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, 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 have organized for a State Park in Kentucky. I am currently working to expand to a broader selection of venues in West Virginia and other states in the region.

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.


Sissonville Fire & Rescue School 2014

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

Updated: Apr 02, 2014 1:37pm EDT

Mountaineer Photo Excursions!

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

Updated: Jan 23, 2014 9:11pm EDT

WV AFL-CIO Legislative Convention 2014

Updated: Feb 16, 2014 11:49pm EDT

Commercial and Business Photography

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

Updated: Feb 16, 2012 11:14pm EDT

Jackson General Hospital Gala 2014

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

Updated: Feb 01, 2014 8:35pm EDT

Special Events

Meetings, rallies, anniversary parties, concerts and more!

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 11:17am EDT

AFT West Virginia Convention in Morgantown

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

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 5:27pm EDT

Your Photographer

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

Updated: Aug 15, 2012 3:38pm EDT

Create West Virginia Photography Class

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

Updated: Dec 01, 2013 7:10pm EDT

West Virginia Beauty

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

Updated: Apr 12, 2014 9:54pm EDT

WV AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention 2013

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

Updated: Nov 06, 2013 1:47pm EDT

Brides & Grooms

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

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 8:32pm EDT

ADDC West Virginia Convention 2013

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

Updated: Oct 11, 2013 12:40pm EDT

Rod Run and Doo Wop 2013

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

Updated: Nov 17, 2013 8:30pm EDT

Jackson General Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament 2013

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

Updated: Sep 18, 2013 2:58pm EDT

The Wilds, A Trip with the CCC

Updated: Sep 02, 2013 11:58pm EDT

Kentucky Elk Tour & Workshops

I am pleased to announce...we will be returning to for our fourth Phot ...

Updated: Mar 02, 2013 9:47pm EDT

Adventures On The Gorge-Resort Area

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

Updated: Aug 26, 2013 11:38am EDT

"First Light" - Summersville Lighthouse on Sesquicentennial

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

Updated: Jun 24, 2013 3:51pm EDT

West Point Bridge Design Contest 2013

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

Updated: May 22, 2013 10:40am EDT

"Race For The Cure 2013"

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

Updated: May 24, 2013 8:50am EDT

Sissonville Fire & Rescue School 2013

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

Updated: Jun 02, 2013 11:16pm EDT

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 8:17pm EDT

The Lakes Of Jackson County

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

Updated: Apr 12, 2014 9:24pm EDT

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 2:42pm EDT

Jackson General Hospital 2013 Winter Gala

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

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 6:17pm EDT

Kansas vs. WVU - Football

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

Updated: Dec 10, 2012 7:17pm EDT

Sissonville VFD New Firehouse

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

Updated: Nov 18, 2012 11:23pm EDT

Veterans' Day Parade in Ripley 2012

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

Updated: Nov 20, 2012 9:41pm EDT

Tennis Tournament for Childhood Language Center 2012

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

Updated: Nov 26, 2012 12:42pm EDT

Homecoming 2012 - Ripley High School

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

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 10:06pm EDT

Stand Up Racing on the New River

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

Updated: Sep 21, 2012 9:22pm EDT

Ripley Independence Day 2012

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

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 4:35pm EDT

A Stormy Riverfest 2012

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

Updated: Jul 08, 2012 11:30pm EDT

Ripley High School Class of 1967 45th Reunion

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

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 6:51pm EDT

Jackson General Hospital Golf Tournament 2012

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

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 6:58pm EDT

Civil War Lantern Tour - Grafton, WV

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

Updated: Feb 17, 2013 8:18pm EDT

Boy Scouts of America-Service Award Dinner 2012

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

Updated: Mar 28, 2012 10:41pm EDT

Timber Trek Shootout!

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

Updated: Jun 04, 2012 12:15pm EDT

Habitat for Humanity- "Slam Dunk 2012"

