West Virginia Fine Photography, LLC


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I’m Ron Gaskins, and I am a professional photographer. I’m located just north of Charleston, but work all around our beautiful state wherever my clients need me. With over 30 years of personal experience in film and digital photography, and over five years in my own commercial photography business, I can work with you to create the custom images you need.

To see an update of my recent work and assignments, see the “Your Photographer” photo gallery below.

I’m an active Member of the Professional Photographers of West Virginia, the Professional Photographers of America, a registered Still Photographer with the West Virginia Film Office, the Allied Artists of West Virginia and an individual Member of my local Chamber of Commerce. I’ll be there when you expect me, and I’ll still be around tomorrow, too.

For five years, I operated my photography business on a full-time basis. In the spring of 2013, I have reduced my business to part-time, but continue to provide quality custom photography to many of my previous clients, and accept a limited number of new ones.

I specialize in commercial work for businesses and special events. I have crafted images that have been used in advertising, feature magazine articles, websites, charity donor reports, and more. I have photographed dinner parties and business conventions, informal portraits and weddings. My personal favorite photos are the ones that share the natural beauty of West Virginia.

Finally, I have also taught photography classes, and been an instructor for a series of photography workshops I organized for a State Park in Kentucky. Along with my fellow photographer, Amanda Haddox, I have formed Mountaineer Photo Excursions, and have expanded our workshop offerings to a broader selection of venues in West Virginia and other states in the region. You can learn more about our workshops at http://www.MountaineerPhotoExcursions.com .

Please review the various photo galleries on this website, and I believe you will see the work I can do for you. If you want a photographer who will listen to your ideas, provide attention to details, and work with professionalism and courtesy, please contact me for your photography needs. I will do my best to exceed your expectations.

You can contact me online here: Email me The email address is wvfinephotography@hotmail.com. Also, by regular mail at P.O. Box 3, Evans, WV, 25241. You may also contact me by phone at 304-532-0070. I will be happy to discuss your photography needs, dates and prices for work anywhere in West Virginia and beyond.


Ripley - July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Ripley, West Virginia is the home of the "Great ...

Updated: Jul 14, 2015 8:24pm PST

Race For The Cure-2015-Komen-WV

Updated: May 27, 2015 11:24pm PST

Ethan Summers, RHS Class of 2015

Ethan Summers, Senior at Ripley High School, Class of 2015. If you wi ...

Updated: May 13, 2015 12:24pm PST

Artist in Residence - Harpers Ferry Natl. Historical Park

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is one of the most important historical ...

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Commercial and Business Photography

West Virginia Fine Photography has had the opportunity to work with se ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2012 8:14pm PST

Mountaineer Photo Excursions!

West Virginia Fine Photography is building on our experience from our ...

Updated: Sep 26, 2014 1:15pm PST

UFCW Stewards Seminar 2015

Local 400 of the United Food and Commercial Workers recently gathered ...

Updated: Feb 26, 2015 9:44pm PST

Special Events

Meetings, rallies, anniversary parties, concerts and more!

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 8:17am PST

Jackson General Hospital Winter Gala 2015

Valentine's Day was the date for the 2015 Jackson General Hospital Win ...

Updated: Feb 22, 2015 11:28am PST

West Virginia Beauty

Oh, the hills, beautiful hills, How I love those West Virginia hills! ...

Updated: Sep 26, 2014 8:24pm PST

WV AFL-CIO Legislative Conference 2015

Labor Union delegates from across West Virginia met in the Capitol Cit ...

Updated: Feb 22, 2015 6:17pm PST

Your Photographer

Summer 2013 was busy, and started with high school graduations, and ne ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2012 12:38pm PST

Veterans' Day in Ripley - 2014

Downtown Ripley...American Flags...the National Anthem...the Pledge of ...

Updated: Nov 23, 2014 6:14pm PST

Brides & Grooms

Your Wedding Day is one of the most important days of your lives. You ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 5:32pm PST

SRAPPA Conference at Marshall University

The Southeast Regional APPA Conference was held in early October, and ...

Updated: Nov 04, 2014 3:46pm PST

Western Maryland - Deep Creek Lake, Oakland

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Boy Scouts of America Awards Banquet

The Boy Scouts of America, Allohak Council, hosted their annual Blue a ...

Updated: May 01, 2014 9:48pm PST

Race For The Cure - Susan G. Komen WV

On May 3, 2014, volunteers, runners, walkers, Rollergirls, Batman, and ...

Updated: May 16, 2014 2:10pm PST

Sissonville Fire & Rescue School 2014

With over 800 students, from multiple states, agencies and organizatio ...

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WV AFL-CIO Legislative Convention 2014

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Jackson General Hospital Gala 2014

Celebrating 50 years of healthcare to our community, the Jackson Gener ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2014 5:35pm PST

AFT West Virginia Convention in Morgantown

Members of the American Federation of Teachers gathered in Morgantown ...

