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Paul Douda Photography

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24 December 2019

Paul is absolutely amazing and knows his work! He was very professional throughout the whole process, from the booking until delivery our product. He has a great vision as a photographer and gave us so many great tips. Our family do an annual photoshoot every year. We’re so glad that we went with Paul! He made our photoshoot super fun and made our kids very comfortable throughout the shoot. We love the whole album of the photoshoot. Our pictures came out so great. We’ll definitely use him again next year! Save your time from searching around. Paul won’t disappoint. He really captured every moment that made this memory last a lifetime! Honestly, there isn’t enough words to fully say how much we loved having Paul did our family photoshoot this year! More...

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14 December 2019

Paul was our wedding photographer seven years ago. We always cherish the pictures he took for us and always get plenty of compliments from whoever sees them. After having a baby, we recently had another photo shoot with him and he didn't disappoint us again. I am sure we will use him again to capture wonderful memories for us. He is super nice and professional and above all artistic. I highly recommend him. More...

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5 December 2019

On picture day we were bummed because our little one year old was sick, but Paul made the best of it and despite a frustrating day trying to get baby to smile and not cry, we came away with some lovely pictures. Thanks Paul!

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5 December 2019

Paul is amazing in every sense of the word! After a busy day getting ready and dealing with last minute details of our wedding, when we saw Paul for our first look, it was like a breath of fresh, calming air! His warm energy, calming nature, genuine excitement for the day, and attention to detail made our time with him on our special day everything we could have asked for and more. We had complete trust in him to capture every special moment and he far exceeded our expectations. We are in awe of our photos that capture our pure happiness and the love we received from everyone! Our beach photos were breathtaking, but some of our favorites were the spontaneous photos that we took during our walk to the venue...so romantic and artistic! Paul was also a hero in being flexible with the timing and even agreed to stay later to capture every moment without any issue which was a great stress reducer. We can't wait to keep using Paul for all of our big moments! More...

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19 November 2019

Crystal and Paul are great! We have shot with them multiple times from family photos to our best friends wedding to our most recent engagement shoot! We had some much fun taking our engagement photos, they took their time and got some really great shots! We used one of them for our save the date and are SO happy with how they turned out. We would highly recommend them for any of your photo needs! More...

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28 September 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Paul, who possessed a calm and engaging manner throughout the planning process and during the wedding. His presence was low-key, but he was committed to obtaining all the necessary photos. Paul was responsive to our needs and made us feel comfortable. We would recommend Paul without hesitation! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 September 2019

So happy he he captured this special day!. The pictures are amazing and he did everything the way I was asking for. !000% With this pictures I will have the best memories

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12 September 2019

Paul is seriously the absolute best! I have used him for multiple photo shoots and every time I get the pictures back I am in awe. The first time I used him, I noticed an attention to detail that is come so unmatched with other photographers. He notices when your hair is out of place or if your strap on your dress isn't adjusted correctly and I knew that this was the person that I wanted photographing my wedding. Our wedding photos came out so phenomenally that we were featured in several bridal magazine and blogs. When I look back at the photos, I really felt like the photos deserved to be featured in high fashion magazines. Even 4 years after my wedding, I still have people finding my wedding photos online and complimenting how amazing the photos were. They are absolutely stunning and would not change anything about them. Obviously when I got pregnant and wanted to do a maternity shoot, I knew I would call Paul. He went above and beyond in recommending locations and even getting in the water at the beach to get the photos that I wanted. I don't know of anyone else that would literally get drenched wet for a simple photoshoot for a client! He is absolutely amazing and will give you so many photos to choose from. He will be our photographer for every life moment we want to capture as I know that no matter what, I will have a large selection of photos that I am so happy to showcase on my social media and printed in my home!!! More...

