(Closed) photographer in California -anyone know of one w/ styles like:

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a heck of a time trying to find Susan and Cliff type photographers too!! (albeit my wedding will be in Philly).

I don’t know what your budget is, but both of them travel so you could still hire them and have them go out to CA. If you are interested in them and know your wedding date I would inquire ASAP. I inquired with Susan for my 10/20/2012 wedding back in 8/2011 and she was free, but I didn’t commit while I looked for a venue to get a better idea of my budget. By the time I booked a venue (1 month later) and started talking to her again she was booked for that date! With that said, I assisted her for a wedding this past October and it was amazing. She’s works magic. 

Cliff was also booked when I asked and would have been out of my price range anyway, but I ended up booking Jeffrey Mosier. So far he’s been awesome and more affordable. He took one of Cliff’s lighting classes and is therefore able to achieve a similar look. He travels as well, so I would highly recommend looking into him (www.jeffreymosierphotography.com)!!! I’m planning my wedding long distance (from Rochester, NY and then moving San Diego next month) so have been in touch with him mostly through email and phone, but we have Skyped too. He’s soooo easy to work with and super friendly!

If you definitely want a CA based photographer there are 2 that come to mind, but they are definitely a different style than Cliff and Susan. Mike Norwood (mnpblog.com) was high on my list of photographers I was considering. Wayne and Angela Yuan (http://www.wayneyuan.com/) were a duo I was considering too. Mike works out of San Diego and NYC and Wayne and Angela recently moved to San Diego from NYC. Again, they use lighting very differently, but are still great photographers. It’s a matter of preference.

I’d be happy to comment more if you’re interested! Finding a good photographer was a HUGE priority for me. It was a lot of work, but fun and so far I’m really happy with my decision. Good luck with the search! 


Post # 4
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@linglu: WayneYuan is amazing.  Thanks for the recommendation!!

Post # 5
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

WayneYuan’s work is wonderful! Just emailed them!

Post # 7
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013





Hi ladies! I’m considering Wayne and Angela but having a very hard time as they are way over my budget. Did you guys come across any photographers with similar styles in Southern California? Thanks!

Post # 8
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Olive-Popeye:  I’m fairly new to the area and my wedding was in Philadephia so my suggestions are limited, but I had considered Michael Norwood (http://mnpblog.com/) who works out of NYC and San Diego. He will probably be up there in budget as well, although I never inquired with Yuan and Angela so don’t know how he will compare. 

A friend of mine has been shooting for some time, but just started up a web page. You can check her out and see if she’s up your alley. She’s super nice and talented. http://www.lindamoo.com/

If I think of others I’ll let you know!

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