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bride posed with Grand Tetons in background
two grooms posed against the backdrop of California skyscraper

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bride and groom walking together in a field in Carmel, Ca

California Wedding Photographer

Photographing timeless moments

for those who embrace the beauty of love and art.

There is an undeniable beauty in the spontaneity and raw truth captured within a photograph. It transcends space and time, leaving us with these memories long after the moment has passed.

As a storyteller at heart, my aim is to embrace the authenticity of each moment. There are no pretenses, no script; just raw and unfiltered expressions of love and realness. I'm humbled to bear witness. These are the moments reserved for the chosen few.

For the past 16 years, I've had the honor of photographing weddings all across the globe. I am captivated by how my clients wholeheartedly embrace their authentic selves, unapologetically. As your photographer, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment that allows your true essence to shine through. My philosophy centers around the belief that the experience of capturing photographs holds equal significance to the timeless nature of the photographs themselves. I want you to look back at these photos 20 or 40 years from now and not just remember how it looked, but how it felt.


Capturing love's unscripted magic



bride and groom walking down street with umbrella
bride and groom kiss at end of ceremony aisle

"We love the things we love for what they are" - Frost

ring bearers running at wedding reception

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." - Austen

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bride laughing with bridesmaids in mismatched dresses
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groomsmen playfully doing handstands in field
California bridal photography


With a profound affection for film photography and a discerning eye for portraiture, Margot's images have gained recognition for their sincerity, vulnerability, and genuine connection to her subjects. From grand multi-day wedding celebrations to intimate elopements worldwide, spanning destinations like France and The United Kingdom, Margot consistently infuses the wedding realm with her unique editorial and artistic sensibility.

California wedding photographer Margot Landen smiling at camera

"It’s the unexpected moments that happen to be the most beautiful ones remembered."

With over 16 years of professional experience, Margot's creative foundation lies in the art of storytelling. Her mission is to always lead with the heart and her passion is fuel'd by the unscripted moments. As a California wedding photographer, her work has graced the pages of renowned publications such as Vogue, People, The New York Times, and Town and Country. In addition, Margot has been honored with the Couple's Choice Awards twice by Wedding Wire. She was named one of the top 10 best California wedding photographers by Women Getting Married. She splits her time between Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, but her heart and home is where the next adventure takes her.

Photo by Laura Murray