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In 2008 we expanded our studio to include another duo of photographers.  Heather & Carol joined us that year to photograph as a team documenting weddings in their own unique style and working exclusively for the Gertrude & Mabel studio.  They now have over 15 years of experience photographing weddings.  We're always excited to offer their photography services and their friendly welcoming personalities as photography options on your day. 

With a background in fine art and editorial work, Carol’s approach is natural and discreet. Graduating with a BFA from San Francisco State University in 1997, Carol admired and studied the stunning documentary photography work of artists such as Brassai, Robert Doisneau, and Mary Ellen Mark. She has worked as a freelance photographer since graduating, shooting everything from rock stars to expensive rocks and she has extensive experience photographing weddings. Her work has taken her from Kauai to The Hamptons and many places in between. Carol’s photography has been featured in People, Martha Stewart Weddings, W, Flaunt and SF Chronicle. Her commercial clients include Levi Strauss, Virgin, Sony, Capitol Records and UCSF.

Heather grew up in San Luis Obispo and discovered an early love of photography in a suitcase full of old family photographs. She received her first Pentax camera at fifteen and has been taking pictures ever since. With a BFA in Photography from San Francisco State University, Heather began photographing weddings professionally in 1999 after planning a wedding of her own. To date she has photographed over 200 weddings. Heather’s photographs have been published in various magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Northern California Bride, The Knot, and Bridal Guide. Her photographs are also included in “We Do!” (Chronicle Books, 2004). Heather calls Marin home with her husband and their two boys.

Together Heather & Carol are a photographic team that brings with them a unique style and fabulous creativity to the Gertrude & Mabel studio.