Looking for photography inspiration for your Gamble Garden wedding? You’ve found it! I’m delighted to bring you a small selection of photos from Diana and Rodrigo’s beautiful wedding which took place in December 2020. But I want to give you more than pretty pictures in this blog post. I also want to share information that […]

Gamble Garden Palo Alto wedding photos

elizabeth f. gamble garden wedding photos in palo alto by Zoe Larkin Photography

January 25, 2021

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Guide to getting married at Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco by Zoe Larkin, wedding photographer

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Considering getting married in San Francisco? Whatever kind of wedding you have planned, the Palace of Fine Arts might just be the perfect elegant, historical Bay Area wedding venue for you.  The Palace of Fine Arts is the venue I want to highlight today. Having photographed a handful of small weddings there, including a destination […]

How to get married at the Palace of Fine Arts, SF

January 18, 2021

If you’re looking for an LGBTQ+ friendly photographer in San Francisco and around the Bay Area, I would love to tell you a little about my approach to photographing LGBTQ+ weddings and engagements. I’m Zoe Larkin and I photograph weddings and engagements in Northern California with an emphasis on candid, natural moments. We favor an […]

LGBTQ+ friendly photographer San Francisco Bay Area

how Zoe Larkin Photography photographs LGBTQ+ couples in the san francisco bay area

January 14, 2021

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Highlands Country Club Oakland CA wedding by Zoe Larkin Photography

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Want an affordable, beautiful Bay Area wedding venue that’s centrally located and still something of a hidden gem? OK – you’ve basically just described the Highlands Country Club! Nestled in the Oakland Hills and overlooking the entire bay, this is a stunning yet budget-friendly East Bay wedding venue. So, I was here in 2019 for […]

Highlands Country Club Oakland CA wedding photos

January 11, 2021

Are your Pinterest impressions, engagement and reach going down right now? Starting in October to November 2020, my Pinterest analytics began to show a significant decrease in all of the metrics – impressions, engagement and link clicks. In order to try to fix this issue, we need to try to understand exactly what’s going on […]

Why your Pinterest monthly viewers are decreasing (and what to do about it) – 2021 update

insights into decreasing pinterest monthly views and engagement drops 2021

January 7, 2021

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How to create Pinterest Pin graphics - canva tutorial in blog post and video format, taking you through the design and creation process step by step | zoelarkin.com

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Wondering how to create a pin on Pinterest quickly, easily and for free? Creating beautiful pin graphics that convert is well within your grasp, even if you are brand new to Pinterest marketing. Creating your own Pinterest images doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple and effective by following my steps in this tutorial. […]

How to create Pinterest pins for your business FREE using Canva

January 4, 2021

My goal in this blog post is to try to convince you to consider blogging for your wedding photography business as a viable marketing strategy that can skyrocket your sales. When you devise and stick to a consistent blogging strategy, and provide more value than simply uploading a few pictures of all your recent weddings, […]

Why you should blog for your wedding photography business

Blogging for photographers - the complete guide for understanding the benefits of blogging for your photography business

January 1, 2021

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wedding photos from Oceano Hotel and Spa in half moon bay

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Another beautiful wedding to bring you today, this time from the beautiful Oceano Hotel, located in Half Moon Bay, California. This wedding venue is actually situated on the Pillar Point Harbor, about 5 miles north of the coastal city, Half Moon Bay.  It’s a Bay Area seaside venue, that boasts picturesque views overlooking the bay, […]

Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay wedding photos

December 27, 2020

Stumped as to how to write the BEST pin descriptions for your Pinterest profile in 2021? In this quick blog post I’ll give you 16 tips that will ensure well-optimized pins that get you CLICKS! Whether you’re a small business owner or a blogger, whether you’re experienced or a complete Pinterest beginner, I have 16 […]

How to write the perfect pin description on Pinterest 2021

16 tips for writing the perfect, well-optimized pin description so you can rank on Pinterest search

December 21, 2020

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client gift ideas for holiday season 2020

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Looking for creative client gift ideas this holiday season? Look no further than Greetabl! Client appreciation gifts are a simple, inexpensive way to show your clients you’re thinking of them and appreciate their business during the year. What I love about Greetabl is how customizable their gifts are, while still being affordable (generally within the […]

Client holiday gift ideas 2020 – inexpensive and super cute!

