“We were together. I forgot the rest.” -Walt Whitman
photographer & dog mama & wife
Why I am a photographer: My passion for photography started when I was a little girl, taking photos of my sisters and friends in the rolling meadows of my backyard. But this calling really ignited when I started photographing my husband & I as we adventured to new places together. I captured these moments purposefully so that we could have something meaningful to one day show our children. I found so much joy in documenting our special memories that I knew I wanted to share this ability with others. I wanted to help capture their live’s precious moments as well so that they can on day look back and remember the love and joy they felt that day.
I’m honored to serve joyous & adventurous couples who want a hassle-free luxury wedding photography experience with beautifully captured moments to pass down to future generations.
Since we will be spending a lot of time together on this big day, I want to make sure you really feel like you know me. So, below are some fun facts about me:
hopeless romantic & nature lover
1. I was an event coordinator for 7 years prior to becoming a photographer! Making sure things run according to schedule is my jam.
2. I’m married to my darling college sweetheart, Nick, and we have two rambunctious pups, Sadie (a husky-golden retriever mix) & Maya (a border collie-corgi mix).
3. I’m originally from the Midwest (Chicago). Nick and I semi-recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after a few wonderful years living in Denver.
4. I’m a bit old school and still keep an paper planner. I’d be lost without it! Two years in a monthly view is my style. I love planning out not only my entire month, but often my year.
5. When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me hiking in the mountains with my little wolf pack, reading a book in my hammock, or tending to my organic veggie garden.
6. I’m passionate about National Parks, zero-waste living, burritos for every meal, and my couple’s love stories!
Still here? Let’s connect and chat about your big day! Please use my contact form below. I look forward to hearing from you!
It’s so important to me that I capture not only the big events happening on your wedding day, but also the small, beautiful moments between you, your partner, your family and your friends. I strive to make every wedding experience with me simple, joyful, and memorable. Let’s photograph your legacy of love that will be passed down to generations to come!
Wedding collections begin at $2,500
To ensure my clients receive the best service possible, I only photograph a limited number of weddings each year. For more information on availability and pricing, be sure to use my contact from below.
Inquiring 2020 Couples: Only 11 wedding openings remain!
Portraits & Engagements
I will make sure your beautiful personalities and romantic love story shine through during our session together. Let’s capture this special time in your life to share with your loved ones!
Portrait & Engagement Sessions begin at $300
For more information on availability and pricing, be sure to use my contact from below. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, I would love to hear from you.
“The most precious moments of your life deserve to be captured.”
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“She was such an integral part of our wedding day”
“I cannot recommend Corinna Rose highly enough and I'm so very grateful we found her, because she was such an integral part of our wedding day. My husband and I just got married at the Mountain Terrace last week and we hired Corinna for both this happy occasion and our engagement photo shoot back in the fall of last year.
Corinna is the most considerate, sweet, kind, genuine, and professional photographer a couple could ask for. I'm just in awe of how she captured the special moments of our wedding -- from our pre-wedding getting ready moments to our "first look" in the redwood trees and from our family formal and bridal party portraits to our candid reactions to heartfelt speeches. Not only did she capture these moments (covering remarkable ground as a solo photographer), she also imbued them somehow with the incredible sense of lightness and magic that we were feeling that day. Thanks to Corinna's heartfelt and down to earth presence (and numerous sweet and thoughtful messages throughout the wedding planning process) we felt 100% comfortable being ourselves around her and felt like she was part of the family, rather than just someone we had hired to do something for us. (Btw Corinna, you totally ARE part of the family now!!!) I don't really know much about the wedding photography business, but I suspect that the level of care and personal investment that Corinna brings to the table is a) rare and b) makes a world of difference in the quality of a couple's wedding experience AND the resulting wedding photos.
Beyond all this, Corinna was readily available and quick to respond to miscellaneous questions, made excellent recommendations to us as we were planning our day, was very clear about what to expect, and turned around photos to us lightning fast after both our engagement and wedding photo shoots. We're delighted and so incredibly grateful to have met and worked with Corinna.”
- Vanessa B.
“Corinna was an amazing photographer to work with and one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!”
