As wedding photographers, Annie & David are all about capturing your day beautifully: documenting everything from getting ready through the final send-off, and creating memorable portraits for your wall along the way. But what this husband-and-wife team love most are all the little moments in between. The moment your father’s eyes well up as he watches you say, “I do”, the hug after your best man’s heartwarming toast. For Annie & David, weddings are all about moments and feelings, and creating photographs that you’ll cherish and smile back upon for a lifetime.
A Tale Ahead Photography offers wedding & engagement photography. All packages include digital files, and some include premium hand-crafted albums and wall art.
62 Reviews for A Tale Ahead Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Gina Mazlina · Getting married on 09/12/2020
Great Engagement Photo Experience!
Annie and David have been such a pleasure to work with so far. They're extremely responsive and took the time to answer all of our questions. We weren't sure where to have our engagement shoot and they were able to provide us with a bunch of recommendations with pros and cons of each. During the actual engagement shoot, they were friendly, fun, and professional! The photos came out amazing and we seriously can't wait for our wedding.Sent on 11/10/2019
Lauren & Jeff · Married on 09/07/2019
10 out of 10 for A Tale Ahead!
Annie and David are so talented and incredible that the GROOM is writing this review. Let that sink in for a minute.Sent on 11/10/2019
Now that the shock has worn off, here are two versions of the review: one for the “executive summary” crowd and the other with quite a bit more detail.
My wife and I could not be happier with our decision to work with Annie and David for our recent September wedding in Sonoma CA. Most highly recommended! If you’re looking for experienced, talented, and fun to work with photographers who deliver incredible, natural photos and have a knack for capturing the little moments in between the main story beats of a wedding, then look no further than Annie and David. We could not be more thrilled with our photos or our experience working with them for the 15 months leading up to our wedding, as they are friendly, helpful, professional, and very fast to respond to emails.
Longer version for those detail-oriented folks:
We discovered Annie and David (A Tale Ahead Photography) by combing through local photographer pages on wedding websites. If you’re going through their website, be sure to check out their blog (https://www.ataleahead.com/blog/) for a great collection of their work. It certainly helped us get a better sense of their style and portfolio.
My wife (who has a far better eye for photography, composition, design, etc. than I do) instantly loved their style and ability to convey the feel of the weddings they shot. We wrote to them and almost instantly received a response (Annie is incredibly fast at email, especially at night). We drove over to Pacifica to meet them and chat / see if we felt they would be a good fit for us (and vice versa).
We instantly felt comfortable with Annie and David and loved getting to know them. We felt that working with them would be fun and low stress, and we appreciated that they have complementary styles as photographers, and would be able to capture multiple angles / compositions for key moments at our wedding. Additionally, we appreciated their flexibility in negotiating a package that was right for us. We opted for a custom package that included both Annie and David, an engagement shoot, and a bit of extra time shooting the wedding.
Throughout the months leading up to the big day, Annie was extremely helpful and available by email. She and David offered suggested for engagement shoot locations, weighed in with opinions on where to do the first look photos (based on lighting, time of day, logistics and timeline, etc.), and generally helped us keep the wheels on. They worked seamlessly with our wedding coordinator to make sure the wedding timeline worked for everyone and would allow them to capture key shots that we requested (e.g., sunset photos in the vineyard).
Annie and David are communicative, punctual, and create a relaxing atmosphere on the day of your shoots. I felt very comfortable working with them both, and I believe that comfort translated into very natural looking photos. You can check out their blog post on our engagement shoot (https://www.ataleahead.com/2018/10/beautiful-crown-memorial-state-beach-sunset-engagement-photos/) to see how much fun we had!
After shooting the wedding, the process is pretty straightforward. Annie actually sent us a handful of “sneak peak” photos shortly after the wedding. When I say “shortly after the wedding,” I mean literally 5 hours after they left the venue. Annie can be a bit of a night owl, and sent over a half dozen photos at about 2am. It was an incredible surprise to wake up the morning after the wedding and be able to show our family a few of the shots! About 5-6 weeks after the big day, Annie sent us a link to their blog post covering our wedding, which included ~80 photos to whet our appetite (see: https://www.ataleahead.com/2019/10/br-cohn-winery-wedding-glen-ellen/). A week or so later (roughly 7 weeks after the wedding), we got the long-awaited email with the full gallery link to hundreds and hundreds of finished photos.
To summarize, we strongly recommend working with Annie and David! We could not imagine a better experience, and their photography perfectly captured our special day and elevated our memories (and home) with beautiful, lively photos.
As a picture is worth 10,000 words, I strongly suggest checking out their blog and assessing if Annie and David’s style is right for your wedding!
Annie · Married on 10/14/2018
Annie was fabulous to work with. We booked her for our engagement pictures. We wanted a setting where we’d be able to incorporate our cars, and a secondary more scenic location. Annie was able to recommend a few places for both scenarios. Our first shoot, we were an hour and half late, pretty much missed sunset and lost the last bit of sunset glow! When we arrived, Annie was waiting for us with a smile, positive energy, and ready with her gear to start shooting. She even brought along David, and extra lighting to compensate for the low light shooting conditions we were up against. On top of losing the “golden hour”, it was our first time in front of a professional photographer, which can be a bit intimidating, but both Annie and David made it a fun experience which put us at ease. Both photo sessions went smoothly, and Annie was wonderful at directing us during our sessions. One thing I really liked about Annie, was her attention to detail. The smallest adjustment to a hand, smile, angle, hair makes all the difference in the world when capturing an important moment in time. Annie delivered our final pictures as promised, and we love them!! Thank you ATaleAhead, Annie, David for being so creative and easy to work with!Sent on 11/19/2018
Annie is amazing, sweet and talented! My Team has only worked one wedding with her, but we look forward to many more!
A Tale Ahead Photography is highly professional and the sweetest husband and wife team! You will love working along side these two from the first meeting to photographing your wedding day. They don't disappoint and their images are fantastic! I highly recommend them for anyone interested to work with easy going professional!
A Tale Ahead Photography is amazing! They are so easy to work with and have stunning photos! I worked with Anne from A Tale Ahead Photography on a wedding and the photos turned out to beautifully and truly captured the bride's personality. I was so impressed with Anne's professionalism and friendly demeanor that I have recommended her services not only to my clients but also to my friends :) I always look forward to working with her!