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Waterfall Lodge is a relaxed, rustic-chic wedding venue and retreat situated in Ben Lomond CA. Nestled high in the Santa Cruz mountains, Waterfall Lodge is set in 30 acres of lush redwood forest.  Despite its secluded feel, it’s just 30 minutes from the Santa Cruz beaches, an hour from San Jose and about an hour […]

Waterfall Lodge wedding photos (Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz)

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January 26, 2023

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There is so much to love about Hacienda de las Flores, a Spanish-style mansion nestled in deepest Moraga, a small town in the East Bay.  It’s an open-air, all-weather location surrounded by lush grounds, historic columns, manicured lawns and sprawling ivy.  Once a sprawling country club, since early 2022 it is run by Wedgewood Weddings […]

Hacienda de las Flores wedding photos | Moraga CA

January 20, 2023

The Stable Café in San Francisco’s Mission District is one of those venues that both couples and photographers love. It never goes out of style, has a relaxed, urban-chic-meets-manicured-garden aesthetic and an affordable price tag given the central location. It has a special place in the hearts of many! I’m going to introduce to you one […]

Stable Café wedding photos & info (Mission District, San Francisco)

Stable cafe wedding photos and info by Zoe Larkin Photography

January 9, 2023

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wedding photos from vine hill house at O'connell Vineyards - by Zoe Larkin Photography

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Thinking of getting married at Vine Hill House? You’ve made a fabulous choice – you can stop searching for a Sonoma wedding venue! When I was there for Rachelle & Simon’s wedding in late fall 2022, absolutely everyone from the vendor team (plus many guests) commented on how impressive this venue is. Everywhere you look, […]

Vine Hill House wedding photos (Sebastapol CA)

January 4, 2023

Presidio Yacht Club at Travis Marina is SUCH a stunning, unique wedding venue under the Golden Gate Bridge nestled in Fort Baker, Sausalito CA. It has even been described as a hidden gem (though not for long as demand is apparently high!) It’s an institution for the people so prices are kept affordable, and the […]

Presidio Yacht Club Travis Marina wedding photos

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January 1, 2023

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Inspiration and information about blanco urban venue, San Jose. By Zoe Larkin Photography

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Blanco Urban Venue is an absolutely stunning modern wedding venue located centrally in downtown San Jose, right off San Pedro Square.  Despite being pretty new (it opened in late 2020), it is popping! It’s already become a firm favorite San Jose wedding venue. It hosts many other events too.  Blanco Urban Venue combines the historic […]

Blanco Urban Venue wedding photos (San Jose, CA)

December 24, 2022

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 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

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January 27, 2020

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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

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

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