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

Updated: Mar 22, 2012 5:57pm EDT

Sissonville Fire and Rescue School 2012

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

Updated: Apr 10, 2012 3:37pm EDT

WV AFL-CIO Legislative Conference 2012

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

Updated: Feb 09, 2012 4:50pm EDT

Jackson General Hospital-Winter Gala 2012

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

Updated: Feb 09, 2012 10:00pm EDT

Bridge Day 2011

Updated: Jan 18, 2012 4:22pm EDT

Robyn Gandee and Families

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

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 10:13pm EDT

Veterans' Day Parade in Ripley, WV 2011

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

Updated: Nov 14, 2011 11:55am EDT

Babcock State Park & New River Gorge 2011

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

Updated: Oct 28, 2011 5:53pm EDT

Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop 2011

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

Updated: Oct 11, 2011 10:51am EDT

Coulter-Matheny Wedding

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

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 8:30pm EDT

Jackson General Hospital River Cruise 2011

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

Updated: Sep 29, 2011 5:54pm EDT

Engagement Portraits

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

Updated: Feb 07, 2012 9:22pm EDT

Ripley High School Homecoming Parade 2011

Updated: Sep 24, 2011 12:12am EDT

"Betsy Beansprout" by Amber Elmore

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

Updated: Sep 21, 2011 9:28am EDT

Carnifex Ferry Civil War Reenactment 2011

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

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 6:18pm EDT

Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow 2011

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

Updated: Sep 13, 2011 9:03am EDT

Independence Day 2011 in Ripley, WV

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

Updated: Jul 12, 2011 11:05pm EDT

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 2:34pm EDT

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 4:08pm EDT

Bluefield and Bramwell, WV, Trip with PPWV

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

Updated: Jul 17, 2011 3:14pm EDT

Riverfest in St. Albans 2011

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 6:29pm EDT

Riverfest Pageant in St. Albans, WV-2011

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

Updated: May 20, 2011 6:44pm EDT

Governor's Presentation to Sissonville VFD

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

Updated: Apr 14, 2011 8:06pm EDT

Senior Portraits

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

Updated: Nov 04, 2008 4:32pm EDT

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 11:39pm EDT

AFL-CIO Solidarity Rally April 2011

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

Updated: Apr 12, 2011 9:17pm EDT

Communications Workers of America, District Two Conference - March 2011

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

Updated: Apr 04, 2011 12:02am EDT

Boy Scout Dinner at Parchment Valley Conference Center 2011

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

Updated: Mar 29, 2011 9:29am EDT

First Lady Joanne Tomblin Visits Ripley-2011

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

Updated: May 10, 2011 5:07pm EDT

Sissonville VFD 50th Anniversary

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

Updated: May 11, 2011 10:49am EDT

Senator Manchin Visits Ripley, WV

Updated: Mar 28, 2011 1:56pm EDT

Sissonville Fire & Rescue School 2011

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

Updated: Mar 16, 2011 8:08am EDT

Civil War Reenactment in Hurricane, WV

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

Updated: Mar 26, 2011 11:12pm EDT

AFL-CIO Solidarity Rally 2011

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

Updated: Mar 17, 2011 6:39pm EDT

Ohio Fire Academy-Fire Photography Class

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

Updated: Mar 25, 2011 5:48pm EDT

Nelsonville Train Station

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

Updated: Feb 16, 2012 9:23pm EDT

Legislative Conference 2011, WV AFL-CIO

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

Updated: Feb 15, 2011 1:27pm EDT

Canaan Valley Winter Trip 2011

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

Updated: Feb 19, 2011 12:13pm EDT

Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop 2010

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

Updated: Oct 14, 2010 11:11pm EDT

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 5:25pm EDT

American Baptist Men: Open House

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

Updated: Mar 22, 2011 10:00pm EDT

JGH Winter Gala 2011

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

Updated: Jan 23, 2011 6:09pm EDT

Ripley Veterans Day Parade and More 2010

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

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 3:00pm EDT

Dunbar High School 1965 Reunion

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

Updated: Sep 19, 2010 5:27pm EDT

"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 11:09pm EDT

Shepherdstown, West Virginia Photowalk

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

Updated: Jul 18, 2010 12:05pm EDT

Ripley Independence Day Celebration 2010

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

Updated: Jul 13, 2010 3:38pm EDT

Riverfest 2010 in St. Albans, WV

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

Updated: Jun 30, 2010 4:07pm EDT

Cass Railfan Weekend 2010

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

Updated: May 27, 2010 10:39am EDT

Vandalia Gathering in Charleston

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

Updated: May 29, 2010 11:05pm EDT

Charleston and Huntington, WV, Photowalks 2010

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

Updated: Jul 25, 2010 12:30pm EDT

On Location Portraits

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

Updated: Dec 08, 2009 10:40am EDT

Ripley Fire & Rescue

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

Updated: Mar 27, 2011 11:10am EDT

Jamie and Kortney

Updated: Nov 06, 2010 8:08pm EDT

Visit to North Bend State Park

Updated: Dec 08, 2009 10:31am EDT

New River Gorge Trip

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

Updated: Apr 03, 2010 8:53pm EDT

And Then, There Are Others...

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

Updated: Feb 27, 2010 6:21pm EDT

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 30, 2009 12:10am EDT

Slam Dunk 600 Benefit Basketball

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

Updated: Mar 14, 2010 9:27pm EDT

Habitat for Humanity: Raising the Walls!

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

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 9:08pm EDT

Jackson County Tennis Classic 2010-CASA

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

Updated: Aug 15, 2010 7:11pm EDT

CASA Motorcycle Marble Run, October 2, 2010

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

Updated: Oct 23, 2010 6:04pm EDT

Mountain Mission Christmas Play 2010

Updated: Dec 22, 2010 5:02pm EDT

Winterfest at Cedar Lakes 2010

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

Updated: Dec 18, 2010 2:34pm EDT

Christmas In The Valley 2010

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

Updated: Dec 09, 2010 7:47pm EDT

Wood County Fire Prevention & Safety Fair 2011

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

Updated: Feb 16, 2012 9:27pm EDT

Indian Gathering at Fort Randolph

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

Updated: Jun 06, 2011 11:04pm EDT

Ten Best Photos of 2011

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

Updated: Dec 22, 2011 12:02pm EDT

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

Updated: Feb 24, 2012 4:33pm EDT

WV AFL-CIO Women's Conference 2013

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

Updated: Feb 09, 2013 2:37pm EDT

Western Maryland - Deep Creek Lake, Oakland

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