San Diego Wedding Venue Guide

To talk with us about booking wedding photography at your San Diego wedding venue, please call (619) 795-9545 option 1 or contact our studio.

Please enjoy this collection of many of our favorite wedding venues around town, as well as tips and inspiration.

Venue FAQs

How do I ensure my photographer is able to park at my chosen venue / location?

We will make best efforts to find free parking at your designated venue or location, but in certain scenarios, paid parking may be necessary due to proximity and /or time constraints. For example, if the other options are to park way up in the hills, leave our car blocks away, or circle around and around, we are going to use common sense and park at the designated spot. Especially if we are carrying heavy gear! To ensure we have adequate parking, and are reimbursed for this direct cost, any associated parking fees will be charged to the Client card on file following the photo shoot. We are happy to provide a receipt for your records :)

Do you do a walkthrough or scout the location of our venue?

Yes. We always scout a venue inside and out if the venue is new to us. If it is a location that we have photographed for years, then typically we don't need to do a walkthrough. To produce the very best results and to be most efficient we have found that it is best that we do a walkthrough on our own, versus with the clients. This allows us as photographers to focus without distraction.

As trained photographers we are looking at things from a completely different perspective. We are looking at how the light is falling in a particular area, we are looking for clean backgrounds, distractions in the background, and how we want to expose for the image. We look for little nooks and crannies that to an untrained eye may not be amazing, but behind the camera it will be.

We have found that it is most important to scout a new location on the day of the wedding. That way we can see what the light presents, as well have everything very fresh in our minds as to the best spots to photograph. We typically arrive an hour before shoot time, to allow for plenty of time to really get to know the location. Before the wedding day, we also like to go online and view photographs that have been taken in the past at the venue. We use that as inspiration and then give it our own twist.

If you are doing a walkthrough, we suggest that if you have any special locations that you want to be photographed in, that you send us an email list and we will be sure to take note. But ultimately we will make sure on our end that we know the venue blindfolded before photographing. If you can put your trust in our process, I can promise that it will produce the very best end result.

What are some of your favorite local wedding venues?

It’s a tough one to answer, because there are so many amazing venues around town, and it depends on the style you're going for. To see a few of our favorite venues, I suggest clicking on the "links" section of our website. As well, if you have a particular venue you want to check out, please take a look at our smart search at When you type in the name of a venue in the smart search section of our website,  you'll be able to see all of the recent weddings we have photographed at that location. If you have questions about photography for a particular venue, please feel free to contact us.

    Choosing a San Diego Wedding Venue

    We have photographed practically every wedding venue in the San Diego area. If you are in the planning stages, or have already selected a venue, please feel welcome to contact us for advice about your San Diego wedding venue and how to achieve the best results with our photography.

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