In case you haven’t had the pleasure, this is your opportunity to get to know Edyta Szyszlo of Edyta Szyszlo Photography. Edyta loves what she does and it’s so easy to tell because her work is just plain gorgeous. This year she was recognized as one of the Best West Coast Photographers of 2014 by Martha Stewart Weddings… does a higher honor even exist? We think not. But we do think you’ll love getting to know Edyta just as much as we have over the years.
Name: Edyta Szyszlo
Company: Edyta Szyszlo Photography, LLC and co-owns Tomfoolery SF photobooth with her husband, Jared.
Started My Business: Been in business for almost 10 years!
Located: San Francisco
Q: Which industry related tool can you not live without?
A: Haha, obviously my cameras, however, a close second would be a calendar!
Q: When you’re not on site at an event, what can we find you doing?
A: I’m usually at my computer or at lifestyle/commercial photoshoots during the weekdays. But that’s a lame answer 🙂 I love exploring the outdoors and new neighborhood spots, socializing over a yummy meals, exercising, cuddling with my cats, drinking red wine, watering my plants, day-dreaming, picnicking, gawking over magazines and fooling around in our photobooth.
Q: At which venue are you dying to work?
A: I’m not really partial to just one place. I love anything with incredible natural light, dreamy lights or polished interior design. There are a few places in the Southern California area that I wish SF had! One on my list is Lombardi House.
Q: My go to snack is ________.
A: Seasonable fruit and alike finger foods.
Q: What is/are your guilty pleasure(s)?
A: Celebrity magazines, although I never buy them. The Kardashians tv show (don’t judge me!). Cream cheese and anything with coconut.
Q: TV wise, what are you watching right now?
A: Just finished season 4 of Downton Abbey.
Q: I can’t stand ________.
A: When there are a million phones taking pictures at a wedding ceremony, especially in the aisle. Or when you’re reading your credit card over the phone the person is ‘uh huh-ing’ between every digit.
Q: What’s the last thing you purchased online?
A: Shoes. Leather Vans to be exact 🙂
Q: Music wise, I am currently listening to ______.
A: folksy country with a mix of old school decade jams.
Q: Favorite thing I currently have hanging in my closet is ______
A: my flowy white tops and dresses…all of them.
Q: What’s your favorite restaurant in the Bay Area?
A: There are too many good ones!! I love Suppenkuche, Bar Agricole, The Corner Store, Central Kitchen, Bar Tartine, Fat Angel…
Q: Why are you most excited to be working with the Stacy McCain Event Planning team?
A: I love their structured yet easy-going nature. It’s so important to have a streamlined and efficient approach for planning an event if you want it to feel carefree. Stacy and her team are the perfect blend of elegance, top-notch service and casual attitude. Their design sense is modern with a a soft hint of playful, making it a win-win combo.
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