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The Top San Diego Photographers, 2018 - The List

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Joseph S
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Joseph Gerard has over 5 years of professional photography experience and over 10 years of creative direction experience. He specializes in shooting portraits, head shots, travel, food, interiors, children and wedding photography. Joseph received a Bachelor's degree from Kent State University in 2006 and ever since he has a built a reputation for himself working for brands such as MTV, NBC Universal, David's Bridal and many more. Please feel free to visit his portfolio at www.josephgerard.com.
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Kodyak T
San Diego
Canon EOS-1DS Mark II; Olympus OM-D E-M5
Kodyak Tisch is a talented photographer who has been working for San Diego clients for over 6 years. Being a self-taught photographer, Kodyak has had to start from scratch. Kodyak has earned jobs through friends and family, because they love the work that he puts out. He has shot everything from food to surfing to homes to weddings. He is a well diversified photographer and has a distinct eye for beauty.
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Irina L
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Irina Levcenco is an experienced wedding and family photographer. It has been her passion for the last 6 years to photograph people, work with babies, couples, families, models and designers. She photographed in Europe, East Europe, USA and Canada.
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Heena J
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 60D
I am an experienced professional photographer based in San Diego California. I specialize in creative photography as well as Newborn, Maternity, Kids, Events and Wedding. I love art. My passion is to create each image a piece of art.
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Patrick F
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 6D
Patrick Fore is a professional portrait photographer with over 6 years of portrait experience. Working with corporate clients or families and couples I take pride in capturing each person with uniqueness and passion. My education has come from photography greats like Annie Leibovitz, Peter Hurley, and Joe Mcnally, replicating their techniques while infusing it with my own unqiue style.
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Steve H
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 60D
Photographer with seven years experience. Passion for photography came while studying filmmaking in college, since then I apply the cinematic principals of film into my portraits. Serve as principal photographer for over 15 weddings to include numerous engagement portraits, family portraits, event photography, fashion and beauty portraiture.
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Chany J
San Diego
Canon EOS 7D
I have learn photography shooting skateboarding and at Mira Costa college
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Brandon H
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS 70D
I have been into photography since I was a young kid. As a kid, I was once in the wal mart circulers and J.C.Penny catalogs. I was more into the process of making a photo rather being the model. I came into photography in the digital age so I was able to teach myself.
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Kome P
San Diego
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV; Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Kome is an experience professional photographer working with clients in New York and LA for over 10 years. She specializes in portrait and wedding photography. She also has extensive experience in editorial portraiture having freelanced with a few modeling agencies.
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Vishaka K
San Diego
Nikon D3; Nikon D750
Vishaka is an experienced professional photographer based in San Diego California. She pours her heart into every session that's made uniquely just for you. She is extremely creative and make efforts to be as flexible as possible with customizing your session to what best suits your needs and desires. She specializer in creative photography as well as newborn, maternity, kids, events and wedding.
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Matt W
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Matt is an experienced and highly creative photographer in the Southern California area. His motivation for creating stunning images comes directly from the people he works with, the stories they tell, and the reward of being able help make memories. Matt has experience mainly in natural light portraits, but has done extensive work with studio lighting as well. He is an expert in post-processing and creating images for print/web formats. He has also recently earned his Commerical Drone Pilot license from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Dariela C
San Diego
Nikon D750
Dariela is a well-trained photographer who has a great eye for color, composition, and space. She has worked with different types of customers, from a stationary brand creating product photos to a City website creating lifestyle outdoor images, her experience is wide but her images explore the same style.
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Michaela J
San Diego
Nikon D7200
Michaela is a San Diego based photographer with 10 years of photography experience. She specializes in commercial photography and portraits, having photographed many families and supporting small businesses around San Diego.
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Miriam M
San Diego
Canon EOS 6D; Canon EOS 7D
It has been 8 years since I picked up the camera and I don't plan on stopping any time soon! I have worked with professionals all over San Diego to learn anything I can from editing to shadowing, setting up studios or second shooting weddings. I also attended college here in San Diego and achieved Professional photography certification. Just when you think you have seen it all, there is always those special teary eye moments that always gets me in a wedding, or the way a little kid smiles, or the joyful tears of brand new parents- when this happens, the emotion reminds me of why I photograph and it keeps me photographing every day.
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Michael S
San Diego
Sony Alpha 7 II; Canon EOS 5D
Since the beginning of Michael's photographic experience, he's had a passion to create interesting images combining old photographic techniques with new technology. His ten years of experience in post-production has led him to create a unique color palate and style within his work. He exerts a strong technical understanding in both people and product photography, and is an efficient worker who's very punctual. He is a very hands-on individual who works well in a team to provide the greatest products.
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Alex C
San Diego
Nikon D750; Nikon D4; Nikon D3S
Alex has been a professional photographer for over three years. He has a passion for all genres of photography, but specializes in wedding, real estate, and senior portrait work. His unique approach to his shoots include thoroughly understanding what the client wants to accomplish, and then uses his expertise in composition, lighting, posing, and post-processing to deliver images that surpass his clients' expectations. Alex's engaging personality, true professionalism, and superior customer service skills are attributes that his customers find unique.
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Peter Ca
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
I fell into photography 4 years ago as I was published while living abroad in Indonesia. I had 'semi-retired' after selling my ownership in a my family's restaurant.I got my start shooting our menu items and staff there. Including skills sets with staff and clients, styling food and people. I think because of my background in a high traffic/profile resatraunt dealing with dynamic public relations my photography career has had a faster arc than usual. I do come from a creative background and have worked rewriting scripts. New endeavors do not make me nervous and I take it as a personal growth method when I can put new clients or people at ease......the karma helps too
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Arnold T
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Canon EOS-1DS Mark II; Canon EOS 5D
Arnold loves the genuine aspect of photography. He tries his best to understand the story and perspective behind every brand and client he works with. With a background in entrepreneurship and being part of 2 startup incubators at USC and UC Davis, Arnold understands how to incorporate photos that help a business succeed!
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Average rating of 5.0 out of 5 based on 27 reviews for Snappr Photographers in San Diego.

