Photography with intention, depth and true emotion

without sacrificing the sentimental details

My photography hangs out at the intersection of art and story. It’s the emotion of the moment, told through an editorial lens. A timeless portrait, that still exudes warmth and feeling.


And it is, above all else, curated to capture the very best of you two, your love story, and the people who’ve come to celebrate alongside you.


Hi, I’m Jess, and I’m so glad you’re here

You two are equal partners who are celebrating a wedding day full of details you both care about. I always take care to spend time with both of you, individually and together, to fully tell the story of this day with these people in this unforgettable place.


I’m all about “over” … over-preparing and over-communicating while giving time and space for all your big feelings. Come wedding day, you can be confident you’ve got my talent, attention, ability to pivot when needed … and my literal clipboard detailing all your heart’s desires so I can capture them to the fullest.

Santa Barbara Wedding photographer Jessica Sofranko

The Central Coast is...


Hidden beaches WINE WITH A VIEW soft dunes
ICE CREAM IN TOWN Absolutely unforgettable


I love showing off every amazing facet of California’s Central Coast. But I also love traveling to you!
Bring me all the NorCal misty headlands like Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey, Santa Barbara gardens and quirky San Francisco locales.

a bit personal

A Glimps into

My World

I’ve always been a California girl at heart, but I actually spent much of my childhood in Asia. It fostered an appreciation for new experiences and diverse cultures, and I am so thankful for that time. Now, I get to serve diverse couples right here in the place my heart calls home.


I met my husband when we both attended Cal Poly, and now we’re raising our two young girls not far from where we first built our relationship. We’ve rooted our life here and take advantage of every beautiful thing the Central Coast has to offer—from family walks on the beach or date night sunsets to local food and craft beer.


It’s important to me to honor my time with my family and my time with my couples.


That’s why I’m selective with the weddings and couples I shoot. Like everything I do, I know that it’s the quality that matters, not the quantity. So if we work together, you can be sure you’re not just a number in my date book. You’re a couple I truly care about, and your story is one I cannot wait to tell.

Live oak wedding by Jessica Sofranko
harmony chapel wedding by cambria photographer jessica sofranko

Your Family Matters

All the people surrounding you with love on your wedding day are there for a reason. They’re family. They’re the friends who’ve become family. They are, above all else, your people.


I know how much they matter to you, and I know how important it is to document the moments you shared together. At my own wedding, my mom was the person who was there every step of the way. Yet on the day, I didn’t get a portrait of just the two of us.


I didn’t realize how much I wanted that until it was too late. Because of that, I go out of my way as your photographer to capture you two with your people. I truly enjoy family portraits and the chance to preserve beautiful, artistic images of your loved ones.


As we’re planning, we’ll chat about different photo combinations and how you want to approach family photos then build your custom timeline with all your loved ones in mind.


All our planning and my decade+ of experience helps you feel confident to live in every moment without an ounce of worry.


"She is such a positive, enthusiastic person, which made taking pictures a lot more fun."

"Jess was nothing short of AMAZING! Before the wedding, she was super easy to get in touch with and always quick to respond if we had any questions concerning photography. She is so talented and I was so impressed with all of the details and special moments that she captured...I would definitely recommend her - you won’t be disappointed!”

— Ashley & Zach

Let’s make a deal: give yourself the freedom to be fully present in every moment and let me handle the rest.

San Luis Obispo Wedding photographer specializes in destination weddings across all of California and beyond, Jessica Sofranko Photography, established in 2009

I document love stories, without exception.

All races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and identities welcomed and celebrated.


When life brings you lemons, make whiskey sours.

(805) 305-1427

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