Maggie & Joe’s Berkeley Engagement Session

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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Nate & Amanda | Berkeley Grizzly Peak San Francisco Bay View Proposal

To help with planning his proposal, Nate enlisted the help of his good friends Richie & Jenny. They had actually planned another friend’s proposal in the past, so this wasn’t new to them!

A few weeks before the proposal, Richie, Jenny, and I met up in the hills of Berkeley to scout out a location. We found the perfect spot — a beautiful cliffside point overlooking Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Sausalito, and the SF Bay. Basically the whole area around SF. But the day before the proposal went down, they actually went back with Nate and found an even better spot, one totally isolated from sightseers and hikers, and spacious enough to set up a picnic table. [ read more … ]

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Kristin & Brian’s Commodore Hornblower Cruise Wedding | Berkeley Wedding Photographer

After waiting for several months, we finally got to photograph Kristin and Brian’s wedding on the Commodore Hornblower as it cruised around the Bay to Alcatraz and back! It was such a memorable and cozy ceremony where Kristin and Brian were surrounded by their loved ones, with the captain being their officiant. After the reception, Brian’s sister threw the couple a surprise first dance challenge and these two NAILED it! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Gnecco!

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