Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema is an award-winning wedding photographer and videographer serving the San Francisco Bay Area. We shoot weddings in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley Wine Country, as well as San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Livermore, Sacramento and everywhere in between.
Our vision is to be a well-respected and efficient company within the wedding industry. We believe that communication is the key to the success of this vision. We listen to our clients to understand their hopes and dreams for their special day. We believe that the only way to truly understand what the client wants for their special day is to LISTEN.
Robert provides a superior level of service and value that results in strong referrals from past clients and industry colleagues.
448 Ignacio Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
584 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
ROBERT VALDES Photo~Cinema | Tel: 415-413-8541
Serving Northern California: North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco, Wine Country, Napa, Sonoma, Marin
San Jose, San Mateo, Sacramento, Livermore and everywhere in between.
Destination Weddings Welcomed.
Robert Valdes is an award winning, San Francisco Wedding Photo-Journalist who is excited to share your special day with you. The joy of your wedding day is the fuel that fires Robert’s passionate photography. The spark that ignites the creativity and life-long storytelling spirit that is within Robert, is found at your wedding.
After 20 years and over 1000 weddings shot, the excitement, the butterflies and the eagerness to capture the most amazing images of your wedding day are still part of Robert’s experience with you.
Please contact Robert today to discuss your special day. Tel: 415.413.8541 | e-mail
My experience taking wedding photos at many of the wedding venues and locations in Northern California also makes me a great choice as your trusted Wedding Photographer of the San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked with, and know personally many of the wedding planners and banquet managers at some of the top San Francisco Bay Area wedding venues. Just to name a couple, Melisa Johnson over at Ruby Hill Golf Club, Brian Garza over at Poppy Ridge Golf, Amy McNeil at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Christine Escobar at the Cabana Hotel Palo Alto, Frank over at the Firehouse Restaurant in Sacramento, and finally Nicole over at the Embassy Suites Burlingame. Click here for a list of recent wedding venues.
My website features images from weddings, engagement sessions, pre wedding portraits, rock the dress sessions, wedding photojournalism, behind the scenes and all other wedding and special event photos that I shoot in San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, San Jose, Sacramento, Marin County and beyond.
I also travel for destination weddings worldwide, as well as for more local destination weddings such as Sacramento, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
You can contact me via telephone at 415-413-8541 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the most recent wedding venues I have worked at include Ruby Hill Golf Club, Cliff House, Stanford Memorial Church, Brazilian Room, Claremont Hotel, Golden Gate Club, Nestldown, Wente Vineyards, Franciscan Winery, Yank Sing, Sebastiani Winery, Poppy Ridge, Thomas Fogarty, San Jose Country Club, Marin Country Club, The Firehouse Restaurant, Casa Real at Ruby Hill and many more!
I have also recently photographed weddings at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, San Francisco City Club, San Francisco City Hall and the Fairmont Hotel.
Another specialty I offer are Cultural, Traditional and multi-ethnic weddings. I shoot many Indian Weddings, Persian Weddings, Chinese Weddings, Greek Weddings & Jewish Weddings. I have shot numerous South Indian weddings, North Indian Weddings, East Indian Weddings and am well experienced with the traditions of the Baraat, the Sangeet, the Tilak and the Mehendi . I have shot Hindu, Muslim, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali and Gujarati weddings.
Some of the more typical weddings that I shoot through out any particular wedding season are Traditional Korean Weddings, Asian weddings, Chinese weddings, Filipino weddings, Vietnamese Weddings and Catholic weddings. Here are some additional links for you.
JEWISH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | GREEK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | CONTEMPORARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
There are many different styles of wedding photography that you might be wondering which style of wedding photography will best suit the needs of the bride and groom. Here’s a quick crash course on the many different styles of wedding photography you might see as you are shopping around for your San Francisco Wedding Photographer.
TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
As the name implies, traditional style of wedding photography is more of a posed, look here and smile style. This is the original style of wedding photography that harkens back from the days when studio, portrait photographers left the confines of their studios to do on location photography at wedding venues. Back then, photographers were only use to taking pictures of still subjects, thus they made sure the bride and groom were static and still. The traditional wedding photographer also incorporated what they did in the studio, which was basically having the subject stare into the camera lens. A traditional wedding photographer will often shoot from a list given to them from the bride, or a list that they have developed through the years. Old school, traditional wedding photographers often took forever to set up poses, and often missed out on the more spontaneous moments of the wedding day. For the reception, the traditional wedding photographer would often pose a picture of the bride and groom dancing, as well as posing the bride and groom cutting their wedding cake. Today, modern photographers incorporate traditional styles of wedding photography in a more modern form, often doing relaxed poses or doing staged portraits that look more natural and organic.
PHOTO-JOURNALISTIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Wedding photojournalism started at around the same time that wedding videography began. Suddenly, you had photographers who were doing photojournalism in other areas, realize that they could capture a wedding in much the same way they could capture any live event or ‘real time life happening’. The confines of setting up poses shots were now gone, and the photo journalistic photographer was no longer restricted or relegated to taking still, portrait photos of family and the wedding guests. These types of photos are also referred to as candid wedding photographs. The journalistic wedding photographer will tell the story of the wedding as it unfolds in front of them, and not rely on a pre planned shot list. With wedding photojournalism, the instincts and how the wedding photographer reacts to the action around them, are crucial to the success of telling the wedding story. Also, photojournalistic wedding photographers often rely on natural light which can add a grainy, lifestyle aspect to the wedding images
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AND MORE!
The reason we are telling you all this is simple, Robert Valdes Photography combines the very best of TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY along with WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM to bring you a style that is at once timeless as it is modern. What’s more, Robert also brings an amazing, modern and innovative illustrative style of wedding photography to the table. This style incorporates the setting and takes advantage of unique angles and backgrounds that lends a very ORGANIC nature to your wedding photos. This style is very artistic and one in which Robert is extremely experienced with. Robert also uses the Illustrative wedding photography style for his engagement and pre wedding session pictures.
Here are some links to my most recent Winery weddings.
The Mountain Winery Saratoga | Thomas Fogarty Winery | Wente Vineyards | Sebastiani Winery | Fransiscan Winery | Hans Fahden Winery | Cline Cellars | Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery | Clos LaChance Winery | Murrieta’s Well Winery | Chateau St. Jean Winery |
Additionally, please think of Robert Valdes when you are having one or more of the following: Napa wedding photography, Calistoga wedding photography, St Helena wedding photography, Wine Country wedding photography, Sonoma wedding photography, Rutherford Wedding Photography, American Canyon, Oakville, Pope Valley, Yountville Wedding Photography.
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