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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Joey Kennedy Photography - Nationwide,

Joey Kennedy Photography Nationwide

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

Joey Kennedy Photography has special offers
Deborah Coleman Photography - San Francisco Bay Area, California

Deborah Coleman Photography San Francisco Bay Area

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

Wilson Lee Weddings - San Francisco, California

Wilson Lee Weddings San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real 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 modern...

Erin Beach Photography - San Francisco, California

Erin Beach Photography San Francisco

Category: Photographer

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 work...

Erin Beach Photography has special offers
Chris Howard Imagery - Roseville, California

Chris Howard Imagery Roseville

Category: Photographer

Chris Howard is a lifelong artist, painter and photographer. He's turned his artistic passion into a wedding photography career, and loves the challenge of capturing each couple's wedding with a...

Chris Howard Imagery has special offers
Rikki Ward Photography - San Francisco, California

Rikki Ward Photography San Francisco

Category: Photographer

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...

Rikki Ward Photography has special offers
Gavin Farrington Photography - Alameda, California

Gavin Farrington Photography Alameda

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 more importantly,...

Wolf Weddings - Oakland, California

Wolf Weddings Oakland

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

Simply put, Nick Wolf loves photographing weddings—and above all else, he is a storyteller. He has a passion for helping couples create a timeless record of their love. He says, "A wedding can...

Elegant Events Media - San Francisco Bay Area, California

Elegant Events Media San Francisco Bay Area

Category: Photographer

Teamwork makes your dream {wedding} work, and that's why Elegant Events Media provides photography, videography, disc jockey, photobooth, and lighting services as an all-inclusive package with a...

Elegant Events Media has special offers
Juniper Spring Photography - San Jose, California

Juniper Spring Photography San Jose

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography believes, “the most beautiful photos are unscripted.” With a great sense of humor and adventurous spirit, Liza puts her clients at ease and captures organic,...

Juniper Spring Photography has special offers
Manali Anne Photography - San Francisco Bay Area, California

Manali Anne Photography San Francisco Bay Area

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 images capture...

Manali Anne Photography has special offers
Apollo Fotografie - San Francisco, California

Apollo Fotografie San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 personalities who...

Apollo Fotografie has special offers
Marcel and Meher Photography - San Francisco, California

Marcel and Meher Photography San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

Marcel and Meher Photography has special offers
Jesse Leake Photography - San Francisco, California

Jesse Leake Photography San Francisco

Category: Photographer

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:...

Andy Sandy Photo - Video - Makeup | Home For Brides - San Francisco, California

Andy Sandy Photo - Video - Makeup | Home For Brides San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

Andy, the principal photographer and founder of Home for Brides, describes his style as a combination of contemporary, photojournalistic and classic. He takes the time to understand his couples'...

Andy Sandy Photo - Video - Makeup | Home For Brides has special offers
Ashley Wexler Photography - Sonoma, California

Ashley Wexler Photography Sonoma

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 their story, style...

Hayley Anne Photography - Santa Cruz, California

Hayley Anne Photography Santa Cruz

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

Hayley Anne Photography has special offers
The Lees Photography - San Luis Obispo, California

The Lees Photography San Luis Obispo

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

Instead of being the strangers following you around on your wedding day, Tatyana and Steven Lee would rather be the friends that happen to have cameras! The Lees Photography is a husband-and-wife...

Grier Cooper Photography - Richmond, California

Grier Cooper Photography Richmond

Category: Photographer

The special beauty of every individual. The magic connection between two people. Those precious, fleeting moments that make up the most beautiful day of your life. These are the things Grier Cooper...

Grier Cooper Photography has special offers
Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers - San Francisco, California

Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 been a...