Grier Cooper's portrait by Julie Green
photo by Julie Green

Hi There! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me. I believe that great photographs start with a great relationship.  It’s key to feel comfortable with your photographer and confident about their abilities. I’m honored to meet you, get to know you, and work together to create something for you that you’ll revisit and share for a lifetime.

For me, photography is a way to discover, preserve and share the beauty and magic of our most spectacular moments… none more important than your wedding day. My wedding day was one of the best days of my life, everything I could have dreamed of. I wish the same for you.

My name is Grier and I’m a former professional ballet dancer (SF Ballet and Miami City Ballet) and hopeless romantic. My family calls me “the cruise ship director” because I’m a diligent planner. If you are looking to work with someone who will guide you each step of the way and organize all the details so you don’t have to, you’re in the right place!

Photography thrilled me from the moment I held my first camera–I was eight–and although the equipment has changed a lot (I started with a disc camera and flash cubes!) I’m still just as excited about it now as I was then. I adore photographing people, playing with color, and creating elegant, rich images. Over the years, my work has appeared in Nash Bridges, Leap of Faith (NBC), and Sense8; I also photographed Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman for HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorne.

I love sparkly things, trying new Paleo recipes, and period films with intricate costumes (foreign accents a plus). I have a special fondness for all things vintage: 50s automobiles (those magnificent tail fins), Old World buildings covered with so much detail they look like wedding cakes, and fabulous hats.When I’m not behind the camera I’m out exploring new hiking trails and cool cultural happenings with my husband and daughter, or dancing (preferably barefoot.)

I love creating something extraordinary for couples. If you find that my work speaks to you, let’s connect. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know more about your story.

Grier is a California Based Wedding Photographer, covering The San Francisco Bay Area, Napa, Sacramento and Beyond.
Email: grier[at]photographybygrier[dot]com
Phone: 415.302.2739

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