Bay Area, Point Reyes, Big SUr

yay! YOU'RE ELOPING! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! It's simply the best.

You're definitely my kind of people. The traditional hassle of a big wedding with a crap ton of guests just isn't your thing. You value intimate and stress-free experiences - right? Love that about you both!! 

And I totally understand how the Bay Area caught your eye - did you leave your heart in San Francisco too? 


Whether you want to explore the city by the Bay, adventure in the nature surrounding it, plan some epic activities, or do a mixture of it all - I'm committed to providing you with the most stunning images of yourselves you've ever seen along with an unforgettable day. 


San Francisco Elopement Photographer - Bride and groom passionately kissing with light beams coming through the trees

However, now that you've realized there are so many more possibilities

than the typical SF-City-Hall-ceremony-followed-by-portraits-at-the-Palace-of-Fine-Arts kind of elopement, you may be feeling a bit more stressed than expected. No worries because that's where I come in!


I'm more than just your elopement photographer. Let me help you plan this day to be exactly what you dream! Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have extensive knowledge of all the amazing places in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and all around the Bay. Whether you want to see unique sights in San Francisco, explore the beaches and cliff-sides in Santa Cruz, or adventure around the beautiful coast and redwoods in Big Sur -

 I'll be there for you.

HEY, I'M GINA!!


I'M YOUR ROMCOM LOVIN', ELOPEMENT PLANNER, PERMIT FINDER, BAY AREA EXPERT ADVENTURE BUDDY


I'm a sucker for a good love story - from Landon & Jamie in A Walk To Remember, to Monica & Chandler from Friends, to Jim & Pam from The Office - it never fails to make me cry and inspire me. I want to capture your romance in its unique and intimate form. That's why I love helping you plan your day so you two can focus on each other while I worry about the timeline and logistics. I'm here to help make your day look exactly how you envision it - as crazy or tame as you want!



Does that sound amazing to you? Awesome, me too!

KIND WORDS FROM MY Amazing COUPLES

Katy & Alix


My wife and I booked Gina's talents for our elopement ceremony in San Francisco and were beyond pleased with the whole experience. Gina was very professional throughout the booking process, taking time to get to know us over the phone, explaining the process, and helping us pick the perfect location for our elopement. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to accompany us on our special day — thanks, Gina!!!


Arizo & Jerome


We had Gina capture our wedding day and it was the most memorable and beautiful day because of Gina! She captured all of our happiness and more...! I can’t thank her enough! ... I probably look back at all of our pictures every day just scrolling through and it just brings me such joy! Gina was professional, fun, happy, and she even knew how nervous I was with taking pictures but made me feel so comfortable! My husband and I have finally found a photographer who is incredible and we will definitely have Gina be a part of our future special days so she can capture that for us!

Haoyue + Bixia


Gina is absolutely an amazing photographer, she provided us with a quality service and a reasonable price. We are so glad to have Gina shoot our elopement, she was instructing us doing poses all the time and captured our most precious moments. The photos were delivered to us quicker than expected with quality and we love them so much! Highly recommend her!

Sarah + Isaac


Having Gina as our elopement photographer was the best decision we could have made! We felt so comfortable around her and had so much fun during our photo sessions. You can see her attention to detail in everything, from the locations to poses, etc. Our elopement was shared with our closest family members who also raved about Gina’s professionalism and kind personality. During our day, we couldn’t wait to see our photos! Gina sent us sneak peeks within 48 hours and we LOVED them. We can’t wait to see the rest.

NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET TEAR-JERKING, JAW DROPPING PHOTOS TO REMEMBER THIS SPECIAL DAY BY, BUT YOU WILL ALSO GET...


Video Consultation

An initial phone consultation to get to know all about each other so that I can help you plan this day to be exactly what you dream - whatever that may look like! (and boy do I have some ideas for you if you don't even know where to start!) You will get to experience an unforgettable day with activities tailored to you to show off your unique love story all while it's captured to look back on for years to come.

Unlimited Communication

Consistent communication via email, phone calls, and/or video chats to plan out details so that you are more than prepared for your elopement day.

Location Guide & Scouting

A location guide showing you the most beautiful places in Northern California so that you will get those astounding photos you've been dreaming about. San Francisco, the North Bay, Santa Cruz, the Peninsula, Big Sur, and Yosemite are my specialties. I will help you choose the best spots, plus a few extra in case of weather or unforeseen circumstances so we're ready for whatever comes our way!

Logistics Planner

Help with timeline building and expert advice on the best time of day to get prime lighting in each location and when to do each activity! You won't have to worry about figuring out all the logistics - I'm here to help make sure we plan things out in the best way to ensure we get those dreamy photos.

A posing & Prompting Expert

Someone who knows what prompts to give to evoke genuine emotions that will make you feel and look amazing. On top of that, I make sure to give you space to let your story unfold amongst the stunning backdrop of nature - these are the photos you won’t be able to wait to mount onto your walls, so make some room. 

