We loved working with Tim Halberg for our wedding! He was fun, friendly, and easy to work with right from the start. This was super important as we were not only working with a professional, but someone that we could relate to like a good friend. This made us much more comfortable on the wedding day too! Our photos turned out beautifully -- he captured both the biggest and smallest moments, making guests comfortable and having fun, while also being discreet when it mattered. Would definitely recommend anyone to work with Tim! - Justin
Capture the wedding day moments that matter most
I went to school for commercial photography and earned a BA perfecting my techniques for lighting and photography. I was taught sooo much technical information that the art form of things was nearly lost. But then one day a wedding photographer came to speak at our school (Mike Colon), and my friends and I went to heckle him. At a commercial photography school, wedding photographers were considered to have come up short on photographer career goals. So, walking into the talk I was ready to fire away as a cocky/arrogant college student who knew better than this man.
Halfway through his talk, I saw how he was able to create emotional and meaningful photography for his clients, how much joy it brought him and his couples, and how everything I’d learned from commercial photography could be brought to the table AND be combined for my extrovert LOVE for being around people. By the end of the talk, I looked at my roommate and said, “I think I’m gonna be a wedding photographer.” My roommate immediately told me I’d officially wasted my education. I never looked back. I’d found a new freedom in my photography and my creativity that only wedding photography allows.
Then I hired a business mentor, and he pushed me to focus my wedding photography on things that I personally am “passionate” about - that word gets thrown around a lot in this industry. My mentor told me what I am truly passionate about would be something that someone could and would claim in their own business NOT to stand for. We spent 6 months with him poking and prodding at me, nuancing and exploring - and after half a year of self reflection, I came out the other side knowing what truly drives me as a human being and what I’m looking for in couples who are a good fit for me - Active. Adventurous. Mischievous.
On this page, you'll find information about my wedding photography, including collections and pricing, as well as images from previous sessions and resources to help you prepare. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
How we work
Wedding Photography Process
When working with me, everything starts with a phone call where I hope to begin digging in, learning about you two, your sense of adventure as a couple, what things keep you both active, and if it’s you or our guests/friends who add the mischievous spirit to life. This initial call gives a glimpse into who you are as a couple, and begins to give me my “cheats” for the wedding day on how to tell YOUR story - not just firing a camera off at random hoping I can capture something authentic on a day that often times moves away from authenticity. On this call, we’ll chat timeline, ideas for where we can create the ultimate photos for your day, family dynamics, and what kind of coverage you need to bring it all together.
Prior to your wedding, I ask you to set up individual calls with me so I can learn more about what draws each of you together, as well as any of those intimate details about how he looks at you, how he touches the small of your back at just the right time. I’ll also work to find out if family is present, who is incredibly important and close with you, and what types of interactions with them have the most meaning to you. A bride once told me how her dad gently puts his hand on her elbow and she knows the world will be right - armed with that insight, I now know what to look for to create a photo that may look mundane to the casual observer, but means the WORLD to both my bride and her dad.
I normally arrive early to begin scouting - to check if there is anything for the day I need to adjust to on the fly and just get into the moment and mentally prepared to create meaningful photography for you. After the wedding, I will deliver a sneak peak of my favorites photos within five days.
Gallery & Products
Next, my artist will begin the process of selecting all of the BEST photos from your day, processing each photo individually to ensure the best exposure, colors, density, sharpness and any localized adjustments that might be needed. You will then receive an online gallery with all of the photos to share with friends and family so they can see everything and even purchase prints/artwork from my professional photo lab. You then select your favorite photos from the day for my artist to individually add full lavish artistry to, taking your photos from my already high standards of post-production to a full commercial finish that few wedding photographers have the knowledge or ability to approach.
Tim photographed our wedding in Sonoma and he was fantastic! He captured so many amazing candid shots that were very special. Looking through the pictures he really told a story. I felt that the wall art was a must and I never tire of looking at our beautiful photos on the dining room wall. He has a great personality, he’s very witty and we highly recommend him! - Laura
I will take the time to connect with you both before your wedding to learn what is true to you as a couple, about important relationships that may be present for the day and ultimately giving me the biggest “cheat” to knock your photos out of the park.
We customize our wedding collections for each couple. Coverage options range from $3,900 to $20,000.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes - most of my couples will utilize my insights to figure out the best location as well as the best time of day for photography at that location.
I do. More and more, I have focused on elopement photography, but I do still take on several larger weddings each year.
Tim Halberg Photography
Internationally Published, Voted Top 100 In The World - Tim Halberg is a Northern California Adventure Elopement and Destination Wedding Photographer obsessed with the outdoors.
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