Gavin Farrington Photography • Alameda • California 94501

Gavin Farrington Photography
Wedding Photography


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Service Area

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

Services Offered

It's official: Brides (and grooms!) 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.

Prices and/or Package Info

Contact Gavin for pricing and package information.


"Gavin has a unique talent that many photographers do not possess. Many can generate pictures that will satisfy, but Gavin makes images. He was either born with the ability to know when to capture an image, or he honed this craft over many years. Gavin instinctively is in the right place, at the right time, with the appropriate lens!"

"He nailed every moment of the day."

"The color, quality, and variety of pictures we had to choose from were astounding. My husband and I were both crying while we viewed our pictures for the first time. What a splendid gift to bestow upon someone…I still can't believe we were so lucky to have been guided to Gavin."

"Gavin could not have been kinder, more thoughtful, accommodating, honest, genuine, knowledgeable, or attentive. Gavin responded to our questions and needs with lightning speed and always with the utmost professionalism and tact."

"Gavin was truly the one calming factor for everyone. He and his assistant were so poised, relaxed, and helpful that I felt like he was my guy for reassurance and a good laugh."

"He really captured the feeling of the day."

"Gavin is so professional and so pleasant. He always got back to me and never made me feel rushed or less than important. He was infinitely patient."

"Gavin exudes professionalism, confidence, charm, and genuine kindness. He is a rare bird and someone we feel in debt to for the gift of a lifetime. He is a gem."

"He provided me with his full attention and made me look good in my photos."

"He is an incredible professional and a genuine person. There is no show with Gavin. He is genuine, down to earth, authentic, and he truly listens."

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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
    • Bay Area
    • East Bay
    • Lake Tahoe / Northern Sierras
    • Monterey and Carmel
    • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
    • North Bay / Marin
    • North Coast / Mendocino
    • Sacramento / Gold Country
    • San Francisco
    • SF Peninsula / Half Moon Bay
    • San Jose / South Bay
    • Santa Cruz
    • Solano County
    • Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
    • Yosemite / Mammoth / Forests
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
(What's this?)
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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