Owner, Dana Bartone and Co. Salon and Spa
Robert Norman rises to the top of every list of photographers for his artistic eye, his ease of excellence and more than anything his magnetic personality. I get so excited when one of our brides says she is working with him for her special day because I know she will be thrilled with his work and have a blast with him all day. Robert is the real thing both personally and professionally, but unfortunately you can’t take him home with you!
VP of Marketing & Creative Services Mitchell Family of Stores
Robert captures it all with an amazing eye and perspective. From business needs I have, to shooting my own wedding, he always exceeds our expectations and creates smiles every time I look back at his photos.
After seeing his work online, we first booked Robert to take our engagement and wedding photos. Besides being equipped with mints and bobby pins for the frantic bride, Robert was more than prepared to capture every moment of our once in a lifetime union and celebration.. His photographs told our story in such a personal, creative, and beautiful way that we knew we hadn't seen the last of him. Our first child was born two years later and Robert was one of the first to know! His patience and talent in taking newborn photographs made us fall in love with him all over again! Two more children and 12 years later, Robert continues to tell the story of our family through his unique and stunning photographs. A priceless gift, from a one of a kind talent and a man we now refer to as a friend!
Robert was a joy to work with… from the pre-wedding planning to final execution. He struct the right balance between guiding us toward things most couples would want while also allowing us to do what felt right for us. The pictures and videos were absolutely perfect ... and something we use often to remember our special day.
I had the pleasure of having Robert Norman as my photographer for my October 2016 wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery. His talents are truly abundant. From the moment my husband and I met with Robert, we felt at ease. He is gracious with his time and seeks to not only understand the couple, but also all of the big and small details that go into the wedding day. His excitement and dedication to his work was palpable from start to finish. Robert is a source of wisdom about everything from photography to vendors and logistics. He is detail-oriented in everything he does, but manages to always keep the mood lighthearted and fun. Robert has a way of capturing every detail of the wedding day but ensures that photos and cameras never consume or interfere with the magic of the day. No matter how many times we look at our photos, we smile knowing that Robert perfectly captured the magic and sparkle of our wedding day.
Robert is an old friend I hadn't seen since High School - and he remains the thoughtful and creative friend, kind and flexible enough to fly out to Washington state to photograph my wedding! His special touch and expertise provided the magic necessary to even stop the rain for an hour to make every outdoor shot perfect, making our special day even more wonderful!
I have used Robert Norman Photography for over 25 years from head shots, to my wedding, to children's photos, to party events and Christmas cards. Robert has always been able to capture an image with his unique eye, and ensure it reflects the very best of that moment. Robert is also able to draw upon vintage and classic styles like no other photographer we have met. His experience, professionalism, sensibility and likablity makes working with him a pleasure.
Robert was an absolute pleasure to work with. Our wedding was very intimate and Robert did an amazing job of not only documenting the event with his photography, but capturing the emotions of the moment. He listened closely to what was important to us making sure to get pictures of family heirlooms that we were wearing that he knew were meaningful to us. We got a great combination of posed pictures as well as action shots. We loved working with him so much we referred him to another family member and Robert did an outstanding job at that wedding as well.
ATTC is very particular about the creative partners we choose to recommend. We look for quality, talent, flexibility, professionalism, a sense of humor, and the ability to deliver. Robert Norman blows those attributes out of the water. First and foremost, RN has a splendid sense of humor that infiltrates all he does; it opens his eyes to find the unexpected; he loves what he does and that infectious enthusiasm permeates every event. His perception captures unplanned moments, his lens captures light in ways you never imagined, and his mind never stops when he is on site. He looks for the moments you never even thought about...and they end up being the shots that evoke great memories. His energy is boundless ... he never stands still. When we are lucky enough to work with RN, we know the wedding will be a true success. He photographed my daughter’s wedding a few years ago, and those framed memories are treasures.
I was completely blown away by Robert’s enthusiasm for our big day. He definitely knows how to make you feel special and not like 'just another booking.' His talent, expertise, and professionalism is truly unmatched.
