The 9 Best Engagement Photographers in Columbus
Searching for incredible Columbus engagement photographers to memorialize one of the most important milestones in your life? We get it! After all, Peerspace is the largest online for hourly venue rentals, so we work with couples and photographers looking for that perfect backdrop daily. We’ve seen a lot of engagement photography and hope to share our keen eye with you today.
Columbus is one of the liveliest, most well-educated cities in the country. The city is full of academics, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and families. We can’t imagine a more vibrant city. And in our minds, it’s the perfect size, neither too big nor small. Another thing about the city: it’s full of goodhearted people, which makes it one of the best cities in the country to find the love of your life. So it’s no wonder you’re here looking for the best Columbus engagement photographers. The creatives we’ve chosen to highlight today are all super-skilled and fun to work with. Check out their enviable portfolios!
Hunter Harrison is a fearless photographer with a natural, attentive style. His photos mine the depths of the romances of his couples in a bright, organic style that doesn’t shy away from rich colors or intense displays of passion. He’s equally adept at posed portraits as he is capturing candid photojournalistic shots. In all, Hunter really knows how to work with couples to get them to trust him, let their guards down, and just be themselves in front of the camera. Believe us, the results will be stunning.
Stephanie West is a confident and personable Columbus engagement photographer with a remarkable ability to capture engagement photos with little to no posing. It takes years of work for lifestyle photographers to get as good as Stephanie is at putting their clients at ease and directing them in front of the camera. You’ll love working with Stephanie. Not only does she capture some of the most romantic, light-drenched engagement photos of any photographer on this list, but she’s also simply great to work with. Clients rave about their experiences with Stephanie, so much so that she has a dedicated full page of reviews on her website! And we’re here for it.
Here is just one of our favorite examples: “We were so fortunate to find Stephanie for our engagement and wedding photos! She is professional, fun, and so talented. I cannot speak more highly of her–every session we do with Stephanie is efficient, comfortable, and we ALWAYS end up with beautiful photos. Our entire wedding party is ready to hire her for their own family and event photos, as is our family.”
Christa Kimble is an engagement photographer who takes light-filled, classically composed lifestyle engagement photos that we really love. She truly takes the time to get to know the couples she works with, to understand what makes them tick, as well as what makes their romance work. With this knowledge, she helps present these elements in a beautiful and reverent way through her photography. We can’t say enough good things about her thoughtful, romantic, artistic work.
4. Brian and Jenna of Kellogg Photography
Brian Kellogg and his wife and second shooter, Jenna, have been serving the Columbus area as wedding and engagement photographers for many years. In that time, their work has been recognized as some of the best photography in the area by numerous publications, including Ohio Today, Shutter Magazine, and Columbus Bride Magazine. Brian’s style is natural, classically composed, with just a touch of the cinematic. He’s a gifted storyteller who also believes that love has the power to transform people’s lives.
Andrew and Chrissy are a husband-and-wife team of Columbus engagement photographers who’ve built a reputation in the city for their ability to connect with the couples they photograph. The duo effortlessly puts their clients at ease, then takes some of the most classically inspired, sincere, passionate engagement photos around. They have a style that’s moody, suffuse with color and light, and alive with joy and love. Andrew and Chrissy are the types of people you just want to hang around with. Plus, they’re also the type of photographers you can genuinely trust to tell your love story.
Just check out what one couple shared about their experience working with Andrew and Chrissy. “They’re so passionate about what they do, and they build trust with their clients quickly because they’re so fun to be around! During both our engagement session and wedding day, we felt 100% comfortable around them and so did our wedding party (we heard so many compliments from our friends & family!)”
6. Clay Justice and Lisa Hernandez of Red Gallery Photography
Clay and Lisa, the team behind Red Gallery Photography, are playful, diligent artists who’ve been recognized by numerous publications — including The Knot — as some of the best wedding and engagement photographers in the country. Their style is remarkably varied, ranging from experimental and haunting in one set of photos, to romantic and surrounded by gorgeous, verdant nature in the next set of photos. We can recommend them without reservation to any couple who simply wants to work with an incredibly thoughtful photographic team.
7. Lauren Lee
Lauren Lee has her degree in photojournalism from the University of Cincinnati. She has built a sterling reputation for herself in Columbus for her ability to compose emotionally rich engagement and wedding photos. Lauren’s an artist who sees the world differently compared to the average person. In fact, she sees compositions everywhere, viewing moments as compositions and distilling magic into photography. Couples who work with Lauren are always grateful for the wizardry that happens when she gets behind the camera. Her style is highly editorial and never skimps on emotion and creativity.
Robb McCormick is a Columbus engagement photographer with a modern style and classical sensibilities. He’s also one of the most versatile photographers on this list, photographing weddings, corporate events, portraits, and more. He produces the type of work that does more than just commemorate, more than just capture the moment. In fact, he wants to create work you’ll keep, carry with you for life, and then pass on to your children. His work has an intense attention to detail and a profound focus on the aspects of the personalities of her clients. Robb’s photos are celebrations of the life you’ve lived thus far, and of the life you’re going to live.
Columbus engagement photographer Jenna Rosalie is an energetic, emotionally intelligent, kind, and ridiculously talented photographer. She works alongside her husband and second shooter, Brett, to capture engagements and weddings. The couples that work with them rave about their uncanny ability to simply know what they’re about, to look at them and just get it. They also manage to lower others’ defenses and risk authenticity without tricks. Jenna and Brett’s work is understated and gorgeously composed. They notice the little unconscious gestures that show how we really feel without us even having to say a word.
Bonus: Jessica Miller Photography
Jessica Miller is one of the elite Columbus engagement photographers whose beautiful work has landed her a coveted place as a hall of famer in The Knot. What sets her engagement photography apart from the crowd is her special attention to you as a couple. In fact, she prefers to get out in the Columbus open-air and venture to places that have significance to you as a couple. It’s that attention to detail that will provide you with the treasured photos you want resulting from your engagement shoot. Be sure to check out her website and view all the incredible awards she’s received over her many years of photography excellence.
Peerspace + Columbus engagement photographers = magic
Thanks for trusting us here at Peerspace to share some of our favorite Columbus engagement photographers with you. We hope you’ve enjoyed the experience as much as we have! We’re really passionate about the work these photographers put out into the world. And we hope to see your smiling faces in their portfolios someday soon.
Once you found your dream Columbus engagement photographer, be sure to also book a Peerspace venue for your shoot! We’re the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and have hundreds of stylish and private hidden gem venues in Columbus and its surroundings. Check us out today and start planning that engagement photoshoot!