This was such a fun bay area wedding. Their day flowed so well from their getting ready photos to their first look to their ceremony at Shakespeare Garden. Tank 18, an urban winery in San Francisco’s SOMA District, is where the night ended with one of the liveliest wedding receptions I’ve ever been to.
Second photographed for the lovely Allens Photography
if you’re looking for a location for engagement photos, land’s end in san francisco is so magical and calm. the colors are gorgeous and muted and the trees are green and magical. these photos of kristie and vinay were taken this winter, a month after they were married. we started in their home near the ocean and then explored paths near the ocean. there weren’t too many people around and it was romantic, natural, and fun.
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I loved photographing Cristina and Nu! check out their lovely vintage home decor store- mandana blvd
We took these during their last few weeks living in the bay area before they moved down to LA. So happy we were able to do this last minute. Walked away with a new and refreshing connection and some images we love :)
Juanita and LeRoy had their engagement photos taken at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, California. We went out to take these during the golden hour on a perfect sunny summer day.
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this summer family photography session felt so natural and fun. lake merritt is such a beautiful location idea for documentary photos of families and kids.
— Oakland POC family photographer
this whole experience meant the world to me. I love these people. here are their engagement photos we took last year!
ayanna and heriberto got married in june and had their wedding in brentwood, california right down the street at the park in their neighborhood. their first look was done in nature at round valley park. this was such an emotional and real day to be able to photograph.
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this intimate, queer, natural couples session happened during golden hour at sutro baths in san francisco, california. this is such a great spot in the bay area to explore and to have your engagement session if you’re searching for great location ideas in san francisco!
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this lake anza couples photo session was so intimate and joyful. chanté and josh met me here, in tilden park, to explore and have a fun and creative photoshoot. this is such a beautiful spot for tourists visiting the east bay and for anyone looking for nature spots in berkeley, california.
I spent this morning with Whitney and Juan making natural, intimate, and real photos in their Oakland home.
*In-home sessions are so cozy and such a great idea! If you’re looking for an engagement photographer in Oakland to make natural in-home photos for you, reach out!
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a day with Roe and e of Brown Kids
not pictured: flawless banh mi sandwiches we had for lunch
Roe, E, and I piled into a car around 10am and went on a fun and adventurous road trip along the coast of northern california, stopping along the way for photos at a few different locations. we had a picnic mid-photo session and spent quite a bit of time in bodega bay. the weather was cold and overcast, but foggy always looks so good in photos. i loved everything about our time together. their love is sweet and strong and we got lost in so much conversation about life, art, and love.
—Oakland Wedding and engagement photographer
Scott & David
scott and david wanted photos in the backyard of their oakland home. our time together was sweet, quiet, and natural- and the weather was perfectly sunny. after leaving their home, we explored their temescal neighborhood to find more locations that were special and photogenic. :) i loved this photo session so much. queer bay area couples looking for a queer engagement photographer or just a fun photography session- reach out to me!
—Queer Oakland wedding and engagement photographer
This Piedmont Park California photo session was so sweet and intimate, and it felt so natural. this location was dreamy- there were few people around and we really got the area to ourselves. this is a beautiful nature location for engagement photos in the east bay.
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so much funnnn in their cute little backyard!!!
Jones and Theodore
this fun couple wanted me to take photos of them in their backyard. i love working with the lgbtq+ community in oakland to photograph their love truthfully and in a fun, artistic way.
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Juliane and Max
I took these photos of Juliane and Max in an island south of France called Corsica. Such a beautiful location if you’re from France or planning a destination wedding there! And if you’re seeking a France wedding photographer, I travel :)
Ayanna lives in California and Heriberto lives in the Dominican Republic. They met almost exactly one year ago while Ayanna was on a mission trip in Santo Domingo. Now they're engaged, and two weeks ago we spent some time in Santo Domingo taking photos, eating, resting, and laughing a lottt. So happy I can be a part of things like this and I'm lookin forward to their California wedding next year :)