding Date: 6/29/2013
We highly recommend Aesthetic Life Studio. James and I booked them about 17 months before our wedding, and we knew after speaking with Rodney (the main photographer and owner) that we wanted them for our wedding. The package we chose included a free engagement picture session which was really nice. Rodney made a point in saying that he liked doing engagement sessions with a couple so he can get to know them before the wedding. He was very responsive to FB messages, and the pictures we have ordered are of excellent quality. We joked with him a lot by saying "Gosh Rodney you are so bossy!" because he would tell us how to pose, when to do it, and where to do it. WHICH WE LOVED. We had no idea what to do or what we are doing and it added a sense of security to the crazy wedding day having Rodney there to guide us along. The photographers were not "in the way" during the ceremony. We didn't even know they were there. Every dollar we spent on photography for our wedding was so worth it. We have beautiful moments captured and that is going to last a lifetime. We therefore HIGHLY recommend them! We truly consider Rodney a friend after this whole process. :)
Wedding Date: 5/18/2013
Aesthetic Life Studio was one of two photographers my husband and I consulted with for our wedding. After meeting with Rodney and reviewing his impressive portfolio, we knew that Aesthetic Life Studio was the perfect fit for us. The staff is extremely down to earth, friendly, and super professional. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Aesthetic Life Studio for our engagement photos (which was free as a part of our wedding package!!) and we felt at ease, comfortable, and totally relaxed for the entire session... which is sometimes hard to do for someone who is camera shy, like me. Of course, the images from our engagement session were absolutely stunning, further solidifying our choice to use Aesthetic Life Studio for our wedding day.
On our wedding day, the photographers arrived on time and prepared. They were extremely thorough in making sure all images were perfect. Not only that, but we had a traditional Catholic wedding mass, and the photographers made sure to consult with the priest about any limitations in the church. This shows the high standard for professionalism and respect that Aesthetic Life Studio has set for itself as a business. Our wedding mass was longer than anticipated, so Rodney and Justin were quick to set up for family and wedding party photos. They used their time efficiently and effectively. Rodney constantly checked in with me to make sure I was aware of the time and okay with continuing to take photos... which was great, because on your wedding day, time isn't really something you are paying attention to!
When we received our disc of wedding photos, we were absolutely floored. The quality of the images are phenomenal. My groom and I had a blast looking at the photos and reliving the precious moments from our special day. This is something that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Aesthetic Life Studio has a unique way of capturing emotion and life's beautiful moments. I think this sets Aesthetic Life Studio apart from other photographers. Truly, Aesthetic Life Studio was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Talented, artistic, professional, kind... I could go on and on. Thank you again, Aesthetic LIfe Studio... you guys are the bomb!
Wedding Date: 5/4/2013
Rodney and his team are truly exceptional. His scheduling has been flexible, his business style is accomidating and his photographs are beautiful. We are so glad that we decided to trust Aesthetic Life with preserving our memories!!
Wedding Date: 4/13/2013
Rodney was great to work with during our engagement session and on our wedding day! If we ask him to take a certain photo he was right there trying to get the best shot that he could to make it a wonderful photo. The quality of the prints that we received was great and we were very pleased with the services that we got!
Wedding Date: 6/1/2013
I would highly recommend Aesthetic Life Studio to any bride looking for an amazing photographer! Rodney is so professional and great to work with. He really knows what he is talking about and really worked with us to get exactly what we were looking for. He helped us every step of the way. On the day of the wedding Rodney made things enjoyable and stress free. He stayed out of the way while he got amazing pictures and remembered all the pictures we told him we wanted. He even helped me with non photography related to help the day go smoother.
After looking at all of our proofs it just reinforced our feeling that we made the right choice on the photographer! I've always been self-concious of myself in pictures but I can't say that after looking at our pictures taken by Rodney. Our pictures were everything we wanted and more. I can't say enough!
Wedding Date: 9/8/2012
He was very helpful and flexible around weather problems on my wedding day and everything leading up to it. He was prepared and took awesome photos. Recommend to everyone!
Capturing the Beauty of Life™
Aesthetic Life Studio works by a simple philosophy. Life is a precious gift and there are moments that should be preserved and shared forever. Life is full of beautiful experiences. Let us be there to share them with you and 'Capture the Beauty of Life'™.
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