About Gavin

Gavin Farrington photographs weddings all over the SF Bay Area, Northern California, and international and domestic destination weddings. Some areas include San Francisco, Napa / Sonoma Valley, Carmel, Tahoe, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vail Colorado, New York, Cancun, Mexico, Calgary, Canada, Oahu, Hawaii, Kyushu, Japan, and New Delhi, India. More information can be found on the My Story page.

The Philosophy of Wedding Photo-Journalism

Gavin’s style focuses on love, laughter, and the emotional connections that tie families and friends together. His work breaks the traditional mold of wedding photography by remaining as hands-off as possible, and by always striving for the bare minimum impact on how your event unfolds. With the exception of brief family formals, you won’t be posed or directed, and instead he focuses on the emotional moments that unfold naturally over the course of the day. This allows shy couples to enjoy their celebration without feeling like they’re on stage, and confident couples to relax and participate in their wedding without the constant disruptive demands of traditional wedding photography. The end result is a beautiful retelling of what actually happened. Further details about his approach appear on the My Style page.

Press & Industry Involvement

Gavin’s technical expertise has been tapped for reviews of Adobe Lightroom for Maximum PC, a nationally published tech magazine. He has also been a guest speaker at Adobe’s San Francisco offices on workflow and post processing, and has a close working relationship with the Adobe Lightroom development team, providing quality testing and feature feedback for the photography industry’s most significant piece of editing and asset management software. Gavin has been a guest speaker at the Brooke’s Institute School of Photography in Ventura, California, he has consulted for numerous photographers around the country on workflow, computing, and backup systems, and is a beta tester for PaletteGear – a customizable interface for Lightroom.

Gavin is a three time winner of The Knot’s annual Best Of Weddings award. He has also been recognized by Here Comes The Guide and Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book. His work has been featured on many of the top wedding blogs, including Style Me Pretty, Buzzfeed, 100 Layer Cake, Pizzazzerie, and numerous others. For more information, please contact me!

He truly captured it all – the happiness, the tears, and the laughter – among many other special moments with family and friends that we might have otherwise missed. His passion and enthusiasm for his work is unquestionable and truly shows in the quality of his photographs.
Kimberly L., Bride

Recent Events


Winery Wedding Photography at Tres Sabores in St. Helena | Julia & Rasheq

Julia and Rasheq held an intimate wedding ceremony and reception at the Tres Sabores Winery in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley. The sun was shining, and the joy was palpable among the newlyweds and their guests.  Julia and Rasheq exchanged their ...

Moon Palace Resort & Spa wedding photography in Cancun, Mexico. Indian wedding.

Indian Wedding in Cancun – Destination Wedding Photography | Sheena & Manu

To conclude their lush three-day destination Indian nuptial celebration at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico, Sheena and Manu held their wedding amidst swirls of color and joyous tears and laughter--all under a jubilant tropical sun. ...


Golden Gate Park, Stow Lake Marriage Proposal | Kristen & Michael

Kristen & Michael hail from Atlanta and Phoenix, respectively.  When Michael learned he would need to be in San Francisco for a work training seminar, he knew it would be the perfect chance to invite Kristen for a weekend getaway, and to surp...