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Best Wedding Photographers in Berkeley

Our Recommended Top 9

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Berkeley Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Oakland, CA 94618

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5.0 (39)

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e&b Photography is an award winning Bay Area wedding photographer based in Oakland, CA with over a decade of photography experience. Photographers Chris and Christian have documented countless weddings in the Northern California area and have photographed families, local artists, high school seniors, and small business owners. They specialize in natural, photojournalistic, and candid wedding and portrait photography. A diverse photography portfolio is available on their website for review. e&b Photography currently holds a five-star rating on Yelp! with over 30 reviews where customers speak highly of their flexible schedule, ability to create a comfortable atmosphere, creative venue selections, and upbeat energy.

Berkeley, CA 94704

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5.0 (10)

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Stephen Hew Photography is a wedding photography studio that is based in the San Francisco area. They specialize in wedding and engagement photography and are committed to working with clients to produce beautiful, memorable photographs. Stephen Hew Photography works in a photojournalistic style and can accommodate outdoor and destination weddings. They welcome clients’ creative ideas and focus on relaxed, spontaneous photos. Stephen Hew Photography offers a wide range of bridal packages and encourages clients to meet with them to discuss their options. They have received positive reviews on Yelp for their customer service. Stephen Hew Photography requests that clients contact them well in advance of their planned event date.

Berkeley, CA 94707

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5.0 (22)
Google
5.0 (2)

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Elliot Khuner Photography is a professional photography company that serves clients in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California metropolitan areas. A specialist in black and white children's photography, Elliot Khuner Photography is also available for events and weddings as well as personal portraiture, engagement photo shoots, bar and bat mitzvahs, and more. For clients' convenience, the company lists a wide number of venues and partners on its professional website and can be contacted by phone or email for booking or for more information. Owner and lead photographer Elliot Khuner has been in the professional photography industry for more than twenty years.

Berkeley, CA 94702

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5.0 (1)

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Anna Vela Photography is the studio of Anna Vela, a vivacious and passionate visual artist who loves working hand-in-hand with customers to make stunning, modern portraits that tell engaging stories of life, love, and inspiration. The photographer has a modern, creative style that uses brilliant framing, impeccable timing, and professional editing to make pictures that capture the eye and turn special moments into lasting memories. From weddings and beauty portraits to nature scenes and children, the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity. The photographer also crafts mini films that add even more magic, motion, and life, perfect for people who want to share special moments and events in unexpected ways.

Berkeley, CA 94703

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (5)

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Brooke Porter Photography is an Oakland studio dedicated to saving life's most precious and unforgettable moments in a warm, soft, and captivating style. The studio website has galleries of past work that feature beautiful maternity portraits, heartwarming newborn portraits, dramatic birth photos, and fun, joy-filled engagement portraits of couples of all types. The photographer also offers traditional and same-sex wedding services and has a talent for crafting romantic, artistic, eye-catching images using creative focus, unique angles, and expert editing to make photos overflow with genuine emotions and excitement. Customers can call, email, or send a message on the website to get more information and request a consultation.

Berkeley, CA 94703

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5.0 (24)

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Carmen Alvarez Photography is based in Berkeley, California, and Carmen Alvarez has been passionate about photography since a young age. Her priority is providing clients with high-quality work that capture all the emotions and feelings felt during engagements and weddings and reflecting special moments through photographs. Carmen Alvarez Photography provides a wedding package that includes eight-hour coverage, a second photographer, and high-resolution images. Smaller packages are available for elopements and quick ceremonies, and Carmen Alvarez commits herself to flexibility, which ensures the client personal and unique photos. Clients describe Carmen Alvarez as professional, talented, and creative, and appreciate her attention to detail.

Berkeley, CA 94705

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5.0 (30)

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Dianne Jones Photography is an Oakland, California based photographic documentary company that has been working throughout the Bay Area since 1999. Owner and principal photographer Dianne Jones is a graduate of Mills College, Oakland where she earned her Masters of Fine Art and has also previously attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Some of the areas of photography Dianne specializes in are weddings and engagements, childhood, family portraits, matrimony and newborn, and fine art photo sessions. Clients regularly assert that Dianne is a professional and experienced photographer who develops long term, genuine relationships with those she photographs. The prices charged by Dianne Jones Photography are also known by clients to be reasonable.

Berkeley, CA 94703

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Yelp
5.0 (99)
Google
5.0 (71)
Facebook
4.9 (41)

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Simone Anne is a San Francisco-based wedding and portraits photographer with almost a decade of experience servicing the Bay Area and beyond. She is committed to focusing on capturing relaxed, happy, and fun images which tell a compelling and personal story of a client’s big day. All packages include high-resolution files, prints, and albums. Other services include commercial, engagement, headshots, and graduation photography. She is the recipient of the Couples’ Choice Award from WeddingWire for 2017 and 2016. Simone Anne currently holds a five-star rating on Yelp! with almost 70 reviews where clients speak highly of her charismatic personality, creativity, and ability to make a client feel comfortable.

Oakland, CA 94577

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Google
5.0 (8)
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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (3)

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Chelsea Dier Photography is based in the Bay Area, in Oakland, California, but she loves to travel and ready for all sorts of destination weddings, too. Chelsea enjoys photographing weddings that represent the couple, their love for each other and for life itself. Connecting with couples on a professional and personal level allows Chelsea to capture their individual personalities. Chelsea offers an elopement package for two hours of coverage with less than 15 people attending. Her Peak Wedding Package provides up to six hours, and the All-In Package is up to ten hours of coverage with a second photographer added. Wedding packages include around 60 to 100 digital images.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.