at the end of the night - MEMORIES ARE ALL YOU WILL HAVE

you are capturing moments for a LIFETIME.

my love letter to you - this is a safe space


We're all mad here


people who love deeply and people who are kind are my kinda people.

people are so unique and awkward and lovely. Human-ness is something that is so pure and sweet to behold.


If you like:

laughing with your partner until you can't breathe

deep conversations under the stars

treating others with kindness

living life to the fullest

pina colada's

getting caught in the rain


then we're probably a good fit


I want to document your day in a way that is authentic and 100% you.

in a way that you can look back and feel again what you felt.

documenting real laughs, silliness, connection and love between humans is my JAM.


I'm here to document not only the love between two individuals, but the way your humans (or fur babies) love you. your people matter here. your family matters, your friends matter.


and the truth is: your photographer is going to be with you all day.

they'll be with you during the planning process, they'll be there to carry your train (or whatever attire you're wearing, we don't discriminate here), they'll be hearing your private vows, getting in close on the dance floor, they'll get to know your wedding party and your families, they'll be crying during toasts, and they'll leave feeling forever grateful that you chose them to share in your joyous union.

so you want someone that you are comfortable with, that you can be friends with, someone that observes quietly but also directs when needed.

someone that notices the little moments and can work well with your other vendors

AND someone who can create imagery that will make your pinterest board dreams come true.


Hi, it's me.


here to cry, laugh, dance, eat cake, + celebrate with you.


beautiful souls = beautiful images.

and I think your soul is stunning


"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)

SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA + BEYOND


LET'S GET STARTED


Half Day, FULL DAy, 7,9,11 HOURS OR ANYTHING IN BETWEEN


Custom packages based on your day because one size does not fit all. No two weddings are the same, just as no two people are the same!

The little moments matter and I want to be there for all of them.


*Please see below for what's included


CALIFORNIA:

Intimate Weddings + Elopements | starting at $4.5k

Big Celebrations + Cultural Weddings | starting at $5.5k


ANYWHERE:

Out of State + Destination | starting at $6k


Photo + Video Dream Team with Honey Fox Films | Starting at $10k - click here for more info



what's included for every wedding:

  • wedding coverage by yours truly
  • curated online wedding gallery
  • wedding coverage that is catered to your day
  • print release
  • minimum 400+ high resolution edited photos
  • candid moments + guided classic shots
  • preview gallery
  • consultation, timeline assistance + wedding questionnaire
  • an insured + passport ready photographer
  • one lead photographer
  • second photographer for weddings with 60+ guests
  • taxes, travel + fees


ADD ONS:

  • 35mm film
  • rehearsal dinner coverage
  • heirloom albums
  • candid or film only second photographer
  • wedding weekend

1.

Fill out the contact form below! Please include as much info as possible (not just about your wedding, but also about both of you)!!

2.

We set up a video chat!

When capturing SUCH a special day, it is vital to actually talk. We go over your love story, coverage options, ideas, + questions! This helps all of us feel more comfortable + connect.

3.

Secure your date and get this partnership on the road.

We are now official friends (let's be real, we're friends at 1.)

I love connecting with clients on social media and giving a helping hand wherever possible! Wedding planning can be so stressful and I'm here to help.

4.

Celebrate at YOUR wedding!!

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!

or soon to be fiancé!

venue, backyard, top of a mountain?!

ex: your love story + a little about you both! hobbies, how you met, what are your love languages, where is your happy place, what are your pronouns?

why Takke Photography:

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.
I will always do my best to make you feel comfortable and to assist in creating imagery that is authentic to YOU.

documentary

Most of the day is capturing in more of a "hands off" approach. While watching for those candid moments and hiding in corners, I'll be creating working to capture the feeling of each moment through my documentary approach.

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. While noticing 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

specialist

Specializing in Love Stories. Intimate, Large, Cultural, Micro or however the hell you wanted to get hitched. Your love is welcome here! Weddings are my JAM. Couples mean so much to me and I absolutely adore photographing people in love!

Film Style editing

With an editing styled inspired by Kodak Colorplus Film and Fuji 400, your images will stand the test of time! I believe this best tells emotion + is the most inclusive for POC while still remaining elegant and true to your day. No weird skin tones here!

wedding guide

Here to help you every step of the way! From timeline assistance, vendor recommendations, Pinterest board creating, to texting about small things and offering advice wherever you want it!

experienced

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 the focus is mostly on weddings, clients are so special, and I would be honored to capture your life together as it continues.

you are safe and welcome here

LGBTQ+ | BIPOC

things we embrace here:

the beauty of imperfections. people + passion.

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things we embrace here:

emotions and feelings and all that good shit that makes life so special

02 / 05

things we value here:

photos + time with our loved ones, and the gift it is

03 / 05

things we value here:

kindness to all

04 / 05

things we embrace here:

building real genuine friendships

05 / 05

FAQ

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!

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.

Do you have videographers you recommend?

Yes!! I have an incredible video partner! We work seamlessly as as team. See my website tab - Honey Fox X Takke

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?

6 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 8 years *paid*, but 15+ years as a hobby!

What gear do you shoot with?

I primarily shoot on the Canon R5+ Canon R6. I also have a backup Canon 5DMKIV, 5D MKIII, Sony A6000, DJI Mavic Air and a Canon A-1 film camera.

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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.