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Nicole and Christian's Engagement Shoot in Sunol

I love seeing couples in love.  I love the beauty of nature.  And I love combining the two into a whimsical engagement session!  Nicole knew that she wanted to take some photos in a creek, which I immediately thought was adorable!  But here in the Bay Area in the middle of a Californian drought, we were unsure of what spots still had water! Luckily we found the perfect nook for the shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness.  It was just a small section off the Little Yosemite trail, but perfect for what we needed.  It was a refreshing start to the shoot.  A cool dip in the water before heading up the golden hills on one of the hottest days of the year! Christian and Nicole were awesome though.  We literally ran up the steep hills just to catch the last rays of the sun!  Hot and sweaty, yes, but totally worth the views! I can't wait for their wedding next May at Pageo Lavender Farm, a place that is near and dear to my heart since I too got married there!  Hence the lovely lavender sprigs that Nicole brought for the shoot ;-)  Clever!Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot in Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

 

Erin and Edgar's Engagement in Rainy Cupertino

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! Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Engagement pictures at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Valentine's Day Maternity Photo Shoot

Shooting a maternity session was such wonderful way to celebrate love on Valentines Day this year!  Celebrating the love between a married couple and the love of their expected child is really special and I'm so happy I got to photograph this part of my sister and brother-in-law's journey together.  I've said it before and I'll say it again; pregnancy is just such a beautiful thing.  My sister would probably disagree with that statement after all the "morning" sickness she's experienced and the major change to her body, but as her little sister, I just admire her so much.  Just look at her...she's so beautiful!  She opted for a whimsical look, wearing an adorable flower crown which worked so nicely with the field we shot at in the Calaveras Hills in Milpitas.  The sun was hitting the hills just perfectly and made the shoot look so magical. Her baby bump is still small, but growing day by day. I'm so happy for her and her husband Marcus and I am just so anxious to meet their baby boy in May.  This is will be not only the first nephew in our family, but the first grandchild!  For my parents who raised all girls, this will be a fun change for them to have a boy in the family. I can't wait to be an aunt!  Plus I'm really looking forward to shooting some awesome newborn shots!  ;-) Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maternity pictures at Spring Valley Pond field in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monica and Brian's Engagement in Cupertino, CA

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!  

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photos at Pichetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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