Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Richmond. Additionally we will try to cover as much as possible on a wide range of related subtopics.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to kick this off than to list the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. Once they have been discussed in detail we will move on to photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever type of printing you might need will be discussed before we pivot to photography studios.
Taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area is a great way to “develop your skills,’ sorry but that corny joke just wrote itself. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. Don’t be surprised if these stores also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
A list of places to take beautiful pictures and selfies will definitely get a shout out plus there will be some quick lists for where to buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Many of the places we mention could theoretically go in a few of our lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right place and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
Expect to find a map for the area towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Richmond camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the region at that link if interested.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Dimples and Cheeks Photography
- J&D Photo
- Nick Davis Wedding Photography
- Focus on Joy Photography
- Dan Iott Photography
- Betty Clicker Photography
- Emmi Claire Photography
- The Tuckers Photography
- Chelsea Schmidt Photography
Dimples and Cheeks Photography specializes in wedding, family, newborn, and maternity photography. Over 140 weddings and innumerable portrait shoots have been documented by J&D and engagement where boudoir, maternity, infants, family, and headshot sessions are all available.
Nick Davis is a local photographer who specializes in weddings. Emmi Claire is a wedding, branding, and portrait photographer. Focus on Joy Photography is a wedding, newborn, and portrait photographer who is great at capturing life’s new beginnings and all the big and tiny moments in between.
Weddings, engagements, and boudoirs are all covered by Tuckers Photography. The metropolitan region is served by Dan Iott Portrait Photographers with over 10 years of experience in family photos and high school senior, wedding, engagement, children and infant portraits. For the past seven years Chelsea Schmidt Photography has been documenting weddings, engagements, micro weddings, and portraits
To print the selfies off your phone or get a photo printed visit:
- Phototech Labs at 109 N 18th St #A
- Uptown Color at 1205 W Main St
- Conquest Graphics at 3900 Carolina Ave A
- Zooom Printing at 2042 Westmoreland St
- Carter Printing Company at 2007 N Hamilton St
- Keith Fabry at 1420 Commerce Rd
- Flatten Image at 501 S 14th St #201
All of those options for photo printing in your area are good ones. Color or black-and-white images should be developed, and they should be able to put them on just about whatever you desire.
Anything from brochures and pamphlets to passport photos to books and posters can be developed and printed by these companies who should also be able to handle wall graphics, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and other marketing materials. Most should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you’re looking for a certain service have a peek at those links to see if you can find the right option for your needs.
Studios For Rent
You can try to rent photography studio space near you at:
- Dementi Studio at 121 E Grace St
- Caston Studio Photography at 1404 N Parham Rd
- 422 Studio at 2405 Westwood Ave #201
- Edward Small Studio at 00 E 4th St
Dementi Studio has the ideal studio rental space for commercial photography, individual portraits, family photos, bridal, and fashion shoots for locals without access to their own studio or for travelers who require access to a studio while on the road.
Since 2007 Luxury Boudoir Photography Studio has been serving RVA’s wonderful ladies. Engagements, weddings, portraits, family, children, and senior photography are all services offered by Edward Small Studio.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- Photography & Film at 325 N Harrison St # 206
- Visual Arts Center of Richmond at 1812 W Main St
- Crossroads Art Center at 2016 Staples Mill Rd
- Studio Two Three at 3300 W Clay St
Since 1963, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond has been assisting adults and children in exploring their creativity and creating art. In clay, wood, fiber, painting, photography, printmaking, glass, metal, drawing, writing, decorative arts, and other visual media, VisArts provides over 1,000 visual and creative arts classes each year. The firm employs about 125 educators.
Crossroads Art Center fosters awareness and comprehension of art styles ranging from crafts to fine art by exhibiting the work of emerging and renowned mid-Atlantic artists. The gallery is a cultural resource and an active participant in Richmond’s dynamic arts community, representing over 225 artists.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Richmond
From in-house sensor cleanings to handling manufacturer service and camera repair Richmond Camera at 3128 West Cary Street can help you with your digital camera repair needs.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around the region would be:
- Maymont at 1700 Hampton St
- Great Shiplock Park at 2803 Dock St
- William Byrd Park at 600 S Arthur Ashe Blvd
- Bryan Park at 4308 Hermitage Rd
Maymont is a 100-acre historic estate and park that offers a variety of unique activities for visitors such as exploring the gardens and arboretum or The Robins Nature Center, witnessing native wildlife habitats, feeding friendly goats, and visiting the Mansion. The 287-acre William Byrd Park in Near West End is one of the city’s most visited and a great place to take selfies in your area.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones can be great and if you want to buy a new one head to:
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Dynamark Security Richmond at 6954 Forest Hill Ave
- Richmond Security at 491 Southlake Blvd
- The Flying Locksmiths
- Vector Security at 2805 N Parham Rd #500
- Richmond Alarm Company at 14121 Justice Rd
- Livewire at 4900 W Clay St
- ADT Security Services at 2500 E Parham Rd #5
If you want to add security cameras to your property contact one of the above. You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Virginia Beach
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Washington DC
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Baltimore
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Philadelphia
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
If you read all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Richmond.