December 4, 2020

If you’re a small business owner and you’ve landed here, chances are you have already heard how effective Pinterest is for raising brand awareness and driving traffic to your website.  You’re at the beginning of your Pinterest marketing journey, and want to learn how to use this tool the best and most efficient way.  As […]

How to use Pinterest for business – 13 steps for beginners

Everything you need to know about using Pinterest for your small business by Zoe Larkin

December 1, 2020

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photo of three cameras - gurushots review of the popular photo sharing gaming platform

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This article was originally written on October 19, 2016. It was a review of my experience using a popular photography contest site / game called Gurushots. 4 years ago, I decided to use the site and give it a go. I threw up a review and thought nothing of it. I’m including the original review here […]

Gurushots User Review & an SEO experiment

November 24, 2020

Easily claim your WordPress website with Pinterest without using ANY code – like I just did! Guys, I just claimed my website on Pinterest, and so wanted to share the EASY way! For those of us who aren’t super techy-savvy I thought I’d create this quick how-to. When you follow these steps, there’s no need […]

Claim your WordPress website on Pinterest – the easy way

Easy way to verify website on pinterest

November 19, 2020

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Bohemian style affordable wedding dresses on Amazon in 2021

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Boho wedding dresses under $200 – Tsbridal lace boho gown with 3/4 illusion sleeves

20 boho wedding dresses under $200 – on Amazon in 2021

November 16, 2020

Hey friends! Phew, I’ve been blogging like crazy for a minute, and I thought it would be fun (and a good idea) to create one centralized resource page with all of my favorite FREE blog posts for couples who are planning their weddings. Organization, yay! I’ve been blogging about wedding planning and wedding photography for […]

Wedding planning resources from Zoe Larkin Photography

ultimate wedding planning resources from Zoe Larkin Photography Bay Area wedding expert

November 12, 2020

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Understanding the reality of why wedding photographers charge a lot of money for their services is not something most people have considered. In this article I break down the exact costs associate with being a wedding photography and why we have to charge the high prices we do for wedding photography services

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I’m going to enlighten you on a topic that gets wedding photographers’ hackles up! And that is the topic of why photographers are so expensive. First off, it’s worth pointing out that this is quite a misunderstood topic. I’m going to clear up some of those misconceptions here. When people ask why photography costs ‘so […]

Why do wedding photographers charge so much?

November 9, 2020

I’m sharing with you 30 helpful, practical tips to help you with your local SEO journey as a photographer or other small business owner. And yes, this is all about doing your own SEO, believe me, it’s not impossible! Trying to find this kind of info online however can be overwhelming and rather daunting. Yeah, […]

30 do-it-yourself SEO tips for service professionals

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November 5, 2020

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24 actionable tips for creating shareable blog content for your local business - beastlocal.com

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Looking for ways to create shareable blog content as a small business owner that’s actually relevant to your local community? Shareable content does require a bit more thought and a focusing on exactly what makes something shareable before creating it.  You’ll need to focus on the exact audience you’re targeting, the tone you use, the […]

24 actionable tips for creating shareable blog content for your small business

November 2, 2020

In this personal opinion piece, I’m going to share whether I believe tipping is necessary for wedding photographers. The to-tip-or-not-to-tip debate is generally split about 70 / 30 according to articles I’ve found around the web. The majority say that tipping your wedding photographer is not required. Remaining voices say that yes, you should tip. […]

Do you tip your wedding photographer?

Understanding whether it is appropriate or expected to tip your wedding photographer and how much to tip?

October 29, 2020

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understanding what alt text is - how to apply alt text correctly for blogging

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Alt text is a means of describing an image using WORDS. That’s it! But hold up, there is a little more to learn here. Let’s get to the bottom of what alt text really is and what you need to know in order to optimize the alt text of the images in your blog posts […]

What is alt text? Understanding alt text for bloggers

October 26, 2020

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