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Browse these top-rated photographers from San Diego, CA, United States.

Patrick F
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Patrick Fore is a professional portrait photographer with over 6 years of 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-1D Mark II; 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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Shannon H
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shannon Hammond is a lifestyle, travel, and architecture photographer located in San Diego, California. Her expertise was honed while living abroad in Europe and her portrait work has expanded since moving to California. Her natural eye gave her the confidence to make her passion for photography not just a hobby, but a career that brings her more and more satisfaction with every shoot.
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Chany J
San Diego
Canon EOS 7D
Chany is a very passionate photographer who discover photography through skateboarding and traveling around the world. When ever it may be catching a smile, landscape or a beautiful home, Chany is always ready to make that one one frame speaks a thousand words.
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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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Shadi A
San Diego
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
I shot many weddings, worked with many models and my passion is bringing out the beauty in my subject and creating top quality photos for my clients to cherish and be proud to show off and I am pretty great at it. I have great reviews on yelp. I know how to make my clients feel comfortable in front of my camera, have fun and walk away happy and excited with their photos.
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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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Kimberly L
San Diego
Canon EOS 6D; Canon EOS 5D
I am a San Diego lifestyle and wedding photographer specializing in outdoor natural light photography. You might be thinking what is lifestyle photography and, why is it so awesome? In my mind it’s completely natural, organic photography that captures the heart & soul of the subject being captured. Solely in the moment and completely authentic, I use it to create imagery with movement and depth.Life presents us with moments worth sharing and keeping all the time. Capturing couples, families, and individuals with a fresh and creative perspective to celebrate the joy, giggles, and even those silent moments in between. Timeless photography specifically created just for you. Beautiful, artistic, highly emotional and 100% genuine.
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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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Lindsay K
San Diego
Nikon D3S
I am a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College in NYC with a dual major in Photography and Studio Art. I have had numerous internships and opportunities that have only helped me push myself as a photographer and an artist - from being an artist assistant to helping print large scale photographs to be hung in the MoMa, I have been able to experience all sides of the photography business which have helped me find the one that I fit into best. I've worked with people of all ages, sizes, passions, and purposes to create their portraits - from newborns to grandparents, and from dancers to powerlifters. I prefer to capture moments rather than stage them. I prefer to have nature light my photographs rather than electricity. I prefer to bring out the beauty that is in front of me rather than create it in Photoshop. I don't need big productions. There is natural beauty in everything around us, I just help accentuate it through a lens.
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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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Alison H
San Diego
Canon EOS 6D; Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Alison is an experienced freelance photographer with 6 years of professional experience. She has a passion for capturing special moments and joy.
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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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Andrew B
San Diego
Sony Alpha A6000
Andrew is a passionate photographer and explorer specializing in fine art landscapes, real estate, and portraiture. His love for nature drives his desire to capture the natural beauty of Southern California. He has also compiled a portfolio of luxury real estate photography and outdoor portraiture using natural lighting.
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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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Patrick F, San Diego Photographer

Patrick F

How did you get started with photography?

I stepped into photography from working as a full-time graphic designer needing to shoot images for design related projects. I discovered that working with subjects and producing images is incredibly rewarding and interesting part of design.

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I love shooting portraits, whether that's a model for a lifestyle shoot for a brand or a newly engaged couple, I love the challenge that each shoot brings. Beyond that, I love shooting in more journalistic style, working in that tension between a subject being posed and a subject moving/acting freely as if I wasn't there.

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

I love to shoot in Coronado, whether on stunning beach at sunset, or shooting canded image walking around Oranve ave. This entire town is stunning and great for all types of shoots.

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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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Steve H, San Diego Photographer

Steve H

How did you get started with photography?

I got started in photography while studying filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. I love a visual mediums and freezing time in a picture that tells a convincing story always fascinated me. I purchased my first DSLR in 2010 and been having fun snapping portraits ever sense.

What type of shoots do you enjoy doing the most?

I enjoy shooting wedding portraits. It's one of the few times people dress their best and gather for a joyful occasion. I like capturing people in their best moments in life, freezing time so they can relive those precious moments again and again.

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

My favorite place to shoot in Temecula is the waterfall on Redhawk, Old Town Temecula, Lake Harveston and Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta. My favorite place to shoot in San Diego is Balboa Park, the Gaslamp, La Jolla beach.

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Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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We have a ball coming up and would like to get pictures of the crowd

Duration

2 hours

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All high-resolution digitals

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