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Ian Martin Wedding Photojournalism

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Carmel
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831-601-5344

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Award-winning photographer Ian Martin has photographed more than 500 weddings. As a photojournalist, he believes that the best photographs of any wedding are the spontaneous, unscripted... Read more
Award-winning photographer Ian Martin has photographed more than 500 weddings. As a photojournalist, he believes that the best photographs of any wedding are the spontaneous, unscripted ones that happen in real life. By being mindful and unobtrusive, he captures these slices of time creating a heartfelt record of the wedding occasion, a story told with photographs. Ian is also an accomplished portrait photographer and is happy to provide traditional wedding photography to augment his documentary style. Ian photographs weddings all over Northern California and beyond. Now in his eleventh year as a professional wedding photographer, most of Ian's weddings come from word of mouth referrals.

Ian is a true photojournalist. He is a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography winner and his work has appeared in a myriad of publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. To see Ian's non-wedding work, please visit his documentary photography web site through the link below. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints, Proofs

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Constance
Wedding:
9/25/2016
5.0/5.0
In addition to being a gifted photographer, Ian was a pleasure to work with both before and during our daughter's wedding in September. He listened to what we wanted, and followed through with wonderful photos of the day, both posed and candid. Our daughter initially didn't want a photographer, as she thought of them as intrusive. Ian proved her wrong on that point. He was very good at blending in with the group and capturing memorable moments without being noticed. But when asked, he was able to get people together quickly and make everyone fell comfortable for some great portraits. His photographs turned out beautiful, and we were all very impressed, especially given the middle of the day bright lighting he had to deal with much of the time. Ian is friendly, flexible, professional and very talented. I would highly recommend him.
In addition to being a gifted photographer, Ian was a pleasure to work with both before and during our daughter's wedding Read more...
In addition to being a gifted photographer, Ian was a pleasure to work with both before and during our daughter's wedding in September. He listened to what we wanted, and followed through with wonderful photos of the day, both posed and candid. Our daughter initially didn't want a photographer, as she thought of them as intrusive. Ian proved her wrong on that point. He was very good at blending in with the group and capturing memorable moments without being noticed. But when asked, he was able to get people together quickly and make everyone fell comfortable for some great portraits. His photographs turned out beautiful, and we were all very impressed, especially given the middle of the day bright lighting he had to deal with much of the time. Ian is friendly, flexible, professional and very talented. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
7/26/2016
5.0/5.0
A true professional and all around great guy. The photos were more than we could've ever asked for. Captured the beauty of our California wedding in ways that only incredible could define.
A true professional and all around great guy. The photos were more than we could've ever asked for. Captured the beauty of Read more...
A true professional and all around great guy. The photos were more than we could've ever asked for. Captured the beauty of our California wedding in ways that only incredible could define. Read less
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Viktoria
Wedding:
6/20/2016
5.0/5.0
The moment I clicked onto Ian's website while looking for a photographer for our intimate elopement in the redwoods of Big Sur, I knew we had found our photographer-all his photos were relaxed, natural and outdoorsy, just plain gorgeous! He was responsive and great in communicating with and getting everything set up for the big day. Even though we weren't able to meet with him before the day of the wedding, we felt totally comfortable with him immediately. He captured beautiful shots of us getting ready and knew the area very well, even took us down to beautiful Pfeiffer Beach and got some amazing photos there! He had loads of ideas, was passionate, and friendly.

We could not be happier with the photographs and we have had so many comments of how he captured the happiness and love of our wedding!

Thank you Ian! Viktoria and Cris
The moment I clicked onto Ian's website while looking for a photographer for our intimate elopement in the redwoods of Big Read more...
The moment I clicked onto Ian's website while looking for a photographer for our intimate elopement in the redwoods of Big Sur, I knew we had found our photographer-all his photos were relaxed, natural and outdoorsy, just plain gorgeous! He was responsive and great in communicating with and getting everything set up for the big day. Even though we weren't able to meet with him before the day of the wedding, we felt totally comfortable with him immediately. He captured beautiful shots of us getting ready and knew the area very well, even took us down to beautiful Pfeiffer Beach and got some amazing photos there! He had loads of ideas, was passionate, and friendly.

We could not be happier with the photographs and we have had so many comments of how he captured the happiness and love of our wedding!

