Welcome to WHOLE HEART STUDIOS!

A DMV-based company providing professional wedding and commercial photography and cinematography. Serving the world!

 

Click our photos to learn more about each of us!

Contact us today to get more information!

Name *
Name
For commercial inquiries leave blank
Where did you hear about WHS? *
 

Check out our Reviews here!

 

Victoria said... 
You need to book Whole Heart Studios ASAP for so many reasons. The first and foremost reason is they are amazing. I just got my wedding pictures back and cannot be happier with them. We used them for our engagement session and I could only identify the color and lighting I really liked but had no idea what kind of picture poses I wanted. Bill helped do all kinds of pictures and they all turned out really good, but what was key was they helped me identify likes and dislikes for the wedding pictures. Before the wedding, we spent an hour on the phone walking through everything since I had a tight schedule in mind for pictures. I was probably pretty demanding but they worked with me to figure everything out. Our venue also had a couple picture locations, and they even went beforehand to scout the venue! They kept to my schedule and everything went so smoothly. I had my mind set on one location for the first look and the caterers ended up moving their stuff in too early, which would have messed up my first look. However, Bill and Taylor coordinated the move of essentials out of the first look shot and we were able to get it. Finally, at the end of the night, we wanted to take pictures in front of the capital, so they worked with us to make the flow perfect. They are also extremely reasonably priced, trust me, you won’t regret it. What I really liked was they gave you rights to all your pictures by sending you them through a link. That way you can distribute and print at your leisure. Last, but certainly not least, the people are amazing to work with. Bill and Taylor lead the team and are amazing at responding to emails and really had the whole bridal party laughing, but were completely serious and professional the entire time.

Lindsay said... 
There are not enough words to truly capture our experience with Taylor and Billy at WHS! They were amazing every step of the way. First, my mom won a discounted wedding package which was awesome! They worked with us to piece together the services we needed and we ended up getting 10 hours with 1 photographer and 2 videographers, all of whom were awesome! They were super affordable and so flexible in working with us! We were able to communicate with them easily and had several phone conversations and one FaceTime session beforehand, which was very helpful! They also allowed for another photographer we wanted to second shoot our wedding and worked very well with him before our wedding and on the day of. On the day of, they were prompt, very professional, and also helped make us all feel very relaxed. I felt natural doing poses they helped us with, but mostly, I didn't even notice they were there! With a limited timeline following some scheduling mix-ups, Taylor and Billy took charge and still got AMAZING photos! Not only that, but they went above and beyond, and basically stepped in to figure out last minute details that another vendor had dropped the ball on, including getting us some photos taken in the brew room at the cidery we had our wedding at. They helped keep our timeline flowing and our stress at a minimum. However, I am most grateful that they were able to capture the real love and passion between my husband and I. I haven't even seen all of the photos yet, and I know they are going to be amazing because I could feel it as we were taking them. I CANNOT wait to see the final pictures and film clip. Thank you to WHS again!

Lacey said... 
Taylor and Billy are the perfect balance of technical expertise and artistic talent all rolled into one! They are talented and incredibly real. After meeting them, we both decided that we would have invited them to the wedding regardless of their job to capture all the important moments of the day! They both showed up early in a time of complete craziness while we were both getting ready; however, they stepped in to not only start their video magic----but to help with other small things as well. I tasked my groom with doing the ring bearer's hair...and unfortuntely, that was a total fail BUT--------Taylor saw that he needed help and totally jumped in quickly to style up some cuteness. Obviously, as the bride, I over analyze and saw everything going on...so I knew they were there, but I was also impressed with how subtle they were in not getting in the way of anyone else. Billy's editing skills are INCREDIBLE. He has such an eye for all things beautiful wedding. The team so perfectly incorporated music and worked with us to include vows, pictures, bride/groom letters, and location...anything that was important to us he made sure he knew about it. I truly feel that I am going to have an awesome keepsake. They are timely and responsive and over all--just so fun to be around. Their presence just made me feel at ease and I am so happy we chose them to video the day. When I first met them, they hadn't done a lot of video in RVA, so I was worried about using them for video and photo. Less than a month later they had a styled shoot right in the heart of Richmond that was so beautiful. I was amazed at how adaptive they are to new environments and I wish I had them for both video and photo. HIGHLY, highly, highly RECOMMEND, I can't say it enough. My best friend also just got engaged--as her wedding present I gave her an engagement shoot gift card with Whole Heart. I am confident in all their skills. They are priced fairly and if you are on the fence about having video and photo, DO NOT HESITATE with Whole Heart. We will definitely use him again in any opportunity to have a videographer!

