I have had a camera in my hands since I was 12 years old. Growing up, my father was a part time photographer and my mother was an artist. They deserve all of the credit for planting the seed that led to me pursuing photography professionally. I wasn’t always a full-time photographer, I started my career in IT sales and then transitioned over to banking before finding my passion for photography. I fell in love with wedding photography while attending a friend’s wedding in Florida and interacting with his photographer for an entire weekend. “Wait, I can make money, be myself and have fun with a job?” I thought. In the immortal words of Charlie Sheen, “Winning!” Within a year of that experience, I was a full-time wedding photographer. Saying this all happened quickly is an understatement. I am blessed to have a job that started out as a hobby, quickly became a passion and now is my career. I am lucky enough to be a part of someone else’s “best day ever” every single weekend! I love my job!
As a photographer, I am known for my creative lighting techniques and what I like to call “epic photos.” Don’t worry, I love capturing all of the love and emotion at a wedding too! Eight years after launching my business, I am an award winning wedding photographer who has been recognized as the “Best Photographer” in Central Virginia two years in a row by Virginia Living Magazine and one of the “Top Three Best Wedding and Engagement Photographers” in Richmond by Virginia Bride magazine. I recently shot the magazine cover for Richmond Weddings Magazine and I proudly teach wedding photography with my amazing girlfriend and partner in crime, Kristine Pringle.
My personality is fun and energetic. I like to think that I exude a passion for wedding photography that is refreshing in the wedding industry. Who says photographers have to be boring? My back-up photographer, Kevin Satterfield, and I can often be found joking around during a wedding day. Although we take our jobs deadly seriously, we certainly don’t take ourselves as seriously. We like to help to keep the mood light and fun so our couples can concentrate on what’s important on their wedding day – their friends and family! Let’s make your wedding day one to remember!
I will always work hard to present you with the best YOU possible, every time!
“I have to start by saying I will never find the word to express how grateful I am have found Sean, from his pictures to his personality there is no comparison. He had everyone laughing and carrying on. The pictures that you had taken were some of the best pictures every taken of me. If you are looking for someone to make your pictures pop, and that makes sure the smiles and laughs are genuine he is you guy. Well honestly he is your guy no matter what you are looking for!!!!!!”
“We couldn”t have asked for a better photograph
“We had the pleasure of working with Sean for our engagement, bridal, and wedding photos and he far surpassed our expectations. I must say I was a little worried since I’ve heard horror stories with other people’s wedding photographers but Sean is AMAZING!! He is extremely talented and we were amazed at how creative he was with his photographs. He is a MUST for your wedding!”
“We loved working with Sean. He was professional and his unique eye for details made every picture special. There just wasn’t a bad photo of the entire wedding! He is worth every cent and I would recommend him to everyone looking for a photographer who knows how to not only capture events, the the whole feel and theme of the couple.”
“We met with several photographers before a friend recommended Sean DeWitt to us. We went on his site and were blown away by his portfolio. He took the type of pictures that we wanted and did not see that from the others. Sean DeWitt’s eye for photography is amazing. He sees everything and has incredible ideas on how to get the most vivid breathtaking shots. His assistants were fantastic and helped make the day run smoothly. We could not be more excited with the results and can not wait to see all of the pictures in the upcoming weeks.”
“Sean is a master of his trade. From start to finish he was a great pleasure to work with. He and his support staff are incredibly passionate about their work. You can tell this isn’t job a job to him—this is art. He is clearly excited about and understandably gushes over his work and has a keen eye for form and composition. He was also very resourceful as far as making the environment work for him and I can’t emphasize that enough. He can sniff out a unique photo opportunity like a bloodhound. Through some magic he even managed to turn overcast into a mesmerizing back drop! In addition to knowing how to work a camera Sean also knows how to work people. Very easy going, he knows how to make you laugh when he needs a smile. An excellent coach when you very obviously have no modeling experience as well. Well worth the price and highly recommended”.
“If I could give 10 stars Sean would get 11! He is amazing at what he does and I couldn’t be happier that he was there to capture the best day of my life! Sean is very professional but very easy to get a long with. I would recommend Sean and his team to everyone!”
“Sean is an amazing photographer. After getting our engagement photos back, both of our families could not wait until they saw the wedding day photos. We have only seen the preview so far, but they are everything we expected and more. Sean is a genuinely nice guy to work with, and a complete professional. He has a system, contingencies, immense experience and you cannot find better in Richmond. His lighting techniques are the stuff of legend. Even though Hurricane Matthew poured down rain on our wedding day, Sean was able to find beautiful indoor settings for him and his team to use for all of our bridal party portraits and was actually excited to get to do a rain shot. Do not miss the opportunity to interview Sean, and get him booked EARLY!”
