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Desmond Charles Photography

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
San Francisco, California 94116

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Greater San Francisco Bay Area and around the world! Desmond Charles Photography loves destination weddings and doesn’t charge additional travel fees beyond their actual travel expenses.

Here Comes The Guide brides: Receive 10 extra wedding album sides (a $500 value!) with any wedding package. Please call for more information.

Stephanie + Kevin at Palmdale Estates

Every bride deserves a pre-wedding love note from her groom.

The bride wore a simple side-swept hairstyle.

A modern, wrought-iron gazebo adorned with dahlias and sunflowers.

Oh snap! A chalkboard sign encourages guests to tag the wedding photos on Instagram.

Coral bridesmaid dresses look even brighter when paired with vibrant bouquets.

Could the groom be any more excited?!

Desmond Charles Photography tells us, "The bridal party was super fun and didn't take themselves seriously, making our jobs so much easier and more fun!"

After goofing around a bit, the bride and groom take more formal portraits.

This is one of those photos that begs to be framed.

Wine bottles with personalized labels.

A DIY heart made from wine corks.

Corks made another appearance as table card holders.

This rustic buttercream cake is roughly iced and sprinkled with fresh roses. And we hear it was gluten-free!

A wooden wedding monogram is the centerpiece of the sweetheart table.

Wedding Photographer: Desmond Charles Photography
Wedding Venue: Palmdale Estates
Wedding Flowers: Lyal Nickals Floral Design
Wedding Cake: Miglet’s Bakery
Wedding Makeup & Hair: Madame Me Makeup and Hair

Real Wedding Ideas: chalkboard, coral, dahlias, mansion - estate, outdoor ceremony, signs, yellow

Destination Wedding: Helen + Hans at Cabo Azul Resort, Mexico

Beach weddings are especially nice when you and your sweetie can have the sand to yourselves.

Whether your shoes sparkle from real diamonds or rhinestones, the effect is the same: your feet look fab.

If turquoise is your favorite color, why not put it in a signature cocktail?

Wow, this orange boutonniere really pops against the groom's white jacket!

Oh yeah, this glittering bodice band is not only elegant, it elevates the bride's dress to another level.

Palm trees...thatched roofs...the sun setting over the water...together they say "destination wedding"!

Creative lighting can transform a space.

Wedding Photographer: Desmond Charles Photography
Wedding Venue: Cabo Azul Resort, Mexico

Real Wedding Ideas: beach, boutonniere, cocktails, destination, ocean, orange

Bride Reviews

“I firmly believe they were largely responsible for making my reception one of the best nights of my life.”

“Desmond is so stealth at getting those special moments, we hardly knew he was there half the time. Roxy was so helpful with the logistics before, during and after the wedding, that we felt confident the look and feel we were hoping for would be captured.”

“I gave Desmond and Roxy a clear list of the things I wanted them to shoot. They shot ALL of them. They did such a great job of capturing our wedding day. I loved everything about the photos.”

“To say Desmond and Roxy had a calming presence is an understatement.”

“During the wedding day, they were literally 10 steps ahead of us the entire process so we never felt we were unnaturally posing or forcing a shot.”

“I remember seeing Desmond and Roxy a couple of times during the festivities, and being impressed with their ability to take a shot without affecting the moment.”

“We liked the fact that we had both traditional as well as candid photos. And we appreciate that the photos did not make us look over-stylized; they were very natural looking.”

“They were there to direct everyone when group photos needed to happen, and when the reception started, they blended into the background.”

“Out of all of my wedding planning, I knew I had nothing to worry about with the photos.”

“When it came time for our wedding photos, I knew it had to be entrusted to someone special and I could not have found a professional photography team better than Desmond and Roxy.”

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