engagement {Blanca & Chris} san francisco, ca

Blanca and Chris loved the beauty of San Francisco City Hall. And I love the light and architecture that city hall has to offer. Since we started the session in the late afternoon, we pretty much had the place to ourselves--a rare occurrence since city hall is always bustling with people. I also loved how Blanca's pink dress popped against the white interior. After exhausting city hall, we headed to Blanca and Chris' second local along the waterfront. Blanca had seen previous postings on my blog and just loved the pier along the Embarcadero and all it has to offer. The night light served as a perfect backdrop for the chemistry of Blanca and Chris. Blanca and Chris, I am so excited about your wedding day. I can't believe that it will be here in less than a month. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey


engagement {Clarissa & Jon} san francisco, ca

I love Clarissa and Jon's engagement session. Clarissa and Jon chose to start their e-session at the Palace of Fine Arts--a quintessential, old school San Francisco setting. The light and clouds were a perfect combination to highlight the beauty, romance and chemistry of this couple. A wardrobe change later and we were off to what I would like to call "new" San Francisco. This location for e-sessions has become very popular with my bride and grooms, and I have to say it is one of my favorite settings in the city--with the 360 degree views of--the city skyline, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, Treasure Island--you can see why. :) Clarissa and Jon, Wow! What a session! Thanks for making the trek from Oregon. (Clarissa, you rocked it in her red bottom shoes and white pants not to mention your lace, black dress-Hot!) Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey


engagement {Kellee & Mike} piedmont ave, oakland, ca

I was delighted to get the phone call from Kellee to hear that she was engaged to Mike and that she wanted me to photograph her wedding.  One of the reasons I was so excited, was that I had already photographed her sister Laurel's wedding, her niece's newborn photos as well as her Brother's wedding.  Their engagement session is as unique and cool as they are. (Can you imagine how sweet it would be to have these two as your high school teachers?!)  It was very important that they begin their session at their favorite coffee shop on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland--Timeless Coffee Roasters & Bakery.  Mike's great friend owns and operates the joint and was kind enough to let us photograph there.  After sipping on some hot pressed tea, iced coffee, and eating some organic baked treats, we headed to "park."  We were soon off to a graffiti wall and than back home where their sweet little pooches were happily waiting.  Kellee & Mike, thanks so much for creating an amazing session. You two are so cool! I can't wait for your wedding day! Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey