Zoe Larkin Photography Blog 

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. 

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

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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

Downtown Oakland was the scene for this RAD LGBTQ+ engagement. Renee [she/her] and Jack [they/them] describe themselves as a queer-forward couple hailing from Oakland. These folx manage to combine absolute hipness with total goofiness in such a cute way. If ever two people were meant to be, it’s these two. The couple They both arrived […]

Renee + Jack | Queer downtown Oakland engagement shoot

🏳️‍🌈 Totally rad engagement shoot in downtown oakland with this queer-forward Oakland couple. 🌈 Renee, Jack and I frolicked in their home while they spun some records with their large cats, then around their neighborhood. 🦄 After crossing rainbow crosswalks we finished up at the Fox Theater's iconic Oakland sign - a must-take for your Oakland engagement shoot! | #queerforward #oakland #engagementphotos #lgbtq | Zoe Larkin Photography

December 7, 2019

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LGBTQ couple at san francisco's corona heights one kissing the other's head

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I love bringing to light the stories of underrepresented types of couples and people. The world is changing, and there is more scope now than ever to shine a light on what has previously been kept closeted, things like open marriage and gender transition. Love is complex. Marriage means different things to everyone. To some, […]

Raj + Andy | Open marriage, transition & play parties

November 24, 2019

These two delightful dudes are getting married (woot!) on September 14 2019! I managed to talk them into doing an engagement session in San Francisco’s Castro District where they live! The enGAYgement session was ahead of their fall wedding. For the big day, they decided to have their wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, […]

Edu + Dieter | Castro engagement with sequins & ice cream

joyful and fun corona heights engagement with gay male couple in matching sequin jackets

July 31, 2019

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sweet lake merritt oakland LGBTQ engaged couple by pergola

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I’m so happy and excited to share this trans couple’s Oakland Lake Merritt engagement shoot! This was such a fun one for me, not least because Marissa and Nico had become friends of mine by the time the shoot rolled around. Read more about how we came to connect, and how this extraordinary couple’s love […]

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

July 23, 2019

This San Francisco Mission District love shoot isn’t the first time Max and Victoria have been stars of my blog.  Relative newcomers to San Francisco, this couple wanted to mark this time in their lives with photos of their new city and their beautiful home. That’s right, you don’t need to be engaged or married […]

Victoria + Max | Hip love photography in San Francisco’s Mission District

cute fun hip mission dolores park engagement

July 9, 2019

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windswept golden gate bridge engagement photos with a military themed couple who love to dance!

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There couldn’t have been a more appropriate location for Christina & Nathan’s San Francisco engagement shoot than Battery Godfrey with its chilly, charming, edgy chic. I connected with this couple not knowing where we’d end up shooting. As we chatted over the phone, an idea for an original and meaningful shoot began to emerge. It’s […]

Christina + Nathan | Military engagement photography at Battery Godfrey

July 1, 2019

This sweet Mission SF engagement session in the heart of San Francisco’s 24th Street Mission District was such a fun and special one! We not only ran around the murals, particularly the incredible Balmy Alley, we also were lucky enough to have Humphry Slocombe agree to let us shoot at their location on Harrison! As […]

Caroline + Andrew | Mission SF engagement with street art & Humphry Slocombe

balmy alley engagement photos near pink mural

June 22, 2019

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couple running by lake merritt near the pergola

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Enjoy these engagement photos from a Lake Merritt engagement shoot in Oakland, CA! The joy and love in this Lake Merritt engagement shoot are SO apparent. I love how the couple’s personalities shine through and they get into the silliness. After a long fiancé visa process to get Chris into the US and able to […]

Engagement photos at Lake Merritt Oakland CA

June 14, 2019

Are you considering locations for your San Francisco engagement shoot? There are a lot of options out there for sure, but have you considered (or heard of) Marshall’s Beach (also known as Marshall Beach?) Some of the beaches of San Francisco are not only beautiful but very underutilized. Yes, they can be chilly! But worth […]

