I got married in October 2008 and had no clue what I was doing! I was fortunate to have Rick as our photographer who had great experience with weddings and was able to give us good advice. He was very flexible and was able to tailor his services and images to fit the style of our wedding. He was even able to get our dog, Foster to look dapper and alert…
After the wedding, Rick took the time to meet with me to review the nearly 1,000 pictures. He was tremendous. I really appreciated his candor and advice and most importantly, I love the story that the pictures tell. It is exactly how I want to remember our wedding day. Thanks Rick!
We are so incredibly impressed with not only the photos that my husband and I have, but of the excellent customer service that we have gotten from Rick Dean as well! My husband and I wanted some photos that would last past the initial warm fuzzy first year…we are SO grateful that we used Rick Dean Photography. His artistic views and photos are perfect for our home. They will be classic for years to come because of the unique angles and poses that Rick uses! We have beautiful photos on the beach, of the ceremony, and of the two of us; it was so difficult to pin point which ones to display because they are so wonderfully done. I also love that there are lots of options with ordering and Rick will go through everything WITH you! Additionally, we are not the most photogenic people in the world 😉 but again, our pictures are great!! ~ABBIE:)
To say that we are pleased with the photos and service we received from Rick Dean Photography would be a great understatement. He captured the essence of our day, and our personalities, in a way that would have been impossible for us to plan or expect. Rick’s level of professionalism and personal touch are second to none and can only be fully appreciated once the finished product has been viewed. In a day and age service providers can be pushy and demanding, Rick lives and works in your moment and makes those moments one’s that will last a lifetime!! – ROBBIE
As a bride, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the details of a wedding. I knew that the pictures from our wedding would be one of the most important pieces of the puzzle, but I didn’t realize how important until after the big day was over! Rick Dean did an absolutely AMAZING job!!!! Our wedding day went by so fast that I didn’t feel like I could take it all in. But the pictures say it ALL! I can look at them, and see how beautiful everything looked and how much fun everyone was having! I feel like I can experience the whole day through my beautiful pictures!
Rick Dean is a true artist, and a true professional. He provided exactly the services he promised…and then some. His images are classic, yet artistic, elegant and unique. He walks you through the entire process, and knows exactly how to guide you through your questions. His experience speaks for itself! I would recommend Rick Dean without hesitation, and think he is worth every penny! Thanks Rick!!!
Rick Dean was incredibly helpful, professional and artistically masterful! We cannot say enough about how much he added to our special day. Rick was the first vendor we selected. During our initial visit, he was very friendly and energetic–about his work and about our wedding.
We left that visit with a very positive outlook on the journey ahead and a stack of business cards of vendors he has worked with and was happy to refer. Through Rick, we found our coordinator and a makeup artist. Rick met with our families and our vendors before the event to better understand the story that would unfold on our special day. When that day came, he was respectful and professional, and managed to make his way through a long list of shots we had wanted.
Above all though, when the final product was complete–for us it was a coffee table album and an enlarged portrait–his artistic passion really came through. The pictures from the wedding ceremony looked beautiful and timeless, while the reception photos all appeared to jump out and move in front of you!
Rick captured all the excitement and passion of our day just as it felt to us. I can’t think of any higher compliment than that. Thank you Rick!
Although my groom and I did not know exactly how to express our wedding photo preferences, we knew we needed a photographer that could capture our day perfectly. From the moment we sat with Rick to discuss our wedding vision, we knew his fun energy and professional presence was the perfect choice for our special day. While brainstorming unique picture ideas and locales, Rick Dean utilized his many years of experience in the Charleston area to develop a custom package tailored to our wishes.
From pictures at the alter to photos with our button nosed puppy, Rick Dean and his team took a shot from every angle to deliver photographs brimming with Charlestonian elegance and sophistication, surpassing our expectations.
Rick Dean’s outstanding professional services continued well beyond the wedding day. His helpful consultation, photo enhancement and keen eye ultimately delivered a wedding photo book that has received praise and awe from all our friends and family. But more importantly, my husband and I relive our wedding day by simply turning the pages.
Although our wedding day went by like a flash,… we are so grateful that flash belonged to Rick Dean.
Rick did an amazing job photographing our wedding. We are thrilled with the pictures and it was wonderful working with him. We’re happy to recommend him as a terrific wedding photographer.
During the ceremony Rick obviously moved around to take pictures from various vantage points, but was so discreet we didn’t even realize he was moving. Neither one of us had any idea Rick was so active until we saw the wonderful pictures. They captured the whole ceremony.
We loved Rick’s suggestions for all of the photos and the ways he was creative and made it fun. When it was just the two of us, he did a really great job of taking advantage of the setting with us on the beach or on the docks. He also worked very quickly in the heat so we could get inside and attend the reception and enjoy the party! Rick also did a great job of getting wonderful pictures of the kids. It was important to us to have great pictures of them at the wedding, and he really did a fantastic job. They were having a great time with Rick and it shows in the photos and all the smiles.
On a stressful day, Rick made the photography something we didn’t have to worry about. He put everyone at ease and was always calm, friendly, and professional. In short, we were very happy with his work, and we’re happy to recommend Rick to others as a great wedding photographer. We are so grateful to him for doing such a great job and creating such a wonderful record of our wedding.
The last thing any Bride wants is to have to worry on her wedding day. Rick was very helpful in keeping our anxiety down and assured us through each stage of the wedding day. He had several ideas for picture locations which gave us a variety of beautiful settings. My husband and I had a destination wedding on Isle of Palms so we were not as familiar with the area and appreciated Rick’s local knowledge.
Rick provided us a few pics on our wedding evening to share with friends and family back at home. They were fabulous and brought tears to our eyes. We would highly recommend Rick Dean Photography. It was a great experience working with Rick and his assistant.
Rick Dean was wonderful through the whole process. We did our engagement photos with him and I also did my bridal portraits with him as well before our big day! We lived out of town but we wanted everything done in Charleston. He was wonderful with working with us on our travel arrangements and for out engagement shoot he was even able to change days last minute because of the weather. He and his team were great the day of our wedding. They captured everything so beautifully!
Outstandingly creative and professional are just a few of the qualities that are Rick Dean Photography. Rick is so easy to work with and he provides such a wide variety of photographs that when you view them it is like reliving the event. He photographed my daughter’s engagement, bridal and wedding pictures and I am already talking with him about family portraits in the summer. It is like he is part of the family now. On a rating scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the best, he gets at the very least a 6 plus.
Rick Dean did an amazing job with our wedding day pictures as well as the bridal portrait. He managed to capture the look and feel of our entire wedding day through a variety of pictures (i.e. guests and little details) and we couldn’t be happier with the final product! Rick even made a slide show of some highlights from our wedding day which was a wonderful surprise.
Rick is very personable and has the ability to calm everyone’s jitters on their wedding day. His outgoing personality is definitely an asset! We can’t thank Rick enough for all he did and for the many great pictures that we have to remember our special day! We have already recommended him to a coworker and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs a wonderful photographer.
My husband and I got married in Charleston in October, 2010. We had the absolute best experience with Rick Dean! He was extremely accommodating and thorough and made us feel completely comfortable on the most important day of our lives. Almost 3,000 images were taken on our wedding day, which gave us the opportunity to pick our very favorites! My father also contacted Rick with hopes to use an image for a Christmas card and it turned out beautifully. Rick really went above and beyond to please my husband and I, as well as our families. We are overwhelmingly happy with the photographs that will be cherished by us forever, thanks to Rick Dean Photography!
