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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in Charlottesville, VA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Aaron Watson Photography

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22911


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Amanda Maglione

Amanda Maglione is a wedding photographer based in Charlottesville and serves all of Virginia and Washington, DC. 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 and 2017 and has a 5.0 Facebook rating.

Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Arnel Gonce Photography

Arnel Gonce Photography is a professional photography business located in Charlottesville, Virginia that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portraiture work and offers its clients such services as contemporary photography, bridal portraits, family photo sessions, high school senior portraits, engagement photo shoots, and wedding photography coverage. Additionally, Arnel Gonce Photography provides clients with a range of photography products, including photo albums, wall portraits, and folio boxes. The company is available Monday through Saturday and has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest. Clients can contact the company for bookings by phone or email.

Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Celestial Sights Photography

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22901


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Jason Keefer Photography

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22901


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Neal Piper Photography

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Rob Garland Photographers

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Ron Dressel Photography

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22911


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Tom Daly Photography

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22901


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