San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area Wedding Photography

Hi, I’m Mike Danen, a wedding photographer & filmmaker in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas of Northern California, documenting weddings and events locally and at destinations worldwide. I create dramatic images and capture the fun, joy, tears, and excitement of your wedding day. It’s my job to make you look good! I love clients who  like to have fun and want to make cool images, and I love weddings- I have photographed and filmed over 600!

My approach to every wedding is to tell your story in a fun, fresh way that reflects your unique personality and style. I work with a sense of wonder, discreetly capturing all the real, unscripted, unforgettable moments. I also know that details matter—your dress, shoes, flowers, jewelry, friends, family etc. I get that, and provide a complete documentation of your wedding day.

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This site features samples of my imagery. I’ll also discuss photography, and share ideas that could make your wedding planning process easier. Take your time so that you can get a sense of who I am, and my style. Stay a while, bookmark my site, and leave a comment. I love hearing from you, and hope that you enjoy what you see!


Here are some of the beautiful wedding locations that Mike Danen has photographed and filmed weddings in Northern California:

San Francisco Bay Area Weddings
City Club of San Francisco
Asian Art Museum
Clift Hotel
Conservatory of Flowers
The Fairmont San Francisco
Ferry Building
The Golden Gate Club
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Hamlin Mansion
The Flood Mansion
Legion of Honor
Mandarin Oriental
Mark Hopkins
The Palace Hotel
The Regency
Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Westin St. Francis
Kohl Mansion
Sofitel Hotel
Ruby Hill Golf Club
The Ritz Carlton Halfmoon Bay

Monterey, Carmel and Santa Cruz Weddings
Pema Osel Ling
Hollins House at Pasattiempo
Chaminade Resort and Spa
Seascape Resort
The InterContinental The Clement Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Mission Ranch
Bernardus Lodge & Winery
Carmel Valley Ranch
The Highlands Inn
The Holman Ranch
Ventana Inn
The Cocoanut Grove
Inn at Spanish Bay and Lodge at Pebble Beach
Bargetto Winery

Los Gatos Weddings
Los Gatos Opera House,
Byington Winery,
The Toll House

San Jose Weddings
Villa Ragusa
Palmdale Estates
Clos La Chance
Guglielmo Winery
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Wente Vineyards
The Ranch Golf Club
Dolce Hayes Mansion
The Fairmont San Jose
Silver Creek Valley Country Club

Saratoga Weddings
The Mountain Winery
Villa Montalvo

Napa Valley & Sonoma Weddings
Cline Cellars
Auberge du Soleil
Beltane Ranch
Calistoga Ranch
Hans Fahden Vineyards
Viansa Winery
The Vintage Estate