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Apollo Fotografie

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Apollo Fotografie provides photography services to clients across Vallejo and the neighboring areas. Its wedding photography sessions focus on capturing moments with organic posing, conceptual undertones, and natural light to keep photos natural, intimate, and candid. Its team also creates wedding films ranging from 90 seconds to 30 minutes. Apollo Fotogranfie was featured in Huffington Post, PopSugar, The Knot Magazine, Ruffled, and Martha Stewart Weddings. The studio's director of operations, Liv, started her career by taking photos during New York Fashion Week.

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5.0 / 5 (14)
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Arjay Moreno Photography

San Francisco, CA
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Based in Vallejo, Arjay Moreno Photography serves clients throughout the metro and close-by communities. The studio's principal photographer, Arjay, deals with engagement and wedding photoshoots and captures emotional and relaxed moments in his work. He has experience shooting in low-light settings and using lenses with low apertures in projects. Arjay takes portraits of other subjects, including expecting mothers, newborns, couples, and kids. He also edits photos to black-and-white and provides these to clients through an online gallery.

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Athena Galgiani Photography

237 Briar Dr, Martinez, CA 94553
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Athena Galgiani Photography works with individuals and couples throughout the Vallejo metro. This wedding photographer strives to capture couples' treasured moments in the manner in which they wish to be remembered—in either a classic look that has a warmer coloring or in the photographer's signature filter. Clients also get an online photo gallery where they can download their photos and have them printed. In addition to wedding photos, Galgiani handles maternity, engagement, and portrait photo shoots.

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Cantrell Portrait Design, Inc.

Benicia, CA 94510
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Cantrell Portrait Design, Inc. is a photography studio based in Benicia, California that specializes in wedding photo shoots. Photographer Bambi Cantrell is a decorated professional with numerous awards to her name that includes the Triple Master of Photography from Wedding Portrait Photographers in 2016, the Triple Scoop Music Vision Award of 2015, as well as Most Influential Photographer of the Year by Photo Focus online magazine in 2014, and many others. Bambi has also worked with many prestigious brands such as Estee Lauder, with photo publication credits in Metropolitan Bride Magazine and Today's Bride Magazine. She has over 25 years experience in the industry and offers wedding and engagement packages.

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Ed Pingol Photography

American Canyon, CA 94503
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Ed Pingol Photography caters to clients in Vallejo and the surrounding areas. It provides photography services for a variety of occasions, including weddings. Its post-production typically takes 12-16 weeks. The team notifies clients via email when the online gallery is ready for viewing. Ed Pingol Photography began as a husband-and-wife duo which has since expanded into a cooperative of several photographers. It has also trained thousands of professional photographers on how to utilize their cameras and flashes.

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5.0 / 5 (58)
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4.9 / 5 (46)

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Eichar Photography

123 Terrace Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904
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Eichar Photography caters to clients in the Vallejo metro and the surrounding communities. It offers wedding photography services to help couples document candid and emotional moments on one of their important milestones. Its photo bundles can be combined with video packages, which come with a second photographer. The business also handles elopement, engagement, family, and portrait photo sessions. Eichar Photography brings 10 years of experience in the industry. It has captured more than 200 weddings.

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Helena & Laurent Photography

San Francisco, CA
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With over 250 weddings covered, Helena & Laurent Photography is an LGBTQ-friendly documentary wedding photography team that serves Vallejo and the surrounding areas. Its wedding photography packages are inclusive of both print-sized and web-sized files, as well as an HD slideshow with music. It also offers leather-covered wedding albums with gold embossing and museum-quality matte paper. Aside from weddings, the team also covers elopements and engagements. Helena & Laurent Photography was featured in SF Magazine's 2018 Best of the Bay.

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Karen De Jager Spectrum Photography

Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Karen De Jager Spectrum Photography provides professional wedding photography services to clients in Vallejo and the surrounding communities. Owner Karen De Jager is a published photographer who offers in-studio, outdoor, and on-location sessions, specializing in capturing special moments in a natural, photojournalistic style. Additionally, Karen offers a broad range of photographic services, including couples, newborn, maternity, and graduation portraits. She also has a 500-square foot studio in Pleasant Hills with props, accessories, and controlled lighting elements to enhance clients' photos.

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Paul Stonehouse Photography

San Francisco, CA 94016
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Paul Stonehouse Photography caters to clients in the Vallejo metro and nearby areas. It helps couples relive moments from their wedding day by offering silver, gold, and platinum photography service packages. These can include six, eight, or 10 hours of coverage, engagement sessions, an online gallery, a second photographer, wedding albums, and the download of high-resolution images. The business also handles corporate headshot, family, and senior photo sessions. Paul Stonehouse, the photographer, brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

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Stahlberg Photography

Martinez, CA 94553
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Richard Stahlberg is the award-winning photographer behind Stahlberg Photography in Martinez, California. Richard has been working professionally for over 20 years and specializes in weddings and portraits. His studio serves Martinez and the surrounding areas and features an art gallery of his work. Richard's services include weddings, family and children's portraits, high school senior pictures, executive headshots, maternity photos, and boudoir sessions. The studio also offers framing, photo restoration, signs and posters, calligraphy, and more. Richard has won numerous photography contests and has been named Photographer of the Year multiple times by the Northern California Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America.

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Willow and Ben

Napa, CA 94558
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Willow and Ben is a photography service provider serving clients across Vallejo and its surrounding neighborhoods. It offers wedding photography, covering small intimate weddings and celebrations with 300-person attendees. This company has been featured in various magazines and publications, such as People Magazine, Grace Loves Lace, and Carats & Cake. The husband-and-wife team has more than five years of experience in the wedding photography business and has documented over 120 weddings. It also covers weddings across the state.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

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.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

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.

How much do wedding photographers make?

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.

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