“Highly recommend Corinna as your wedding photographer! Corinna was an amazing photographer to work with and one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We found her through Instagram and really liked her style. From the moment we booked her, she was very diligent in sending us reminders to helping us stay on top of the schedule up to the big day.
We did an engagement shoot with her in San Francisco. She arrived early to scope out the place to ensure we captured a beautiful backdrop and the right lighting. During our shoot, she really helped my fiancé (now husband) and I get comfortable in front of the camera with suggested poses and really let us forget that we were in front of a camera. She’s very personable, easy to communicate with, and talented. Time flew by so quickly and the pictures turned out great!
Fast forward to our wedding day, it was hectic but Corinna and her assistant kept us on track at all times and was really calm. We received our wedding photos in an extremely quick turnaround time and we just can’t stop looking at them! Her pictures captured “more than a thousand words” and captured all the most important details during our wedding. We felt so lucky to share our special day with her! She delivers and won’t disappoint- Corinna should be your go to wedding photographer!”
- Kristin F.
“The whole experience was just perfect from start to finish.”
“Working with Corinna was one of the best decisions my husband and I made about our wedding. From our very first call, she was so warm and helpful, getting to know us and talking through our ideas for what we wanted. In the months leading up to the wedding, she was organized and thoughtful, checking in regularly, sending helpful tips and guidance as we started to make our photography plan and schedule, answering all of our many questions, and even sending a few handwritten cards and gifts to help us relax and enjoy the process! Working with her felt so easy and personal.
On the day of the wedding, Corinna was extremely prepared, efficient, and professional. She arrived early to see the venue, had lists of all the photos we wanted, scoped out all the perfect spots to take pictures, and had everything planned out and set up by the time my husband and I arrived with our families. We don’t usually feel very comfortable taking photos, but Corinna immediately put us at ease with poses and angles that we knew would help us look our best and lots of kind words of encouragement. Throughout the event, she was friendly and proactive while still staying in the background somehow, which was an amazing balance – she managed to capture everything important about the day without imposing on it at all. I felt like I could be completely in the moment; no photos felt forced or prioritized over actually enjoying the experience of getting married (which is something I’d been worried about, having seen the exact opposite at many weddings before!).
A week after the wedding, Corinna sent us our photo library and a very sweet blog post while we were on our honeymoon – weeks if not months ahead of schedule. The photos are STUNNING and we are absolutely thrilled with them. They turned out better than we had ever imagined or hoped for. Every single photo is high quality, from the smallest details like our boutonnieres and seating cards to our family portraits and the venue set-up, spanning multiple times of day with different lighting (sunny first look, twilight dinner, nighttime dancing under market lights), in a range of candid to formal formats. The guest portraits are gorgeous and we are so excited to give them as thank-you gifts. The candids perfectly capture the magic and happiness of the event. The photos of the two of us are just as romantic and dreamy as we felt on that day. And we know the family photos will hang in our home and our families’ homes for many years to come. We’ve had the photo library for a few weeks now and can’t stop looking through it again and again, picking new favorites each time. Corinna also anticipated all of my follow-up questions, giving recommendations for printing and photo books before I even had to ask.
In short, the whole experience was just perfect from start to finish. We plan to enthusiastically pass on Corinna’s name to all of our friends and family for their own special events. We had an amazing experience working with her and can't thank her enough for helping us through this process, making us feel so comfortable on the day, and for the absolutely beautiful end results! We can't wait to work with her again for other life events in the future.”
- Eliza & Dan K.
“We have truly gained our go-to photographer for anything!”
“Where do I even begin! Corinna truly is an exceptional photographer. She will have you feeling not only great but if you're not use to being in front of the camera her direction is phenomenal. We felt so natural to be ourselves around her! She shot our engagement photos and our wedding. Our guest could not stop ranting about how considerate she was while taking photos. Aside from her photography skills she blends right in with the party with her friendly personality. Our sneak peeks came in within a day and our wedding photos came along so quickly after. She truly spends her time editing and all of our pictures had the perfect amount of lighting and glowing touches. We have truly gained our go-to photographer for anything!”
