Church Wedding

It’s true, we shoot a lot of destination weddings in outdoor settings. However, we shoot a huge number of church weddings every year too. We love getting the chance to shoot in the low lighting conditions of churches and cathedrals. We are always inspired by the beautiful architecture, stained-glass art and the solemnity of having a religious ceremony. Here are some wedding tips for getting the best photos from your church ceremony:
1. Before you book your church, make sure you know the photography rules. Most importantly, make sure they will allow photography during your ceremony. Some churches do not allow photographers to even be present for the ceremony. Make sure you understand what kinds of angles will be allowed – will the photographer be limited to the balcony? To the back pew? Or will your photographer be allowed to shoot closer to the front from the side?
2. When traveling from your getting-ready location to the church, make sure to leave space in your car for your photographer! We don’t like to miss any moments for you, and the ride to the church can be really fun for photos. For your getaway from the church to the reception, plan on having one of us ride with you, because these will likely be the first moments you and your new husband are together alone, in a quiet space. We want to be able to capture that feeling for you.
3. Even though church weddings are more solemn, be sure to remember the happiness of the occasion, and be aware of being in this transformative moment with your fiancé. It can be a very powerful feeling. Each thoughtful, love-filled glance you give your soon-to-be-husband, we will catch for you with our cameras so you will never forget what that felt like.


Brent&Clifton

Chapel of Trinity St. Peter's Church, San Francisco, California

Brent and Clifton marry and celebrate at Trinity St. Peter’s in SF.

Claire&Dante

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph; Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, California

Claire and Dante’s San Jose wedding at St. Joseph, the Fairmont.

Aaron&Darryl

Piedmont Community Church, Piedmont, California

Aaron and Darryl’s wedding at Piedmont Community Church.

Allison&Ames

Church of the Heavenly Rest; Burden Mansion, Manhattan, New York

Allison and Ames’ NYC wedding is a throwback to classic wedding style.

Robyn&Andy

Chalk Hill Estate, Healdsburg, California

Robyn and Andy’s wine-country wedding at Chalk Hill Estate in Healdsburg.

Alex&Patrick

Santiago, Mexico

Alex and Patrick marry in a church, then celebrate at her family’s new dream house in Santiago.

Jenna&Jeffrey

Saint Kevin Catholic Church; Green Hills Country Club, San Francisco, California

Jenna and Jeffrey’s San Francisco wedding at Saint Kevin Church.

David&Charles

Grace Cathedral; Four Seasons San Francisco, San Francisco, California

David and Charles’ chic SF wedding at Grace Cathedral, Four Seasons

Sarah&Avik

Saint Thomas Church; India House, Manhattan, New York

Sarah and Avik marry at Saint Thomas Church, then celebrate at India House.

Abby&Chris

Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California

Abby and Chris’ San Diego wedding celebration at the Hotel Del Coronado.

Hannah&Dan

Mandarin Oriental - Washington D.C.; Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Washington D.C.

Hannah and Dan’s Washington D.C. wedding at the Mandarin Oriental.

Juliet&Mike

Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola; New York Athletic Club, Manhattan, New York

Juliet and Mike’s Manhattan wedding showed off the city that means so much to them.

Sarah&Danny

Fairmont Hotel; Saint Ignatius Church, San Francisco, California

Sarah and Danny marry at Saint Ignatius Church then celebrate at The Fairmont in San Francisco.

Shannon&Dan

St. Patrick's Catholic Church; Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California

A classic SF wedding day at the Palace Hotel with a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Katy&Jesse

St. Martin's Episcopal Church; Private Houston Social Club, Houston, Texas

Katy and Jesse’s classic Houston wedding day at Hotel Zaza, St. Martin’s, and a private social club.

Lily&David

Borgo Egnazia; Cathedral of Ostuni, Puglia, Italy

Lily and David marry in a gorgeous old cathedral, then take the party back to the amazing Borgo Egnazia.

Pauline&Bao

American Martyrs Church; Hyatt Regency Irvine, Irvine, California

Pauline and Bao follow up their traditional Vietnamese ceremony with a church wedding and a lively dance party.

Analuz&Paul

Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California

Analuz and Paul have eyes only for each other during their sweet Beverly Hills wedding day.

Mimi&Mike

St. Dominic's Catholic Church; Fandorin Restaurant, San Francisco, California

Mimi and Mike marry at San Francisco’s historic St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, with a reception afterward at Fandorin Restaurant in Burlingame.

Emily&Nate

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, New Hampshire; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; New England

A spirited couple, a gorgeous waterfront town, and dancing photos that will certainly entertain you.

Kate&Adam

Battery Gardens; John Street Church, Manhattan, New York

When Kate walks into a room, you notice. She is tall and gorgeous, with the long legs of a dancer, and a head of cascading strawberry blonde hair. Life blessed her by matching her up with her perfect male counterpart, Adam, who looks like a debonair 1960s film star and is just a tad taller than Kate.

Kristen&Kevin

The Riverside Church; Espace, Manhattan, New York

Kristen and Kevin love New York City, and made sure to incorporate it into their wedding, such as using a vintage Checker Cab. And former New York City Mayor David Dinkins was a guest.

Anya&Jason

Trump International Hotel, Toronto, Canada

A Russian wedding ceremony, photos around Toronto, and a gorgeous reception at the new Trump International Hotel.

Vanessa&Casey

CordeValle Resort; San Juan Mission, California

When I think back to Vanessa and Casey’s gorgeous California wedding, with all its beautiful details and décor, and the amazing dresses and the crazy dancing, my mind always goes back to one of the speeches, by one of Casey’s friends.

Jessica&Matthew

The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia

We fell in love with Jessica from her very first email to us. She wrote us before she and Matt were even engaged, having a feeling a ring may come soon. Her hunch proved correct.

Eunice&Shan

W Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Eunice and Shan chose the glamorous W Hotel in San Francisco for their richly hued reception of cool colors.

Brittany&Connor

Stanford University, Stanford, California

Brittany and Connor have since moved to Atlanta, but they returned to their alma mater for their wedding ceremony.