Michael and Lauren are an outdoorsy couple who enjoy hiking, nature, and being outside, and both their proposal story and these engagement photos reflect that — both were in spots that rank among our favorite open, nature-y spaces here in the Bay Area. A couple weeks ago, we drove up into Marin for their Mt Tam sunset engagement shoot, and boy was it everything I was hoping for! We had an hour of fun trekking across the mountainsides, chasing the light, and making some fun memories to hang on their walls. [ read more … ]
We’ve seen a lot of sunsets, but very few compare to the epic, sweeping views seen from up at the Mt. Tam. M did a ton of research before deciding on the Mount Tamalpais East Peak for his surprise proposal to V, spending many hours driving around the Bay Area to pick the perfect spot. Since he knew she loves mountains, hills, and nature, he knew this was going to be the place. It’s pretty well hidden away, but this rock on the side of the mountain offers a sweeping 270-degree panoramic view of San Francisco and the Bay Area, and it’s nothing short of spectacular. [ read more … ]
One of our favorite things to do for engagement shoots is to explore new places with our couples. Mt. Tam isn’t exactly a new spot for us per se, but it’s also not somewhere we visit often, making every trip there a treat. On the day of the shoot, the weather was looking pretty iffy… but it ended up working out absolutely beautifully. Alvin and Priya completely rocked it. [ read more … ]
On top of a mountain, above the clouds — what could be a more romantic place to get engaged?
Ron wanted his proposal to be a family event; after all, getting engaged is a significant moment in the joining of two families into one. His plan was for the parents to meet for the first time in the morning, then to take a trip together to the top of Mount Tamalpais where he would pop the question. One problem was: where in the huge expanse of Mt Tam would be a good spot? To that end, I drove up a couple of weeks prior to the proposal to scout out the area and compiled a list of locations for him. Ron and I both thought one spot in particular, with its wide, expansive view of Marin and even San Francisco, was perfect… and thus the plan for this epic Mt Tam surprise proposal was set into motion. [ read more … ]
Marcus & Kasley have a “spot” in the trails of Marin, up near Mt. Tam. There’s a log just off the path where they’ve shared some special memories together, and what could be a better place to mark their next big step together? So on an perfectly clear and beautiful July day, the two of them headed up into the hills together. Right after they arrived, we just randomly happened (not really… 😇) to pass by and catch this memory for them to remember and cherish. [ read more … ]