California - North

Our Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Northern California

Find the Northern California wedding photographer of your dreams in our directory of California's best wedding photographers.

Raymond Nguyen

Sacramento, CA
2 Fearless Awards
"My name is Raymond Nguyen ... and I am a storyteller"

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.

David Braun

Lake Tahoe, CA
Calm and unobtrusive, yet determined to get the shot.

Initially, I was somewhat intimidated at the prospect of shooting weddings professionally, as a business.

Fortunately, that changed after my first summer as a wedding photographer in South Lake Tahoe, California and I never looked back. The feedback I received during weddings and upon delivery of the final product motivated me to continue my pursuit of wedding photography. Today, I am an experienced wedding photographer, having shot weddings in downtown Sacramento, the California foothills, Quincy, Truckee, Reno, and almost every venue in Lake Tahoe.

I am deeply passionate about photography and capturing the most meaningful moments of your wedding.

I specialize in a photojournalistic approach, documenting your day as it unfolds. As a seasoned photographer with a wide range of freelance experience, I know how to anticipate the unique, natural moments of a dynamic event. I spot the key moments, big and small, that you will want stunningly, permanently recorded.

Creativity, attention to detail, and dedication define the services provided. Whenever possible, I utilize both my artistic skill for shooting the natural environment and and my experience as a wedding and event photographer to produce timeless, compelling imagery that truly captures the moment and the place you have chosen to get married.
Formal or casual, you have a vision for your wedding and I would like to be there to tell your story with my camera ...

Tanarak Visessonchoke

San Francisco, CA
Moment by moment. A marriage is a lifelong commitment, but a wedding day can fly by if you don't stop to take the time to enjoy every moment. As a photographer, one of the reasons I love weddings is the endless inspiration. The happy couple's mixed emotions: elation, joy, love and devotion to one another, but also the feelings, interactions and shared moments that happen between friends and family. My photography style combines an artistic eye and a pursuit of truth, so I can capture those emotional and authentic moments, for you, forever.

My fascination with the craft of photography started when I was 10 years old. I am tuned-in to the energy of those around me. The way I see it, the people and the world around us could change at any moment to reveal something extraordinary. I try to be ready to capture that magic. When I started photographing weddings, I realised how carefully you need to observe a couple - the complexity and purity of their feelings and the connection they share.
My role is to record that unfolding story. Every shot, every moment, is important to the story. I kindly ask the couple to forget about me and to just enjoy the day - I'll make sure to capture everything.
I want the couples, their families and friends to feel like they are the centre of attention. I never impose or get in the way. Many clients have described me as quiet and I'm happy to hear that. As one client, commented, "Tanarak seemed like he wasn't even at the ceremony - but when we look through the pictures, it seems he was everywhere, he captured so much and recorded every detail and moment."