Indulge yourself in wedding photographers that value
creativity, laughter, fun, and joy.

We are San Francisco wedding photographers offering our couples full service boutique for breathtaking imagery.

Our couples receive a comprehensive photographic journal of their big day with our gifts of photography,
videography, photo booth rentals, and flush mount albums.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Engagement, boudoir, wedding, trash the dress – you name it.

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WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY

Stylistic wedding films that you will actually watch over and over again.

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PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL

An entertaining way to enliven your wedding and get pictures of all your guests.

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FLUSH MOUNT ALBUMS

Get your photos out of the cloud with an impressive leather bound flush mount album.

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Real Weddings

Get inspired by the weddings before you.

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Wedding Videos

Wedding videos you will actually watch…
again…and again … and again.

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Meet Your Wedding Artists

Apollo is a Dream Team.

Each artist in our photo family aims to express a similar & cohesive set of imagery,
use the same caliber equipment, and make you incredibly happy.

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Erin

Lead Photographer

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Phoenix

Lead Photographer

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Eileen

Lead Photographer

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Terilyn

2nd Photographer

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Brian - Apollo Wedding Photographer

Brian

2nd Photographer

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Justin - Apollo Wedding Videographer

Justin

Lead Videographer

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San Francisco Wedding Photographers - Jonathon Dakarai

Jonathon

Director of Fotografie

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A true storyteller at his core, Jonathon has spent the last seven years crafting his distinctive method of fine art wedding photography.  From acquiring a degree in filmmaking from Boston University, to working in Hollywood for HBO, and then to photographing hundreds of weddings around the San Francisco Bay Area, Jonathon has become a true visionary in the wedding world.
Jonathon carefully curates the wedding photographers & filmmakers he works with so that they match his style seamlessly. To even be considered, they all have had several years of professional wedding experience prior to joining the Apollo dream team.
Every single wedding is edited by Jonathon so that he can add the
final magical touch to every Love Story.
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Get inspired by all of  our real weddings on our wedding photography blog.

Photo Booth Rentals

An eclectic combination of photography,
set design, and whole lotta’ fun.

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An eclectic combination of photography,
set design, and whole lotta’ fun.

An entertaining way to get photos
of all your friends & family.

An entertaining way to get photos
of all your friends & family.

Plan the perfect wedding with the Bay Area’s
coolest open-air photobooth.

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Plan the perfect wedding with the Bay Area’s
coolest open-air photobooth.

Download 2015 Prices PDF

Flush Mount Albums

Professionally designed and handcrafted
using free range leather & Japanese silks.

Get your photos out of the cloud with an impressive leather bound flush mount album.

Available in many sizes & cloned albums
make the perfect gifts for your parents.

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Available in many sizes & cloned albums
make the perfect gifts for your parents.

Download 2015 Prices PDF

Write Us a Love Note

Save the Date 12 months+ prior to your wedding
to guarantee our availability.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, San Francisco, California, 94114
info@apollofotografie.com
+415 871 0729

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Frequently Asked Questions

General & Saving the Date

What type of equipment do you use?

For wedding photography, videography, & photo booths we use Canon 7Ds & Canon 5Ds with L series lenses.

Do you have liability insurance?

We have a $1 million liability insurance policy. Upon request we can give this paperwork to your wedding venue or coordinator for verification purposes.

How far in advance do we need to book with you?

Most couples book us immediately after they secure their wedding venue anywhere from 9-12 months prior to the big day.

Are you available for a consultation?

Absolutely! Most of our couples will book us after a 15-30 minute phone consultation. We also offer in person consultations Monday-Thursday from 4pm-8pm at our workspace in San Francisco.  We cannot meet on weekends because we are out photographing weddings!

Do you offer any rebates for booking more than one of your services?

You’re darn tootin. We offer you a 10% instant rebate for booking any combination of 2 or more of our gifts to you (i.e. wedding photography, wedding videography, photo booths, albums/books, or an engagement photography session).

Are there any fees we need to be aware of?

All of the wedding photography packages listed in our pricing guide are designed to be all inclusive. There are no other creative fees, editing charges, or even travel fees as long as your event is within 100 miles of San Francisco. The only other fee to think about for your budgeting is an 8.75% sales tax applied to your final package.

What do you require in terms of payment? What’s your cancellation policy?

We require a 50% deposit to save the date for your wedding.
Another 25% is due 6 months before your wedding.
The remaining 25% is due no later than 7 days before your wedding.

