The Copper Collective is a partnering of experienced women photographers. We use bright, vibrant imagery with true-to-life color to tell our clients’ diverse love stories, from the proposal to starting a family and beyond.

With the collective experience of photographing more than 1,000 wedding days, we’re not in the business of manufacturing photographs, but rather capturing connections when you’re feeling it most—authentic moments, seen and unseen. Our team dynamic gives us the space to be fully present for our couples, and inspires us to continuously push each other creatively and technically.

We are driven by a shared love of celebration, of shooting together, supporting one another, and connecting with couples adventurous in heart.

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San Diego wedding & Portrait Photographers

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We’re a collective of women photographers, and making sure you feel true-to-you, grounded, and, above all, connected on your wedding day is what we do best. We purposefully and unobtrusively capture the day as it unfolds, from happy tears and heartfelt vows to champagne pops and wild dance floors—authentic moments, seen and unseen. With more than 1,000 weddings photographed and counting, we know more than anyone how to help you savor each moment, because that’s what turns a gorgeous photo into a magical and treasured memory.

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We want to help you prepare for your wedding. From shooting your engagement session to sharing our list of recommended vendors, we want to make sure you feel taken care of and celebrated leading up to the big day. As your details come together we will dive into creating your timeline so we can execute your wedding day plans flawlessly. 

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We want the experience of your wedding day to be the incredible, once in a lifetime, “Best Day Ever” you’ve always dreamed of. We take what we do seriously, but never ourselves. This means having FUN, helping you to pause and take it all in, and creating opportunities for you to make cherished memories with your favorite people. Facilitating these moments is why we love what we do!

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We don’t believe your wedding photography experience is complete without a stunning custom album for you to relive your wedding over and over again. With our lives being lived mostly on our phones, its easy to forget how precious a physical product can be. We want to make you an heirloom that will stand the test of time and be a bridge for you to connect with your future generations.

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"We were blown away by the number of incredible photos we have - each one more amazing than the one before! Those moments mean the world to us, and now we will have them to cherish forever. The Copper Collective captured more than we could have dreamed of!"

- Kelly & David

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"The pictures are stunning, there are really no words for how beautiful they are. I could go on and on but in other words: If you are looking for stunning pictures and a photography team that will make you feel comfortable on your wedding day, pick The Copper Collective! I wouldn't have traded their team with anyone else."

- Beate & Ben

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"Our photos of our wedding are priceless. Our home is covered in large prints of the moments The Copper Collective captured. Simply put, they have a great range of substance and style. If you want someone to truly capture the lively moments, the fun, laughter, excitement, and tears they've got it covered."

- Chelsie & Alex

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"When our Big Day arrived The Copper Collective were like ninjas - they captured everything! We have the most beautiful wedding album to memorialize what everyone had told us was "THE Best wedding they have ever been to." The Copper Collective was an essential part of that."

- Alicia and Michael

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"The Copper Collective was in complete control of everything. We could just relax and enjoy the ride. They took some amazing photographs, things we requested (like a big group shot with all our guests), but also things we would never have thought of!"

- Debbie and Mike

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"More than one guest commented how involved our photographers were and how they seemed to be "everywhere." The Copper Collective handled all of our requests for family, extended family, "oh shoot we forgot these people" photos and everything in between with ease and professionalism." 

- Stephanie & Patrick

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"The Copper Collective had a positive attitude (which was important when it was raining on the morning of our wedding day). They were great at giving direction and were able to handle large groups of people, which is not easy to do! I never once had to tell them what I wanted...they already knew!"

- Kristen & Boris

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"I could not have asked for better wedding photographers. Every interaction with The Copper Collective was so easy despite our long distance relationship. Prior to the wedding I had only spoken to them via FaceTime. Even though we had never met in person I knew I was in good hands."


- Jessica & Albert

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"The Copper Collective team met and exceeded all of my expectations. There is NOTHING basic about their photography. They were able to capture all of the varied moods of the day - big cheesy smiles, tearing-up groom, sassy bridesmaids, proud parents, etc."

