Posts Tagged 'engagement'

March 05, 2014

//September 2013//











June 26, 2013

A few weeks ago, Jason contacted me to tell me he was planning on proposing to his girlfriend of 6 years, whom he has known since junior high. That first sentence already captured my heart. His plan was to propose to her at Dolores Park where they took their first trip together and where he knew she was the girl he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He also wanted a few close friends to be present and surprise his girlfriend, Sunmee right after the proposal.

Of course, I was all for this and wanted to be part of it! The only problem was, Jason and his girlfriend aren’t from the Bay Area and hadn’t been to Dolores Park in years. Since their first trip the park had gone through some renovations. We actually weren’t sure the bench he had been talking about still existed. I went to scout out the location and was elated to find the bench existed! I took some photos, drew all over them and helped create “The Plan.” The trickiest part of this was I had no idea what Jason and Sunmee looked like as I was going off of a photo he sent to me!

The day of the proposal I headed over and secured the bench. Jason & Sunmee’s friends showed up and we essentially took that bench hostage. At one point we asked a random couple if they would be willing to sit on the bench, and when Jason and Sunmee approached, to just casually get up and leave (sooooo smooth, right?)

Jason proposed overlooking San Francisco, she said yes!, their friends ran out from behind a tree to surprise them and the entire secret proposal was a success!



Jason & Sunmee’s friends waiting.

The couple we enlisted to save the bench for us + hiding behind a tree.











Nothing like a little Tartine to help celebrate!








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May 24, 2011

A long long time ago, when I worked in an office, Jenn & I were coworkers! It was fun to hear about her boyfriend at the time and I was even more thrilled when she told me she was getting married and asked me to photograph her engagement session. I was back in one of my favorite spots in Orange County to shoot their engagement session. Congrats on your recent marriage! I wish you and Chris much happiness & love!!!


March 25, 2011

I knew this engagement session would be awesome from the moment I saw that Jin + Naomi = Jinomi! We had a fun-filled day trekking around San Francisco exploring areas I’ve never been too and revisiting old ones. We were so worried the week before because the weather had been horrible, but it cleared up and was so beautiful for that one day. The next day crazy storms hit for the entire week!

Meet Jinomi!

Jin wanted photos with graffiti so we headed over to the Mission District. They seriously have some amazing murals!

Of course we had to stop and get some burritos!!!

This next set of photos makes me laugh so much. Naomi cut the cutest paper hearts out so we could throw them, but we probably took these photos 10+ times because each time the paper hearts flew towards Jin’s face he would cringe! In the end we just told him to look at Naomi so he wouldn’t see all those hearts flying towards him!

Jin loves his iPhone. He converted Naomi.

One of my favorites!

A lil fun with my lensbaby.

The Bay Bridge

November 17, 2010

I am thrilled to share this engagement session with everyone!!!  Not only because they look so freaking amazing, but because it’s the first session I’m showing you guys that I shot with my new baby, the Nikon D3s!  This camera = a little bit of heaven for me!

I love love love love this very classic looking San Francisco engagement shoot, we started off at their super chic place where we played with their cats and went to the rooftop to view the city on such a beautiful day. Then we ended up going all over the city where we braved the freezing weather,  especially when we did some photos at night!  Since this shoot they had the most beautiful ceremony at this gorgeous location in Carmel that I’m equally excited to share with you all soon!

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