Category Archives: Beach

Turtle Hill Engagement

Sarina and Bryant met Jill and I at Baker Beach about 2 hours before sunset. We normally me there an hour later but this time, I decided to live on the edge. I love how the pictures turned out. The sun is higher and reflecting off the water to create a soft cloud of light around them. We ended at Turtle Hill in the Sunset.

Beach: Baker Beach

Sunset Venue: Turtle Hill

Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Film: Fuji Film

Gear: Contax 645 & Canon 1V

Photography: Robin Jolin Photography


Lover’s Lane and Baker Beach.

There are just too many fabulous pictures from Nicole and David’s engagement shoot for just 1 post, so I’m doing it in two. First stop, Lover’s Lane—have a look at these and let me know what you think! I have been going to this spot for a few years and have never seen it so green, so if you’re waiting on engagement pictures, now is the time!

Film: Fuji 400

Cameras: Contax 645 & Canon V1

Lab: Richard Photo Lab


Baker Beach in December

We are back at Baker Beach for Carmen and Tommy’s engagement shoot. The afternoon started at the classic Legion of Honor. The while pillars and the killer light that bounces around in the hallways never gets old.

About an hour before sunset we headed over to Baker Beach. The day started cloudy but cleared up right as the sun was going down. Tommy took Carmen’s hand, pulled her to the water and snuggled up to watch the sunset.

Venue – Baker Beach and Legion of Honor

Hair & Make-Up –

Film – Fuji 400 and Porta 800

Lab – Richard Photo Lab


San Francisco Engagement

Baker Beach was our first stop for Joni and Stephen’s engagement pictures. Baker Beach works for any weather–even on the darkest days we can get a hint of the Golden Gate Bridge. We lucked out to have bright sun in mid January. The water was cold and all they had to do was cuddle and laugh.

Our next stop was Bernal Hill. We made it to the park 30 minutes before sunset and ran to the top of the hill. As the sun was setting Joni hopped on the rope swing and I got to watch them enjoy the exhilarating sensation of swinging over San Francisco.


Venue – Baker Beach and Bernal Hill

Hair + Make-up – Amy Lawson

Film – Fuji 400 and Porta 800

Lab – Richard Photo Lab


Will + Willis – Asilomar

Photographing W+W was such a treat!  Asilomar was bountiful with sweeping ocean views and amazing light, I almost didn’t want to leave!! Everywhere you looked, there was always something I wanted to photograph. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding as they said their vows under the trees in dappled light. Talk about dreamy!!

Wedding Planner: Cali Nguyen at Smitten Kiss

Make-up: Jennifer Promo at Spa Bella

Florist: Eunice at Pacific Grove Florist

Linens/Chairs: Asilomar Conference Grounds

DJ/MC: Maiya Evans DJ Mai Girl

Catering and Venue: Joselynn Campbell

Bakery: Amanda at Van’s Bakery