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Ashley and Erik – Proposal Photography – Walnut Creek, CA

We love romance, so it was so special to be asked to photograph this proposal. Erik really wanted Ashley to be surprised, so with the help of her sister, roommate, and the staff at the Kate Spade store in Walnut Creek, CA he arranged a very special shopping trip for her.

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When they arrived at the store, the staff told Ashley that she was the 50,000th customer and was being lavished with gifts!

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Finally, a staff member brought out the last gift…

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…and Erik dropped to one knee and proposed.

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SHE SAID YES!!!

The ring was a stunning Victorian reproduction custom designed by A Touch of Class Jewelers.

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We could not be happier for this couple! Congratulations Ashley and Erik!

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Children’s Dance Photography Session at Lake Temescal, Oakland

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We recently had a fun photo shoot at Lake Temescal in Oakland with a young ballerina. ¬†She’s been in dance classes for several years and had a great time dancing and posing her way through the park!

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It was a beautiful afternoon and the light was fantastic. I had been thinking of doing some sort of dance inspired photo shoot at Lake Temescal for a while now, and I love working with kids so the timing of this photo session could not have been better!

There is a trail that loops around the park so we started at a grassy field at the front of the park and worked our way around the loop during the session to get a variety of backgrounds during this one hour session.

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The duck REALLY wanted to be a part of the shoot!

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child ballerina dancing outdoors

Whenever possible we tried to integrate the natural setting into the shoot by incorporating the trees and rocks into the posing.

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We also stopped to pet all the dogs we met along the way!

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We ended the session on the giant rock formation at the head of the lake with an homage to Maxfield Parrish.

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This photo shoot was so much fun and it is always wonderful working with young artists. Do you have a favorite picture from this session? We love hearing from you, so please leave a comment and let us know what you think!