The wedding day goes by in such a blur – so follow these 5 practical tips to allow you to take it all in! Practice the art of ‘letting go’ and you’ll be rewarded with SO much that goes beyond that you may expect. Letting go – of everything – basically allows you to enjoy […]

5 actionable tips for ‘letting go’ on your wedding day

everything you need to know about minimizing stress on your wedding day - tips to savor the wedding day

May 24, 2021

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micro weddings in the bay area - photography, information and more

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Are you looking for a photographer for your San Francisco Bay Area micro wedding? You’re in the right place! My name is Zoe Larkin, and I’ve been specializing in micro weddings and intimate weddings since 2016.  In this article, I want to answer some questions you may have about the micro wedding trend,. I’ll share […]

Bay Area micro wedding photography

May 6, 2021

What is a first look?  A first look is when the couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. It’s typically a staged moment, orchestrated by the photographer. The first look is a chance for the couple to share a moment privately, to laugh, cry, share meaningful words and unveil their […]

What is a first look and why should you have one?

A first look is when the couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. It’s typically a staged moment, orchestrated by the photographer. The first look is a chance for the couple to share a moment privately, to laugh, cry, share meaningful words and unveil their wedding attire.

April 19, 2021

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Honest review of Tailwind Create, the new smart way of making Pinterest pins automatically using AI

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Are you curious about Tailwind’s latest feature, Tailwind Create? This nifty piece of software, available as a paid add-on of your Tailwind Plus plan, will actually make Pinterest pins for you – without you having to do the legwork of designing! I review the tool in this video below and take you through every step […]

Tailwind Create review and tutorial – make Pinterest pins automatically with AI

April 14, 2021

If you’re thinking of doing your engagement photography session at San Francisco’s stunning Lovers’ Lane location… seriously, just do it! It offers so much and is really photography-friendly.  In this blog post I’m going to showcase some of my favorite photos I’ve taken at Lovers’ Lane at the Presidio, as well as provide you with […]

Lovers’ Lane Engagement Photos, San Francisco

guide to getting your engagement or wedding photos done at lovers' lane, a presidio gem

April 5, 2021

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Are you new to Pinterest marketing? Looking for easy, free ways of scheduling your Pinterest pins so your boards gain maximum visibility? Woah, woah. Let’s back up a second. If you’re a Pinterest marketing beginner, you may not know why on earth you would need to schedule your pins. After all, Pinterest is a place […]

How to schedule Pinterest pins for free

April 2, 2021

Wondering how to write a positive review or testimonial for your awesome wedding photographer ; ) with a ton of sample templates you can use? If you’ve landed here it means either a) I sent you this link and you’re being very nice by humoring me, and opening it up.  And b) you’re also very […]

How to write the perfect review for your wedding photographer

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March 29, 2021

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Review and set up tutorial of Growpad Instagram automation bot by Zoe Larkin

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I don’t know how on earth I got into this niche of talking about Instagram automation tools, but hey, here we are. I launched a YouTube channel, my second ever video was a review of Jarvee. It took off, gaining thousands of views. I gained a (still small) audience, they responded positively every time I […]

Growpad Instagram automation review & tutorial

March 27, 2021

In my capacity as a wedding photography business owner, I’m always on the lookout for ways to cut down on the amount of time I’m at my desk. I’ve written extensively on this blog about the photo editing process that wedding photographers typically do. I’ve written posts on whether wedding photographers retouch photos, how photographers […]

A review of ImagenAI | A wedding photographer uses AI to edit photos

How to use ImagenAI for fast, AI-powered Lightroom editing for pro photographers

March 22, 2021

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everything you need to know about livestreaming your wedding with LoveStream from Bustld

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Livestreaming your wedding is totally a hot topic right now! I thought I would jump in with a blog post that’s useful so I could help you guys out. As a wedding photographer, I am often asked about livestreaming. And while I’ve thought about learning the skills, investing in professional equipment, hiring another member of […]

How and why to livestream your wedding (+ LoveStream review!)

March 11, 2021

Looking for a San Francisco engagement photography location that TRULY has it all? Easily accessible, wide-ranging terrain and backdrops, combining beaches, unique architecture, flora & fauna together with epic views of the Golden Gate Bridge? Then Crissy Field is for you! It even made my 10 best photography locations in San Francisco! In this article, […]

Crissy Field Engagement Photos

photos from crissy field, san francisco engagement photography location

March 8, 2021

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what you need to know about wedding photographers and photo retouching by a wedding photographer

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I’m going to ‘touch on’ (haha, no pun intended) a subject that is a little controversial among wedding photographers – photo retouching. Each photographer will have their own way of addressing this issue, so I can only speak to what works in my own business at the current time.  That said, I would hope that […]

Do wedding photographers retouch photos?

February 15, 2021

I am so excited to share these Ruby Hill wedding photos! Sure, I say that for every wedding, but what can I say. As a wedding photographer, I’m your hype girl!  Seriously though, there are four main reasons why this Ruby Hill wedding was so special.  It’s an Indian wedding. (where my Bay Area Indian […]

The Club at Ruby Hill wedding photos

The Club at Ruby Hill pleasanton CA wedding photos by Zoe Larkin Photography

February 8, 2021

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photographers of color (BIPOC photographers) in the Bay Area - Zoe Larkin Photography

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As a wedding photographer of color, I wanted to use my platform to explain a little about my work as a minority woman. I expanded the scope of this project to share a little more about my story, in the hopes that other BIPOC wedding photographers in the Bay Area may do the same. I’m […]

Wedding photographer of color – San Francisco Bay Area

February 1, 2021

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

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