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Brittany Marie Photography

Arlington, VA 22202
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Based in Arlington, Virginia, Brittany Marie Evers of Brittany Marie Photography specializes in family portraiture and wedding photography, although she has experience in shooting maternity sessions, real estate and interior design photos, fashion photography including head shots for models, and more. She creates lasting, timeless images that capture the unique details of each customer's story. Brittany offers customizable wedding packages and occasional specials. She makes her images available to her clients as archival-quality wall art, albums, and prints. Brittany's photos have been featured in Slantress Magazine and Home & Design Magazine. Her clients praise her for being able to truly capture her subject's personality in a photograph, as well as for her friendly, professional demeanor.

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Cascades Photography

Alexandria, VA 22303
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Cascades Photography is a photography studio that is based out of Alexandria. They serve the Virginia and Washington DC area and are committed to creating visually innovative, beautiful photographs for their clients. Cascades Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography. They offer a wide range of services including a 1-hour photo session at the client’s location of choice, a web gallery, printing, and the inclusion of dogs, cats, or birds. Cascades Photography has received positive reviews on Yelp for their creativity and for the general quality of their photographs. They may be able to travel for destination weddings and request that clients contact them well in advance of their desired wedding date.

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Chase McAlpine Photography

Arlington, VA 22202
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Chase McAlpine Photography, located in Washington DC, specializes in wedding photography, photojournalism, and landscapes in the national capital region. In business since September 1, 2006, the studio provides media coverage for rallies, parades, political events, sporting events, and public festivities as well as weddings. Chase McAlpine uses the photojournalistic style to tell the story of the wedding day but also enjoys capturing the individual personal qualities of clients and their guests in formal portraits. Chase McAlpine works with customers to find a solution for any budget and offers a ten percent discount to military and first responders such as police, fire, and EMS.

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Cornerstone Captures

Arlington, VA 22206
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Cornerstone Captures brings a fun, fresh approach to photography that appeals to a variety of client needs, tastes, and expectations. The dynamic, Arlington-area photographic artist has a unique ability to create high-quality images that reflect the unique essence and personality of every client. The technically skilled and creatively talented professional brings energy and warmth to every custom portrait experience that satisfies the most discerning clients. Cornerstone Captures has an excellent reputation for creating exceptional quality portraits featuring families, high school seniors, and headshots for business professionals. The dedicated photographer offers flexible photo sessions that include in-studio or on-location options to suit individual preferences.

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Memories of Bliss Photography

Washington, DC 20011
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Memories of Bliss Photography is a wedding photography studio that is based in the Washington DC area. They have more than 10 years of experience in the wedding photography industry and work closely with their clients to create memorable, beautiful photographs. Memories of Bliss Photography specializes in bridal and wedding photography and can accommodate requests for indoor or outdoor weddings. They offer a variety of wedding packages that all include unlimited shooting, a private proofing gallery, hand-edited high resolution images, publishing rights, and a custom-designed photo album. Memories of Bliss Photography welcomes destination weddings and can provide engagement session photography. They have received positive reviews for their professional, relaxed customer service.

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Tisara Photography Inc.

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Family-owned and -operated since opening its doors in 1983, Tisara Photography is a professional photography business located in Alexandria, Virginia that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portraiture work and offers clients such services as family photo shoots, business headshots, child photography, special event coverage, note card photography, architectural photography, and wedding photography coverage. Tisara Photography is the studio behind the Alexandria, Portrait of a City coffee-table book. The company is praised by former clients for its easy-going working atmosphere. Tisara Photography can be contacted for bookings by phone or email.

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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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