Cohn Frankel Photography

2919 El Monte Ave, Oakland, CA 94605 Map · Phone number
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About Cohn Frankel Photography

Lauren Cohn-Frankel dedicates herself to finding beauty in reality, believing that the best pictures happen when people are completely wrapped up in the moment and unaware of the camera. Her fun, authentic style and beautiful, compelling images have earned her numerous national and international awards. Her work has also been published in national magazines such as People Magazine’s Wedding Issue, the Knot, and Here Comes the Guide, and featured on numerous wedding websites. One of her images was recently used as the cover image for a book on bridal henna design.

Lauren is honored to be chosen again and again to be part of such an important day in her clients’ lives.

**News! Lauren was recently honored to be named among the Top 100 Wedding Photohojournalists in the world by WPJA! Her ranking on this list also makes her among the top 10 in California.

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9 Reviews for Cohn Frankel Photography

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Karen · Married on 11/08/2008

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    Our search for a wedding photographer took several interesting turns. First we met with a gentleman who – while he was very talented – didn’t seem to “get” our vision, style or interests. Then there was the woman who forgot to show up for our first appointment. When we finally met her, she talked over us, made a lot of assumptions and kept calling me Stacy (my name is Karen…). Needless to say, we couldn’t picture (pun sort of intended) either of these photographers capturing our day.

    Then there was Lauren. We met her at her studio, and immediately had a really good feeling. She asked a ton of questions about our plans, made no assumptions and seemed genuinely interested in our vision. (And she never called me Stacy). Most of our meetings with other photographers lasted about a half hour, but when we met with Lauren, we were there for over two hours. By the end of the meeting we were bouncing ideas for our engagement session back and forth and it was immediately clear that she “got” us and that we had found our photographer.

    Working with Lauren was amazing. When we did our engagement session, we knew we wanted something a little edgier than the typical barefoot-on-the-beach photos (not that there’s anything wrong with that). We wanted to do our shoot at night in San Francisco…kind of a vintage, urban feel. Old movie theaters, strip clubs, neon lights, etc. That night it happened to rain, which made the lighting and the photos super cool. By the end of it we were all soaked, but had such a great time that no one seemed to care. We knew that if this was any indication, our wedding photos would be phenomenal (…and they were).

    Lauren really exceeded all of our expectations for a photographer. She was great about communicating throughout the entire process, had a great attention to detail, was always on time and ready to work, and was definitely a fly on the wall for the whole event. We still wonder how she captured some of the moments she did, because they were so personal yet she was so unobtrusive.

    Her photojournalistic style and her unique creative vision helped to capture the feeling of our wedding day beautifully. We look forward to working with her again in the future and whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an amazing wedding photographer.

    Sent on 02/16/2009
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    Stephanie · Married on 03/23/2008

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    This photographer was awesome at my wedding!! She is a very good listener, has alot of patience and organized. She is easy to talk too and easy to work with. She captured every moment of the wedding and more. Friends and family who weren't able to come to the wedding, has said that they felt like they were there because of the pictures. I highly recommend Cohn Frankel Photography! You won't be disappointed.

    Sent on 04/14/2008
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    Jenny · Married on 07/07/2007

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    Some people may be weary of reviews with 5 stars in every category, but Lauren was fantastic! She was attentive to our needs and worked with us to give us the most for our budget. She surprised us with little extras here and there, which made us feel like she really values her clients and the relationship she has with them.

    We booked her services over a year in advance and decided to purchase one of her wedding packages. We also ordered an album and plan on purchasing the digital negatives from our wedding.

    If you're looking to capture your event, wedding or otherwise, with an experienced photojournalist, request some information. You won't be disappointed when you see how beautiful your event turned out when all of the special moments and details are captured by Lauren.

    Sent on 04/19/2008

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Cohn Frankel Photography FAQ

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with? Contemporary, Photojournalism
  • What photography services do you offer? Custom Graphics, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, Slideshow
  • What photography items do you offer? Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints, Proofs

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Steve Ezzo Entertainment
    Steve Ezzo Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Lauren takes wonderful photographs and covers everything at a wedding, especially those spontaneous moments that capture the whole essence of the celebration. She was kind enough to send me photos of our band at a wedding we did where she was the photographer and those are the best band photos I have--so good I posted them on our web site! She really gives you your money's worth--many photos and top quality. --Steve Ezzo Entertainment

  • Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema
    Robert Valdes Photo~Cinema Wedding Photographers

    Lauren is one in only a handful of photographers that I trust to send my overflow when I am already booked.

  • Adeline & Grace Photography
    Adeline & Grace Photography Wedding Photographers

    Lauren is a true photojournalist at heart capturing beautiful touching moments. Not only does she have a great eye, but she has fun yet professional personality that puts couples at ease.

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  • 2919 El Monte Ave Oakland, 94605 See on map
    5108821980 (Phone number)

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