Category archives: NorCal Before the Wedding

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photographer | Maggie & Jonathan

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photographer | Maggie & Jonathan
Jonathan reached out to me about photographing his proposal to Maggie in San Francisco, and he already knew the perfect spot.  The park surrounding the pond at the Letterman Digital Arts Center near the Palace of Fine Arts had been a significant location for them both throughout their relationship.  Plus Maggie loves ducks, so it made the perfect spot even better. [...]

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photography | Jenna & Jeb

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photography | Jenna & Jeb
Jenna frequently asked Jeb to take her to San Francisco, so aside from the delight and surprise of being woken early at home in Dallas and told to pack a bag, she wasn't suspecting a thing.  Little did she know that he was secretly planning to propose on Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. I ask marriage proposal clients to fill out a pre-shoot survey so I can better un[...]

Napa Valley’s Benzinger & Kunde Wineries Engagement Photos | Vania & Jason

Napa Valley's Benzinger & Kunde Wineries Engagement Photos | Vania & Jason
Vania and Jason hail from Chicago, but absolutely love the Napa Valley.  While in town for Thanksgiving with Jason's family, they chose the Benzinger Family Winery and Kunde Family Estate as their locations for engagement photographs, and I think you'll agree their choices couldn't have been more spectacular. If you've ever wondered what it looks like to have photo[...]

Engagement Photographer in San Francisco’s Lower Haight | Jake & Jay

Engagement Photographer in San Francisco's Lower Haight | Jake & Jay
Jake and Jay have a few special places in San Francisco's Lower Haight, so it was obvious that we needed to hold their engagement photography session there.  We began at Miette, a charming bakery and confectionary just off of Hayes St., was one of Jake's regular stops when she lived in the neighborhood.   We continued our session at Hotel Biron, where Jake and Jay fir[...]

Golden Gate Park, Stow Lake Marriage Proposal | Kristen & Michael

Golden Gate Park, Stow Lake Marriage Proposal | Kristen & Michael
Kristen & Michael hail from Atlanta and Phoenix, respectively.  When Michael learned he would need to be in San Francisco for a work training seminar, he knew it would be the perfect chance to invite Kristen for a weekend getaway, and to surprise her with an engagement proposal.  After laughing, crying, and hugging their way through the big moment, Michael capped [...]

San Francisco Castro & Corona Heights Engagement Photography | Sean & Steve

San Francisco Castro & Corona Heights Engagement Photography | Sean & Steve
Sean & Steve love everything about San Francisco.  They love the Castro and the city's beautiful natural peaks.  Their charming, elegant engagement session took us from the Castro Theater, to Hot Cookie next door, to Corona Heights Park for stunning twilight views of the San Francisco skyline. It was a stunning day, perfect for this stunning couple!   [...]

Sonoma Engagement Session at Ferrari-Carano Winery | Lisa & Greg

Sonoma Engagement Session at Ferrari-Carano Winery | Lisa & Greg
Lisa and Greg's engagement photograph session at Ferrari-Carano Winery in Sonoma was nothing short of dreamy. The colors, the light, and the love between this glowing couple made for the ideal afternoon. Thank you, Lisa & Greg, for sharing these important moments with me! If you love this engagement session, check out their wedding photography at Foreign[...]

San Mateo Sugarloaf Engagement Session | Jennifer & Andy

San Mateo Sugarloaf Engagement Session | Jennifer & Andy
This tender engagement photography session was so full of love, it felt like we were transported beyond the bustle that is the San Francisco Bay Area. The path along the hills of San Mateo's Sugarloaf Mountain was so narrow in places that Grace and I were practically climbing over each other, jockeying to get into position for our photos.  Jennifer and Andrew were so [...]

San Francisco Mission District Engagement Session | Orly & Zack

San Francisco Mission District Engagement Session | Orly & Zack
For her engagement photography session, it was important to Orly to incorporate elements of her heritage, so what better place than the diverse streets of San Francisco's Mission District?  Orly, Zack, and I visited the murals in Balmy Alley, then explored the Mission together, pausing wherever the light was beautiful.  Then, we visited the UCSF Medical Center's Rec B[...]

San Francisco Mission District Engagement Photography | Michelle & Kyle

San Francisco Mission District Engagement Photography | Michelle & Kyle
What's better than an engagement session that begins with wine and a cheese flight at Mission Cheese in San Francisco's Mission District?  Nothing.  I loved spending the evening with Michelle and Kyle, and I can't wait for their wedding in June! If you enjoyed these photographs, don't miss Orly & Zack's Mission District engagement photos.  You may also enjo[...]