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Top Rated Event Photographers Around Ashburn, VA

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela L.
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My experience with Elmo Laing was a powerful trigger of personal memory---from light, to set-up, to processing. By all accounts, he is a meticulous craftsman. Through his eyes and indelible images of my party guests, I am still reliving this momentous occasion ---my 60th birthday celebration. In photograph after photograph, Elmo captured every mood and motion of the affair. He documented the dancing, the band, the striking group portraits, the cake, the room decorum, and of course--ME. His photography has played an important role of constructing memory because the stories leap from their stills. His images are stimulants for remembering---happy lives, families and friends, and what & how we celebrate. I hover over these images! That’s what fantastic photographers do….they show the environment, they show what they saw and they work to compose the best for YOU. That is exactly what Elmo Laing produced for me. Oh, wait a minute, did I mentioned that he is patient, polite, and precise with posing & positioning—a good photographer. Thank you, Elmo for your artistry, storytelling and technical ability. Pamela Lamberth

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Kirsten H.
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Jeff is by far one of the best photographers that I've had the pleasure of ever working with in my career. His photos are superb and his professionalism is exceptional. I will definitely hire him for all of our D.C. based shows.

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TJO Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Judith B.
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TJ O'Neil is by far the most professional, thorough, efficient, personable photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was thoroughly prepared, had great ideas and anticipated opportunities for the next great shot. I cannot say enough positive things about TJ. Working with him to capture key moments during Massachusetts Day of Civility was a complete pleasure. Judith Bowman, Founder, Executive Director, National Civility Foundation

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Jatin R.
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Metin was on time, friendly, professional, and took nice photos for our event. Great work!

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Joe Halpin Photography
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna F.
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He came to my house to do some portrait-type photography. I appreciated that Joe was relaxed and friendly and didn't seem rushed. I got the photos back from him very quickly. He was helpful in suggesting good backgrounds as well. I was very pleased with the end result. I think he'd make a great family photographer also.

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
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Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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Lees Photos
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Dina R.
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We hired Lizzy to help us take pictures for my father's 90th birthday. We did a lot of family portraits and singles. We also used Lizzy to take pictures of the event. Lizzy was sweet and very professional. She suggested many ideas during the picture taking process. She was very patient with my father who moved slowly. Thanks Lizzy you were great.

KE Photography
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tina R.
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Kari is an awesome event photographer and visionary. She stops at nothing to get the shot she sees in her mind and is very collaborative to hear what her customers have in mind to achieve their dreams on their day.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth S.
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Winstead Barnes is amazing and I HIGHLY recommend him / his company! We hired him to do on-site hair styling (updos) for my daughter's Sweet 16 party, and ended up also hiring him for our event photography needs as well! He was extremely kind, professional, flexible, handled our needs with immaculate precision, and his hairstyling exceeded our expectations by much! We simply showed him the hairstyles we wanted and he was able to make our hair look gorgeous! Thank you for EVERYTHING, Winstead! We will stay in touch and contact you for our future needs as well!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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John M.
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Joshua is one of the best photographers I've ever met. From the beginning of my search for a photographer, Joshua's work and professionalism stood out among the others. While I needed headshots, I also wanted something different, something other than the generic canned ones we've all grown accustomed to seeing. I wanted something casual and spontaneous but certainly not a selfie. As soon as I saw Joshua's portfolio, I knew he was the right one for me. This conviction was confirmed even before I met him in person. Joshua was forthright and proactive in laying out the logistics of what to expect in advance of our appointment. The day of the shoot, he arrived ahead of schedule and allowed enough time to talk with me about his style, his work, and listen to what I wanted and expected. Once the camera started rolling, he made me feel comfortable and at ease and gave me step by step directions of where he wanted me, and what he wanted me to do. I didn't feel like I was posing but stood and acted like I normally do. This gives a much more natural, effective, and stand-out photograph, and I am very pleased with the results. Joshua is friendly, personable, highly skilled at his trade, and very conscientious. He's a consummate professional and has very reasonable rates. I highly recommend Joshua and encourage you to take the time to familiarize yourself with his work. Next time you need a photographer, you now know who to call.

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Andrew Noh Photo
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Isabelle J.
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Andrew is awesome! He was very flexible and understanding of our wants and needs and his work is fantastic! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer for their events.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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JuDawn K.
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D.I.M was awesome.. They were very professional, friendly and punctual. At the time of writing I not received my pictures because my event was just last night (less than 24 hours) but I am really looking forward to seeing everything and am sure everything will be beautiful. Thank you Karmin and Ashley..

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 114 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikhil M.
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I found Alex and team to be very responsive, they got back to me in minutes and this really helps when you are planning a big event. The photo booth was very modern - with social media integration, green screen custom backgrounds and animated GIFs. Guests were able to see their photos instantly and we also captured photos in our live stream from twitter. Room for improvement: The attendant should guide guests while taking the photo, since some of the photos were overcrowded or the background was not seen clearly.

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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James S.
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Mark is a fantastic event photographer. He really captured the vibe we were going. Turnaround on photos was very quick as well!

