Berkeley Engagement Photos in the Botanical Gardens at Tilden Park: Lauren + Tommy

         We met Lauren + Tommy at our mutual friend Cailey's potluck last winter.  Friendly, bright, and warm, we felt an immediate kindred connection to these two.

       A few weeks later, Tommy surprised Lauren with a tour of their home, having festooned it with photos of all the numerous adventures they've been on together.  Surrounded by reminders of all the wonderful memories they share, and present to all the ones they have yet to make, Tommy proposed to Lauren. Pretty. Freakin'. Romantic. Kudos Tommy!

       Being nature lovers, Lauren and Tommy suggested we take photos at the Botanical Gardens in Tilden Park. They brought their stringed instruments along, and when we wandered under an idyllic stone bridge, they decided to stop under its shade and serenade each other. Too cute! It was a fantastic day and we're so excited to share these photos with you :)

Lauren + Tommy playing their ukulele and mandolin. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in the Botanic Gardens at Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Lauren + Tommy playing their ukulele and mandolin. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in the Botanic Gardens at Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Lauren strumming with her beautiful engagement ring :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Lauren strumming with her beautiful engagement ring :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Tommy playing ukulele. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Tommy playing ukulele. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Musical make-out session! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Musical make-out session! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

They have so much love for each other. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

They have so much love for each other. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Seriously romantic. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Seriously romantic. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Under the bridge at the Botanical Gardens. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Under the bridge at the Botanical Gardens. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

So adorable! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

So adorable! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Lean on me! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Lean on me! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Engagement Photo in Tilden Park, Berkeley.

       Congratulations Lauren + Tommy! There couldn't be a better match.  We're so happy for you!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam