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Chris Zarconi Photography

Washington , DC

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ABOUT US

Chris Zarconi Photography is a small, client-focused wedding and event photography studio based in Washington DC and willing to travel to anywhere your event planning takes you. I... Read more
Chris Zarconi Photography is a small, client-focused wedding and event photography studio based in Washington DC and willing to travel to anywhere your event planning takes you. I specialize in candid, fun, and artistic images created innocuously. I've photographed weddings from Maine to California and plenty of points in between. My focus is always on the relationship that you both have already and not on what sort of poses or triviality I can impose onto it to make a photograph. I am always seeking out scenes that allow me to capture what is special about your relationship without getting my story involved. The type of photojournalism that I do is why I'm a member of the WPJA and why journalistic standards in photography are very important to me. But most of all, I want to make clients happy - and I work hard to do so. Just read my reviews! Call or email about pricing and availability soon, can't wait to hear about your wedding! Congrats! Read less
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Anything you want, I can either do or find someone capable of doing.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, years of experience professionally and a fine art education to start it off. Light is the best way to make your photographs interesting.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I prefer to shoot digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
As many as you want. I can work alone or with a whole team of assistants or second shooters depending on the needs you have for your event.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, if you book me, you'll get me, not someone else.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never more than one event per day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Of course. Several.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Lots. Too much. I had to sell my beautiful Mini Cooper and get an SUV because I bring too much equipment. But I'd rather bring tons of stuff and not use it than wish I had stuff with me that is sitting on my studio floor...
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Whichever you prefer. My pricing is a la carte so you can assemble a package that suits your needs.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, I only take one event per day so I'm happy to discuss additional hours of coverage.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do require a hot meal during the reception. Doesn't need to be the same food as your guests, but cold deli sandwiches in the back of the kitchen is not what I'd feed you if you were working hard to make an important event special for me. And I work hard, you'll see. :)
Do you charge for travel?
Travel is negotiable but generally within 75 miles of Washington, DC there is no charge.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Generally about 3 weeks but it varies slightly depending on time of year and volume of weddings.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Whatever you prefer. A la carte pricing allows you to choose what you'd like to have.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
They're yours, keep them as long as you'd like.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, will share copyright with you.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. If you're going to be on a billboard, I'll let you know first.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, if you wish.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a wide selection of albums to suit the needs of a diverse clientele. And if I don't have it already, let's talk about what you want and maybe we can add it to the list of albums I currently offer.
When will the client get the final album?
Depends on how long it takes you to chose the images. Some clients can get their album in a few months. Usually it takes people 6-8 months. But my portion only takes about 2 months total.

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Critt
Wedding:
5/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Communicating with Chris Zarconi Photography began with emails. Those proved enlightening and we were directed to view his web page. The auto biography was the deciding factor. Every descriptor of Chris and his professionalism is accurate. Phone calls and texts followed and Chris was always courteous, professional and reassuring. When we arrived at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial for our wedding service, Chris was their waiting. Photos were taken during the ceremony and afterward. My husband and I found Chris to be creative with posing us. Lastly, his follow through and delivery were punctual. Critt Hunter
Communicating with Chris Zarconi Photography began with emails. Those proved enlightening and we were directed to view his Read more...
Communicating with Chris Zarconi Photography began with emails. Those proved enlightening and we were directed to view his web page. The auto biography was the deciding factor. Every descriptor of Chris and his professionalism is accurate. Phone calls and texts followed and Chris was always courteous, professional and reassuring. When we arrived at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial for our wedding service, Chris was their waiting. Photos were taken during the ceremony and afterward. My husband and I found Chris to be creative with posing us. Lastly, his follow through and delivery were punctual. Critt Hunter Read less
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Jack
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris exceeded our expectations the time, the patience Chris afforded us was above and beyond what we expected. Chris guided us through the whole process from the first conversation, before the ceremony and through to the end of the ceremony. We very much appreciated the ideas that Chris provided us in making our day so memorable as well as paying attention to every detail no matter how small. We were both a bit nervous and Chris immediately put us at ease and we were sure this was going to be a great day. To sum it up just a big thank you for being part of our day.
