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Aaron Watson Photography

Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Aaron Watson Photography is a professional photography studio serving the community of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the surrounding area. This studio is also available for international travel. Established in 2007, Aaron Watson Photography specializes in a combination of storytelling and lifestyle photography. This studio offers a variety of photography services including weddings and engagement, family portraits, and high school senior photos. They also make all of their canvases and wall portraits in-house. Aaron Watson Photography has been featured in the Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty, TheKnot Magazine, Brides, Inside Weddings, and on HGTV. Clients regularly leave five-star ratings for Aaron Watson Photography.

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Amanda Maglione

Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Amanda Maglione is a wedding photographer based in Charlottesville and is serving the surrounding area. Amanda has a background in photojournalism and is known for her documentary style. In addition to wedding photography and photojournalism, Amanda specializes in portraiture of all types, whether for brides, families, businesses, babies, pregnant mothers (maternity), or seniors, as well as corporate events. Clients describe her as warm, approachable, and genuine and say she asks all the right questions to make sure that she captures what her clients want. She can suggest beautiful backdrops and settings and has a knack for taking amazing, fun, and candid images. Amanda Maglione Photography received the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and has a 5.0 Facebook rating.

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Blue Mountain Weddings

Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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For more than a decade, Blue Mountain Weddings has been helping couples in the Charlottesville area create cherished memories on their wedding days. Run by husband and wife team Ran and Linda Henry, the company specializes in wedding photography and HD videography. The team works with couples to ensure they receive wedding photos that they can be proud of. In addition to photography, Blue Mountain Weddings offers professional DJ services.

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Celestial Sights Photography

Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Celestial Sights Photography is a wedding photography service operating in Charlottesville, Virginia and serving the surrounding area. The owner, Celeste Ainsworth, has been shooting weddings for 13 years, and can also provide services for maternity and newborn shoots, family and senior portraits, and headshots. Celeste prioritizes accessibility for her clients and has a range of pricing options. Her wedding packages start at $2600, with portrait sessions between $150 and $600. All wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session, with the intention of building a comfortable personal relationship between photographer and client. Past clients praise Celeste for her attention to detail, her eye for a shot, and her warmth.

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Jason Keefer Photography

Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Jason Keefer Photography is a professional photography studio that is located in Charlottesville, VA and has been delivering exceptional portrait solutions to their customers for over a decade. The company is operated by Jason and Tammy Keefer, and they specialize in wedding and portrait photography. Also, they have experience with taking pictures for commercials, family gatherings, and documentaries. Their goal is to conduct every wedding shoot in a way that is honest, respectful, and deliberate, and they use a method that is designed to capture an accurate sense of the story that encaptures the feelings and emotions of the day.

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Neal Piper Photography

Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Neal Piper Photography is a professional photography business located in Charlottesville, Virginia that is available for travel around the world. Owner and lead photographer Neal Piper has provided photography services in over sixty countries on all seven continents and has been featured in such publications as CNN and National Geographic. Additionally, Piper was a Top Ten finalist in Smithsonian Magazine's tenth annual photo contest. Neal Piper Photography is a specialist in portraiture work and offers its clients such services as sports photography, baby and family photo shoots, travel photography, special event coverage, wedding photography coverage, engagement photo shoots, commercial photography, work with non-profits and NGOs, and more.

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Rob Garland Photographers

Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Located in Charlottesville, VA, Rob Garland Photography offers photography packages for weddings, engagements, and family affairs for clients across the US. Featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Knot, Southern Living, and Bride and Bloom, the team at Rob Garland Photography has photographed a range of events, including celebrity weddings, small nuptial affairs, and family portraits. Rob Garland Photography captures a range of images at weddings, including journalistic coverage as well as portraits of the couple. For engagement sessions, Rob Garland Photography travels to various locations to capture the engaged couple. Approaching family photography from a documentary perspective, Rob Garland Photography focuses on capturing the personalities of family members in photographs. For each session, the photographers at Rob Garland Photography commit a block of time to each subject.

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Ron Dressel Photography

Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Ron Dressel Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area and is available for travel. The company is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and offers its clients such services as fashion photo shoots, editorial photography, boudoir photo sessions, and wedding photography coverage. Owner and lead photographer Ron Dressel has been in the industry for more than ten years and has helped with volunteer efforts such as Help Portrait. Previous clients praise the company for its ability to ease camera anxiety as well as the high quality of its finished images.

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Tom Daly Photography

Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Tom Daly Photography specializes in going above and beyond to capture the priceless moments of a couple’s wedding day as it unfolds. The award-winning, Charlottesville-area photographer focuses on creatively documenting beautiful weddings with keen attention to detail that reflects the unique personality and essence of each event. The talented professional has a background in magazine-style documentary photography that lends itself to stunning, one-of-a-kind wedding photography. He features an exceptionally authentic manner of creating photos that make each image a unique work of art. The dedicated professional brings creative vision and artistry to each couple’s wedding that yields breathtaking finished results. Discerning brides and grooms with the highest standards trust Tom Daly Photography to preserve once in a life time events that families will treasure for generations to come.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do wedding photographers make?

A: 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.

Q: How do I become a great wedding photographer?

A: 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.

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

A: 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.

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