… and gives me a new opportunity to create custom art for real people.

I have so much experience in weddings that I can easily help with timeline questions, balance tight schedules, and relax your stress. After years of polishing my process, it is second nature for me to smoothly transition between portrait, photojournalism, and details throughout the day. I love to incorporate natural and organic elements into my photography that will reflect who you are. I am primarily a natural light photographer, but I also have years of studio experience that allows me to find beautiful light in any situation.

Weddings should be full of joy and stress free, finding the perfect photographer that you click with is a big part of this. If you are interested in booking for your wedding, just fill out the contact form and I will check your date and get in touch with you. I love in person meetings but I also do phone and Skype meetings all the time with my out of town (and just plain busy!) clients.

The Process

Whether it’s on a phone call, a Skype meeting, or my favorite- an in person meeting, let’s get together for a chance to talk about all the little things you are most excited about for your big day. I love to get to know you and it’s the perfect time for you to you get to know me and start to feel totally comfortable. This means that by the time we are shooting together we will feel like old friends. It won’t be like having a photographer you don’t know with you, it will be more like you hardly even notice the beautiful photos being captured in the background of the big day. We will go through your timeline together, pick out the package that fits you perfectly, and reserve your date!

Once we’re booked I will send you and welcome email that will detail a step-by-step of everything you need to know, and what to expect about working together. It’s very simple and I am always here for you for questions, referrals, and even to look at your Pinterest board if you want to send it over! I love Pinterest! About a month before the wedding day I will send you a questionnaire that includes questions to help me get to know you more and a shot list to help narrow down all the photos that are most important to you. I will work with this shot list and your coordinator if you have one, to make a perfect photo timeline for the day that will make you confidant that we won’t miss anything. You will know exactly what to expect all day and that we have the details handled for you.

Today you have nothing to worry about other than having a wonderful time and marry your best friend on one of the most special days of your life. Seriously, that’s it. All the work has been done and we will guide you through the day in a way that feels natural and easy.

After your wedding we go through a 3 to 4 weeks process of selecting, perfecting, processing, and sharing your images. This means we edit for the best images from the day but we don’t cut anything out–we are not editing for a certain number of images ever! We we give you the best of the best and will deliver a complete collection for you that includes color balancing to print perfection. You will love your images! Your photos will be delivered to you on a personal password protected website where you will be able to download right away, share with friends and family, and even make your own prints and wall art at the click of a mouse.

If you have an album in your package we can start your design as soon as you’re ready! If you don’t have an album included, we are not going anywhere. You are always welcome in the studio for an album design meeting, wall art consultations, and any help you need in turning your beautiful images into tangible pieces of art for your home. We are truly here to help! Your photos should never live on hard drive! When you are ready to print them please take advantage of our expertise and we will be here for you.

Your Investment

Our packages are completely customizable…

and always start with the most important element, an experienced and talented photographer + all of your digital photos to keep forever.

Because everyone’s needs are different, we want to be sure you are getting the perfect fit for you. Our complete package includes 7 hours wedding photography coverage along with 2 to photographers to ensure that every angle and moment is captured. You can add more time if you need it, and if you have a smaller wedding we can customize a package for you. There is never a limit to the number of photos we shoot, and we feel you should have them all.

Elopements and small wedding coverage with 1 photographer begins at $1425.

Complete wedding coverage with 2 photographers begins at $2950.

Please fill out our contact form to receive our full brochure.

It is our top priority to make sure that you are getting all the photos photographed at your event so you have the complete record of this special day. We don’t edit down to a certain number and we don’t limit anything we shoot that day. You never know which photos will be the most important later so it’s very important for us to capture everything- from photojournalism, to portraits, to details.

US Armed Forces (active duty or veteran- you or fiancé), 10% Discount

Nurse, Teacher, member of Police or Fire department (you or fiancé), 5% Discount

Vallentyne Photography has been established in Southern California documenting couples, families, and people for 15 years. Our boutique natural light studio is in coastal Oceanside, California and we craft our images in the studio and on location. We exist to honor your memories with creativity and style, because every life story if significant and valuable.

Contact us and we will be there to answer all of your questions and help you figure out exactly what you need.