Palace of Fine Arts & Ina Coolbrith Park, San Francisco Engagement


A cup of coffee and two beautiful people who seemed destined to be together. That’s how it started for the lovely pair I had before me that early San Francisco morning. Even at 6:45am, the pair were so warm and joyous with each other, I felt like I was photographing a couple who were already married. Dan, in a well-tailored suit, twirled his beautiful Bride-To-Be NhuNhu, her elegant blush satin dress glittering from the rising sun. We walked, laughed, danced around the Palace of Fine Arts and Ina Coolbirth Park in what ended up being a magical engagement session.


NhuNhu & Dan had their very first date at Philz coffee in SoMa. They instantly hit it off with an undeniable attraction to one another and 4 years later, Dan got down on one knee at the same exact coffee shop! Their first photo together after the proposal actually does not have NhuNhu showing off her beautiful new ring, or even wearing it! That’s because NhuNhu was so overwhelmed with love when she saw Dan get down on one knee with a closed little box that she proclaimed her love, said yes when he asked her to marry him, and immediately took a photo to capture that moment forever- before she had opened the box! Once you see her stunning ring below, I’m sure you can image the next wave of joy that came over her once she finally opened the box.


To NhuNhu & Dan- thank you again for allowing me to photograph your sweet engagement period! I still can’t believe how amazing you two (plus Eva!) were to wake up before the sunrise, dress in your stunning outfits, and walk out looking like celebrities, ready to rock your photos! You two blew me away with your smiles and connection to one another. It’s very clear how in love you guys are, and it truly made my job easy. NhuNhu- thank you for being so incredibly organized and not being afraid to point out various shots you wanted! I love when clients speak up and tell me their thoughts. And Dan- your smile was so on point! I’ve never worked with such an easy Groom-To-Be, and I’m so thankful!  I’m so excited for your wedding later this month- it can’t come soon enough! 🙂

Beautifully DOCUMENTED memories await.