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. […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | DANIELLE + CRAIG | SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Portraits

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

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 […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | sarah + brian | SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

Portraits

sarah + brian | SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

I love when my couples take time to breathe with me. We make photos by exchanging stories and by learning what makes each other laugh. We chase sunlight together, find those quiet spaces in between, and let the wind blow us here and there and anywhere. I try to create images that show a glimpse into […]

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