Ventura County Wedding Photographer

We’re Peter and Emily Kappen, Ventura County wedding photographers (as well as party-bringers, good-vibes-spreaders, etc.).  We've been photographing weddings for over ten years together and love it more today than we ever have. The relationships we have built and places we have seen have made photographing weddings so much more than just a job for us. We are constantly inspired by the love we get to witness. It has even served to make our own marriage stronger.

Though we've photographed in many locations across the globe, we think we hit the jackpot living in Ventura.  From the Santa Monica mountains to the pristine beaches and the eclectic free-spirit vibes of Ojai - Ventura County has it all. It's the dream of every photographer in California.  It's location in Southern California also make's it super accessible to Los Angeles wedding photographers or Orange County wedding photographers who are looking to get out of the crowds and into nature. Ventura county's unique geography makes it an ideal place for adventure elopement photography as there are so many places to have a pristine and private ceremony. Don’t get us wrong, we love to travel. Seeing new places and being able to photograph in new environments is always inspiring. But our hearts, and often cameras, always lead us home. Through the years we’ve really grown to love this place and as Ventura County wedding photographers, we are constantly honored to get creative in this beautiful place we call home.

Engagement Photos

Engagement photography is something we are so passionate about. We really feel that it benefits our couples in so many ways. You get the unique opportunity of taking a break from your everyday life to simply breathe each other in and dream about your future together.  After photographing hundreds of couples, we’re here to tell you: do engagement photos if you can swing it! We’ve come to learn just how many people feel nervous in front of a camera. As photographers who’s main goal is to capture not just what you look like, but who you are, it’s super important to us that you feel comfortable when you’re in front of our lens. A lot of people ask how to prepare for engagement photos and honestly, all we have to say is show up to your shoot with a willingness to try and an understanding that it’s ok to feel a bit awkward! We promise we’ll get through it and have a blast together. Engagement photography is an awesome way to both capture an important time in your relationship as well as make sure you’re comfortable and know what to expect from your photographer on your wedding day. Although we are based on Ventura, CA, being an engagement photographer in Los Angeles is super fun and we often shoot in the city as well as pretty much anywhere else you can come up with! One of the most fun parts of engagement photography is collaborating with our couples to come up with a vision. We’ve gone along on everything from beach picnics, to sailing, flying, rock-climbing, record shopping, or even just an intimate glass of wine on a front porch. Creating an experience that is unique and inspired by our couples is always such a bonus! We offer engagement photos included in many of our wedding photography packages as well as a la carte options.

We want to see the real you. Let us in and you won't be disappointed.

Wedding photography packages

We've got what you need

One thing we love about this job is that every couple, every wedding, every elopement is unique. We celebrate that and never want to put any one of you in a box. We’ve put together several wedding photography packages that we feel fits most peoples’ needs. We’d love to hear about your unique story and collaborate to come up with an affordable wedding photography package that helps us serve you best. Tell us what excites you when you envision your wedding day and we’ll find a way to be there to memorialize it. Elopement and small wedding photography packages are also available. Basic wedding photography packages can start for as little as two hours of coverage. Our wedding photography prices are based on our hourly coverage as well as multiple awesome add-ons you can choose. We offer heirloom quality lay-flat albums as well as engagement photo guest books.

We hope you take the leap to talk to us, regardless of your budget or unique needs. We do this job because we love it. So please, let’s be friends. Get in touch for our wedding photography price list.

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