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San Diego Photographers

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The Top San Diego Photographers, 2024

Browse these top-rated photographers from San Diego, CA

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Erik H.
San Diego
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Erik Herrera is an experienced photographer who has worked both domestically and Internationally with clients mainly in SoCal and Mexico City. He has 10 years under his belt as a photographer and stepped into it professionally 3 years ago. Erik has worked under many rigorous and difficult conditions from high temperature festivals in Mexican deserts, low light in large scale performance arts pieces, or intense photojournalism following protesters that nearly riot, Erik tries everything he can to obtain the needed images. His love for the medium comes from a desire to give a memorable image you can always look back on and remember the details outside of the frame.

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Matt W.
San Diego
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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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Maya G.
San Diego
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Creative photographer with a passion for capturing moments and telling stories through imagery. Proficient in various photography techniques, including portrait, event and product photography. Strong eye for detail and ability to bring out the best in subjects and scenes. Experienced in pre-production planning, post-processing, and delivering exceptional results within tight deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Continuously seeking opportunities to expand knowledge, explore new techniques, and stay current with industry trends.

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Marian K.
San Diego
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Marian introduces herself as a photography professional who discovered her passion during high school. She recalls being the teenager who constantly persuaded her parents to pose for her and drive her around for photoshoots. Although her hobby took a backseat during college and her corporate career, the arrival of her children reignited her love for capturing special moments. Marian, primarily self-taught, now endeavors to advance her skills, drawing inspiration from her little ones. Through workshops and continuous learning, she aims to refine her craft and create lasting memories for her clients. She has been practicing over 10 years now and eagerly looks forward to discussing her approach, style, and suitability as a photographer for potential clients.

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maggie V.
San Diego
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Maggie has been a children's family photographer for the last 40 years. I photograph to fill my soul with laughter and joy of kids.

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Nurullah B.
San Diego
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I started photography while studying journalism at university, I am currently working with many clients. photography is more of a passion than a job for me.

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Charles J.
San Diego
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Hello! I'm Charles, an experienced photographer based in sunny San Diego. With 10+ years of experience, I specialize in capturing breathtaking photos that showcase the natural beauty of San Diego and the unique diversity of its people. As an Asian photographer, I bring a unique perspective to my work that celebrates cultural differences and highlights the beauty of diversity. I pride myself on creating a comfortable and inclusive environment for all of my clients, and I'm always striving to capture their unique personalities and style. Whether you need portraits, headshots, event coverage, or product photography, I work closely with you to understand your vision and goals. I combine technical expertise with a creative eye to deliver stunning images that tell your story. My clients appreciate my attention to detail, professionalism, and friendly personality. I'm committed to delivering exceptional customer service and creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere during our shoots. Take a look at my portfolio to see some of my recent work! I can't wait to capture some unforgettable moments with you!

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Ellen M.
San Diego
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Hello, my name is Ellen, I have been doing photography for over 6 years. I love my job, I love emotions and sincere laughter. Therefore, I always create comfortable conditions on the set.

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Vladimir G.
San Diego
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Hi, I'm Vladimir. I'm a professional photographer. I've been passionate about photorgaphy for as long as I remember myself. Camera is unseparatable part of my life. My first professional training I had in Russia in 2016 and since then I've been constantly taking courses on shooting techniques, editing, retouching. I have a huge experience in portrait photoshoots. I've worked with many bloggers creating beautiful pictures for their social networks. I also have a good experience in love story shoots. I love experimenting, creative pictures, I'm always open to new experience and ideas.

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Chet M.
San Diego
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Chet was formally trained in graphic design and art. He picked up photography as a hobby 7 years ago and has found it to be the best medium to express himself artistically.

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Emmanuel B.
San Diego
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camera Canon R5, Canon R6, Canon 5D Mark iv

E-man Bonds is talented photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty of both landscapes and people. With 7 years of experience and an unwavering dedication to his craft, E-man has honed his skills to become a true master behind the lens.

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Nikki O.
San Diego
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Nikki is a seasoned photographer with over 7 years of experience specializing in lifestyle and portrait photography. Her passion lies in capturing life's sweetest moments, from love stories to the confidence of individuals embarking on new chapters. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling through imagery, Nikki brings a unique blend of creativity and professionalism to her work, ensuring each photograph reflects the essence and emotion of the moment.

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Gina R.
San Diego
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Hi There! My name is Gina and I have been helping businesses get the right photos for their image and marketing needs for 6 years! I absolutely love working with clients to ensure they get photos that will not only put their business in the best light but help attract their ideal clientele.

