Michael & Cindy’s Surprise Proposal in the Berkeley Hills

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January 27, 2020

Of all the places in the Bay Area we’ve been to (and we’ve been to a lot!), this spot in the Berkeley Hills is definitely among the most private, scenic, and special. But that’s not our favorite part of Michael’s proposal to Cindy. What we loved most is the level of personal detail — this was the spot where he had told her he loved her [ read more … ]

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Doreen & Jimmy | UC Berkeley Campus & Ocean Beach Engagement Photos

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February 26, 2019

The Berkeley mining building and Ocean Beach made for an interesting combination of locations for Doreen & Jimmy’s engagement session: one being calm and orderly, and the other open and chaotic. Together, I think these spots gave this set of engagement photos a perfect amount of variety 🙂 [ read more … ]

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Meann & Samson | Engagement Photos in San Francisco and Berkeley

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June 27, 2018

I’ve been really excited about Meann & Samson’s pre-wedding shoot for a long time — the pair reached out to me last year and had been planning this for more than six months! They had already taken a set of formal, indoor pre-wedding photos near their home in Hong Kong, and were looking for a more fun, outdoor feel here, which is right up my alley 🙂 [ read more … ]

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Patrick & Zena’s Berkeley Rose Garden Surprise Proposal

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May 15, 2018

Patrick had gotten the engagement ring ready more than a year ago and had been waiting for exactly the right time and place. He truly spent a lot of time planning and wanting everything to be exactly perfect, and I know this because during the more than three months that we had been in contact, he scouted out a bunch of spots and even sent me photos of places he liked! Eventually, he settled on the Berkeley Rose Garden for his proposal. [ read more … ]

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Maggie & Joe’s Berkeley Engagement Session

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March 4, 2018

Maggie & Joseph first met each other at UC Berkeley, and later both moved to Hong Kong after finishing school. They flew back to Berkeley for their engagement session, taking me on a trip around campus and showing me a few spots I had never been to, like the Hearst Memorial Mining Building and its stunningly beautiful and grand interior. [ read more … ]

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