Rekha + Chris | Fun Marshall’s Beach San Francisco engagement

couple on rocky rugged san francisco beach during engagement session

June 5, 2019

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couple kissing over the grand canyon

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Grand Canyon engagement Where do I even start with this stunningly elegant engagement shoot set amid the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park?! It’s to die for!! About the engaged couple Christiana and David got engaged in November 2018 at Antelope Canyon! They got a few wonderful phone snaps of the event, but […]

Christiana + David | Glamorous Grand Canyon engagement photography

May 21, 2019

Stylized editorial couples shoot This editorial couples shoot was a creative project with my friends / then-neighbors on the roof of our apartment building in the Mission District of San Francisco! I’d been incubating the idea of using my rooftop for a creative styled shoot for a while. So happy we got to play around […]

Victoria + Max | Editorial stylized San Francisco rooftop love shoot

editorial couples photo shoot on san francisco rooftop

May 10, 2019

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couple laughing with the red rocks of sedona behind them at sunrise

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Destination engagement photos from Sedona, AZ I took a trip to Sedona, Arizona around Christmas time 2018 and I managed to sneak in a destination engagement session with these cuties! It’s been my experience too many times now that whenever I’m visiting a gorgeous place, I’m all too aware of what’s missing. A beautiful couple […]

Melody + Noah | Destination engagement photos at sunrise in Sedona AZ

April 25, 2019

Berkeley engagement photos Andrea and Sterling chose the Berkeley Rose Garden for their seriously cute Fall engagement session. Berkeley engagement photos was what they wanted, as they’d scoped out this spot and fell in love with it! Think gorgeous sunset, crisp leaves flying everywhere, giggles & squeezing, and paper cranes for their upcoming wedding. They […]

Andrea + Sterling | Sunset engagement photos in the Berkeley Rose Garden

Berkeley engagement photos with couple kissing among the roses, wide shot by Zoe Larkin Photography

April 10, 2019

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couple getting engaged at lake merritt amphitheater oakland

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This was a really special Bay Area proposal that took place in the Lake Merritt Amphitheatre right in the heart of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. It required a fair bit of planning on the part of Scott (the groom-to-be) along with myself the photographer and the amazing Nikolai from Mastermind Treasure Hunts.  […]

Proposal photography at Lake Merritt, Oakland

February 26, 2019

This San Gregorio beach engagement shoot was a sweet and special one! I love the opportunity to travel a little further from the Bay Area and hitting some off-the-beaten-path beachy locations. It’s easy to end up shooting in the same locations close to home. Visiting San Gregorio was a real eye-opener. I got to spend […]

San Gregorio engagement photos – Bay Area beach engagement

half moon bay engagement photos

February 19, 2019

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couple in oakland engagement shoot tell their romantic proposal story to Zoe Larkin Photography

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This romantic proposal story will melt your heart. When I photographed this Oakland engagement shoot, I had no idea of truly incredible story of how they got engaged. I had been working with Falisha and Jorge to arrange the session and they loved the results. Soon afterward, I thought about getting their engagement photos published […]

An astonishingly romantic Mexican proposal story & Oakland engagement shoot

January 21, 2019

Golden Gate Park couple shoot with Latisha and Cena! This was a very special love shoot in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with this amazing couple. The San Diego pair came all the way to San Francisco for a well-deserved vacation and for this shoot to celebrate their newlywed status. They’d recently tied that knot […]

Latisha + Cena | Golden Gate Park couple shoot

January 13, 2019

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winery engagement photos at stunning Kuleto Winery in the Napa Valley

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Winery engagement photos Kristine and Joseph opted for the stunning winery Kuleto Estate as the location for their winery engagement photoshoot. The stunning vineyard property is located on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley overlooking Lake Hennessey and the town of Rutherford, and holds a dear place in the couple’s hearts! Hopefully this gives […]

Kristine + Joseph | Winery engagement photos, Napa California

January 6, 2019