We are huge fans of Disney (I don’t even want to think about how much money we’ve given Disneyland over the years!), so when we heard that Kristina and Jirayr wanted to incorporate some Aladdin inspiration to their engagement shoot at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael, we were totally onboard! Kristina emailed me a few days out from the shoot and said that though they knew it was a long shot, they were curious if we happened to have an “Aladdin’s lamp” that they could use in the shoot. I have a few props that were Beauty and the Beast themed, but nothing Aladdin themed. That’s when I walked in the other room to tell James. He very casually replied, “Oh, I have one.” Sure enough, we looked through some old boxes and found the perfect Aladdin’s lamp!
Since they live in Marin County, they suggested St. Vincents as a backdrop, and we are so glad that they did! The site had so many beautiful spots, and the rain cleared earlier in the day to give us perfect conditions.
We are so thrilled for Kristina and Jirayr. They were holding hands everywhere we went, and it’s clear that they love being together. They are so happy to be tying the knot, and we can’t wait until the big day! Congrats, you two!
It’s such a treat for us when we get to see our past clients again. We’ve been so fortunate to work with absolutely AMAZING brides and grooms, and we miss you all once the wedding is over. So, we get so excited when we get together for another shoot! For April and Gabriel, it was for their one-year anniversary. Their theme? Harley’s!
It was simply a blast photographing them at the tranquil Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. They both love going out for rides, so it was the perfect getaway to meet in the hills for a shoot. And we absolutely were gaga over the fact that they wanted their Harley’s featured.
At the end of the shoot, April and Gabriel suggested that we hop on their bikes and get in front of the camera for a change. There is only one answer to when someone asks if you want to pose with a Harley: “Sure!” This is yet another reason why we love our clients. They are just so sweet!
Happy Anniversary, April and Gabriel!
We first met Ariel and David at another wedding back in 2015, so we were thrilled when we heard that they were engaged! Both lovers of film, they decided to do something unique for their engagement shoot: a film noir style shoot right where Hitchcock’s Vertigo was filmed at Fort Point in San Francisco. We were immediately obsessed with the idea and started counting down the days until the photoshoot.
For us, this photoshoot was a big treat. The popular wedding style is to look bright with lots of light, high key images. This shoot allowed us to play with heavy contrast, stark lighting and deep blacks. Engagement photos are the perfect time to play with different styles and find a unique venue to pose with!
Ariel and David had such a fun time with their shoot, and it shows through in their images. They have spent most of their lives in San Francisco, so shooting underneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge was perfect. Plus, it gave them the chance to step in front of the camera and into one of the old movies they love so much.
After seeing their wonderful and creative idea for an engagement shoot, we literally cannot wait to see what they have planned for their wedding!