San Francisco Wedding Photography by Lilia Photography

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photo-lilia-ray-beckerMeet 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."


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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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