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San Francisco elopement photographer for people who value REAL CANDID MOMENTS and don’t want cookie cutter images.

 A San Francisco elopement photographer
with a style that is :

Joyful. Candid. Creative. Fun.

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Meet your 

San Francisco Elopement Photographer

San Francisco elopement photographer, avid yogi, and Disney World lover

Thanks for stopping by! My name is ian (left lowercase so you don’t think it’s “Lan”) and I’m a San Francisco elopement photographer! As a San Francisco native, I’ve been so blessed to call it home all my life and particularly love small weddings and elopements with an emphasis on San Francisco City Hall Weddings!

I was first introduced to photography by my Papa, who passed away in 2005, and is one of the main reasons why I became a photographer. Part of me does it to connect with him and keep his memory alive, and part of me is absolutely passionate about it, duh!!! 

At the heart of my focus as a Wedding Photographer in San Francisco is to give meaningful candid wedding photos to all my Couples, because I know how significant these fleeting moments are with the most important people in your lives.

I work my tail off so you can have the images I wish I had.

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Award winning wedding photography in San Francisco

Candid photos. 
Fun authentic moments of joy. 
Epic portraits.

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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 wedding day – I got you.

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300+ Weddings as a Wedding Photographer in San Francisco

California Elopement Photographer

As a native wedding photographer in San Francisco, I have been fortunate to have grown up in one of the best places in the world to elope. In addition to the great cuisine, attractions, and weather, Northern California is home to some amazing natural landscapes and elopement venues. Redwood trees, ocean views, and wineries are all a short drive from the City.

Below are some of my favorite locations for wedding photography in San Francisco

Hear from past clients :

Featured Wedding Photography in San Francisco

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Stephen and Scarlett came from Hong Kong for this destination wedding. Check out their Mountain Terrace Wedding

James and Jonathan held their weekday wedding ceremony during the day before an evening cruise. Check out their Palace of Fine Arts Wedding

Court and Ash came from Australia for this destination elopement with only two guests. Check out their Hastings House Garden Weddings

Need Wedding Photography in San Francisco? Please Fill Out the Form Below!

ianchinphotography@gmail.com

762 10th Ave San Francisco, CA 94118

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