Christine & Malcolm | SF Botanical Garden Proposal
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Christine & Malcolm | SF Botanical Garden Proposal

Such a wonderful proposal in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens! Malcolm pulled out all of the stops for his girlfriend Christine’s birthday. The couple is long-distance, with Malcolm living in Michigan and Christine here in California. He surprised her by flying in for her birthday, and not only that, but celebrating with her by involving…

Sharon & Andrew | SF Botanical Garden Proposal
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Sharon & Andrew | SF Botanical Garden Proposal

I was absolutely thrilled to be a part of this proposal surprise for my friend Andrew, whom I’ve known for decades, and whose sister’s proposal I also photographed years ago. On a beautiful day, underneath a gorgeous magnolia tree full of white blooms, Andrew asked his girlfriend Sharon to marry him. And of course she…

Jayleen & Kailer | Golden Gate Bridge Double Surprise Proposal
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Jayleen & Kailer | Golden Gate Bridge Double Surprise Proposal

Jayleen is a Puerto Rican, queer, non-binary badass. Kailer is a proud trans man and a veteran. And in a small, rural area of Pennsylvania that doesn’t really embrace queer folks, the universe conspired to bring them together. I was honored when Jayleen and Kailer came to me with the idea of a “just because”…

Nigel & Ritchie | Golden Gate Bridge Proposal Photography
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Nigel & Ritchie | Golden Gate Bridge Proposal Photography

This was such a fun little proposal, complete with a musical performance by the two grooms-to-be, backgrounded by the golden gate bridge. Nigel’s plan was to tell Ritchie they would dress up and meet their friends in the park to play some music. Of course, this being a pandemic and the whole premise being completely…

Pre & Nav | Pigeon Point Lighthouse Engagement
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Pre & Nav | Pigeon Point Lighthouse Engagement

It was so fun to photograph this engagement-turned-surprise-proposal for Pre and Nav. Earlier this year, Nav asked Pre to marry him, and she joyfully said yes. It was a beautiful, if low-key proposal, given the circumstances of the pandemic. As they planned for their engagement portraits with me, Nav decided that he would love to…

Jordan & John | Battery Spencer Surprise Proposal Photography
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Jordan & John | Battery Spencer Surprise Proposal Photography

What an absolutely beautiful day for a proposal at the Golden Gate Bridge. Congratulations to Jordan and John on their Valentine’s Day engagement! Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. She has become quite adept at hiding in unexpected spots during surprise proposals. Contact her to inquire about your own proposal…

Jenny & Thomas | The French Laundry | Surprise Proposal Photography
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Jenny & Thomas | The French Laundry | Surprise Proposal Photography

I absolutely adore photographing surprise proposals. And what better place for a proposal than in front of the iconic blue door at The French Laundry in Yountville, California? I was excited to work with Thomas on this surprise for his girlfriend Jenny. I’ll let them tell the story from here! From Thomas: Jenny and I are both…

Tina & Michael | Marin Headlands Surprise Proposal Photography
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Tina & Michael | Marin Headlands Surprise Proposal Photography

A huge congratulations to Tina and Michael on their engagement! Michael proposed in the Marin Headlands where they had their first hike together, and I was honored to be on hand to capture the occasion. I love hearing the story from my couples themselves, so I’ll let them take it away! From Michael: I knew…