Boston, Massachusetts is one of the oldest cities in the United States, playing a hugely important role in American history. Today, this New England city is known for its dominant sports teams, historical monuments, outstanding food and beer and prestigious universities. The Greater Boston metropolitan area is home to over 4.5 million people, making it a popular place to tie the knot. We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 wedding photographers in Boston to help you find the perfect one for your big day. Please note that this list is not in any particular order and each of these photographers would be a fantastic choice for your wedding day.
1. Lisa Rigby Photography
It took Lisa Rigby a few years post-graduation to realize photography was what she was clearly meant to do. Her award-winning photography has earned her the 2013 Best of Boston award as well as many other awards through top online wedding resources. She has also been honored as one of the worlds “30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography” by Rangefinder Magazine. With over 175 weddings shot, Lisa has plenty of experience capturing magical moments. Photographing the details, indoor, outdoor, traditional and non-traditional weddings – she’s done it all.
Lisa has been a professional wedding photographer for six years. Her basic package costs $4,500 and includes six hours of coverage, an online gallery and the full-resolution digital negatives.
Readyluck is comprised of four talented photographers whose passions lie in creative, articulate storytelling. They combine photojournalism, environmental portraiture, fashion and editorial details to create stunning wedding photos that represent a many-layered portrait of each individual family’s past, present and future. Readyluck was honored as one of Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in 2013 and they are active members of Fearless Photographers. Readyluck’s photos have been published in Martha Stewart Weddings, TIME Magazine, The New York Times and Brides Magazine.
Readyluck creates custom wedding packages based on their clients’ needs. All packages include full-resolution, post-production images, a second photographer and a generous credit towards print products.
3. Adriano Batti Photography
Growing up and starting his career in photography in Italy, Adriano Batti grew up around weddings. Since he moved to Boston from Italy in 1995, he has photographed over 1,000 weddings! He loved the festive and happy atmosphere at the weddings as a young child and was always interested in seeing what the photographer was doing, fascinated by him and the equipment. Adriano makes sure to capture every moment that is of importance, such as the first look as the bride walks out, the first dance and the exchange of vows. The emotion behind these special moments are what inspires Adriano to continue photographing beautiful weddings and moments.
Adriano shot his first wedding in Italy’s Amalfi Coast at the age of 17. His wedding packages start at $2,000 and includes 6 hours of coverage, the images in an online gallery for one year, all the high resolution images on a USB drive as well as all the printing rights.
4. Kate McElwee Photography
Kate McElwee‘s vibrant and emotional imagery has made her one of the most highly sought-after wedding photographers in New England. Her photojournalistic approach enables her to capture the stories and moments that make each wedding unique, while her use of bold color and graphic elements make her kick-ass portraits stand out. Her couples love her boundless enthusiasm for her work and her ability to unobtrusively capture the day. Kate is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Her images have been published in Rangefinder magazine, Shutterbug magazine, and online in the Huffington Post. She was recently recognized as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the US by Weddzilla.
Kate has been a photographer since 2007, and her basic package costs $6,000. This package includes signature wedding day coverage from getting ready through one hour of post-dinner dancing, a second photographer, an online gallery and slideshow.
5. Greg Brett Photography
Greg Brett has been shooting weddings full-time since he graduated from Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts with a degree in Photojournalism, Fine Art and Visual Storytelling. His background and education has brought him to develop a classic, modern, photojournalistic style that is evident in his beautiful wedding images. Greg is an active member of Fearless Photographers and was included in the Boston A-List Best Wedding Photographers Top 10 for 2014. He has also received an accolade of excellence from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.
Greg has been a professional wedding photographer for six years. His basic package starts at $2,300 and includes full-day coverage with Greg and his assistant, unlimited correspondence and pre-wedding meetings, an engagement session, high-resolution files on a custom USB in a gorgeous presentation gift box, a premium wedding album credit, a set of archival prints and on-line gallery for ordering heirloom quality products such as canvas wall art.
6. Katie Kaizer Photography
On your special day, your role is to live fully in the moment. Katie Kaizer‘s role is to capture those moments and highlight the unique energy that each and every couple exudes. Her experience in portraiture and photojournalism combine beautifully to tell the story of your wedding. Past clients rave about the positive energy that she brings to every shoot, her amazing ability to seamlessly blend into the day, and the professional approach to her incredible talent. Katie launched her business in 2011 after completing the Professional Photography Program at The New England School of Photography in Boston. She was thrilled to return to her hometown of Nantucket Island, which also happens to be an amazing destination for weddings. She has been featured in Boston Wedding Magazine, Newport Wedding Magazine, WellWed Magazine, Island Weddings, Southern New England Weddings, N Magazine, and StyleMePretty. In addition to wedding and portrait photography, Katie travels internationally every year to photograph special projects that are near and dear to her heart.