Chris exceeded our expectations the time, the patience Chris afforded us was above and beyond what we expected. Chris Read more...
Chris exceeded our expectations the time, the patience Chris afforded us was above and beyond what we expected. Chris guided us through the whole process from the first conversation, before the ceremony and through to the end of the ceremony. We very much appreciated the ideas that Chris provided us in making our day so memorable as well as paying attention to every detail no matter how small. We were both a bit nervous and Chris immediately put us at ease and we were sure this was going to be a great day. To sum it up just a big thank you for being part of our day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris is wonderful! We loved working with him and would HIGHLY recommend Chris Zarconi Photography!
Chris is wonderful! We loved working with him and would HIGHLY recommend Chris Zarconi Photography!
Chris is wonderful! We loved working with him and would HIGHLY recommend Chris Zarconi Photography! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Chris was a great experience! He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. Chris was not afraid to get in the thick of things to get the shot and I'm pretty sure I saw him elbow a 6'6" guy out of the way to get some pictures. He was really good at directing us and keeping us focused at the task at hand, which can be very difficult to do when there are a million people trying to get your attention. His upbeat attitude and sense of humor always kept us on our toes and laughing. Even our guests commented on how wonderful and how much fun he was. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone looking for a photographer.
Working with Chris was a great experience! He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. Read more...
Working with Chris was a great experience! He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. Chris was not afraid to get in the thick of things to get the shot and I'm pretty sure I saw him elbow a 6'6" guy out of the way to get some pictures. He was really good at directing us and keeping us focused at the task at hand, which can be very difficult to do when there are a million people trying to get your attention. His upbeat attitude and sense of humor always kept us on our toes and laughing. Even our guests commented on how wonderful and how much fun he was. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the groom, I didn't select the photographer but I did want to write how wonderful his photos turned out. Chris made sure that the bride's family and groom's family had group/individual photos taken with the bride and groom, and he also took the time to take photos with all of the grandparents at the wedding. Chris' staged and candid photos of the bride and groom in the outdoor gardens & inside the house where the reception was held, the family formal photos taken before the wedding, the candid photos taken at the reception, and the family photos taken at the signing of the ketubah before the wedding all turned out fantastic. Our family was thrilled with the photos and we would highly recommend Chris as a wedding photographer.
As the mother of the groom, I didn't select the photographer but I did want to write how wonderful his photos turned out. Read more...
As the mother of the groom, I didn't select the photographer but I did want to write how wonderful his photos turned out. Chris made sure that the bride's family and groom's family had group/individual photos taken with the bride and groom, and he also took the time to take photos with all of the grandparents at the wedding. Chris' staged and candid photos of the bride and groom in the outdoor gardens & inside the house where the reception was held, the family formal photos taken before the wedding, the candid photos taken at the reception, and the family photos taken at the signing of the ketubah before the wedding all turned out fantastic. Our family was thrilled with the photos and we would highly recommend Chris as a wedding photographer. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was a fabulous photographer for our wedding in May. He was very professional and worked well with our dynamic group. He provided wonderful impromptu photos while keeping in mind angles and locations I, as a bride, really wanted. We also chose the photo booth option he provides… best decision EVER! Our guests had an amazing time and we have the memories and pictures to prove it! Thanks Chris you’re the best!
Chris was a fabulous photographer for our wedding in May. He was very professional and worked well with our dynamic group. Read more...
