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Top 10 photoshoots near you

Clients agree: these photo shoots are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Byron Hampton Photography

Byron Hampton Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Kt L. says, "Byron Hampton Photography was very professional, attentive and easy to work with for our family reunion and portrait event. Byron took the time to understand the assignment to capture family members having a fun time over the 3-day reunion weekend plus accommodating the scheduled portraits for family members. This was a complex and challenging event and Byron performed flawlessly as all photos turned out better than I had hoped! I recommend Bryon Hampton Photography to all who are looking for high-quality/professional photography services." Read more
VENUTEC

VENUTEC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Barry P. says, "Passionate, creative and quality people" Read more
Kehphotography

Kehphotography

5.0(2)
24+ years in business
Shannon says, "friendly. Professional and knows how to get the perfect picture " Read more
Doug Sanford Photographs

Doug Sanford Photographs

5.0(2)
8 hires on Fash
Stephen D. says, "Very good experience, Doug is very thorough in his approach and nice to work with." Read more
Michael Mason Studios

Michael Mason Studios

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
16+ years in business
Brad M. says, "Michael was awesome! From the moment we met, he put us at ease and we knew we hired the right guy. He was great at getting people to be where they needed to be and keeping things moving during the family photos. Then during the reception he was somehow everywhere all the time capturing so many amazing moments. On top of being super professional and taking tons of photos, he was friendly and funny. Michael was always willing to take any photos that we or our guests asked for. We are so glad we found Michael Mason Studios and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer for your event. " Read more
Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

5.0(1)
8 hires on Fash
20+ years in business
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
SHELIMA PHOTOS

SHELIMA PHOTOS

5.0Exceptional(7)
2 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Sierra S. says, "Shelia is professional and creative. My photoshoot experience was fun and comfortable in large part to Shelia and her assistance. She was instrumental in finalizing a location and that was beyond helpful. The final photos were beautiful! Highly recommended working with Shelima Photos! " Read more
The June Press

The June Press

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
11+ years in business
Hannah M. says, "Pam was so kind and made the experience very enjoyable. Her expertise and willingness to listen to some of our ideas made the experience amazing!" Read more
Charles Jablow Photography

Charles Jablow Photography

New on Fash
36+ years in business
When you are looking for something very special, something much more than average, something artistic, and so good you can display it on your wall in any size and it will look great -- then it's time to move up to Charles Jablow Photography. We have been creating extraordinary wall portraits for over 30 years. We've been called "Washington's Finest Photographic Portrait Artist," and we live up to that standard with every single portrait. Let us prove to you, too, that you will fall in love with your portrait. It will be your newest family heirloom! You will find our work at www.charlesjablow.com...
Steve Broy Photography

Steve Broy Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
12+ years in business
I’ve been into photography/videography for a little over 8 years. I bring a great set of skills and positive attitude to the session! Providing customers with a great session from start to finish brings me great joy!

Your Photo Shoots questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a photo shoot cost?

The average cost of a photo shoot depends on the type, location, and the photographer's experience and reputation. A simple family portrait photo shoot at a big box store can cost as little as $100 for the session and a limited number of digital images, while a newborn or boudoir photo shoot with a well-known photographer can cost up to $1,500 with a printed photo album.

Prices for popular types of photo shoots are:

Do you tip a photographer for a photo shoot?

Tipping practices vary depending on the type of photographer and photo shoot:

  • Consider tipping a family portrait photographer, newborn photographer, or pet photographer if you're happy with the photo session. However, family portrait photographers at big box stores like JC Penney or Wal-Mart do not expect a tip.
  • Tipping is not expected for headshots, commercial photography, real estate photography, or architectural photos.

If you're happy with the photographer's service, share their photos on your social media and post a positive review online.

How much does a photo shoot location cost to rent?

Renting a photo shoot location costs $50 to $150 per hour on average, depending on the type. Small, private studios typically fall at the lower end of the range, while large venues or high-end studios cost $150+ per hour to rent. Renting a styled home for a photo shoot costs $150 to $250+ per hour, depending on the location.

