Category Archives: Engagement

Braving Crissy Field in the Cold

It was a cold afternoon in San Francisco, but this was an intrepid couple. We laughed a lot, shivered a little, and had fun.  The rain held off until the very end. We ducked under cover for the last few minutes for  some “bunker studio” fun.

Chrissy Field and Andy Goldsworthy Engagement Session with Lisa and Ary


Lisa and Ary are a wonderful pair. I have known Lisa for about 15 years. She is a dear friend.

Lisa is full of adventure and creativity. The day I met her I felt a connection immediately. The following day, I called her and asked if she wanted to come on a weeklong sailing trip in the Caribbean. It was very short notice, but she was on the boat with her SCUBA gear and a smile the following week! When I met Ary, it was easy to tell they were meant for each other. Ary immediately felt like family…one of the marks of a good match.  I love you both, and I look forward to attending your wedding this weekend in Florida–as a guest!

Sending a big thank you to Jessica Stout who will be shooting the festivities!


Land’s End, Sutro Baths, and Ocean Beach Engagement Portraits

Kristyl and Max and I met on a gorgeous day at Land’s End in San Francisco for their engagement photos. It couldn’t have been more beautiful. I think there were one or two people in all of San Francisco that weren’t there, however (!).  I have never seen the place so packed. Even so, we found peace in quiet pockets here and there, and ended up having a really fun time. I look forward to your wedding!

Back to Costa Rica!

I had the pleasure of returning to Guanacaste, Costa Rica, for Krissy and Steve’s wedding. Here are some photos from the engagement session on Playa Hermosa, with Krissy, Steve, and their daughter.

Nina and Graham Engaged–Copenhagen


Nina and Graham are a classy and fun Danish-English couple that I met by total coincidence. I am so glad I did. Nina and Graham have a beautiful relationship and they also have a beautiful daughter, Agnes, who patiently joined us for the engagement shoot. Engagement shoots are a great chance for me to get the know the future bride and groom and for them to get to know how I work. We had a wonderful morning walking, talking, and exploring Frederiksberg, where Nina and Graham live – taking photos along the way. We walked the area near the Royal Danish Academy of Music and through the gardens of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University – perfect for a mellow morning stroll.

Sidsel and Anders Copenhagen Engagement Portraits


I just had the pleasure of spending some time photographing Sidsel and Anders for their engagement session. What a treat to have Copenhagen as our location. They live in the middle of Copenhagen. There are bikes and people everywhere. So much potential for the portraits! We went to the H.C. Ørsted’s park near their house. It is a beautiful park, with a lake in the middle. We then went to the Stråde, a pedestrian street nearby. We walked and talked as I got photos along the way. They are such a nice and easygoing couple : ) I am looking forward to their wedding!


Laura and Bill – Getting Married in Providence, RI


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Laura and Bill and I headed out and braved the heat and bugs. They are troopers. I am looking forward to shooting their wedding in Providence, Rhode Island. They have timed it such that the afterparty can be at Waterfire–a beautiful display of fires, floating through downtown on a canal. It should be lots of fun! Here are a few photos from their engagement shoot.

Ann and Patrick – Somerville Engagement Photos


Ann and Patrick are so full of life and energy. I am excited to be shooting their wedding! Ann teaches at Agassiz Preschool, and Patrick came up with the good idea of doing their engagement photos there. Love it! Ann makes the most exciting artwork with the kids. You wouldn’t believe the fun they have and the beautiful pieces they produce! Actually, there will be an Art Show at Agassiz in a week. Ann is orchestrating the production of the children’s art, along with some parent artists. If you are in the area, come by for the reception. There will be pieces by not only the kids, but also by amazing local artists. And there will be a really cool puppet show (I’m not kidding here. We’re not talking traditional puppet show. This is Art ; ) ).

Ann is Scottish, and Patrick is Irish, and their wedding will be an amazing blend of the two that I am really looking forward to!

Stephanie and Ryan are getting married!




I really wanted to take these engagement photos of Stephanie and Ryan. I love engagement shoots. I get to know the couple better, they get used to the camera, and we have some laughs together. I hope these photos will not only be fun now, but provide good memories fifty years from now, and a look into their world back when they were engaged.

I am really excited to be shooting Stephanie and Ryan’s wedding. They are both very creative and warm people, and their wedding plans sound so fun and personal. I love that.

P.S. I’d love to know which photos people think are their faves : )

Dorothea and Sean’s Engagement Shoot

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This shoot was a scream. Dorothea and Sean are very accomplished professionals…that can leave business aside and CRACK ME UP.  They are a great couple. We had fun checking out their wedding location–Habitat–and taking some photos.

Engagement Shoot–Jenny and Tim

Jenny and Tim braved several feet of snow in Cambridge to get some fun engagement photos. We were all pretty cold by the time it was over, but warmed up quickly with some hot chocolate afterwards. They have many things to be happy about these days in addition to getting married–Jenny is just finishing her Ph.D. in Economics at MIT and has been hired by the Stockholm School of Economics. Before the big move, they will spend a year in Florence, Italy. Not bad. Both places put them closer to home–Germany.