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San Diego Wedding Photographer Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock is a Courthouse Wedding Photographer in San Diego who specializes in capturing the essence of your special day using color and architecture. He suggests beautiful locations such as the County Administration Center, San Marcos Courthouse, or the East County Office for your civil ceremony. With his creative vision and expertise, Dennis will deliver unforgettable photos that will perfectly capture the spirit of free-spirited couples..

"Dennis Mock was such a significant part of our wedding! He encouraged us to be ourselves, made us laugh, and brought out the best in everyone. The pictures turned out amazing and each one tells a unique story. We couldn't have asked for better photos. I highly recommend Dennis to anyone in search of a professional photographer; you won't be disappointed! -Scott, the groom.

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"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"

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Over the years, Dennis has photographed more than 300+ Courthouse Weddings, so he can help be your guide, ensuring you enjoy your special day. We will hop on a call three days before the big day arrives to discuss the timeline, review your family/friends list, and cover any final questions.

You can now check availablity and book online. The deposit retainer is $250 to secure your date on our calendar. The balance is due three days before your day when we get over the final details.


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Adding a second location like Balboa Park would make for some stunning pictures, a

30 minute photoshoot would be perfect.

Adding a second location like Sunset Cliffs would make for some stunning pictures, a

30 minute photoshoot would be perfect.

Our wedding package includes 90 minutes of coverage, hand-edited digitals, and a video clip to ensure that you don't feel rushed on your special day.







Ideal Timeline

is 90 minutes

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Yay, it's wedding day! Let's start with 20 minutes of lovely couples pictures. Don't worry, we won't rush you, your appointment time will take up to 30 minutes to make sure we capture every special moment. Then, it's time for the ceremony! After that, we can take some pictures with your family and friends. And let's not forget to end the day with a super fun couples portrait!

Couples Pictures



Dennis will start editing your images with his signature color and a few black-and-whites. You can expect to receive your Gallery four days after your date, which will be downloadable. Once you have your Gallery, you'll be able to print, share, and enjoy every special moment captured in your photos. If you're interested, we also offer 20 page custom-designed 8x8 albums that hold your Story for $350.


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"Dennis, thank you so much for being a part of Cecile and Scott's special day. Your fun personality really brought out the best in all of us and helped to make it such a memorable occasion. Your pictures were absolutely fantastic and you have a real talent for capturing the unique connection between your subjects. It really shows in your work and we are all so grateful to have had you there to capture those special moments. Thanks again for everything! - Deb


"Dennis is an incredibly talented wedding photographer. He is very prompt, and yet he never made us feel rushed or pressured. He's a really cool guy with a great artistic eye, and he had us trying out poses that we initially thought were awkward, but ended up looking fantastic in the photos. I would definitely recommend thius guy! - Lesly

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Dennis Mock Photography is the preferred photographer for civil weddings at the downtown San Diego Courthouse, San Marcos, and Santee locations. Specializing in small, intimate weddings and elopements, they capture the beauty and emotion of these cherished moments. And to top it off, they're easy-going and fun to work with. So if you're planning a civil wedding, Dennis Mock Photography is the perfect choice to make your special day unforgettable.

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Meet your Photographer

Dennis Mock is an incredibly talented photographer who specializes in capturing those fleeting and spontaneous moments that make your special day truly unique. He is the go-to photographer for civil ceremonies at the San Diego Courthouse, Coronado, La Jolla and Balboa Park. Clients absolutely love working with him because of his ability to create natural and authentic compositions that are both beautiful and timeless. With his background in sports and architectural photography, Dennis brings a unique perspective to his work that shines through in every shot. I have no doubt that you'll love his blend of candid and relaxed portraits, which will perfectly tell the story of your special day in a truly unique way. It's going to be an absolutely wonderful day!

Get In Touch

13715 Sparren Ave
San Diego CA. 92129

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Where is the downtown San Diego Courthouse located?

The historic 1938 San Diego County Administration Building is the location of the courthouse. It's situated at 1600 Pacific Highway, right across the street from the City Harbor / Star of India. The building is surrounded by the beautiful Waterfront Park, which has fountains, urban walls, and a modern playground. If you're planning a wedding, you might be interested to know that an outdoor arbor or a private indoor ceremony is available for your special day.

Where is the Santee Courthouse located?

County of San Diego East Branch: 10144 Mission Gorge Road, Santee CA

Where is the San Marcos Courthouse located?

County of San Diego North Branch: 141 E Carmel Street, San Marcos CA

Love is undoubtedly

in the air!

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

Where is the best courthouse to get married in San Diego?

The County Administration Building is the best place to get married in San Diego! The courthouse is right on the

water, and there is the most beautiful waterfront park to get photos before and after your ceremony.

Marriage ceremonies can be performed during regular business hours 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday,

by appointment only. You can choose to have outdoor or private indoor ceremony.

How do I make an appointment to get married in San Diego?

Call (619) 237-0502 or click HERE to make an appointment. The San Diego Clerk requires an appointment to apply

for a marriage license.

How do you get married at the courthouse in San Diego? General Requirements:

  1. Both parties must appear together at their appointment.
  2. Both parties must present valid and current government-issued photo IDs.
  3. Appointments are required.
  4. Both parties must be 18 years old or older.
  5. Both parties must be able to read, speak, and understand English or Spanish.

How fast can you get married in San Diego?

The marriage license is effective immediately and there is no waiting period to use it. Make sure you are on time for

your appointment or it will have to be rescheduled.

San Diego Courthouse website click CIVIL MARRIAGE CEREMONY