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Anna Delores

Camarillo, CA 93012
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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.

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Ashleigh Taylor Portrait

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.

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Karen D Photography

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Karen D Photography has been shooting Santa Barbara weddings since 2010. Photographer Karen D creates heirloom photographs for her clients which tell their story. Clients can also order family portraits, boudoir shots, and memories from other life events. Wedding services are customized for each couple, but always include two photographers on the day of the nuptials. Karen D is available for elopement sessions and to travel for destination weddings as well.

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Kelsey Crews Photo

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Kelsey Crews Photo uses a photo-journalistic and artistic approach when photographing weddings in Santa Barbara. Kelsey Crews was a Featured Wedding Vendor on Borrowed & Blue and was on Santa Barbara Wedding Style's 2013 A-List. The team also shoots engagement sessions and portraits. Couples can find a list of wedding service vendors on the company site for makeup, event specialists, venues, rentals, catering, music, and flowers.

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Kiel Rucker

Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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.

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Kyle London Weddings

Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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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.

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Leah Valentine Photography

Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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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.

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Lucia Kiel Portraits

1234 Mission Canyon Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Providing service throughout Santa Barbara, Lucia Kiel Portraits creates magazine-style portraits with the goal of instilling confidence and a sense of beauty into women and girls. This full-service studio offers a variety of portrait services, including glamour, boudoir, maternity, and high school senior headshots. It also offers small wedding and elopement services. Each photoshoot is fully guided and includes planning and styling consultation, professional hair and makeup, studio wardrobe access, and full retouching.

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Megan Sorel Photography

Goleta, CA 93117
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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.

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Michael + Anna Costa Photography

1323 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.

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Michelle Lauren Photography

Santa Barbara, CA 93140
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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.

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Mollie Crutcher Photography

Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Mollie Crutcher Photography is a Santa Barbara wedding photographer who uses a mostly candid approach. A wedding package includes photos from nine hours of wedding day coverage and an engagement session presented in on online gallery. Mollie Crutcher is also a portrait and editorial fashion photographer who shoots proposals, elopements, family, and boudoir photos. Ms. Crutcher prefers to meet in person with clients to discuss working together.

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Photography by Isaac

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.

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Ryanne Bee

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.

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Sun & Sparrow

Santa Barbara, CA 90501
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Sun & Sparrow has been providing wedding photography in the Santa Barbara area since 2009 currently photographing and filming 40 weddings every year. The company specializes in wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photography and uses both photos and videography to tell stories. Clients can look through various packages online, and the team does travel for destination weddings. Sun & Sparrow's work won The Knot's Best of Weddings in 2014, was featured on Style Me Pretty, and was a featured wedding vendor on Borrowed & Blue.

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The Great Romance

Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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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.

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Tobin Photography

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Tobin Photography provides wedding photo services to the Santa Barbara area. Tobin Photography has been featured in Style Me Pretty, The New York Times, and and was The Knot's Best of Weddings and Weddingwire Couples' Choice winner in 2015. Clients can choose to have Tobin shoot their wedding or use an associate photographer for a lower price. Tobin Photography donates a part of its fees from every wedding to Trees for the Future and WaterAid America.

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Vita-Bella

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Vita-Bella Photography has been photographing weddings in Santa Barbara for over 18 years. Clients can order wedding packages combining photos and video, and Vita-Bella can also photograph elopement sessions, engagements, and vow renewals. Services cost less for weddings which take place mid-week, on Fridays, and on Sundays, and couples can create their own custom package as well as request a quote online. Vita-Bella Photography is also available for pregnancy shoots and kids and family portraits.

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Willa Kveta Photography

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.

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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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