If I had three words to describe my experience with Ruben Photography it would be flexible, creative, and talented. I reached out to Ruben after a previous photograph had to cancel with only 2 weeks left before the wedding. I was worried because of the short time frame and I thought it would be hard to find a photograph familiar with civil ceremony experience. That is when I found Ruben.From the start he was very responsive and since we didn't have the time to meet up we hashed out all of the details via email. Ruben was very open to all of my ideas and gave his creative feedback based on what I had in mind. He was very flexible as I made countless changes in the 2 week period that we had been working together. On the day off Ruben was fantastic. He was capturing moments that I would never have thought of and at every location he would see opportunities that would create magical photos. Simply put, if you are reading this review and thinking of working with Ruben just do it.

Ken, Event Date: 08/12/2016


Professional Experience 
I am a full time wedding, portrait, corporate event and virtually anything you can imagine, professional photographer with twenty years experience. Owner of Ruben Photography since, February 1999 in Washington, D.C. metro area 

Photograph weddings, engagements, bar mitzvahs and first communions Engage with clients to discuss their vision and budget Guide clients in selecting settings that exceed expectations Hire, train and supervise assistant photographers Design flush-mount wedding books Designed company website brand, rubenphotography.com 

Corporate and Government
Cover corporate, charity and club events Hired as personal photographer for official meetings of Colombian and Peruvian Presidents with top U.S. executives, including Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama 

Employ knowledge of studio lighting control to create professional portraits on site or at client locations 

Former Member of United States Senate Press Photographers Group Covered various Latin American and U.S. government events at Capitol Hill offices, White House, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, NASA and United Nations in NYC Captured images at the Pentagon and World Trade Center following 9-11 Photographed proceedings at the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Argentina 

For appointments or inquiries, please call or email me at:

Phone: 202-531-2015 - E-Mail: Rubengama@aol.com
Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards Five stars Wedding Wire Rated Member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America Former member of United States Senate Press Photographers group Former Ritz Camera Store manager in Washington DC 

Serving: DC - MD - VA and Baltimore areas


Photography - Frequently Asked Questions
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

54 Reviews

User3316564, Event Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 0.0 Responsiveness: 0.0 Professionalism: 0.0 Value: 0.0 Flexibility: 0.5

This is the worst photographer you can ever hire for a simple engagement photoshoot. I worked with him on engagement pictures to test and see whether his work online on his website really matches up to what he does in reality.
He is so fake, please girls I would ask you to beware of vendors like him, he is so fake. He literally showed me model pictures online and asked me and my fiance to model like that. So unoriginal.
When you first visit his website you will blown by his work, I now wonder whether what he posted was really his work or not. He did not even edit the pictures he took, he only says that he will edit six or seven out of 200 pictures he clicks. and when he edits he only adds some blackish tinges to the image and emails it back to you.
The fellow will barely talk and is pure trash. I was not upset at his work but furious, he is the first photographer who will do his best to click your most unflattering angles- closed eyes, fake postures, awkward smiles and double chin and other other disastrous photographs.


Services Used: Photography
Ruben Photography responded with the following comments:
This is NOT a valid review because I never worked for this couple. I have no idea who they are, simply, because they are NOT mentioning any names or the date if they ever use a photographer. "fake review".