We cannot say enough nice things about the great Robert Norman. From our first communications with him, he immediately was responsive and seemed excited to capture the most important day of our lives through his lens. Later on, when we spoke on the phone, he was such a pro, reassuring us and sharing a bit about the way he likes to work (for example, timing and timeliness is very important to him, and although of course he is super flexible and is there to work with you, he also wants you to understand the impact that timing has on your photos so you can better plan your timeline, also he loves a First Look and he’ll explain why). I even let him know in advance about a couple of preferences of mine (we all have our “things,” and I have a side in which I prefer to be photographed and he was very considerate and reassured me he would keep that in mind – and he sure did). The day of, he showed up bright and early as we were getting ready, and we immediately all felt at ease with his presence. He is warm, friendly, and has such good energy. He is never intrusive, he just does his thing, and believe me, on your wedding day, it is such a relief to have such a pro around. He and Ian, the assistant photographer he brought along for the day, were an absolute delight. When you see Robert’s photos, you will cry of happiness because he is simply magical at what he does. He has a fantastic eye and captures very special moments that you will cherish in a tangible way for the rest of your life. The posed official photos are fantastic – (thank you Robert for getting me from my good side, I feel like a movie star!) but so are the candid ones of us, our family members, and our guests just being present, living in the moment, laughing, crying, dancing, embracing, and being surrounded by love. Robert and Ian captured it all and for that we are eternally thankful. There are no do-overs when it comes to wedding photos, so do yourself a favor and go with the best.
We were so happy with the wedding photos Robert Norman did for us. He has a way of gathering all of the different elements that make up such a special, memorable day (weather, vibe, venue, theme, colors, etc) and bringing them alive in his photographs. His artistic eye mixed with his improvisational skill make for gorgeous photos.
While planning our wedding, we found selecting a photographer to be one of our most difficult choices. Then we met Robert Norman. After seeing his portfolio and meeting with him, we knew he was our guy. He was wonderful to work with and his upbeat personality and calm demeanor put us at ease during our busy day. Our group photos were so efficient and we had a great time during the shoot. We were able to accomplish all of the shots we had hoped for and were still able to enjoy our whole cocktail hour with family and friends. We were pleasantly surprised when we received all of our beautiful photos to view less than a week after the wedding! Once we selected our photos for our album he quickly put together a beautiful album for us. We would highly recommend Robert Norman to anyone!
I could not recommend Robert and his team highly enough. Robert was very professional and witty too which helps with the nerves on such an important day. Robert’s work was absolutely stunning, and captured everything that I could’ve imagined and then some on our wedding day. One of his photos of the wedding even made it into the Huffington Post news site! (I attached the iconic pic. of course!) Thanks for everything Robert!
Robert was our wedding photographer for our vineyard wedding at Jonathan Edwards Vinery. He captured the entire essence of our wedding, and was both charming and professional to work with. Our entire bridal party just loved him, and in fact, one year later a family friend of ours ended up hiring him for her Manhattan wedding. We couldn't recommend him enough!
I have known Robert for over twenty years. He was our photographer at our wedding in Vermont and now every year we have him take family photos for Christmas. At our wedding you never knew he was there but he got amazing candid shots. When we see him once a year now before the holidays we have a chance to catch up while he is taking photos of my husband and I and our son walking in the woods or in a meadow or some other beautiful location. We hardly know he is taking photos while we are talking. He is great with our son who loves to do silly shots. Robert is easy and fun to work with in any setting, either formal or casual. Most importantly he is an exceptionally talented photographer. We wouldn't miss a year of getting our family photos done with Robert.
Every December our family and friends wait for our family photo holiday card with great anticipation. We don’t know how you do it, but you have an amazing ability to perfectly capture all four of our children’s personalities, which always makes for fun and unique photos for our card. We’ve been told by many that our card is a “keeper” because it brings a smile to their faces! Thank you for being there for us year after year to preserve our memories. It truly means the world to us. You are so incredibly talented and we are so fortunate to have you as our photographer!
I first met Robert at my best friend's wedding where I was a bridesmaid. To say we clicked instantly is an understatement. But then I saw her photos and knew that when the time came, I had to have him shoot my wedding. We booked him nearly two years in advance for our wedding on 10/10/10 and our photos were gorgeous. Unbelievable talent. We've remained friends ever since until today. He's not just my photographer extraordinaire, he is also, proudly, my friend.
Robert, you and Steve were AMAZING at our daughter’s wedding. Everyone was so comfortable with you guys behind the lenses from the formal portraits, family pictures, and throughout the candid action shots. You were part of the party but at the same time ‘never there’. You capture the not only the images but the vibe of the ceremony and celebration. We are so happy to have you capture what is undoubtedly the most important day for Danielle and Kevin (daughter and son-in-law), us (parents), the grandparents and for our guests a wonderful unforgettable wedding. Truly – the best wedding ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I cannot speak more highly of Robert Norman! His photos are stunning (absolutely stunning) and if you get the opportunity to get to know him a bit, you will learn that he is funny (hilarious even) and so kind and generous with his suggestions and insights. His skill, humor, and generosity make him exactly the kind of person you want surrounding you on your wedding day to help you look and feel your best.
