How I Got Here | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

San Francisco Wedding Photographer

San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Today, I thought I would share a bit about myself. I have been writing here for a few weeks and it dawned on me that I never really introduced myself or explained how I got here. My goal for this blog is to share useful information that may help ease the burden of planning such an important day, if only slightly. I think it may be beneficial to show more of my personality here so that it's almost as if you were having a chat with a friend rather than a "vendor."

In 2010 I graduated from the photojournalism program at SF State with no particular interest in becoming a photojournalist; at least not in the way I had been trained for those last long semesters. I loved photography, but I was burnt out and didn't see a future for myself competing with other news photographers to be in the right place at the right time, never really knowing where or when that would be. I wanted something more stable.

So I increased my hours to full time at the job I already had for stability's sake. Stable it was, fulfilling it was not. I knew it was not something I wanted to do long term, and yet, I still didn't know what I wanted to do. I was at a friend's house when she showed me Green Wedding Shoes. Not a romantic type myself I had not seen a wedding blog before.

I became, admittedly, obsessed with all the creative and expressive photography I was seeing. I had never thought of wedding photography like this-- colorful, candid, understated and even comical. And all of a sudden it just clicked: I don't have to be the most hardcore, starving, true journalist to do work that matters. I can meet new people and have fun and be creative and make my own rules. (Those are the rosy bits, I'll spare you the anxieties that come with venturing into self-employment.)

Today, my hope is to be able to use my camera to make myself and others happy; to create pictures that people keep and look back on fondly. That's about as fluffy as I'll get about it. If you managed to stick through all that, thank you so much for getting to know me a little bit.

Until next time,


San Francisco documentary wedding photography by Nicole Cross and Stephen Morrison 43rd Ave. Photography is not like your parents’ wedding photographer. We use our experience in photojournalism to capture your wedding as it unfolds. We have a sense of humor and would love to see yours. 43rd Ave. Photography offers wedding photography in San Francisco and the Bay Area.