For over twenty one 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!