Photography has become a staple in modern culture and a binding force that helps bring a diverse world a little closer together. With the rise of social media, we provide others with a peek into our lives and experiences mostly through pictures.
California journalist Fred Barnard coined the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and we feel he couldn’t be more right. Images allow us to save our favorite experiences and moments in time forever, so we want them to be of the highest quality. We understand that finding the right photographer for your event can be extremely stressful, so we’ve scoured Tallahassee to locate the best photographers in the area to make things a little easier. Talent, creativity, and professionalism are no strangers to our top 6 favorite Tallahassee photographers.
1. Black & Hue Photography
- 837 Stone House Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
- (850) 443-4796
The proof is in the pudding with this husband and wife duo. Bryan and Kelly Honhart are the artists behind the lenses and owners of Black & Hue Photography. They truly feel they have the best jobs in the world and have a shared passion of combining creativity and personalized experiences to give their clients memories that will last a lifetime.
The Honhart’s started their business in 2012 and have since covered over 200 events and have traveled worldwide to accommodate their clients. They have worked with big names such as Porsche, HGTV, and Volvo, their talent and professionalism speaks for itself. Bryan and Kelly love to travel, so whether you’re hosting your event close to home, or are planning a trip abroad, they’re more than willing to work with you. (They’ll even waive traveling costs if your event is somewhere they’ve never been before!)
2. Trickey Photography
- Tallahassee, FL
- (850) 879-5367
Trickey Photography is a wedding, family and portrait photography company that services the North Florida, Central Florida, South Georgia and South Alabama area. Charlene Trickey has been in business for the past 11 years. She and her fiance are the owners and lead photographers behind the magic. Since Charlene’s passion for photography started out in a dark room with minor editing, her style is raw and real. Their images are clean cut and natural, you are the centerpiece, not the editing.
Trickey Photography takes pride in their community by working with many local charities including North Florida Boys Town, Children’s Home Society, Girls on the Run, Night to Shine, Oasis, United Way of Big Bend, Independence Landing, Pace, Operation Prom and Florida State University. They’ve been voted best photographers in Tallahassee for the past two years and have been published in Tallahassee Magazine, Northwest Florida Wedding Magazine, SociallyLoved, and other local publications!
3. Wade Bishop Photography
- Tallahassee, FL
Naples, FL native, Wade Bishop, bought his first camera from a garage sale when he was a teenager and was instantly hooked. He quickly learned that his love for the visual medium spread into film and video and led him to earn his Associated Degree with a concentration in film and photography in Tallahassee. After college, the Hollywood hills lured him to the west coast where he worked in film and the special effects prop making industry. Wade eventually came back to Tallahassee and worked in news, television production, independent and student films, and photography.
In the last 20 years, he has worked on just about any title on a production; whether it be a wedding photographer to Hollywood movies and just about everything in between. Simply saying he’s well rounded would be an understatement. Wade loves working in the moving picture world and finds that photography sometimes can be more challenging. “For film, you can move the camera to allow more freedom of story telling. In photography, you’re challenged to tell the story in a single image. I like that challenge.”
4. Stories to Remember Photography
- P.O. Box 743, Tallahassee, FL 32302
- (850) 270-3348
Stories to Remember Photography is run by husband and wife team, Kimberly and Lee. Their fairy tale story started back in 2010 when they unintentionally met strolling through a park, after being introduced by a mutual friend the night before. Lee had his film camera in hand and they ventured through the park taking pictures together and bonding over life experiences. Mutual love for photography, a vision to treat clients like family, and capturing the true essence of each couple landed these two in love and married by 2014. STR Photography was later established in 2017 and the rest is history.
STR primarily focuses on engagement, wedding, and family shoots, but also capture some maternity and newborn shots as well. They have self coined their style as “vivid storytelling” because they focus on bright, creative, expression-filled images. Kimberly and Lee love what they do and have a passion for becoming a part of their clients memories forever and to help them tell their stories on print. They consider themselves blessed to photograph some of the sweetest, most vibrant couples, families and individuals and find no coincidence that some of their clients have truly become like family.
5. Polished Arrow Photography
- Tallahassee, FL 32303
- (850) 728-1859
Steffi David is the founder and owner of Polished Arrow Photography. Based out of Chicago, Steffi is a destination wedding photographer who travels often to Tallahassee. She has a passion for both storytelling and adventuring which led her to combine the two while capturing her clients most valuable moments on film.
Steffi is known for her distinctive Fine Art style, which is a combination of creative documentary and editorial styles. For what should be one of the most wonderful days of your life, time will fly by quickly, but not to worry, as she’ll be there documenting it all. Steffi’s wish for her clients is that emotions from special days will flood back into her client’s hearts whenever they look over the art she’s created for them.
6. Elizabeth Davis Photography
- P.O. Box 574, Tallahassee, Florida 32302
- (850) 443-2956
Elizabeth Davis has been a full-time wedding, family, and small business photographer since 2009. She has built her brand on the value of authenticity and the celebration of real life. Elizabeth currently lives in Florida with her husband and children, but fantasizes about living in the Alps and making cheese like that nun on Cooked. She thrives on coffee, sarcasm, and the outdoors.
The public has spoken. One glance at Elizabeth’s work, reviews, and countless awards, is enough to see why she’s become a Tallahassee favorite. Her two best compliments she’s ever received from her clients are, “You’re like, a ninja!” and “Thanks for not being a diva!” Elizabeth has won stature and awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire, and her photos have been featured in magazines such as Northwest Florida Wedding, The Lovely Find, and Style Me Pretty.