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About Tim Otto

Based in San Diego, Servicing all of Southern California and available for assignments world wide

I love being a photographer and I specialize in weddings and engagement sessions. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I truly love what I do and I aspire to produce the finest photography I am capable of without compromise. Creating photographs that you love is priceless. I am from Los Angeles California growing up in Pasadena. I moved to San Diego in 1988 and earned a graphics and photography degree at San Diego State University. Go Aztecs! I worked in photography labs and also a variety of commercial and portrait studios.

Estancia Bride candid shot

I always enjoyed photographing people and capturing not only what they look like but show what they feel like. I think this is what drew me to weddings. I love weddings! I have photographed over 500 + I love telling the story of the entire day by capturing the many personalities and emotions on display as the events unfold. I want to give my clients, dynamic and beautiful photographs that they will treasure for a lifetime and create an amazing and fun experience by making my couples feel comfortable in front of the camera without interfering with the flow of the day. A wedding is a celebration of love with family and friends; truly an amazing event. I am honored and privileged be part of your day.

I have photographed weddings through out the United States and countries around the world including Dominican Republic, Italy and Mexico and have been featured in InStyle, Inside Weddings, Town and Country, Exquisite Weddings, Ceremony, San Diego Style, Grace Ormonde Weddings. Art of Celebration Southern California, Southern California Weddings, People-I do!The Great Celebrity Weddings.

Bubbles grand exit

My Style:

I like to blend a variety of styles when I photograph weddings:
Everything from a photojournalistic editorial approach to a contemporary
fashion edge with a classic romantic and traditional style. I am comfortable photographing grand elegant celebrations at large venues and small intimate weddings on the beach. I can give direction to make sure everyone looks great and is in the best light but also observe and make sure I'm in the right place to capture the spontaneous moments.

Huge bridal party photo US Grant Hotel


My work has been featured in local and national magazines and blogs including: InStyle, Inside Weddings, Town and Country, Grace Ormonde Weddings,People-I do The Great Celebrity Weddings. Exquisite Weddings, Ceremony, San Diego Style, Art of Celebration Southern California and Southern California Weddings.
Blogs: Two Bright Lights, Dreamweddings, Brown Sparrow Wedding,
Borrowed and Blue, San Diego Style Weddings, The Knot.com, Sandiegowedding.com.

Studio Location:

We are in the process are relocating the studio and will update info soon.

Personal side:
I love deep sea fishing, camping in the High Sierras or any of beautiful national parks, watching the Chargers and Padres, cooking, ultimate foodie, music, discovering new taco shops, wine(red please) sushi, landscape photography, road trips and traveling to exotic locations... of course with my camera. Here are some images from my recent photo adventure in Iceland,Saguaro National Park,Alaska and Death Valley. My Landscapes are available for purchase. Email tim@timotto.com for more info.