Engagements

Sung + Peter: San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley

       Sung + Peter grew up together in Oregon, but it wasn't until more recently that they realized that they were more than just friends :) Next month they are getting married near Portland, but first they wanted to celebrate their engagement, with a photo session in San Francisco.

       We met them on a classic SF summer day -- foggy, sunny, windy -- perfect weather for a romantic day in The City. We started at Baker Beach, for a deep breath of salty ocean air, before heading over to Alamo Square, for some classic city vista shots. As our photo adventure continued, Sung + Peter decided it was time for a tasty treat, so we headed to Smitten Ice Cream, for a few scoops of made-to-order ice cream and ended our afternoon together at La Boulange Bakery, for coffee and croissants. 

       Sung + Peter are such sweethearts and we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful couple to hang out with :) Congratulations on your engagement Sung + Peter!!

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Baker Beach, Alamo Square + Hayes Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Liz + Will: Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto

       Will asked Liz out on a date last summer, to hike the trails of Arastradero Preserve, Liz's fave nature spot in Palo Alto. They packed a picnic and Will brought along a bottle of bubbly. Will had thoroughly convinced Liz that this was just another normal date. Little did Liz know, the ring was not at the jeweler's shop like she thought; it was on the hike with them.

       After rambling through the golden grasses to a gorgeous outlook shaded by a gigantic oak tree, Will took advantage of the perfect moment, and to Liz's surprise, he popped the question! "Oh my God," Liz kept repeating excitedly -- and once she caught her breath -- "Yes!"

       How totally magical that we got to to retrace their steps to their special spot for their engagement photos session last weekend :) We feel honored to be able to celebrate the wonderful memory of their proposal with them. We could not have asked for more beautiful weather or for a more sweet and caring couple to spend the afternoon with to commemorate their engagement!

       Congratulations Liz + Will!! We are so happy for you, love birds!

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Engagement Photo Session at Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, © Bowerbird Photography 2014

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Ana + Brett: Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a Sailboat

       Ana + Brett chartered a sailboat for the perfect weekend getaway. Blue skies painted the water a glimmering turquoise. The sun just begged for the couple to stretch out over the deck of the boat, soak in the rays, and listen to the waves lap at the hull. There was lots to celebrate; bottles of champagne were packed with ice in the cabin below, and everyone was in a jubilant mood. Not only were we commemorating their engagement with a special photo session, it was also Ana's birthday! 

      The weather was perfect and Ana + Brett couldn't stop beaming at each other as they snuggled together behind the wheel. We sailed out across the Bay toward the Golden Gate Bridge and admired the view. When the swells began to rise, the photo session turned into a little gymnastic session. Everyone held onto ropes and wires, and onto each other (Ana + Brett nuzzled even closer together; Ariel strongly grasped Sam's belt loop to keep him steady). The sway of the boat helped us capture in photos a sense of the adventurous spirit and joy of these two sailors on the water.

       After we were back at the dock, we joined Ana + Brett and his wonderful family for lunch on the boat. We all squeezed into the cabin and got cozy for a delicious lunch prepared by Brett's mom, Theresa. Enjoying the warmth and conversation around the table, we immediately felt at home. We can't wait to see everyone again, and meet more of their friends and family at their wedding in August. It was so incredible to spend the day with Ana + Brett. These two shine brilliantly with the love they have for each other, and are so kind and warmhearted. One can't help but adore them! 

       Congratulations Ana + Brett on your beautiful engagement! 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

Sausalito Engagement Photo Session on a sailboat. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014 

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam