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Certified By The Guide wedding professionalsBrides and other wedding professionals love the Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographers listed below. How do we know? We ask—and if we don't hear raves, we don't consider them Certified By The Guide.

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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…
Special Offers Santa Rosa 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…
Real Weddings Alameda 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 …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Photographer
Jesse Leake Photography Jesse Leake Photography
Jesse Leake works in a photojournalistic style. We heard his work described as fresh, edgy, creative, fun, young, beautiful, warm and innovative but one word in particular came up over and over: amaz…
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…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Renee Allen Photography Renee Allen Photography
Renee 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 her discr…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Greg Slick Photography Greg Slick Photography
Greg Slick’s work has an artistic edge—a vintage, retro feel in a fresh and modern way. He blends “old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies” to produce this uniqu…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sausalito Photographer
Allyson Magda Photography Allyson Magda Photography
Services to all bride and grooms include a complimentary engagement session, online proofing and custom gallery-style (a.k.a. magazine-style) collaged albums, in which each layout is designed fresh fo…
Real Weddings Santa Barbara 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…
Special Offers 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
Juniper Spring Photography Juniper Spring Photography
Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography believes, “the most beautiful photos come from people not just acting natural, but from being natural.” With a great sense of humor and adventurous …
Real Weddings 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 confide…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and h…
Real Weddings San Francisco 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…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sebastopol 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…
Special Offers San Francisco & Monterey Photographer
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that—according to their brides—have amazing chemistry and are the perfect complement to both each other, and the wedding day. They understand t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Arrowood Photography Arrowood Photography
“Photography is my passion and my life’s work. It’s what I can’t imagine not doing. I invest my time and energy into this art form and wouldn’t have it any other way.R…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren offers convenient online proofing and print ordering, luxurious handmade albums, a DVD of high-resolution digital negatives, and a presentation during the reception of selected images from earl…
San Francisco Bay Area 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, photogra…
Real Weddings Kanoehe 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…
Special Offers Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer