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Gleimlight Photography & Productions

Ramona, CA 92065
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Based in San Diego County and serving clients across the nation, Gleimlight Photography & Productions is a wedding photography, portraiture, and cinematography studio with a photojournalistic style, capturing moments that words fail to describe. Its photographers are heavily influenced by their cinematic background, resulting in a final product that is dynamic, whimsical, and story-driven. Gleimlight Photography & Productions prides itself on its professionalism, artistry, and expressive imagery that tells each client’s unique story.

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ABM Photography

3421 Tripp Ct STE 3, San Diego, CA 92121
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ABM Photography offers wedding photography services to clients throughout the San Diego, California, metro area. Its photographers utilize an approach that combines fine-art, casual portraiture, and photojournalism aesthetics. This company prefers an organic approach to capturing wedding ceremonies and prefers candid photography as opposed to more controlled moments. ABM Photography covers engagement ceremonies also and it partners with a selection of featured venues, frequently recommending locations to clients. Video coverage is available as well.

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Andrew Abouna Photography

San Diego, CA 92109
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Andrew Abouna Photography is a San Diego wedding photography studio that also specializes in event, commercial, portrait, and 360-degree virtual photos. The team has been featured in several publications including Map The Yukon and Wired in San Diego. They focus on bringing new experiences with a perspective of innovation and diversity.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Astray Photography

1044 Agate St, San Diego, CA 92109
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Astray Photography is a San Diego, California-based company offering wedding photography services consisting of both photo and video coverage of ceremonies, surrounding events, and pre-planned portraiture sessions. Clients work with photographers to decide what aesthetic they desire and execute a consistent look throughout. Brides may participate in separate sessions outside of the candid photography otherwise conducted, along with other members of the family or wedding party. Several packages are available to clients depending on the amount of coverage and final products they desire.

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Berlynn Photography

San Diego, CA 92116
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Berlynn Photography captures wedding moments through a range of photographic styles for couples in San Diego. An artist with a heart for romance, she offers wedding packages that feature custom color edits and printing rights of high-resolution digital images. Her single-location photography service includes a collection of candid, formal, and in-the-moment shots, while her multi-location service is fit for larger weddings with an extensive guest list. Berlynn also has an elopement and small wedding service that features locations such as Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego, and Palm Springs.

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5.0 / 5 (10)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Brett Charles Rose Photography

San Diego, CA 92110
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Brett Charles Rose Photography in San Diego, CA focuses on wedding photography. The team provides services for destination weddings to clients interested in a variety of domestic and international venues. The studio has been featured in many publications including My Fair Wedding, Bridal Bazaar, Love and Lavender, and Style My Bridal.

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Brit Jaye Photographer

San Diego, CA 92093
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Brit Jaye Photography is a team that is passionate for providing gorgeous images that also depict a story. Based in San Diego, CA, the team is willing to travel to different locations for engagement photos. Reviews from satisfied clients include fantastic quality of service, professionalism, value, and responsiveness.

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Cavin Elizabeth Photography

San Diego, CA 92123
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Calvin Elizabeth Photography is a San Diego, CA studio that concentrates on modern style portraits and weddings. The team also serves the Palm Springs area. With a distinctive approach to creating memories and images for clients, the team takes pride in documenting the stories their clients will remember forever.

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Color Shot Studio

11362 Osoyoos Pl, San Diego, CA 92126
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Color Shot Studio is a photography business serving clients in the San Diego, California, metro area. It frequently photographs wedding ceremonies, receptions, and engagements, and it favors natural lighting approaches and beach locations. This studio has experience shooting weddings for a variety of cultures and is consequently familiar with the marriage process and typical elements of a multitude of ceremony types. Color Shot Studio also provides photography for maternity shoots and family portraits.

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5.0 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Creative Photography Inc

Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Established in 1994, Creative Photography Inc. provides photography services for engagements, weddings, families, corporate, senior portraits, and boudoir sessions. Based in Carlsbad, CA, the team members pride themselves on exceeding customer expectations. They offer photo shoots at your preferred location or their in-house studio.

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4.5 / 5 (30)
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4.2 / 5 (24)
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Danny Lewis Photography

174 Holzapple Lane, San Marcos, CA 92069
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Danny Lewis Photography is a photography studio specializing in wedding, engagement, and portrait photography. It also covers corporate events. Its founder, Danny Lewis, started in the wedding and events industry before transitioning to photography due to his passion for providing better photographs during events. The studio uses a high-quality mirrorless camera and full-frame DSLR to capture moments. It also uses a good lineup of zoom and prime lenses in every photo session.

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Film Foto Fusion

San Diego, CA 92120
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Film Foto Fusion focuses on San Diego wedding and event cinematography. While keeping up with the modern use of digital cameras, the team also specializes in film videos. The business strives to meet clients' needs on their special day by combining still and moving art.

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Ian Andrew Photography

San Diego, CA 92126
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Ian Andrew Photography is a wedding photographer that serves the San Diego area as well as the neighboring communities. The photographer specializes in taking artistic and creative wedding photographs that will make any big event memorable. Ian Andrew Photography is a trusted name in the industry due to the company's extensive experience in the art of photography and wedding coverage.

