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Find photographers in Alexandria, VA

Find photographers in Alexandria, VA

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Find photographers in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 photographers in Alexandria, VA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Professional Image LLC

Professional Image LLC

New on Fash
33+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Professional Image provides Audio/Visual Services, Event Photography, and Video Production. We partner with clients locally and around the globe for a verity of projects.
Timeless Moments

Timeless Moments

5.0(1)
2 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Shayarie B. says, "Just did my baby shower and maternity photo shoot with Usmaan and I particularly appreciate his ability to understand what one wants and does go the extra mile to ensure clients get the best pictures. " Read more
Marcellus Photography & Art, LLC

Marcellus Photography & Art, LLC

5.0(2)
2 hires on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Francis R. says, "Marcellus's greatest attributes, besides being a wonderful photographer, are his kindness and creativity. He made my husband and I feel comfortable during our wedding pictures, and we LOVED our shots! He was such a professional. We were amazed by the amount and the quality of pictures he took. I always recommend him to my friends." Read more
The June Press

The June Press

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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
Image Makers

Image Makers

New on Fash
Serves Alexandria, VA
Many years of Expriance . I used to work with The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa ( UNECA or ECA ) where I had to take a picture of head of States in highly proffetional setting. Meeting People.
Doug Sanford Photographs

Doug Sanford Photographs

5.0(2)
8 hires on Fash
Serves Alexandria, VA
Stephen D. says, "Very good experience, Doug is very thorough in his approach and nice to work with." Read more
Harrod Photography

Harrod Photography

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Capturing Moments-Creating Memoriea
Bryan Haynes Photography

Bryan Haynes Photography

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Michael W. says, "Very professional and technical with a good sense of humor and patience throughout the entire process." Read more
Charles Jablow Photography

Charles Jablow Photography

New on Fash
36+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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...
VENUTEC

VENUTEC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Barry P. says, "Passionate, creative and quality people" 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 Alexandria photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Aroura P.
What I liked most about working with Marcellus is how comfortable he made the whole experience. He was very considerate about my look and what environment and poses would be best for me.
Marcellus Photography & Art, LLC
Satish S.
Great experience and I would certainly hire Doug for my next party :)
Doug Sanford photographs
Ron Y.
He's professional and fun. He brings out the best in your photos.
Bryan Haynes Photography
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
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
Thaddeus S.
It feels genuine just to talk to Tyrone and the quality of the work is outstanding
Phojestic Photography Inc.
Sarah R.
Violetta is a photographer that instantly makes you feel at ease by seeing, recognizing and capturing your most confident, free, sexy self. Her vivacious and contagious energy makes you feel like you are modeling at a Vogue fashion shoot, and to be perfectly honest- her photography reflects that! I asked for sexy, yet tasteful, artistic photos-those you see in editorial magazines. What I received was that and more. Not only did she make me feel and look like a model, her creative ideas and unique vision creates art that is memorable and leaves an impression. I’ve been approached by many peers who saw her work, asking if I got into modeling professionally. She makes the experience so fun and the delivered work is so immaculate- that I have asked for her services not once, not twice, but three times now. And you best believe, I will be asking her to shoot more. Violetta offers haute-couture work with down-to-earth energy. Trust me, you won’t regret reaching out.
Magnolia
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