With a high fashion concept, and super dramatic location, we knew that this family portrait session was going to be amazing. The photographs did not disappoint! We met at Gray Whale Cove on an overcast afternoon, which acted as a natural soft box to give us a very flattering light. As promised, the family showed up dressed to the nines. Their impeccable styling combined with the breathtaking landscape was the perfect recipe for some pretty amazing family portraits!
During the shoot we photographed the entire family, some of just the kids, as well as some striking portraits of mom and dad!
We continued the shoot through dusk and were rewarded with high drama, vivid imagery.
We love ending our family portrait sessions with a little unscripted fun time where everyone can get their silly on. 🙂
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.
When they arrived at the store, the staff told Ashley that she was the 50,000th customer and was being lavished with gifts!
Finally, a staff member brought out the last gift…
We recently had a photo shoot with this soon to be married couple in downtown San Francisco. We took advantage of our location to get some fun, modern bridal portraits a few days before the wedding. The pictures are traditional, but with an urban edge. Styling for both the bride and groom provided by Guerrilla Makeovers.
We recently met with Pam and Marvin at their waterfront office in the Alameda Marina to take some casual outdoor head shots for their respective businesses. Pam is the principal of Chaolysti, a solar energy consulting firm, and Marvin is founder of Hamon Engineering, which specializes in solar design, assessment, and implementation.
With the estuary in the background, the marina has a great variety of places to shoot. Bonus that it is under a mile from our studio!
While we were there we also snapped a few fun shots of them together, including this photo of the two of them posed with their bikes. (If you didn’t know, Alameda happens to be one of the best places in the Bay Area for biking. Not only are there beautiful vistas and historic spots everywhere, it’s also totally flat!) This is one of our favorite shots from the session:
We first met Susan and Bob for their engagement session and had such a great time with them that we were really excited about shooting their wedding at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA.
Falkirk mansion and the surrounding gardens provides a gorgeous setting for a wedding and it was wonderful shooting there for the first time.
Behind the mansion there is a private wedding garden where the ceremony was held.
After the wedding we took a few minutes to shoot group formals of the bridal party and extended family, and then we were able to spend some time alone with the newly married couple to get some gorgeous shots of them together.
As the cocktail hour was winding down it was time to let these two get back to their party! Dinner was a fantastic southern buffet by Delicious Catering.
They had beautiful flowers and sweet little details to personalize the day.
Susan’s mother made the cake – definitely one of the most beautiful wedding cakes I have seen. It’s hard to believe that she does not do them professionally.
The evening ended out on the dance floor. Many thanks to Susan and Bob for having us document their day, their fabulous wedding coordinator Joanna from Stacey & Company and the staff at the Falkirk Cultural Center for making it an amazing day!