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Cole Joseph Photography

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

San Diego, CA 92120 US (map)

PHONE

619-742-4563

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Recently voted as the 2nd place Best San Diego Wedding Photographer in the 2011 Bridal Insider People's Choice Awards!

We love being able to capture the moments of the biggest... Read more
Recently voted as the 2nd place Best San Diego Wedding Photographer in the 2011 Bridal Insider People's Choice Awards!

We love being able to capture the moments of the biggest days of people's lives in a very natural, relaxed, candid and clean way. Our photo style is described as, Crisp - Classy - Creative and our goal is to always produce images for our clients that have a WOW factor to them.

Thank you for visiting, please read some recent reviews from our past clients and also check out our photo work. If you like what you see then please drop us an email, we look forward to working with you!

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Cathryn
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I would give 10 stars if I could! Cole and Nicole are artists with cameras. They painted the picture of our best day ever. Their attenton to detail and careful consideration made each picture perfect. They captured all important moments, and asked us before hand what we wanted extra focus on so we were 100 percent comfortable trusting them with our big day. Having both of them shooting was ideal because each captured the event from their own unique perspective! Following the reception, to our surprise, literally less than 12 hours after our wedding we had two sneak preview shots to look at and share with friends and family. That turnaround time is unheard-of in the photography industry!! Trust these two with your wedding day, it's one thing off your plate that you won't have to stress about!!
I would give 10 stars if I could! Cole and Nicole are artists with cameras. They painted the picture of our best day ever. Read more...
I would give 10 stars if I could! Cole and Nicole are artists with cameras. They painted the picture of our best day ever. Their attenton to detail and careful consideration made each picture perfect. They captured all important moments, and asked us before hand what we wanted extra focus on so we were 100 percent comfortable trusting them with our big day. Having both of them shooting was ideal because each captured the event from their own unique perspective! Following the reception, to our surprise, literally less than 12 hours after our wedding we had two sneak preview shots to look at and share with friends and family. That turnaround time is unheard-of in the photography industry!! Trust these two with your wedding day, it's one thing off your plate that you won't have to stress about!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Cole and Nicole from Cole Joseph Photography for our wedding 10/11/14. They were recommended by our wedding venue’s catering coordinator, Amber Kelly at The Catamaran Resort. Do yourselves a favor- stop looking and go book them right now! We LOVE them! Photography was at the tippy top of my list of must haves and I had a very specific vision and high hopes for the product we would get for this special day. We met with them about a year ago, chatted, and saw some of their work and wedding albums. After we got in the car, we immediately looked at each other and said “Yea, we’re booking them right now.” Their personalities are awesome and their work speaks for itself. Check out their blog and see for yourself. I might have admitted to stalking their blog because I really just love their style and photographs. We even had an engagement session with them last year to get comfortable being photographed, and they really make you comfortable right away. They include it in their package just for this reason. They have an awesome “fly on the wall” style where they kind of let you just go off and be yourself. They sometimes give a little direction on what to do or where to stand but the pictures aren’t pose-y. They pride themselves on capturing moments and they absolutely do that. Our pictures came out beyond beautiful and we got them so fast. They even post a sneak peek on Facebook and their blog while you are waiting for the full set. Just looking at the little sneak peek made me tear up reliving the most perfect day and you can feel the love and excitement all over again. Our friends and family even had the nicest things to say about them and the compliments on the pictures are pretty much endless. Long story short, I’m obsessed. GO. BOOK. THEM. NOW!
We hired Cole and Nicole from Cole Joseph Photography for our wedding 10/11/14. They were recommended by our wedding venue Read more...
We hired Cole and Nicole from Cole Joseph Photography for our wedding 10/11/14. They were recommended by our wedding venue’s catering coordinator, Amber Kelly at The Catamaran Resort. Do yourselves a favor- stop looking and go book them right now! We LOVE them! Photography was at the tippy top of my list of must haves and I had a very specific vision and high hopes for the product we would get for this special day. We met with them about a year ago, chatted, and saw some of their work and wedding albums. After we got in the car, we immediately looked at each other and said “Yea, we’re booking them right now.” Their personalities are awesome and their work speaks for itself. Check out their blog and see for yourself. I might have admitted to stalking their blog because I really just love their style and photographs. We even had an engagement session with them last year to get comfortable being photographed, and they really make you comfortable right away. They include it in their package just for this reason. They have an awesome “fly on the wall” style where they kind of let you just go off and be yourself. They sometimes give a little direction on what to do or where to stand but the pictures aren’t pose-y. They pride themselves on capturing moments and they absolutely do that. Our pictures came out beyond beautiful and we got them so fast. They even post a sneak peek on Facebook and their blog while you are waiting for the full set. Just looking at the little sneak peek made me tear up reliving the most perfect day and you can feel the love and excitement all over again. Our friends and family even had the nicest things to say about them and the compliments on the pictures are pretty much endless. Long story short, I’m obsessed. GO. BOOK. THEM. NOW! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Cole & Nicole are very accommodating with special requests. We were looking for candid, soft, and romantic photographs to capture our special day. They are a great team when it comes to the photographs and made us feel like we knew them for years and very comfortable. We had a blast working with them for engagement and wedding photos. How many photographers would say okay to a paddleboard engagement shoot? It was such a great surprise how fast the wedding photos were done, made going back to reality & work after the honeymoon worth it.
Cole & Nicole are very accommodating with special requests. We were looking for candid, soft, and romantic photographs to Read more...
Cole & Nicole are very accommodating with special requests. We were looking for candid, soft, and romantic photographs to capture our special day. They are a great team when it comes to the photographs and made us feel like we knew them for years and very comfortable. We had a blast working with them for engagement and wedding photos. How many photographers would say okay to a paddleboard engagement shoot? It was such a great surprise how fast the wedding photos were done, made going back to reality & work after the honeymoon worth it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They were awesome! They made us feel really relaxed and as if we have known them before. I would totally recommend them!
They were awesome! They made us feel really relaxed and as if we have known them before. I would totally recommend them!
They were awesome! They made us feel really relaxed and as if we have known them before. I would totally recommend them! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
BREATHTAKING, GORGEOUS, UNIQUE, REAL, BEAUTIFUL, FUN, AWESOME, AMAZING!!!!

