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Top 10 wedding 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.
Perone Photography

Perone Photography

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
I am a veteran fine art figure and glamour photographer whose work has been exhibited in numerous local art galleries. My assistant and I approach our work as artists, not business people. We work with our clients to produce the kinds of images they want - and to bring out each client's own beauty, personality and "sexy." For us, boudoir photography is a celebration of feminine beauty. Every woman is unique. Working with each client individually to discover what she thinks is beautiful and appealing about herself and how she wishes to be portrayed and then producing images that exceed her expectations is a happy journey for us - it not only e...
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
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.
Harrod Photography

Harrod Photography

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

Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

5.0(1)
8 hires on Fash
20+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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
Michael Mason Studios

Michael Mason Studios

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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
Byron Hampton Photography

Byron Hampton Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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

Your Wedding Photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much are wedding photographer prices near me?

Wedding photography costs $1,600 to $3,600 on average but often exceeds $4,000 in major cities. Wedding photography prices range from $700 to $10,000, depending on the package, add-ons, location, and number of photographers.

When to book your wedding photographer?

Book your wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you choose a date and reserve a venue. The best photographers book events more than 12 months in advance, especially for weddings during the peak season.

What to expect from your wedding photographer?

Before the wedding day

  • Discussion of the photographic style and your needs and wants
  • Contract and initial payment to reserve the date
  • Reviewing the wedding day timeline to ensure you schedule enough time for key photos
  • Engagement photo shoot, if included
  • Rehearsal dinner coverage, if included

On your wedding day

  • Capturing key moments during the getting-ready process, ceremony, and reception
  • Traditional or posed photos of the wedding couple, bridal party, and family
  • Photos of candid moments throughout the event

After the wedding

  • Photo editing and retouching
  • Delivery of proofs, typically via a private online gallery
  • Assistance with photo selection and album design
  • Delivery of prints or an album, if included

How much should you tip a wedding photographer?

Tipping a wedding photographer is not required but is usually appreciated. Consider tipping $50 to $200 to express your gratitude if the photographer exceeds your expectations.

How much do wedding photographers make?

Wedding photographers make $40,000 to $60,000 per year on average, depending on their experience and location.

How do I find wedding photographers near me?

Start by searching our list of wedding photographers, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

  • Decide which photography style and aesthetic best suits your wedding.
  • Ask for referrals from friends, family, your wedding planner, the venue, and other wedding vendors.
  • Read their reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a pro who specializes in wedding photography.
  • Interview your favorite photographers and discuss your ideas and vision.
  • Ask the photographer about their pre-wedding, wedding day, and post-wedding process.
  • Schedule an engagement photo shoot to allow you to work with the photographer before the wedding day.
  • Get a detailed contract in writing that breaks down everything included in your package, the payment plan, and the refund and cancellation policy.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, giving them the right to use the photos for marketing and social media.
  • Beware of basing the decision solely on pricing. The photographer with the lowest price may lack experience or isn't as good as local competitors.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the photographer in your area.

What questions to ask wedding photographers?

Ask them the following questions when hiring a wedding photographer:

  • How would you describe your photography style and approach?
  • Can we see full galleries from a few recent weddings?
  • How many weddings have you photographed?
  • Do you have our wedding date available?
  • How far in advance do we need to book with you?
  • Have you ever shot a wedding at our venue before?
  • Do you have experience shooting weddings of a similar size and style as ours?
  • How much are your packages, and what do they include?
  • What add-ons are available? Can we customize a package to suit our needs?
  • How many hours do you work? How much do you charge if we go over that time?
  • Can we discuss unique shots we'd like?
  • How much extra do you charge for an engagement shoot or rehearsal dinner coverage?
  • Do you provide retouching, color adjustment, or other editing services? Do they cost extra?
  • How long after the wedding will we receive our finished photos?
  • How will the images be delivered – online, in print, or on a USB drive? If online, how long will the proofs be available for viewing?
  • Will we own the rights to the digital images?
  • Do you provide high-resolution digital files? Do they cost extra?
  • What size can we print the finished files?
  • Do you offer printed items or albums?
  • How can our family members and friends order prints?
  • Can other guests take photos while you work?
  • Do you work with an assistant or second shooter? Can I meet them before the wedding?
  • How many weddings do you photograph in a year?
  • Do you charge a travel fee? What does it cover?
  • How much do you require on deposit? What is your payment schedule?
  • What is your refund or cancellation policy?
  • Do you have liability insurance? What does it cover?
  • Do you carry backup photo equipment?
  • What happens if an emergency comes up and you can’t be present on our wedding day?
  • Will you be sharing our wedding photos on your website, social media, or other magazines or blogs?

Reviews for Alexandria wedding photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria 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
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
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
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