Cathy and Joe’s engagement session in downtown San Francisco was perfect to celebrate their fun personalities. They are both up for anything so we hit the hills for some iconic images and ended up at sundown at Crissy Field. Cathy looked amazing in her punchy red dress and silver heels. Joe was acting his playful self, lifting her up and making her laugh all day. Their wedding will be taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in the Fall. I can’t wait to be their and capture the special moments. Congrats again Cathy and Joe!
Mason tricked his beautiful girlfriend, Nicole, into spending a weekend in Carmel Valley to “celebrate his birthday.” Weeks prior to the big day, he had decided on the location he would pop the question and gave me maps and details as to where to hide out for the event. Wow, did he choose well! The scenery was the beautiful vineyard walk at the Carmel Valley Ranch. He even planned for the sweeping vistas to be the backdrop for the proposal. Mason told her he wanted to go to breakfast, but first wanted to take a selfie with the vines. Soon enough, he was on one knee and Nicole was in shock. It was the perfect moment. Even better, Mason had gathered both sides of their families back in the cottage which made Nicole cry when they greeted her. If that wasn’t enough, he organized a beautiful brunch on the patio, adorned with flowers and even a custom menu. Way to go! Congratulations to Nicole and Mason, it was a wonderful experience for me, I feel so lucky.
Katia reminds me of a royal. Her classic beauty and poise made her a stunning bride with a doting new dashing husband, Alex. The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay offered its beautiful blue waves as a backdrop to the coastal ceremony. Katia’s family is from Italy and I delighted in seeing the guests fall in love with the beautiful California coast. It was such a pleasure for me to be your photographer, Katia and Alex! Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Gown: David Tutera, Cake: Cake Expressions, Flowers: Amy Burke Designs