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Top 10 photographers in Philadelphia, PA

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S.tudio Creative Agency

S.tudio Creative Agency

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
S.tudio: Visual Storytelling That Captures Every Moment Discover the artistry of S.tudio, where over a decade of photography expertise blends seamlessly with a passion for storytelling. Brian, a master of the lens, specializes in turning fleeting moments into lifelong memories across a diverse range of specialties including weddings, engagements, proposals, and more. At S.tudio, we believe that every shoot tells a story. Whether capturing the intimate moments of a wedding, the dynamic energy of corporate events, or the tailored aesthetics of brand photography, Brian approaches every project with a storyteller’s heart and a professional’s ey
5Cents Media

5Cents Media

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jos R. says, "He is a great charismatic and happy and enjoyable person to work with " Read more
A Touch Of Glass Photography

A Touch Of Glass Photography

4.8Excellent(6)
12 hires on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Christine 0. says, " Authentic style We had the pleasure of working with David for our wedding. He is a talented photographer with an authentic style, and we loved how he captured the emotions of the day in both big and small moments. The photos we have are a true treasure. Beyond his work, he’s a really nice person and he moved with the flow of all the events so seamlessly. We’re grateful to have had him with us. " Read more
Jeffshootsphotos.com

Jeffshootsphotos.com

5.0Exceptional(10)
7 hires on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Charlotte T. says, "Very professional and personable, very talented and tons of experience. Highly recommended, no matter what you're looking for." Read more
Heather O'Mara Photography

Heather O'Mara Photography

5.0(2)
3 hires on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Emily O. says, "Heather O'Mara displayed extreme professionalism, kindness, timeliness and flexibility! I initially used Heather for our son's 8th grade graduation. The pictures were so AMAZING that I became a repeat customer and used her for our daughter's junior and senior prom! I wouldn't trust life's precious moments with anyone else! Take my word, you will not be disappointed!" Read more
B’Captured Productions

B’Captured Productions

New on Fash
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hello my name is Byron and photography is a great passion of mines I love what I do. So allow me to capture your special moments!
Momentos By Luz Photography

Momentos By Luz Photography

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Paul M. says, "We loved everything about her. Her work is extraordinarily high quality. Plus, she is an absolutely delightful person. Our guests raved about her. She did a FANTASTIC job! " Read more
Jimcanshoot Productions

Jimcanshoot Productions

5.0Exceptional(18)
Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Ras B. says, "He was Very knowledgeable about his Craft ! He also Cares about what he puts out . He was Fun & Professional. Have recommended him to numerous people and would use him again !" Read more
Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

5.0(1)
8 hires on Fash
20+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
David J. says, "It's that he listens to what I want, makes suggestions towards getting that done, and delivers. Imagine having to do headshots in my own home, how do you make that happen? Daniel brings the gear, makes the "set" and after the selections are made, you can't tell it wasn't done in any studio" Read more
Macon Photography

Macon Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
12 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Chris M. says, "Lauren is friendly, efficient, talented, and easy to work with. She worked with us to get GREAT photos on our budget. I would recommend her to everyone!!" 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 Philadelphia photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Julietta
I have no experience in front of a camera, but I decided to adventure to do a photoshoot. I was so nervous but the photographer was so professional; he guided me and made me feel so comfortable. Pictures came up better than I expected!
5Cents Media
Simone S.
We had a frantic morning and nothing seemed to go right! David and his wife, Tamika, helped out with the wedding preparations in addition to their photography duties. The images are really excellent and the canvas adds a nice personalized touch to their package. They definitely went above and beyond and I would highly recommend them.
A Touch of Glass Photography
Travis B.
I've had nothing but good experiences working with Jeff. We work together on a regular basis and he continues to deliver on the needs we have. He also goes beyond just completing a job, but now knowing our business some he has brought things to our attention that we otherwise might not no about since we are in Philly firsthand. That is something you just don't get with most freelancers. I highly recommend Jeff.
Jeffshootsphotos.com
Lauren H.
Working with Heather was simple. I loved her suggestions for where to have the session AND advice on what to wear. She made my kids, and husband, feel comfortable right away. I enjoyed how she took time beforehand to understand my kids likes and the effort shows in the photos she took.
Heather O'Mara Photography
Zach T.
Luz is one of the kindest and artistically gifted people I know. She genuinely wants to capture you’re greatest moments while ultimately sharing them with you. Her photography will always put a smile on your face.
Momentos by Luz Photography
Shannon M.
He was extremely professional. You can tell he has a true passion for what he does and it shows in his demeanor and his work. I highly recommend using Jimcabshoot Productions!
Jimcanshoot productions
Taylor L.
There’s not a single thing bad that I could say about working with making photography. They literally have the whole package. It’s a family photography that have nothing but pure positive family loving people among them and they bring that out in their work. They go over the top, their energy to one another just makes the whole experience incredibly comfortable and Harmonious to be around. Lauren is such an incredible photographer and my pictures come out amazing every time I’ve worked with her with multiple occasions and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. please please if you need a photographer work with Macon photography, I highly recommend them.
Macon Photography
James E.
John’s knowledge of photography is amazing! He took us out for a family shoot for our baby announcement photos. We choose a little park we both had knowledge of and my wife thought would be the perfect background. John was able to guide us to the perfect spots for all of our shots. With myself, wife and 4 kids in tow, he guided us to each of our locations and made sure my kids were helped along the way as he helped them to some of the locations for shots on the water. Then he framed the shots perfectly and captured some amazing photos of my family. He was a pleasure to work with, very professional and friendly. James & Cathryn Moore 12/19/17 Portrait Session: November 20, 2017 Cathryn Moore, James Moore, Brianna Hall, Sydney Hall, Caleb Pedrick-Baker, Johnathan Moore
John Dixon Photography, LLC
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