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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Lauren & Jeff’s Crown Memorial State Beach Engagement Photos

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 … ]

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Jordan & Dave’s Oakland Waterfront & Beach Engagement Photos

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 … ]

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