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Top 10 photographers in San Diego, CA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
RJP Media

RJP Media

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
That we do all types of photography. From kids, families, to music artists and businesses. Just making people happy with the final product. Its so awesome to see the faces light up when we're all done. That's what we live for. I specialize in tick toks, shorts and reels. I have audio and drones as well. Please visit my website and my IG is Rjp_Media
I.S.Ophia Photography

I.S.Ophia Photography

4 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
All C. says, "I.S. Ophia is amazing, always capturing the perfect moment, with style, quality, and enthusiasm - Highly Recommended!!" Read more
Cheap Wedding Videography

Cheap Wedding Videography

Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Cynthia W. says, "We had the pleasure of working with Cheap Wedding Videography for our wedding videography, and we couldn't be happier with the results. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of our wedding video, they exceeded our expectations in every way. The videography team at was not only professional but also extremely talented. They worked seamlessly with our photographers and other vendors, ensuring that every special moment was beautifully captured. The resulting video was a work of art, a true reflection of the emotions, love, and joy of our big day. What impressed us the most was the attention to detail and the ability to tell our unique love story through the video. They were unobtrusive, yet they managed to capture every significant moment, from the heartfelt vows to the lively dance floor. The editing was flawless, and the choice of music perfectly complemented the footage, creating a video that felt like a cinematic masterpiece. Throughout the process, the Cheap Wedding Videography team was responsive, accommodating, and genuinely cared about making our vision a reality. They were open to our suggestions and brought their creativity to the table, resulting in a video that we will treasure for years to come. If you're looking for a wedding videography company that can capture the essence of your special day with professionalism, creativity, and a genuine passion for storytelling, we highly recommend Cheap Wedding Videography. They turned our wedding into a timeless memory that we'll cherish forever." Read more
Atrin Studio

Atrin Studio

Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Karen K. says, "I really do recommend asti and her husband. We had our wedding 10.05.23 and they are very professional and really know what they're doing. They made us feel comfortable and taking all the photos and videos and Although we got delayed for some reason with our violinist, they are very creative and able to to an aerial video and shot. Don't hesitate to book them. The photos and videos turned out really great and I highly recommend them" Read more

Your photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a photographer cost?

The average cost to hire a photographer is $100 to $250 per hour, depending on their experience. However, photography prices vary significantly depending on the type of event or photo session:

Do you tip photographers?

The standard tipping etiquette for photographers depends on the type of photo session or event and how happy you are with the photographer's service:

  • Tip a wedding photographer $50 to $200 if the photographer exceeds your expectations. If the photographer works with a second shooter, be sure to tip the second photographer separately.
  • Consider tipping a family portrait photographer, pet photographer, or newborn photographer if you're happy with the photo session. However, tipping is not expected for family portraits taken at a big box store like JC Penney or Wal-Mart.
  • Tipping a photographer is not expected for headshots, commercial photography, real estate photography, or architectural photos.

If you're happy with the photographer's service, post a positive review online and share their photos on your social media.

How can I save money on a photographer?

Follow these tips to save money when you hire a photographer:

  • Book a "mini-session" – a shorter photo session that lasts only 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Choose your favorite photographers and follow them on social media. Some photographers may provide deals and exclusive offers.
  • Hire a less experienced photographer. However, be sure to review their portfolio to confirm they have enough skill to meet your photo needs.
  • Purchase prints from an online retailer instead of ordering them from the photographer.
  • Bundle multiple photo sessions for a discounted price. Some wedding photographers bundle engagement and wedding photos. Other photographers offer a bundle for newborn photos plus additional sessions as your child grows.

How far in advance should I book a photographer?

Book a wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've confirmed the date with your venue. Headshot, commercial, pet, and family portrait photographers typically don't require as much advanced notice. However, a popular, in-demand photographer may be booked out several months in advance.

How can I find the best photographer near me?

Follow these guidelines when searching for a photographer to ensure you find one who is the best match for you:

  • Look for photographers who specialize in the type of photography you want. A photographer who specializes in weddings won't be the best choice for a newborn baby photo shoot, and vice versa.
  • Review their online portfolios to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get a contract in writing before making a deposit.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how both you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, allowing them to use the photos for marketing and social media.

What questions should I ask a photographer?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best photographer for your needs:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What type of photography do you specialize in?
  • What is your photography style?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book my photo shoot?
  • What deposit do you require, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have a photo studio? If not, where will you take the photos?
  • What should I do to prepare for the photo session?
  • How will you deliver the final photos to me?
  • How long will it take to get the photos?
  • Do you offer printed items or photo albums?
  • Who owns the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use my images on social media or your website portfolio?

Reviews for San Diego photographers

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Rose R.
Beautiful way Sophia captures photos!! Despite being a one-person operation, her punctuality and organization makes sure eerything flows smoothly. I can't recommend Sophia enough! I'm immensely thankful to her for creating beautiful and lasting memories for me.
I.S.Ophia Photography
Arash A.
I had the pleasure of working with an amazing fashion videographer for my wedding photography, and I am beyond thrilled with the results. Their creativity, professionalism, and ability to capture the most magical moments left me speechless. From the start, they understood my style and preferences, translating them into breathtaking shots. Their friendly and calm demeanor made everyone feel at ease, resulting in candid and genuine moments. The final wedding video surpassed my expectations, beautifully edited with perfect music choices. I highly recommend this talented fashion videographer for their exceptional work and ability to create lasting memories. Thank you for an unforgettable experience
Atrin Studio
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