Chris was a fabulous photographer for our wedding in May. He was very professional and worked well with our dynamic group. He provided wonderful impromptu photos while keeping in mind angles and locations I, as a bride, really wanted. We also chose the photo booth option he provides… best decision EVER! Our guests had an amazing time and we have the memories and pictures to prove it! Thanks Chris you’re the best! Read less
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Nicola
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris and his assistant, Rassi, did a fabulous job capturing my wedding. Chris coached us along and began providing helpful suggestion prior to the wedding, He made sure no precious moment was forgotten - from the photo opportunities I specifically requested to the moments he knew I wouldn't want to miss but did not think to mention. Chris and Rassi blended seamlessly with my guests so it it was as if the camera wasn't there. I was extremely pleased with my pictures. They not only captured memories I could not personally witness but will also help me to relive my special day for many years to come. Thank you Chris!!!
Chris and his assistant, Rassi, did a fabulous job capturing my wedding. Chris coached us along and began providing Read more...
Chris and his assistant, Rassi, did a fabulous job capturing my wedding. Chris coached us along and began providing helpful suggestion prior to the wedding, He made sure no precious moment was forgotten - from the photo opportunities I specifically requested to the moments he knew I wouldn't want to miss but did not think to mention. Chris and Rassi blended seamlessly with my guests so it it was as if the camera wasn't there. I was extremely pleased with my pictures. They not only captured memories I could not personally witness but will also help me to relive my special day for many years to come. Thank you Chris!!! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris was excellent to work with!! He is fun, professional, and efficient and does great work. He absolutely made our day more enjoyable and did a fabulous job! I can't recommend him highly enough.
Chris was excellent to work with!! He is fun, professional, and efficient and does great work. He absolutely made our day Read more...
Chris was excellent to work with!! He is fun, professional, and efficient and does great work. He absolutely made our day more enjoyable and did a fabulous job! I can't recommend him highly enough. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Chris Zarconi for a wedding or special event. We were drawn to Chris because his style of photography greatly appealed to our vision for our wedding. Chris has a way of capturing unforgettable moments with authenticity- never forced or fake emotions. We greatly enjoyed getting to know Chris in the months leading up to our wedding. He provides excellent guidance and helps focus what can be an overwhelming endeavor into something exciting. We took advantage of his photo booth and it was a HUGE hit with our guests. We can't wait to see the pictures.

We also appreciated that Chris took time to get shots of the two of us uninterrupted. Our venue was very scenic, and Chris and his assistant were eager to utilize as much of the property as possible. And, Chris was a lot of fun. We had a blast and would urge other couples to look into his services.
We highly recommend Chris Zarconi for a wedding or special event. We were drawn to Chris because his style of photography Read more...
We highly recommend Chris Zarconi for a wedding or special event. We were drawn to Chris because his style of photography greatly appealed to our vision for our wedding. Chris has a way of capturing unforgettable moments with authenticity- never forced or fake emotions. We greatly enjoyed getting to know Chris in the months leading up to our wedding. He provides excellent guidance and helps focus what can be an overwhelming endeavor into something exciting. We took advantage of his photo booth and it was a HUGE hit with our guests. We can't wait to see the pictures.

We also appreciated that Chris took time to get shots of the two of us uninterrupted. Our venue was very scenic, and Chris and his assistant were eager to utilize as much of the property as possible. And, Chris was a lot of fun. We had a blast and would urge other couples to look into his services. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris is fantastic to work with. His calm demeanor really put us at ease, and he was incredibly helpful throughout the day of our wedding, even with things that had nothing to do with photography. The photos are absolutely beautiful. He really captured the spirit of our wedding with gorgeous detail shots, amazing views of special moments, and great action shots of the dance floor. And he has a photo booth, which was without a doubt the highlight of the evening- those photos are priceless and hilarious. So glad we hired Chris, and so thankful for his superb service!
Chris is fantastic to work with. His calm demeanor really put us at ease, and he was incredibly helpful throughout the day Read more...
