Bre Thurston Photography » Wedding and portrait photographer, Bre Thurston, specializes in emotive and candid wedding and family photography that tells YOUR story. Located in both the Bay Area and Seattle, WA.

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  • Hi! I’m Bre…

    ...and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in the California Bay Area. I'm a junkie for laughs, real moments, and beautiful light. I travel all over the west coast, from San Diego, Los Angeles, and Arizona to Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.

    "Bre got shots I couldn't even have imagined but now can't imagine living without." - Kira R.

Jennifer & Arthur’s Wedding at Boundary Oak in Walnut Creek, CA

I know it’s hard to keep up with all of our moves along the west coast over the past 5 years, but this was my first wedding since moving back to California and I couldn’t be happier! It was so great being able to email Jennifer and tell her that I no longer needed her travel fee. We moved to Silicon Valley and her wedding took place in Walnut Creek, less than an hour away. I rarely get the luxury of being able to drive to weddings, so it was quite nice and much easier than I’m used to!

Jennifer and Arthur got married on a beautiful summer day at the Boundary Oak Golf Club. When I was researching the venue I saw that there was a gorgeous, ancient oak tree. It did not disappoint. One of the things I missed the most about California were the oak trees, golden rolling hills, and clear blue skies. So, it was quite fitting that I got to utilize all of those things in Jennifer and Arthur’s wedding photos. We had a great time driving around in golf carts, dancing, and being goofy. I love when my couples trust me completely and can really let loose which is just what they did.

I met Jennifer initially through her sister, Alice. Alice and I are on a photography forum together and have been Facebook friends for a couple of years. I always find it very flattering when another photographer hires me or recommends me to a loved one. It was great to see the two sisters on Jennifer’s wedding day. Alice is not only a tech extraordinaire (she’s an engineer at Google) and great photographer but she also crafted the hundreds (thousands?!) of paper flowers that were used in the bouquets, centerpieces, place cards, decorations, and backdrop. It was a labor of love, that’s for sure :)

Being a wedding photographer is a career that I truly feel so lucky to have. I am thankful for the people I meet and the moments that I get to witness. Thank you Jennifer and Arthur for welcoming me into your inner circle on your wedding day. You are perfect for one another in every way!

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