Are ready to break free from tradition and say “Heck yes!” to a once-in-a-lifetime experience?
With years of photography experience (and even more years of being in the Bay Area), I’ll make sure your photos reflect the bonafide joy you’re sure to feel on your wedding day with me by your side.
Weddings can be dramas of their own, but the glow that surrounds a couple in love is what I live to capture. My lens focuses on the warmth and fuzziness of your special day, painting a vivid picture of love in its purest form. To me, each wedding is a sweet reminder of all the good that's left in the world!
Let me start by saying this - I’m a hopeless romantic. Think Hallmark movies and happy endings; that’s me in a nutshell! From shedding tears at every wedding I attend to being immersed in different love stories, I adore the magic that love brings into our lives. Initially, photography was just a side hustle while I figured out my life. Fast forward to today, and it’s clear: I love being my own boss, mastering the art of photography, editing, and refining the craft that lets me connect with so many amazing couples like you.
When I’m not capturing your special moments, I’m working in biotech at a cultivated meat startup - I know, not something you’d probably expect from a photographer! There, I coordinate operations and even dabble in a little lab work. Though they’re stark opposites, nothing makes me happier than photographing your unforgettable day.
Due to the privilege of having two careers that I absolutely love, I only accept a limited amount of intimate weddings & elopements each year. If I receive an inquiry and I feel that other photographers would be better suited for you, I won’t hesitate to send you their way! I do this because all of my couples deserve my 110%, and the only way to ensure that is by only accepting bookings that are 110% aligned.
Life’s not all about work, right? When the camera is off, I’m 'Mama' to my pups Marley (also known as Marlita) and Seymour. I’m also an enthusiastic home chef, fitness junkie, and aspiring floral arranger. I’m a huge family girl - I love spending time with my mom, sisters, and boyfriend whenever I get the chance.
Oh, and I can’t forget my newfound passion for film photography! As I accumulate more film cameras than one could possibly need in one lifetime, it’s been so creatively fulfilling to experiment with a new medium. The nostalgic aspect is just as meaningful for me - my sisters and I grew up constantly “cheesing” for my mom and her film camera. When I dig up those photos now, there’s such a sentimental feeling that bubbles up and transports me right back to those days. My hope is that when I deliver your wedding or elopement film photos, they remind you of moments in a way that digital never can.
As a woman of color, inclusivity isn't just a buzzword for me - it's a mission. I understand firsthand the importance of seeing yourself reflected in the stories that get told, especially in life's most intimate moments. That's why my camera lens doesn't just focus on one type of love story - I aim to capture the beauty of diversity, celebrating love in all its glorious shades and orientations. So when you scroll through my portfolio, you'll see a vibrant tapestry of human emotion and connection, each frame a testament to a more inclusive vision of love. Consider me not just your photographer, but also an advocate for love that knows no boundaries.
- brian and gelica
"...From the moment I reached out, she was warm, collaborative, provided input where I asked for feedback, and ultimately supported the vision I wanted to create (and even elevated it). Every step was clear, and communication was warm and easy!...
Within less than 12 hours, we got a handful of beautiful sneak preview shots. This was perfect and added to the high of the day. And just as promised, we had all the photos within the agreed weeks deadline. Everything went so smoothly and beautifully, and I wouldn't have changed a thing (even the weather cooperated). If anyone is looking for a sign to book this wonderful photographer for all of your Bay Area needs, THIS IS YOUR SIGN. Highly recommended without reservations. Thank you for everything, Torez! Until we meet again."
"every step was clear, and communication was warm and easy!"
- patricia and Lyndez
"We found Torez on Instagram and loved her work! To pick her out for our elopement was the best choice we could make! She really dug to know our 'vibe' as a couple, she's always smiling, so nice and professional (responds very quickly) and the photos are just stunning! She knows everything about San Francisco City Hall (the best places to take pictures but also how the elopement goes) and it's highly appreciated not only before, but also on the day of the ceremony.
We don't regret our choice one single second and would recommend her to everyone! We're glad to get these photos as souvenirs of this day!
Thank you again and again."
"She really dug to know our 'vibe' as a couple."
- ashley and antoine
" I don't even know where to begin. We planned our trip from Kentucky to California for May. Due to unforseen 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."
- kendra and tyler
"I started looking for an adventure elopement photographer based in the San Francisco area on Instagram and quickly came across Torez and really just fell in love with her artistic style. We set up a phone call and my husband was instantly impressed with her professionalism and how well put together she came across so we made a decision right away that we wanted to hire her.
She was so helpful throughout the entire process, providing us with many check-ins and tons of helpful tips. But it was on our elopement day that Torez really blew us out of the water.... When we got our photos back we were just floored at how amazing they turned out! I would give here 10 stars if I could. Pick Torez as your wedding photographer, she's an amazing artist and person. You won't regret it!"
"Torez really blew us out of the water."
- Elisa & Chris
"I found Torez Marguerite Photography on instagram and I really loved scrolling through her work. My fiancé and I hopped on a Zoom call with Torez ASAP and had such a wonderful time getting to know her and telling her our story!! We scheduled our session with her immediately after the call because we were so excited to work with someone who was sweet and professional at the same time...
The day we had our session, things moved so seamlessly!! Torez really knew how to make my fiancé and I feel comfortable throughout the entire photoshoot (we really had no idea what we were doing). We had so much fun and we would book another photoshoot with Torez in a heartbeat. We were also very happy with all of our photos when we received them. Torez was amazing and I would definitely recommend working with her!!"
"Torez really knew how to make my fiancé and I feel comfortable."
Initial Consultation: A call to discuss pricing, timelines, get to know each other better and your vision.
Planning Guide: A 60+ page treasure trove of everything you need to know for your special day.
Personal Check-ins: Regular emails and a two-month before 'health check' to ensure all is going smoothly.
The Big Day: Where all your dreams come to life, captured through my lens.
Sneak Peeks & Final Gallery: Quick previews and a meticulously crafted final gallery, delivered within 6 weeks.
Big Sur, CA March 3-5
Naples, Fl march 15-20
indio, ca april 19-24
Santa Barbara, CA July 21-23
Las Vegas, NV Nov 10-13
I love getting to combine two of my passions travel and photography! And I've been so blessed to travel for weddings in New Hampshire, Hawaii, and sessions down in SoCal! I'm always happy to add other trips during my year or extend ones I'm already going on.
Take a look at the dates below and let's have an adventure!