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3421 Tripp Ct, San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego, CA 92121
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ABM Photography is a San Diego-based team of wedding photographers serving customers in San Marcos and surrounding areas. The company was founded in 2001 by owner Brian Kent and his three photographer friends, Nick, Jenna, and Kellie. Its photographers have over 30 years of combined experience and use a combination of fine-art photography, photojournalism, and casual portraits in capturing weddings. Its wedding packages include services such as day photography coverage, an online event gallery, engagement session, collection album, and studio booths.

3421 Tripp Ct, San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego, CA 92121

InstagramWebsite(949) 463-3038

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

215 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

San Diego, CA 92081San Diego, CA 92081

An Vu Photography is a freelance photography service that specializes in wedding, prom, family portraits, newborns, and events photography. An Vu services the greater San Diego County region and has shot on location in a variety of locales in LA County, Orange County, and San Diego County. An Vu Photography offers a variety of tiered packages for all their services. Many of these involve multiple locations, multiple photographers, and a selection of edited images. In addition, An Vu Photography also offers combo packages that can help in regards to client budgets. For interested clients, An Vu Photography provides a full portfolio of their past work available to be viewed online their website.

San Diego, CA 92081San Diego, CA 92081

Website(760) 216-9094

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1044 Agate St Unit #11, San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego, CA 92109
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Astray Photography & Videography is a studio that captures wedding day moments for couples in San Marcos. It started off as a hobby for its owners back in high school and turned into a serious business in time. The team's photo editing style is more on rich tones and moody vibes. Travel to a wedding destination is an option, and the team can also include videography in the package. All images captured are maintained in an online gallery.

1044 Agate St Unit #11, San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego, CA 92109

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

75 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Escondido, CA 92026Escondido, CA 92026

Since 2010 in San Diego, Southern California and beyond, Bella Diva Photography has been a studio devoted to making its customers’ events such as weddings, family affairs, or lifestyle photo sessions shine with all the joy or unique emphasis the occasion demands. Images capturing special moments from clients’ photo shoots are quickly available for preview on social media immediately after the shoot. Online, BDP displays many types of backdrops--including beach or natural--which are some of the favored venues for clients to choose from. Melissa Coetzee, the photographer at Bella Diva, offers photo or video packages along with special circumstance photography including the cooperation with animals. Melissa specializes in the technique of fusion storytelling through her images or film, a unique service guaranteeing added special qualities.

Escondido, CA 92026Escondido, CA 92026

Website(760) 803-9464

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San Marcos, CA 92078San Marcos, CA 92078

Derek Chad Photography is an artist based out of Southern California. His philosophy is to take a modern and informal approach to photography. Derek Chad creates a collection of special moments in a relaxed and artistic way. He has photographed gay, lesbian, straight, and destination weddings. In addition to wedding photography, Derek Chad Photography is available for engagement photos, portraits, travel photos, video and kids and family photography. Derek Chad Photography has been featured on GayWeddings.com, Cosmopolitan, Brides, and Gay Bride Guide. He has multiple awards including The Knot Best of Weddings, 2015 and Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award, 2015. He is willing to travel domestically and internationally for the opportunity to photograph his clients in their chosen location.

San Marcos, CA 92078San Marcos, CA 92078

Website(760) 504-6851

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13 Country Glen Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook, CA 92028
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EMRY Photography is owned and operated by a husband-and-wife duo who have been serving the San Marcos metro and neighboring communities for over a decade. The company offers documentary-style wedding photography services, including full wedding event coverages, customer designer albums, printed photo souvenirs, online image galleries, and optional photo booths. In addition, it provides wedding videography and engagement and boudoir photography services. From 2019 to 2020, EMRY Photography was awarded Best of Weddings by The Knot.

13 Country Glen Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook, CA 92028

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

138 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Escondido, CA 92026Escondido, CA 92026

Julie Elizabeth Photography brings over 20 years of industry experience to clients in San Diego and the surrounding communities. Services cover engagement and weddings, couples, expecting moms and newborns, children and families, high school seniors, anniversaries and other special events, and headshots/events for business purposes as well. Packages and pricing can be customized depending on a client's exact needs and always include an online gallery with downloadable high-res images, and add-on services include special products such as prints, gallery wraps, albums, and books. Julie is known for capturing those stunning moments, precious candid shots, and beautiful portraits and won Thumbtack's Best of 2016.

Escondido, CA 92026Escondido, CA 92026

Website(989) 387-0092

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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1 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

San Marcos, CASan Marcos, CAInstagram
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Leigh Castelli Photography captures the love-filled wedding moments of couples in San Marcos and the surrounding areas. The wedding experience offered by the business includes consultations, venue walkthroughs, engagement portrait sessions, full-day wedding coverage, and an online proofing gallery. Leigh Castelli, the owner of the studio, uses natural lighting to bring about a romantic, light, and airy feel to her shots. She was nicknamed "memory keeper" from her childhood when she started to capture moments using her camera.

San Marcos, CASan Marcos, CA

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

148 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

San Diego, CA 91911San Diego, CA 91911Instagram
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Marie Monforte Photography serves wedding couples in the San Marcos area. It offers its clients a selection of wedding themes, including urban, beach, desert, and vineyard settings. Its services include eight hours of photography coverage, engagement session, print lab access, and mobile application image sharing. Additionally, it offers maternity, newborn, and product photography services. Marie Monforte launched the business in 2015. She believes every couple is worthy of celebrating and sharing love, and she wants to memorialize their stories through photos.

San Diego, CA 91911San Diego, CA 91911

InstagramWebsite(760) 532-6087

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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.

Online Profiles:

3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

81 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

San Diego, CA 92130San Diego, CA 92130

Pine & Pebble Photography is a photography studio located in San Diego, CA that provides quality services and sessions. They perform photo sessions of up to 2 hours in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Committed to capturing images in stunning details, their professional photographers go out of their way to deliver what the clients want. Pine & Pebble Photography’s standard sessions cover families, portraits, children, seniors, engagement, and maternity. They also specialize in newborn photography, headshot photography, and special event photography, delivering customer satisfaction, great service, and excellent picture quality every time.

San Diego, CA 92130San Diego, CA 92130

Website(760) 807-3477

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Escondido, CA 92025Escondido, CA 92025

Located in Escondido, California, Serrato Studios is a photography business that specializes in candid photography with natural lighting. Chief photographer, Nathan Serrato began his passion as a child before completing formal courses in Digital Photography and Advanced Photography and Film. Serrato previously earned certification from the New York Institute of Photography and was also an intern for the commercial photographer, Bil Zelman. Now as a professional freelancer, Serrato typically offers services for weddings, portraits, and entertainment needs. Serrato is willing to set up consultations via email, phone, or in person and is available to travel throughout the San Diego County area for location shooting.

Escondido, CA 92025Escondido, CA 92025

Website(760) 703-3393

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

13 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

San Diego, CA 91911San Diego, CA 91911Instagram
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Top Shelf Photo is a photography studio that has been serving the residents of San Marcos and the surrounding areas since 2012. Photographer Shaun Hagen, who handles wedding and engagement sessions, believes in building relationships with his clients. His studio's wedding packages include an online gallery with professionally edited high-resolution images. These may also be inclusive of an engagement session and an album with 40 pages. Top Shelf Photo also takes pictures of family and pet portraits.

San Diego, CA 91911San Diego, CA 91911

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

107 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much do wedding photographers make?
A: 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.
Q: How do I become a great wedding photographer?
A: 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.
Q: What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?
A: 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.

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