Ana said... 
We could not have been happier with hiring Whole Heart Studios for our engagement and wedding photos. They were so accommodating with all the locations and shots that we requested and all the photos came out perfect! During our ceremony/reception, I honestly forgot that the photographers were even there. They captured our day better than we even could have imagine. We can't stop looking at our pictures and are friends and family keep raving about the pictures, as well as Billy & Taylor. I 100% would recommend Whole Heart Studios to capture your special day - we've already referred multiple people to them!

Melissa said... 
We chose Taylor and Billy as our wedding day photographers and that was the absolute best decision that we made! They are so fun yet very professional and you can tell that they love what they do. They make you feel like you have known them forever and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. They went above and beyond on helping us capture every moment of our day and were super accommodating with any ideas for photos that we wanted to take. We received a sneak peak of our photos incredibly quickly and they are absolutely gorgeous. We cannot wait to get the rest of our photos back in the next few weeks. We would absolutely love to work with them again and highly recommend that you choose them for your photography needs!

Greta said... 
Videography only - WOW! We weren't planning on having videography for our wedding, but after meeting Bill it was a must! I cannot speak highly enough of him and the entire WHS team. From the beginning, they wanted to make 100% certain we got the video of our dreams. And boy did they deliver!!!! They are not a one-size-fits-all service. They were so happy to customize our package and video style to be exactly what we need. If you're looking for a videographer, or even think it's just not for you or in your budget, give them a call!!! You will not be disappointed.

Emily said... 
If you are searching for a photographer/videographer for your wedding then you may as well stop right now because you hit the jack pot! Bill and his team were exceptional. For our engagement shoot they spent hours with us making sure we got all the shots we wanted but also recommended things we hadn't thought of. Our wedding day was perfection because of them. They literally got everything we wanted plus more. They are funny and made me feel less stressed while I was getting ready for my day. It helped to ease the wedding day jitters. They are so creative and didn't stop all day. Their passion for what they do completely shines through and I had so many people come tell me how lucky we were to have them. And I couldn't agree more. They are worth every penny. DO IT! You won't regret choosing Whole Heart Studios to capture your big day!

A Wedding Venue said... 
Billy and Taylor are always a pleasure to work with as they are both extremely friendly, welcoming, and fun to work with! They are on top of what is going on and take the most gorgeous wedding and engagement photos. We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with them!

Kristi said... 
It's not often you come across a perfect choice for a company to work with but after nearly a year of working with Bill, I can honestly say I'm 100% glad we chose Whole Heart Studios for our wedding photography. Bill has been incredibly professional while still making everything fun with a relaxed vibe. My husband and I are both a little bit shy at first in front of a camera but he put us both at ease and captured us at our best. On our wedding day, the team was right there with us from start to finish, going above and beyond to get the right shots of everyone. I can't even count the guests who commented on how much they loved our photographers and how much fun they were. Thanks for sticking with us on our wedding journey! We will be recommending y'all every chance we get in the future.

Ashley said... 
If I had to do my wedding day all over again (which I would gladly do), I would still choose Whole Heart Studios to do our wedding photography and videography! Bill and his team did an amazing job and we will cherish our pictures and videos for years to come! Bill and his team are true professionals who care about the quality of their work, which shows in the finished product! We also used Whole Heart for our engagement photos and for to take pictures at my bridal shower, all of which were amazing. Whole Heart perfectly captured our special day and I can't say enough good things about them! We will definitely be using them for all of our photo/video needs in the future!

A DC Wedding Planner said... 
I cannot express how great Whole Heart Studios is! I planned a big corporate networking event, and Bill did an exceptional job filming (with very little notice). Not only did he make our event look and feel like a sleek Hollywood party...but he was able to capture the brand and message that wanted to get across to our audience. 5 Stars!

A fellow photographer/videographer said... 
Whole Heart Studios is the real deal. We have worked together on multiple projects and all of them have been executed professionally. Highly recommend! 

Danny said... 
I have had my fair share of photo shoots and spent many times in front of the camera. This was the first time I have ever done a photo shoot with whole heart studios, and my first time posing with my girl friend. Capturing my affection, and my sense of protection for my girlfriend is no easy task, but this studio nailed it. It is easy to snap a photo, but it's not easy to capture an emotion. Usually once the photo shoot is over, business is done...but with this studio they became our friends. The photographer is charismatic and his perspective cannot be matched. He is very passionate about his work and his work is a reflection of him as an artist. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a memory captured, because they don't give you half...they give you the whole heart. Thank you again for everything Bill and whole heart studios!

