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Bay Area Wedding Photographer / California Wedding Photographer / Wine Country Wedding Photographer / San Francisco Wedding Photographer / Napa Valley Wedding Photographer / Sonoma Coast Wedding / Big Sur Wedding Photographer / Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer

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About Me

Hello I’m Dylan and I Photograph Wedding Stories

I am interested in telling stories and no other day can be quite as interesting and rich with story as your wedding day. So much happens between you and your friends and family on your wedding day. It’s a fascinating look at what makes us human, what is important to us and what we will remember and cherish.

I see photographing a wedding almost like filming a movie in still frames. It’s not about a single candid or portrait photograph, it’s the collective experience of all the photographs.

You are unique and so is your wedding story. I take consistent aim to photograph your wedding with a point of view. Photographs are not often how it happened but rather how you remembered it.

Candids

Everything that happens on your wedding day is significant. From the big moments to the moments in between. Right before you walk down the aisle, the excitement of seeing a friend you hoped would make it to your wedding or watching a loved one give a speech. There are times during the day for me to be directive and assertive but the majority of my work during the day is spent carefully observing and documenting. By letting things unfold genuinely I can capture less self aware subjects resulting in more natural pictures.

Portraits

Great portraits are timeless, they documents and preserve. I want you to look and feel your best, it’s your wedding day and you deserve it. Your portrait session should be an enjoyable experience. It’s a great time to slow down and focus on each other. I work with both of you to artfully capture your excitement and love for each other on your big day.

Pictures with your family and friends are treated with the same amount of attention. Many of my couples are concerned not keeping their guests waiting too long during the reception. I scout all my locations throughly before hand so that these sessions can happen in many times under 20 minutes.

Have a Great Time

I’m not only there to photograph your wedding story, I’m also there to facilitate a great experience. A great wedding day experience often hinges upon a great schedule. I start this process well before your wedding day to find a timeline that works for both of you and matches your vision of how you see your day unfolding leaving you to relax and just have a great time.