Hire a San Diego Photographer

Book a short & fun photoshoot with a San Diego photographer to beautifully capture your next trip.

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Easy to book

Choose your dates and book your favorite available photographer.

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Quick Turnaround

Edited high-resolution digital photos in 5 business days

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Quality Photography

Vibrant photos of moments you will cherish forever

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Local Tips

Best local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town

Professional Photographers in San Diego

Handpicked and vetted by our team for quality, style, and skill. Make sure to check availability early so your dates don’t get booked up! Can’t pick your favorite San Diego photographer? Check who is available for your travel dates.

Rosanna
I love to show the world and those that visit San Diego its beauty and uniqueness, with its fabulous and unique coastline, to the extraordinary Balboa park, as... more
Gaylin
Aloha ! My name is Gaylin . I am originally from Southern California but relocated to Maui,HI in 2017 though service both states . I began my photography... more
Alexx
I have been a photographer my whole life but a professional wedding & engagement photographer under my own business for 2 years. I love capturing how two... more
Alicia
Hi! I’m a photographer and tech enthusiast born in Los Angeles and raised in Taiwan while attending an American school, which over the years has given me a... more
Jesse
Hello Hello! My name is Jesse, and I just became your new favorite photographer! I have been photographing life and its special moments since I could hold a... more
Ciara
Hello, wanderers and memory-makers! I’m Ciara, your personal lens into sunny San Diego! A California native with a Bachelor’s in Photography, I’ve honed... more
Laura
Laura Carrasco is a San Diego based photographer specializing in weddings and family photography. Laura is very easy to work with and she will direct you in a... more
Zeus
I am a photographer who knows San Diego. I have my own spots around the city for portraits that will have stunning views. I've spent 10 years... more
Mirjana
I am Mirjana. A photographer, historian and adventurer. I love the outdoors and nature, and photography allows me to capture the beauty of it. I also like to... more
Joy
I was always known as the girl in school who took pictures of EVERYTHING and EVERY MOMENT... not wanting to ever forget it. I always make a joke that my memory... more

Best Photography Spots for a San Diego Photoshoot

San Diego, California, is a photogenic gem on the West Coast of the United States. With its diverse landscapes, perfect weather, and a vibrant cultural scene, it's a haven for photographers. From the stunning coastal vistas of La Jolla and Torrey Pines, where you can capture dramatic cliffs and shimmering waters, to the historic Gaslamp Quarter with its Victorian architecture and urban energy, San Diego offers an array of photo opportunities. Don't forget to explore the world-famous Balboa Park, a photographer's dream with its lush gardens, ornate buildings, and numerous museums. Whether you're into landscapes, architecture, street photography, or wildlife (don't miss the San Diego Zoo), this city provides endless inspiration for your camera lens.

Windansea Beach

Windansea Beach is a hidden photographic treasure along the San Diego coastline. Renowned ...
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Coronado Island

Coronado Island, just across the bay from downtown San Diego, is a photographer's paradise...
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Scripps Pier

Scripps Pier, located in La Jolla just north of San Diego, is a striking and popular spot ...
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Balboa Park

Balboa Park in San Diego is a photographer's paradise. This expansive urban park boasts an...
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10/10 was so helpful and skilled. Was right on time and helpful in knowing the proper shots and angles to get. Amazing work!-MikeView Photographer profile
We loved our photo shoot! The pictures came out GREAT!!

Thank you so much!

Ann Hosfield 😊-AnnView Photographer profile
Mirjana was amazing. She helped pick out an excellent location and made the whole process feel very comfortable. The photos she took were incredible-ClayView Photographer profile
Mirjana was great! She did a fantastic job coordinating our photoshoot and cueing us for different poses while still capturing our natural reactions. She made our proposal go smoothly and did a great job capturing the moment!-DavidView Photographer profile
Zeus was a dream to work with. So helpful, friendly, and in tune with what we had planned. He was nice and had great ideas to help make sure the shoot was done as well as we could’ve expected. Would definitely recommend him to our friends and family.-KarenView Photographer profile
Ciara was an excellent and professional photographer. She was very patient with our over energetic toddler. We got all the photos we wanted :)-DavidView Photographer profile
Mirjana was amazing! We had to reschedule our family vacation photos with another company due to weather and she was really quick to reply to messages during coordination. She was able to schedule us quickly VERY last minute.

She helped us to select a great place for photos to show off the location we were visiting. She was WONDERFUL in coordinating a large group of people (10 of us) including 4 young children.

