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Apollo Fotografie {Fine Art Wedding Photo + Video}

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

San Francisco, CA US 94109 (map)

PHONE

415-871-0729

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

You can rejoice for eternity knowing your life has become a work of art.


You receive a masterfully curated photographic journal of your wedding day.

We gift... Read more
You can rejoice for eternity knowing your life has become a work of art.


You receive a masterfully curated photographic journal of your wedding day.

We gift you a complimentary set of engagement photos as our way of introducing ourselves. *~*Apollo Fotografie is a fine art wedding photo & film boutique.~*~ Get inspired by more San Francisco inspired wedding photography. Read less
Photography , Videography

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Adam
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Last month I hired Jonathon Dakarai Towe from Apollo Fotografie to photograph "LATE NITE ART: In the Dark," a monthly social art party in Oakland, CA. I find Jonathon through his Wedding Photography work in San Francisco. His engaging, warm, and casual presence behind the camera was perfect for this evening event and made participants feel comfortable and at ease.

His photographs from the evening display a high level of skill and artistry that is rare to find in any photographer in the Bay Area. He plays with color and lighting in a beautiful way and captures the essence of emotions and moments.

I would (and will) hire him again!

Adam
Founder / LATE NITE ART
http://www.lateniteart.com
Last month I hired Jonathon Dakarai Towe from Apollo Fotografie to photograph "LATE NITE ART: In the Dark," a monthly Read more...
Last month I hired Jonathon Dakarai Towe from Apollo Fotografie to photograph "LATE NITE ART: In the Dark," a monthly social art party in Oakland, CA. I find Jonathon through his Wedding Photography work in San Francisco. His engaging, warm, and casual presence behind the camera was perfect for this evening event and made participants feel comfortable and at ease.

His photographs from the evening display a high level of skill and artistry that is rare to find in any photographer in the Bay Area. He plays with color and lighting in a beautiful way and captures the essence of emotions and moments.

I would (and will) hire him again!

Adam
Founder / LATE NITE ART
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Kassidy
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Jonathon Dakarai Towel is the most talented photographer I have ever met. He captured every moment of our engagement and wedding perfectly. I am so thankful to have so many great romantic photos. I will include some pictures- honestly they speak for themselves.

The most important part of any wedding is the pictures-EVERYONE would say that to me while I was planning!!! Talk about pressure- and all my family wanted was pictures. Pictures: pictures of my grandfather in his tux and my Mom’s beautiful Burgundy dress that we cried over when she found it. And my lovely Step dad Joe’s Beaver top hat and tails-Mr. Peanut outfit.

I really wanted photos that I could look back on when I am old and crotchety and think how young, crazy and happy we were at the wedding…

The reason you should hire Jonathon Dakarai:

1. He genuinely wants you to be happy with every photo.
2. He makes you look GOOD! If you are bride getting ready for her wedding you know what I mean.
2. He knows all the details to take the perfect picture.
3. He’s so friendly and upbeat- he feels like another one of your guests.
4. He really listens to ALL of your ideas and will work with you to get exactly what you want.
5. He is so talented that you will get the pictures that you can’t even think of!

Most importantly for me was that Jonathon had my best interest in mind the entire time. When your wedding day comes and you are completely brain dead and trying to finish up all the last minute details- you want a great photographer on your side. Jonathon was all that I could have wanted and more. He got along with the ladies and the groomsmen and totally hit it off my parents instantly.

I must point out too- not that I have not all ready gushed enough. =)- Jonathon went above and beyond after the photo-shoot engagement to make sure that I was truly happy with every photo and the overall feeling of the pictures.
Jonathon Dakarai Towel is the most talented photographer I have ever met. He captured every moment of our engagement and Read more...
Jonathon Dakarai Towel is the most talented photographer I have ever met. He captured every moment of our engagement and wedding perfectly. I am so thankful to have so many great romantic photos. I will include some pictures- honestly they speak for themselves.

The most important part of any wedding is the pictures-EVERYONE would say that to me while I was planning!!! Talk about pressure- and all my family wanted was pictures. Pictures: pictures of my grandfather in his tux and my Mom’s beautiful Burgundy dress that we cried over when she found it. And my lovely Step dad Joe’s Beaver top hat and tails-Mr. Peanut outfit.

I really wanted photos that I could look back on when I am old and crotchety and think how young, crazy and happy we were at the wedding…

The reason you should hire Jonathon Dakarai:

1. He genuinely wants you to be happy with every photo.
2. He makes you look GOOD! If you are bride getting ready for her wedding you know what I mean.
2. He knows all the details to take the perfect picture.
3. He’s so friendly and upbeat- he feels like another one of your guests.
4. He really listens to ALL of your ideas and will work with you to get exactly what you want.
5. He is so talented that you will get the pictures that you can’t even think of!

