San Francisco Wedding Photographers

San Francisco Wedding Photographers

Find San Francisco photographers serving: Oakland, Fremont, Santa Rosa, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Concord, Santa Clara, Vallejo

San Francisco Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

NO STOPPING LOVE - In recent months, many of our wedding photographers have communicated their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are quickly moving forward with smaller ceremonies.

By planning a simple San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small San Francisco 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 themed, mini, city hall, 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.

26 San Francisco Wedding Photographers...

Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
4500 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Tanushree Vaidya

Tanushree Vaidya

Hayward in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2000 (USD)
Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling

Drew Bird

Oakland in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
3500 (USD)

Douglas Despres

Alameda in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
750/hour (USD)

Dennis Viera

in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
3200 (USD)
Edeelin Labra, Northern CA wedding photography

Edeelin Labra

Vallejo in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photographer Annie Bang

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2500 (USD)
California Couple Portrait Sessions and Wedding Photography by Stephanie Secrest

Stephanie Secrest

Arroyo Grande in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
3300 (USD)
CA Engagemen, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Tyler Vu

Tyler Vu

San Jose in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
4000 (USD)
Jerome Pollos Self Portrait, a wedding and elopement photographer of the WPJA

Jerome Pollos

Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2500 (USD)
Adventure wedding and elopement photography by Kimmi Cranes

Kimmi Cranes

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2000 (USD)
Studio Image of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2000 (USD)

Ben Chrisman

Charleston in South Carolina, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
9500 (USD)

Gingi Freeman

Visalia in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
1400 (USD)

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2500 (USD)
California Documentary Wedding and Elopement Photography by Gina Clyne

Gina Clyne

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2100 (USD)
California wedding photography by Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Palos Verdes Estates in California, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
7500 (USD)
PNW wedding photography by Sean Flanigan - A Fist Full of Bolts

Sean Flanigan

Seattle in Washington, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
2000 (USD)
Jason Kaczorowski, Destination Wedding Photography - USA

Jason Kaczorowski

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
3600 (USD)
Weddings, engagements and elopement photography by Kevin Kienitz

Kevin Kienitz

Aurora in Illinois, US *Now booking San Francisco weddings.
3000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving San Francisco Couples

San Francisco Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A romantic embrace between a couple was captured at Baker Beach, surrounded by majestic coastal roots
The engagement picture taken at Baker Beach in San Francisco, CA, with a cautious dog running along the shoreline, captures the joy and connection of the couple amidst the beauty and energy of the natural world
The happy couple's engagement picture in San Francisco, with the yellow mustard flowers on the side, captures the joy of their beach view hike
The couple's engagement photo was set against a dramatic blue sky backdrop and framed by a concrete window
This engagement photo captures the romantic couple walking down a coastal road, with passing bicyclists providing a stunning backdrop
The couple's romantic engagement photo, taken while dancing under an umbrella by the iconic bridge, captures a memorable time despite the rain
The couple said their love was forever as they sealed it with a kiss during an urban-style engagement photoshoot with a subway setting
The couple exchanged a tender gaze in a downtown parking lot, as the wind tussled their hair and the blue sky formed a romantic backdrop for their engagement shoot

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 San Francisco photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for San Francisco 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 reviews of San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due...Read more
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND San Francisco WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

Christine & Bryan

Photo by Douglas Despres

"Doug these are amazing!! I can't even tell you how much I'm in love with them! You did such an incredible job and I cannot thank you enough! They're unreal!"

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