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Anna Vela Photography

Berkeley, CA 94702
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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.

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Brooke Porter Photography

Berkeley, CA 94703
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Carmen Alvarez Photography

Berkeley, CA 94703
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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.

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Chelsea Dier Photography

Oakland, CA 94577
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Dianne Jones Photography

Berkeley, CA 94705
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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.

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e&b Photography

Oakland, CA 94618
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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.

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Elliot Khuner Photography

Berkeley, CA 94707
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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.

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Simone Anne Photography

Berkeley, CA 94703
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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.

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4.9 / 5 (41)
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Stephen Hew Photography

Berkeley, CA 94704
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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