Nirali & Ravi • North Beach • Marriage Proposal

Although Nirali and Ravi were connected in a couple different ways before their first date, it was at this faithful street corner in North Beach, San Francisco where their relationship sparked.

Ravi had asked me to capture Nirali’s reaction when he proposed to her at the spot where they first met. I arrived ahead, pretended to be a curious tourist, and snapped away in their direction when Ravi got down to his knees. They were both so absorbed in the moment that I didn’t have to worry much about getting spotted! What a joy to be able to capture Nirali’s surprised expressions!


Jamie & Blake • Tilden Park • Engagement Session

Jamie and Blake are San Diego transplants who are all about simple pleasures… When asked about their preferences for the engagement session, they mentioned their passion for the outdoors, animals, and music, and I honed in on those ideas and suggested Tilden Park in Berkeley.

Tilden Park is a regional park in the Berkeley hills that really can transport anyone out of their busy city life. We first visited the Little Farm (i.e. the petting zoo), then ventured to a secluded zig-zagging path through the bushes, before we ended the session at the antique Merry-Go-Round.

Jamie and Blake were such an easy-going couple to work with, which made it such a breeze to photograph their joyful personalities and their love for each other. I’m looking forward to their wedding at the Oakland Zoo’s Snow Building! Congratulations!