Bright Bird Photography

Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs

About this Vendor

Award-winning Fine Art Wedding Photography

Stylish with a love of all things vintage, Alexa applies her fine-art style to every wedding. It's all about making something beautiful, crafting vibrant, energetic, emotional images that are as unique as the people in the photographs. Her work has been published on blogs and magazines world-wide.


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video

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Contact Info

Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs (310) 924-2804

Reviewed on 1/20/2018 Makenna T

From the very beginning of our search for a photographer to after we received our wedding photos, working with Bright Bird Photography was a dream. Alexa was always right to the point, offering her professional opinion but never waving from being open to our wants and needs.... Read More She fully understood that we were planning from afar and helped us through the entire process, answering my never-ending questions with calm insight. Alexa has the most joyous personality and there is no denying her passion and love for her art. Prior to hiring any vendors we needed to make sure that they were LGBT friendly and it is simple to say that Alexa was open, loving, and unphased. We received our photos only 2 weeks after the wedding, and they are absolutely stunning. We are over the moon. She captured the essence of our relationship as well as of us as individuals. Working with Bright Bird Photography was honestly one of the factors that made our day as special as it was. She was a true asset to our wedding and her personality just added to the atmosphere! Hands down, she will be our go-to for any other life events!

Reviewed on 1/18/2018 Meaghan V

Alexa is wonderful! I found her for my wedding online and even through just phone calls and emails leading up to our big day she was very on top of it, knowledgeable, and could put me quickly at ease because I could tell that she had done a lot of weddings! The day of the... Read More wedding she was timely and knew the schedule for the whole day! I loved how she took photos during our wedding day, meaning she was never a distraction during the ceremony and reception to our guest. (I loved that because we have been to so many weddings when all I could focus on, as a guest, the photographers running up and down the isles of the ceremony). We got our photos about two weeks after our wedding and she sent us hundreds! Wow we are so very happy, they are so beautiful!! Alexa captured moments I didn't even think of capturing! The angels and lighting and set up of the photos are so beautiful! She truly knows photography the way the photos turned out! She is defiantly not someone who just picked up a camera and shoots weddings as a hobby, but Alexa KNOWS her camera and knows lighting and how to shoot weddings! I loved her personality during our wedding and she was even kind enough to wipe my wet bouquet on her dress rather than me getting my wedding dress wet! She is such a kind woman and I knew instantly she knew what she was doing and I never once had to worry about where she was or if she got that picture. She was always one step ahead of me, taking photos. Wedding photos are always so cherished and I'm so happy we had Alexa take ours because she truly did capture our wedding day better than I could even had imagined!!

Reviewed on 11/06/2017 Kelli B

Overall, we had a great experience with Alexa/Brightbird. She did our engagement photos in Los Angeles and traveled to NorCal to do our wedding. She was willing to hop in the car with us and take a windy, country road to a forest to do some couples shots in a beautiful grove... Read More of redwood trees. Alexa has a great eye, made the groom feel at ease (he does NOT like taking photos), and captured all our requests for various group pics with family and bridal party prior to the wedding. She hustled and was never NOT taking photos during the 9-ish hours she spend with us that day. She even caught a few pics of a black bear we saw on our above mentioned drive to the redwoods. She was ready to capture any and all action. She moved about our ceremony site quietly and effortless - I didn't notice her at all and was so pleased to find shots from many different angles. We are very pleased with the overall product of our photos, the turn around time (So quick! Two weeks!) and Alexa's generally quick replies to emails. She is fun, pleasant and personable. Her easy going demeanor was a lovely, calming presence in the hectic, madness of a busy wedding day. She got lots of great candid shots during cocktails and reception. We were excited to print many of these out and include in our thank you notes to family and friends, which our guests really loved receiving. One friend said the photo of her with her two small sons and husband will be her Christmas card photo this year, she liked it so much. I would definitely recommend her to friends looking for engagement, wedding, family, etc. photography here in CA or anywhere with an interesting venue or setting. She really takes advantage and maximizes what she has to work with, especially unpredictable elements of shooting out-of-doors. The redwoods can be kind of dark and full of shadows and she successfully captured stunning images that showed the true beauty of the environs.

Reviewed on 9/20/2017 Rima B

We had such a great experience with Alexa and her assistant Audrey. From the moment we talked I had full confidence that Alexa would deliver us our dream photos. She understood our style and priorities from the get go and knew exactly how to make us feel comfortable the entire... Read More time. Alexa was confident and professional and does beautiful work. Highly highly recommended!

2017-09-20T23:34:27 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much!!! We loved being a part of your amazing day... xoxo

Reviewed on 9/10/2017 Hieu N

Alexa was so great. She's professional and very nice. I couldn't have asked for a better experienced photographer. She captured all the moment beautifully. She made me feel very comfortable and very quick with her service. Everyone in my family and friends love all the photos. I... Read More feel like I was featured in some bridal magazine. I would recommend her for any bride/groom looking for a photographer. You wouldn't disappoint.