I can confidently say Rick Dean Photography is Charleston’s Best Wedding Photographer. Photography for me was one of the most important parts of our wedding because it is the only thing that remains after your wedding day so I wanted to be very particular about who I chose. After looking and speaking with at least 20 other photographers and meeting with 12 of them from the Charleston, Charlotte and Savannah area, I found Rick Dean. From our first conversation I was extremely impressed by Rick Dean’s customer service. His main interest throughout our process of working together was to meet my wants and needs. He designed a package specific to my needs and helped me think through and create the story line for my wedding day.
Rick Dean’s passion, hard work and artistic skill are what drive him. It really impressed me that he took the time to meet and engage with all the significant members in the wedding at our rehearsal. The day of our wedding he was the hardest worker out of anyone. He did whatever it took to be at the right place at the right time to capture lasting memories. Rick exceeded my expectations with all the pictures I asked him to take on my lofty picture list and with a bridal party of 23. It is evident Rick loves what he does and enjoys getting remarkable pictures as much as the bride does. My husband and I were speechless when we saw the pictures of us in front of the sunset for the first time. The image quality, vibrant colors and details were breath taking. Rick has a real gift behind the camera, editing photographs and relating with people. My family, husband and I were extremely pleased in our experience with working with Rick Dean and would highly recommend his services to anyone we know. It would be a shame if you didn’t take advantage of his services.
My husband Dunc and I had a wonderful experience with Rick and his team. From our pre-wedding discussions to the bridal portrait session to the actual wedding day and beyond, we have been impressed with Rick’s professionalism and accountability time and time again. Not only is he fun to work with and flexible with his schedule, he is truly talented and gave us amazingly beautiful pictures we will treasure forever. We would recommend him to any family member or friend…and actually did- he did a family member’s wedding shortly after ours. We still are working with Rick to put our album together and really appreciate his attention and follow through way past the wedding day. We hope to work with Rick again in the future for family pictures!
Most of Rick Dean’s other reviews talk about what a wonderful, creative and hard-working photographer he is. I can also attest to that. Rick Dean thinks through your wedding day down to the smallest detail, plans how to get all of the shots you want, and then gets them. He’s reliable, honest and very, very nice.
But Rick also goes above and beyond just being a top-notch photographer. For me, he was also a pseudo-wedding planner/strategist/therapist! When I needed recommendations on other vendors, he always had a list of competent people he had worked with (even hair people!). When I needed advice about how to stage part of the wedding, he had 2-3 examples to share from other weddings. When things got completely crazy during my rehearsal (which we held only a few hours before the wedding), he was a voice of calm and reason and kept me sane. When my to-be-husband professed how much he hated to have his picture taken, Rick approached him with so much friendliness and humor that my fiance actually enjoyed the photo time. (This might honestly have been Rick’s greatest accomplishment with my wedding!)
Honestly, I can’t speak highly enough about Rick. If he’s available for your event – book him now!
Rick is very personable and easy going. He made us feel very comfortable from the beginning. We met with Rick before the wedding and discussed what was important to us and Rick gave us some amazing ideas. He even made a special trip to our venue to scout out perfect spots for photos. On the day of the wedding, Rick was very reliable, calm, comforting and made my husband and me feel relaxed and glamorous. The pictures are amazing and truly capture the day and all of the special moments. Rick quickly provided us with an incredible slide show of highlights and the full collection of photos is comprehensive, well organized and easy to access and view online.
Overall, I could not be happier with Rick Dean and his services from start to finish. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to capture all those special moments of your very special day. Your special moments will last a lifetime with Rick Dean photographs.
Rick is amazing and so fun to work with. He picked up on our personalities right away and made the whole process easy.
Also from Sydney…
Brandon got chills and I started to tear up when we watched the video. Does that tell you how much we LOVE our highlights?! Haha. Thanks sooooo much for capturing our day the way you did. Thank you for being fun, energetic and being able to handle my ridiculousness. And thanks for seeing and understanding my mom’s presence. I know that she would be just as thrilled with these pictures as we are. And I’ve already emailed it and Facebooked it. You know I’m on top of that. Lol.