surprise proposal

April/May features

Lisl & Andrew's Holly Farm wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty!

Sara & Garrett's proposal is featured on Ruffled!

Erin & Chente's wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty!

Alyx & Stephen's San Luis Obispo engagement session is featured on Magnolia Rouge!

Jessica & Chris's Santa Cruz engagement session is featured on Ever Ours!

Sara & Garrett Got Engaged! Los Osos, CA

Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of capturing a proposal. I met Sara via Instagram and we had planned to do a shoot for fun (because she's so stylish, as you can see by her romper!). A week or two later Garrett emailed me saying he wanted to propose to his high school sweetheart at this shoot and I of course said yes. Needless to say, Sara was completely shocked when he got down on one knee. She instantly said yes as she fought back tears of joy. Sara and Garrett are so sweet and I'm so excited to finally share my favorites from their shoot!

Film scans by Photovison // Fuji400h on my Contax 645

Anne & Timmy married! Oakland, CA

From the bride Anne: I met Timmy during my freshman year of college in San Luis Obispo, despite growing up five minutes away from each other. We began dating soon after we met, and the last three years have led us on an unbelievable journey. We’ve shared countless journeys both together and apart, and I always knew that I wanted him to be the one I would journey with for the rest of my life.

Timmy proposed by setting up an inspiration shoot with Danielle that was Valentine’s Day themed. After we finished the first part of the shoot at the Valentine’s table, we went up onto a hill overlooking some of the beautiful farms and hills in Atascadero. It was an hour from sunset, and the light was absolutely stunning. Standing below a giant oak tree, Timmy reached for his pocket and got down on his knee. Through smiles, laughs, and sweet practiced words he asked me to marry him! I jumped into his arms and we enjoyed a brief celebration on the hill before we continued taking pictures. Looking back at the photos, I am so grateful that we were able to capture the true emotion of those few minutes after we became engaged. The joy is so authentic and precious, and you can see it in every shot!

Vendors: Dunsmuir-Hellman // Twigss Floral Studio // Sarah Seven // Culinary Excellence // Bryn Hobson (invitations) // Caris at Salon 645 // Kristin Ambrose (makeup) //

Check out their proposal, and it was featured on Wedding Chicks!

Timmy watched his proposal video the morning of his wedding:

The First Look:

Flash Mob!!