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Best Wedding Photographers in Solana Beach, CA

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Carlsbad, CA 92011 Rating

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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Cary Pennington Photography is a Solana Beach business that has been serving clients for more than 11 years. Areas the business serves include Orange County, Del Mar, Rancho Sante Fe, Encinitas, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, and Solana Beach. Cary Pennington Photography also travels for destination weddings. Cary Pennington Photography provides wedding photography, senior portraits, and family portraits. Wedding packages include an engagement session, two photographers, edited images in sepia tone, black and white, color, and vintage, and access to an online gallery. Other options are thank you cards, save the date cards, and albums. Family and senior portrait sessions are 45 minutes long and headshot sessions are 30 minutes long. Clients remark on their talent, passion, responsiveness, professionalism, quality of work, and creativity.

San Diego, CA 92130 Rating

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5.0 (15)
5.0 (11)
5.0 (6)

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Monica Seif Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography. It is based in San Diego but also serves clients in Orange County and Los Angeles. Its wedding packages can be customized to meet clients’ preferences. Engagement sessions, bridal sessions, and trash the dress sessions are also offered separately or in combination with the wedding package. Monica Seif Photography can also be commissioned for family, children, maternity, and pregnancy announcement photo shoots as well as college and high school senior portrait sessions. All its packages include digital pictures in an online folder sent via email and an optional online proofing gallery on with most of the pictures shareable with family and friends.

San Diego, CA 22434 Rating

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5.0 (17)

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Jennifer Dery Photography, established in 2004, offers modern wedding and portrait photography in San Diego, California. Jen has photographed weddings and portraits worldwide, loves to capture the uniqueness of individuals and couples, is committed to artistic, quality photographs and customer relationships, and is an adventurer at heart. She won print competition awards from both WPPI and WPJA, and she was included in the Master Photographer Book published by Amherst Media. Jen's most popular wedding package includes two photographers, an engagement session, and files. She also offers commercial and editorial work, photography for wedding-related events, newborn photos, family portraits, family reunion portraits, and professional head shots.

San Diego, CA 92122 Rating

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5.0 (3)
5.0 (2)

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Gabriel Hernandez Photography is located in Southern California. Although Gabriel primarily serves Los Angeles, San Diego, and the surrounding areas, he is also available for destination weddings. Initial consultations allow him to assess each client’s unique needs. Gabriel creates an atmosphere that’s fun and relaxing to bring out the authentic personality in each of his clients, which is reflected in their photos. He has custom wedding packages available, which personalize each client’s experience. Gabriel does not out-source his weddings; he personally photographs each one. Engagement photos are complimentary with any wedding package purchase. He also shoots families and individuals, using contemporary technology to create classic portraiture.

3421 Tripp Ct STE 3, San Diego, CA 92121 Rating

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4.8 (136)
5.0 (79)

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A group of photographer friends came together one day and developed ABM Photography to combine their shared artistry and love of photojournalism in wedding photography. The company’s three photographers and owners are Jenna, Brian, and Nick. They combine their numerous years of professional experience with their enthusiasm for weddings to help couples celebrate their special days uniquely and expressively. Potential clients can view the company’s portfolios to determine if their style is right for them. ABM Photography encourages dialogue between their customers and the photographers, so every person’s wedding pictures come out unique and reflective of the couple’s personality. The company operates in San Diego and the surrounding region and additionally offers videography as a service to their clients.

La Jolla, CA 92037 Rating

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5.0 (5)

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Joel Jordan Photography is a professional photography studio serving the community of San Diego, California and surrounding area. Owner Joel Jordan graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelors degree in art, concentrating on photography. Joel Jordan Photography specializes in engagement and wedding photography. This studio also offers family portraits, lifestyle photos, maternity and newborn sessions, boudoir photography, and professional headshots. This studio uses a blend of photojournalism and creative portraiture for wedding sessions. Joel Jordan Photography is also available for travel to domestic and international destination weddings. Clients highly rate Joel Jordan for his professionalism, quality service, and attention to detail.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Cary Pennington Photography
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Monica Seif Photography
San Diego, CA 92130
Jennifer Dery Photography
San Diego, CA 22434
Gabriel Hernandez Photography
San Diego, CA 92122
ABM Photography
3421 Tripp Ct STE 3, San Diego, CA 92121
Joel Jordan Photography
La Jolla, CA 92037


  • 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.