Best wedding photographers in San Jose, CA
With a population of over 1 million people, finding a San Jose wedding photographer might seem daunting. Thankfully with our unique directory, finding San Jose’s best wedding photographers is easy and just a few clicks away! Here’s our list of the top San Jose wedding photographers with those who have earned the most Fearless Awards listed first. Congrats and enjoy!
My name is Dan, it is my pleasure for you to call me your photographer and to have me be a part of your special day.
The important part of what I do isn't just about what I deliver on the wedding day but what I leave with you for years to come. I will capture that family member or friend laughing just like they do, that person tearing up or crying just like they did, and you, so beautiful, just like you were. The photographs you'll receive won't just be pretty pictures, but rather memories you get to relive or stories you get to tell. They will awaken the sights, smells and sounds of your wedding day. These photographs, along with the rings on your fingers, will be the physical artifacts that you get to keep forever.
I capture the details that few people notice, the moments everyone wants to remember, and ultimately the feelings that can be relived, over and over, for years and decades to come.
I believe deeply in family life and love!! And will sensitively try to get to know your needs and passions so that when you book me, my photography is designed especially for you and reflects you and your family with natural and honest images and you will love!
Eventually I went to school and earned a BFA in photography and began to teach photography at the local university and community college. In 2006 I decided to formally start a photography business. In 2008 my wife Tara began photographing with me and it's been an amazing journey together as a husband-wife team. We love what we do and feel blessed to be able to tell the stories of people's lives with our cameras.
My approach on a wedding day is photojournalistic and inventive. I want to capture you as naturally as possible and as uniquely as possible. I'm constantly looking for new angles and innovating new techniques so that I'm able to create something for you that is artful and unique. It's important for me to get to know you because I want to portray your story in a manner that is representative of you, rather than approaching everyone with a cookie-cutter template. I can't wait to meet you and partner with you in telling your story!
I have had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember. Since a child, I was delighted in how a moment can be captured through the lens of a camera, and how time stands still within the frame of a photograph. I approach every project with professionalism and a will to deliver quality and value to my clients. I believe that exceptional photographs can only be taken in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, and so I make every effort to make sessions as enjoyable as possible and to put clients at ease.
When I first used a camera, several years ago, I would never have imagined I could become a wedding photographer. Bang and I opened our first studio in Elk Grove, near Sacramento, experimenting in different styles and adapting to the needs of the local clientele. Little by little, we realized what we were looking for in our photos was emotion, which still life or classical studio photography could not offer. Real people, their expressions, their emotions, this is what we wanted to capture. Choosing wedding photography was a natural consequence, as it offers the unique opportunity to capture human emotions in all their shades.
I believe it is in the nature of humankind to be attracted, and sometimes, upset, by what is different from us, as in a way it represents our opposite, our contrasting personality. I never found it easy to show my emotions and my sensitivity, to express my real self and let go completely, displaying my vulnerability. I guess this is why what attracts me most in weddings: the ability to capture the emotions expressed without filters, with no fear of showing what you really are and what you are feeling. A smile, a hearty laugh, tears you'd like to hide, an emotional hug, these intimate moments fascinate and seduce me, and this is what I base my photography on. Static poses created with affected emotions are not my cup of tea; I want true spontaneity.
Immersing myself in their lives helps me understand who they are and what is important to them. With this intimate knowledge in hand, I search for moments that define them and create images that bring them back to when they were taken.