"Before I dive into the details of this team’s amazing work, I think it’s necessary to highlight the energy, trust and overall wonderful spirit and attitude that they brought to our wedding experience. ‘Above and beyond’ are the words that come to our minds as we think back from our initial meeting with Desmond and Roxy.
If you’re looking for a team that is not only going to take pictures of your special occasion but also capture the right moments, guide you and truly invest in your special day, look no further."
Megan & Sam
"I am very introverted, and have a tendency towards panic attacks when socially overwhelmed. So I was very nervous about our wedding day. Before the actual day, I was also convinced that me and my equally unphotogenic husband were going to make a mess of the pictures that would forever hang in family members' living rooms. But the way Desmond and Roxy were with us (I know it sounds cliche), I literally forgot they were taking pictures. It felt like we were just having fun, playing dress up at the beach.
By the time we made it to my reception, they had completely melted my stress away. I couldn't have been happier with the party, people and all, and I am eternally grateful to them for being able to pull out that side of me on what i was sure was going to be a day doomed to tears and hyperventilating. And the pictures turned out so well, I can't stop looking at them. I never thought we could look that beautiful together. All in all, and I mean this, they made my wedding."
Michelle & Amen Ra
"From the very moment I contacted Desmond and Roxy (after I saw my friend's gorgeous wedding photos!) they have been nothing but caring and considerate in this process. They were willing to travel to meet me (I live in San Jose, they live in SF) so we could discuss my overall vision and they brought several books to look over. We did our engagement shoot where we were getting married in Sonoma, and he did extra homework to start planning for the big day. Any time I had an idea (no matter how crazy it was!) Desmond would email me some examples that could help me! I felt so comfortable and beautiful on my big day... that's priceless for a bride! Thank you for a lifetime of memories!!"
Hanna & Hiep
"We saw Desmond and Roxy in action at my brother-in-law's wedding so decided to book them for our own. They exceeded our expectations by miles. My husband and I have been to 11 weddings in the past 12 months. We couldn't help but feel extremely lucky when we compare Desmond and Roxy to other wedding photographers."
Michelle & Erik
"I thought I would be awful at having my picture taken but Desmond had me relaxed and hamming it up for the camera in no time. Roxy proved to be an excellent Groom and Groomsmen wrangler and it is a real treat to see what the guys were getting up to while us girls were getting ready.
We had time to eat, socialize and take our pictures even in the rather restricted time schedule we had. I feel like along with the pictures it was just very nice and calming to have them with us the whole day. I felt like they guided us, kept the flow going and were just so relaxed and knowledgeable that I didn't have a moment of anxiety."
Helen & Hans
"I must have gone through my parent's wedding photos a 100 times in my lifetime so far. Those are the indelible images that burn into your memory and you never quite realize how important your photographer is until you’re the one in the white dress.
I’ve been in weddings where the photographer wasn’t organized, took too much time, stressed out the couple, put them/us in cheesy poses and the photos showed their lack of artistic vision. By trusting Desmond and Roxy to do our photos, we had a loving team that were 10 steps ahead of us and literally cleared the path of all obstacles allowing us to enjoy every moment. As we look back on the images, I breathe a huge sigh of relief because they truly captured the happiest time in our lives and we can share in it for generations to come. THANK YOU DESMOND & ROXY!"
Sara & Ray
"Desmond's artistry is unmatched. My husband, Ray, and I were married in August and we both agree that the best wedding blessing we were given was having Desmond, and his amazing wife, Roxy, photograph our wedding day. We were referred to Desmond Charles Photography by Stanford Memorial Church. After our initial meeting, we knew that Desmond and Roxy would be our wedding photographer(s). Their portfolio and our initial conversation proved what we know now: they two of them are experienced, knowledgeable, extremely talented, and the awesome type of people we love to surround ourselves with. We spent an extra hour that first evening discussing our travel experiences and immediately hit it off. We left having zero doubts in our mind whom we wanted to be our "lifewriter" for our wedding."