Rose and Gerard

“Rosemarie's pictures are absolutely breathtaking! She is a pleasure to work with - easygoing, energetic and efficient.”
April & Mike

Questions and Answers

Why should I hire you?

As a multicultural married couple with over ten years experience in wedding photography, we know how important it is to listen and be flexible. We are dedicated to quality and personalized attention, using our expertise and sensibilities to capture your authentic story. Our photography is a celebration of the human spirit.

Who will be our photographer?

We photograph all our weddings ourselves. So you get Rose or Gerard or both of us, depending what coverage you signed up for.

Where is your studio located?

We are in Petaluma, 30 miles, or ½ hr north of San Francisco, but can meet with you also in San Francisco or in between. If you come to our studio, why don't you take some extra time and make it a special outing. Explore our historic downtown, have some coffee or a delicious bite at the European style bistros. (Places such as Della Fattoria or Water Street Bistro alone will make your trip worthwhile). You can also do some wedding shopping , such as wedding invitation at Paper White or some unique décor at our many antique stores.

We love your work but don't think we can afford you!

Try us! We offer a very flexible and affordable price structure to serve small and large weddings. We use an a la carte system so we can truly customize the coverage to your specific needs/wants. Most important is to get great photography. Another great option is to include wedding photography in your bridal registry. If you are on a real conservative budget, get the photography and ask us to design your album later.

How & When do I book you!

Dates are booked on first come basis. To reserve your date, we ask for 1/3 of the fee as the retainer. The rest is due 30 days before the wedding and can be made in two partial payments. You also need to send us the filled and signed agreement you can download here: Wedding Agreement

Do you travel and how much do you charge?

Yes, we do travel and include 150 free miles round trip from Petaluma. This area includes Calistoga, Napa, Oakland, Livermore, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Ukiah. For anything beyond, we ask to cover the cost of travel and accommodations if necessary.

What is your turn around time?

The images are usually posted on-line 4 weeks after the wedding and viewable for 3 months. On-line viewing can be extended on-line against a small fee.

What about digital negatives?

Each coverage includes full –resolution digital files with unlimited personal printing rights, available 3 months after your wedding.

Do you do Boudoir photography?

I'm glad you ask. Yes, Bridal boudoir photography is becoming particularly popular. Brides often have an album of boudoir style photographs made as a present for their soon to be husbands. It has become more than just a passing fad for brides to surprise their future husbands.

Could you describe your work, style, in three words?

Warm, natural, joyful.
We combine our experience as photojournalists and commercial photographers, telling authentic stories by capturing the real moments along with creative portraits and details. Oops! that's more than 3 words...

What advice would you give to a couple planning their wedding?

Find the right wedding professionals you can rely on. It will save you needless worry.

Click here for a detailed listing of wedding venues in Northern California

San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa Wedding Photography for the modern and discerning bride and groom. Whether it be a wedding celebration, a portrait, or a feature story for a magazine, Rosemarie Lion brings out the beauty of real life expressions.

Rosemarie Lion Photography specializes in Fine Art Documentary Wedding Photography. With our expertise as wedding photojournalists, I and my husband Gerard will record your celebration in a unique, individual and above all relaxed, yet professional way. Influenced by our European background, we combine old-world craftsmanship with a modern vision. From the mountains to the sea we bring you the joy of photography in the following wedding Locations: starting with "Stanford Memorial Church " Palo Alto, "The City Club", "Limn", in San Francisco; "Montclair Women's Cultural Center" and "Dunsmuir Historic Estate" in Oakland, and the "Marin Art and Garden Center" in Ross; In Napa valley and Sonoma our favorite venues include "Hans Fahden Vineyards", Calistoga, "Auberge du Soleill" in Rutherford, Beltane Ranch, in Glen Ellen, and Madrona Manor in Healdsburg.

San Francisco Wedding Venues:

1409 Sutter Mansion,Alamo Square Inn, Argonaut Hotel, Asian Art Museum, Aurobora Press, Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant, California Academy of Sciences, California Culinary Academy, Canterbury Hotel and Lehr's Greenhouse, Carnelian Room, Casa De La Vista, Century Club Building, Chapel of our Lady at the Presidio, Chateau Tivoli, City Forest Lodge, Clift, Conservatory of Flowers, Delancey Street Restaurant, Dogpatch Studios, Fairmont Hotel, Farallon Restaurant, Ferry Building, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, Fort Mason Chapel, Four Seasons Hotel, Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, Giftcenter pavilion, Golden Gate Club, Grand Café at the Hotel Monaco, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Great American Music Hall, Greens, Haas-Lilienthal House, Hamlin Mansion, Hang Art, hornblower Cruises, Hotel Cosmo, Hotel Majestic, Hotel Niko San Francisco, Hotel Rex, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, James Laery Flood Mansion, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange Club, Juliu's Castle, Kuleto's Italian Restaurant, Legion of Honor Café, Limn Gallery, MacArthur Park San Francisco, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Marines' Memorial Club, McCormick & Kuleto's, Old Federal Reserve Building, Omni San Francisco hotel, One Taste, Park Hyatt San Francisco, , Presidio Chapel, Presidio Golf Course and Clubhouse, Presidio Inspiration Point, Presidio Log Cabin and Log Cabin Lawn, Quee Anne Hotel, Radisson Miyako Hotel, Ramada Plaza Hotel International, Rincon Atrium & Yank Sing Restaurant, Rubicon, San Francisco Film Center, San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art, SFMOMA, San Francsico Zoo, Shannon-Kavanaugh House, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, St. John's Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, St. John's United Church of Christ, Swedenborgian Church, Swedish American Hall, Temple Emanu-el, Terra, The Atrium, The City Club of San Francisco, The Cliff House, The Officer's Club at the Presidio, The Palace Hotel, The Pan Pacific, The Regency Center, The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Rotunda at Neiman Marcus, The Simmons Gallery, The Warwick Regis Hotel, Trinity Episcopal Church, Westin St. Francis Hotel, World Trade Club