Champagne

A couple of bottles of champagne - one to pop for photos and one to enjoy! (or another drink of your choosing!) Let's celebrate!

And here's the cherry on top...


I send you at least 50 sneak peek photos within 48 hours so you can start sharing your beautiful photos with your friends and family right away instead of an iPhone selfie.


Why do I do this?

Because no way will I let you share quick iPhone snaps when you just got the most beautiful photos of you ever taken!

This means the people who love you get a glimpse into the most special day you just had AND you get to relive it all over again!

Packages & Pricing

All packages include:

✓ Travel to anywhere in the Bay Area, North Bay (up to Point Reyes), Santa Cruz, and Big Sur

✓ Video consultation

✓ Unlimited communication

✓ Timeline building

✓ Location guidance

✓ An online gallery of high-resolution images

✓ Printing rights

✓ Sneak peeks within 48 hours

✓ Someone who will make you look and feel great in front of the camera

✓ A chill and organized photographer who is so excited to make this day special for you!

FULL DAY

12 hours

+ 2 hour engagement or day after session


This is for those who want to have an unforgettable experience. An experience where you pinch yourself to see if you're dreaming - because if not now for your wedding, then when?! Let’s take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion!! You get a full day elopement PLUS a 2 hour engagement or day after session

We can capture your finishing touches getting ready, an intimate first look, and a beautiful exchange of vows. We will get to go to epic locations, have some downtime to relax and eat some bomb food, get a cocktail, or fuel up with some coffee (I know the best spots in SF and Santa Cruz). You have so much time for activities - whether that’s a hike to an epic viewpoint to exchange vows, going boating at sunset, wine tasting, surfing, having a picnic, or any other way you want to fill the day to be the most you. I can’t wait to hear what your perfect day is!


This package can be split between sunrise and sunset to maximize the prime golden hour lighting!

 

$6,300

 

HALF DAY

8 hours


This is perfect for the couple that wants to have most of their day documented. For couples that may want to go to locations that are a little further from each other or may have multiple activities planned! 

If you want a more slow-paced, stressed free day, then this is the package for you. Spending 8 hours together gives me the chance to really get to know you and capture the fullness of your love - from getting ready photos to sharing your vows to smiling at the camera with your loved ones. To then adventuring to multiple locations, enjoying a picnic or cake cutting together, to sharing your first dance amongst the perfect backdrop.

The half-day experience is perfect for those who want to have a truly special elopement - a day where you keep thinking to yourself "is this real life?!"


*My most popular package*

$4,500

MINI

4 hours


This is the perfect amount of time for couples who want to have their ceremony documented and enjoy a short adventure together. We can go to two to three locations within this time and still enjoy a stress-free, chill time together!



Limited availability 



$3,500

Are you ready to start dreaming up your day together?

I'm ready for you! Fill out the contact form to get in touch! Let's start planning!


I'm Ready!

Once you fill out the contact form...


Get ready for an email from me with a detailed pricing guide as well as a link to schedule a consult call. After we have our video call and I get to see your smiling faces we'll book your elopement date! I'll send you a contract and invoice to book and then we get to planning! Then the most exciting part happens - your elopement day!!! And it all ends with the most stunning photos that you won't be able to hold back from sharing.


How does that sound?

You may be wondering, "Can I bring my family and friends?"


The wonderful thing about elopements is that you can design it however you want - and I'm guessing you value intimate settings with no drama (same here). I am happy to plan and photograph elopements with up to 10 of your closest loved ones who are thrilled for this next step in your lives! Include them in your ceremony or photos after and then meet up with them later or the next day while you and your new spouse spend the day together -

just the two of you.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer elopement packages for shorter than 4 hours?

I do not! I love working with couples who value having an intimate, stress-free day together and I have found that elopements shorter than 4 hours feel more rushed and less intentional.

We have somewhere other than the Bay Area in mind, do you travel?

I love to travel! If you want me to photograph your story, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. But no worries, I always try to find the cheapest way to come because I want to be as accessible as possible!
My pricing includes travel to anywhere in the Bay Area, North Bay, Santa Cruz, and Big Sur for all elopement packages. My regular sessions includes travel to anywhere in the Bay Area.

When do you start charging a travel fee?

My prices are set to cover any location in the Bay Area. Anything past that will require a travel fee and will be calculated accordingly.

When will we get our photos?

You will receive an online gallery link with your photos within maximum 4-6 weeks for elopements (3 weeks for engagement/couples sessions). For all sessions that are not elopements, you will then choose the photos you want to keep. Once you've finished choosing, I will send you a new gallery with your chosen photos that you can download, share, and order prints!

Do you shoot traditional weddings?

No, I only do elopements! Sorry for any inconvenience and I appreciate your interest in me!