We’d been excitedly looking forward to Will & Sam’s wedding for over a year now. Ever since their proposal at the Palace of Fine Arts here in San Francisco and engagement session at UCLA where they first met (and I think that’s the farthest from home we’ve ever been for an engagement shoot!), we couldn’t have been more excited for their wedding day at The Club at Ruby Hill. This venue is one of our new favorites in the East Bay, and I think you’ll quickly see why when you scroll through their photos! [ read more … ]
Lauren & Jeff did a loooooot of homework before our engagement session. (Okay, it was mostly Lauren.) She had looked through a lot of our past engagement shoots and had her eye on some Sutro Baths shots, especially those beautiful reflections that can be seen in the still pools of water. But there was one problem (actually many problems): Sutro Baths is always cold, windy, and crowded… and often foggy on top of that. [ read more … ]
Jordan & Dave live in Oakland and wanted to memorialize their home city in their engagement photos, so we picked a few locations around town for their shoot. We started with a few casual shots near downtonw Oakland at Lake Chatlet, just a few minutes from their home. [ read more … ]
Traci & Alex’s Elliston Vineyards wedding was a blast. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know them as a couple, and my favorite part of their story was how Alex proposed to Traci at the top of Half Dome!! Their good friends who hiked with them took some great photos of the memorable occasion, and we’re glad they did. (And photographing a proposal at Half Dome is now on my goals list!) [ read more … ]
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 … ]