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Best Wedding Photographers in Marin County, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Marin County 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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Petaluma, CA 94952

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5.0 (1)

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Deborah Parrish Photography provides photography services of many kinds to the San Francisco Bay area. With over two decades of experience working in the Bay Area, Deborah has insight into the area and how to use the surroundings for portraits. Her approach to photography is journalistic, and she likes to use natural light. Deborah Parrish Photography services are varied and include wedding photography, portraiture, architectural photos, and performance photography. Her website also features an FAQ section that details how to plan a session and what to wear for the photo shoot. Deborah also has social media including YouTube, so interested clients can follow her work on these platforms.

San Francisco, CA 94016

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Crystal Wiggins Photography is based in Providence, Rhode Island, and San Francisco, California, and additionally travels to the Boston, New York, and Los Angeles areas. Years ago Crystal became a professional photographer because she understands what it's like to feel awkward in photos and wants to make her clients feel at ease and frame them in a way that makes them look better than they ever thought they could. Her mission is to take photos that become cherished artworks and family heirlooms. She shoots weddings and portraiture. Clients praise Crystal's comforting demeanor and her ability to put her subjects at ease to allow their true personalities to shine through in their photographs.

Oakland, CA 94611

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (2)

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Anna Marks Photography is a wedding and lifestyle photography studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Anna Marks aims to reduce stress for the bride and groom and ensure they enjoy their special day. She has four years of experience in professional photography, having studied under some of the industry's most respected names, and her work has been featured in notable wedding blogs like Wedding Chicks and Elizabeth Anne Designs. Anna can also perform maternity, newborn, proposal, engagement, or anniversary shoots, as well as family sessions, headshots, or creative branding. Past clients have praised her talent, personability, professionalism, and sense of fun. Anna is available to discuss creative projects and corporate inquiries.

Petaluma, CA 94954

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5.0 (4)

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Dawn Cooper Photography is a full-service professional photography studio serving the community of Petaluma, California and the surrounding Northern California areas. Dawn Cooper Photography specializes in capturing the bonds between families and celebrating their connections through photography. This studio offers a broad range of services including weddings, engagement photography sessions, bridal photo shoots, special event photography, children and family portraits, and high school senior photography sessions. This business also offers portraits and digital collections. Clients highly recommend the team of trained experts at Dawn Cooper Photography for their exceptional customer service, high-quality photography skills, and attention to detail.

San Geronimo, CA 94963

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5.0 (4)

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Larry Dyer Photography is a full-service professional photography studio operating in the community of San Geronimo, California, and the surrounding San Rafael, California areas. Owner and lead photographer Larry Dyer is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker specializing in quality photography. This studio provides a wide variety of services including wedding photography, professional headshots, children and family portraits, fine art photography, and photo albums. Larry Dyer Photography's work has been commissioned by companies like Wired Magazine, Bank of America, Intuit, and Motorola. Clients recommend the team at Larry Dyer Photography for their high-quality photography skills and attention to detail.

Petaluma, CA 94952

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (3)

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Jack Hecker Photography is a business that provides wedding photography. Wedding packages include two photographers, eight hours of photography coverage on the wedding day, and edited digital negatives. There is also a package that includes full day coverage and wedding albums. Engagement sessions are included in the wedding packages. Jack Hecker Photography offers free consultations. Jack has won several awards including from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International and Photographer of the Year in 2005 from the Professional Photographers of the Redwood Empire. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. Clients appreciate their experience, friendliness, professionalism, responsiveness, talent, patience, and flexibility.

Los Gatos, CA 95032

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (1)

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Cassie Green Photography is a full-service professional photography studio operating in the community of Los Gatos, California, and the surrounding areas. Cassie Green Photography specializes in capturing moments and stories through photography. This studio provides a wide variety of services including custom portrait sessions, newborn photo shoots, birth story photography, engagement photo sessions, in addition to weddings and special events. This studio also offers high-resolution file of images, print releases, and discounts for all returning customers. Clients recommend the team of trained specialists at Cassie Green Photography for their high-quality photography skills, attention to detail, and professionalism.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Deborah Parrish Photography
Crystal Wiggins Photography
Anna Marks Photography
Dawn Cooper Photography
Larry Dyer Photography
Jack Hecker Photography
Cassie Green 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.