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Best Wedding Photographers in Ventura, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Ventura 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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Simi Valley, CA 93063

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5.0 (12)
Google
5.0 (11)

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Jennifer Carillo has been a Simi Valley photographer since 1999. Her portfolio includes weddings, births, maternity, children, and families as well as commercial clients. Jennifer Carillo Photography also photographs seascapes, moonscapes, flowers and plant life, and jellyfish. Jennifer Carillo uses natural light as much as possible with a simple, fun, and artistic flair. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and her photos have appeared in PEOPLE Magazine, The New York Daily News, and The Knot Magazine.

Ventura, CA 93004

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Google
5.0 (6)

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The Expressions Art Studio is a wedding photography and graphic design business. It is run by Mehreen, who has been photographing weddings and events since 2009. She also offers portrait photography for families and groups, and can shoot on location or in a studio setting. Mehreen has nurtured a love for photography from an early age. When she's not taking photos or doing freelance graphic design work, she creates and sells Arabic calligraphy. Mehreen is Fluent in English and Urdu.

Moorpark, CA 93021

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5.0 (17)
Google
5.0 (5)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

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Since 2001, husband and wife photographers, Andrea and Chris Schmitt have been photographing weddings from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara County. In addition to weddings, Chris Schmitt Photography's services include engagement, boudoir, and trash the dress photos. They also specialize in shooting destination weddings worldwide. Chris Schmitt Photography is known for its photojournalistic style and has won Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Award for six years in a row.

Ventura, CA 93003

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Yelp
5.0 (5)
Google
5.0 (4)

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Lore Photography is a wedding photography specialist serving couples throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, and the surrounding communities. Loren Haar uses her lens to grab the unscripted moments, truly reflecting the people and the event and resulting in images that are often candid and evocative and sometimes raw. The studio's packages are flexible enough to suit couples who prefer intimate events and those planning full wedding weekends. Lore Photography also specializes in birth, newborn, and family portraits.

Simi Valley, CA 93065

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5.0 (7)
Yelp
5.0 (5)

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Nicole Henshaw is a Ventura County photographer specializing in weddings, engagements, and portraits. Nicole Henshaw's wedding photography includes destination weddings, elopements, and hourly rates for intimate weddings. Portrait photography includes family, senior, maternity, or lifestyle sessions. Clients praise Nicole Henshaw Photography's ability to capture the moments and emotions as well as produce beautiful, quality photographs.

Ventura, CA 93010

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Google
4.8 (5)

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With a studio in Camarillo, Open Iris Photography is a creative, professional wedding photographer and videographer. In addition to weddings, Open Iris Photography's services include maternity portraits, engagement photo shoots, and high school senior portraits. Open Iris Photography also works with commercial and fashion clients. The company prides itself on highlighting unique details and capturing everything in a creative and thoughtful way.

Ventura, CA 93001

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5.0 (6)
Google
5.0 (5)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Trinity Wheeler Photography is a Ventura photographer whose services include weddings, engagements, family portraits, maternity pictures, babies and children's portraits, head shots, and mini sessions. Her style is informal and friendly, and she specializes in candid, relaxed photos. Wedding Wire awarded Trinity Wheeler Photography its Bride's Choice Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Ventura, CA 93001

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Yelp
5.0 (23)

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Sun-Dance Photography in Ventura has been photographing weddings for 16 years. Services include weddings, engagements, and family, pregnancy, and newborn portraits. The Sun-Dance Photography style is passionate, beautiful, and emotional. Sun-Dance Photography received Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award in 2012 and 2013, and the company's photographs frequently appear in national publications, including Borrowed and Blue, Fabulously Wed, and Elegant Wedding.

Ojai, CA 93023

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Google
5.0 (42)

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Matt + Jess bring more than ten years of experience in natural lighting and on-location photography for wedding, engagement, and editorial photo shoots. One of their main goals is to create a connection between photographers and clients before any photos are taken.

Simi Valley, CA 93065

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Yelp
5.0 (12)
Google
5.0 (5)

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Gloria Mesa is a Los Angeles wedding photographer serving customers from Ventura County to Santa Barbara. While Gloria Mesa is best known for her wedding photography, she also does engagement shoots, family portraits, birthday parties, and commercial photography. Gloria Mesa specializes in candid shots with uncomplicated poses and natural lighting, when possible. Her services also include handmade custom flush-mount wedding albums.

Simi Valley, CA 93065

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Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Kimberly Bayer is a Ventura County photographer specializing in lifestyle photography since 2009. Her photography services include weddings, engagements, boudoir, family, maternity, and newborns. Kimberly Bayer Photography's candid shots accurately capture special moments in time, and clients rave about her skill, professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to set them at ease.

Moorpark, CA 93021

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Yelp
4.5 (27)

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Los Angeles-based Global Photography provides photography services around the world. Global Photography specializes in weddings, including destination weddings, engagement portraits, family portraits, children's photography, senior portraits, arangetram photography, charity events, and photo restoration. Global Photography has photographed more than 900 weddings in churches, temples, gurdwara, jamat kahan, and five-star hotels. Yogi Patel of Global Photography is a Master of Photography and is a CIPP Photographer of the Year award winner.

Ventura, CA 91362

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Google
5.0 (7)

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Marianne Wilson Photography in Southern Oaks is a husband and wife photography team serving Southern California since 2007. Photo services include engagements, weddings, bridal portraits, and destination weddings. Marianne Wilson Photography has photographed more than 250 weddings and strives to create the best and most relaxed experience possible for clients by giving them the personal service they deserve. Marianne Wilson Photography consistently receives five-star ratings on Yelp, The Knot, and Wedding Wire.

Oxnard, CA 93036

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Based in the Los Angeles area, Michelle Ramirez Photography specializes in wedding and lifestyle photos. Ramirez has been a professional in the industry for more than six years. All-day wedding packages start at $2,800, while family, portrait, and lifestyle sessions are priced at $400 for one hour of photography plus digital downloads. Clients can request a consultation through the convenient online form. Michelle Ramirez Photography has earned perfect five-star overall customer ratings on both Yelp and Wedding Wire. Reviews say that Ramirez is easy to work with, affordable, professional, fun, and punctual. They also note that she takes outstanding photographs.

Ventura, CA 93004

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Yelp
5.0 (6)

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Silva & Silva Wedding Photography is a husband and wife photography team in Ventura and Santa Barbara. Silva & Silva wedding packages include photo albums, online albums, story books, and custom print enlargements. Silva & Silva also does engagement, boudoir, and trash the dress photo sessions customized to their clients' creative vision. Silva & Silva won the Best of the Knot 2014, and their customers award the team five stars with every rating.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Jennifer Carillo Photography
The Expressions Art Studio
Chris Schmitt Photography
Lore Photography
Nicole Henshaw Photography
Open Iris Photography
Trinity Wheeler Photography
Sun-Dance Photography
Matt + Jess
Gloria Mesa Photography
Kimberly Bayer Photography
Global Photography
Marianne Wilson Photography
Michelle Ramirez Photography
Silva & Silva Wedding Photography

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.