She spent extra time and effort to be sure she got pictures of all the little ones and many different groupings of our family.

The pictures look wonderful and we are so thankful to Mirjana for making this happen for us!-JamieView Photographer profile
Zeus was amazingly helpful in every aspect of this event. From helping me plan and decide on the location by giving me multiple ideas of all varieties so I could pick the best spot possible and giving advice before the shoot to make sure we get the best photos possible.

To be able to capture the moment with the most amazing photos and have beautiful poses for me and my fiancé to do. He was incredibly nice and personable and we couldn't imagine a better photographer to have at that moment, we were able to relax and have fun during the photoshoot.

We will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives.-ChrisView Photographer profile
We had our first photographer cancel last minute for our proposal and Mirjana stepped in last minute and was absolutely amazing.

She coordinated with my sister and had the perfect setup for capturing the big moment. And then we had an hour full of great direction as she led us through different poses at different lightings.

Even better was how quickly she delivered the edited photos, LocalLens says 3-5 days but she had them fully edited and they were perfect in 24 hours. Could not recommend her enough.-RyanView Photographer profile

San Diego Photoshoot Packages

Invest in forever capturing postcard-perfect vacation moments. After you check out of the hotel and your return flight lands, these photos will be a cherished souvenir for years to come!

What's included in my photoshoot package?

Peace of Mind

Choose from vetted and highly rated personal photographers. Hassle-free booking and a travel-friendly refund policy.

Quick Turnaround

Receive your gallery within 5 business days of your photoshoot, but usually sooner! Download your choice of 15, 30, 45 or 60 digital photos depending on your shoot package.

Expert Photo Editing

All photography is edited for light, color, & sharpness to make your vacation photos gorgeous. Advanced beauty edits are available for purchase.

Local Tips

Your personal photographer also acts as an informal tour guide with all the best photography spots and local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town.

Print Release

Turn your digital photos into cherished travel prints & wall art! Use our printing partners and get FREE SHIPPING - as low as $1 USD for 4×6 luster prints.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prices vary by city, ensuring you the best rates according to the local market. Choose between photography packages that range from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. The high-resolution photos are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. See pricing for your destination here.

  • Check your dates, and then you'll be notified by email which photographers are available. Book your date and then your local professional photographer will work with you to go over all the best photography spots, when the best light will be, and how to beat the crowds to capture magical moments without tons of other tourists in the background. Local Lens vacation photographers are handpicked artists for quality, style, & skill. Not only will they take amazing photos, but they will edit them to be beautiful photo souvenirs you’ll treasure for years to come.

  • All photos are professionally edited for vibrance and composition and delivered in a private online gallery where you can download your favorite photos in high-resolution jpg format. Additional files and high-quality prints from our professional partner labs are also available for purchase. You should receive an email with your photography gallery link within five business days.

