Welcome to Mark Hopkins Photography...
the best value in premium wedding photography.
I am Mark Hopkins, a longtime San Diego wedding photographer
based in Carlsbad. Deciding on a weding photographer can be a
tremedous task. I know, I've photographed over 350 weddings and
have met at least a 1000 couples going through the process.
Choosing a photographer comes down to liking your photographer
probably more for their personality than their true creativity behind
the camera. So you have to meet your photographer in person or at
least talk to them on the phone or Facetime to get a decent feel for
who they are and how they carry themselves.
With that said, it's a true honor to be trusted to photograph
a couple's wedding. It's a tremendous feeling of gratitude and joy
when a couple likes my work enough to hire me to photograph
one of the most important days of their lives. Seriously, it is
when you consider there are thousands of photographers
out there photographing weddings. And that is why I
put a 100% of heart and soul into delivering creative images
for my clients.
I want to be the best I can be.
When you book me as your photographer, you're getting a very diverse
and experienced professional photographer who is much more than just
a wedding photographer: my background in advertising,editorial,
photojournalism, lifestyle, and fashion have influenced the way I see
and photograph weddings. The way I see light and compose and interpret
what is in front my camera is a combination
of all my photographic and life experiences.
This is my own unique vision that I bring to every wedding.
I offer one of the best values in high-quality wedding photography.
I am not the least expensive but I am fairly comparable to the large
national wedding studios (George Street, Wedding Bug, etc.) who will
send any Joe Shmoe to photograph your wedding.
My rates start as low as $350 for 2 hours;
6 hours at $950;and 8 hours at $1200.
In my portfolio I will be showing real weddings with real brides
and real grooms–no models or fake staged weddings here.
Some photographers stage weddings with models, etc.
These shoots take hours to shoot and produce,
and although beautiful, they are unrealistic and do not
portray how the photographer will work under the pressure
of time constraints.
Belwo are some of my most recent weddings.
Viktor and Jackie married at the Shadowridge Country Club in Vista.
Below is another wonderful wedding I would like to share with you.
This wedding was at the beautiful Green Gables wedding venue in San Marcos.