California - Northern Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of California - Northern, United States

Oakland, Shasta Lake, Napa, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose

Find your Bay Area and Northern California wedding photographer through the WPJA directory. Members are well prepared to create images that capture your wedding day as it naturally happens. Research, check rates, read actual client letters and contact our wedding photographers directly. Meet the accredited documentary-style photographers of the NorCal Wedding Photojournalist Association, serving Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.

Map of WPJA Wedding Photographers Serving California - Northern

54 Documentary Wedding Photographers available for your wedding...

Lake Tahoe wedding photographer Matt Theilen, of California

We are Matt and Tara Theilen–just two people in love with life and passionate about what we do. We met in 1998 when Matt was living in his VW van, spending winters rock climbing in Joshua Tree while Tara was... [Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5500 (USD)
Lake Tahoe, CA based wedding photographer Shaunte Dittmar

I fell into my passion for photography at a younger age and used it as a means to document the world around me. Having been fortunate enough to be trained by photographers such as American Photojournalist Ed Kashi... [Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4600 (USD)
Lauren Lindley is a South Lake Tahoe wedding photographer in CA

I am a Texas Longhorn at heart and a transplant to the South Lake Tahoe area, which I have called home since 2006. Today, I am a destination wedding photographer available for event, portrait and wedding... [Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4200 (USD)
San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer, Siliang Wang.

I use a documentary approach with a fine art style to my wedding photography capturing real & raw emotional moments. I don’t see photographs as just a job. I have the desire to create beautiful images that tell... [San Jose Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Nevada is home to wedding photographer Kevin Sawyer

Hey! I am Kevin Sawyer. I am an international award winning destination wedding photographer and am based in the Lake Tahoe area. I strive at making a photojournalism type approach to your wedding day and at the... [Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Sacramento Wedding Photographer Raymond Nguyen - CA

I have had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember. Since a child, I was delighted in how a moment can be captured through the lens of a camera, and how time stands still within the frame of a... [Sacramento Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5500 (USD)
San Francisco Photographer Chris Shum's most beautiful and joyful events in life are weddings

Chris has had a great love for art since he was a young boy. At age of 15, he earned his first second-hand camera from his father. Since then, he was always “the photographer” among his friends and family. He... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Wedding Photojournalism in Lake Tahoe, California by Chris Werner

Although born in the United States, I spent the first 7 years of my life in the Sultanate of Oman. California was “abroad” and my accent at that age was so thick that I could have passed as British. After moving to... [Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3850 (USD)
San Jose Wedding Photography by Thanh Vo, of California

My name is Thanh and I am the owner of Ineffable Studios. I first fell in love with Hollywood movies and the art of films before transitioning to photography. I believe that's how I develop my style and my... [San Jose Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
San Francisco wedding reportage photographer, Joyce Perlman

Joyce Perlman lives in San Francisco and Mendocino, California, where she is best known for her images of fine art wedding photography. Her particular style utilizes a blend of documentary photography with... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4200 (USD)
Deborah Coleman is an Okland California wedding photojournalist with newspaper experience

As a young child growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I knew I wanted to be an artist. Eventually, I realized that if I did what I loved, the rest would follow. While I was in college, I was selected to work... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (USD)
Drew Burdick approaches a San Francisco wedding as a photojournalist would

Drew is a visual storyteller, based in San Francisco, California and he is available travel - everywhere on Earth. Whether you are getting married on a beach in Nicaragua, on a rooftop in New York City, in a forest... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3800 (USD)
Nick Otto is a San Francisco based wedding photographer with 13 years of experience as a photojournalist.

