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Free engagement session when you book a wedding package

Bridget Stasko Photography

New Haven, CT
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  • Portraits
  • Engagements
  • Destination
  • Photography
  • Elopements
  • Family
  • Wedding

Business Description

Bridget Stasko is a wedding and elopement photographer based in New Haven Connecticut specializing in emotional storytelling through photography. She provides her clients with photos that will help them remember the details, candid moments, and overall essence of their wedding day so they can just relax and be fully present during the ceremony. Albany has a special spot in Stasko's heart because she was born and raised there. She loves adventure and travels to wherever her clients may be.

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Price: Free engagement session when you book a wedding package

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Aperture Photography

Saugerties, NY 12477
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Business Description

Aperture Photography is an engagement and wedding photography team based in Saugerties, New York. They also serve the Kingston and Albany areas. With an affordable array of packages and an eclectic fine art/photojournalism style, clients have the option to choose what specifically fits for their wedding day.

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4.5 / 5 (182)
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4.5 / 5 (57)

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BG Photography

Ravena, NY 12143
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Business Description

BG Photography is led by Robert Gutterman and serves the greater Albany area. The studio mainly focuses on wedding photography. Other services include engagements, corporate events, sporting events, and family portraits.

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CAJ Photography

Galway, NY 12074
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Business Description

The award-winning team at CAJ Photography is based in Galway, New York. The family-based business takes pride in providing affordable and high-quality services to clients, including engagements, family and senior portraits, weddings, maternity, and more. Clients consistently give positive reviews of great images, a very personable staff, and an overall professional experience.

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Candidly Beth Photography

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Business Description

With 25 years of experience and over 800 weddings, Candidly Beth Photography has produced beyond exceptional work for its clients. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, the team brings unique experiences to couples on their wedding day. Clients consistently recommend this team due to their overall professionalism, good prices, and images that are perfect enough to remember forever.

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Christina Primero Photo

Albany, NY 12211
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Business Description

Created in 1998, Christina Primero Photo provides photography services in the Albany, New York area. The team has successfully created their niche within the area. In addition to an extensive portfolio of engagement and wedding photography, the team also provides videography upon request.

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Dino Petrocelli Photography

Latham, NY 12110
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Started in 1985, Dino Petrocelli Photography has evolved with new experience, new techniques, and new approaches to the art of wedding photography. The team is based in Latham, New York and caters to surrounding areas including Lake George, Schenectady, Troy, Albany, and Saratoga.

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4.5 / 5 (57)
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1.0 / 5 (1)

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Gatto

Troy, NY 12180
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Business Description

Rebecca Gatto is a wedding photographer located in Troy, that serves clients throughout New York's capital region. She has five years of experience working as a professional journalist, a background she believes gives her the ability to tell couples' stories through her wedding photos. Rebecca specializes in working with same-sex couples, gender-nonconforming clients, and any photoshoots or projects that involve pets. Her practices and techniques are based on do-it-yourself ethos and a passion for celebration.

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Justin Tibbitts Photography

East Greenbush, NY 12061
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Justin Tibbitts Photography is a team of photographers specializing in wedding, family, and business photography. Located outside of Albany in East Greenbush, NY, this team is best known for their photojournalistic approach. For six years, the crew has operated together and has received rave reviews from Wedding Wire clients.

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4.5 / 5 (182)
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4.5 / 5 (57)

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Kristen Renee Photography

Troy, NY 12182
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Founded in 2011, Kristen Renee Photography delivers outstanding photo sessions for portraits, engagements, and weddings. With a photojournalistic yet contemporary style, the team of Kristen Renee Photography has had much success at their location in Troy, New York and surrounding areas (including Albany and the Capital District of New York).

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Linda Conley Photography

Albany, NY 12209
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Business Description

For over 12 years, Linda Conley Photography has provided portrait and wedding photography services with breathtaking results. Based in Albany, the team serves surrounding areas including Troy, Saratoga, and Schenectady. They are also available to travel for destination weddings upon request. The team is flexible with client specifications to accommodate and exceed their wishes.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (46)

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Matt Ramos Photography

Schenectady, NY 12306
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Business Description

Matt Ramos Photography is centrally located in Schenectady, New York. They also serve customers in Lake George, Troy, Albany, and Saratoga Springs. They specialize in engagements, weddings, landscapes, and commercial photography. The team is comprised of elite photographers with a reputation for high-quality work, professionalism and customer service.

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Michael Conway Photography

Mechanicville, NY 12118
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Business Description

The team at Michael Conway Photography uses a balanced style to capture the memorable moments of weddings across the Albany and Saratoga areas. They attempt to capture both candid and posed shots according to their clients' preferences. Their goal is to be as non-invasive as possible during the wedding and reception.

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Out of the Ordinary

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Business Description

Award-winning photography duo Out of the Ordinary is located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Specializing in wedding photography, they have worked more than 300 weddings to date with remarkable results. Their photojournalistic style has helped them win awards such as Wedding Wire “Bride’s Choice” in 2010 & 2011, and Wedding Wire's "Couples Choice" in 2015.

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Photography by Cool Cat

Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Business Description

For over 20 years, Photography by Cool Cat has provided exceptional wedding and event services for a variety of clients. Located in Clifton Park, NY, they are a family company that offers both photography and videography services. The team strives for excellence while also having fun in the process.

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Sawicki Studios

Capital Region, NY 12220
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Business Description

Sawicki Studios is a wedding photography team that has been based in Amsterdam, New York for almost ten years. With a passion for engagements, weddings, and portraits, their portfolio displays a style of creativity and meticulous attention to details. Sawicki Studios provides an extensive and affordable price list for clients to choose from.

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Shaleem Love Photography

Albany, NY 12203
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Business Description

Shaleem Love Photography is based in Albany, New York. Their areas of expertise include weddings, families, maternity, and lifestyle photo shoots. With a bold and contemporary style of photography, many clients applaud their sense of creativity and professionalism.

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Tom Wall Photography

Loudonville, NY 12211
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With a combined 20+ years of photography experience, the team at Tom Wall Photography offers distinctive wedding photography services. Their mission is to create stunning and meaningful photos so that clients will always remember their special day. Based in Loudonville, New York, the team also provides wedding services for Saratoga Springs, Albany, Troy, Lake George, and the Capital Region.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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