Ashley & Tommy said... 
Professional. Talented. Enthusiastic. I can't say enough good things about Bill Kohls and Whole Heart Studios! We shot our engagement photos with Bill in December and it was a great experience. My fiancé is not big on taking pictures, but Bill made us feel at ease and we ended up with some truly great shots that we'll cherish forever! Bill has a keen eye for photography and film, which is evident through his work. The outcome? His work looks more like art, not your run-of-the-mill average photos and videos. Hi talent is what sets him apart! Additionally, dealing with a number of wedding vendors, I know how important it is to find someone who truly listens to what you want and works with you, all while providing professional direction. Well, I have found that with Bill! Another great thing is that Bill is extremely responsive and fun-loving. He takes the time to get to know you as a client, which has definitely put me and my fiancé at ease. We hired Bill to do photography and videography for our wedding coming up in June, and we cannot wait to see the final product!

Elaine Bierly (a Realtor) said... 
Bill did a video shoot for a property I had listed in Baltimore County, MD. I was impressed with his professionalism from the beginning, but the quality of the final product blew me away! He took plenty of time to set up his equipment properly and discuss the property with me to find out exactly what I was looking for and to find out which features of the property were important to highlight. He took his time and made sure that he got the footage that both he and I wanted. The editing was phenomenal and the end product was a beautiful video that showcased the home perfectly. It was a great marketing piece for the property, and it also became a wonderful keepsake for the sellers. They thought that it was a perfect representation of their home and neighborhood, and they were very moved by Bill's artistry and by the way he presented their home to potential buyers. Whole Heart Studios provides a more personalized version of real estate photography that will please Realtors and their clients alike.

My fiancé and I were first introduced to Bill and his team at a wedding expo and their passion for photography and videography was evident from the brief interaction we had with them. We have been so impressed with Bill's creativity, excitement, and professionalism. The passion we noticed when we first met Bill seeped through his photos when we first looked at our engagement pictures. Bill took the time to get to know my fiance and I before the shoot and we spent hours discussing our ideas and he did everything and more to make sure we were satisfied. And satisfied doesn't even come close to how we felt. Bill treats you like a friend, not just a client. Photos are memories that are captured forever and every time I look at our engagement pictures, I can't help but smile remembering how much fun we had that day. We are thrilled to have chosen Whole Hearts to capture our special day!

Jason Piebes (a Realtor) said... 
Amazingly talented with a passion to help others. I am fortunate to have met Bill Kohls and to have worked with Whole Heart Studios. The project was a video marketing piece for a property in Baldwin, MD. I say video, but the level of skill present in this piece makes it a short film in my book. Check it out, it's phenomenal (https://youtu.be/Rfzy6KHtlOk). We set an appointment for a Sunday afternoon and he arrived a few minutes ahead of schedule to get ready and setup. He has an impressive array of equipment that he used to achieve his shots, something that other photographers I've used do not have. We discussed some of the areas in the property that we wanted to highlight and he was off and running. He managed to film the entire property in about an hour. A couple days later I received a link to the video and I was blown away. Marketing is a nuanced art and skill and Bill has got the ART and SKILL in spades. For the bottom line folks out there, I paid the same price as I've paid other groups for pro photography, got it back in the same time frame. The difference in the end product is night and day. As a Realtor, I take pride in working with the best in the industry and offering my clients the best in service. Whole Heart Studios is now an advantage that I will proudly offer to all of my clients.

Brittany said... 
Whole Heart Studios is BY FAR the best around. If you are looking for a business that is professional and dedicated you can stop here because you have found the perfect business to meet all of your needs. Every moment perfectly captured by them!!!

Cassandra said... 
My fiancé and I had never taken more than casual photos together. On very short notice, Whole Heart Studios stepped in to take our engagement photos, and we couldn't be happier with the experience or the results. Before the shoot, Bill exchanged ideas with us to understand what we were looking for as well as helping us figuring out what to wear. He came ready with different prop ideas to give us a variety of shots, and now that we have the pictures I really can't figure out which one I want to use - there are so many I love! Bill took away any awkwardness we felt at having our photos taken and captured us. I can't wait to send out our Save the Dates and frame some of the photos to decorate our home. I say enough nice things about Bill and Whole Heart Studios. Hire them and you will not be disappointed!

