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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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...

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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...

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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'...

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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...

Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema - San Francisco, California

Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

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:...

Shanti DuPrez Photography - , California

Shanti DuPrez Photography

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

Octavia Hunter Photography - San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR,

Octavia Hunter Photography San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

Dia Rao Photography - Mill Valley, California

Dia Rao Photography Mill Valley

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

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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...

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...

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Rhee Bevere Photography - 259 E Campbell Avenue, Suite 1 Campbell, California

Rhee Bevere Photography 259 E Campbell Avenue, Suite 1 Campbell

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

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...

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Abel Soria Photography - San Jose, California

Abel Soria Photography San Jose

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

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...

Renée Allen Photography - San Francisco, California

Renée Allen Photography San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 her discreet and...

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Emily Scannell Photography - San Francisco, California

Emily Scannell Photography San Francisco

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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 moments of...

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Jade Turgel Photography - Sebastopol, California

Jade Turgel Photography Sebastopol

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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...

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Stephanie Secrest Photography - Alameda, California

Stephanie Secrest Photography Alameda

Category: Photographer
Real Weddings:

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—that's not me at...

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