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Top 10 photographers in San Diego, CA

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

Atrin Studio

5.0(2)
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
Dk3studios

Dk3studios

New on Fash
15+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Welcome to dk3studios, your premier photography and video production studio in San Diego, CA. With a dedicated team of three expert photographers, we specialize in capturing the essence of your moments through Boudoir, Portrait, Commercial, and Headshot Photography. Our services also extend to professional business photography and high-quality video production, ensuring all your visual needs are met. At dk3studios, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized and compelling visual content that tells your unique story. Let us help you create lasting memories and impactful brand imagery.
Justin B SD Photography

Justin B SD Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I'm an active Marine with a passion for photography! I love to travel and am always on the lookout for my next favorite shot! Message me and let's work together to make your next favorite shot! Check out what I do on my Instagram at @justin_b_sd_photography and let me know what you think
Go2Pix

Go2Pix

5.0Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Pier M. says, "Beautiful bike trail, beautiful view, nice restaurant and awesome community of people. Also a miniature golf course there!" Read more
Desert Rose Photography

Desert Rose Photography

5.0(1)
18+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Jasmine A. says, "Amazing work, very responsive, competitive pricing. When above and beyond at our event. Would definitely recommend!" Read more
EAV Weddings

EAV Weddings

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Catrissa C. says, "Manny was very professional. I was very pleased that he arrived on time, prepared with all of his equipment. The photos that he took for my daughter's special day were amazing. He captured every moment allowing me to have long lasting memories. I will definitely hire him again." Read more
LainScapes & Eddie Lain Photography

LainScapes & Eddie Lain Photography

5.0(2)
10+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Kathy H. says, "Eddie is super creative and the quality of his work is impeccable. Very talented photographer. " Read more
Robie Capps Photographer / Director

Robie Capps Photographer / Director

New on Fash
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
The ability to hear a clients needs and turn that into digital media photo or video that makes a client stand out and sells thier product or services.

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.
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
Hendo S.
Efficient, professional, and consistent: these are the words I use to describe Courtney Henderson, owner of Hendo Studios. Thank you for allowing my team to utilize your studio
Go2Pix
Bawky
Professional, easy to work with, good direction, and fun!
LainScapes & Eddie Lain Photography
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