The 22 Best Wedding Photographers in California

California stuns with natural beauty and so many possibilities for your wedding photographs, from the sunny beach to Hollywood’s hills! 

From Bakersfield to San Francisco, through Los Angeles to the very tip of Southern California, Wedding Pioneer loves when a couple goes West to get married!

We’ve selected the best wedding photographers in California to capture your wedding day. Enjoy!


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McBride Pictures

Robert McBride is McBride Pictures, a pro wedding photographer based in Sacramento. Robert has captured 100+ weddings since 2015!

When you choose McBride Pictures as your wedding photographer, Robert works with you to understand your style. He grants your wishes for a relaxed wedding day experience!

After your wedding, Robert personally reviews and enhances your wedding photos. McBride Pictures creates a unique digital wedding album that’s yours to enjoy, share and print.

Philippe Studio Pro

Husband and wife Philippe and Christine started Philippe Studio Pro in 2014, and it’s grown into a premier wedding photography and film studio in Sacramento!

Philippe was born in Rwanda and lost his family to a terrible genocide, and even precious family photos were destroyed.

Philippe, Christine, and their kids now call Elk Grove home. Philippe has turned tragedy into his life’s passion—capturing priceless images of your wedding day to last forever.

The talented team at Philippe Studio Pro includes lead videographer Mike, studio manager Shea, videographer Joe, and assistant Diane. They work together seamlessly to deliver your best wedding day experience!

Ari Simphoukham Photography

Ari Simphoukham (Sim-pu-come) is your wedding photographer in the Roseville area!

Ari captures your love, and he takes beautiful images of everyone important to you on one of the best days of your life.

Ari’s biggest supporter is his wife, Kat. They adore their dog Azor, and you should read Ari’s fun story about naming his dog on Ari Simphoukham Photography’s website.

When you choose Ari as your wedding photographer, you’ll see the genuine joy in your wedding day images and delight in creatively posed portraits from your wedding day!

Darci Terry Photography

Darci Terry Photography is based in beautiful Napa. Her style is natural, candid, bright, and fun images of your wedding day!

Darci creates a picture-perfect wedding day love story to last a lifetime. 

Married to her best friend, Darci has two awesome kids. If you love chocolate and a glass of wine with dinner like Darci, raise your glass to Darci Terry Photography as your wedding photographer!

Karissa Wright Productions

Karissa Wright Productions has won Best Wedding Photographer in Elk Grove, and owner Karissa Lucca’s stunning work has been featured in prominent bridal magazines.

As a lead photographer, Karissa’s passion is serving her engagement and wedding couples—with Karissa, your wedding day beauty glows!

Karissa’s team includes lead photographer Gavin and “ninja assistant” Mary. Gavin’s fun, friendly personality puts everyone at ease, and Mary makes everything go smoothly so you don’t worry about anything!

Dee and Kris Photography

Dee (De’Andre) and Kris (Kristina) are your married photography team in Sacramento.

As your wedding photographers, Dee and Kris Photography helps you slow down and enjoy every moment!

Kris and Dee have different styles, but you’ll love how they blend—Dee creates unique and beautiful art, and Kris captures classic romance and emotion. At home, they’re parents to two active boys!

Alicia (art designer) and Jaclyn (studio manager/editor) round out the Dee and Kris Photography team, and they work to create your priceless wedding day memories.

Indigo Sky Studios

Capturing true love is the aim of Indigo Sky Studios. Their professional wedding day photographers and videographers work from coast to coast!

Cory is the lead director and photographer, and David is the chief videographer. George shoots pictures and films, and Nick also captures videos. Marat is your editor in the studio, and Irina is your creative director.

Indigo Sky Studios knows how to capture wedding day moments that matter. Their magic is wedding day images you can relive forever!

Zoe Larkin Photography

If you want a wedding photographer who is practical, approachable, and reliable, look no further because  Zoe Larkin Photography knows how important those values are to you.

Zoe Larkin prides herself on great communication and professionalism. She’s got a storyteller’s skill and a big, open heart.  

Zoe Larkin Photography formed an associate program when Zoe began to get more wedding day inquiries than she could fulfill. Zoe is proud of her stellar team of affordable photographers, and she’s never had to turn away another wedding couple!

Check out the Zoe Larkin Photography website for portfolios from Marielle, Khariza, Jeremi, Dianne, Kelley, Nicole, Meganne, Kristin, and Corey!

Apollo Fotografie

Andra Blythe owns Apollo Fotografie, and Liv serves as creative director. Based in San Francisco, Apollo Fotografie is driven by dreams and the desire to create stunning wedding day memories.

They offer artistic wedding day photography and stylish cinematography, and Andra and Liz love to get to know you, so you feel like you’ve known them for years!

Andra and Liz have a talented team of creatives who share their vision and work together seamlessly.

Kate, Carrie, Terilyn, and Brittani are photographers, Alexa, Jordan, and Ross are cinematographers, and everyone at Apollo Fotografie is passionate about filming and photographing wedding couples like you!

Wedding Photography by IQphoto

Creative director Josef Kohn owns IQphoto in San Francisco!

Josef values genuine connections with his wedding couples, and he creates fine art images of your wedding day that are honest and unchoreographed!

Josef loves to learn about what makes your relationship special. He gives you space on your wedding day to be yourselves, and he can also offer gentle guidance when you’d like it.