She has such an eye for detail, every frame seems to have been calculated. She is also so friendly, I personally am not much of a model but she made me feel comfortable. I would recommend her for everything from product photography to any style of portraits!!!

Sophie

Peter did an amazing job at quickly turning around photos we needed to help us create an engaging website for our unique vegan brand that felt inspired and beautiful. And he was a pleasure to work with. —Alchemy Cafe, West Hollywood

Ayn

She was able to capture exactly what I had in mind for my particular shoot and what I wanted to accomplish. Great eye for little details that make all the difference in the world when getting trying to capture 'the perfect shot'. Friendly , professional and an overall fantastic photographer. A+++

Sonny

There are literally no words to describe photography by Andrew Barnhart. After meeting with several photographers, he was the ONLY one with passion for his work, besides the fact that his portfolio is exquisite. His professionalism is unlike any other. Look no further. Andrew won’t disappoint.

Clayton

I was beyond satisfied with Andrews work! I told him what I had in mind for my photoshoot and he exceeded my expectations! Great quality photos, knows all the right angles and lighting to create the perfect work of art :) Recommend him 1000x!!

Daniela

I was very happy with Matt's work. He was very friendly and patient with us. He took the time to ask us what we wanted to try but he also had lots of ideas for us. Matt was also very efficient with our time. I loved the finished product!!! Will definitely be calling Matt again for holiday pictures.

Dulce

We were extremely happy with Kome Parnells photography and professionalism. Kome exceeded our expectations and had our photos ready ahead of schedule. She was prepared, punctual and had great ideas for the shoot. She brought many props in addition. I would recommend Kome for all your photography.

Tim

Kome is absolutely amazing. She did my engagement shoot and my civil wedding and the photos cane out natural and amazing. She keeps things professional but was so funny and kept things light which we loved. We will definitely be hiring her for more photos to come. Thank you!

Suzie

I was so excited with photos Alex took at my graduation! He was able to capture perfectly the emotion of that special day. He provided great ideas for posed photos, took some really fun candids, and of course the graduation cap pictures. The photos received so many Likes on my Facebook and Instagram

Mandy

Peter did an amazing job at quickly turning around photos we needed to help us create an engaging website for our unique vegan brand that felt inspired and beautiful. And he was a pleasure to work with. —Alchemy Cafe, West Hollywood

Ayn

Lindsay took portraits of me and they came out beautiful. She was very professional and is extremely talented. She was so patient and really listened to what I was looking for. The end result was exactly what I wanted.

Kara

She was able to capture exactly what I had in mind for my particular shoot and what I wanted to accomplish. Great eye for little details that make all the difference in the world when getting trying to capture 'the perfect shot'. Friendly , professional and an overall fantastic photographer. A+++

Sonny

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Joseph S, San Diego Photographer

Joseph S

How did you get started with photography?

I got started with photography when I was in college back in 2002. I was a journalism major with a passion for documenting life moments. Those experiences led me to New York City in 2006 where the world was my oyster.

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I enjoy capturing life moments the most whether it's portraits, engagements, weddings or family photography. Being able to witness and capture someone's happiest moments is unforgettable.

What are some of your favorite places in San Diego to take photographs?

My favorite place to shoot in San Diego is at the rustic, charming Balboa Park. The architecture and vibrant evergreen gardens provide wonderful backdrops. I also love to shoot in Coronado, Mission beach and Torrey Pines. The picturesque sunset beaches there are breathtaking.

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San Diego Photography Statistics

A statistical snapshot of Personal, Business, Non-profit, , , , , , , , and similar shoots in San Diego, CA. Estimated.

Average job star rating 5
San Diego photography jobs per day 504
Average length of photography job (hours) 3.8
Photos taken per hour in San Diego 4815
Most popular San Diego zip/post codes for bookings 92101, 92129, 92145, 92945, 92029

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Kodyak T, San Diego Photographer

Kodyak T

How did you get started with photography?

My story is a bit long, but I'll try to keep it short. I was born with a cleft lip and pallet. After my final surgery, I was home ridden for about 3 weeks. With confidence to finally step out into public, my brother took me to watch the sunset. I had never felt so whole and I just pulled out my old flip phone and starting snapping photos again. Along comes Instagram. Here I started taking photos with my iPhone and started getting a little bit of recognition from them, which kept me creating. One day I stumbled upon a photographer name Larry Marshall. He was capturing the most gorgeous landscapes of San Diego and that inspired me to purchase my first camera. From there on out, the rest is history.

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I love sunsets and everything associated with them. My style is color. So, everything about color is what I'm in to.

What are some of your favorite places in San Diego to take photographs?

San Diego is beautiful. From the beaches to mountains, you have almost every type of landscape to shoot. I prefer to shoot at the beach during golden hour.

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