Portraits

kirsten + peter | COYOTE HILLS REGIONAL PARK ENGAGEMENT

Kirsten and Peter are absolute dream clients. Like, I could squeeze my eyes shut right now and try and imagine my dream couple and dream engagement session, and these two would waltz right in. This was my first engagement session for a 2019 wedding booking, and I’m SO happy with how I feel about these […]

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, […]

CASSIE VALENTE PHOTOGRAPHY | RACHEL + VICTOR | SAN FRANCISCO GOLDEN GATE PARK ROSE GARDEN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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 […]

CASSIE VALENTE PHOTOGRAPHY | CHANTAL + MICHAEL | STOW LAKE GOLDEN GATE PARK TWIN PEAKS SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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. […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | LOAN + SCOTT | UC BERKELEY CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Engagements

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. […]

"And when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world."

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