Chris is fantastic to work with. His calm demeanor really put us at ease, and he was incredibly helpful throughout the day of our wedding, even with things that had nothing to do with photography. The photos are absolutely beautiful. He really captured the spirit of our wedding with gorgeous detail shots, amazing views of special moments, and great action shots of the dance floor. And he has a photo booth, which was without a doubt the highlight of the evening- those photos are priceless and hilarious. So glad we hired Chris, and so thankful for his superb service! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris was a wonderful photographer - very friendly, very talented, extremely professional. The quality and artistry of the photographs were fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone.
Chris was a wonderful photographer - very friendly, very talented, extremely professional. The quality and artistry of the Read more...
Chris was a wonderful photographer - very friendly, very talented, extremely professional. The quality and artistry of the photographs were fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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RAB
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
If I could give Chris a 10 out of 6, I would. We got our wedding photos back within a month of our wedding (honestly, who ever heard of getting their images that quickly?!), and they were SHOCKINGLY SPECTACULAR. I'm pretty honest about not being photogenic, but there is not a single photo I don't love, not just like....LOVE. We will hire Chris for our future Christmas and Channukah photos, school pictures, christenings, bar and/or bat mitzvah's - you name it, he's hired. WORTH EVERY PENNY!
If I could give Chris a 10 out of 6, I would. We got our wedding photos back within a month of our wedding (honestly, who Read more...
If I could give Chris a 10 out of 6, I would. We got our wedding photos back within a month of our wedding (honestly, who ever heard of getting their images that quickly?!), and they were SHOCKINGLY SPECTACULAR. I'm pretty honest about not being photogenic, but there is not a single photo I don't love, not just like....LOVE. We will hire Chris for our future Christmas and Channukah photos, school pictures, christenings, bar and/or bat mitzvah's - you name it, he's hired. WORTH EVERY PENNY! Read less
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bpeterson
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Zarconi shot our engagement photos in San Fransisco. He was truly amazing in an area he was completely unfamiliar with. He captured everything I wanted and was such a pleasure to be around. We wanted to have some photos taken on a cliff overlooking the bay and he climbed right up there with us along with all of his equipment to get the perfect picture! He truly is an amazing photographer, we wish he was available to shoot our San Diego wedding! Brides, you will be disappointed with yourself if you don't hire Chris as your photographer!
Chris Zarconi shot our engagement photos in San Fransisco. He was truly amazing in an area he was completely unfamiliar Read more...
Chris Zarconi shot our engagement photos in San Fransisco. He was truly amazing in an area he was completely unfamiliar with. He captured everything I wanted and was such a pleasure to be around. We wanted to have some photos taken on a cliff overlooking the bay and he climbed right up there with us along with all of his equipment to get the perfect picture! He truly is an amazing photographer, we wish he was available to shoot our San Diego wedding! Brides, you will be disappointed with yourself if you don't hire Chris as your photographer! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris was a dream to work with. He really made my family and guests feel at ease - more like another friend at the reception than a photographer. He provided us with a variety of options and prices depending on what we wanted. He and his assistant did a beautiful job capturing all of the details and people at the wedding. He listened to exactly what my husband and I wanted and I couldn't be happier with the results. I've recommended him to many friends who have all sang his praises as well!
Chris was a dream to work with. He really made my family and guests feel at ease - more like another friend at the Read more...
Chris was a dream to work with. He really made my family and guests feel at ease - more like another friend at the reception than a photographer. He provided us with a variety of options and prices depending on what we wanted. He and his assistant did a beautiful job capturing all of the details and people at the wedding. He listened to exactly what my husband and I wanted and I couldn't be happier with the results. I've recommended him to many friends who have all sang his praises as well! Read less
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Jodie
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so happy with Chris Zarconi's photography; I can't say enough good things about his work. He photographed our wedding and the pictures are stunning! Not only that but right before a trip home to see mom, my picture disk would not work and some of the pictures weren't viewable. Chris made me a new CD that day so that I could go home to mom with the wedding pictures she so wanted to see. I would recommend Chris Zarconi for photography to my best of friends. Thanks Chris, you do great work! ~Jodie~
I am so happy with Chris Zarconi's photography; I can't say enough good things about his work. He photographed our wedding Read more...
