"What if it's foggy?" is a question that sometimes comes up when scheduling engagement sessions. Bring it on!! K + C wanted a minimalist vibe for their engagement session and showed me some of their favorite photos - little people in the great expanse of the sky. When the fog rolled in just at sunset on the coast of Big Sur, it couldn't have been more perfect for these two's engagement session.
Having photographed countless proposals and engagements on the coast of Big Sur, I'm always looking for new hidden gems on the coast. The last time we drove by every turnout and explored each and every trail, we found this beautiful spot that was just meant to be photographed. So when E + J jumped on the chance to capture their engagement session here, I couldn't stop laughing with these two as they cuddled up with each other on the rocks and laughed until their chests hurt. Check out the rest of their dreamy engagement session below!
Growing up, Rachel favorited a local pizza joint in the Richmond district of San Francisco. So when Rachel and John, both now living on the East coast, wanted to capture their engagement session here in the city, we knew we had to pay tribute to their love for food and her childhood memories. I mean, can you think of a better way to start your engagement session?! With bellies full, we continued on to Sutro Baths for a gorgeous view of the coast. Congratulations R + J!
On their very first road trip, these two drove down the coast to Big Sur. They watched the sunrise at Bixby Bridge, and had many treasured memories from their adventure. When it came time for Jonathan to plan the perfect proposal, he knew Big Sur was the place to pop the question. We planned for an early wake-up call, harkening back to their very first trip, where I secretly photographed his surprise Big Sur proposal. And of course, the proposal wasn't complete without their precious pup Rue. Congratulations J + S!
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 for their San Francisco engagement photos!
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!
"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!!
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!
J proposed to M here last year, so it only made sense to capture their engagement session here. When they were met with a beautiful surprise the same time they had originally planned to get married at SF City Hall, they turned their engagement to a maternity session. Congratulations M + J!!