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Best Wedding Photographers in Oakland, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Oakland 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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Orinda, CA 94563

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5.0 (39)

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e&b photography is a photography studio that serves Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. With over a decade of professional experience, the team strives to capture wedding images in a timeless, documentary style, featuring natural light and vivid colors. The photographers shoot with both digital and film cameras. Each session includes an online gallery of high-resolution digital files and full printing rights. The studio also offers engagement, elopement, family, and professional portrait photo sessions.

Berkeley, CA 94707

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (12)
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4.9 (7)

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Shoey Sindel Photography is a led by a Berkeley artist who serves businesses and families in the Bay Area. Her specialty is photographing milestone events such as mitzvahs, graduations, and weddings. She can also help professionals and performers who need a high-quality portrait for career purposes. According to past customers who have worked with Shoey Sindel, she is skillful at capturing candid, intimate portraits of her subjects.

Berkeley, CA 94708

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5.0 (25)

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Tiana Hunter Photography is a Berkeley photography studio that works throughout the Bay Area. The artist takes portrait shots but specializes in taking photos at weddings and other milestone events. Tiana Hunter can adapt her photos to a range of styles, appropriate for event photography, promotional materials and commercials, journalism, fashion shoots, and boudoir portraits. The photographer specializes in photographing women, whom she seeks to empower with a sense of beauty that differs from cultural norms.

Oakland, CA 94602

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5.0 (3)

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Hurricane Images is operated by a Bay Area photographer that serves families, couples, businesses, and local musicians and theater companies. Robin Walker's portfolio includes work for international and local businesses, as well as weddings and engagements, family portraits, and lifestyle photos. Robin has won the International Larry Corse Prize, the John Golden Prize, and the Outstanding Sound Design Dramalogue Award. He is also a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Oakland, CA 94607

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Gainza Photography is led by a West Oakland wedding and portrait photographer. Mary has nearly a decade of experience and specializes in both film and digital photography. Gainza Photography takes portrait and event photos for individuals, families, and businesses throughout the Bay Area.

Oakland, CA 94607

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (1)

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Jim Stone Photography serves clients throughout the greater Oakland area. Although his specialty is portraiture, Jim Stone also provides event photography, ranging from concerts and sports matches to weddings. Recently, the photographer was hired to photograph the Oakland Jazz Festival, a boxing match at the Oracle Arena, and promotional shots for the brands Control4 and Interaxon.

Oakland, CA 94607

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5.0 (6)

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Abby Wilcox Weddings is an Oakland provider of event and portrait photography services. She captures pictures of families as well as genuine, intimate moments between couples. Abby Wilcox Weddings uses a photojournalistic style, lending an authentic vibe to wedding photos. Partners planning a destination wedding can contract Abby Wilcox Weddings.

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

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4.3 (151)

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ArtLook is a Walnut Creek wedding photography studio, providing newlyweds with pictures and videos to act as reminders of their special day. The small team often provides its services to customers getting married at San Francisco’s City Hall. According to former clients, the ArtLook crew is technically skilled as well as creative, and they produce high-quality photos.

Oakland, CA 94928

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (4)

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Jenny Soi Fine Art Photography is an Oakland-based photography studio specializing in photos of couples. To celebrate engagements and weddings, clients can take advantage of the artist’s portraiture services. Although chiefly a wedding photographer, Jenny Soi Fine Art Photography also take portraits of children.

Oakland, CA 94609

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5.0 (20)

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Marble Rye Photography, based in Oakland, provides a range of photography services to families and businesses in the Oakland Metro area. The team’s specialty is photographing chefs and bakers while they work in their kitchens. However, wedding and engagement photography packages are also available.

Oakland, CA 94577

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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (5)

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Chris Arson is a Bay Area Native and San Francisco-based professional wedding photographer who enjoys the outdoors and is crazy about photographing people and places on the West Coast. Chris also works on Elopements & Micro Weddings. Offering several wedding packages, Arson starts at four hours of coverage resulting in professionally edited images available for download in an online gallery. Coverage can be increased up to eight hours, with options available for a two-hour engagement session and a second photographer. Lifestyle portrait photography is posted on Arson’s website, showing his exceptional talent for capturing people in their natural environments, and his nature photography is equally beautiful and timeless.

Union City, CA 94587

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Anh Dang Studios, in Union City, photographs events, people, landscapes, and groups for clients in the Bay Area. The artist offers photo and video services. His specialty is photographing events, including holidays, engagements, and weddings. However, the artist’s portfolio includes a broad range of work, including promotional photography, photojournalism, and landscape photography.

Oakland, CA 94609

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5.0 (68)
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5.0 (11)

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Rasheed Photography, in Oakland, photographs for clients in the city and the surrounding area. A 2016 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, Rasheed Photography specializes in capturing weddings, but also produces family portraits and landscape shots. Interested potential clients should browse through the sample pictures available on Rasheed Photography’s website to get a sense of the photographer’s range of styles and subjects.

Oakland, CA 94611

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5.0 (32)

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Jerry Yoon Photographers is a photography company that was founded in Oakland in 2006. The company has grown from a one-man operation to a small team of photographers and editors, all specializing in producing wedding photos. To all of its wedding photography gigs, the company sends a two-person team, an editor and a photographer who collaborate to capture the event. Jerry Yoon Photographers has been featured in print and online publications, including Wedding Party, Style Me Pretty, Brooklyn Bride, and Ruffled.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
e&b photography
Shoey Sindel Photography
Tiana Hunter Photography
Hurricane Images
Gainza Photography
Jim Stone Photography
Abby Wilcox Weddings
ArtLook
Jenny Soi Fine Art Photography
Marble Rye Photography
Chris Arson Photography
Anh Dang Studios
Rasheed Photography
Jerry Yoon Photographers

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.