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Find photographers in Richmond, VA

Find photographers in Richmond, VA

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Find photographers in Richmond, VA

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Top 10 photographers in Richmond, VA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Wingo Visual Arts

Wingo Visual Arts

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Laura T. says, "Jeff is wonderful to work with and takes great photos. We use him for head shots for our business. He is professional, works quickly - on taking and sharing the photos - and is reasonably priced. We look forward to working with Jeff again." Read more
Majestic Creations RVA

Majestic Creations RVA

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Richmond, VA
Aiyonah F. says, "Love the work very much " Read more
V&E Photography

V&E Photography

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
3 hires on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Jolie T. says, "I was honestly blown away by the photographers at V&E, they were so gracious and kindhearted! They treated us with respect and the Bride & Groom loved working with them. I will always be grateful to them for making capturing my Daughter's special day. If you want to make sure your Event is special I recommend you reach out to V&E, they are special people and they make you smile, they made a stressful day pleasant and I plan on asking them to photograph my Son Jeffrey's upcoming wedding in September. They do quality work and they have great affordable packages. I think they were my favorite guests!!!" Read more
MFS Photography

MFS Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
35+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Ami Z. says, "Michael was friendly, professional, and a pleasant surprise I work with. Had great ideas for our photos & loved all of them. Highly recommend him. " Read more
Naldi Photography

Naldi Photography

5.0(4)
4 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Richmond, 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
The June Press

The June Press

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves Richmond, 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
Arthurs Photography

Arthurs Photography

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
I am a small town photographer who thinks everyone should have pictures of their special moments. What I enjoy most about being a photographer is all the different people I get to meet along the way. I get to help people capture their special moments in life. I have recently learned that at some point in life all your going to have left is the photos to remind you of that special day, that special person, so I want to help make sure we get those details captured.
Tyler E. Photography

Tyler E. Photography

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
I have a passion for portrait photography and am working more in the relm of editorial stylized photos. I have been doing photography for a little over 2 years now. I recently started pursuing a Master of Arts in Photography in the summer of 2021. This course has been an incredible opportunity to me and really challenges my creative thinking process as well as providing professional level courses on lighting, Photoshop, and portfolio presentation. I am proficient with studio lighting setups and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I have all my own equipment and shoot using a high-resolution Sony A7Riii mirrorless camera. I can provide prints fo
Justin Johnson Photography

Justin Johnson Photography

5.0(3)
11+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Sabrina B. says, "Absolutely great Energy! Was a great blessing and love his work " Read more
MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Recent success stories from people in the Richmond area.
Pedro G.
Great couple very dedicated love the way they look very professional what they do. They take pride in the work. Appreciate their style.
V&E Photography
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
Desiree V.
Justin is a old friend from high school and I absolutely loved working with him. He made my husband and I feel so comfortable during our photo shoot and really caught the natural us in every photo. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! We will definitely be asking Justin to photograph our big wedding. Thanks again Justin! You’re truly amazing at what you do!
Justin Johnson Photography
John W.
Working with him felt like a casual experience with professional results
MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY
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