Wedding Photographers

Inside Weddings shares the trusted wedding professionals in our Editors Circle, plus a directory of local wedding vendors to find your wedding photographer!

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Maya Myers Photography

Photography Los Angeles, California, United States
Maya Myers is an award-winning photographer specializing in weddings, lifestyle, and events. Paired with a warm and personable, intuitive energy, Maya is recognized by clients, planners and media across the country as one of the best.
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Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Photography Beverly Hills, California, United States
Professional and personable, Jay possesses a unique ability to anticipate and capture the special moments of a wedding. Able to put people at ease, it’s no wonder he’s one of L.A.’s most sought-after wedding photographers.
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Amy Anaiz Photography

Photography New York City, New York, United States
Based in New York City, Amy Anaiz captures the emotion and personality of her clients while using beautiful, flattering light and paying close attention to detail to ensure each joyous and heartfelt image tells a story.
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Roey Yohai Studios

Photography New York City, New York, United States
We are a small boutique photo studio based in Manhattan, serving customers in the States and around the world. We are known for our customer service, easygoing manner, and breathtaking documentary photography.
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Collin Pierson Photography

Photography Chicago, Illinois, United States
Collin Pierson Photography is an international award winning Fine-Art & Destination wedding photography company based in Chicago, IL.
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Betiana Photography

Photography Nesconset, New York, United States
A fine-art wedding photographer, Betiana Hurtado is based in New York City. With over 10 years of experience, she documents the wedding day, engagements, and more for the couple and their future generations to see and cherish.

Ledia Tashi Photography

Photography Tampa, Florida, United States
Ledia Tashi is a nationally recognized photographer based in Florida and available for travel in the US & Europe. She carries herself with professionalism & compassion providing a personalized experience for her clients with exquisite attention to detail.
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Fitz Carlile Photography

Photography Los Angeles, California, United States
Fitz Carlile is a cinematic wedding photojournalist who delivers authentic storytelling and compelling portraiture. His 20 years experience, sense of humor & storytelling gift make him a great choice for couples who seek an experience beyond the standard
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Brianna Parks Photography

Photography Redding, California, United States
Inspiring, encouraging, and empowering couples to push traditional boundaries and create experiences they’ll remember forever.
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Kristin La Voie Photography

Photography Austin, Texas, United States
Kristin La Voie Photography is a fine art lifestyle wedding photography studio, capturing your enduring love in a natural, romantic, and editorial style. Kristin and her team shoot film and digital formats to be present in the moments they share.
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Vows and Peaks

Photography Denver, Colorado, United States
I’m Sean, your adventure storyteller. I’m a Colorado elopement photographer creating authentic, natural photos of your wedding.
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Melani Lust Photography

Photography Manhattan, New York, United States
Let internationally awarded, exhibited and published photographer, Melani Lust, document your wedding with a unique approach to composition and expression. Her beautifully lit, candid and artistic style has been trusted to capture weddings worldwide.
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Richard Anthony Photography

Photography Santa Monica, California, United States
Offering everything from engagement sessions to cinematic wedding films, Richard Anthony Photography can create a custom package that is suitable for your dream wedding.

Congratulations on your upcoming celebration! In addition to your wedding venue, wedding planner, and the style of your big day, one of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing the artist who will capture your wedding photography. Aside from your memories, your wedding day will live on forever in your photos, so it's important to make the right decision for you!

Wedding Photographers - FAQ

How do you choose the right photographer for your wedding?

When searching for your perfect wedding-day photographer, it's important to keep three things in mind: style, cost, and personality. The best wedding professionals are those that align with all three of these elements. 

First, you'll want to find photographers who have a style you're drawn to. Do you want romantic, fine-art photography? Do you prefer formal portraits and crisp imagery or candid and creative images? Do you want a heavily filtered look or a raw feel? From here you'll have an idea of whether or not you'll be happy with the style of the photographs to ensure you'll have a hard time picking a favorite. 

Next, you'll want to choose a photographer who fits your wedding budget – like all vendors. The price for full-day coverage ranges widely, so once you know what the cost will be, make sure you ask key questions so you're not surprised later. Will they offer back-up equipment, file storage, and album production? Are the images edited and enhanced by them or outsourced? Will they have an assistant or second shooter on the big day? Do they charge overtime? 

Finally, you'll want to make sure you get along with your photography team. If you have an opportunity to meet them in person or have a conversation over the phone, Facetime, or Zoom, take it. You'll want to make sure that you feel comfortable with them since you'll be together the entire wedding day – bonus points if they're fun to be around. Also, if they offer engagement sessions, this is another wonderful way to confirm that you do in fact love their personality!

How much should you spend on a wedding photographer?

Depending on where you are located, your wedding photography could cost a couple hundred dollars or tens of thousands of dollars. Before committing, it's important to understand their rate, as well as what's included. Some photographers will include an engagement shoot session or a wedding album, while others may charge extra for those items as well as travel costs, and more. Have your budget in mind when looking for the artist who will be capturing your ceremony and reception – you want the photos to look amazing, but you also don't want to spend your entire budget on the photos; however, great wedding photography is worth the investment!

How much does a wedding photographer cost per hour?

Wedding photography costs range wildly; however, what holds true for most photographers is that their wedding rate doesn't just include the time they spent photographing your celebration. In addition to the prep work beforehand, most of the hours will come during the editing process. While photographers are talented at capturing the emotion of the day on film or digital mediums, you likely chose them partially because of their editing style. Since editing can take hours and hours, they need to factor this into their pricing.

Is 4 hours enough for wedding photographer?

For small weddings that have a quick timeline, four hours may be enough time for your chosen professional to capture authentic, genuine moments from the day in each photo – while also getting the must-have family and detail shots. However, if you're having a longer wedding or a "first look," you'll definitely want to hire your professional for more time. Talk to your wedding planner about the timeline of the day and be sure that the photographer's timeline fits with the overall timeline of the event.