Anniversary

charielou + gabriel | SUTRO BATHS LAND’S END ANNIVERSARY SESSION

Charielou and Gabriel are absolutely the type of couple worth getting up early for. On a trademark misty San Francisco morning, long (LONG) before my typical morning alarm call, I headed out the front door to photograph a sunrise anniversary session at two of my favorite locations in the city. I definitely share this sentiment […]

Anniversary

saumya + ashish | PARIS TUILERIES GARDEN + LOUVRE COUPLES SESSION

Saumya and Ashish’s couples session in Paris was so full of meaning to me. I last photographed these two about three years ago, shortly after their engagement and before their big wedding festivities in India. It’s hard to put into words how meaningful it felt to reunite with the two of them on a quiet […]

Portraits

kirsten + tyler | PARIS EIFFEL TOWER SESSION

After a year of pursuing photography full-time, I decided earlier this season to host a portrait session giveaway with two winners, one in each of the two cities that I most often work in. I was so thrilled to pull Kirsten’s entry out of my random name generator (thank you Internet for creating things I […]

Portraits

kelsey + leigh | PALACE OF FINE ARTS SAN FRANCISCO MATERNITY SESSION

Kelsey and Leigh are repeat clients, and it’s been moving beyond words to witness their little family grow over the years!! Their anniversary session on Baker Beach was literally one of the first times I got to incorporate shooting film photography into a portrait session. I can’t believe how much time has gone by since […]

Engagements

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 […]

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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