Rikki Ward portrait

With a background in photojournalism, I have been shooting weddings since 2005.

Weddings combine all of the elements of a good photo story—emotion, action, gorgeous scenery, and, most importantly connections between people.

I love to photograph all kinds of weddings, but especially intimate (no matter the size) weddings that take advantage of the natural beauty and architecture of the Bay Area (or Maine, or Mexico, or Mozambique).

But, more important than location, dress, cake, bouquet, or birds being released at the very moment you say "I Do", is the sincere smile you wear when you are overjoyed because you are marrying your favorite person in the world and are truly enjoying your day.

I want to be there to document that sincere joy and to make the entire photographic process fun and low-stress.

If you'd like to see what I like to do on my days off, you can check out some of my personal work at www.rikkivw.com.