Yair Haim Photography

Los Angeles | Orange County | Santa Barbara & Destination

About this Vendor

Award Winning Destination Wedding Photographer

All I can say is that I really believe I have the best job in the world! Being able to document one of the most important days of my couples life is a blessing from above! This is my full time job and I only book limited amount of weddings per year. I want to ensure all of my couples get the best service and care. Visit my website where you will see many more samples of my work and other usful information. Shoot me an email with any questions you may have - I would love to hear all about your wedding plans/vision! Hope to hear from you soon ;-)


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement

Starting Price Range


Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Film Photography, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums

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Contact Info

Los Angeles | Orange County | Santa Barbara & Destination (310) 993-1561

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Melanie H

BEST OF THE BEST!!! Yair was an absolute lifesaver for us!! We had initially chosen a videographer/photographer combo company when first starting off on our adventure of wedding planning. We had forgotten the advice of many others when they told us to steer clear of these... Read More companies as most will fall short of one of the services. We knew their videography was incredible and the exact style we were envisioning, so we booked. The coordination and communication was poor right off the bat, but it wasn’t until after our engagement photos when we realized the quality was nowhere near up to par. Panicked, not only as we had put SO much planning in to these once-in-a-lifetime photos but more so because our wedding was just a couple months away, we jumped on theknot.com in hopes of finding a photographer that would be available on our special day *in the thick of wedding season* who was capable of producing quality, stand-out wedding photos. That’s when we found Yair. His photos looked like something out of Pinterest which is what I (and most other females) envisage when we think about our wedding photos. He responded to us nearly immediately and in such a professional manor, explained his process and prices. It was a miracle he was even available as he books several weddings a week and was booked nearly throughout those few months. His process – HALLELUJAH!! He wanted to meet with us to get to know us as a couple and best understand our dynamic which ultimately helps him shoot our wedding. He had tips and timeline recommendations. “Get your ring cleaned on this day, be sure to bring this and tell the coordinators this. And always this this and that.” It was incredible!! His specialty is weddings, that is all he shoots and he is extremely skilled at his craft. His prices are more than reasonable as well. He really, truly was a savior on every level. He’s the kind of person we considered family by the time the day was nearly over. Thank you, Yair!! We will cherish your service on the most precious day of our lives for life!!

Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Inessa M

Yair recently photographed our wedding in Los Angeles and from day one the experience has been amazing. Just look at his website to realise that Yair is an immensely talented photographer. He brings a proven documentary style, but combines it with a creativity to create... Read More something that really feels like art. Yair was easy to deal with at every step. Being out of the country and he in LA, we communicated via phone, Skype and emails so we could discuss everything in detail. Yair and his assistant on the day were incredibly helpful too - helping me getting into my dress and generally being a pleasure to have around. We had so many comments from our guests about what lovely people they both were. Finally, the photos. We are over the moon. We just got back the final high-res files yesterday and they are fabulous - a perfect moment of the day, but in a style that looks timeless and simply beautiful. To say we are happy is an understatement. Your photographs are the one visual reminder you get to keep from your big day. It's worth spending a bit more to get someone good. There is no way you can go wrong when having Yair at your wedding!

Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Abigail C

Yair is such an amazing person and photographer! My husband and I had were searching for a photographer for a while and came across Yair's portfolio. His prices are not cheap however when you spend so much on your wedding and all you have left is the photos then you understand... Read More that photography is the most important investment. We knew for sure that we wanted him as our photographer so we booked him for our wedding and engagement. My husband and I made the right decision on choosing him. First of all, he is very professional,responsive, and makes you feel extremely comfortable. Second, his work is QUALITY, all the photos we received were absolutely stunning! If you're looking for a photographer that is fully invested in your wedding and has quality work that is also absolutely stunning Yair is the photographer for you. We love our wedding photos and will cherish them forever! Than you Yair we love you!!

