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Abel Soria Photography

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
Brookmere Drive
San Jose, California 95123

Contact: Abel Soria
Phone: 408/409-9191
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Service Area:

Serving the Greater Bay Area and destination California weddings.

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Vendor Type { Photographer }
Company Founded { 1992 }
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Services Offered

While working swiftly and unobtrusively, Abel Soria is known for his fresh and spontaneous style—using creative photojournalism while never neglecting the traditional portraits. He arranges the formal shots in a very organized fashion, getting you back to your guests and your party in a reasonable amount of time. Abel’s goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and natural in front of his camera, ensuring your unique personality and style shines through in the images. Whether you prefer candid or traditional, artistic or out-there, Abel’s wide range of styles has got you covered.

Abel Soria Photography uses the most modern digital technology and state-of-the-art cameras, pro-photo labs, and album styles. All packages include unlimited pictures taken in HQ digital format, a DVD with all high-resolution images and complimentary online hosting for 3 months.

Pricing starts at $1870.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words describe your work?

Detailed. Creative. Timeless. Elegant. And that is 4…

Tell us about your company name.

I recently switched my company name from Special Memories to Abel Soria Photography. Let's be more personal!

Why should someone hire you?

As silly as it may sound, I feel passionate about your wedding…I do!! I've been shooting weddings professionally since 1992, and can honestly say that the most important thing is the connection that my customers and I develop. This relationship is the key to capturing all images beyond my customer expectations. My services are not limited to showing up on your wedding day and taking pictures, but to manage all type of situations that may unexpectedly arise, such as being able to relax a nervous bride or groom. My years of experience are your peace of mind, and I DO CARE about your wedding.

How would you describe your shooting style?

My style is a combination of journalistic, documentary and traditional put together in a creative way. Whether digital or film, I always strive to provide the most beautiful colors and stunning creative effects like black & white, sepia, aged, or some color with black & white combinations.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I got my first camera when I was 8 years old from my father, who was a photographer too. I used to do lots of landscapes, but over the years developed a passion for people and their expressions. It's really exciting to capture smiles, laughs, tears of happiness, and love as the highest human expression. They are all uniquely found in that one special day.

What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?

Listening to my clients and their stories is probably one of my best sources of inspiration. This is also necessary to excel in performance. Developing a relationship helps them feel relaxed and be themselves in front of the camera, which is the secret to the natural look of my images.

Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding:

My favorite is the "first look", either at the altar or when they both see each other before the ceremony. My heartbeat always goes super fast and strong at this moment, and I feel that I multiply myself to get all angles.

What are 3 words that describe your personality?

Cheerful. Curious. Goofy. Patient…4 again...LOL.

Extracurricular activities:

Biking, reading, enjoying family and friends, attending church.

If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?

If I wasn't a wedding photographer, I would want to be a Wedding Photographer!

About This Company

Abel Soria Photography has earned several awards, including The Knot Best of Weddings 2011, and actively participates in PPGBA, Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area.

Abel Soria Photography Covers These Areas:

Northern California
  - East Bay
  - Monterey and Carmel
  - Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
  - North Bay / Marin
  - Peninsula
  - San Francisco
  - Santa Cruz
  - Solano County
  - South Bay / San Jose
  - Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“What is so unique about Abel is his warm demeanor and the personal attention he gives.”

“He struck a great balance between stepping in to get the must-have shots and taking a hands off approach that allowed us to enjoy our day.”

“He is an honest and comforting photographer who really cares about his quality of work and the happiness of the client. He spends as much time as needed to make his customers happy.

“We asked for a combination of photojournalistic and traditional photography style, and that is what he delivered.”

“Abel has a lot of wedding experience. He has a calming effect on brides.”

“The album (magazine style) was fantastic!

“He is probably one of the nicest people I have ever worked with.”

“While Abel and his assistant were never obtrusive and always respectful, they were so likable that our guests embraced them as part of the wedding reception!”

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