Wedding Photojournalist Ian Martin.

   Award-winning photographer Ian Martin has photographed more than 700 weddings since he launched his business in 2001. As a photojournalist, he believes that the best photographs of any wedding are the spontaneous, unscripted moments that happen in real life. By being mindful and unobtrusive, he captures these slices of time creating a heartfelt record of the wedding occasion, a story told with photographs. Ian is also an accomplished portrait photographer and is happy to provide traditional wedding photography to augment his documentary style. Ian's dependability and quality of service have earned him the official recommendations of many excellent wedding venues including the Pebble Beach Resorts, Holman Ranch, Gardener Ranch, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Ventana Inn, the Perry House, the Monterey Museum of Art, and the Brazilian Room.

   Ian is a true photojournalist. He is a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography winner and his work has appeared in a myriad of publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. This high-level documentary photojournalism experience gives him the ability to comprehensively plan his coverage of a wedding, resulting in a thorough photographic record that relates not only what the wedding looked like, but what people were experiencing and feeling throughout the occasion. Visit to see Ian's non-wedding documentary photography and photojournalism.

   Ian photographs weddings of every size, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. He can photograph your wedding digitally or with film, and provides a password-protected web gallery for either option. He can provide prints and albums, or, clients can make their own as Ian provides the full-resolution digital files (the "digital negatives") or the film negatives to his clients. Please get in touch to find out about additional services; Ian is always happy to talk about your wedding.







Ian is always happy to discuss his photography and your vision for your wedding celebration. Please call or email with your questions, or to set up an appointment to visit his studio in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.




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