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    San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer | Sara and Rich

    San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

    Are you getting married in the San Francisco Bay area? If so we would love to be your wedding photographer. Contact us today for more information regarding our photography services.

    Bride and Groom in Tunnel
    Groom & Groomsmen
    Wedding Rings

     Wedding Gown: GiGi’s Bridal.

    Floral Design: A Love’s in Bloom.

    Cake Artist: Primrose Bakery

    Venue: The Bridges Golf Club

    Film Team: Imaginem Productions

    Wedding Photography

    Great wedding photography starts with a great couple. I think that you will agree that Sara and Rich help check that off the list. Next would be a great location. Then it would be stunning wedding couture. Then last would be amazing wedding details.

    We began our busy day of photographing at the hotel. Wedding preparation photos are important to create a full story of our client’s wedding day. We love to capture the behind the scenes excitement on a wedding day. The wedding details are equally important to photograph. We love to capture them in a creative way. The wedding gown, the shoes, the gifts all need to be recorded in history. In 20 years, you can quickly forget the fine details and as wedding photographers it is our job to capture those details beautifully.

    Gorgeous Wedding Gown

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    Mom Helping Bride Put in Veil

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    Wedding First Look Photos

    Who doesn’t love a wedding first look? The wedding day is so full of emotion with so much excitement that a first look is exactly what the doctor ordered. At all the first looks that we have photographed, there has never been a time that our bride and groom regretted seeing each other before the wedding ceremony. In fact, they are thankful.

    Once a bride and groom see each other for the first time on a wedding day it calms them. It is a time that they get to relax and just enjoy each other and all of the wedding day excitement, privately.

    First Look
    Wedding First Look
    Wedding Day First Look

    Bride and Groom Photos

    After Sara and Rich had their first look, we went straight into their bride and groom photo time. We love when we have quality time with our bride and groom on their wedding day. We are able to capture some amazing images when there is a set time that they spend with us. As photographers we get really excited about a well planned wedding day timeline. Sara and Rich had just that.

    The wedding venue was so incredibly gorgeous that it did not lack picturesque areas for photos. The Bridges Golf Club has rolling hills, a beautiful landscape and breathtaking views. Put that all together with a gorgeous bride and groom and you have the perfect formula to awesome wedding photography.

    Bride and Groom on Bridge
    Bride’s Veil Blowing in Breeze
    Bride and Groom in Tunnel
    Bride and Groom Under Veil
    Bride and Groom on the Golf Green
    Beautiful Portrait of the Bride and Groom
    Bride and Groom Silhouette
    Bride in Tunnel at Two Bridges Golf Club
    Bride and Groom

    Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception Photography

    The weather in San Francisco had been a bit breezy. In fact it had been so windy there were some doubts that the wedding ceremony would be able to be held outside. We were thrilled when it was decided that the weather was going to cooperate. The wedding ceremony could go on as planned. A sunset wedding ceremony, overlooking the California landscape.

    Brides Processional
    Brides Processional with Mom and Dad

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    New Year’s Eve Wedding Reception

    What better party day and night to have a wedding then New Year’s Eve! It is a mandatory party day. What a great way to celebrate with party hats, sparklers and more.


    Sparkler Exit

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    If you are planning a New Year’s Eve wedding, here is a resource that may help. I found this article by the Huffington Post. I thought it was fitting. 10 Reasons You Should Consider a New Year’s Eve Wedding.

    If you are looking for a San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer, we would love to chat with you! Contact us today.

    We are international destination wedding photographers, proudly serving the entire USA and abroad.

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    Norfolk Family Portrait Photographer | The Koelling Family

    Norfolk Family Portrait Photographer

    Are you looking for a Norfolk family portrait photographer? We are family portrait photographers in Virginia as well as destination portrait photographers.

    Contact us today for more details regarding our family portrait sessions.

    Outdoor Family Portrait

    You can read more about our family portrait sessions here.

    Outdoor Family Portraits

    The holidays are a great time when family gathers together. That sometimes is the best time to schedule your family portrait session. For some families, their children are spread out all over the country and sometimes in different countries. That was the case for this beautiful family. Christmas was going to be exciting as they were all going to be together to celebrate.

    The Koelling family knew the importance of a family portrait. Gathering your family becomes increasingly more difficult as everyone grows up and starts their own career. Family portrait sessions become more and more sparse and therefore, more and more important. When was the last time that you scheduled a professional family portrait session?

    We love outdoor family photo sessions. We also love to incorporate the elements and structures of the area where we are photographing. When choosing where to have your family portrait session it is important to look at many elements.

    1. What will my backdrop be?

    2. Is there color, for contrast?

    3. What time of the day will be the best light?

    4. Which direction will the sun be setting?

    These are just a few questions to ask yourself.

    All of these questions, along with many other elements create a great family portrait.

    Beautiful Sibling Portrait
    Cool Family Portrait


    Poses and Groupings for a Family Portrait Session

    For all of our family portrait sessions we shoot a variety of poses and a variety of groupings. It is important that we capture all these different elements for our families. We always start with the full family portraits. This way, if there are young children, we make sure that we get a good solid portrait before the children lose interest.

    For the Koelling Family we wanted to make sure that we got the all girls and the all guys portrait.

    Mom with Daughters Portrait
    Dad and Son’s Portrait

    Then adding a more causal variation is always fun.

    Mom with Daughters – Casual Portrait


    Individual Portraits

    We then move on to individual portraits. Who wouldn’t want a great portrait of every person in their family?

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    One of the children are married in their family, so of course, taking a couple’s portrait is important.

    Couple’s Portrait

     Portraits of Mom and Dad

    As a photographer we never forget how important it is to capture great photos of mom and dad. Through out history mom and dad are always stuck behind the lens. When we talk a few moments to steal them away for a few photos, it is never regretted. Also, what child wouldn’t appreciate a great portrait of their mom and dad?

    Beautiful Mom & Dad Portrait
    Beautiful Photo of Mom & Dad

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    If you are ready to schedule your family portrait session, contact us today!