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Best Wedding Photographers in Carlsbad

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Carlsbad 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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Website
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (63)
Google
5.0 / 5 (28)

Website
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

Website
Vista, CA 92056

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (4)

Website
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (18)

Professionalism:

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Website
San Diego, CA 92018

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (56)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (43)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (22)

Website
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

Website
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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.

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