The 10 Best Wedding Photographers in Jacksonville, FL
- Date: July 7, 2022
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
Many people have fallen in love with Jacksonville, FL — and many people have fallen in love there, too. These Jacksonville wedding photographers have done both — having fallen in love with the place and with their chosen profession. Taking photographs of happy couples is just these shutterbugs’ calling. They’re just so good at it, it’s hard to believe there was ever a moment they weren’t behind the lens.
That said, check out the work of top wedding photographers in Jacksonville, as chosen by Peerspace.
1. Sarah Hedden Photography
Sarah Hedden is one of Jacksonville’s most popular lifestyle and wedding photographers. Her work includes a nice mix of close crops and distance shots, ensuring that details (like a bride’s stunning dress) don’t go unnoticed. While her portfolio is diverse, you can see there are certain features that are consistent throughout her work. For one thing, her couples look authentic, never overly posed or saccharine sweet. Two, she excels at natural light photography, a definite plus in sun-kissed Jacksonville.
Whether you want your wedding photos indoors or out, Sarah is sure to capture the most candid and beautiful moments.
2. Yazi Davis Photography
Yazi Davis — pronounced “yeah-zee” — lives in Northeast Florida and considers marriage to be one of the greatest experiences, with all of its ups and downs. Serving Jacksonville and beyond, she shoots stunning wedding photography that combines her love of love with her intense passion for fine arts.
Her photo sessions are unique in their natural and candid compositions; she works quickly and professionally, coming up with clear and thoughtful ideas during every shoot.
3. Meagan Puett
Jacksonville wedding photographer Meagan Puett started her life in the arts as a painter. From there, photography soon won her over. Now a professional photographer for the last several years, she’s certainly been bitten by the bug.
Meagan is drawn to adventurous couples, pairs who want to explore as much of the world as she does. Although based in Florida, there’s no limit to how far she’ll travel for a memorable session. Her photography has a traditional fine-art style to it, unsurprising given her painterly background. This perspective lends her work a romantic timelessness that will look good for generations to come.
4. Celeste Burns Photography
Jacksonville native Celeste Burns discovered her love of photography at a young age. At just 12, she knew it was the direction she wanted her life to take. After attending the Parsons School of Design for a couple of years, Celeste decided that institutionalized art schools weren’t for her. Superficiality wasn’t her style, either. On the contrary, she was driven by passion, emotion, and love.
Now back in her hometown, she’s happily engaged and snap-happy, as well as making a name for herself as a fantastic portrait photographer. You’ll love her distinctively modern color palettes, as well as the way her coverage feels both photojournalistic and impressionistic yet evocative at the same time
5. Pompy Portraits
Things Angelica Pompy loves, in no particular order: photography, tacos, her fur babies, and coffee. In the photography game for more than 10 years, Angelica has honed her skills by producing top-notch portraits of clients across Jacksonville. She’s now a full-time photographer who’s inspired by the hustle.
On top of shooting sessions in natural light, Angelica also has a photo booth where subjects can have their photos taken if they prefer. It’s a booth that’s uniquely Pompy for some fun, standout shots. She leans toward a lifestyle photography approach at weddings, telling the story of your day in a naturally high-end way that doesn’t ever feel contrived.
6. Sara Kae Photography
For Sara Kae, photography is about giving back. The images she creates are full of the same passion and joy in which she lives her life. Regardless of how big or small a special moment is, she’s on hand to snap the shots that make a forever memory.
Sara strives for communication with her couples; she wants to know as much about them as individuals as what they want for their session. She also strives to be a giver, and her photography is one way in which she can be this, making hundreds of people happy in the process. She’s at her best in natural light, keeping her shots close and intimate, conveying a sense of intimacy between the couples she photographs.
7. Jenn Goya Photography
Ambivert Jenn Goya has a confession: she’s not actually a Floridian. Originally from New Jersey, she’s been living in Florida for a while now. Considering herself a hopeless romantic, she’s been devouring romance novels and rom-coms since she was a kid. Therefore, it should go without saying that becoming a wedding photographer was her calling.
Her style is bright and airy yet romantic with just the right amount of sexy — a great match for those taking advantage of Florida’s gorgeous sunshine. Jenn’s second shooter is also her husband, Carlos. When it comes to shooting weddings, having a second photographer makes all the difference. And, when both photographers have a symbiotic relationship like these two, it’s all the better.
8. Jay Grubb Photography + Video
Jay Grubb and his team have captured weddings in Jacksonville and beyond for the last 10 years. What we love about his work is that his couples look mesmerizingly blissful. In fact, if you’re planning a fairytale-style wedding with all the details, we think Jay and his crew are the perfect professionals to capture it. He uses lighting and backdrop to enhance masterfully, leaving you with sensational images of the day you always dreamed of.
And since he offers videography services as well, you can book Jay Grubb for all your wedding coverage needs!
9. Veronica Maranitz of Photography by V
That V stands for Veronica Maranitz, lead photographer and owner of Photography by V. Veronica was born in New Jersey but has lived in Florida since she was a child. It wasn’t until college that she realized she wanted to be a photographer. Since then, she’s managed to make photography her full-time job and has become addicted to shooting weddings.
Joined by second photographer Jess, Veronica’s wedding sessions are dreamily shot — framed perfectly against backgrounds, making them unmistakably V. It goes without saying she’s among the top Jacksonville wedding photographers.
10. Maria Berlin of Berlin Creative, LLC
For many wedding photographers, love is what drives them. For Maria Berlin, it’s nostalgia — the reason she takes photographs. To capture those slivers of time that inevitably pass by, if not for photographs. With her photography, she wants her couples to experience the cozy feeling of a moment captured in time — be it their first married kiss, a holding of hands, or their pop getting down and dirty on the dance floor to Gangnam Style. We think her work is absolutely stunning, as it’s clean, warm, and begging to last forever.
Bonus: Seth Langner of Karmathartic
Seth Langner of Karmathartic is not only one of Jacksonville’s leading wedding photographers, but he also shoots engagements and elopements, too. It’s safe to say, then, that he devotes his professional career to photographing couples on their happiest days. For Seth, it’s not about having incredible gear to brag about, it’s about forging a genuine connection with his couples. That combined with his obvious skill set makes him one of the best of the best Jacksonville wedding photographers.
In his own words: “And after you’ve noshed on the catering and cake, looked drop dead amazing in your dresses and tuxes, left the venue, unlikely to return, it’s only your love and the memories of your wedding that remain . . . and your photos”. If this is a philosophy you can get behind, give this guy a call asap!
Jacksonville wedding photographers: conclusion
For Jacksonville wedding photographers, there are plenty of options when it comes to locations. What matters for each is what their couples want. With the right wedding photographer, your day can live on forever, even when you’re older and walking on those same Floridian beaches saying, “Remember when…?”
Luckily, Peerspace can help you narrow it down! As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we have tons of hidden gem spaces in Jacksonville ideal for wedding photoshoots. Not only that, but you can also book one-of-a-kind wedding reception and ceremony venues.
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