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Opal Moments Photography

Petaluma , CA
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Petaluma, CA 94954 US (map)

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602-350-4834

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ABOUT US

Opal Moments Photography won the Brides Choice Award for 2010, 2011,2012 and now 2013! I offer packages to fit any budget. You will always get to keep your images at no extra cost.... Read more
Opal Moments Photography won the Brides Choice Award for 2010, 2011,2012 and now 2013! I offer packages to fit any budget. You will always get to keep your images at no extra cost. Mention Wedding Wire for a free engagement session!

My style is an artistic combination of both candid & portrait photography. With a strong desire to photograph and a passion for creating heartwarming images, I offer affordable wedding photography with excellent results. I am competitive with any price or package you find elsewhere. My personality is upbeat & friendly. I make sure taking photos is fun and not an uncomfortable experience. I will take the time to get to know you and capture the laughter and tears of you big day.


About The Photographer,

Opal Gaines is a gentle, warm hearted, artistic person who enjoys life to the fullest. She is a compassionate Photographer, Mother, and Poet. She makes people feel at ease.
She is known for creating laughter and highlighting emotion through the lens of her camera.



Opal was raised in northern California. Her grandfather was also a photographer. Between natural curiosity of her grandfather's photography and the instinctive observations of the natural beauty in life, Opal began a life of taking photos and creating memories. Shortly after the birth of Opals daughter her desire, skills and excitement of photographing people bloomed. With people admiring and complementing Opal on her work she then started her own business of photographing life's special moments. She properly named it Opal Moments Photography........ Read less
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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
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
Loved Emily the photographer soooo much! She was awesome and took great photos. Opal, the owner, however, took almost two weeks just to send us our password to get in and see our photos on the website. When I asked how long it would take to receive our photo CD in the mail, she said it normally takes 4-6 weeks. That seemed excessive for me considering everything is digital in this age. 5 stars for Emily, 2 stars for customer service. I would not recommend...Emily needs to go out on her own!
Loved Emily the photographer soooo much! She was awesome and took great photos. Opal, the owner, however, took almost two Read more...
Loved Emily the photographer soooo much! She was awesome and took great photos. Opal, the owner, however, took almost two weeks just to send us our password to get in and see our photos on the website. When I asked how long it would take to receive our photo CD in the mail, she said it normally takes 4-6 weeks. That seemed excessive for me considering everything is digital in this age. 5 stars for Emily, 2 stars for customer service. I would not recommend...Emily needs to go out on her own! Read less
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danielle711
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
When we first met with Opal, we knew she was the one we wanted as our photographer. We were lucky to find out that she was still available for our wedding day as she was booking up fast for the season. The package we purchased, included an engagement session. She found us the perfect place for us to have our pictures done. She then sent us a disc of the pictures right away, we picked out a bunch of pictures, and she turned it in to our guest book for everyone to sign at the wedding. I loved this, and so did our guest.

Opal is very friendly, and professional, and she makes having your picture taken fun. She is also very good with kids, and has all the tricks to get them to look at the camera.

Our wedding pictures turned out great! Opal got the all the group shots we needed. She was able to get a lot of them done before the wedding as well, leaving only a few to do after the ceremony. She is very good about keeping on a schedule and is very accommodating. During the reception, she does an amazing job at getting all the great shots and capturing those memories for us. She is also detailed about getting shots of EVERYONE that was out our wedding.

We got our pictures back in about 3 weeks, she post everything online as well so the guest can view, download, and print them as well. What a great feature!
When we first met with Opal, we knew she was the one we wanted as our photographer. We were lucky to find out that she was Read more...
When we first met with Opal, we knew she was the one we wanted as our photographer. We were lucky to find out that she was still available for our wedding day as she was booking up fast for the season. The package we purchased, included an engagement session. She found us the perfect place for us to have our pictures done. She then sent us a disc of the pictures right away, we picked out a bunch of pictures, and she turned it in to our guest book for everyone to sign at the wedding. I loved this, and so did our guest.

Opal is very friendly, and professional, and she makes having your picture taken fun. She is also very good with kids, and has all the tricks to get them to look at the camera.

Our wedding pictures turned out great! Opal got the all the group shots we needed. She was able to get a lot of them done before the wedding as well, leaving only a few to do after the ceremony. She is very good about keeping on a schedule and is very accommodating. During the reception, she does an amazing job at getting all the great shots and capturing those memories for us. She is also detailed about getting shots of EVERYONE that was out our wedding.

