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The 8 Best Engagement Photographers in Fresno, CA

If you’re seeking a talented artist to tell your love story, we’ve got you covered with our list of the most noteworthy Fresno engagement photographers. As a bonus, many of them are happy to travel, so if you have some scenic vista in Yosemite that you need in your portraits, they’ve got you covered! 

1. Erica Houck

Erica is a visionary and specialist in love — focusing on Fresno engagement photography, as well as elopements and weddings in the stunning Yosemite National Park. Her photographs are free-spirited and fueled by an essence of adventure, a combination of photojournalistic and editorial that we absolutely adore.

If you aren’t the adventurous type, never fear, as Erica herself says, “I want to photograph in places that hold the most meaning to you, whether that’s on a mountain top or in your backyard… When you look back on your wedding day 50 years from now, I want you to still feel the same heart fluttery feelings you felt from your first ‘I love yous’ to your forever ‘I dos.’” Her photographs stand as a testament to that sentiment — they make even the casual observer feel stirrings of emotion and tenderness.

2. Amber Verdugo Photography

Perfectly situated at the South Gate of Yosemite, Amber captures gorgeous photos of engagements, elopements, and intimate weddings in and around the national park and Fresno. She is passionate about the beauty of the area.

According to Amber, “The outdoors are my escape on any given day. I crave wind blown hair and straying off the beaten path. The sight of the sun setting fire to the sky makes my heart skip a beat… For me, photography got me to where I am. It is the outlet that helps uncover my passion for life. Love is what drives me.” If you are the type to wander off on an adventure, or even if you just want to relax in your home and have the story of your love told in a laid-back, sentimental way, Amber is your go-to photographer.

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3. Tiffany Ann Photography

Three simple words sum up Tiffany most effectively: love, lifestyle, and adventures. Tiffany is one of our favorite Fresno engagement photographers for her focus on authentic connections that bond people together. Her stunning photography style is natural and timeless, ensuring that your photos will look good for decades to come. In addition, she has a healthy creative streak, so your photos will also feel fresh and current.

4. Sam Payne Photo

After studying graphic design at Fresno State, Sam found her true calling in photography. In her own words, “I am an artist at heart and getting inspired to create or make a change is something that forever haunts me. I also love knowledge. Learning to better my craft is as important to me as learning to better myself. I believe there is always room for improvement and I never want to stop becoming the best version of Sam Payne as possible.“

It’s this creative fire, in addition to her breathtaking photos, that make her one of the most noteworthy engagement photographers in Fresno. When you work with her, you can be sure you’re going to come away with carefully composed images of your authentic love, a heady and rare combo. 

5. Sadie Mak Photos

Sadie is the kind of artist who’s hard not to love — full of personality, hardworking, and authentic — both her personal and artistic style are unforgettable. She is an intuitive lifestyle, engagement, and wedding photographer who, by her own admission, spends most of her time working with couples on the beaches of Big Sur or surrounded by the majesty of Yosemite.

If you are planning an elopement or simply want epic photos of you and your love in the landscapes around the area, give Sadie a call. According to her, “I am also obsessed with LOVE and everyone’s love story. I genuinely feel so much joy watching my couples be so dang cute in front of my camera. So, let’s hang out and let me capture your love!”

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6. Charolette Williams Photography

Self-described “unapologetic football mom” Charolette is based just outside of Fresno in Coursegold, perfect for clients in the market for a talented Yosemite engagement or elopement photographer! She prefers natural light for its glow, which she expertly enhances with just a touch of her high-key editing style. If you love bright, clean photographs, Charolette may just be your dream come true! And when she’s not behind the lens, catch her having cocktails with friends and family or watching football.

7. Keith Hartman Photography

Keith and his wife, Paula, specialize in weddings and boast a flexibility of style, allowing them to tailor your portraits to you. As they say themselves, “Whatever your choices, we will have fun with you at your wedding and preserve the special moments in timeless, artistic images.” Their high-definition, editorial style is ideal for clients who want to look their absolute best in portraits. In addition, they are WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award winners multiple years in a row, so you can be assured they know how special your photographs are and will endeavor to make the experience as great as the result.

8. Jamie Vang Photography

A lifetime love affair with cameras and photographs has inspired Jamie, leading her to her passion in life — commemorating people and the special moments that make up their lives. According to Jamie, ”I love photography and I’m very passionate about my work… I just love producing amazing photos. I hope to capture your magical moments and create beautiful everlasting photos with you.” She does exactly that — in-home or outdoors, editorial or candid, her photographs are simply beautiful. Check her out — her impressive work speaks for itself! 

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