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Best Wedding Photographers in Charlottesville

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

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Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA 22901

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5.0 (56)
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4.9 (9)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

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.

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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5.0 (20)
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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (7)

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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.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

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5.0 (15)

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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.

Charlottesville, VA 22911

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5.0 (4)

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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.

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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5.0 (1)

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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.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (4)

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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.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

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4.9 (31)
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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (4)

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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.

FAQs

  • 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.