• 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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Weddings are a great testament of how family & friends can truly band together to create a special event in true do-it-yourself fashion for a couple saying their vows.

Josephine + Henry’s cute DIY wedding was exactly this. Their loved ones helped to design everything from the florals to their travel-themed ceremony decor & even their multiple wedding cakes. But details aside, the two were surrounded by hundreds of supporters who cheered them on as they walked down the aisle for the first time as husband & wife in the hot summer heat. The extremely warm weather in Pleasanton that day couldn’t melt the smiles off of their faces & we were so glad to be there to help capture it all.

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Wishing J + H a Happy One-Year Wedding Anniversary!

xo,

C + J

 

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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