Washington DC Wedding Photography

Whether your special fête will take place in the District, Maryland, or Virginia, these Washington, DC wedding photographers are ready to capture the intimate, sweet moments and the grand gestures alike. Be sure to look through photos these Washington, DC wedding photographers took at other celebrations to get a feel for their style.

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Spotlight Picture This Wedding: We offer Micro-Wedding Packages!
Picture This Wedding: We offer Micro-Wedding Packages!
30 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Picture This Wedding is a wedding photography & videography company. They have been in business for more than a decade, so they know that planning your dream wedding is no small undertaking. The process can feel pretty stressful, but they have the talent and experience required to put your mind at... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $1,295
Spotlight Pamela Lepold Photography
Pamela Lepold Photography
143 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Fairfax, VA

Pamela Lepold Photography is a woman-owned boutique photography studio specializing in creatively inspired wedding and event photography. Pamela has been photographing weddings for 21 years and has been distinguished as one of the top wedding professionals in the area. She prides herself in... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,500
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Spotlight By Asa Photography
By Asa Photography
85 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Alexandria, VA

Beautiful light for your wedding day! I take a unique approach to each wedding, using off-camera lights and flashes controlled by radio transmitters to create beautiful lighting effects that imitate natural light, even in rooms without any windows. My style is documentary, focusing on candid photos... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,400
Spotlight Roman Grinev Photography
Roman Grinev Photography
190 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Chevy Chase, MD

Roman Grinev Photography is a local wedding photography company located in Maryland, serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Their site contains instant prices & packages and individual wedding portfolios with the work of each of their wedding photographers. They offer a personalized approach... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $1,800
Featured Beck and Call Photography
Beck and Call Photography
51 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Fredericksburg, VA

A freelance wedding photographer in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Beck and Call Photography provides newly engaged couples with a different kind of photography and approach. Unobtrusive with a quirky kick, the company is committed to showing the creative and fun side of each couple’s individual... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $1,999
Featured Focus Fine Photography
Focus Fine Photography
32 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Reston, VA

Focus Fine Photography is a photography company in the Washington metropolitan area that specializes in natural wedding and portrait photography. Owner and lead photographer, Parmiss Akbari, captures choreographed, intimate moments, and raw storytelling elements that make an expressive wedding... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,500
Featured Emily Blumberg Photography
Emily Blumberg Photography
11 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Vienna, VA

Emily Blumberg Photography is a fine art wedding photographer in the Washington D.C. metro area. Her goal is not to simply document your wedding day, but to capture your story as well. She uses her photography work to spontaneously record some of the most beautiful moments of your wedding day. Emily... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $6,500
Featured 1LPhoto
1LPhoto
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Rockville, MD

With a photographic career spanning over 11 years, Phil at 1LPhoto has worn many hats, but "wedding photographer" is his favorite. Settled just north of Washington, DC, Phil serves the DMV area but travels nationwide for photoshoots. He doesn't remember the first time he picked up a camera, but he... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,000
Featured Danielle Real Photography
Danielle Real Photography
34 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Woodbridge, VA

A professional wedding photographer in Woodbridge, Virginia, Danielle Real Photography has been creating lasting memories since 2010. Owned and operated by professional photographer Danielle Real, the company is dedicated to illustrating real moments full of energy and emotion. Through its use of... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

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Featured Dream Wedding Crew
Dream Wedding Crew
7 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Woodbridge, VA

Based out of Woodbridge, Virginia, Dream Wedding Crew provides professional photography services for engaged and newly married couples. This experienced team will work to capture your big day with authenticity, creating beautiful images. They will document your celebration with genuine care,... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,000
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Featured Sokolov Photography
Sokolov Photography
75 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Sokolov Photography is an award-winning, family-run photography company serving weddings in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Serge and Kate Sokolov bring their enthusiasm and proven track record to every wedding they shoot. Serge, the main photographer, began his photography career in the... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,500
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Featured Akbar Sayed Photography
Akbar Sayed Photography
67 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Leesburg, VA

Akbar Sayed Photography is a service based out of Leesburg, Virginia, specializing in weddings and other milestone moments. Owner Akbar Sayed creates authentic imagery and cinematography for modern couples, families, and businesses. Akbar and his team believe that creating exceptional photography... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $5,250
Featured Weddings by Lee
Weddings by Lee
109 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Germantown, MD

Weddings by Lee Photography is a wedding photography company in Germantown, Maryland. Lee shoots in a photojournalistic style, mixing in highly stylized imagery and a ton of fun to document the unique love story of your wedding day. Serving couples throughout the Washington D.C., Virginia, and... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,000
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Featured So Tender Is Humanity
So Tender Is Humanity
32 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Arlington, VA