Katie’s 6 hour package starts at $5,800 and includes herself, a second shooter, edited full resolution images, a special black and white collection, and an online gallery for print ordering. Most clients book an 8 hour day and choose to add Engagement Sessions and Rehearsal Dinner coverage. Custom packages for smaller weddings or elopements are available by request and Fine Art Albums are also available a la carte.
7. Person and Killian Photography
Jill Person and Laurén Killian form the photography duo Person + Killian Photography. Together, they work seamlessly with a documentary style to artistically capture the raw, honest, emotional moments of life. Their shared love for photography along with their drive and ambition are what makes these two camera-loving ladies a perfect team. Person + Killian Photography has won numerous awards, including being selected as Boston Magazine’s Best Wedding Photographer in 2012.
Person + Killian Photography has been in business for 10 years but they were both individually professional photographers for years before that. On average, their couples invest around $8,500 but it can range anywhere from $6,500-$11,500+. This basic package includes two photographers for up to 9 hours, high-res files, online gallery with all images, an album for the couple and two smaller parent albums with the option to add additional items a la carte.
8. Seth Kaye Photography
Seth Kaye combines his academic background in fine arts with his professional experience as a photojournalist to create stunning wedding photos that his clients love. He believes that a wedding show flow naturally, with the photographer there to capture real, candid moments more than posed ones throughout the day. Seth has been named one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the United States by Weddzilla and is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers.
Seth has worked professionally as a photographer for 24 years. He began his career in photojournalism and later moved into photographing weddings, which he has done now for nine years. His packages vary in price depending on the options a couple is interested in, with the average couple spending between $5,000 to $6,000. He often customizes packages depending on the couples needs. These options can include multiple professional photographers, wedding albums, engagement sessions and a Photo Booth.
9. Nicole Chan Photography
Nicole Chan discovered that wedding photography was for her after realizing that she thrives on relationship-based images – the ones that really make you feel something. She strives to capture authentic and meaningful photographs through a creative documentary style. She believes that forging relationships with her couples is important so that her wedding photography is never a cookie cutter experience. Nicole’s work has been published in international publications such as Cosmopolitan magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, the Huffington Post and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.
Nicole has shot over 250 weddings since becoming a full time wedding photographer. Prior to that, she had assisted as the second photographer for nearly 100 weddings. Couples who are interested in Nicole’s services can contact her directly for a price quote.
10. BKB Photo & Co.
A favorite of Boston brides, BKB Photo & Co. makes wedding pictures a breeze. Founder Brittany K. Blando attended both the New England School of Photography and the College of Art and Design at Lesley University before opening her namesake studio. Now, she photographs weddings everywhere from New England to the Caribbean, impressing couples with her natural-looking style. A recent bride herself, Blando understands the importance of personalized service and attention to detail. She’s an expert at making clients feel comfortable in front of the camera, and delivers finished photos within weeks of the Big Day. She also brings high-profile experience to every shoot, having photographed the weddings of hockey player Scott Clemmensen, musician Eric Welsh and beauty queen Amanda Kelly. After years in demand, she expanded her studio and created BKB Photo & Co. to include an associate photographer and video program. This network of hand-selected artists have worked with her for years and have proven to share a style that compliments that of the studio’s at an affordable alternative. Most importantly, the team shares the same work ethic and devotion to capturing weddings that Brittany envisioned as she launched her career and still does today.
Brittany has been a professional photographer for 13 years. Please contact Brittany directly for pricing and package deals.
11. Christian Pleva Images
Christian Pleva Images specializes in fine art wedding photography while incorporating fashion and journalistic influences. By staying on top of current wedding photography trends, they are able to provide contemporary, tasteful and timeless photos for their clients. Their focus is to capture dramatic, architecturally artistic images by limiting the number of posed and staged photographs. They treat every photo as a blank canvas and work carefully to create images you will want as artwork in your home.
Christian has been a professional photographer for 3 years, with his basic package starting at $3,299. The package includes up to six hours of wedding day coverage, an online photo gallery for two months, an engagement session and a silver series thirty page album.
12. Karen Kelly Photography
Karen Kelly is a Boston-based wedding photographer whose business model is wholly different than most: her goal is to win your business for life. Karen specializes in documenting family history, which begins the day of your vows. Her passion is capturing authentic moments between loving couples who are less interested in formal photography and more interested in fleeting moments. Telling a unique story about your family is a top priority for Karen as your photographer for life. She considers herself lucky to have multiple print publishings of her images and to work directly with clients like the Boston Red Sox and Macworld. Karen is also a member of Fearless Photographers.
Karen has 5 years experiences as a professional photographer. Her basic package costs $4,000, and includes 6 hours of coverage at your event by Karen, a complimentary engagement session and a privacy-protected online gallery with access to archival quality prints.
13. Aiden Rhaa Photography
Aiden Rhaa describes himself as a photographic storyteller. He shoots in a way so that his photos intertwine with each other to retell the story of your special day. By constantly searching for new lighting, angles and backgrounds, he is able to document moments of excitement, of fear, of happiness, of anxiety and of pure joy. Because the wedding goes by so quickly, Aiden is determined to photograph every moment that is important and that should be cherished.