Renting a location for your photo shoot allows you to control the lighting, stage the background with your own items, and keep crowds out of your photos. Select a location with an aesthetic that suits the style you want for your photos. If budget is an issue, consider using a free public space or outdoor venue like a park or city street for your photo shoot.

What should you wear for a photo shoot?

The ideal clothing for a photo shoot depends on the type of photo, your personal style, and the image and tone you'd like to convey. However, these guidelines apply to most photo shoots:

  • Dark clothing will slenderize, while light clothing sometimes has the opposite effect. However, if looking slender is not a concern, light or white shirts and blouses offer a simple, classic, fresh look.
  • Avoid overly bright colors as they typically draw the viewer's eye away from your face.
  • Avoid stripes, plaids, and other patterns, as they typically become a distraction and can cause distortions in digital images. Even tiny patterns can cause problems.
  • Stick with long-sleeved tops and long pants instead of short-sleeved tops and shorts, even for casual portraits.
  • Be selective about which accessories you wear. Simple, minimal accessories typically work best, while large, bold accessories draw attention from your face.
  • For family and group portraits, wear simple solid-colored clothing that coordinates. If desired, choose a theme or color palette.

When in doubt, ask your photographer for suggestions about what to wear to the photo shoot. The photographer may recommend specific colors that work well for your shoot's location, time of day, lighting, and style.

How can I save money on a photo shoot?

Follow these money-saving tips when booking a photo shoot:

  • Book a "mini-session" at a lower cost. A mini-session typically lasts only 20 to 30 minutes but may be long enough to get the photos you want.
  • Follow your favorite photographers on social media. Some photographers provide occasional deals and exclusive offers.
  • Hire a student or less experienced photographer. However, make sure you review their portfolio ahead of time to confirm they have the skills to meet your photo needs.
  • Purchase prints from an online company instead of ordering them directly from the photographer.
  • Bundle multiple photo sessions for a discounted price. Some photographers offer a package that includes newborn photos plus additional sessions as your child grows. Many wedding photographers offer packages including both engagement and wedding photos.

How can I find the best photographer for a photo shoot?

Follow these tips to choose the best photographer near you for your photo shoot:

  • Look for a photographer who specializes 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 the photographer's online portfolio to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get a detailed written contract before making a deposit.
  • Discuss the usage and printing rights to confirm how both you and the photographer can use the photos. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, allowing them to use the photos for social media and marketing purposes.

What questions should I ask before booking a photo shoot?

Ask these questions when evaluating photographers for a photo shoot:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What is your photography style?
  • Which types of photography do you specialize in?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book my photo shoot?
  • Do you require a deposit? If so, how much, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have your own photo studio? If not, where will you take my photos?
  • What should I do to prepare for the photo shoot?
  • What should I wear to the photo shoot?
  • How will you deliver the final photos to me?
  • How long will it take to deliver the photos?
  • Do you offer prints or photo albums? If so, how much do they cost?
  • Who will own the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use my photos on your social media or website portfolio?

Reviews for Ashburn photoshoots

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Thuy D.
I highly recommend VENUTEC. I always have great experiences and results with the company. They are a very easy company to work with and I appreciate all their hard work and positive energy to help me to build and advance my own company. I am really happy, especially with Mr. Silvestre who is a professional and talented design artist and photographer. Two thumbs up!
VENUTEC
Katherine O.
Very respectful, knowlegeable and easy going. I felt like I knew Keith my whole life! Will definately use him in the future .
kehphotography
Satish S.
Great experience and I would certainly hire Doug for my next party :)
Doug Sanford photographs
Mallorie W.
Michael was a DREAM to work with! I wish I could leave more than 5 stars! He made our special day so simple! Michael took candid photos for the wedding as well as THE most beautiful Engagement Photos! Michael was flexible with dates and location and his pricing was extremely reasonable. So thankful to have him their to capture our special day!
Michael Mason Studios
Asya C.
It was such a great pleasure to have couple couples taken by SHELIMA PHOTOS. She was very professional and patient. We laughed and enjoyed our experience. Great professionalism! Thank you for capturing beautiful moments of my husband and I!
SHELIMA PHOTOS
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