Masashi & Jessica’s Surprise “Iced” Proposal by the Ocean

One month ago, Masashi and Jessica visited the spot here by the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, but they didn’t get to take a photo together… a struggle that we understand all too well as photographers, since one of us is always on the wrong side of the camera! (Or is it the right side? I digress…) After that, Masashi quietly got to work to plan the perfect surprise for Jessica, and of course, this time they’d have plenty of photos together. [ read more … ]

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Max & Kara’s Golden Gate Bridge Surprise Engagement

Just a few weeks before moving to San Francisco from the east coast, Max & Kara flew in for a visit over the long Fourth of July weekend. Little did she know that he had a Golden Gate Bridge surprise engagement all planned out for her, complete with champagne on the beach… just in time to make San Francisco their special place before their move! Kara was so excited she could hardly contain her jubilation, and Max was just relieved to have the weight of the surprise and anticipation finally off his shoulders, haha. Congrats to the happy couple, and check out a few photos below!

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Nate & Katie’s Engagement Photos at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Nate & Katie had quite the memorable engagement — they got engaged last fall, right on that day when the Bay Area skies turned apocalyptic orange due to the fires. Though that wasn’t Nate’s original plan, it certainly made for a very memorable day! Now, almost exactly half a pandemic later (we’ve started using that as a unit of time…) the four of us met up in Pescadero for their engagement photos at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. [ read more … ]

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Aaron & Daljit’s Pier 7 Floral Arch Surprise Engagement

It took a village to pull this one off — Aaron had envisioned a grand proposal with an elaborate setup: a floral arch, lit sign, candles, flower petals, champagne, the works — and a group of over a dozen friends joined in to assemble everything at the end of Pier 7, with a perfect view of both the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco cityscape. [ read more … ]

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Keanu & Gabby’s Kirby Cove Beach Surprise Proposal

Last weekend, Keanu and Gabby went on a little hike in the Marin Headlands, making their way down to the beach at Kirby Cove. He brought along a bag with some stuff for a picnic. “But how are we going to picnic without a blanket?” Gabby wondered… well, ask and ye shall receive, because unbeknownst to her, we had already made our way down to the beach with a blanket, bouquet, and champagne in a bucket of ice, ready and waiting! [ read more … ]

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