Andrea and Sterling chose the Berkeley Rose Garden for their seriously cute Fall engagement session. Berkeley engagement photos was what they wanted, as they’d scoped out this spot and fell in love with it!
Think gorgeous sunset, crisp leaves flying everywhere, giggles & squeezing, and paper cranes for their upcoming wedding. They would be the first to admit they were a little nervous when we first started out! However it didn’t take more than a few minutes for them to loosen up and forget I was there.
I help couples who may usually have never had pro photos taken before by giving them gentle posing prompts that feel organic, and encouraging the spontaneous, natural interactions between two people in love.
Another way I love to help couples find is to locations that just feel right or have played a part in their story.
Their wedding is coming up in May and that’s also happening in Berkeley. Andrea wanted to show off one of the beautiful paper cranes they’ll be making for the wedding, in honor of Sterling’s Japanese heritage.
The tradition is to make 1,000 paper cranes – read about the history here! Basically anyone who makes 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish by the gods!
Engagement photography in Berkeley CA and beyond
I travel up to 50 miles from San Francisco 94110 for engagement shoots and am happy to shoot your love story anywhere in the Bay Area. My blog post coming out soon will give you some ideas of where to shoot.
Wherever you want to shoot in the Bay Area I got you! I’ve shot all over the Bay on beaches, in forests, ice cream parlors, downtown in the middle of the road, in homes, windswept mountains, and river valleys. Let’s chat about where your story will take us!
PS Want to read more about the whole process of booking & preparing for your engagement shoot? My short guide is here!