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Best Wedding Photographers in Santa Cruz
2021

Why These Wedding Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Cruz 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

Blake Weber Photography

Blake Weber Photography is a photography company in Santa Cruz, California, established in 2013. They specialize in fine art wedding photography and also offers engagement photography. Blake Weber will turn his client’s love story into a work of art through his camera. Whether people are looking back at their albums 1 year after or even 50 years later, these photos will make them feel what it is like reliving those moments. Blake Weber Photography is featured on Offbeat Bride and has been a Wedding Wire rated business. Blake Weber Photography has also been a recipient of the award recognition from the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016 and 2017.

Soquel, CA 95073

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Blue Lace Photography

Founded in Santa Cruz in 2011, Blue Lace Photography specializes in classic, clean, natural wedding photography for the modern couple who desires a photojournalistic approach. Engagement packages start at $600 while wedding packages start at $3,500 and include a complimentary engagement session, USB drive of edited high-resolution images, online gallery, and a second photographer. Albums and print products can be purchased separately. Photos are delivered within six to eight weeks of the wedding date. Blue Lace Photography has earned five-star overall customer ratings on both Facebook and Yelp. Clients say this photographer has an amazing vision and is easy and professional to work with.

Aptos, CA 95003

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Carlie Statsky Photography

Carlie Statsky Photography is devoted to telling people's stories in an honest and creative way. This studio specializes in wedding and portrait photography. They are based in Santa Cruz, California and are willing to travel long distances to accommodate their clients. Carlie Statsky has a BA in photojournalism, and her photography style is inspired by the storytelling techniques of both fine art and photojournalism. Carlie works in a team alongside her husband, Gabe, a fellow photographer and artist. They have been shooting weddings together for nearly a decade, and they have a passion for documenting the story of each of wedding from a range of perspectives. Clients have been impressed by Carlie's reliability, friendliness, and her joyful passion for her work.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Chris Brodell Photography

Chris Brodell Photography is managed by Chris Brodell, a San Francisco Bay Area-based photographer who specializes in wedding photography. Additional service areas include all of Santa Cruz County and beyond. All weddings are capture in a natural and candid documentary style. Packages start at $2,250, which includes but not limited to two photographers, an online client gallery, and access to edited high-resolution images. Chris Brodell Photography portrait sessions use natural light portraits and the beautiful sights of Santa Cruz, a setting enjoyed by many clients. Clients have the option of checking availability or schedule a session using an online contact form.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Covello & Covello Photography

Covello & Covello Photography is a premier portrait studio located in Santa Cruz, California. Having begun over 75 years ago, the studio is a longstanding establishment well known in the area for a variety of photography including modern weddings to historical images, which are featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel every week. The team of professional photographers is available for multiple types of occasions like weddings, families, professional head shots, conferences, camps, engagements, pets, holidays, and more. Images from all sessions are retouched and finished by a team of qualified technicians and artists to create high-quality images and can be printed on site. The many past clients speak highly of their experience, patience, flexibility, and attention to details.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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eyeCatchLight Photography

Located in Santa Cruz, California, and servicing its surrounding communities, eyeCatchLight Photography provides customized photo shoots for weddings, newborns, and families. Their principal photographer, Simone, has been practicing photography since 2008 and established eyeCatchLight Photography in 2010. She believes photography is not only about the pictures themselves, but the way those pictures look when displayed. She cares deeply about the memories the photos recall for the people they depict and prefers to take a personal approach to photography rather than a technical one. Clients praise Simone on her creative eye, her warm personality, and her ability to capture unique perspectives and difficult shots.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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GoodEye Photography

GoodEye Photography offers wedding photography services to clients throughout the Santa Cruz, California, metro area. Coverage is available for engagements, elopements, and wedding ceremonies, and photographers provide detailed direction to help clients take the best possible photos. Clients can purchase customized physical albums as keepsakes at a range of prices with various included materials. Photographs are also delivered in high-resolution digital albums, allowing clients to produce their own prints or distribute the pictures using online mediums.

Santa Cruz, CA

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Hayley Anne Photography

Hayley Anne Photography specializes in wedding and engagement shoots and is based in Santa Cruz, serving much of the California area as well as Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon. Hayley’s work is rooted in simplicity, naturalness, and elegance. She’s been committed to professional photography for the past decade and has international photography experience after backpacking through over 10 countries in Europe. As a photographer Hayley likes to focus on the reactions and interactions between people and let personalities guide the portraits. Her work has been showcased in more than a dozen bridal blogs and magazines and past clients speak highly of her thoughtfulness and talent for taking quality pictures.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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New Perspective Photography

New Perspective Photography is a renowned, full-service studio that offers an extensive range of services and capabilities for almost any customer’s personal or professional needs. The studio’s owner is a world-class photographer and has the latest equipment and endless talent to make any wedding look like a star-studded gala from beginning to end, whether customers are planning a luxurious celebration at their favorite vineyard or a quiet and intimate wedding at the beach. Proposals, engagements, and weddings are some of life’s most exciting and dramatic events, so the photographer takes extra care to help make each session as comfortable and fun as possible so customers can relax and enjoy the moment. New Perspective Photography also specializes in real estate, landscape, and drone photography, all with a stunning, colorful, and editorial style.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Rebecca Stark Photography

Rebecca Stark Photography is a photography business in Santa Cruz, California. Photographer Rebecca Stark became passionate about photography when she was a child because her father was a photographer and her mother was an art teacher. Rebecca Stark Photography specializes in headshot photography, wedding photography, and portrait photography. Their wedding photography services include engagement, elope, indoor and church weddings, outdoor and beach weddings, ranch weddings, winery weddings, and destination weddings. The portrait photography services they offer include senior portraits, headshots, and family portrait. Rebecca Stark Photography is a recipient of the 2015 “People Love Us On Yelp” award and has been recognized as the 2015 Good Times Best of Santa Cruz Runner-Up. Rebecca Stark Photography also won the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards in 2015.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Sandra Ivany Photography

Located in Santa Cruz, California, Sandra Ivany Photography has been providing fine art wedding photography services in the greater Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas since 2002. Sandra Ivany graduated Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and utilizes a contemporary photojournalistic style to deliver artistic images personalized for each client. As a professional photographer for more than twenty years, she specializes in destination weddings, elopements, and intimate outdoor events that highlight the beauty of the northern California coastal environment. Sandra is a member of The Wedding Professionals Networking Group, has worked on assignment for Hitachi, Intel, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Sheraton Hotels, and Coastal Living, Sunset, House & Garden, Life, and New York Times Magazine have featured her work.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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The Art of Emotion

The Art of Emotion studio is owned and operated by Bucky, Erica, and Joshua Burgin who have been working together for nearly two decades in the San Francisco area. They are award-winning photographers who offer wedding and portrait photography. The Art of Emotion was listed on 2014 Photography Masters of Wedding and Portrait Photography International. While they specialize in weddings, they also offer engagements sessions, maternity shoots, baby portraits, family photos, and other special event photography. They also received The Knot’s Best Of Wedding Photography Award in 2012. Their services also include a password-protected gallery for viewing images and a CD with high-resolution images.

Aptos, CA 95003

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