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From Zoe Larkin Photography

This was a really special Bay Area proposal that took place in the Lake Merritt Amphitheatre right in the heart of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. It required a fair bit of planning on the part of Scott (the groom-to-be) along with myself the photographer and the amazing Nikolai from Mastermind Treasure Hunts.  […]

Proposal photography at Lake Merritt, Oakland

couple getting engaged at lake merritt amphitheater oakland

February 26, 2019

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half moon bay engagement photos

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This San Gregorio beach engagement shoot was a sweet and special one! I love the opportunity to travel a little further from the Bay Area and hitting some off-the-beaten-path beachy locations. It’s easy to end up shooting in the same locations close to home. Visiting San Gregorio was a real eye-opener. I got to spend […]

San Gregorio engagement photos – Bay Area beach engagement

February 19, 2019

This romantic proposal story will melt your heart. When I photographed this Oakland engagement shoot, I had no idea of truly incredible story of how they got engaged. I had been working with Falisha and Jorge to arrange the session and they loved the results. Soon afterward, I thought about getting their engagement photos published […]

An astonishingly romantic Mexican proposal story & Oakland engagement shoot

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January 21, 2019

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This was a very special love shoot in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with this amazing couple, Latisha and Cena. The San Diego pair came all the way to San Francisco for a well-deserved vacation and for this shoot to celebrate their newlywed status. They’d recently tied that knot at a courthouse down in SoCal. […]

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco engagement photos

January 13, 2019

Kristine and Joseph opted for the stunning winery Kuleto Estate as the location for their winery engagement photoshoot. The stunning vineyard property is located on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley overlooking Lake Hennessey and the town of Rutherford, and holds a dear place in the couple’s hearts! Hopefully this gives you plenty of […]

Winery engagement photography in Napa California

winery engagement photos at stunning Kuleto Winery in the Napa Valley

January 6, 2019

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Jessica and Jericho (or as they are now and forever known, #jessicho), chose the serenity of Muir Woods and Muir Beach for their engagement shoot. The couple have been together for 7 years and counting! Jericho popped the question, on top of a cliff at Pacifica at sunrise, no less, last December. The time just […]

Muir Woods & Muir Beach engagement photos

November 27, 2018

This redwood forest engagement was so special! It was a real blast getting to know this couple, Rosa Isela and Josh. The stunning redwood forest of the East Bay was the setting for this engagement shoot and it did not disappoint. The Redwood Regional Reserve in Oakland was the canvas for the art of love. […]

Glam redwood forest engagement photos Redwood Regional Reserve, Oakland

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September 12, 2018

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How does this whole engagement photography thing work? Knowing how to prepare for your engagement session is vital in getting the most out of your engagement photography experience. There are going to be so many questions you have as this is no doubt your first time being photographed professionally as a couple. You may now […]

How to prepare for your engagement session!

April 11, 2018

This downtown Oakland engagement photoshoot was one of my absolute faves. I couldn’t have been luckier to work with Falisha & Jorge. Their unique story has now, as I edit this content now in late 2019, been heard by hundreds of people. It has been featured on Catalyst Wed Co and reposted dozens of times […]

Colorful downtown Oakland engagement photography

February 9, 2018

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man dips woman oakland sunset shoot at port view park

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Looking for a unique East Bay location for your wedding or engagement shoot? If you’re an Oakland local, there is a chance you may not have heard of this hidden gem! Sometimes off the beaten path is just fine. I find myself in weird and wonderful places often enough. One of these places is Port […]

Port View Park, Oakland CA engagement photos

October 10, 2017

This LGBTQ+ engagement was such an important one in my career.  William and Shawn were one of the first couples I ever worked with back in 2017 (I’m editing this blog post in almost-2020). I had just arrived in San Francisco from the UK, and did not really know what I was doing, in all […]

Engagement photos at Palace of Fine Arts & Corona Heights, San Francisco

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September 27, 2017

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So happy to share this Sausalito engagement photoshoot! This was the second engagement photoshoot I ever did back when I first moved to the Bay Area of California. It was an area I wasn’t familiar with but enjoyed exploring. Kim and Archie enjoyed sharing with me their love for this area where they’d been many […]

Downtown Sausalito engagement photography

June 1, 2017

I’m delighted to be able to share with you these beautiful images from this sweet Lands End San Francisco engagement photography session! This San Francisco couple Midori & Pablo are so in love and looking forward to their wedding next March. If this dreamy sunset engagement shoot is anything to go by, they are going […]

Lands End Sutro Baths engagement photography, San Francisco

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April 13, 2017

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