Nick is a photojournalist with 13 years of experience. His work has appeared regularly in publications around the world. A few include The Washington Post (USA), The Telegraph (UK), The Australian (AUS) and The... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (USD)
Douglas Despres is an award winning wedding photographer from San Francisco Bay

Doug is an award-winning photographer based out of San Francisco Bay. His style is documentary with drops of lifestyle. He is known for his peaceful and positive demeanor, and ability to easily connect with family... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3750 (USD)
Socal award-winning wedding photojournalist - Dennis Viera, from San Diego, CA

Dennis Viera is half of the internationally recognized, award-winning wedding photojournalism team of Viera Photographics. Based in Portugal and Sonoma County, Dennis and his wife Jaime travel worldwide documenting... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
San Francisco, CA based wedding photojournalist Sarah Kang

Sarah Kang is a professional photographer whose love of photography began decades ago with her first course in darkroom development. She has a unique eye and sense of anticipation that translate into her... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3800 (USD)
San Francisco Wedding Photographer Tanarak Visessonchoke, of California

I'm Tanarak, a San Francisco, California wedding photographer. Originally from Thailand, Tanarak has lived and worked in Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong and is inspired by different wedding cultures and... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5800 (USD)
Jaime Viera is an award-winning wedding photojournalist in Southern California.

Jaime Viera is an international, award-winning wedding photographer based in Sonoma, California. Jaime discovered a love for photography while pursuing her passion for traveling the world. On each trip she returned... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Brian Wedge brings 15 years of photojournalistic experiences to his Bay Area and San Francisco weddings

National Geographic, VOGUE, Outside Magazine, Patagonia, The New York Times... Brian's 15 years of photojournalistic experiences are impressive. Hundreds of weddings photographed all around the world, for... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
San Francisco's Edeelin Labra photographs weddings on most weekends

My love for photography had long since began. For me, photography was simply a hobby that transformed into a passion. For several years, I would take a lot of pictures of my relatives and friends. It was more then... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
John Decker is a Sacramento, CA wedding photojournalist with experience as a newspaper staff photographer

John is an award winning photojournalist with years of experience as a staff photographer with the Sacramento Bee, Bergen Record and others. He was also the official photographer for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and... [Sacramento Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)
San Francisco is home to Tara Arrowood, CA wedding photojournalist

It is my sheer pleasure to capture life’s celebrations and it’s precious, unscripted moments. The images are proof that life happens, time passes and memories are sweet. I’ve been photographing weddings for over 15... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5500 (USD)
Douglas Zimmerman is a CA wedding photographer that unobtrusively captures all the moments

Douglas style is relaxed and casual and his typical clientele is couples who want a photographer to unobtrusively capture all the special moments of their wedding day. For over 15 years Doug has photographed... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Gagan Dhiman is a N. California wedding photographer.

My interest in photography grew in 2008 after loosing my mother to leukemia. I wanted to capture moments that I could cherish for a life time, since I couldn't find any photos of just me and my mother. My goal... [Sacramento Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (USD)
Liza Head is a San Jose photographer of weddings.

I've always been a creative and adventurous person, and have wanted to pursue the arts ever since I can remember. I majored in fine art at the University of California, Santa Cruz, but it wasn't until I... [San Jose Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Debra Zeller uses her spontaneous ability to capture the personalities of her San Francisco wedding couples.

Debra currently divides her time between San Francisco and Florence, Italy. Debra's photography is characterized by its spontaneous ability to capture the personalities of its subjects in their most revealing... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Oakland based documentary family, birth and wedding photographer - Cherlyn Wagner

Hello! My name is Cherlyn (rhymes with Berlin) and I am an Oakland based documentary birth & wedding photographer. But, I am by no means tethered to only the Oakland - San Francisco Bay area and photograph... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
San Francisco wedding photography by Paul Gargagliano of N. California

Here is my approach simmered down to a concentrate: "My entire goal in my wedding photography practice is to make photographs that transport viewers back to the day. I create images that can be stepped into,... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
David Braun - California and Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Calm and unobtrusive, yet determined to get the shot. Initially, I was somewhat intimidated at the prospect of shooting weddings professionally, as a business. Fortunately, that changed after my first summer as a... [Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (USD)
Sacramento Wedding Photographer Alena Evteeva, for Northern California

I was born in Ukraine. From childhood, unlike most children my age, I had an overwhelming appreciation for art, but growing up in an impoverished town, being a photographer was only a distant dream. In 2007, I... [Sacramento Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
San Francisco Wedding Photographer Ian Chin, of California

Years ago, Papa presented me with one of his spare cameras to play with. Eventually, I learned that photography was much more than simply pointing and clicking. Starting out with a Pentax Honeywell film camera, I... [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2695 (USD)
San Diego, CA based wedding photographer Shaun Baker

Shaun grew up studying film and television with the dream of becoming a director. He graduated college with six production certificates and his bachelor’s degree in communications. Shortly after his college... [San Diego Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3200 (USD)
Annie Bang is an LA based documentary, photojournalistic wedding photographer in CA.

