Zoe Larkin Photography
Zoe is everything you know you want in your wedding photographer and more! She brings calm, professional expertise as well as warmth, creativity and intuitive interaction on a day that's full of nerves! Zoe was patient throughout the planning process and amazingly helpful - I had recently moved to the Bay area and didn't have many contacts or much time to do research - she helpfully recommended vendors and ideas as we pieced together my non-traditional ceremony. She truly went above and beyond, helping with details that were beyond "just" photography, but I realize now looking through her amazing pictures that she endeavors to have a full understanding of the vision for the wedding day so she can capture it flawlessly. Her pricing is fair and easy-to-understand. And I always felt comfortable asking questions. Working with her was amazing, her presence at our wedding was a gift, and the pictures she captured were beyond perfect - and THEN she introduced me to the printed wedding album. I didn't even know I wanted it, but she met with me and without ever pressuring me showed me what was possible and helped me think through why I might or might not want to make this investment. I am forever grateful I did! I honestly considered printing some fav pics myself and putting them together somehow, or using a separate online service to save some money, but I'm so glad I didn't do anything like that! For one, I learned that her price was AMAZINGLY fair. Beyond that, with her ability to help me make decisions about pictures, and the talent and skill she brings to developing the layout, and the gorgeous, better than I could have dreamed finished product - so grateful. Zoe understands fully the quirky dynamics of an intimate wedding. She's patient and wise and warm and captures all of the moments you want plus a million you didn't even notice, but she does! Book Zoe - she brings the magic!
Travel is included within 100 miles each way of San Francisco 94103
Contact me for pricing beyond the 100 mile radius and for destination weddings / elopements!
I offer reduced rates for weekday & off-season weddings as well as weekend elopements where not as much coverage is required. My minimum is 2 hours. [For full weddings, coverage begins at 6 hours. Get in touch to learn more, and inform me of the specifics of your wedding.]
San Francisco City Hall wedding coverage starts from 1 hour of coverage. 2 & 3 hour packages include San Francisco locations if desired.
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
Fun photography for joyful intimate weddings is how I usually describe my business.
I create joy-filled, candid images for rad couples. My business values are representing underrepresented couples. storytelling with authenticity & integrity, and expressing the joy of life.
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
I’m a pragmatist at heart and love couples that fall somewhere outside of the mainstream. APW couples usually have their own values and passions at the forefront of their wedding vision.
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
My way of working is both bold and tender, modern and timeless, edgy and romantic, muted and colorful, intimate and expansive. I tell stories through images.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Hobbies? Maybe when I retire! Seriously, running a business is full-time, all the time, and then some. I don’t choose to pursue a particular hobby in the conventional sense, but I would go crazy without friends, meeting new people, eating good food (but never cooking), spending time with my husband, watching bad horror films, walking around San Francisco neighborhoods and traveling.
What's your favorite book?
Anything by Paul Auster. I pretty much read all of this books on rotation as I never remember the plots, so it’s like I can just rediscover the crazy stories within stories every few years.
What's your favorite movie?
Return to Oz, a kids’ film based on Wizard of Oz it is dark and creepy AF. I can’t f*king stand Wizard of Oz.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
A medley of all-British terrible early 90’s pop/house music when people didn’t care whether music was cool or not.