Ian Martin of Ian Martin Wedding Photojournalism combines spontaneous, candid photography with relaxed informal portraiture to create heartfelt visual stories of the weddings he photographs. Ian is based in Carmel, California, close to some of the most beautiful places in the world to get married. Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Monterey and the San Francisco Bay Area are all places that Ian regularly photographs weddings at.
Ian photographed over 700 weddings since he began his wedding photography business in 2001. Ian's non-wedding photography work has been published in various publications such as Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker.
Ian provides the print-resolution digital files of the wedding photographs he creates to his clients, as well as a password-protected web gallery for every wedding. Albums and prints are also available.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lynn · Married on 12/24/2018
Ian is "the one"
Look no further Ian is "THE ONE" to hire for amazing natural vibrantly crisp
photos. He makes your special day stress free by his easy going fun personality. His knowledge of what to do and where to go makes every detail come out in the photos naturally. The photos of our wedding on 11.10.18 from Ian exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks again Ian!!!
Ross D Elliott · Married on 10/02/2018
Magical Wedding Photography
Ian perfectly captured our special intimate wedding ceremony overlooking Point Lobos. Ian was wonderful to work with and I would recommend. He had a lot of experience and knowledge, and took us to a few magical local locations. We love our photos and the day worked out perfectly!
Joe Peltier · Married on 09/21/2018
Of all the vendors we hired for our wedding, hiring a photographer was the toughest task for us because there were so many good ones to chose from, and we really cared about getting photos that captured both the look and feel of our wedding day. Ian was fantastic and was just what we were looking for.
From the start, Ian was great with communication, responding promptly and clearly via email and making time to meet with us in-person at his studio.
On the day of the wedding, he was friendly, patient, and fun to spend time with. He was prompt and accommodating as we corralled our large families for pre-wedding portraits at a beautiful spot on the coast that Ian picked out. We actually finished early! And when we did, he took us to another spot up in the Monterey Pine forests nearby for an impromptu photo session with just the two of us. Which was kinda magical.
As for the wedding itself, Ian did a great job of capturing the essence and "story" of the day through lots of candid photos (which is what we wanted!). And when we needed him for a posed group shot, he was there in a flash. We are very pleased with how all the photos turned out. Thank you, Ian!
Ian Martin is a wonderful photographer with an eye for beauty. He captures beautiful images easily and will create lasting memories. I have worked with Ian many times and his vivacious personality and unflagging energy are infectious. I highly recommend Ian Martin Photography for any event.
We've known Ian for many years and consider him a friend and moreover an amazing photographer. As a photojournalist, he has a knack for being in the right place at the right time and capturing every tear, smile and laugh that will be the cornerstone of your wedding memories for many many years. We cannot recommend Ian's services enough!
Ian is so wonderful. His photos are true works of art. He is unobtrusive, friendly, and very professional. All my clients are so in love with their photos. Ian truly is one of the very best.