Thank you Ian! Viktoria and Cris Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
11/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Ian was wonderful to work with. He was patient, professional, and captured the day beautifully. His style fit ours perfectly and I highly recommend him. The photos are amazing.
Ian was wonderful to work with. He was patient, professional, and captured the day beautifully. His style fit ours Read more...
Ian was wonderful to work with. He was patient, professional, and captured the day beautifully. His style fit ours perfectly and I highly recommend him. The photos are amazing. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I am so grateful that I found Ian, who was available to photograph our wedding at Pebble Beach. He is an absolute pleasure to work with - he was response, flexible to our needs, attentive and a joy to be around. Above all else, his work speaks for itself. When I first went onto Ian's website, I knew he was a superb photographer. I loved his style, candid photography and use of light. He was definitely our first choice. But, just to be sure, I also interviewed a couple other photographers and a few things stood out to me. First, I found Ian to be more flexible than other photographers. He customized a package that was exactly what we wanted - everything from the actual images we'd received to the number of spots he would take us to after the ceremony (along 17-mile Drive). Second, with Ian - what you see is what you get. Since we were having a smaller ceremony, a lot of other photographers said they would send their assistants or partners out to our wedding. I think it's imperative to know exactly who is photographing your wedding. While Ian's prices are very reasonable, this was an area that I was willing to spend more on. These photos represent the memories that will last a lifetime. I truly can not be more happy with the photos that Ian has gifted me with... they are absolutely phenomenal and I am confident that this is because of Ian. His reviews on this website speak for themselves, as do his photos. Without hesitation, I would recommend Ian over and over again.
I am so grateful that I found Ian, who was available to photograph our wedding at Pebble Beach. He is an absolute pleasure Read more...
I am so grateful that I found Ian, who was available to photograph our wedding at Pebble Beach. He is an absolute pleasure to work with - he was response, flexible to our needs, attentive and a joy to be around. Above all else, his work speaks for itself. When I first went onto Ian's website, I knew he was a superb photographer. I loved his style, candid photography and use of light. He was definitely our first choice. But, just to be sure, I also interviewed a couple other photographers and a few things stood out to me. First, I found Ian to be more flexible than other photographers. He customized a package that was exactly what we wanted - everything from the actual images we'd received to the number of spots he would take us to after the ceremony (along 17-mile Drive). Second, with Ian - what you see is what you get. Since we were having a smaller ceremony, a lot of other photographers said they would send their assistants or partners out to our wedding. I think it's imperative to know exactly who is photographing your wedding. While Ian's prices are very reasonable, this was an area that I was willing to spend more on. These photos represent the memories that will last a lifetime. I truly can not be more happy with the photos that Ian has gifted me with... they are absolutely phenomenal and I am confident that this is because of Ian. His reviews on this website speak for themselves, as do his photos. Without hesitation, I would recommend Ian over and over again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ian was a flat-out fantastic photographer -- we could not have asked for anything more! He was a great communicator both before and after we signed our contract and was responsive to follow-up questions after our wedding. Though we gave him little direction -- only a set of desired family photos -- he produced an incredible set of photos that told the 'story' of our wedding. He captured many amazing moments throughout our wedding and reception, and impressively did so very discreetly -- we hardly noticed him! He has a very unique and classy photography style and was a great to interact with. Therefore, we highly recommend Ian as a photography vendor!
Ian was a flat-out fantastic photographer -- we could not have asked for anything more! He was a great communicator both Read more...
Ian was a flat-out fantastic photographer -- we could not have asked for anything more! He was a great communicator both before and after we signed our contract and was responsive to follow-up questions after our wedding. Though we gave him little direction -- only a set of desired family photos -- he produced an incredible set of photos that told the 'story' of our wedding. He captured many amazing moments throughout our wedding and reception, and impressively did so very discreetly -- we hardly noticed him! He has a very unique and classy photography style and was a great to interact with. Therefore, we highly recommend Ian as a photography vendor! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Ian did an amazing job with our wedding photos. He was extremely professional, flexible, attentive, and considerate. His photos were so amazing that now many of our friends are considering getting married at the same venue (Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur, CA) just to get photos like the ones Ian captured with us.
Ian did an amazing job with our wedding photos. He was extremely professional, flexible, attentive, and considerate. His Read more...
