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Best Wedding Photographers in South Bend

Our Recommended Top 7

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored South Bend Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Website
South Bend, IN 46601

Why choose this provider?

Josef Samuel Photography is a wedding and event photography studio in South Bend, Indiana that has been covering events locally and at Notre Dame University since 2008. Josef Samuel Photography offers pricing options such as a la carte per hour services or full day packages. Josef has experience with shooting events and projects abroad and he encourages clients to contact him for more information. The downtown South Bend studio is a space for portraits, client meetings, and photography courses. Videography services are also available through the studio, and they can accommodate projects like aerial or underwater video and photography as well. Clients praise Josef's professionalism and energetic presence.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.7 / 5 (33)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (7)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)

Website
3032 East Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46615

Why choose this provider?

Westley Leon Studios exclusively specializes in wedding photography. Located in South Bend, Wes Leon brings a lot of fun to his images. His work is particularly suited to couples who want wedding photographs that capture spontaneous moments in an entertaining, colorful, and occasionally artistic way. Mr. Leon uses his lens to create inventive images, often taken from unusual angles, and employing strong and contrasting colors. Westley Leon Studios is an LGBTQ-friendly company.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (17)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
South Bend, IN

Why choose this provider?

Based in South Bend, Cat Alkire Photography has been capturing the first moments of marriage for couples throughout the surrounding counties since 2011. Ms. Alkire is a wife and mom who takes traditional and often inventive images of the couples' big day. The photographer typically makes great use of natural light, with the subjects usually posing normally in front of natural backgrounds. Cat Alkire Photography also specializes in engagement photography.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (39)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Elkhart, IN 46514

Why choose this provider?

Brownewell Photography is a photography company in Elkhart, Indiana, serving South Bend, Niles, Goshen, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and the surrounding areas. This couple-founded business was established in 2006. They are available for travel as well. Brownewell Photography specializes in wedding and 360 product photography. They started doing photography for weddings and events on a small scale. But in 2009, after they had their son Cole, photographer Pat used photography as her sole source of income. In the same year, Pat began shooting products for a variety of companies. Brownewell Photography expanded their business, from doing simple still photos to 360 product photography.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Google
4.4 / 5 (7)

Website
120 South Taylor Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Why choose this provider?

Based in South Bend, Monica Brazier Photography is a studio founded in 2005 by Ms. Brazier after earning her BA in Visual Communications. A large part of Ms. Brazier's experience is capturing couples during their engagement and at their weddings. The photographer's style is quite traditional, documenting the day rather than creating extremely posed images that take more time to stage. Ms. Brazier stays with the bride and groom throughout the day, capturing every moment in clear detail with her camera.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (13)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
South Bend, IN

Why choose this provider?

Contemporary Images Photography Inc. is a studio in South Bend that specializes in wedding photography. Its principal photographer is Kelly Burden, whose previous clients include several notable Notre Dame coaches and President George W. Bush. Ms. Burden's style is contemporary, often using unusual camera angles and frequently employing strong colors. The photographer works in sharp and soft-focus black-and-white and color and is equally at home in the studio and on location.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Google
4.2 / 5 (5)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
South Bend, IN 46601

Why choose this provider?

Chris Erica is the photographer behind Nico Studios. She loves working with amazing couples and amazing women to help them capture the most important moments in their lives, whether that means their engagements, wedding, or boudoir sessions. In addition to her photography, one of her newest ventures is Aveline Paper Co. Aveline expresses Chris' passion for design through paper products such as invitations and programs, a nice supplement to the photography work she does for weddings. Chris customizes these designs to each client, and customers do not need to purchase photography sessions to make use of her Aveline Paper Co. services.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (49)
Google
5.0 / 5 (18)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.