We absolutely love seeing couples that make each other laugh. A simple look will send the other one giggling, and it’s not only incredibly sweet to witness, but it also makes for great photos! Megan and Ray were laughing the whole time, and it made the shoot so much fun!
Megan and Ray chose the gorgeous Durst Winery as the backdrop for both their engagement shoot and their fall wedding. Not only was it a great location for photography, but it was a wonderful spot for their kids to hang out with Grandma until they were ready to join us for photos. We love that Megan and Ray chose to include their adorable little ones in their engagement shoot. After all, the wedding will be a big day for the whole family!
We can’t wait until October!
Being a wedding photographer has brought so much to my life, including old friends! Back in high school, I was good friends with Aubrey, but we lost touch when we went to college. Then, earlier this year, I got a message from her – she was engaged! We met for coffee, and it’s as if we never lost touch.
I was so honored to meet Shawn, and I couldn’t help but smile to see him through Aubrey’s eyes. She literally cannot look at him without smiling or laughing!
On their first trip together, they went to Morro Bay and took a drive along Highway 1. That’s when they stumbled upon a small town with a population of 18: Harmony. As they walked around town, they knew right then and there that someday they wanted to get married in the small chapel there.
We loved their laid back and intimate ceremony. It was so personal and fun, and everyone there felt truly special to be one of the few to witness their beautiful wedding. It was the perfect fit for Aubrey and Shawn.
These two are going to have so many adventures together, and we’re so excited to see where they go next!
Wedding Dress: Amazon
Cake: Andrew Fischer, brother of the bride
We couldn’t help but smile as we saw Shelby, Kevin, and little Hudson heading towards us, hand in hand, at Lafayette Reservoir. They were so excited for their engagement shoot, especially Hudson!
Mommy and Daddy laughed when they saw how much Hudson loved having his photo taken (and seeing the photo on the camera’s LCD screen afterwards).
“He’s definitely a natural!” they exclaimed. We totally agree! Since he seemed to love the camera so much, I even offered to let him take a photo of mommy and daddy. I sat on the ground, and he quickly hopped into my lap to look through the camera. He loved it!
It was so cute watching this adorable family. They are so sweet, patient, and caring towards each other. It makes us so happy!
Congratulations to this beautiful family. We can’t wait to capture more of your happily ever after!
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!
We were so honored to meet little Jake. We photographed his mother and father’s wedding back in 2016, and we were over the moon to hear that they were expecting!
Since mom and dad love camping and go on an annual camping trip every year, we set up a little camping scene to get Jake all set for this summer’s trip. I even handmade a little sleeping bag! Since little Jake has the CUTEST onesie ever (it says “The Dark Side” on the butt), we also did a few Star Wars shots with his mom and dad’s lightsaber chopsticks. Finally, we also made sure to photograph Jake in a boot that every child for several generations has been photographed in when they were born!
Welcome to the world, Jake!
Sheila and Chris woke up to heavy rain the day of their engagement shoot, but even that couldn’t put a damper on the day! The rain cleared just in time for the photoshoot, leaving behind puddles and rain droplets to make a sweet rainy day session.
These two can make each other laugh with just a word or even a look. As photographers, we absolutely love when couples have that. It makes each moment fun and an absolute joy to capture!
We can’t wait until their big day!
We have had a wonderful 2017 filled with so many amazing couples, families, and venues. We truly have loved sharing all these memories with you (this video even makes us a bit emotional because it shows so many fun times!), and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!
Enjoy this video of our 2017 highlights. Can you spot your wedding or photoshoot?
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!