The California Coast is known for it’s romance, and wonder. What better place to begin a love story than beneath a dreamy gazebo, cliffside on the ocean? After flawless pampering by Adriana and Jessica, Elizabeth was ready for the date. Their romantic table setting, styled beautifully by Cassia.Foret and View Point Events with the perfect touch of whimsy by BNB Calligraphy set the stage for just the two of them. They sipped sweet champagne and enjoyed their delectable treats, artfully created by Blue Aces Bake Shoppe.
This has been a topic going around the photographer community for a while now, and a question I get asked surprisingly often from clients and potential clients, and especially new coming photographers as well. So many people aren’t educated on the realities of professional photography, which is why I’m writing this post.
These two. We had only just met them but you could tell instantly their love was absolutely infectious. We got to the meeting point and it was much colder than expected, but there wasn’t a single other person in the entire area which really added to the magic of this moment for Jacob and Lanie. He wrote her a beautiful letter then proceeded to have her face the ocean while he could drop a knee to surprise her as she turned around. Lanie obviously and so excitedly said “yes!” and we could barely stop ourselves from running in to share in the excitement of the moment!! Jacob did such an amazing job on Lanie’s gorgeous custom ring and after a few quick photos, we left them to enjoy the stunning last few moments of the sun as it disappeared.
This was such a beautiful proposal – Raj and Nupi were running just a little late so it timed up almost flawlessly with the most stunning golden sunset! Raj wanted a simple picnic with all of Nupi’s favorite treats – champagne, and a cheese plate with her favorite cheese. We managed to get everything and keep it away from the hungry seagulls all while staying hidden from view so these two could stumble upon this sweet setup where Raj could finally ask Nupi to marry him! Everything was absolutely perfect and we simply couldn’t be happier for them!!
Steve contacted us a while back to arrange a special picnic scene for Laura to stumble upon during their trip to Monterey! We managed to sneak this stunning little set up in the most inconspicuous area that they could find during their coastal walk! The weather was a little foggy and cold but it added a beautiful touch to their day. Laura almost didn’t come down here because she was so convinced it was for someone else! These two were seriously the sweetest pair and we are so happy they’re engaged!!
Christina messaged me a few months back with the sweetest introduction. She included their entire story, how they met, photos of them throughout every stage of their relationship, and photos of their dog! She is a new-coming photographer herself and is just the absolute sweetest soul. She wanted to have anniversary photos along the stunning Big Sur coastline, and knew we were the team to make her vision come to life. I think we nailed it – from her BHLDN dress, to her beautiful bouquet and hairpiece by Cassia Foret.
On a beautiful sunny Saturday in San Francisco, we woke up with “no plans.” After going to our favorite breakfast spot in the city and playing a competitive game of backgammon on our roof, he told me that we had plans at 2:15pm and that I should wear something nice. At that point I had a suspicion a proposal might be coming but I had no idea what lay ahead for me and all the preparation and thought he had put into the day.
When your florist BFF asks if you’ll do anniversary photos, you know it’s going to be quite spectacular. Thanks to the following friendors for making magic happen: (instagram tags!) Florals @cassia.foret Dress @epiphanyboutique_carmel Designer @watters Hair @glamologybeautylounge Makeup @makedup_by_jess Cake @blueacesbakeshoppe Calligraphy @thecraftingcasa Suit @calvinklein
These two seriously showcase exactly why Adventure sessions are so amazing. We spent about 5 hours together, having lunch, talking about life + touring them through our favorite spots to see along the way down to the photo destinations. Along the way, we saw a ton of whales! It was seriously amazing. We stopped for 15 minutes to watch them swim off the shoreline as they migrated north.
Jeremy planned the sweetest Pebble Beach proposal with all their family waiting from afar! Both being golf fans, they walked out to the final hole at Pebble where Jeremy asked Amanda if she would spend the rest of her life with him, and she said yes! Shortly after, the family (who had been watching with binoculars!) came down and congratulated them before heading off to a celebratory dinner. This entire family was seriously so fun and sweet, we cannot wait to photograph their wedding next fall!
Vikas proposed to Dhara during a vacation on a beautiful section of coastline along Big Sur with a stunning ring! These two were some of the sweetest people Austin and I have met in a long time! We probably could have sat and talked to them for days. Now here’s to hoping they move over this direction!
These two are so sweet, together for years upon years, they decided to have a semi-spontaneous re-commitment of their love together by having an intimate vow renewal during their trip to Big Sur. This ceremony was so simple, sweet, and beautifully appropriate as they continue their lives together!