Due to the nature of any professional wedding photography business, we unfortunately can not provide any refunds in the event of a cancellation from you and your fiance.

Who owns the copyright to our imagery?

We retain the final copyright for all wedding videos & wedding photos that we create at your event. Additionally, prior to saving the date all of our couples are required to sign a model release so that we may use the imagery unconditionally in our wedding photography portfolios and promotions.

Following the event, you and your fiance are gifted the personal use copyright from the wedding so that you may print & share your beautiful photos with your friends and family.

Wedding Photography

Do we get to keep all of the originals photos, or just the edited ones?

We provide all of our couples a selection of the highest quality wedding photographs that we took on your big day. Our post wedding workflow is mostly a reductive process as we aim to eliminate duplicates, overexposed, underexposed, out of focus, or any photos where we accidentally caught you or your fiance picking your nose.  After our reducing process and our color correction filters – you are left with a phenomenal set of imagery that focuses on telling your wedding story through quality, not quantity.  On average this could be anywhere from 300-500 photographs.

 

Can you get rid of wrinkles, pimples, & perform photoshop liposuction on my arms?

You are truly beautiful as you are. REALLY.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

For our all of our photographs, we offer a complimentary correction on colors, sharpening, exposures, and saturation. This will yield results that look exactly like what we have on our blog and throughout our website. If you require more detailed photoshop work, there is a $100 / hour retouching fee.

Which photographer will photograph our wedding?

Apollo Fotografie is made up a dream team that has been carefully curated by Jonathon Dakarai over the last 7 years. He only works with other wedding photographers that can blend seamlessly with his style,sense of wonder, & magic.  After your initial inquiry Jonathon will pair you with an available photographer that he feels can match your vibe & personal aesthetics.

Jonathon typically reserves himself for higher production weddings that have selected photography, videography, & photo booths at their weddings because they require greater attention to detail as well as tremendous expertise to coordinate all of the media elements.

Have you photographed at my venue before? Do you need to see it before the wedding?

There is a possibility that we have photographed a wedding at your venue before if it is in the San Francisco Bay Area. But fear not — because it actually DOES NOT MATTER! We do not need to see your wedding venue prior to the big day because we have years of experience photographing hundreds of wedding in every possible spatial & lightning circumstance.  In fact, a lot of times we have found it is even better for us not to have been to your venue, so that you can experience the magic of us being inspired for the first time at your venue with your wedding party.

Do you shoot in black & white, color, or both?

We always photograph weddings in color. Typically, we will also include a handful of the best photographs duplicated in black & white or sepia to add to the stylization of your Love Story.

How would you describe your style of wedding photography?

Besides one of a kind? We offer you and your fiance a truly contemporary blend of candid photo journalistic stylings that meet edgy & creative portraiture, wrapped inside of a fine art lens, told through a storyteller’s heart.

How long does it take to get our photos back?

Within 21 days of your wedding, you will receive a set of teaser photographs to “hold you over” until the complete Love Story is finished within 90 days following the big day.

Wedding Videography

How long does it take to get our video?

If you opted for just the RAW footage from the event, you will receive the footage within 30 days of your event on either a hard drive or a FTP link / Dropbox.  If you opted for editing, we reserve up to 6 months from the wedding date to edit your films together. Post production, especially with video, is a very time-consuming process. Typically we spend upwards of 100 hours putting it all together for you to make it perfect.

 

 

We already hired a photographer, can we just hire you for videography?

Of course! We love making new friends in the wedding industry!

Do you shoot in HD?

Of course – we only want to give you the highest quality possible! All of our cinematographers film in full HD 1080p with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Do we pick the song? How does that work?

We have a database of licensable music for wedding videos that you can choose from before or after the wedding. If you prefer for us just to choose the music, we can do that too.

How do you deal with recording audio at the wedding?

Using a combination of audio recorders, lav mics, as well the audio from the camera, we will be able to you a clean source of audio for your vows, speeches, and everything in between.

 

Engagement Photography

Can you get rid of wrinkles, pimples, & perform photoshop liposuction on my arms?

You are truly beautiful as you are. REALLY.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

For our all of our photographs, we offer a complimentary correction on colors, sharpening, exposures, and saturation. This will yield results that look exactly like what we have on our blog and throughout our website. If you require more detailed photoshop work, there is a $100 / hour retouching fee.

When can we shoot our engagement session?