Hello! We are Shadowcatcher Imagery, a husband and wife San Diego Wedding Photography team leading the industry in wedding photography. .
We are fueled by emotion, creativity and the desire to bring our VIP client experience to every event and project we do.
We welcome the opportunity to sit down together in our Escondido studio to hear more about your event or project and see how together, we can exceed your expectations!
No matter your aesthetic and need, we can capture what your looking for.
If an engagement photographer is also on your "To Find" list, we've got you covered there too! We are professional wedding photographer s and are also licensed and insured.
Established in 2004, we are Shadowcatcher Imagery, a creative husband and wife team with a passion for photography and for making your dream images a reality. Our "Classic style with a cutting edge" helps us capture breathtaking creative images from every event we do.
While we specialize in wedding photography in the Greater San Diego area, having photographed over 500 weddings, we do provide a variety of professional photography services throughout Southern California. Besides Wedding Photography we are engagement photographer s
Shadowcatcher Imagery is licensed and insured professional wedding photographer team and is a full time business for us. It is all we do because it is what we love to do! Whether it's your wedding day, engagement session, family portraits, or a special event, we take the extra step to ensure that each wedding or event is photographed perfectly while not missing a second of the action, and ensuring our clients are having an amazing experience.
With 15 years in the business of photographing weddings, we are often asked to, and love to, mentor other photographers new to the industry. We are often asked what is our best advice for someone just starting out. We love to tell this story because looking back on it, it so defined our business model and taught us to provide the excellent customer service we are well known for today. At the very first wedding we ever shot, we went to the rehearsal so we could have a good understanding of how the ceremony would go. At one point we noticed the Bride to Be looking very upset while having a conversation with her coordinator about the width of the aisle. After the two of them went back and forth for a bit, the coordinator said to the Bride... "For God's sake Anita, it's not rocket science, it's just your wedding". Whoa!!! Skip and I looked at each other and said if we ever responded to a bride like that it is time to be out of the business, we were shocked! YES!!! It is rocket science Anita!! It's the biggest day of your life, and we get it! We completely understand and will always be sure to remember that and go above and beyond to help make those dreams for a perfect day come true, no matter how many times we have done it!
For a complimentary consultation to discuss how we can make your dream images a reality, please contact us to set up a meeting at our studio or over a Zoom. Our testimonials say it all! We are super excited to have been awarded Brides Choice on Wedding Wire, and Best of Weddings on The Knot !
"Thank you so much for all of the beautiful photos and memories you and Skip captured! I am In Love with all of them! You are very skilled photographers and I will be recommending you to friends and family! This is exactly what I was hoping for!"
Because every couple is unique, and one size never fits all, we offer a few popular collections, and are always happy to work with our couples to modify those collections to create something that fits both their price point and their dreams.
Generally, our starting price is $2650. for a complete package that includes:
We are also proud to offer luxury collections with additional hours, custom created designer wedding albums, and parent albums for those with a more high end price point. Most of our couples make an investment of about $2650. to $3200. on their wedding photography collections with the Shadowcatcher main team of photographers. Please reach out for additional packages, or to have us create a custom package that fits your vision and your price point.
Looking for just an Engagement Photographer? Please send us an email for a custom quote.
If you are planning a Tiny Wedding or Elopement, we offer a sweet little package that includes:
Psssst.... shhhhhh... hey guys, your fiance called and would love to upgrade her status from Girlfriend to Fiance! If you are planning a surprise proposal we would love to be there to capture every second of that first moment that will document the beginning of your journey together.
Looking to add video to your coverage? Having a video team that is experienced at not only weddings, but is able to work together with your photographers makes all the difference on the world! Our highly skilled video team of videographers gives our clients amazing cinematic style coverage of their day!
Full video coverage begins at $2700.
contact us we would love to set up a time to connect with you at our studio or even via Skype or Zoom if you are planning from out of town to give you a custom quote. Getting to know our couples needs and personalities is what makes it possible for us to capture those one of a kind, all about you images, and what better way than over a glass of champagne or a cup of coffee and some great conversation?
"You have once chance to get it right, be sure you are hiring someone who has the experience and equipment to ensure your images are ones you can look back on and cherish for years".
Some questions we hear-
We shoot a combined style of all three. So no matter the style you are looking for in your wedding images, we are able to capture that style easily. We pride ourselves in being able to make even formally posed images look relaxed, casual and nearly candid.
Yes we do! Please be sure to ask about adding our team of professional videographers to your package!
We have your images ready for you in 4-6 weeks. Sometimes sooner if we are in the slower time of the season.
Do you do "Teaser" "Preview" images?
Yes we do! We have anywhere between 15-40 fully retouched teaser/preview images for you within 72 hours of your wedding, sometimes the very next day! All your friends are posting and instagraming all their photos, we want you to be able to share some stellar images of your own! That's why you hired us!
We will deliver in 4-6 weeks about 100 images for every hour we are with you.
A flash drive of all images is included in all of our wedding collections. And yes absolutely please share those images all you would like!
Generally we do not attend your rehearsal unless there are special or unusual things happening. We are available to cover your rehearsal dinner and this is something that could be added to your collection.
