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A Tale Ahead Photography

Mountain View, CA 94040
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Based in Pacifica, California, A Tale Ahead Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. A Tale Ahead Photography is a husband and wife team that specializes in wedding, engagement, and proposal photography coverage. The company can be contacted by phone or email for booking purposes and has a social media presence on Instagram. Previous clients of A Tale Ahead Photography praise the company for the high quality of its photography work as well as its ability to keep clients relaxed. Clients also rave about the company's willingness to assist in planning and to create an enthusiastic working environment.

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Emily Adams Photography

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Emily Adams Photography provides on-location photography services for clients in the Northern California Area. Services include wedding, elopement, and engagement photography, as well as individual, child, and family portraits. Emily Adams has received a Bachelors of Arts in Commercial Photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography. After a five-year stint traveling and practicing photography in South East Asia, including organizing a project to photograph orphans being raised by Buddhist monks, Emily Adams settled in Northern California. Emily Adams is also affiliated with several local organizations, such as Art at the Heart Academy, to further her education in photography and to give back to the community.

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GnBee Photography

San Francisco, CA 94015
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GNBEE serves San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the surrounding areas, providing expert services. Gabriel Hernandez is the owner and primary photographer at GNBEE Photography, and he specializes in Latino event photography, including weddings, portraits, and babies. He uses photography to tell stories about relationships, people, and emotions, capturing the invisible truth in each photograph. He is committed to going above and beyond to surpass his clients' expectations, ensuring their style and aesthetic is represented in every photo he takes. Gabriel puts his clients at ease and works patiently with everyone, helping them feel comfortable in front of the camera.

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Hazel Photo

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Hazel Photo is a wedding photography studio serving clients in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Palo Alto, Napa and Sonoma, Berkeley, Oakland and Tahoe. Principal photographer Paul Gargagliano has a naturalistic take on posing that helps his subjects become more comfortable in front of the camera. He also applies a photojournalist's approach to his work to capture authentic interactions, resulting in emotional and dynamic photographs. Paul took his first wedding photo when he was five years old. He was an active photographer throughout his school years and had the good fortune to study under visionary photographer Pipo Nguyen-Duy. Hazel Photo also offers engagement, maternity, family, and portrait photography services.

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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Holman Photography

Pacifica, CA 94044
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Holman Photography is a boutique studio in Northern California servicing the SF Bay Area and beyond. Jody specializes in weddings and portrait photography in an editorial style to capture the more organic and authentic moments. She makes clients feel at ease in front of her lens and has an unobtrusive, laid-back style. Her work has been published in many online sites, books and magazines.

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Nikki Ritcher Photography

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Nikki Ritcher is a professional photographer based in San Francisco, California. Featured in various publications, she is a passionate photography who is committed to providing the best services to their clients. Her clients include reputable organizations and publications which make her one of the most sought-after professional photographers. With her years of experience and her natural talent for the art, she can capture beautiful images that are of high quality. She specializes in various events and occasions including engagement sessions, wedding, portraits, family events, and corporate events. Nikki Ritcher also offers her professional expertise in covering photo shoots for food and drink events, foodie portraits, and drink beauty shots. To book an appointment, clients can directly contact her via her website and Facebook page.

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Studio Kibo

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Studio Kibo specializes in wedding photography in a contemporary photojournalistic style. Jon Sun, the owner and principle photographer, is a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and has always had a background in various forms of art. After studying painting and sculpting in school, he turned to art instruction and graphic design before becoming a photographer. That background is why Sun believes photos of any event should look like works of art. In addition to weddings, engagement and boudoir shoots are available, as well as trash the dress sessions. Hand-coloring, toning, slideshows, matted prints, proofs, and high-resolution images are also options provided.

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Taken By Light Photography

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Taken By Light Photography is a Bay Area, California based husband and wife photographic team. The company has been in operation for over two years and specializes in a wide range of different areas of photography, including weddings, engagement sessions, and lifestyle events of all types. Taken By Light Photography maintains an extensive gallery of past project images on its website for the benefit of clients seeking to visualize the kind of work the company produces. In addition, prospective clients can contact Taken By Light by phone or through email to schedule an appointment or to request a pricing consultation for any number of different photographic services.

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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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