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Vacation Photographers in Santa Monica
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 Santa Monica photographer? Check who is available for your travel dates.
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Best Photography Spots for a Santa Monica Photoshoot
Santa Monica, a sun-kissed coastal haven nestled on the edge of Los Angeles, becomes a captivating canvas for photographers seeking the quintessential Southern Californian experience. The lens captures the iconic Santa Monica Pier, a lively amalgamation of amusement rides, carnival games, and panoramic ocean views. From the bustling Third Street Promenade, where vibrant street performers entertain shoppers, to the golden sands of Santa Monica Beach dotted with surfers and sunbathers, the city unfolds as a visual narrative of relaxed sophistication. Palms sway against the backdrop of pastel sunsets, and the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel becomes a mesmerizing subject as it illuminates the night. This beachside paradise offers photographers a diverse palette, blending urban vibrancy, coastal charm, and the timeless allure of California's laid-back elegance.
Santa Monica Photographer Packages
Your vacation deserves better than smartphone snaps and selfies. Hire a local photographer in Santa Monica and return home with photo souvenirs that you’ll treasure for years to come. It’s a great idea for engagement photos, family portraits, honeymoon photos, bachelorette parties, or just because!
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.
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.
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.
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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