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 2:27pm PST

The Lakes Of Jackson County

There are several lakes within Jackson County, West Virginia. Many of ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 5:34am PST

Create West Virginia Photography Class

The Create West Virginia "Conference On The Future" went down a road l ...

Updated: Dec 01, 2013 4:10pm PST

WV AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention 2013

With over 200 Delegates from member Unions across the state, the 62nd ...

Updated: Nov 06, 2013 10:47am PST

ADDC West Virginia Convention 2013

The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs - Greater Knowledge - Greate ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2013 9:40am PST

Rod Run and Doo Wop 2013

As part of the Charleston Camera Club "Event Team," I helped to photog ...

Updated: Nov 17, 2013 5:30pm PST

Jackson General Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament 2013

The Benefit Golf Tournament for the Jackson General Hospital Foundatio ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2013 11:58am PST

The Wilds, A Trip with the CCC

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Kentucky Elk Tour & Workshops

I am pleased to announce...we will be returning to Jenny Wiley State R ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2015 9:44am PST

Adventures On The Gorge-Resort Area

I was one of just a few photographers invited to document the Resort a ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2013 8:38am PST

"First Light" - Summersville Lighthouse on Sesquicentennial

On West Virginia's 150th Birthday, a tremendous candle was lit for all ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2013 12:51pm PST

West Point Bridge Design Contest 2013

Students from across West Virginia participated in this year's West Po ...

Updated: May 22, 2013 7:40am PST

"Race For The Cure 2013"

West Virginia's Susan G. Komen "Race For The Cure" was Saturday, May 4 ...

Updated: May 24, 2013 5:50am PST

Sissonville Fire & Rescue School 2013

The 7th Annual Sissonville Fire & Rescue School was held during the fi ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2013 8:16pm PST

Riverfest in St. Albans, WV 2013

These are my photos from three days at this year's Riverfest in St. Al ...

Updated: Aug 31, 2013 5:17pm PST

WV AFL-CIO "Workers Memorial Day 2013"

On April 28 of each year, a Memorial is held to remember the men and w ...

Updated: May 06, 2013 11:42am PST

Jackson General Hospital 2013 Winter Gala

" A Night In Venice" was the theme of this year's Winter Gala fundrais ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 3:17pm PST

Kansas vs. WVU - Football

I had the opportunity to fill in for a colleague, and photograph the K ...

Updated: Dec 10, 2012 4:17pm PST

Sissonville VFD New Firehouse

26 months after an electrical fire destroyed the main Sissonville Volu ...

Updated: Nov 18, 2012 8:23pm PST

Veterans' Day Parade in Ripley 2012

On Monday, November 12, 2012, the City of Ripley celebrated its patrio ...

Updated: Nov 20, 2012 6:41pm PST

Tennis Tournament for Childhood Language Center 2012

Benefitting the Childhood Language Center, the Charleston Tennis Club ...

Updated: Nov 26, 2012 9:42am PST

Homecoming 2012 - Ripley High School

Here is a selection of images from Ripley High School's 2012 Homecomin ...

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 7:06pm PST

Stand Up Racing on the New River

Over 50 eager participants gathered along the New River recently to pa ...

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Ripley Independence Day 2012

Ripley, West Virginia! Home of the "largest small town Independence D ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 1:35pm PST

A Stormy Riverfest 2012

With its own "Idol" talent contest, car show, featured performers and ...

Updated: Jul 08, 2012 8:30pm PST

Ripley High School Class of 1967 45th Reunion

The Ripley High School "Class of '67" gathered for their 45th Reunion ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 3:51pm PST

Jackson General Hospital Golf Tournament 2012

Over 20 teams of golfers came together to show support for Jackson Gen ...

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 3:58pm PST

Civil War Lantern Tour - Grafton, WV

On Memorial Day weekend, for the past seven years, reenactors have hon ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2013 5:18pm PST

Boy Scouts of America-Service Award Dinner 2012

On March 26, over two hundred Jackson County residents and guests gath ...

Updated: Mar 28, 2012 7:41pm PST

Timber Trek Shootout!

In early May, I was part of at team of 15 photographers that visited t ...

Updated: Jun 04, 2012 9:15am PST

Habitat for Humanity- "Slam Dunk 2012"

Huntington High School was the place, March 15 was the date, and the " ...

Updated: Mar 22, 2012 2:57pm PST

Sissonville Fire and Rescue School 2012

This is the sixth year for the Sissonville Fire and Rescue School, and ...

Updated: Apr 10, 2012 12:37pm PST

WV AFL-CIO Legislative Conference 2012

Delegates from many labor unions across West Virginia came together in ...

