Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia

Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia

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Choosing who will take your engagement and wedding photos is a BIG decision. Your wedding day will go by quickly, but your memories and photos will live on. You want to capture every special moment and make it last forever.

Every photographer has a style and personality that comes through their images. It’s what makes them unique. You’ll want to make sure that your personality and style meshes with your photographer’s. This will help you have a better understanding of what to expect from your engagement and wedding photography.

There are many different aspects to map out as you plan your engagement session and wedding shot list. It could be a special location you want to have your engagement session at. Incorporating interests that mean a lot to you with props or backgrounds.

Be sure to think about things that can sometimes be forgotten, like would you want your photographer behind-the-scenes with the bridesmaids and groomsmen capturing the moments leading up to the wedding? Do you want extensive photos of the venue, food and cake? Would you want to do a first look before the wedding begins?

Would you want photos of your wedding bands? We might be biased, but we think wedding band photos is a great idea. Especially if you have a premium tungsten band and a premium wood box to show off. 🙂

Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. The cost for engagement and wedding photographers can oftentimes be a pretty wide range. Sure, you can get a very inexpensive photographer, but the quality of work may not live up to your expectations. Is this a corner you’d ever want to cut? Probably not.

When you look back on your engagement and wedding photos, you want them to be something you’re proud of. Not something you regret. The value of perfectly captured moments and memories that you’ll be able to look back on for the rest of your life…that’s priceless.

Just keep in mind that there’s a lot that goes into providing professional photography. Yes, there’s taking the photos, but then there’s the equipment, editing, software, possibly multiple photographers to capture different angles, travel, insurance, taxes, etc.

A common question is, “how far in advance do I need to book the photographer”? Generally, the better the photographer, the longer the wait since they may have a long list of clients already booked.

Beginning the process to identify your engagement and wedding photographer soon after you get engaged is usually a good idea to give you plenty of time. For some photographers, 3-6 months may be enough time. For others, you could be looking at 6-18 months out before being able to book a date.

At the end of the day, enough can’t be said for how important it is to select the right engagement and wedding photographer. That’s why Jude Ridge has compiled this list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

We hope you find this list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia helpful. Be sure to share it with a friend and let the photographer know where you heard about them!

Demi Mabry Photography

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Demi Mabry was born and raised in Virginia. It is because of her breathtaking images taken in the Old Dominion state that we are proud to have Demi Mabry Photography on our list. Demi takes outstanding wedding and engagement photos with vivid light and precision.

Demi exists to show you the moments you don’t see on your wedding day. The real, raw moments are where legacy is built; because truth is what gives birth to freedom and freedom, joy. That is Demi’s hope for you. Not only one day, your wedding day, but a lifetime of joy.

It is with high praise that we suggest putting Demi Mabry on your short list. From the mountains to the country and all the way to the ocean, Demi is traveling across Virginia to capture moments that matter to you!

Check out her work at any of the below.

Website – www.demimabry.com
Instagram – @demimabry
Facebook – www.facebook.com/demimabryphotography
Twitter – @dmabb
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/demimabryphotography

Demi Mabry Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Katelyn James Photography

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For over a decade, Katelyn James has worked with hundreds of newly engaged couples all the way to their wedding day, and even some after! Katelyn works with her childhood sweetheart, now husband of seven years – Michael, capturing the love stories of brides across Virginia. In addition to their own couples, Katelyn trains and educates thousands of photographers around the world.

Katelyn’s creative journey started with a bunch of paint and big ideas on the floor of her childhood bedroom. She ruined her momma and daddy’s carpet, but the time that she spent exploring every creative outlet she could think of eventually pointed to her dream job. Katelyn learned about being true to herself as an artist. She learned how to run a business on a small scale and learned that she loved using her natural gifts to bring joy and beautiful things into other’s lives.

Now, as a wedding photographer, Katelyn gets to do that same thing, but instead of painting dishes and scrapbooking, she’s capturing and saving the memories of one of the most wonderful days of her clients’ lives! It’s a life-giving job that she is so incredibly thankful for! And if her job wasn’t awesome enough, Katelyn gets to do this full time with her husband! So much of their story has led them to where they are today!

Want to know why so many couples and photographers trust Katelyn with their futures? We know why – she takes tremendous images speaking thousands of words and making you feel something more.