East bay Wedding Venues:

Bancroft Hotel, Bellevue Club, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Brazilian Room, Café de La Paz, Caffe Verbena, California Ballroom, Camron-Stanford House, Central Park Restaurant, Chabot Space & Science Center, Claremont Resort & Spa, Dunsmuir Historic Estate, First Church of Christ Scientist, Berkeley, Grand Island Mansion, Henry J. Kaiser Center, Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Hillside Club, HS Lordships Restaurant & Catering, Jack London Aquatic Center, Lake Merrit United Methodist Church, Lake Temescal Beach House, Lawrence Hall of Science, Lawrence Hall of Science, Madison's at the Lake Merritt Hotel, MLK Student Union, Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Scottish Rite Center , Piedmont Community hall, Preservation Park, Scott's Seafood Restaurant, The Claremont Resort & Spa, The Faculty Club, UC Botanical Garden, Waterfront Plaza hotel,

Peninsula Wedding Venues:

Cetrella Bistro and Café, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Green Oak, Hillsborogh Racquet club, Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo, Kohl Mansion, "The Oaks", Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse, Los Altos History Museum, Maison du Lac & Gardens, Mill Rose Inn, Ralston Hall Mansion at Notre Dame De Namur Univeristy, Ristorante Portofino at the best Western Lighthouse Hotel, San Benito House, San Mateo Conty History Museum, Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford Faculty Club, Stanford Park Hotel, Terrace Café at El Rancho Inn, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard,

Marin County Wedding Venues

Acqua Hotel, Bar-Or Ranch, Campbell Hall and Garden , Casa Madrona Hotel, China Cabin, Corinthian Yacht Club, Falkirk Mansion, Frantoio Ristorante, Giorgio's, Harbor Point Racquet & Beach Club, Headlands Institute oat Rodeo Beach , Inn Marin, Landmarks Art and Garden Center, Lark Creek Inn, Lyford House At Tiburon Audubon Center, Marin Art & Garden Center, Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley Masonic Events Center, Old St. Hilary's, Ondine, Pelican Inn, Point Reyes Seashore Lodge, Rancho Nicasio, San Geronimo Golf Course Clubhouse, Sausalito Presbyterian Church, Sausalito Woman's Club, Servino Ristorante, Spinnaker Restaurant, Stinson Beach community Center, Stonetree Golf Club, The Olema Inn and Restaurant, The Outdoor Art Club, Thomas White House Inn, Unity Center, Valhalla Restaurant

Wine Country - Sonoma County Wedding Venues:

Anderson Estate, Annadel Winery & Gardens, Beltane Ranch, B.R.Cohn Winery, BODEGA BAY LODGE & SPA, Bodega harbour Yacht Club, Buena Vista Winery, Chateau Souverain, Chileno Valley Ranch, Cline Cellars, Compass Rose Gardens, Depot Hotel, Di Rosa Preserve, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant, Flying Cloud, Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, Harvest Inn, Healdsburg Country Garden, Hilton- Sonoma County/Santa Rosa, Hotel Healdsburg, Hummingbird Gardens at the Mark West Lodge, Jack London Lodge, John Ash & Co. At Vintners inn, Kenwood Depot, Landmark Vineyards, Lake Sonoma Winery, Ledson Winery, Madrona Manor, Navillus Birney Ranch, Nicholson Ranch Winery, Ramekins, Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Sea Ranch Lodge, Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery, Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa, St. Francis Winery & Vineyard, Terra Cielo, Trendadue Winery, Viansa Winery, Villa Chanticleer, Vine Hill House, Vineyard Creek, Vineyard Ranch & Barn, Vintners Inn

Wine Country - Napa County Wedding Venues:

Auberge du Soleil, Auberge du Soleil, Bayleaf, Brix Restaurant, Calistoga Ranch, Churchill Manor, Copia, Hans Fahden, Hans Fahden Vineyards, Harvest Inn, Mayacamas Ranch, Meadowood Napa Valley, Napa Valley Grille, Pinot Blanc, Silverado Resort, Tra Vigne, Tra Vigne, V. Sattui Winery, Vintner's Golf Club

Mendocino County Wedding Venues:

Hill House Inn, Inn At SchoolHouse Creek,, Martha's Garden,