IQphoto has captured multicultural wedding celebrations worldwide in gorgeous venues from historic hotels, tropical islands, snowy mountains, and castles. But Josef is equally at home photographing your intimate backyard wedding!

Hannah Leigh Photography

East Coast meets West Coast with Hannah Leigh Photography, a talented team of ladies based in San Francisco and Baltimore!

Hannah works in San Fran, and City Hall weddings are one of her favorite places to shoot because her wedding couples come from around the world.

Hannah’s photography career happened after she spent time in Kenya in 2013. Her passion is wedding photography, and Hannah loves documenting your wedding day while you simply enjoy the experience!

Hazel Photo

We love why photographer Paul Gargagliano called his business Hazel Photo: Paul met the love of his life, Adeline, on the street called Hazel Avenue!

Paul knew that wedding photography was his passion after taking hundreds of pictures of a friend’s wedding just for fun.

Later, his newly married friends said Paul’s photos were better than the photographer they hired—and now, Hazel Photo is blessed with wedding photography as a career!

A Girl and A Camera Photography

Photographer Jennifer Michelson is the lady behind A Girl and A Camera Photography, and Jennifer created her business in 2008 after learning to love her skill from her photographer dad.

Your wedding day photography is joyful through Jennifer’s camera. She’s there for you through it all, and she admits to crying many happy tears for her wedding day couples. 

Jennifer explains her artistry this way—some people write stories, others write music, and photography is Jennifer’s voice. A Girl and A Camera Photography is her career, and wedding photography is Jennifer’s passion!

Jodee Debes Photography

For Jodee Debes Photography, it’s a true joy to work with wedding couples and their families.

Jodee loves the happiness and honesty in candid wedding images, and she becomes your wedding photojournalist, documenting precious moments you’ll cherish always!

Couples rave about Jodee Debes Photography. Jodee is described as sweet and funny, with a spirit that everyone—you, your spouse, your flower girl, and your grandparents—instantly loves!

Toanven Photography

In Vietnamese, Toanven means completely perfect. So that makes Toanven Photography your perfect wedding photographer in the Bay Area!

Toanven offers full-service photography, including engagement and family portraits, and their work is award-winning. 

Everyone’s love story is different, and Toanven Photography focuses on showcasing your wedding day love story through meaningful and artistic images to last a lifetime!

Bree Walker Photography

Bree Walker grew up in Kansas, and Bree Walker Photography came to be after Bree took some interesting detours, including getting college degrees in business, fashion, and anthropology!

Watching movies was a favorite pastime for Bree as a kid. She loves storytelling, and she eventually found her way into photography school.

After moving to Northern California, Bree realized that wedding photography is her strongest passion. As your wedding photographer, Bree Walker Photography creates beautiful and honest images you’ll love and relive every time you look at them!

Ella Merrill Photography

Ella Merrill hails from Palm Springs, married to a great guy named Greg.

Her other joys include mid-century modern architecture, the majestic desert sun, red wine,  and dark chocolate. Ella also loves people who are unafraid to take on life with fun and humor!

Ella Merrill Photography captures special moments between people in love, and wedding photography is Ella’s passion. She can’t wait to meet an amazing couple like you!

Judy + Gavin Photography

Judy and Gavin are happy, hopeless romantics. They’re totally in love and married, and they work together great as your “well-oiled” wedding photography and videography team.

Judy + Gavin Photography began in 2008 when they were college students (CSULA and UCLA) who took a fun weekend job photographing a wedding. Judy and Gavin love their jobs and their wedding couples!

Honesty is essential to Judy + Gavin Photography. Their tiered pricing ensures you don’t buy something you don’t need, and they never double-book on your wedding day! 

Boss Brides – Wedding Photography and Videography

Boss Brides is your all-inclusive L.A. wedding photography and videography service—think of Boss Brides as your wedding day dream team, guiding you through the planning process and taking stress off you!

Arthur is the director at Boss Brides, and Adriel is the assistant director. They ensure that Boss Brides is with you from the beginning to the end of your wedding day, so you can enjoy being a fierce, beautiful bride while they handle all of the details!

GraceDay Photography

Jordan (Jo, or Jojo to her friends!) owns GraceDay Photography in Southern California. Jordan is passionate about her faith, husband, and fun stuff like traveling, wine and cheese, and Taylor Swift!

At GraceDay Photography, photographing your wedding is much more than a job. Jordan’s faith fuels her passion for being your best wedding photographer, and the story behind GraceDay is really cool.

Jordan’s middle name is Grace, and her maiden name is Day. She’s been building GraceDay Photography for five years, and her thriving business is a true joy!

Amy Flammang Photography

We enjoyed learning ten things about Amy on her website, Amy Flammang Photography.

Amy has been married for three decades and has four babies (two humans and two “fur!). Amy’s passion is wedding photography, and she knows that creating wedding day memories is far more important to her couples than “things.”

Your engagement photo session or wedding day photography is stress-free with Amy Flammang Photography. Amy comes fully prepared for your wedding day, with every detail covered, including a timeline and communicating with all of your vendors.

Leia Caldwell Photography

Southern California native Leia Caldwell grew up near Big Bear Mountain, and she feels blessed to have the beach, the mountains, or the desert within an hour’s reach. Her husband Jake and their dog Basil are among Leia’s other loves.

Leia Caldwell Photography was founded after Leia received her education in Business. At first, Leia thought about opening a bakery!

But photography became her passion after Leia began taking pictures of her friends. Wedding photography allows Leia to give you something to love and cherish forever!

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