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, March 30, 2009

Crow Canyon Country Club:Wedding  


This was a fun wedding with Gina & Josh at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. It is definitely one of the nicer wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gina and her bridesmaids got ready for the big wedding at the Marriott in San Ramon. Alex & Ice from Lumitone were there for video coverage and were preparing for their specialty "same day edit", where they edit about 10 minutes of coverage & put it to music and show it at the reception. It's really very cool and I think it goes from getting ready up to the first dance. Guests really like it because they get to see some behind the scenes footage that they had not experienced.

We actually met Josh for the first time on the wedding day because he had been deployed in Iraq. The poor guy only knew a handful of guests because he is orignally from Texas....but he did great.
The ceremony and reception were both at Crow Canyon, and you can't tell from the pictures....it was fffffffffreezin'. Us poor wedding photographers were crazy cold. The ceremony was relatively quick, but we felt bad for Gina, because she still had about 30 minutes or so of pictures before she could get inside and warm up.
Sharon from Crow Canyon is an outstanding wedding coordinator and is a pleasure to work with. She quietly works behind the scenes to make sure that everything goes smoothly, and it always has every time 1000 Words Phototography has worked there.