Alison and Dav’s Oakland Engagement Session

It’s always a little nerve wrecking when a good personal friend of yours asks you to shoot their engagement session. But also exciting at the same time. I’ve known Alison for a while now and she’s a girl boss after my own heart. Owner of Pretty Please Bakeshop, I would have to lie if I said I didn’t have a girl crush on her. She and I hit it off when we first met, I felt like I was talking to an old friend.

alisondaveWe headed to Oakland for this engagement shoot, and I have to admit this engagement session with these two couldn’t have turned out better. A little bit of rain couldn’t even put a damper on our day. Take a look through and see how flippin’ cute these two are!

Oakland Engagement SessionI still remember the first time she told me about Dav, she was cautiously giggly (and if you know Alison, you know what I mean) but her eyes were shining. As their relationship developed, I watched Alison become happier and at the same time, get softer.
Oakland Engagement SessionOakland Engagement Session When I first met Dav, I spotted his Wu-Tang Clan tattoo, his awesome X-men patch. Bad Badtz Maru and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends buttons. I mean come on, can he get anymore perfect?

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What a great way to start my year? An engagement session with friends.Oakland Engagement SessionOakland Engagement Session Oakland Engagement SessionOakland Engagement Session Oakland Engagement Session Oakland Engagement Session

Alison and Dav, I think you both are perfect together. Dav, I love the way you make Alison smile, and how you create a space where Alison can be authentically and wholeheartedly her without holding back. Thank you for loving my friend the way you do.

I can’t wait for your wedding, I know I won’t be the only one trying to hold back tears. Thank you for letting me photograph your engagement photos!



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