Annie Bang, a wedding photojournalist based in Los Angeles, values strong moments with real emotions. She believes photos define us and seeks to capture weddings as a series of fleeting moments, creating a powerful... [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Washington State Wedding Photographer, Logan Westom

I'm a documentary wedding photographer located in the Seattle area of Washington. I live on the rocky beaches of Bremerton Washington and love riding the ferry to Seattle as often as possible. I started my... [Seattle Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Brenda Bergreen: Colorado Adventure Wedding Photographer

Brenda Bergeeen, a wedding photographer with her husband based in Denver, CO, combines art, adventure, and creativity in every photo. They specialize in documenting the stories of adventurous couples in nature. [Denver Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Kristina Cazares Neri, San Diego wedding photographer of Anza Foto + Film

Kristina knew she wanted to be a photographer since before she knew how a camera works. She ruined countless rolls of film as a child because she wanted to take photos but had no idea how to operate a camera... [San Diego Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Capture the Moment Studio - California, Los Angeles Wedding Photographer, Leo Do

Being more confident standing behind the camera and creating the stories than writing, I could only help you to understand more about my philosophy about photography. Since I was a kid, I have always believed... [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Jerome Pollos - wedding phototgraphy in Idaho

I found my way into being a photojournalist in the Navy, but I never had any interest in photography. Everything changed for me when a tearful mom unfolded an old newspaper and said she wanted to get a better copy... [Coeur d'Alene Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2395 (USD)
Bradley Hanson is a Minnesota wedding photographer from Minneapolis

Since 1999, I have been a professional photographer serving in Minneapolis, MN, Seattle, WA and international destinations. While weddings are my first love, I also apply my style to portraits, promotional images,... [Minneapolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Ben Chrisman is a WPJA destination wedding photographer from Charleston, South Carolina

Ben Chrisman, WPJA's Photographer of the Year in 2007 and first runner up in 2015, is a destination wedding photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina. Ben has consistently been ranked among the very... [Charleston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
9500 (USD)
San Francisco Wedding Photography by Stephanie Secrest

Stephanie received her Master's degree in photojournalism from top-ranked, Ohio University. She was invited to attend the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop, a national forum for top photojournalists. She has... [Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3400 (USD)
Ron Storer is a wedding Photojournalist from the Seattle, WA WPJA.

Ron Storer is an Award Winning Photojournalist with the WPJA and the AG|WPJA. Ron is based out of the Northwest area and is available for local as well as destination weddings. Ron Storer has been married to his... [Seattle Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)
portrait

I am a Chicago-based photographer living in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago with my husband, and closest friend, Shawn. When I was thirteen I picked up my mother's camera and started documenting our lives... [Chicago Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3400 (USD)
Dallas, Texas wedding photojournalist Robert Walker will capture your wedding moments.

With more than 17 years behind the camera, Robert approaches each and every wedding he photographs with a distinctive, fine art, photo-journalistic style. Fun, Relaxed, Discreet, and Professional are how client... [Dallas-Fort Worth Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)
Los Angeles based wedding photojournalist Michael Bezman

I believe in art that reinforces the emotions, as much as I believe in emotions that reinforce the art. This philosophy is what drives me to create emotionally infused art. I document weddings as a guest, observing... [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2850 (USD)
Jonathan Moore is an award winning documentary wedding photojournalist from Southern California

My work as a photographer began back in 2008 as a sports photography intern at Getty Images. As a freelancer, I covered baseball, football, basketball, rowing, tennis, and motorsport. My experience at Getty... [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (USD)
Gina Clyne captures candid photographs at Los Angeles weddings in addition to formal portraits of the Bride and Groom

