Little Black Book: West Coast Wedding Photographers

The love between you and your spouse is forever—and so are your wedding photos. So it’s important that you hire a photographer who understands your style, personalities, and venue. When you really think about it, the pictures taken at your ceremony and reception will be the memories that you’ll display in your home, revisit every year on your anniversary, and show your grandchildren someday. Nobody understands this more than us. As part of our Little Black Book series, we’ll be sharing our lists of our favorite wedding photographers from across the country. First up, the West Coast.


Allan Zepeda

The documentary-style photographs from this Southern California-based cameraman capture every sweet in-between moment.

Christina McNeill 

This Bay Area-based artist shoots pics that are fun, flirty, and full of personality. 

Jose Villa 

Santa Barbara-based photographer to the stars (including Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra), Villa’s snaps are true romance.

The Grovers

This So-Cal husband and wife team rely on natural light for their soft, fine-art style.


Ashley Sawtelle

This Denver-based shutterbug produces the kind of timeless photographs that you can’t stop staring at (even when they’re of yourselves).

James & Schulze

The team at this Denver photography firm shoots editorial-style photos that are fit for a magazine—or, you know, your mantel.

Laura Murray

Mountain-based Murray’s photos are organic, romantic, and utterly show-stopping.

Rachel Havel

Though she’s based in Denver, Havel’s crisp, bright photos are from weddings around the world.


Elizabeth Lanier

This husband and wife team travel across the globe to capture love stories with gorgeously lit, truly iconic photos. 


Erich McVey

A little bit editorial, a little bit fine-art, McVey uses medium format cameras to tell the most romantic stories. 


Carrie Patterson

Based in Jackson Hole, Patterson’s reportage-style photos immortalize every fun moment.  

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