Andrea + Sterling | Sunset engagement in the Berkeley Rose Garden

April 10, 2019
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Andrea and Sterling chose the Berkeley Rose Garden for their seriously cute Fall engagement session. 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, but 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.

I love to help couples find locations that really feel just right or have played a part in their story. Andrea had a firm idea in mind that she definitely wanted to shoot at the Berkeley Rose Garden and just over the way at Codornices Park.  And I love that, too! There’s nothing better than bringing your photographer to a meaningful place to the two of you.

I travel up to 30 miles from San Francisco 94103 for engagement shoots and am happy to shoot your love story anywhere int the Bay Area. I have loadsa fave spots and even have a guide to my fave San Francisco engagement locations to help spark ideas.

Whether you are interested in East Bay, Marin, Peninsula or more inland engagement shoots, 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!


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Zoe Larkin is a San Francisco-based wedding photographer & fine art graduate originally from London. She specializes in photographing intimate weddings for joyful, free-thinking couples. Zoe creates raw, personal images that evoke a range of emotions, combining documentary photography with a stylized edge. Her work has been published on Offbeat Bride, Equally Wed, Catalyst Wed Co, Love Inc Mag among others. She adores simplicity, kindness & Earl Grey. Zoe is an equality-minded vendor that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Read more about Zoe here