After all the stress and effort that goes into planning an event (whether it be a wedding, a birthday party, or a corporate convention), you don’t want to walk away with no photos to remember it by. That’s where the services of a professional event photographer come into play, leaving you with images that can be used for your social media channels, your website, and your home.

If you are ready to start researching the most experienced event photographers in Cincinnati, the following 9 are among the best to look out for.

Larrison Photography

A corporate convention documented by Larrison Photography [Larrison Photography]

Alex and Corey are the married couple behind Larrison Photography, which specializes in weddings, engagement sessions, portraits, and events. They are inspired by simple, natural photography, with “no crazy poses, no weird post-procession.”

Not only do they offer event photography but also videography if you want to capture your celebration on film. In addition, the Larrisons can be hired for professional headshots, family portraits, and newborn sessions at a location of your choice.

Mike Schalk Photography

A local Cincinnati event photographed by Mike Schalk [Mike Schalk Photography]

Mike Schalk is a Cincinnati-based event and headshot photographer who loves making connections in the local arts community. Photographing everything from candy stores to weddings, he enjoys the challenge of event photography’s fast-paced industry. Not only does he get to meet new people and experience new things through his work but also help businesses and brands to elevate themselves.

Mike can also be hired for business, acting, or model headshots for your online profiles.

MHM Photography

A DJ in action [MHM Photography]

Michael and Heather McHenry are the husband-and-wife team behind MHM Photography and have been together for around two decades. They say that their shared love for photography (and one another) is what inspires them to do what they do and create lasting memories for their clients.

Michael is particularly renowned for his event photography capturing DJs in action. Aside from shooting events in Cincinnati, MHM Photography can be hired for weddings and engagement sessions.


A bustling dining space in Cincinnati [AnaMedia]

Anna Sharp is the owner of AnaMedia and says that she loves people, stories, and photography. She has been working as a professional photographer for the last 11 years, with hundreds of dedicated clients who return again and again.

While she specializes in weddings, Anna is no stranger to shooting other events, whether they be business or private in nature. She prides herself on being able to document the spirit of the occasion, with candid shots of the people and decor together.

Robin McKerrell

A couple react during their first look session [Robin McKerrell]

Robin McKerrell says that she never planned on becoming a wedding and event photographer and that it just happened by chance a few years ago. As a former model and business owner, she came into the industry with plenty of experience and it shows in her impressive portfolio.

We love the muted tones of her imagery and there’s no shortage of artistic flair. In regards to her approach, Robin says: “In a world of uncertainty, technology, and disconnect I’ve started working with my clients to create real moments of connection and meaning.”

Tico & Red

A bridal party portrait by Tico & Red [Tico & Red]

Another husband-and-wife team on our list is Tico & Red (aka Johnny and Nicki), who specialize in documentary events, wedding and family portraiture. They are experienced in shooting everything from intimate celebrations to huge weddings in a style that can be rustic and earthy or ultra-modern and sleek.

Their goal is to create imagery that is beautiful and honest while capturing all of the heartfelt moments from your event. In addition, the couple offers handcrafted letterpress stationery if you’re looking for something more bespoke.

The Smyth Collective

A couple look lovingly at one another on their wedding day [The Smyth Collective]

The Smyth Collective is Becky and Daniel, who wed in 2007 and regret that they didn’t invest in the services of a wedding photographer to document their special day. As a result, from now on they want to ensure that other couples don’t do the same. They hope to produce images that folks will love and appreciate for many years to come.

The Smyth Collective’s portfolio is filled with genuine embraces, authentic colors, and lots of love, with couples who look like they are completely in the moment.

Oliver Pictures

An event space photographed by Oliver Pictures [Oliver Pictures]

Oliver Pictures is a Cincinnati-based studio that offers event photography, videography, and live streaming services. This team of creatives balances soft imagery with artistic documentation in an approach that is all about storytelling.

Oliver Pictures’ photographers are skilled at bringing out the best in their subjects and collaborate closely with their clients to deliver the results they are after. When working with businesses, they understand that it’s not just a product you are marketing but a need and a message.

Mary Forbes Photography

Two girls celebrate on their graduation day [Mary Forbes Photography]

Mary Forbes purchased her first camera at the age of 14 and began honing her skills with her auntie, a professional photographer herself. After moving to Cincinnati in 2019, she signed up to photography workshops and began second shooting at weddings, as well as documenting local events and family portraits.

From there, her passion has rapidly evolved into a career. Mary’s outstanding portfolio includes everything from weddings to graduations, maternity sessions, and pet portraits.

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