San Francisco Wedding Photography by Lilia Photography #Sponsors: Photographers#discount#marriage equality#san francisco#trash the dress April 17 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel This business paid a fee to be listed on @offbeatbride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Meet Lilia & Ray Ahner, a husband a wife San Francisco wedding photography duo who totally understand the needs of offbeat couples because, well, they are one. Lilia explained to me, "As old school goth & industrial and punk rock & metal kids who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, we're PIBs (persons in black) and former Goths … and we still love the dark aesthetic. " Lilia studied fine art photography and photojournalism, has a design degree, and worked as a web designer for over 11 years. Ray is a self-taught photographer who documents the SF Bay Area music scene. Oh, and they take kick-ass wedding photos: When I asked Lilia about their typical clients, she told me, "Our offbeat clients are independent and creative with an amazing sense of personal style ranging from indie, goth, punk, alternative, rockabilly, all the way to folks that might look pretty normal on the outside, but are amazingly creative and different on the inside." …Sound like anyone you know? To see more amazing photography from these two, keep reading. When I asked Lilia about her offbeat clients, she told me "One of our favorite weddings had a Sumo Wrestler vs. Godzilla theme." "We love shooting Trash the Dress sessions with our adventurous couples." Lilia said. "And we support marriage equality for everyone and have documented many same sex weddings." Lilia is also offering a promotion: 10% off any wedding package or engagement session for Offbeat Bride readers! "We're available for weddings anywhere in the world," she reminded me. "Not just the Bay Area." If you want to feast your eyes on more offbeat wedding photography, head on over to http://www.lilia.com. And tell 'em Ariel sencha. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Crystal & Andy's Retro Palm Springs Wedding NEXT Christina & Aaron's bug and dinosaur-infused wedding at a sake factory Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] when i first skimmed the post i thought to myself, "man, that guy in the green tie looks familiar". upon closer inspection i discovered that 'twas my brother and my sister-in-law. too cute is all i can say. Reply yay for lilia!! I had a photoshoot with her last week just for fun–she is so easy to work with and we had such a great time. Reply My fiance and I are eloping to San Francisco to get married and I have been emailing with Lilia about doing our photography I am super excited to work with her! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.