Wedding Photographer
For couples that Love Modern Documentary and Classic Images
with Natural look and Colors
About weddings

As a Wedding Photographer, I use a Modern Documentary/Journalistic Style and serve Brides and grooms from all over the Greater Bay Area

Every couple prepare for this day with months of anticipation and there are countless things that they do to plan their dream wedding. My job as a documentary wedding photographer is to listen carefully to my customers ideas and plans, so I can capture the wedding day with all details they planed, with artistic perspective.

Thanks to my technical knowledge and artistic eyes, I capture all the emotions and all the beauty my customers dream off, with unobtrusive approach, documenting every magical and precious moment of the wedding day.

25 Years serving the Bay Area - Northern California

The Pictures are beautiful and your pleasant attitude and unobtrusive style helped to make it our incredible event. we have receive nothing but rave reviews about you from our guests.We are so happy we selected you as our wedding photographer

Amanda and Jeff

With 25 years of experience as a wedding photographer in the Greater Bay Area, I am a seasoned professional, who has gone through many different styles. I do not take things lightly. I am aware of all things that are involved in the planning and preparation for the Big Day and prepare and plan according my client’s ideas and dreams.

By working with my customers in understanding their Ideas and plans, I also help minimize their natural stress during the process.

The results are always amazing images, and much more than my clients expect. Additionally my team and I represent you well with your family and guests, always with a smile and making everyone feel like family or a good old friend.

After all, being a Wedding Photographer is my passion and my job.

Couple exchanging rings at Cinnabar Hills Wedding

Abel got through the shots quickly (the weather was HOT HOT HOT!!!). He has a knack for getting people together quickly, getting shots done and is a ninja with the candid shots. He got all the shots I was hoping for and more. I am very happy with Abel’s photography. I highly recommend him for any event, not just weddings.

Minty and Sean

Our Process

Here are a few things that we will cover in my process as your wedding photographer:

Photography is an Art and a Science. Wedding Photography is that and more. It’s about developing connection, understanding and trust with the couple. I always suggest to have a face to face meeting, either in person or Zoom. We can talk about your plans and you are welcome to ask any questions you may have. I will concentrate in getting your ideas and main goals…

You Book My services,

at this point, I officially save the date and start working for you. It’s all about your plans and ideas for your wedding day. Remember there should not be surprises for your photographer. Great part of my job is to anticipate events and be ready.

Final meet and review.

This is usually done a week or two before the Wedding day. Here we review the schedule and events and finalize it. Here I get to have all information about all the people involved in your wedding, including other vendors, Family and close friends in the wedding party.

The wedding day.

All is planned and now I coordinate with other wedding vendors, like Event Coordinator, DJ etc. We will all work as a team to get all your goals on time with minimum or none questions asked. You will just have to show up and Have Fun, after all it’s the best day to your life.

The editing and delivery.

All digital images go through color correction, straightening, selecting images all is done here. This may take up to four weeks. Then, I will upload all high resolution images to Smugmug, where I create a dedicated page for you. All images will be accessible to you, your friends and family all over the USA.

The Atrium San Francisco By San Jose wedding photographer Abel Soria
Our Style

My Goal as your wedding photographer is to capture natural moments as they happen, so you get a chance to remember your wedding day as it happened, and you will be able to tell the story. To accomplish that, I use a combination of Documentary and Photojournalism Style plus a few Formal images.

Documentary Style and photojournalism, is when the photographer does not change the order of events to get the images. This is great so you can enjoy your day with family and friends and not being constantly ask for attention from the photographer. Additionally, most of my couples ask me for few formal images, when the time is right (After the ceremony mainly), at this time, I am happy to direct your guests to get wonderful portraits.

Documentary Style Photography By San Jose wedding photographer Abel Soria

I am so happy that we used Abel Soria as our wedding photographer; we have a huge collection of gorgeous wedding photos that will be with us all of our lives, and the whole experience of working with Abel was a pleasure from start to finish.
We certainly recommend his services to all our friends.

Meghan and Cade

A few examples

During the getting ready, I tend to arrange an area, mainly clean them to look tidy and have great light and to be a great background. And ask you to finish your hair and makeup there.

During the first look, I tend to do the same, I look for a private beautiful area with no people and set up the groom looking away, then I call you and you make the magic; I just capture it

The ceremony, first dance, cake cutting, and other especial events are fully Documentary/Photojournalism style.

The classic posed images are typically after the First Look and/or after the Ceremony, up to you. Here, I make sure all details look perfect and “help you refine the pose”, in order to look Natural. Only at this time you will be looking at the camera.

Bride Getting Ready, Documentary Photography by San Jose wedding Photographer Abel Soria
Bride Getting Ready, Documentary Photography by Abel Soria photography
Bride Getting Ready, Documentary Photography by Abel Soria photography
Editing Images

With digital photography, there are many things that photographers can do for Editing.

Some photographers use Lightroom or Photoshop Actions, creating a mood with special effects. Some for example, create over exposed images and give them a pastel tone.  There are several other moods that can be easily created with actions.

My editing is done to reflect Natural Colors. I love things Natural. Depending of the case, I can enhance or reduce the saturation, but the change is minimal. My goal is for them to look natural and real.

Abel Soria photography
Packages and Prices

We have Packages to accommodate every need. Our basic digital package is as described below. From here we are happy to create any combination to fit your specific needs:

  • 7 Hour Digital Coverage on location
  • Photographer and assistant
  • Services in The Greater Bay Area San Francisco, San Jose, Gilroy, Santa Cruz with no extra charge
  • Secure online webpage, with password protection
  • All Images in high resolution Jpeg format with minimum compression for great quality
  • Digital download with print release

7 Hour starting price $2400
(For smaller or larger wedding coverage, please contact us)

Optional Services:

    • Small weddings also available (Courthouse, Home, Elopements, etc)
    • Additional Hour or Fraction $200
    • Engagement in the Bay Area $400 (with Package)
    • Second Photographer … $600.00 (6 hours)
    • Drone coverage for Outdoor Weddings (requires second Photographer) … $200 (Up to 30 Minutes)
    • 10×10 Premium Wedding Album Magazine style (30 sides) … $800
    • 10×10 Deluxe Wedding Album Magazine style (30 sides) … $1100
    • Available Coffee Table Books
    • Available Prints and wall décor for your home
MIssion Santa Clara Wedding by San Jose wedding Photographer Abel Soria
MIssion Santa Clara Wedding by Abel Soria Photography
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