"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!
In the busy city of San Francisco, Sophia and Daniel went on their first date at Brenda's French Soul Food in the city (one of my favorite restaurants!) and the rest was history. Together with their family and friends, they celebrated a day of joy and laughter reminiscing about their foodie adventures, their dates in the city, but most importantly, their love for their daughter. Congratulations S + D!
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.
"Let's give them a minute," the officiant said when Elizabeth and Daniel finally stood at the alter together. They looked at each other with such emotion in their eyes, tears already welling up at the thought of getting to marry each other. It was such a beautiful wedding ceremony to witness at SF City Hall in front of family and friends, all celebrating with them as they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Congratulations E + D!
These two sweethearts traveled all the way from Japan to see the Pacific Coast Highway, but Taka had something special planned for his girlfriend. With the most complex 3-way email chain between Taka and his two friends from America all leading up to this week, we managed to pull this epic proposal off despite closed off parking lots, limited cell service, and the secrecy involved in getting all the details across all while Taka was traveling with his girlfriend. Overlooking the iconic Bixby Bridge, Taka got down on one knee and surprised Aki with a heartfelt proposal, which was met with a resounding yes!
Though sometimes we wish for that golden hour sunset, San Francisco gave us a cloudy day for the most beautiful reflections on the beach with the Golden Gate Bridge as our backdrop. Stephanie and Jason woke up early for a morning season adventuring down the coastal bluffs trail, wind blowing through her hair and her dress as we walked down the many stairs that led to one of my favorite beaches. It certainly didn't disappoint, as this time we found ourselves at low tide, where we ended our adventures running along the spotless, untouched shores with not a single other soul in sight.