The 6 Best Wedding Photographers in Orange County, CA
Southern California is well-known for its stunning landscapes, beautiful people, and creative artists. So, naturally, we knew we’d have a visual feast ahead when looking at stand-outs for our list of the best Orange County wedding photographers! The level of talent and artistry displayed made it hard to narrow it down, but here we have it, our favorite shutterbugs.
Featured by a myriad of esteemed wedding blogs and publications, including The Knot, WeddingWire, and Junebug, Kay McCoy is the real deal. And, with her effortlessly beautiful style, it’s easy to see why. Her work is nostalgic and modern, all at once, with a healthy dose of romanticism in the cropping and framing. She makes a fine art masterpiece out of each couple she photographs — creating an album to treasure for a lifetime. If you’re in the market for a photographer to bring out your inner beauty and put your love on grand display, Kay is the one for you!
2. Sarah Pelichowski of This Wild Romance Photography
Sarah is the kind of photographer who knows who she is and who her brides are — free-spirited, playful types. Her portfolio is simply stunning, with a mix of bridal magazine and boho. Her work feels a little vintage — all warm tones and creamy, neutral coloring — and all romantic. She has a special knack for telling an authentic and beautiful love story, and we cannot get enough of her portfolio. If you want an adventurous, creative, and fun Orange County wedding photographer, Sarah is your gal. She also loves to travel, so if your dream engagement session (or wedding) is on a beach in Mexico or Morocco, she is the perfect choice.
3. Tyler and Lindsay of Gipe Photography
This ultra-cool Orange County wedding photographer couple blends a fine art and documentary style for photos that you will want to revisit for decades. Their artful and creative compositions — using parts of the landscape to tell a story, molding light to make the image perfect, and using backgrounds that help direct the eye — combined with a beautifully timed shutter click to capture emotion results in pure art. Somewhere between pure documentary and art lies their style — creating photographs that will be eternally breathtaking. Tyler and Lindsay Gipe are sure to delight you with their thoughtful work, so check them out and let them know we sent you!
4. Kylie Chevalier of Kylie & Co. Photography
Kylie Chevalier has a warm approach to her photography — the coloring, the light, the emotions captured — all are imbued with radiance. Her images have a painterly feel to them, perfectly composed and framed with a thoughtful color palette. Although she definitely has a particular aesthetic, her subjects are diverse, a point reflected by the feel of each engagement shoot. Some couples are sporty, others are adventurers, but all are real lovers — so each person is portrayed as authentically themselves as possible.
Priscilla Frey is one of our favorite Orange County wedding photographers for her hip aesthetic — ultra-modern angles and cropping make for pure art. She loves neutrals and organic palettes, and they lend themselves well to her editing style — warm tones with a little contrast boost are the essence of chic. She effortlessly blends a lifestyle touch into her wedding work, making each shot feel polished without staging. In addition, her portraits have an air of art as well as authenticity. She just has the wow factor in her portfolio — check it out and, if you live in Southern California, give her a call!
Alison Brynn is in love with natural light, and her bright style adds a touch of freshness — perfect for gorgeous bridal portraits. She shoots with an editorial eye, telling a story with detail shots, including beautifully staged florals and delicate heels, the way a curl of hair falls just so, as well as sweeping shots of the location and intimate portraits of guests. With her visual storytelling ability and elegant artistic touches, it’s no wonder Alison is among the most noteworthy Orange County wedding photographers.