Testimonials

What clients are saying

Bride in Pronovias off shoulder lace gown and long train and veil on grassy hill with ocean views with groom in navy suit and rose boutonniere, Lodge at Torrey Pines wedding, photography by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Marika S.

Hiring Cavin Elizabeth for your wedding photography is a MUST. I don’t even know where to begin. My wedding coordinator sent me Cavin’s information when we were still searching for a photographer for our wedding. As soon as I saw her website and Instagram account I was blown away. There is something about each image that just looks so special and her signature style just shines through. I knew right away that it had to be her! From the first phone call that went so amazingly, to the welcome email that we received after, I was confident we made the right choice. Cavin is amazing at what she does. She has literally built a successful business from the ground up. As soon as you become her client she practically hand holds you the entire way up to the big day. I received countless emails filled with amazing tips, tricks, information and more. These emails saved so much time in the planning process. She also sent us a copy of her book and I read the entire thing. Such a great book of information and of course gorgeous photos. You can find it on Amazon! She has amazing engagement on all of her social media channels. Make sure to check out her YouTube page and watch all the videos. I also read all of her weekly blog posts which helped keep me calm. She also cares so much about getting to know you both as people. There are extensive surveys she asks you to fill out which are a good thing. In the next few months she will know all about your wonderful love story and your personalities. We were lucky enough to choose a package that included a engagement photoshoot as well. She even flew all the way up to San Francisco even though she is based in San Diego to take our engagement photos. It was so great to finally meet her in person even though it felt like we already knew her from connecting online. The day of our photoshoot was so windy in San Francisco and I was worried my hair would look bad in the photos. When we got the photos back (quick turnaround time might I add) they were amazing. I looked amazing also :) We decided to have her make a Guest Book for the wedding which was awesome. Instead of a typical guest book with blank pages she creates one that has questions that the guests have to answer. This made the guest book such a more interactive experience. The day of the wedding Cavin was a rockstar. She knows her stuff. I had zero worries the entire time she was there. She is great at capturing every single thing you would want during your special day and the things you would forget. Everyone followed her directions and she made sure no time was wasted! I received so many compliments from my family and guests about how they loved Cavin and were so impressed with the photos. The day flew by, I wish we had her stay longer!! She writes the best blog posts when she shares previews of your photos. I was so excited that while we were on our honeymoon she posted a blog post with wedding images for us to see! Absolutely stunning. I was and still am in love. Also I don’t know how we got so lucky but we received all of our final wedding photos within a month timeframe. I have friends who have had to wait for months!! I am still not over the wedding bliss and staring at all the images. You probably won’t be for awhile! Even though the wedding is over I still have reached out to Cavin several times about anything and everything. She truly feels like a friend. Thank you so much again Cavin we can’t thank you enough for capturing our special day!!

Taylor G.

We are so glad and lucky that we had Cavin as our photographer. She was easily one of the best decisions we made. Immediately from the first phone conversation, I knew it was the perfect fit. You could tell she truly cared about getting to know us, making this a great experience, and just photography as a whole. Before the engagement shoot, she sent us a questionnaire about our relationship that helped us figure out the perfect places to take the pictures and was so responsive to my questions about locations, outfits and any other concerns! My fiancé was apprehension about doing engagement pictures (we are pretty private and he thought it would be uncomfortable) but after our session, he was blown away by Cavin (and even wanted to do more shots at the end). She makes you feel so relaxed, makes the shoot fun and you end up with the most BEAUTIFUL pictures.

A few months out from the wedding, we unfortunately found out we needed to choose a new venue (much to our disappointment and Cavins as we both loved the place). Cavin was SO helpful on giving recommendations and her honest review of venues. And because Cavin took the time to figure out what was important to us, she helped me see that I could still have the vision we wanted in the new venue.

When the wedding got closer, she sent out another questionnaire to make sure her and her team knew exactly what we wanted to capture on the day. This gave us so much comfort knowing that she had everything covered, as well as knowing that she would get the moments that we would want but just didn’t know yet. I couldn’t be more thankful for her on the wedding day. Cavin and her team were SO on top of things, stuck with the timeline and made everyone feel SO comfortable. Me and my husband had the absolute best time shooting our pictures with her. We truly fed off her enthusiasm, creativity and passion and it made it such a fun experience. And when we got the images, WOW, once again we were (and all of our family and friends) blown away. We honestly couldn’t have been happier.

Seriously, Cavin was absolutely amazing and will definitely make sure you end up with your dream pictures. She’s fun, thoughtful, passionate, organized, responsive and just everything you would want in your wedding photographer!

La Quinta Resort wedding ceremony with triangular arch with pampas grass and pink orange yellow flowers with views of the golf course and mountains, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Lauren H.

Working with Cavin was a dream!! One of the best decisions I made around my wedding was hiring her. I was drawn to Cavin by her reviews, brand, and blogs and she far exceeded my expectations. I was so impressed with how organized all of her processes were and how responsive she was (which both I learned were rare in the wedding industry). It felt so great, as a couple, to know how invested our photographer was in getting to know us as a couple and it really came out in our pictures. Before our wedding we did an engagement shoot and I couldn’t have been happier with our images. I also did a boudoir shoot with Cavin on the same day, she made me feel so comfortable the whole time and the images turned out BEAUTIFUL I was completely blown away. Cavin’s passion and personality truly come out beautifully in her work. Her attention to detail and playfulness with color are spectacular. But for me, more importantly her ability to make you feel comfortable and sexy while being photographed is truly special. I would highly recommend booking Cavin and can’t wait to work with her again in the future!

Coronado Community Center Wedding bride and groom, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Katie G.

