"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!!
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!
"This is so us," Lindsay said as she turned to me after Alex had just proposed to her. With nails undone and a casual jacket thrown on, she couldn't stop smiling as she looked down at her engagement ring. "I even love the foggy weather," she said as we adventured along the coast and climbed down the cliffsides. What a beautiful day for another perfect Big Sur proposal!
To keep this proposal a secret, Jordan created the most elaborate ruse to make sure that his girlfriend was not suspicious that he was planning to propose in the Marin Headlands. With planted emails, fake model releases, and a plan that had her thinking that she was participating in a couples photoshoot to market a new dating app (all which was true, just not for this shoot), she had no idea that he had misdirected her all along. It even got a bit trickier as the view of rolling hills that he had scouted out weeks prior ended up being entirely clouded by fog, but with some quick thinking and subtle communication between us, he pulled off a beautiful proposal in the grassy headlands of Marin. Congratulations J + J!
If there was one word to describe S + M's wedding day, it's family. When deciding on their venue, they knew there wasn't a more perfect place to tie the knot than the groom's childhood home and farm that held so many fond memories. Their wedding day was all about uniting two families, with each of their two children standing by their side as they said their vows. As an interior designer herself, Stacy transformed this farm into the most gorgeous rustic chic venue with blush pink chalices and wooden lanterns decorating the tables, fresh fruit and lemonade stands for guests to enjoy, and lawn games for children and adults alike - the epitome of summer. As the sun set, they enjoyed a few moments together with just the two of them, surrounded by the cherry trees of his childhood. Congratulations S + M!!
7 years ago, Meghan and Ryan fell in love, two lifeguards working together in the warm summers of New York. When Meghan decided to come out to California to pursue her PsyD, Ryan knew he couldn't let her go and quickly moved out to be with her 6 months after she did. They settled in the East Bay, where they frequented one particular dog park - Piedmont Community Hall. Just 5 minutes from their home, they quickly knew that this redwoods venue would be perfect for their intimate wedding inspired by the 60s. When the wedding day came with a forecast of rain - in May no less - these two didn't let the weather stop them from celebrating a beautiful wedding where they exchanged rings brought by Chester their pup, sang along and danced to the classics, and ate Ben and Jerry's ice cream sandwiches for dessert. And of course we can't forget that Meghan was the most beautiful bride rocking a stunning boho BHLDN gown, feather earrings personalized with her new last name, floral embroidered boots, and my favorite, a tassel lined veil. Congratulations M + R!
R + T: Minimalist Industrial Headlands Center for the Arts Wedding | Marin County Wedding Photographer
No-waste was the theme of Tiffany and Ryan's wedding. Avid advocates of sustainability, these two didn't need much to celebrate what was most important to them - that today, they were getting married and got to celebrate their marriage with their family and friends. The minimalist industrial building of Headlands Center for the Arts served as the perfect backdrop for their wedding with its high ceilings and industrial lights, plus a gorgeous open kitchen. Check out the rest of their wedding below!
These two high school sweethearts tied the knot on their 7 year anniversary! Despite the 95 degree heat, they couldn’t keep off the smiles on their faces as they said their vows privately before the ceremony, walked down the aisle with their pup Norman, carted off to watch the sunset, and ended the night with Vietnamese coffee.