You have a story worth remembering. However, years down the road memories can fade. Because your moments matter, let’s preserve them for generations to come. I photograph couples and families with authenticity and timeless storytelling. With me behind the camera, your story will live on.
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  • L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding | Hannah & Austin
  • Saratoga Wedding | Carri & Ryan
  • San Juan Capistrano Private Estate | Kelly & Rob
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    Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding | Michelle & Ryan
  • Estancia La Jolla Wedding | Megan & Todd
  • Scripps Forum, La Jolla Wedding | Joanna & Bryan
  • Lake Tahoe Wedding | Jessica & Ron
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    Temecula Creek Inn Wedding | Ashley & John
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    L'Auberge & Inn at Ranch Santa Fe | Kylie & Patrick
Wedding collections include wedding day coverage with Garrett and a second professional photographer, an online gallery & a disc of your hand edited, high resolution images. For more information on pricing, products and services, please contact the studio below.
PORTRAITS
Each family has a story to tell, a legacy to leave, and a connection to share. Documenting these traditions of your family, old and new, is what we get to look back on and hold near for years to come. These images are what guide our stories and help us point to the joy that pulls us together.
ENGAGEMENTS
FAMILY
Portrait collections include a 1-2 hour lifestyle session with Garrett and an online gallery of your hand edited, high resolution images. For more information on pricing, products and services, please contact the studio below.
  • Yosemite Engagement Session | Ariana & Brayden
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    Malibu Creek State Park Engagement | Katie & Michael
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    Discovery Park, Seattle Engagement Session | Kelly & Will
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    Sunset Cliffs Family Portraits | Rutschilling Family
    July 25, 2014
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    San Clemente Family Portraits | Allen Family
    October 28, 2014
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    Point Loma Family Portraits | Ching Family
    November 20, 2014
Your products were made with precision and excellence. They should be portrayed through photographs that focus on the same quality and attention to detail as when they were designed by you from the start. Each product shoot is tailored to fit the needs of the client and is priced per product. For more information on pricing and services, please contact the studio below.
  • Professional Product Photography, San Diego Product Photography, The Cravory Cookie Company
A professional headshot is more important in today's market than ever before with social media and virtual portfolios streaming online globally. Headshots are available based on appointment only and offered both in studio and on location. For more information on pricing, please contact the studio below.
Professional photography coverage of corporate events can be a vital piece of marketing that showcases your business. Whether you're hosting a conference, retreat, networking event, award ceremony, art show, or a holiday party, your event will be photographed in a way that captures all of the important details and communicates the purpose of your event. For more information on pricing and services, please contact the studio below.
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ABOUT ME

As a professional wedding and portrait photographer, Garrett has been serving couples & families throughout the US for over five years. Photography for him is about connection and deep rooted relationship, told from a timeless, candid and authentic approach. It’s those natural, unplanned moments that become the stories we love to tell and photography is how Garrett keeps those stories alive. Though his studio is located in downtown San Diego, he loves connecting with clients around the world. He met his wife on a study abroad trip to Greece and since then, they’ve traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. Garrett fell in love with Megan when he realized, “She is sweetest and strongest person I know and without a doubt, my best friend. If you may see her referred to as Sweet Meg from time to time, now you know why.” They love their weekly date nights, turning strangers into friends, mentoring college students, discovering new restaurants, and their two fluffy Maine Coon cats.

To read more about their adventures, head over to #adventureswithmeg.

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ABOUT GARRETT RICHARDSON
I am a professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographer. For me, photography is about connection and deep rooted relationship, told from a timeless, candid and authentic approach. It’s those natural, unplanned moments that become the stories we love to tell and photography is how I love to keep those stories alive. My wife and I met on a study abroad trip to Greece. She is the sweetest and strongest person I know and without a doubt, my best friend. You may see her referred to as Sweet Meg from time to time, now you know why. We love our Friday night date nights, turning strangers into friends, finding great restaurants, exploring new neighborhoods, our two Maine Coons, and good time with friends and family. My work has been featured online and in magazines including The Knot, Cosmopolitan, Brides Magazine, Exquisite Magazine, and Darling Magazine. It would be an honor to step behind my camera and catch your story as it continues to unfold.

To read more about our adventures, head over to #adventureswithmeg.

“You made us feel so comfortable and celebrated. The photos you  took  capture the best day of our lives in SUCH a beautiful way— we could not feel more blessed!”

— Liz & Josh

  • San Diego Presidio Park | Cabrera Family Portraits
    February 23, 2017
  • Estancia La Jolla Anniversary | James & Kate
    February 21, 2017
  • Vista Valley Country Club Wedding | Bella & Hudson
    February 16, 2017
  • San Diego Proposal | Jesse & Dottie
    February 13, 2017
  • Meet my wife Meg
    February 12, 2017
  • Portrait Session Giveaway | L’Auberge Del Mar
    February 1, 2017
  • US Grant Hotel Wedding | Suzan & Jim
    January 20, 2017
  • Ecuador | Non-Profit Humanitarian Photography
    January 18, 2017
  • L'Auberge Del Mar Engagement | Andi & Chris
    January 12, 2017
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch Wedding | Brianna & Jake
    January 6, 2017

LET’S MEET

Let’s talk about your relationship and what you’re looking for in photography over a glass of wine at my studio.

LET’S MEET

I’d love to meet at my photography studio in downtown San Diego or chat on the phone. If you’d like to meet at my studio, I work in a shared loft with a few other incredible wedding vendors called The Lofty Wedding Collection: Elle Bridal Boutique, Posh Paperie and Anthology Films. We’re a 1 stop shop providing couples with a luxury wedding experience, located in the heart of Downtown San Diego. If you book any one of our amazing vendors, you will receive 10% off our other vendor’s services! It could be a great opportunity to connect with great vendor’s and check off a few “to-dos” from your list.

