Rachel and Trevor — Engaged!

Last weekend we finally got to meet up with Rachel and Trevor, an amazing couple full of love, life and energy. They live on the east bay, we’re on the west bay, so the obvious choice for their engagement shoot was to meet in the middle: a tiny island in the middle of San Francisco bay, Treasure Island (or Yerba Buena Island depending on where you are standing). As we traveled around the islands rich with history, Trevor and Rachel described to us their exciting future together, which kicks off at the Jack London Lodge in Glen Ellen in September. Congrats Rachel and Trevor — it was truly a blast to work with you and we look forward to doing it again on your big day!

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June 10, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Matt - Thanks everyone! With Rachel and Trev in front of the camera… you can’t help but get some great shots! We’re looking forward to the big day…

June 3, 2009 - 12:54 pm

Rene Silcox - I have to say, these are the most beautiful engagement pics I have ever seen. You guys shine from the inside out. Congratulations, to two wonderful young adults!

June 1, 2009 - 4:36 pm

Lisa - You guys look great together! Congrats! I can’t wait to see wedding pictures!

June 1, 2009 - 4:36 pm

Elise - Just FYI, you two are TOO FREAKING ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

June 1, 2009 - 4:35 pm

Avaline - Very nice photos!! You two look beautiful =) I can’t decide which one I like the best;)

June 1, 2009 - 4:34 pm

Patti - You two need to submit these for a photo contest. You both are gorgeous!

May 30, 2009 - 11:45 am

Joyce Kennedy - From my sister, Sue: I’ve said it before, but it is worth saying again. Boy, are these two just beautiful or what? They are a photographer’s dream. The love and energy really comes through, and they both look so adoring in every photo. The photographers look like they’d be a lot of fun to work with, and that they can keep it natural, letting all the charm come through. Kudos to all, and I can’t wait for the big day and all the wonderful photos that will come from the wedding. Love Sue

May 29, 2009 - 1:00 pm

chris - Wow…. you two are fabulous!

May 29, 2009 - 7:26 am

Joyce Kennedy - Well, of course, as Trev’s mom, I always thought both Trevor and Rachel were absolutely beatiful, but these photos really show what I see – their inner beauty and how they just shine in each other’s presence. Thank-you, Matt and Suzanne!

May 29, 2009 - 7:22 am

Joyce Kennedy - From Steph: Wow, they are both incredibly beautiful!!!!! what great shots – can’t wait to see the wedding pictures! Curt came in as I was viewing the pictures and he loved them as well.

May 20, 2009 - 12:04 pm

Chyla - Your engagement pictures are amazing! You look so beautiful and so happy!

May 20, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Patricia - Great pictures, how did you do that? Good shots of both of you.

May 20, 2009 - 12:02 pm

Angie - These engagement pictures turned out amazing! Congrats!

May 20, 2009 - 12:01 pm

Lauren - You two look so harmonious! What great photos.

May 20, 2009 - 12:01 pm

Amy - Love the pictures!

May 9, 2009 - 6:22 pm

Patty - Hands down the most gorgeous couple in the Bay Area! Great photos, nice backdrop location, very handsome and beautiful couple. Congratulations! Love to you both!

May 8, 2009 - 12:57 pm

Cindy - The photos are absolutely beautiful. I don’t know what I’m more excited about the wedding itself, or the photographs of Rachel, Trevor and all our family and friends that day. Those pictures will be priceless in years to come.

May 7, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Kathryn - Rachel – your engagement photos are AMAZING!!!

May 7, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Julie - Oh my gosh!!! These photos are mind blowing, you look like some super model. You guys look fantastic!

May 7, 2009 - 5:44 pm

Jessica - Rachel – Your photos are so beautiful!!!

May 7, 2009 - 5:44 pm

Corina - me toooooooooooo!! you guys are adorable!

May 7, 2009 - 5:43 pm

Elise - LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics!!!!!

May 6, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Shannon - So I have to know, the people you photograph, are they all that gorgeous? Or are you just that good of a photographer? :)

May 6, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Rachel - MATT!!! I love them. Thank you so much. You and Suzanne made it all so easy and fun! Patiently awaiting all the shots, but I am so happy to have some to share!!! HANDS DOWN-you are the best photographer and we are so lucky to have you both!

Megan and Tony are engaged!

It was 90 degrees in San Francisco last weekend, but barely 50 degrees this weekend. Megan and Tony, being the seasoned outdoors folks they are, were the ultimate troopers as we all jumped around the windy and historical cliffs of the Marin Headlands for their engagement shoot. The Marin Headlands are perfect for them, particularly Tony’s (and admittedly my) fascination with history, since the area is an odd mix of stunning nature and hidden WWII and Cold War defensive outposts. Later, we stopped to take a break at Cavallo Point Lodge, where we warmed up with hot chocolate and thrilling stories of Megan’s heroic black bear encounters. Megan and Tony will be tying the knot in Palos Verdes, at the historic La Venta Inn, in only a few short months. It is going to be a lovely Southern California summer wedding!

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May 3, 2009 - 7:27 pm

Shirley Montgomery - Very lovely. Megan is coming next week to do wedding stuff and I plan to order then. It looked really cold!!!!!! Like your choice if backgrounds. Mrs. M.

Sarika and Aaron get engaged!

The luck struck twice last Sunday. First, it was a remarkable day in San Francisco – the once every other year oddity when the temperature is in the upper 80’s. A San Francisco heat wave! Second, we struck gold again as we have the honor of photographing another amazing couple. Sarika and Aaron couldn’t be a more lovely and fun-loving couple, complete with the quintessential San Francisco story. They met at a Halloween party in The Haight a few years back, went to school together at Stanford, and now live just off the famous Alamo Square (think opening shot of “Full House”). So, wanting to capture elements of their story, we jumped around San Francisco, mixing photos of both their love of the city life and the amazing pockets of nature hidden within it. Their wedding stands to be even more amazing, and it’s only a few weeks away. Stay tuned… it is going to be a colorful event at a breathtaking venue!

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April 23, 2009 - 4:02 am

JJ SIngh - Wow! I love these…especially the first few! They did a great job of capturing your personalities! :)
amazing.
love,
JJ

April 22, 2009 - 10:32 am

Sonu - Great shots… hope you guys make me look as good during the wedding!

April 22, 2009 - 10:16 am

Sarika - Aaron and I love these photos – Thank you Matt and Suzanne. We’re so glad we picked you two! We *can’t wait* for the wedding shots.

April 22, 2009 - 9:29 am

Vicki Wolfe - Each time I think I’ve seen your most stunning photography, you blow me away with a new set of even more beautiful photographs. It’s almost worth getting married just to have you record the event!

April 22, 2009 - 7:46 am

Rafael - beautiful shots Matt!

April 22, 2009 - 2:48 am

Kerry Iaconelli - You really are an amazing photographer!

Christina & Jason, engaged…

Stetson: check. Truck with empty beer cans in the back: check. Ever loyal dog that has survived far more than nine lives: check. Dilapidated older truck converted into chicken coop: check. Christina and Jason do have “real” check-lists, as they are a fixin’ to get hitched soon. But knowing they are a fun couple willing to ham it up for the camera, we took the opportunity to divert them from serious wedding planning to have a little fun. They live on an amazing “animal-farm” house atop a hill in the beautiful redwood forests of Ben Lomond, so we grabbed a few props (some of which fought back) and jumped around the incredible backdrop that is their back yard. Next up on that check-list: their wedding in May! We’ll be there!

Christina-Jason Engagement
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April 15, 2009 - 4:20 pm

Amy - Love them! You did such a great job capturing their personalities!

April 15, 2009 - 4:19 pm

Faith - I love this! And to think I went with something tired like roses. How boring ;)

April 12, 2009 - 2:47 pm

Heather - Those are amazing!!! Congrats :)

April 2, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Kari - You guys look great..I wish I had pictures like this!

March 30, 2009 - 2:46 pm

Nicole - Hey hottie! love the hat – go cowgirl!

March 15, 2009 - 2:46 pm

Amy - I turn my back for a minute and you go sh*tkicker on me. Nevertheless, you both look lovely!

March 10, 2009 - 8:48 am

Jeanne Stewart - Christina looks amazing…great capture of their spirit! What a nice overcast day does for pictures.

March 8, 2009 - 10:37 am

Gordon - Y’alls just keep gettin’ better ‘n better at this…

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