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Costa Mesa Affordable Wedding Photographers

Browse these affordable wedding photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Costa Mesa.

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachelle Y.
Verified review

Will Hartman was amazing! Will and his wife, Michelle, designed my wedding photo booth template and it was beautiful. Will arrived early, set up everything and was wonderful during his entire time at my wedding. I couldn't have hired a better professional. The photo booth I had was the LED inflatable backdrop and it turned out great in pictures. The props were also fantastic. I feel like they really go above and beyond to do the best job and I am so grateful they did my wedding. Thanks so much for the wonderful job and for the scrapbook. It really was a lot of fun for everyone there and the moments you captured were priceless. I highly recommend hiring Desert Rose Photography for your wedding or other special event. They were perfect at my wedding!

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Khori B.
Verified review

Brad is truly a one of a kind photographer. I will surely recommend him to my family and friends and I am sure he will be my wedding photographer. I still find myself staring at our photos he did for us each day. He is creative, talented, and professional. He made my family and I feel comfortable from the first meeting and we always trusted his vision. If you are looking for modern yet classic photography then Brad is your guy!! Hands down THE best.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
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Ivan was a great choice for a photographer for my wedding event!

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sofa A.
Verified review

Nona, thanks a lot for helping us to find the great locations and positions, and to feel comfortable in front of the camera when shooting our wedding photos! You are the best!

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl L.
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I haven’t seen all the photos yet, but I am very excited to! It was a wonderful experience working with Alan. I would highly recommend him to people seeking a wedding photographer. He was punctual, friendly and professional. He worked hard to capture the images that I wanted.

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa Z.
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Joe showed true professionalism in his work as a photographer for a small wedding in my home. He was punctual, courteous and showed extreme care in not infringe on the occasion while carrying out his work. I highly recommend Joe.

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sturdivant Y.
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I recommend Danielle very highly. My husband and I did an engagement photoshoot last night. Danielle was on time, very fun and adventurous for creative pictures, puts you at ease, she loves what she does and that makes it great because you know the work will be good. We had a sunset shoot and it was perfect! She knew where to go, how to pose and also was open for more ideas if we wanted. We were there before the sunset so had fun before during and after it. We cannot wait to see all the photos! Thank you Danielle :) PS: she will be our wedding photographer as well.

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Temisha V.
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My husband and I are very pleased with Sheryl and her assistant Alex. She was extremely helpful and generous when shooting our wedding and the "getting ready " photos. We had a minor hiccup when there was a change to the contract that we agreed upon, but once she realized we were dissatisfied she went above and beyond to make us happy. I don't believe I could have selected a better photographer to shoot our big day...and she was very affordable. When my wedding began to feel like a disaster she was there to calm me down and was willing to stay late to shoot everything that we wanted. We were able to get our wedding back on schedule but it was very nice to know she was willing to stay for time that she was not paid for just to capture all of the things that were important to us on our big day. We both cannot wait to receive our pictures back from her. Thank you Sheryl!!!!!!!!

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa U.
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J. Concepts did our wedding video and it was beautiful!! Jami did a wonderful job, she's very professional and has a great eye!! I have watched it over and over again, and her word still amazes me!! And for those of you that are contemplating on if you want/need to spend the money on a video...you do!! You will regret it if you don't! There are 3 very important people that were at our wedding and no longer with us...and I will have those special memories forever!! Thanks, again Jami...xo

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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Omar V.
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Grant was fantastic to work with. I was in a bit of a pinch finding a photographer for a wedding proposal. He was wonderful to work with and very accommodating to my last minute request. Highly recommend.

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Kenny Goldberg Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My first experience with Kenny was an email exchange. The exchange was friendly, energetic and positive and set the tenor and tone for the entire experience. A phone conversation ensued, and that was again positive and friendly and upbeat. In fact, Kenny is not only a professional, but he’s one who is enthusiastic about his chosen métier. I mentioned that I’m a serious amateur photographer and he immediately jumped at the chance to talk about his passion. In other words, Kenny is not only interested in the business end of things but truly enjoys his work and talking about it. I immediately felt comfortable with him. Kenny was the first of several photographers from Thumbtack that were on my list of contacts. But, as a result of the very positive conversation I had with him, I decided to hire him right then and there. The day of the photo session Kenny was ready to go on time. He welcomed me warmly into his studio and we proceeded to create some very nice looking professional head shots and 3/4 shots. Probably because Kenny remembered talking to me about my interest in photography, he explained things as he went along such as how and why he was lighting his subject in a certain way. He loves “talking shop” and I think this is a sign of someone dedicated to his art. I think this kind of individual makes the best professional. And the proof is borne out of the results. Kenny created some very nice photos about which I’ve already received numerous compliments and enthusiastic praise from family, friends and colleagues alike. I would definitely hire Kenny again. And… I still enjoy talking to him about photography. We still exchange emails and he’s still friendly and genuine. I can highly recommend Kenny to you for your professional photo needs.

