The 10 Best Wedding Photographers in Jacksonville, FL
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 top wedding photographers in Jacksonville.
1. Courtney and Zach Fonda of Fonda Foto + Film
Fonda Foto + Film is the lovechild of photographers Courtney and Zach Fonda. As well as being married to each other, Zach and Courtney are married to their art. Their love story isn’t unlike those of the couples whose photos they take. The duo met by chance, fell in love, and now run their business from a beach town. Creating breathtaking photographs and films for their couples’ most special of days, the Fondas are determined to capture what makes each couple stand out. In addition to weddings, they shoot engagements and family sessions. Their work has a luxe, hip vibe to it, and the images they produce are absolutely magazine-worthy.
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 more than two 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.
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 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.
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. As of August 2019, 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.
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 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.
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.
Jenny Boyer is a Floridian through and through. Raised in a small Central Floridian town, she eventually went to college in West Palm Beach. After college, she spent nine years in Texas working admin — that is, before Jacksonville dug its hooks in and pulled her back for good. Alongside her photography, Jenny also works at Jacksonville University. Both of these things, plus her family, make her happier than words can do justice. This is an enthusiasm she puts into each of her wedding sessions, taking each couple for who they are, both together and individually. Look to her for creative compositions, a winning rapport with clients, and wonderful technical precision.
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.
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…?”