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Best Wedding Photographers in Riverside, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Riverside 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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Providers

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Chino, CA 91708

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4.7 (25)
Google
5.0 (1)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Elizabeth Luna Photography, based in Chino, aims to tell the story of the couple in front of the camera. The wedding photography studio also takes engagement photos and lifestyle portraits. The business holds mini photography sessions for families and kids. Clients have praised Elizabeth Luna Photography for its accommodating and talented staff.

Ontario, CA 91761

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A Story in Time Photography offers basic to deluxe photography packages with features including two photographers, full-day event coverage, and items such as framed prints and wedding albums. The Ontario-based photographer captures photojournalistic, candid, and creative formal photos, and provides retouching and special effects in post-production. Clients have praised the photographer for her fun personality and reliable work.

Riverside, CA 92505

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The lead photographer behind Wedding by Photo has been practicing photography since he was a child. The studio's wedding package options include edited photos on a DVD, a personal web page with photos, an extra photographer, an engagement package, and a coffee table album. Clients have praised Wedding by Photo for its reasonable prices, fast return on photos, and quality work.

Riverside, CA 92509

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4.9 (9)
Yelp
5.0 (6)

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Summer Shea Photography specializes in wedding and engagement photography. The Riverside studio also shoots child portraits, special events, family portraits, newborn and maternity photos, and high school senior portraits. The photographer's Golden Girls Workshops teach clients photography skills through stylized photo shoots. Clients have praised Summer Shea Photography for its kind, polite, and professional photographer.

Corona, CA 92882

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4.2 (5)

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French Romance Photograph has been serving the Riverside area since 2009. The wedding photography studio, based in Corona, offers basic to deluxe photography packages with add-on items including guest books, wedding albums, printed photographs, and wall canvases. The business also shoots family portraits, professional headshots, and boudoir photos. The photographer speaks English and French and will travel all over the world to photograph weddings.

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

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Yelp
5.0 (11)

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Kirstin Burrows Photography has been featured on The Westchester Wedding Planner, Tania Knows Best, Pretty Pear Bride, Bibbidi Bobbidi Bride, and other wedding blogs. The studio won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016 and the TwoBrightLights Editors' Choice Award in 2016. They also got the Wedding Choice Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. The business, based in Lake Elsinore, shoots wedding and engagement photos as well as maternity, baby, and family portraits.

San Jacinto, CA 92583

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The owner of Inland Empire Photos has been practicing photography since she was a child. The studio photographs weddings and engagements as well as high school senior portraits, maternity photos, family portraits, boudoir photos, newborn portraits, and commercial photos. Clients have praised the Riverside photography studio for its artistic, friendly photographers and fast return on photos.

Upland, CA 91786

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Yelp
5.0 (30)

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Christina Sanchez is a husband and wife team based out of Upland. The photography studio captures weddings and engagements, boudoir photos, editorial photos, and lifestyle portraits. Clients have praised the studio for its caring, hardworking photographers who capture a wide range of emotions in their photos.

Riverside, CA 92504

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Yelp
5.0 (5)
Google
5.0 (2)

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Mike Lewis Photography is an onsite wedding photographer located in Riverside, California, and willing to travel across the entirety of Southern California. Mike Lewis has years of experience in the photography field and uses professional, state of the art equipment. Photographers are available all day for weddings, from the time the bride is getting ready early on to the very end of the ceremony when everyone leaves. They offer different packages which include different numbers of photographers as well as different numbers of photographs taken. Aside from weddings, Mike Lewis Photography also handles engagement photo shoots as well as general portraiture.

Riverside, CA 92501

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Yelp
5.0 (43)
Google
4.9 (27)

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J.Perryman Photography shoots wedding, engagement, and boudoir photos for its Riverside clients. The studio offers basic to complex wedding packages with features such as two photographers, a USB with high-resolution images, a canvas print, a linen hardcover album, and a leather hardcover album. The business won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016 and has received praise for its responsive, professional, and friendly photographer.

Riverside, CA 92507

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Yelp
5.0 (2)

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The photographer behind Pure Photography has been shooting photographs since she was a child. The Riverside photography studio covers weddings, captures "trash the dress" sessions, and shoots portraits. The business carries add-on items such as art albums, canvas wraps, giclee prints, linen prints, and brag books. The studio uses a photo style that's a mix of photojournalistic, traditional, and candid.

Redlands, CA 92373

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Google
5.0 (52)
Facebook
5.0 (52)

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The photographer behind Coco McKown Photography aims to document the emotions and passion behind the special day. The Redlands-based photography studio also takes engagement photos and family portraits. Clients have praised Coco McKown for her high-quality work, accommodation for her clients, and friendly personality. The business won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2015.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Elizabeth Luna Photography
Chino, CA 91708
A Story in Time Photography
Ontario, CA 91761
Wedding by Photo
Riverside, CA 92505
Summer Shea Photography
Riverside, CA 92509
French Romance Photograph
Corona, CA 92882
Kirstin Burrows Photography
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Inland Empire Photos
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Christina Sanchez
Upland, CA 91786
Mike Lewis Photography
Riverside, CA 92504
J.Perryman Photography
Riverside, CA 92501
Pure Photography
Riverside, CA 92507
Coco McKown Photography
Redlands, CA 92373

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.