Updated: Feb 09, 2012 1:50pm PST

Jackson General Hospital-Winter Gala 2012

On Saturday, January 28, Jackson General Hospital held its annual Wint ...

Updated: Feb 09, 2012 7:00pm PST

Bridge Day 2011

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Robyn Gandee and Families

Robyn Gandee gathered her Mom and Dad, her sisters, and all their fami ...

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 7:13pm PST

Veterans' Day Parade in Ripley, WV 2011

With over 60 units lined up in position, the 2nd Annual Ripley Veteran ...

Updated: Nov 14, 2011 8:55am PST

Babcock State Park & New River Gorge 2011

In late October, I visited Babcock State Park, Thurmond, Glen Jean, Du ...

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Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop 2011

Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, West Virginia, was the site for the s ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2011 7:51am PST

Coulter-Matheny Wedding

Kari and Brad were joined in marriage on a sunny Saturday afternoon in ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 5:30pm PST

Jackson General Hospital River Cruise 2011

"Anchors Aweigh!" The good ship "Blennerhassett" shoved off last Thur ...

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Engagement Portraits

"YES! I'll Marry You!" When you want more than just a snapshot for th ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 6:22pm PST

Ripley High School Homecoming Parade 2011

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"Betsy Beansprout" by Amber Elmore

Local author, Amber Elmore, announced her new book, "Betsy Beansprout, ...

Updated: Sep 21, 2011 6:28am PST

Carnifex Ferry Civil War Reenactment 2011

Every other year in September, the Battle of Carnifex Ferry is reenact ...

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 3:18pm PST

Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow 2011

Jet planes, prop planes, attack helicopters, parachutes, jet cars and ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2011 6:03am PST

Independence Day 2011 in Ripley, WV

From the home of the "Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2011 8:05pm PST

Ripley Class of '66 Reunion in 2011

On July 1 and 2, 2011, the Ripley Class of '66 held their 45th Reunion ...

Updated: Jul 06, 2011 11:34am PST

Jim and Sue Comer 50th Anniversary!

The family of Jim and Sue Comer met recently in Ripley at the McCoy's ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 1:08pm PST

Bluefield and Bramwell, WV, Trip with PPWV

For our Summer outing, Members of the Professional Photographers of We ...

Updated: Jul 17, 2011 12:14pm PST

Riverfest in St. Albans 2011

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Riverfest Pageant in St. Albans, WV-2011

The Riverfest Pageant was held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Gatew ...

Updated: May 20, 2011 3:44pm PST

Governor's Presentation to Sissonville VFD

Charleston Auto's Garage on Route 21 in Sissonville was the setting fo ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2011 5:06pm PST

Senior Portraits

Graduating from high school is the first major step toward becoming an ...

Updated: Nov 04, 2008 1:32pm PST

Earl Ray Tomblin Campaign Visit to Ripley 2011

On Monday, April 25, 2011, acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin made a cam ...

Updated: Apr 25, 2011 8:39pm PST

AFL-CIO Solidarity Rally April 2011

Rallying in support of public workers in Wisconsin and Ohio, hundreds ...

Updated: Apr 12, 2011 6:17pm PST

Communications Workers of America, District Two Conference - March 2011

Representatives of the Communications Workers of America, District Two ...

Updated: Apr 03, 2011 9:02pm PST

Boy Scout Dinner at Parchment Valley Conference Center 2011

The Allohak Council and the Little Kanawha District of the Boy Scouts ...

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First Lady Joanne Tomblin Visits Ripley-2011

.-First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin joined Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader o ...

Updated: May 10, 2011 2:07pm PST

Sissonville VFD 50th Anniversary

On Saturday, May 7, the Sissonville VFD celebrated their 50th Annivers ...

Updated: May 11, 2011 7:49am PST

Senator Manchin Visits Ripley, WV

Updated: Mar 28, 2011 10:56am PST

Sissonville Fire & Rescue School 2011

I hope you enjoy the photos from the two weekends of the Sissonville F ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2011 5:08am PST

Civil War Reenactment in Hurricane, WV

The Civil War reenactment at Valley Park in Hurricane, WV, actually co ...

Updated: Mar 26, 2011 8:12pm PST

AFL-CIO Solidarity Rally 2011

Showing their Solidarity with the Public Workers in Wisconsin, Union M ...

Updated: Mar 17, 2011 3:39pm PST

Ohio Fire Academy-Fire Photography Class

I attended a Fire Photography class at the Ohio Fire Academy at Reynol ...

Updated: Mar 25, 2011 2:48pm PST

Nelsonville Train Station

As you travel along U.S.Route 33 through Ohio, you will come through t ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2012 6:23pm PST

Legislative Conference 2011, WV AFL-CIO

"Keep It Made In America" was the slogan of the 2011 Legislative Confe ...

