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Best Wedding Photographers in West Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles, CA 90290 Rating

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4.8 (20)

Why choose this provider?

Nicole Goddard Photography is based in Los Angeles, California and provides services to clients all along the west coast. Owner and lead photographer, Nicole Goddard, specializes in weddings, engagements, portraits, headshots, boudoir, families and special events. Her photography style is modern yet timeless. She makes each photoshoot an experience, helping her clients feel comfortable and happy in front of the camera, capturing moments both big and small. Nicole received a BFA in Photography from the University of Washington and has over 19 years of experience as a professional photographer.

Los Angeles, CA 90001 Rating

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Based in Los Angeles, CA, and available worldwide, Lauren Cate's philosophy is that photos are brief looks into life's special moments. She has been selected as one of Rangefinder Magazine's 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography and chosen for one of 12 Fearless Photographer Awards. Cate was also selected for Junebug Weddings Best of the Best. Her work has been featured on The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and Carats and Cake. Clients note her professional, relaxing approach to photography, and ability to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition to weddings, editorial, portrait, newborn, and graduating senior sessions are also available.

Los Angeles, CA 90001 Rating

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5.0 (9)

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Sanaz Photography provides photography for weddings and many other life events. Sanaz grew up in Sweden before moving to Los Angeles, a city she loves. She is obsessed with good light and creating timeless images for her clients as well as making each session memorable. She can make arrangements for destination weddings at her clients' request. Her press appearances are numerous. Among them are write-ups in People Magazine, The Knot, 100 Layer Cake, Modern Luxury Weddings California, Rue Magazine, The Bump, Style Me Pretty, Destination I Do, MunaLuchi Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled, Loverly, Inspired by This, and Grey Likes Weddings.

Los Angeles, CA 90015 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Serving the Los Angeles, California area, Nataly Lemus Photography is a service provider that offers professional photography maintenance along with other specialty services. At Nataly Lemus Photography, the owner has the goal to offer expert, high-quality services for clients desiring commercial or residential photography. Nataly Lemus Photography is owned and operated by a highly-qualified professional who is thoroughly trained in various areas of the photography field. Included in the services that the business offers are wedding photography portraits, albums, prints, and digital images. On the company’s website, new or returning clients can view an in-depth list of services or packages available to them as well as payment options, the company’s bio, and areas that the business serves.

Los Angeles, CA 90024 Rating

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5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

JTT Photography is a Los Angles, California based photographic studio that provides a range of services to clients of all types. Owner and chief photographer James Takakura received his Bachelor's Degree in Photography in 1980 and has experience working in the Ken Inaba Photo Lab. He has also served as a Staff Photographer with Sea Breeze Photography. Clients praise James' skill and commitment to getting the perfect shots. He works primarily in the fields of engagement, wedding, childhood, and lifestyle photography and has extensive experience documenting clients of all types. He can be contacted by phone or through his social media to set up an appointment or request a price quote.

Los Angeles, CA 90025 Rating

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5.0 (26)
4.9 (15)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Vivian Lin Photography creates distinctive, one-of-a-kind wedding portraits for discerning couples in the Los Angeles area. The exceptionally talented professional has an eye for composition and lighting as well pays keen attention to detail that yields breathtaking finished results. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to make client wishes for wedding day photography come true. Vivian Lin Photography features a unique, artistic style of photography that appeals to a broad range of client tastes and desires for capturing special life moments. Couples can trust the artistically gifted photographer to compose amazing shots that perfectly reflect the authentic emotion of the wedding day as it unfolds. Vivian Lin Photography enjoys an excellent reputation for going above and beyond to deliver carefully crafted images families can cherish for generations to come.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Nicole Goddard Photography, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA 90290
Lauren Cate
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Sanaz Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Nataly Lemus Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90015
JTT Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Vivian Lin Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90025


  • 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.