Palo Alto California Bay Area Micro Wedding Elopement Photography

Palo Alto, California Wedding + Elopement Photography

San Francisco Bay Area

Palo Alto, California Bay Area Wedding + Elopement Photography
Palo Alto, California Bay Area Wedding + Elopement Photography

I Want to be Your Palo Alto Wedding + Elopement Photographer!


Thanks for visiting! My name is David A. Smith, and I’d love to photograph your intimate micro-wedding + elopement celebration in the beautiful location of Palo Alto, California or throughout the San Francisco Bay Area!

Giving couples dreamy film-like + cinematic-style photography is something I’ve had the pleasure of doing since 2010.

Most importantly, though, I want to make sure you have a wonderful experience on what should be one of the happiest days you’ll ever have.

Palo Alto, California Bay Area Wedding + Elopement Photography

Why I Love Palo Alto Weddings + Elopements


While I have photographed lots of big weddings over the years, what I really enjoy doing most is photographing small and intimate micro-weddings and elopements.

This is because the couple can really focus on what’s important, their love for each other, and spending time with those that are special to them, instead of having to worry about a million things at once.

That’s why I’d love to document your intimate micro-wedding or adventurous elopement in Palo Alto or throughout the Bay Area!

I want to focus on you and your partner while also making sure you have an absolutely wonderful day.


Palo Alto, California Bay Area Wedding + Elopement Photography

Planning a Palo Alto Wedding + Elopement


I’ve been a wedding + elopement photographer since 2010, and I take pride in the fact that I can also help coordinate a wedding for my couples.

If you need any assistance in planning, vendor selection, travel arrangements, scheduling, or any other situation that might arise, I’m here to assist.

Palo Alto and the Bay Area are such beautiful locations that I don’t want you to worry about anything. I want you to be able to relax and enjoy this incredibly special time.

I’m here every step of the way for you and your partner!

Palo Alto California Wedding Elopement Photography

A Full Day's Coverage for Your Palo Alto Wedding + Elopement


Ever since I started doing wedding + elopement photography professionally in 2010, I’ve wanted to tell the entire story of my clients.

That means I will not impose a time limit on your wedding + elopement day.

You give me a start time, and I’m there until all the events of the day and/or reception are covered.

Because I’m devoting my attention to the entire day, and am usually traveling to document your celebration, I cannot offer pricing by the hour. Everything is based on a full day’s coverage, regardless.

Palo Alto, California Bay Area Wedding + Elopement Photography

Palo Alto Wedding + Elopement Photography Package


All couples receive the following:

  • Full wedding day coverage: No time limit. You give me a start time, and I’m there until all the events of the reception are covered

  • High-resolution photos delivered “out of the camera” (edited only for cropping and exposure), two edited color versions, and a black and white version.

  • Full print rights to the photos.
  • A private password-protected gallery to view, download, and share your photos

  • A complimentary wedding weekend couples session + rehearsal dinner coverage (If applicable)

  • Storybook wedding album

  • $100 print/product credit

  • Coordination assistance

  • All travel considerations included

Larger wedding celebrations will receive a complimentary engagement session, bridal session, boudoir session, or 2nd shooter. 

Engagement sessions, bridal sessions, boudoir sessions, and 2nd shooters are also available on an a la carte basis. Pricing depends on the location and date, but most can be complimentary.

My price for an elopement or micro-wedding celebration starts at $2500. The price for a larger wedding celebration starts at $4000. Guest count, wedding party size, the scale of the celebration, and other factors will determine the overall price.

Because all celebrations are different, please inquire directly for a personalized quote based on the date, location, and specifics of your celebration.

Lower-priced options might be available depending on the circumstances, such as a celebration not taking place on a weekend date.

Since I believe in telling the full story of the wedding day through still photography and cannot work more than one wedding in a day, I do not offer “by-the-hour pricing” or videography services.