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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 San Francisco Wedding Photographer 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.

So that's cool...I've ranked in some things...

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As a wedding photographer in San Francisco

San Francisco Elopement Photographer and Guide

Check out the resources below to help in your wedding planning!

As an elopement photographer in San Francisco, I have photographed in most Bay Area wedding venues.

I don't want to only photograph your wedding DAY...
I want to photograph your wedding STORY...

You didn’t just get to your wedding day. There were many months and years of dating and falling in love with each other. 
What’s your favorite memory with each other? When was the moment you realized you wanted to marry this person?

Those memories deserve to be remembered just as much as your wedding day.

I want to photograph and tell your STORY in order to put together an album that you can sit with your children and relive memories you may have forgotten about…because inevitably…

Your hair will gray, your skin will wrinkle, and your memories will fade. Only the wedding photographs will remain. 

Documenting your love story is not something I take lightly. 

This is why I love being a California elopement photographer focusing on smaller weddings. 
I get to tell a story more intimately with more intention.

300+ Weddings as a San Francisco Wedding Photographer

San Francisco Elopement Photography

As a native San Francisco wedding photographer, 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 elopement locations.

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

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