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Todd Rafalovich Photography

San Mateo , CA
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208 Grand Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94401 US (map)

PHONE

650-685-8070

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ABOUT US

San Francisco Bay Area high fashion model-turned-photographer, Todd Rafalovich, is one of the most well known wedding photographers in the country.

Todd modeled professionally... Read more
San Francisco Bay Area high fashion model-turned-photographer, Todd Rafalovich, is one of the most well known wedding photographers in the country.

Todd modeled professionally in 15 countries for a decade before turning his attention behind the camera, where he's been for 20 years.

As a highly published photographer, his clients are fortunate to have a photographer whose work is regularly picked up by large magazines - collectively more so than any other local photographer.

His photography client list includes a diverse set of clientele -- from 1000 person celebrity weddings to intimate ceremonies.

He comes to each wedding with his own second shooter, assistant, and personal stylist...because what bride doesn't need a little freshening up throughout the day?

He has a love of wildlife and culture and when not photographing weddings, he can be found as a wildlife photographer in some of the most exotic parts of the world.

Todd resides in San Mateo, CA, with his wife, Ruth. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints

REVIEWS

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Maggie
Wedding:
3/4/2016
5.0/5.0
When we first met Todd, we admittedly were a bit nervous- a lot of our vendors had talked Todd up quite a bit (he was referred to us by our planner and location)...but he and Ruth are so down to earth! He was also a big time model (hello…!) and has photographed ridiculously famous people, but he was so approachable. We saved meeting him for last because I thought we couldn’t afford him.. (sort of secretly wanted to meet him in person) but after seeing why he's so well known - we HAD to hire him.

We opted for our engagement photos at one of Todd's exclusive shooting locations- a private GORGEOUS estate bordering the ocean....we are shy and enjoyed the privacy of the location.

Ruth and Todd had little surprises for us throughout the shoot. We felt like royalty! Todd not only made us feel gorgeous, the pictures were unbelievable. We were on cloud nine for a whole week. I haven’t heard of anyone having the experience and treatment we had for our engagement shoot.

Fast forward to the wedding day… Todd and his team KILLED it. We had guests asking “where in the world did you find him?" Guests were just sorta in awe watching him shoot. He shoots FAST and has this crazy intuition. It's like he knows a moment will happen before it's happened!

Todd’s wife was a calming presence and truly saved the day. She touched up my makeup throughout the day, repinned my hair, patched up my poor feet, and even fixed my mother’s hem.

Oh, yeah.. and the pictures. They are simply stunning. A million times better than I could have ever imagined. Breathtaking. Huge wow-factor. I have friends look at them and they just go silent. Not the “oh, that’s nice.” but this long silence followed by “wow… um.. mine didn’t look like these.”

We both feel so honored that we had Todd Rafalovich shoot our wedding. Not only was the wedding an amazing memory but working with him was an experience we'll both treasure for years.
When we first met Todd, we admittedly were a bit nervous- a lot of our vendors had talked Todd up quite a bit (he was Read more...
When we first met Todd, we admittedly were a bit nervous- a lot of our vendors had talked Todd up quite a bit (he was referred to us by our planner and location)...but he and Ruth are so down to earth! He was also a big time model (hello…!) and has photographed ridiculously famous people, but he was so approachable. We saved meeting him for last because I thought we couldn’t afford him.. (sort of secretly wanted to meet him in person) but after seeing why he's so well known - we HAD to hire him.

We opted for our engagement photos at one of Todd's exclusive shooting locations- a private GORGEOUS estate bordering the ocean....we are shy and enjoyed the privacy of the location.

Ruth and Todd had little surprises for us throughout the shoot. We felt like royalty! Todd not only made us feel gorgeous, the pictures were unbelievable. We were on cloud nine for a whole week. I haven’t heard of anyone having the experience and treatment we had for our engagement shoot.

Fast forward to the wedding day… Todd and his team KILLED it. We had guests asking “where in the world did you find him?" Guests were just sorta in awe watching him shoot. He shoots FAST and has this crazy intuition. It's like he knows a moment will happen before it's happened!