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL AND THE KIND SPIRIT so tender is humanityso vivid are the colorsso kind is human spiritand wild are the lovers We wrote this poem when we were daydreaming about what we want to achieve with our art. It extends past our work into our daily intentions because... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $5,000
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Featured byDesign Films
byDesign Films
34 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Studio City, California is home to byDesign Photo & Films, a business specializing in professional wedding photography and cinematography. Each member of this professional team is committed to delivering high-quality photo galleries and inspired wedding films. Using the most advanced industry... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Featured Leah Brizard Photgraphy
Leah Brizard Photgraphy
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Gaithersburg, MD

Based out of Maryland (but 'have camera will travel'), Leah Brizard specializes in wedding events and other celebratory occasions. Leah Brizard has been passionate about photography from an early age always taking her camera wherever she goes. As you savor your day, she will be there unnoticed,... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

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Featured Bachelor Boys Creative
Bachelor Boys Creative
Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Capturing Memories. Your Way. Your event doesn't fit into a standard package. Neither should your photographer. Bachelor Boys Photography & Videography is completely customizable to your needs and style. We make it easy to capture your most precious moments by matching you with a photographer or... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Featured The Hill Studios
The Hill Studios
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Gainesville, VA

We are a boutique wedding photography studio based in Haymarket, Virginia, but we love to travel and have for many members of our wedding family! We strive to always to provide stellar imagery and create an amazing experience which focuses on you and your story. Services Offered Most collections... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,100
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Featured Ray's Photography
Ray's Photography
127 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Ray's Photography is a photography company serving the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas. Staff at Ray’s Photography are broken into two teams: trained photographers and technical staff. Their photographers are sure to capture every magical moment of your day with precision and attention... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,500
Featured Prismatic Wedding Photography
Prismatic Wedding Photography
6 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Prismatic Wedding Photography is a wedding photography company based in Ellicott City, Maryland. Owner Matt understands that no two weddings are the same, and his work is a celebration of love in all its diversity and splendor. Every couple has a wonderful, unique story to tell, and Matt wants to do... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,200
Featured Mike Sperlak Photography
Mike Sperlak Photography
31 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Mike Sperlak Photography is a wedding photography company based in Baltimore, Maryland. The talented creative, Mike, offers his services to couples in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New Jersey, and the surrounding regions. His passion for taking stunning images with artistry shines... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,600
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Featured SamShots Photo & Video
SamShots Photo & Video
57 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

SamShots Photo & Video is premier wedding videography and photography company in the Washington, D.C. area. Photographer Sam and his team allows your emotions as a couple to set the tone for your wedding photography, whether that be light and playful or intimate intensity. Their photographers... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,750
Featured Ember Studio
Ember Studio
16 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Ember Studio is a wedding photography service based out of Marietta, Georgia and Washington, DC. Ember Studio strives to create stunning wedding photography that you and your partner can share for a lifetime. We shoot weddings because we love people and love photographing the special moments shared... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,300
Featured Chris Zarconi Photography
Chris Zarconi Photography
35 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

A client-focused wedding photographer in Washington, D.C., Chris Zarconi Photography specializes in candid, fun and artistic imagery. Utilizing a photojournalistic photography style, owner Chris Zarconi and his team seek out scenes that allow them to capture what is special about your relationship.... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,500
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Featured Omar Zeta
Omar Zeta
22 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

A professional wedding photography service in Henrico, Virginia, Omar Zeta is committed to capturing raw and palpable emotions. Owned and operated by freelance street photographer Omar Z., the company utilizes a variety of photography styles from contemporary to photojournalistic. Featuring a great... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,700
Featured Joshua Fernandez Photography
Joshua Fernandez Photography
502 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

For any journey, before the first step, there is purpose. Let’s define yours through a collection of distinguished images whose authenticity and intentionality captures life’s unrepeatable moments. Hi, my name is Josh. Thanks for being here. I seek to pay homage to life and it’s wonderful adventures... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,500
Featured Ken Pak Photography
Ken Pak Photography
106 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Centreville, VA

Congratulations on your engagement & upcoming wedding & Thanks for visiting Ken Pak Photography's Weddingwire Page! To me, photography is a way to expose life at its best. My spontaneity of expression and professional, yet friendly nature allow me to capture the most natural once-in-a-lifetime... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $5,000
Featured Stephanie Dee Photography
Stephanie Dee Photography
55 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Alexandria, VA

