Richmond Photographers

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The Top Richmond Photographers, 2020

Browse these top-rated photographers from Richmond, VA.

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Jonathan S.
Richmond
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Jonathan Smallwood, CPA has professionally been behind a camera for 12 years; his sole purpose is to connect with his clients and ensure they are beyond satisfied with his service and photos. Photography has been Jonathan's biggest passion since he was a teenager, and he loves every opportunity to serve others with his talent. Jonathan personally knows how awesome it is to have a special time captured forever in the form of photography; which is why he would love to treat your special occasion or portrait session as if it were one of his own and provide you with photos that you and your loved ones will look back on with joy for years to come. Jonathan takes pride in providing the best quality of service and communication with his clients to ensure all their photography needs are met, while going the "extra mile" in whatever way he can assist to make sure your special occasion goes smoothly. The joy and fulfillment Jonathan experiences from seeing clients satisfied with his services is priceless to him, and he truly wants to not only be present as your photographer, but also as your supporter. He would love the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones during your next memorable occasion, and build a relationship with you that will hopefully last for years to come!

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Destiny M.
Richmond
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My passion for photography lies within storytelling. I aim to take the time to get to know my models before throwing them infant of my camera so that I am able to properly tell their story. I love the human experience and try to put forth that in my photos.

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Jessica H.
Richmond
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Jessica is an experienced professional photographer. She focuses on sports and action, portraits, and commercial/branding photography. Jessica has worked in and around the Richmond, Virginia area for the last 4 years.

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James L.
Richmond
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camera Nikon D750, Nikon D3S, Nikon d850

James is an internationally published, award-winning photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Over the past few years, his lens has been primarily focused on travel, tourism, commercial, portrait and headshot work. Not everything translates into a beautiful image with a traditional aesthetic – and James doesn’t shy away from those shots. Sometimes a unique perspective or detail creates a more powerful picture. Those are the photos that are worth waiting to capture. ​ James’ work has been on display at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. His series for the Flying Squirrels adorned the covers and accompanied multiple features in their programs. ​ Many of his powerful, unique images have been published and shared in print and web in 7 countries and in social media platforms across the globe. James’s images of cityscapes and landscapes have been featured by Southern Living, CBS, NBC, Virginia Tourism, Kentucky Tourism, and Indiana Tourism. His commercial portfolio of marketing and event photography clients includes The Richmond Symphony, Capital One, ISL Futbol/FC Barcelona Escola, the Richmond Kickers, the Flying Squirrels, Live! Casino and Hotel, and Maryland Tourism. Promotional images adorn City Stadium and the Diamond in Richmond. His work has also accompanied a variety of articles in Richmond Grid. He built his reputation and initial portfolio on action sports photography and has worked with youth, collegiate, and professional leagues. His action sports work has been featured in the USL, EPL, NBC Sports, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. James has also enjoyed working with non-profit organizations such as World Pediatric Project, The Next Move Program, ACLU, The Byrd Theatre Foundation, EnRichmond, CapABLE, Higher Achievement, and The Richmond Pitbull Project.

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Ellie B.
Richmond
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camera Canon EOS-1D Mark III, Canon EOS-1DS Mark II

I received my BFA in photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. I primarily studied film while in college and am self taught in regards to the digital era. I built a darkroom in several of my apartments while in school. I've been through about 7 different digital SLR cameras, upgrading as the technology advanced. I still often shoot film for the joy of it. I used the skills I learned in undergrad and applied them to learning everything I could about digital photography and lighting. I discovered that I loved the crisp image that only a prime lens can lend to an image, though I do love my 70-200mm for it's dynamic range. After college I worked as a darkroom technician, developing and printing large format prints and working with historic negatives. I moved to Charlottesville for a year and worked as a product photographer for an online retailer at Music Today. I started 2nd shooting for a local wedding photographer and fell in love with the raw documentary nature of the work. I moved back to Richmond and started my business, focusing primarily on Wedding photography. I've also done portraits, editorial and corporate work and hope to do more of this work, diversifying myself as a photographer.

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Caroline M.
Richmond
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camera Nikon D850, Nikon D750

Caroline is a Richmond, Virginia based photographer specializing in lifestyle, travel, tourism, food and corporate photography in the U.S. and abroad. She loves to travel and has a passion for capturing bold, beautiful photos of people, places and culture in an authentic way. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and studied abroad in Costa Rica where she created a video documentary of her travels, interviewing the locals she met. Since college, she has photographed professionally for over 10 years and has worked with over 100 clients in the advertising, marketing and editorial industries.

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Sean G.
Richmond
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camera Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i)

Sean has been doing photography since about 2013 in college, He then worked privately as well as for a preschool photography company and then finally as a ship photographer, while he traveled all over the world. He doesn't just love photography, he loves art. To him photography is a way to express his art. Every job he's had, has taught him more as a photographer. College introduced him, preschool photography taught him how to work with both kids and adults. Working on a ship taught him how to adapt to different cultures and environments. He learned how to shoot formally and casually and he learned how to sell his photographs and take value in his work. He also knows how to edit and learned how to do it much quicker than he originally thought possible.

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Lee J.
Richmond
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Madison "Lee" Jones has photographed for over a decade having trained with the renowned photography professional of over 30 years, Eric Dobbs. As a homeschooler growing up I dedicated my time to reading dozens of photography articles online about photography and light and took thousands of photos of friends and family before becoming a professional photographer. I love seeing people smile!

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Truong B.
Richmond
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I've been doing photography for 3 years. I've trained hard for the last 3 years to have "eyes" of a professional photographer and from then it is my passion to capture those moments.

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Andre M.
Richmond
camera Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EOS R

Andre Magalhaes is an experienced photographer, web designer, and graphic designer. He's very talented when it comes to photo editing and does his best to make the pictures stand out. He always wants to be different from other photographers when it comes to creativity and loves to capture natural happy moments.

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Alex C.
Richmond
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Alex Coyle has worked bicoastally in the industry, and thrives on the ever-changing nature of her projects. She holds a B.F.A. in Photography & Film and a B.S. in Creative Advertising from the nation’s number one public art school, Virginia Commonwealth University. Because of these dual degrees, she understands the need to balance creativity with the shots that will sell. Coyle is eager to try new things, which allows her to see each shoot with a fresh set of eyes

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Richmond Photography Statistics

Average job star rating4.8
Richmond photography jobs per day467
Average length of photography job (hours)3.8
Photos taken per hour in Richmond4,432
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