I would describe my style of wedding photography as photojournalistic. While capturing formal portraits are important, I also believe that catching the ambiance of your day and the life-force of your invited guests... [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (USD)
Los Angeles Wedding Photography by Adi Susanto, of California

I fell in love with photojournalism long before I knew how to take pictures. It is to me an artistic and powerful language. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Photojournalism from California State University,... [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Portland Wedding Photographer Heidi Kramer, of Oregon

Hello! I am a photographer and digital storyteller based near Silverton, Oregon. I travel around the Pacific Northwest to document love and life. I make pictures every day. When I'm not working to document a... [Portland-OR Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)
San Diego Wedding Photography by Shilpa Pradhan, of Southern California

I am a professional wedding photographer living in San Diego! A few years back, if someone had told me that someday I would leave my career in technology to take photos, I wouldn't have believed them. But here... [San Diego Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (USD)
Oaxaca, Mexico wedding photography by Douglas Favero

My first destination wedding came in 2008, when a Brooklyn bride, with her Oaxacan fiancé, came across my photographs of Spain, Morocco, California, and Oaxaca, at an art sale on Alcalá in Oaxaca. She said she... [Oaxaca Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
Portland, OR documentary wedding photography by Andrea Garrity

Many photographers will tell you that they felt something the first time they held a camera. This is also true for me, but I didn't pursue photography in a real way until after college. I was visiting... [Portland-OR Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (USD)

5 more photographers available for your wedding...

5000 US Dollar

CA Wedding Photographer: Joseph Kohn

Daly City in California, United States

IQphoto was founded in 2002. We have photographed hundreds of weddings in Northern California and in many other states and countries such as United Kingdom, Canada, Greece, Honduras, Mexico, Italy, Dominican Republic, Thailand, and more. We have...

1800 US Dollar

2 Pixel Studio: Eric Tran

San Jose in California, United States
3800 US Dollar

Moment by Minute Wedding Photography: Jeffrey Chan

San Francisco in California, United States

My name is Jeff Chan, and I am a photojournalistic-styled wedding photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since I was younger, I have always been deeply dedicated to creating art and being obsessed with just the craft of creating. My...

3000 US Dollar

Tyler Vu Photography: Tyler Vu

San Jose in California, United States
3000 US Dollar

Bang Nguyen

Sacramento in California, United States
WPJA Communiqué: Features
Wedding Photography of Parents - ceremony image showing the handover by the father of the bride to the groom
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Photo of the Bride & Groom with the guests caught in the rain running for cover.
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Reviews and Client Letters

Vicki & Jacob

Wedding Photographer: Ben Chrisman

Our Dearest Ben- It has been said that really great talent is that which finds its happiness in execution. This quote, I think, addresses you completely - your work is nothing short of remarkable, and your love for the...

Wedding Ceremony photography in South Lake Tahoe, California

Allie and Cody Liberatore

Wedding Photographer: David Braun

Hi David, Just letting you know I received the memory stick! I love all the extra touches you did, that is really cool and cute! We couldn’t believe it when we opened the package. Thank you again, I really appreciate...

Sandy & Kason

Wedding Photographer: Tanarak Visessonchoke

Huge hugs and thanks Tanarak and your team for capturing all the sweet and unforgettable moments of our wedding on Christmas Eve in 2014. The pictures and videos are even more perfect than we ever expected. Happy tears still roll...

Eleanor & Dave

Wedding Photographer: Douglas Despres

Doug you did the most FANTASTIC job! The photos are all so beautiful I can't even make a favorites list because they're all so great. I confess that I even teared up looking at them it was such a happy day and you captured...

Tyler + Karim

Wedding Photographer: Drew Bird

Hi Drew, These photos are AMAZING! We haven't been able to stop looking through them since Thursday night. All work productivity has been shot! We love reliving every moment of the day through the beautiful storybook...

Whitney and Terry

Wedding Photographer: Jaime Viera

From the first conversation we had with you, we could tell that you were friendly, easygoing people who just like to take great pictures and make your clients happy. You are all about getting to know us and our relationship so...