"Sean was amazing to work with for our wedding. He was very responsive and flexible to get a hold of and was so relaxed, fun, and professional the day of our wedding. We received our photos sooner than anticipated and they were better than we could have hoped for. We would highly recommend Sean to capture beautiful images of your special day!"
Francisca Alonso of AV Architects + Builders
"We hired Sean to shoot our newly completed custom luxury home in McLean and he did a phenomenal job capturing the essence of the design. As architects, we look for photographers that have an eye for design, composition and space and Sean produced some beautiful photographs of the modern home. We highly recommend him!"
"Sean is an incredibly talented photographer and incredible to work with! I would recommend to anyone trying to rent or sell their home - photos far exceeded expectations! Communications were prompt, scheduling was easy, and he made the whole experience stress free. Photos were provided same-day. Can't recommend him enough!"
"Highly recommend Sean. Great communication, showed up promptly, and fast turnaround on the photos. The photos he took for our house listing are incredible -- magazine quality. We really appreciated the extra time he took to capture every detail."
Lori DuVal of J&L Interiors
"As an interior designer, it is so important to have a photographer with a refined eye. Sean knows how to capture a space. Recently I renovated a property and asked Sean to photograph the entire house inside and out. The hardest decision was which photo to use. Every picture and every angle was perfect!"
"We are so happy that Sean O'Rourke Photography was able to photograph our wedding. The pictures are stunning. Sean and his wife, Carita, are an amazing team. They are so friendly and easy to work with--before, during, and after the wedding. Sean worked with all of our requests and the results are better than we could have hoped for. I have already recommended Sean O'Rourke to future brides. 5/5--would hire again for another event!"
Jan Thibodeau, Mother of the Bride
"Amazing photographer. Just received proofs of my daughter's wedding. Fantastic photographer. Thank you for your professional, breath taking photos! Highly recommend."
"I want to start this review off by saying I only wish I had a broader vocabulary and a more eloquent way of speaking to truly capture how impressed we were with Sean and Carita!
Sean was extremely professional, confident and patient. I can not speak more highly of Sean. He captured every moment and every detail. My biggest request was that I didn't want to feel like I was posing for photos most of my wedding day. And Sean definitely accomplished that. We were able to enjoy our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, without feeling like we were being pulled away to take photos. Sean is precise, efficient and above all, extremely talented. Take all of these qualities and add in Sean's laid back temperament, he truly is a class act. We felt as though we hired our best friend to photograph us. Sean does a great job connecting with people and not making you feel uncomfortable in front of the camera.
Carita is kind, professional and talented. I really enjoyed her presence that day. She was constantly making sure the photos and posing were on point. From adjusting my hair and gown, to helping Sean capture a perfect photo, Carita is definitely an asset to Sean's team =). Together they are a well-oiled machine. You can see they both take their work seriously and want to deliver nothing short of perfection.
We are beyond impressed and so happy we chose Sean to capture our wedding day!! Not only do we have amazing photos, but we will always remember how professional and pleasant Sean and Carita made our special day."
"Sean has been a trusted partner for our photography needs for the past 2 years. He has provided us with immediate support on the Cobalt individual head shots as well as our group photo. The Cobalt Arlington office showcases his real estate imagery and his gorgeous photography book.
On a personal note, my family has had our photos done by Sean (how he got a photo with two active dogs and young kids is still an unknown, but he did it)! They remain my favorite family photos.
I have recommended Sean to others in my network and each time have heard that they too found him to provide quality work with the highest degree of professionalism and promptness."
"My husband Chris and I got married this year, on June 30th, 2018 and Sean O’Rourke was our wedding photographer for the best day of our lives. Besides marrying each other, having Sean as our photographer was the BEST decision we made during this process! Sean not only helped us feel relaxed and confident about the photos that would be captured, but also helped assist our day go smoothly – especially dealing with families and different personalities. Sean and his wife Carita, were pros with getting each treasured moment and helped us feel completely relaxed and be our true selves in front of their lens. All our memories from our wedding day have been captured perfectly from start to finish. I can honestly say that this experience was perfect, from communication, quick turnaround and near 200 plus shots that will be treasured forever. We can’t thank / recommend Sean enough! ❤️"
Jess and Aishwar
Meadowlard Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA
"Sean O'Rourke did an excellent job with our maternity photo shoot. With all the tasks on our to-do list to prepare for our first-born child, we didn't come to the shoot with specific ideas for poses. It was a relief that Sean already had many in mind and was great at giving us direction. He was also very familiar with Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, the photo location, and knew all the best spots for photos. We were very pleased with the final photos. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others."
