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This Marin Headlands was the perfect location for McKenzie and Teddy’s engagement session. This down-to-earth couple brought their rambunctious and sweet dog, Harper, with them to the beach. Harper is enthusiastic when it comes to playing ball, to put it mildly. So, being able to chase it on the beautiful shores of Rodeo Beach was a wonderful memory for everyone.  When you look at the beach photos, play “find the ball” with yourself. Hint: it’s orange. I love the photos where he’s just staring at it, near the couple.

McKenzie is a natural beauty with sun-kissed blond hair and a smile that would light up anybody’s day. The red dress she wore looked lovely against the wild mustard blooms in the distance. Teddy is a handsome and rugged guy with an infectious smile. It was so fun to see this couple interacting with each other. Their love of the outdoors and skiing is a real part of their bond and it is fitting that they will be married in Tahoe later this year, where McKenzy is originally from.

Close to sunset, we headed from the Marin Coast to Hawk Hill , which offers sweeping views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Can you believe how beautiful McKenzie’s dress was? Who can resist a girl in a tulle skirt and red heels? Our last location was at the base of the bridge in the Cavallo Point area. The backgrounds here are textured and varied, just my cup of tea to create visual variety in the session. I so look forward to photographing their Tahoe wedding later this year!

marin engagement session

marin engagement session

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  • Sharon Shohfi - March 28, 2017 - 3:21 am

    Love these amazing photos!

I was so excited when Stuart contacted me about photographing his wedding proposal to his girlfriend, Claudia. They were going to be vacationing in San Francisco from Houston, TX and he knew it would be the perfect time to pop the question. We decided that Cupid’s Span (a romantic art piece) on the Embarcadero, was a fantastic spot to do it. In addition, he would ask her on his birthday. Lots to celebrate. We got in touch on Tuesday and were both a bit nervous that it was going to rain and our plans would need changing. But, come Wednesday, the sun was out and we were thrilled to go ahead with the plans. We texted our photos to each other so we could identify and make eye contact when he arrived on the spot. Boy, he was fantastic in following directions! He came right to the lawn area and dropped on one knee. His words to Claudia were: “The best birthday gift you could give me would be to say you’ll be my wife.” What a memorable wedding proposal. Claudia could not have been more surprised. They were both physically trembling when I went to them to congratulate them. Stuart said he was fine until he actually saw the Cupid’s Span. I took them to the water’s edge for some special portraits and let them be themselves on the pathways on the Embarcadero. They went to celebrate at the beautiful Waterfront Restaurant and the next day planned to take the Wine Train to Napa. Congratulations to Stuart and Claudia!

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

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Marriage proposal in San Francisco

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Marriage proposal in San Francisco

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www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

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www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Marriage proposal in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

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I never tire of making images of couples getting married at San Francisco City Hall. The building is classically opulent and offers phenomenal opportunities for stunning pictures. The natural, dramatic light is a photographer’s dream and look great in both black and white and color. I often love to play with vintage color tones in my post-production. Erin and Regan live in New York City and their families live in Hawaii, so San Francisco served as a perfect meeting ground for their big day. In front of their closest friends and family members they sealed the deal. My favorite parts of the experience? My bride going through the metal detector, of course! Always hilarious and a great memory. We also get to use the bustling urban streets as our portrait studio. Those casual, photojournalistic scenes in the big city will maintain their freshness for decades to come. And who doesn’t love brides and taxi cabs? This couple was game for running around town to several great spots for portraits, creating a wonderful set of images to tell the story of their day. The wedding party continued their celebration at the French restaurant, Boulevard, where they enjoyed an intimate dinner with their favorite people. Make sure to check out Schone Design, from Brooklyn, who created her unique dress. Congratulations to Erin and Regan! Ceremony location:City Hall, San Francisco Reception: Boulevard Gown: Schone Design

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