Reviewed on 7/05/2017 Liz G

Alexa is AHHHH-MAZING!!!! I cannot recommend her enough! She deserves a million stars! We got married in March, so this review is looooong overdue. First of all, I had a good feeling about Alexa from the get go. She was very professional and knew all the right questions to... Read More ask me about my big day that I didn't event think of. I found Alexa on Thumbtack (freelance website). I really wanted a photographer who took a lot of candid shots. Her website is stunning!!! Her picture are absolutely GORGEOUS! I thought that there would be no way she is going to be within my budget. Her prices were very reasonable. The day of the wedding, she brought another photographer in order to ensure there were plenty of candid shots. They were both so nice and made my husband and I feel so comfortable. We actually received our photos a few days after our wedding!!! I have never heard of that! I have friends who still waiting on photos 6 months later. I cried looking through all of my photos. They were all so beautiful!!!! There were so many to choose from too. TRUST ME- You will not regret hiring Alexa for your event or wedding. She is truly talented and I'm so glad we hired her!

2017-07-10T19:51:35 Response from the vendor

awwwww thank you sooooo sososo much! This was really fun to read.... and thank you for the kind words! It was so much fun! Alexa

Reviewed on 5/31/2017 Lauren D

WOW! That was my initial reaction when I viewed our wedding photos, followed by utter delight and a little shock at just how amazing they were. There aren't enough superlatives to describe how great Alexa and her work are. From our first contact up until now she has been a joy... Read More to work with. Within seconds of meeting her in person and seeing her at work we knew we had been very lucky finding her and having her shoot our day. Thanks SO much Alexa!

2017-05-31T22:48:18 Response from the vendor

Awww thank you so so much!!!!!!

Reviewed on 4/19/2017 Cristiana L

We had the best experience working with Bright Bird. Alexa was unbelievably talented. She captured so may amazing photos we can't even begin to choose which ones to print. Her energy was so positive and she was so kind and patient with us. We initially didn't want to spend too... Read More much time on family photos and I was not looking forward to doing them but Alexa knew how to quickly line us up and take the best photos of our family which then gave us enough time to capture our couple photos which was the most important to us. Her candid photos of us and our guests were also some of our favorites. Everyone loved the photos of themselves which made us so happy. Last but not least she captured some beautiful photos of our decor which was so awesome because we were so caught up saying hi to everyone that we didn't have time to really take in what the whole wedding looked like. Our whole experience with her was amazing.

2017-04-19T15:52:54 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for this!!! It was so much fun working with you-- Cheers!!!!

Reviewed on 4/04/2017 Liz W

Alexa did such an amazing job with our wedding pictures. She is professional, easy to work with, patient, and so soothing! I highly recommend her work. We have great such great memories to treasure. Thank so much Alexa

Reviewed on 3/21/2017 Kait M

We love Bright Bird! We are SO happy we used Alexa's services for our engagement shoot and our wedding day. Her style is gorgeous and unique, and it totally suited what we were looking for. She got the photos to us so quickly, too!

2017-03-22T13:30:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much!!! It was so much fun getting to know you guys... and your wedding pants.. I'm still swooning over those.... xo

Reviewed on 10/21/2016 Alon P

Alexa is awesome! We love the photos we got and she was super fun and easy to work with. She captured our wedding perfectly, while we barely noticed her presence (somehow she is always everywhere...). I highly recommend her. She is a true pro!

2017-03-22T13:31:35 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much!!! This really means the world... It was so great getting to know you both and shooting your beautiful wedding!

Reviewed on 6/13/2016 Linda M

Alexa is amazing! I knew even before our special day that she would capture some amazing and heartfelt pictures. She didn't disappoint! The greatest quality about Alexa is her ability to capture genuine moments/emotions and create them into beautiful works of art. My husband and... Read More I are so incredibly happy and grateful to Alexa for sharing/capturing our special day. If you are looking for someone who has a unique approach to photography - Alexa is hands down one of the best professionals in the field! Thank you Alexa for our beautiful pictures! We will always be grateful to you for capturing one of the best days of our lives!

2016-06-14T10:51:03 Response from the vendor

aw! Thank you SO much!!!! This is such a meaningful review... It was wonderful working with you!

Reviewed on 5/09/2016 Allyson K

Alexa did an amazing job capturing our wedding moments. She is so unbelievably talented and keeps the energy relaxed and fun. Thank you, Alexa!

Reviewed on 4/27/2016 Jaime H

We just wanted to say thank you SO much for the zip drive and the framed picture and the beautiful print! We are so happy that we chose you to be our wedding photographer and we just want to wish you all the best in the future. You deserve it! Thank you again!

Reviewed on 2/16/2016

Alexa and BrightBirdPhotography are the absolute best! Words cannot describe our gratitude for Alexa's making our engagement shoot and wedding day so special. She set the tone immediately that both are days to cherish. And she was fearless and so generous throughout. And the... Read More photos look absolutely amazing!

2016-02-17T14:35:56 Response from the vendor

aw thank you so SO much!!! I loved working with you both!!!

