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Find photographers in Schenectady, NY

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Find photographers in Schenectady, NY

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Top 10 photographers in Schenectady, NY

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

Momentworx Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Christina says, "Mark has become our go to guy for family photos. He is extremely easy to work with, has great patience (kids involved) and takes high quality photos!" Read more
Black Belt Photography

Black Belt Photography

5.0(3)
4+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Kerry says, "He was very Professional in the pictures came out great" Read more
JM Photography

JM Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
JM Photography is based out of Albany NY. We specialize in wedding and event photography. We want to be a part of making your special day last forever by capturing your favorite memories.
Silver Photography

Silver Photography

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
39+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Charles G. says, "Professional, easy to work with." Read more
NeuStudios

NeuStudios

New on Fash
Serves Schenectady, NY
My goal is always to work as a team member with my client to find the solutions that fit their needs. I’m always happy to speak with a potential client about those needs and my experience. I work for corporations, industrial manufacturers, private individuals, collectors and collection managers as well as artists. Good examples of my commercial work can be seen on my website. www.neustudios.com The best part of what I do is finding the right solution. Whether in photography or in my life, I like solutions....
Christopher Paul Photography

Christopher Paul Photography

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Working with Customer. Creating new content. Delivering quality product
Richard Allen Photography

Richard Allen Photography

5.0(1)
24+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Jennie L. says, "Professional and very knowledgeable. Great photos, very satisfied." Read more
MahiMattPhoto And Photobooth Services

MahiMattPhoto And Photobooth Services

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Fast turnaround on images Original files back to client Flexible My photos are about my client not me no ego Work on short notice Photobooth is attended full service Capturing moments that tell the story of the event I am photorgraphing. Making someones day when delivering the images I took. I hope my photography elecits emotion form my client, tears laughter, smiles, or what ever emotion that comes out. http://www.mahimattphoto.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mahimattphoto/ https://www.facebook.com/MMPphotobooth/...
Windhorse Photography

Windhorse Photography

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
I love the creative process of photography, and what it reveals. I do have a strong sense of aesthetic and I work with natural light most of the time. Portraits, either people or animals have always been a fascination. I am a good listener but I can also suggest ideas. Paying attention to details is also important to me. www.windhorsephoto.com After a life cycle of sailing long distances, I worked in Fine Art in New York City for over twelve years while also traveling for photography. You can see my black and white photography on www.windhorsephoto.com but I also work in color....
Eleanor Goldsmith Photography

Eleanor Goldsmith Photography

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
20+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Jerry W. says, "Eleanor is an amazing artist and photographer. She took on a difficult job for us and returned just what we were looking for. Great communication and advise. We at Arlo & Rae highly recommend her and will be using her again. Jerry Wagner ." 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 Schenectady photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Schenectady area.
Adrianne
Mark was so knowledgeable about how to work the evening’s light to achieve the best photos possible! He was knowledgeable about equipment use and took his time to learn my goals for our photography session. He explained a lot of the process while doing the photo shoot and wouldn’t settle for less than perfection with the photos! I received my photos in no time at all, and the quality is professional and perfect. Mark followed up to make sure I was very happy with the photos taken and offered to make things right if there was something else I wanted from them. Little did he know they were perfect. It’s amazing that he was able to capture the spirit of the subject so accurately and beautifully. I’d recommend Momentworx Photography to anyone!
Momentworx Photography
Paul B.
Was professional and the pictures came out great.
Black Belt Photography
Kristen M.
Eleanor did a fantastic job photographing my wedding. My husband and I love our pictures! Eleanor took great posed shots but also captured so many sweet, candid moments and I am so happy to have those memories captured to enjoy for years to come. Eleanor was courteous and professional from start to finish and I would recommend her to anyone. Wedding pictures are such important mementos, and I am so happy we picked Eleanor to take our photos. You can trust her to take photos that are beautifully composed, and you won't have to wait too long to see the photos after the event.
Eleanor Goldsmith Photography
Thomas J.
I needed a professional headshot and other photos for my business website. Damon was terrific, and his work is outstanding. I recommend him very highly.
DAMON CATAVERO PHOTOGRAPHY
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