Aiden has been a full-time wedding photographer for 4 years. His base package is priced at $3,500 and includes 8 hours of wedding day coverages by Aiden, online gallery and images delivered on a custom USB drive.
14. Krista Photography
Krista Guenin founded Krista Photo with the intention of capturing beautiful celebrations of love and family. She loves to get involved with the wedding and sing, laugh and cry with you. Krista and her associate CoCo approach each event with a documentary perspective and capture the day in a way that reflects the unique reality and emotions their clients experience with an artistic eye, resulting in gorgeous images that their clients love.
Krista has been shooting weddings for 12 years. Krista’s basic package starts at $5,500 and CoCo’s starts at $3,700. These packages include 8 hours of coverage by your chosen photographer and a second shooter, a day-in-the-life engagement session, basic image editing, online proofing and a disc of high-resolution digital files.
15. MKD Photography
Mike and Kate Duval are the husband-and-wife photography duo that makes up MKD Photography. They have found themselves to be so completely different that they perfectly complement each other at a wedding. While Mike takes beautiful, bright, candid reception pictures, Kate will capture the ring exchange and the first kiss perfectly. They love wedding photography and have been capturing weddings together since their own in May 2005.
Mike and Kate have been shooting weddings for 14 years. Their base package is $3,500 and includes two photographers (Mike and Kate), an engagement sessions with complimentary prints, all design work, a slideshow the day of your wedding, online hosting, 6 hours of photography on the day of your wedding reception and a drive with all of the high resolution images for you to have.
16. Sandra Costello Photography
When Sandra Costello got married over ten years ago she was overwhelmed by the amazing love and support she received from her friends and family and is committed to capturing that same authenticity of you and your love on your wedding day. Sandra will capture all the important details while allowing you to be yourself and stress-free on your big day. Her photographs are candid, beautifully articulated and emotional. Sandra is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Fearless Photographers.
Sandra has been a professional photographer for 12 years. Her basic package costs at $3,900. All of her packages include an engagement shoot, Sandra as the primary shooter and all of the digital files from your wedding day. The package includes 6 hours of coverage.
17. Soulful Life Photography
Adam Caron of Soulful Life Photography finds inspiration for his photography within the powerful beauty of nature and the world. From the forests of his childhood to the castles of Europe, Adam has had the opportunity to photograph some of the most beautiful things our world has to offer. These opportunities have driven his passion and motivation in photography, and these traits carry over in his wedding photography as exemplified in his stunning portfolio. Adam is an active member of Fearless Photographers.
Adam has been working as a photographer for about 14 years. His wedding package starts at $1,800 and includes 6 hours of unlimited photography, a custom flash drive with high resolution, digitally enhanced images and print release, online viewing and proofing of all images in your own private gallery, products available to order directly from your private gallery to include prints, metal prints, wood prints and assorted photo related items.
18. Oh, Karina
Karina Picache of Oh, Karina started taking photos as a way to get to know someone and learn about their lives. When she was at Tufts University, she minored in Studio Art and discovered her love for photography while photographing models for her painting class. This brought her to her first job in the Tufts Photo Department, and since then she’s found her niche in the wedding photography industry. Karina describes her style as fun, colorful and candid in addition to her unobtrusive photojournalistic manner.
Oh, Karina was established in 2007 and her basic wedding package starts at $3,600. This package includes full wedding day coverage, starting with one hour of prep coverage through three hours after the reception starts, an engagement shoot, high resolution digital files with full printing rights and an online gallery.
19. Wendell Fernandes Photography
Wendell Fernandes fell in love with art at a young age. Certain aspects of the world fascinated him, bringing him to grow his passion for photography. He has been working in the creative industry for over 15 years and believes that wedding photography is all about telling a real story with dynamism and emotion. Wendell is an active member of Fearless Photographers and continues to raise the bar in depicting his clients’ real personalities through his outstanding and enthusiastic client’s interaction and communication.
Wendell has been a wedding photographer for 5 years. His basic package starts at $2,995 and includes full day coverage, an engagement session, a 10×10 premium leather album, 500~ high resolution photos and online gallery and ordering.
20. Prudente Photography
Jimmy and Anya from Prudente Photography are a married photography team. They take full advantage of having different points of view to maximize their differences and create magical wedding day images that their clients love. Their photojournalistic and modern photography style enables them to capture each and every important moment throughout your big day with an unobtrusive manner and a fresh approach.
Jimmy and Anya, together as Prudente Photography, have been in business for 5 years. Their basic wedding package price is $3,750 and includes up to 10 hours of coverage, two photographers, an online gallery to share with friends and family, a complimentary engagement session, custom save-the-date card design services, a high resolution DVD with edited and ready to print wedding day photos (with full reprinting rights).