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.
I had such a fun time with Lauren and Jared on their engagement shoot in Vasona Lake Park! Lauren had lots of cute handmade signs and props to play with and many color coordinated outfits to go with her eggplant purple themed wedding next year in September. She wanted a fall engagement shoot to foreshadow a fall wedding and I think we found some great spots around the park to highlight that! When we showed up, the lighting was just beautiful and you all know me and my sun...I love it when it hits my subjects just right! After a 9 year relationship, Lauren and Jared are more than ready to seal the deal. I'm very excited to shoot their wedding next year at the Hyatt in Monterey and I'm looking forward to lots more DIY details on the big day!
What a wonderful year it has been not only for me, but for so many of my friends and family! Between my sister's wedding, my own wedding, family friends getting married and many couples getting engaged, it's been one heck of a year full of love! Andrew and Shanay are dear friends of mine who recently got engaged in June. I was even lucky enough to be right there when Andrew popped the question and I got to snap some photos of the special moment. They have long been supporters of my photography work and I am so grateful for their encouragement. I was flattered that they wanted me to shoot their engagement photos, especially since they have hired a different photographer for their wedding day so I could actually sit back, relax and enjoy their wedding in April! See, what thoughtful friends! We had a great time exploring Rancho San Antonio and taking all these fun shots. They were so natural in front of the camera and made my job super easy. I barely had to pose them; their love and affection shined throughout all their pictures. If you can't tell already, I'm sooo happy for them and I cannot wait until their wedding!
As promised, here's the second round of engagement photos I shot with Kira and Steven. I had just as much fun, if not more, on this shoot as the last one. They are just so easy to photograph together and the second time around they knew exactly what to do! We traveled around downtown San Jose and visited various spots around town that stood out to them or had a special meaning. Both were graduates from San Jose State, so it was important we paid a visit to their alma mater! Other cool locations included city hall, the old US post office across from St. James Park and the awesome brick alley way near their first apartment together. This was one of my favorite shoots from 2013!
Three reasons why Christine and Steve naturally chose AT&T Park for their engagement shoot:1. They are huge Giant's fans and have been going to the games together for years.
2. They had a custom Giant's brick made with their name on it that lays outside AT&T park.
3. Steve proposed to Christine right outside the Marina Gate entrance...and it wasn't even a game night!
It was a no-brainer to shoot around San Francisco, with sites like McCovey Cove and the Giant's stadium as their backdrop! It was definitely chilly out by the Bay and we had just missed the harsh rain the day before, but we all had a good time together walking the city streets and snapping some fun photos. Christine and Steve were great to work with and I'm excited to shoot their wedding next July!
I can't believe I've never photographed at Vasona Park in Los Gatos before! It's like a photographer's feeding ground. Photographers were all over the place, but I can see why! It's a beautiful location with lots of nooks and crannies to shoot in. Janeen and Frank were super sweet together and we had a great time roaming around the park. I'm excited to shoot their wedding in June!
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!