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If you’re considering getting married at the Presidio Log Cabin in San Francisco, I’m here to spill the tea!  First off, the cabin offers an expansive outdoor space with peekaboo views of the Golden Gate Bridge, city skyline and lush eucalyptus groves. The natural scenery provides an enchanting setting, perfect for both ceremonies and receptions.  […]

Log Cabin at the Presidio wedding photos

presidio log cabin wedding

February 24, 2024

Understanding what's in a wedding photography package


Wondering what you should receive in your wedding photography package? You might be feeling overwhelmed trying to decide what you should receive as part of your wedding photography package deliverables! If you’re searching for a wedding photographer, you’re no doubt faced with a barrage of unfamiliar terms that come with photographers’ packages.  No doubt you’ve […]

What does a wedding photography package typically include (and what does it all mean?!)

January 26, 2024

I’m excited to share this gem of a Bay Area redwood wedding venue – Samuel P Taylor State Park located in Lagunitas in Marin County, CA. In the early part of 2023, I had the pleasure of capturing Vivian & Alex’s wedding here. The couple rented the enchanting Redwood Grove Group Picnic Area for their […]

Samuel P Taylor State Park Wedding

Samuel P Taylor State Park wedding photo by Zoe Larkin

December 4, 2023

mountain terrace wedding photos


If you’re in search of an idyllic setting for your big day (which obviously you are because who isn’t?!) the Mountain Terrace in Woodside, CA is a breathtaking Bay Area venue that’s well worth a look. What I personally love about this wedding venue is the outdoor space. The spacious meadow with surrounding woods is […]

Mountain Terrace wedding photos

November 3, 2023

As a wedding photographer who’s spent years behind the lens capturing the magic of wedding days, I’ve come to understand the dreams, expectations, and – yes – the realities of weddings.  One request I’ve heard is, “I want to get a photo of every guest at my wedding.” While I completely understand the sentiment behind […]

Why it’s unrealistic to expect a photo of every guest at your wedding

logistics of capturing photo of every guest at wedding - big group photo

October 18, 2023

Riverfront Regional Park ceremony photos


I couldn’t be more excited to showcase photos from this Riverfront Regional Park outdoor wedding ceremony!  Cindy & Mike married there in November 2021 with a tiny group of around 20 adults and 3 children. They held their ceremony there and then went on to Paradise Ridge Winery for their reception (about a 25-minute drive […]

Riverfront Regional Park Healdsburg Wedding

September 27, 2023

If you’re here, it means you’re looking for an engagement photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area! So, firstly, congratulations on your engagement! Such a fun time in your lives. Secondly, you’re in the right place! I don’t know what stage of the search you’re at. Perhaps you’re just dipping your toes into figuring out […]

San Francisco Bay Area Engagement Photographer

best SF Bay Area Engagement Photographer

September 20, 2023

backyard wedding photographer in the Bay Area- Zoe Larkin Photography


Here at Zoe Larkin Photography, we LOVE a good backyard wedding! There are so many reasons that make this kind of celebration especially intimate, personal and meaningful.  If you’ve been following for any length of time, you’ll know we’re interested in working alongside couples who infuse their values into their weddings. I believe that a […]

San Francisco Bay Area Backyard Wedding Photographer

September 8, 2023

Nestled in the breathtaking Marin Headlands of San Francisco, Hawk Hill offers a stunning backdrop for couples seeking a Golden Gate Bridge elopement experience! As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing a love story or two played out against this enchanting setting.  In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to […]

Marin Headlands elopement at Hawk Hill


August 31, 2023

foreign cinema wedding photos


Foreign Cinema is a bona fide San Francisco dining institution. Nestled in the vibrant heart of the Mission District, it is the epitome of effortless cool. It’s absolutely a unique and memorable venue if you’re looking for a restaurant wedding venue.  You can tie the knot surrounded by enchanting ambiance, artistic flair, and world-class cuisine […]

Foreign Cinema Wedding, San Francisco

August 24, 2023

This is the stunning Piedmont Community Hall—think Mediterranean vibes with chic taupe walls and a terracotta rooftop. Party the night away in the stylish main room, featuring sky-high beamed ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and eye-catching chandeliers. Those floor-to-ceiling windows? They’re bringing the outdoors in, so you can soak up that park-side magic all night long. […]

