East Bay Weddings Archives - photographybygrier.com

Wow! This was one of the most beautiful and emotional first looks I’ve ever had the privilege of capturing! As an East Bay wedding photographer, I’m often asked about first looks. Some couples are worried they might not have the rush of emotions if they do a first look, but I’ve found that’s absolutely not […]

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Dec 7, 2018

We shot Chelsea + Jeremy’s Oakland engagement photos in an unusual location: Mountain View Cemetery. I am the first to admit that a cemetery is not usually the first location that comes to mind when I think about Bay Area wedding photography. Mountain View Cemetery proved to be the exception. The couple chose the location […]

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Nov 15, 2018

It was the perfect start of the fall season for Colleen and Nate‘s Lake Temescal Beach House wedding in Oakland, and a festive family celebration. Colleen’s family traveled from Ohio and other far-flung places. Her sisters and nieces and Nate‘s sister were all part of the wedding party, and the guest list included parents, step parents, […]

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Oct 12, 2018

Even though Matt and Laurel’s UC Berkeley Faculty Club wedding happened on the second day of fall, the world was already ablaze with the golden hues of autumn. This lovely Berkeley wedding venue is located in a quiet wooded glade just steps from busy campus life, but it’s not a place many people know about. […]

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Oct 6, 2018

If you are a person who enjoys new discoveries (me too), then I’m happy to share the scoop about the newest of the East Bay bridal shops: Lili Safarini Berkeley bridal salon. This stylish bridal boutique, located in the heart of the Berkeley arts district, offers both custom wedding dresses and ready made wedding dresses. […]

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Jun 28, 2018

It was a beautiful, sunny day for Faye and Tom’s Masonic Lodge wedding in Vallejo, but oh my gosh, was it windy! So windy (think wind tunnel and ruined hairdo) that no one ventured outside, aside from a few brave guests. The Masonic Temple sits atop one of the highest hilltops in Vallejo, overlooking the […]

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May 24, 2018

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