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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

wedding photos from Oceano Hotel and Spa in half moon bay

December 27, 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 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

April 6, 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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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

February 19, 2020

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

Glacier Point Amphitheater Yosemite Wedding by Zoe Larkin Photography

February 6, 2020

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Thank you for checking out these wedding photos from 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 photos

January 27, 2020

Note: the Quadrus Conference Center has now closed down permanently.  For other wedding venue ideas, please check out my guide to the best San Francisco wedding venues linked below: 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 […]

Quadrus Conference Center wedding Menlo Park


January 18, 2020

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stern grove wedding photos


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

January 13, 2020

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

wedding photos from Chateau Carmel in Carmel Valley California

January 8, 2020

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


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

December 31, 2019

Planning a Brazilian Room wedding? You’re in good company! The Brazilian Room located in Tilden Park, Berkeley is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Bay Area. The main draw of this cozy and versatile East Bay event space is its proximity to nature. Tilden Park, with its pine, oak and eucalyptus trees, […]

How to plan a Brazilian Room Tilden Park wedding – 2023 guide

Brazil Room Wedding photos

December 28, 2019

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cornerstone sonoma wedding photography at nigerian japanese cultural fusion wedding


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

November 11, 2019

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

collage of wedding preparation images at california vineyard wedding vezer

July 12, 2019

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two grooms acting goofy in the palace of fine arts at their wedding


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

June 1, 2019

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

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

May 6, 2019

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Where do I even start with the cuteness of this bookstore wedding? Everything about this sweet and unique wedding is a wonderful story in and of itself, but for the sake of not writing a novel I’ll keep it brief. It all started when Lauren chanced upon Owl & Company Bookstore on Piedmont Ave, Oakland. […]

Quirky vintage bookstore wedding at Owl & Co Piedmont Ave

March 19, 2019

Sandhya and Sean decided to get married the simple way – in the redwood forest of the East Bay, California! These two thoroughly down-to-earth humans chose to celebrate their recent City Hall ceremony with an outdoor reception. The spot they chose for their Roberts Redwood Regional Park wedding was the Huckleberry site. Outdoor redwood reception ideas […]

Roberts Redwood Regional Park wedding photography

January 5, 2019

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couple portrait after joyful sf city hall wedding


Candid city hall photos are my absolute favorite. I couldn’t have been happier to capture Rosie and Alex’s very emotional ceremony at SF City Hall. The story 6 years to the day after Rosie & Alex met, they got married at San Francisco City Hall. They said hi to each other while attending a college […]

Rosie + Alex | Candid San Francisco City Hall photography

September 18, 2018

This OMCA wedding gives me all the feels! It was a real honor to work with such a cool couple! They both have such wicked style and wanted their wedding to be anything but cookie-cutter. The big day felt like a true representation of who they are, and honored their journey. Outdoor ceremony at OMCA […]

OMCA Oakland Museum wedding photos


February 2, 2018

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a bride in a 1950s styled shoot holding a copy of a magazine for housewives in owl and company vintage bookstore oakland


This bookstore-themed styled shoot 50’s styled bridal shoot brought together some amazingly talented wedding professionals from the East Bay! It was also an amazingly entertaining and productive shoot and just so much fun to get together and create. Concept of the vintage bookstore theme I first came up with the idea of a bookstore shoot […]

Vintage bookstore-themed 50’s styled bridal shoot

April 17, 2017

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