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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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Featured Wedding Service: Octavia Hunter Photography

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
Sarah Marcella Photography Sarah Marcella Photography
Sarah Marcella has a unique way of capturing life, spirit, and emotion in her photographs. She is professional yet warm and fun to be around. Brides say they felt at ease with Sarah, which resulted in…
Santa Rosa Photographer
Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers
Curtis Myers explains: “I believe photographs are invaluable. We are the sum of our experiences and the memories we make. Photography preserves these memories. This is part of the reason I have …
San Francisco Photographer
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema is a full service portrait and wedding studio located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. With over 20 years of professional experience, Kevin wins the confidence of…
San Francisco 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
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
Octavia Hunter Photography Octavia Hunter Photography
San Francisco fine art wedding photographer Octavia Hunter says, “Each time I photograph a wedding I form life long connections to my clients. My work is a combination of honest art, inspired ph…
San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR 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
Dia Rao Photography Dia Rao Photography
Dia Rao Photography offers complete wedding packages and the capability of customizing them to your specific event. From 3-day events with extended hours of coverage to smaller, more intimate weddings…
Mill Valley 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
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
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
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
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
Abel Soria Photography Abel Soria Photography
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 …
San Jose 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
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
Darcy, Documentary Weddings Darcy, Documentary Weddings
Darcy Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. She photographs weddings with a distinct style. And as a true photojournalist uses pictures instead of words to tell a story, we sugges…
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