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9 September 2019

We've used Paul for multiple different occasions (wedding, maternity shoot and big family shoot) and milestones and every time we are blown away with our photos. He is seriously the best that we've worked with and we've tried a few other photographers before. He is super easy to work with and always has a vision that he executes perfectly. We trust him entirely whenever we shoot with him and know we won't be disappointed. For our wedding specifically, photography was especially important to us and the quality of the photos was unlike anyone else's when we were doing out research for the right photographer. He's great with the lighting set up too as we had an evening wedding and he made the most of the venue even though it was dark outside, the pictures came out beautiful. He also caught a ton of moments we didn't even he was there for that were super sweet and our favorites to look back on. When we did family photos, he was great at arranging everyone (there are 18 of us with little ones) and placing everyone in the right spot for awesome large group shots. When we did out maternity shoot, we told him where we were thinking and he knew of the perfect cove in Ocean Beach to take us to that was absolutely perfect and private that we got some real cool shots at. Can't say enough good things about him as a photographer and person :) More...

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19 August 2019

Paul is a fabulous photographer. The images are spectacular. He has a wonderful eye for composition and is truly gifted in this medium. He is great at coaching people to get great shots without making you feel awkward or uncomfortable. He is perfectionistic in his work but is laid back in his interaction. He is very professional, reliable, and timely in his communications. He is as hands off or hands on as you need making him so easy to work with. I appreciate his being so reliable on his end but so flexible on ours. I have absolutely no complaints about Paul. He is so great we have made him our family photographer. He started taking pictures for our wedding, then my maternity shoot, and then for our kids. He is quickly becoming a member of the family. We are so lucky to have found not only an awesome photographer but also a wonderful person in Paul. More...

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19 August 2019

Paul is amazing. He is kind, calm, and puts you at ease. He is very dedicated to getting the best shot and his eye for lighting is better than any other photographer I have worked with - and I have worked with a lot! Very happy with the photos he took, plus he is reasonably priced to boot. More...

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19 July 2019

Paul is a consummate professional–thorough, prepared, and cordial, quick to respond, easy to work with, and delivered some terrific photos. He perfectly captured one of the greatest moments of our lives and made it all the more amazing. We recommend Paul to everyone we know and will definitely work with him again. More...

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19 July 2019

We absolutely loved working with Paul for our surprise wedding last month. We planned to throw an anniversary party and surprise our guests after about an hour with a wedding. Paul was instrumental in helping us coordinate the reveal and the surprise and joy of the day really comes through in the images he captured. We wanted more casual photos and we are so pleased with the candid snaps of the whole event. Paul's expert eye caught some locations and lighting that we never would have thought of, but turned out to be some of our favorite photos. I would highly recommend Paul Douda Photography for any event you want to remember for a lifetime. More...

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19 July 2019

Paul was amazing to work with he walked us through everything and was there for us every step of the way. We were so happy with our engagement photos and our wedding photos. I wished we had more time to be more creative with our photos but for the time we had our photos were perfect. Paul definitely has an eye for this line of work. I was nervous when waiting for our photos because we only had about 45 minutes for photos for myself and my husband and felt like it was not enough time but paul caught every moment between us. I also liked how paul took control during the wedding he didnt miss a beat i definitely recommend him to anyone More...

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11 July 2019

We absolutely loved working with Paul for our surprise wedding last month. We planned to throw an anniversary party and surprise our guests after about an hour with a wedding. Paul was instrumental in helping us coordinate the reveal and the surprise and joy of the day really comes through in the images he captured. We wanted more casual photos and we are so pleased with the candid snaps of the whole event. Paul's expert eye caught some locations and lighting that we never would have thought of, but turned out to be some of our favorite photos. I would highly recommend Paul Douda Photography for any life event you want to remember for a lifetime. More...

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5 June 2019

Paul is so wonderful to work with! My family and I had him do some family photos and they came out wonderful! He has such a light and colorful feel to all of his photos, he can make any setting and light work like magic and knows the shots to get at just the right time. I highly recommend Paul Douda Photography! More...

