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Best Wedding Photographers in San Francisco

Our Recommended Top 20

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Francisco 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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1941 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Corporate
  • Indian Wedding
  • Family Portraits
  • LGBT Wedding
  • Short Films

Why choose this provider?

IQPhoto Studio, based in San Francisco, is a wedding photography service helping couples commemorate their weddings for more than 17 years. It covers wedding ceremonies and receptions of any size and employs photographers who attempt to capture often overlooked moments. A variety of photography styles are available including traditional, documentary, and editorial photography, and each offers clients a different prioritization of images and coverage differing between carefully constructed and spontaneous. IQphoto Studio also offers family and portrait photography.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (281)
Google
5.0 / 5 (79)

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Price: Visit the website for pricing packages

San Francisco, CA

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Wedding Photographer in San Francisco? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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Price: Free booking service | Call 848.Book.Pro!

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San Ramon, CA 94583

Why choose this provider?

Forefront Photography is operated by Erik McKay and Rebeca Peraza, who are both wedding photographers serving clients in San Francisco. Erik and Rebeca offer various packages for wedding sessions including The Intimate Wedding, The Essential Wedding, and The Keepsake Wedding, all of which come in different options and services. They also provide photo sessions for engagements, family portraits, senior portraits, portraiture, and commercial events. Erik and Rebeca travel to serve clients in other areas of the United States.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

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618 Reina del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044

Why choose this provider?

Based in Pacifica, Holman Photography is a boutique studio helping San Francisco couples take souvenirs from their wedding ceremonies. Jody Holman, the wedding photographer, accepts one wedding coverage each month to personally connect with clients. Her friendly and laid-back style makes clients relaxed during sessions and allows her to capture emotive pictures for unforgettable stories. The studio shoots LGBTQAI+ weddings and offers editorial photos for families, kids, sports, and travel. Holman Photography has more than 15 years of professional experience.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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809 San Jose Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

Why choose this provider?

Sabrina Autumn Photography is a wedding photography agency that serves couples in the San Francisco area. Its packages are designed to meet every client's theme, preferences, and needs. These include special features such as professional photo enhancements, engagement sessions, and videography. In addition to offering wedding and elopement coverage, the business also provides maternity, product, and family photography services. It has worked on 50 wedding ceremonies and has been in the field for five years.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (19)
Google
5.0 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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San Francisco, CA 94107

Why choose this provider?

Misti Layne Photography uses a storytelling style to document weddings throughout the Bay Area. The studio also photographs family and corporate portraits, musicians, and destination weddings. Former customers rave that the studio captures memorable photos of subtle moments that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (69)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Millbrae, CA 94030

Why choose this provider?

The Day Entertainment is a full-service wedding photography studio. They capture big and small details from the wedding day such as the rings, flowers, and décor. The company also provides photography services for company events, anniversaries, and baby showers. They are proud to have earned awards from Wedding Wire, MarthaStewart.com, and ProjectWedding.com.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (180)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (7)

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1273 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Why choose this provider?

Nadya Vysotskaya Photography is a studio based in San Francisco led by a fine art photographer with over 10 years of experience in lifestyle photography. Owner Nadya Vysotskaya offers full-day wedding packages that include various poses, candid photoshoots, and professionally done prints and portraits. Ms. Vysotskaya takes elopement photos in any location, as well as micro wedding pictures. The photography studio is also experienced in handling maternity, family, newborn, and other special occasion photos and portraits.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (33)
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

Website
Sausalito, CA 94965

Why choose this provider?

Michael Loeb Photography has been capturing wedding vows and celebrations in the San Francisco area since 1986. Mr. Loeb documents the details of the event with artistry and clarity, providing candid shots of the ceremony and reception as well as a full array of portrait options. Each plan includes a website for family and friends to view all the photos. Additional services include high-resolution files, custom-designed albums, photo retouching, and videography.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (15)

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Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Video

Why choose this provider?

Seeking Venture Photo is a photography studio serving clients in the San Francisco area. It offers photography services for events like small weddings and elopements, specializing in adventure elopements. The studio is composed of couple, Mike and Heather. They are both fond of outdoor adventures in the wilderness and enjoy capturing moments and events in these settings. They are also advocates for responsible outdoor photography and have officially been labeled as Leave No Trace Aware Photographers.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)

Website
3365 Sacramento St #435, San Francisco, CA 94118

Why choose this provider?

