48 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: 5/31/2014
I hand picked every single person down to the servers used through my catering company at my evening reception, so that should give you an idea of how detailed I am. Aesthetic Life was the absolute best choice for my wedding.
Being in the wedding decor field, I have manned the tables at countless wedding shows. I have seen numerous amounts of photographers' work from all around the Tri-state area, and I must say that not only is Aesthetic Life one of the best around, they also are one of the most affordable for their work quality.
1. Rodney is the heart of this company. He sits down with you and walks you through his services. He's an excellent listener and will work with you to best accommodate your dreams and Pinterest (you know you have them) wedding photo ideas.
2. He is flexible! My wedding day was unique in that I had an early morning service, a reception following that, and then a private reception later in the evening. He worked within my schedule to get the most photos out of the time we had. Granted, we had about 4 hours after the first reception free, so there was so lots of free time. I wouldn't have planned it any other way. We got all the photos in by 3:30pm. I had a friend photograph the evening reception so it was perfect.
3. He knows what he's doing! Here's a tip, when it comes to getting those family pics done after the ceremony, listen to what Rodney says. He's been doing this forever and knows how to make picture-taking sessions flow with ease and no stress.
4. He's a very good photographer! Simply put. Your photos will be beautiful. You will be happy with them. He takes a ton too. You will be back on this site telling future brides to use his services.
5. He's an absolute joy to work with. What do you get when you have a humble spirit, a joyful heart and a keen eye for a beautiful shot? You get Rodney at Aesthetic Life Studio.
Book a consultation today. You'll be glad you did!
Wedding Date: 9/20/2014
We had Rodney do our engagement and wedding photos. Him and his wife made our engagement session really fun and the photos turned out great. Rodney captured every moment at our wedding, including getting ready before. Again, the photos are amazing. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Not to mention Rodney is a super nice guy! We would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.
Wedding Date: 3/30/2014
Rodney and his team did an amazing job with our wedding! He was very professional easy to work with. From the first time we spoke on the phone, I knew I wanted him to be our photographer.
At first we weren't going to do engagement photos but since it was part of the package we decided to do it. I'm so glad that we did! The photos were beautiful and gave us a chance to get to know Rodney.
On our wedding day everything ran smoothly and again the pictures were amazing. He even set up a slide show during the reception so guests could view the photos he had already taken. I'm so glad that we chose Aesthetic Life Studio!!
Wedding Date: 6/21/2014
Rodney was great. He kept us his number one priority and spent all the time we needed to make sure we understood everything and were happy. Photos turned out great and his portfolio is very accurate and he and his assistant are excellent photographers.
Wedding Date: 5/24/2014
One of our top priorities in wedding planning was having a great photographer to help us remember the day forever! Rodney and Aesthetic Life took our beautiful engagement photos and wedding photos. We can't say enough great things about Rodney's professionalism, talent, and attention to detail. It was great to meet him at an engagement shoot that was included in our package, to become familiar with him before the wedding day. He has a great eye for creative shots and pays close attention to every detail. Rodney made the planning process simple and helped us to create an important timeline for our wedding day. He answered all of our questions promptly and was on top of every detail!
On our wedding day, Rodney and his second shooter were professional and extremely helpful. They knew exactly how to coordinate great shots, and didn't seem to miss a thing during the entire day! Rodney was extremely friendly and efficient in accomplishing family photos, and was always available to take additional shots that arose at the wedding. One of the most unique things Rodney did was to set-up a monitor at the reception to show guests wedding photos from throughout the day that he had taken. They loved being able to view some of the photos that night, and Rodney also printed us a small photo album during our reception, which provided an instant reminder of our awesome day! Rodney continued to take pictures until the end of our night, and even stopped on his way to the parking lot to set-up an awesome photo of us riding away from the reception!
We received many compliments on the photography services, and would highly recommend Rodney and Aesthetic Life for any photography needs, especially wedding photography!
Wedding Date: 6/14/2014
Where do we even begin to say how pleased we were with Rodney and all of his services!!! From the first contact to the engagement pictures to the actual BIG day!!!!
Rodney is very thorough with every detail that goes along with a wedding, even some aspects that you may not think of or even overlook.
Not to mention that our pictures are AWESOME!!!! He is so easy to work with and very creative. He even did a GREAT job with our 3 German Shepherds:)
During our reception he was able to take minute and surprised us with printed out pictures and a power point of pictures he took that day! It was nice to get a sneak peek!
I'm so glad that we had Rodney and Aesthetic Life Studios to capture our whole wedding experience and will definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone!
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.
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!
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.
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;)
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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