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Encinitas Local Wedding Photographers

Browse these local wedding photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Encinitas.

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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.
Verified review

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 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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  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Obie I.
Verified review

Heather did such a wonderful job during my photo shoot. Before the shoot she helped me prepare very well by creating a Pinterest board for potential looks and conference calls to discuss parking, location, hair and what type of makeup will look best in the pictures. During the shoot she was very friendly, punctual, and made me feel at ease while taking the pictures. She was very professional, outgoing, friendly, and made sure I got the best shots. After the photoshoot, I was very surprised how quickly Heather uploaded the photos, she also kept me updated the entire process. Everyone who saw Heather "in action" was very impressed and now want to book her! If you want quality service, photos, and a great photographer, please book Heather! Thank you again Heather, for such a great photoshoot and making my birthday special!

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlie M.
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Easy to work with, had good ideas on setup and photo options, timely with the pictures after the wedding, Overall very happy !

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha W.
Verified review

As a bride on budget wedding photography can be extremely overwhelming. We are a simple couple who was interested in natural light photography to capture our special day. Our theme was modern vintage with beachy vibes and Olga nailed it from the very beginning. from the first glance of her website we could tell that she was more than capable of shooting the natural romantic look we were looking for. She was willing to work within our budget and came very well prepared to our first (and only) meeting. Her package included a complimentary engagement shoot, which was wonderful because we didn't have a chance to get one done. We wanted to include our energetic pup in the photo shoot as well, since pets were not allowed oat our wedding venue. She was totally open to the idea and did an AMAZING job capturing our little love. She arrived on time and ready to rock! It was a sunset shoot so she was focused on getting us in position for the perfect angles and had no problem kindly asking folks to to step aside so we can have the proper backdrops. It took her little under an hour to get all the shots we requested and they turned out absolutely adorable. We felt so comfortable and in very good hands for the big day. On the day of, she arrived to our hotel early and had already begun taking pics. She worked seamlessly with our videographer and maneuvered through our busy bridal with ease to get all the necessary getting ready shots. The Groom's suite was downstairs from ours so it was a breeze for her to get his pre-ceremony shots as well. With such a large wedding party (23 in total!) Olga did a great job identifying and highlighting all the VIPs such as the MOH, BM, grandparents and parents, while documenting all the personality of our big bunch. She even kindly offered to escort me and a few of bridesmaids to the venue. Let's just say it was the most memorable ride of life! Olga is a true professional and will do anything in her power to make sure her clients are taken care of and this was no exception. The wedding photos turned out absolutely amazing! My only wish there with two of her, to capture twice the memories. Oh, it was also extremely windy for a summer day. She did a fantastic job of using the elements to her advantage and creating some truly romantic shots. We did go an hour over schedule and Olga had no problem staying later to make sure she covered all the main events of the night. She even sent us a few pics to cherish while on our honeymoon. I can't thank her enough for working with us and recommend her 100%.

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Had an amazing experience with Aiya Photography for my wedding. I would highly recommend them!! I was very pleased best photographer around!!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Guadalupe L.
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Laura was my wedding photographer last year and she did an amazing job! She was friendly, professional and paid attention to every all the details. She gave us a beautiful book with all the images from our wedding! We had a great experience; I highly recommend her! Lupita L

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa Z.
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Awesome! We all know pictures are one of the most important parts of the wedding. What an amazing crew this guy has. I had them for the entire big day. He did all of the getting ready shots. Even had a drone to get some amazing air photos. The wedding was flawless. Russ even put together a timeline for me because I was so overwhelmed. They got every shot I could have possibly asked for! They were extremely professional and very helpful. I honestly can not say enough good things about this team. Customer service is huge to me. They went beyond exceptional customer care. You will be happy you chose them! Thanks again for everything! You made our day a little bit better by being a part of it! -Marissa

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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If you are looking for photographers look no further! Dia and her husband are true professionals who created wonderful memories for us. They braved the rain for our wedding day, all while still taking truly wonderful photos. They made every effort to please our timeframe and we couldn’t have asked for more. When we head back to Huntington Beach for more photos we now have found our photographers. Thank you guys once again

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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Jesse is AWESOME! I have worked with him on numerous occasions from corporate events to even my own wedding. He and his staff are great to work with. Jesse always arrives on time, comes prepared and gets involved with the clients to establish a personal relationship and not just be all business. I continue to refer him to any and all of my clients as his services are a great addition to any event. I highly recommend Jesse Arroyo for all your photography needs!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie R.
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Jake and Christina made our wedding day one to remember forever! They worked with us to customize a package that had everything we were looking for and more. Their attention to detail and overall quality of work is outstanding. Our photos and wedding video were beautiful and we love the experience we had working with Gleimlight. We cannot thank them enough for all their time and amazing work! 10 out of 10, will be recommending to everyone we know.

Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee P.
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My husband and I worked with Ryan Crosthwaite photography for our maternity photos. The photographer was very professional & personable and knew which locations would be most suitable for an optimal setting. We appreciated his charisma and thoughtfulness throughout the entire session!

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bahram R.
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Robert Dennis has taken pictures for me for both my wedding and professional events and his work has always been incredible. The clarity and sharp images in his photographs were honestly hard to believe, even in this day in age of technology. I have never been disappointed with his work. Robert is a quality individual as well. He is polite, quick, and very engaging. He kept me aware of what he was doing so that I was clued into every step of his thought process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a flawless photo finish.

Patrick Sanford Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katimarie F.
Verified review

Patrick has done our family photos twice now and both experiences were fun, effortless, and comfortable. No forced smiles, no cheesy poses or filters...just really great photos of my family. My children both love him and as a result, he has managed to to capture some of my favorite photos of them which is not an easy feat particularly with my daughter who is very camera shy and reluctant and difficult to photograph! Patrick will be our family’s photographer for as long as he is willing which is a testament to how capable and talented he is if you consider that we have a photographer in our family who is willing to do our photos for free 🙈 We love him and the amazing images he takes of our family but his action shots particularly of surfers are the most breath taking. Follow him on Instagram if you ever want to take a mental retreat to the beach. They are truly amazing and calming to look at. @patricksanfordphotography

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
Verified review

We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deana D.
Verified review

He arrived early and stayed till he got enough pictures, He was so efficient in all aspects and got amazing photos of the wedding party, bride and groom and our decorations and guests.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geoff S.
Verified review

Eric was the photographer for my military retirement on the Midway Museum. We could not have had a better experience! He showed up early, and stayed until we were sure we had all the pictures we could've wanted. He had excellent communication, and the pictures were fantastic! From the candid shots we didn't even know he was taking, to the group and posed shots were all perfect! He turned the pictures around quickly despite a busy schedule. I would definitely use Eric again for any photography I might need!

CBui Photos
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie W.
Verified review

Chris is one of the most professional photographers. Very personable and experienced. I needed my engagement photos urgently and he was very quick with sending me photos when I needed them. Will definitely book a session with Chris again.

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Alyssa Boynton Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
Verified review

I have loved being in touch with Alyssa for my big day! She's talented and easy-going. An awesome photographer!

d-stop Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmyne H.
Verified review

David was a great photographer, he was very flexible ,professional and fun all at the same time. He was always right there when ever we wanted photos taken and made sure to capture moments that were special. All my wedding guest loved him. He showed up early and even though we were running late he never missed a beat. His communication was top notch. We’re very happy we were able to get him! Thank you for all the hard work David!

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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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