This was my first time EVER photographing a proposal photo session! Warren called me with his request with the calmest demeanor possible. He loved Iris and wanted to surprise her with a ring before she went to Asia on a holiday trip. I don’t remember the last time I was so nervous. What was wrong with me? I photograph highly emotional events on a monthly basis, but a proposal? AHHH! Warren’s reassuring mood gave me confidence and of course I agreed. We met at San Francisco Internationl Airport where he was preparing. The ring was placed in a funny coal sack, it being close to Christmas. Warren had a small speaker system to broadcast their favorite song and a set of questions on white boards he was going to display. I hid behind some plant and started sweating. Then….action! Warren gave me the thumbs up and started the song. She entered with bustling fellow travelers but was stopped in her tracks when she realized what was happening. Her reaction was priceless. A crowd quickly formed , cellphones recording the big moment. She said yes. What an adorable couple, and what a romantic groom you are, Warren! Thanks for this memory, I will treasure it always.
This Peninsula Family Photo Session celebrates the adorable twins, Clara and Grant. What a duo! They are energetic, inquisitive and darling. So are their parents who make it all look so easy. It was a blast capturing this close family in this beautiful outdoor setting. Because children change so quickly, I respect it so much when families invest in photography. These relaxed, candid portraits will mark this special time in their lives. Can’t wait for next year’s session!
San Francisco photography, Peninsula family photo session
Jacqueline and Laurent’s Outdoor Art Club wedding was a fairy tale come true. This Marin wedding venue is quaintly nestled in the small town of Mill Valley. The cottage-like building and whimsical gardens make for a magical atmosphere. The building was designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1904, so it truly has character. Jacqueline and Laurent’s ceremony took place amongst the redwoods in the back garden, which was breathtaking. The cocktail party and reception had a wonderful indoor and outdoor flow. We visited a redwood grove nearby for portraits as well as the picturesque downtown Mill Valley. I’m so happy for this couple and their new life together! Congratulations! Venue: Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, CA, Gown: Nicole Miller,Floral design: Katharina Stuart Floral Art + Design, Cupcakes: Sibby’s Cupcakery Make-up: Beauty by BH