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Dana Point Affordable Wedding Photographers

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachelle Y.
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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 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
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Khori B.
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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
  • 278 hires on Thumbtack
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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 120 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
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Sofa A.
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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
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
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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 76 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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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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SuStudios Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Corinna L.
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I hired SuStudios for photobooth service for my wedding back in early May, and the service provided by Susan and David were much beyond expectations! They accommodated my request to move the photobooth from the cocktail hour location to the reception reception at the venue, and provided SO much quality props that kept our guests talking even weeks after our wedding. Susan and David were such a sweet husband n' wife team, and I hope you'll be lucky enough to hire them to make your day special!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa G.
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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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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 1 year in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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David D.
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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!

Crown Mobile Entertainment
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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Great wedding DJ and photographer with photo booth!! Every one had a great time including the bride and groom!!

Bluechild Entertainment
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Aarona P.
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We had a quick set up, a beautiful backdrop, she was very personable yet very professional and affordable. Everyone enjoyed their photo experience. Thank you for making our reunion an even more rememberable event.

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharyn L.
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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!!!

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Jess Young Photography
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Joanna P.
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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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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara D.
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First of all Pao i want to say thank you for making us happy. Pao is very professional when it comes to his job his always on time. He did a couple shoot one for my engagement and the other one is for my wedding. its not often that you find a VERY GOOD/ EXCELLENT photographer/videographer and at same time HONEST people. my husband and i are so busy i never know that my husband already pay them and i give them another envelope the payment and a gift. they already leave the place but Pao and his partner came back telling us. that i give them to much money. My family and my visitors in my wedding are glad to hear that in this crazy world good people are still exists. Pao and his partner are not just very good at their job they are honest too. Fyi our engagement photos are extremely pleased....will update about the photos of our wedding soon. To all the couples planning for the best wedding photographer/videographer i recommend this person as soon as he start holding his camera he cant stop!!! The best!!!!

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Equinox Photo
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Cate And Danny S.
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My husband and I luckily stumbled upon Tricia's website and we immediately fell in love with her photos. We instantly hired her to shot both our engagement photos and wedding photos. Not only is Tricia an amazing photographer but her and her husband LJ are just amazing people who are so fun to be around. They made our engagement shoot and our wedding day so much fun! Everyone who has seen our pictures are simply blown away (as are we). They have exceeded my expectations and I can't believe that I was so lucky to find Tricia. If you want amazing photographs, do not hesitate in choosing Equinox Photo. I already know that I will only be using Tricia from here on out to capture all of our big events. Thanks again Tricia and LJ for making our wedding so special and capturing our personalities so spot on!!!! xoxo- Cate and Danny

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric Y.
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We hired Eric as the videographer for our wedding in Palm Springs. We had been on the fence about having a videographer but decided to do it only a few weeks before the wedding. The entire day was very smooth. Eric was very professional and worked very well with our photographer. I barely noticed him, the 2nd shooter, or the drone throughout the day. However, the video we got back was AMAZING! It was exactly what we asked for. It’s incredible how much footage he got without us knowing he was there. We can’t recommend him enough. We are so glad we decided to hire a videographer and so fortunate that we chose him.

Dakred Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Erin K.
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Everyone strongly advised us for our wedding to choose the right photographer and I feel blessed to say we definitely did. Dakota was easy going but extremely professional which is what I needed as a bride. Out Pictures are gorgeous! He went above and beyond in so many ways and is just a wonderful photographer and person. Grateful grateful grateful

Peter 3 Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lou I.
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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.

L Wayne Hancock Photography
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Moni B.
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Wayne is a very talented photographer and an amazing person. It was such an honor to have him to be part of our big day! All our families and friends were amazed by the wedding pictures, much more beautiful than we ever expected. We received all the GREAT quality wedding pictures just in 1-2 days right after our wedding. He even created a wonderful video clip that captured and condensed everything from our wedding day in a 1:30 minute video, and everyone just adores the video clip. He captured so many little details and unexpected moments. He was so calm, patient, and very friendly to everyone at the wedding. Wayne was with us before, during, and after the ceremony and stayed until after our first dance. He captured all the family and individual portraits. His personality, photography, and professional skills is much appreciated! We would highly recommend to have him as your photographer for your important occasions! He is a brilliant photographer and nicest man!

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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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