Reviewed on 1/02/2018 Lizzy B

I would give more than 5 stars if I could! As another reviewer wrote, you can stop looking for a wedding photographer now that you've found Yair, because he is simply the best. He was professional, efficient, timely, and always puts you first as the bride & groom. From the... Read More minute Yair arrived, things went smoothly. He anticipated the optimal timing for photographing every part of our wedding, and masterfully did this in the background without ever seeming intrusive or in-the-way. He made every effort to photograph our wedding just as we had hoped, and the final photos we received were exactly what we wanted! Yair made sure my makeup was perfect, that we got photos with all of our special guests, he even coordinated our dream photographs on the beach before our ceremony! He communicated effortlessly with all the other vendors at our wedding, including our coordinator and DJ. I think it's also important to emphasize that with Yair, you're not just getting a wedding photographer - you're getting a wedding PRO. He doesn't just stand there and take photos. No no. He knows exactly how weddings work -- the timing of events, how to make you feel comfortable and look natural, and he anticipates and prevents any problems from happening. His ability really impressed me and my family. I would also like to thank his assistant Bianca, who did a FABULOUS job with not only snapping some lovely photographs from different angles, but also she was enormously helpful with any last minute back-up things that needed to happen (coordinating the walk-out, getting us a drink, checking on the DJ and schedule, etc...). Not once did she sit idly -- she was always moving and working hard to make sure everything went right. Thank you so much, Yair and Bianca! You guys are the BEST and we are absolutely thrilled that we got to work with you!!! Sincerely, Lizzy & Bill

Reviewed on 11/09/2017 gina D

Stop looking! You found the photographer you need! We choose Yair to capture our desert elopement after one glance at his portfolio. My husband and I are not very photogenic, plus I don't have one creative bone in my body, so I was so glad to have Yair there to direct the... Read More shoot and make us look like models. All of our pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined, giving those Pinterest weddings a run for their money! On top of his technical skill and professionalism he was an absolute joy to work with. We laughed and talked the whole shoot and it reflects in the pictures. Thank you, Yair! We couldn't be happier!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Allyson H

We found Yair on The Knot. Initially he caught my eye because he had the same last name as me (and we are not related!) and he had great reviews. He was flexible and easy to work with during the planning stages. We actually first met Yair when he and Ray showed up on the big... Read More day. And we were very impressed! From first to last he knew exactly how he wanted to shoot us. He understood the pressures and demands of our day and worked within our constraints. The pictures came out absolutely perfect. He was very adept at dealing with outside pressures and working with our other vendors (Videographer and Coordinator) to make sure everything was captured just the way we wanted. Yair was timely, accommodating, attentive and incredibly professional. We would recommend him to any couple without any hesitation. Thank you Yair for capturing our special day in such gorgeous detail!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Michael D

World Class Photographer! Yair not only captured the most beautiful photos of our special day but he was able to always keep the us calm and relaxed to truly enjoy each moment. He was also able to handle our huge and diverse family! I truly recommend Yair with my highest... Read More recommendation for any event that you are planning!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 genevieve b

Yair is absolutely the best! My husband and I were looking for a photographer for a while and came across Yair's portfolio. Immediately we knew that we needed him to photograph our wedding and engagement. Yair's prices were not as low as you can find. If you think about it;when... Read More you spend so much time and money on your wedding, the photos are the only thing that you have left to remember that day. Yair was the best investment for our wedding! He was extremely responsive and professional throughout the whole wedding planning process. And trust me that is very important! On the day of the wedding Yair came early and was such a pleasure to work with. My friends and family loved him and we keep talking about how he made everybody feel so comfortable while taking our pictures. We got our wedding photos about a month earlier than expected and we were blown away! He captured EVERYTHING so beautifully! We received so many photos and we are getting so many compliments from everyone. If you are looking for a photographer that will be there for you, that you can count on and that will actually produce amazing photos then Yair is your guy! Thank you Yair so much. We will cherish you and your amazing work for the rest of our lives! We started as clients and vendor but now we consider you a great friend

Reviewed on 10/27/2017 Rachel W

My husband and I used Yair as our engagement and wedding photographer and we couldn't have been happier! He was very professional, quick to reply to my many emails and very flexible when we wanted to add a more hours at the last minute to our wedding day. Our friends and family... Read More loved working with him on our big day as well. Probably the thing about Yair that impressed us the most is his ability to "wing it" when things don't go as planned, like our engagement shoot at a site that none of us had ever been to or the crazy rain storm that took over our outdoor wedding reception. Yair ran with it and got great photos out of the situations - he is pretty amazing at improvising. Of all the different people and vendors we worked with on our wedding, Yair was far and away the best! We highly recommend him and love showing of our wedding book anytime we have guests over!

