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Did you know you can get married at Pellegrini-Olivet Lane winery in Santa Rosa, CA? You may know it as a stunning yet affordable place to spend some time away from the busier parts of the Bay Area on a slow Saturday.  It’s a fabulous wedding venue in the heart of Sonoma County in the […]

Pellegrini-Olivet Lane Winery wedding photos

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December 17, 2021

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

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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

February 8, 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

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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

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

Highlands Country Club Oakland CA wedding by Zoe Larkin Photography

January 11, 2021

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wedding photos from Oceano Hotel and Spa in half moon bay

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Another beautiful wedding to bring you today, this time from the beautiful Oceano Hotel, located in Half Moon Bay, California. This wedding venue is actually situated on the Pillar Point Harbor, about 5 miles north of the coastal city, Half Moon Bay.  It’s a Bay Area seaside venue, that boasts picturesque views overlooking the bay, […]

Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay wedding photos

December 27, 2020

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

Crissy Beach intimate wedding San Francisco

Crissy Field intimate beach wedding San Francisco by Zoe Larkin Photography

April 6, 2020

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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

March 13, 2020

Mellow + chilled… and I’m not just talking about the wine! Honestly, this Eristavi Winery wedding was the epitome of effortless Cool. With a big ‘C’. Urban wineries are becoming more popular these days. Traditional wineries will always have their place. For many San Francisco couples, spots closer to home have their unique appeal. Morgan […]

Eristavi Winery Wedding San Francisco

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February 19, 2020

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Glacier Point Amphitheater Yosemite Wedding by Zoe Larkin Photography

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Love these two and their Glacier Point Amphitheater wedding! This was my first time photographing a wedding in Yosemite National Park, and I sincerely hope it won’t be the last. A Yosemite wedding is also an excuse for a fun little getaway for you and your guests! Everyone wants to linger a little longer to […]

Glacier Point Amphitheater Yosemite Wedding

February 6, 2020

Thank you for checking out this gorgeous, rainy day Monte Verde Inn wedding in Foresthill, CA! Located about 12 miles northeast of Auburn, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the quaint private estate, Monte Verde Inn. As outdoor wedding locations in Northern California go, it’s pretty special. The property is a […]

Monte Verde Inn wedding, Foresthill CA

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January 27, 2020

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Sharing J & B’s Quadrus Conference Center wedding in Menlo Park. This was my first time shooting at the venue. At first you may be wondering is a Conference Center going to be good for a wedding? What will it look like? The good news is, it’s an inviting space. Dreamy, even! It’s filled with […]

Quadrus Conference Center wedding Menlo Park

January 18, 2020

Delighted to share today this beautiful Stern Grove wedding! Stern Grove is a pretty iconic San Francisco location, but in case you aren’t familiar – here’s the backstory! According to Wikipedia, it’s been the setting of the famous Stern Grove festival for over 80 years! The 33-acre recreational site is administered by SF Recreation and […]

Stern Grove wedding photos, San Francisco

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January 13, 2020

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wedding photos from Chateau Carmel in Carmel Valley California

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Wow for this beautiful Chateau Carmel Wedding! I love the amazing places that my couples find. When they told me about Chateau Carmel I was above all, intrigued. This unique, elegant European-Style villa is available on Airbnb and VRBO. I know, right, it seems so crazy to think you can find an incredible wedding venue […]

Chateau Carmel Wedding | Carmel Valley photographer

January 8, 2020

Yay for this wonderful wedding venue, The General’s Residence! It was a pleasure photographing the wedding of Dieter and Eduardo at this favorite San Francisco wedding spot. You may know of the General’s Residence being located in Fort Mason. But did you know that the whole Fort Mason complex is located within a National Park?! […]

General’s Residence at Fort Mason Wedding

General’s Residence at Fort Mason wedding photo - Zoe Larkin Photography

December 31, 2019

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Brazilian Room wedding photos - Tilden Park Wedding in Berkeley, CA

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When Q&S first contacted me about their Brazilian Room wedding, I have to admit I was pretty excited and hoped so hard that they’d book me as their wedding photographer! We chatted on the phone and they told me their plans. They had in mind a December brunch reception at Brazilian Room. The venue is […]

Brazilian Room Wedding Tilden Park

December 28, 2019

Where do I even start with these beautiful Cornerstone Sonoma wedding photos, at a versatile Bay Area venue set in stunning Northern California wine country? Set among the pretty birch gardens, ponds, lawns and vines of Cornerstone Sonoma in wine country, the fusion wedding really combined so much remarkable diversity. It was so much fun […]

Cornerstone Sonoma wedding photos

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November 11, 2019

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Today I’m stoked to bring you this elegant, intimate wedding held at the Vezer Family Vineyard’s Blue Victorian venue. With just the right amount of tradition and a whole lot of intentionality, beauty & personality, it really is a pleasure to share this wedding. Vezer Family Vineyard stunning wedding venue nestled in the heart of […]

Vezer Family Vineyard wedding at Blue Victorian

July 12, 2019

I’m delighted to share with you this Palace of Fine Arts wedding! This San Francisco wedding venue is an absolute favorite of mine. It combines formal elegance with an outdoor vibe, nature and a convenient location. It was also featured on the rad wedding mag, A Practical Wedding! Kicking off my Pride 2019 with photos […]

LGBTQ+ Palace of Fine Arts wedding photos, San Francisco

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June 1, 2019

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couple kissing at forest of nisene marks wedding in santa cruz redwoods

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This tiny, intimate Forest of Nisene Marks wedding melted me. Held in the dead of winter – and bursting with joy, love and fun. The redwood forest may have still been coming back to life that January, but Nicole and Lucas were so ready to bask in this glorious wedding experience. Sometimes wedding ceremonies are […]

Forest of Nisene Marks intimate redwood wedding ceremony

May 6, 2019

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