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I’m a San Francisco, California based wedding and elopement photographer for people who want authentic moments of joy captured naturally and refuse to accept generic photos.

 A California elopement photographer with a style that is :

Joyful. Candid. Creative. Fun.

Elopement Photographer

My elopement definition is a celebration with less than 25 guests anywhere from your backyard to Iceland.

By making your wedding day intimate and intentional, you don’t have to worry about putting on a show for everyone else.

Have a “Just Us” experience that is Authentic, Meaningful, and Relaxed!

I’d love to be your California Elopement Photographer.

Top 20 in North America
Masters of Wedding Photography
2019

Top 50
WPJA Artistic Guild
2019

Top 50 in the US
Fearless Photographers
2019

2nd Place Overall Summer 2020
Photographers Keeping It Real

Rangefinder Rising Stars of
Wedding Photography Nominee
2019

Best Photographer in the Galaxy
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Authentic Moments of Joy.
Candid Photos.
Epic Portraits.
I want you to remember how you FELT during your wedding day, not how you were posed…

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Read more about my favorite places in the world, my love of yoga, men’s suits, and watch a behind the scenes video of me shooting a real elopement!

Enjoy peace of mind that your wedding day will have authentic, emotional, and meaningful moments
intentionally captured by someone passionate about creating memorable images.
When it comes to your big day – I got you.

Hastings House Elopement

Over 200 Weddings photographed at SF City Hall

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Having photographed over 200 San Francisco City Hall Weddings, I can proudly say I’m a premier San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer in the Bay Area! 

Being an experienced San Francisco Elopement Photographer, I can be your guide to this popular wedding venue.

Elopements don’t always mean outdoors! Weddings take place all over and elopements can too!

SF City Hall weddings are an alternative to outdoor elopements

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You know how you want your photos to look natural and not so posed? 
That’s where I come in.

Behind the Scenes 90 second Wedding Video

Watch me photograph a real elopement at San Francisco City Hall! See how I elicit natural laughs and capture authentic moments of joy!

Interested in More Information? Please Fill Out the Form Below!


415 756 9335
ianchinphotography@gmail.com
762 10th Ave San Francisco, CA 94118

Over 300 weddings as a San Francisco wedding photographer

California Elopement Photographer

As a San Francisco native, I have been fortunate to have grown up in one of the best places in the world. In addition to the great cuisine, attractions, and weather, Northern California is home to some amazing natural landscapes and wedding venues. San Francisco is one of the best places to elope in California, with redwood groves, ocean views, and vineyards all a short drive from the City. Below are some of my favorites.

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California Elopement Photographer

Muir Woods Wedding Photographer


Centrally located and gorgeous scenery make Muir Woods one of the best places to elope in California!

Check out this planning guide for how to plan a Muir Woods wedding

Helpful resources to planning your wedding or elopement

California Elopement Photographer

As a San Francisco native, I have been fortunate to have grown up in one of the best places in the world. In addition to the great cuisine, attractions, and nightlife, Northern California is home to some amazing natural landscapes and wedding venues. San Francisco is one of the best places to elope in California, with redwood groves, ocean views, and vineyards all a short drive from the City. Below are some of my favorites.

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