Engagements

alicia + yilok | TILDEN BOTANICAL GARDEN ENGAGEMENT

The botanical garden at Tilden Park is one of my favorite getaways in the East Bay. It’s very quiet and tucked away, especially compared to the nearby Berkeley Botanical Gardens (another wonderful place to visit if you ever get the chance!). There’s very little foot traffic at this particular garden, which means you can wander […]

Engagements

kristina + harminder | POINT REYES ENGAGEMENT SESSION

When Kristina and Harminder first reached out to me earlier this year, I knew right away that they were exactly the kind of couple that I love spending time with most! They’re both crazy adventurous – Harminder actually proposed to Kristina during the middle of a two-day hike in Kauai! – and love just hanging […]

Engagements

carly + luis | SUTRO BATHS + MARIN HEADLANDS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Almost three years into living here in the Bay Area, and I’m still horribly sentimental about the sights and sounds that come with living at the edge of the world. I’m so glad I got to share this experience with Carly and Luis, who traveled all the way to San Francisco from Atlanta, GA for […]

Engagements

liz + wes | SUTRO BATHS + DOWNTOWN ENGAGEMENT

The light truly loves these two. Waking up before sunrise to explore the quiet morning scenes of San Francisco with Liz and Wes was worth every single minute of lost sleep. I typically recommend conducting engagement sessions either early in the day or later towards the evening, for a variety of reasons from ideal lighting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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