Updated: Feb 15, 2011 10:27am PST

Canaan Valley Winter Trip 2011

Along with several friends from the Charleston Camera Club, I visited ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2011 9:13am PST

Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop 2010

CARS! Cars with chrome, cars in white, turquoise, magenta, sky blue a ...

Updated: Oct 14, 2010 8:11pm PST

Bridge Day in West Virginia 2010

Bridge Day on October 16, 2010. This was my first Bridge Day, and I w ...

Updated: Oct 18, 2010 2:25pm PST

American Baptist Men: Open House

At a metal quonset-hut style metal building located off the beaten pat ...

Updated: Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm PST

JGH Winter Gala 2011

"Mardi Gras!" was this year's theme for the Winter Gala, hosted by the ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2011 3:09pm PST

Ripley Veterans Day Parade and More 2010

Ripley, West Virginia hosted its first Veterans Day Parade. Leading o ...

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 12:00pm PST

Dunbar High School 1965 Reunion

"On the banks of Old Kanawha, There's a School we love; Dunbar High ...

Updated: Sep 19, 2010 2:27pm PST

"Resident Photographer" at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

During most of September, 2010, I was fortunate to be selected as the ...

Updated: Oct 03, 2010 8:09pm PST

Shepherdstown, West Virginia Photowalk

On July 11, 2010, I had the pleasure of visiting Shepherdstown, West V ...

Updated: Jul 18, 2010 9:05am PST

Ripley Independence Day Celebration 2010

Happy Birthday, America! Welcome to Ripley, West Virginia, the home o ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2010 12:38pm PST

Riverfest 2010 in St. Albans, WV

Riverfest 2010 was exciting, and I was happy to be part of it. Along ...

Updated: Jun 30, 2010 1:07pm PST

Cass Railfan Weekend 2010

The moan of a train whistle and the screech of the wheels on the rails ...

Updated: May 27, 2010 7:39am PST

Vandalia Gathering in Charleston

Thanks for stopping by to see my photos from the Vandalia Gathering in ...

Updated: May 29, 2010 8:05pm PST

Charleston and Huntington, WV, Photowalks 2010

These are some of my favorite images from the Scott Kelby Photowalks i ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2010 9:30am PST

On Location Portraits

Don't limit yourself to four walls...the whole world can be our studio ...

Updated: Dec 08, 2009 7:40am PST

Ripley Fire & Rescue

I am a Professional Member of the International Fire Photographers Ass ...

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 8:10am PST

Jamie and Kortney

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Visit to North Bend State Park

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New River Gorge Trip

Along with a few friends from our local photo club, I recently travele ...

Updated: Apr 03, 2010 5:53pm PST

And Then, There Are Others...

This gallery is for the photographs that don't quite fit into the othe ...

Updated: Feb 27, 2010 3:21pm PST

Winter Trip to Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley and Cathedral State Parks

Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, West Virginia, is one of my f ...

Updated: Dec 29, 2009 9:10pm PST

Slam Dunk 600 Benefit Basketball

The "Slam Dunk 600" Basketball game was held on Friday, March 12, 2010 ...

Updated: Mar 14, 2010 6:27pm PST

Habitat for Humanity: Raising the Walls!

The Jackson County Habitat for Humanity is building their 600th West V ...

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 6:08pm PST

Jackson County Tennis Classic 2010-CASA

Welcome to the the inaugural Jackson County Tennis Classic photo galle ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2010 4:11pm PST

CASA Motorcycle Marble Run, October 2, 2010

In cooperation with the Octoberfest Parade in Ravenswood and Parchment ...

Updated: Oct 23, 2010 3:04pm PST

Mountain Mission Christmas Play 2010

Updated: Dec 22, 2010 2:02pm PST

Winterfest at Cedar Lakes 2010

Thousands of electric lights, wire sculptures, local sponsors and more ...

Updated: Dec 18, 2010 11:34am PST

Christmas In The Valley 2010

Lights, food, crafts, a big tree to decorate and light up, songs to si ...

Updated: Dec 09, 2010 4:47pm PST

Wood County Fire Prevention & Safety Fair 2011

With over 40 agencies participating in this year's Safety Fair, over 7 ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2012 6:27pm PST

Indian Gathering at Fort Randolph

In early June, an Indian Gathering and trading days were held at Fort ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2011 8:04pm PST

Ten Best Photos of 2011

Along with several other photographers in a loose network of friends a ...

Updated: Dec 22, 2011 9:02am PST

St. Jude Dream Home, Scott Depot, WV-2012

The 2012 St. Jude Dream Home was built near Scott Depot, WV. The prim ...

Updated: Jun 04, 2014 12:02pm PST

WV AFL-CIO Women's Conference 2013

Representatives from local unions gathered in Charleston for the 2013 ...

Updated: Feb 09, 2013 11:37am PST

Susan G. Komen-WV Race for the Cure 2015

Updated: May 02, 2015 6:40pm PST