San Diego Wedding Photographers

San Diego Wedding Photographers

Our San Diego photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa

San Diego Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in San Diego - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best San Diego photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple San Diego elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

San Diego Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small San Diego 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, town hall, quick, 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 San Diego Wedding Venues

8 San Diego Wedding Photographers...

Shaun Baker - Wedding Photographer and Couple Portrait Professional

USA-based Shaun Baker is a wedding photojournalist, engagement portrait photographer, and artistic wedding portrait photographer. He transitioned from video to photography after college and has been capturing weddings since 2009.

2900 (USD)
California wedding photography by Brett Butterstein

Based in Southern California, Brett Butterstein is a highly skilled wedding photojournalist with a background in photojournalism and extensive experience in newspaper photography. With his keen eye for detail and ability to capture raw emotions, he is the ideal choice for...

Brett Butterstein

Encinitas in California, US *Now booking San Diego weddings.
3500 (USD)
Destination weddings and elopement photography by Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock, a talented documentary wedding photographer, brings his background in sports and architectural photography to create captivating compositions. Recognized and awarded by professional photography associations, he has also received prestigious honors from Kodak...

3000 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Brittany Bender, a San Diego wedding photographer - Southern California WPJA

San Diego wedding photojournalist, Brittany Bender, skillfully captures candid and emotional moments with her talent for storytelling and artistic portrayal.

3000 (USD)
California wedding and elopement photographer Annie Bang

California wedding photojournalist and creative engagement portrait photographer Annie Bang is a former journalist and Associated Press reporter. With a focus on capturing real moments and emotions, she uses documentary and photojournalistic photography to create timeless...

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking San Diego weddings.
2500 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry, an architecture-trained photographer, has spent 7 years capturing unique wedding stories through his natural, emotive, and creative style. Specializing in non-traditional and offbeat weddings, he combines his passion for photography and storytelling to create...

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking San Diego weddings.
2500 (USD)
California wedding photography by Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young is a wedding photojournalist with 20 years of experience, a background in photojournalism, and a talent for capturing the unique emotion and joy of each wedding day. Based in California, he specializes in photographing beautiful moments along the coast.

5500 (USD)
Southern California wedding photography and engagement portraits by Attila Iuhasz

Attila Iuhasz is a Southern California wedding photojournalist and engagement portrait photographer with a passion for capturing candid moments. With a background in Management and Marketing, Attila is an adaptable and open-minded professional, constantly improving his...

Attila Iuhasz

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking San Diego weddings.
2400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving San Diego Couples

San Diego Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by San Diego Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

San Diego Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A bride reads her vows while getting ready at Britt Scripps Manor in San Diego, Southern California, with her hairstylist seen in the reflection of oval mirrors on the table.
The bride receives a thoughtful foot cleaning from a friend in the bathroom sink at Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, California - Image captured by a CA wedding photojournalist.
A little girl and bridesmaids stand inside the Immaculata Catholic Church at the University of San Diego, getting ready for the church ceremony
The nervous bride bonds with her mother and sister in a beautiful moment at the Green Gables Wedding Estate in San Marcos, CA
Newlyweds steal a kiss during an outdoor ceremony at the Green Gables Wedding Estate in San Marcos, CA, with their son stealing the show by standing between them
At Old Poway Park in San Diego, CA, the flower girls and ring bearers delightfully surprise the bride by showering her with a cascade of bubbles
At the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego, CA, the wedding guests celebrated with singing karaoke during the reception
The bride and groom and their guests celebrated the special day with singing and dancing on the dance floor of the InterContinental Hotel, San Diego, CA
At Marina Village in San Diego, California, two precious flower girls spun in their lovely dresses
A joyous wedding image was captured at Humphreys Half Moon Inn in San Diego, CA, where the bride can be seen lovingly removing her lipstick from her mother's cheek after a sweet kiss
At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, CA, the brides nephew looks at the brides bouquet of flowers
At a Private residence in Escondido, CA, the groom helps the bride take off her boots after the wedding ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked San Diego wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the San Diego 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my San Diego 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 San Diego wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find San Diego photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for San Diego 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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