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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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!
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!
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! ;-)
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!