We LOVE Cole and feel so blessed to have found Cole Joseph Photography to capture our engagement and wedding. Cole, and his wife Nicole, are so much fun to work with and create the most beautiful photos that really capture the moment. That's what we love most about his style - it's real. You can feel and see the emotion in each picture! He captures the genuine laughs and tears to perfection.

Throughout the whole process he was easygoing and would do anything he had to do to make a picture memorable, even if it means climbing a tree or laying on the ground. He was even open to us bringing our dog for the engagement session. Honestly, we can't say enough great things about Cole Joseph Photography.

Special bonus - when our wedding pictures were ready, they had us over to their house for dinner and gave us a private showing on their big screen TV with our first dance song playing. I cannot describe the emotions we felt when seeing our pictures and reliving the wedding - but it was something we will never forget. It was SO special and we loved sharing that with them.

We can honestly say that we have not only gained a photographer for life, but also friends. Thank you to Cole and Nicole for exceeding our expectations and capturing our special day! We are forever grateful!!
BREATHTAKING, GORGEOUS, UNIQUE, REAL, BEAUTIFUL, FUN, AWESOME, AMAZING!!!!

We LOVE Cole and feel so blessed to Read more...
BREATHTAKING, GORGEOUS, UNIQUE, REAL, BEAUTIFUL, FUN, AWESOME, AMAZING!!!!

We LOVE Cole and feel so blessed to have found Cole Joseph Photography to capture our engagement and wedding. Cole, and his wife Nicole, are so much fun to work with and create the most beautiful photos that really capture the moment. That's what we love most about his style - it's real. You can feel and see the emotion in each picture! He captures the genuine laughs and tears to perfection.

Throughout the whole process he was easygoing and would do anything he had to do to make a picture memorable, even if it means climbing a tree or laying on the ground. He was even open to us bringing our dog for the engagement session. Honestly, we can't say enough great things about Cole Joseph Photography.

Special bonus - when our wedding pictures were ready, they had us over to their house for dinner and gave us a private showing on their big screen TV with our first dance song playing. I cannot describe the emotions we felt when seeing our pictures and reliving the wedding - but it was something we will never forget. It was SO special and we loved sharing that with them.