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Miami is where the magic of sun, sea, and style mix so seemingly and where photos come out incredible! ⁣⁣
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With its iconic Art Deco architecture along Ocean Drive, pristine sandy beaches, and a rich cultural mosaic, Miami offers a diverse range of photographic opportunities. So, are you ready to pose and snap some photos in this interesting destination?⁣⁣
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📍South Pointe Beach — With its powdery white sand, azure waters, and a backdrop of towering luxury condominiums, it offers a quintessential Miami beach experience.⁣⁣
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📍Lummus Park & Beach — The wide promenade, lined with palm trees and iconic lifeguard towers, offers a lively backdrop for capturing the essence of Miami’s sun-soaked lifestyle.⁣⁣
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📍Vizcaya — A magnificent Italian Renaissance-style villa turned museum in Miami, is a photographer’s dream, offering a glimpse into the opulence of the Gilded Age.⁣⁣
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📍Pier Park at Sunny Isles — The pier, extending gracefully into the Atlantic Ocean, offers a stunning vantage point for capturing breathtaking ocean views and vibrant sunsets.⁣
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Imagine popping the question in Machu Picchu? 🤯 Sounds like a unique and beautiful way to start the next chapter of your lives as fiances. ⁣⁣
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And while it sounds incredible, there are some things you need to keep in mind to make your Machu Picchu proposal a reality. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Buy your entrance ticket at least a month in advance. ⁣⁣
2️⃣ When buying your ticket, pick a morning timeslot.⁣⁣
3️⃣ Expect to stay longer if you’ve purchased a morning entrance. ⁣⁣
4️⃣ Bring your passport to get a special Machu Picchu stamp. ⁣⁣
5️⃣ Don’t forget sunblock, bug spray, and layers of clothing. ⁣⁣
6️⃣ And remember, small backpacks only!⁣
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If you’re a soon-to-be momma, you deserve a babymoon in Europe to spoil yourself before the sleepless nights begin!⁣⁣
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A babymoon, more than a trip is the perfect time to spend time with your partner, relax and mentally prepare for all that lies ahead. And there is no better place than Europe and its many destinations perfect for future parents. ⁣⁣
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📸 Captured by Victor in Prague ⁣
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Da Nang, a vibrant coastal city in Vietnam, is a fascinating destination that offers an interesting mix of natural beauty and modern urban life. ⁣
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📍My Khe Beach — This stunning stretch of sandy shores and serene blue waters provides a picturesque backdrop for capturing the essence of a coastal paradise.⁣⁣
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📍Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) — These ancient limestone outcrops are dotted with caves, pagodas, and sacred shrines, providing an array of visual inspiration.⁣⁣
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📍Dragon Bridge — This iconic bridge comes to life in the evenings with a thrilling fire-breathing dragon show, creating a dynamic and visually spectacular scene.⁣⁣
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📍Linh Ung Pagoda — The pagoda is renowned for its giant Lady Buddha statue, and it’s the perfect spot to capture Vietnam’s cultural richness and natural beauty.⁣
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📸 Captured by Trung in Da Nang, Vietnam⁣
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Bangkok is a cultural treasure with many beautiful temples that are a must-visit if you are looking for an enriching experience. ⁣But the choice is hard, as Bangkok has more than 400 temples. So, which one to pick? ⁣⁣
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Luckily, we have made a top 5 pick of the best temples or ‘wats’ to visit in Bangkok. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple Of Dawn) — An ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period and considered a Royal Temple of King Rama II with a stupa considered one of the most beautiful and gigantic stupas in that era.⁣⁣
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2️⃣ Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Pho) — Home of the Reclining Buddha, with various interesting ancient Thai cultural murals around the temple.⁣⁣
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3️⃣ Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan (Phu Khao Thong) — One of the famous highlights of this temple is its spiral staircase, which has 344 steps.⁣⁣
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4️⃣ Wat Trai Mit Witthayaram Worawihan — This temple is home to the solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha called the seated Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, known as the world’s largest golden Buddha statue.⁣⁣
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5️⃣ Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) — As its name states, the temple’s ordination hall was constructed of marble imported from Italy.⁣
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📸 Captured by Suriyathepjuti in Bangkok, Thailand⁣
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Being a new parent can be both beautiful and unnerving — it is a big responsibility! And if you feel you need some guidance and to set up some goals to help you get your groove back, start by setting some resolutions for this new year. ⁣⁣
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2024 it’s all about taking care of yourself, and being a new parent doesn’t need to limit that. Here are a few ways you can be the best version of yourself while handling this incredible new role: ⁣⁣
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❤️ Take a moment to evaluate how you are feeling⁣
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❤️ Enjoy the time you manage to be alone⁣⁣
❤️ Rekindle friendships⁣
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❤️ Reassess how you are feeling at the end of every month and change your goals accordingly⁣
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📸 Captured by Rojeena in Maui, Hawaii⁣
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Okay, a new year has begun, and now it’s time to commit to those resolutions. Yes, it can be challenging, but with the right tips, you can make your wishes a reality and make 2024 the year you stick to your resolutions!⁣⁣
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Here’s what you have to do to achieve your new year’s goals: ⁣⁣
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☑️ Start small⁣⁣
☑️ Create goals for different areas of your life⁣⁣
☑️ Write them down⁣⁣
☑️ Prioritize your goals⁣⁣
☑️ Break down bigger goals⁣⁣
☑️ Include friends and other peeps⁣⁣
☑️ Keep it interesting⁣⁣
☑️ Celebrate progress⁣⁣
☑️ Adjust as necessary⁣⁣
☑️ Have patience⁣⁣
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Now tell us, what are your 2024 resolutions?⁣
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New adventures are around the corner. And this 2024 will be filled with new memories, destinations, health, and happiness. ⁣
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Happy New Year from Local Lens! ✨🍾⁣
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What a year! 2023 has been a year full of blessings, and many captured memories. ⁣
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Just this year, our local photographers have captured over 4,000 shoots around the world!! From families to engagements, anniversaries, and solo traveling, we love being there and creating memories with you. ⁣⁣
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Thank you for a fantastic year, and we hope to be with you next year, capturing your next chapter. And like they say, cheers to many more! 🥳✨💫⁣
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