Cavin was literally our dream photographer! Amazing photography was the most important thing to us going into the wedding so we chose carefully. Cavin’s work was absolutely stunning! When we first met she was extremely professional and personable at the same time. Also, the quality of her wedding albums and other product was top notch so that was another huge draw. Our engagement photos were the best photos of me and my husband that I have ever owned in my entire life. SO happy to capture the moment forever. The photos were stunning and we literally got maybe a hundred compliments together on them from everyone. They were a huge point of conversation for months. Our engagement photos were so good we worried how could the wedding photos be any better, but of course they were. If you are getting married in San Diego you need to check out Cavin and then hire her as your photographer. She goes above and beyond all expectations for a wedding photographer.

Bridal party portrait with chairs, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Margaret T.

If you are looking for a natural light photographer, book Cavin.
If you are looking for a perfectionist who has the most stunning photos, book Cavin.
If you are in Southern California, book Cavin NOW.
I cannot express how Cavin was my best vendor. She kept in touch and was always there with prompt responses for my 100 questions I had. She even sends out emails with tips and tricks from her blog she has written herself. She also helped with our timeline and is very knowledgeable about realistic timeframes (cannot express how important this was/is).
Our reception venue has very harsh, warm-toned lighting and it was vital for me to find someone who has done work at that same location and knows how to work around the orange/brown tones. When I was researching for a photographer, I would scan through their website or IG and as soon as I saw ONE photo I didn’t like, I would move on… I was brutal when choosing a photographer because photography was our #1 most important component for our wedding since we will have these photos for a lifetime. I instantly gravitated towards Cavin’s Instagram because she clearly knows what she is doing. Her whole page is in unison and she is extremely dedicated to what she does for a living. The other thing that was very important for me was to have a connection with a photographer before our wedding; so, I loved the fact that Cavin goes by that same motto. Her package included the engagement session which was perfect to get to know her and what to expect. She is incredibly sweet and soft-spoken, but she also knows how to handle herself sternly.
I am super Type A personality, but I just let her run the show on my wedding day because I trusted her. I think what is best about Cavin too is that she captures what you want but also knows what to capture. Everything she photographs is done with precision and her editing is beyond beautiful. She is able to elegantly edit her photos, but the colors are still bold and captivating. They are a touch of delicate and a hint of charming. I honestly did not feel the prettiest on my wedding day but Cavin was able to give me a gallery of photos that I am extremely happy with. She is like a fairy godphotographer. Her work speaks for itself. You will not regret booking her. God must love me because I was so fortunate she was available for my wedding date which was extremely popular, 08.18.18.
Best of luck brides!
Special thanks to Cavin. We are so honored to have had you capture our most special day!

Bride and groom smiling together. Bride in lace Watters sweetheart gown with her hair half up and curled. Groom in classic black tuxedo with single white rose for boutonniere. Miramonte Resort wedding. Film photography by Cavin Elizabeth.

Brieze B.

Choosing Cavin Elizabeth as our wedding photographer is one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made! Not only is her photography absolutely stunning, but she also made working together a delightful experience from start to finish.

Shortly after we agreed to work with Cavin, she sent us a copy of her beautiful book as a welcome gift. We returned to the invaluable tips she laid out in her book again and again as the big day approached, and the guidance was incredibly helpful! Cavin also included a complimentary engagement session in our package, which was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other before the wedding. We used the gorgeous photos from our shoot for both our invitations and for the guest book that Cavin made for us for the wedding day, which was a huge hit! In addition, she got to know us and helped us feel fully prepared for our wedding day through thoughtful and detailed questionnaires in the months leading up to our wedding, which was so helpful.

Cavin photographed both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding, and the photos from both events are simply breathtaking! After the wedding we chose to purchase a large photo album as well as a smaller album as a gift for our family. They are so beautiful, and will perfectly highlight our special day for many, many years to come. Our families, my husband, and I will always cherish the gorgeous photos that Cavin created for us. We couldn’t have chosen a better photographer to capture the most important weekend of our lives, and we can’t recommend working with Cavin Elizabeth highly enough!

Bride and groom walking, Santaluz Club wedding reception, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Patrick V.

Choosing a Wedding Photographer is a rather daunting task any couple might consider but boy are we happy we chose Cavin Elizabeth Photography. From the moment my wife and I met Cavin, we knew she had what it took to capture every special moment of our Wedding Experience. From the initial meeting, engagement photo session to days leading up to the big day and the special day itself. Cavin handled every task like it was her own wedding. She instilled confidence in both my wife and I and helped make the moment so natural and fun every step of the way. Cavin is not only talented behind the lense but her words and way she expresses and handles each wedding makes you feel like the experience was from a dream. She has the professional experience coupled with an amazing eye and is immensely well-known and recommended in the Wedding Industry! Thank you Cavin for the amazing photo captures and for sharing our wonderful experience of marriage! We feel like we not only had amazing photographers but in the end gained an amazing friends!

Mt Woodson Castle Wedding

Rachel C.

I cannot express enough how exceptional Cavin Elizabeth is. From the very beginning she’s gone out of her way to ensure our wedding photography experience has been flawless, effortless, and unique. I knew from the start of our wedding planning process that photography was at the top of my priority list. We wanted photos that were timeless, classy, with a modern flair…During our engagement photos and on our wedding day Cavin made my husband and I feel so at ease…Cavin has a gift of making us look our best, but not look too posed so we still look like ourselves. We also loved that she provides a wedding registry for guests to gift prints, additional hours/sessions, etc. Cavin is passionate, professional, she’s pretty much a unicorn!