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Best Wedding Photographers in Encinitas, CA

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Encinitas, CA 92007 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Located in Leucadia, California, Ian R. Meyers Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portraiture-style photography and offers clients such services as architectural and real estate photo shoots, family and child portraiture, pet and equine photography, business headshots, special event photography coverage, and more. Ian R. Meyers Photography is also available for landscape photography services. Owner and lead photographer Ian R. Meyers has been in the industry full-time since 2014. The company can be contacted for booking purposes by phone, by text, by email, or through its website.

Encinitas, CA 92024 Rating

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Los Angeles area photographer, Ashley Barker Wedding Photography, takes one of the most important days in a couples’ life and captures it forever on film. Ashley Barker, owner and lead photographer, has been taking pictures since she was a teenager and had dedicated her life to the craft. Her passion makes each photo she takes unique and special to the couple and occasion. Her skills in outdoor photography have landed her pictures on the covers of magazines such as Snow Surf and Golden Ride. Customers love the photos Ashley takes to commemorate moments they couldn’t have anticipated for a photo list.

Encinitas, CA 92024 Rating

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The Cali Life Photography is the brainchild of Greg Cali, who is proud to infuse his photography with an artist’s perspective. He works as if he were painting each subject in its own personal best lighting, capturing photos with ideal color and light. He dedicates himself to getting the “perfect shot,” and clients across Southern California seek him out for his work. The Cali Life Photography works with a wide variety of clients, settings, and unique requests. Greg's credits include work in Exquisite Weddings Magazine, San Diego Pacific Magazine, Fine Magazine, Thomas Hayes Studios, Love Thirteen, USAA, Sotheby’s, Better Homes & Gardens, Century 21, Vertx, Cartus, Dimension Data, O’Gara Coach, and Monster Energy.

Carlsbad, CA 92013 Rating

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Melissa McClure Photography provides photography services from Melissa's home base in San Diego, CA. San Diego will always be home for Melissa, and she loves photographing there year round. She offers standardized wedding packages and more customized packaged to customers who would like them. Photography is Melissa's #1 passion, and travel is close behind at #2. She keeps her passport close by at all times, and she jumps at the chance to photograph destination weddings at places beyond San Diego. Minimal travel fees will apply. Melissa never takes herself too seriously, and her work reflects that spirit of freedom and fun.

Carlsbad, CA 92009 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Solifoto is a boutique photography studio located in San Diego, California. They provide custom photography services for weddings, special corporate events, business headshots, corporate website photos, family portraiture, and editorial boudoir – their specialty. Solifoto’s primary photographer, Laura Bravo Mertz, has had her work previously featured in publications such as Vogue UK, Riviera, Viva Glam, Ranch & Coast, Off the Easel and Fine Magazine. Her photography style attempts to draw out the client’s emotion and color to create a more bold and adventurous version of themselves in photos. Solifoto’s website offers an extensive gallery of their past photo sessions and their variety of services.

Encinitas, CA 92024 Rating

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4.8 (5)

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Aaron Willcox Photography offers professional wedding photography services in Encinitas, CA. A believer in the power of true love, Aaron Willcox Photography aims to capture the sincerity and intimacy that makes each wedding unique and full of love. They take pride in offering a high level of passion, care, and technical mastery that ensures the moments of their customers' special day are not lost in time. A winner of the Wedding Photojournalist Association Gold Medal, the Fearless Photographers Award Winner, and 21 Artistic Guild-Wedding Photojournalist Association Awards, Aaron Willcox Photography utilizes a high level of skill and experience to offer an original vision for each event.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

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Ian R Meyers Photography
Ashley Barker Wedding Photography
The Cali Life Photography
Melissa McClure Photography
Solifoto Photography
Aaron Willcox Photography


  • 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, 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.