Forest Heart Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Taibeen K.
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Our wedding was on March 15, 2014. We chose Fox & Owl Photography based on the recommendation of a friend and we couldn't be happier with our decision. A few weeks prior to our ceremony we had a meeting over coffee with both Carrie and Allison, where we discussed the type and style of photography we desired. My wife and I had poured over at least two dozen other portfolios, so we already had zeroed in on a style that both of us really liked. We wanted photography that showed off our love and affection for one another without being too saccharine. We also wanted some shots that highlighted our venue which was right on the Chesapeake watershed. We also listed out the individual moments over the course of the ceremony that we wanted captured on film. During this meeting they took extensive notes, and together we created a layout of the ceremony site and came up with a strategy for how to give the photographers the best sight-lines and ease of movement during the event. We also came up with contingencies for weather. We took a huge risk having an outdoor ceremony in the middle of March. Carrie and Allison exuded confidence and assured us rain or shine (or snow!) that they'd be able to work with whatever conditions were on the ground and still capture our wedding. On the day of the ceremony this planning proved very helpful. Thankfully it was a sunny day in the 60's! Another choice we made was to have the ceremony device-free. This allowed the photographers to do their jobs without distraction or interference. It also provided a serene atmosphere for our guests during the ceremony. We wanted very bold photography, outdoors in sunlight on the waterfront--shots that utilized light and shadow. During our initial meeting I used words like "brooding" and "melodramatic" to describe what I wanted. Fox & Owl came through in a big way. They produced photography that gave that sense exactly, while still keeping it romantic. There were plenty of photos that captured our joy and laughter as well--my wife's bridal portraits were stunning and her "getting ready" photos seem to be by consensus among our friends, the best sets. Carrie and Allison were cordial and professional throughout the day. Their style appeared to be to discreetly capture moments as they happened rather than to be vocal about staging people, Still, some of the best shots they took were when they directed us and asked us to pose in a particular way. Their instincts were dead on especially as the sun was going down. The sunset shots were spectacular and their use of that lighting was ideal. They adapted well to changes. There was plenty that went wrong during the day. Key friends and my own parents were so late they missed their photography times. Knowing that having these pictures were very important, we were able to make time after the ceremony and we got some family photos. In total, Fox & Owl delivered 377 high quality digital photographs on DVD soon after the ceremony. We couldn't wait to have our pictures and they replied to our update request promptly and kept their promised delivery date, which was faster than we were expecting. We narrowed down the best ones for printing and we decided we liked 99 of them. Of those 99, to break it down, I'd say 10 were exceptional, about 50 were excellent and the remaining 40 were very good. We honestly did not expect to have that many great photographs from the day. We spent over a week arguing over what photos should go in which frames and albums. It was a very good problem to have. We would happily recommend Fox & Owl to any couple that desires artistic, high quality wedding photography.

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maisy C.
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Julie did a in-home newborn/family photo session for us and she made it so enjoyable! She is great with guiding you what to do through each photo and she’s not afraid to tell you where to move, or what to look at. Previous photographers weren’t as assertive and made it very difficult for us to know what to do. Our pictures turned out amazing! If you use her you won’t be disappointed!

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Mang Photo
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
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To start with, He is really great. Hands down, great! I am an awkward person but I immediately felt comfortable and confident to have a fun shoot with him in Georgetown. I needed fun and flirty headshots photos for my blog so nothing too serious but he was eager and helpful to tackle the task. He is professional and courteous and his turn around time is quick (seriously its amazing)! I was looking for several photographers but they would all tell me that I get 5-6 photos for double the price. I will always recommend him! Thanks for everything, Robert and I look forward to working with you again!

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Sars K.
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Studio Pri is amazing! We hired Studio Pri off of Thumbtack and have absolutely no regrets in our decision since there are so many photographers out here! We also used them for our engagement photos which turned out beautifully! Priscilla and her team are easy going and very personal. They make you feel comfortable taking photos since most of us aren't used to it! Priscilla was very responsive to emails and got back to me within 1 day. They had our wedding photos and engagement photos ready for us within weeks! We are amazed at how good we looked in them and would definitely used their services again. Thanks so much for capturing all the amazing moments at our wedding :D

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Cassatts Photography
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynn M.
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The best experience I have had with a photographer. $60 fee. The next closest I saw was $150, with other prices well upward. He is a real pro. The studio is in his home, but he has backgrounds, a great camera, and an easy manner. He took a dozen or more shots, we looked at them on the computer, figured out what was right, what was wrong and what I wanted. He then took another series of shots, and I found the one I wanted. He did some light editing on PhotoShop, got it in two formats (Low for Internet and High res for printing). What a delightful, charming and professional man. I recommend him very highly.

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer F.
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I found Doug on Thumbtack and was pleased to have him photograph my wedding this past October. First, I was so pleased to meet him before hand and see more of his work so I knew what to expect. But more than that, I realized that Doug is an exciting, interesting, and cheerful person which made the experience even better. He has an artistic eye and really made some beautiful memories that made me excited to have him shoot my big day! During the day, Doug captured fantastic moments and was flexible when we wanted him to get a specific person or time. He was over all energetic and cheerful! I had a few friends that are amateur photographers also take pictures for us and Doug took the time to answer some of their photography questions and giving them tips - going above and beyond his call... Finally, my pictures came out beautiful and in a timely manner. I can't thank him enough for capturing our day and producing this precious keepsake!

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GaganHarnav Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hanadi E.
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Gagan is a professional photographer, she stayed longer to ensure the coverage of the whole event. I am waiting anxiously to receive the photos.

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Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.