Back to where it all started: Jonathan brought Kate on a special date one week ago to Toyosu, where they had originally shared their first date together as boyfriend & girlfriend — and now, their last date as boyfriend & girlfriend before taking the next step to become fiancé and fiancée. Just after being seated at their table, Jonathan got up to say his short speech to Kate, and the restaurant grew silent in cheerful anticipation before collectively erupting in applause. [ read more … ]
Rarely does a last-minute change in plans followed by a last-last-minute change in plans end up creating an even more magical result than originally envisioned… but here’s an example of just that! Jacquelyn had planned to propose to Alyssa in the morning in the woods, but the forecast called for rain, so we changed plans to be under the dome of the Palace of Fine Arts… but then we had to do it half a day earlier, and at night [ read more … ]
It’s always fun being pushed a little bit outside of our comfort zone. Engagement photos at night? Sure, sounds like fun. At a food truck park? Yeah why not! For Jackie & Jason’s engagement shoot, we started off at a couple of classic San Francisco spots [ read more … ]
It’s rare that we meet our couples in person before a surprise proposal… and for obvious reasons, we almost never meet the proposee. But not this time — we met both Urmil and Janet just a month before their proposal! We were all up in Point Reyes for their friends Huy and Vivian’s proposal, and Urmil & Janet were both in on the secret plan that day. (You can see them in the group photo at the end!) Little did Janet know that roles would reverse soon… [ read more … ]
Bob got in touch with me late last year for his upcoming proposal. He had a vision of a nighttime surprise proposal in the backyard of the house he and Kristin had recently bought, and he even sent over inspiration photos and a detailed document showing and describing how the setup would look. I was super excited to capture this moment for the two of them, and his plan finally came to fruition last weekend.
With the help of a wonderful lighting & decor crew, Bob had set up his backyard to look absolutely stunning. We thought his original vision was great, but the real thing was 10x better! [ read more … ]