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Photography in Pacifica, CA,
(408) 641-8555
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    Bo

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  • tldr: Annie and David are awesome! Wedding photos are one of items that we really don't want to cut corners so we have reached out to many wedding photographers before we decided to work with Annie and David. The biggest is concern we have about our wedding is the timing and weather: it was a January afternoon where the sunset is quite early and it could rain, but Annie and David were able to accommodate this and came up with plans to capture as many photos as possible before the sunset, and they are even prepared for the rain. Luckily, the weather was perfect on that day and we got tons of beautiful shots thanks to Annie and David's organization and plan. Another advantage to us is that they also speak Chinese, this helps a lot as most of our guests are Chinese and some of them even don't speak English. For the guys who don't like flash, Annie and David only uses it when needed. In the end, their turnaround is fast, we got the full edited photos (200+ more photos than what was prom... Read more

    Nat

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  • Annie and David are a wonderful pair to work with! Very professional, easy to work with and the results were absolutely outstanding!! We only stumbled upon A Tale Ahead Photography when our original photographer had a family emergency and could no longer photograph us on our wedding day ... our wedding was under two months away! Luckily, he referred my husband to this awesome couple and they truly saved the day. They met with us in their home and explained everything to us. We loved the sample photos they showed us. Their prices were slightly higher than what we had originally arranged with our previous photographer but they worked with us and put together a package that worked out well for us. They had not been to our venue at old St. Hilary's before but they did their research and captured our memories in the amazing photos they took! Annie is so charming and cheerful. It was fun to take photos with her on our day. I think David went above and beyond by helping us find a videographer... Read more

    Zach

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  • Annie and David were fantastic to work with! From the introduction to helping us plan the locations to getting us the photos quickly, they were fun, responsive and a joy to be around. We would highly recommend them to anyone!

    Kelly

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  • When looking for an engagement photos/wedding photographer, we knew we wanted someone who specialized in candid photos and would be able to capture the essence of our beautiful venue in Sonoma County (The Highlands Estate). As soon as we saw Annie and David's website, we were sold and crossed our fingers that they were available for our date which was a year or so out..thankfully they were! We met them in person and it was like talking to old friends. Aside from being beyond talented, they are incredibly professional, easy to get ahold of, and most importantly they love what they do! Their love between each other is so beautiful and they make the most wonderful team! We highly recommend booking them as a team for wedding photos because they are able to work efficiently and they are always on the same page on how the shoots should go. We have only gotten a couple pictures back for a sneak preview but they are so beautiful that people gasp when they see them! Several friends have said th... Read more

    Christiana

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  • My Fiancé and I just received our engagement photos from Annie today and are beyond thrilled! We couldn't have imagined a better outcome! From start to finish she has been amazing! We found her by searching images using "San Francisco engagement pictures" and every photo we fell in love with was taken by Annie or her husband. We made the perfect choice! Everything we had envisioned about these photos from the location, backdrop, and especially the photographer was perfect! Annie is amazing, approachable, so creative, and so easy to work with! The photos are in everyway perfect! I was jumping up and down as I was looking through them and can't wait to show our loved ones! She even took family pictures with our puppies and did everything she could to get them to look directly at her and she got the perfect shots! If you are in need of beautiful photos and an experience that you will remember forever don't hesitate to work with A Tale Ahead Photography! She worked so hard! We love l... Read more

    Srikanth

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  • David and Annie were immensely responsive and professional. From the first communication, I felt like I could trust them. During my actual proposal, they made sure to ensure my finance and I weren't uncomfortable with any of the photography and were our best selves. Finally, the quality of the prints and the touch ups were superb.

    Purbasa

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  • Leave everything to Annie & David- because they do magic. RIght from the moments I contacted them till the time I got the pictures, they answered all my questions, suggested me options and worked along with me for even the smallest details like picking up the props. Annie made the engagement shoot fun by sharing stories and ideas and did not make it seem like we were in a shoot. She also has a keen eye for details and what would result in a great capture. David and Annie did more than they committed both in terms of number of pictures and time wise, this certainly shows they are passionate about taking great pictures. I would hands down recommend them to everyone. I could not be more happy :)

    meghan

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  • Annie & her husband were absolutely amazing to work with. They truly understood what we were looking for in terms of the Photos we wanted to capture and the look and personality of our wedding. They listened carefully and asked great questions when we first met them, and the Photos they sent us turned out amazing! They created such great memories for us, and we love looking back and remembering that day!