Most importantly for me was that Jonathon had my best interest in mind the entire time. When your wedding day comes and you are completely brain dead and trying to finish up all the last minute details- you want a great photographer on your side. Jonathon was all that I could have wanted and more. He got along with the ladies and the groomsmen and totally hit it off my parents instantly.

I must point out too- not that I have not all ready gushed enough. =)- Jonathon went above and beyond after the photo-shoot engagement to make sure that I was truly happy with every photo and the overall feeling of the pictures. Read less
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Signe
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Apollo Fotografie. From start to finish, they are impeccable.

I came across Apollo Fotografie through my wedding planner. I called to see if they were available; I was already sold after looking at their website. Jonathan Dakarai Towle called me; he could not have been any sweeter:).

On my wedding day in September of 2013, I could have not been any happier with Apollo Fotografie. I had two photographers; both who were great to work with. They don't miss a beat. Prior to the wedding, I told them which pictures I wanted and they made sure I had all of my picture requests fulfilled. You wouldn't of even known they were there stalking my every moment - lol. They were both very nice, worked hard, and smiled. That may sound simple to some, but I don't take that for granted...I was a bridesmaid in a previous wedding and the photographer was pushy and never smiled. I can assure you that Apollo Fotografie photographers are professional! In addition, the Apollo Fotografie photographers know their angles, they know lighting and they truly have a special eye to find even the smallest of details.

Lastly, the pictures turn out amazing! They clearly know what they are doing. My pictures turned out like pieces of art! I want to go crazy and frame fifty pictures!

Don't think twice-Book Apollo Fotografie! The people and their work won't disappoint. As a bride, it's rare that a vendor will surpass expectations. I am happy to report they did.
I highly recommend Apollo Fotografie. From start to finish, they are impeccable.

I came across Apollo Fotografie Read more...
I highly recommend Apollo Fotografie. From start to finish, they are impeccable.

I came across Apollo Fotografie through my wedding planner. I called to see if they were available; I was already sold after looking at their website. Jonathan Dakarai Towle called me; he could not have been any sweeter:).

On my wedding day in September of 2013, I could have not been any happier with Apollo Fotografie. I had two photographers; both who were great to work with. They don't miss a beat. Prior to the wedding, I told them which pictures I wanted and they made sure I had all of my picture requests fulfilled. You wouldn't of even known they were there stalking my every moment - lol. They were both very nice, worked hard, and smiled. That may sound simple to some, but I don't take that for granted...I was a bridesmaid in a previous wedding and the photographer was pushy and never smiled. I can assure you that Apollo Fotografie photographers are professional! In addition, the Apollo Fotografie photographers know their angles, they know lighting and they truly have a special eye to find even the smallest of details.

Lastly, the pictures turn out amazing! They clearly know what they are doing. My pictures turned out like pieces of art! I want to go crazy and frame fifty pictures!

