Nathan & Lily’s Surprise Proposal at Kirby Cove

Nathan had worried for weeks about catching a nice sunny day to take his girlfriend Lily to Marin for a surprise proposal at Kirby Cove Beach. After multiple reschedules involving quietly changing restaurant plans and friend surprises, much to our joy, last weekend gave us the most amazing weather, and he went for it! When Nathan and Lily arrived on the beach, they slowly strolled along the shoreline while happily combing through the sand for seashells. When they reached about the halfway point, Nathan popped out the ring he’d been hiding, got down on one knee, and asked the question. [ read more … ]

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Sean & Claudia’s Golden Gate Bridge Surprise Proposal — with their Frenchie!

I’m really a sucker for having dogs in photos. And a Frenchie with a puppy tux and bowtie? Matching his dad’s proposal outfit?! Sign me up!! Sean was in town for a “client trip” and brought their dog out to Battery Spencer for a little surprise for Claudia. [ read more … ]

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Justin & Jessica’s The Wave Organ Surprise Proposal

The photos here show only the culmination of a meticulously planned, perfect day out in the city of San Francisco, all building up to a Wave Organ surprise proposal. Justin had actually planned a very special day for himself and his girlfriend Jessica to walk to their favorite spots throughout San Francisco, and just before dinnertime, they stopped by the Wave Organ where we lay in wait. It’s actually kind of a cool spot for hidden proposal photography [ read more … ]

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Ramon & Sophia’s Battery Spencer Engagement Photos

Oh, I could photograph these two all day long. Aside from looking like they just fell (in the most graceful way) out of a magazine cover, Ramon and Sophia are exactly the kind of couple I just love to spend time with — super in love and totally into each other — and it really shows in the photos! [ read more … ]

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Matthew & Lauren’s Pier 7 Surprise Engagement Proposal

For months, Matthew had been planning his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Lauren. As photographers, we of course like to shoot at locations that provide good aesthetics — interesting backdrop, good light, not a lot of bystanders — but as storytellers, we like locations with meaning, ones with a special significance. Matthew decided to ask Lauren to marry him at Pier 7, the place where they ended their first date, which made it the perfect place to enter into the next stage of their relationship together and to get some great photos in the process! [ read more … ]

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