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Top 10 photographers in Grand Rapids, MI

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
MezeiJonesPhotography

MezeiJonesPhotography

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Hey there!!! I’m Mezei (May-Zee) and I would absolutely love to work with you on your photoshoot! One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is meeting amazing people who I get the chance to document. Freezing candid moments is my specialty so there is no awkwardness of just standing to be photographed. My goal since I created this business in 2017 is to capture special moments, whether it is a big milestone or with your favorite people, photographs are such a precious thing to hold onto for the rest of your life! I hope to meet you, and thank you for reading a little bit about me and my business! :)
BRC Photography

BRC Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Joy W. says, "He made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. He is very nice, personable but professional. He got shots I wouldn't of ever dreamed of. It was a great experience!" Read more
Benjamin Louis

Benjamin Louis

5.0(3)
24+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Ken says, "He was very easy going and took his time. Very professional pictures!" Read more
Circle Image Photography LLC

Circle Image Photography LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Tonya T. says, "Great work! I will be hiring LaTanya again." Read more
Ashleigh Raymond Photography

Ashleigh Raymond Photography

4.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Rai J. says, "As one of Ashleigh’s first families, I have had the pleasure of watching her style, skill, and love of photography grow. She is professional, understanding, and committed. I would highly recommend Ashleigh Raymond Photography for your next session! " Read more
VanderHoff Studio

VanderHoff Studio

5.0Exceptional(11)
3 hires on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Zama M. says, "She’s amazing and very creative, My fiancé and I loved her work and our photos come out soo beautiful I was tearing" Read more
Amanda Mae Design

Amanda Mae Design

New on Fash
15+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
amandamaedesign.com Hi! I am Mandy! Thanks for checking out my work! I live in the Grand Rapids/West Michigan area and would so love to hear from you! If you choose me for your photography needs, you can expect hospitality, customer service, a relaxed but organized atmosphere & to have a great experience while capturing moments that will last a lifetime. Here is the question though-what sets me apart from the rest of the photographers out there? Well, I want my clients to be comfortable being themselves & to allow the opportunity for the art of photography to capture their essence at that moment in time. No awkward posing or stiff, rigid smil
Aaron McGrane Photography, LLC

Aaron McGrane Photography, LLC

5.0(2)
Top Pro
1 hire on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Keith G. says, "Aaron work is special, he understand the unspoken vision, a vision that lives in empty spaces, and exist in solitude usual drawing admiration while earning a untouchable status that very few can capture through a lens, he's in touch with a creative process which is hard to find in a photographer that isn't already booked up with a busy schedule. Art is a collective contribution rather that's a canvas perfectly stage and set up to play its part in the making of a masterpiece or a model being assist, coached and stage to play a part in a new idea being brought to life. Aaron work environment is therapeutic and peaceful. It's a space where you can be you. I believe transparency is important when working with anyone, It allows a flow of energy in the room, it present a space for suggestions, ideas and new possibilities." Read more

Your photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a photographer cost?

The average cost to hire a photographer is $100 to $250 per hour, depending on their experience. However, photography prices vary significantly depending on the type of event or photo session:

Do you tip photographers?

The standard tipping etiquette for photographers depends on the type of photo session or event and how happy you are with the photographer's service:

  • Tip a wedding photographer $50 to $200 if the photographer exceeds your expectations. If the photographer works with a second shooter, be sure to tip the second photographer separately.
  • Consider tipping a family portrait photographer, pet photographer, or newborn photographer if you're happy with the photo session. However, tipping is not expected for family portraits taken at a big box store like JC Penney or Wal-Mart.
  • Tipping a photographer is not expected for headshots, commercial photography, real estate photography, or architectural photos.

If you're happy with the photographer's service, post a positive review online and share their photos on your social media.

How can I save money on a photographer?

Follow these tips to save money when you hire a photographer:

  • Book a "mini-session" – a shorter photo session that lasts only 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Choose your favorite photographers and follow them on social media. Some photographers may provide deals and exclusive offers.
  • Hire a less experienced photographer. However, be sure to review their portfolio to confirm they have enough skill to meet your photo needs.
  • Purchase prints from an online retailer instead of ordering them from the photographer.
  • Bundle multiple photo sessions for a discounted price. Some wedding photographers bundle engagement and wedding photos. Other photographers offer a bundle for newborn photos plus additional sessions as your child grows.

How far in advance should I book a photographer?

Book a wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've confirmed the date with your venue. Headshot, commercial, pet, and family portrait photographers typically don't require as much advanced notice. However, a popular, in-demand photographer may be booked out several months in advance.

How can I find the best photographer near me?

Follow these guidelines when searching for a photographer to ensure you find one who is the best match for you:

  • Look for photographers who specialize in the type of photography you want. A photographer who specializes in weddings won't be the best choice for a newborn baby photo shoot, and vice versa.
  • Review their online portfolios to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get a contract in writing before making a deposit.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how both you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, allowing them to use the photos for marketing and social media.

What questions should I ask a photographer?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best photographer for your needs:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What type of photography do you specialize in?
  • What is your photography style?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book my photo shoot?
  • What deposit do you require, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have a photo studio? If not, where will you take the photos?
  • What should I do to prepare for the photo session?
  • How will you deliver the final photos to me?
  • How long will it take to get the photos?
  • Do you offer printed items or photo albums?
  • Who owns the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use my images on social media or your website portfolio?

Reviews for Grand Rapids photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Grand Rapids area.
Riley J.
Great person and amazing photographer. Really enjoyed working with Ben and hope to again soon. Highly recommend for any types of photography !
Benjamin Louis
Miia
She is super sweet, and very easy to work with!
VanderHoff Studio
Dennis S.
Very professional and courteous. My images turned out better than I originally anticipated and Aaron was very collaborative in helping reach my project's goals. Highly recommended!
Aaron McGrane Photography, LLC
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