Todd’s wife was a calming presence and truly saved the day. She touched up my makeup throughout the day, repinned my hair, patched up my poor feet, and even fixed my mother’s hem.

Oh, yeah.. and the pictures. They are simply stunning. A million times better than I could have ever imagined. Breathtaking. Huge wow-factor. I have friends look at them and they just go silent. Not the “oh, that’s nice.” but this long silence followed by “wow… um.. mine didn’t look like these.”

We both feel so honored that we had Todd Rafalovich shoot our wedding. Not only was the wedding an amazing memory but working with him was an experience we'll both treasure for years. Read less
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C
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Todd is hands down the best photographer we’ve seen. He did our engagement shoots last week, and all photos came out unbelievably amazing! Todd really takes time to understand your needs and if you are clueless like we were, no worries! Todd has an eye for beauty, and is very creative about finding perfect locations. He will base on your outfits, times of the day, and weather to figure out the best place to shoot.

Todd is a perfectionist, with great attention to detail. The weather was very windy during the shoot, and my hair was kinda of going all over the place. He and his assistant were constantly styling my hair and making sure that I was perfect in every shot. When we were at our last location, he laid down on the dirty wet sand in order to find the best angle to shoot us. He was really excited to show us the incredible moment he just captured and totally didn’t care about his clothes getting dirty.

Todd and his assistant went above and beyond for us. We are very surprised that he edited the photos overnight and sent them to us the next day. There are so many mind-blowing pictures to choose from the hundreds original pictures we received. We are so lucky to have Todd as our photographer, we had a really good time with him and his assistant. They are very friendly and patient, made us really comfortable during the shoot. We highly recommend Todd to you.
Todd is hands down the best photographer we’ve seen. He did our engagement shoots last week, and all photos came out Read more...
Todd is hands down the best photographer we’ve seen. He did our engagement shoots last week, and all photos came out unbelievably amazing! Todd really takes time to understand your needs and if you are clueless like we were, no worries! Todd has an eye for beauty, and is very creative about finding perfect locations. He will base on your outfits, times of the day, and weather to figure out the best place to shoot.

Todd is a perfectionist, with great attention to detail. The weather was very windy during the shoot, and my hair was kinda of going all over the place. He and his assistant were constantly styling my hair and making sure that I was perfect in every shot. When we were at our last location, he laid down on the dirty wet sand in order to find the best angle to shoot us. He was really excited to show us the incredible moment he just captured and totally didn’t care about his clothes getting dirty.