We can honestly say that we have not only gained a photographer for life, but also friends. Thank you to Cole and Nicole for exceeding our expectations and capturing our special day! We are forever grateful!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
From the beginning to the end, Cole and Nicole are professional, responsive, attentive, and very involved. I was overwhelmed by the quality of their photos and their creativity! They took beautiful photos of my wedding and got some AMAZING beach sunset photo shots. They really conveyed the emotion and fun of that day/night. They listened to what I wanted and gave me everything I asked for. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Cole is extremely efficient and we had our photos in two weeks. WOW!
Their photo booth is also AWESOME! They put you at ease from the very beginning and walk you through every pose ensuring they get that perfect shot. I truly enjoyed my time with them. LOVE LOVE LOVE Cole Joseph Photography! Thank you for capturing such an important day so beautifully!
From the beginning to the end, Cole and Nicole are professional, responsive, attentive, and very involved. I was Read more...
From the beginning to the end, Cole and Nicole are professional, responsive, attentive, and very involved. I was overwhelmed by the quality of their photos and their creativity! They took beautiful photos of my wedding and got some AMAZING beach sunset photo shots. They really conveyed the emotion and fun of that day/night. They listened to what I wanted and gave me everything I asked for. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Cole is extremely efficient and we had our photos in two weeks. WOW!
Their photo booth is also AWESOME! They put you at ease from the very beginning and walk you through every pose ensuring they get that perfect shot. I truly enjoyed my time with them. LOVE LOVE LOVE Cole Joseph Photography! Thank you for capturing such an important day so beautifully! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better photography experience with Cole and Nicole. My husband and I knew that we wanted our wedding photos to be classic, candid, fun and timeless. Cole and Nicole by far exceeded our photography vision, providing us with hundreds of incredible photos that we will always cherish and remember.

Cole and Nicole complimented each other so well on our wedding day. They worked together seamlessly and were constantly collaborating to make sure they captured every moment of the wedding. They made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, even though we were unable to do an engagement session with them.

During one of our first conversations, Cole and Nicole mentioned that they like to take a "fly on the wall approach." Once the wedding ceremony started, they were able to capture amazing moments without getting in anyone's way. At one point during the reception, I saw Cole lying on the dance floor capturing photos while people were dancing. He was able to effortlessly maneuver the dance floor in order to get the best photos possible.

Cole and Nicole's quality of service, professionalism and kindness is unmatched. We hired two very talented photographers, but left our wedding with two close friends. We cannot wait to work with Cole and Nicole again in the future!
We couldn't have asked for a better photography experience with Cole and Nicole. My husband and I knew that we wanted our Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better photography experience with Cole and Nicole. My husband and I knew that we wanted our wedding photos to be classic, candid, fun and timeless. Cole and Nicole by far exceeded our photography vision, providing us with hundreds of incredible photos that we will always cherish and remember.

Cole and Nicole complimented each other so well on our wedding day. They worked together seamlessly and were constantly collaborating to make sure they captured every moment of the wedding. They made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, even though we were unable to do an engagement session with them.

During one of our first conversations, Cole and Nicole mentioned that they like to take a "fly on the wall approach." Once the wedding ceremony started, they were able to capture amazing moments without getting in anyone's way. At one point during the reception, I saw Cole lying on the dance floor capturing photos while people were dancing. He was able to effortlessly maneuver the dance floor in order to get the best photos possible.

Cole and Nicole's quality of service, professionalism and kindness is unmatched. We hired two very talented photographers, but left our wedding with two close friends. We cannot wait to work with Cole and Nicole again in the future! Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting to our engagement session to our wedding, Cole and Nicole were helpful, professional, and such a fun couple to work with! They captured the most memorable moments and made the experience feel so natural. We were very impressed when we got our photos days after we returned from our honeymoon, they met every expectation we had. We highly recommend them to anyone and if your debating to have a photo booth, its definitely worth it, they rock this as well!
From our first meeting to our engagement session to our wedding, Cole and Nicole were helpful, professional, and such a Read more...
From our first meeting to our engagement session to our wedding, Cole and Nicole were helpful, professional, and such a fun couple to work with! They captured the most memorable moments and made the experience feel so natural. We were very impressed when we got our photos days after we returned from our honeymoon, they met every expectation we had. We highly recommend them to anyone and if your debating to have a photo booth, its definitely worth it, they rock this as well! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Cole and Nicole shot my husband and my engagement shoot and our wedding last summer. To say they were our favorite vendor in an understatement. Having this be my first (and only) wedding I planned, I was totally unprepared for the amount of coordination and organization required. I am forever indebted to Cole because he and Nicole made it so easy, so fun, and not to mention took the most amazing photos of my husband and I. I believe that photography is THE MOST important area for a wedding, because after its all over and done with, what you will remember it by is the photos and the memories. I could go on and on but here is a list instead:

