You have decided to take the plunge on your new life path together, but want to look like yourself (or better) in your photos, on the most amazing day of your life.
Well, I can do that! Let's take the awkward out of your photos and insert natural, beautiful, candid memories.
Ing & Ian
"I was just browsing through the pictures of our wedding on your blog; it is
sooonice that we can experience our day over and over again through your pictures. They are absolutely stunning (I got so many compliments on the pictures!!!). Thanks again for being such a big part in our special day!"
Let's face it, you have spent so much time planning this day the last thing you should worry about on your wedding day is your wedding photos or your photographer. You need someone you not only feel comfortable with, but you know will capture your wedding day the way you always imagined and the way you want to always remember it. At CDP we got your back after shooting 100's of weddings and city hall elopements. We are used to traditional and nontraditional weddings, and even a mix of both.
The best weddings though, are not one or the other, they are uniquely you.
That is what we set out for your photos to be... uniquely you! This way we can tell your story of a couple AND the story of the wedding day.
Our basic coverage is anything but basic! Complete with digital files and a second shooter!
One of our more popular packages that comes with a fine art album to showcase your day!
This full event coverage is perfect for a multi day wedding with a rehearsal dinner!
Our most exclusive coverage complete with everything you could imagine!
Katie & Micha:
"Working with Claire was like working with an old friend that just so happens to capture amazing, unforgettable photos. When we were deciding on a wedding photographer, it was important for us that we work with someone we liked, took beautiful photos and would fit in with our family and friends. Claire hit the mark and exceeded our expectations. Her photography speaks for itself, but her warm and comforting personality really allow you to relax in front of the camera and sets her apart from other photographers." Micah: "Working with Claire was like working with an old friend that just so happens to capture amazing, unforgettable photos. When we were deciding on a wedding photographer, it was important for us that we work with someone we liked, took beautiful photos and would fit in with our family and friends. Claire hit the mark and exceeded our expectations. Her photography speaks for itself, but her warm and comforting personality really allows you to relax in front of the camera and sets her apart from other photographers."
SISI AND YIN
"We had so much fun with Claire on our wedding day. Claire was perfectly professional and discreet that we never felt like there was an awkward camera pointed in our faces. I loved that we took time out before the ceremony to have some private time on the beach, and Claire's photos really captured the love and
spiritof our relationship. I love looking through our photos and discovering all the little details and guestmoments that I had missed the day-of. I think Claire's style can be best summed as: candid, romantic, and softly dramatic; it was the perfect complement to our wedding!"
CHRIS AND STEVE
"The whole time I felt like I was communicating with a friend. Claire texted and emailed back quickly and I felt like I could tell her anything. We had a bit of a tricky situation with our families, but Claire dealt with it like a true professional. Once we got our images back we were beyond happy. Not only did she capture the day perfectly and told our story I truly believe our wedding pictures are some of the most unique and timeless of all our friends. Our wedding album is sitting on our coffee table and everyone who comes over comments on it and it is such a conversation piece. I loved working with Claire and would love to get married again so I could work with her again."
BRIAN AND STEPHANIE
"Claire Dobson Photography was my absolute favorite vendor to work with throughout the wedding planning process. Not only were her pictures BEAUTIFUL, but she was so easy to work with. During a semi-hectic wedding, she put us at ease and helped us have fun while taking fabulous photos. She's an absolute great find in the Bay Area!"
JANET & CORY
"Claire is truly the best! She was very professional from start to finish and has a great eye for photography. She has a very calm and friendly demeanor that quickly put my husband and I at ease. We could not be happier with our pictures, they are absolutely beautiful. She captured all the moments we asked her to, and many more that I never dreamed/thought of. We would highly recommend her to anybody looking for an amazing experience!"
Hi, my name is Claire I have been a photographer for 9 years now and have had the amazing experience of photographing hundreds of brides and grooms, grooms and grooms, & brides and brides.
While not one wedding is alike what I can say is that every couple is worried about how they will look in front of the camera. Most people feel weird and uncomfortable and most of the time they end up not looking like themselves! (or at least not what they thought they looked like in their head!) Because of this I have worked really hard on developing my skills and strategy to make you look even better then you would have expected.
+ Can we customize our package?
Yes of course we can add and subtract things to fit in with your needs and budget.
+ How long will it take for me to get the files?
This depends on how many hours of coverage you have and what time of year you are getting marrried but technically you will have your wedding images within 1-2 months. You will get a sneak peak before on social media and our blog... unless you don't want us to.
+ How do you choose our second shooter?
After you book you get an online questionaire so I can know you better and know what you are looking for. Then I choose my second shooter, who I have worked with and gotten to know really well, based on your needs.
+ What gear do you shoot with?
All of our gear is the latest professional gear. I shoot a mix between film and digital photography. Most of my gear is Cannon for my digital and Contax for my film camera.
+ Do you work with a shot list?
After shooting weddings for so long I have one in my head. I do however know that you also have some special shots you want and while I can not gurantee any shots we sure do our best trying to get everything.
+ How do we save our date?
If you would like to go ahead and book your wedding date, contact us and you will be given all the instructions on how to go ahead with reserving our services. We will then send you a contract and payment information for a 50% retainer. The rest of the payment is due 30 days before your wedding date.