NOt your typical wedding photography packages

Why intimate weddings and elopements

Your wedding day is for you. I love elopements and smaller weddings because they take the stress out of traditional wedding planning. They keeping the day focused on what matters to you most and what you love; which is how your wedding should be.

Eloping is for couples where having a wedding at all doesn't really resonate. For whatever reason they're just not your thing and that's ok! But, that doesn't mean that you your day isn't as important. It deserves to be celebrated just the same.

Intimate or smaller weddings(less than 100) are my favorite because we have our closest family and friends that we couldn't possibly imagine our day without. There is intention behind your guest list. You still want an adventure and experience of a lifetime. And I'm here to tell you that you can do both!

"We're not photogenic"

These photos are for you and only you.

Thinking about getting in front of a camera can be anxiety inducing. But, throughout the day you'll barely notice that I'm there. Your ultimate hype woman and friend along the way. I'll be there to guide along the way and make sure you feel safe, comfortable, and are having fun!

This one of the reasons why I include so many calls and zooms in the planning process. Because the more we get to know each other before your wedding or elopement day the more you can show up being you.

So, don't worry about a thing! I've got your back!

Do we really need the whole day Photographed?

Let's tell the whole story of your day.

No moment is too small or menial to not be captured. This day is all about you and your partner. So, let's make sure the whole story gets told.

There's the way you have to fan the tears out of your eyes while you read a note from your partner before your first look. How about when your mom and sisters help you get ready and then you get to look in a mirror and see yourself as a bride for the first time. Or at the end of the day you have a sparkler exit or beautiful last dance together. Without all day coverage some of those moments either don't happen or aren't captured.

So, what does all day coverage look like for you and your wedding or elopement? Let's talk! I'm always happy to hop on phone calls or zoom calls with couples to give them a better idea about what working with me looks like.

Can I include my family and friends in my elopement?

If that's what you want then, yes! The best part of elopements and intimate weddings is the day is about you two! And they are designed to be what you want them to be. So, if that means you want your absolute closest friends and family be your side when you say I do then send those invites.

Or maybe you want the 'just us' experience and that's ok too! I've photographed San Francisco City Hall elopements where the couple literally Facetimed their families to share the surprise. Elopements are a choose your own adventure so, do what's best aligned with you and try to cut all the other noise.

more than just your photographer

I'm a 26-year-old Bay Area native that has been photographing wedding and couples over the past 3 years! I was raised by a single parent with my two sisters so family means absolutely everything thing to me. They are literally my biggest supporters and ultimate hype crew. 

I'm an absolute hopeless romantic. I cry at every single wedding I go to. And I became a photographer because I've always valued the memories and moments that photos hold.

Memories come and go but photos last a lifetime. I know getting in front of a camera can feel weird and awkward and you're like what the hell do I do with my hands. But seriously, I'll be there to make you laugh, guide you through the whole process and make things as easy and fun.


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"We are so happy we went with Torez for our wedding!" - Elana

"she really went above and beyond" - Kate

"We met up with Torez and immediately felt like friends" - Haley

The ultimate client experience

COMPLIMENTARY ALBUM DESIGN SERVICES

Local Vendor recommendations

Customized ideas from location scouting, and permit assistance

Detailed timeline planning and assistance

If you're choosing to elope you'll get hands-on assistance finding the perfect location(s). I'll scout everything out, make plans and back up plans, and most importantly make sure we secure all permits!

Your wedding day will feel calm, easy, and most importantly fun! I want you to have the absolute best experience ever and the photos of your dreams! So, to make that happen I'll send you another questionnaire gathering all the details to make you a detailed custom questionnaire. I'll send you a draft so you can review it and them we'll hop on a zoom to further go over any last minute details and make sure we are all on the same page!

Client calls and PLanning resources

I deliver high resolution images via an online gallery to all my clients. But, if you want your photos to do more than live on a screen I offer prints and albums. They come in a variety of options and I'm happy to help design one so it fits your exact wants and needs.

If you want a vendor there I guarantee I know someone or I'll help you find them. I'll help scour the internet for vendors and send you all my best and favorite recs so you can have the wedding of your dreams. 

Once you're officially booked, we schedule our few of a few zoom calls. And I'll send you a guide with tons of tips, trick, ideas, and resources. On the call we'll get to officially meet know each other even better and I can answer any burning questions. I'll walk you through again what you can expect while working with me and really get the ball rolling with anything I can help with at the moment!

We're about to be besties Questionnaire

As soon as you book my first priority is to get to know you! Your wedding dreams and how I can help make it make. This questionnaire really gets the planning process started, there are no right or wrong answers just ones that'll help me get to know you a little better.

You want your day captured the way you've always imagined. So, I'll make sure to create my own photo centric timeline (coordinating with planners and videographers when necessary) to make sure not a moment or detail is missed!

Photo coverage by me

35mm film photos

6 week Gallery Delivery

I'm currently in the process of developing my own love for film images. So, for wedding and elopements I'm including 2 rolls of film in addition to your digital photos at no additional cost to you as a wedding gift.

I deliver high-res images via an online gallery to all my clients in just 6 weeks! Taking fewer clients each year means I can personally help them more and I can also deliver your beautiful images sooner. Talk about a win-win!

Whether it's bad weather or when things are running behind schedule you can reset assure knowing I'll bring the calm energy to reassure you that everything will work out. All through this planning process and beyond. Don't know where to start or need recommendations? I got you! 

Calm

I know some of the best in the business for videography, calligraphy, planning, styling, florals, and the list goes on. I'll help be a sounding board for any and all ideas. As an enneagram 2 I'm always happy to help in any way that I can. And you can relax knowing all of your memories will be handled with care, backed up, and safely stored.

Cared For

I'm going to get all your best angles, help you feel confident and at ease in front of my camera. 

Confident

It's about so much more than just pretty photos but i'll make sure you get those too!

WHAT YOU'LL FEEL WHEN YOU WORK WITH ME:

California Wedding Packages

ultimate wedding photo coverage

If you are stressed about including your whole day into a few hours or know that you want more than just someone to show and take photos then this may be the package for you.

starting at $6800

Travel fees are not included.

What's Included:

FULL DAY WEDDING PHOTO COVERAGE
You want me morning till midnight I'm there! This is essentially 12 hours of coverage. Includes all your beautiful full resolution images with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, print, download, and share with everyone.

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER
Because sometimes two is really better than one

ENGAGEMENT OR DAY AFTER SESSION
Includes an hour engagement or day after session so you can do something a little fun and unique to you!

YOUR PERSONAL WEDDING GUIDE
We'll hop on a kick-off zoom call to meet and I'll be here to help answer any questions along the way! I'll send personalized recommendations craft your perfect timeline and just be your go-to wedding cheerleader!


california wedding packages

Planning a wedding can be hard and stressful I do my best to lessen that load a little. My packages are designed to be one less thing that you have to worry about. I coordinate with planners and coordinators and other vendors with your best interest in mind so that you can have the best photos possible.I communicate with you through the whole process. So, that you can have the photos that you've dreamed of. 

starting at $4800

Travel fees are not included.

What's Included:

FULL DAY WEDDING PHOTO COVERAGE
Includes all your beautiful full resolution images with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, print, download, and share with everyone.

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER
Because sometimes two is really better than one. 

TIMELINE PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE
Includes a personally crafted timeline for your wedding day so that no moment is missed and you get all the photos you've dreamed of.

YOUR PERSONAL WEDDING GUIDE
We'll hop on a kick-off zoom call to meet and I'll be here to help answer any questions along the way! I'll send personalized recommendations craft your perfect timeline and just be your go-to wedding cheerleader!


california elopement packages

Elopements are a beautiful way to keep the focus on what truly matters. Your love. So much care, thought, and time are put into elopements. My service is designed so that you have the knowledge to book some of the best vendors, have hands on help location scouting, timeline planning, and can take a step back with peace of mind. 
Your experience is always put first. Whether you're eloping in Big Sur or Joshua Tree I help make sure you have a day that you're sure to remember as one of the best adventures of your life. 

starting at $4200

Travel fees are not included.

What's Included:

ELOPEMENT PHOTO COVERAGE
Includes all your beautiful full resolution images with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, print, download, and share with everyone.

PERMIT AND LOCATION SCOUTING ASSISTANCE
Includes personalized location and activity recommendations, permit information and how to obtain them.

TIMELINE PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE
Includes a personally crafted timeline for your wedding day so that no moment is missed and you get all the photos you've dreamed of.

YOUR PERSONAL ELOPEMENT GUIDE
We'll hop on a kick-off zoom call to meet and I'll be here to help answer any questions along the way! I'll send personalized recommendations craft your perfect timeline and just be your go-to wedding cheerleader!


san francisco city hall elopement packages

Your elopement is just as important, meaningful, and memorable. San Francisco City Hall is an absolutely gorgeous venue. With my help, you can take back your weekends and relieve some stress. As I provide all my couples the best vendor recommendations, tips for eloping in SF City Hall, and all the information you'll need to make your day extra special. My packages are designed to provide you with knowledge and help so that you can have stress-free planning and a fun enjoyable experience. 

starting at $2200

Travel fees are not included.