"I highly recommend Sean O'Rourke for wedding photography. My family hosted an intimate wedding for us at their property in Purcellville. Sean surprised us by securing the neighboring barn property for our first look. He used the rustic details to create an enchanting and memorable first look. Sean and Carita were on time and used every minute productively. They communicated with our coordinators and required little guidance. They captured the genuine joy and fun in everyone's faces. My friends and family are still commenting on how devoted and graceful they were during the event. Their charisma made guests want to get in front of the camera (that's talent). They captured the details that my family and I worked so hard to create. I can't thank Sean enough for preserving memories for our family for generations to come. The final product was timeless. Thank you for your professionalism and talent!"
Katie Bamba of Lyric
"My company hired Sean to do a re-shoot of some of our short-term vacation rentals. He was super easy to communicate via email and was a pleasure to work with. He was very accommodating and flexible to our schedule, professional and prompt, courteous and patient. His prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend him, you will not be disappointed."
Ken Marzullo Koncept Design+Build
"I found Sean here on Houzz and fell in love with his work. The dynamic details he is able to bring out in projects is what attracted me to him the most. I am a Custom Design + Build firm with extremely high standards and very detailed work and needed a photography to help me demonstrate that to my future clients.
After reaching out to him, we were immediately able to connect and set up an in person consultation so we could learn more about each other. Sean is very much about digging deeper into his clients, which I feel is the reason his photos are so engaging. He understand his clients so that he can translate them into the photos he takes for them.
His work is phenomenal and the talent he has with a lens seems sometimes unfair. After working with him on my first project, he has already gained the title of an artist in my mind.
Aside from his amazing skill set with a camera, he is punctual, professional and very efficient with all he does. He has a wonderful humbling personality and presence when you meet him. I immediately felt a trust and confidence that I was in good hands. I feel honored to have him shoot my projects. I am a young, growing Company and will continue to grow and gain respect from my clients with the help of his product. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone looking to capture true emotions and the detailed beauty of something."
Kelsey Biewer of Kebony
The Wharf, Washington, D.C.
"I hired Sean to photograph two different properties for my company, a sustainable wood decking and cladding manufacturer, in the DC area. The first was a rooftop decking installation at the newly renovated Apollo apartment building and the second a boardwalk and cladding installation at the Wharf, the largest Kebony installation in the United States to date. My selection of Sean O'Rourke Photography, among the 6 to 8 photographers I considered, was based on his price and creativity of shots within his portfolio. Some photographers who are great at capturing the beauty of live models and people, struggle to do the same for products and landscapes that are product focused, but Sean seemed to have a nice shot variety and good vision, which highly influenced my decision.
After meeting and working with Sean, I would absolutely recommend him. His passion and enthusiasm for what he does was evident and definitely shows in his work. The photographs turned out beautifully and do a great job of showcasing our product. He was creative in the frames he captured, took direction well and seemed genuinely committed to putting in as much time as was necessary to fully capture both sites.
A very polite and respectful man, a professional and talented photographer, and an absolute pleasure to work with."
Brandon Crisp of George Asher Custom Homes
"I have used Sean O'Rourke Photography for not only my personal family photos, but also for my real estate projects. Sean has the ability to find the perfect shot, and makes the whole experience a fun one! I highly recommend his services and will continue to use him for both business and personal photography services."
Casey Margenau of Casey Margenau Fine Homes
Great Falls, VA
"Sean knows how to take a home and put it in its best light.
His pictures are always good. He makes me look good to my clients."
"Sean took photos of my daughter who just graduated from high school. My daughter loved working with Sean and it showed in the pictures he took and his ability to capture her personality. I have also seen other work that Sean has done and it is outstanding. I would highly recommend Sean O'Rourke to anyone."
Patricia Glaeser of Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm
"Sean is a great addition to our wedding and event team! An amazing professional businessman and artist who met his commitments on time! Superb artistic content and the ultimate gentleman! See his awesome work on our webpage and our Facebook, Faith like a MustardSeed Farm. Thanks Sean!"