Check out her work at any of the below.

Website – www.katelynjames.com
Instagram – @katelynjames
Facebook – www.facebook.com/katelynjamesphotography
Twitter – @katelynjames
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/katelyn_james

Katelyn James Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Elena Skaya Photography

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With Elena Skaya Photography, you get the wife and husband power team of Elena and Nik! The pair have dedicated their lives to motion and still photography and they focus on engagements, weddings, portraits, and are now expanding in to the family sector. In addition to locations throughout Virginia, you can book the pair for photo sessions in DC, Maryland, and across the globe.

They live for storytelling, travel and creative innovation. With every project, Elena and Nik push themselves to the edge of what’s possible. They love people and love building long term relationships. And most of all Nik and Elena love their craft and want to share it with like-minded couples.

Elena and Nik like to push their clients to the limits. They will put you on top of old house foundations, capture romance in the rain, and have you kiss under sparklers.

Check out their work at any of the below.

Website – www.elenaskayaphotography.com
Instagram – @elena_skaya_photography
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elenaskayaphotography

Elena Skaya Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

The Girl Tyler Photography

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They may be from Virginia, but like their website states, The Girl Tyler would travel anywhere for a good story. The Girl Tyler is a family owned company that offers photography and filmmaking to couples, families and businesses alike! Their wedding and engagement photos are 5 stars and the multitude of clients they have worked with would agree.

The Girl Tyler is comprised of, you guessed it 🙂, a girl named Tyler, her husband Martin and his brother Graham. Tyler started the whole thing with her love of visual storytelling – from design to photography. Then her filmmaking, tech-savvy husband joined in to help with photography and offer video. Lastly, Graham was brought on board to round out the team fresh out of college with a degree in filmmaking and serious skills in audio design. They’ve been working together full-time for more than five years.

As you’ll see from The Girl Tyler Photography’s work, their work captures #RealMoments. You’re sure to have fun and amazing photos as a result of working with The Girl Tyler Photography. We can’t wait to hear how your experience goes.

Check out their work at any of the below.

Website – www.thegirltyler.com
Instagram – @thegirltyler
Facebook – www.facebook.com/thegirltylerva
Twitter – @thegirltyler

The Girl Tyler Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Keith Cephus Photography

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Keith Cephus Photography is based in Virginia Beach, VA but has been recognized as one of the most sought-after wedding photographers on the east coast. For more than 20 years, Keith has been behind the camera for local, destination, and Indian weddings, as well as bridals and engagement sessions.

What Keith would like to bring to you is a special relationship that’s built on extreme trust. Here’s the reason for that: trust between a photographer and client becomes an ultimate relationship that can only bring about total satisfaction and joy for everyone. Integrity and generosity shine forth in Keith’s business and personal relationships, because of his faith. This proves profoundly satisfying for all parties involved.

Keith is an artist with an uncanny thirst for photographic excellence. His passion for making his clients happy is what drives Keith to be the best he can be. If he had to define his style it would be fashion forward with a twist of editorial and photojournalism. Keith and his team think totally out of the box, which makes their style unique, whimsical and fun!

This nationally recognized photographer has won awards for a reason and we agree with the critics. Keith Cephus is definitely a photographer to add to your short list if you are looking for unparalleled results.

Check out his work at any of the below.

Website – www.keithcephus.com
Instagram – @kcephus
Facebook – www.facebook.com/virginia.beach.wedding.photographer
Twitter – @kcephus
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/kcephus

Keith Cephus Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Grant & Deb Photographers

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Let us introduce you to Grant and Deb Photographers! Since 2008, the couple has taken amazing photos and transformed them in to stunning results. With Deb’s background as a graphic artist, the unique perspective will blow you away. This husband and wife duo are FUN!

The mission of Grant & Deb Photographers is all about connecting with couples who share the same ideal as they do; their wedding isn’t just a day; it’s a journey. Grant and Deb capture love the way they do, because they’re also in love. Find out for yourself why their brides cry happy tears when they see their pictures.

Grant and Deb take their photography skills to the ocean, through the vineyards, and wherever else you might be interested in. Simply put, if you are in the Virginia Beach area, you must check out Grant & Deb Photographers.

Check out their work at any of the below.

