When Anna Irene approached me before they got engaged, I laughed knowing exactly how she felt - so ready to start a life with the one she knew would be her forever. Only a few weeks later, I got the text "HE PROPOSED!!" and so we set out to capture their joyful, whimsical love with an engagement shoot just outside of the South Bay in a beautiful open reserve in Cupertino.
These two East Coast lovers had just moved into the foggy city of San Francisco a few months ago, and wanted to document their new home with an engagement session! With a fall wedding set in their hometown of Philadelphia, they wanted to catch a bit of that San Francisco magic with an in-home shoot followed by adventuring into the crashing waves and rocky shore of Sutro Baths.
Muriel & Christian had eloped at San Francisco City Hall, but didn't have any photos taken so we went and took an adventure along the coast to capture their beautiful love! Originally from Washington, these two just felt so natural in the rolling hills and crashing waters of San Francisco's coastline. What a dream session!
Three days before we boarded our flight to Scotland, I messaged a few photographers based in the area to see if anyone was free to hang. Rachel and Tonie responded right away, and before we knew it, we had a plan set to meet them in the UK! Rachel is a full time wedding photographer, and Tonie shoots with her while working as an engineer. They were such a fun couple to not only shoot, but just adventure with and laugh over the differences between photography in the UK vs America. We could not have enough good words about these two - if you're ever in Scotland, check their work out!
On our road trip through the Isle of Skye, we of course had to take self-portraits of ourselves with our Pulse remote! Luckily the weather cooperated with us as well, so I surprisingly did not freeze in this beautiful Asos dress that I was dying to wear. The epic landscapes of Scotland certainly made it easy!
Continuing from our Point Reyes adventures with Marcie and Shawn, a white car pulled up to us while we were shooting them in their van. The window rolled down, and who else could it be but the Kristina and Dima, the model couple who we had lost! With just a bit of light left in the day, we drove down to the famous Point Reyes Cypress Tree Tunnel to capture just a little bit more magic before we left.
About a month ago, I saw Olivia Markle post that she was going to be in town to shoot, and I immediately had to message her and hang out with her while she was here! With this amazingly talented Utah photographer, along with another wonderful NorCal photographer Kayla Esparza, we ventured out to Point Reyes, not knowing what an adventure we had in store for us.
Two hours past our meeting time, we finally found each other but with no models in sight - the couple had lost service down in Drakes Beach, Wandering around the parking lot, we were all a little hopeless in our search - we had no one way to contact them. As we were wandering, Olivia spotted the most adorable couple hiking up the hill. "Should we just ask them if they would like some photos?" A few looks at each other, and we were all running up chasing after them. With our cameras in hand and a few introductions later, we found ourselves shooting Marcie and Shawn, who were so in love, married for three years, and had never had their photos taken. And what an amazing couple they were - so naturally moving with each other, like there was no one else around. We adventured with them down to the beach, where they wholeheartedly jumped into the water for some breathtaking shots, and ended the day with them cuddled in their rad campervan. Oh what an adventure!
Little did I know that one random cup of coffee offered to me as I was studying for my first master's class would lead to me getting to capture such a special moment for Michael and Audrey! That random cup of coffee led to him joining our college ministry, meeting my now-husband, and then some major bromance over coffee. Last Saturday we had the joy of getting to watch him propose to his girlfriend at Castello di Amorosa, a beautiful castle winery in Calistoga, CA. What an amazing, God-loving couple they are - we are so excited to see what their future holds!
Alisha and Greg knew they wanted a redwoods engagement session from the start, so we trekked out to Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. While most of the trails didn't have the forest vibe we wanted, we found a beautiful patch of redwoods growing just right next to the parking lot. With the sun just dipping beyond the horizon, Alisha and Greg were troopers as they held each other tight to keep each other warm. Check out the rest of their engagement session!
After shooting a cozy engagement session in SF, we figured we might as well enjoy the beauty of the city while we were there! So we drove on down to the coast to Ocean Beach to catch the sunset, running through the sea foam scattered on the coastline. And what a beautiful sunset it was, with the hues reflecting on the sand and the foam clouds drifting toward the shore.
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