Stow Lake engagement with Leah and Adam

Leah and Adam are about the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. They have kindness in their souls. And they’re good listeners too, making for a really fun engagement session at Stow Lake, in Golden Gate Park – San Francisco. The cherry trees were going off, and it was green as green gets for our golden California. It was lots of fun, and no, no one went swimming in the lake today!

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B-E-S-T engagement photo… Evah!

Sometimes you’re just at the right place at the right time. And sometimes that’s enough, but if you don’t have the right people, the place and time are almost meaningless… well at least for photography. And actually, as I think about that a bit more, it’s a truism that rings throughout everything we do. Pleasurable, fulfilling life experiences become so much richer when place, time, and personality come together.

So here we are at Golden Gate park enjoying a remarkable spring day when we come across a gang of people.

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Leah and Jonah engaged

Many of my wedding photography appointments have been initiated with “We’re getting married and, so and so recommended we talk to you.”  And I can’t imagine a better way to start things off.  There’s no pretense, only a conversation.  I don’t apply for any awards on Martha Stewart’s Weddings or the Knot so no one comes in expecting a $10K photography extravaganza that may be on the cover of some wedding association magazine.  I just talk, listen, dream, collaborate, plan, and shoot.  The results are pretty rad. (Or so the couples say!)

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Adam and Maya – Oakland Livin’

When Adam and Maya rode up to the engagement session on bikes, I knew instantly knew they were going to be awesome.  Although a bit camera shy at first, I can’t imagine a better engagement/lifestyle session.  By the end of our walk in the park, I can truly say that they are the quintessential Oaktown couple – creative, passionate, and real.  They’re getting married this weekend and I bet it will be fun!

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