Can I just say, Katie and Cam are adorable! I think it's so funny that they said they are normally awkward in front of a camera and not very photogenic. Ha! First of all, they are such a good looking couple no matter the face they were making they made it look good ;-) But really what it comes down to is that they are so in love, every photo shows that authenticity and adoration for each other. That's all I care about anyway...showing off their love in a snapshot! Between their giggles and embraces, I think we got some great photos from the shoot. Rancho San Antonio was the perfect spot for a fall engagement and we got there at the perfect time of day before our light hid behind the hills. And you all know I'm a sucker for some epic golden light! I'm really excited for Katie and Cam and am so happy they asked me to be even just a small part of this special time in their lives!
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Photography is fun and I love creating images, but my job is even better when I have easy-going, enthusiastic clients who are so obviously in love! Megan and Stefan were exactly that! All I had to do was place them in a spot, and within seconds they already were laughing and smiling at each and I didn't even say a word. It was perfect! I just kept snapping away at all their natural, loving interactions. We photographed at one of my favorite places, Picchetti Winery in Cupertino and truly had a great time. Unfortunately we were followed by flies the entire session (I swear we didn't smell!) but luckily the flies were a source for lots of laughs! Megan and Stefan were awesome to shoot with and I can't wait for their wedding next year at Bargetto Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
If you live in California, you know how bad the drought has been and how the forecast of rain has been few and far between. With our luck, we apparently scheduled the engagement shoot on the one day the Bay Area finally saw rain! Erin and Edgar were such troopers though and toughed out the rainfall, even though it started coming down pretty hard. We found shelter in the nearby trees and nearly called it a day, but they ending up braving the cold, wet trail and even danced in the rain! It wasn't long after we decided to walk back to the car that a rainbow came out for a brief minute and then dissipated into the suddenly blue sky. How could we call it quits then? Naturally we decided to keep shooting and I'm glad I ended up getting some very sweet and also playful shots of the happy, and slightly damp, couple. I'm really looking forward to their wedding in Morgan Hill this coming October. I may have to pack an umbrella, just in case!
Amongst the concrete jungle of the Bay Area, there are still pockets of beautiful nature, golden fields and vibrant greenery. I'm so happy Niccolina and Ryan suggested we shoot at Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara since I've never had the chance to really explore that part of the city before. I love how I've lived in this area my whole life and still have so many new places to seek out and photograph! Ryan, a native New Yorker, and Niccolina, originally from the Bay Area herself, live just down the street from this little gem and decided it was a quiet, secluded spot we could use to document their love and life together. They are such a sweet couple and I'm looking forward to shooting their wedding in September at the gorgeous Stanford Memorial Church!
These precious children were so full of energy for our fall mini session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Each year I've been able to photograph them as they grow up and it's been such a treat. Jeremiah and Levi are always such hams, but they are so cute! They are the epitome of little boys being boys! With the addition of little sister Lianna, this trio takes some of the sweetest photos. The whole family has been near and dear to my heart for the past three years, and soon they will be moving up to the northwest state of Washington! They will be very missed, but I hope we get a chance to do another family shoot later down the line when they visit the Bay Area. ;-)
For anyone who follows my photography blog, you might recognize Pichetti Winery as one of my favorite places to shoot. It's just such a sweet spot and it's got beautiful scenery. Granted, you can't tell from the photos, but it's definitely a work-out to go hiking from each spot to the next! In the end, I think it's worth it and the results are worth the sweat! Monica and Brian were such troopers and I had a lovely time chatting and getting to know more about their lives. Looking forward to shooting their wedding in October at the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose. I imagine it's gonna be a fun party! Thanks for great shoot you two!
I have nothing but great things to say about Kira and Steven. They are one of the sweetest couples I've had the opportunity to work with and their love is evident on and off camera. I'm very excited to shoot their wedding this coming May at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill! I love that they both wanted to show off different sides of their personality through their engagement photos; one shoot being out in a field and the other showcasing their home in downtown San Jose. This first set we shot at Rancho San Antonio in the hills of Cupertino. We had beautiful light to work with and found a variety of little spots to shoot. Stay tuned for their second set of photos in downtown!