For over twenty years, True Photography has been the San Diego Wedding Photographer of choice. As the #1 Yelp Photography Studio in San Diego, we are proud to be the go-to photography company for amazing wedding couples and clients. With our commitment to quality, creativity, and technical precision, we are confident that you will love your experience with us.
Our wedding photographers are widely known for innovative, stylish, and timeless imagery. We hand-select each photographer in our studio based on training, background, and specific expertise. Every wedding photographer also has advanced creativity and technical knowledge. In addition, they are highly personable and charismatic. Thanks to our incredible team, we are able to specialize in everything related to wedding photography. This includes San Diego engagement sessions, and of course the wedding day itself. Also, we provide proposal photo shoots, boudoir photography, and much more.
When you book our company for your wedding photography, you have a full creative team of specialists working for you. Along with photographers, our studio has a digital specialist team that enhances the pictures. In addition, we have an album designer and a studio manager that keeps everything organized. Further, we provide a designated support person that is always available for any of your needs. Everyone on the team is dedicated to producing the highest quality images. We also want to ensure that your entire experience is fun and easy. We care a lot about having happy clients!
About Our San Diego Wedding Photographers
Within this website, we have built an incredible database of our San Diego photo shoots. You will see images from every location imaginable throughout San Diego county. You'll also find photo shoots from outside San Diego. This includes areas such as Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, and beyond. As you browse our portfolio, you will get a very good sense of our approach. You'll see that within each event, we produce a mix of candids, formal shots, details, and stylized images. Our style is timeless with just the right amount of edge. The shot is always real and doesn't look too posed.
Throughout our website, what you'll see is almost every image photographed in the past 4 to 5 years. Rather than showing just fifty pictures, we want you to see the full range of our work and creativity. In fact, there are currently over 400,000 images to look at! There's even a smart search that allows you to browse by whatever interests you most. For example, let's say you want to see recent weddings we have photographed at a popular venue. All you have to do is type the venue name into the search box. Also, you have the ability to download inspirational images directly to your desktop, tablet, or smart phone!
Specialized Wedding Photography
Our dedicated team is made up of not only photographers, but photography specialists. This means that we have experience and expertise in all types of wedding photography. For example, because this is San Diego, many of our clients opt for beach weddings. This could be a reception that takes place at a tropical-themed wedding venue near the ocean. Or, you couch be holding your wedding ceremony right on the sand. For this, we have photographers that are specifically trained in beach weddings! For instance, our team members know how to capture the natural light reflecting off the ocean. When photographed properly, the lighting looks dramatic and not flat. It also brings out all the vibrant colors of the sky. This is something an experienced photography specialist knows how to execute.
As mentioned, our incredible photographers are experts in all aspects of wedding photography. This includes LGBTQ weddings, Jewish weddings, cultural ceremonies, and large reception parties. If you would like to talk over specific examples, please let us know. We will share insights from past events that are most relevant to you.
Recognition For Our San Diego Wedding Photographer Team
Over the years, True Photography has won the San Diego A-List Award for Best Photographer. We are a multi-year recipient of The Knot’s "Best of Weddings" award. In fact, if you look at our listing on the knot.com, you will see that we are in the Hall of Fame! and WeddingWire’s "Couple's Choice Award." Also, our San Diego wedding photographer team has been featured on KUSI TV. Additionally, our work has been showcased in publications such as Exquisite Weddings, People Magazine, E! Online, San Diego Style Weddings, and Ceremony Magazine.
Photography Budget Options
We understand that everyone is working with different photography budgets. For example, your budget may allow for everything under the sun. Or, it may be a bit more modest. What we have done is to tailor our photography pricing and budget option to fit almost every scenario. Because of this, it allows for a lot of customization. Instead of choosing Package A or Package B, you have full control of the exact services you receive, with no corners cut. This way, you can focus entirely on the services and deliverables that are most important to you.
Planning Your San Diego Wedding Photography Budget
When planning your wedding photography budget, there are many factors to consider. Think about the services and deliverables that are most important to you. For some couples, this will be an engagement photo session. Others will prioritize longer photography hours at the wedding itself. Still others will want to ensure there are two or more photographers, for maximum coverage. No matter your wedding photography budget, we typically have a package to match.
Above all, though, what you are paying for is top photography talent. This is at the core of everything. If the images aren't good, it doesn't matter what else is included in your photography package. You could have a million prints and albums and not want to look at any of them. So our own approach is to apply your budget most effectively.
While doing so, we also ensure you have the best photography talent. This means you will have one or more top photographers. We don't skimp on photography talent, even for modest budgets. Everyone on our team is creative, experienced, energized, and ready to shoot amazing photos for you. This is something you can count on!
What Should My Wedding Photography Budget Be?
Wedding photography prices are all across the board, as you'll find. Resources like Woman Getting Married recommend setting aside 10 - 15% of your total wedding budget for your professional wedding photographer. Here is San Diego, our studio is in more of the mid range, while delivering a high quality product. Also, because of our package flexibility, we are often able to offer creative solutions. We even have options that you won't find at other studios!
If we are close to your expected photography budget, ask yourself whether you love our images. If the answer is yes, it will be worthwhile to contact our studio. We will do everything within our control to make it work for you. Or, if you have a sizable budget to work with, we will create a custom package around your priorities. Just know that you have a lot of choices when it comes to our studio.
Photography At San Diego Wedding Venues
Our photographers have years of experience at every popular San Diego wedding venue. Because of this, we know the ins and outs of where to photograph for best results. We are also a preferred photographer of choice throughout San Diego. This includes over 50 of the top hotels and San Diego event venues. When a wedding venue team needs a photographer for a client, we are at the top of the list. We have earned the trust of venues because of of our consistently high quality work.
