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Briana Calderon Photography is a based in the Seattle-Tacoma area and specializes in wedding and lifestyle portrait photography.  

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Brenda & Victor's Engagement

When Brenda told me she wanted to have a romantic beach setting for her engagement shoot, I immediately was game! With the weather we've been having, it's been hit or miss with the sunshine so I definitely had my worries approaching the shoot.

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Susan and Brett's Engagement Shoot at Saratoga Springs

If you're in California, you know there's been a drought for over a year now. Sad for the earth and crops, but great for planning photo shoots because I didn't have to worry about getting rained out! Well this month has been a little trickier. My first date scheduled with Susan and Brett ended up with rain in the forecast, so we rescheduled for this past weekend. But even eyeing the forecast closely, we still couldn't avoid it! Funny enough it was bright and sunny when we showed up and within minutes, it was pouring. Lucky for us it let up, but the clouds in the sky kept taunting us with more. Susan and Brett had their sights set on Saratoga Springs for their engagement session, since they both were born and raised in Saratoga. It worked great for a December, winter back drop. Despite our cloudy skies, we were able to get just enough sunlight in to get some lovely shots of the tall Redwood forest. Once we lost our sun behind the trees, we traveled all the way to top of the hill where highway 9 meets 35 to catch the last glimpse of golden hour. We were literally chasing the light! Although even with our sun, it was freezing!! Poor Susan braved it in the cold without her jacket for our last shots in the field. We made it quick, but I'm so glad we drove up there for our final set of photos. Here's a peek at some of my favorites below! Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Engagement shoot at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

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.

 

Engagement Shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods in Felton

It brings me such joy to be able to capture the true moments of bliss between two people in love.  Whether it's on an engagement shoot or a lovely wedding day, it's such a pleasure to be a part of those moments.  I have the unique opportunity to capture the love between not just one couple,  but two on a special wedding day coming up this month! Two sisters will marry their best friends in front of all their family and friends.  What an event!  It's gonna be one big party, I can already tell!  So in preparation for the big day, all five of us headed out to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park for a fun-filled engagement shoot.  Rosario & Jose lit up the camera and Chuy & Lupe were just so sweet together!  Enjoy some of my favorite moments below.Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Engagement shoot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Annalise & Tariq's Engagement at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco

If a photographer isn't challenged, their work becomes monotonous, stale and uncreative.  If you follow my work, you know how much I love natural lighting, especially at sunset, working with the sun flare and golden rays.  Well, not every sunset ends up looking like that...especially in foggy San Francisco.  Annalise suggested the beautiful coastline for the engagement shoot, specifically the historical Sutro Baths.  I love shooting in new locations and was super excited to meet this couple for their shoot. The afternoon leading up to the shoot was a beautiful day, sunny and bright!  As I got closer to the Bay, typical San Francisco fog started creeping in and I knew this was going to be a different kind of shoot! Annalise and Tariq were just amazing though.  She braved the cold and breezy coastal winds in her dress and Tariq kept her snuggly and warm (as best he could!).  Yes it was overcast and cold but their positivity and sweet smiles kept the shoot flowing beautifully.  Besides, gray skies make for some dramatic photos! I'm really looking forward to their wedding, just around the corner in May.  They are going to make an adorable bride and groom!Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engagement photo shoot at the Sutro Baths and Land's End Trail in San Francisco. Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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