Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Oakland based documentary family, birth and wedding photographer - Cherlyn Wagner
Photo by: 
Six & Ten Studios
3500+ (USD)

Cherlyn Wagner

Documentary Weddings and Births

Hello! My name is Cherlyn (rhymes with Berlin) and I am an Oakland based documentary birth & wedding photographer. But, I am by no means tethered to only the Oakland - San Francisco Bay area and photograph destinations worldwide. My family and I (my husband & my two kiddos) are avid road trippers and drive up and down California to Oregon & Washington a few times a year.

I started my artistic journey with drawing and painting portraits, and hold a vocational certificate in fashion design & pattern making. My formal photography journey started in 1996 with some major courses in film photography & social documentation, but it was playing with my dad's Pentax SLR camera that really had me love photography. I always thought photography, film and the developing of images was magic. Not to mention the ability to have you travel back in time to relive memories.

My goal is to capture moments, the genuine parts of someone's day, unobtrusively and as creatively as possible. Marriage & parenthood offer new adventures & new beginnings and I am truly honored to bear witness at the start of that new enterprise each and every time.