Such an awesome and adorable couple. We had a great time photographing their engagement session on a beautiful autumn day in Napa Valley. I am so looking forward to seeing them once again to photograph their wedding in Los Gatos later this year.
Hajin and Shawn had wanted to have their engagement session in an area that was in one word "green". That made the decision easy to take them to the scenic and wild hills and lake at the Ed Levin County Park. Although it was an unseasonable cool day we came up with some excellent photos. I'm looking →
I met Jason a couple years ago through our mutual friend Duncan Reyes and I was super stoked when I got that call letting me know that he's marrying the girl of his dreams, Laura and jumping out of my shoes when they selected me as their photographer! Jason is one of the premier DJ's in the San Francisco →
San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Shiena & Jay | Engagement Session | Crissy Field | Union Square
Jay and Shiena, the two doctors that fell in love in New York. These two are rockstars and such a joy to photograph. We decided to hit Crissy Field, but for fun I decided to lay out their engagement photos in reverse order starting at the 50 Mason Social House... I think it tells it's own kind of →
Allan, Shela, and I met through our mutual friend Rovil, who by the way runs Frekkles Photobooth. At our initial meeting as we discussed their wedding photography needs I quickly got to see that this couple is going to be FUN. I always ask my couples what their interests are so that we can work together to tailor a perfect →
San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Erik & Christine Engaged | Potrero Hill, AT&T Park, Crissy Field
When I first met Erik and Christine last year I must admit that planning their Engagement Session was one of the easiest yet. They both bleed black & orange (San Francisco Giants fans) and that sealed the deal, AT&T Park was a must. These two are one of the most laid back and easy going couples around. →
We decided to have Carmen & Bianca's engagement session in San Francisco's Chinatown and as the sun set we headed over to the Embarcadero for some great evening photos. We took a chance on the weather cooperating and the risk paid off. No rain and no fog, but the chill the Pacific wind was biting. But Bianca →
These two are going places, that's for sure. Anthony is still earning his "wings" but he is well on his way to a career as an airline pilot with Southwest Airlines. So it was natural that we had their engagement session at the beautifully designed International Terminal of San Francisco International Airport. We sure had a lot →
2011 was a fantastic year. I met some pretty amazing people and this video slideshow captures some of their moments. Thank you to all the fabulous brides and grooms and awesome vendors that made this possible!
I knew I HAD to shoot here the moment I saw the location Veronica wanted to take pictures at. Unfortunately the first time we tried to head over to the shoot location the waterfall was "off". So it took our 2nd try to get what we wanted, and I'm glad we did. Thank you Veronica & Elgin, →
Meet Jeanne and Abe from San Jose. We decided to have their engagement shoot in downtown San Jose. Abe is a MMA guy and former wrestler (don't mess with him), and Jeanne is studying to be a court recorder... I hope to never meet either of them in their profession/hobby 'cause that'll probably mean I am about to →
Tim and Mary Lou fell in love at UC Berkeley and fittingly Tim proposed at the historic Campanile Esplanade tower on campus. We had a great time wandering through campus, I was amazed at the beautiful buildings and architecture. A couple buildings made me feel like we were at Hogwarts! As the photo session ended our Chaefeur Mike let →
I first met Brian 1 or 2 years ago off of Craigslist… hmmm, that doesn't sound right. But it's true! He purchased a camera lens from me and later remembered that I was a wedding photographer after he and Tran got engaged. I'm glad that he did.
It's been nine years together for high school sweethearts Tina and David. Now there's only 19 days to go.
Stacy & Rudy had their first date at Dave & Busters. Naturally we thought it would be fun to start their engagement session where it all started. They are such a fun loving couple and die-hard Giants fans. I loved talking to them about The Walking Dead series (we can't wait for season 2!) and Rudy's love →
It was a beautiful day in Livermore. I began Gracie and Bobby's engagement session at Ravenswood Estate and we wrapped things up with some awesome images at Wente Winery. It was a fun day as we spoke about NFL and wedding plans. It's not every day that you meet a Chicago Bears fan from Modesto. I →
San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Nica and Elgin Engaged | Chrissy Field, Golden Gate Park, Pier 9
I first met Veronica at her sister's wedding last September. I fondly recall after talking about photography for her 2011 wedding that she needs to check Elgin, her fiance, before they can decide. Luckily met Elgin later that fine evening and one of the first things he did was point to Veronica and say "It's up to her!". Gotta →
Stephanie and Patrick, what an amazingly fun couple. I was pretty bummed out when we had to postpone the original engagement photo session because of fat fog that rolled in. Fortunately we were able to reschedule to a couple days later and were rewarded with perfect weather. I guess we had the luck of the Irish with us!!!
There are a lot of things to plan for when it comes to engagement sessions. Location, how high the sun is, time least crowded, and most difficult during these odd times... WEATHER. Why it is so cold in the middle of August is beyond me.But I must give Angelica and Ben a tremendous amount of credit. They were warriors, braving the →
Meet Julie, Jamal, and Jack. Julie and Jamal met in southern California where they were working together for a rent-a-car agency. I was amazed to find out that little Jack was born at home. We decided to visit the Berkeley Marina for the engagement/family shoot. It was pretty windy that day and surprisingly chilly for an afternoon in May in the →
Did an engagement shoot today in San José. Rachael, coincidentally, is also in the wedding services business as a wedding planner / coordinator. Pedro is a DJ for an on-line radio station. These two were very fun and open to different ideas, in the end I believe we came away with an amazing engagement shoot. We selected the Diridon Train →
We selected Palo Alto as our host City for this engagement shoot. Tiffany and Greg first met and fell in love at Google and so we began our engagement shoot at a quiet park next to one of the Google Campuses. Being Sports fans, we took the shoot into downtown Palo Alto and Old Pro Sports Bar & Restaurant. We →