You’ve got discerning taste and you’re on a mission to craft a wedding day experience around thoughtfully-curated details, the joy of togetherness, and a damn good playlist—in other words, you’re just our type.
And it’s going to fly by faster than you can say, “I do.” Choose a photographer who will help you soak in every moment (with the photos to prove it).
Your wedding day is a big deal.
Above all? You’re looking for a photographer who captures you impeccably and helps you feel like your best self on your wedding day.
You’re set on incredible photography, but nothing should come between you and hopping on the dance floor with grandma and your BFF from college (because when will you ever get THAT chance again?).
You need a wedding photographer who will make you feel like you’re at the top of your game—no prom poses allowed! In fact, if it felt like you weren’t posing for a camera at all, that would be even better.
You want to feel comfy in front of the camera despite how strange it might feel, and you know that keeping your personality under wraps isn’t going to help.
We know what you’re thinking:
You’ve got this. And you’re in the right place.
Before we get any further: PAUSE. Take a deep breath.
Our work has landed in the pages of The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, California Wedding Day, and, yes, Martha Stewart Weddings.
And if this were a full tour of our core values, we’d tell you that every couple of ours feels confident, reassured, and cared for (and that doesn’t end at last call for your open bar).
Ashley + Tyler, Casa Felix, Barcelona, Spain
“The memories Emily captured are priceless. I cannot say enough great things about Anna Delores Photography! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
Christina + Alex, Grassini Family Vineyards
“She effortlessly guided the entire wedding party, family and guests through photo shoots, yet somehow remained nearly invisible for more candid shots of the festivities."
Amy + David, San Ysidro Ranch
“It's rare to find someone who is equally talented at both the creative/artistic side and the organizational/planning side, but Emily truly excels in both areas. I highly recommend her!"
From the anticipation of getting ready to the surreal moment of exchanging vows, the best photos are the ones that show how it felt to be there. This is at the core of every gallery we deliver. It’s the essence of our purpose.
We’ve got your back with gentle, easy-to-follow guidance so you’ll look your best and feel even better (plus, you’ll know what the heck to do with your hands).
In other words, you won’t cringe when you look at your wedding album twenty years from now. Together, we’ll dodge the trends and the Pinterest must-dos to create photographs that shine over time.
The best, shut-it-down kind of receptions are the ones where you’re on the dance floor all night long.
I recently planned my own wedding in April 2021, so I’ve been even more wedding-obsessed than usual! My husband and I live just south of Santa Barbara with our two dogs and two cats. I’m an avid napper with serious weaknesses for beautiful shoes, modern minimalist style, ice cream, and the city of Paris (where I spent a summer in college).
If you play guilty pleasure Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” on the dance floor at your wedding, I WILL dance like a crazy person. I apologize in advance.
Principal + Owner
When it comes to your wedding day, I will cry. It might be during your ceremony vows, it might be during your best man’s toast. I’ll also walk backwards down your aisle to make sure I’m capturing all the joy around you while you head for the biggest party of your lives.
I live in Los Angeles with my two incredible children, our teenage puppy Sgt. Pepper, and our cat Raisin. I love watching reruns of “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” I read my daily horoscope, and if I only ate sushi for the rest of my life, that would be fine by me.
I’m originally from Hawai’i and love to surf, but I’m also happy to take to the California mountains in winter to enjoy snowboarding. I love to travel (my husband, two girls and I particularly enjoy camping) and I am more than a little obsessed with Christmas—I always go ALL OUT with decorations, and at this point I have an annual allowance for buying new ones so I don’t go overboard.
My favorite part of a wedding day is family photo time! It’s usually the most crazy, but I love seeing family dynamics.
Your wedding ceremony will be my favorite part of your big day; I love seeing couples scoot a little closer to each other during the vows. It’s always a good reminder of how sweet love is!
When I’m not shooting weddings, I love to catch up on Netflix with my husband and son (and we have a sweet little girl on the way!), or experience the great outdoors; the Eastern Sierras and Joshua Tree are among our favorite travel spots. We love to refresh and take a step back from all the normal routines and task lists.
I'm based in Santa Barbara with my sweet dog and boyfriend in our newly-acquired home, watching HGTV for insider fixer-upper tips from Joanna Gaines and dreaming about our next Parisian vacation (nothing beats the smell of fresh croissants on a morning walk in the City of Light!).
After five years of wielding a camera (though I first fell in love with photography in high school), I'm never tired of the "getting ready" moments on a wedding day; they hold so much anticipation. I'm also likely to bust out some awkward dance moves while acting as your personal dance floor paparazzo at the end of the night!
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Anna Delores Photography believes that Black lives matter and that everyone is entitled equal rights, including marriage.
We are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community and honored to document and serve all partnerships.