Reviewed on 10/26/2017 Steven K

Uh-Mazing! Yair was so incredible, I feel like we hit the jackpot with our Photographer. Not only was he incredibly easy to work with, and more than professional, but he made us feel comfortable! The pictures were incredible, and he was so quick, knowing exactly the right... Read More angles, timing and lighting allowing us to capture the best possible photos and still leaving plenty of time to enjoy our wedding day! He and his assistant were perfect at capturing those candid moments. Thank you so much! We absolutely recommend him!

Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Kristin S

We originally met Yair while scoping out a venue. He was extremely friendly and began talking to us about what we were looking for. He suggested Malibu and he was right! We then looked at his website and were blown away by his photos. Hiring Yair for our wedding was the best... Read More decision. He and his assistant Ronnie were amazing. They didn't waste any time and delivered amazing pictures. They were extremely helpful and made our wedding day a success. I highly recommend Yair for any special event you may have!

Reviewed on 10/01/2017 L D

Yair is awesome. Amazing, down to earth dude with incredible talent.

Reviewed on 9/07/2017 Jan T

Where do i begin! Just want to say thanks to the knot! This is where i found Yair. We had hired him for our engagement shoot and our big day! He is a nice, caring, sincere person. He is a good listener. Very responsive whenever i reached out to him. He didn't disappoint us at... Read More all, we love everything about him and his work. I love that he will throw out his ideas/thoughts to us all the time and consider ours as wellHis work is so amazing where all the awwww's came out. Its very detailed and professionally done, love the color, lighting, just everything about it. Me, my husband, family and friends love all the pictures we got from him. Love the fact that our bridal team love it as well. I will definitely will hire him again.

Reviewed on 8/03/2017 Katie S

Yair and his team were professional, kind, sweet, and so easy to work with. They made me feel at ease and took the most amazing pictures. My mom loved him as well, and he made all of our lives so much easier. Thank you Yair!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Reviewed on 7/11/2017 Brenna N

I found Yair searching and searching for the best photographer I could possibly get for our special day! I knew immediately after seeing Yair's photos, I wanted to get a hold of him to see if he'd be the perfect fit for us. After talking with Yair, we immediately booked within... Read More 24 hours for our engagement & wedding photos! Our engagement & wedding photos turned out beautiful. We will forever look back on these special pictures & I thank Yair for capturing them. Yair has a natural eye for the perfect shot and we couldn't have been more pleased!! On the day of our wedding, Yair & his assistant were very professional and kept me smiling even in the midst of chaos.

Reviewed on 1/29/2017 Sarah W

Yair is the BEST! My husband and I absolutely loved working with him, and most importantly, we love our photos! He was so professional and such did such a hussle the day of to make sure he got all the shots we wanted. He has such a beautiful eye. My husband loved his work... Read More because his style is so timeless and classic. Even though we are both millennials with hipster tendencies (haha), we weren't interested in the more trendier, artsy style you see out there these days. We wanted those timeless shots that captured us and the beauty of the day - and it's exactly what we got. We also got so many compliments from our family and our wedding party about how professional he was and how impressed they were with the way he was able to direct everyone in a fun way that made for great shots. A wonderful person and a talented photographer!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Leinahr L

What can I say about Yair? Such a wonderful experience that my wife and I shared on our special day August 6, 2016. First off the bat, Yair ensured to make me and my wife extremely comfortable along with keeping us level headed, by not having us deal with the stresses/worries... Read More on our day. Secondly he is very professional in what he does, especially in the way he presents himself. After receiving the photos, and products from him me and my wife were beyond speechless. He captured so many countless moments during our wedding and made it look like a complete fairy tale. If we could give more than 5 stars we would, but the knot only gives us the ability to give only 5. If you want a wedding photographer in which, goes above and beyond in his work, then Yair is the man! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Leinahr L

