Orange County Wedding Photographers

Orange County Wedding Photographers

Find Orange County photographers serving: Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Garden Grove, Orange, Costa Mesa, Buena Park, Yorba Linda, San Clemente, Laguna Hills, SoCal

Orange County Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Orange County 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 Orange County, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Orange County elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Orange County Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Orange County 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 - Southern WPJA members are ready to document any secret, pop-up, mini, 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 Orange County Wedding Venues

6 Orange County Wedding Photographers...

Southern California and Orange County wedding photography by Leo Do of Capture the Moment Studio

Leo Do

Fullerton in California, US *Now booking Orange County weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Thinh Phan

Thinh Phan

in California, US *Now booking Orange County weddings.
2500 (USD)
California wedding photography by Brett Butterstein

Brett Butterstein

Encinitas in California, US *Now booking Orange County weddings.
3500 (USD)
Elopement and wedding photography by Kate Hampson

Kate Hampson

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Orange County weddings.
4000 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Orange County weddings.
2500 (USD)
Southern California wedding photography and engagement portraits by Attila Iuhasz

Attila Iuhasz

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Orange County weddings.
2400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Orange County Couples

Orange County Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Orange County Wedding Photo of bride having her earrings adjusted
Orange County, California - break the lens at the wedding reception
Orange County California Wedding Reception Venue Photo of the First Dance
Orange County California Wedding Reception Venue Photo | Bouquet toss into many hands of waiting women
Orange county, CA, Mission Viejo Country Club | Photography showing the bride dancing with her groom on the dance floor
Garden Grove, CA wedding photographer | Who will be the next to catch the brides bouquet on the dance floor?
orange county, california Wedding Photo of bride getting into her gown at the hotel

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Orange County photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Orange County 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Orange County wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Orange County wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Orange County wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Orange County 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Orange County WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Irvine wedding reception venue photography from a California marriage event

Kiran & David

Photo by Kate Hampson

Kate, My now husband David and I talked to several wedding photographers before enthusiastically choosing you. We were immediately moved by your infectious love for weddings and wedding photography; no nonsense attitude to talking about all things wedding-related (there is no pretense about you whatsoever); and, your proven track record of absolutely gorgeous wedding photography that reflects a commitment to moving away from the staged stock photo-style of wedding photography reminiscent of a different era. Ultimately, however, you drew us in with your down to earth personality; we knew we’d be gaining a friend a teammate in this crazy process in addition to a photographer. And, let’s face it, from one fellow Brit to another, your British heritage did not hurt either! ;-) I was surprised by how much we needed you at the wedding. We had the privilege of working with you ahead of the wedding with some engagement photos (which I highly recommend), and we definitely got to know each other then. As a result, I was so happy to see you again at the wedding, and was reassured by the quality of the engagement photos that you’d do an excellent job again at the wedding. What I didn’t realize was how much my family and friends would also love you! And you captured photos that are just so magical…I don’t think we could have asked for more, and that was surprising!

Sorrento wedding image of the ceremony kiss in Italy

Katy & Steve

Photo by Kate Hampson

Darling Kate, Your warm personality and comforting smiley face put me at ease straight away. You oozed confidence and were very supportive in what results we were looking to achieve. Your totally chilled attitude relieved any anxieties that I had. As this was the only time I needed a photographer, I didn't know what to expect. I wondered what you would look out for on the day and how you would know to capture all those important, natural photos. For your own wedding, you want it to be perfect and for your photos to tell a story. You had planned sunset photos and surprised us with locations that you had researched that we had never thought of. You just knew exactly where to be to capture all those special moments. You made us feel completely relaxed and I hardly knew you were there. When the photos came though, we were completely blown away with the level of detail and how natural the photos were. You had even taken the time to capture photos of Italian life in the town of Sorrento which was a lovely surprise and added to our already wonderful memories. You are the most likeable, warm, funny and cool person I'll ever meet and you brighten up any room! The little tips you gave us on our wedding day for the best looks have stayed with me. The wedding photos told a beautiful story of the day from start to finish and this is something that will stay with us forever.