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25 May 2019

Paul is the best!! He did our gorgeous wedding photos and just recently did our newborn photos. Our little one was very cranky during the session but Paul was able to work around it and captured some really beautiful photos! Paul is very friendly and genuine. He always makes us feel comfortable during our sessions since we are not "photo" people. We are so glad we found Paul and we love hi so much he is now our family photographer!! More...

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27 February 2019

This is the fourth time we’ve used Paul for our photography needs. Paul was very patient and thoughtful as we took family pictures with our newborn girl and captured some very poignant moments. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone. More...

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28 January 2019

Best decision I made was invest in my photographer! Paul and his wife were an awesome team and my pictures came out so great! My family also really enjoyed them and I was able to make a whole photobook just for my mother in law. The thing that actually sticks out the most is that not only did my pictures turn out beautifully but Paul actually stepped in to help my mom bussle my wedding dress before my first dance. He didn't have to do that at all but he stepped right in there and helped her figure it out, I was so appreciative of that! Its in the small details. Highly reccomend! More...

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8 January 2019

Paul took photos of my kids and I and they are FANTASTIC! So colorful and playful and vibrant; they really show my relationship with them and how we love each other so unspeakably much. I loved how willing he was not just to work around our goofiness, but to embrace it and portray that part of our lives in a fun and beautiful way, as well!! Thank you!! More...

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22 December 2018

We had a great experience working with Paul for our family photo session. He was very patient and engaging working with my two preschoolers, and gave us ample time and fresh location ideas to get an abundance of shots when the kids would get restless. Photo quality and editing turned out great. I would highly recommend him! More...

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19 December 2018

Had a wonderful experience with Paul Douda Photography for a surprise wedding proposal! The bride to be was a little late showing up and this did not fluster Paul. He artfully captured the highlights of the moment and took his time afterwards taking all the pictures that were important to the future bride and groom. Thank you Paul Douda Photography! More...

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19 December 2018

Nothing but great things to say about Paul Douda Photography! Very professional, amazing photos, your eye is impeccable! Thank you so much for the beautiful photo memories! More...

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19 December 2018

We have used Paul for wedding photos and now family photos. He is amazing to work with and makes you feel so at ease. His pricing is a great value and the photos are Amazing he goes beyond to capture the moment. Paul is a truly an artist behind the lens. I will continue to recommend Paul and will use his services again in the future. More...

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19 December 2018

I was so fortunate to have found Paul Douda to photograph an event of the San Diego Association of Bridal Consultants. I had met him and seen his work on his website that was amazing. At our event he captured the feel of the event with lots of wonderful candids that showed the interaction and, he seemed magically, to get everyone's good side. He has a natural ability to capture communication and joy. Not only were the photos fabulous, but Paul has a gracious and charming personality, he was so easy going, friendly and personable, a true delight. Can you tell I am a fan? More...

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19 December 2018

When you are searching for a wedding photographer, typically the first thing you look for is quality. When it comes to documenting one of the biggest days of your life, you absolutely do not want to gamble with the quality of the images you will have to document that day. The next attribute you likely look for is cost. Most couples have a fairly strict budget to adhere to and cost is a significant factor when it comes to choosing a vendor. Paul meets (and exceeds!) the mark in regards to quality and he offers a number of packages to fit a variety of needs and budgets. I've worked with him both personally and professionally and he is such fun to work with. He has a gift when it comes to nervous and/or camera shy individuals and engages with every subject to ensure that he delivers the best images possible. I cannot recommend Paul enough for any photography need and can guarantee that it won't be a choice you'll regret. More...

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29 November 2018

Easy to work with. Listened to ideas that myself or my daughters had. Was willing to accommodate special requests.

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30 September 2018

I cannot thank Paul enough for all of my wonderful photos! This was a highlight of my graduation and he did a fantastic job, as always, capturing my huge milestone with my family! The photos capture my kiddos spirit and that is the best gift. More...

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30 September 2018

Paul photographed one of the Chamber of Commerce's corporate mixers, and we loved working with him! His photos captured the spirit of the event in a fun and colorful way - we'll be using these photos for future promotions. Paul was great to work with - very communicative leading up to and during the event, and he got the photos to us in less than a week! We'd definitely recommend him to corporate partners and look forward to partnering with him in the future! More...