Todd and his assistant went above and beyond for us. We are very surprised that he edited the photos overnight and sent them to us the next day. There are so many mind-blowing pictures to choose from the hundreds original pictures we received. We are so lucky to have Todd as our photographer, we had a really good time with him and his assistant. They are very friendly and patient, made us really comfortable during the shoot. We highly recommend Todd to you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Todd took gorgeous pictures of our (same-sex) wedding twice, once for the ceremony in January and once for the party in October. His pictures are absolutely stunning and we found him to be highly professional, flexible and just a joy to work with. Afterwards, a wedding planner that we know said that we simply made the best choice by going with Todd. I would recommend him to any couple, straight or gay or lesbian.
Todd took gorgeous pictures of our (same-sex) wedding twice, once for the ceremony in January and once for the party in Read more...
Todd took gorgeous pictures of our (same-sex) wedding twice, once for the ceremony in January and once for the party in October. His pictures are absolutely stunning and we found him to be highly professional, flexible and just a joy to work with. Afterwards, a wedding planner that we know said that we simply made the best choice by going with Todd. I would recommend him to any couple, straight or gay or lesbian. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are at a loss of words when it comes to our wedding photos. They are the most beautiful pictures we have ever seen and we cannot be more thankful for having worked with Todd and his team. The level of detail throughout the whole experience, the professional customer service, the tailoring to your specific visions, and the creativity given from start to end; you cannot put a price on this. I would HIGHLY recommend using Todd for your wedding or special event. He is exactly who you want next to you to capture those special moments. We were so blessed to not only have Todd, but also to have his team with him. Ruth was so tentative to detail and any needs for myself or my husband and anyone else in our bridal party. We are so thankful she was there on our special day. We will continue to use Todd for years to come and will always recommend him!
My husband and I are at a loss of words when it comes to our wedding photos. They are the most beautiful pictures we have Read more...
My husband and I are at a loss of words when it comes to our wedding photos. They are the most beautiful pictures we have ever seen and we cannot be more thankful for having worked with Todd and his team. The level of detail throughout the whole experience, the professional customer service, the tailoring to your specific visions, and the creativity given from start to end; you cannot put a price on this. I would HIGHLY recommend using Todd for your wedding or special event. He is exactly who you want next to you to capture those special moments. We were so blessed to not only have Todd, but also to have his team with him. Ruth was so tentative to detail and any needs for myself or my husband and anyone else in our bridal party. We are so thankful she was there on our special day. We will continue to use Todd for years to come and will always recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Todd Rafalovich was a life saver, to say the least. After going through a horrible experience with the photographer we hired 8 months before our wedding, we didn't know what to do and thought we wouldn't have a professional photographer for our big day....it was one of the worst experience of my life. However, through word of mouth based on Todd's admirable reputation among other professionals in his field, my husband and I got connected with Todd immediately. Not only did he "save the day", he was more than what we ever expected. To our big surprise, Todd was able to fit us in considering his demanding schedule and for that, we are forever grateful. Our wedding pictures are beautiful, timeless and unforgettable thanks to his amazing, extensive knowledge and skills in the art of photography. He is talented, friendly, smart and professional. We are extremely happy with his work and look forward to working with him again in the near future!!

Sincerely,

Jeyda
Todd Rafalovich was a life saver, to say the least. After going through a horrible experience with the photographer we Read more...
Todd Rafalovich was a life saver, to say the least. After going through a horrible experience with the photographer we hired 8 months before our wedding, we didn't know what to do and thought we wouldn't have a professional photographer for our big day....it was one of the worst experience of my life. However, through word of mouth based on Todd's admirable reputation among other professionals in his field, my husband and I got connected with Todd immediately. Not only did he "save the day", he was more than what we ever expected. To our big surprise, Todd was able to fit us in considering his demanding schedule and for that, we are forever grateful. Our wedding pictures are beautiful, timeless and unforgettable thanks to his amazing, extensive knowledge and skills in the art of photography. He is talented, friendly, smart and professional. We are extremely happy with his work and look forward to working with him again in the near future!!

Sincerely,

Jeyda Read less
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Libby
Wedding:
10/8/2006
5.0/5.0
Todd Rafalovich is more than a photographer, he is an artist. My favorite thing about Todd is that you aren't posing all day-he is able to capture the organic moments and turn them into everlasting memories. I was prepared to move my wedding date based on Todd's availability -- seriously, he is that good.
Todd Rafalovich is more than a photographer, he is an artist. My favorite thing about Todd is that you aren't posing all Read more...
Todd Rafalovich is more than a photographer, he is an artist. My favorite thing about Todd is that you aren't posing all day-he is able to capture the organic moments and turn them into everlasting memories. I was prepared to move my wedding date based on Todd's availability -- seriously, he is that good. Read less
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lmhgoblue
Wedding:
4/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Todd's work is amazing! He takes over 2000 shots and captures so many wonderful moments! He stays the entire event time at no extra cost. Great to be around.
Todd's work is amazing! He takes over 2000 shots and captures so many wonderful moments! He stays the entire event time at Read more...
Todd's work is amazing! He takes over 2000 shots and captures so many wonderful moments! He stays the entire event time at no extra cost. Great to be around. Read less
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Chewbakka
Wedding:
9/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Todd is a true professional! We hired Todd after we had seen a couple of albums of his work at the venues we were interested in. We were impressed by his style and ability to capture the moment. We hired him to shoot our September wedding at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA. He is very straight forward and there are no hidden costs. He arrived early, and snapped photos all the way up until the last dance! The only time we saw him and David, his assistant, take a break was for a quick 15 minute dinner. We definitely made a great choice in choosing Todd for our wedding. Book him early!
Todd is a true professional! We hired Todd after we had seen a couple of albums of his work at the venues we were Read more...
Todd is a true professional! We hired Todd after we had seen a couple of albums of his work at the venues we were interested in. We were impressed by his style and ability to capture the moment. We hired him to shoot our September wedding at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA. He is very straight forward and there are no hidden costs. He arrived early, and snapped photos all the way up until the last dance! The only time we saw him and David, his assistant, take a break was for a quick 15 minute dinner. We definitely made a great choice in choosing Todd for our wedding. Book him early! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I just got the disks with all my photographs in the mail yesterday, and they're beautiful! I'm looking forward to going through them in more detail and picking what prints I want and putting together an album.

