James & Anne Marie’s Stow Lake Rowboat Surprise Proposal

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October 30, 2019

James wanted to surprise his girlfriend Anne Marie with a marriage proposal in a special spot: on a Stow Lake rowboat, near the old stone arch bridge. As they slowly rowed towards the spot while feeding the ducks around them, we got into position — Annie on the shore nearby, David in a different rowboat (with our daughter on board to make it not look suspicious!) to get a second angle from the side — and watched as they approached. [ read more … ]

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Brian & Jenny’s Huntington Falls Proposal Photos at Stow Lake

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December 9, 2018

Brian had enlisted a few friends to help pull off the perfect surprise for his girlfriend Jenny: they were going to take a walk with their dog along Stow Lake one sunny weekend afternoon, and along the way, he’d stop to surprise her with a marriage proposal right in front of a waterfall right at the edge of the lake. [ read more … ]

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Aditi & Timir’s San Francisco Stunning Sunset Engagement Photos

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August 15, 2018

Aditi & Timir’s engagement session was a two-part affair. For the first set of photos, they hopped on a rowboat and paddled around Stow Lake for some fun, relaxed photos around the park. It’s not something I do often, but I think we got some really cute photos! For the second set, they really wanted the perfect sunset. And let’s be real — with the incredible skies that San Francisco has to offer, who doesn’t? [ read more … ]

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Rudy & Zoey’s Surprise Proposal at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park Photographer

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June 4, 2016

Rudy is the kind of person who’s very precise, specific, and knows exactly what he wants. It made working together on this shoot so smooth and easy, and I’m sure Zoey feels very lucky to have someone like him! He had it all planned out — just before the proposal, they spent an afternoon at the de Young Museum, followed by a relaxing, romantic walk around Stow Lake. After passing a small pagoda, a calm waterfall, and a myriad of couples on paddleboats, Rudy and Zoey crossed an idyllic stone arch bridge to the spot where he proposed. We really loved Zoey’s “awww” face, and I’m sure that you, the reader, will too. Check out their photos below — and congrats to Rudy & Zoey 🙂

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Christiana & Mike | Golden Gate Park Stow Lake Engagement Photos

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January 28, 2016

When Christiana and Mike told me that they were newly engaged, they really meant it! They got engaged on Dec 27th and we went out to a few beautiful locations in San Francisco for their engagement photos only three weeks later. They wanted this photo session to be romantic and fun, so we started out with a rowboat at Stow Lake. We definitely wouldn’t forget their two puppies (they are sooooooo cute), and I think the save-the-date photo with the puppies in this blog post is for sure one of my favs. The tide was crazy that day at the beach but C&M, running towards the water and getting totally soaked, didn’t mind at all. I got some really adorable photos! [ read more … ]

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