Chris Wojdak Photography
I'm a San Diego wedding photographer, specializing in documenting how people relate to each other. I get the opportunity to run alongside people in their finest (and sometimes, most transitional) moments, to find what’s true in them, and to pack as much of it into one frame as I can. If even just one of the images we create together remains on your wall for the next twenty or thirty years, I will have succeeded in uniting you with who you were, exactly, in that time of your life.
I'm here to remind you that you are fully seen and fully loved during life’s significant milestones, transitions, and events. I believe in capturing how people relate to each other, and the vulnerability that my clients allow me to witness during these times. Whether I'm photographing folks during their engagement, wedding, maternity, wedding anniversary or family portrait session, I hope my photos reveal my mantra: “you cannot love people unless you are willing to fully see them.”
Although I'm based in Southern California, I also travel frequently, especially to Seattle and Washington state.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
I’m really interesting in how we show up for each other and what it looks like when we do — I’m looking for the ways people connect, and how we share the story of our relationships. I love Offbeat Bride readers because I can see they have a priority list that’s close to mine. When I meet with offbeat clients and they tell me the thing they’re most excited about is that they’re throwing the biggest party of their life — I know we’re going to get along.
As a neurodivergent queer woman, I love working with folks who think differently. I’m active in both the queer and disability-rights advocacy communities, and I love using my camera to tell love the stories that go untold, and feel unrepresented.
I’ve often described myself as a whole-life photographer; that is to say that while my working relationship with many of my clients starts with their wedding, I’ve often gone on to capture their bodies via boudoir photos, their lives with their families, their headshots to celebrate a new careee or business. It is exciting to me to get to know people in so many ways and connect those pieces of them with my camera.
Chris was amazing to work with from the very first time we met and it's hard to describe how powerful the emotions are when we view our wedding pictures. We also hired Chris to photograph our rehearsal dinner which is one of our favorite decisions we made through the whole process. It was great to have additional pictures of our friends and family in more "normal" attire and a much more relaxed setting. -Clint
I offer sliding scale for people in marginalized communities such as transfolks, school teachers, and activists. If you're in a marginalized group or actively working in your community, please reach out. If I can't accommodate your budget, I may be able to recommend someone.