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Best Wedding Photographers in Richmond, VA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Richmond 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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Riichmond, VA

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (12)

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Marshall Arts Photography provides professional photographers for wedding and engagement ceremonies conducted throughout the Richmond, Virginia, metro area, and they are willing to travel internationally for destination weddings. This studio offers services including bridal portraits, fine art prints, and handmade wedding albums. Clients can purchase graduated packages depending on how many photos they want and what extent coverage. Photographs are typically delivered in digital photo albums, granting clients freedom over how they choose to print.

Richmond, VA 23219

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (2)

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Richmond-based Paige Stevens Photography specializes in photographing weddings, families, and children. The studio also covers special events such as bar and bat mitzvahs, senior high school events, and engagements. Paige takes a storytelling approach that captures authentic moments when photographing weddings. She also covers smaller weddings and intimate gatherings. Her wedding photography sessions include coverage by one to two professional photographers, edited digital files on a custom USB, and an online gallery. The wedding package can also include a bridal portrait.

Richmond, VA 23236

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5.0 (10)

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Photography by Nicole Johnson provides Richmond-area customers with over ten years of photography experience. The owner, Nicole, works in areas as diverse as baby photography, wedding shoots, engagement sessions, milestone photography, and maternity shots. Proprietor Nicole Johnson has several of her own children and has stated that this gives her a special love for baby photography. Travel to other areas in the state is possible.

Mechanicsville, VA 23221

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4.9 (23)
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4.7 (7)

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Marek K Photography is owned by wedding photographer, photojournalist, and "storyteller" Marek K. He offers wedding photography to people in the Richmond area, including several different packages that include online galleries, multiple sessions, and more. Marek is willing to travel across Virginia for photo shoots and has traveled outside the state on a few occasions.

Richmond, VA 23226

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4.9 (28)
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5.0 (2)

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Steven and Lily Photography is a photography company based in Richmond, Virginia. It provides a variety of photography services, including wedding, late night, portraits, family, engagement, and even creative photography. The company has several years of experience serving Virginia, and they are expanding to include a wider travel range.

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (6)

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The backbone of Relish Photography by Lee LLC is a husband-and-wife team that serves the Richmond area. The business takes on a maximum of 20 weddings per year, which lets it focus on the clients it does work with. Before photographing an event, the team coaches clients to prepare them, and afterward, it delivers fine art prints and custom albums and paintings. Various packages are available, and all packages include digital images. The business also handles aerial photography and videography.

Richmond, VA 23219

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The Herrintons is a husband and wife team of photographers based in Richmond, Virginia. They primarily focus on wedding photography, but they also offer videography and portraiture. They typically focus on Richmond and the Washington D.C. area but have traveled out of state in the past for the right customer. The Herrintons have been in operation since 2010.

Richmond, VA 23220

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5.0 (16)

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Samuel Dixon Photography offers Richmond, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents access to wedding photography, film, music photography, portraits, landscapes, and more. Its work has been featured in magazines such as Natalie Prass, SEVGI, Grandma Sparrow, and the Science Museum of VA. It offers its customers an artistic alternative to traditional wedding photography.

1718 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

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5.0 (67)
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5.0 (6)

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Focus on Joy Photography provides customized wedding collections for brides and grooms looking to work with a trusted professional and friend in and around Richmond, VA. Packages include engagement photography as well as full-day wedding services. Prints and albums are also available. FOJ specializes in wedding photography for laid-back couples who are looking for that personal touch. Focus on Joy caters to fun couples who are seeking to capture authentic moments through candid, photojournalistic photography. This business also offers Spanish language services.

Richmond, VA 23221

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5.0 (5)

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Two Spoons Photography, LLC advertises itself as a "feminist wedding photography company," one that focuses on the community and presenting love in a positive and celebratory manner. It is owned and operated by Carly, a photographer who also works on publishing a feminist wedding magazine. She is also interested in creating gender fairness in wedding photography. Two Spoons serves the Richmond area.

