Molly & Oliver | Golden Gate Bridge Surprise Proposal Photography
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Molly & Oliver | Golden Gate Bridge Surprise Proposal Photography

Surprise proposals are one of my absolute favorite things to photograph. The excitement! The thoughtful planning! I loved working with Oliver to help him capture his surprise for Molly. I’ll let them tell the story below. From Oliver: Molly and I met online (this was really my first time ever trying this). After a wonderful…

Tiffany & Greg | Sonoma Surprise Proposal Photography
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Tiffany & Greg | Sonoma Surprise Proposal Photography

I always love photographing surprise proposals, but this one was an especially fun treat, as the proposal was for my good friend Tiffany. She has long known that she wanted to marry Greg, and she has long said that she would want me there to photograph the proposal. Tiffany and I both travel a lot, so we actually share…

Luciana & Scott | Marin Surprise Proposal Photography
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Luciana & Scott | Marin Surprise Proposal Photography

I absolutely love photographing surprise proposals! This one was so simple and sweet, filled with last-minute improvisation from our Florida couple and the most gratifying expressions of surprise and excitement from Luciana. I’ll let her tell the full story below! From Luciana: “Scott and I met one year ago in Miami. I had been running around…

Vanessa & Derrick | San Francisco Surprise Proposal Photography
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Vanessa & Derrick | San Francisco Surprise Proposal Photography

Have I mentioned how much I love photographing surprise proposals? This one was such a treat. Derrick lives in the Philippines while his girlfriend Vanessa lives here in California, so he planned the proposal from afar, including meeting me over videochat to discuss the details. Both their families were there as part of Derrick’s visit…

Bethany & Bryan | San Francisco Surprise Proposal Photography
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Bethany & Bryan | San Francisco Surprise Proposal Photography

I absolutely loved this surprise proposal! It was such a rainy day that Bryan wasn’t sure he would be able to propose outside by the Golden Gate Bridge as he hoped. We planned a rain contingency and a contingency for that contingency. But when the time came, the rain held off and we had a…

Lindsay & Eric | The French Laundry | Surprise Proposal Photography
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Lindsay & Eric | The French Laundry | Surprise Proposal Photography

I absolutely love photographing proposals. I love being in on the secret and helping with the planning. But most of all, I love capturing the emotions of the moment when it all comes together. When Eric contacted me about proposing to his girlfriend at The French Laundry, I jumped at the chance to help capture it….

Anika & Vijay | San Francisco Surprise Proposal Photography
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Anika & Vijay | San Francisco Surprise Proposal Photography

This was such an incredible surprise proposal. Vijay crafted such an intricate plan, completely thoughtful and intimate down to the last detail. It was not a big public display or self indulgent in the least. It was all for Anika. It was all about Anika. While Anika went to work, Vijay prepared everything in her…

Shelly & Mark’s Surprise Proposal | China Beach, San Francisco Engagement Proposal!
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Shelly & Mark’s Surprise Proposal | China Beach, San Francisco Engagement Proposal!

They told her they were having “guy time,” and the three of them, Mark, Joe, and my brother Albert, ran off to conspire at the beach, leaving her behind with Nikki for the day. Shelly imagined the boys were hanging out a bar somewhere, watching the game. She certainly didn’t suspect this. She was on…