Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
San Francisco, California 94115
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Napa/Sonoma Wine Country, Carmel, Monterey, Mendocino. Will travel worldwide upon request!
Here Comes The Guide couples will receive an additional $200 print credit toward prints from their wedding.
Marcel and Meher Photography is a boutique wedding photography studio with a style often described as a blend of wedding photojournalism and fine-art photography. Their passion for artistic imagery enables this multicultural husband-and-wife team to capture both natural, candid moments, and traditional portraiture alike.
Studio packages start at $3200 for a single shooter, and $5500 for both Marcel and Meher. All of their magazine-style albums are designed in-house and bound by some of the best bookbinders in the US and Italy.
Unique, authentic, timeless.
Not much to tell, just our first names. Meher is a Persian name, but she is from India. Marcel is a French name, but he is from Germany. Our names communicate our multicultural background.
Someone who knows good light and captures it, who can hold your hand if you are nervous, gets the shot without elbowing your guests out of the way, makes you look fabulous in every shot, gets along with your sometimes difficult family, and someone who feels like family by the end of the day. A photographer should never become "the story" of the wedding day, but his images should tell the story for years to come.
We are very passionate about the art of photography and our clients. People that hire us are looking for photographers with a unique vision, but that are true to photography. We go the extra mile for our clients, are always on the lookout for that special moment and are basically "on" all the time during a wedding, letting the wedding day photography unfold in a natural and unobtrusive way. But we also enjoy setting up great creative portraits. Having a solid background (and degrees) in photography, we can handle any situation in terms of lighting, weather, etc. in a professional manner.
Some people think we only do wedding documentary work, but we do love to shoot some glamour and fashion stuff, and are really good at making people look their best.
We met each other in college while getting our education in Photography, and finally realized our dream of working together in 2004.
We draw a lot of our inspiration from some of the old masters, such as Irving Penn, Henry Cartier Bresson, Avedon and Weegee, but we also draw inspiration from some of the young blood in the business. We live by the code that you are only as good as the last shoot you did, so it is important to us to constantly look out for that great moment.
Last year we shot a wedding where the bride and groom used one of the engagement images we shot for them for their Ketubah (marriage contract). They hired a calligrapher to write the inscription directly onto our fine-art prints. It was very special and somewhat emotional for us to be included into the ceremony in that way. It actually made Marcel tear up a little, which does not happen often.
Weddings have actually made us better photographers. We have learned to anticipate moments. We have also been privileged to experience many different customs and cultures.
Being able to fly or float, or be invisible at times.
Thoughtful, observant, loyal.
Marcel: Lawrence of Arabia
Meher: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Meher volunteers at our kids' school a lot and teaches art. We both like to cook. Marcel is an expert fly fisherman/photographer with a passion for nature and conservation. We both garden and grow our own vegetables.
We have five chickens and two rabbits. The chickens are tame and will follow us around and provide us with fresh eggs. The rabbits are just cute.
Don't get us started! We love good Thai food, but we love all sorts of cuisine and are willing to try things. We make the best paella in Northern California (seriously).
Marcel likes to have a nice cold beer, preferably German beer. Meher likes to read a good book.
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- North Coast / Mendocino
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“We were absolutely amazed at the quality and artistry of the photos Marcel and Meher took at our wedding.”
“Marcel and Meher are both just wonderful to work with. Easygoing, fun and highly creative.”
“Meher captured photos that we did not realize she was even around for.”
“Marcel has a great sense of humor, which made everyone feel at ease.”
“To this day I don’t know how they were able to take such beautiful and artistic pictures without being noticed!”
“The printed portraits and albums turned out fantastic.”
“In addition to both of them each being wonderful photographers, they also have a wonderful eye for editing.”
“They are simply one of the sweetest couples we have ever met.”