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Best Wedding Photographers in Alameda, CA

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Alameda, CA 94501 Rating

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Why choose this provider?

Helios Images is a photography company in Alameda, California, run by Douglas Despres and Katherine Park Deakin. They consider the San Francisco Bay area as their home and often photographs their clients throughout the bay, Big Sur, wine country, and the Central Coast, because they find these places completely breathtaking. Helios Images features documentary inspired photographs and specializes in wedding photography, portrait photography, and travel photography. The work they do is full of warmth and love. Helios Images has been featured on Brides 2015, Style Me Pretty 2014, Snippet and Ink, Wedding Row California, and Le Magnifique Blog 2014. Helios Images is a Rock and Roll Bride preferred vendor. The Wedding Photojournalist Association has recognized them as among the top 30 talents in the world.

Oakland, CA 94577 Rating

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5.0 (12)
5.0 (1)

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Boris Zharkov Photography is based out of Oakland, California, and mainly serves California, Oregon, and Washington. Worldwide travel is available. Boris Zharkov specializes in photographing weddings and engagements. He also provides family, maternity, and newborn photography sessions. Having previously worked in photojournalism, he brings that storytelling style to his portraits and wedding photos, making them reminiscent of movie stills. Boris Zharkov Photography offers the options of a second wedding photographer to capture extra details. Clients may purchase either hardcover or flat linen bound albums. Custom photo packages are available. High-resolution images are viewable through an online gallery for ordering.

Oakland, CA 94610 Rating

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de la Barra | photography is a San Francisco business that provides wedding photography and engagement photography. The business has more than six years of experience and uses a photojournalistic style. Jorge has photographed hundreds of weddings and he has worked with high-end wedding photographers in New York. Wedding packages provide 12 hours of photography coverage on the wedding day. Jorge provides a combination of posed, formal, and candid photos. de la Barra | photography also offers wedding albums that are made in Italy. He is willing to travel for destination weddings. Clients receive the edited images two to three months after the wedding day. Clients remark on Jorge’s responsiveness, quality of service, creativity, flexibility, professionalism, attention to detail, passion, and talent.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

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Helios Images
Alameda, CA 94501
Boris Zharkov Photography
Oakland, CA 94577
de la Barra | photography
Oakland, CA 94610


  • 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, 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.