• Welcome to Photoflood Studio

    Anchored in hope & saved by Grace.

    Photoflood Studio, founded by Courtney Yee, is a San Francisco & San Diego, California based wedding + lifestyle photographer.

    We believe in love & laughter. We believe life needs to be documented & stories should be shared. Adventures are always out there, it's up to us to discover them. Here at Photoflood Studio we want to get to know you while photographing you in places & with people you love.

 

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Jen & Vincent were living on opposite coasts – one in San Francisco & the other in New York City. Hence a lantern-lit surprise proposal at dusk was the perfect choice for Vincent to pop the big question to Jen.

Being based in New York City & having little knowledge of the city’s best landscapes it was a bit tough when it came to planning the surprise. So he teamed up with the amazing planners at A Modest Proposal to put together the perfect plan. A beautiful walk down memory lane leading up to a lantern lit tree all the while being surrounded by the Palace of Fine Arts’ majestic columns.

A Modest Proposal did a wonderful job of setting everything up from the walkway all the way to the end point for the surprise. Crowds gathered & whispered with smiles as they recognized the two from photos on the easels had arrived.

Jen & Vince walked to each frame — reliving distant vacation trips, major milestones & funny first dates until their destination was in sight. Beneath the glimmering tree, he bent down on one knee to ask her if she’d accept his hand in marriage. With a huge smile & a hug Jen accepted. Both strangers + our entire team cheered loudly with great excitement & deep gratitude in being able to witness such a blessed moment.

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Cheers to Jen & Vincent!

 

Vendors

{Styling & Planning} A Modest Proposal Co.

{Florals} Mandolin Floral

 

 

Just a few snapshots from Field Trip 2015: 5 days, 4 nights in El Capitan Canyon – Santa Barbara, California. A ton of photographers, videographers + creatives in the woods sharing lessons learned, warm meals, internal reflections & hugs.

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Wishing I had taken more photos on the trip but my brain was being overloaded with so much & a huge part of me being present there was to reflect & absorb while being unplugged.

A huge shout out to the amazing minds who put this gathering together & for the opportunity to be among such a crazy talented + inspiring community.

Lastly, thanks to Ben Sasso & Katch Silva for being such open mentors to us & to these two beautiful souls, Halie + Alec, for braving dozens of cameras being pointed at them all at once.

[All photos taken with a Canon Mark 5d iii + a Canon 45mm Tilt Shift rental courtesy of BH Photo + Video]

– c

Photoflood Studio | Kinsley James Bridal Couture Salon VIP Session Photography

 

We were lucky enough to get the chance to visit our dear friends at the gorgeous Kinsley James Bridal Salon in Walnut Creek. It was exciting to get to photograph their very first #KJVIP bridal session while Sareh Nouri was doing a trunk show! With her hair done-up & donning a comfy robe, the beautiful bride-to-be, Lisa, brought her Matron of Honor & her mother to help pick out the perfect wedding gown of her dreams while indulging in some bubbly & scrumptious sweet treats.

Read More about Lisa’s experience on the Kinsley James Blog here

Afterwards, we were so stoked to find out that the session was being published in the premiere issue of Diablo Weddings Magazine!
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See the full article published here on Diablo Weddings Magazine in the January 2015 issue or read the Diablo Weddings blog article here

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Photoflood Studio | Kinsley James Bridal Couture Salon VIP Session Photography

Photoflood Studio | Kinsley James Bridal Couture Salon VIP Session Photography

Photoflood Studio | Kinsley James Bridal Couture Salon VIP Session Photography

Photoflood Studio | Kinsley James Bridal Couture Salon VIP Session Photography

We won’t give away anymore of the day & which dress she said yes to, but we are so excited for Lisa’s big day later this Spring!

Vendors:

Hair – Taylor Cercone, I Do Dry Style
Custom Desserts – Kitty Wong Pastry Shop
Cake Pops – Pops by Lisa (the amazing bride herself!)
Flowers – Angel’s Petals

– c

  • Aga - Yay! Congratulations :) Love the closeup photo of the lace!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Thank you again for capturing such a special day for me! All of the photos turned out so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Candy - I love…scratch that…I WANT that lilac dress. It’s gorg. Great job on the photos.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Smith - So pretty! Now I’m hungry for sweets. :)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - Those details, and that dress- gaaaaah!!! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Martina - Photostories - Such a gorgeous set, well done!ReplyCancel

  • John - Congrats! And a great set here – some lovely details :)ReplyCancel

  • Cody Lowery - So stunning! and what a wonderful idea! I lived in Fairfield for awhile and someone told me I should get my wedding dress at walnut creek..wish I had now!ReplyCancel