What can I say about Yair? Such a wonderful experience that my wife and I shared on our special day August 6, 2016. First off the bat, Yair ensured to make me and my wife extremely comfortable along with keeping us level headed, by not having us deal with the stresses/worries... Read More on our day. Secondly he is very professional in what he does, especially in the way he presents himself. After receiving the photos, and products from him me and my wife were beyond speechless. He captured so many countless moments during our wedding and made it look like a complete fairy tale. If we could give more than 5 stars we would, but the knot only gives us the ability to give only 5. If you want a wedding photographer in which, goes above and beyond in his work, then Yair is the man! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Alla B

We are so happy that we chose Yair Haim to capture the essence of our wedding day! From our very first meeting, we knew Yair was the right photographer for us. He is professional, organized, trustworthy and cares about each and every one of his clients. He goes above and beyond... Read More to get the best and most creative shots. We are thrilled with our photos and we have recommended him to many of our friends - and will continue to recommend him to anyone in need of a photographer. Hands down, he is one of the best wedding photographers in California!

Reviewed on 10/21/2016 Dmitry K

Yair goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is a total pro. He helped plan our wedding and took great photos of our wedding. He is not the kind of photographer that simply take picture at your wedding. He coordinates, consults, runs the show and overall is dedicating to... Read More making your day feel special. We owe our wedding to Yair. Simply the best!

Reviewed on 9/22/2016 Jennifer P

Yair is amazing. My husband is a professional photographer so we needed the best. We looked over several portfolios and Yair's immediately stood out to my husband. He took our engagement and wedding photos and we are beyond thrilled about how everything came out. Our family... Read More loved the shots and we have so many to choose from. He is personable, likeable and gets it done right! Thank you Yair. I'd recommend you to anyone who would listen!

Reviewed on 7/15/2016

As soon as we met Yair, we immediately clicked with him and got such amazing vibes from him. It wasn't soon after that we booked him as our photographer. We searched for other photographers, but Yair is the ONLY one that we actually set up a meeting with. He has the best... Read More personality, and produces some amazing work. He captured so many moments from our wedding that are so special to us. His work is clean, different, overall he has a great eye for capturing some beautiful moments. He was one of our very favorite vendors to work with. He's so personable, and really pays close attention to his work. He also recommended Shai Hazan for videography, and that was an incredible referral as well. My husband and I still keep in touch with Yair and we got married last August in 2016. Also, I was so emotional on my wedding day, and he taught me a few tricks to keep my makeup from getting ruined by my tears. Yair is one of a kind and if you want a personal experience, choose him for your photographer!

Reviewed on 5/15/2016 Michelle M

We are so grateful to have found Yair! We got married in Fullerton in March of this year. I came across his work on the Knot and was captivated by it like no one else's. We were nervous about budget, but he worked with us and came up with a situation that met our needs and price... Read More point. Not only is Yair a total artist with a camera, but we felt heard and seen and appreciated by him. Our pictures are beautiful and we felt completely comfortable putting the documentation of the day in his hands.

Reviewed on 3/29/2016 Lindsey W

WOW! That is all I could say when I first saw our wedding photos from Yair! His photos were absolutely breathtaking and magical definitely worth every penny, and the prints we ordered were absolutely gorgeous as well. This man is such a superb talent. I only wish we lived in So... Read More Cal so that he could have done our engagement shoot as well. Yair always made us feel comfortable. From our first conversations to our final in person meeting the week of the wedding, he was super responsive, very sweet and welcoming. The day of, he helped calm my nerves and irrational insecurities and made both myself and my groom feel very comfortable and natural. He is also very energetic and great at herding the masses (aka our massive bridal party and families). You would be very blessed to have Yair with you as he captures your special day as well.

Reviewed on 12/20/2015 Allison R

Best Photographer - he not only captured the most beautiful photos of my day but was able to handle my huge wedding party and huge family! I truly recommend him highly


Meet The Owner

Yair Haim

Husband, father of 2 amazing boys and destination award winning wedding photographer. Photographing beautiful weddings around the world for the past 7 years. Based in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara and available to travel anywhere in the world. I would love to hear more about your wedding, get to know you and to make sure we are a perfect fit. My main goal is to document all the wonderful moments of your wedding the best way possible. Please visit my website for more info, pricing and samples of my work.