This glossary of terms is all about local SEO and what you as a small business owner need to know when you’re just getting started. I’ve focused here on the main words that are not super obvious, and kept it to the The helpful and easily-digestible glossary of terms used specifically in local SEO Everything […]

A seriously helpful local SEO glossary of terms

A glossary of seriously USEFUL seo terms for local business owners who need help understanding SEO! by

August 24, 2020

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one website or two when you offer multiple creative services


Should I keep my two separate services on two different websites, or merge them into one ‘umbrella site’? The pros and cons of merging websites for different audiences. Recently I asked myself whether to keep separate or combine two different websites. The websites in question have overlap in their subject matter only in the sense […]

Should I keep my two different services on two separate websites or merge them?

August 20, 2020

In this detailed article, I’ll guide you through how to plan your wedding day timeline yourself, with realistic estimates for every part of the day. When you want your wedding to be simple and intimate, it can be tough to plan out a wedding day timeline that really makes sense, and isn’t going to lag […]

How to create your intimate wedding timeline – 2020 & beyond

everything you need to know about how to plan a timeline for a small wedding in 2020 - with examples!

August 10, 2020

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Ideas for weddings purchases for your Downsized pandemic wedding! These items for décor, clothing, tech and food/drink accessories are available on Amazon! Budget-friendly wedding, shop now from our curated collection of 50 affordable Amazon wedding items! | Zoe Larkin Photography


Planning a quarantine wedding? Don’t know where to begin with all the things you need to make the big day go smoothly? Well, the good news is you can purchase a TON of your décor, attire, food and drink service items from Amazon! That’s what makes this curated inspiration list so special. I’m a wedding […]

50 affordable Amazon finds for DIY downsized weddings

July 31, 2020

How pretty are these two on their engagement session at Baker Beach! This expansive, stunning Bay Area engagement location has a LOT to offer and is located on the north-western edge of San Francisco on the edge of the Presidio. Baker Beach has a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge, a vast beach with […]

Baker Beach engagement photos San Francisco

Baker Beach engagement photography by Zoe Larkin Photography

July 27, 2020

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whether to hire a wedding planner when having small wedding


Planning a small intimate wedding? Perhaps you’re wondering if you even need a wedding planner – after all, isn’t a professional wedding planner a bit of a luxury? And isn’t the whole point of having a small wedding to save money? Well, yes and no. And it depends. Of course, a small wedding doesn’t have […]

11 reasons why even a small wedding needs a wedding planner

July 8, 2020

Wondering what you can send to a friend (or client) in the mail? I’ve been a raving fan of Greetabl, the gifting service for a couple of years now. And I couldn’t keep it to myself any longer. As a wedding photographer, I use Greetabl for client gifting, and I love it!  If you’re looking […]

Greetabl Review & how to use for client gifting (20% off promo code)

greetabl review by a small business owner - using greetabl for your business client gifting

June 27, 2020

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Pacific Heights engagement photography session in San Francisco | Zoe Larkin Photography


I’m sharing some STUNNING Pacific Heights engagement photos from the engagement session of the wonderful Andrea and Mason! In the spirit of letting the images speak for themselves, I’m going to keep this blog post mercifully short. Be sure to check out the awesome second part of their shoot at San Francisco’s Baker Beach. This […]

Pacific Heights engagement photos San Francisco

June 23, 2020

Welcome friends! Today I’m sharing the best places in the Mission District of San Francisco for your engagement photos! As far as engagement photography goes, I have a few fave Mission District spots. As a wedding photographer, I’ve found myself shooting here on many occasions. Great because it’s also my home, ha! For a more casual […]

Top 10 Mission District locations for engagement photos

Complete guide to Mission District's best places for wedding or engagement photography | Zoe Larkin Photography

June 12, 2020

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what a photographer is doing about covid weddings - bride and groom wearing masks | Zoe Larkin Photography


Hey all you wonderful clients and prospective clients of Zoe Larkin Photography! As you all are all too aware, this is an unprecedented time in the world. There is much confusion and heartbreak – and having your wedding plans disrupted is a big deal. I don’t take any of this lightly. As a responsible and […]

