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San Diego Courthouse Wedding Photography

Dennis Mock

You got to love San Diego Courthouse Wedding Photography by Dennis Mock. His use of architecture, color, spontaneous style is perfect for the free-spirited couple. Are you planning on celebrating a simple courthouse wedding celebration with close family friends?

Love is undoubtedly in the air! The downtown San Diego Courthouse (Marriage Hut) is a favorite to document elope couples saying, "I do." You have a choice of having an outdoor or private indoor ceremony. The historic 1938 San Diego County Administration Building (pictured) is located at 1600 Pacific Highway across the street from the City Harbor / Star of India. The Waterfront Park features fountains, urban walls, and a modern playground.

There are four other locations across the county for San Diego couples interested in tying the knot, including the Santee Courthouse, Kearny Mesa Courthouse, and San Marcos Courthouse. Here's a link for more location INFO

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Say "I DO" at the Downtown San Diego Courthouse



Full Story Package:

  • Up to 2 hours, so you don't feel rush.
  • Includes beautiful hand-edited digitals.
  • Start 45 minutes before the appt time
  • Online gallery + digital download


Short Story Package:

  • One hour of coverage.
  • Includes beautiful hand-edited digitals
  • Start 15 minutes before the appt time
  • Online gallery + digital download





Over the years, I have photographed more than 300+ Courthouse Weddings, so I can help be your guide, ensuring you enjoy your special day. Three days before the big day arrives, we will hop on a call to chat about the timeline, go over your family/friends list and cover any final questions.


When the big day has finally arrived, all you have to do is be entirely in the moment! Let's start with a first look, remember to bring the flowers!


I'll begin editing your images with our signature color and a few black-and-whites. One week after "I do," you'll receive your Gallery (downloadable); you'll be able to print, share, and enjoy every special moment. We do offer custom-designed albums that hold your Story.


If you are ready to start the process or have some questions, fill out the contact form below, and we will be there for you in no time. If you prefer, you can call or text 858-722-5573 or email us directly at

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holds your story

Printed on archival paper and handcrafted with great attention to detail, our high-end flush mounted albums lay flat and feature customization options. Starting at $450

Your images matter.

They deserve to be celebrated today and revered forever.

Dennis mock San Diego photographer


Dennis Mock's self-proclaimed spontaneity and documentary spirit have earned him dozens of local and national awards from professional photographer associations (PPSDC, PPC, PPA, WPPI) and companies (Kodak and Fuji).

His background in sports photography allows him to capture split-second moments of joy or truly spectacular action passes of familial play, and his experience in architectural photography gives him a natural sense of composition.


Our dates are first come, first serve, and we do not hold dates without payment. You can make payment in full or deposit $250 now, with the balance due seven days before your day.

We can send an online payment thru Square to secure your date and times. CA sales tax applies.

Now BOOKING weddings for 2022. We recommend booking as far in advance as possible, as spots start to fill up quickly!

CALL TEXT Dennis at 858-722-5573

Dennis, your fun personality brought out the best in all of us. Your pictures were fantastic, You have a special connection with who you’re photographing. It comes out in your work. Thank you again for helping make Cecile and Scott’s day special." - Deb

Dennis is such a very wonderful, talented photographer. We enjoyed the session with him and he is very accommodating. He is very prompt and yet he never makes you feel like “time is ticking” and you need to hurry up. Very cool guy and very artistic. He would make you do poses you think are awkward but later on turns to be nice! Recommend this guy! - Lesly

Dennis was such a great part of our wedding! He encouraged us to be ourselves, made us laugh, and brought out the best in everyone. Each picture tells a story and looks beautiful. We couldn't have asked for better pictures, I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional-quality photos, Dennis won't disappoint! - Scott N, Groom

Not only does Dennis Mock photographer have an eye for capturing the essence of the moment, but he also possesses the ability to find the perfect backgrounds and compositions" - Kristi

Get In Touch

13715 Sparren Ave
San Diego CA. 92129

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How do I get married at the courthouse in San Diego?

CIVIL MARRIAGE CEREMONY - more info at the San Diego Courthouse website:

Marriage ceremonies can be performed during regular business hours Monday thru Friday by appointment only. You have a choice of having an outdoor or private indoor ceremony rooms that will accommodate the following number of guests:• Downtown San Diego: Up to 15 Guests • San Marcos: Up to 20 Guests • Kearny Mesa: Up to 15 Guests.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, license and ceremony appointments are required at all County Clerk locations and can be made online or by calling (619) 237-0502. San Diego County says the cost of a non-confidential marriage license is $70.00, a confidential marriage license is $89.00, and the cost of a civil ceremony, to be performed by one of our excellent County staff in English or Spanish, is $88.00. MORE INFO HERE. Here's the latest link on the Marriage Hut from 10NEWS (7/7/2021)