"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams
Hey, thank you for checking out my website! My name is Ralph DePiro, and I'm a freelance wedding and sports photographer primarily based in northern New Jersey. My interest in photography initially began with shooting a variety of sports in high school. However, it wasn't until I purchased my first professional DSLR that my hobby eventually turned into one of my passions which really sparked it as a career path. That passion then grew into an infatuation while doing photography for my aunt's wedding. I remember how I felt knowing I was responsible for capturing those moments that she would look back on for the rest of her life. To this day, I captured 1 of, if not my all-time favorite photo I have ever taken. That rush, that feeling, combined with the atmosphere, excitement, and emotions of a wedding day made me realize this was a path I wanted to continue on.
I have since spent the last 5 years as a wedding photographer working my hardest to continue to grow as an artist and really capture those once in a lifetime moments in their purest form. With my other passion being sports, I've really taught myself how to become creative with time and angles. I thoroughly enjoy all sports, with hockey (Go Devils!) and lacrosse being my favorites. The latter of which I've played since I was a teenager. The first event I shot professionally was a high school hockey game. I will never forget it and credit that day to the aspirations I seek to achieve moving forward.
A wedding day can be very stressful. Taking the pictures is one thing, but at the end of the day the real goal here is to make sure you’re excited, that you can be yourself around me, and most importantly that you are having fun. I mean come on, weddings are always fun!