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Best Wedding Photographers in Costa Mesa, CA

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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Yelp
5.0 (5)

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Primarily serving clients in the Southern California metropolitan area, Victoria Johansson Photography is a professional photography business that also travels to clients around the United States and globally. Using a photojournalistic and documentary-like style, the business focuses on wedding photography coverage. Full-day wedding coverage with Victoria Johansson Photography starts at $3,490, but the company is also available for shorter ceremonies and elopements. Victoria Johansson Photography has a social media presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Instagram and can be contacted through the messaging system on its official website for booking purposes. The company is rated Five Stars on Wedding Wire.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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5.0 (85)
Google
5.0 (18)
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5.0 (12)

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Sarah Mack Photography is located in Costa Mesa, CA and provides a wide range of wedding, family and event photography services to customers in the surrounding area. Owner and photographer Sarah is passionate about photography because it allows her the ability to capture raw moments and memories that clients will be able to look back on for the rest of their lives. Her style is a hybrid of fine art photojournalism and editorial fashion and she believes that both can be used to capture beautiful wedding imagery. Sarah prides herself on being an artist and constantly creating vibrant and sophisticated images that evoke pure emotion.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (1)

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Petra Calling Photography is the brainchild of Thamer, a photographer born in Madaba, Japan. He shoots with a photojournalistic style, which means he is like a fly on the wall observing and capturing real moments. Sneak peeks containing five to 10 edited images are usually available within 48-72 hours of his clients' events. The complete edited images are ready within 60 days. He adjusts his edited images for color, saturation, exposure, and crop. Thamer considers himself a true Southern California, and he is proud to serve Los Angeles and Orange County photographing weddings and engagements as well as snapping portraits of individuals and families.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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Google
4.6 (10)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Chris Glenn | Photographer is a full-service photography studio that specializes in destination weddings. He is based in Costa Mesa but travels with clients to photograph their weddings around the world. He wants to capture authentic portraits of the couples they serve and stands by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. He has been published on Junebug Weddings and featured on 100 Layer Cake and is committed to providing warm, welcoming service for their clients. Chris Glenn | Photographer encourages new clients to contact them and is willing to travel anywhere in the world to attend a client’s wedding. He has received positive customer feedback for their calm demeanor and attention to detail.  

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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5.0 (15)
Google
5.0 (4)

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Former and recurring customers recommend the services of Barnet Photography because of the company’s dedication to customer service, the friendly yet professional photographer, and the overall high-quality of the images once they are finished being retouched and edited. Multiple photographers work for the company and enjoy using an organic photojournalistic approach to capture their clients’ special moments and memories. Individuals interested in learning about the photography industry can register for workshops with the company and can choose from many different services such as picture taking for weddings, engagements, and personal or family portraits. The images from Barnet Photography have been published in several professional sources.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Yelp
5.0 (9)
Google
5.0 (3)

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Steve Cowell Photography has been providing stunning wedding photography services to the residents of Southern California for nearly a decade, with a focus on a personalized approach to shooting that brings out and captures the magic of the moment. Past customers have offered high praise for Steve Cowell and his unique abilities and artistic sensibilities with the camera, creating cinematic and captivating moments that captured the enchanting moments on the wedding day. Previous clients also remarked on Cowell's friendly and personable demeanor, which took the stress and awkwardness out of taking photos. Cowell’s work has been featured in numerous publications such as The Huffington Post, People Magazine, Refinery 29, Modern Luxury Brides and many others.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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5.0 (6)

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Nectar Photography is a professional photography business located in Costa Mesa, California that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portraiture photography work, particularly in the outdoors. Nectar Photography is open Monday through Friday and is available for wedding photography coverage. The company offers prospective clients a free quote on its services and can be contacted for booking purposes by phone, via text, or through the messaging system on the company's official website. Previous clients praise Nectar Photography for its ability to work well with children as well as the high quality of its finished product.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Victoria Johansson Photography
Sarah Mack Photography
Petra Calling Photography
Chris Glenn | Photographer
Barnet Photography
Steve Cowell Photography
Nectar Photography

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.