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Brandon Allan Photography

Charleston, SC
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  • Dream Wedding
  • Wedding Day
  • Wedding Photoshoot
  • Wedding Photography

Business Description

Brandon Allan Photography is a Charleston-based studio that focuses on capturing moments that happen throughout a client's wedding day. Its photographer, Brandon Allan, understands that a wedding is about celebrating the love that partners share. With this in mind, he aims to minimize the time needed for photoshoots while still capturing the pictures and videos that couples want. He takes a prompt-based approach, allowing subjects to show their true emotions. Allan also offers videography services and provides albums, prints, and wall art.

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5.0 / 5 (15)
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Cana Dunlap Photography

Charleston, SC 29456
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Whimsey Photography is a wedding and portrait photography company based in Charleston that aims to capture the little details and authentic moments of each couple’s wedding day. The photography style focuses on natural light, beautiful scenery, and real moments with a balanced approach of candid and photojournalistic shots. The photographer likes to get to know each client before arranging a booking and is available for international travel.

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Carmen Ash Photography

Charleston, SC 29417
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Based out of Charleston, Carmen Ash Photography offers wedding photography services both nationally and abroad. Owner and lead photographer, Carmen Ash has over 18 years of experience in the photography industry and enjoys capturing each couple’s special moments. The team also provides photography services for engagement, family and children, bridal, and commercial shoots.

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Chrisman Studios

131 Darlington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403
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  • Engagements
  • Wedding
  • Elopements
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Business Description

Chrisman Studios offers its photography services to individuals and families who wish to preserve key milestones such as weddings, engagements, and elopements. The studio has covered Charleston weddings and those held out-of-state and overseas, and this experience informs its ability to faithfully capture different styles, cultures, and traditions. The studio can also furnish clients with an event photobooth, letting guests' candid moments complement its professional event coverage. Chrisman Studios' work has been featured in People Magazine, The Image Salon, Fujifilm, and CNN. Its staff members can communicate in Japanese, Cantonese, Spanish, Italian, and Czech.

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Diana Deaver Weddings

Charleston, SC 29843
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Working in the Charleston wedding industry for almost ten years, Diana Deaver Weddings is a wedding photography company that works with couples getting married throughout South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. The team always consists of two professional wedding photographers, and the company’s work has been featured in a wide variety of wedding magazines and other publications.

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Fia Forever Wedding Photography

Charleston, SC 29492
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Fia Forever Wedding Photography provides wedding photography services to couples in Charleston and the surrounding areas. The team uses a combination of creative portraiture, candid shots, and wedding photojournalism to capture dramatic and vivid wedding photos of each couple’s special day. The two-person photography team takes an unobtrusive approach in order to capture candid moments that reflect the feelings and expressions of the bride, groom, family, and friends.

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Hannah Lane Photography

Charleston, SC 29412
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For almost ten years, Hannah Lane Photography has been providing wedding photography services to the Charleston and Annapolis, MD areas. The company offers customized packages that fit the needs and budget of each couple. The team is also available for travel. In addition to wedding photography, Hannah Lane Photography also offers lifestyle portraits, family photos, and commercial photography.

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Jennings King Photography

Charleston, SC 29843
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Since 2011, Jennings King Photography has been providing professional bridal and wedding photography services to clients in Charleston and beyond. The studio has been featured in a variety of wedding publications including magazines – Southern Weddings and A Lowcountry Wedding as well as wedding blogs – The Knot, Southern Weddings, and Style Me Pretty. The photography company is available for international travel and also offers engagement and family portrait services.

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Jolie Connor Photography

Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
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Jolie Connor Photography utilizes Charleston's scenery and natural lighting to create custom wedding portraits. The soft light in the images helps illustrate the romance and intimacy of the moment. The Jolie Connor Photography team works unobtrusively throughout the event, blending fine art with photojournalism to accurately reflect the day's emotions. The studio offers a variety of custom packages to accommodate its clients' needs and budget. Other services include engagement, bridal, and family portraits.

