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Top 10 photographers in San Jose, CA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
James Thornton III Pictures

James Thornton III Pictures

5.0(2)
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hitesh D. says, "His passion for expressive photography shows in his work - it's not just a smooth, sharp, bright photo - it's an expression of the subject, emotion and event. And he's a great guy to work with! After all, if you're spending time with someone like this, you want to know it's time well spent." Read more
Plus Light Media Dba Brian Shoots

Plus Light Media Dba Brian Shoots

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
Personable and talented high quality work. I work with all projects and have an amazing eye. I have great turn around depending upon the length of the project.
JMCastro Photography

JMCastro Photography

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I love caputuring precious moments and creating memories that will last a lifetime. My interest for photography was influenced by my grandfather. I took my first official class in high school. I have BA in Studio Practice-Emphasis Photography. I have photographed weddings, families and sporting events. I also enjoy photographing nature and pets.
Naranjo Photography

Naranjo Photography

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Photo Booth Rental for any occasion Wedding, corporate events, graduation, Birthday, etc. Professional photography, instant prints Custom design of photo templates, premium Backdrops,
Pqportraits

Pqportraits

New on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
Hello there!My name is Pedro and I am a passionate photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.I have always had a love for capturing the beauty of the world around me.If you’re looking for a photographer who can bring a unique vision and perspective to your projectI would love to work with you. Let's create something beautiful together!
Rabiaz Art Photography

Rabiaz Art Photography

5.0(3)
6 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Pasuthorn S. says, "Rabiaz is a good photographer and guide for travel in San Francisco too she so nice and kindness her photo gonna make you all look amazing" Read more
Way Fun Films / JPAAPE Photography

Way Fun Films / JPAAPE Photography

5.0(2)
Offers online services
40+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Josephine W. says, "Very accommodating on dates and time of our event . The “Fun” in Way Fun Films says it all .It was a fun experience when Jonathon was taking our pictures , he helped us relaxed and just be ourselves. " Read more
Holman Photography

Holman Photography

5.0Exceptional(6)
21+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Yosemite B. says, "Jody is tremendously talented and simply a pleasure to work with. We were married in the woods and she readily adapted to all settings--live bands and dancing to serene moments of joy and reflection-- as well as to a host of children in motion. Her photographs were not only beautiful, but told a magical story which enhances our memories. Jody's presence was amazing and never intrusive. She had the gift of being in the right place at the right time without us noticing! In addition, by the end of all events, our guests wanted to be friends with her too! Her keen eye, gift at putting the story together visually and her wonderful energy make Jody a dream to work with! ~Yosemite Bride" Read more
Anyana Webb Photography

Anyana Webb Photography

5.0(4)
8+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Carmen A. says, "“My family and I enjoyed our beautiful portraits. Anyana Webb photography services were beyond our expectations. She is very natural on what she does and accommodated every detailed we wanted in our family portraits. We strongly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for quality services and someone who is humble, enthusiastic and makes you feel YOU beyond her lens. Thank you for making our time a non forgettable moment and we'll treasure lifetime our family portraits. We loved it!! Jan 12, 2021” " Read more
Michael Loeb Photo And Video

Michael Loeb Photo And Video

New on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
I offer portraiture and wedding, corporate and event photography. For some, I have pro video, second photographers, drone aerial video and photo booths. I stand out in the way I have always been known for being on the forefront of new styles and equipment and being one of the first to implement the changes. I want to talk about you and hear about what you’re looking for and what photos would please you the most. I have won awards for photography among as being selected for wedding magazine covers. My website is www.loebphoto.net and my Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/photoaesthetic/....

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 Jose photographers

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Matthew S.
Very professional, knows what he is doing. The pictures turned out great, I highly recommend
James Thornton III Pictures
David T.
Rabia was responsive, flexible, and very easy to work with. She worked precisely to my brief and I was extremely happy with the variety and quality of the photos she took.
Rabiaz Art Photography
Mr T.
Really a lot of light hearted fun to work with . Great images . He knew the questions and answers I was going to ask him . Before I even knew what I wanted .
Way Fun Films / JPAAPE Photography
Napa G.
Jody is the most amazing wedding photographer EVER. There were so many incredible pictures – too many to choose from so we ordered them all! Our pictures were truly pieces of art, not just photos. Jody was very professional and walked through what was important to us before the wedding so she was sure to capture all the shots we wanted. She was great with the parents and grandparents. So many of my friends have said to me “I wish I knew your photographer when we got married, she did such an unbelievable job”. Her photojournalist style captured our love in every picture and documented the joy in our family and friends who celebrated with us.
Holman Photography
Evin C.
“We had a great time and Anyana was so fun. Very profession but also laid back. Our 6 month old loved her and was able to capture some great pictures!!”
Anyana Webb Photography
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