Best San Diego Wedding Photographer
We are Shadowcatcher Imagery, a husband and wife San Diego wedding and engagement photography team. We also specialize in family photography, newborn photography, boudoir photography, corporate events, and professional head shots.
Based in Escondido, California we are available for work throughout the Southern California area. We began Shadowcatcher in 2004 and today in 2017 our photography business has brought many smiles and some great forever memories to our over 500 clients.
A San Diego art critic has termed our photography as "Classic Style with a Cutting Edge". Our clients have described our photography as fun, innovative, artistic, timeless, creative and from the heart. With a background in fine art photography we are fueled by emotion and what better than a wedding day to be immersed in to become a part of all the emotion and capture that through our lenses. We love to make our images unique by mixing our artistic style with our couples personalities to create images that are both artistic, one of a kind and a true reflection of who you are as a couple. We have both shown our more artistic images in galleries throughout the San Diego and North County area and Heather was award with the impressive honor of two solo shows of her work at The San Diego Art Institute.
Rated Best Wedding Photographers on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Yelp
Shadowcatcher Imagery has been voted Best Wedding Photographer by popular wedding planning sites such as The Knot, and Wedding Wire. We are proud to share our glowing reviews by our clients on The Knot, Wedding Wire and Yelp. It's your most important day, don't trust capturing those moments with just anyone.
From the moment you hire us to your grand exit we are by your side with our high end Nordstrom style of customer service! Not only are we always two photographers, but also have a highly trained assistant that not only takes behind the scenes images but is also there to help our brides with their wedding gowns, pinning boutonnieres, and gathering family members for photographs. It is almost like we come with a professional wedding coordinator just for you.
Since we began with our first wedding in 2004 our work has taken us to over 50o weddings all over San Diego, Escondido, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Vista, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Temecula, Orange County, La Jolla, Encinitas, and Del Mar to mention a few. We have had the pleasure of learning all about many different cultural weddings such as Indian Weddings, Chinese, Filipino, and Jewish marriage celebrations. We have captured beach weddings, church weddings, weddings on the ocean, at wineries. We are also known to be very LGBT wedding friendly and understand, and appreciate, the emotions of that special day. Our wedding adventures have brought us to many amazing locations!
Finding the perfect wedding photographer and videographer for you
San Diego has hundreds of wedding photographers as we are sure you are just finding out. Finding the one that is the perfect fit for you can sometimes be overwhelming, and we are so happy that your search has brought you here to us. A wedding takes a lot of organizing, even the photography. Having a professional who has photographed a lot of weddings lets you relax, knowing everything possible is being done to make your day as perfect as it can be. A wedding photographer needs to be able to anticipate moments before they happen rather than react to them too late. They need to be able to adjust schedules to get all the hopes and wishes of the bride and groom covered without forgetting anything. We have put together a FAQ page to give you a little more information on how we do what we do, and hope that will be helpful to you.
Each wedding is unique, in fact every moment is unique. Reflecting that, we shoot every wedding using a variety of styles and techniques. At one point, we may be working hard to get candid images of you and your guests, at others, we may be formal portrait photographers, lending slight direction to get beautiful images. But at all times, we'll bring our artistic outlook to make your images all about the most important people of the day, you! If, after looking through our galleries of work, you feel like we would be a good fit as your wedding photographers, we would love the opportunity to sit down with you at our Escondido studio to show you all of the things that make up our packages. That way, we can plan together what we can do to put together a package that not only fits your dreams but your budget as well.
San Diego Portrait and Family Photography
Portrait and family photography has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. While it used to be a formal grouping of individuals or just one person, today it has become more of what we call a lifestyle session. We style all of our our family and portrait sessions to capture the true feel of each grouping. Whether it is fun and playful, serious or themed we love to work with our clients to bring them amazing portraits that are timeless, creative and completely all about them. Because we have many years of experience working with children, families and individuals, we are highly skilled at making everyone from the most camera shy to the photo supermodel feel completely at ease during their session. We are available to do portrait and family sessions in our Escondido studio, or at any location of your choice. The beach is always a popular spot and we pride ourselves at being number one in capturing those perfect sunsets that are so popular in the San Diego area. If the beach is not your thing, we have many different spots that we can suggest that will be the perfect place for your session.
San Diego Boudoir Photography
In 2009 we found that our brides were looking for a trusted studio to do what we call "The Sexy Little Gift for your Groom" and that was the year Shadow Boudoir was born. Shadow Boudoir is run by an all female staff and is dedicated to bringing out the Supermodel in each and everyone of their clients. Through our expert posing techniques and fine retouching we work with our clients to create an album of stunning images that every bride is excited to give their groom on their wedding day. But don't let our words of brides and grooms and wedding day discourage you! Our clients also include women of all ages and walks of life. It may be for an anniversary, birthday or Valentines gift, or something special just for yourself. Whatever the occasion, a boudoir session builds confidence and gives every woman an incredible experience. At Shadow Boudoir, Heather is very well known for her work in Pinup photography. Her work is featured in the new book by Flo Publishing, "The Modern Pinup". If a boudoir session is in your thoughts, we would love to talk with you and work together to bring you a one of a kind experience, and some amazing images!
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Reviews of Shadowcatcher Imagery
San Diego Wedding photographers, and husband-and-wife team Heather and Skip of Shadowcatcher Imagery take great pride in serving the entire San Diego, California area as photographers with a uniquely high-end brand of artistic, timeless elegance. Shadowcatcher Imagery is known for their amazing capacity to handle large upscale wedding events without missing the best tender moments of your important day. Services include wedding photos, bridal party photos, custom designed photo albums, anniversary photos, engagement photos, high fashion and boudoir images, destination wedding photos, sunset weddings, romantic sunset engagements, beach weddings, resort, and winery wedding photos, family portraits, maternity and newborn photos, corporate and VIP headshots, special event photos, boudoir photos and pinups; however, the passion and emotion of weddings are often their favorite. Whether it’s large bridal party setups, romantic poses, candid fun shots, or a teary-eyed groom at the first glimpse of his bride, Shadowcatcher doesn’t miss a beat. Their works of photographic art are magazine worthy, they have been celebrated in Southern California solo gallery shows, and won awards including Wedding Wire’s Brides Choice for 2015 and Best of Weddings on The Knot for 2015. Having photographed many weddings around San Diego County, Heather and Skip are very familiar with prestigious and picturesque venues such as the famous Hotel Del Coronado, elegant Balboa Park, the Grand Tradition Estates at Fallbrook, the Los Willows Private Estate, the L’Auberge Del Mar, other Del Mar wedding venues, La Jolla wedding venues, Temecula wedding venues, Southern California luxury resort hotels, exotic wedding venues, seaside weddings and wine country weddings. If the best trained, best qualified, most trusted, most artistic and stylish photographic talent is what you seek, call Shadowcatcher Imagery today.
San Diego California 92103 32.749789,-117.167650