Nuena Photography

San Francisco , CA


588 Sutter Street #326
San Francisco, CA US 94102 (map)




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Nuena photography provides a creative, modern approach to wedding photography. Fresh and vibrant images reflect the purest moments of the day, highlighting the bride, groom and bridal... Read more
Nuena photography provides a creative, modern approach to wedding photography. Fresh and vibrant images reflect the purest moments of the day, highlighting the bride, groom and bridal party with the exciting energy of the celebration. We shoot in a very natural, contemporary style and aim to capture the fun, action and details of your special day.

In the case of an emergency or last minute booking decision, we’re flexible and will work to accommodate your needs.

For destination weddings, questions and more info, please contact kira@nuena.com or call 415.269.7196.

*Now offering custom photo Save The Date Cards and Thank You Cards* Email for more info and rates. Read less




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, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Color, black white and sepia photography
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
bright sun, cloudy, indoor lighting, I can handle pretty much any kind of lighting situation.
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital only
How many photographers do you work with?
Depending on the size of the wedding and the package that you choose, I either come solo or with an assistant.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, never. Perhaps I will book more than 1 wedding on a weekend, but NEVER on the same day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I use professional Canon equipment with professional grade lenses in a variety of focal lengths, hotshoe flashes, diffusers, and a backup camera in case anything should happen to my primary!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes (see above)
Do you charge hourly or full day?
This depends on the package you choose. Most packages cover your event for the entire day. If additional time is needed, there will be an hourly rate applied.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, $200/hr
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I generally take 1 short break for eating, otherwise I'm off shooting!
Do you charge for travel?
Wedding coverage spans a 50 mile radius in the Bay Area. If the location of your event exceeds 50 miles past San Francisco, a travel fee will be added. Please contact me if you are planning a destination wedding.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Proofs will be hosted on your personalized online gallery and access will be delivered 6-8 weeks after the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The initial proofs are offered to you in a password-protected online gallery accessible through the main Nuena Photography website.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
All proofs are delivered online. Most wedding packages come with proofbooks. The photos are online and available to purchase for up to 1 year.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, however in the Agreement, I specify that reproduction for personal use and sharing online is fine.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, it may be possible that you will see yourself on my website, blog or another marketing material. Of course this is not guaranteed, but may happen should I choose your image!
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All packages include some or all of the high-res AND low-res digital images on disc. All images are optimized to print as large as 8x12.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes you will have a password protected online gallery where you can view and purchase photos (and share this gallery with family and friends to do the same).
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer coffee-table style books with a custom magazine-style layout as well as leather bound albums. No 2 albums are a like, and each album is designed custom per couple. Books are available in hardcover and softcover book-bound versions and 3 sizes square (pocket album (5"), 8" and 10"). A modern-style leather bound traditional flush mount album is also available. We are now also offering eco-friendly books as well as very cool softcover photobooks.
When will the client get the final album?
Because these books are custom designed, made and printed, it may take up to 6-8 months to receive your book.


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Prices vary. Kira takes beautiful pictures. They are true to life and in a natural style. She is super versatile as well and excels in many areas but I am just listing three here: a) if you are a pet-lover and will include your pet in your wedding, b) if you are a fashion-aholic and absolutely need pictures of the decor of your reception site (she is very good at product photos as I can see from her portfolio) and c) a great lighting technican, she will make your photos look natural but glamorous all at the same time. We did an engagement session with Kira, and she was able to guide us--we are both camera shy--and knew exactly what to suggest for more posed shots, but even better, she caught candid shots of how we really are together when we are by ourselves. Highly recommended, but ask for any hidden fees up front. Kira will tell you about any additionals if you ask and for e-sessions she will charge to travel anywhere outside of San Francisco because she usually travels by public transportation. She partners with ZipCars for all her special occasions and anyone who uses her services also gets discounts with ZipCar! She is also one of our Green Vendors :D
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I just received online proofs of my wedding photos this week. I was so amazed by Kira's style, which is very photojournalistic and vivid (as you might find in a newspaper) but with a softer light cast on photos to fit the mood of a wedding. She is very good at taking shots of all things that make a wedding: food, products (like rings, the dress, etc) and kids! Also, even boring, urban spots can be made to look romantic. Some photos were very telling: my father scolding us for a cake fight in place of the cake cutting, our nephew entranced by a cup of juice, which happens to be his favorite, the nervous looks on all the bridesmaids faces before they enter the procession line in the church...Her photos are all about sharpening the focus on the subject in some places and a disciplined artistic judgment on where to soften and harden the light using only a camera.

If you are anything like me, a girl with very critical artistic tastes but and you are looking for a natural style that will tell the story of your special day, Nuena is the wedding photographer for you. I look forward to using her services again in the future also.
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