Oakland Wedding Photographers

Oakland Wedding Photographers

Find Oakland photographers serving: Alameda County, West Coast, East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Port of Oakland, San Francisco Bay, N California

Oakland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Oakland wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Oakland, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Oakland elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Oakland documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Oakland Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Oakland wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

California - Northern WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, themed, pop-up, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Oakland Wedding Venues

2 Oakland Wedding Photographers...

Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling
3500 (USD)
Edeelin Labra wedding photography

Edeelin Labra

Vallejo in California, US *Now booking Oakland weddings.
2000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Oakland Couples

Oakland Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Oakland wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Oakland marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Oakland engagement portrait sessions with couples.

An Oakland couple has fun by the water and pier and poses for California wedding engagement announcement portraits
She said yes, post marriage proposal picture session in Oakland, California for a couple laying down together in the grass
Bay Area lifestyle portrait photography for an Oakland couple who are engaged and offering their Lovers silhouette in the forest against the sky and trees
Oakland, California wedding documentary photographer created this image as Groom removes brides veil
True Love Engagement Posed Portrait in Oakland capturing a CA couple taking a Walk in the woods in pale sunlight
Wedding photograph from Oakland of a toast to the bride and groom
California outdoor ceremony wedding photography from Oakland showing it's Hard for Mom to let go of the bride
CA engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session from Oakland, California with a Quick stop at Graffiti Alley

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Oakland photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Oakland wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Oakland wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Oakland photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Oakland wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Oakland wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them...Read more
jperlman elk cove inn ceremony
Everyone always says that your wedding day is all about you. But let’s face it; that’s not always actually the case. Many couples stress over guest lists, planning, expenses, and all the frills and traditions of your standard large wedding that they may or may...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Oakland WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Stephanie + Nick

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew, The images are amazing!! Absolutely wonderful!! Your images really are a very special way to preserve our memories! The photos that you made around City Hall are gorgeous. It was nice to relax and laugh a little and enjoy the amazing architecture. We also love how you captured artistic candid details at the reception at Stable Cafe. There are so many wonderful moments: like so many conversations, the toasts, the food that was served, and the atmosphere. Thank you so much for your professionalism and good spirits on our wedding day. You were such a pleasure to work with, and are so amazing at your craft. We really enjoyed working with you throughout the day, and you put us at ease while making photos. We really love how you had a stress-free attitude. You really captured the feelings of the day! Thank you so much for all of your help creating lasting memories for us and our friends and family and for being such a significant part of our wedding day and story. We honestly can't thank you enough. Best, Stephanie + Nick

Hong Kong East Ocean wedding in Emeryville, CA. Chinese wedding photojournalism Drew Bird

Benita & Ben

Photo by Drew Bird

Drew, thanks so much for everything. We had so much fun working with you. From start to finish you were great to work with and showed the highest professionalism. All of our guests really enjoyed how fun you were, too. And the photos!! The images are just beautiful. Every time we look through the photo story we see new favorites and amazing moments. Even though the wedding was only a month ago the images bring back so many amazing memories. We are so happy that you were our photographer. We will definitely be recommending you to all our family and friends. Also let us know where we can give you some public shout-outs! Thanks again!

Emily + Zach

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew - These photos are absolutely incredible!! We are speechless. We were looking through them this evening and it was like re-living the whole weekend in the sierra mountains. These are such treasured memories. We feel so lucky to have had you as our storyteller and that you were part of the weekend story, along with all our friends and family. Thank you!!!! -Emily + Zach