What's Included:

ELOPEMENT PHOTO COVERAGE
Includes all your beautiful full resolution images with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, print, download, and share with everyone.

SAN FRANCISCO ELOPEMENT GUIDE
A specialized guide to getting married in San Francisco that includes specific information for San Francisco includes location ideas, vendors, activities and so much more. So you can have the ultimate San Francisco elopement.

TIMELINE PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE
Includes a personally crafted timeline for your wedding day so that no moment is missed and you get all the photos you've dreamed of.

YOUR PERSONAL ELOPEMENT CONSULTANT
We'll hop on a kick-off zoom call to meet and I'll be here to help answer any questions along the way! I'll send personalized recommendations craft your perfect timeline and just be your go-to wedding cheerleader!


Looking to get married at San Francisco City Hall? Check out this page!

couples and engagement sessions

Whether you're engaged, just dating, or maybe are in need of a fun anniversary session or just because photos. This session is perfect for you! I love getting to travel all around California. As I'm continually reminded of how much there is to see in this state. Important to keep in mind that these prices are for Bay Area based sessions there are travel fees for sessions beyond. 

starting at $700

What's Included:

PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION TIME
My sessions start a 1.5 hours of photographing time which is enough time to hit a couple of different spots and possibly outfit change. Get some portraits of you both just having a good time and enjoying life.

LOCATION + ACTIVITY IDEAS + CLIENT GUIDE
From the moment you hire me I’ve got your back completely! Starting with sending you a questionnaire so that I can get to know you and everything you’re looking for out of this experience. A complete guide with ideas on what to wear, how to coordinate outfits, leave no trace, what to expect, etc. I always recommend to my couple to do something during session that you love to do together whether that be getting coffee as a local shop, or your favorite drink at a bar, a picnic on the beach, or even just watching the sunset. Tailoring your session to you specifically will make the photos and the session even more special.

ALL YOUR PHOTOS
I never want to hold anything back! So, you’ll get a special sneak peek of 5-10 photos 24-48 hours after your session and a full gallery of digital downloadable high resolution edited images of at least 40 images (per hour) within 4 weeks. I also love to include some fun gifs and black and white images along side all the color images.


We'll make it work! Along as it’s not dangerous, we will proceed as planned. I always have a back up plan just in case. As the day get's closer and we see the weather is shaping up to be and come up with the best plan for you!

What happens if the weather is bad?

HOW MUCH IS YOUR RETAINER TO RESERVE MY DATE?

It costs $1200 to lock in your wedding date with me with half of the remaining balance due 6 months before your elopement and then the remaining half due 30 days before your elopement. If you book within a 6 month time frame $1000 retainer will be due to book and then the remaining balance will be due 30 days prior

Get in touch with me and this will be one of the first things I'll help you figure out. On our consultation call I'll learn more about what you're looking for so I have a better idea of the amount of coverage you'll need. And as the planning process continue you can add coverage if needed!

How do we know how much coverage we need?

I do light retouching, color correcting, and photo adjustments. My general photo style is true to color warmed so, I like to keep things natural. I only photoshop blemishes that won't be there within two weeks of the session. I do not do any heavy retouching or body altering.

DO YOU OFFER RETOUCHING, COLOR ADJUSTMENTS, AND OTHER CORRECTIVE SERVICES?

I have flat rate travel fees depending on the region.
     within California $600
     west coast $1500
     east coast $2500
this includes, flights, hotel, car rental, gas, food, etc.


how much are your travel fees?

My posing style is documentary and candid. I like to think of each portion of the day as a little mini story that is a part of your whole story. Your elopement, wedding, or session aren't all day photoshoots. The focus is on you and your relationship, I might suggest a certain pose or movement but it's my job to help you feel as comfortable in front of the camera as possible so I capture photos of you two being you!

What’s your posing style?

You've Got Questions I've Got Answers

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- haley & brett

Booking with Torez was one of the best decisions we made when doing an anniversary mini session on our trip to San Francisco. We are from Calgary,AB Canada and were so nervous about booking something. We came across Torez on instagram and fell in love with her style and her energy (the reels are amazing!). We reached out to her immediately and she was so quick with her response and was so flexible on coming up with a package that worked best for our budget and needs. On the day of the shoot she was quick to text us about the weather down by the bridge (which was a classic foggy day!) and even offered to wait till the fog cleared. We thought this was so kind! We met up with Torez and immediately felt like friends. Through her clear directions and her understanding of what we wanted we ended up with the sweetest and loveliest photos that captured our favourite morning of the trip. We enjoyed listening to her music and just hanging out! If you are thinking of hiring Torez I would 1000000% recommend. She is so genuine and kind and makes you feel like a million bucks. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely call her up.