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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4.9 (170)
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4.9 (9)
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5.0 (4)

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Mike Topham Photography is a wedding, bridal portrait, and engagement photo company that has several years of experience working in Richmond and the surrounding area. Mike Topham Photography is located in The Manor, an old Virginia mansion. Customers can use The Manor and surrounding grounds for their photos, which offers access to multiple angles, shot variations, and various other alternatives that make it a useful choice for many customers.

Midlothian, VA 23114

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5.0 (17)

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Previous customers of Image Link Photography & Video enjoy the work of the photographers and highly praise the company for the beauty of the completed pictures, the professionalism of the staff, and the way each of the employees took the time to get to know the couples with which they are working. The company’s skilled photographers specialize in weddings and engagements and offer day, evening, and weekend appointments to suit their clients’ busy schedules. Some of their available services include pictures for weddings, birthday parties, graduations, fashion shows, and corporate events. Image Link Photography & Video operates within a wide service area which encompasses Richmond, Washington DC, and segments of Maryland. Interested clients can also receive professional videography of their events to create lasting memories.

Richmond, VA 23227

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5.0 (3)

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Michael Simon Photography is a Richmond-area photography company that offers wedding, family, and corporate event photography. Owned and operated by Michael Simon, it has a stated mission objective of creating stories with photos to create a memorable experience. Customers speak highly about Michael Simon’s professionalism and his calming attitude. Available for travel, depending on the distance.

Richmond, VA 23223

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4.2 (21)
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5.0 (10)

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J&D Photo, LLC is a photography company that serves the Richmond, Virginia area. Owners and photographers Jada and David Parrish specialize in wedding photography but covers a variety of subjects, including portraiture and landscape photos. Although they operate in the Richmond area, they will travel the world for the right customer. Their pricing is hourly starting at $400/hour for elopements and small weddings. Clients can expect to receive between 800-1200 photos for an 8-hour wedding session.

Midlothian, VA 23112

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5.0 (18)

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David Abel Photography LLC has over a decade of experience offering its customers wedding, proposal, and anniversary photography sessions. The company's photography has appeared in various magazines, including The Knot, Aisle Perfect, Glamour And Grace, and Vogue. Its photos have been praised as being candid and precise in their composition. Based in Richmond, Virginia, David Abel Photography is willing to travel throughout Virginia and surrounding states.

Williamsburg, VA

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (7)

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Simply the Best Photography is a wedding and event photography company serving Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington DC metro area. It provides both event coverage, bridal portraits, and photo booth services. Simply the Best Photography's wedding and engagement packages include a photo session in the customers' preferred location, a pre-wedding consultation, and an online gallery with edited images. The owner, Erin Bess, has been working in the photography industry for more than 20 years.

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Richmond, VA

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5.0 (61)
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5.0 (58)

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Stephanie Jenkins Photography captures the unique stories of couples, families, individuals, and products in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Its team provides family, portrait, headshot, engagement, elopement, and wedding photography services and helps clients feel natural and confident in front of the camera. It also offers candid and upbeat photography styles to create timeless and beautiful photos on the day of the event. Stephanie Jenkins Photography has been capturing the joy-filled moments of clients since 2011.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Marshall Arts Photography
Riichmond, VA
Paige Stevens Photography
Richmond, VA 23219
Photography by Nicole Johnson
Richmond, VA 23236
Marek K Photography
Mechanicsville, VA 23221
Steven and Lily Photography
Richmond, VA 23226
Relish Photography by Lee, LLC
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
The Herrintons
Richmond, VA 23219
Samuel Dixon Photography
Richmond, VA 23220
Focus on Joy Photography
1718 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
Two Spoons Photography, LLC
Richmond, VA 23221
Mike Topham Photography
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Image Link Photography & Video
Midlothian, VA 23114
Michael Simon Photography
Richmond, VA 23227
J&D Photo LLC
Richmond, VA 23223
David Abel Photography LLC
Midlothian, VA 23112
Simply the Best Photography
Williamsburg, VA
Stephanie Jenkins Photography
Richmond, VA

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.