Todd was such a pleasure to work with, and he (and his assistant) were great on the wedding day. They got to the venue well before I did and had great spots scoped out for photos. They were efficient and professional in taking the posed shots, and they hustled to get through them as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality (which was good, since it was chilly outside and family members were complaining, much to my chagrin!) The candid shots throughout the entire day were amazing. Todd really captured so many great moments, and he was very unobtrusive.

Perhaps the best thing about working with Todd is that he charges a flat fee that includes full-quality digital copies of ALL the photos taken (and he shoots in digital and film, in black and white and in color). If you want to order prints or albums through Todd, you can, but you don't have to. You can use the full-quality digital images and get them printed anywhere. This is really rare among photographers, and it makes pricing so much more transparent.
I just got the disks with all my photographs in the mail yesterday, and they're beautiful! I'm looking forward to going Read more...
I just got the disks with all my photographs in the mail yesterday, and they're beautiful! I'm looking forward to going through them in more detail and picking what prints I want and putting together an album.

Todd was such a pleasure to work with, and he (and his assistant) were great on the wedding day. They got to the venue well before I did and had great spots scoped out for photos. They were efficient and professional in taking the posed shots, and they hustled to get through them as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality (which was good, since it was chilly outside and family members were complaining, much to my chagrin!) The candid shots throughout the entire day were amazing. Todd really captured so many great moments, and he was very unobtrusive.

Perhaps the best thing about working with Todd is that he charges a flat fee that includes full-quality digital copies of ALL the photos taken (and he shoots in digital and film, in black and white and in color). If you want to order prints or albums through Todd, you can, but you don't have to. You can use the full-quality digital images and get them printed anywhere. This is really rare among photographers, and it makes pricing so much more transparent. Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.8/5.0
Todd Rafalovich captured every moment of our wedding day. His style and technique is one-of-a-kind, and I am very pleased with the quality and value of his photography. He is one of the only photographers that carries 5 cameras with him. And let me tell you... the pictures from his film cameras turned out AMAZING. Choosing Todd as our photographer was one of the easiest steps we made in the wedding planning process because he was professional, easy to communicate with, and had plenty of experience with our chosen wedding venue. He knew every secret spot for capturing the best lighting and background, which made the entire experience worry-free. Thanks to Todd, we are able to look back at our photos and embrace all the memories of this special day.
Todd Rafalovich captured every moment of our wedding day. His style and technique is one-of-a-kind, and I am very pleased Read more...
Todd Rafalovich captured every moment of our wedding day. His style and technique is one-of-a-kind, and I am very pleased with the quality and value of his photography. He is one of the only photographers that carries 5 cameras with him. And let me tell you... the pictures from his film cameras turned out AMAZING. Choosing Todd as our photographer was one of the easiest steps we made in the wedding planning process because he was professional, easy to communicate with, and had plenty of experience with our chosen wedding venue. He knew every secret spot for capturing the best lighting and background, which made the entire experience worry-free. Thanks to Todd, we are able to look back at our photos and embrace all the memories of this special day. Read less
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