As part owner of a photography studio in Raleigh, I was fortunate enough to have Rob Seelye as Studio Manager.  Through the years and thousands of clients we had, everyone raved about Rob's work.  Words like unique, fantastic, special and amazing were used every day and applied to the actual sessions as well as the photos.  In fact his work got us selected as the studio of choice for the Jimmy V Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament, a national event.
Rob has a passion for photography that is infectious through his personality, even for those people that are shy or don't like having their picture me.  The best photos result from naturally interactive moments between the subjects and Rob is the master at developing that.  And while you might forget that the camera is there......Rob never does.  He has the awareness, the eye, the expertise and the desire to make everyone's photos unforgettable.  He looks at and celebrates everyone as an individual and brings out that core person singularly or in a group setting.  He did that in our studio every day and he did it for me when he photographed my family.
When Rob told me he was branching out on his own I had no doubt that he would have great success.  I am not surprised to see that he has taken to the next level what I like to call the "art and science" of his craft.  Everyone fortunate enough to "experience" his photography session will cherish it and the resulting photos for a lifetime.
Don C. Matheson
Former VP of Marketing
Focus Portraits of Raleigh



If you have the opportunity to be in the presence of Rob, you’ll know right from the second you speak with him that he is one of a kind. His bubbly personality and keen eye for beauty in all walks of life becomes apparent when he describes what he envisions for your specific photography experience.

Throughout the photo session, he makes you feel like a star… in every sense of the word, and after, his customer service skills are unparalleled. I highly recommend you seeing “first hand” how beautiful you and your family truly are through his eyes!

I had the pleasure of working with him and having the opportunity to sell his artwork on a daily basis at Focus Portraits in Raleigh, and was amazed by how beautifully unique his photography was. He was not the first photographer that I had worked with, but he is the only one I would consider for my personal family portraits in the future! Just to assure the quality of work that he presents, I had no problem selling packages of over $2000.00 on any given day, but with his pricing now, you can get the same quality and quantity for much, much less!

After the initial photography session, it was touching to see parents shed tears of joy when they saw how their family’s dynamics and personality came to life with each and every image. Why not see what a true professional like Rob can do for you!

Thanks again Rob, for the opportunity to see artwork as it was created, and for the touching memories I’ll keep for a lifetime!


Renee Boykin
Former Image Consultant
Focus Portraits of Raleigh



There is so much more that I would like to say but I am still reeling from this weekend.
Right now it is next to impossible to collect my thoughts into some form that would be
recognizable to anyone other than my own brain and the hamster in the wheel that
powers it, but I wanted to send you a huge thank you for all of your hard work Saturday.
Elisabeth and I had such an amazing time and I am still trying to convince myself that
you haven't cloned yourself or something because it seemed to me that more than a few times you seemed to be in multiple places all at once.  Everyone on both sides of the isle loved you and everyone was amazed at what an awesome job you did.  I know that I can speak for both Elisabeth and myself when I say that we are as happy as two
people can be that you were there to record our most important day (to date, you can bet there will be more than one and you can sure as hell bet that we'll call you).

On a personal note, it is very apparent that you love what you do and I honestly hope that you get to continue doing it for as long as possible.

It is a rare thing these days to find someone who is living the dream and you my friend are living it like crazy, hehe.

Again, thank you very, very much.  Elisabeth and I look forward to seeing all of our photos (and more than likely bawling like two little school girls, hehe).

Beau Norris



What you showed us tonight FAR exceeded even my wildest expectations.  You are truly incredible.

I'm sure you hear this from most of your clients but I hope you never get jaded from hearing it so often because it really is true.  You have such a gift for capturing the moment and evoking emotion from just a photo.

I'm at a loss for words...  what you do s amazing.  I said to Andrew tonight that your work is going to be what makes our wedding.  Everyone will remember your movies and I know that they'll talk about it for a long time to come. 

I feel so honored to work with you!  You're an incredible dude, one of the most genuine people I know, so passionate and so gifted.

As part of me is sad because I've been looking forward to doing the shoots for so long now, we're done.  I couldn't be happier with the results but doing the shoots was such an amazing experience that we'll remember it forever.  You're so charismatic and make people feel sooooo good about themselves.  That is a gift.

I truly hope that we'll continue to be in touch even after the wedding  Andrew and I really enjoy your company and hopefully it's mutual.  It would be great to see you from time to time when you have break in your schedule.  You're such a fun person to be around, you could brighten anyone's day.

I can't wait for people to meet you at the wedding and to show off our FABULOUS photographer.

I just wanted to share with you my feeling from tonight because this has been a one-of-a kind experience that I will cherish forever and I want you to know how grateful we are.

We can't wait until the 26th!




What can we say; you've been adopted and we all think you're just a wonderful, kind, caring, passionate human being.  Thank you so much for all the time, effort, and talent you put into our photographs.  We will always think of you with warm thoughts and big smiles.  You're welcome on Messer Mountain anytime. 

Please take this small token of our appreciation and take your beautiful wife out to eat or just do something with it that makes you smile and remember us.  It's people like you that make the world a better place.

Big friend hugs,
John and Mel Messer