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Top 10 photographers in Chesapeake, VA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Naldi Photography

Naldi Photography

5.0(4)
5 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Davita W. says, "She was so nice and willing to try any pose. We took so many pictures it was a really great experience." Read more
Shot By Steve

Shot By Steve

5.0Exceptional(9)
5 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Richard S. says, "Every bit of the photoshoot was awesome. Very professional and detail orientated" Read more
TSC Video And Photography Productions

TSC Video And Photography Productions

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Our company is your best source for professional, value driven low cost service. A Christian based company that loves God and His people, was established in 1998 and online since 2005. We have decades of collective and comprehensive knowledge and experience. Meaning that we are able to provide the most value and innovation per your dollar spent. We provide a satisfaction guarantee for all services provided. I believe in collaborating with my clients to capture the unique images they seek. I offer a variety of different services, depending on my clients' needs. This is a partial list of the types of services I have offered up to now, but the...
AvantGarde Photography

AvantGarde Photography

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
I love seeing the look on a customers face when they see their final prints
MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
3 hires on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Alex K. says, ""Mason's work captures not just the individual but their story." --graphic designer with Mission Aviation Fellowship" Read more
Julie Martin Photography

Julie Martin Photography

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Aimee says, "She was fun! Kept us moving. I was shocked at how many pictures she got even on the time crunch we had bc our ceremony started a bit late. " Read more
EDF Photography

EDF Photography

5.0Exceptional(8)
14+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Reina D. says, "The professionalism is beyond comforting which makes the whole experience that much better for the models." Read more
Viki Frey Photography

Viki Frey Photography

New on Fash
34+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
I am extremely easy to work with. I have the ability to blend into the background if needed or step forward and instruct a large group. I will roll with the punches, I completly understand and life happens.
ELECTRIC EYE Photograghy, Video & Photo Booth Service

ELECTRIC EYE Photograghy, Video & Photo Booth Service

New on Fash
38+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Quality work dependable professional photographers videographers.
Brittany Sanders Photography

Brittany Sanders Photography

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
I have always been passionate about photography, and it shows in my work. I love brainstorming with clients to come up with new ideas, and I'll make sure you're beyond happy with the results! I truly have the best job in the world. There is nothing more fulfilling and rewarding than being able to combine my love for photography and making new client's dreams come to reality. I have always loved to take both film and digital photos, and now that I've created a business out of my passion I am beyond excited to meet new clients!...

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 Chesapeake photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Chesapeake area.
Alaina H.
I was looking for a photographer to help create my new hair portfolio. She was very prompt with any questions or suggestions, professional and full of energy the day of the photo shoot. My pictures came out lovely. It was beyond what I could of imagined. I will use Naldi Photography for future projects.
Naldi Photography
Mariah S.
He was polite and professional
Shot by Steve
John W.
Working with him felt like a casual experience with professional results
MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY
Anna S.
Eric makes me feel so comfortable! He gives tips and demonstrates poses. He is very professional and nice. I live working with him and my pictures always come out amazing!
EDF Photography
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