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Adam and Keli - Wedding Photography logo
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Adam and Keli - Wedding Photography

9983 Bent Tree Cir., Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Adam and Keli - Wedding Photography creates wedding photographs that capture the moments of couples on their special day. This husband-and-wife Cincinnati, Ohio-area team specializes in wedding photography that displays the unique personalities and spirit of every couple. The photographers exhibit a keen attention to detail and possess an artistic eye for shooting authentic moments. Clients appreciate that Adam and Keli Photography documents weddings in an unobtrusive and respectful way for a quality experience.

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Anamedia

Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Founded in 2007 in Cincinnati, Anamedia specializes in weddings, seniors, family, babies, and events. The studio captures events in a storyboard fashion, leaving you with a beautiful timeline of the day's moments.

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4.2
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4.0 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Barge Photography

5471 Oakview Ter, Liberty Township, OH 45011
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Barge Photography has photographed weddings in Cincinnati for more than 15 years. The lead photographer works all weddings with his assistant and gives customers a free high-resolution DVD of all images with copyright release, and access to lower-resolution files that can be uploaded to social media.

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Ben Elsass Photography

Mariemont, OH 45227
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Ben Elsass Photography specializes in weddings, engagements, and family portraits in Cincinnati and destinations around the world. The studio was featured on Style Me Pretty in 2014.

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Images By Daniel Michael

Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Images By Daniel Michael is an award-winning studio that specializes in wedding, event, and family photography. The company's team of experienced photographers offer a selection of services and packages and provide top-quality portraits and memories for traditional, contemporary, destination, and same-sex weddings. Wedding photography packages are customized for each customer's needs, and typically include three professional photographers, pre-ceremony and reception coverage, and free travel within a 50-mile radius of the studio. Other services include boudoir, newborn, and senior portraits, as well as professional video.

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Kixel Pix Photography

Cincinnati, OH 45241
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Kixel Pix Photography specializes in photos of weddings, engagements, and portraits of family friends. The team listens to their clients' vision and then aims to capture it. The lead photographer strives to find an artistic perspective while utilizing a versatile photography study.

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Leah Robbins Photography

Cincinatti, OH 45069
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Leah Robbins Photography strives to capture every key detail of your wedding. The Cincinatti studio has received rave reviews for making customers feel relaxed in front of the camera and highlighting their personal style.

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Maxim Photo Studio

Cincinnati, OH 45215
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Maxim Photo Studio specializes in Dayton and Cincinnati weddings but also offers services for engagements, live booth photos, slow motion video booths, and portraits. The studio has won numerous awards such as theThe Knot's Best of Weddings Awards from 2011-2015, and WeddingWire's Top Wedding Photographer from 2010-2015.

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Pottinger Photography

Newport, KY 41071

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Pottinger Photography is a wedding, engagement, and portrait photographer in Cincinnati, OH. The boutique studio customizes every price package to the customers based on their needs. Every wedding package includes high-resolution images and begins with a free consultation. A past client writes: "Choosing Brenda Pottinger as our wedding photographer was by far the best decision we made for our wedding. She was hands down our best vendor!!"

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4.8 / 5 (26)
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5.0 / 5 (11)

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Robin McKerrell Photography

Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Robin McKerrell Photography resides in Cincinnati but also travels for destination weddings around the world. Past customers have called the studio's style a combination of classical with a touch of modern ingenuity. Specialties include weddings, portraits, and commercial photography with an artistic flair.

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The Garlands Photo + Film

621 Jefferson Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45215
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The Garlands Photo + Film is headed by married couple Shawn and Ashley Garland, operating in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. Through its customizable wedding and engagement packages, the company's experienced photographer and videographer duo capture family memories and turn them into tangible keepsakes. Its package options include photo and video, photo-only, and video-only, all of which have five hours of photography coverage, color graded and retouched photos, and full unrestricted printing rights and digital copies.

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The Smyth Collective

Cincinnati, OH 45205
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The Smyth Collective, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been providing wedding photography services since 2007. Operated by husband and wife team Daniel and Becky Smyth, the business prides itself helping couples document and tell the story of their relationship through their photographic work. In addition to wedding photography, the Smyths offers engagement sessions and family sessions. It photographs clients in its studio in Cincinnati or at locations chosen by the client.

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4.5 / 5 (182)
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4.5 / 5 (57)
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1.0 / 5 (1)

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Thomas Bartler Photography

Cincinnati, OH 45247
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Thomas Bartler Photography photographs weddings in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky. The team uses a photojournalistic style to capture the candid moments of their clients' special events.

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Tracie Jean Photo

Cincinnati, OH 45214
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Tracie Jean and her team photograph Cincinnati weddings, newborns, expecting mothers, and families. Tracie is a distinguished member of the Visionary Program for Olympus Worldwide and a 2015 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award winner.

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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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