Named Best of Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer of 2018 by Northern Virginia Magazine I photograph the stories of couples who love big adventures and little details; couples who know the value of embracing old traditions and the thrill of creating their own; couples who believe that their... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,950
Featured Shelly Pate Photography
Shelly Pate Photography
49 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Shelly Pate Photography is an award-winning photography studio located in the Washington, D.C. area specializing in intimate weddings and elopements wordwide. Owner and photographer Shelly Pate is originally from Georgia and is proud to bring her Southern charm up north. Shelly is extremely... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,800
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Featured Jenna Leigh Photography
Jenna Leigh Photography
26 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Jenna Leigh Photography is a wedding and lifestyle photography company operating out of Glen Burnie, Maryland. Owner and operator Jenna Leigh provides couples with timeless photographic keepsakes of their day, allowing them to relive their day again and again for years to come. With a... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $4,500
Featured Justy Photography
Justy Photography
47 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Bethesda, MD

Justy Photography is a photography company located in Washington D.C. and Frederick MD area that is all about capturing the effortless, natural beauty of couples and turning those precious moments into customized works of art for you to remember in the years to come. Justy Photography shoots over 60... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,500
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Featured Andrew Morrell Photography
Andrew Morrell Photography
100 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Winchester, VA

Andrew Morrell Photography is a professional wedding photography service based in Winchester, VA, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Andrew, the owner of the service, has captured hundreds of magical weddings around the world and truly adores documenting the love stories of... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,000
Featured Julia Summers Photography
Julia Summers Photography
13 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Lovettsville, VA

I am Julia Summers, I have been an image creator and editor for a decade. My passion is to create stunning visual collections that narrates my clients’ unique visions and personal stories. I want to tell your love story through beautiful imagery, capturing all those small special details and... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,000
Featured Beauty of the Soul Studio
Beauty of the Soul Studio
11 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Fairfax, VA

With a timeless bright, bold, and romantic style, Beauty of the Soul Studio strives to highlight the beauty of the moment with every photo they take - whether candid moments throughout the day, stunning portraits that showcase your love, or little reception details that you put your heart, sweat,... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,950
Featured Ann-Marie VanTassell Photography
Ann-Marie VanTassell Photography
38 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

An award-winning wedding photographer in Washington, D.C., Ann-Marie VanTassell Photography has been impressing couples and their guests for the last five years. Utilizing a naturalistic style of photography, owner Ann-Marie VanTassell takes a more candid approach when documenting wedding... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,000
Featured Jessica Nazarova Photography
Jessica Nazarova Photography
44 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Rockville, MD

Hi! I'm Jessica, a colorful wedding photographer with a burning love for people, fun, and cake. I believe that every single wedding should be a unique and awesome celebration of you two. Being a wedding photographer is a dream job and I've been lucky to have met many kind, inspiring and hilarious... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $5,200
Featured Subhankar Barai Photography
Subhankar Barai Photography
18 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Gainesville, VA

Subhankar Barai Photography is a wedding photography studio located in Gainesville, Virginia serving Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland area. With contemporary and photojournalism photography styles, our goal is to get you a combination of artistic and candid images that will immerse you in... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,000
Featured Santa Ana Photography
Santa Ana Photography
8 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Aldie, VA

I belive that life is most beautiful when it is lived. This is why I am a documentary and lifestyle photographer. Your wedding and your life is perfectly imperfect and every smile, every laugh, every tear is an opportunity to capture the raw and honest moments that make up your authentic love story.... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,500
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Featured Bobby Bandz Productions
Bobby Bandz Productions
21 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Sterling, VA

Bobby Bandz Productions is an award-winning wedding photography company based in Sterling, Virginia. Owner Bobby is passionate about his craft, and he enjoys using his talent and creativity to capture life’s most precious moments. Bobby and his team love working with people. Their approach is all... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,000
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Featured Sheepdog Productions
Sheepdog Productions
8 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Hi! We're excited to share our story with you, and especially help you capture a little bit of your own! We are a veteran owned and operated studio, with an emphasis on personable, personaized service and fine art imagery. We would love to tell you all about our unique style! But first... about... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,999
Featured Kulik Photographic
Kulik Photographic
140 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Falls Church, VA

Kulik Photographic is a professional wedding and event photography company based out of Falls Church, Virginia that serves couples all over Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and beyond. They have over 30 years of experience and are skilled at capturing timeless images that you’ll be able to enjoy... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $1,875
Featured Anne Lord Photography
Anne Lord Photography
231 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Leesburg, VA