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5.0 / 5 (1)
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IMA foto

San Diego, CA 92037
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IMA foto is a studio of wedding photographers in San Diego. With a unique approach to weddings using 100% natural light (when applicable), the team strives to know as much information as possible about the clients to effectively tell their story.

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Janis Foley Photography

1041 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Janis Foley is an experienced wedding photographer that has covered hundreds of weddings in San Diego, Coronado, and La Jolla. Described as bubbly, energetic, and fun-loving by her clients, Foley has the innate ability to capture beautiful shots and precious moments from the bride’s room to the reception hall. During portrait sessions, her goal is to make the newlyweds feel comfortable. Janis Foley photography offers several wedding photography options such as basic, plus, select, and premium.

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5.0 / 5 (33)
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5.0 / 5 (18)
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4.7 / 5 (13)

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Jay Resh Photography

6183 Del Paso Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120
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Jay Resh Photography is a wedding photography company that serves the San Diego area. Its eight-hour wedding coverage services result in the delivery of 400 to 600 edited images, with an option to add a second photographer for additional photos. The company's approach prioritizes selecting high-quality images and conducting meticulous editing. Clients can order finished images online through a gallery or receive more hands-on assistance. Jay Resh Photography's other area of focus is brand photography.

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Justice Photography

4183 Mississippi St, San Diego, CA 92104
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Sage Justice, the owner of Justice Photography, is a San Diego based studio providing luxury wedding photography services to clients throughout the metro area. Sage photographs with a very unique style that combines beautiful film-like tones with creativity, photojournalism, and high-energy party photos that gives you consistent and cohesive coverage throughout the entire day. While this studio primarily works local weddings, Sage also travels to international destinations if desired. Justice Photography has experience with wedding ceremonies originating from a variety of cultures and offers general portraiture as well as corporate photography.

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Limelife Photography

San Diego, CA 92093
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San Diego-based Limelife Photography opened in May of 2009. Their sole focus on weddings and engagements allows the team to work with vendors around the world and fully invest in each customer. Their expertise and ability to travel allows clients to take their style to any destination they wish.

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Lovers of Love Photography

Oceanside, CA 92054
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Lovers of Love is made up of Dana & Nate, a husband and wife photography duo. They’re personable, down-to-earth, and professional. They specialize in making people feel comfortable in front of the lens while capturing honest, clean, & timeless images.

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5.0 / 5 (19)

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Rachel McFarlin Photography

San Diego, CA 92109
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Rachel McFarlin Photography opened in 2008 and offers wedding, family, lifestyle, and product photography in San Diego. Customers love the team's ever-evolving story-telling style and easygoing nature.

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San Diego Video Production Company

1364 Marline Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021
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San Diego Video Production Company is a full-service company available to provide services throughout San Diego and surrounding communities. The business offers videography services for marketing, real estate, music video production, and weddings. The media production members use DSLR cameras and camcorders by Panasonic and Sony, gimbal stabilizers, on-camera led lighting, and tripods. In addition, San Diego Video Production Company can supply photography, live music, sound equipment, and DJ services.

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Singler Photography

San Diego, CA 92102
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Singler Photography is a wedding photography team located in San Diego, CA. The team offers affordable pricing and multiple photographers for maximum coverage. Former customers across the board express very positive experiences with the studio.

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Sutography - Photography and Videography

San Diego, CA 92116
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Stuography is an award-winning photography and videography business based in San Diego, CA. For ten years, the team has provided a unique all-in-one package (if necessary) to their clients for engagements and weddings. Accolades include 2015 Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice and 2015 The Knot “Best of Weddings.”

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Top Shelf Photo

Oceanside, CA 92056
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Top-Shelf Photography is based in Oceanside, CA and photographs weddings in San Diego and nearby Southern California areas with affordable pricing. After starting out with a focus on landscapes, the team extended their areas of expertise to couples, weddings, families, and maternity shoots. Clients admire their unique take on contemporary photos and outdoor spaces.

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True Photography

4460 Camrose Avenue, San Diego, CA 92122
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True Photography serves the San Diego metro area, providing wedding photography services by acting as an agency that connects couples with experienced photographers, who render the actual services. It's found suitable photographers to take directed portraits of clients on their wedding days and provide comprehensive coverage of moments during ceremonies and receptions. Since True Photography is a referral service, it's able to accommodate clients with vastly different budgets, with many different unique needs.

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4.8 / 5 (84)
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4.9 / 5 (67)

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Weddings by Amy Millard

San Diego, CA 92101
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Weddings by Amy Millard is a San Diego wedding photography studio with more than ten years of industry experience. Amy has photographed weddings in Coronado, Mission Beach, Mission Bay, La Jolla, Del Mar, Temecula, and other parts of Southern California. She also has experience shooting destination weddings on the east coast and international destinations. Her wedding work falls under the umbrella of Amy Millard Design + Photography.

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Willmus Weddings

4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd Ste 400 # 400, San Diego, CA 92121
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Willmus Weddings is a wedding photography business serving clients throughout the San Diego metro area. It provides high definition coverage of proposals, pre-ceremonies, and wedding ceremonies. Bridal portraits, family sit-downs, and candid coverage of reception parties is typical as well. In addition to photography, clients can also retain videography services, providing coverage of every moment of the wedding. Photographer Christoph Willm draws from a background in travel photography to lend a documentary-esque style to wedding coverage. Willmus Weddings also offers wedding planning 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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