Petaluma Marriage Proposal, engagement and wedding photographer. Sonoma County Proposal. Matthew and Jackie.

Such a fantastic morning as I was lucky enough to hide and be a “spy”  my other secret favorite profession.  Matthew called to say he was going to propose to his longterm (that’s 9 years) , Jackie, at Gravity Hill above Petaluma in Penngrove.  So he sent me a pin and I met him on the top of the hill and there is literally nowhere to hide.  So I get out of the car which my camera and my huge 200 mm lens and ask, “Do you know what valley that is?  I was hired by a real estate company to take a photo of a certain valley.”  Then, I introduced myself to make sure indeed, This was Matthew and Jackie.  It most certainly was.  So….I sauntered up the hill and pretended to take photos of the landscapes when Matthew bent down on one knee and popped the question.  Of course she said yes….Look at those in love, happy faces.  Congratulations Matthew and Jackie!

Wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco Bay Area. Engagement photo session in Monument Valley looks like a movie…Abigail and Ian.

Here’s the formula for an engagement shoot that looks like film stills from a cool western film full of adventure, intrigue, and romance…

We road tripped for a weekend to Monument Valley — once we were there, we explored Native American reservations, the arches, and had a blast!  Abigail and Ian were going to get married at Viansa Winery but wanted a different feeling for their engagement photography.  As a wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco I was more than thrilled to get to road trip and take awesome engagement photos in an artistic and editorial way in the red sand dunes.  Such an incredible engagement session as the photos speak for themselves.  Wait until the wedding in Sonoma Valley at Viansa Winery--the heart of wine country!

 

Wedding and engagement photographer at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Jessica and Hooby.

So how cool is it to take off for the weekend to celebrate your wedding anniversary and book a photo shoot to document it. That’s exactly what these two did. They flew out from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. We explored the cliffs, the beaches, live oak trees dripping with moss, and hopped on an old 70’s acid tripping bus! Check out these photos from Jessica Nasreddine-Yoon and Hooby’s 4th Wedding Anniversary…They said this was better than photographing their engagement photos session.  xoxo