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 […]

Engagements

zola + austin | GEORGIA TECH CAMPUS ATLANTA ENGAGEMENT

I returned to Atlanta last month and photographed Zola and Austin’s engagement session at Georgia Tech, just a few steps away from where Zola and I first met back in school. I don’t think I could ever, ever, not even in a million years, get tired of returning to my alma mater for these kinds […]

Engagements

chantal + michael | STOW LAKE AND TWIN PEAKS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

The first time I spoke with Chantal on the phone, I knew immediately that this was the kind of girl I wanted to be friends with, and when I met Michael, I could instantly see why the two of them are partners. Chantal is incredibly bright, quick to laugh and a true romantic at heart. […]

Engagements

helena + sunny | AVALON DOWNTOWN ALPHARETTA ENGAGEMENT

Some of you may not know this about me, but before I made the big move to San Francisco, I actually grew up in Georgia. It’s always fun to make a trip home to visit, but those trips are made even sweeter when I get the opportunity to photograph a childhood friend. This time, I […]

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loan + scott | BERKELEY CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Before college even began, Scott spotted Loan across the quad during their UC Berkeley orientation. He saw her again in their architecture class on the first day of school and was convinced she was out of his league. Luckily, she disagreed, and a few weeks before their graduation, Loan asked him out to the movies. […]

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danielle + craig | SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT SESSION

These two are ALL about travel and adventure. Danielle and Craig first met on a cruise ship over three years ago. They decided that tackling the long distance was well worth it, and a little while later, moved in together for the first time.. in EUROPE! A proposal (featured on How He Asked), two rescue […]

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kristina + mitch | TILDEN PARK ENGAGEMENT

Kristina and Mitch and their sunny engagement session have been brightening up my screen all week! I loved getting to know these two (and their adorable pup) better as we explored the various trails of Tilden Park and Lake Anza together. Whether we were dancing through the woods or simply trying to find where the walkway […]

Engagements

SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ENGAGEMENT

Learning to shoot film is like learning to breathe all over again.. but this time, with a manual. That you cannot skip. No matter how much you’re tempted to simply fast-forward and wing it. How I photograph is something I’ve always taken for granted. You enter digital sessions with some sort of vision and you point […]

Engagements

kristen + erik | SWAN HOUSE ENGAGEMENT

That slow turn into the grounds of the Atlanta History Museum is nothing short of breathtaking. During our entire afternoon together, it felt like time was standing still for Kristen and Erik. The timeless charm and elegance of this incredible manor made the perfect setting for this southern love story. I had such an amazing time exploring the […]

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