WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS
FAMILY + PORTRAITS
Congratulations on your decision to have the micro wedding of your dreams!
Whether you are looking for a simple 2 hour coverage for your day, or a full day experience (you are only going to have ONE wedding day in your life after all!). We are here for you.
We will be with you every step of the way to plan the perfect micro wedding you are imagining. Anything from flowers, location, permits and other logistics. We will be your travel planner, wedding planner, and most importantly, your trusted friend through the process!
"Emily also went way above and beyond to make our wedding day a success, we honestly could not have done it without her and Tony! I really appreciate her professionalism, flexibility, and willingness to do whatever it takes to make our wedding day and photos as special and amazing as possible. We're so happy we found Emily and you will be too!"
Emily quit her job as an attorney last year to pursue her passion - photography.
One of her previous brides put it perfectly - "Emily, you are doing what you are meant to do." It's true! Emily believes 100% that planning, marrying, and capturing couples elopement days are truly her calling.
She loves to let the couples show their fun, happy, and warm side in the photos because she believes your wedding day is not a production day - it's a day filled with happiness and just having fun!
Read more about Emily here!
We met at the World Trade Center in Northern California when we were both interns.
We did a year of long-distance relationship while Tony was working on his MA in International Relations at Sussex, England and Emily was in her first year of law school at Penn State University School of Law.
Emily used to be a travel agent, and plans (in precise detail) all of our family travels.
On the last day of our honeymoon, we went to 4 countries in 24 hours. Breakfast in Bhutan, lunch in Kathmandu, Nepal, afternoon tour in Deli, India, and cocktails in Hong Kong.
Tony loves to be part of a couple's very special day, and the fact that he can be part of Emily's passion - photography. We take pride in, and the upmost care in planning your special day. Not one elopement has, and will be, the same!
Traveling is our thing!
When COVID hit and Emily had so many couples who couldn't get married at city hall anymore, we came up with the plan so Emily's clients can still get married - which was for Tony to become ordained. Rest is history (yes, it's a short one - but mighty - he's married over 50 couples in 2020!) and Tony has been marrying not only Emily's city hall wedding couples, but so many other couples' and in his words "it's been awesome!"
Tony is available for a non-denominational, spiritual, or religious ceremonies. In other words, he is totally flexible! We are happy to send over his regular vows/ceremony, and you can change it up to however you will like, as long as you say the legally required words like "I do". :) We also ask you how dressed up you want him to be, so we can go with the vibe you want in case he ends up in your photos.
Tony will be the officiant as much as possible. In case he has a work conflict, Emily has many other officiants she works with and will find someone for your wedding day.
Shana has been filming weddings since 2019 and enjoys every second of it.
The best part of filming a wedding is capturing the organic and natural moments between two best friends that just can't stay away from each other. The goal is to handcraft a timeless film to showcase how you both truly are as a couple. Whether it be from your intimate wedding vows or your endless jokes you make to each other during the ceremony - this is your love story told.
You want some “smile at the camera” portraits of you and your VIP guests (if any) but want many un-posed candid moments of you two in love, having fun, and enjoying your special, intimate, elopement day.
You want a “butterfly” photographer that might gently suggest things to do (can you look at each other?) but not adjust every position ("please move your elbow 10 degrees", etc.)
You want lots of photos – even if they are technically not perfect, because it’s part of your memory of your one and only elopement day
Want to have photos that you can pass down to generations to come and someday have your kids say “wow, my parents’ got married in SUCH AN AMAZING WAY!
Easy going, and love to have fun!
Bodega Bay all the way down to Santa Cruz ~ We know San Francisco Bay Area in and out, and know all the most romantic secluded spots. Whether you want an urban ceremony with the skyline backdrop, or you want a secluded experience, we will make your intimate ceremony as perfect as you imaged it.
My friends at City Hall has told me they will be closed to the public until end of 2020. If you are planning a 2021 wedding there, Emily is there 1-6 times a week for photographing City Hall weddings. It was her thing! Check out our page dedicated to SF City Hall weddings here!
All the planning of your micro wedding logistics and day (up to 50 people)
We find the perfect location and coordinate with all of the vendors *venue rates may apply ($60-$2000+)
Day- Of Coordinator
Sneak Peek within 48-72 hours of your wedding - I want you to be able to share your news right away!
Full gallery delivered within three weeks of your wedding
Full print rights on all of the edited high-resolution images on an online gallery (you can share this album with friends and family, order prints and products, and download in 3 different resolutions)
Unlimited downloads on all images in 3 different resolutions
Unlimited pre and post-wedding consultation over phone, text, email, DM on social media, and in person
Witness (me!) if you need one
Your personal app of your favorite images so you can access your images easily on your phone (upon request)
Our (photographer and officiant) travel fees
San Francisco Bay Area
Carmel/ Big Sur
Redwoods Up North
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Frequently Asked Questions About Micro Weddings and Planning a Micro Wedding
You must have so many questions as you plan a wedding!
We are here to answer them for you. If we don't answer the questions you have here,
contact us anytime!
Our world has changed so much recently. Finding a safer way to get married with a few close friends and family has made Micro Weddings pretty big! Really, a micro wedding just means that you are getting married on a smaller scale (but still somewhere beautiful) with 50 or less of your closest family and friends. Keeping safe is still a main priority though!
Amazing! We offer packages that don't include Tony's services.
Very! We plan the whole entire thing for you - minus your flights to the location. We will give you all the driving directions, suggested hotels/Airbnbs and all the other logistics! It's like you are getting a wedding planner, photographer, and officiant in one.
We do! We work closely with amazing videographers. If you like our work, you will love the videographers we work with too!
Inquire with us to learn more!
We will not only have a plan A that you LOVE, but we will also come up with a plan B that you equally love! (And C, D, E, if it will make you feel better.)
I also know that this is a completely valid concern, and therefore, I am very flexible. All of my micro weddings can be rescheduled, or even cancelled, without any penalty. My deposits are FULLY REFUNDABLE! Yes, even if you have to cancel your wedding the day of.
We believe that your micro wedding day photography in so many ways is more important than big wedding photography. Why? Because at the end of the day, the only proof you might have of your marriage (besides a legally binding marriage license 😉) are your photos! We aren't too strict on the timing - we generally like to cover part of you two getting ready, before, during, and after the ceremony - generally with a change of scenery.