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Roy W.
San Diego
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camera Canon EOS R6, Canon EOS R7

For over half of his life, Roy has had a camera in his hands. Once he got his first camera when he was a teenager, he was making sports related content with his friends, but unaware he also was developing a life long love for making creative content. In a span of 15 years, after college, sports and a career in fitness, Roy transitioned from a hobbyist to an experienced professional. Dedicated to not only improving his craft every chance he can get, but striving to provide his clients with the product and experience they envisioned. Working with Roy, you’re getting someone that has an intense amount of passion for what he does. Delivering content with a life long amount of work behind it.

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Chris B.
San Diego
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He loves what he does and has a perfectionist eye for detail, from lighting setup to post processing editing, which is paramount to developing content that accurately represents the brand in every shot. He has worked as a commercial photographer since 2013 after earning his bachelor’s degree at The Art Institute of Colorado. There, he learned his craft from an amazing collection of professors who instilled their passion of art direction and commercial photography in him. His career has taken him all over the country and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a colorful and talented range of people.

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matthew m.
San Diego
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS r6

Matthew has been shooting for 7 years all over the west coast. He specializes in documentation and environmental portraits.

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Tom 8.
San Diego
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For the last 20 years, I've had incredible opportunities to explore our beautiful world and capture captivating moments with my camera. From a range of high-profile clients like the NBA, Tequila Patron, Michelin, and more – their confidence in me has instilled an understanding of professionalism that is only further strengthened by working locally on family portraits, corporate headshots or shooting my personal favorite, youth sports events! Wherever your heart takes you; whatever images it dreams up - chasing those visions have been part of this exciting journey for me… And let's just say I am loving every minute! From dreams of professional baseball, and pursuing my degree in college to becoming a Paul Mitchell Hairdresser and Educator all led to my creative passion for photography, I have taken an unconventional journey that has led me directly to where I need and want to be. Being able to provide joy by making people look spectacular is something special - it's not just an experience, but a lifetime memory!

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AEllis D.
San Diego
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Hello, I'm AEllis, a talented and passionate photographer specializing in product, event, and portrait photography. You can see broader examples of my past work and focus areas at enchantedrealmimages.com With a wealth of experience and a deep love for capturing moments, I bring a unique perspective to every project. You can also review more about me on my website: enchantedrealmimages.com/aellis I have received comprehensive training and continuously seek to refine my skills through workshops & competitions as well as mentoring and teaching up and coming photographers. This dedication allows me to stay ahead of the curve in the dynamic world of photography. In product photography, I excel at creating visually captivating images that highlight the unique qualities of each item. With meticulous attention to detail, I capture textures, colors, and angles that engage viewers. For events, I thrive in fast-paced environments, documenting the energy and atmosphere of each occasion. I have a knack for capturing candid shots that encapsulate the essence of the moment, allowing clients to relive the experience. When it comes to portraits, I believe in capturing the true essence of each individual. By creating a comfortable atmosphere, I bring out the authentic personalities of my subjects. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to multinational corporations, always delivering exceptional results. Thank you for considering my passion and expertise in photography. I look forward to creating beautiful images that leave a lasting impact. Let's collaborate and bring your vision to life!

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Mark D.
San Diego
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Mark Jackson is a highly enthusiastic and energetic photographer that is eager to make the best out of a photoshoot and bring out the best in you as the client. He has 8 years of professional experience and has worked with celebrities and high end fashion companies.

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Jim S.
San Diego
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Jim Shick is a very experienced commercial photographer with over 30 years professional experience serving Southern California. He has a Bachelors degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He specializes in Product, Food, Real Estate, Portraits, Fashion, and Video, having completed over 3,500 shoots all over the world. Jim clients include Disney, Walmart, K-Mart, Costco, Spencer's and Spirit Stores just to name a few.

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Richard M.
San Diego
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Rich is a published commercial photographer in San Diego, CA. Passionate about design, he works with architects, interior designers, and luxury realtors to capture stunning images of design projects for marketing campaigns in hospitality, residential and commercial spaces.

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Featured photographer in San Diego

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How did you get started with photography

I started when I was only 8 years old. I loved capturing moments from people and things around. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make my passion a career. I attended universities in Europe to prepare for a life of Photography.

What do you love about your job?

I love saving moments and making people feel beautiful. With photography, I am able to show my way of seeing the world.

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

In San Diego, my favorite areas to photograph are The Gaslamp, Solana Beach and Balboa Park. Downtown, the city is alive, the architecture is inspiring and the ocean near by looks great in the shots. At the beach, the rocks and the waves provide a unique environment that makes shots looks magical.

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San Diego Photography Statistics

Average job start rating4.9
San Diego photography jobs per day1,203
Average length of photography job (hours)3.8
Photos taken per hour in San Diego11,430

Whether you've got a grad finishing up at UCSD or you need a profile picture taken at Balboa Park, Snappr photographers can take care of all your imaging needs. Meet the top rated San Diego photographers below!