Sunday, May 3, 2015

Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Marriage Proposal Photography | Annie & Bernie

There is no greater joy than witnessing the utter and unabashed happiness of your family and close friends. This surprise proposal was just that for me.  Annie has been a longtime friends of mine from my UC Santa Barbara days and I have gotten to know Bernie through the years as Annie’s other half.  These two are an absolute perfect match for each other and oh their love, their love is so refreshingly real, honest and pure, without any pretensions or fluff, you know, the kind of love that endures. And Bernie’s proposal, well, it was the perfect reflection of this honest love. Just the two of them, a weekend beach giveaway no extravagant fanfare, just a simple question, a beautiful setting and heartfelt joy.  

I especially love the photo of them high-fiving each other because it is such an accurate reflection of their relationship.  Definitely not a typical shot you’d see during a proposal but one that really shows the goofy and supportive nature of their relationship.

I have always loved being a part of surprise proposals and well when it’s that of your close friend, it really doesn’t get much better! Thank you for allowing me to be part of this special moment  and a HUGE congrats to my good friends, Annie and Bernie!

Friday, May 1, 2015

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography | Shawna and Colin

Shawna and Colin brought their beautiful selves all the way from Canada to get hitched in California! With a venue as amazing as San Francisco City Hall, we definitely can't blame them. We are majorly obsessed with Shawna's chic, long sleeved gown and wildly elegant bouquet. It's weddings like this that make me realize how lucky I am to be a photographer!

Congratulations Shawna and Colin! Come back and visit soon!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Romantic Carmel Engagement Photography in Carmel, CA | Violet and Romel

Violet and Romel were born to be on camera! These two gorgeous human beings took me all around Carmel for their engagement session where we had a great time exploring some of the little city's most beautiful areas. Mission Carmel was by far one of my favorite spots, especially in the springtime when all of the flowers are blooming. I also loved that Violet and Romel were up for anything and willingly stopped along the road when we saw a picturesque area. Sometimes those spots off the beaten path are just the best!

I can already tell that their August wedding will be one for the books and I cannot wait!