58 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: 10/11/2014
Rodney Cool from Aesthetic Life Studio provided my husband and I with superior services. From the beginning Rodney’s attention to detail and professionalism was apparent. From start to finish he provided us with everything we needed to make our special day memorable for the rest of our lives. Rodney went above and beyond his call of duty for our wedding. He was patient and flexible and provided us with everything we needed to ensure the day went as smoothly as possible. He provided us with more then just great pictures; he helped us on a personal level that will be remembered for the rest of our lives. He was extremely courteous to our guest and made everybody in the wedding party feel comfortable so that he was able to capture each moment in a candid and fun way. He was able to illustrate in the photos he took exactly how we would describe our special day. Looking at the images he took makes it seem almost like we are reliving the whole experience. From beginning to end he did a wonderful job and was so easy to work with. His professionalism and efficiency was unbelievably awesome! Furthermore, his talent with capturing quality images is unmatched by any other photographer that we have worked with in the past. We will certainly be utilizing his services in the future for other events such as family photos and anniversary parties. We would highly recommend Aesthetic Life Studio for your special day and give Rodney Cool a 10 out of 10. He was an amazing photographer and more then that a wonderful person to work with.
Wedding Date: 7/12/2014
After getting engaged, I knew immediately that I wanted to contact Aesthetic Life Studio to book a date to use them as our photographer. They had worked with my sister and brother-in-law 3 years earlier, and their experience was nothing short of fantastic. After contacting the photographer, we set up our Engagement session. Rodney Cool was completely professional during our Engagement session, and made the process relaxing and seamless, especially for my husband who isn't as excited to have his picture taken hundreds of times. The engagement pictures were exactly what I had envisioned, and I became really excited for what our Wedding photos would turn out to be. Shortly after our engagement photo session, we discovered that we were expecting our first child and would need to move our wedding date up. Aesthetic Life Studio was completely understanding and worked with us to find a new wedding date. The day of our wedding came, and Rodney and the second photographer, Justin, showed up to take our pictures. The best part about their service was that it felt like they were guests who happened to have cameras, and not intruding photographers who forced us to have certain shots. They were completely professional, and let the day unfold naturally, capturing a lot of impromptu moments that turned into unforgettable memories. Following the wedding, Rodney worked extremely hard to post a preview of our photos within 2 days on his website. After that, it took only a week or two to have our full-blown gallery up and ready to be viewed. Our photographs were everything I hoped they would be. They captured our emotions of the day, and truly depict how we felt in those exact moments. As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words, and in my opinion Aesthetic Life Studio produces pictures that are worth so much more.
Wedding Date: 9/29/2014
Aesthetic Life Studio did our engagement & wedding pictures. Rodney Cool is more than just a wonderful photographer but also acted as a wedding coordinator. He gave me helpful advice before my big day to ensure everything ran smoothly. Also, one of our family members couldn't attend and Rodney had the idea of using FaceTime so their faces are in our family pictures (on the iPhone!) it was a smile gesture that went so far. We have 1200 pictures (that are all amazing) and am having such a hard time narrowing the pictures down! I would reccomend this photographer to anyone, worth every penny and we have memories to last a lifetime :-)
Wedding Date: 6/7/2014
Rodney was wonderful to work with. I actually ended up sick on the morning of our wedding and things became pretty chaotic, but Rodney was very calm and organized and helped us keep things together! Despite my being sick that day, he managed to capture beautiful photos! I really couldn't have asked for a better photographer :D
Wedding Date: 3/22/2014
Rodney Cool and his team are exceptional. From start to finish of our experience with them we had nothing but professional, kind and helpful advice and interactions. I really appreciated Rodney’s patience with my more dramatic family members, and his willingness to be flexible and bend over backwards for our various photo requests. We had a beautiful day and he captured that!
What I was most impressed by (besides his stunning photography) was Rodney’s attention to detail and planning. He called to talk about timeline and wedding day scheduling several times, which really put me at ease. There is nothing better on your wedding day than knowing all you need to do is show up and look pretty. I was really impressed by his professionalism and leadership.
Rodney also did our engagement pictures and they turned out so gorgeous! He really has an eye for the layout and posing of a picture. He has a great way of making a couple feel natural, so he gets very natural poses. Can’t say enough good things about Aesthetic Life Studio!
Wedding Date: 8/16/2014
Out of everything we have done for the wedding, the photography was by far the most amazing. Rodney is such a cool guy and easy to work with. Our engagement session as well as our wedding photos could not have been better. He captured moments I didn't even see during the wedding. There is not a single picture he took that I didn't like. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants amazing, high quality wedding photos. After all, they are the most important piece to remember your special day!! Thanks Rodney for amazing service and great photos to last a lifetime!
-Amanda and Dennis 8/16/14
Wedding Date: 8/30/2014
I have always dreamed of beautiful wedding photos and Rodney Cool did not disappoint. Although my situation was unique (long-distance military bride getting ready to move overseas), he worked with me and my husband. We didn't get to do engagement photos with Rodney, but that didn't stop him from getting to know us via phone and e-mail.
The day of the wedding was PERFECT! Rodney let the day simply happen. While we only got one or two photos outside at night, he allowed us to have time with our guests (it was the last time we'd see them before moving) and he really captured the spirit of the wedding. Our photos are simply amazing.
Having Aesthetic Life Studio photograph our wedding was truly a dream come true.
Wedding Date: 9/4/2014
When I started palanning our wedding I was looking for a photographer that could capture the most beautiful and memorable moments of our special day. After a couple of months searching and budgeting I came across Aesthetic Life Studio and fell in love with their work. Rodney was amazing! I knew we made the right decision for choosing him as our photographer. Our pictures came out perfect and everyone loved them. Rodney was very patient, professional and his personality made us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Aesthetic Life Studio!
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
When my (now) husband and I started planning our wedding a year and a half before our chosen wedding date, we knew that the photography was the most important things to us. While browsing the area for photographers, I came across Aesthetic Life's website. After looking at all the photos, we knew that we had to meet with these people as soon as possible! We sat down with Rodney, looked at a bunch of his work and talked about our vision for our wedding day. He even helped us come up with a timeline to work with for the wedding day,. We both knew when we left that meeting that we had to have him! Not only was Rodney so laid back and easy to talk to, his work spoke for itself. It was beautiful. We knew he would be able to capture the memories perfectly for our big day.
We spoke with Rodney many times before the wedding to finalize plans. On the morning of our wedding he showed up right on time with an assistant and almost immediately started taking pictures. Throughout the night he was able to capture so many memories and yet, he was so great, that you sometimes you didn't even notice his presence. After my husband and I ate, Rodney approached us with a little book of pictures for us to keep that he had shot from getting ready, the ceremony, our first look and some of just my husband and I together. It was so beautiful and thoughtful. It truly meant so much to already have those memories recorded.
After the wedding, we anxiously awaited our proofs. It wasn't long before we got an email letting us know that our proofs were ready. Looking through the pictures, we were floored at how stunning they were! Six months later, I am still getting compliments on how beautiful our pictures are. I truly cannot say enough how happy we were to have had the opportunity to work with Aesthetic Life. We would recommend them time and time again!
Wedding Date: 5/24/2014
I could not have asked for a better experience or results from a photographer. Rodney was the perfect balance of professional and relaxed so that throughout the entire pre-wedding and wedding process I felt comfortable and confident that he was getting the best pictures possible - and I was right! My pictures from the wedding were ready SO quickly and are absolutely stunning. Honestly, for the quality of pictures we got from Aesthetic Life I would say their prices are more than fair. I couldn't say more nice things about them and would recommend them to any bride!
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.
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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- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
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