Edyta Szyszlo Photography
Main Office Location: By Appointment Only
San Francisco, CA 94115
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San Francisco Bay Area, travels worldwide.
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Edyta Szyszlo is a self-described “instant gal pal with an eye for detail and a love of parties.” And really, what more could you ask for in a wedding photographer? She’s got one of the coolest websites we’ve seen (seriously - click through to check it out) and her sense of style is as unique and quirky as her Polish name. One look at her eclectic portfolio and you’ll see a blend of styles bursting with color and sentiment—vintage yet modern, highly stylized yet rustic, romantic yet whimsical. Edyta’s formal training combined with her fresh perspective makes her work truly stand out from the crowd.
Complete full day wedding packages start at $6500. Creative budgets welcome. A la carte services available for mini to smaller weddings.
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“I was blown away by her style—it was quirky, vintage-y, and really captured the feel of the day rather than just shots of things.”
“I wholeheartedly believe Edyta is the best!”
“When we met with Edyta, both of us were impressed by how warm, friendly, down to earth, AND professional she is. We both walked away knowing that we wanted to work with her.”
“She’s so easy to work with, I felt like I was chatting with a friend, but she’s still the consummate professional.”
“She has the ability to make everyone feel relaxed, gets the shots without interfering, and always has bountiful ideas to make your special day stand out.”
“She has an exceptional way of makes any ordinary setting / space look magical.”
“She’s really knowledgeable about weddings, has great taste, an awesome personality, great style and really knows how to shoot people at their best.”
“OMG EDYTA WAS AMAZING.”
“She got every shot I asked her to get and then some. The style was exactly as I expected and loved.”
“The photos are definitely like a vivid memory stick.”
“Her eye for detail is amazing. She truly has a gift.”
“I felt like what we received in terms of service and the quality of the end product totally outweighed what we paid.”
“Truly I couldn’t have asked for anything more from her and what she delivered, personally and photo-wise.”
“She was so easy to work with throughout the whole process; it couldn’t have been easier for me as a bride.”
“Overall, Edyta is a phenomenal photographer and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone—including our best friends and sisters.”
Questions and Answers
What 3 words describe your work? Warm, ethereal, airy.
Tell us about your company name. Ha ha, well, it's no secret it's my name! Unique enough to remember but too many consonants to say!
Why should someone hire you? I believe in personal attention, vibrant sentiments and no fuss productions. A bit of fun, uniquely calm and I know had to get things achieved with efficiency.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started? It was an accident that turned into love at first sight! I was working in the food packaging photography industry and was asked to assist a local wedding photographer last minute. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd photograph a wedding! After that weekend, I left the food packaging industry and went full force into wedding photography! It has the best of both worlds: humanity, organic forms and expressions tied in with thoughtful details.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work? Textures and light. I'm a romantic at heart so the emotional quality of a wedding day comes naturally. It's light, movement, actions and everyday textures that inspire me mostly. Nature, architecture, colors, interiors—my brain never shuts off! Of course, I'm a huge fan of film photographers as I once was one myself.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding: The little surprises. Whether it's the groom who handmade a date sign for the first look spot, a bride busting out champagne and banners for a pop-up reception or an unexpected tear during the father's toasts, it's all about the small things.
What have weddings taught you? Patience ten times over! I'm a patient person naturally but it's funny how much more patient you can learn to be! Also, as a vendor the energy you put off can equally set the tone of the day. Positive, positive!
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding? Organization is everything. No really, everything! If you prep and organize things well in advance, you can do a little every day/every month and actually enjoy the planning process. If you wait until the last minute you only get stress, frustration and more letdowns.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be? Hmmm, great question! Maybe mind reading. Sometimes emotions, needs and wants are hard to communicate—especially when nerves take over. This way, I can read your mind!
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead? A professional crafter. Ha ha! I'd love to style/craft the behind-the-scenes of Martha Stewart Magazine, Donna Hay or Real Simple. Oh and I've always thought doing voice-overs would be an awesome job!
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day? A yummy treat whether it's dessert, a savory snack or a glass of pinot noir. A foot rub is always nice too :)
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges? I love food and wine! I can roll with a spicy vegetarian burrito one day and chow down on a rustic homemade pierogi the next! I have a weakness for dips. I enjoy Suppenkuche for ambience and comfort food and Citrus Club for a hot noodle dish!
Edyta Szyszlo Photography Covers These Areas:Northern California
- East Bay
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- And other areas by special arrangement.