Category Archives: Weddings


Another nice moment captured by Eric Desch Photography. Except for the green spots on the couple’s faces! This is what happens when the DJ uses lasers during the dancing. Don’t get me wrong, I like the nightlife. I like to boogie. But for all you future brides out there: trust me when I say you don’t want the lasers on during any important photo opportunities; ask your DJs to keep them off during the first dance and all of the other important photo opportunities. I ask DJs to turn off the lasers during the first dance(s) and keep them off until the dance floor really gets going later on in the evening. When I ask, they usually comply. But if you ask them, they will always comply.

Yes, I can often fix the photos in Photoshop. But sometimes I can’t. It is always better to avoid the problem in the first place.

Unless, of course, you like having green spots on your faces…

Frickin' Lasers

Eric Desch Photography receives the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Photography

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{San Anselmo,CA} – April 3, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Eric Desch Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Photography!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Eric Desch Photography was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Eric Desch Photography is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Eric Desch Photography for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Eric Desch Photography is one of the very best Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and

Rhiannon and Brian

Meet super cute bride Rhiannon and her new husband, Brian! Rhiannon was named after the Fleetwood Mac song. It rained all day on Rhiannon and Brian’s wedding day, but that didn’t dampen the festive mood of the day at all. Besides, they say it’s good luck, right? Wedding ceremony at the Church of St Rafael in San Rafael, California. Reception at Inn Marin in Novato, California. (Good food at the Inn Marin, by the way.)

Church of Saint Rafael
Bride Rhiannon
Wedding Gown Detail
Wedding Rings
Rhiannon and Bridesmaids
Long Veil
Bride Walking Down the Aisle with Her Dad
Wedding Ceremony
Exchanging Rings and Vows
First Kiss
Father John Photobombs Signing the Marriage License
Formal Portraits
Groom and Groomsmen
The Happy Couple
In Front of the Church of Saint Rafael
Bride and Bridesmaids
Groomsmen Toast
Wedding Cake
Cake Cutting
Cake Smash!
Post Cake Smash
Bouquet Toss
First Dance
First Dance
Mother/Son Dance

Eric Desch Photography named Best of Weddings Pick by The Knot

The Knot Best Of Weddings Pick 2012 The Know Best Of Weddings Pick 2011



San Anselmo, CA 1/23/2012—Eric Desch Photography is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2012 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Northern California magazine and on Weddings from The Knot (NYSE: XOXO;, the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides. This is the second year Eric Desch Photography has been voted the PICK for The Knot Best of Weddings.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

“We are delighted to be named a Knot Best of Weddings Pick for the second year in a row. This award symbolizes our commitment to producing the very best images for our couples and reflects the positive reviews we have received from our couples over the years.”

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XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO;, formerly The Knot Inc., is a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include, The Nest, The Bump and XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media – from the web to social media and mobile, magazines and books, and video – and our groundbreaking social platforms have ignited passionate communities across the world. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, ecommerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.

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Olivia and Robert

Olivia and Robert had only been dating 9 years before finally deciding to get hitched. Why the rush kids? 😉 Great couple! Really two of the happiest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. It was an honor to share their special day with them. Ceremony at Saint Anthony’s Church in Novato, California. Reception at the Key Room at Homeward Bound of Marin also in Novato California.

Bride Getting Ready
Groom Getting Ready
Bride Entrance/Ceremony
Just Married!
Formal Portrait at Church
The Veil Shot
Happy Bride
Portrait Focusing on Bride
Portrait Focusing on Groom
Best Man Speech
First Dance
Wedding Cake and Bouquet Toss
Going for the Garter

Lorraine and Eric

Awesome wedding dress. It was Lorraine’s mother’s wedding dress. How cool is that? Eric was one nervous groom, but in the end he had a great time. The stand out character for me, though, was the Father of the Bride; great guy and quite the character!

See those lanterns along the aisle? I fell over one of them while backing down the aisle after the ceremony. Fortunately, no photographers were harmed during the making of these photos! (And I still go the shot ;))

Ceremony at Saint Dunstan Church in Millbrae, California. Reception at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco.

Bride's Shoes
Father of the Bride
Dress and Shoe with Penny
Saint Dunstan Church
Bride Walking Down the Aisle
"I Do"
"I did"
Ring Enscription
Bride at the Alter
Dip and Rolls
Kiss on the Way to the Reception
First Dance
Father Daughter Dance
Cake Cutting

Jenny and Ian

The wedding of Jenny and Ian at the Valley Community Church in Pleasanton, California. Really great wedding. Loved the couple and their attendants. And the girl under the veil? World’s cutest flower girl!

Bride Getting Ready and Posing
Flower Girl
Whispering Flower Girl
Bride and Groom
Groom Getting Ready
Groom Helping with Tie
Flower Girl
Groom Sees Bride Walk Down Isle
Just Married
Groomsmen in Sunglasses
Groom and Bridesmaids in Sunglasses
Under Veil
Tender Moment
Wedding Cake
Cake Cutting
First Dance
Bride and Groom Exiting

Amanda and Andre

One of the cutest brides I’ve had the pleasure of shooting. Just look at her! Really happy couple, really fun groomsmen. And the church was really beautiful too. Ceremony and reception at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, California.

Dress and Getting Ready
Happy Bride
Flower Girl
Just Married
Happy Couple
Amanda and Andre
Wedding Cake