Welcome to our Wedding Photography page

We do Wedding Photography in the Bay Area Since 1994. We are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in the city of San Jose.

I believe that Pictures have the magic of stopping moments and make them timeless. Our style is  unobstrusive, truly journalistic, and never forgetting a few traditional posed images when is time.

“Our focus is… you” … I believe that my role as Wedding Photographer is to capture your personality, emotions … Our Focus is truly YOU. Whether funny, silly or serious, I will be there for you.  That is why from the moment we meet, I am all ears. I am interested in you, your plans and ideas for your wedding. My goal is to capture the essence of you plans for your wedding or photography session, with an artistic touch.

WEDDING GALLERY
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose CA

“The overall experience with Abel was great from our first meeting”
Stacia and Steven

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Our most typical Wedding Photography package includes:

  • 7 Hours Wedding Photography coverage in the Bay Area by Abel Soria
  • Coverage with an Assistant,
  • Secured Online Preview, we provide a Link and a Password,
  • Images Taken in High Quality RAW,
  • Post Process includes Color Correction, Exposure adjustment, Selective B/W,
  • Images Download in High Resolution Jpeg Format with Print Release

Contact us for Specials.

I certainly do. As a matter of fact I encourage everyone to do engagements sessions.

Engagements are great to show prints on your wedding day, also they are good because they get you used to be in front of the camera and make a good connection with your Photographer.

Typical Locations for Engagements are our Beautiful coast, around Half Moon Bay, Monterrey, Montara and San Francisco and also a few beautiful Parks in San Jose like Vasona.

The Price of the engagement Session is $400 and we usually take one to two hours.

All images are touch up, this includes:

  • Color correction
  • Exposure compensation
  • Selective Black and White, Sephia conversion (upon request)

Additional Touch up like blemish removal is also available at an additional cost, However this extra cost is voided for all images included in the Album, of for print enlargement purchases.

You will see the Preview Images 2 to 4 weeks after the wedding. This depends on the amount of work we may have, or the number of weddings we have to process at the moment.

At this time you will get a link and a password to our Online preview, you are welcome to forward this Link and password to your friends and family. So it is up to you who has access to preview the images.

All these images will have our Logo in the lower area and if they are used in any Social Media like Facebook, we would certainly appreciate keeping the Logo and a referral link to our site.

Six weeks after the weeding you should be receiving a link to download all images in High Resolution. These images do not have our Logo and you have the right to print these images or share them. However you can’t sell these images without written authorization from Abel Soria.

Thank you..!!

Thanks to technology we will be able to meet online. We will save some time for you, just like meeting in person, and we can go over your plans for the wedding, you can all the questions you may have, we will be able to show you events similar to yours, or with similar requirements. And we can go from there.

Then we can email you the Agreement, and you can send it back properly filled, signed and with the deposit. The date is saved as soon as we receive the signed agreement with the deposit.

Certainly you can. Actually, I encourage everyone to preview a full Wedding, not just online samples.

Lets have a personal meeting and I will find the perfect match from another wedding to preview in my Home.

Make sure to bring your Fiance or your Mom or a good friend so you both can ask all the questions you want.

I have the most beautiful Albums, ranging from middle price to luxury options. All of them with great quality.

I have worked with several Album Vendors including a few Popular Overseas manufacturers. However I have learned that the most quality and durable options are the one manufactured in the USA, and these are the ones I currently offer.

That is great… send us a message to abelsoria@specialmemoriesca.com or use the contact form located at the end of the page.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yes, We have Special packages that cover Small Weddings or destination Weddings in the Bay Area

We frequently go to the San Francisco and San Jose City Halls, and offer packages that cover the Ceremony and formal images at a local park, where you can have family and a few guests for images.

We also offer Anniversary celebration coverage.

Typically these events take 4 hours coverage. Contact us for more  detailed information.

“We could not thank Abel enough for the beautiful work that he did and for making the memories of our day more than what we had expected.”
Cristina and Luis

Wedding Photography Packages

DIGITAL

$2,000Normal $2400
  • 7 Hour Digital Coverage
  • 1 Hour Basic Posing Training
  • Service in The Greater Bay Area
  • Secure Online Preview
  • Add Engagement session for $400
  • All Images in High Resolution
  • Digital Download with Print Release
  • Additional Hour $200
  • Complementary 2(8x10) Enlargements

SILVER

$3,750Normal $4100
  • 7 Hour Digital Coverage
  • 1 Hour Basic Posing Training
  • Service in The Greater Bay Area
  • Secure Online Preview
  • Engagement Session
  • 10x10 Flash Mount Wedding Album

    with 24 Pages
  • All Images in High Resolution
  • Digital Download with Print Release
  • Additional Hour $200
  • Complementary 1(11x14) Enlargement

GOLD

$4,760Normal $5160
  • 8 Hour Digital Coverage
  • 1 Hour Basic Posing Training
  • Service in The Greater Bay Area
  • Secure Online Preview
  • Engagement Session
  • 12x12 Flash Mount Wedding Album

    with 30 Pages
  • All Images in High Resolution
  • Digital Download with Print Release
  • Additional Hour $200
  • Complementary 1(11x14) Enlargement

SAN JOSE

CITY HALL

$900Normal $1000
  • 3 Hour Digital Coverage
  • Service in San Jose City Hall
  • Secure Online Preview
  • All Images in High Resolution
  • Digital Download with Print Release
  • Additional Hour $200

SAN FRANCISCO

CITY HALL

$1,100Normal $1200
  • 4 Hour Digital Coverage
  • Service in San Francisco City Hall
  • Secure Online Preview
  • All Images in High Resolution
  • Digital Download with Print Release
  • Additional Hour $200