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Based in Ventura County California, but servicing all of California and Worldwide. Holly Castillo Photography specializes in photographing weddings and engagements throughout Southern California. With a photography style equal parts colorful and classic, Holly Castillo endeavors to craft emotionally authentic and artful wedding images. Holly is dedicated to providing couples with warm, romantic, and timeless images with customizable packages.

Services Offered

Holly Castillo is happy to service both local and destination weddings. Holly鈥檚 wedding packages are always customized to your wedding鈥檚 unique needs, and generally vary in price depending on your needed coverage. For all packages, she captures about one hundred unique photos per hour of coverage, and provides you with an online gallery of your edited, high-resolution digital images within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day for download. An engagement session, second shooter, 35mm film, and other services can be added to your package upon request or may be included already.

From the Photographer:

I truly believe that the most important part of your wedding day is that you end up married, because all the details and the events fly by. I've photographed over 150 weddings now, and every single one goes by so quick. I love my job because even though the day goes by fast, I get to find and capture those teeny tiny small moments, so they can be relived over and over in photographs. That's also why photography is the most important investment of your wedding day. The cake will be eaten and your dress will likely be put away somewhere- but photographs freeze moments in time, and that's not to be taken lightly.

The one phrase I hear the most from my clients to describe me is "easy going". And that's pretty accurate, I think! Weddings are stressful enough without your photographer making it harder. I have 8 years of wedding experience under my belt, so as far as the day goes- I've got it. I've seen my fair share of crazy things at weddings- like brides riding in on camels. I am so in my element wandering around as a fly on the wall, capturing details, emotions, candid photos, and trying to make my couple feel comfortable and able to enjoy their day! My style is to put you in lovely places, and let your natural love shine through. We will do a few posed photos, of course (mainly family), but what I love most about weddings is witnessing the natural flow and emotions of the day.

I am definitely more of a documentary style photographer- so if you want a Vogue photoshoot I'm not your girl. I'll dance with you at your party though! Probably eat some of your cake, too.

As far as my editing style goes, I prefer natural, warm colors that reflect real life. There is a lot of trendy photography out there, and while I think it can be beautiful, I also think there's going to come a time when it looks dated. I want my images to be timeless in their color and style, and to evoke warm fuzzy memories. I do not offer body photoshop or extensive unrealistic editing (such as make my sister's green dress now blue in all your pictures, or pasting a false smile on an unhappy kiddo.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,300

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Digital Files
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Albums
Digital Files
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Desiree C. Getting married on 11/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

So much fun to work with!

My fiance and I did our engagement photos at a whiskey bar in Los Angeles and Holly did not dissapoint! She brought our pinterest board to life! She is such joy to work with, she was always laughing and helped us fill completley comfortable in front of the camera. I absolutely LOVE our engagmenet photos and can not wait to have her at our wedding in Las Vegas!
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Jenna S. Married on 06/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Beautiful!

Holly did an amazing job as our photographer!! She was able to capture every moment completely by herself. She was everywhere all at once! Holly also edited and sent us so many pictures to have. And everything was at the best price! Highly recommend her services.
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Ariana S. Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

Our connection with Holly Castillo was truly serendipitous. We discovered her through a mutual friend's recommendation for our engagement and wedding photography. What made it even more special was the realization that Holly had graduated from the same high school just a year ahead of us.

This unexpected connection added an extra layer of comfort to our photography experience. Our journey with Holly Castillo was not only professionally rewarding but also personally meaningful, thanks to our shared roots.

From our engagement session to our wedding day, Holly consistently went above and beyond to capture our love story. During our engagement photoshoot, she made us feel comfortable and relaxed, creating a genuine and joyful atmosphere. Her ability to bring out our personalities and emotions in the photos was remarkable.

On the day of our wedding, Holly's expertise in capturing the perfect moments was evident once again. She had a keen eye for detail and a knack for finding those candid, heartfelt shots that we will cherish forever.

Thanks to Holly, we have a beautiful collection of both engagement and wedding photos that perfectly encapsulate the love and joy we felt during these special moments in our lives. If you're looking for a photographer who brings a unique personal touch to your special moments, Holly Castillo is the perfect choice. Our memories were beautifully captured, and our connection with her made the experience all the more memorable. Highly recommended!
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Holly Castillo Photography frequently asked questions

Holly Castillo Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Add'l Hours
  • Hand-Coloring
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
Holly Castillo Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • Hand-Coloring
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
Holly Castillo Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
Holly Castillo Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Holly Castillo Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Holly Castillo Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
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