Akshay & Aditi’s Surprise Engagement at the Palace of Fine Arts

Akshay and I first talked in May about his upcoming planned proposal, and it was all planned out and ready to go until yet another new 2020 twist was added into the mix: not coronavirus this time, but the wave of protests and curfews kept his proposal from happening the way he had wanted. That wasn’t going to stop him for long, of course! A few weeks later, he brought his girlfriend Aditi up to San Francisco for a surprise engagement at the Palace of Fine Arts. [ read more … ]

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Lydia & Jessenia’s Proposal at Alice Marble Courts

We often get asked for advice on good locations for a picturesque surprise proposal, especially for clients coming from out of town. Luckily, Lydia didn’t ask for my help — because, even after all these years of photographing couples and proposals, I definitely wouldn’t have thought to suggest a basketball court surprise proposal. But I can’t imagine a single thing that could have made this a more perfect afternoon for the two of them! [ read more … ]

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Rohan & Aastha’s Private Half Moon Bay Proposal at Martin’s Beach

As Rohan was planning his proposal, he knew he wanted a place that was quiet and beautiful, and Martin’s Beach was at the top of his list. Clearly, he had done his homework — I didn’t even know about this place until he told me about it! This incredible beach actually has a pretty interesting history [ read more … ]

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Omar & Safia’s San Francisco Sunset Sutro Baths Proposal

Sutro Baths is one of those places that’s quite a wonderful sight at almost any time of day, and a photographer’s eye can really bring out its full beauty. Omar wanted the perfect setting for his surprise proposal to Safia, and there’s really no place more picturesque than a sunset Sutro Baths proposal. He even scouted out the spot in advance to make sure it would be the right choice… and yes, I think he chose well! [ read more … ]

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Michelle & Justin’s Colorful and Playful Engagement Photos

Are you ready to see a set of very colorful and playful engagement photos? Michelle and Justin chose to start off their engagement shoot at two spots that were not only new to us, but are entirely unconventional for engagement photos. We started off at the Coin-Op Game Room in SoMa, where you can see they had a pretty good time at the various game machines around the arcade. (I wasn’t keeping score… I assume Michelle won though.) [ read more … ]

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