San Francisco Elopement Photographer

By choosing a small, intimate celebration, you've created an event that truly reflects your personality and style.
Despite the excitement, planning an elopement can be daunting, with so many factors to consider, including location and logistics.
Thankfully, I'm here to help. Whether you're interested in saying your vows with the Golden Gate Bridge as your backdrop, want a timeless San Francisco City Hall ceremony, or dream of having your first dance with the trees in the serene nature of Northern California, I can guide you to the perfect location.
Together, planning your San Francisco elopement will be a stress-free and enjoyable experience, allowing you to focus on creating magical moments with your partner. Take the first step by clicking on the button below. I can’t wait to hear from you! 

Laidback, luxurious elopement & intimate wedding photography
for real, honest love with a touch of magic

Congratulations on your decision to elope in stunning Northern California!


I’m an elopement and intimate wedding photographer, born and raised in New York, and currently split my time between San Francisco and Philadelphia, with frequent trips back to New York.

I specialize in capturing breathtaking elopements throughout California, New York, and eastern Pennsylvania.

San Francisco and Northern California hold a special place in my heart for its dreamy appeal, and it's ability to turn even the most mundane moment into magic. I'm so passionate about capturing your special day, whether it's in breathtaking nature like Marin Headlands or downtown at San Francisco City Hall.

When my husband and I decided to elope, we were inundated with countless opinions and stressful situations. It was an overwhelming experience that I would never want my clients to go through. My goal is to provide you with the necessary support and resources to make your dream day a reality.

I can assist in crafting a balanced timeline that allows for quality time with loved ones and opportunities for you to have some personal space.

I also offer recommendations for vendors to ensure you have the best team possible. On your wedding day, I will be there to offer support and protect you from any negative energy, creating a sacred and safe space for you to be yourselves.

When I'm not working with couples to bring their elopement visions to life, I enjoy traveling the world with my husband Nick, throwing the ball for my golden retriever, enjoying a car concert (my favorite way to drive), running, or rock climbing!

Hey, I'm Daniela! 


San francisco city hall

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Lands End

crissy field

golden gate park

twin peaks

marin headlands

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Take the guesswork out of planning your dream New York elopement with my step-by-step guide. The guide covers everything you need to know, including the best locations, permits, vendors, the best seasons to elope in San Francisco, and more. Get started on creating the perfect elopement today!

feeling like you have no idea where to even start?

how to elope

The sweet spot is 6 to 18 months in advance. Having plenty of time to craft your dream day takes time and planning. I also use this time to get to know you two as a couple so I can curate your experience. 


Absolutely! I love helping couples with the dreaming phase of planning a wedding day. If you need help with a location I will send you a questionnaire. Your responses will help me narrow down the environment that will make your heart flutter. I'll send over some options for you to choose from. I love to geek out with Google Earth Pro and my many other apps and websites to 'virtually' location scout if I can't get there in person. I will also come up with backup plans in case weather!


Nope! I don't send any un-edited/raw files! Most of the magic happens during the editing process, so without that step your photos are only halfway done! This is why I only deliver the final product, which are hand edited, high quality, print-ready, jpegs.


You'll receive a sneak peek of a few photos within 48 hours of your day (I know you're anxious to 'gram!). Delivery time depends on the season, my queue and other factors, but typically Engagement session photos are delivered within 4-6 weeks and Weddings & Elopements are delivered within 6-8 weeks. 


Yes, I offer in house, custom payment plans. I require a minimum of 25% upfront. You can choose to break the remaining payments up however you'd like. Most of my clients pay for my services in 2-4 payments. All payments are due no later than 2 weeks prior to wedding day. 


Believe it or not, many of my couples come to me worried that they will be awkward or that they won't know what to do. Don't worry babe! I am here to make you look and FEEL good. The secret to good photos is being present, relaxed and being yourself. I will guide you and also give you plenty of space to just be your weird selves. I'll be weird with you, while simultaneously trying to not breath too heavy as we hike. I promise, we're going to have a lot of fun!


Spring & fall are the most ideal times to be in San Francisco. However, Karl the fog can make an appearance at any time so it's always best to bring layers. 

7. When is the best time of year to get married in San francisco?

You are beautiful as you are. I use photoshop to remove distractions from the background, but never for body-altering editing. I will happily spot out a blemish or two if they're noticeable but the way I shoot and the way I edit are super flattering for all body and skin types. I've got you boo, don't worry! 




Your wedding day should be the adventure of a lifetime and authentically true to who you are.

for the soul who
can not be tied
down, whose feet
do not remain still.