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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
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
Janae Shields Photography Janae Shields Photography
Janae believes your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life and so approaches each wedding with a sense of fun and a lively perspective. She captures each couple’s particular style and …
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
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
Marcel and Meher Photography Marcel and Meher Photography
Marcel and Meher Photography is a boutique wedding photography studio with a style often described as a blend of wedding photojournalism and fine-art photography. Their passion for artistic imagery e…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…