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Capturing Love, Life & Adventures







From the time you inquire till the day you say I DO (and well after too), I aim to make the whole process as stress free as possible. I’ll be there to help, to cheer and gush and quite possibly, help wipe tears and touch up your makeup on your wedding day. I approach your wedding day as unobtrusively as possible and capture your day as it unfolds naturally - nothing forced or staged, but do guide you two during your portraits as well as with your formal family photos.

My favorite parts to document are those small moments and the big ones too, like the vows, the toasts and the dancing (and I don’t mind getting on the dance floor with you!). I just LOVE getting to feel the vibe of your community and being a small part of it too.

With over 300 weddings photographed since 2012 in California and destinations worldwide, I always strive to go above and beyond for each of my clients, to ensure that they have a memorable experience on one of their best days ever!


Why Choose Me?

Because I am equally invested in your day

Don’t just take my word for it. Read what clients’ have to say


What couples are saying


“We found Cherlyn through a friend and could not have been more pleased and happy with the quality and artistry of the photos and communication we received. Cherlyn is incredibly talented, experienced and, above all, interested in learning about her couples and how to best capture their story. During each session, Cherlyn made it friendly and easy for us to take photos in a candid and relaxed fashion. She was also very quick in sending us the final photos, while also sharing sneak peeks with us ahead of time. We also loved that she partnered with Six & Ten photo booth and our guests loved having that at the wedding. We highly recommend booking with Cherlyn for your next wedding or photography event.” - K&S, Mill Valley Wedding


“Amazing. She exceeded our expectations. The photos were just absolutely stunning. She was able to get us posing without feeling awkward and unnatural. We couldn't be happier. We excited to have these photos and look back at them in the years to come. Thank you so much Cherlyn!!” - L&K, Carmel Engagement


“What can we say about Cherlyn? She did a perfect job capturing a perfect day. My wife and I got married six months ago, but we first started talking to Cherlyn about photographing our wedding well before that. From our very first meeting (at a bar- cool points for Cherlyn), she was attentive, kind, creative and did everything possible to align our photographs to our vision for the wedding. We met once or twice again leading up the big day to re-confirm details and every meeting was a breeze. On the actual wedding day, Cherlyn and her assistant Emma were flawless. They captured everything we wanted, took us around a variety of locations at our beautiful venue to take pictures, and got some great "golden hour" sunset shots. While we took lots of pictures, we never felt that we were being taken away from hanging out with friends and family. Cherlyn and Emma were pretty much always in the background, unnoticed, taking shots of our special day. If you're considering anybody else besides Cherlyn for your wedding, just stop. They won't be as good as she is. Our photos came back to us just a few weeks after the wedding and they are AMAZING. We've had several people tell us they are the best wedding photos they've ever seen (really). And we agree! Thanks again Cherlyn for doing such an incredible job capturing our wedding!” A&B, Deer Park Villa Wedding



“as soon as i saw you i knew an adventure was going to happen”

Candid, Authentic & Fun Wedding Photography

San Francisco Bay area & Destinations worldwide


Let’s adventure together


Contact Me


Contact Me

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Cherlyn Wagner
(510) 338-4186

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Oakland CA 94612


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