We got our pictures back in about 3 weeks, she post everything online as well so the guest can view, download, and print them as well. What a great feature! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Opal was so amazing during our wedding & helping us get ready for the big day. The pictures turned out wonderful & Opal really directed our bridal party into their positions to get the best pictures we've ever seen. We can't thank her enough for helping to make our day so special. I would recommend Opal to anyone for any special event they have.
Opal was so amazing during our wedding & helping us get ready for the big day. The pictures turned out wonderful & Opal Read more...
Opal was so amazing during our wedding & helping us get ready for the big day. The pictures turned out wonderful & Opal really directed our bridal party into their positions to get the best pictures we've ever seen. We can't thank her enough for helping to make our day so special. I would recommend Opal to anyone for any special event they have. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Opal is so easy to work with and has such a great vision! My first experience with her was our engagement photo session, which was so much fun! The pictures looked flawless. She has a very fun and engaging personality which makes the sessions more enjoyable.
Opal is so easy to work with and has such a great vision! My first experience with her was our engagement photo session, Read more...
Opal is so easy to work with and has such a great vision! My first experience with her was our engagement photo session, which was so much fun! The pictures looked flawless. She has a very fun and engaging personality which makes the sessions more enjoyable. Read less
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Sierra
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Every time I saw something that I wanted pictured, she was right there or had already gotten it. She has great energy and is extremely experienced and thorough.
Every time I saw something that I wanted pictured, she was right there or had already gotten it. She has great energy and Read more...
Every time I saw something that I wanted pictured, she was right there or had already gotten it. She has great energy and is extremely experienced and thorough. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Opal did a beautiful job with the photography for my daughter's wedding as well as her engagement photos. She brought lots of props to the wedding which helped make the wedding and the photography fun and elegant at the same time. I love that she gave both sets of parents cd's of all the wedding pictures. Opal also did my grandson's 2nd birthday shoot and was able to take a sick, cranky little boy and make the pictures of him delightful!
Opal did a beautiful job with the photography for my daughter's wedding as well as her engagement photos. She brought lots Read more...
Opal did a beautiful job with the photography for my daughter's wedding as well as her engagement photos. She brought lots of props to the wedding which helped make the wedding and the photography fun and elegant at the same time. I love that she gave both sets of parents cd's of all the wedding pictures. Opal also did my grandson's 2nd birthday shoot and was able to take a sick, cranky little boy and make the pictures of him delightful! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Opal is the most amazing wonderful photographer in the entire world! She made my wedding day memories come to life with her positive energy and breathing photograhpy. Below is a letter that I wrote Opal after I viewd my wedding pictures for the first time. On a side note my family and i will be using Opal for any and all of our photograhpy needs in the future!
Hi opal! Ed and I just finished looking at our pictures! Breath taking to
say the least! You are beyond the best! You truly captured every moment with so much passion, love, beauty! I can't say enough! You made it possible for our special day to live vividly in our memories forever! We love your props and especially the picture frame pictures! You brought everything to life! All the group pictures, individual pictures, family pictures, Ed and me pictures all are so wonderfully done! The angle, the lighting, the special effects, the artistic touches you added we love!! I'm truly blessed to have been lucky enough to have you shoot my wedding! I really could not have asked for anything more! I'm looking forward to having capture our future
memories as well!! Thank you so much!!!
Opal is the most amazing wonderful photographer in the entire world! She made my wedding day memories come to life with Read more...
Opal is the most amazing wonderful photographer in the entire world! She made my wedding day memories come to life with her positive energy and breathing photograhpy. Below is a letter that I wrote Opal after I viewd my wedding pictures for the first time. On a side note my family and i will be using Opal for any and all of our photograhpy needs in the future!
Hi opal! Ed and I just finished looking at our pictures! Breath taking to
say the least! You are beyond the best! You truly captured every moment with so much passion, love, beauty! I can't say enough! You made it possible for our special day to live vividly in our memories forever! We love your props and especially the picture frame pictures! You brought everything to life! All the group pictures, individual pictures, family pictures, Ed and me pictures all are so wonderfully done! The angle, the lighting, the special effects, the artistic touches you added we love!! I'm truly blessed to have been lucky enough to have you shoot my wedding! I really could not have asked for anything more! I'm looking forward to having capture our future
memories as well!! Thank you so much!!! Read less
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Roxie
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Opal Was great , right from the start with great pricing to meet my budget also her day of performance with going way above and beyond was outstanding . Love her !
Opal Was great , right from the start with great pricing to meet my budget also her day of performance with going way Read more...
Opal Was great , right from the start with great pricing to meet my budget also her day of performance with going way above and beyond was outstanding . Love her ! Read less
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Summer
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Opal did an amazing job for our engagement photos and for our New Year's Eve Wedding. We loved that we were able to relive the night through the pictures. Her artistic eye made for some amazing photos and we absolutely love the color with black and white. I had guests tell me that she was so nice and welcoming, when she went around to the tables she was very polite and non intrusive. I also loved that she took so many pictures of the guests, I want them to be able to relive the night as well. I would definitely recommend Opal to anyone.
Opal did an amazing job for our engagement photos and for our New Year's Eve Wedding. We loved that we were able to relive Read more...
Opal did an amazing job for our engagement photos and for our New Year's Eve Wedding. We loved that we were able to relive the night through the pictures. Her artistic eye made for some amazing photos and we absolutely love the color with black and white. I had guests tell me that she was so nice and welcoming, when she went around to the tables she was very polite and non intrusive. I also loved that she took so many pictures of the guests, I want them to be able to relive the night as well. I would definitely recommend Opal to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We were just meant to find Opal. Photography was such a hard vendor for us and was a difficult search due to many options and pricing. Not only is Opal an awesome photographer, she is fun and creative. She definitely worked with our budget and made it easy for us. A great bonus to Opal is she has a photo booth of her own which we ended up adding to our reception. It was such a hit!
We were just meant to find Opal. Photography was such a hard vendor for us and was a difficult search due to many options Read more...
We were just meant to find Opal. Photography was such a hard vendor for us and was a difficult search due to many options and pricing. Not only is Opal an awesome photographer, she is fun and creative. She definitely worked with our budget and made it easy for us. A great bonus to Opal is she has a photo booth of her own which we ended up adding to our reception. It was such a hit! Read less
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