I am so happy with Chris Zarconi's photography; I can't say enough good things about his work. He photographed our wedding and the pictures are stunning! Not only that but right before a trip home to see mom, my picture disk would not work and some of the pictures weren't viewable. Chris made me a new CD that day so that I could go home to mom with the wedding pictures she so wanted to see. I would recommend Chris Zarconi for photography to my best of friends. Thanks Chris, you do great work! ~Jodie~ Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris photographed my wedding and did an amazing job. The pictures were gorgeous - he knew how to capture just the right angle and background. He also understood our aesthetic, as reflected in the photos as well as other recommendations. After our initial meeting with him, which lasted perhaps an hour, he recommended a florist that he thought might meld with our taste. He was right, and we ended up using that florist for our wedding. Chris was also just wonderful to work with, as he is extremely personable and helpful.
Chris photographed my wedding and did an amazing job. The pictures were gorgeous - he knew how to capture just the right Read more...
Chris photographed my wedding and did an amazing job. The pictures were gorgeous - he knew how to capture just the right angle and background. He also understood our aesthetic, as reflected in the photos as well as other recommendations. After our initial meeting with him, which lasted perhaps an hour, he recommended a florist that he thought might meld with our taste. He was right, and we ended up using that florist for our wedding. Chris was also just wonderful to work with, as he is extremely personable and helpful. Read less
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kmknight
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was an absolute dream to work with. He was able to step in at the last moment when our original photographer canceled, just weeks before our wedding, and struck the impossibly delicate balance between listening, leading, and fading into the background. He had fantastic ideas, and understood that while our wedding day should not be about photographs or the photographer, that we'd want something special to last the rest of our lives. He delivered on both accounts. The photographs are stunning; better than I could have hoped for, and I'm so, SO glad that we were able to work with him.
Chris was an absolute dream to work with. He was able to step in at the last moment when our original photographer Read more...
Chris was an absolute dream to work with. He was able to step in at the last moment when our original photographer canceled, just weeks before our wedding, and struck the impossibly delicate balance between listening, leading, and fading into the background. He had fantastic ideas, and understood that while our wedding day should not be about photographs or the photographer, that we'd want something special to last the rest of our lives. He delivered on both accounts. The photographs are stunning; better than I could have hoped for, and I'm so, SO glad that we were able to work with him. Read less
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kaye
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
All the photographs from the wedding were wonderful, but the most spectacular shots were the ones we didn't ask for and could never have anticipated. With his artist's eye, Chris spied a beautiful setting that echoed the design of their wedding invitation. He spirited Katherine and Sean off for a few minutes right after the ceremony and captured a series of unforgettable images. They're breathtaking and perfectly capture the unique spirit of the event.
All the photographs from the wedding were wonderful, but the most spectacular shots were the ones we didn't ask for and Read more...
All the photographs from the wedding were wonderful, but the most spectacular shots were the ones we didn't ask for and could never have anticipated. With his artist's eye, Chris spied a beautiful setting that echoed the design of their wedding invitation. He spirited Katherine and Sean off for a few minutes right after the ceremony and captured a series of unforgettable images. They're breathtaking and perfectly capture the unique spirit of the event. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.9/5.0
Chris was so much fun to work with and he was so accommodating with our busy schedules. He had such great ideas for photos and we were 100% satisfied with every picture he took for us at our wedding...he was able to capture the true happiness of the day!
Chris was so much fun to work with and he was so accommodating with our busy schedules. He had such great ideas for photos Read more...
Chris was so much fun to work with and he was so accommodating with our busy schedules. He had such great ideas for photos and we were 100% satisfied with every picture he took for us at our wedding...he was able to capture the true happiness of the day! Read less
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