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Best Wedding Photographers in Fairfax, VA

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Herndon, VA 20171 Rating

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5.0 (11)

Why choose this provider?

Rebecca Watkins Photography is a visual narrator in D.C., “where fine art meets wedding photography.” The studio captures every moment of the bride and grooms big day for all the tomorrows in their happily-ever-after story, and it uses state-of-the-art tools to create prints, albums, and similar family treasures. The shop owner and namesake, Ms. Rebecca Watkins, leads her competent team in covering the special event with care and respect, and she is a member of Professional Photographers of America, as well as Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Rebecca Watkins Photography enjoys rave reviews and stellar ratings from past and present clients, and its website features a wedding gallery, a series of insightful articles, and the current pricing. All collections include a complimentary engagement session.

Centreville, VA 20120 Rating

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5.0 (5)

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Huy D. Tran Photography is a professional photography business located in Northern Virginia that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area of Fairfax, Virginia. The company is a specialist in portraiture work and is available for such services as business or personal headshots, family photo sessions, couples' photo shoots, engagement photo shoots, newborn photography, maternity photo sessions, and wedding photography coverage. Huy D. Tran Photography has a social media presence on such platforms as Facebook and Instagram and can be contacted for bookings or price inquiry purposes by email. The company is also available for travel with additional service fees.

Reston, VA 20190 Rating

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4.9 (27)
5.0 (13)

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Whole Heart Studios is a wedding and commercial photography company that also specializes in cinematography. The studio is based in Reston, Virginia. Staff travel throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia for bookings. The employees of Whole Heart Studios have over fifteen years of experience with weddings. After booking, the studio donates $50 towards each client's choice of charity. Whole Heart Studio is known for creativity and tailoring wedding photography sessions to each client. All wedding photography packages have the option of add-ons for further customization. Combination photography and cinematography packages are available. In addition to wedding and commercial photos, Whole Heart Studios offers real estate photography throughout Maryland.

Vienna, VA 22181 Rating

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5.0 (3)

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Ilia Fouladvand is a Washington, DC based wedding photographer and cinematographer, specializing in short wedding films. He strives to document his clients and their loved ones as beautifully and naturally as possible. Each couple receives a custom quote that starts with a base collection that includes 7 hours of wedding day photography, a complimentary engagement session, and the fully edited files. Clients will receive approximately 500 images for a 10-hour wedding shoot. Fouladvand is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and has traveled all over the world as a wedding photographer. He also received the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rebecca Watkins Photography
Herndon, VA 20171
Huy D. Tran Photography
Centreville, VA 20120
Whole Heart Studios
Reston, VA 20190
Ilia Fouladvand
Vienna, VA 22181


  • 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.

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