- Nathali & Victor B.
“She really goes out of her way to make the experience of how you want it.”
“Working with Corinna for both our engagement shoot and our wedding day was a breeze. She has the best personality and is so extremely kind and caring about every part of the wedding experience. She really goes out of her way to make the experience of how you want it. Corinna makes your day about you! She has something about her that brings out your natural moments in front of the camera. Corinna is extremely responsive and easy to work with. This is the most important quality to look for in wedding planning because there are so many moving parts and (demanding) people. Corinna is very impressive with her product deliveries. Everything was done super fast. I mean, I was so surprised! I hear so many stories of photos not being delivered in a timely manner -- you will not get that with Corinna!”
- NhuNhu & Dan R.
“I could not be happier with our decision to work with Corinna Rose!”
“I could not be happier with our decision to work with Corinna Rose! She was such a pleasure to work with during all stages of the wedding! Our first video chat (we live out of state) went very well; I could tell instantly that she would be fun to work with and highly professional. Her email communication was friendly and timely, with just the right amount of reminders. The big day went so great, thanks in a huge part to Corinna! She and her assistant did such a great job capturing the important moments, and did an amazing job with all the formal photos. I was worried that my goofball friends/ family would make for messy pictures, but they ended up looking quite snazzy, even with natural looking smiles – so much better than I expected! I think one of the best things I could say about Corinna was how she handled everything, prep for the wedding and also the mild chaos of the wedding day. She did an excellent job helping us plan for the big day, with lots of useful tips, and she even visited the site to check our photo spots beforehand (and it was quite the journey to the site)! Most importantly, she stayed very calm and helpful when everything inevitably fell out of schedule due to various reasons. I really appreciated that she was so supportive and did nothing to add to the stress of the day. We got a blog post and first look pictures just DAYS after the wedding, which was such a lovely surprise! Our photos were done insanely fast too, well under her promised deadline. I’ll also note that her pricing was the best that I found. I cannot recommend her enough!”
“Corinna was amazing from start to finish!”
“Corinna was amazing from start to finish! She was a wonderful, gentle communicator who made us feel at ease. She got to know us well ahead of time and showed us what to expect during our engagement shoot. The day of the wedding, she was very calm and a wonderful, supportive presence. She had great ideas about posing, lighting, placement and locations. She captured us in a way that looks like "us." She seems to find sunshine even when there isn't any! We have beautiful photos to remember this special time in our lives, and Corinna feels like a friend to us now!”
- Kimi G.
“You know that she really enjoys her work because she was constantly smiling”
“Corinna shot our engagement session and our wedding. She is awesome to work with. She is kind, caring, and very easy to work with. Her shots were awesome and she was a ninja at the wedding. We had to switch to our alternative location for the wedding ceremony because of rain and she adjusted like a champ. What is also awesome about Corinna is that she would check in with us before and after the wedding. You know that she really enjoys her work because she was constantly smiling for the whole day. Her smile puts everything at ease, especially during this wonderful but stressful event. Can't recommend her enough!”
- Fanny & Erick A.
“You could not ask for a better photographer for your special day”
“My fiancé and I could not have asked for a better engagement shoot. Corinna was so personable and professional, and she helped even my camera-shy guy open up in front of the camera! I really appreciated her flexibility and attention to detail (turning my ring at the right angles, highlighting aspects of our outfits, etc). She really went above and beyond in listen to us and communicating throughout the entire process. It was great to feel as though we had a part in the entire process— from choosing the location to updates on when the album would be ready. Corinna is clearly very familiar with posing couples naturally— even with a foot and two inch high difference! She had also clearly done her research on times and locations for the shoot, as the sunrise photos turned out gorgeous. I would recommend Corinna as a photographer to any of my friends without hesitation. She made this experience so excellent! You could not ask for a better photographer for your special day!”
“She made it so fun that we completely forgot for a moment that we were having our photos taken!”