Top 5 Reasons Why Cole Joseph Photography is AwesomeSauce
1. They listen, like truly listen to what you want, what you don't want and that is really hard to find in the wedding business where a lot of vendors think they know what you want without actually hearing what you are saying.
2. They take amazing, breathtaking, beautiful, real photos. No words can describe how impressed my husband and I were (and still are) with the photos, so here are the links to a sample: Engagement http://www.colejosephphotography.com/ashley-johns-sunrise-windansea-engagement-session/ Wedding: http://www.colejosephphotography.net/oceanview-room-wedding-ashley-john/
3. They made us feel comfortable. I am okay with having my photo taken, but for 3+ hours, sounds terrible...my husband is not a fan of having his photo taken at all. We were both expecting it to be painful but it was actually really fun, really really fun. And when I look at the photos I remember that it was fun...and that is super important.
4. They were easy to work with, quick to reply to questions, hands on when working on schedules, timelines, etc. Again, this is really big when you are planning a wedding because everything seems like a huge deal all the time
5. Value - They hook it up when it comes to hours shooting, amount of photos taken/edited, and prints/album
Cole and Nicole shot my husband and my engagement shoot and our wedding last summer. To say they were our favorite vendor Read more...
Cole and Nicole shot my husband and my engagement shoot and our wedding last summer. To say they were our favorite vendor in an understatement. Having this be my first (and only) wedding I planned, I was totally unprepared for the amount of coordination and organization required. I am forever indebted to Cole because he and Nicole made it so easy, so fun, and not to mention took the most amazing photos of my husband and I. I believe that photography is THE MOST important area for a wedding, because after its all over and done with, what you will remember it by is the photos and the memories. I could go on and on but here is a list instead:

Top 5 Reasons Why Cole Joseph Photography is AwesomeSauce
1. They listen, like truly listen to what you want, what you don't want and that is really hard to find in the wedding business where a lot of vendors think they know what you want without actually hearing what you are saying.
2. They take amazing, breathtaking, beautiful, real photos. No words can describe how impressed my husband and I were (and still are) with the photos, so here are the links to a sample: Engagement http://www.colejosephphotography.com/ashley-johns-sunrise-windansea-engagement-session/ Wedding: http://www.colejosephphotography.net/oceanview-room-wedding-ashley-john/
3. They made us feel comfortable. I am okay with having my photo taken, but for 3+ hours, sounds terrible...my husband is not a fan of having his photo taken at all. We were both expecting it to be painful but it was actually really fun, really really fun. And when I look at the photos I remember that it was fun...and that is super important.
4. They were easy to work with, quick to reply to questions, hands on when working on schedules, timelines, etc. Again, this is really big when you are planning a wedding because everything seems like a huge deal all the time
5. Value - They hook it up when it comes to hours shooting, amount of photos taken/edited, and prints/album Read less
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Serena
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh- these guys hit it out of the park with our wedding (and engagement) photography. We first learned about Cole and Nicole through a friend and decided to try them for our engagement pictures session. They both made us feel comfortable and even demonstrated some of the poses (because it can be awkward being in front of a camera for the first time like that). They really wanted to capture the real "us" which I appreciated! We loved them and their work so much that we decided to also go with them for our wedding. I cannot describe just how amazing the photos turned out, They really do have an eye for detail and what I appreciated the most, is that they managed to capture the real us throughout the event!
The picture quality was out of this world- better than I ever expected. We are still sorting through the pictures 6 months later because we cannot decide which ones to blow up because we love them all!
They were professional, prompt, courteous, and willing to deal with our "unique" family dynamics. So, if you are looking for a reliable and amazing photographer, Cole Joseph Photography is for you! You will not be disappointed.
Oh my gosh- these guys hit it out of the park with our wedding (and engagement) photography. We first learned about Cole Read more...
Oh my gosh- these guys hit it out of the park with our wedding (and engagement) photography. We first learned about Cole and Nicole through a friend and decided to try them for our engagement pictures session. They both made us feel comfortable and even demonstrated some of the poses (because it can be awkward being in front of a camera for the first time like that). They really wanted to capture the real "us" which I appreciated! We loved them and their work so much that we decided to also go with them for our wedding. I cannot describe just how amazing the photos turned out, They really do have an eye for detail and what I appreciated the most, is that they managed to capture the real us throughout the event!
The picture quality was out of this world- better than I ever expected. We are still sorting through the pictures 6 months later because we cannot decide which ones to blow up because we love them all!
They were professional, prompt, courteous, and willing to deal with our "unique" family dynamics. So, if you are looking for a reliable and amazing photographer, Cole Joseph Photography is for you! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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