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Northern California Wedding Photographers

Certified By The Guide wedding professionalsBrides, grooms and other wedding professionals love the Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographers listed below. How do we know? We ask them ourselves—and if we don’t hear raves, we don’t consider them Certified By The Guide. Here Comes The Guide lists wedding photographers who aren’t only talented, but also ethical, reliable and easy to work with—i.e., professional in every sense.

Whether you want candid and photojournalistic wedding images, a totally traditional wedding album, or fun and emotional photos that are completely out-of-the-box, we bet you’ll find your wedding photo style below. But before you make your final choice, make sure all your questions are answered—in writing! We’ve created a list of important questions to ask your wedding photographer and have other wedding photography tips to get you started.

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Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Deborah Coleman Photography Deborah Coleman Photography
With Deborah Coleman you receive a true photojournalist who documents your wedding day. Deborah conveys the best of your event, expertly using light, camera angles, and subsequent post-production work…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
Rikki Ward Photography Rikki Ward Photography
Rikki’s brides tell us that of all their wedding photos, none of the images felt “posed” or “contrived.” Rikki Ward knows how to capture the essence of the moment and the…
San Francisco Photographer
Jade Turgel Photography Jade Turgel Photography
Jade Turgel is a storyteller by trade. A writer of children’s books and scripts for short films, she uses her storytelling sensibility to create visually captivating, photojournalistic wedding i…
Sebastopol Photographer
Colleen Riley Photography Colleen Riley Photography
Colleen Riley is a film and digital wedding photographer. Yet no matter the medium, Colleen’s images have a romantic softness, a timeless simplicity, and an organic, ethereal feel. One look at h…
Sacramento Photographer
Wilson Lee Weddings Wilson Lee Weddings
Wilson Lee Weddings caters to the boutique client by implementing a warm, down-to-earth simplicity. He says, “I practice an organic, creative approach to your photographs with a penchant for mod…
San Francisco Photographer
Sasha Photography Sasha Photography
Always trying to push his camera to new limits, Sasha’s bold and vibrant images make it clear: this is wedding photography for rockstar couples. Sasha’s images are modern, bright, artistic…
San Francisco Photographer
Hayley Anne Photography Hayley Anne Photography
With a photojournalistic approach, Hayley prefers blending into the surroundings to document the day as it organically unfolds. Her images have been described as simple, natural, elegant and real. She…
Santa Cruz Photographer
W Photography W Photography
Ricky Wong approaches shooting weddings as if he were the invisible third wheel on an amazing date between the bride and groom. He’ll encourage you to relax, have fun, and be yourselves while he…
San Francisco Photographer
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren Cohn-Frankel uses her documentary skills in making beautiful images of her brides and grooms that remain true to their real selves. She explains that her “primary goal at each wedding is …
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
Karenscape Photography Karenscape Photography
Interesting angles, creative composition, and a unique perspective are the hallmarks of Karenscape Photography’s wedding imagery. Karen Gordon specializes in high-quality, artistic wedding photo…
Sebastopol Photographer
Ashley Wexler Photography Ashley Wexler Photography
Ashley Wexler’s images are a little rustic, a little romantic, consistently creative, and always genuine. Her “secret sauce” is that she befriends her couples—getting to know t…
Sonoma Photographer
YJM Photography YJM Photography
YJM Photography’s unobtrusive style combines photojournalistic techniques that capture the spontaneity of the moment along with traditional posing. YJM’s wedding photographs and albums tel…
Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer
Gavin Farrington Photography Gavin Farrington Photography
It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even mo…
Alameda Photographer
Shanti DuPrez Photography Shanti DuPrez Photography
Shanti DuPrez’ work is both cutting-edge and classic, offering her clients the best of both worlds in wedding photography. Using a combination of true film and digital, she captures the uniquely…
Emily Scannell Photography Emily Scannell Photography
Emily Scannell is “a firm believer in keeping things simple.” And to put it quite simply, her passion is photographing weddings. Her brides tell us she captures all the sweet details and m…
San Francisco Photographer
Renée Allen Photography Renée Allen Photography
Renée Allen’s brides tell us she has the “perfect personality” for a wedding photographer—calming, professional and personable, and simply a breeze to work with. With he…
San Francisco Photographer
Erin Beach Photography Erin Beach Photography
Erin Beach offers true photojournalistic style as a wedding photographer—indeed, she worked for about a decade in news before turning her attention to weddings.As a photojournalist, Erin’s…
San Francisco Photographer
KI Photography KI Photography
Kristian Iskandar uses a mostly candid, photojournalistic approach to capture moments as they happen—paying close attention to all the photographic and emotional details to ensure you can alway…
Santa Clara Photographer
LucieXYZ Photography LucieXYZ Photography
Partners in life and business, Lucie and Sam Silveira created LucieXYZ Photography to be the kind of photography company that they would want if they were to get married again—that is, photograp…
Kanoehe Photographer
Mike Danen Photography & Cinema Mike Danen Photography & Cinema
With the talent and artistic eye for capturing unscripted, unforgettable moments, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. He joyfully documents some of the most beautif…
San Francisco & Monterey Photographer