I grew up in southeastern Connecticut, and studied photojournalism and sociology at RIT. I started photographing weddings my second year in school. It was immediately apparent how similar shooting a wedding was to the way I learned to create stories in class. I was looking for the same moments and emotions.
At weddings, as in my personal work, I work hard to blend in and work unobtrusively. I often get mistaken for a wedding guest; to me that's success.
I've photographed over 50 weddings from St John, USVI to Florida, across New England, and in Rochester, NY where I started.
In addition to wedding photography, I have worked as a social justice photographer for nonprofits in Haiti and the Middle East. I am also an avid sailor; I own and captain a 42 foot sailboat which I take offshore several times a year, and I race in my spare time.
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Rob Shook as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
1 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Rob Shook.
Married: 5 years ago
Hi Rob, Thank you!! These photos are fantastic! We had so much fun looking through them together last night and shared the link and password with many of our guests. Almost every photo one of us said "Now THAT'S a great photo." You captured some precious faces of the children, families and couples sharing loving moments, my grandma, the sober guy's crazy dance moves...we're thrilled! Thanks again for the wonderful work--you helped capture our wonderful wedding day for the future! Dawn