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How to Find a California Wedding Photographer
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The Art of Finding a California Wedding Photographer

There are so many things to know when finding a California photographer, so read this guide to learn everything!

30 November 2021 / Caius Symboll®

You’re getting married! Congratulations! Now that you have a date, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding photographer. We know how important this decision is and we want to help you find the perfect match for your big day. Whether you want traditional or modern photos, our photographers will capture every moment of your special day so that you can cherish them forever.

Finding the perfect photographer can be a daunting task. There are so many photographers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara. Talk about, so many to choose from! It’s important not just to pick any wedding photographer that pops up on your Google search. You want to find a wedding photographer who is going to capture your day in a way you’ll love and cherish for years and years after it’s over. In this blog post, we will walk you through how best to go about finding the California wedding photographers right for you!

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Planning your California Wedding Photographer

What kind of photographer are you looking for? One that’s based in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, or San Diego? If you’re unsure, don’t worry! Our photographers will be able to help guide you in the right direction. You can start by deciding what kinds of photos make up your ideal wedding photography package; traditional or modern? Some couples want bright colors and bokeh effects, while others want wedding photographers to capture the mood of their big day with soft focus and vintage tones.

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What is a reasonable price for a wedding photographer?

Wedding photography prices vary widely depending on the wedding photographer’s experience level as well as what is included in your package. You can find wedding photographers who charge anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars for wedding photography packages. We recommend finding a Los Angeles or Southern California wedding photograpy company whose style and personality resonate with you, rather than going strictly by price or popularity.

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How many photos should a wedding photographer take?

Everyone wants their wedding captured in as many amazing photos as possible! Wedding photographers can capture a lot of moments throughout your wedding day. The average Los Angeles wedding photographer will take anywhere from 500 to 2000 pretty pictures or more on the big day alone. You probably don’t want to look at that many images when you get back from the wedding day, so we recommend finding a wedding photographer who will take around 500 wedding photos and you can go through those with your wedding planner to select the best ones for printing. Your loved ones and you will look amazing in your timeless images.

 

What is the best month to get married in Southern California?

California has such beautiful weather year-round that some couples find themselves wondering when the best wedding month is. While Southern California has such gorgeous weather year-round, summers tend to be a little hotter and more humid than other seasons in California. Fall can also bring unpredictable weather patterns that might cause your wedding to get rained on! We recommend spring or fall as the perfect wedding months in Southern and Northern California. This applies to all major cities such as San Diego, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. Get ready for some beautiful wedding pictures thanks to natural light!

 

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Why is wedding photography expensive?

The cost of the wedding photography probably depends on several factors, including how long you want the photographer to be at your event, where it is like Los Angeles, San Francisco, or a destination wedding.  The longer they are present, the more likely there will be incidents and events that require them to take a lot of photos. You might charge an hourly rate for each hour they are on site or you could simply charge by the number of photographs taken which can often depend on package options given by the photographer.

It is indeed expensive, but it’s also worth every penny when done right and memorable enough. Wedding photography is not just taking photos but it’s more about capturing moments that you can cherish for a lifetime. It takes creativity, patience, skill and experience to create something beautiful out of one day or event in your life. So yes you can slap on the label “expensive” but is it really? You only get married once, these photos can’t be replicated in anyway. It’s such a special day of your life that represents you and your future spouse. Relationships are so important in our lives, if not the most important thing in our lives, so why not honor the person you love with your whole heart?

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Picking the right wedding photography company

We hope that this article has helped you explore the benefits of hiring a professional wedding photography company for your wedding day. We understand that there are many factors to consider when selecting a photographer. Based in Los Angeles, we believe Symboll is one of the best in Southern California and will provide excellent customer service during every step of your engagement. Specializing in natural light, destination weddings, and fine art, you can’t go wrong with Symboll.

Symboll provides high-quality photography and videography services that will capture every moment of your day in a way that is natural, timeless, and authentic.

Be intentional about finding one that is experienced and has the photography style you want. Symboll Photography will capture your day with their signature blend of artistry, creativity, and professionalism. They are committed to providing an outstanding experience from start to finish which means they are reliable on time, a high value, caring in personality, knowledgeable in field expertise. If this sounds like what you’re looking for then contact Symboll below.

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