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography is a team with years of experience. The photographers offer a fine blend of portraits, candid shots and artistic San Francisco City Hall imagery.The team combines talent, experience and expertise to create a truly enjoyable, stress-free and memorable wedding experience.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (22)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (22)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (16)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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San Francisco, CA 94102

Why choose this provider?

Linda Wedding Photography captures photographs and video memories of weddings in San Francisco. The studio also photographs engagements, events, portraits, products, and commercials. The company is available to travel for destination weddings.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (22)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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San Francisco, CA 94132

Why choose this provider?

Slava Blazer Photography focuses on personal and commercial photoshoots. Founded in 2008, the team of talented photographers are known for capturing memorable wedding and event images. The company also offers engagement, maternity, newborn, advertising, fashion, family and kid images, as well as corporate and modeling headshots. Slava Blazer Photography studio services the San Francisco, CA, area.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (144)

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Oakland, CA 94601

Why choose this provider?

Thaimage is a wedding photography company in San Leandro, California. The studio captures candid and emotional wedding, engagement, and portrait images. Past customers praise Thaimage for staying active throughout the wedding, and capturing every moment while seamlessly blending into the event.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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San Francisco, CA 94501

Why choose this provider?

Avery Wong Photography is a professional wedding photographer working in California and throughout the region. Avery is a graduate of the Art Institute of California who has been shooting portraits and weddings professionally for the past decade. He specializes in modern, photojournalistic, and conceptual wedding images and loves consulting with clients to help create a unique vision for their special day. Avery's wedding collections begin at about $3,600 and include full coverage, high-resolution images, digital files, toning, proofs, negatives, a slideshow, an album, printing rights, and an engagement session. He also offers special engagement, city hall, and weekday packages starting at only $600. Avery Wong Photography has perfect 5 out of 5-star ratings on Google, WeddingWire, and The Knot.

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4.8
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (22)
Google
4.6 / 5 (13)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Napa, CA 96080

Why choose this provider?

Drozian Photoworks is a San Francisco wedding and portrait studio. The studio also specializes in glamor photographs, videos, and family portraits. They work with clients throughout the Bay Area, and also travel for destination weddings. The company has received The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award for four consecutive years.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (44)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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San Francisco, CA

Why choose this provider?

Iryna Gorb Photography is a San Francisco-based photographer specializing in family, children, newborn, and maternity portraiture. Principal photographer Iryna Gorb can also be commissioned for fashion, editorial and lookbook photography services. Her goal is to capture the beauty and uniqueness of nature, people and moments, resulting in images that connect and influence. Born and raised in Ukraine, Iryna has been exposed to photography since childhood with his father involved in film photography. She trained in a photo-studio in Chelsea and completed side projects for stylists, designers, and models. The Iryna Gorb Photography website features an online portfolio to give potential clients clear examples of Iryna’s art style and recent works.

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Sacramento, CA 95814

Why choose this provider?

Milou + Olin Photography specializes in Napa and Sonoma wedding photography. The studio also captures engagement, boudoir, maternity, newborn, and senior and family portrait images. Milou + Olin Photography serves the greater Bay Area, and offers prints and canvases in black & white or color.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (28)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.0
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Website
San Francisco, CA 94103

Why choose this provider?

Emily Merrill Weddings uses a distinctive, candid photography style to document a wedding story through non-choreographed images. The team serves customers throughout Marin County, San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa, and the Central Coast.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (16)

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San Francisco, CA 64016

Why choose this provider?

Amor in Motion is a wedding film studio and passionate team of filmmakers, artists, and storytellers who are committed to pushing the boundaries of wedding cinematography. Amor in Motion was founded in 2011 and has filmed over 400 weddings. They approach each film with artistic intention and unique, individually-catered perspective. They aim to create not only a unique product but a unique experience. Past clients include: Barron Hilton II, Twins MLB Pitcher, Senior VP of Fox, and actress Carolyn Stotesbery. They have been featured in BRIDES, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty and a stream of others.

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4.8
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (127)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (25)

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.