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Top 10 photographers in Portsmouth, VA

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

Pragma Matrimony

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Pragma Matrimony is a licensed Wedding Officiant Ceremony business, founded on God and love, offering quality reasonable marriage packages to fit your budget, we also specialize in K1 visa marriages, premarital counseling, and relationship coaching by our experience ordained Ministers, Life Coaches and Relationship Coaches.
Naldi Photography

Naldi Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
9 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Ophelia H. says, "Very patient and helpful, my husband and I didn’t know much about poses and she made it VERY easy and comfortable!" Read more
Derek Todd Photography

Derek Todd Photography

5.0Exceptional(7)
2 hires on Fash
24+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Magen H. says, "Amazing. Gave me the confidence to push myself further than I was even thinking. Thank you so much. " Read more
Shot By Steve

Shot By Steve

5.0Exceptional(9)
5 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, 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...
Alaina  Chanel

Alaina Chanel

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I am a licensed professional hair stylist for over 10years and counting. I specialize in all hair types: curly, straight and wavy. These last upcoming 3 years I have dedicated my focus on further educating myself more on textured hair. I am now a textured specialist, A master hair cutter and colorist. I specialize in Curly Cuts & Curl transformations, Extensions (Traditional sew in, Tape-ins, Micro Wefts & Quick Weave ) Silk presses and Round Brush Blowouts. I’m a platform stylist. I continue my education by traveling to different parts of the world, learning and staying up to date with the latest trends, including hair types, and how to

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 Portsmouth photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Portsmouth area.
Davita W.
She was so nice and willing to try any pose. We took so many pictures it was a really great experience.
Naldi Photography
Jurel G.
Super fun to work with! Makes you feel very comfortable and takes out great pictures!
Derek Todd Photography
Mariah S.
He was polite and professional
Shot by Steve
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