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. 

These days, documentary-style wedding photography is the norm. The genre is also known as candid wedding photography, photojournalism, reportage, and a whole host of terms. Though there are some subtle differences between the terms (for the photo nerds & purists out there) I’ll use them interchangeably. Interested to know what the other wedding photography styles […]

Candid wedding photography – 7 tips for wedding couples

February 10, 2020

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I’ve created this list of 36 questions to ask your wedding photographer. Hopefully, this will help wedding couples to figure out some ideas as to what they might want to know more about. (You won’t be able to ask them all!) Whether it’s about style, presence on the day, deliverables or pricing, wedding photographers are used […]

Questions you REALLY need to ask your wedding photographer

January 31, 2020

Hello friends! Are you looking to cut your wedding costs? Wondering where you can prune off a few dollars and thinking – maybe the photography? As a wedding photographer I am writing this article with, let’s face it, a bit of a bias. But here’s the thing about wedding photography. What photographer you choose, matters. […]

40 ways to CUT your wedding costs & hire a GREAT photographer

January 22, 2020

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OK so that might be most awkward title to a blog post ever, but the awkwardness officially ends here! Are you wondering what actual steps you can take to look GOOD in your wedding photos? Good as in not cheesy, not awkward, just totally happy, relaxed and IN LOVE. So, just know that there’s nothing […]

How to not look awkward in your wedding photos

December 23, 2019

In this post I’m sharing the 10 best locations for your engagement photos in SF. The places on this list are San Francisco spots that are amazing for wedding or engagement photos. What makes spots for couples photos any different from general cool photo spots? Well, for one thing, they each have a wide variety […]

Best engagement photo locations in San Francisco

December 19, 2019

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We know how hard it is when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer! Where do you even begin? There are so many out there, and it’s difficult to figure out what really differentiates them. Did you know there are almost 7,000 photographers listed on Yelp in the Bay Area? Yikes! You definitely need some […]

10 tips for choosing your wedding photographer

December 13, 2019

Welcome friends! It’s hard to pin down exactly what the average professional wedding photographer charges in San Francisco. The statistics are not that easy to come by, so I’m here to give some hard facts and then some anecdotal information. I also have some helpful points to consider when mulling over the numbers. So in […]

How much does a wedding photographer cost in the San Francisco Bay Area?

December 10, 2019

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Now and then in my wedding photography business, I’ll get questions about minimum coverage hours for wedding photography. It’s usually people looking for short wedding coverage below my minimum number of hours. That could be 6 hours but frequently fewer than four.  I’ll have leads come in asking something along these lines: “We are only […]

Why are there minimum coverage hours for wedding photography?

November 29, 2019

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

October 28, 2019

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The no-fluff guide to deciding: ‘should I get a second photographer at my wedding?’ Spoiler: yes. In all seriousness, what does a second shooter do, and should you have one at your wedding? Is it necessary, is it going to be intrusive or change the dynamic of your wedding? And then there’s the extra cost […]

Do I need a second photographer at my wedding?

September 16, 2019

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

August 7, 2019

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Hey friends! I’m going to dive into a topic that is a little controversial, I think! A wedding photographer’s non-usage fee, what it means and why it’s charged. But after careful consideration and a whole lot of trying different things out over the past couple of years, I’ve refined what currently works for me (my […]

What is a wedding photographer’s non-usage fee?

August 5, 2019

What affects the look of your finished wedding images? I want to get down to brass tacks in this article, and what factors affect the finished result – your wedding photos. A big part of what I do is education and generally making sure I’m the right fit for you. So let’s dive in to figuring […]

What affects the look of my wedding photos?

August 2, 2019

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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 RAW files or images that you shot? You don’t need to edit them or anything.” The short answer is no, you cannot have – or purchase – the […]

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

July 20, 2019

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. This post was created in tandem with this other post. That post provides insight into the actual process from cards […]

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

July 16, 2019

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I’m going to take a deeper dive into how are your finished wedding images are created! That means diving into the editing process in layman’s terms.

How do wedding photographers edit photos?

July 5, 2019

Wedding family photos are an essential part of just about any wedding day! They are so important to your finished wedding gallery, documenting your key family members in a formal, intentional and lasting way. You know the kind of thing, everybody look at the camera and give me your biggest smile! Some people call them […]

Creating your family wedding photos shot list – your how-to guide

April 30, 2019

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This short intro to crop ratios for print is intended my wedding photography clients who are considering ordering wall art or albums. What is a Crop Ratio? Crop ratio means the ratio of one side of the image vs. the other side. The photos I take and deliver are 2:3 ratio. That means that the […]

Understanding crop ratios when printing your wedding photos

April 2, 2019

What should you expect from your wedding photography experience, and what do you get when you choose Zoe Larkin Photography as your wedding photographer? I’ve written this short article to take you through the steps. First off, know that wedding photography is truly THE BEST job! I get to artistically document the most beautiful, joy-filled […]

What to expect from your wedding photography experience

February 4, 2019

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Congrats on the wedding! Looking forward to buying a wedding album? A beautiful tangible wedding album will hold all your treasured memories and have pride of place in your home! Still on the fence? Check out this article from Martha Weddings. Well, wedding albums have definitely moved on since the days of the ringbound album […]

Thinking of buying a Wedding Album? Here’s how it works

November 8, 2018