The Best Wedding Photographer!

Reviewed on 1/20/2016 Christine Y

We could not possibly be any more ecstatic about having chose Bright Bird to capture such a special and once in a lifetime moment. She takes her time, has a very unique eye and our photos came out better then we both could have imagined, in fact I cried when I saw how well she... Read More captured the love between us. Everyone that knows us and saw the pictures keeps saying how genuine and natural our engagement photos came out and how you can really see the love captured through her lens. We owe it all to the pure talent of Alexa! Simply the best, you're in great hands with her :)

BrightBird photography is the one for you!

Reviewed on 10/20/2015

After reviewing our photos from Alexa this is what I had to say. Short, sweet and straight to the point: Thanks Alexa. We looked at them all last night and are so in love. I actually cried. I never thought I could look that beautiful so thank you thank you for everything... Read More you've done and captured. If you want a fantastic, professional and easy to work with photographer who will give you results that will blow you away, please pick Alexa. She's amazing!

Why Look Anywhere Else?

Reviewed on 8/24/2015

Alexa Miller (Bright Bird Photography) has got to be one of the most talented photographers in the business. She really knows how to capture the moment and the way she approaches her craft is simply unmatched. I love her willingness to go the extra mile to get the "perfect... Read More shot". It really shows her passion and love for what she does. My wife and I felt so comfortable and confident around her which says a lot because we are terribly awkward when we know there is a camera on us! I know we will never be on the cover of any magazine but the photos that she delivers makes you feel that way. I am still in awe of how beautiful our photos have turned out and we are definitely grateful to have Alexa be our photographer. Alexa is truly the complete package from start to finish. I can't say enough about her professionalism and body of work. If you are looking for someone as kind as she is talented you seriously do not want to pass up partnering up with Alexa for your special day. Check out her website, instagram, or facebook and her work speaks for itself. Thank you Alexa for persevering through our wedding day we truly appreciate your art!

Great Job--

Reviewed on 5/29/2015

I had been browsing wedding photographers in los angeles for a good 8 months and Alexa literally stood above the thousands of photographers out there. Her sense of art direction in her photographs are unreal. They look like they have been taken out of vogue magazine. Alexa... Read More brought along an equally talented assistant photographer to capture every detail of our wedding. Several of my engaged friends have already booked Alexa for their wedding after seeing what she captured at ours. Alexa and her team are extremely professional and amazing photographers and I highly recommend using her over any photographer in LA.

Reviewed on 5/29/2015 Justin G

I couldn't be happier with the work that Alexa did on our wedding. She captured every moment perfectly, and she was also really quick to respond to all our questions. I would highly recommend her.

beautiful photos

Reviewed on 5/29/2015

Such a truly talented, amazing, kind hearted photographer. She made every one feel so comfortable, and we received the most amazing photos.

Reviewed on 5/29/2015

awesome photographer, loved working with Alexa... She's really talented and was fun to shoot with.

Reviewed on 5/29/2015

Beautiful photos and so easy to work with!

Incredible Photographer with Chic as Ever Pics!

Reviewed on 3/19/2015 Ayla H

Alexa does such a great job! She shot our weddings and is doing another shoot for us in a few weeks. We are addicted to her style and the way she composes a shot. If you want a fantastic photographer that can give your wedding vintage flair and who has the ability to create... Read More photos that are full of real moments--Bright Bird Photography will do this for you. Alexa gave my husband and I pics we cherish and others look at them on our walls and exclaim how fantastic they are. She is talented, professional and you will be so happy with your photos. My husband and I could yap on and on about how great Bright Bird Photography is. This girl and her camera make utter magic.

We lucked out with Bright Bird Photography!

Reviewed on 3/15/2015

I had seen Alexa's wedding photography before I was even engaged and knew that when the day came, I had to have her shoot my wedding. I was so thrilled when the pieces fell into place, and I was able and fortunate enough to hire her. Alexa is a total professional through and... Read More through. She's upfront and honest, punctual (even when our wedding day was on daylight savings), and has the flexibility to take the lead or be collaborative, taking our suggestions and ideas for shots into consideration. Even before the wedding day I was able to tell her different ideas I had, and we were able to discuss any logistical problems that might arise, getting a better idea of what could be expected the day of. It was important to me to have as few surprises as possible on my wedding day. The images she created and the moments that were caught really tell a story. This is why I truly adore her reportage/documentary style. I've suggested her multiple times to friends and family members and will continue to do so.


Meet The Owner

Alexa Gallo

I've been shooting weddings for almost 10 years now. And it's been an incredible process. I was married myself about 5 years ago, and that totally transformed how I shoot. I shoot every wedding as if it were my own, and it is just a huge honor to not only participate but also document this incredible day. Alexa is an award-winning photographer, featured in PDN, The Knot, Elle, Marie Claire, Brides Magazine and Style-Me-Pretty. She studied photography at Art Center College of Design and her biggest passion in life is telling stories of love and relationships via her photographs.