Jewell + Joseph

sunset anniversary at baker beach


J + J are a beautiful couple. They truly demonstrate what it means to be twin flames who complement each other. While they are both from the San Francisco, they met in Portland, Oregon. One date turned into another, and they just knew this was something special. To honor their hometown origins, they chose Marshall Beach in San Francisco for their couple session and to celebrate a year of marriage.

 Marshall Beach features unmatched views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Despite its beauty, this beach is surprisingly not as crowded compared to others in the area. A hike is required to get to the beach. However, the road down to the beach is just as rewarding as the beach itself. Along the way, the views of the Pacific Ocean were breathtaking and there were plenty of places to simply take in the scenery.

Their session could not have had better conditions. It was warm and sunny! While walking to the beach, light filtered through the foliage. A patch of ice plant served as the perfect spot to start our session. As we made our way down, we explored the stairs and side trails. Marshall Beach was the perfect location to take quiet, intimate shots as well as those with sweeping landscapes. 

Finally we arrived on the shore. Blue hour created a romantic atmosphere that bystanders could not stop watching. Even though our light was fleeting, J + J laughed, played, ran and offered their joy to the entire beach. After a fun session on the beach, we hiked back to the parking lot. Lastly, we took some shots at the Golden Gate Overlook, which features the Bridge between two cypress trees.

Above all, my favorite part of this session was that I witnessed a true love story between my friend and her partner.  J had been my friend back in my early stages of photography, long before I thought I would pursue it professionally. It was an honor to have such supportive friends help me in developing my business and brand. 

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Because these moments are too good to miss

I can’t wait to chat with you about your big day! Whether it’s a beach picnic, a stroll through the forest, or an intimate elopement in the mountains, I’m ready when you are.

Love is the greatest adventure of your life. Let’s capture it!


the love story

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