Category Archives: Engagements

June 22, 2011

Liz & Bryan // San Francisco Engagement Session

Standing in the middle of the street in bustling downtown San Francisco. Dangerous? Maybe. Illegal? Probably. Worth it to get amazing photos? Definitely! Had a great time roaming around the Financial District and the Embarcadero with Bryan and Liz. It was one of the first really beautiful days we’d had in the City after days and weeks of rain.

San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session

I love this next shot SO much!

San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
We moved on to beautiful golden gate park just as the sun was setting. Liz & Bryan brought along these huuuge balloons. Where can you even get such gigantic balloons? I love it when my couples add little things to their shoot to make it their own.

San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session
San Francisco urban engagement session

May 13, 2011

Anh & Matthew // Film

Film has been making a major comeback in the last few years which I think is such a wonderful thing and I’ve been itching to do more film work lately.

I had my first black and white film class in the 4th grade and I fell in love immediately. Developing my own film was probably the highlight of that whole year for me. Fast forward 10 years and I was spending hours locked away in USC’s film lab, developing my negatives, making large prints, and listening to Elliot Smith on repeat while I worked away in that cool dark space. I have a longer history with film than I do with digital, but sometimes it’s easy to forget that and think of film as something of the past. I’ve been playing around with a Contax 645 lately and absolutely loving the results so far.

Here are some of my favorite film images from the shoot I did was the incredible Anh and her lovely husband. Anh runs one of my favorite fashion blogs: 9to5Chic. It was such a treat to meet and photograph Anh, whose blog I’d been stalking for awhile now. Check out her blog for some amazing outfit inspirations!

It’s a rare woman who can so effortlessly pull of an outfit like this… Honestly, if I could, I would steal Anh away and force her to be my personal stylist!

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

I knew Anh would put together a super stylish outfit so I wanted to contrast that chic beauty with a super urban and grungy background.

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

They were even willing to brave the underside of a freeway for me. We had to keep a look out for trains but we managed to get some amazing shots from here.
san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

Looove this next set! Anh can move so easily from outfit to outfit. Classy chic one moment and bohemian casual the next.
san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

We finished off the day at Sutro Heights and watched the sun fall into the ocean. One of my favorite things about San Francisco is how we have so many different landscapes right within a few miles of each other. Anyone from the Bay Area who hasn’t visited the Sutro Heights/Baths area absolutely has to, it’s stunning!

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

san francisco fashion shoot

Anh & Matthew, thank you for spending the afternoon with me, it was a blast!

February 18, 2011

Jason & Julia // Napa Vineyard Engagement Session

I love it when my couples choose a location that is special to them for their engagement session. Ceja Vineyard was where Jason popped the question to Julia, and the owners were happy to let us shoot all around the property for a few hours. Beautiful vineyards, bright sunny day and a great couple makes for one of those days that makes me so happy and grateful for my job.

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography

Napa Valley Vineyard Engagement Photography