Muir Beach and Mt. Tamalpais Engagement Photos with Kaitlin and Joel

Living in northern California really affords me some amazing locations to photography my clients. Kaitlin and Joel joined me on Muir Beach and up on Mt Tamalpais for this incredible session in May. The conditions were amazing and we had a great time!

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Windy Hill and Stanford Engagement Photos with Monique and Joe

We just had the great pleasure of spending the day with Monique and Joe to make their engagement photos on Stanford University campus and up on Windy Hill in Portola Valley, California. What a day!

Monique and Joe came to me as a referral from a friend (Joe’s brother) and we immediately hit it off. They are very genuine and down to earth. They know what they want and they enjoy each other immensely. If you share these character traits, please call me and hire me for your wedding too 🙂

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Stanford campus is amazing for architecture…

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It’s also amazing for nature…

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Then, they introduced me to a new location that I had not photographed before. Windy Hill on Highway 35 outside of Portola Valley. Awesome!

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And the sky really put on a show for us…

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Rock on, MoJo!

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Marriage Proposal Photos at Kirby Cove in Marin Headlands of San Francisco

I’ve been wanting to photograph a marriage proposal and recently had the opportunity when groom-to-be Sri asked me if I could secretly photograph his proposal to his girlfriend Ashwini.

Sri had his friends go to the beach at Kirby Cove and setup a little white tent with pillows and fruit where he would get down on one knee and present the ring. As you can see from the photos, she was genuinely surprised and certainly said “YES!”

Don’t you just love the expression on Ashwini’s face when she realized what was really happening?

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Congratulations, Ashwini and Sri!!

Downtown San Francisco Engagement Photos with Erica and Robert

I was introduced to Erica and Robert by the amazing wedding planner, Solmaz Burke of Pretty Occasions in San Francisco. Erica & Robert were planning a September wedding at one of my favorite SF wedding venues, The Bently Reserve. I was very excited to be chosen to photograph their big day!

 

The couple really wanted to have a metropolitan feel to their wedding as well as their engagement. I suggested that we have the engagement session downtown and make use of the beautiful architecture of the Embarcadero Center and they enthusiastically agreed.

When we met in front of Embarcadero Four I had the wonderful surprise to see that they had just adopted a crazy-cute french bulldog puppy on their way to meet me that afternoon! He didn’t even have a name yet but he was full of personality and kind of ran the show that day. Can you believe how beautiful this puppy is?

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In my regular style, we wandered around the Embarcadero in search of great spots to shoot. We were gifted with beautiful light everywhere and had a fantastic time. The Embarcaderos have really cool walkways that spiral up through multiple levels. The next few images were taken on that walkway.

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Of course, we had to jump on a San Francisco cable car at the bottom of California Street. What could be more San Francisco than this 🙂

 

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I LOVE to photograph in the city with my super wide 14-24mm lens! I’m able to capture the towering buildings that make downtown San Francisco so cool. This lens also makes people look really tall and thin when used correctly. People seem to like that for some reason.

 

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I had been wanting to do this show below for some time. Erica and Robert were down for it so I set it up and we braved the cold air just long enough to get this awesome shot of Erica and Robert frozen in time while the city zips by all around them.

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I’d like to thank Erica & Robert for being such fun people to photograph. I’d also like to thank Solmaz for introducing me to this wonderful couple.

The wedding is just around the corner. More photos to come…

Golden Gate Park Shakespeare Garden Engagement Photos – Mytal and Patrick

 


I know of a little spot tucked away in Golden Gate Park. Its called Shakespeare’s Garden. It was the perfect place for this special engagement session with Mytal and Patrick and their beautiful son.
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Palace of Fine Arts Engagement Photos – Emily and Ty

On a characteristically blustery day in San Francisco, Jim Vetter Photography captured the joy of Emily and Ty for their engagement photo session. This was shot just a couple of weeks before the wedding.

 

Golden Gate Park San Francisco Engagement Photos – Susan and Al

I just love shooting engagement photos in Golden Gate Park! There is so much beauty to choose from. In this session with Susan and Al, we shot around in the Music Concourse and in Shakespeare’s Garden for their engagement photos.
















Golden Gate Park and Corona Heights Engagement Photos with Allie and Jim

My good friends Allie & Jim did their engagement photos with me in Golden Gate Park and Corona Heights recently. No shortage of character on this day 🙂 Love you guys!!