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Top 10 photographers in Dayton, OH

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Sudal, Framed

Sudal, Framed

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Photographer of 4 years. Love doing portraits and turning your events, gatherings, etc into memories. Have done client work before on thumbtack! https://www.thumbtack.com/oh/dublin/portrait-photographers/sudal-framed/service/500493170266275857
Snappy George Photography

Snappy George Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Dayton, 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.
JCD’S Photography

JCD’S Photography

New on Fash
21+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
It excites and satisfies me when a family receives their photos and they thank me for the work done, interacting with people, letting the imagination run wild to do my work and that the result is different each time. I enjoy taking photos, taking those moments that will be unforgettable and unrepeatable that, once time has passed, we will remember again when looking at our album.My Journey started when I started doing Quinceañeras, Weddings and even when I just took pictures of Landscapes....
CKB Photography

CKB Photography

New on Fash
15+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
We strive to make your experience personal and easy!
Music & Memories Media Co.

Music & Memories Media Co.

5.0(1)
5+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Adrian C. says, "Professionalism, made me feel comfortable during the shoot, steps vision is amazing. Everything exceeded my expectations by far!" Read more
Clicks & Giggles

Clicks & Giggles

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
You will find that I work extra hard to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. I work with children and adults (pet too:-)my 25+ years experience has given me a wealth of knowledge and tools to make your shoot as special as you expect! I have a studio and also enjoy onsite sessions and no one will work harder to meet your needs and make your session exactly what you want! Oh my gosh! I love everything about what I do! But the favorite part of my work is meeting new friends. There is nothing more rewarding than a client referring you to their family and friends and returning for future shoots! I have so many clients where I did their engagemen...
Melson Photo Arts Studio

Melson Photo Arts Studio

New on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Melson Photo Arts is a leader in Senior Portrait Photography in West Chester, Oh. Our goal is to give you an amazing experience. Children and Family portraits are also very special to us and if you’re looking for Social Media/ Portfolio portraits, you’ve come to the right place!

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?

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