Wedding Photographers Los Angeles California

How do we find the right Los Angeles wedding photographer for us?

Your photographer is one of the more important wedding vendors you’ll select. You’ll be with them from sunup to sundown on your wedding day, and their photos will be how you remember your wedding day for the rest of time (no pressure!). Los Angeles photographers are some of the best in the business, so you’re already in good hands. Here are a few things you can do in order to find the right Los Angeles wedding photographer for you:

Learn their style: It’s crucial that you like your photographer’s style so you actually like what they capture on your wedding day. LA wedding photographers have very different styles so do your research by browsing galleries on Zola and their websites, perusing their press features, and scrolling their social media accounts. That way, you’re sure to find a Los Angeles wedding photographer whose style speaks to you.

Pick the right package: Do you want an engagement session? Do you want 6-8 hours of coverage or 10-12? Do you want a wedding album included or not? All of these questions play into what package you select from your photographer. Since every photographer offers their own unique packages, get clear on what you want before you book a photographer who may not offer it.

Set up a meeting: Being in front of a camera doesn’t come naturally to most people, so having a photographer who can make it feel natural is important. Meeting face to face, or virtually, with a potential photographer is the best way to see if you click and if they make you feel comfortable.

Ask questions: The best way to get to know your photographer and ensure they’re the right one for you is to ask all of your burning questions upfront. A few good questions to ask include: Will there be a second photographer or assistant to capture different angles and moments? Will you stay until the send-off? How many edited or unedited photos will we receive?

How do we narrow down our photographer search?

There are hundreds of talented Los Angeles photographers to choose from. Zola can help you narrow your search by keying in on a few important details:

Price: Choose from budget-conscious (under $5,000) to premium (over $8,000) based on your budget to find an L.A. wedding photographer in your price range.

Photography Style:

  • Editorial: Shot with a story in mind
  • Fine Art: Creative and dramatic
  • Classic: Perfectly posed
  • Photojournalistic: Organic and casual

Photo Format: Filter by only film photographers, only digital photographers, or both.

Event Type: If you want a photographer that specializes in a certain event such as an engagement photographer or an elopement photographer, Los Angeles has niche vendors to choose from, too, and this filter will help you find them.

Availability: Ensure your photographer is available on your wedding date by plugging the day into this filter before you begin your search.

Julie Pepin Photography Wedding Photographer

The naked eye is pretty magical, but it can’t see everything at once. There are little things that might go unnoticed in the flurry of a moment, but the reason that I love photography so much is because the camera picks up where your eyes leave off.

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