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A warm welcome to my little corner of the internet! I pour my heart & soul into providing helpful resources and showcasing #wedspiration. 

I left London, wondered rootlessly & pursued a meaningful life. 

My blog is the place I share my journey and those of my amazing couples. 

Introducing this fusion Cornerstone Sonoma wedding! Say hi to this sweet wedding couple My oh my, where do I even start with this beautiful Cornerstone Sonoma wedding set in beautiful Northern California wine country? I know I’m not supposed to have favorites, but this is no time to be coy. This wedding is a firm […]

Yumi and Dayo’s Japanese Nigerian Cornerstone Sonoma wedding

weddings

November 11, 2019

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biz & life

November 6, 2019

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I just got back from Showit United, my first ever photography conference in the US and let me just say, it was super interesting. My head is spinning with all the ideas I want to implement. I’ve so many actionable tips that I’ve scribbled down in my super spangly United notebook. (It’s the little things). […]

What I learned at Showit United 2019

Satisfaction comes from living out your values Every week I attend an incredible goal-setting group for entrepreneurs and other professionals. It’s been such a joy for me to set goals for both the long and short term. One of the things I’m focusing on more and more is goals and values as a creative entrepreneur. […]

Goals and values as a creative entrepreneur

biz & life

October 29, 2019

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planning

October 28, 2019

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Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your wedding memories! I have prepared this guide to help you figure out what the options are for preserving your wedding images in both digital and hard copy form. Most importantly! Don’t let your photos languish on a hard drive. Receiving your gallery link isn’t the […]

What to do with your wedding photos

The no-fluff guide to deciding whether to have a second photographer at your wedding. Spoiler: yes. Should you have a second photographer at wedding? It can represent an extra cost to you but is it worth it? Well, if you’re already budgeting a decent chunk for photography, it can be a worthwhile investment that won’t […]

Do I need a second photographer at my wedding?

planning

September 16, 2019

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city hall

September 10, 2019

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I’m so excited to introduce this gorgeous LGBTQ+ City Hall wedding couple today on the blog! I know I say that every time but from the moment that Jake first reached out I knew this was going to be very special. Call me crazy but sometimes I just get a feeling about these things. The […]

Jake and Omar | Pride month 4th Floor SF City Hall ceremony

I am often asked about what to wear on your engagement shoot, so I wanted to take a deep dive here. Without further ado, my specific tips in this post as to what photographs well + some points to bear in mind. The same advice here applies to love / anniversary / just-because shoot. On […]

What to wear for your engagement shoot

planning

August 7, 2019

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planning

August 5, 2019

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Restricting your photographer’s use of images: non-usage fee What’s a non-usage fee? Some clients do not want my images of them to be shown publicly and I respect that. But, to have restrictions placed on my work, I choose to charge a non-usage fee. As the proud creator & copyright holder of the images I […]

Info about my non-usage fee

What affects the look of your finished wedding images? I want to get down to brass tacks in this article, drilling down into how images are made (read this post for more about that!) and what factors affect the finished result – your wedding photos. A big part of what I do is education and […]

What affects the look of my wedding photos?

planning

August 2, 2019

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engagements

July 31, 2019

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These two delightful dudes are getting married (woot!) on September 14 2019!  I managed to talk them into doing a San Francisco engagement session ahead of their fall wedding in City Hall followed by a reception at the General’s Residence at Fort Mason. Yup they were dubious at first but absolutely loved both the experience […]

Edu + Dieter | Castro engagement with sequins & ice cream

Get hitched without a hitch & read this guide of unromantic but essential need-to-knows about your City Hall wedding photography experience. If you’re reading this you must have already received my San Francisco City Hall Pricing & Info guide. What follows is helpful info that may help to manage expectations and fill you in on […]

City Hall weddings – the fine print stuff

city hall

July 28, 2019

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engagements

July 23, 2019

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Originally published on Equally Wed alongside wedding images from Studio XIII Photography. The story “I am a trans guy with a beautiful lesbian girlfriend.” – Nico in his email replying to my Facebook ad, seeking trans love stories & education. Marissa (lesbian; she/ her) and Nico (transgender man; he/ him) are an Oakland couple with […]

Marissa + Nico | Joyful Lake Merritt & in-home LGBTQ+ engagement

Among fellow photographer friends, most of us have got the question at some point: “I love the photos from my wedding! Can I get all of the images that you shot? You don’t need to edit them or anything.” The short answer is no. I have got this question a few times lately however, so […]

Can I get all the RAW files / unedited jpegs from my wedding?

planning

July 20, 2019

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planning

July 16, 2019

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Shooting a wedding is a big undertaking and something that a professional wedding photographer doesn’t take lightly. Managing your expectations goes a long way to ensuring that there are no nasty surprises down the pike, because we failed to do our job letting you know how this all works. This post was created in tandem […]

Why does it take so long to get my wedding pictures?

The engagement This couple enjoyed a sweet little engagement shoot right by Lake Merritt – you can read their story, how they met, the proposal story here. The wedding story Sara and Chris describe their wedding as “absolutely perfect”. It was held outdoors amongst the vines at a local winery and the vibe of the […]

Sara + Chris | Intimate family wedding at Vezer vineyard’s Blue Victorian

weddings

July 12, 2019

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