Will & Sam’s Sunset Proposal at the Palace of Fine Arts

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August 30, 2017

The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most beautiful structures in all of the city of San Francisco. But for about two weeks every year, it’s even more special. At sunset, the sun shines through the arches of the rotunda across the pond, casting a golden spotlight on the perfect proposal spot. And for months, Will had been planning to be right there with his girlfriend Samantha. [ read more … ]

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Harjot & Zeenia | Palace of Fine Arts Surprise Engagement

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May 22, 2017

Though they’ve been together for seven years and are technically already engaged, Harjot knew he was missing something: a proper proposal for his future wife. After shopping for wedding outfits in the East Bay, the two went over to the Palace of Fine Arts for a walk under the rotunda and around the lagoon, then made their way over to the tree that has become such a popular spot for photos. Harjot got down on one knee, gave the proposal Zeenia deserved, and presented her with a beautiful ring. I loved the thoughtfulness that went into this, and seeing the pure happiness on both of their faces was perfect. Congrats to Harjot & Zeenia!

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Preethi & Parthiv | San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts & Crissy Field Engagement Portraits

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May 10, 2017

Preethi and Parthiv started dating in their freshman year at Waterloo (my alma mater!), and moved to San Francisco 6 months ago. For their engagement photo session, we visited the Palace of Fine Arts and Crissy Field in San Francisco. I really enjoyed the contrast between Preethi’s bright, vibrant sari and her black cocktail dress — and she looks amazing in both, especially alongside her sharp-looking man! [ read more … ]

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Mary & Juno | Palace of Fine Arts + Lands End/Sutro Baths Engagement Photos

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January 9, 2017

Mary and I have been friends for almost twenty years now, ever since we were mischievous little middle schoolers. (And by we, I really mean me.) She and her fiancé Juno recently moved from the east coast to San Francisco so that the four of us can have hot pot together, and possibly for other more practical reasons as well. These two are so perfect for each other, and Annie and I couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to shoot their engagement photos! [ read more … ]

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Michael & Kemmerley | Palace of Fine Arts Surprise Proposal

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October 19, 2016

After planning a getaway to San Francisco and Napa for himself and his girlfriend, Michael contacted us to set up a surprise photo shoot for his proposal at the Palace of Fine Arts, one of the most beautiful and iconic landmarks in the city. When the day came, we checked the forecast and it was supposed to rain all day, so we actually loaded up the car with some lights and rain gear to make some cool photos in the rain.

Luck was on their side, however, as the rain paused just long enough for a romantic stroll around the Palace of Fine Arts and for her to give a joyful, enthusiastic “YES!” [ read more … ]

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