Category archives: NorCal Before the Wedding

San Franciso Marriage Proposal Photography | Harika & Bhargava

San Franciso Marriage Proposal Photography | Harika & Bhargava
Here was the surprise of a lifetime! Harika thought she was going for a fun little photo shoot with her best friends. She was right, but also so, so wrong. She didn't even know her soon-to-be fiancé was even in town! All her friends were in on the plan, so you can image the excitement as they stood on the sidelines waiting for the inevitable marriage proposal. Cong[...]

San Francisco Marriage Proposal | Honey & Raji

San Francisco Marriage Proposal | Honey & Raji
Raji couldn't have chosen a more perfect day to surprise the love of his life, Honey, with a marriage proposal! He chose the absolutely picturesque Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, just as the sun was beginning to set over the bay. Honey was surprised, and overjoyed. Both of them were. Congratulations to both of you on your engagement! It was such an honor to [...]

San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Marriage Proposal Photography | Margarita & Danny

San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Marriage Proposal Photography | Margarita & Danny
Danny and Margarita were visiting San Francisco from Calgary, Canada. During their trip, Danny knew he wanted to propose marriage to Margarita, and he knew he wanted to photograph the moment. I jumped at the opportunity when he approached me. Preserving memories like these is such a joy because I get to hide in plain sight and capture some truly incredible, intimat[...]

Danville & San Ramon Engagement Photography | Katelyn & Mark

Danville & San Ramon Engagement Photography | Katelyn & Mark
I first met Katelyn & Mark at a coffee shop in Danville.  I immediately noticed and loved how gregarious, outgoing, talkative, and charismatic Mark was.  Katelyn was the perfect complement to him, effortlessly beautiful, reserved, and poised. As we took their engagement photographs, they made me smile.  A lot.  The session was comprised of hours of playfulness,[...]

Treasure Island & Dolores Park, San Francisco Engagement Photography | Meri & Mollie

Treasure Island & Dolores Park, San Francisco Engagement Photography | Meri & Mollie
I love everything about Meri & Mollie!  Not only are the a ton of fun, they also have some really cool things in store for their wedding.  I can't tell you what they are until afterward, though! We began our engagement photograph session on Treasure Island under the Bliss Dance statue, which is significant for these two ladies, both long-time fans of Black Rock[...]

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photography at Palace of Fine Arts | Sumesh & Supriya

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photography at Palace of Fine Arts | Sumesh & Supriya
Being able to photograph candid, unscripted moments is what I live for, which is why I love documenting marriage proposals.  Sumesh contacted me a week ago to tell me about his plan: late afternoon, San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, his beautiful girlfriend, and a ring.   I jumped at the chance. The proposal was perfect. Supriya gasped, cried, laughed, cried aga[...]

Napa Engagement Photography at Pope Valley’s Aetna Springs Resort & Heibel Ranch Vineyards | Courtney & Nick

Napa Engagement Photography at Pope Valley's Aetna Springs Resort & Heibel Ranch Vineyards | Courtney & Nick
Courtney & Nick's wedding will be held in Colorado next year, but wanted their engagement session held here in California.  They describe themselves as camera shy, but one look at these photographs shows they are naturals on camera. Courtney & Nick had a fun vision for their session including their recently-discovered favorite vineyard and their rambunctiou[...]

Napa Engagement Photography at Hartwell Vineyard Estate Winery | Meegan & Bobby

Napa Engagement Photography at Hartwell Vineyard Estate Winery | Meegan & Bobby
For their heartfelt, exquisite engagement session, Meegan and Bobby were lucky enough to have a friend who could give us exclusive access to the splendid Hartwell Vineyard Estate Winery in Napa, California. To make the day even more special, Bobby brought his well-loved black Ford Mustang with red leather interior, and a vintage Schwinn bicycle. I love how these t[...]