About Us

1000 Words Photography is husband and wife team Tom & Leona (Lee) Burke based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are primarily wedding photographers, but do offer all kinds of other photography as well. We've been working together since 1996 and have photographed hundreds of couples weddings. We don't think you can define our style as anything specific, we use a combination of styles to create what we hope is a uniqe perspective. To see a greater representation of our photography be sure to check out the galleries on our website.
Our personalities are loose and playful, we love photographing weddings and really want our clients to have a great time on one of the biggest days of their lives. We work very hard to come up with images that will make you say "I was there and I don't remember it being like that". Wedding photography is different than most other services at a wedding because for the images to look awesome, there needs to be a good working relationship between us and the couple. We're there all day with you so there needs to be a level of comfort and trust. Over the months leading up to a wedding we typically have developed a close relationship with our couples. We still stay in touch with most of our couples and are through the different stages of life (the wedding, children, homes, job changes..). When we book a client many times we are gaining lifelong friends and that is a pretty cool thing.
Monday, December 29, 2008

Poppy Ridge Golf Course: Weddings  


In this post we are highlighting another one of our favorite venues Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore. Over the past few years we have had the opportunity to work there several times. The ceremony area is a little small on the terrace, but the reception hall is beautiful and the grounds are great.

One really, really nice thing about working a wedding at Poppy Ridge is that the staff really wants the bride and groom to totally enjoy their day. They go above and beyond to make sure your day is memorable. Ulike a lot of golf courses Poppy Ridge gives the bride and groom full access to the course. They drive us as photographers and the bride and groom pretty much anywhere we want to go on the course. We've got some favorite spots that we like to take couples and Becky and her staff are totally accomadating.

Poppy Ridge gets very high marks from us. Please enjoy some of the work we have done there.