Website – www.grantdeb.com
Instagram – @grantdebphoto
Facebook – www.facebook.com/grantdebphotographers
Twitter – @grantdebphoto
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/grantdebphoto

Grant & Deb Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Megan Vaughan Photography

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Texan turned Virginian, Megan Vaughan Photography lives in viewing distance of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Megan’s husband, Mitch is her second shooter and manages his own videography business that works alongside Megan. For more than nine years, Megan’s photography has delighted her clients!

Megan Vaughan’s work can be described as bold, colorful, sharp and rich. You are not just another wedding. You’re a friendship and apart of Megan and Mitch’s story as well. They truly want to get to know you both, learn about your story, how you met, the proposal, what makes you happy, what your favorite things are. They’ll laugh with you, cry with you and celebrate with you. When they learn these things, Megan and Mitch can capture the essence of the two of you in their work and give you something priceless.

“You can never redo your wedding photos and they will be something you cherish and use to remember that special day forever. I wanted perfection…from the moment I saw your photos…I knew you really have a gift,” said one couple about Megan. We could not have said it better!

Check out her work at any of the below.

Website – www.megan-vaughan.com
Instagram – @meganvaughanphoto
Facebook – www.facebook.com/meganvaughanphoto
Twitter – @_meganvaughan
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/mmvaughan

Megan Vaughan Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Luke and Ashley Photography

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They say Virginia is for lovers, and the lovers of Virginia love to work with each other! Meet husband and wife photography team Luke and Ashley Beasley, wedding photographers who live in northern Virginia and travel all over the state to capture love.

The goal for Luke and Ashely is to create timeless, tangible memories so that not only you can enjoy them, but your children and grandchildren can have a peek into what started it all. They are dreamers. And that is why they are inspired by couples who dream and hope for the future.

Looking at their photos, you can see the bond between their clients which Luke and Ashley image so effortlessly. The couple uses what is around them on location to bring even more life to their artwork. We know that your story will be captured in an unforgettable way when you work with Luke and Ashley Photography.

Check out their work at any of the below.

Website – www.lukeandashley.com
Instagram – @lukeandashleyphotography
Facebook – www.facebook.com/lukeandashleyphotography
Twitter – @lukeand_ashley

Luke and Ashley Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Jessica Green Photography

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Jessica Green Photography is based out of Fredericksburg, VA and originally from Southern California where she was born. She loves producing high quality engagement and wedding photography for timeless & romantic couples throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. She also LOVES traveling throughout the US when the opportunity presents itself!

Jessica’s goal is to create timeless, romantic, and classic images for each of her couples. She wants each and every one of her couples to put silver frames on the wall, on their desks at work, and on their night stands…to remind them every single day of the commitment they made, their love for one another, and the reason behind their promises.

Jessica loves being able to celebrate her couples’ love for one another through everlasting photographs. Being able to watch their families grow and flourish over the years is honestly her favorite part.

If you are head over heels in love with your fiancé, Jessica would love to work with you! Naturally stunning and effortlessly in love is how you will look when you become a #Jessbride!

Check out her work at any of the below.

Website – www.jessicagreenphoto.com
Instagram – @jessicagreenphotography
Facebook – www.facebook.com/jessgreenphotography
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/jessgreenphoto

Jessica Green Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

Alina Thomas Photography

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Alina Thomas Photography is an amazing photographer based in Leesburg, Virginia serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC and beyond.

Alina is passionate about helping brides relive the most beautiful moments of their wedding day through timeless images, and her work shows it! Alina’s photos are bright, full of color and emanate joy.

If you want to experience a photographer that has the whole state talking, look no further than Alina Thomas Photography.

Check out her work at any of the below.

Website – www.alinathomas.com
Instagram – @alinatthomas
Facebook – www.facebook.com/alinathomasphoto
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/alinathomas

Alina Thomas Photography is proudly on our list of the Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia.

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Selections for the list Top 10 Engagement And Wedding Photographers In Virginia:

Demi Mabry Photography
Katelyn James Photography
Elena Skaya Photography
The Girl Tyler Photography
Keith Cephus Photography
Grant & Deb Photographers
Megan Vaughan Photography
Luke and Ashley Photography
Jessica Green Photography
Alina Thomas Photography

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