Category Archives: Engagements

July 8, 2010

Sherri & Patrick Engagement Session // Part II

I promised more from Sherri and Patrick’s e-session, and here they are! We grabbed brunch together at Park Chow, right next to Golden Gate Park, and after a scrumptuous meal, we headed over to the park. But not before I became smitten with a bright yellow door. Love doors, love yellow!

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

We made our way to the Japanese Tea Garden since it’s a place Sherri mentioned she’s always wanted to visit. It was a beautiful sunny, and surprisingly fog-free day in San Francisco and the Tea Garden was such a nice contrast to the urban feel of the other locations we shot at.

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

And there were even more doorways here to play with!

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

In LOVE with Sherri’s shoes.

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

My favorite from this part of the shoot! I just love the expression on Sherri’s face.

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

They look like models here don’t they?

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

We all ended up in the gift store, oohing and ahhing over all the cute stuff. They had forksticks there! A combination of chopsticks and forks. Genius.

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

Sherri and Patrick shared their wedding plans over brunch and I’m convinced that this is going to be an epic wedding. They’ve hired an amazing Orange County photographer, Sarah Chen, they’ve got a gorgeous venue, and it’s going to be a ceremony overlooking the ocean! Congrats you two! Next time, brunch is on me. :)

July 3, 2010

Sherri & Patrick // Engagement Session // Part I

I really feel like there’s nothing that can make your heart feel like its doubled in size as hanging out with old friends. It’s such a rush of happiness and sweet nostalgia. Sherri and I met our freshman year in High School and immediately became friends. I can’t tell you how many hours we spent talking as we wandered in circles around and around the school courtyard during PE. That was our choice of exercise. Not handball, not basketball, walking. In circles. Over and over again. :p Good times!

It’s so strange to me how far we’ve all come, mostly because it’s hard to grasp how much time has gone by! High School really doesn’t seem that long ago. But here we are all grown up. Sherri is the first one within my immediate group of friends in High School to be getting married! Ahhh! It’s exciting and I’m sooo happy for her!

Sherri & Patrick are big fans of San Francisco, so they came up from Irvine for the weekend so that we could do a shoot here. I wanted to showcase a lot of the funky vibrancy of San Francisco as well as all the natural beauty that’s so unique to SF. We started off with some super interesting backdrops. Vertical gardens, hanging chairs, and flora climbing out of an old school car, can it get any better?

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

We headed up to the Marin Headlands to get some shots overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and lemme tell ya, it took a LOT of effort to get here but it was so worth it in the end!

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

Looove this one!
San Francisco Engagement Photography

I’m such a huge fan of doorways and frames. The contrast between my sexy couple and this old broken down shell of a building is so great.

San Francisco Engagement Photography

San Francisco Engagement Photography

Can you say, DRAMATIC? I’m so glad we braved the crazy winds because we ended up getting killer shots like this one. So many favorites from the shoot, but this one just might be #1. :)

San Francisco Engagement Photography

It’s so great getting to photograph dear friends. And an added bonus when those friends are naturals and just light up in front of the camera. More of Sherri & Patrick’s engagement shoot to come! Next up, Golden Gate Park.

July 1, 2010

Sherri & Patrick // Engagement Teaser

I know, I know. So many teasers, so few full blog posts! But they’re coming soon, I promise!

Just wanted to share one of my favorite photos from a recent engagement shoot with one of my good friends from High School, the gorgeous Sherri and her wonderful fiance Patrick.

Sherri & Patrick Engagement

SUCH a fun shoot, the full blog post will be up in a few days!

January 18, 2010

Abi & Ryan // Lifestyle Photography

When Abi from Abi Q Photography first contacted me about doing a photoswap, I was so excited because A) You’d be surprised how few opportunities I have to be on the OTHER side of the camera and B) Abi has an amazing sense of style and I knew that whatever concept she came up with for the shoot would be fabulous.

We wanted grey skies and green hills, a very stormy English countryside sort of vibe. Chic, editorial, and sexy. I’m in love with the photos we got from the shoot, Abi & Ryan were smokin’ hot and everything just came together perfectly! I’m so excited to share these with the world.

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Abi & Ryan, you two are amaaazing! Thanks so much for a brilliant shoot!

December 10, 2009

Jamie & Soheil (Part III)

I’ve already made 2 blog posts from this shoot, but now I’m getting to some of my absolute favorite photos form the shoot! Jamie tracked down this old vintage bike to use as a prop, and I just love the flirty cuteness of this last look. Jamie’s polka dot shorts, Soheil’s cap, the smiles and the kisses, this was the absolute PERFECT way to end the day.

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November 5, 2009

Sausalito Photo Shoot – Part II

Outfit change! As promised, here’s another look at the photo shoot from Sausalito a few weeks back. I absolutely loved each and every outfit that Jamie and Soheil had for this shoot. And they went from old school charming in the last blog post to deliciously glamorous in this one. A few people stopped and asked if they were movie stars, and don’t they just like like they stepped off a Hollywood set?

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One more outfit change to come, and it’s my favorite one of all!