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31 August 2018

Paul has done many family photo sessions for us at locations like Balboa Park and WindandSea Beach. His work is excellent and we always get plenty of print worthy shots. Paul maintains a positive and professional attitude, works well with children and has a creative eye to get artistic pictures. He has also worked a number of our friends' weddings and their albums are always stunning. More...

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31 August 2018

Paul was so easy to work with for our family photos and answered any questions i had. being from out of state i told him where we were located and he was able to find good locations and got some great pictures. He worked so good with my 4 year old. he was patient with all of us and got some great shots! i would defiantly recommend him for your next shoot! More...

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10 August 2018

Paul was so great to work with for our family pictures! Being from out of state I took a gamble! And I’m so glad we did! He was so nice and patient and kind, got great locations and shots! Definitely hit him up if you need any sort of pictures!! More...

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4 August 2018

He did our wedding phitos and family photos.Always produces amazing pictures! Professional and creative!

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4 August 2018

Paul helped make our wedding day magical. I would recommend him to everyone!

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4 August 2018

I just don’t have enough kind words to say about Paul! We were able to save enough money for a photographer and last minute tried our best to find an amazing, artistic and classy photographer. We were so blessed to find Paul and he did not hesitate to help us out even though we were incredibly last minute. We received so many comments from our guests about how much fun, professional and hard working he was! Every time I thought “this would be a great picture!”...he was already on it! I can’t thank you enough!!! Truly blessed and incredibly thankful for your hard work and commitment to giving us the BEST! Thank you for being such a big part of our special day and giving us some of the best memories to share � More...

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2 July 2018

If there was an option to award Paul Douda Photography 1000 stars, we would! We simply can't say enough great things about Paul and Crystal! From our engagement session to our wedding, everything they did was perfect! We aren't just talking about their products, either. They are fantastic at what they do and it's complimented by their wonderful and kind personalities; the complete package! If I had only one word to describe our experience with Paul Douda Photography, it would be easy. Planning? Easy! Vibe? Easy! Getting along? Easy! Day-of? Easy! Above all else, the perfect pictures, the heartwarming video, the overall experience, the best part is the friendship we developed with Paul and Crystal. From the bottom of our hearts, we couldn't be happier. A million and one thank yous!! More...

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2 July 2018

Paul is not only talented, but a blast to work with! He's so easy going, makes you comfortable on your shoot, and comes up with the most creative and beautiful images. For weddings specifically, he works extremely well with all other vendors to make the day streamlined and seamless as it should be so you can just enjoy and live the moment! Leave everything else to Paul and know your memories are in great hands! More...

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15 June 2018

We attended a wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle. The wedding was beautiful with the Castles grounds giving it a magical feel. The food was perfect !! The pictures hanging in the hallway, were so interesting to see the original castle. It is still very original & beautiful. The unique rock stairs are a problem. Two ladies fell. Be careful if you visit. Wear flat shoes. Otherwise, it's an absolutely gorgeous place. More...

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12 June 2018

One of my favorite GC in San Diego. "Bring extra balls" 500 yard wooden bridge over 60 foot drop, pretty cool.

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6 June 2018

Frankly, it's a freaking castle. What more needs to be said?

But, if you still need convincing, it's an absolutely beautiful venue that is surprising versatile and well set up for weddings and other gatherings. And did I mention that IT'S A FREAKING CASTLE?!?! More...

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1 June 2018

We celebrate Mothers day as church, and we are thankful, Thanks alot for letting us use thos awesome place our mothers were super so happy to have their special day at the castle! Beautiful place!

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13 May 2018

Beautiful location, especially an April sunset wedding. The grounds and "castle" were immaculate, and the staff super professional.

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10 May 2018

Great place for a wedding or wine/ food party

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9 May 2018

Great wedding venues

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6 May 2018

The architecture is amazing

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