Shelley & Austin // The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

Shelley & Austin // The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

It was ten years ago. In San Luis Obispo. He was about to graduate. She had one year left. Shelley and Austin found each other right before life led them to different places. A few years of long distance later, they reunited on the Peninsula, eventually moving into a cute little house together in San Mateo. These Bay Area cuties have shared a…

Loren & Alex // Legion of Honor Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Session

Loren & Alex // Legion of Honor Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Session

an absolute dream

San Francisco is quite a special city to so many people. It’s particularly special for Michael—his dad used to commute from the East Bay into the city and would sometimes bring Michael along for the ride. Every time we pull over the hills of 280 and see the first signs of South San Francisco, Michael’s eyes light up like a little kid against the glass at a toy store. The iconic skyline with that…

Jake & Danica // Kelley Park San Jose Engagement Session

Jake & Danica // Kelley Park San Jose Engagement Session

happenstance.

It started in college. Two dorky kids. West Valley and UOP. It just so happened Danica made friends with a couple of guys from Morgan Hill Bible Church at West Valley Community College in Saratoga. These guys were leaders at MHBC’s Young Adults group where Jake had been going for awhile. One afternoon, the guys invited Danica to come check out our little group, and the day she came was the day that brought these two together. And it led to this stunning…

Stephanie + Andrew // San Martin Private Estate and Coyote Valley Engagement Session

Stephanie + Andrew // San Martin Private Estate and Coyote Valley Engagement Session

Traditional? No thanks.

Unconventional? Yes please.

Nothing about Stephanie and Andrew has been ordinary. From meeting online to raising up two incredibly beautiful and loving kids, these two lovebirds have been

Stefanie + Jeremy // San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Engagement Session

Stefanie + Jeremy // San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Engagement Session

It didn't take long for Stefanie and I to become best friends. The moment she and Jeremy arrived for their San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Engagement Session, I was over the top excited! They showed up dressed for Vogue (which is a weird word, don't you think?) and came prepared with two stunning and…

Jenny + Brian // Aptos Seacliff Beach Portrait Session

Jenny + Brian // Aptos Seacliff Beach Portrait Session

The ocean has always been my most cherished happy place. I love to sit by the sea and listen to the waves crash over and over again. There's a certain majesty about it that causes me to cease all thought and listen to the earth that God created for me to enjoy. A whole world is beneath the surface—creatures so small, I wouldn't…

stefanie + fermin // coyote creek portrait session

stefanie + fermin // coyote creek portrait session

My most favorite sessions are with couples in love. Stefanie&Firmin are two of the goofiest and sweetest people I've ever met. I met Stefanie a few months ago when her church hired me to do their staff photos. She reached out...

jenn + ryan // coyote creek engagement session

jenn + ryan // coyote creek engagement session

There's a sweet spot on this trail I've never heard of and almost couldn't find that made for a perfect location for this engagement session. Coyote Creek Trail is a 15-mile path that goes all the way to San Jose. And along...