COVID weddings – How Zoe Larkin Photography deals with unprecedented times

June 1, 2020

What does a wedding photographers do? Are you thinking of becoming a wedding photographer and want to learn what a typical day-in-the-life of a wedding photographer looks like? Are you curious as to what’s involved behind the scenes on the business side of things, aside from the wedding day itself. Sure there’s editing and brushing […]

What does a wedding photographer do in their job?

the business of being a wedding photographer - what wedding photographers do

May 18, 2020

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Mission District street photos San Francisco | Zoe Larkin Photography


I first went out at the very start of April to try to photograph scenes of the Mission District in San Francisco during lockdown. At first, it was too depressing a prospect. I kept putting it off. It was as if somehow photographing it would mean admitting it’s really happening. My first reaction was disbelief, […]

Mission District street signs during lockdown

May 8, 2020

Weddings are expensive and everyone wants to save money wherever possible. I’ve seen a lot of wedding photographer opinion pieces in which they argue that you should definitely spend a lot of money on your wedding photographer if you want even halfway decent pictures.  But let’s take a moment to pause and look at both […]

Should you hire a cheap wedding photographer? Let’s look at both sides

What you should know before hiring a cheap wedding photographer | Zoe Larkin Photography

April 29, 2020

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Crissy Field intimate beach wedding San Francisco by Zoe Larkin Photography


Enjoy this intimate San Francisco beach wedding! Angely and Vincent’s ceremony was held in the tucked-away location of the Crissy Field Cypress Grove. This little-known San Francisco beach location is a super special wedding spot. You are overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge as you say ‘I do!’! What makes this intimate wedding even more special […]

Crissy Field intimate beach wedding San Francisco

April 6, 2020

Interested in having the whole of San Francisco City Hall to yourself for your Saturday wedding ceremony? Then check out Eduardo and Dieter’s September City Hall ceremony for full buyout inspiration! The San Francisco couple were kind enough to lift the lid on some of their planning experiences – so I’m going to share this, […]

San Francisco City Hall full buyout Saturday wedding

set up at San Francisco City Hall for full buyout wedding

March 26, 2020

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wedding photography timeline for san Francisco city hall wedding


If you’re in the throes of planning your San Francisco City Hall civil ceremony, you’re in the right place! In this article, I’m going to guide you through how to create the perfect SF City Hall timeline for your wedding. Because seamless, stress-free wedding days don’t just happen, they’re planned! Sure, a San Francisco City […]

How to create the perfect timeline for San Francisco City Hall wedding

March 21, 2020

I’m excited to share this Camp Mendocino wedding! Unique, meaningful and fun are the words that come to mind when I look back on Sara and Chris’ October 2019 wedding. Camp Mendocino holds a special place in the hearts of many locals. If you grew up in Northern CA, chances are you went to Camp […]

Camp Mendocino wedding photos

couple leading their guests at camp mendocino wedding

March 13, 2020

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How to get married at San Francisco City Hall - Official Guide by Zoe Larkin Photography


If you’re planning to get married at San Francisco City Hall, congratulations, and welcome! You may be well underway with City Hall wedding planning already. Or perhaps you’re gathering ideas for your future wedding or elopement. Whatever the case, I hope my guide to getting married at San Francisco City Hall is helpful! San Francisco […]

How to get married at San Francisco City Hall – 2021 guide

March 12, 2020

I am delighted to announce that Zoe Larkin Photography will now offering family photography sessions in the Bay Area for past wedding photography clients! Family lifestyle sessions will give you the chance to have beautiful, relaxed photos as your family grows. You’ll have the benefit of working with someone whose style, presence and energy is […]

Family photography now available for past wedding clients!

bay area family photography

March 12, 2020

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restaurants for san francisco city hall wedding receptions


Wondering where to have your reception after your San Francisco City Hall wedding? I’ve put together some of my favorite, achingly cool San Francisco restaurants that will be happy to your reception or meal after your City Hall wedding!  All of these epically hip restaurants serve excellent food and will take good care of you […]

The 12 coolest San Francisco restaurants for City Hall wedding receptions

March 10, 2020