Robert Norman is THE best photographer! When he’s working with you, he makes sure you’re as comfortable as possible. His easygoing and friendly personality allows you to be yourself in front of the camera which ultimately creates breathtaking photos!
I first met Robert when he photographed my sister’s wedding in 2014. I remember meeting him in my parent’s kitchen, knowing he would be someone so fun and so warm and kind to spend such a special day with. After that day, and seeing his beautiful photographs of my sister’s wedding – I knew I wanted to book him for my own wedding when I got engaged in 2016. Our wedding style was completely different and he captured both so perfectly – and truly took the time to get to know us as a couple prior to the big day, to understand our vision and personal aesthetic. We had SUCH a blast spending our day with Robert – the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, our families, and our wedding planner who instantly clicked with him all raved about his positive, infectious warm personality – he is just an awesome, fun, incredibly sweet guy to spend such a special day with. Beyond that he is a pro at what he does – he knows how to plan the day perfectly, optimize on both time and lighting for the perfect shots and moves things along in such a way that you feel absolutely comfortable knowing he is in charge and going to get the perfect shots. We were married in NYC in December – We had a bridal party of 22 – the night before it had snowed. To say there were a lot of logistics would be an understatement and Robert helped to execute everything PERFECTLY. I am beyond in love with our pictures–used the perfect mix of black and white and beautiful crisp color and knew exactly what we wanted. We are so thrilled and truly have the best memories of having Robert be a huge part of the big day. He is an amazing photographer, a lovely person and an absolute joy to be around on such a momentous day you will never forget. Book him for your wedding and you will be so happy!!!!
We could go on and on about why we loved working with Robert Norman for our wedding photography, but I will try to keep it short. Robert is an expert and brings valuable advice about how to help your big day run smoothly, he helped us talk through the pros and cons of many important decisions that would impact photography, including the first look (which we are very happy we ended up doing!). As two normally very camera shy people, Robert makes you feel relaxed and at ease. He is professional and responsive, and we were truly impressed with how quickly we received our photos and beautiful wedding album after the event. We constantly receive compliments on our photos, we are so thankful that we found Robert as our photographer!
I knew I wanted Robert Norman to be part of my wedding day from the moment I saw one of his albums at our venue. He was professional, has a keen artistic eye, and made both me and my husband comfortable taking pictures - not an easy task! He is refreshing and a pleasure to work with. No matter how busy he was, he always made time for my questions and responded promptly. What impressed me about his perspective was that his photographs are organic and unforced. I was so happy with our outcome that I recommended him for my brother's wedding (he obviously took my advice). 🙂
Robert is an absolute pleasure to work with. From our initial consultation to walking through the vineyard with him on our wedding day, his sense of humor and professionalism helped us to relax and enjoy each moment, knowing that our memories were being expertly captured. We continue to receive compliments on our gorgeous wedding photos, which we will treasure always. Look no further for classic, timeless shots and a photographer who feels like an old friend!
Robert is an extremely talented photographer. His upbeat, humorous personality relaxed us and all our guests, ensuring the best possible pictures. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he's fantastic!
Robert Norman is outstanding. He is an incredibly talented photographer and an absolute pleasure to get to know and work with. He captured our wedding through beautiful, cherished photographs that somehow transcend stills - his work is alive with narrative, emotion, movement, and energy. Robert is not only an artist and a calming and delightful presence, but he is also the epitome of professionalism. He is very organized, responsive, and has quick turnaround on all requests, from answering questions to delivering photographs and albums. I have the highest regard for Robert. I am so grateful for his work, and I recommend him hands down!
Look no further, Robert Norman is truly the best! His demeanor and humor put you right at ease – you will not meet a more likable and friendly person. We’re now 5 years and counting with him photographing the most precious milestones in our lives. From engagement, to wedding, to maternity, to family portraits – he’s captured stunning images that we’ll treasure forever. His work is outstanding!
Event Planner, Jordan Caterers
You must hire this man! A true professional and a pleasure to work with always. He will have you laughing and smiling all the way through your formals with his witty sense of humor ... and will capture all of your candid special moments unobtrusively. The smart couple hires Robert Norman to capture the images from their big day!
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Robert is one of our favorites. He seems to capture the beauty in every type of wedding day – bright summer sunshine, reflective foggy spring nights or brisk autumn weddings. His images range from classic glamour to rustic elegance and really tell the story of the day with all the different details that make each couple and each wedding unique. Robert is easy going, unobtrusive and sets the couples at ease to enjoy their day. It is truly reflected in his gorgeous images!