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
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…
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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…
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Stephanie Secrest Photography Stephanie Secrest Photography
Stephanie Secrest says, “You know those pictures you’ve seen of a co-worker’s wedding, and she looks really stiff and all the emotions look fake and forced? Almost painful? Yea&mdash…
Alameda 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
Rhee Bevere Photography Rhee Bevere Photography
Rhee likes to say they capture the big picture, the tiny details, and everything in between. Focusing exclusively on wedding photography, Rhee and her team will do whatever it takes to tell your disti…
Campbell Photographer
Andi Hatch Photography Andi Hatch Photography
Andi Hatch has an adventurous spirit, a passion for travel, and above all, a deep faith in true love and marriage. She tells us, “I truly enjoy weddings. At the end of the wedding, I am still en…
Mill Valley 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
Joey Kennedy Photography Joey Kennedy Photography
Joey Kennedy describes his photographic style as Fine Art. His work is more cinematic than journalistic, and he shoots in both digital and film to create a timeless look. He lets moments unfold natura…
Nationwide Photographer
Manali Anne Photography Manali Anne Photography
Manali’s strength lies in capturing candids. She makes people feel so comfortable that they almost forget there’s a camera in the room, and feel free to express who they truly are. Her ima…
Oakland / San Francisco 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…
Placerville Photographer
Capture Create Photography & Media Capture Create Photography & Media
Jon and Chelsea are the quirky, fun-loving husband and wife team behind Capture Create Photography & Media. They specialize in candid, creative wedding photography and videography that captures th…
Sacramento 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
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: amazi…
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
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
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 his…
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
Liz Caruana Weddings Liz Caruana Weddings
Candid documentary wedding photography is Liz Caruana’s specialty. Her images tell a story, as she captures everything from the tiniest details, to the biggest laughs, to the most solemn moments…
San Francisco Photographer
Apollo Fotografie Apollo Fotografie
High-quality fine art wedding imagery meets a light-hearted, comfortable and entertaining experience with Apollo Fotografie. They’re a team of photographic artists with unforgettable personaliti…
San Francisco Photographer