Tia & Claire Studio

Widely regarded as one of the premier wedding teams in the Bay Area, Tia and Claire have been photographing weddings in Napa, Sonoma, New York, and worldwide for over fifteen years.  Claire is based in San Francisco.  Tia lives in New York, and regularly travels back to the Bay Area to cover events.

Photographing in locations as diverse as SF City Hall and the vineyards of wine country, in French chateaux, historic mansions, rustic barns, and Indian palaces, they bring their creativity, expertise, and unobtrusive style to every wedding with just one goal in mind: to create for you an authentic, lovely, and lasting memory of your wedding day.



“Tia & Claire are a dream to work with. I was instantly at ease with them from the moment I met them. To put it simply: they are lovely people, they love what they do  – and it shows!”  

 – Lindsey R.

“Tia and Claire are AMAZING.  We were not only blown away by the gorgeous photos they took of our wedding, but their professionalism and their attention to detail was exactly what we were looking for.  I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer who can capture real, true, honest and beautiful moments.  Thank you ladies for making our wedding magical.”

   – Mason C.


We believe experience counts. Particularly when it comes to weddings.  Combined we have shot over 600 weddings.  That’s a lot of experience.

We believe it’s important to photograph all the pretty details of your wedding, but what you’ll love best are the spontaneous moments we capture.

We believe looking at our work is the best way to understand our style.

 We believe in everyone’s right to marry the person of their choice.

We believe you don’t need a long photo shoot in the middle of your day to get fabulous portraits.

 We believe in helping you stay in the moment on your wedding day.

We believe you shouldn’t have to wait months to see your wedding photographs.

We believe you can run a business with your best friend, and STILL like just hanging out together.

 We believe in the words of Vincent Van Gogh: “If you don’t have a dog – at least one – there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life”.


“Our photos are perfect. These ladies are awesome. If you listen to them, and take advantage of their creativity and years of knowledge, you will be so grateful when you see your photos. They know what they’re doing! If I could give them a billion stars…I would, so five it is.”

 Jenny & Scott

“Tia and Claire were nothing but amazing from our first email interaction. We wanted to do more of a “candid” feel versus the traditional posed shots. They absolutely delivered on both the engagement and wedding days. Absolute perfection! The pictures speak for themselves.”

 Alex P.

We love your work – but what do you cost?

It’s hard to say exactly because all weddings are unique and we try to stay flexible to accommodate that.  Most of our high season weddings run between $3500 and $6500. Once you share more of your details with us we’ll be able to give you an exact quote.

I’m confused. Are we hiring one of you, or both of you?

It could be us as a team, or it may be one of us with one of our fabulous second shooters. We’ll talk it through with you, and decide together what works best for your day.

Have you shot at our venue before?

Probably. We’ve been photographing weddings in the Bay area for over 15 years, and have shot at hundreds of venues. In fact, you’ll find us on the preferred vendors list at many of the Bay Area’s premier venues. If we haven’t shot at your venue though, yay! We love new places and we’ll look forward to doing a site visit with you.

How many photos will we get?

Hundreds! Usually between 600 and 1000. Every wedding is different, but the number of final images primarily depends on the size and length of your wedding.

How long after our wedding before we get our photos?

Always within a month.  We put a lot of love and sweat into curating your collection, but we know you are excited to see your photos and to share them with family and friends, so we make sure you never have to wait too long.

Can we do what we want with the files?

Pretty much. They are high-resolution jpeg files without watermarks. You can instantly download all of them from your online gallery for your personal use, to make enlargements, post on social media, etc.

How about albums? Do you offer those?

Absolutely. We offer custom designed heirloom albums with countless cover options.  These are made to stand the test of generations and can be ordered at any time.

This all sounds great – but it’s such an overwhelming process choosing a photographer!

We completely understand.  We love sharing the benefit of our experience, answering questions, and helping potential clients think through the process.  We suggest setting up a time to talk by phone, or – if your life is too busy or your time zone makes it too complicated – email us and we’ll get to know each other a bit and get all your questions answered


In case you’re curious, here are just a few of the places our work has been featured.


“At the wedding, they thought of everything for us, had the photo schedule under control, covered the shot list without any stress or hassle. And best of all, the photos are INCREDIBLE! Shot after shot is stunning, from the posed shots, to those with a bit of humor, to candid images and more. They are quick to turn around images, they respond immediately to emails, and are simply very nice people who do a great job and are a true pleasure to work with.”

Allison R

“First and foremost, our wedding pictures are stunning. And more than just being stylistically beautiful, they captured so many beautiful moments–our pictures really showcase just how incredibly happy (and excited!) we were on our wedding day. I was amazed at how well those emotions come across in our photographs. At the risk of sounding overly sappy, our pictures take my breath away.”

 Michael & Lindsey

Thanks for reaching out to us!  We look forward to giving you a call (or email if you prefer) and touching base on exactly what you are looking for and if our studio would be a great fit.  The more information you can let us know about ahead of time the better we’ll be able to answer your questions when we speak.


Tia & Claire