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How to find the perfect Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

Let's go over the steps then questions on finding your dream wedding photographer in Santa Barbara

24 November 2021 / Caius Symboll®

Finding the right photographer in Santa Barbara can be a daunting task. There are so many options available in Santa Barbara CA, and it is difficult to sift through them all. We are here to help you find perfect photographer for your wedding day! We have put together this blog post with information that will save you time and money on your search for the best Santa Barbara wedding photographers. Let's start with six simple steps.

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What are the steps to find the perfect wedding photographer for me?

  1. Search the internet for local photographers in Santa Barbara (think Google, Yelp, the Knot).
  2. Look for a photographer’s style and portfolio to see if they match your vision. Make sure their portfolio is full of timeless images from real weddings!
  3. Ask them about their availability, prices, and packages for Santa Barbara weddings. They should have been providing wedding photography for more than 5 years.
  4. Check out reviews from past clients to make sure they’re reputable. Not everyone in Santa Barbara is!
  5. Make sure you like their personality – this is someone who will be there on one of the most important days of your life! Personalities in Santa Barbara come in all shapes and sizes.
  6. If you don’t find any good options in the Santa Barbara area, widen your search radius or even consider hiring an out-of-town photographer
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What questions do I need to ask when finding a Wedding Photographer?

We’ve got you covered! Read on to learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about finding a photographer in Santa Barbara.

How much do photographers cost in Santa Barbara CA?

When you hire a photographer to capture the most important day of your life, they will charge for their wedding photography services. Prices can range from $1000 to $10,000. This price may increase or decrease based on experience, wedding photography package inclusions, equipment, and engagement sessions, and where in the Santa Barbara CA area.

 

Why do wedding photographers charge so much?

Wedding photographers typically charge so much because they are experienced to capture the best memories of your wedding. They will invest time and money into their work, know exactly what angles to take to get the shots that you want and which photography package will suit you the best. They are trained professionals who have gone through years of experience to perfect their skills. Just like finding a perfect dentist or doctor, you want one who has years of experience and doesn’t cut corners! Thus increasing their value. Make sure to get only the best for Santa Barbara CA weddings.

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Do you feed your wedding photographer?

It is customary to feed your wedding photographer. Even if they’re not travelling much for the wedding. Unless they specifically say so, they will be expecting a hot meal. They are working very hard to capture the whole day so consider providing them with snacks throughout your wedding day events in Santa Barbara.

How many hours do I need a wedding photographer?

Wedding photographers typically need to be hired for at least eight hours on wedding days. But it all depends! Wedding days can begin early, sometimes starting as early as 8:00am.A photographer begins photographing the bride getting ready in her gown. Sometimes they run late because the party doesn’t want to stop! Are you doing a first look? Having late night snacks for your guests? It all depends so make sure to look over your timeline with your potential photographer to come to a good suggestion on how many hours. Plus you can always add or takeaway hours after booking your photographer in Santa Barbara.

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer

You’ve booked the venue, you’ve picked out your dress and now it is time to decide on who will photograph one of the most important days of your life. Remember the more expensive option does not necessarily guarantee better quality work but rather experience in that particular industry or niche. Symboll specializes in weddings and has been photographing weddings since 2015 – before social media made everyone a photographer overnight! Symboll is a professional wedding photographer based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. We travel all over Southern California taking photos of real weddings. We will get all your small details and flowers in natural light with our distinct artistic approach. We offer wedding packages starting at $2599 depending on how much coverage you want during your Santa Barbara CA day. If you just want us to capture the ceremony, we can do that! If you want photos in all your wedding outfits for your wedding then we also offer that. We even take care of the editing process so it is perfect when you receive all your wedding photos.

For more information, check out our website or get in touch below.

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