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Best Wedding Photographers in La Mesa, CA

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San Diego, CA 22434

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5.0 (12)

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Dayley Photography is a San Diego based wedding and portrait photography business. Featured in Exquisite Weddings in 2016, Dayley Photography continues to receive good feedback from highly satisfied customers. With more than 12 years of experience in professional photography, Robin, the owner and head photographer, takes pride in the quality of photos that she captures. Her style shows the lively colors and natural beauty of images. The pricing for a photo session depends on the package. For weddings and engagement, the average cost is around $2,500. Wedding videography starts at $900. Portrait session package starts at $275. Depending on the specific needs and requirements of the client, they can provide add-ons.

La Mesa, CA 91941

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (6)

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Chris Wojdak Photography is a photography company in La Mesa, California that serves the greater San Diego, California metro area and the surrounding areas. This photography company specializes in wedding and family photography and also photographs intimates. Their photographer, Chris Wojdak has been taking photographs for more than twenty-five years. He decided to make a switch from a hobby to a career and ultimately, founded this business over six years ago. Chris considers this as a beautiful journey of turning a lifelong love into a full-time job. His work has been featured on various blogs. Chris Wojdak Photography welcomes the LGBTQA community.

San Diego, CA 92120

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4.5 (7)

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Brent Haywood Photography is a professional photography studio serving the community of San Diego, California and the surrounding areas. Brent Haywood Photography specializes in high-quality wedding and event photography. This studio provides a broad range of services including family portraits, fitness photography, aerial photos, professional business headshots, sports and athletes, landscape photography, and travel photography. This company also offers a variety of commercial photography services including real estate, hotel and estate photography, stock photos, and yacht photography. Brent Haywood Photography provides free discussions on photography services. Clients recommend Brent Haywood Photography for their attention to detail and exceptional photography.

San Diego, CA 92124
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Ivan Nicolau Photography is a professional photography studio operating in the San Diego, California community, and the surrounding San Diego County areas. Ivan Nicolau Photography specializes in inserting unique and creative style into their photography sessions. This company provides a broad range of services including wedding photography, engagement photography, and lifestyle portraits. This studio also offers acrylic prints, mounted wall prints, high-quality personalized photo books, in addition to wall clusters. Ivan Nicolau Photography won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards in 2014. Clients recommend the team of trained specialists at Ivan Nicolau Photography for their exceptional photography skills, attention to detail, and accommodating customer service.

La Mesa, CA 91941

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5.0 (49)
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5.0 (46)
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5.0 (17)

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Paul Douda Photography is a wedding and lifestyle photography service located in La Mesa. For over ten years, owner and founder, Paul Douda has perfected the craft of creating unique images for every client. Their professional team provides a range of photography services including engagements, family portraits, maternity, weddings, and much more. They also offer photo sessions for commercial and individual events. Paul Douda has gained extensive recognition for his work, including multiple awards such as the Couples Choice Award by Wedding Wire, and the Editors' Choice Award from Two Bright Lights. They continue to receive 5-Star ratings on both The Knot and Wedding Wire.

San Diego, CA 92115

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (5)

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Julie Ferneau Photography has a reputation as the go-to studio for couples that want to celebrate their love with a dramatic and cinematic style. Glowing colors, striking black and white, and genuine emotions come together to make each image and portrait a special, heartwarming work of art that preserve the joy, excitement, and magic of a wedding, from the tiny details to the vows and beyond. Wedding packages are fully customizable and include a complimentary engagement session to capture even more magic and romance, or customers can purchase an engagement or anniversary session separately to enjoy a special session in celebration of their love and commitment. No matter the plan and vision, every couple can enjoy a relaxing stress-free experience with Julie Ferneau Photography.

San Diego, CA 91945

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5.0 (13)

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NRL Photography is a fine art photography business run by the award-winning photographer Natalie R. Ladik. She works in San Diego, California and the surrounding areas. Natalie specializes in portrait photography but is also available to shoot lifestyle photography, weddings or any other special events. She has experimented with pictures of every photographic genre, as well as the creation of mixed-media art. She offers a range of packages for bridal boudoirs, weddings, events, and portraits. Her products offered in each include prints, mini prints, frames and mounts, boudoir books, as well as professionally edited, digital photographs either on a cd or a password-protected online album.

San Diego, CA 22434

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5.0 (3)

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Lil Bird Photography is a photo studio serving the community of San Diego and backed by almost 10 years of professional experience. Clients hire the studio for family and child photos, wedding and engagement photography, newborn shots, and maternity sessions, and the photographer aims to create beautiful, timeless memories from the images captured. Shannon focuses on making sure people are comfortable in front of the camera and have fun so that genuine, happy images come through, and galleries of photos taken are available for viewing on Lil Bird Photography's site as well as on its Instagram account. Pricing and packages for each category are also online.

San Diego, CA 22434

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Linda Marie Photography is a Honolulu, Hawaii based photographic firm that practices in corporate event documentation, individual headshots, and family portraiture of all types. Owner and head photographer, Lina, has been practicing in photography since she was nine years old and her stated goal is to capture life in all its moments. Past clients of Linda Marie Photography praise the company's commitment to excellence, quick processed image turnaround time, editing and photo retouching skills, and Linda's excellent customer service. Prospective clients can contact Linda Marie Photography by phone, email, or through social media to schedule an appointment or request a price quote.

San Diego, CA 92115

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5.0 (5)

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Lovers Rock Photography is a professional photography studio serving the community of San Diego, California, and the surrounding Southern California area. Lovers Rock Photography specializes in modern artistic photography. This studio offers a variety of photography services including both wedding and engagement sessions. All wedding photography packages includes an engagement session, unlimited locations and photographs, color, black, and white specially edited photos, professionally enhanced digital files, and a private online viewing gallery. Lovers Rock Photography is a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America. Clients highly rate Lovers Rock Photography for their attention to detail, accommodating service, and high-quality photographs.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Dayley Photography
Chris Wojdak Photography
Brent Haywood Photography
Ivan Nicolau Photography
Paul Douda Photography
Julie Ferneau Photography
NRL Photography
lilbirdphotography
Linda Marie Photography
Lovers Rock 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.