candid + posed
Yes to all the quiet vow readings, the getting ready, the walking, talking, dreaming..
But also yes to the subtle guidance + prompting to bring out the belly laughs, possible tears, and to make sure you get some stellar photos for years to come.
Every piece of your day has a little of your flair and has been hand chosen. Intentional storytelling is capturing each small moment to create one big story.
your people matter here
Weddings are a beautiful day full of PEOPLE and their emotions. Rest assured that here we capture ALL the tears, hugs, and laughs. We will notice who is the most important to you, and capture the excitement that they also share being present on your day. Your people matter here!
exclusivity + inclusivity
With a very limited number of weddings taken on each year, more energy and attention can be given to each unique couple. EVERY kind of love is WELCOME HERE. no exceptions <3
Custom packages based on your day and being there for its ENTIRETY because one size does not fit all. Would you read a book if you only could read one chapter?!
Yes, we will still roughly plan out the hours, but the little moments matter and we want to be there for all of them!
Specializing in Love Stories. Intimate, Large, Cultural, Micro or however the hell you wanted to get hitched/capture your love is welcome here! Weddings are our JAM. Couples mean so much to us and we absolutely adore photographing people in love!
With an editing styled inspired by Kodak Color Film, your images will stand the test of time! Although our editing falls more on the "moodier" side, we believe this best tells emotion + is the most inclusive for POC. No weird skin tones here!
Here to help you every step of the way! From timeline assistance, vendor recommendations, to texts in the morning asking if you should buy the white or black vow books.
With over 5 years experience capturing the smallest facial expressions from across a room, knowing who to watch, where to be and when, organizing + prompting group photos, and helping relax clients to get the best candid moments. You're in good hands here!
from engagements to wedding day to anniversary
Here to be a part of your love story in every way possible. From your proposal, to engagements, to your wedding, to your anniversary, to maternity, to family. Here to be your photographer for LIFE. Although we focus on weddings, clients are so special to us here, and we would be honored to capture your life together as it continues.
What's included for every wedding:
- wedding coverage by yours truly
- 500+ high resolution edited photos
- full day coverage
- online gallery
- print release
- candid emotional moments + posed classic shots
- no limit on what photos are delivered! You'll get ALL of the best ones.
- timeline assistance
- A wedding professional who is more than happy to guide and help you through the stress that can be wedding planning.
- wedding questionnaire that has all your wants, needs, and expectations written plainly out so your day can go off without a hitch!
- an insured + passport ready photographer.
- one lead photographer
- second photographer included in most rates
- taxes, travel + fees
- vendor recommendations (where applicable)
- an experienced, enthusiastic photographer friend who loves making people happy and being a part of the most special moments in life.
- 35mm film
- custom handmade heirloom wedding album
- candid or film only associate photographer
“ Can I just say how grateful I am for every little precious moment you captured?! I knew you were the perfect person to capture my perfect day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!! ”
(L + R)
Let's get started
SERVING Southern California + Beyond
offering full day coverage
Custom packages based on your day and being there for its ENTIRETY because one size does not fit all.
Yes, we will still roughly plan out the hours but only so we can know when to show up where. The little moments matter and we want to be there for all of them.
Starting rates below - because no two weddings are the same, just as no two people are the same!
Fill out the contact form below! Please include as much info as possible (not just about your wedding, but also about both of you)!!
We set up a video chat!
When capturing SUCH a special day, it is vital to actually talk. We go over your love story, rough timeline, ideas, dreams, + questions! This helps all of us feel more comfortable + connect.
Book if we feel that it's a good fit!
We are now official photo friends (let's be real, we'll be your friend at 1.)
We love connecting with our clients on social media and giving a helping hand wherever possible! Wedding planning can be so stressful and we're here to help.
Meet at YOUR wedding!! (OR at your engagement session!)
Now that we've cultivated a friendship, you can breathe much easier when all of your needs/wants/dreams have been shared with someone who is there to make sure all your moments are captured!
you are safe and welcome here
LGBTQ+ | BIPOC
Do you travel?
YES I love to travel, anywhere and everywhere!
How much is the retainer/deposit for weddings?
For weddings, I charge a $500 non refundable retainer to hold your date!
How many pictures will we receive for a wedding?
For weddings roughly about 75+ edited photos per hour! I am an oversharer though, so this is your warning. On average my clients receive between 700-1,000 images.
Do you have videographers you recommend?
Yes!! I have two awesome video partners! We work seamlessly as as team. See my website tab - Honey Fox X Takke
and Alexia Gornichec X Takke.
We're awkward, and need help with posing. Do you pose us?
Yes! I pose and prompt you to bring out those good laughs and sweet emotions. I'm always trying to make your experience fun and easy going so it won't be those awkward smiling at the camera photos, but don't worry you'll get some of those too.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
Absolutely! Email for past gallery links!
How will our photos be delivered?
All your photos are delivered in high resolution via online gallery which you get to download/share as many times as you want with full printing and social media rights. I also keep your edited photos on an external hard drive just in case, but it's best if you download them to a safe place!
Do you offer printing? Do I have to print through you?
I do offer easy access printing directly through your gallery!
Nope!! You can print with whoever you want, with full printing rights for personal use!
Will you photoshop things out of photos or alter my appearance?
If something is small and easy to take out, I usually will remove it! If it's a regular part of the landscape/area, then no, I will leave it. I typically shoot in a way as to minimize the amount of photoshopping needed.
I try to keep my photos more lifestyle and less "perfect" because that's just how life is! It's messy and I'm more focused on capturing the moments and the emotions. Things I DO edit out (when I am able to): temporary blemishes, cuts/bruises, wayward hair pieces, distracting things in the background/on the ground. I do not edit out wrinkles, fine lines, pores, items in pockets, or slim/alter bodies.
When will we get our photos back?
My turn around time for weddings is 2-4 months! I do typically send previews within a week of the wedding. I am such a perfectionist and spend a lot of time editing and sending a gallery that is curated.
Do you have a bucket list?!
I sure do!!!! I would like to explore everywhere. Some of my bucket list locations are: Morocco, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey, South Korea, Myanmar, Peru, Alaska, Jordan, Croatia, Spain, Iceland, Israel, Egypt, Indonesia.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
5 years full time doing this wonderful gig! I've had the chance to travel and meet so many incredible people. I've been doing photography for 7 years *paid*, but 15+ years as a hobby!
What gear do you shoot with?
I primarily shoot on the Canon R6 + the Canon 5D MKIV. I also have a backup Canon 5D MKIII, Sony A6000, and a Canon A-1 film camera.
want something different? that's cool too.
I'm human and understand that wedding planning is expensive. I'm more than happy to talk about your budget and needs to figure out a plan that works for both of us.