Obsession with Big Sur | Amandarose & Jonathan

It’s become our most requested portrait location, people come from all around the world to see it, we too have an obsession with Big Sur. Last week we drove the gorgeous coastline with Amandarose and Jonathan who wanted couples portraits just because, and we loved that! There doesn’t need to be a reason to celebrate […]

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Big Sur Sunset Engagement Session | Meagan & Laurence

Big Sur never ceases to amaze us! We’re always finding these diamond in the rough locations, and it helps our clients are super adventurous! We may have started out simple, but what these guys did to reach the waters edge, we wish we would have had on video! Meagan and Laurence decided to beat the […]

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Lifestyle Engagement Session | Betsy & Mark

Lifestyle engagement sessions might be our new favorites! We couldn’t believe the afternoon these two had planned for us! We drove up to Palo Alto to capture Betsy and Mark in the coffee shop where they had their first date (and many more since then!). Betsy studied Culinary Arts as she traveled Europe becoming a pastry chef, […]

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San Francisco City Hall & Baker Beach Engagement | San Francisco, California | Silvina & Shane

San Francisco City Hall has been on our radar to shoot at for years and we finally had the opportunity. You remember these two from their EPIC surprise proposal last year! They invited us up to the Bay Area where they’re from to capture their engagement session. The date was set, plans were made, and […]

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Carmel Valley Engagement Session | Anais & Bruno

Ohhhh you guys!! This is a very good Wednesday! Anais and Bruno flew all the way from Miami, to get married along California’s stunning Big Sur coastline. Anais being a photographer herself, we were absolutely honored they asked us to capture their wedding. Arriving a few days early, since we had previously only spoke over the phone, we […]

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A Romantic Big Sur Beach Picnic Proposal | Lorin & Carolina

Girls, get ready to lose it! You’re about to see some serious romance. This adorable couple, a dreamy oceanfront proposal, and their 10 week old German Sheppard puppy. I know! Months ago Lorin emailed us, wanting us to capture as he proposed to the woman of his dreams. We couldn’t have been more honored and excited! He wanted to propose along […]

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Magnificent Engagement Rings from Fire & Brilliance

We’ve been SO excited to share this with you guys! If you’ve been following our journey, a few months ago, you saw Paul propose to Rachel with the most stunning Morganite engagement ring ever! Of course we shared the BIG news all over social media, tagging Fire & Brilliance, the amazing company who crafted the […]

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Pebble Beach Foresty Engagement Session | Pebble Beach, California | Valerie & Mike

Their love story is one that melted our hearts the moment we heard it. High school sweethearts, separated by nearly three decades, found each other again. Valerie and Mike are two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Their contagious smiles and warm hearts, make you feel as if you’ve known them for years. We […]

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A Dreamy Big Sur Oceanfront Engagement Session | Big Sur, California | Jennifer & Jimmy

We walked the forests of Carmel, scaled the cliffs of Big Sur, and had a absolute blast! These two melted into each others embrace, smiling and giggling the entire time. They make being in love look so good! They share a beautiful friendship, are undoubtedly soulmates. With Jennifer an EMT, and Jimmy a fireman, their […]

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Pebble Beach Oceanfront Engagement Session | Pebble Beach, California | Melissa & Jeff

A few weeks ago we received the sweetest news. Rachel’s future sister-in-law got engaged! Two sisters planning their weddings together, how fun is that! Besides binge talking about colors, venues, bridal party, and flowers, of course next had to be an engagement session! We walked the historic streets of beautiful Monterey with Melissa and Jeff, stopping along the […]

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AT&T Park San Francisco Giants Stadium Sutro Baths Engagement Session | San Francisco, California | Hien & Jeff

Oh, friends! Do we have a treat for you today! There is so much to tell about these two, and the AMAZING day we had touring the Bay Area with them, we don’t know where to start! Hien and Jeff are both personal trainers. Can we stop there for a second! When they were sitting […]

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Row Boat Engagement Session | Watsonville Private Estate | Megan & Morgan

A lush private lagoon, a row boat with floral garland, and cue the rain. Is this real life!?!? Seriously, we felt like it was straight out of The Notebook! Megan and Morgan came up with amazing idea to have their engagement session captured lakeside. When they mentioned a row boat, our hearts did a little sigh […]