- Elizabeth & Joel

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- Two Photographers
(1 Copper Collective Shooter and 1 Second Shooter)
- 8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
- Online Gallery
- High Res Download of Images
- Rights to Print and Use Images
- $250 Album Credit
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- Two Photographers
(1 Copper Collective Shooter and 1 Second Shooter)
- 8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
- Online Gallery
- High Res Download of Images
- Rights to Print and Use Images
- $250 Album Credit
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Jessica's Style is Creative, Artistic & Dynamic

Getting to capture the moments of super-in-love couples is why I do what I do. You will have the best time ever with all of your favorite family and friends, and I will help you remember it for the rest of your lives. My style is creative and dynamic: I find the good light, I find the great backdrop, and I’ll give you gentle direction for the most flattering photos. But I’ll also step back and let you totally be yourselves. I’m all about creating a beautiful image, but looking at that beautiful image is really about being back in that moment, and remembering how special it was. I love capturing a good laugh, quiet moments of romance, and the uniqueness of a venue, and the day isn’t finished until I’ve gotten that epic shot (you know, the one you might just blow up real big and hang on your wall forever).

I’ve got a life I adore, two pups who complete me (Meeko and Bear), and a jeep that takes us all on some wild adventures (whether there’s a paved road or not). I'm a big-time traveler, and love going on trips abroad (Tulum, check. Ireland, check. Greece, check!), but coming home to San Diego is the biggest treat of all. I was born and raised here and never ever want to leave—it’s basically paradise, but I’m guessing you know that. We're right on the ocean, the desert’s just outside the city, snowy mountaintops are a short drive away, and I take advantage of everything—hiking, beaching, and exploring unknown places, which can be the most beautiful of all. Kind of like marriage! And I can’t wait to explore your beautiful, unknown adventure with you.

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Photographing weddings since 2011

Ally's Style is Natural, Joyful & Captivating

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I have been shooting weddings for 2 years! I love love. I just do! And getting to be part of a couple’s most special day is an experience I don’t take for granted. Making sweet moments relivable for decades to come is an honor I relish, whether I’m capturing the emotion of a first look, the collective joy of your closest family, or dance-floor fun between old friends. Creating a relaxed atmosphere is one of my photographer superpowers, so that the day feels fluid and the photos flow, letting everyone focus on just soaking it all up. I’m not one to tell you what to do, but I’ll give you just enough guidance to make the most flattering memories. Combine that with beautiful backdrops and gorgeous lighting (more of my shooting superpowers) and you’ll happily look back at these photos for a lifetime.

Making memories is what brought me to photography in the first place—I was always that friend with the disposable camera growing up, first in San Diego, which I couldn’t wait to get back to, and later in Arkansas. It’s a talent I’ve put into overdrive this year, capturing all the firsts of my 1-year-old daughter Ella. Between toddler playtime and parenting duties, my partner and I still find time for our lifelong love of dance—he’s a choreographer and our own love story began when I took one of his classes! We have a passion for kickboxing too; I help manage the local gym where he’s a trainer, and even Ella likes to beat up on the bags. And—bonus!—all this fitness comes in super handy on your big day, making it easy for me to move gracefully through a crowd, or hold an awkward position to get that extra-magical shot. I can’t wait to capture your memories in the making.  

Photographing weddings since 2020

Laura's Style is Authentic, Cinematic & Timeless

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I have been shooting weddings for one year! Witnessing the spark and love between couples is inspiring, it's something that fills my cup to the brim. Everyone is unique, and each couple has something special so my number one priority is you. My style is authentic and timeless, so if you're comfortable and feeling like yourself, the images will speak for themselves. Whether it's the intimacy and tenderness of a first look, or the joy and thrill of coming back down the aisle after saying "I Do." I want you to be yourself, enjoying the wonderful feeling of being surrounded by your closest family and friends who are there to celebrate you. When you look back at your wedding photos, even years later, I want you to feel that moment and remember how incredible that day was.

Telling these kinds of stories is what drew me towards photography. I have always been enamored by beautifully framed and lit moments, a passion that comes from my background in filmmaking. Light that tells a story and compositions that enhance it even further is a huge influence on my style. Living in San Diego there's no shortage of epic views and gorgeous places to explore. My love for this beautiful life grew in part out of my trans Atlantic upbringing. I was raised in London in the UK and I am proud to say that California is my chosen home. When I'm not out and about, you can find me at the pottery wheel making ceramics, or at the gym working out with my boyfriend. Quality time is definitely a love language of mine. An energetic attitude and zest for life keeps my mind and body nimble. This means that even at the end of the night I still have a bright and light energy - something that comes in very handy on wedding days. 

Photographing weddings since 2022

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4210 Ohio st. San Diego, Ca 92104

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