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Best Wedding Photographers in Thousand Oaks

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Thousand Oaks 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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San Francisco, CA 94016

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5.0 (12)

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Crystal Wiggins Photography is based in Providence, Rhode Island, and San Francisco, California, and additionally travels to the Boston, New York, and Los Angeles areas. Years ago Crystal became a professional photographer because she understands what it's like to feel awkward in photos and wants to make her clients feel at ease and frame them in a way that makes them look better than they ever thought they could. Her mission is to take photos that become cherished artworks and family heirlooms. She shoots weddings and portraiture. Clients praise Crystal's comforting demeanor and her ability to put her subjects at ease to allow their true personalities to shine through in their photographs.

Westlake Village, CA 91362

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4.6 (28)
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4.5 (10)

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Los Angeles, CA-based Joey Carman Photography and Design is a full service studio that offers industry-spanning photographic work including the genres of fashion, commercial, product, compositing, family, and weddings. In addition to running his successful studio, Joey Carman is a beta tester for Adobe, Apple, Nikon Kodak, Pocket Wizard, and On One, and regularly consults for many Fortune 500 companies such as Paramount Pictures, Sony, and The Walt Disney Company. Driven by more than just the desire to take a beautiful image with the camera, Joey always strives to capture the emotion and connection to the soul that the image evokes.

Oak Park, CA 91377

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5.0 (6)

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In Living Color by Gray Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in Southern California and in Hawaii. The company is headed by Gray Becker and offers clients such services as family photo sessions, high school senior portraiture, bar and bat mitzvah coverage, wedding photography work, engagement photo shoots, and more. In Living Color by Gray Photography also provides clients with professional photo album design work. Previous clients of In Living Color by Gray Photography praise the company for its ability to adapt to clients' photography needs as well as the high quality of its work and professional working environment.

Carpinteria, CA 93012

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Owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Bear and Penguin Photography is a professional photography business headquartered in San Francisco, California that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area and beyond. The business specializes in both engagement photo sessions and wedding photography coverage. Bear and Penguin Photography offers clients a wide range of photography packages, though each package includes two photographers, unlimited touched-up high-resolution images, print release, and an online gallery of photos. Wedding photography packages range from four hours of coverage to ten hours of coverage. Bear and Penguin Photography can be contacted for bookings by phone or email.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91319

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We are a husband & wife photography team that embraces the joy found in serving others through creating intimate and genuine photographs. Throughout the past 8 years, we have had the honor of celebrating and photographing our couples and their families. We love innovating and building community - tying these two together has allowed us to create amazing relationships and build a strong editorial clientele to push creative boundaries. Our goal is to have a heart of servitude, discovering who our clients are and sharing their stories. We are confident in delivering a unique experience through our craft - allowing couples to cherish their wedding day memories in the years to come. Our unmistakable eye for elegance and grace allows us to create timeless, refreshing photographs of the love found in each relationship. Stewart & Connie have been featured in top online publications such as Vogue Australia, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, The Knot, BRIDES, Grey Likes Weddings

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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5.0 (9)

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Katie Shuler Photography, located in Thousand Oaks, California, comes highly recommended by many past clients. Katie Shuler, the owner of the photography company, believes in capturing intimate and candid moments through her photos. Her love of nature and desire to capture emotional moments particularly influences her pictures. In addition to weddings, she shoots engagement, boudoir, and lifestyle photography. Magazines such as PEOPLE, Martha Stuart, BRIDES, and many more famous publications featured Kate Shuler Photography. Clients appreciate her romantic and lively style in accompaniment with her skillful lighting techniques. Her online portfolio shows her talented eye for special moments and aesthetically pleasing angles.

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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5.0 (10)

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Nikole Kline provides portrait and wedding photography options to Agoura Hills and the surrounding areas. Wedding packages are customized to her clients’ needs. She also has multiple packages available for high school senior photos. She offers a private online gallery for clients to download and print their images. She has won awards for her high school senior photography, including being featured in Senior Style Guide’s Hot 100 Senior Photographers list and The Twelfth Year’s Top 25 Up & Coming Senior Photographers list. Kline aims to capture natural and candid moments in her clients’ lives. Clients remark on Kline’s punctuality, professionalism, easy-going demeanor, and beautiful photography.

Westlake Village, CA 91362

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5.0 (16)
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4.5 (2)

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Jillian Rose Photography offers a variety of professional photography services in Ventura County, California. While primarily focusing on wedding and engagement photography services, Jillian Rose Photography also offers maternity, lifestyle, newborn, family, and editorial photography. Featured in Inside Weddings, Glamour Magazine, I Do Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, StyleUnveiled.com, Weddings.com, and more, Jillian Rose Photography offers an accommodating style that artistically focuses on the unique and individual aspects of each event that showcases what makes them special. Clients have praised their ability to make each photography session feel comfortable and natural through a personable and stress-free approach.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.