Engagements

Merritt + Brian: Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session

        When our friends, Brian and Merritt, discussed their dream for their engagement session, Brian (the naturalist) saw a scene in nature, and Merritt (the romantic) pictured plenty of PDA. Their combined, binocular vision materialized in 3D up in the mountains of Tahoe for a playful photo shoot with bushels of smooches in the most gorgeous of alpine locations, along a trail featuring trees that were not only just tall and beautiful, but, according to Brian, could be identified by cone, bark, or leaf as Ponderosa Pines, Douglass Firs, or Pacific Dogwoods. Not only did we learn plenty of tree names, but also came to recognize the Juncos, Steller's Jays, and other birds that occupied them.

        The photo session started in the morning with an impromptu jam session at the cabin, with Brian strumming his banjo and Merritt banging on a Peruvian jawbone. Meanwhile, our friends, Maya + Liam prepared breakfast, the bouquet of smoky bacon wafting out of the kitchen and  creating smoke tails in the window's morning light. With filled bellies, we headed out on a hike to a high sierra alpine lake, getting a little lost on the way, but finding beautiful fall leaves for a perfect yellow and orange photo backdrop. After jumping some train tracks, we finally reached the lake, glacier cold and burnished a rippling blue by the sun and wind. Merritt + Brian were adorable, cuddling along the banks and practicing their rock-skipping skills. Back at the cabin, they threw together a gourmet pizza dinner (including a heart-shaped pizza pie!) and we all gathered around the kitchen table, relaxed and refreshed after our day soaking up nature. 

        We adore Merritt + Brian and they complement each other so wonderfully -- Merritt is always quick with her wit and full of laughter, and Brian is such a sweetheart, full of wood lore, and completely head-over-heels for his lovely lady. We are elated that Merritt + Brian are getting married and we are so happy to be able to document their engagement with these photos, that show all the ways the have fun and celebrate life together.

        Congratulations M + B!!!! Lots of love.

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo Session. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Caroline + Dana: Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael

       Caroline + Dana live in a gorgeous Eichler home in San Rafael, that they have thoughtfully remodeled and filled with a museum of collected treasures. It's seriously a home straight out of DWELL magazine! Since they have put so much love into their living space, they decided it was the best location to take their engagement photos, the ideal backdrop to their perfectly styled love story :) There were cuddles on the couch, an impromptu signature cocktail making session in their sunny kitchen, and time spent relaxing in their wonderful garden, under the shade of several fruit trees. It was an extremely fun afternoon, which ended with us all around their kitchen table, munching on homemade kale salad and talking excitedly about their wedding, which is in just a few weeks!

       Congratulations C + D! You two are the best and we are thrilled that you are getting married!

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Lifestyle Engagement Photo Session in San Rafael. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Tricia + Olivier: San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park

       Tricia + Olivier were just back from a vacation in the tropics when we took their engagement photos in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and they were both literally glowing from their time in the sunshine. And who would have thought that our very own City by the Bay could have such a tropical vibe itself?! Some of these photos could have been taken in Hawaii!

       We had a wonderful time with Tricia + Olivier, romping through the lush green grasses near the Conservatory of Flowers, sipping on a bottle of red wine and sharing a picnic. It was a totally romantic afternoon, with a game of hide and seek, a few dance moves under the branches of the trees and some steamy kisses by the fountain. 

       Congratulations on your engagement T + O!

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park at the Conservatory of Flowers. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park at the Conservatory of Flowers. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Golden Gate Park. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam