engagement | lareina + ryan

Modern with a dash of charm and delight. Lareina and Ryan both share love for the arts and music so the SFMOMA and the Clift Hotel were perfect backdrops for their engagement session.




Finding delight in strawberry fields

Not the typical Saturday spent at the movies or other such things. Nope. Not even close. Try a Saturday with a dark haired, blue-eyed beauty, a talented hair stylist, and a superb make-up artist in a niche of the Hayward hills. Justina did a great job with the hair, as always, and even added a little touch of her crafty side with mini top hats adorned with feathers and pearls. Tiffany went for the subtle but still stellar eye makeup with a kick of red lipstick. All was picture-perfect! Once make-up and hair were done, we headed to Bijou Restaurant and Bar to set up shoot.

Owner Benjamin Young was more than accommodating and was delighted to have us shoot at his wonderful restaurant, which serves up “contemporary French/California cuisine, offered at reasonable prices, prepared by Executive Chef Christian Nam-Hee using seasonal, fresh and often locally sourced, organic ingredients.” After the shoot, we delighted in a cocktail perfectly dubbed “Strawberry Fields Forever” containing “fresh strawberries and fresh basil from the garden, barenjager Honey Liqueur for some subtle honey flavor, locally distilled 20 Gin and hand pressed orange and lemon juices” – a concoction I definitely recommend!

Divine Decadence

This photo was from one of the photoshoots I did last year with Megan. This photo makes me smile everytime 🙂

This was a photo from my very first shoot with Megan. She’s been a joy to work with each time! Many thanks to Jennifer Judge and Sofia Reynolds for an excellent shoot!