Anne Lord Photography, a professional wedding photographer in Leesburg, Virginia ,specializes in simple elegance. Owner and principal photographer Anne Lord boasts over 16 years of professional wedding photography experience. By taking a more natural and unobtrusive approach when photographing... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,495
Featured Paperbird Photography
Paperbird Photography
34 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Hello! My name is Amy and I’m the friendly face behind Paperbird Photography. I live in a little DC home built in the 1930’s with my musician husband, Mandarin-speaking daughter, and two big dogs (a Leonberger named Hagrid who loves my kisses, and a Swissy named Crosby who always turns them down!).... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,200
Featured The Talented Photographer
The Talented Photographer
57 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Hello! My name is Christian. I'm an artist. I make the experience pretty easy, fun, enjoyable and I give pretty awesome direction so my couples end up with amazing photos whether they're camera shy or not. It has taken me a lot of studying, practice and natural talent to get to where I am today.... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $3,000
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Featured Get Ready Photo
Get Ready Photo
19 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Silver Spring, MD

Get Ready Photo is a wedding-photography business based in Silver Spring, Maryland, founded by talented duo Luis and Barbara. Passionate about storytelling, this couple works together to bring magical moments to life through their lens. Luis and Barbara are dedicated to their clients and strive to... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,400
Featured Vince Ha Photography
Vince Ha Photography
112 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Vince Ha Photography is a wedding photography company based in Pennsylvania, that services the Central Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, New York, California, Florida, Hawaii, and anwhere our couples may take us. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winning company is family-owned by... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

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Featured Once Like A Spark Photo + Video
Once Like A Spark Photo + Video
372 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington, DC

Once Like A Spark was founded over a decade ago; we have shot over 10,000 weddings since then. We're an all-inclusive wedding photography & videography team with a family feel and ties to lots of local talent. We know how stressful and overwhelming wedding planning can be... and we also know that it... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $2,000
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Featured Life Gallery Photo & Video
Life Gallery Photo & Video
76 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Fairfax, VA

Life Gallery Photo & Video is a family owned business serving Maryland, Virginia and DC. Founded by Scarlet and Scott DuJardin, the company specializes in refreshingly simple and refined photography, with an abundance of natural light. Devoted to providing a stress-free and relaxing environment for... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $995
Featured George Street Photo & Video
George Street Photo & Video
2,676 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

George Street Photo & Video is a professional wedding photography studio, and this network of professional photographers and filmmakers has been in business since 2004. They continue to deliver a higher standard of excellence and ensure every couple receives the photos they want from their wedding... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $1,295
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Featured Lily & Lime
Lily & Lime
435 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Washington DC, DC

Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Lily & Lime provides professional wedding photography services for engaged couples. Laura Evans, the manager of the company, will go the extra mile for each soon-to-be-wed, matching them with a photographer that reflects their specific needs. The experienced... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Most Popular Price $1,195
Featured Vuja De Weddings
Vuja De Weddings
Wedding Photographers · Accokeek, MD

Serving the Washington metropolitan area, Vuja De Weddings is a wedding and lifestyle photography studio based in Accokeek, Maryland. Owner and photographer Deja Nycole is a Black woman who is passionate about documenting the beauty and unique stories of the African diaspora. Born and raised in... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

Featured Christian Nwosu Photography
Christian Nwosu Photography
Wedding Photographers · Alexandria, VA

Based in Waldorf, Maryland, Christian Nwosu Photography captures weddings of various sizes in locations throughout the world. Owner and head photographer, Christian, works with a photojournalistic approach, to make your genuine, unscripted moments throughout the day shine in your final album. During... (Wedding Photographers Washington DC)

