Wedding photographers document some of the most intimate and sincere moments of life. The kisses, the happy tears, the smiles, the glances, the promises — every second of celebration deserves to be captured. To get the best wedding images possible, you have to choose a photographer wisely. Well, finding an experienced, reliable professional with a creative mind is indeed not a simple task. It requires time and patience. But we've got you covered! Ahead, we’ve rounded up 15 talented wedding photographers who work in California and beyond. Check out their incredible work below.
Amanda Crean is a talented photographer residing in Napa, California. Her passion is documenting iconic weddings both in the US and beyond. So far, the photographer has been to 16 countries and is aiming for more. Amanda’s approach is effortlessly chic. She enjoys capturing meaningful events and raw emotions as they occur. With a background in fashion, Amanda endeavors to use everything that has influenced her in her work. She documents beautiful moments in an editorial style, with mathematical attention to detail and in the best light possible. Amanda’s intuitive personality, and love for form, color, and harmony in composition, help her create stunning and very real imagery.
Chelsea Gee is a small wedding, elopement, and portrait photographer based in Northern California. However, if you live in another part of the globe — it’s not a problem. Chelsea is also available worldwide! Chelsea’s photographs are driven by her never-ending love for earth tones, landscapes, natural light, minimalism, human interaction, and movement. She is always full of creative ideas and enjoys finding beauty in the most simple things. Intentional, timeless, and editorial — that’s how Chelsea describes her signature style. She lives for adventures, new experiences, and challenges.
From her early years, Christina McNeill was surrounded by the preservation of memories. All thanks to her grandfather, who enjoyed documenting his granddaughter’s childhood moments on camera and showed her the importance of capturing ordinary life. It didn’t take long for Christina to follow in her grandpa’s footsteps. Today, she works as a photographer, capturing chic weddings in San Francisco and around the globe. Putting an iconic spin on even the most familiar moments, Christina goes beyond the ordinary. She always feels the depth of people’s emotions and senses the magic of split-second feeling. With an emphasis on movement and spontaneity, Christina captures images that are transcending, enduring, and just a little bit cheeky.
Jose Villa is a renowned master of fine art wedding photography based in Santa Barbara. He crafts vibrant and energetic images that are as unique as the people in the photographs. Jose’s works have been published in iconic magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings and more. Almost all wedding photographers in the world look up to Jose’s work. His images are always recognizable, yet every photo is special. They are filled with soft lighting, tenderness, and sincerity. Jose has photographed many celebrity weddings, such as Hayley and Justin Bieber’s, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s.
Kelly Brown has been documenting people's stories on camera for over ten years. With a background in photojournalism and a fondness for editorial, her approach is natural yet refined. While working, Kelly utilizes a number of different cameras, both digital and film, to bring a unique perspective to every wedding or any other event she photographs. Though Kelly is based in California, she also enjoys serving destination weddings. Kelly will create long-lasting, beautiful imagery for you to cherish for a lifetime.
Kristina Adams is a wedding photographer who artfully documents the most beautiful and sincere moments. She is based in Southern California but is always ready to travel all over the States to capture couples in love. Kristina left her career in management counseling to pursue photography full-time, which has been her passion since childhood. Adams’s photographic approach is focused on storytelling — part editorial and part photojournalistic. She uses a mix of film and digital cameras, depending on the light and flow of the day. Kristina’s work captures the excitement, joy, and fleeting moments through the lens of authenticity.
Alyssa of Lovely Light Imagery captures whimsical and sophisticated weddings for couples in California and around the world. Inspired by human connection, she creates timeless images with a modern touch. Alyssa’s mission is to guide her couples in the most authentic way possible and to the right light for them. Her photography is infused with her passion for style, detail, and purpose. Since starting her journey, Alyssa’s photographed over 100 weddings, and the number is growing! Though she has years of experience behind her back, Alyssa never stops learning and strives every day to be an even better photographer.
