Find a wedding photographers in Columbia, MO

Find wedding photographers in Columbia, MO

Find wedding photographers in Columbia, MO

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Find wedding photographers in Columbia, MO

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Top 10 wedding photographers in Columbia, MO

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

Debra Aslanidis Photography

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
Hey! I'm Debra! What makes us unique? We specialize in documentary style and candid imagery. We love capturing love stories and the emotion that goes into your wedding day. We have been serving the Mid-Missouri area for over 10 years and we love meeting new clients!
Big Day Productions

Big Day Productions

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
We at BDP like to meet with our clients often to keep them up to date on the progress of their projects so that we can make sure you get exactly what you want. When you want it. We do this via email, text, and phone. We feel the more input you have with your project the better chance you will end up with something you are going to love. On the flip side, some of our clients like to trust in the over 10-year experiences and dedication we have, to give them everything they asked for. Either way, your satisfaction is our main goal....
Creations By Nola Photography

Creations By Nola Photography

New on Fash
32+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
My love of photographer started over 20 years ago and continues even more now! What a joy it is to see my clients from over the years as they come back for newborn, then family and then wedding pictures when their little ones grow up and marry! I'm extremely flexible and have often been told how energetic and personable I am. I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to get the right angle or perspective in my photography. As a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and the local Missouri PPA, have studied and maintained skill and technique over the years. htt...
SheyiKreations Photography

SheyiKreations Photography

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
I strive to provide an amazing, one-of-a-kind experience for my clients in addition to delivering amazing images and products they will cherish forever. The value of my photography (weddings, seniors, family, events) is not just in the photo; it's also in the experience and delivery of excellence. My style is creative, modern and fresh. I like to create unique and compelling images that stand out from others. I love interacting with people and being creative. My clients are very important to me and I work hard to make sure they are happy. That makes me happy and drives me to pour my heart into my work. I do not want to just take pictures of p
Honey Bee Photography

Honey Bee Photography

5+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
Emmalee D. says, "Shelby is so sweet, easy to work with, but more importantly she has a great eye for photography! Would recommend her for any pictures, 10/10! " Read more
Divine Moments Photography

Divine Moments Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
Divine Moments Photography is a professional photography business located in Eldon, Missouri, but we travel all over the world and the United States to capture your special moments. We offer a wide range of services, including family photography, events, weddings, engagements, maternity, and boudoir. We are passionate about capturing the beauty of life's special moments, and we believe that everyone deserves to have high-quality photos that they will cherish for years to come. That's why we offer low travel costs and payment plans to make our services affordable for everyone. We also understand that paying for a photography session can be a
Anthony Jinson Photography

Anthony Jinson Photography

New on Fash
17+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
Full service commercial photography studio.
D.r. Halstead Photography, Llc.

D.r. Halstead Photography, Llc.

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
Capturing moments that you will never get back. If I make you cry then I have done my job.

Your Wedding Photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much are wedding photographer prices near me?

Wedding photography costs $1,600 to $3,600 on average but often exceeds $4,000 in major cities. Wedding photography prices range from $700 to $10,000, depending on the package, add-ons, location, and number of photographers.

When to book your wedding photographer?

Book your wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you choose a date and reserve a venue. The best photographers book events more than 12 months in advance, especially for weddings during the peak season.

What to expect from your wedding photographer?

Before the wedding day

  • Discussion of the photographic style and your needs and wants
  • Contract and initial payment to reserve the date
  • Reviewing the wedding day timeline to ensure you schedule enough time for key photos
  • Engagement photo shoot, if included
  • Rehearsal dinner coverage, if included

On your wedding day

  • Capturing key moments during the getting-ready process, ceremony, and reception
  • Traditional or posed photos of the wedding couple, bridal party, and family
  • Photos of candid moments throughout the event

After the wedding

  • Photo editing and retouching
  • Delivery of proofs, typically via a private online gallery
  • Assistance with photo selection and album design
  • Delivery of prints or an album, if included

How much should you tip a wedding photographer?

Tipping a wedding photographer is not required but is usually appreciated. Consider tipping $50 to $200 to express your gratitude if the photographer exceeds your expectations.

How much do wedding photographers make?

Wedding photographers make $40,000 to $60,000 per year on average, depending on their experience and location.

How do I find wedding photographers near me?

Start by searching our list of wedding photographers, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

  • Decide which photography style and aesthetic best suits your wedding.
  • Ask for referrals from friends, family, your wedding planner, the venue, and other wedding vendors.
  • Read their reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a pro who specializes in wedding photography.
  • Interview your favorite photographers and discuss your ideas and vision.
  • Ask the photographer about their pre-wedding, wedding day, and post-wedding process.
  • Schedule an engagement photo shoot to allow you to work with the photographer before the wedding day.
  • Get a detailed contract in writing that breaks down everything included in your package, the payment plan, and the refund and cancellation policy.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, giving them the right to use the photos for marketing and social media.
  • Beware of basing the decision solely on pricing. The photographer with the lowest price may lack experience or isn't as good as local competitors.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the photographer in your area.

What questions to ask wedding photographers?

Ask them the following questions when hiring a wedding photographer:

  • How would you describe your photography style and approach?
  • Can we see full galleries from a few recent weddings?
  • How many weddings have you photographed?
  • Do you have our wedding date available?
  • How far in advance do we need to book with you?
  • Have you ever shot a wedding at our venue before?
  • Do you have experience shooting weddings of a similar size and style as ours?
  • How much are your packages, and what do they include?
  • What add-ons are available? Can we customize a package to suit our needs?
  • How many hours do you work? How much do you charge if we go over that time?
  • Can we discuss unique shots we'd like?
  • How much extra do you charge for an engagement shoot or rehearsal dinner coverage?
  • Do you provide retouching, color adjustment, or other editing services? Do they cost extra?
  • How long after the wedding will we receive our finished photos?
  • How will the images be delivered – online, in print, or on a USB drive? If online, how long will the proofs be available for viewing?
  • Will we own the rights to the digital images?
  • Do you provide high-resolution digital files? Do they cost extra?
  • What size can we print the finished files?
  • Do you offer printed items or albums?
  • How can our family members and friends order prints?
  • Can other guests take photos while you work?
  • Do you work with an assistant or second shooter? Can I meet them before the wedding?
  • How many weddings do you photograph in a year?
  • Do you charge a travel fee? What does it cover?
  • How much do you require on deposit? What is your payment schedule?
  • What is your refund or cancellation policy?
  • Do you have liability insurance? What does it cover?
  • Do you carry backup photo equipment?
  • What happens if an emergency comes up and you can’t be present on our wedding day?
  • Will you be sharing our wedding photos on your website, social media, or other magazines or blogs?

Reviews for Columbia wedding photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Columbia area.
Emma D.
She made the session a lot of fun and knew a lot of great poses and backgrounds
Honey Bee Photography
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