    Hayley

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  • Annie & David were wonderful to work with from our engagement shoot to our wedding day. Annie was always accessible by email and quick to reply. When my husband and I met with them for our first meeting, we immediately fell in love with their warmth and openness to our ideas for photos. We had ideas for a few locations for our engagement shoot - one, a dark bar where we met, the other a park that happened to be un-San Francisco bright on the day of the shoot - Annie captured both locations beautifully. During the engagement shoot, Annie gave us ideas for poses for the wedding day as well as tips on how to pose - you never really how awkward your hands are ;) On the wedding day, both Annie & David greeted us with smiles and excitement. We were both at ease with them as they guided us through dozens of locations and poses. Our wedding party, family and friends all commented on their professionalism and bright personalities at the wedding. My husband and his band played during the... Read more

    Angela

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  • Just as background, I do photography on the side, have been for about 9-10 years now and I am EXTREMELY picky about my photographers. I went to 2 different bridal shows, got names and info for hundreds of photographers and sent out countless e-mails/phone calls. I had an arsenal of questions that I came up with in a booklet of the photographer's styles, policies, how they save their pictures, backups, "what ifs", candid vs posed, experience, etc. Annie and David at A Tale Ahead Photography were the ONLY ONES who were able to answer all of my questions with complete confidence when I did a photo consult with them at their house in late 2015/early 2016 for our wedding. That, and how their photos look along with their personalities, was what drew me into their business and work in the first place. On a business level, they are everything you want in a photographer: courteous, quick, concise, talented, realistic, confident, professional. Everything they did on the business front mad... Read more

    User4971985

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  • Words alone are not enough to describe our wonderful experience with this dynamic duo. Annie and David did a fantastic job at capturing our once in a lifetime memories which we will cherish for years to come. From our engagement photos to our wedding day, we are beyond please with their professionalism, attention to detail, and QUALITY of their work. I have so many positive things to say about them and recommend them without any reservations. Everyone wants to remember their wedding day and what better way to do that than to invest in the best photographers in the Bay area. Annie and David- thank you so much for all you did to capture our best day yet.

    Victoria

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  • If you're looking for photographers who can capture the natural you and all the moments you'll probably miss on the wedding day then you found them. Annie and David are so wonderful and amazing to work with. They're such naturals at what they do. I don't know what I would have done without Annie on the day of the wedding. She really helped me get organized and moved people along through the photos. Both were so personable that even my guests remarked how amazing they were. Their photos are so natural and captured the moments we wanted - not just us all posed, those are gorgeous, but our family and friends being themselves on the day of the wedding. All the moments we couldn't see they were able to get for us. :) Hire them now! Just do it, you won't regret it and you won't get charged an arm and a leg compared to other photographers either!

    Kevin

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  • My wife and I were married at the Chapel of Our Lady at the Presidio in San Francisco. Annie Zou from A Tale Ahead was our photographer. When we first spoke with her and her husband,David- it was through Skype as we currently live in New Hampshire. We started right off by introducing ourselves and got right to discussing our plans. My wife and I immediately connected with Annie and David. We wanted to make our ceremony as intimate as possible. Catching all the moments , emotions and each person who was in attendance. My wife's mother passed in July so we also wanted to do something to commemorate her. Annie and David assured us that they would give us pictures that would not only catch the moments but also the essence of it. And needless to say, after it was all said and done- THEY DELIVERED. We received our wedding album (came from Italy) and words could not begin to express how thrilled we were. It was absolutely perfect. She caught all the little moments and her ability to take ... Read more

    Brittany

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  • Absolutely the BEST experience with Annie and David!!! My fiance and I moved to the Bay Area about two years ago and right before we moved here he proposed to me at the Golden Gate Bridge. We got in contact with Annie from a friend who also had their engagement photos done (which also turned out really great) with A Tale Ahead. Annie was so energetic during our shoot made us feel so comfortable! We shot at Battery Spencer and Bakers Beach during sunset, the photo's she captured and the lighting was perfect! We get so many compliments on our photos- I couldn't be more happier with the whole experince! Would HIGHLY recommend their services.

    Jonathan

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  • Annie and David were super helpful and guided us well through the entire process! We had multiple guests tell us how great our photographers were. We would highly recommend them for any event

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