PHOTOGRAPH YOUR EVENT

Wedding Photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Let me help guide you through each step of the process leading up to your day.

PHOTOGRAPH YOUR EVENT

You’ll receive a few questionnaires before your wedding, which I will use to build a custom photography timeline. I will walk you through each step of your event from the shot list to your custom timeline so every important guest and detail is photographed in a way that is timeless and lasting.

DELIVER YOUR IMAGES

All of your best wedding photographs will be available on your private, online gallery for viewing and ordering of prints.

DELIVER YOUR IMAGES

Six-Eight weeks after your wedding, about 600-800 high-resolution, hand edited images will be posted in an online gallery for viewing and ordering of prints. Be sure to contact me if you’d like to purchase fine art albums or canvases!

My approach to photography begins with a narrative. The reason why storytelling matters in photography is because stories have lasted for generations. Photography to me is about telling a narrative that is timeless, authentic, and consistent with the moment that image was captured. When you look back on your wedding years down the road, your photographs should effortlessly pull you back into the significance, emotion, and joy you felt that day. I do my very best to create a style that honors and preserves that story.
Because every wedding is so unique and different, I try to keep everything very simple and easy to understand when it comes to pricing for your wedding photography. On average, my couple’s spend between $4500-$6000 on their photography. Please fill out the contact form below and I’d love to hear more about your wedding! Additional products such as albums and canvases are available upon request. I would be more than happy to walk you through the process of having me photograph your beautiful wedding and consider it an honor to be invited to document this day.
Yes! Absolutely! My wife and I love to travel. I’ve shot couples in Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, and San Francisco, just to list a few. For weddings outside of Southern California, I just ask that my couples cover transportation fees, a rental car and two nights of lodging into the total cost of their photography collection. If it is a deal breaker, I am open to finding creative solutions so I can be there for you on your wedding day. I love shooting in new locations so please don’t let that stand in the way of us creating amazing art together!
Yes, I love to tell stories for people from all walks of life and every generation.
Yes, almost always. A second photographer plays a huge role in capturing a complete story of your event. They have the freedom to capture different perspectives while I am carefully documenting the small and large details of your event that you cannot live without. The only time I shoot by myself is for small weddings with 4 hours of coverage.
Megan does not shoot with me. She enjoys photography as a hobby but does not call it a profession. She does, however, try to join me on as many shoots as her schedule allows for. Megan has worked as a part time wedding coordinator for over 3 years and is well versed in what a wedding entails. If you are interested in having her join us at your event as an extra set of eyes (and all around sweetness), that is definitely an option!
This number is strongly related to the amount of hours that we have agreed upon to photograph your event. Each event can be vastly different depending on its location, available light, subjects, etc. For weddings, I usually deliver between 600-800 images, however, this number can fluctuate based on the variables listed above.
As much as I like to use my video setting while on vacation, I am not a professional videographer by any means. That requires an entirely different set of equipment and skill level. However, I would be happy to refer you to videographers who do great work in Southern California.
Yes! Please send me an email and I’d love to share my talented and friendly vendors with you. I love connecting people!
  • “Your love and enthusiasm for capturing our love on our day was so tangible and infectious. We really can’t thank you enough for giving us this gift that will last forever!”

    — Rachel & Craig
  • “We were really appreciative of how intimate our photo session was. It felt like we were on a date in the middle of our wedding and we kind of forgot that we were actually being photographed. Garrett made us feel so at ease and our pictures turned out beautifully!”

    — Ashley & Kory
  • “When reflecting on our wedding day, one of the things that stands out in particular was how peaceful and calm the day felt for me. Our wedding photographer, Garrett Richardson, not only captured the serene feel of that day, but he also contributed to it. Throughout the day Garrett made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. He has such a warm and kind personality, and his compassion for his clients really shows in the way he interacts with them. I am so grateful that we found Garrett Richardson Photography to capture our wedding day, and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.”

    — Julianna & Chris
  • “Your organization, kindness and talent has been so appreciated and refreshing.”

    — Ariel & Julius
  • “When reflecting on our wedding day, one of the things that stands out in particular was how peaceful and calm the day felt for me. Our wedding photographer, Garrett Richardson, not only captured the serene feel of that day, but he also contributed to it. Throughout the day Garrett made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. He has such a warm and kind personality, and his compassion for his clients really shows in the way he interacts with them. I am so grateful that we found Garrett Richardson Photography to capture our wedding day, and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.”

    — Mackenzie & Aaron
  • “Thank you so much for being such an incredible photographer on our wedding day. We couldn’t have picked a more genuine person to work with.”

    — Devin & John
  • “Garrett is the best photographer, without a doubt. Garrett instantly made this process easy, comfortable, and really enjoyable! Our engagement pictures were absolutely fantastic. We were nervous, we weren’t used to having somebody take pictures of us! But Garrett made us feel like family. He gave us time to live in the moment and really reflect on what got us to this point and help us look to the future. Our engagement session was just a glimpse into our even more perfect wedding day. In the midst of craziness, Garrett was there to support us. He was professional yet welcoming and supportive. He made our day better and the feedback we received from family and guests started with praise for our photographer. Garrett made a lasting imprint on us and all of our guests as his natural ability to photograph weddings shines through to all around him. Garrett Richardson will forever have a place in our hearts!”

    — Sarah & Billie
  • “We are both huge fans of your work and were very impressed by our initial meeting, how well prepared you were, and how comfortable you made us feel— we were definitely ourselves!”

    — Courtney and Waller