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Bella Muse

Roanoke, VA 24018
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Bella Muse offers full-service wedding photography, and portrait photography for families, moms-to-be, babies, high school seniors, boudoir, and models. The company also offers vintage rentals and supplies a range of classic and antique accessories, props, and furnishings. The photographer’s style is soft, elegant, and modern, and service is available traditional, funky, and LGBTQ ceremonies. Customers can custom-design the wedding photography sessions, which include eight hours of coverage by two photographers, and an online gallery.

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Bent-Lee Carr Photography

Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Bent-Lee Carr Photography is a husband and wife team who love creating gorgeous images of weddings and brides. The studio also offers senior, maternity, and family portrait services. The photographers use natural light and an expert eye to craft colorful, intimate, and emotion-filled images and portraits. Wedding sessions start at $1500 and can be fully customized to meet the couple’s needs. Customers can use the contact form on the website to request a personal consultation.

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Kemper Mills Fant

Roanoke, VA 24015
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Kemper Mills Fant is a professional wedding photography studio that offers personal attention, customized service, and commercial-quality photographs that are bursting with life, color, and creativity. The studio’s full-service wedding photography package is $5,164 and includes two photographers, a complimentary engagement shoot, a bridal boudoir shoot, and expertly edited high-resolution digital files and prints. One happy customer wrote, “Kemper is simply the best of the best in SW Virginia. He is fantastic to work with!”

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Liz Cook

Forest, VA 24551
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Liz Cook is a passionate wedding and birth photography who loves to capture special moments with a soft, romantic, and colorful style. The photographer has more than a decade of experience and has been featured “O” Magazine, Glitter Guide, and the WeddingWire blog. Wedding photography packages begin at $3,100 and include all-day coverage with two photographers, professional editing, and high-resolution final images. The studio offers customized birth photography, as well as engagement, maternity, and family portraits.

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McDilda Photography

Moneta, VA 24121
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McDilda Photography is a professional studio with more than 20 years of experience wedding, portrait, and commercial photography. The photographer’s style is formal, traditional, and classic, and the studio customizes every shoot to fit customers’ style and needs. Expert photography service is available for bridal portraits, family portraits, events, and customers can purchase prints. Customers can contact the photographer on the website to schedule an in-person consultation and a tour of the studio.

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Melissa Durham Photography

Smith Mountain Lake, VA 24104
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Melissa Durham Photography specializes in wedding and engagement photography and has earned the 2016 WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award. The photographer loves to build relationships with customers to create a perfect wedding photography experience, and her style is full of natural light and soft, romantic color. The studio has customizable wedding packages, starting at $2,900, and offers a range of extras like engagement sessions, and bridal boudoir portraits. Customers can contact the photographer on the website for a custom quote.

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Michael Vest Photography

Roanoke, VA 24016
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Michael Vest Photography is a Roanoke studio that provides artistic wedding, commercial, modeling, and portrait photography. The photographer honed his skills in New York City and creates memorable images with a clean, candid style. The studio’s most popular wedding photography package is $2,500 and includes two photographers, a complimentary engagement shoot, an online slideshow, and professionally edited high-resolution files. The studio also offers boudoir sessions, business headshots, trash-the-dress portraits, as well as website design services.

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Natalie Gibbs Photography

Christiansburg, VA 24073
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Natalie Gibbs Photography provides documentary-style wedding and portrait photography, and the photographer is passionate about capturing the genuine emotions and excitement of weddings. The studio offers customized wedding photography packages, starting at $3,200, and a la carte and hourly rates are available. Customers can purchase personalized bridal, engagement, family, and kids portrait sessions, and the photographer enjoys taking formal portraits, and candid in-the-moment action shots. Customers can email the studio to design a customized photography session.

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Noah Magnifico

Roanoke, VA 24011
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Noah Magnifico is an experienced photographer who specializes in weddings and engagement portraits. The photographer’s style is candid, colorful, and full of life. Wedding packages start at $1,895 and are fully customized to meet every customer’s needs. Noah Magnifico has earned many great reviews such as “Noah was such a great photographer and captured so many great memories on our special day!” Prospective customers can contact the photographer on the website to request customized price quotes, or book a session.

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Pat Cori Photography

Roanoke, VA 24018
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Pat is a DMV & Destination Wedding Photographer based in Virginia. Her specialty is working with couples, starting with engagement sessions, small elopements, weddings, and destination weddings. Searcher of raw emotions, she loves to help her couples overcome their insecurities, by building a trust that makes them feel confident and free to be their authentic selves. That’s when the magic happens. Her Wedding Collections start at $3,200 and all Collections include an online gallery with unlimited downloads. Pat is the main photographer to all her weddings

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Photographic Dreams

Radford, VA 24141
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Photographic Dreams is a Radford wedding and lifestyle photography studio. The photographer is experienced as a professional photojournalist and has been photographing weddings for more than a decade. Wedding packages start at $1,550 and include seven hours of wedding day coverage, 100 4x6 prints, a USB of edited digital files, and an online gallery with five years of memory. Full-service packages include two photographers and an engagement session, and customers can purchase extras like large-format prints, and coffee table books.

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Shutterbug Photography

Blue Ridge, VA 24064
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Shutterbug Photography provides wedding, newborn, family, maternity, and engagement photography services. The photographer takes pride in offering high-quality photography and portraits at competitive prices, and her style funky, creative, and fun. The studio offers a range of customizable wedding photography packages, for as low as $400. Engagement portrait sessions start at $60, and family sessions begin at $55. Customers can contact the photographer on the website to schedule a consultation and design a custom photography session.

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Simple Times Photography

Moneta, VA 24101
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Simple Times Photography provides experienced services for weddings, events, and family, birth, newborn, and engagement portraits. The photographer loves to capture life’s precious moments using natural light, creative angles, and a soft, dramatic style. The studio creates customized photography packages for large and small weddings, and tailors each session to fit the customer’s style, taste, and venue. Customers can call or contact the studio on the website to request a consultation for a custom-designed photography session.

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Skyryder Photography

Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Skyryder Photography is a full-service studio that offers wedding and engagement photography, and portrait sessions for brides, expectant moms, families, newborns, and seniors. The photographer has a bold, colorful style that uses natural settings and soft light, and captures genuine emotions. Wedding packages begin at $2,750 and include eight hours of coverage, a complimentary engagement session, and an online photo gallery. Customers can purchase extras like prints, photo albums, and extra coverage for $150 per hour.

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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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