As we were planning for the session, K + J picked this location because they wanted to go into the water. The day of their session came, and foggy weather couldn't stop these two from adventuring out to San Francisco's coast and running into the ocean. Instead, they embraced the dreamy landscape and it certainly didn't disappoint!
The moment Ryan saw his bride, he couldn't stop the tears and had to keep stepping away to take a moment. These two knew they never wanted a traditional wedding and instead chose to make their wedding day an intimate celebration, exchanging rings on the balcony of SF City Hall and spending time with their friends and family in a beautiful patio garden reception at Stable Cafe. At the end of the day, they couldn't wait to get into their PJs and just spend each and every day together as husband and wife. Congratulations R + A!
4 years ago, these two met on a road trip. They fell in love and he knew he wanted to plan the most romantic getaway weekend in Napa to propose to her. So we scouted out different wineries and finally found the perfect one with a private tasting nestled in the vineyards, surrounded by the mountains behind them. Together with their friends, we all surprised her and of course, she said yes!
"What happens if it's too foggy to see the Golden Gate Bridge?" We let Karl (the name of the city's well-known fog) settle in for an epic session on the coast! As the white clouds misted over the trees, Leela and Arun didn't miss a beat and laughed their way through their engagement session. Though it was a little chillier than expected and we may have been pelted by a few raindrops from that summer weather we've come to expect, you could just see the love radiate from these two from the way they made each other giggle and smile. So don't worry if Karl decides to make an appearance - it just means you'll get a view worthy of fantasy books and movies!
These two met on a study abroad trip to India, where they discovered a shared passion for social change as they taught migrant workers English. Their adventures took them to Thailand and Vietnam, and then long distance for a few years. Through their many travels, redwoods became a special place for them, particularly the different ways that trees represented aspects of their relationship. With a proposal at Muir Woods complete with a redwood engagement ring, they knew that there wasn’t a more perfect place to say their vows then under the giant redwoods. Bringing together two families and two cultures, it was a wedding weekend of joy and celebration, from friends remixing songs - from Hamilton to childhood favorites - to Daniel’s sister tearing up as she toasted to his new bride, who taught her the meaning of sisterhood. “I can’t remember a time when she/he wasn’t a part of our family,” was something said over and over again. What a way to start their lives as husband + wife. Congratulations A + D!!
Both teachers, L + R share a deep passion and love for educating the next generation. Their wedding weekend in Carmel not only exemplified their love for each other, but also the many ways in which they brought out the best in each other and challenged each other (even if that meant scuba diving, but not as far as skydiving). From a Vedic fire ceremony where they walked the seven steps together, to walking each other down the aisle, to reading their vows from hand written letters harkening back to the letters they used to write to each other when they were apart, it was so special getting to witness these two's love story. Surrounded by the sea from the west and the mountains to the east, they laughed and danced amongst the lavender fields as the sun set over the horizon. Congratulations L + R!!
"Our favorite thing to do is snuggle in bed." These two seriously speak to my soul, and I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful engagement session in the Marin Headlands. As a personal trainer, Josh didn't hesitate at any of the prompts and even ran with some of his own, from giving her piggy back rides to picking her up on his shoulder. There was just so much love and affection between these two that I couldn't stop capturing each and every magical moment. The best surprise was that Jen woke Josh up on his birthday a few days later with a surprise - a few sneak peek photos printed and framed, and his reaction was absolutely priceless (cue all the crying emojis when she sent a video of his reaction to me). So excited for these two's wedding!!
Seattle, one of the pillars of the Pacific Northwest, the home of hipsters, grey skies, and the dreaded Starbucks. Seattle holds a special place in our hearts, as it was the first trip that we took together as a couple! As young college students who didn’t have a lot of money, it was a fun but quick weekend trip. This time around, we decided to spend a little more money, rent a car, and go explore the Olympic Peninsula for a few days! There is so much to do in Washington outside of Seattle, so come take a journey with us!
I love it when you get to learn so much about a couple through their wedding day - the amount of psychology jokes and puns at this wedding of two doctorates in psychology were so on point (flashback to studying psychology in college!). This hidden cabin getaway in the redwoods was the perfect backdrop for J + M's wedding, followed by running into the ocean and getting soaked the next day to celebrate. Congratulations J + M!
The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay is one of the most famous places to propose - a gorgeous coastal getaway, overlooking the sea as you walk down the trail. It was no surprise that this was one of Jessica's favorite places. Riaz had a plan all thought out - they were staying there for a company event, and he even planted a fake company party invitation to be dropped off at their table to keep up the ruse. So she dressed up and didn't suspect a thing as he practiced his speech in his head. When they got to the view, I was waiting for them (having followed them down the trail) to capture this beautiful proposal! Congratulations R + J!