Ian did an amazing job with our wedding photos. He was extremely professional, flexible, attentive, and considerate. His photos were so amazing that now many of our friends are considering getting married at the same venue (Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur, CA) just to get photos like the ones Ian captured with us. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Ian Martin was chosen to photograph our Carmel wedding after evaluating many photographers online. After one interview we were satisfied with the decision finding Ian to be relaxed, friendly, responsive, inquisitive, and professional. His work during the wedding went fluently and he took us to an amazing location to do beach photos for an hour after the wedding. We were very satisfied with the quality and style of the wedding photos after they were delivered to us. All in all, we are exceptionally satisfied with Ian Marting Wedding Photojournalism and would recommend him highly.
Ian Martin was chosen to photograph our Carmel wedding after evaluating many photographers online. After one interview we Read more...
Ian Martin was chosen to photograph our Carmel wedding after evaluating many photographers online. After one interview we were satisfied with the decision finding Ian to be relaxed, friendly, responsive, inquisitive, and professional. His work during the wedding went fluently and he took us to an amazing location to do beach photos for an hour after the wedding. We were very satisfied with the quality and style of the wedding photos after they were delivered to us. All in all, we are exceptionally satisfied with Ian Marting Wedding Photojournalism and would recommend him highly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I chose Ian Martin to photograph my daughter's wedding on June 12, 2015 at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park (Berkeley, CA) and am so glad I did! Since the bride's father could not attend the wedding it was so important to hire a photographer that could capture the people and emotions of this blessed day. Ian did not disappoint! Out of several photographers I reviewed and interviewed, Ian was an obvious choice. His style of photography and his gentle and easy going manner made him so easy to work with and the finished photos are gorgeous! Several different people told me separately that they actually felt they attended the wedding after looking at the pictures. You could just feel the emotions pouring out of the photos. This just confirmed what I hired him for! Ian was very professional throughout the entire process. He arrived early and even stayed a bit longer to capture some important moments that got pushed out to later in the day. Thank you so much Ian! If you hire Ian Martin, you will be so glad you did.
I chose Ian Martin to photograph my daughter's wedding on June 12, 2015 at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park (Berkeley, Read more...
I chose Ian Martin to photograph my daughter's wedding on June 12, 2015 at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park (Berkeley, CA) and am so glad I did! Since the bride's father could not attend the wedding it was so important to hire a photographer that could capture the people and emotions of this blessed day. Ian did not disappoint! Out of several photographers I reviewed and interviewed, Ian was an obvious choice. His style of photography and his gentle and easy going manner made him so easy to work with and the finished photos are gorgeous! Several different people told me separately that they actually felt they attended the wedding after looking at the pictures. You could just feel the emotions pouring out of the photos. This just confirmed what I hired him for! Ian was very professional throughout the entire process. He arrived early and even stayed a bit longer to capture some important moments that got pushed out to later in the day. Thank you so much Ian! If you hire Ian Martin, you will be so glad you did. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with Ian! We flew into Carmel from out of town and I just happened to stumble upon his website. I had a different photographer lined up already, but once I saw Ian's website, I knew he was the one for us! Due to rain, we had to scramble at the last minute to find an alternative location and Ian could not have been more calm and flexible. Once the rain let up, I really wanted to go to the beach to get some shots by the water (the origional plan was to get married on Carmel city beach). I had asked about going there and instead Ian recommended a secluded, rocky beach with huge crashing waves. I trusted his judgement and I am SO glad that I did!! The pictures were AMAZING. You will not regret using Ian!
We could not have been more pleased with Ian! We flew into Carmel from out of town and I just happened to stumble upon his Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with Ian! We flew into Carmel from out of town and I just happened to stumble upon his website. I had a different photographer lined up already, but once I saw Ian's website, I knew he was the one for us! Due to rain, we had to scramble at the last minute to find an alternative location and Ian could not have been more calm and flexible. Once the rain let up, I really wanted to go to the beach to get some shots by the water (the origional plan was to get married on Carmel city beach). I had asked about going there and instead Ian recommended a secluded, rocky beach with huge crashing waves. I trusted his judgement and I am SO glad that I did!! The pictures were AMAZING. You will not regret using Ian! Read less
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