Piedmont Community Hall Wedding

Piedmont Community Hall wedding photos Zoe Larkin Photography

August 18, 2023

biteunite wedding photos


Now for a totally unique intimate wedding venue! The urban chic setting with industrial accents creates an atmosphere where modern elegance meets laid-back charm. The crowning jewel is undoubtedly the rooftop area, offering spectacular views of the city’s skyline. I had the pleasure of photographing Kait and Nick’s summer 2021 outdoor wedding that took place […]

BiteUnite San Francisco Wedding

August 17, 2023

Nestled amidst lush greenery, rugged canyons and enchanting redwoods of Woodside, California, Huddart Park serves as a serene oasis just a stone’s throw away from the bustling San Francisco Peninsula. Easily accessible, the park is a mere 3.5 miles from Highway 84.  Huddart Park offers an idyllic setting for the down-to-earth wedding of your dreams. […]

Huddart Park Wedding, Woodside CA


August 10, 2023

how to have first look at san Francisco city hall wedding ceremony


In this article, I’m going to be going over some pros and cons of having your first look at San Francisco City Hall specifically. First of all, if you’re not sold on the idea of a pre-ceremony ‘first look’, or you’re unsure what it involves, I’ve written a separate guide to first looks in general […]

First Look for San Francisco City Hall Weddings

August 8, 2023

Fancy getting married at a 300-acre mountaintop retreat perched high above Santa Cruz overlooking Monterey Bay? Because that’s precisely what Chaminade Resort promises! Lynsey & Ashley’s day didn’t start and end at Chaminade, though. They actually had their ceremony at a chapel, the iconic roadside chapel about 25 minutes away.  Afterward, they opted for a […]

Chaminade Resort Wedding, Santa Cruz

Chaminade Resort wedding - Zoe Larkin Photography

August 5, 2023

Garden Valley Ranch wedding photos


Crystal & Alisa’s sweet summer wedding at Garden Valley Ranch, Petaluma, was photographed by our associate photographer Jeremi. We’d love to be back at this stunning, flower-filled Petaluma wedding venue, so in this article I’m going to share with you more about the space as well as photos of this sweet LGBT+ wedding our team […]

Garden Valley Ranch Wedding

July 28, 2023

Canyon View Event Center, situated in San Ramon, CA is the setting for this gorgeous, heart-filled wedding! The venue presents breathtaking city and canyon panoramas of the Tri-Valley, both indoors and outdoors. In short, it’s a photographer’s dream.  It was my first time shooting at Canyon View Event Center so I did some research about […]

Canyon View Event Center wedding (San Ramon CA)

Beautiful Canyon View Event Center, San Ramon CA Wedding

July 2, 2023


The beautiful Amador Rancho Community Center in San Ramon is SUCH a great and little-known venue for all types of weddings! I can see a smaller, low-key celebration happening here, or even a more upscale event like Jacqueline and Asad’s sangeet that took place here in summer last year. With the help of an excellent […]

Amador Rancho Community Center wedding

June 16, 2023

The Seymour Center provides an affordable, intimate oceanfront wedding experience with a unique twist. Located on the Central Coast, this venue offers stunning ocean views, bluff-top terraces, and glimpses of Monterey Bay’s marine life.  The venue is set among various quaint, wooden structures situated on a secluded cliff overlooking the pristine Santa Cruz coastline and […]

Seymour Marine Discovery Center Wedding

Seymour Marine Discovery Center wedding - Zoe Larkin Photography

June 6, 2023

Temescal Beach House Wedding Photos by Zoe Larkin Photography


If you’re considering the Temescal Beach House, Oakland for your wedding, feast your eyes on this recent wedding, photographed by one of our associate photographers! Emma (they/them) and Dylan (he/him) chose this venue for their relaxed and informal ‘Jewish-ish’ wedding in 2022. When they reached out, they told me they were planning a smallish wedding […]

Temescal Beach House wedding

May 26, 2023

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