I am still quite amazed we actually made this engagement photo shoot happen, which included a surprise wedding proposal, and it was executed so beautifully! It was one of the most fun, romantic and touching photo shoot I had and the couple was just too sweet!
Matthew and Marina live in Hong Kong (my home town) and they have planned for an incredible vacation, with San Francisco as one of the brief stops. Matthew wanted to propose to Marina here at Baker Beach in San Francisco during their half a day stay in the city.
And just within a week, Matthew amazingly planned out this little romantic episode as part of his trip with Marina. We exchanged quite a few emails to get down some of the details. And all this while, Matthew was getting ready to hop on the plane with Marina to start their vacation. I could feel the excitement in Matthew, and how he wanted to make this perfect. The whole process was so much fun and exciting, and we even get to make a prop for his proposal!
Matthew was hoping for some fog hanging over the Golden Gate Bridge on the day, which resembles the mood of the location he has in mind for their wedding. And I was expecting the same, since I thought the chances of having fog by the Bay early in the morning is quite high. But of course when you need it, Murphy’s Law will apply. On the day, the bright sun came out early on, and lit up the Golden Gate Bridge nice and bright, showing off the California sunshine! Nevertheless it was still gorgeous!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
When we arrived at the Cuesta Park, the morning fog was still luring around. To most people, it might be a bit disappointing, but that's really one of rarer scenes photographers could ask for when they need it. I really like the frame with the family holding hands walking out of the fog - so poetic!
Bruce and Jackie have two really adorable cuties, especially big brother, a really cheerful kid. We roamed around the park and the cuties had so much fun, giggling all the way. The best part, of course, was playing in the leaves pile. It is always one of the best natural props and the kids love playing with it. I had lots of fun capturing the lovely genuine smiles and playful moments!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
It was another lovely family session in Mercer Island, with Kim and Kevin, and their 4 adorable kids (including the furry baby Louie). Love the playfulness of the kids and the rich fall colors! And the kids have grown quite a bit since our last photo session!