Christine & Brian: Filoli Engagement Photos

September 1, 2021

Christine and Brian’s engagement session was one that I had been looking forward to since they booked. Christine has a bubbly personality that just makes everyone around her feel good. And Brian is laid back and friendly – always down for a good time. When Christine said that she and Brian wanted Filoli engagement photos, of course I was excited! Filoli is a grand property in the south bay with dozens of gardens and quiet nooks and crannies. As soon as I put my camera up, these two were already laughing and I knew it would be a good day! The light was perfect and everything was in bloom.

For the second half of our session, we headed off to some California golden hills (ahem, and got lost along the way…that’s my bad). I feel like the golden fields are such a classic backdrop – I will never tire of them!

Brian and Christine both grew up in the same part of the bay area and had mutual friends, they didn’t meet until senior year of high school. Once they crossed paths, they instantly had a strong connection and began dating. While they went their separate ways for college, they returned to the bay area for work and picked up right where they left off. This past April, Brian proposed in Crissy Field – their “spot” in the city where they often visit. On top of surprising her with a proposal, their family and friends that they hadn’t been able to see in over a year were there to celebrate with them as well! It was the perfect day!

I am already looking forward to when Christine and Brian get married next summer at Viansa – one of my favorite venues in wine country. I can’t get these two back in front of the camera soon enough!

Christine and Brian, I’m so glad you two found me! I had the best time hearing more of your story and getting to know you both during our session. You two are so, so cute together! Your joy radiates. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with!

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