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Best Wedding Photographers in Hayward, CA

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San Leandro, CA 94577 Rating

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Why choose this provider?

Julia Rose Photography is a professional photography company that serves clients throughout California's Greater San Francisco Bay metropolitan area and beyond. Available by email or through the company's online booking tool, Julia Rose Photography specializes in wedding, engagement, couples, and family portraiture sessions. Wedding packages include engagement photos and start at $3500. Family photography sessions start at $400. Headed by lead photographer Julia Rose, the company has been featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Previous clients of Julia Rose Photography praise the company for the high quality of its photos as well as its customer service and the positive attitude of Julia Rose and her partner.

Hayward, CA 94541 Rating

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Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Catherine Leanne Photography is a professional photography company that serves clients in the local metropolitan area and around the world. The company specializes in both wedding and portrait photography. Portrait sessions begin at $550 and include a one-hour photography session at a location chosen by clients as well as high-resolution digital images and a la carte options like cards, prints, and wall displays. Wedding collections start at $4200 and include a consultation, a complimentary engagement photography session, and an online viewing gallery. Catherine Leanne Photography can be contacted for booking and further information by email and through its professional website.

Hayward, CA 94545

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S.D. Photography is a photography company in Hayward, California, founded in 2012. Their photographer is Simerjit Dhaliwal. They shoot landscapes, automotive, concerts, nature photography, and portraits. This photography company expertly handles wedding photography. and videography as well. Simerjit Dhaliwal is a freelance photographer based in Northern California. Simerjit Dhaliwal has grown his passion in photography from an early age. He loves learning new things, getting to know new people, and taking pictures. Simerjit Dhaliwal helps people capture their memorable events. “Some may call it a camera, but Simerjit Dhaliwal calls it a time machine.” S.D. Photography has earned 5-star reviews on their Facebook page.

Orinda, CA 94563 Rating

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Aperture True Photography is a professional wedding and portraiture photography business. In addition to photographing weddings, engagement sessions, and portraits, owner Nancy photographs bridal fashion as well as special events for publications like Mocha Bride and Bride Nine magazines. Nancy photographic style is a blend of the aliveness and spontaneity found in photojournalism with the refinement of beautiful portraiture found in studio photography. Previous customers praise Nancy for how easy it is to work with her. They also speak to how hard she works to deliver them beautiful, memorable photos of their special days so that they never forget them.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Julia Rose Photography
San Leandro, CA 94577
Catherine Leanne Photography
Hayward, CA 94541
S.D. Photography
Hayward, CA 94545
Aperture True Photography
Orinda, CA 94563


  • 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.