"We met up with Torez and immediately felt like friends."

- kate & Randal

I can’t say enough good things about Torez. Not only did the pictures turn out beautifully, but she really went above and beyond scouting out photo locations and creating a schedule for the day and making sure we got our dream photos.
I also really appreciated how Torez makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and suggestions natural poses so your photos end up looking candid and not staged.
Whether you’re booking an elopement, couples or individual photo session in California, Torez is your person!

"I can’t say enough good things about Torez."

- courtney & klayton

My fiancé and I took engagement pictures with Torez and we had a great experience and would certainly recommend her again and again. We won our session on an Instagram contest and she was so easy to work with and coordinate. We settled on Carmel, she helped with outfits, location styling, posing, everything. She embraced our awkwardness and our photos turned out amazing — we get so many compliments on them. It was like working with an old friend. Thank you Torez.

"It was like working with an old friend."

- Tea & Cameron

"My boyfriend and I had Torez take our pictures at the beach and we couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out! It was our first time getting professional pictures done and we were both nervous so we worried that our nervousness would show in the pictures. This was not the case whatsoever! Torez made us both feel so comfortable and all while guiding us along the way. She was also incredibly patient throughout the whole photoshoot. The photos came back to us, edited, in less than 24 hours! Considering how eager we were to see how the pictures turned out, her timeliness was definitely a plus. I can’t wait to use her for all of our future photography needs!"

"Torez made us both feel so comfortable and all while guiding us along the way."

- autumn & kellen

"Kellen and I loved our couples shoot with Torez. She made us feel comfortable from the start and the entire process was seamless from planning the logistics to receiving the photos. She had a beautiful vision and gave us helpful direction while still letting us be who we are. She is talented, accommodating, and a joy to work with! We will cherish these photos forever!"

"EVERY PHOTO WAS STUNNING AND EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR."

- Ashley and Antoine

I don't even know where to begin. We planned our trip from Kentucky to California for May. Due to unforeseen work circumstances we did not get to actually take our trip until September. Torez was so cooperative and kind, in dealing with our situation. Upon meeting her, she was just as kind in person. She really pays attention to details. Everything that I wanted for our anniversary shoot, she made it happen. She even had our favorite artist playing in the background to set the mood. We are already planning a trip back to take pictures with our children. Lets not even talk about the quality of the photos, amazing!!!

"Everything that I wanted for our anniversary shoot, she made it happen. special day."

- hanna & thomas

Torez accommodated us very last minute; we asked her on a Monday if she was available to shoot our elopement on Friday! Thankfully, she was available, and took some truly lovely photos of our intimate day. She was understanding of our personalities and captured us in a way that felt authentic -- not forced or unnatural by any means. And her prices were very reasonable for some truly outstanding work; if you are looking to get photos done at City Hall and wish to do it on a reasonable budget, Torez is a great choice! We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day.

"We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day."

- Alyssa & Peter

Torez did a fantastic job shooting our engagement photos. My fiance and I are definitely camera shy and so we knew the importance of trusting and being comfortable with our photographer every step of the way. Torez was so genuine from the start, as she truly wanted to get to know US so she can curate an experience that would carry on past that session. She asked questions to get to know us better as a couple as well as did her research in terms of location, time of day, etc. Her turnaround time was quick and the photos turned out great - we found pictures that captured who we truly are and we couldn't be happier with the results! We were quick to post a sneak peak on Instagram as well because we were so excited :) Thank you, Torez!!

" we found pictures that captured who we truly are and we couldn't be happier."

- elana & charles

We are so happy we went with Torez for our wedding! I found her on IG a couple years ago and messaged her to see if she was available for our date. She responded promptly, worked with our wants, gave us questionnaires to learn more about us and was overall very communicative the entire time. The day before the wedding nailed down the timeline and realized we needed additional time and she was willing to work with us to find the best solution! We also decided to do a "day-after" shoot instead of an engagement shoot and had such a blast exploring the White Mountains with her. Honestly we could not have asked for a better photographer and would recommend her to any of our friends/family that are in need of a photographer!

" Honestly we could not have asked for a better. photographer."