Helen said... 
Amazing experience! Taylor is an absolute sweetheart, very easy to talk to, genuine and down to earth, making my first photoshoot fun and stress free. Would recommend Whole Heart Studios to anyone looking for professional photographs that not only look incredible but make you feel incredible too, thank you Taylor and Bill!

Megan & Joe said...
We can't say enough about Whole Heart Studios... I wasn't even considering a videographer until I met Bill and Aaron at a wedding show. Bill Kohls was reasonably priced and they offer a lot of package options to choose from; they did a great job with contacting me and helping us choose the perfect package for our big day. Bill stayed in touch with me, met me, and helped me prepare a timeline for my wedding day. On the wedding day both Bill and Aaron arrived early; they were shooting things that your average videographer would never think of, their creativity is amazing; they were fantastic and captured every aspect of our wedding. I was a very non-traditional bride and Bill picked up on that immediately and embraced my ideas; he has a great personality, he's professional, and welcoming. My husband and I highly recommend Whole Heart Studios to any couple planning a wedding; we can honestly say this was the best money we spent on our wedding day.

Evon & Seth said...
I am very glad that we used Whole Heart Studios for our wedding. We met them at a bridal show and the quality of their videos surpassed any other videographer there. They are worth every dime! I will be using them again in the future

Mary May & Drew said...
We hired Bill to do our engagement photos in Spring 2013. We had a somewhat extensive schedule - having an afternoon of shooting planned at various locations around Durham. Bill was fantastic and made the day smooth, easy, and relaxed. The photos came out amazing and he got them back to us very fast. He was professional, yet fun and genuinely cared about us and our photos. We really couldn't have been happier from start to finish. We would highly recommend Bill for any photo and video needs!

MES Events said...
I cannot express how great Whole Heart Studios is! I planned a big corporate networking event, and Bill did an exceptional job filming (with very little notice). Not only did he make our event look and feel like a sleek Hollywood party...but he was able to capture the brand and message that wanted to get across to our audience. 5 Stars!

Alex & John said...
Whole Heart Studios did a wonderful job on the video for our wedding. It was the most special, creative, and unique video I have ever seen. He captured so many intimate special moments throughout the day, ceremony, and rehearsal but he edited it in a way that is so captive. He took parts of the officiant talking in the ceremony and added to music and added different video parts to it. Please take the time to look at the videos he has done. They will blow you away. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful artifact from my wedding day that I can look at and share with people over the years. Thank you Whole Heart Studios!

A Mother of the Bride said...
Bill and his crew did my daughter's wedding and they rocked! It was like they were a part of the family. They made thoughtful suggestions and honored the bride's every request. They were professional but also fun. Every person on the crew was awesome and made sure to get that perfect shot!

Theresa & Nick said...
Bill was amazing to work with! He was full of great ideas and listened to exactly what we wanted. My husband even enjoyed the photography aspect of the wedding and he absolutely hates his picture taken! I would strongly recommend Bill to capture your special moments, you will not regret it!

Brian & Tim said...
You can not go wrong when choosing Whole Heart Studios for your videography needs. Bill and Aaron were top-notch all the way. They were professional and very skilled in creating just the perfect video of our special day. They met with us several times before the event to ensure that they got to know us and could tailor their work to our specific needs. During the event, they were always there, but never in the way. They worked very closely with our photographer to ensure that they both were able to capture the perfect moments. I can't recommend them highly enough! You will be thrilled with them if you choose them to video your special day.

Kaitlyn said... 
The Whole Heart team is exceptional and has remarkable products. They go above and beyond what is asked and expected and truly do put their "whole hearts" into their work. Billy and Taylor and team are extremely helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and a pleasure to work with. I will continue to recommend them to friends, family, and even total strangers!

An Event Coordinator (at 1840's Plaza) said... 
1840s Plaza had the pleasure of working with Bill from Whole Heart Studios to get some photos taken of our Bed & Breakfast, the 1840s Carrollton Inn, and we cannot give you enough compliments and thanks!!! Such professional, down to earth, and driven staff. Would definitely recommend for any type of event!

Brian said... 
Hands down, absolutely amazing experience working with them. I could not recommend Whole Heart more.

A Wedding Guest said... 
You guys are the best! You were so great at Kristi & Brian's wedding this past weekend! I can't wait to see the photo's. The positions you got in to get the right angle was above and beyond! Loved you guys!