Luka Korynta has been documenting people in love for eight years. Although started in Europe, he eventually moved to the west coast of America to continue his journey in photography and find new opportunities. When it comes to weddings, Luka has seen it all. From rainy mountaintops and luxury villas to small backyard weddings and courthouse elopements. Luka shoots both digital and film to get the best of both worlds. His images are honest, raw, simple, and nostalgic. Memories over visuals, documenting over creating — that’s what Luka’s unique approach is about.
Mili Ghosh is a wedding photographer with her roots finding home in three continents — America, Africa, and Asia. Mili's work is about narrating stories that transcend culture and breaking traditional rules to make her own. The photographer is best known for her unique signature style and aesthetic that make South Asian Weddings stand out. Milli finds her inspiration in old-school cinema and classical Indian music. Her work captures the emotions and the true essence of the people she photographs. Mili has a deep understanding of color tones, which is usually quite challenging to achieve in South Asian and interracial weddings. The photographer's incredible work was featured in well-known magazines such as Vogue and Rangefinder.
The California coast is where photographer Monique Bianca calls home. She is madly in with the ocean, the 70s, golden light, the color blue, and road trips. For as long as Monique can remember, her favorite hobby was pulling out boxes of family photographs and sifting through hundreds of thousands of them. This inspired Monique to start capturing her own day-to-day and personal life. Eventually, this need to document led Monique to photograph other people’s special moments too. Today, she tells stories through film, digital, and super 8 films. Monique’s style is nostalgic, photojournalistic, and with an editorial flair. Together with Monique you'll tell your story, your way.
Nirav Patel is a San Francisco-based fine art and documentary wedding photographer. To him, photographs are one of the greatest treasures. Nirav crafts honest stories that artfully preserve the most important moments of life. When Nirav takes pictures, he goes beyond standard wedding templates. His passion lies in capturing the often overlooked quiet moments in a cinematic way. Such a unique approach has become his signature style. A talented professional with an eye for detail, Nirav will create a visual story that will represent who you are as an individual, a couple, and a member of a loving community.
Behind the Norman & Blake brand are two talented photographers, Shannen Norman and Emily Blake. After working on several projects together, both decided to combine their skillsets by forming a partnership in early 2017. Now Shannen and Emily run Norman & Blake from their studio in Los Angeles. The duo have over 20 years of combined experience in professional photography and have captured dozens of luxury events across the globe in places like New York, France, and Thailand. Shannen and Emily’s work has appeared in multiple magazines including Martha Stewart, Vogue, and The Knot, along with a number of online publications.
Reagan Suitt is a talented wedding photographer and the face behind the Olive and Oath brand. She enjoys working with modern, laid-back, and joy-filled couples both in Southern California and beyond. Olive and Oath is all about honesty. Reagan’s approach to the wedding day is about looking for in-between moments that bring emotion, context, and storytelling into your gallery. Reagan thoughtfully handpicks each photo. She is not simply looking to include a snapshot of every moment, but instead string together each piece of the day as if they were stills pulled from a movie, where you are the main character.
Rachel Fosbenner fell in love with photography during her senior year of high school, and she hasn’t left her camera ever since. For the past eight years, Rachel has been traveling throughout the States, capturing people in their act of choosing each other. Although she is based in Los Angeles, Rachel always has her suitcase prepared to escape wherever she is needed. So far, she's flown over 30 times for weddings, where she's made friends with dozens of incredible people. Rachel creates film and digital freeze frames of life that are unique, nostalgic, and absolutely magical. You won’t regret making Rachel a part of your story!
Photographer Trynh Kraj opened her boutique business in 2014 in San Francisco. Today, her diverse team consists of talented creatives based in different cities around the world. Trynh approaches each shot with an editorial eye and fine art sensibility, striving to make each image an art piece. Her style is modern, natural, elegant, and inspired by love. Trynh’s photos reflect the individuality and beauty of every client she works with. Her top priority is ensuring her clients are all well taken care of and providing them only the best service. Trynh and her team will capture your story and vision delicately and uniquely.