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Best Wedding Photographers in Santa Monica
2021

Why These Wedding Photographers?

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

A La Mode Photo

The lead photographer behind A La Mode Photo has more than 10 years of professional photography experience. The Santa Monica photography studio has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS The Early Show, and the Dr. Phil Show. The photographer mostly captures local weddings, but will travel all over the country. Clients have praised A La Mode Photo for its talented, professional photographer.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Aevitas Weddings

Aevitas Weddings shoots photographs and videos of local and destination weddings. The Santa Monica wedding photographer has shot more than 300 weddings all over the world. The studio has photographed venues including ballrooms, beaches, vineyards, gardens, churches, and private estates. Clients have praised Aevitas Weddings for its professional, talented, and flexible photographer.

Los Angeles, CA 90001

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Albert Postel Art of Photography

Albert Postel Art of Photography has offered photography services to the Tarzana, California community for over 20 years. Photographer Albert Postel combines his European upbringing and passion for photography to take photos that tell a story. Multiple wedding packages are available, as well as custom designed packages to meet the unique desires and needs of clients. Custom created Italian weddings books are available to clients who choose to purchase one. A percentage of all sales is given to the Children in the Wilderness charity program. Albert Postel Art of Photography earned the WeddingWire Reader’s Choice Award in 2013. Besides weddings, Albert Postel can be hired to photograph portraitures, corporate events, and Bar Mitzvahs. Artistic photographs are available as limited edition prints. Clients appreciate Albert Postel’s professionalism and easygoing approach to photography.

Tarzana, CA 91356

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B&G Photography

B&G Photography has been serving the Santa Monica area since 2003. The photography studio, based in Los Angeles, won The Knot Best of Weddings from 2012 to 2016 and the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2014. The studio's work has been featured on Carats & Cake, Style Me Pretty, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. The photographers will photograph local weddings as well as destination weddings.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Brian Leahy Photography

Brian Leahy Photography includes a second photographer and full printing rights with all of its wedding packages. The Santa Monica photography studio sells custom albums and prints and will travel all over the world to photograph weddings. Brian Leahy's work has been featured in Reverie Gallery, California Wedding Day Magazine, CV Lux Magazine, Pottery Barn, Destination I Do Magazine, and other publications.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Callaway Gable Studios

Callaway Gable Studios uses a vibrant and modern photography style for its wedding photos. The Los Angeles-based studio will shoot local weddings as well as destination weddings. The business has won 65 international Fearless Photographer awards. Clients have praised Callaway Gable Studios for its professional, fun, and talented staff.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Chelsea Elizabeth Photography

Chelsea Elizabeth Photography is a photography studio founded in Newbury Park in 2006. The photographer uses a clean, crisp, and modern style in her work. The studio won the WeddingWire Brides' Choice Award in 2011 and The Knot Best of Weddings in 2011. The business' wedding packages include a USB drive of high-resolution images, a blog post within six weeks of the wedding, online proofing, and an online slideshow.

Newbury Park, CA 91320

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LA Budget Wedding Photographer

The internationally published team behind LA Budget Wedding Photographer photographs weddings, shoots videos, and captures engagement photos. The studio offers up to eight hours of event coverage, a USB with high-resolution images, and printing rights. The business won Best of Thumbtack in 2016. Clients have praised LA Budget Wedding Photographer for its photographers’ upbeat attitudes and fun, romantic photos.

Los Angeles, CA 90293

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Renee Bowen

Renee Bowen is a mentor to photographers all over the country and the co-founder of SEEN Magazine. The Santa Clarita-based photography studio covers weddings for a half day or a full day and includes an online gallery and digital packages in its wedding coverage. Renee Bowen’s work has been featured on Rock The Shot, Seniorologie, Senior Style Guide, 100 Layer Cake, and other publications.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

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Stunning Bride Photographers

Stunning Bride Photographers' wedding package includes eight hours of wedding coverage, a wedding album, an engagement session, and digital delivery of images. The business also shoots proposals and engagements. The studio has been featured on The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings, and won the WeddingWire Brides' Choice Award in 2015. Clients have praised Stunning Bride Photographers for its experienced, easygoing, and professional staff.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

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The Big Affair

Timeless, classic, beauty and fashion inspired Los Angeles and destination wedding photography, capturing your most heartfelt moments in the most prestigious ways, combining both editorial and documentary photography styles. They specialize in luxury weddings that clients need special attention and care from the beginning to the very end. Beyond the quality of work, The Big Affair puts extra care for each client by connecting and understanding their personalities and vision. So do yourself a favor and consider The Big Affair photography for your special event, so you can savor your precious moments for many years to come.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Yair Haim Photography

Yar Haim Photography’s wedding packages include professionally edited photos, high-resolution images, a private online gallery, and free travel within a three-hour drive. The photographer uses a simple, timeless, and photojournalistic style. The Los Angeles-based studio won The Knot Best of Weddings from 2014 to 2016 and the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award from 2014 to 2016. Clients have praised the photographer for his friendly, honest approach to photography.

Santa Clarita, CA 91387

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