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Best Wedding Photographers in Santa Barbara
2021

Why These Wedding Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Barbara 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Anna Delores

Anna Delores is a Camarillo wedding photographer. The team uses film and digital and will bring their own lighting equipment, and couples usually will receive their photos eight to twelve weeks after the nuptials. Clients can ask for custom packages and are able to send in a desired shot list as well as the wedding day draws near. Anna Delores has been featured in The Knot, Huffington Post, and Santa Barbara Life + Style Magazine.

Camarillo, CA 93012

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Ashleigh Taylor Portrait

Ashleigh Taylor Portrait has been shooting weddings in Santa Barbara since 2009. Ms. Taylor also photographs boudoir, engagement, motherhood and baby, and everyday events. She focuses on making women feel comfortable in front of the camera and has a newsletter featuring articles such as "5 Tips for Looking Fab in photos." Ashleigh Taylor Portrait has been seen on Cosmopolitan.com, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, and The Knot.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Kiel Rucker

Kiel Rucker provides wedding photo services to Santa Barbara residents. The team specializes in capturing details of the venue, ceremony, and reception as well as key interactions. Wedding services range from a few hours with one photographer to a full day with two photographers, engagement session, and album. The team also offers photo services for elopement sessions of a full day or a couple of hours. Kiel Rucker has been featured on Carats & Cake and Ruffled and was named a Premium Vendor for Once Wed in 2016.

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Kyle London Weddings

Kyle London Weddings provides wedding photography services to the Santa Barbara area. Mr. London focuses on capturing key moments as well as unscripted fun. Couples can create custom packages with the photographer per their budget and desired coverage. Kyle London does offer other services not listed on the site, and prospective clients may submit a request online to ask about these.

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Leah Valentine Photography

Leah Valentine Photography offers wedding photo services to Santa Barbara residents. The team also shoots newborn, family, babies and kids, engagement, and senior year portraits. Clients can order photos in a wedding album, as gallery wrap canvases, or as archival prints in non-standard sizes. Prints can also be dry mounted to acrylic for wall decor in a home. Leah Valentine lists trusted vendors for other wedding services such as catering, desserts, favors, floral design, hair and makeup, videographers, and event planners.

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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Megan Sorel Photography

Megan Sorel Photography offers wedding photo services for couples in Santa Barbara. Photographer, Megan Sorel can also travel internationally for destination weddings. Ms. Sorel prefers organic locations and natural light when she works, and her photos have been seen in The Knot, Santa Barbara Magazine, and Martha Stewart Weddings as well as featured on Style Me Pretty and Magnolia Rouge.

Goleta, CA 93117

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Michael + Anna Costa Photography

Michael + Anna Costa Photography provides coverage of wedding ceremonies and operates within the Santa Barbara, California, metro area. Outside of strict wedding processions, it also offers coverage of engagement events and sells professionally edited photographs featuring candid and planned moments. Its photographers often employ an editorial style to photo shoots. Outside of wedding ceremonies, Michael + Anna Costa Photography also shoots general lifestyle photography and offers portraiture services to clients with a range of needs.

1323 Olive St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Michelle Lauren Photography

Photography enthusiast since age 11, Michelle Lauren of Michelle Lauren Photography has been photographing professionally since 2006 in Santa Barbara. She shoots weddings, engagements, special events, portraits, and fine art pictures. Michelle Lauren describes her style as unobtrusive, aiming to allow events to occur naturally and capturing every moment. Michelle's fine art photography features landscape and beach sunsets, she loves surfing and the sea. Wedding and personal portraits have a bright, airy feel with an emphasis on small details such as shoes, flower petals, and table arrangements. Various customizable packages are available for wedding shoots with between 4 and 8 hours offered per package.

Santa Barbara, CA 93140

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Photography by Isaac

Photography by Isaac provides film and photography services in Santa Barbara and worldwide. Isaac has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Best of Santa Barbara from Santa Barbara Magazine. His background is in photojournalism and celebrity portraits, having photographed Antonio Banderas, Amy Tan, Frank Gehry, and Isabel Allende, among others. As a journalist, Isaac extensively covered marriage equality. Currently, he also writes and directs documentaries, including the award-winning film Better Together, narrated by Christopher Lloyd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Ryanne Bee

Ryanne Bee is a Santa Barbara wedding photographer. Ryanne Bee uses some old fashioned film as well as digital and captures mostly natural, candid shots. The team's focus is on storytelling, and photos are edited as little as possible. All final prints are presented on paper and with a cover chosen by the wedding couple. Ms. Bee asks to meet with couples personally prior to booking or have a phone/Skype chat for those who are not local. Ryanne Bee will travel as well for wedding out-of-town.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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The Great Romance

The Great Romance is a Santa Barbara wedding photographer. The husband-wife team uses a fine art approach and specializes in telling stories via film. Aside from weddings, The Great Romance can also capture portraits, families, engagements, maternity, and other life events. Their work has been featured in Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Grey Likes Weddings,100 Layer Cake, and Martha Stewart Weddings. The team can travel internationally for weddings as well.

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Willa Kveta Photography

Willa Kveta Photography has been an English- and Spanish-speaking wedding photographer in Santa Barbara. She has provided services since 2009 and has been taking photos of people since 1997. Willa strives to create deeper, more connected experiences with her clients, specializing in spiritual and healing work with women and couples by holding space for deep connections to take place.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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