“We were so lucky to have met Corinna and have gotten the opportunity to work with her! My husband and I wanted some updated Anniversary photos, and after seeing her beautiful work I couldn't think of anyone better to take them for us! Corinna is so sweet and professional! Being in front of the camera is not something my husband and I do often! She gave great instructions when it came to posing and was very reassuring and comforting with us! Not to mention, she made it so fun that we completely forgot for a moment that we were having our photos taken! Don't hesitate in booking Corinna for your special moments!”
- Erica V.
“Corinna goes above and beyond & is a dream to work with!”
“Corinna is the sweetest person and a dream to work with! She made our session super fun, which allowed us to fade out distractions among the bustling and popular locations that we chose for our engagement shoot. Her work ethic and diligence are qualities that we appreciate so much! Corinna is amazingly talented and her creative vision for certain shots aligned perfectly with ours. During the session, she constantly checked in to make sure we were comfortable and even asked if we had certain poses in mind! Corinna goes above and beyond (she even fluffed out my dress and held my bag) and we are so glad to be working with her and can’t wait to book her for our wedding photos.”
- Maggie T.
“We could not have asked for a better photographer and highly recommend her for any occasion!”
“We had never done a photo shoot before Corinna, so naturally, we were nervous. However, Corinna made the entire process simple and fun. Not only were her instructions clear, but the whole process of getting ready for the big day was incredibly user-friendly. When the day came, Corinna met us early to make sure we weren’t rushed and stayed late to get the best possible shots she could. She gave us plenty of tips and “warm-up” breaks because it was a super windy and chilly evening. Afterwards, even though the turnaround for preview photos and the entire gallery was supposed to take more than a week, she got us a sneak peek the next day and even finished the entire gallery by the week’s end...and the photos are gorgeous! We could not have asked for a better photographer and highly recommend her for any occasion!”
-Danny P. & Jessica S.
“Corinna was not only professional, but also easy to get along with and super fun!”
“Corinna took our engagement pictures at the Sutro Baths and she quickly delivered a fabulous gallery! From the minute we showed up, to the second we were done, Corinna was not only professional, but also easy to get along with and super fun! She made time fly by and was really good at distracting us from all of the passersby. Corinna effortlessly guided my fiancé and I through easy posing and made it feel as natural as possible. My fiancé was reluctant to take these pictures, but after we left, he couldn't stop talking about how amazing Corinna was! We look forward to working with her in the future!”
- Alyssa W.
“She took the time and effort in knowing us as a couple.”
“Corinna is amazing! She took time and effort in knowing us as a couple and suggesting locations prior to the shoot. She not only helped us all the way throughout the shoot with poses and expressions but also sent us the entire photo album the very next day! Talk about being efficient! And the pictures turned out to be great too. I definitely recommend Corinna for wedding or engagement photography.”
- Japa S.
“I love how she made sure every shot was perfect”
“Corinna is an excellent photographer. I love how she guided us on poses and made sure every shot was perfect. She was bright, smiley, and friendly. She was also flexible on doing any shots that you wanted. She was also very quick on editing the photos and sending them over. I highly recommend Corinna for your big day or even any photo shoot with your main squeeze. Thank you Corinna for the wonderful photos!”
“Working with Corinna, you will get more than a set of incredibly beautiful photos, you will get a memorable experience.”
“Corinna is wonderful! Working with Corinna, you will get more than a set of incredibly beautiful photos, you will get a memorable experience. She is very professional but more importantly, she’s fun. Corinna instructed our posing in a way that made getting our pictures taken enjoyable. For most, it is uncomfortable, where do I put my hands, is my smile awkward or fake? Corinna’s ability to seamlessly guide us through the process, removed the stress and instead, made my husband and I feel like we were on a date. We had a great time, it was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Corinna to anyone!!”
“We had an engagement shoot of a lifetime- she made it effortless!”
“My fiance and I had an amazing experience with Corinna. We are from New Jersey and flew out to California to visit my fiance's sister in Napa. I had found Corinna through Instagram and contacted her right away! She was so responsive through the process and even set up a FaceTime video call with me so we could meet before hand. Corinna drove about 2 hours for our photoshoot and am so unbelievably happy with our photos. She made it effortless and had an engagement shoot of a lifetime! Thank you, Corinna! I hope to work together again soon!”
- Michelle D