Selecting a wedding photographer.
As you can see from the list of local photographers below, there are plenty of qualified, professional photographers in the Santa Cruz area to pick from. So how do you make sure you select the one that’s best for you?
Never just accept a friend or acquaintance’s recommendation for a photographer. Take the time to make appointments with those that others recommend and also with a selection of those whose work appeals to you.
Visiting a photographer’s web site is a good start. A good photographer is also a photographic artist. His or her style needs to match what you are looking for. And their styles can vary greatly, just as the styles of weddings differ from each other.
Make sure you are comfortable with the photographer. You should leave the interview feeling assured that your wedding memories will be in good hands.
Be clear about your budget, and know exactly what you will be getting for what you are spending. Professional photographers will work with you to make sure that you are happy with the selection of photos that will fit your budget.
Be wary of using a non-professional, “hobby” photographer. The photographer who is going to be in charge of recording your most memorable moments needs to be consistent, experienced, and reliable.
VanZantes Professional Photography. If a picture paints a thousand words, we speak volumes.
Wink Photography. Creating a photo essay of images that captures the spirit of your day.
Joop Rubens Photography. My law degree has dust on it…my camera does not.
Rebecca Stark Photography. Covering Northern Coastal California.
Covello & Covello Photography. Creativity and expertise.
Alley Photography. Creating images that you will love.
Expressive Photographics. Creating images that go beyond the ordinary.
Ruth N. Rabinowitz. Capturing natural, spontaneous moments.
Red Bat Photography. Innovative and passionate.
Terry Way Photography. Extraordinary photography for real people.
Julie Cahill Photography. Fine art wedding and portrait photographer.
Tom Jacobs Photography. The art of seeing places, faces and moments.
Brian and Carolyn McFadden. Extraordinary work at a fair price.
A.K.Rowland Photography. Distinctive, unique and fun.
New Perspective Photography. Diverse experience, unique perspective.
North Point Photography. A photography boutique offering a personal level or service.
New View Photography. Photos that will make you smile.
Perspectives by Jen. Images you will treasure forever.
Studio 35 Photography. Creative and candid photography.
Open Arms Photography. Natural light, lifestyle photography.
Danny Quijano Photography. Unique, memorable, imaginative.
Carlos Garcia, Photography & Video. Let us capture the magic of your special day.
Jennifer Church’s Excellent Focus. Superbly crafted traditional and digital album creations.
Mike deBoer Photography. Shaping your vision into reality.
Mando Morlos Photography. Providing both photo and video images. We make you look good.
Jor.Dan Photography. Specializing in wedding, engagement and portrait photography.
Susan Helgeson Photography. Capturing the Moment. Naturally romantic, professionally trusted.
StudioR Boudoir. Elegant, tasteful bridal boudoir photography.
Gettin’ Hitched Studio. Professional, spontaneous and fun.
Neil Simmons Photography. Serious photography and videography.
Full Circle Video Production. Offers creative, sensitive, non-intrusive videotaping.
Mando Morlos Photography. Providing both photo and video images. We make you look good on your day.
Sound in Motion. Sound In Motion’s friendly, professional staff provides award-winning video.
Dreamscape Digital Media. Wedding video specialists.