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Find wedding photographers in Buffalo, NY

Find wedding photographers in Buffalo, NY

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Top 10 wedding photographers in Buffalo, NY

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

Jared Amal

4.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Nancy W. says, "Jared did a nice job capturing a large family group and some smaller groups including several small children. " Read more
Gallery Guthrie

Gallery Guthrie

5.0Exceptional(8)
6+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Lilly C. says, "I’ve never gotten by pictures done before and she made me feel at home and got my true smile out, she was truly the best:)" Read more
Porcia Jones Photography

Porcia Jones Photography

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Hi! I’m Porcia and I am professional photographer born and raised in Rochester, NY. Living in Rochester, I have had a life rich in art which is my passion and photography is my creative medium. The experience you’ll have working with me is likely not like most you may have had in the past and it’s worth checking out during a free 15 minute consultation to get to briefly get an idea of how I can best be of service to you!
WNY Shots

WNY Shots

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Carla C. says, "My photos are beautiful and clear very professional" Read more
Images By Shel

Images By Shel

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Erin F. says, "I am so glad I choose to work with Images by Shel. Michel was very professional. She took the time to get lots of shots both inside and outside. The turn around time was fast and I was given a very large amount of poses to choose from. Ordering the prints was simple and convenient! I will defiantly use Images by Shel again ! " Read more
AR Treasures Photography

AR Treasures Photography

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Hey Guys! We are a family photography team that specializes in weddings and elopements. The special interactions between people and their surroundings that make up the best moments of life are the candid photos we love! We specialize in capturing those natural moments. We are glad to travel near and far to capture your weddings and elopements. I am all about finding those spontaneous shots and Andy assists with the logistics, planning and making sure you get all the shots that are most important to you. We are happy to now offer videography and are excited to be offering special discounts for couples who book us for both photos and video! As ...
John R Witt Photography

John R Witt Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
I enjoy capturing images that impact people in a positive way, be it my Landscape Photography that I've created an impressive following with, or capturing clients in their most special moments.
Image Photography By Nece

Image Photography By Nece

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
In 2010 I was laid off from my position with a very reputable banking institution. It took me almost 2 years to find another position. I will never doubt anyone who is diligently looking for work who is unable to find a position. During that time I decided that I needed to do something that would take my mind off of the hardship I was facing. And it was hard, I mean hard! Single parent, taking care of 2 kids! Long story short, since my son loved to play football and my daughter loved to take pictures, I thought it would be cool if I started taking her pictures and making videos of his games. Plus It would take some of the stress away that I w...
Advantage Media Productions - Amp Studios

Advantage Media Productions - Amp Studios

New on Fash
Serves Buffalo, NY
Full service Studio professional with over 35 years experience As an artist my job is to create legacy images that inspire my client and myself.
Rob Daniels Photos

Rob Daniels Photos

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
20+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Donna F. says, "Very quick and Professional" Read more

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 Buffalo wedding photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Buffalo area.
Bri
Lauren was so sweet! I was nervous to get my senior pictures done and I ended up loving the shoot. I had so much fun even though it was freezing! She made me feel pretty.
Gallery Guthrie
Maria Q.
Wonderful experience. Brain is very humble and professional.we hired him for 1st year baby cake smashing and he made my daughter's day very memorable with capturing beautiful pictures.i love some black and white color photos.very reasonable price and work is amazing.
WNY Shots
Julie L.
She was fun to work with. Worked with my ideas too. Relaxing session
Images By Shel
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