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Brooke Aliceon Photography

Vista, CA 92056
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Business Description

Brooke Aliceon Photography is a San Diego, California based photographic company that specializes in wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photography. The company is run by husband and wife team, Brooke and Sean, both of whom are available to travel for all shoots. An extensive gallery of past photo shoot images, as well as a blog document the latest company news, can be found on Brooke and Sean's website. The couple take a photojournalistic approach to photography, but also seek to evoke Romanticism with each image. Prospective clients can call or email Brooke Aliceon Photography to schedule an appointment or to request a price consultation meeting.

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4.0 / 5 (4)
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Holly Ireland Photography

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Business Description

Holly Ireland Photography is a professional photography business located in Carlsbad, California that serves clients in the wider San Diego metropolitan area and beyond. The company is the winner of the A-List Award for Best Wedding Photographer in 2016 and has been featured on a wide variety of publications, including San Diego Style Weddings, Exquisite Weddings, Wedding Wire, The Knot, and more. The company also won the Couples' Choice Award on Wedding Wire in 2016. Services offered by Holly Ireland Photography include dance photography, high school senior portraiture, family photo sessions, engagement photo shoots, and wedding photography coverage, among other services.

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5.0 / 5 (63)
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5.0 / 5 (28)
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Lisa Lain Photography

Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Lisa Lain Photography is a Carlsbad, California based photographic firm that works with weddings, babies, and families. Past clients of Lisa Lain (the company's owner and chief photographer) praise her skill behind the camera, her affable nature, and the beauty of her compositions. Lisa provides editing services for all her images and offers custom prints, wall art, greeting cards, slide shows, memory books, and albums for all her clients. Prospective customers can contact Lisa by phone or email to schedule an appointment or to request a pricing estimate for any of her services. The company also maintains an active social media presence.

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4.5 / 5 (57)
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Ouki Photo

Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ouki Photo – Jack Wang Photography is a Carlsbad business that provides family photography, wedding photography, and imaginative portraits. The business provides three wedding packages which include six or eight hours of photography coverage, a DVD with high-resolution images, access to an online gallery, and, depending on the package, a parent album, a flush mount wedding album, and an engagement session. Add-ons Ouki Photo – Jack Wang Photography offers include 50 4x6 prints, clone parent album, engagement session, guest signing book, and a 10x10 wedding album. Jack has expertise in on-location and in-studio lighting techniques. Along with photography, Jack is a computer network architect. His style is photojournalistic. Clients appreciate their skill, quality of work, sense of humor, responsiveness, flexibility, professionalism, and customer service.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Petula Pea Photography

San Diego, CA 92018
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When couples and families want to create everlasting memories, Petula Pea Photography is the go-to studio for professional, editorial-quality portraits. From engagements and weddings to maternity and babies, the photographer has a special talent for making images come alive with colors, emotions, and life, and uses natural light and an expert eye to ensure that every image is truly a work of art. A couple’s wedding day is supposed to be a perfect and memorable event, so customers want to know that their photographer has the skills and talent to get every shot, and Petula Pea does not disappoint. The studio’s website features stunning wedding, bridal and engagement portraits in classic black and white and glowing, romantic color, all carefully selected to highlight the magic, joy, and drama of love.

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5.0 / 5 (56)
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5.0 / 5 (43)
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5.0 / 5 (22)
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Studio Carré Photographie

Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Studio Carre is a San Diego, California photographic company that has been in operation for over ten years. Owner and operator Shannon specializes in fashion, fine art, boudoir, and wedding photography and has extensive experience working in every facet of the photography field. Shannon's photographs have been featured on Grey Likes Weddings and Style Me Pretty. Clients seeking to contract her services can visit her website to view a wide range of past photoshoot galleries, as well as information about her packages and specials. Studio Carre can be reached through a contact form on the site by clients looking to schedule an appointment.

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Tatiana M. Photography

Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Tatiana M. Photography in San Diego, CA offers the professional services of Tatiana Mikhailenko. For nearly a decade, Tatiana has specialized in wedding photography, locally and around the world. She is also available to shoot portraits and all types of events including Quinceañeras, Bar Mitzvahs, and Corporate gatherings. Tatiana has a background in fashion and uses her creative skills to produce beautiful, memorable images. She can shoot 100 images per hour and offers engagement sessions that are complementary with wedding packages. She also provides high-resolution images, professionally enhanced photos, online galleries, and guest books. Tatiana speaks several languages including Russian, Romanian, and Spanish.

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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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