Top California and Destination Wedding Photography Specializing in Wedding Photojournalism

Aaron Willcox is a San Diego-based wedding photojournalist who specializes in providing clients with artistic, photojournalism wedding day photography. Based in North County San Diego, he shoots weddings throughout Southern and Northern California as well as destination weddings across the globe. Past destination weddings have taken him as far as Hong Kong; he loves to travel and immensely enjoys the opportunity to photograph destination weddings.

Both destination and California-based couples seek out Aaron's immense photojournalist talent and his ability to capture those special unscripted moments that happen during a wedding. A photojournalist in the truest sense, Aaron has a knack for unobtrusively following the action as it unfolds and conveying the emotion of the wedding day. By following his passion for capturing human moments on camera, Aaron Willcox is a top ranked for Southern California in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). His work has received countless awards in photojournalism and has also been published in nationally distributed wedding magazines.

About Aaron's Photography Style - Timeless Photojournalism

Aaron Willcox best describes his style as a wedding photojournalist as "contemporary vintage." By using the natural lighting, innovative angles and capturing the most powerful, sincere moments of the day his photography has a timeless quality that overflows with creativity. While many wedding photographers rely heavily on Photoshop to make remedial shots look better, Willcox Photography prides itself on straight-forward development with minimal visual effects for a vintage non-digital look. In twenty or thirty years when couples look back at their wedding photography, the images will look just as natural and timeless, not Photoshopped and gimmicky.

Wedding Slide Shows from Southern and Northern California Weddings

Custom slide shows are one of the unique elements that sets Willcox Photography apart from other wedding photographers. A select group of images are hand-picked by Aaron from throughout the wedding day and compiled with music to bring the wedding day to life. All the important moments are included in the slide show, from getting ready shots in the bridal suite to the couple's grand exit from the reception. Clients rave about the custom slide shows, which are automatically included in every Willcox Photography wedding package.

To bring the viewing experience to the next level, Aaron often captures action in a series of photos to create a look similar to time-lapse photography. The result is an amazing sense of movement that brings the person watching the wedding slide show into the moment. Additionally, Aaron records live audio from the ceremony and toasts during the reception. Memorable snippets are added in with the pictures to create a powerful combination of visual imagery and authentic audio.

The slide shows can be emailed to all your friends, family and coworkers to help bring the wedding photographs to life. Since the wedding slide shows are viewed online, they are the perfect medium for sharing your special day in the modern digital world.

Destination Wedding Photography International Wedding Photographer

Couples who choose to have destination weddings are often looking for that perfect location to say their vows. For this reason, hiring a destination wedding photographer is just as important if not more important than hiring a local photographer. Destination weddings are full of breathtaking scenery and provide gorgeous wedding backdrops that should be documented professionally by a top destination photographer.

Destination weddings provide an amazing opportunity for the couple to connect with their photographer. Time and again, clients are referred to us by recently married couples who felt that Aaron's easygoing, friendly nature and hard work ethic were exactly what they were looking for in a photographer. For a destination wedding, Willcox Photography will be at the location for a few days, enabling them to personally connect with the couple as well as scope the location to ensure outstanding photography.

Though the majority of Willcox Photography weddings have been shot in California, destination clients have hired him to photograph their weddings across the United States. Past destination weddings sites in the U.S. include Chicago, Wyoming, Washington, Maui and Wisconsin. Aaron Willcox Photography has also shot a number of International destination weddings in locales like Hong Kong, Chile, Korea, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Italy. Whether your wedding is in your backyard in California, on an island in the Caribbean or across the globe, Aaron Willcox Photography would be happy to provide top-notch wedding photojournalism for your special day.

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Gay Wedding Photography Same sex wedding photography

Capturing the touching moments on your wedding day is a top priority, regardless of who you decide to marry. Willcox Photography has enjoyed the opportunity to photograph a number of gay weddings over the past year. Aaron's background in world travel enabled him to develop a profound respect for ethnic, cultural and social diversity, giving him the ability to connect naturally with people from a myriad of backgrounds. Unlike some photographers, who may be uncomfortable shooting gay weddings, award-winning Willcox Photography prides itself on capturing the same special moments between gay couple as it does for straight couples. An intimate glance, a caress of the cheek and the ceremony kiss are fully captured and celebrated on film for you and your loved one to share and cherish for a lifetime.

California Wedding Photography San Diego Wedding Photographer

As a San Diego-based wedding photographer, Willcox Photography has shot numerous weddings throughout the state of California. Most commonly Aaron shoots weddings in Southern California, including Los Angeles and Orange County as well as San Diego. Southern California has so many beautiful wedding locations that it's easy to see why so many couples choose to get married here. A love for the city and the glamour of Hollywood leads couples to Los Angeles, Orange County offers many upscale hotels overlooking the breaking waves and sandy beaches, and San Diego is a popular place for couples who want to have a beautiful, laid back wedding. With so many breathtaking venues between San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, it's hard for couples to pick the perfect one.

Southern California Wedding Venues

La Estancia, Grand Del Mar Hotel, La Costa Resort & Spa, L'Auberge Del Mar, The Prado, The Hotel Del Coronado, Seagrove Park, The Wedding Bowl, Darlington House, Thursday Club, Bahia, Paradise Point, Museum of Contemporary Arts, La Valencia, The Dana, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Four Seasons Aviara, Cottonwood at Rancho, Tom Ham's Lighthouse, W Hotel, The Immaculata, Anaheim Hills Country Club, Thursday Club, Sheraton Carlsbad, San Diego Courthouse, Jones Victorian Estate, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Kindred Community Church, Pepperdine Stauffer Chapel, Huntington Beach Hyatt, Redondo Beach Historic Library, La Jolla Hyatt, Bethel Korean Church, Sunset Cliffs, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, MOCA, South Coast Winery, Murrieta's Well Winery, Wayferer's Chapel, Earl Miller Japanese Gardens, Point Vicente Interpretation Center, Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad, Naval Sub Base Point Loma, Grace Lutheran Church.

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