Sachin & Karina’s Oakland In-Home Baby Family Portrait Session

Last time I saw Sachin and Karina was 6.5 years ago for their surprise proposal in the woods of Oakland, and this time I got to see them in their beautiful house to photograph their precious baby boy Niam. How time has flown! [ read more … ]

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Will & Treecy’s Joaquin Miller Park Surprise Proposal

One day before this perfect Joaquin Miller Park surprise proposal, Will made up an excuse about getting a haircut (which was true… he did actually get a haircut!) so that he could take a walk in the redwoods and see in person that it was exactly the kind of place where his girlfriend Treecy would want to get engaged. And it was! He and I quickly hopped on a video call to talk about the space and the light, and we went over the whole game plan. He’d bring Treecy over under the guise of meeting some coworkers at the park, he’d stop to say a few words, and afterwards, family would come meet them for an additional surprise. [ read more … ]

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Charles & Kristen’s Oakland Balcony Sunset Proposal

Over the course of several weeks, Charles had put together a very well-thought-out sunset balcony proposal plan, involving parents and family members from both sides, as well as a big group of friends… pretty much everyone knew about it except Kristen [ read more … ]

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Michael & Cindy’s Surprise Proposal in the Berkeley Hills

Of all the places in the Bay Area we’ve been to (and we’ve been to a lot!), this spot in the Berkeley Hills is definitely among the most private, scenic, and special. But that’s not our favorite part of Michael’s proposal to Cindy. What we loved most is the level of personal detail — this was the spot where he had told her he loved her [ read more … ]

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Monica & Julian’s Fairview Metropolitan Wedding | Oakland Wedding Photographer

Monica & Julian’s Fairview Metropolitan wedding in Oakland was as beautiful as it was special. The day started off in Daly City where they got ready separately, then we drove over to Crown Memorial State Beach for their first look — which was perfect, be sure to check out the little squeeze 😀 — and some family and bridal party photos.

Their ceremony at Fairview Metropolitan was short and sweet, and I think captured the essence of their relationship together in a cute and entertaining way. [ read more … ]

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