As part of our commitment to venues, we arrive early, and get to know the wedding venue staff. This way, if there is something on the wedding day that is critical to the photography, we know who to ask. For example, let's say there is a side room that would make for amazing portraits. However, this room is typically off limits. In scenarios like this, we are often able to obtain access. With help from the venue staff, we can hop in for a few moments and get the shot we are after! This is because we are respectful of our surroundings. We also remain professional and courteous at all times. In this industry, word gets around!
Our Wedding Venue Galleries
Have you found your perfect San Diego wedding venue yet? If not, you will want to spend time exploring our website. Here you will see hundreds of venues, from boutique event spaces to large hotels. On each venue page, you will find real examples of our photography from past events. This will will give you inspiration for your own San Diego venue. Not only this, but it will also instill confidence that we will make your venue look beautiful!
If you do know your venue, take a look at other events we have photographed there. This will give you an idea of how we will approach the photography for your own wedding. Of course, we will tailor the photos to your own event. We will also design the photography around to your personality as a couple. But our venue galleries will give you a useful visual reference, at least as a starting point. This will help you envision your own wedding day!
Destination Wedding Photographers
Our photography team is not only limited to San Diego, though we are based here. We also have a large extended group of photographers across the country. Many of these are photographers who have been with our studio for years. Over time, they have chosen to move to other areas. But they are still amazing photographers who have been trained by our owner and CEO. Are you planning your wedding in a destination outside of San Diego? If so, we likely have a photographer in your area.
As well, we often travel nearby and around the globe to photograph destination weddings. For example, we have been to the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Puerto Vallarta, to name just a few. These destination weddings are typically multi-day. When on assignment like this, we photograph much more than the wedding itself. We also capture family activities and outings. In fact, we are present and working throughout your destination wedding experience. No location is too exotic, so if you have an unusual request, be sure to let us know. We're comfortable in all kinds of scenarios, whether your wedding is traditional, cultural, intimate, or sleek and modern.
Beyond Wedding Photography
We specialize in many types of professional photography in addition to weddings. Essentially, if you have a photography need, True Photography is the solution! For example, we have San Diego family photography specialists on our team. These individuals have years of experience in family photography. This includes infant photos, baby portrait sessions, maternity, and much more. Do you have a family reunion or big event coming up? If so, be sure to let us know. This way, we can begin planning your family photo shoot. We also provide family portrait sessions for immediate and extended families.
Further, we offer creative senior portraits. These are ideal for the high school or college student in your family. And we photograph all kinds of events! This could be a birthday party, family reunion, corporate function, and many other event types. We even do celebrity photography, and we work with charitable organizations. So always think of True Photography when wondering where to find an amazing photographer. We will have you covered, even coming through on short notice!
Booking Our Photography Studio
When you are ready to book our studio, you will find an online customizer on this website. By using the customizer, you can create a customized wedding photography package in real time. There are many options and solutions available to you at different price levels. Because of this, most clients find that we are well within their wedding photography budget. And of course, we are happy to provide our best recommendations, and answer any questions you may have.
We also want to give you the ultimate peace of mind. This is true for every shoot, and especially when you are booking a San Diego wedding photographer on our team. For example, we guarantee your engagement photo shoot. If for any reason you were less than happy, we would refund every penny of your deposit. This is how confident we are in our end product. It is just one example of how committed our studio is to your satisfaction.
When booking, you will see that there are unique customizers for each event type. For example, let's say you need more than one San Diego wedding photographer. If so, you will see the option to book a second shooter. Or, let's say you are seeking a family portrait photographer. On this customizer, you will see booking options for this specific kind of shoot. Our online booking system is easy and intuitive. This means that you are able to book a photographer within minutes.
Of course, we are always happy to walk you through the process. In fact, we provide real time phone guidance for the majority of our clients! So please don't be shy about contacting us. We will be ready to help finalize your booking, and to answer any and all questions.
We'd love to photograph for you!
Wedding Videography In San Diego
Over the years, many clients have asked us to provide videography for their wedding or event. As a solution, we have partnered with San Diego videography company Tidal Wedding Films. This company is made up of expert videographers. We have collaborated with them for years. When you book with our studio, you have the option of also booking Tidal Wedding Films at the same time. This way, you can cross both photography and videography off your list at once. You have the advantage of working with two great companies that are both the masters of their crafts. Best of both worlds!
Photography Albums & Keepsakes
Once your photo shoot is over, you will have access to view all your images. From there, you will undoubtedly want to show off your photos! Rest assured that we have lots of options for this. For example, we offer beautiful and durable albums and mini albums. These are premium hardbound books. Our wedding albums display highlights of your wedding or photo shoot. They are durably constructed, and printed with ultra-sharp focus and clarity. In the hands of our design team, your wedding album will be something you will want to display proudly. Or, you may even create a keepsake book to give as a gift!
We also offer framed photos in a nice variety of elegant wood and metal. Many of our print options are archival quality, and designed to last for generations. Following your photo shoot, we will share all the album styles and keepsakes available. This way, you can choose exactly how you want to showcase the images from your San Diego photo shoot.
Contacting A Photography Specialist
You may have questions when working with us. Great! Any time this happens, we encourage you to contact a photography specialist on our team. Chances are, we will have heard the question before! First of all, we'll likely be prepared with an answer. But more importantly, we may also have suggestions for you. For example, you may want us to review your proposed photography timeline. Or, you may be comparing photography packages, and wanting a recommendation. You may even be looking for a vendor referral. Even if it is for another service outside of our studio, we will jump in and assist.
Not only do we know photography well, but we have been in this industry a long time. Because of this, we are very well known and connected in the vendor community. So if you need something, just ask! We are always here to help, and we would love to be your San Diego photography team for years to come.