Whether you’re throwing a birthday celebration, honoring a retiring employee, or putting on a community festival, your event deserves to be documented through beautiful imagery. Professional photos are not only a means of preserving your memories in the most vivid way but they can also be used to promote your business or personal brand online.

Planning an event in Alexandria? We have you covered, with 7 of the city’s top event photographers. Read on to learn about their skills and specialties, revealing the one that’s right for you.

Theogenic Photography

Theorina Li is the woman behind Theogenic Photography, an Alexandria-based business that specializes in engagement sessions and weddings. The name “Theogenic” comes from the Ancient Greek word “Theos,” meaning God, while “genic” means “to be formed from.”

Theorina believes that good photography should emphasize the essence of the moment, which is why she doesn’t heavily edit her work. Through her lens, she strives to tell the story of your event and has shot everything from dance performances to fashion shows and business occasions.

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Memories of Bliss

Memories of Bliss is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Henry and Pam Spencer, who regularly shoot events and weddings in and around the Alexandria area.

While Henry is the Principal Photographer, with around 15 years of professional experience under his belt, Pam draws on her background in marketing, operations, and sales as the Creative Director.

Memories of Bliss documents everything from engagement sessions and family occasions and want to be part of all those blissful moments that make life so special.

Steve Johnson Photography

Steve Johnson says that he is a “man of emotions”, which is why he loves capturing yours during a range of events. He understands that it can be a vulnerable feeling being in front of the camera and treats it as an honor to “capture a glimpse of your soul” through his lens.

As an event photographer, he documents those treasured moments in life and transforms them into lasting memories. Not only is Steve Johnson a Certified Professional Photographer but he is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Virginia Professional Photographers.

Audra Wrisley Photography

Based between Europe and Washington, D.C., Audra Wrisley is an in-demand wedding photographer with a fine art edge. She has more than 10 years of experience in the game, with a reputation for documenting events with grace and beauty.

Unlike most photographers who have made the move to digital cameras, Audra is still committed to the craft of shooting film. Through her art, she is inspired to create magic within each frame and curate a set of images that tell your unique story.

Pici Photography

Mark Pici has been a photographer for more than 20 years, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who were both professional shooters. Ever since Mark’s dad first showed him how to operate a camera in the 1990s, he says that he and his lens have been “inseparable."

After a career with the Press Corps at the Department of Defense, he started his own studio alongside his dad. Today, Mark is still at it, capturing events, portraits, and celebrations throughout Alexandria and beyond.

Laura Hatcher Photography

Based out of a historic warehouse in Old Town Alexandria, Laura Hatcher Photography is dedicated to preserving the memories of veterans, families, and local businesses. She grew up in a military family and has spent much of her life serving her country, working as a Navy diver and a Navy intelligence officer.

As a veteran, she documents community events, military ceremonies, and family occasions, as well as capturing executive headshots and branding content for small business websites. Laura is a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America association and the New York Institute of Photography.

MacroHype Photography

Serving clients along the East Coast, MacroHype Photography is a digital media and marketing company that offers award-winning event photography services. Its portfolio is filled with images that are vibrant and full of color, with a preference for candid shots, rather than posed portraits and forced smiles.

While based in Alexandria, MacroHype’s team regularly shoots weddings and other events throughout New York, Virginia, and New Jersey, as well as in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Since the business was established in 2009, MacroHype Photography has worked with over 500 engaged couples (and counting).

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