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Carmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Carmel by the Sea, California | Carson & Lela

Carson planned a romantic getaway weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea, to celebrate their 5 years anniversary. It was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of New York. Staying in a quaint bed and breakfast just up the street from Carmel Beach, they planned an evening stroll down to the oceanfront to watch the sunset […]

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Elegant Forestry Oceanfront Engagement | Jeannette & John | Monterey, California

Talk about romantic! When Jeannette emerged from the car wearing a floor length Adrianna Papell silver sequin gown from Nordstrom, and John in a three piece Hugo Boss custom tailored suit, we knew this session was going to be ridiculously amazing! We thought we’d died and gone to Engagement Session Outfit Choice Heaven! Holy moly these two make looking gorgeous and […]

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Urban Ice Cream Shop Engagement | Elissa & Evan | Monterey Bay, California

We can easily forget how wonderful it is to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city. With a full tank of gas, an open road playlist, and your love in the drivers seat. You stop at random to enjoy what only the locals know. Visit historic places only to image what it once was. Stroll the […]

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Romantic Woodsy Engagement | Chesli & Riley | Monterey, California

Six days from today, we will be capturing these two exchange wedding vows in Florida. Yes, I said F-L-O-R-I-D-A and we are thrilled! We’re exchanging the rocky cliffs of the Pacific, for the sandy shores of the Atlantic. Two years ago Chesli moved from coast to coast to join her sister in California. Little did she know, […]

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Sun Kissed Engagement Session | Erica & Kyle | Pacific Grove, California

  We are so excited this gorgeous couple, Erica and Kyle, are one of our 2016 couples! Their engagement session took us throughout the forest of Pacific Grove, ending along the oceanfront of the Monterey Bay. These two share such a beautiful love, we can’t image a couple more perfect for each other! From the […]

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A Romantic Rainy Day with Rachel & Jonathan | Monterey, California

When it rains, it pours. That’s how the old saying goes. Most of the time our couples are looking that sunlit, bright, and airy feel. Sometimes you have to just roll with what Mother Nature provides. Did we expect a torrential downpour? No. Did we end up with one of the most fun yet romantic […]

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Coastal Winter Engagement | Heather & Jonathan | Big Sur, California

California has been in a drought for as long as I can remember. It seems though this year, Mother Nature is shaking things up a bit. Our golden rolling hills have turned into gorgeous lush valleys of green. We’ve had more rainy days the past few months, than in the past few years! I love […]

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Dreamy Winter Engagement Session | Jasmine & Samuel | Big Sur, California

Samuel smiled as he told the most amazing proposal story. It begun as a lunch date turned scavenger hunt, and ended as a champagne picnic along the greens of Pebble Beach with a diamond ring. Jasmine couldn’t be more over the moon to be marring the love of her life. For their engagement session they dreamed of […]

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Woodsy Fall Engagement Session | Jenn & Sean | Carmel Valley, California

After meeting with these two over coffee, we just knew their chemistry was something special. We talked about goals and dreams, and I’m not sure who was more excited, Jenn and Sean or Rachel and I! We immediately began exchanging emails and planning their engagement session. Jenn wanted an open field rustic feel and said, […]

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Best of Portraits 2015

After the whirlwind of emotions from yesterdays big announcement, we are completely humbled from the outpouring of love, prayers, emails, comments, texts, and support we’ve received after opening our hearts. Today’s Best of Portraits and tomorrow’s Best of Weddings are our favorite posts of the entire year and what a perfect way to highlight some of the most […]

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How to Plan the Perfect Proposal

Proposals are absolutely one of our favorite things to capture! They can also be stressful and nerve racking if not done right. We have captured dozens of proposals over the years and we’ve learned to have a great system where the groom feels relaxed (well as much as possible since he’s about to propose!), nothing […]

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Romantic Forest Engagement | Meaghan & Josh | Pebble Beach, California

Grab your boots and scarf, put your hand in mine, and I’ll lead you in a lifelong adventure. In the middle of a secluded forest, where nothing else matters, let’s cuddle. You and me, forever. We spent the afternoon with Meaghan and Josh, and that’s truly what our hearts felt. These two have something very special. […]

