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Find photographers in Columbus, OH

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Find photographers in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 photographers in Columbus, OH

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

Snappy George Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Client success is my main focus. I listen to my clients and do my best to fulfill their visions. Several of my clients have received awards within their professional fields using photographs of their work that I have provided. My work has been published in several print and online magazines. I gain immense satisfaction when my clients report their successes. I enjoy blending artistic vision and scientific knowledge in creating impactful images.
Sharon. K Hodge Photography

Sharon. K Hodge Photography

3 hires on Fash
18+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
All says, "fantastic to work with- they captured every beautiful moment of our day and turned our photos into masterpieces " Read more
Elyse K Photography

Elyse K Photography

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Although I love adventure I also crave security and stability. That desire for security and stability lead me to a Criminal Justice and Security Intelligence degree. Although justice and serving others is a passion of mine, my creativity struggled to stay reigned in. I found that my dreams didn't want to stay locked inside forever. Following your dreams is scary but doing what scares you and challenges you allows you to truly live and constantly grow as a human. I'm here to capture your dreams, your memories and your life so that you will always be remembered. I love that photography allows me to meet and connect with a variety of people th...
Levy Graphics

Levy Graphics

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Thank you for reaching out, just to let you know a little about me. I have been doing Photography and freelance Photography for a few years now particularly doing portrait shots and family shots while looking to expand my expertise. What is included in the price is: • My time and however long you need my services for I do not currently charge by the hour. • Shots and however many images you want or need. • Downloading and reviving the images taken. I encourage you to reach out to my email at [email protected] or you can reach me on my cell phone at (614) 348-8183 for any further steps. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Seth
Jim Schwarz Photographers

Jim Schwarz Photographers

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
45+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We offer a full service studio for in-door and outdoor as well as in ground pool (weather permitting) for model shoots. I am a multiple award winning photographer having awarded the Master of Photographer award from the Professional Photographers of America and the Certified Professional Photographer of Ohio award. Seeing the siles on satisfied customers faces when they see the finished product.

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 Columbus photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
I feel like it is rare today to find professionals with true heart and talent behind every inch of their work. She was a professional, with excellent quality photographs. She was terrific to work with-She captured every moment of the day and turned my photos into masterpieces.
Sharon. K Hodge Photography
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