REDWOODS ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN MORAGA, CA [KARA + JEREMY]

October 10, 2018  •  33 Comments

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THE MAGIC OF  LOVE IN THE REDWOOD FOREST

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018 3PM 

I can’t tell you how much fun I had photographing Kara and Jeremy in the redwoods of Moraga, CA.  I believe that making their engagement photos was a desteny between us. I happened to meet them at my first bridal show ever in April this year at The Ranch at Little Hills wedding venue in San Ramon, CA . A week after I met them again at Mountain House Estate where I was invited as the only photographer at their open house. A month after the event I got an email from Kara and Jeremy that they would like me to photograph their wedding.  And here we are in the middle of the redwood forest in the East Bay Area of San Francisco. It's 3pm in the afternoon , we walk under some of the tallest trees in California and the sun is hiding behind the leaves in mid September.

I love how much chemistry and devotion between Jeremy and Kara was going on during our photo shoot.  These beautiful soulmates  met exactly on March 10th , 2012 at Jeremy’s birthday party joined together with his roommate who was Kara’s friend from high school. When is meant to be it will be I love to say! 7 years later on March 25, 2018 Jeremy proposed to Kara after he was hiding the ring for couple of months and trying to come out with the perfect proposal when one lazy Sunday afternoon he pop the question. “She started crying and asked me several times if I was being serious, but ultimately she answered the correct way.” Oh Yeh! Horoay! 

As natural lover as I am  Kara and Jeremy insisted having their engagement portraits taken at the redwoods of Moraga. I knew this hidden place in Moraga from an elopement I shot  there in 2012. Honestly? I was very excited to go back there after all those years. It does feel a very special place. With special love energy. A perfect location for an intimate photo shoot away from the crowd and at the same time very easy accessible from the road.

We ended shooting around 4:30pm and it was already getting pretty dark there so I needed to use my camera with higher ISO. That’s why I always suggest when you want to have images done at the redwoods to start shooting earlier especially in the fall and winter seasons. The trees are so tall that barely any light comes through sometimes. Remember  you will most likely not even get a sky in the frame cause you just can't see it and it could be a little bit chilled. too.But also redwood forests are one of the most magical places to be inside. Regarding photography it will always be a win win location for anyone.

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The first outfit was more casual elegant and we took the photos around the redtree grove. The second outfit I would say was my favorite because I am just a big fan of anything cowboy especially the boots. We took those photos near and on the little bridge area. Talking about bridge I would love to be there shooting in the spring when there is  a water in the creek.

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