Engagements

aarthi + madhur | BOTANICAL GARDEN AND LAND’S END ENGAGEMENT

What do you get when you combine a stunning couple with their shared love of exploration? These two spent several weekends scouting multiple locations for unique photo backdrops, and thanks to their hard work in planning, I’m so excited to share these incredibly beautiful engagement photos! From San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens to, literally, Land’s End, […]

Engagements

chelsea + micah | STANFORD CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

There are so many reasons why I strongly recommend engagement sessions, but one of the top advantages has got to be the rapport and relationship I’m able to build with my couples before their big day. The story of your life and the loved ones in it starts well before you ever decide to get […]

Weddings

amelia + alvin | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL

What commonly springs to mind at the words “city hall wedding” is an image of a simple, quick, low-key elopement… but that mental picture isn’t of a wedding held in San Francisco’s City Hall! This local icon, built in 1915, boasts a dome that is 42 feet taller than the dome on the United States […]

Weddings

helena + sunny | ROCKY’S LAKE ESTATE WEDDING

Earlier this year, I had the delight of photographing Helena and Sunny for their engagement in the very neighborhood I had grown up in. This November, I had the extreme joy of capturing their wedding and all the incredible moments that day held – from their tender first look on a bridge over turquoise water, […]

Family

jackson family | CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS

Several years ago, I posted in an Atlanta Facebook group for creatives, searching for an assistant photographer on an engagement session. I had no idea that what I would actually find was a friend who would respond to my texts at all hours of the night, a role model who would inspire me to take […]

Weddings

kaitlyn + victor | MONTALVO ARTS CENTER WEDDING

In 1912, James Duval Phelan began construction on his beautiful Italian Mediterranean Revival-style home in the Saratoga countryside of California. Before his death, he declared that Villa Montalvo, which had become a home of arts and culture in Northern California, should become a public park. Thus the Montalvo Arts Center, which now boasts a variety […]

Editorial

melissa + kellen | POINT REYES ELOPEMENT INSPIRATION

Just north of San Francisco lies a land of grassy slopes and windy cliffs, plunging down into the sea. Point Reyes National Seashore feels less like a northern California tourist stop and more like it was ripped straight from a page of Wuthering Heights or Pride and Prejudice, making it the perfect location for a […]

Weddings

rebecca + charlie | SAN RAFAEL PEACOCK GAP CLUBHOUSE WEDDING

Where do I possibly begin with this dream wedding?! I first met Rebecca and Charlie when they graciously trekked up from their home in South Bay to a tiny deli in Daly City for our consultation. It was immediate to me that these two were drawn together by something crazy powerful and completely right. These […]

Engagements

rachel + victor | GOLDEN GATE PARK ROSE GARDEN ENGAGEMENT

Quiet and serene, the Rose Garden within San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a hidden beauty. Rachel and Victor both mentioned that their ideal engagement session involved bountiful florals and a natural garden, and I’m so in love with how our city delivered on such a perfect location for these two! The summer season was […]

Weddings

natalie + eric | CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE CENTER OAKLAND WEDDING

When these two first reached out regarding their wedding, I immediately knew it would be an incredible celebration. Eric and Natalie’s wedding was entirely “themselves” to a tee, hitting all the right notes of their love of space, nature, and family. These two exchanged vows at Oakland’s scenic Chabot Space and Science Center, on one of […]

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