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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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November 09, 2012

Ever since I moved back to the Bay Area, I have found myself at quite a few Giants games! Honestly, I’m a little surprised myself, as I don’t think I’ve ever felt extremely attached to any type of sport. As I type this, I’m laughing a little at the fact that somehow over the past few years, I’ve ended up falling in love with them so much that they warrant their own blog post! There’s something really special about going to a Giants game though. You just feel the energy of all the fans and get excited yourself, not to mention AT&T Park is beautiful and if that isn’t enough…they have great food! Garlic fries, crab sandwich, nachos, caramel popcorn, or strawberry shortcake anyone?!

How can you not love a view like this?
(Taken from inside AT&T Park)

I need to give a special shout-out to Lezlee, who may be the biggest Giants fan I know and who also introduced me to all the perks of going to Giants games…club level 😛

A few more photos (all taken with my iPhone 4) of games I went too.
I have a quite a few #sfgiants hashtags on my instagram feed! Off topic, but instagram now has profiles! I kind of love it.

There are a lot of cool things to look at in the club level. Also, they have amazing caramel popcorn!

This season was pretty memorable as I was there for Matt Cain’s perfect game!

What’s funny is I NEVER take these photos when they come around asking, but for some reason, that day we decided to let them.


Can you believe that they estimated 1 million people came out to watch the parade?!?!

(All photos taken with a Fuji x100)

There were so many people! I’m surprised the top of the bus stops as well as garbage cans and light poles could hold so many people.

Go Giants!!!

And I’m off to LA for a super quick trip to photograph a wedding this weekend!

January 25, 2012

I typically don’t like to post two family sessions back to back, but I couldn’t help myself because I just wanted to share these images! I’m beginning to really  love doing family sessions. I think back at how often my own family has said “Oh! We need to take another family photo!” yet we tend to make up excuses; when I lose 5 more pounds, when I grow out my hair, when I have more time. And then years go by and now we’ve missed many opportunities, sadly sometimes even family members and we can’t help regret wishing we did take that photo. I’m realizing more how much I cherish capturing these moments for my clients.

Meet the gorgeous Curtis family! Their two daughters Meryn + Lyvia are the cutest ever! Sean is the pastor at GRX SF a church in the Mission in SF and Kerry cooks the most delicious food! I really hope you guys had as much fun being photographed as I had photographing you!


Can these two be any more precious?

I love the next set of photos. I feel like it shows their personalities so well! Meryn is totally free spirited and adventurous whereas Lyvia is a little more shy and reserved.

They were pros by the end of the shoot!

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

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