Ty Pentecost Photography » Wedding & Engagement photography for the Bay Area


behind the lens

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Tyrenda and my friends and family call me Ty.

I am a wedding photographer who loves to photograph beautiful luxury weddings and engagements in the Greater East Bay, California. I would define my style as a mix of lifestyle, timeless and romantic. In all of my work, I put my whole heart into every single image and my job is not done until I have displayed your love for each other on your special day in great detail. I consider myself a storyteller, as it is important for me to tell your love story from the time you are prepping for your ceremony, until you have danced the night away. I think that marriage and commitment is one of the most beautiful things that God has given us, and it should be cherished and nourished from the day you say “I do”. I always say that my business is powered by Christ, and I truly believe that! I can do all things through Christ and I continue to lift up my business to him, because I know with him all things are possible!



Something fun to know about me.

Growing up I was very much a jock who loved, and still loves ice cream and sweets. You can’t peel me away from the TV when track and field or gymnastics are on, and I very rarely miss one of my son’s basketball or football games. Throughout every phase of my life, I have always been a hopeless romantic. I cry at sappy commercials and love to read books that come with a happy ending. Working a corporate job, I have always craved a creative outlet, and when a major injury sidelined me from sports I picked up a camera to capture my son in action. I did not purchase my DSLR with any other intention than shooting some amazing action shots that would give him memories he could share with his own family some day. It wasn’t long before I was totally swept away with taking pictures of everything in sight, from flowers, to families, you name it. When I am not shooting, you can find me blogging or writing, mentoring other photographers through workshops and one-on-one’s, or playing with my chocolate Labrador Samson and Maltese Rico.

My Team

Craig has always been my main supporter with my business. You can find him either making sure I have breakfast as I dash out the door to client appointments, or at a shoot capturing a shot I can’t, due to his height advantage.

Todd is my mini, who if not serenading little ones during a family session, will hold my light stands or capture candid’s during one of my workshops. He has a great take charge type of mentality and never seems to be afraid of taking the lead; I think he might make an awesome photographer some day (wink).

Every day I am thankful for this wonderful gift I have been blessed with,

and I want to thank you for stopping by my website.