“I cannot say enough good things about Sean. He is very professional, fun, and of course talented! I can’t stop looking at my wedding photos. All of my friends and family commented on how fabulous they thought he was before they saw any photos. I agree with all of the other reviews people have written. From the time we signed on to the present Sean has been incredibly accommodating. He will always be my first choice.”
“My husband and I used Sean DeWitt Photography as our photographer and he was amazing! We did engagement pictures and day of wedding photos. Day of the wedding, he was excellent! In addition to the beautiful pictures, he cared a lot about us as a couple. He helped us achieve what we wanted during the reception, to even include acting as go-between for the DJ and venue when he saw potential hiccups. He is creative, easy to work with, and professional. I would recommend Sean to any and all brides within the Richmond area!”
“Our pictures turned out Amazing!! Plus Sean is a great photographer and a great person to work with.”
“Sean is one of the most down to Earth professionals I’ve ever worked with. Not only is he my engagement and wedding photographer, but he will also be my sister’s for her celebration. You rock, Sean.”
“Sean is an amazing, creative photographer! He is so personable & easy to work with….we were so lucky to have found him to capture our New Year’s Eve Wedding Celebration! Thank you Sean ~ You Rock!!!”
“Sean is wonderful, creative and a true professional. The weather was crappy but Sean turned the gloomy day into a great experience. Our pictures came out beautiful and we had so much fun. Thank you so much, Sean.”
“Ok so now that the kids are home from St Lucia, all the family has gone home. I just want to take a moment to thank you sooooooo much for the amazing job you did during Ashley and Brocks most special day. I hope you had as much fun as we did. As a parent you can only hope that during your only child’s wedding that someone special captures those moments to revisit time and time again on film. You did that for us! You are special! I knew the moment we met you that you were the photographer for us and it has been so much more, you made Brock feel comfortable ( which is not easy) Ashley has always loved getting her picture taken, as if you couldn’t tell. Just wanted to thank you again, see you soon!”
“Sean is absolutely amazing and talented. He is so energetic and easy to work with. Our engagement and wedding pictures turned out absolutely perfect! Will definitely be using Sean again in the future.”
“After our engagement pictures were taken and before we saw them, my then fiance asked how much we were paying Sean. When I told him, he said “He should be getting more!” He is down to earth, engaging, and enjoyable to work with. He takes the most unique and gorgeous pictures! I have seen a few of the pics from our wedding, and am totally looking forward to seeing the rest of them! I cannot recommend him more.”
“Sean always goes above and beyond to make his clients happy. Our pictures exceeded our expectations! He has a natural eye for dramatic and amazing photos. His enthusiasm and love for photography makes the experience worthwhile. Sean, thank you so much for all that you did for us and I wish you the best of luck with your business! I recommend you and I would pick you as our photographer a million times over! :)”
“Our photos are amazing! Sean got a picture of everything we wanted. Everyone and everything looks stunning. Sean captured our wedding so well and I cannot believe how fast he got all the photos ready for us. We are seeing both of our families this coming weekend and this will be such a great surprise to share with them.”
“Sean is wonderful to work with. He was so fun and it was great having him be there on my wedding day as I got ready and then throughout the wedding and ceremony. He takes amazing photos. Out of all of the vendors I chose for my wedding, he was by far my favorite. I love working with him and I loved his work and the photos that have resulted. You could not ask for a better wedding photographer.”
“We loved Sean. Our pictures turned our phenomenal and we got just as many, if not more, comments on Sean, his personality, and how well he fit in at the wedding than we did on anything else wedding-related. I highly recommend him, it feels like you have one of your own family members there capturing your special day.”
“Sean is an AMAZING photographer! He’s incredibly creative, personable, and he makes everyone enjoy having their picture taken! Sean did our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits and our wedding photos, and we could not have been more satisfied. He’s everything you could ask for in a photographer — flexible, timely, professional, talented, creative, and FUN. No one could have done a better job capturing all the memories on our big day! Thanks Sean, you’re fabulous! 5 out of 5 stars all the way! :)”
“I booked Sean for my wedding and got my engagement shoot, bridal shoot, unlimited time on my wedding day, a photo booth for the reception, and all of the digital prints. He was well worth the money. First and foremost, Sean is a fantastic person. He’s very nice, outgoing, and funny, and will make even the most awkward of brides feel comfortable being photographed. He also does model photography, so he has a great background to help people be more comfortable behind the camera. In fact, he even does a short tutorial on posing the first time you work with him that you can use throughout the duration.
As far as the wedding day, Sean captured so many moments from my wedding that I didn’t even know occurred. As the bride, I feel like I missed a lot of things on that day…that is, until I saw Sean’s photographs. Not only that, but the prints themselves are some of the most gorgeous photos I’ve ever seen. I had over 10 wedding guest, unsolicited, tell me “your photographer was fantastic” or “he was so nice” or “every time I turned around he was taking pictures”. This is exactly the type of thing I want to hear!
Please talk to Sean if you’re getting married in or around Richmond, Virginia – he’s worth it!”