“Thank you Rose, I can guarantee you will be hired again when our friends/siblings/cousins get married!”

Rosemarie Lion Photography creates a Buzz...Read all about it!

Daryl & Dave

The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley

Rose's photos speak for themselves! They are absolutely gorgeous and I love her photo-journalistic style. Sure, there are some pose-y shots (which still came out cute and not cheesy), but in general the photos are candid and real. Rose and her husband/assistant Gerard captured not only the elements of our wedding day but the spirit of the whole day as well. I have gotten tons of compliments on the photos too!
Besides beautiful photos, Rose is a joy to work with. She is warm and patient, responsive and open to idea. She just sort oof goes w/ the flow - on a stressful day like your wedding day, it's nice to have a calming presence around.
Also, I barely noticed they were there taking photos. Sometime photographers get in the way just to get the shot they want, but Rose/Gerard managed to get the shots they wanted w/ out disrupting the party and elbowing guests out of the way (which I have seen happen before!). We were thrilled w/ the photos, and enjoyed working w/ Rose and Gerard. Couldn't have asked for more. Oh, and their prices (for San Francisco area especially) are totally reasonable given the quality of their work. Check them out - you won't be disappointed.

Hans Fadden

Carol & Bryan

Hans Fahden Vineyards, Calistoga

Lion Photography was absolutely AMAZING. Their photos truly captured the entire essence of our wedding ceremony. We were fortunate to have them for our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and then at our local reception in our home town.
The incredible experience with Lion is that you never sensed they were there, they never interrupted the flow of any of our events, and to see the final products....just completely breathtaking and awestruck that they were able to capture that split second without you ever noticing that you were on camera!! Thank you Lion Photography!! Carol & Bryan

Jennifer & Steve

The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley

Rosemarie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has an eye for telling a story through photography. Wonderfully beautiful photos!

Teresa and Manuel

There are no words to explain how beautiful the pictures Rosemarie takes are. Her professionalism and understanding about what the person needs/wants are incredible. Any time we had a question or needed her expertise, she was happy to assist us and provide us with the best answer or solution. I personally would like to recommend Rosemarie Lion Photography for those special pictures or moments any of you would like to remember for ever. Sincerely; Manuel Cordero

The Hohl & Schott Wedding

Glen Ellen

Rosemarie was very easy to work with and flexible. You hardly noticed she was there, yet her coverage was great and her pictures beautiful.

Karen & Jason

Marine's Memorial Club, San Francisco

Rose and Gerard were extremely professional, courteous, artful, and thoughtful in photographing our wedding. Our photos came out so incredibly beautiful, once we received them, they quickly became my "favorite" aspect of our wedding day (outside of the getting married part, or course!)...Our family and guests appreciated the uninstrusive presense and fun fun photos Rose captured of every detail of the evening. Rose came highly recommended to me and I highly recommend her to any bride who wants beautiful, artful photos without the "cheesy" set-ups and poses of other photographers.

Auberge du soleil

Danielle & Jason

Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford - Napa Valley

We were lucky enough to work with Rosemarie twice - for an engagement session and for our wedding. On both occasions she was an absolute delight to work with. For our engagement session, Rosemarie captured some wonderful images that we used for the guest book at the wedding. It was a fun, collaborative process and the book was a huge success. We received so many compliments on it and it will be a wonderful keepsake from our special day!
Her work at our wedding was just as successful. Having worked with her before we didn't have to worry one second about the photography. She took care of everything and got all of the images we could have hoped for and, as always, it was fun having her around!
The most impressive thing about her work is that she makes it personalized. The pictures of the wedding captured all of the little details that made it unique and that was extremely important to us. We met with several photographers but only Rosemarie had that perfect blend of professionalism and creativity that we were looking for and we can't recommend her enough!

San Francisco Wedding

Sarah & Jeffrey

The Presidio Chapel - The Ritz-Carlton - San Francisco

Rosemary was FANTASTIC.... You will NOT be disappointed. She was attentive, easy to work with and truly cared about YOUR day. There were no prescribed rules to her work, she incorporated your wants with her talent and the result was an album that's a perfect reflection of who we are.

City Club, San Francisco

Anne & Gordon

The City Club, San Francisco

I would highly recommend Lion Photography. Rosemarie Lion did our wedding reception and she was absolutely wonderful. She was professional, personable, uninvasive and easy to work with. I think her greatest gift besides being extremely personable and friendly was her ability to capture the essence of an event while at the same time using an artistic flair. I would highly recommned her. Anne & Gordon Woo


Meredith Schwartz | Managing Director

Here Comes The Guide

“You have impressed a lot of people and you obviously care very much about your photography, and, maybe more importantly, about your clients and how you treat them. Over and over again, people just gushed about you. I'm delighted by the level of enthusiasm we heard while doing your reference check. "


Cristine Thomas Publisher | Editor-in-Chief

Today's Bride Magazine


“Rosemarie, what a pleasure it was to view your images of Tracy and David's wedding. You have such a personal way of capturing the "moments" that make a wedding unique and intimate. After viewing several of your weddings, I realized that with each one, your images made me feel as if I were actually at the wedding, not just viewing images after the fact. That takes talent! "

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, ShambahlaRanch.com, Martha's Garden,