About this Vendor

Ideal Wedding Photography for the Modern Couple

Located in beautiful San Diego, California, Paul Douda Photography is your one stop shop for all of your photography needs. We service all of San Diego County including San Diego proper, East County, North County. We also service Temecula and Orange County. After 14 years, Paul has honed his craft, and can articulate a distinct voice for every wedding he is privileged enough to be a part of. Paul’s has a true knack for evoking the rawness of every event, and prides himself on his ability to tell a story in his photography. Standing at 6’6″, “tall Paul” can pretty much capture every angle you could possibly imagine!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

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

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video


Contact Info

3317 Niblick Dr, La Mesa, CA San Diego County, North County, Temecula, Orange County (619) 456-1417

Reviewed on 1/22/2018 Tommaso S

Paul did a great job and was very flexible with the timing and with our creative photo requests. The photos came out great and he was very easy to talk with. Very solid photographer.

Reviewed on 1/15/2018 Avery B

Paul was absolutely amazing. His photos captured our special moment in a way words can't describe. The colors were so vibrant and beautiful and his ability to capture the true fun and love of the day is incredible. We are still getting compliments on our photos from the wedding... Read More and engagement shoot weeks later. His wife Crystal is wonderful to work with too. She helped coodinate some of the logistics and I must say the two are the dream team you want to make your wedding dreams come alive.

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Katie O

Paul was so wonderful to work with. From our first contact, he seemed genuinely excited for our wedding, which made it so easy to get along with him! He was responsive, showed up on time, and truly captured the most important moments of our day.

Reviewed on 9/06/2017 Katie C

Paul was absolutely amazing and so flexible! My fiance had a vision and Paul was able to deliver! The day of our shoot, he learned that our original location wasn't going to work due to city imposed limitations. Paul quickly jumped to action and found another place that fit the... Read More bill. We just had to show up. We had so much fun during the shoot and were so thankful to have a photographer with such an artistic eye! We are beyond grateful for the positive experience and the most stunning pictures! To top it off, Paul shared our story with as many wedding blogs as he could. It was never our expectation to have our love story told over and over again, but we are so honored it has! We can't wait to see how Paul captures our big day. If history is any indication of what to expect, it will be nothing short of magical!

Reviewed on 9/06/2017 Daniel B

Paul and Crystal were absolutely amazing and were really able to capture the essence of Daniel and Chad. We could not have asked for more from our photographer and are truly blessed to have had them be a part of our wedding. It was a special day made even more special by Paul... Read More and Crystal. They are very easy to work with and were very receptive to our needs and requests. We will absolutely use Paul Douda Photography again!

Reviewed on 7/13/2017 Melissa C

Paul was the perfect photographer for our perfect day. He is very easy to work with and has a great sense of humor, while remaining very professional. He executed our engagement session perfectly as well on the bay and beach of Coronado. He did everything in our best interest as... Read More well. I highly recommend Paul, and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer.

Reviewed on 1/26/2017

I can’t say enough about Paul and his talented eye as a photographer. He truly is an artist. He perfectly captured our big day and we had a blast doing our shoot. One of the best pieces of advice I received was- pick a photographer you feel comfortable with and want to spend... Read More your wedding day with, because they are there every step of the way. For that reason, I am so glad we found Paul. From the moment we met him, it was as if we were old friends. His calming presence and sense of humor on our wedding day put my husband and I at ease. He knew exactly the shots to get and captured the love and joy of our big day so beautifully. The album Paul put together for us is unlike any I’ve seen. It is truly a work of art that we love to share with our family and friends. Paul Photography is well worth the investment! I highly recommended one of the best photographer in San Diego Paul Douda Photography | San Diego Wedding Photographer

Custom, Creative and Memorable

Reviewed on 10/19/2013 Christina L

Working with Paul for our Engagement Session as well as our Wedding was the best experience with a photographer. He was able to capture those special moments while being creative with the surroundings bringing together a look and feel that is unique and memorable. Paul is a true... Read More artist when it comes to his vision of how a picture can say a thousand words just by brining together multiple elements to capture a moment with a couple that is amazing. We are forever grateful to Paul for making our day extra special and for creating lasting memories we can cherish for years to come. We highly recommend Paul Douda Photography to anyone that is looking for a personable touch and amazing one of a kind photos.

Excellent photographer

Reviewed on 4/09/2013 Amy M

Paul is an amazing photographer. We did an engagement session as well as our wedding with him. He is super down to earth and easy to get along with but also very professional. He listened to what we wanted out of our pictures and brought some great ideas to the table as well.... Read More We have some great shots with sparklers. He came on a walk through with us before the wedding to look at specific shots we could do at the venue and was very prepared. I recommend Paul very highly to anyone that is looking for a great mix of candid and portraits with a slightly modern twist. We wanted fun, but traditional photos and Paul does both very well. We were on a budget and Paul customized the package to meet exactly what we were looking for. It was very easy to cut out things we didn't want and add in "extras" that we really wanted that other photographers wouldn't so unless you upgraded to a pre set package.

Meet The Owner

Paul Douda & Crystal Rainwater

After meeting at a wedding ourselves, Paul & Crystal know all about true love! Our compatibility goes much deeper than our love for one another. We share a passion and a vision on what makes an amazing partner in business and in life. Our style of shooting is often described as photo journalistic. We want to show the day as it happened. We are both motivated by the knowledge that our photos and video hold moments for people who haven’t even been born yet! Our goal is that our brides & grooms don't have to worry about their photography or video and can enjoy every delicate moment of their day!