Using an event later that night as a convenient excuse, Ryan brought his girlfriend Anjali to the Palace of Fine Arts — one of the most iconic and beautiful San Francisco landmarks — for a sunset walk around the pond. As they stopped to take in the view, he asked her to face the rotunda for a photo, and at that moment he dropped to one knee behind her. [ read more … ]
Sometimes, surprise proposals don’t quite end up being 100% a surprise — and this has its charm, because among other things, it means she has a chance to prepare for what will be an amazing moment. Last weekend, Austin and Erin had a special dinner together in San Francisco, then afterwards made their way over to the Palace of Fine Arts, where we were ready to capture the moment. The evening sun gave them a warm, golden welcome [ read more … ]
Amaritpal surprised Arsheen on a sunny day last month with one of the most beautiful proposal displays I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing: a huge, free-standing heart made of red roses, with an aisle made of rose petals and rows of vases on either side. Under the golden hour evening sun, just the decor by itself was breathtaking, but of course what was really memorable was the proposal itself.
When the couple arrived, Amaritpal gave his touching yet lighthearted speech, recounting how he knew she was the one ever since he slid into her DMs [ read more … ]
Alexis and Spencer recently moved to the Bay Area, and I had the most wonderful engagement session here with them last week! Despite never having been to the Palace of Fine Arts in person, they fell in love with the architecture, and that’s where we started our shoot. [ read more … ]
January 2023 was an epic month of record-breaking rainfall in California. Despite storm after storm bringing us pouring rain and gale-force winds from across the seas, Derek was unfazed — this proposal was going to happen, rain or shine. Although originally Derek had intended to propose elsewhere in the city with an open view, ultimately it was simply raining too hard, and we rerouted to the Palace of Fine Arts, which offers a sizable covered area with a beautiful backdrop and surroundings. [ read more … ]