Laurels
Best Wedding
Photographers in
Santa Barbara
2017

Why These Wedding Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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(805) 285-8718

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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(310) 404-1613

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Karen D Photography

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.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 400-3289

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Kelsey Crews Photo

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.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 699-6232

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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(805) 770-7733

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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(310) 467-0538

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Lavender & Twine

Lavender & Twine provides wedding photography to Camarillo and the surrounding areas. The team's work has been featured on a number of media outlets including The Knot, Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and Magnolia Rouge. Clients can also request boudoir, engagement, and life photos from the company's team.

Camarillo, CA(805) 705-8361

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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(805) 364-0204

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Matt Haines Photography

Matt Haines Photography is a wedding photographer in Ventura. Photographer Matt Haines has been in the photography business since 2007 and uses only film to shoot. All photos are then scanned and edited digitally as needed. Mr. Haines tours and/or researches the venue before the wedding day and takes all family group shots personally. The team's work has been featured on Grey Likes Weddings, Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, and in Brides California magazine. Mr. Haines also won the 2012 “PDN International Top Knots” competition.

Ventura, CA(805) 659-1398

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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(805) 689-8160

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Melissa Musgrove Photography

Melissa Musgrove is a Santa Barbara photographer specializing in wedding and engagement photographs. Services also include baby, boudoir, bridal, family, headshot, and maternity portraits. With a style that is classic, expressive, contemporary, and timeless, Melissa Musgrove Photography is a preferred photographer for San Ysidro Ranch, Four Seasons Biltmore, El Encanto, Montecito Country Club, Fess Parker Doubletree Resort Hotel, Firestone Winery, and the Channel Cat.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 563-5050

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Mollie Crutcher Photography

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.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 619-0986

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Photography by Isaac

Photography by Isaac is a Santa Barbara wedding photographer. Prices vary per project and venue, and Isaac is available for destination weddings. There is a list of recommended vendors for other wedding services on the company's website such as for DJ, catering, event organizers, and music. The team won WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award and the Wedding Industry Experts Award in 2012. Isaac Hernández is also a photojournalist for papers such as El Mundo, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 455-0856

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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(619) 895-6543

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Sun & Sparrow

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.

Santa Barbara, CA(310) 938-3012

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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(805) 245-6376

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Tobin Photography

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.

Santa Barbara, CA(415) 672-6240

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Vita-Bella

Vita-Bella Photography has been shooting weddings in Santa Barbara for over 15 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.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 637-1933

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Willa Kveta Photography

Willa Kveta Photography has been an English and Spanish-speaking wedding photographer in Santa Barbara since 2009 and has been taking photos of people since 1997. Clients can choose from a range of packages with each one including two photographers, engagement session, custom slideshow DVD, image enhancement, online gallery, and digital negatives. Willa Kveta takes bookings up to two years in advance, and custom packages are also available.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 633-4633

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