We put the fun back in wedding photography!
Relax–and enjoy your wedding day. With years of specialized wedding photography experience, we can help you lower the stress and maximize the fun. Our team of skilled photographers know how to mix the right balance of tradition and fun.
We'll photograph all of the posed and family groups you'll need, as well as all of the fun photos you want.
Lynds Photo is located in Lafayette, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. We photograph weddings all over the Bay Area and even beyond!
Come in to the studio to find out how you can make your wedding day a fun day for all. Our phone number is (925) 962-0180.
We are a team of highly experienced photographers. Lynds Photo has been continuously in business, specializing in wedding photography for over 55 years. Most of our photographers have individually photographed hundreds of weddings over the years, yet continue to adapt to the latest styles and techniques.
My father, Robert Lynds, started Lynds Photo (then known as Bob Lynds Photography) in 1945, in Berkeley, California. Over the years, he never wavered from his goal of providing the best wedding photography to all Bay Area Brides and Grooms.
Today, I continue what he started so long ago. While I rely on our team of dedicated professional wedding photographers to capture our brides' and grooms' memories, I now provide the perfect add-on video service to round out our offerings.
For over half my life, I have been interested in photography and have had the privilege of turning that into a professional career. It all started in Junior High when I took a few landscape photos, entered them in a school art fair contest--and won an award. Since then my interest has become a calling. I actively work at increasing my knowledge and experience every day.
Photography is not just an art form. It requires artistry, technique and an understanding of the science behind how cameras works. I have devoted a lot of study toward proficiency in all of these areas, particularly in understanding exposure and lighting, which I believe are essential in achieving photographic excellence.
As a wedding photographer, I love the challenge of knowing I only have one chance to get it right. To ensure that I provide my clients with the best photos, I focus on developing a wide range of skills, including being able to adapt to any environment. Plus, weddings are a ton of fun, and it is very rewarding to know that I get to play a role in cementing memories and capturing a story for families to cherish for a lifetime.
I got my start in photography when a real tough high school teacher gave me an A in photography. I spent my time at Davis goofing around with my new Canon AE1 instead of getting good grades. After Davis, I attended the Glen Fishback School of Photography in Sacramento and got a job at a wedding studio. I’ve been loving it ever since.
My style is adaptive—appropriate to the specific situation—quality portraits when needed and exciting candids when needed. I learned everything I know about lighting from watching Star Trek!
When photographing weddings, I know my couple is having the biggest day of their lives and are in a great mood, but nervous. So I treat them like family and try to be a steady, calming influence in the hopes they will trust me and believe in me as the man who is going to make things work no matter what the crazy day brings.
I photographed my first wedding in 1977. Originally from Miami Florida I have had an interest in photography since childhood and took every photography class offered in school. I even built my own darkroom while in college.
I have won awards in competition for my artistic black and white photographs and have studied under and assisted many leading wedding photographers in the Bay Area. As a member of the Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area since 1996, I strive to be innovative and unique by raising traditional wedding photography to a new level.
I always strive to document a wedding with photographs that capture the true moments and emotions of the day--from putting on the veil to the last dance—with the unmatched beauty of natural light.
Eliot has been a Bay Area photographer for over twenty-five years. His primary areas of expertise are event (wedding & party) photography and portraiture. His first book (The Everything Photography Book, Adams Media, 2003) was a how-to book for amateurs. He also teaches classes in lighting and posing to Bay Area professional photographers, and judges print competitions for two Bay Area professional photography organizations.
Eliot is a master of traditional photography, with an emphasis on lighting and posing that brings out the best features of the subject. Eliot says, “Photography, like life, is all about relationships. We have to get a sense of who the people are, and how they feel, and how they feel in relation to their loved ones.”
Masterful lighting is the hallmark of Eliot's photography, along with the sense that the viewer can truly connect with the people in his images.
Since 2011, Eliot has been photographer for calendars and books published by Andrews McMeel Publishing and Sourcebooks. His photo books and calendars have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in People Magazine, and even on the BBC.
I have long had a passion for art, specifically photography. When I was young I was fascinated by my Grandfather's Nikomat camera. My closest childhood friend's father had what I thought was the coolest camera and case. I loved all the gear and gadgets that went into creating images with a camera. As a little kid I recall having an old Kodak Brownie in my toy collection and then on my 8th birthday I received a Kodak Instamatic. To be honest I believe I may have been a little disappointed. I had a camera, it was old, but I had one. I think I was lobbying more for a BB gun on that birthday. However this gift turned out to inspire me.
Years later my father sold the family station wagon and took the proceeds and purchased my family's first 35 mm camera. That did it, I was hooked! I took that camera everywhere and probably cost my father a ton in film and processing taking images of anything and everything. Then came time for my senior portraits, something that I had looked forward to for years. This is what turned my interest to portraiture. I loved the whole process.
After graduating high school I attended college thinking I would one day work towards an engineering degree. This seemed like a logical idea. In reality I wanted to a photographer but in my head I thought, "That's not a job, it's a fantasy. Being a photographer isn't a career it's a hobby. Being an engineer, that's a career." I was right and wrong, being a photographer is a fantasy and not a real job, but it is a career. It is the fantasy, non-real job, that has been my career for nearly 25 years! Anyway, after college I attended the Art Institute of Seattle and I earned a degree in Commercial Photography. After graduation I was fortunate to find a job with a local photo studio Redmond, WA. Here I learned my craft, and my passion for wedding photography, and portraiture grew. I was able to meet wonderful people that turned into fantastic clients and friends. I was given the opportunity to get to know and document their lives through my photography. I have clients that I photographed as babies, then high school seniors, then weddings, etc. It is a mind-blowing experience that I so very much cherish! I went on to run, manage and eventually own the studio.
I am honored anytime I am able to photograph a wedding. It is such a special moment in time. I love what I do and I am dedicated to making your wedding photos unique and special works of art, worthy of viewing by future generations.
My name is Alex, and I have been a photographer for over 12 years. I studied Fine Art Photography at Western Washington University, and earned a degree in Photography and Film. After college, I assisted numerous photographers until I was hired as the head photographer for an affluent photography studio. Shooting forty hours a week and a thousand sessions a year afforded me the kind of experience I could never receive at a university. I see the beauty in the world around me, and continuously seek out ways to express my perspective.
My wedding Photography is a combination of fashion, editorial photography and photojournalism. I have photographed over 150 weddings and I am continually inspired by my wonderful clients. I seek your photography experience to be fun and relaxing and to capture all of the emotion, love and joy of your wedding day.