Livermore Engagement Photos at Del Valle Regional Park

This lovely couple planned their engagement together, in order to craft a memory that would be perfect for both of them. Both Bay Area natives, they wanted this special moment to be at a very meaningful place: at Lake Del Valle, the site of one of their very first dates six years prior. We worked with them to plan out the perfect timing and itinerary to document their actual engagement as well as to capture some fun photos afterwards under the golden sunset light at Del Valle Regional Park. [ read more … ]

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Ron & Isabelle’s Epic Mt Tam Surprise Proposal in the Clouds

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 … ]

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Tim & Kim’s Bay Area Mountaintop Engagement Photos

Sometimes, we’re dealt a combination that is just too good to be true: the sweetest couple, in the most scenic location, with unbelievable weather. Tim & Kim love to hike, and they know all the good spots in the Bay Area… which is great for us as we love to explore new places for photos! They ended up choosing a mountaintop engagement photo shoot in Portola Valley, at a beautiful, quiet expanse of nature nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s a wonderful spot for engagement photos, and even more so for Tim & Kim since the outdoors is something they enjoy together as a couple. [ read more … ]

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Jeff & Leslie | An Epic Proposal on Top of Montara Mountain

Though we live only 15 minutes from the base of Montara Mountain, last weekend was our very first time hiking all the way up. At 1800 feet, the peak of the mountain offers a stunning view of not only Montara and the beautiful mountains and rolling hills that surround the area, but you can also see San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and the Pacific coastline.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Jeff & Leslie headed up Montara Mountain, taking a different route from the familiar trails they had gone up many times in the past. Just before reaching the summit, Jeff spotted us waiting in a clearing with a sweeping, unobstructed view, and he led Leslie over. [ read more … ]

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