You will choose the images that you want in your album and either mail or email those to us. We work from that list to retouch and put together a suggested album layout for you. We are always working with you throughout the design process to be sure you like the design and that all the images are the ones you picked. No album is ever ordered without your final approval.
We provide an online gallery of images for you from your wedding that you can share with friends and family. From this gallery family and friends can view and order any images if they would like. Every image that is ordered is professionally retouched and delivered to their door in our super cute packaging for a beautiful presentation.
Yes we do, we carry a million dollar liability coverage through State Farm.
Yes, if your venue requests this we will have our agent email that right over to them.
Yes we do! We are licensed through the city of Escondido since 2004.
Yes, we are dedicated to Shadowcatcher 24/7, this is our life and this is what we do. There are no other outside influences that could distract us from giving you 100% of our attention.
We request a reservation fee to lock in your date and pricing, the balance is due no later than 30 days before your wedding. We bill securely and directly online through Square.
ASAP! Our calendar tends to fill up quickly. Most couples book one year out. We cannot hold or reserve a date without a retainer and contract from you.
Yes we can, we will never run out on you! Additional hours are available the day of at $100 per half hour. If we notice things have run late and our time will end before all of the special events have happened, we will either speak with you, the coordinator or DJ to see if you would like to extend our time. We can just send you an invoice and you can take care of that when you get back from your honeymoon.
Oh yes please, if we are with you all day we are going to get hungry, and unless you want us fainting from hunger a meal would be great! Most venues will provide a discounted meal for your vendors, just be sure to ask about that. We also always request that we eat when you do. This way when you are finished eating so are we and we can continue to follow you and not miss any moments. The time while you are eating isn't that most flattering for photos so this works out great!
It is your wedding; we are there to turn your vision into reality. Our goal is to fit seamlessly into your day, getting the images you want.
Digital images are in color, but we have the ability to convert selected images to black and white or sepia. It really depends on what you want. When we feel black and white is a good look for an image, we will often include a few in your teaser/preview images.
No, we're a package deal, a team to the end! We feel that having two main photographers at you wedding gives us the best opportunity to give every moment the most attention possible. Weddings are super charged with special moments and we always want to be sure not one is missed. This too allows us to give both of you more of our time and attention. Heather is with the girls and Skip is with the guys.
Oh yes! Absolutely! We both have multiple cameras, lenses, batteries, memory cards, we even pack back up clothing! Can you imagine having to work an entire wedding day with a big rip in your pants? No worries there, spares in the car!
Yes we do! We have our assistant along with us at most weddings and it makes your experience with us even better! Our assistants are trained in pinning on boutonnieres, they help us throughout the day by arranging the brides gown, moving lighting, running to find someone who is missing for a photo, our girls are on it! This keeps our heads free to concentrate on you, the lighting and those moments that are happening all around us. Our assistants are always with the bride in her room taking photographs up until the moment she walks down the aisle, capturing all of those last minute moments before she becomes a Mrs. Our assistants are also able to cover a part of your cocktail hour while we are working with the two of you alone.
Since there are two of us the chance of that happening is very unlikely that we both would be unable to be there. It would take a really big disaster to have that happen. If it did our team of Shadow2 that has been trained by us in technique and style are very well qualified to step in and cover for one of us if we could not make it on your day. We are also connected to a large group of professional wedding photographers that we could bring in to cover.
We have been in business as Shadowcatcher Imagery since July of 2004. This is what we do, and this is all we do, we don't have other jobs that take our attention away form your event.
We shoot all of our weddings ourselves, working together to give the best coverage of your wedding possible. We love to combine our creative style with your unique personalities to create something that is truly the two of you!
We are so glad you asked! Yes we do! Shadowcatcher has been awarded Best in Weddings by both The Knot and Wedding Wire for many consecutive years. Back in the before wedding days our work was awarded top honors in many juried art gallery showings, along with two private solo shows, that's something we are pretty proud of! We also have had many of our wedding images published in San Diego Style Wedding Magazine.
Yes, we have… over 500! Each one is unique and has its own style and experiences. From every wedding we do, we take a little of that experience and use it to enhance the next. If things run a little off schedule we are skilled at not sweating it and helping to get things back on track, chances are you will never notice the time but will be focused on each other and enjoying the day.
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. Besides, wouldn't you rather your family member be able to relax and enjoy your wedding rather than see it all through a camera viewfinder?
We welcome a list of any formal posed family images that you want. We do have an "image request list" that we email to you about 30 days before the wedding so we have a clear idea of which family members you would like in those family group photos.
For the rest of the day, while we do like to know your personal styles, we discourage a long list of Pinterest images to duplicate. We want your day to reflect your wedding, your moments and memories not the greatest hits from a selection of other weddings. If we are spending a great amount of time trying to duplicate images from a list, we are missing the moments that are unfolding at your wedding and are not using our creative talents to produce images that are unique to you. Like we say, "We want your wedding to be the one everyone else pins!"
We use high power camera mounted flashes for general images. We also bring along our portable studio lighting for family group images and also use these for some of our other special shots at weddings. We LOVE to work with special lighting, natural and off camera. We like to use a variety of special lighting techniques to make our images really pop!
We do all of our own post processing and editing; a professional photo lab does our printing and albums. And yes if the negatives are not included in your package, they are available for purchase.
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