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Nicole and her husband photographed our wedding and we couldn't be happier! They are so nice and professional. They listened to what type of photos we wanted and took a wide variety of pictures. They captured the moments perfectly and really took it to the next level with the posed photos I asked them for that we took in a separate location from the ceremony and reception itself. One of the most important things to me was to get some pictures that were very unique and highly stylized (not typical wedding photos). They really came through for us and delivered exactly what I wanted as well as taking fantastic wedding pictures that tell the whole story of our day from start to finish. The last thing I'd like to say about them is that they were so great to work with. During all the commotion and stress leading up to and during the day itself, it was important to me to work with people who are truly nice people as well as talented at what they do. 100% professional. I would highly recommend them!!

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Aloha | Dinocean Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yalan H.
Verified review

I hired Dino for my small wedding ceremony. He arrived the wedding place ever earlier than us. Although the ceremony only took 20 minutes, Dino made my time worthy. He is conscientious and took plenty of my wedding pictures. After the ceremony, he found beautiful street scenes for us to have more photos. Dino knows various of poses that looks nice on photos.

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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie O.
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Sean Te and his co-photographer worked my wedding and also did my engagement session. They were great and very professional they arrived early to get pictures of the bridesmaids getting their makeup and hair as well as other photos that are taken at the beginning of a wedding. They went above and beyond to make sure they got all the shots I asked for. One of them even knew how to lace up a corset and bustle a dress. Which came in handy when my bridesmaids forgot how to do it. If you are looking for a great photographer who is willing to go the extra mile to make sure your day is photographed with great detail this is your guy! Thank you for everything and we will definitely use your services again for our year anniversary pictures.

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Azeem W.
Verified review

Jordan's warm personality and great professionalism led to an awesome photo shoot! He was able to bring great equipment and set up fast too. I would highly recommend this photographer to anyone who is looking for excellent-quality and affordable photos. -Azeem (Musician)

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  • 1 year in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

We needed an aerial drone photographer for a wedding we were filming and Joe came in and got great aerial shots of the wedding ceremony. He is professional and easy going. We hope to work with him again!

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Hugh Foster Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

Hugh was amazing to work with from prepping for the event until after the event. He was professional, friendly and super helpful. He was able to bring along a friend who was equally as great. The guests at the event loved both of them and inquired about who the photographers were after the event! And of course we were more than happy with the quality of the photos! Great work!!

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Jess Young Images
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna P.
Verified review

Jessica exceed all expectations! She was our wedding photographer. Our wedding was a super casual, mid day beach wedding. She caught all the right moments and more. I will definitely be recommending her and requesting her service again!

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharyn L.
Verified review

I think Mukaila is great and I haven't even met him in person yet! He's extremely kind, attentive, flexible, and has been very patient with all my questions and changes. I'm so glad we found him, and we're looking forward to having him shoot our wedding!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zach G.
Verified review

Victoria photographed our engagement photos and we couldn't be happier with the experience and results. She was super fun, we can't wait to have her capturing memeories at our wedding! 5 starts!

Peter 3 Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lou I.
Verified review

Peter is the consummate professional and put us and everyone at our wedding at ease. Everyone looked very relaxed and lively, nothing looked posed or awkward because he's personable and has a very relaxing personality. He's a wonderful photographer and prioritized communicating with us on what we needed, what we were looking for, and how to achieve what we wanted. He also guided us on interesting and surprising ideas we couldn't have imagined, and got us many beautiful shots for our engagement and wedding.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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Need event photography

Costa Mesa, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Number of attendees
    25-50
  • Indoors or outdoors
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $250 to $500
  • Details
    We are looking for a photographer to shoot my son's first birthday party at a park in Corona Del Mar, CA
  • $354.8
    Average price

Need a Wedding Photographer

Costa Mesa, CA

  • Photo needs
    Wedding preparation (e.g. getting ready), Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Other (access to digital photos)
  • Details
    We are getting married in June at the Turnip Rose Promenade and Gardens and are looking for a photographer. We would like someone who will do engagement photos and wedding photos for around $1500. We would like this to include all digital photos and possibly even an album made. Our wedding is 6 hours, so we will need someone all day (probably about 10 hours). Please let me know if someone are interested
  • $1537.25
    Average price

Need Event Photographer

Costa Mesa, CA

  • Event type
    Life Event
  • Number of attendees
    Less than 25
  • Indoors or outdoors
    I'm not sure yet
  • Event photo style
    Artistic (focus on composition, lighting)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $250 to $500
  • Details
    Pregnancy/family photos In the next two weeks
  • $285
    Average price
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