Selected as one of the top four wedding photographers in the Bay Area by San Francisco magazine The Bold Italic in 2014, I approach weddings as a storyteller with an eye for intricate details and genuine emotion. Specializing in natural light, I work with a mixture of digital and film cameras. I offer couples energetic, editorial style images that are uncontrived, evocative, and classic.
There's so much I love about shooting weddings and I'm always happy to be a sounding board for your ideas and visions, offering guidance and local recommendations as requested. I love documenting both the formal rituals of wedding days as well as the more whimsical moments, be they outrageous late-night dance moves or teary-eyed toasts. I approach weddings with the eye of an artist, the unobtrusiveness of a photojournalist, and the warmth of an old friend.
Brides commonly tell me I'm a calming presence amidst the flurry and nervousness of the day, perhaps because my approach is relaxed and low-key. All packages are customizable and couples receive their wedding photos in under a month. Please reach out with any inquiries. I'd love to hear about what you're envisioning for your wedding!
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7 Reviews for A Rockefeller Wedding Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
User6128561 · 2+ years ago
As soon as we met Airyka, we knew we wanted to ask her to be our wedding photographer. She was organized, poised, gracious, and extremely talented.Sent on 01/02/2016
Our wedding day went by in a flash. Airyka not only took many wonderful photos, but also helped keep us focused on the importance of relishing each fleeting moment. Many of our guests commented on her kindness and ease when photographing guests.
When we look at our photos, we feel so lucky to have found her. The photos are genuinely magical. The depth of story and meaning in each photo is a true gift. (Thank you Airyka!) Our families will share and adore these photos for a lifetime. We are so grateful to have had her as our photographer.
Any couple would be lucky to have her on their wedding team!
-Katie & Patrick
Minh · Married on 07/11/2015
Hiring Airyka to photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. We had met with several other photographers prior to deciding to go with her, and her refreshing laid-back professionalism sealed the deal for us. Airyka is incredibly thorough and responsive. She takes the time to learn about you, your wedding, and genuinely cares. I have been a bridesmaid multiple times, and can say that this genuineness is not always found. We also did an engagement shoot with her where the working conditions could not have been worse- rain, constantly changing cloud patterns, and giant waves that drenched us all! Despite all of that, she remained cool and got some stunning shots. I knew from then that she could handle whatever the wedding day threw at us. Her background of fine art photography and use of digital as well as film really sets her apart from other wedding photographers. Not only can she provide beautiful posed portraits with the perfect amount of direction, but she also captures those precious candid moments to perfection. She takes the most beautiful candid portraits of people and her knowledge and use of light is top-notch. With Airyka, you won't be getting "trendy", overly-filtered or overly photoshopped photos, but rather timelessly gorgeous photos you will love for years to come that genuinely capture the feel of the day. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Airyka and predict that her career in wedding photography will be hugely successful.Sent on 08/18/2015
Kelly · Married on 07/04/2015
I cannot recommend Airyka highly enough. On all of the categories offered - quality, responsiveness, professionalism, value, flexibility - Airyka exceed our expectations. Most importantly, the photos are stunning. A close relative is a professional photographer herself and she commented, unprompted, that Airyka's work is extraordinarily well done. Before the wedding, Airyka is thorough without clogging up your inbox. During the ceremony and reception, she has the most subtle, unobtrusive, but also direct when need be, style. Basically, she's everywhere you want her to be without dominating your day. And, finally, I think she provides an incredible service at an uncommonly reasonable price. So, look no further, Airyka is who you want to photograph your special day.Sent on 08/11/2015
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I had the great privilege of working with Airyka from A Rockefeller Wedding Photography this past June and I was truly impressed. As a planner, I enjoyed working with Airyka throughout the planning stages and months leading up to the wedding of Soumeya and Will. Soumeya and Will's wedding was truly unique and filled with details. Airyka was able to capture those unique details and was able to tell their love story through her photography. Airyka is an artist and I would recommend her talents and expertise as a photographer to my clients again.