Apollo Fotografie specializes in artistic wedding photography and cinematography that is both stylish and timeless with this talented team of San Francisco wedding photographers. You get the unique combination of multifaceted artists who are ready to capture your story in a way that feels effortless. We take comfort in knowing each of our couples so when it’s time to create, it’s like we’ve known each other for years!
Andra and Liv
A little about our story
Upon meeting at a holiday party, Andra and Liv discovered that they had an instant aligning vision to how they approach photography. They are driven by human connection, trust, and believe genuine moments create the best art. From there, the stars all magically aligned and the two came together to continue the Apollo vision of authentic storytelling. These two can't wait to be part of your journey.
let's have some fun together!
Meet Andra BLYTHE
THE PATH TO WHERE I AM TODAY WASN'T A LINEAR ONE, AS MOST PATHS IN LIFE SELDOM ARE
EVERYONE HAS THEIR REASON WHY, THE DRIVING FORCE THAT FUELS YOU TO PURSUE YOUR DREams and to keep pushing harder, for me it has always been my kids. My journey into photography started as a young teen when my parents shipped me off to Spain for the summer. Little did I know what an impact this adventure would have on the course of my life. I packed very little, just some clothes and a newly purchased camera - a Canon rebel 2000. Stepping onto that plane all by myself with my camera in hand would have made most kids anxious, but I was genuinely brimming with excitement. New places to explore with people unknown filled me with a sense of adventure and I planned on documenting the entire experience. Spain did not disappoint, and I snapped my shutter ravenously during that summer as I traversed the country, awakening two separate passions in me: my love of travel (the more hidden and uncharted, the better) and my love of imagery. Travel continues to fuel my soul, and photography has been an amazing gateway into other cultures around the world, whether to satisfy my own wanderlust or to be part of someone else's journey.
director of operations and client relations
my driving force is this:
What lives at your core?
What excites you in your day to day?
mine is connection...
I ache for authentic exchanges and sweet moments. Before photography, I was a musician. It gave me room to feel and make others feel. Picking up a camera was next.
Fun fact, I started at a New York fashion week. A happy accident. The photos I took in between filming runway, would lead me to be invited back a few more times. I take that draw to fashion and personal style, and apply it to my sessions with people.
Photographing people in different parts of the world and from different backgrounds excites me. I love meeting new people, somewhere fresh, and painting a picture together that is specific to that moment. The canvas is blank, yet we have al the tools to capture something beautiful.
Hurricanes live at my core when I am gearing up to capture a new story, because truly, each couple and individual I meet is a new adventure for me. There is always a story to be told.
All of the wedding photographers that work for Andra match her style seamlessly by using the same lenses, camera settings, & posing techniques to ensure every couple we work receives a consistent set of images.
Swim with the swimmers, wrestle with the wrestlers, march in line with the firemen, and pause, listen, count.
Favorite Travel Experience:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Fun Fact about me:
I used to teach special education and still make time to lead vacations for developmentally disabled adults and volunteer for special olympics.
I got into photography ten years ago as a hobby and quickly fell head over heels for weddings. I focus a lot on LGBTQ+ weddings because, as a proud member of the community myself, I feel the need to provide inclusive, safe & unrestricted wedding services to everyone.
“Not all who wander are lost….” ~J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite TV Series:
Little Known Fact:
I ride a motorcycle to your wedding.
I am a wedding photographer because I am most at home behind the lens.
The chaos of life fades away & I tune in to what is before my eyes. I see everything in that small window my camera provides.
Nothing goes unnoticed.
I grew up in the pacific north west, homeschooled, barefoot & vegetarian- the whole darn thing. My professional life takes me all of the west coast; as much as I love the road trips and the city life I spend my free time in the mountains or on the coast. My quiet moments include reading, podcasts & snuggling my two year old golden doodle, Scout.
A little about me professionally: I’ve been capturing love stories & portraits since 2014 here in the greater northern California region.
I invest my heart and soul into my work and the interactions with my clients.
My passion for photography stems from my love for authentic and genuine connections with people.
A value I hold dearly to my work is that I am capturing my clients just as they are, unapologetically.
Life's biggest moments and other milestones captured timelessly- let’s create some magic!
Thank you for taking the time to read about who I am. It means the world to me.
“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”
Favorite TV Series:
Walking Dead, The HandMaid’s Tale
Little Known Fact:
I love animals. My retirement goal is to have a pet hotel. =)
I have a passion for creating art and an eye for detail, & I strive to create stunning images for clients in every shoot. I'm a published wedding photographer and my work can be found in Charleston Magazine, WNC Magazine, Charleston Weddings, House Calls, Grand Strand Magazine and Real Weddings Magazine.
Favorite Traveling Experience:
Glamping in the Sahara Desert in Morroco
Gastropod, 99pi, & anything NPR!
Little Known Fact:
I can tell you three Terilyn jokes.. (some people call them “dad jokes”)
Remembering the best day of your life is easy, just have fun & I’ll photograph the rest!
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Little Known Fact:
My middle name is Angelo... So you can technically call me... Michael Angelo.
Fruit Loops because they are good on donuts.
There is a responsibility that wedding photographers have to be able to take an image today that will elicit the very same feeling tomorrow and years to come. I take a documentary approach to photographing your event in order to tell your unique, special story in a timeless way.
Pairing Apollo Fotografie cinematographers with your Apollo wedding photographers creates the perfect dream team. Because of the intimacy of the team, we have all worked with each other many times before & know how to maximize the available angles at your wedding to capture the perfect moments.
Billie Eilish, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Pixies
Little Known Fact:
I won America's Most Talented Kid on NBC when I was 10.
Cinematography is an art form that I have always admired. I enjoy the process of capturing touching moments betwen people who love each other. At the end of the day, I want to create something that you will forever cherish and remember.
My name is Jordan Skipper. I am a DP/Cinematographer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in Alameda, California. I was a student athlete at UC Davis where I studied Managerial Economics and played football. I got married in 2019 at the Bridges Golf Course and my wife and are are new parents as of 2021.
I have experience shooting weddings, music videos, narrative shorts & more. My journey in filmmaking began in 2017 when my wife and I began traveling and creating videos highlighting our trips. The process of filmmaking captivated me so much I began taking classes and learning the art of cinematography. Now I use my camera to help people tell stories.
I like shooting weddings because they are stories of love. I get an opportunity to capture the most important day of a couple's life as they celebrate with the family and friends that witnessed their love blossom. I capture a mixture of natural raw emotions & cinematic moments. For the most part, I am a fly on the wall and couples don't even notice I am there.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Peregrine Falcon. They almost went extinct in the last fifty years and they can fly up to 200mph!
Indian. All the different spices and flavors make every meal delicious.
Combining a fine art eye with journalistic techniques is how I approach documenting weddings.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. - Marcus Aurelius
Favorite traveling experience:
Norway in May, by myself.
I personally find joy in altering my surroundings. The creation and manipulation of light combined with the exact right lens and camera pairing enables us to have complete control over what the audience sees by the time the image hits the camera's sensor. Currently, I am in pre-production on three short films, writing four feature length screenplays and traversing the festival circuit with four short films.