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Best Wedding Photographers in Chapel Hill, NC

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Raleigh, NC Rating

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4.0 (420)
4.7 (27)
5.0 (26)

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Brandi Leigh Photography in the Chapel Hill area captures couples' natural and candid shots on their special day. It offers wedding day services throughout North Carolina, across the country, and worldwide, with destination photoshoots in New Orleans, Florida, New York, Kentucky, Washington, DC, Texas, and Belize. All images high-quality, edited, and catch all the important moments, such as the couples' first kiss, first dance, tossing the bride's bouquet, and cutting the cake.

Chapel Hill, NC Rating

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3.5 (46)
4.7 (27)
5.0 (24)

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Heba Salama Photography in Chapel Hill provides wedding photography, capturing the natural and candid moments of couples' big day. The team has shot nuptials at a wide range of locations, including Lavender Oaks Farm, Carolina Inn, Duke Chapel, Angus Barn Pavilion, and the Capital City Club. Packages are available with full printing rights to all digital files and mini collections are available for smaller ceremonies. The digital images are high-resolution and come with a set of web-sized watermarked pictures for online display.

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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JY Visuals, based in Chapel Hill, specializes in wedding and engagement photography and serves the entire Triangle area. Photographer Jon Young has a bachelors degree in photojournalism from UNC Chapel Hill. He's dedicated to telling the story of a couple and their wedding through emotional images. Jon provides all-day wedding coverage. Couples receive a high-resolution DVD of their wedding photos. An online gallery offers an easy way to view, share, and purchase images. Jon also creates custom designed wedding albums and canvas prints that couples can cherish for a lifetime. His other services include portrait photography for families and newborns.

Chapel Hill, NC Rating

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5.0 (12)
5.0 (10)

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Founded in 2006, Timmester Photography is a wedding photographer in the Chapel Hill area serving clients throughout North Carolina and Washington, DC. Every collection includes eight hours of coverage and a private online gallery. Her team takes an unobstructive approach to capture the genuine moments of couples' nuptials and reception. Tracy has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in Photography, and her work has been featured in the Washingtonian B&G, Style Me Pretty, Rustic Wedding, and Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Chapel Hill, NC Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Sarah Bartlett Photography is a professional photographer with over 20 years' experience capturing loved ones' nuptials throughout the Chapel Hill area. She uses an SLR camera to take candid shots and records the natural moments throughout the ceremony and reception. Ms. Bartlett also offers corporate and promotional photography and portraitures for couples, families, babies, and high school seniors. Additionally, she enjoys completing newborn photo sessions to capture infants' first few weeks of life.

Durham, NC 27517 Rating

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5.0 (53)
5.0 (35)

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Radian Photography, founded by Radhika and Ian, a team of wedding and lifestyle photographers, has served the Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh areas since 2014. Radian documents the deep connection and milestones of marriage such as engagements, weddings, and anniversaries. Radhika and Ian are skilled at capturing the client’s personality on camera and finding the moments that make the most meaningful images. The studio’s photographs have appeared in many publications such as Belle Lumiere, Cottage Hill, Dear Gray Magazine, How He Asked, Fine Art Marriage, and Smitten Magazine. Radian has a 5.0 rating on Facebook and clients say Radian’s team is creative, fun, personable, and professional.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

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Brandi Leigh Photography
Heba Salama Photography
JY Visuals
Timmester Photography
Sarah Bartlett Photography
Radian Photography


  • 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, 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.