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Autumn Engagement Session in Historic Downtown | Ashley & Matthew | Monterey, California

You would think we would tire of shooting in the same town time and time again. Monterey though, is quite different. There are so many venue choices from oceanfront beaches, redwood forests, elegant vineyards, amazing historical landmarks, and many in between. Rachel and I have the hardest time shutting off our photography mind as we drive […]

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Romantic Autumn Engagement Session | Jennifer & Thomas | Carmel by the Sea, California

It’s official… fall has the most magical light! Plus these two are so gorgeous they just illuminate together. Our 2016 couples are off the chart stunning and we are going to have one amazing year of weddings! Jennifer and Thomas flew in from Oregon and brought the cool crisp air of autumn along with them. […]

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Rising Tide Society Summit | Registration is LIVE!

Creative entrepreneurship sounds amazing, right?!?! We own our own businesses (#LadyBoss), work our own hours, travel the world, create beautiful things, make a lot of money, have loads of family time, and everyone is just so incredibly happy all the time. Right? Wrong. I have to admit there is a front we portray. If you look […]

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A Fall Anniversary in Carmel by the Sea | Amber & Cody | Carmel, California

You all know how much Rachel and I love fall! We have an entire separate wardrobe we bring out in November full of tall boots, high socks, and thick warm scarves. There are though only a few weeks of the year we can pretend California has real seasons and this was one of them! We […]

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A Dreamy Carmel Beach Engagement Session | Paige & Brian | Carmel, California

Their faces light up the moment they lay eyes on each other. These two are the most sweetest, kindhearted, considerate couple we’ve ever met! Throughout their entire engagement session we would hear Brian whisper, Paige giggle, which would turn into a head back laugh until her cheeks hurt kind of moment. Brian just makes her […]

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Pebble Beach Classic Car Engagement Session | Vivian & Eric | Pebble Beach, California

Last week we met Vivian and Eric in Pebble Beach, and watched as they arrived in a gorgeous 1960’s Classic Rolls Royce. Rachel and I just glanced at each other and let out a simple sigh. Without sharing a word, we knew this was going to be one amazing engagement session. Vivian and Eric met […]

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Sunset Surprise Proposal | Ed & Mena | Pfeiffer State Beach, Big Sur, California

With each proposal we capture, embarks a new journey. We strive to make each unique, and swoon the bride-to-be with something she had only dreamed of. Ed and I talked for months leading up to their vacation time in Big Sur and the excitement kept building. Saturday we loaded the truck, grabbed a few of our friends, […]

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Coffee Shop Engagement along the Oceanfront | Matt & Gina | Monterey, California

Returning to where it all began. Matt and Gina cuddled up in the same coffee shop they had their first date years ago. These two sipped their way through laughter and conversations, completely lost in each others embrace. They are absolutely adorable! We then headed to the beach where they walked along the oceanfront, snuggling close […]

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Military Oceanfront Engagment Session | Lauren & Tyler | Carmel by the Sea California

The chemistry between these two was unbelievable. They walked hand in hand across the naval base, Lauren just gleaming, so proud to be becoming a navy wife. The military brought Tyler far from his Illinois home, escaping the dreaded cold winters, enjoying his time in warm California. We had so much fun getting to know […]

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Santa Cruz Harbor Lighthouse Engagement | Betty & Everardo | Santa Cruz, California

Everardo and Betty are high school sweethearts. Betty remembers falling head over heels for her gorgeous, smart, football player her junior year. There is a special spark between these two, or should I say a blazing fire! We couldn’t get over how photogenic these two were! Rachel and I had so much fun as these […]

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Melisah & Jonathan | Sutro Baths | San Francisco

Picture this, a perfect evening along the beach in San Francisco with a beautiful sunset and an ocean breeze, just cold enough to make you want to cuddle up with your other. That was this session. With our view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, this couple and their amazing style was no disappointment. […]

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Abby & Trey | California Coast Engagement Session | Pacific Grove, California

I love heading to my hometown for engagement sessions, but from a lifetime of experience, I’m well aware summer months usually mean fog. Summer weather for us doesn’t usually start until September. This year I guess we’re thanking El Nino, we’ve had weeks of AMAZING sunny skies which equal breathtaking sunsets. These two are far […]

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