Don't think twice-Book Apollo Fotografie! The people and their work won't disappoint. As a bride, it's rare that a vendor will surpass expectations. I am happy to report they did. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
From the very first contact, Dakarai has been so enthusiastic and joyful, a pleasure to work with. He proved that professionalism doesn't have to mean boring and stuffy. He has perfected the ability to gently direct subjects for amazing portraits and also to blend into the background to capture candid moments without being noticed. When I first started planning my super intimate wedding, I was a little worried that having a stranger for a photographer would be awkward in such a small group, but my fears were quickly dispelled. In the end, he became a friend as well as a photographer and I was so happy to share my day with him.
From the very first contact, Dakarai has been so enthusiastic and joyful, a pleasure to work with. He proved that Read more...
From the very first contact, Dakarai has been so enthusiastic and joyful, a pleasure to work with. He proved that professionalism doesn't have to mean boring and stuffy. He has perfected the ability to gently direct subjects for amazing portraits and also to blend into the background to capture candid moments without being noticed. When I first started planning my super intimate wedding, I was a little worried that having a stranger for a photographer would be awkward in such a small group, but my fears were quickly dispelled. In the end, he became a friend as well as a photographer and I was so happy to share my day with him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Apollo Fotografie for the unique style and fun personality of the Photographers. They were very flexible with us and even had fun on our wedding day by getting into the Disney spirit. Both Jonathan and Simka showed up in Disney hats, we're willing to walk around Anaheim for pictures and even added a Disney touch to our wedding book! Thank you for the wonderful photos!!! I would definitely use them again!!
We chose Apollo Fotografie for the unique style and fun personality of the Photographers. They were very flexible with us Read more...
We chose Apollo Fotografie for the unique style and fun personality of the Photographers. They were very flexible with us and even had fun on our wedding day by getting into the Disney spirit. Both Jonathan and Simka showed up in Disney hats, we're willing to walk around Anaheim for pictures and even added a Disney touch to our wedding book! Thank you for the wonderful photos!!! I would definitely use them again!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I love the way my wedding and engagement pictures turned out, I would highly recommend this photographer!
I love the way my wedding and engagement pictures turned out, I would highly recommend this photographer!
I love the way my wedding and engagement pictures turned out, I would highly recommend this photographer! Read less
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Angele
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Jon Towle is an excellent photographer and a wonderful person to work with. We met with and looked at many photographers and portfolios before we booked Apollo and we chose him because of his artistry, personality and price. He demonstrated care with every photo and was not afraid to try new things. Our Engagements photos were utterly breath taking, he made us both look like professional models. All of our family and friends were amazed by our pictures. Our wedding pictures were just as beautiful. Jon is great at capturing every moment as it happens and takes a lot of pride in his work. I highly recommend him to any newly engaged couple looking for a photographer. You will not be disappointed.
Jon Towle is an excellent photographer and a wonderful person to work with. We met with and looked at many photographers Read more...
Jon Towle is an excellent photographer and a wonderful person to work with. We met with and looked at many photographers and portfolios before we booked Apollo and we chose him because of his artistry, personality and price. He demonstrated care with every photo and was not afraid to try new things. Our Engagements photos were utterly breath taking, he made us both look like professional models. All of our family and friends were amazed by our pictures. Our wedding pictures were just as beautiful. Jon is great at capturing every moment as it happens and takes a lot of pride in his work. I highly recommend him to any newly engaged couple looking for a photographer. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Apollo Fotografie is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Jonathon is amazing to work with and a true natural talent. His upbeat and positive attitude makes a photo session tons of fun.
I was hesitant about getting engagement pictures, but it was part of the package and Jonathon insisted it was an important part of the process. I thought it would be nerve wracking and awkward because I’m not a fan of being the center of attention. In the end it was a ton of fun and my fiancé and I loved the pictures. We even ended up printing one and using another as our “thank you” card. They were great.
Jonathon and his assistant Brian were both at the wedding exactly on time to meet everyone for pictures before the ceremony. We took a ton and they all came out great.
I loved that the photos do not look staged, fake or cliché – Jonathon and Brian created exquisite images that capture the beauty of our location (The Legion of Honor in SF) and the exhilaration and romance of our big day.
After the wedding day, Jonathon did a tremendous and prompt (under a month) job editing the photos.

Jonathon's professionalism, talent, and artistic eye were all genuinely appreciated. Everyone who has seen the wedding pictures loves the photos. I highly recommend Apollo Fotografie.
Apollo Fotografie is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Jonathon is amazing to work with and a true natural talent. His upbeat and positive Read more...
Apollo Fotografie is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Jonathon is amazing to work with and a true natural talent. His upbeat and positive attitude makes a photo session tons of fun.
I was hesitant about getting engagement pictures, but it was part of the package and Jonathon insisted it was an important part of the process. I thought it would be nerve wracking and awkward because I’m not a fan of being the center of attention. In the end it was a ton of fun and my fiancé and I loved the pictures. We even ended up printing one and using another as our “thank you” card. They were great.
Jonathon and his assistant Brian were both at the wedding exactly on time to meet everyone for pictures before the ceremony. We took a ton and they all came out great.
I loved that the photos do not look staged, fake or cliché – Jonathon and Brian created exquisite images that capture the beauty of our location (The Legion of Honor in SF) and the exhilaration and romance of our big day.
After the wedding day, Jonathon did a tremendous and prompt (under a month) job editing the photos.

Jonathon's professionalism, talent, and artistic eye were all genuinely appreciated. Everyone who has seen the wedding pictures loves the photos. I highly recommend Apollo Fotografie. Read less
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SarahK
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.9/5.0
We used Apollo Wedding Fotogafie for our mid-June wedding and cannot gush about the experience enough. We sorted through many photographers to find ones whose photography and work styles best suited ours, and could not be happier with our choice. Dakarai was full of ideas to make our engagement shoot meaningful and had us telling each other stories, laughing, and getting comfortable with him. The day of, the beautiful shots that again captured our day itself without being at all intrusive. I felt as though he was a guiding force through the day--someone I could count on to help keep me on track and to be real with. I love the photos! We also had videography and a photo booth, which were great additions to the wedding.

From our research, this was one of the best deals for the price in terms of the number of aspects we got. He listened to our style interests in terms of what we wanted (no old timey photos or overly saturated prints, for example) and adapted seamlessly. Prompt in replying to emails, professional, and above all, caring and genuine people who love the art that they make. This was one of our favorite vendors.
We used Apollo Wedding Fotogafie for our mid-June wedding and cannot gush about the experience enough. We sorted through Read more...
We used Apollo Wedding Fotogafie for our mid-June wedding and cannot gush about the experience enough. We sorted through many photographers to find ones whose photography and work styles best suited ours, and could not be happier with our choice. Dakarai was full of ideas to make our engagement shoot meaningful and had us telling each other stories, laughing, and getting comfortable with him. The day of, the beautiful shots that again captured our day itself without being at all intrusive. I felt as though he was a guiding force through the day--someone I could count on to help keep me on track and to be real with. I love the photos! We also had videography and a photo booth, which were great additions to the wedding.

From our research, this was one of the best deals for the price in terms of the number of aspects we got. He listened to our style interests in terms of what we wanted (no old timey photos or overly saturated prints, for example) and adapted seamlessly. Prompt in replying to emails, professional, and above all, caring and genuine people who love the art that they make. This was one of our favorite vendors. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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rachel
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.9/5.0
We used Apollo Fotographie for our wedding in April and loved the experience. We selected Apollo because of the reasonable price, and as soon as I saw the pictures on the website, immediately was impressed by the uniqueness, creativity and fun of the pictures. For our wedding, Dakarai met with us about 6 weeks prior to the event, and we talked extensively about what was important for our wedding, and for our pictures. We talked about specific shots that we wanted, and also just a general feel for the day. We also went through our engagement pictures to see what we liked and didn't like. I really appreciated his open mind, and he did not take critiques of photos as criticism. On the contrary, he wanted to know our thoughts and opinions so that he could make necessary adjustments for the wedding shots.

Our wedding day could not have been more magical. Having Dakarai there to take our photos before, during, and after the wedding was perfect. He is so friendly and really helped me enjoy the moment. It truly felt like he enjoyed what he was doing, have having done so many weddings before, he was a good "expert" as far as how to stay calm and just enjoy the moment.

I absolutely loved our pictures. He captured the love and emotion and magic I felt, and also helped me look my best. Our pictures have lots of charm and playfulness that are direct reflection of my relationship with my husband and with my wedding party. We wanted him to take creative license and he did, and we had our whole wedding party playing "red light green light" in the grass before our wedding. It was so much fun and those pictures are some of my favorite. I think by picking Apollo, you will have someone who will make great decisi
We used Apollo Fotographie for our wedding in April and loved the experience. We selected Apollo because of the reasonable Read more...
We used Apollo Fotographie for our wedding in April and loved the experience. We selected Apollo because of the reasonable price, and as soon as I saw the pictures on the website, immediately was impressed by the uniqueness, creativity and fun of the pictures. For our wedding, Dakarai met with us about 6 weeks prior to the event, and we talked extensively about what was important for our wedding, and for our pictures. We talked about specific shots that we wanted, and also just a general feel for the day. We also went through our engagement pictures to see what we liked and didn't like. I really appreciated his open mind, and he did not take critiques of photos as criticism. On the contrary, he wanted to know our thoughts and opinions so that he could make necessary adjustments for the wedding shots.

Our wedding day could not have been more magical. Having Dakarai there to take our photos before, during, and after the wedding was perfect. He is so friendly and really helped me enjoy the moment. It truly felt like he enjoyed what he was doing, have having done so many weddings before, he was a good "expert" as far as how to stay calm and just enjoy the moment.

I absolutely loved our pictures. He captured the love and emotion and magic I felt, and also helped me look my best. Our pictures have lots of charm and playfulness that are direct reflection of my relationship with my husband and with my wedding party. We wanted him to take creative license and he did, and we had our whole wedding party playing "red light green light" in the grass before our wedding. It was so much fun and those pictures are some of my favorite. I think by picking Apollo, you will have someone who will make great decisi Read less
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mwagner2010
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.0/5.0
Jonathan was great! He got so many wonderful shots of our wedding. He was upbeat and flexible. My only regret is that we didn't get a formal shot with all of our bridal party. But we were able to get many candid and non-traditional shots.
Jonathan was great! He got so many wonderful shots of our wedding. He was upbeat and flexible. My only regret is that we Read more...
Jonathan was great! He got so many wonderful shots of our wedding. He was upbeat and flexible. My only regret is that we didn't get a formal shot with all of our bridal party. But we were able to get many candid and non-traditional shots. Read less
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