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King Street Photo Weddings

310 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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King Street Photo Weddings helps couples in Charleston make their wedding experiences unforgettable. The company offers various services, from wedding planning to engagement sessions, bridal portraits, wedding photography, and video coverage. Photographers at this firm take candid shots and create lighting diagrams under different scenarios to produce artistic images. Owner Michel Berda is dedicated to capturing memories that will be cherished forever. King Street has documented more than 525 weddings in the past 20 years.

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4.7

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Lauren Jonas Photography

Charleston, SC 29403
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Lauren Jonas Photography offers wedding and engagement photography services to couples living in Charleston and the surrounding areas. The company’s work can be found in a variety of wedding publications, including Smitten Magazine, The Wedding Row, Charleston Weddings Magazine, and Style Me Pretty. The photographer is available to travel for wedding shoots and is also open to collaborations with other artists, designers, planners, and creative professions.

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4.9 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Marley Photography

Charleston, SC 29483
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Marley Photography provides wedding photography services to Charleston couples-to-be. The studio focuses 100% on wedding, engagement, and bridal photography and portraits. Marley Photography balances unposed photojournalism with traditional shots to capture each couple's story for a lifetime, with both portrait-style and candid prints included. The ultimate goal of award-winning photographer Rhett Marley is to help couples remember the big day's true emotions. Mr. Marley has hundreds of weddings under his belt and is in The Knot Hall of Fame.

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5.0 / 5 (23)
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Marni Rothschild Pictures

Charleston, SC 29413
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Marni Rothschild Pictures offers wedding photography services to couples living in and around Charleston. Owner and principle photographer, Marni earned her MFA in photography from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her work appears regularly in wedding publications including Charleston Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and The Knot. The studio also provides bridal engagement and child portraits.

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Matt Parker Weddings

17 Oatly Circle, Charleston, SC 29414
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Matt Parker Weddings is a professional wedding photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina, serving clients from the locality and the surrounding areas. The photographer has been providing his services for over a decade and offers clients a range of packages for wedding coverage, including silver, gold, and diamond options. He also handles couple and engagement photoshoots, as well as event photography. Matt is a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and the British Professional Photographers Association.

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Philip Casey Photography

Charleston, SC 29414
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Philip Casey is a fine art wedding and lifestyle family portrait photographer in Charleston, Denver, and all of Colorado.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Photography by Leanor

Charleston, SC
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Established by Leanor Taylor, Photography by Leanor is a professional and independent photography service that serves clients in Charleston and the nearby areas. She offers a comprehensive suite of photography services such as engagement and wedding photograph services, couple photoshoots, as well as family group photography services. Leanor has been a photographer for over 20 years. Several clients have praised Leanor's professionalism and knowledge in all aspects of the photoshoot.

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Ramsey Yanney Photography

22 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Ramsey Yanney Photography is an independent photography studio serving the residents of Charleston. For three years, Ramsey has been working as a professional wedding and portraiture photographer. She has the skills to capture events, portraits, weddings, and real estate, taking photos of all media, but her passion lies in making people her primary subject. She strives to capture photos of beautiful moments and authentic connections. Ramsey also offers family and engagement photography sessions.

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Red Shutter Studio

Johns Island, SC 29455
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Established in 2006, Red Shutter Studio features Charleston wedding photographers who take a natural, professional, and classic approach to capturing each couple’s special day. The team documents the preparation process, pre-ceremony, ceremony, and reception as well as taking formal group photos of the bride, groom, wedding party, and family. All of the photos are later made available in an online photo album and ordering gallery so that guests can purchase photos if desired.

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Sara Boyd Photography

Charleston, SC 29410
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Launched in 2012, Sara Boyd Photography provides wedding photography services for clients living in Charleston and the surrounding communities, also traveling for weddings around the world. All wedding photography packages include two professional photographers, a complimentary portrait session, online gallery, USB with digital images, and a print release. Couples have the option of a 7, 9 or 11-hour session, and the company can also create a custom package to meet unique needs.

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Tumbleston Photography Studios

Charleston, SC 29407
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Tumbleston Photography Studios is a full-service photography studio located in Charleston offering wedding photography services. The company offers a variety of economy and signature wedding packages, which provide varying hours of coverage and photo delivery options. The staff is also available for event photography, children and family portraits, commercial photography, and high school senior portraits.

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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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