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Laura
Laura
5.0
Look no further than Julia to have as your photographer! She is absolutely wonderful and so easy to work with. Julia captured our proposal, ...
Allison
Allison G.
5.0
I found Brigitte through some online research and I am so glad we hired her for our small wedding. Her prices are extremely reasonable; ...
Casey
Casey
5.0
Shelly was the only other person in attendance for our self-officiated elopement in DC and it was truly perfect. We were nervous it might be ...
Brett
Sarah
5.0
I don’t even know where to begin with this review, simply put - Betty and Maggie are the BEST team you can ask for to photograph your big ...
Alexandra
Alexandra M.
5.0
Leah is a truly amazing photographer. She communicated with me every step of the way. Having a wedding during a pandemic comes with lots of ...
Morgan
Morgan
5.0
We feel lucky to have had Kelly take our maternity photos. She brought out who we are in such a beautiful, meaningful way. The photos she ...
Melissa
Melissa
5.0
I HIGHLY recommend hiring Belinda. We could not have been happier with BB Jaxson Photography!!!! She was amazing from the start. She and her ...
Rachel
Rachel G.
5.0
Sammy did our engagement and wedding photos and we absolutely loved her. she did such a wonderful job and was so fun to work will. I will ...
Elizabeth
Elizabeth G.
5.0
I would definitely recommend Sara as your wedding photographer. She did everything she could to capture my day just as I had envisioned it. ...
Inna
Inna H.
5.0
Extremely friendly and outgoing! Monique was perfect for our wedding and was able to adapt to any changes or requests that we had! Our ...
Raven
Raven M.
5.0
From the start Asa was amazing to work with! His packages were reasonable, snd he had great ideas. Our engagement and wedding photos came ...
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Sarah K.
5.0
I looked through dozens of photographers in the area and it was immediately clear to me how skilled she is, and that she has such a gorgeous ...
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Laura W.
5.0
I can’t imagine a better photographer than Ann-Marie! When I asked a friend for wedding vendor suggestions, she said that Ann-Marie was her ...
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Desiree K.
5.0
Where do I even begin to put into words how extremely happy, grateful, and satisfied I am that I hired Dream Wedding Crew to photograph my ...
Joel
Joel L.
5.0
The pictures were amazing! She really wanted to capture moments and every detail and that’s something I noticed through out our wedding! I’m ...
Erin
Erin
5.0
Luis and Barbara took our pictures for our engagement session last week, I can't ask for more, we are very happy with the results and now I ...
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David R.
5.0
Eylül is a wonderful photographer. As a filmmaker myself, with years at National Geographic and Smithsonian, I was so impressed with the ...
Chelsea
Chelsea J.
5.0
Ken is AMAZING!!! He made our wedding weekend! He has such talent and captures the most amazing photos and moments. Ken traveled so far to ...
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Sara H.
4.8
My husband and I enjoyed working with Pamela. She did our engagement photos, our mini ceremony (that we held in 2020), and our actual ...
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Neha R.
5.0
From the start, Akbar amazed us in the initial interview by being super friendly, professional and also pointing out things that we weren’t ...

Washington D.C. Wedding Photographers: How to Find the Right Wedding Photographer in Washington D.C. to Capture Your Special Day

Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, is situated along the Potomac River, bordering Maryland and Virginia. With magnificent monuments and neoclassical architecture that dot the landscape, the region is always a popular destination for wedding couples.

Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer

Finding the right photographer to capture the magic of your special day may seem like a wide-angle long shot at first, but you have plenty of resources around to help you out. You can ask friends and family for referrals, or ask the venue if they have any recommendations. While reviewing wedding photographers in Washington D.C., pay particular attention to their portfolio. Have they shot similar weddings before, and do they understand your unique preferences and needs? Once you narrow down your choices, take a look at your budget. Depending on what packages you choose—video and photography, photography only, engagement and wedding reception photos, etc.—costs can rise up to $10,000 for a wedding photographer. Washington D.C. wedding photographers are slightly on the high end, so plan to spend at least $2,500 - $4,000, or 10 percent of your total budget.

Planning Your Wedding Photo Shoot

Wedding photography in Washington D.C. is first-rate. The city and surrounding areas offer a wealth of wedding venues, from historic mansions to swanky country clubs and resorts and waterfront venues surrounded by lush landscapes to elegant estates with lovely gardens and manicured lawns. In the city, the elegant National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace – with panoramic views of Georgetown and the Potomac River – and an abundance of historical monuments and architectural wonders are sure to entice you and your partner. Keep in mind seasonal opportunities as well  – if you’re fortunate enough to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, that photo opportunity alone might just take precedence over any other!

Best Time of Year for Wedding Photography in Washington D.C.

Spring is mild but short, while summer is hot and humid. Winter weddings in Washington D.C. can be very romantic with the potential of bright snow and soft skies. If you are concerned that you or your guests will be uncomfortable, book an indoor wedding venue. If you insist on a winter wedding, take time to find a photographer who has experience shooting that time of the year.

Summer downpours are not uncommon in Washington D.C., as well as in neighboring Virginia and Maryland. When you interview wedding photographers, be sure to ask if they are equipped to shoot in the rain and what their experience is. From a photographic perspective, rain isn’t necessarily a deal killer; in fact, it can enhance your photo shoot, resulting in pictures that can be more organic, dynamic and elegant. Note that some outdoor venues, such as country estates, can quickly move you indoors should it rain.

Planning your wedding is an exciting time, and your Washington D.C. wedding photographer will be able to capture the memories to last a lifetime. Make planning easy with our planning tools, where you can keep track of your Washington D.C. photography options as well as venues and other vendors. With each decision, you’ll be one step closer to celebrating your “I do” moment.