R.W. Smith Photography Specializes in Wedding Portraiture.

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“We received the photos last Monday. The whole family was extremely pleased with the results – especially the photos of our parents. You certainly captured that special love between two people who have spent 50 years together – the candid moments were especially great. Thank you!!”

“We had a wonderful time with you; you made it so easy, and what a beautiful afternoon and evening we picked for our wedding. This will be such a gift to have a memoir captured of our wonderful time on The Big Island. I can see why you chose to live there, it’s a photographer dreams location.”

“Hi, Ralph, we received the portraits and they are absolutely beautiful! I have the canvas one on the mantle, and our proof album is close by. I’ve schlepped it around to show everyone. I love all of the oohhs and aaahhhs. I couldn’t be happier with the decisions we made. It was a wonderful experience. Your talent is truly a gift from God. It has been a pleasure getting to know you. Thank you again for creating such wonderful memories we can cherish again and again. Mahalo, and Aloha!” ….

-Mary Raskind

“Hi ya Ralph, Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job.. Every time we look at our wedding portraits, I can’t believe how great they turned out.. You made us all look so good.. Thanks again for the photo memories that we will have for many years to come… And definitely I will pass your name on and on.” Mahalo

-Amber and Tony

“We received the (wedding) photographs they are absolutely stunning and gorgeous and beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for the wonderful job! Oh and Thank you so much for all your time effort and patience”….

-Joy and Mark

“Ralph, these are the best portraits we’ve ever had made! You were right you didn’t take photos. You made Portraits. You captured something very special in both of us. We love your style. We can’t thank you enough!”

-Lynn and Doug

“Hi Ya Ralph, Wow and double Wow! We received our proof album and DVD yesterday and they are truly fantastic. Ralph you are the best–maybe someday we will get back to Hawaii for a special anniversary. We will be calling you, to be sure, so stay put. Mahalo”

-Terrie and Mike, New Jersey

“Hello there (Aloha) Ralph, Wanted to let you know we received our proof album and it is gorgeous! I went out to my moms house to show her. She went wild. She was so happy that we could all be together in Hawaii. You did an amazing job. We are all very pleased. Thank you again and until next time…” Aloha and Mahalo,

-Laura and Stephen

“Thank you so much for a fabulous job done on our wedding photos! It was such a pleasure working with you and Jenna through the entire process. Your professionalism and experience definitely helped our wedding day run smoothly and allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves! Our ‘wedding story’ came out great and we’re glad we ordered all the pictures. Please feel free to use us as a reference and we’re extremely happy with the results!”

-Lisa and Thomas, Manhattan Beach

“It was a pleasure to meet and work with you! I remember laughing when you said Fagedaboutit no worries. You were right everything went very well. Everyone had a great time and your work is so beautiful and wonderful.”

- Jessica and Stanton, Santa Cruz

“Ralph is a wonderful photographer; he was sensitive to all of our requests, and really wanted the day to reflect our priorities and desires. The quality of the photos are great, and we feel like he truly captured the joy in our hearts and on the faces of our guests. I highly recommend him! “

-Brenda and Jack, Toledo OH.

“The portraits look fantastic!!!! You did such a wonderful job, thank you so much! ”


“Ralph took many beautiful shots of the moments that we were not even aware of! He is also great on candid shots by organizing many people together. The portraits were so great we had a really hard time deciding which ones we wanted!”

-Des and Troy

“One of the most amazing wedding photographers that I have ever seen! Ralph’s work is really inspiring. He captured the emotions of our wedding faithfully like a Ninja Warrior. We don’t know how he did it!”


“We did lots of research and finally decided to choose RW Smith Photography. When we saw the pictures, we could not be happier! This was clearly the best investment.“

-Jennifer and Mike

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