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Gavin Farrington Photography

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Alameda, California 94501
Contact: Gavin Farrington
Phone: 415/658-5776
Service Area:

Greater SF Bay Area, Napa, Tahoe, Carmel, and all international destinations.



Services Offered

It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even more importantly, he’s a real photographic artist. Rather than trying to “force” good photos, he stands back and lets moments naturally unfold—swiftly capturing them with creative angles and gorgeous light. The result is emotional, candid images that will let you relive your wedding day time and time again.

And if that weren’t enough—Gavin hand-edits every single one of these images himself. All your wedding photos will meet his exacting standards and be of the highest quality. He also has an abundance of back-up equipment and comes prepared for any possible issue that might arise. You can rest easy knowing Gavin is adept with both the artistic and the technical aspects of photography.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Genuine, unobtrusive, warm.

Why should someone hire you?

From the warm, easy, and relaxed manner that I bring to your wedding day, to less obvious things like my obsessive degree of data protection while your memories are in my care, I am a full-service wedding photographer. For brides or grooms who are unimpressed with the endless posing that's so pervasive in this industry, my hands-off, documentary approach is a breath of fresh air. Everything you receive from Gavin Farrington Photography, from the individual images to the albums, is carefully crafted only by me. No outsourcing. No templates. No canned processing.

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

A photo-journalistic approach to weddings doesn't mean you won't get family formals! It simply means that I'll keep the process fast and simple, so you can get back to enjoying your friends and family.

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

When the bride sings to her dad during the father/daughter dance. When mom gets choked up during the vows. When the groom almost loses it during the first look. When the party gets rolling and the dancing is amazing! (Yup, I love photographing that part, too!)

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

Relaxed couples are couples who smile. Keep your timeline simple. A fun-filled day in one beautiful location will be a much more enjoyable experience than rushing from one place to the next and spending much of your time in the car. Be with your friends. Be with your families. Enjoy each other, and your photographs will be incredible. Helping you to relax and enjoy yourself is one of the biggest reasons for my flex-hours photography packages, which don't force you to cram everything into an eight-hour space.

Picking a wedding date for its "special numbers" will put you in heavy competition for the best wedding vendors, as many other couples are doing the same thing!

Gavin Farrington Photography Covers These Areas:

  • Northern California
    • East Bay
    • Lake Tahoe
    • Monterey and Carmel
    • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
    • North Bay / Marin
    • North Coast / Mendocino
    • Peninsula
    • Sacramento and Central Valley
    • San Francisco
    • Santa Cruz
    • Solano County
    • South Bay / San Jose
    • Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
    • Yosemite / Gold Country / Sierra
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Gavin Farrington Photography normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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