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Brooke & Mark’s Engagement Shoot with H & Co. in Auburn , CA

I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise to hear that we’re suckers for a good love story.  This is a great one.  Brooke was a part of our beloved Christie’s hair and make up team for a recent wedding in the Sierra Foothills.  Rather than heading home to relax for the rest of the day, Brooke went on a first date.  That was August 10th.  Mark must have made quite an impression.  Here are the photos from their engagement session… on November 6th.  They spent years as friends, never quite getting the timing right – never quite connecting.  Seeing them together now, it’s hard to imagine them apart.


Cami & Josh’s Engagement Photos with H & Co. in Berkeley, CA

Cami & Josh invited us to their home inBerkeleyfor their engagement session.  We always suggest going somewhere fun and exciting for the shoot, so their house didn’t seem like the obvious choice.  It all became clear as we quickly got a sense for their love of where they live.  After enjoying one of Josh’s famous home brewed beers, we went on a short walk around the neighborhood.  All of Berkeley‘s best cafés, restaurants and city parks are right on their door step.  We were won over by the neighborhood, and of course our lovely tour guides!  Why not top it off with a rooftop view of the sunset?

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Rachel & Paul’s Engagement Photos with H & Co. in Napa, CA

We love developing relationships.  We’ve been really blessed by clients that refer us to their friends and we get to hang out with everybody all over again.  You’ll meet Rosy and Chris later, but they introduced us to their friends Rachel and Paul who are getting married at Chris’ family’s winery!  We’re so excited about these new friends and all the exciting times to come over the next couple of years.

We spent such a fun, romantic day with Rachel and Paul and even visited the spot where Paul proposed.  The girls planned the shoot for Super Bowl Sunday.  The very fortunate/unfortunate power outage allowed us to watch the second half together and talk about our shared love for food, wine and beer… over some of Napa’s best local food, wine and beer.  Click below to enjoy!


Carrie & Ben’s Engagement Photos with H & Co. in Santa Barbara, CA

We’re pretty fortunate to call the great State of California home.  It’s full of treasures like the incredible town of Santa Barbara.  Carrie & Ben were so excited to have us for the weekend and show off the place they call home.  They obviously liked us as much as we like them, since they invited us to a concert after the shoot… and then showed off by inviting us backstage to meet the band – one of our favorite bands!  More than anything else, we believe the engagement shoot serves to make everyone feel comfortable together for the wedding experience.  With new friends like these, it couldn’t have been any more successful!


Did I mention they’re incredibly photogenic?  Enjoy the images below.


Jana & Tighe’s Engagement Photos with H & Co. in Roseville, CA

It is a great joy to meet someone wonderful and think how amazing it would be to be a part of their wedding… and then have the chance to do just that.  Alistair & Jaclyn have known Jana for many years, and even had the chance to work with her as the coordinator for Ashley’s (H & Co. Portraits’ very talented portrait photographer) wedding.

We could not have been more excited to be a part of this wedding experience.

Our engagement session gave us the chance to meet Tighe, and spend some time with an impressive couple we hope to keep as friends.  We started the afternoon at our beloved Boneshaker Public House, and then met the rest of the family in Old Roseville.

Jana’s hair & makeup was provided by the immensely talented team at Republic Salon.

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Christina & Dustin’s Engagement Photos with H & Co. in Plymouth, CA

One of our highest ambitions is to make our couples feel like we’re part of the family through the wedding experience.  Christina & Dustin obviously had the same goal.  We will always be grateful to them for making us feel so appreciated.  We met at Christina’s mom & dad’s beautiful house in Plymouth.  From the moment we walked in the door, we felt and were treated like family.

We spent the afternoon tasting wine at the neighbor’s winery, and enjoying the breathtaking property.  Of course, not missing the chance to be wowed by Christina’s roping skills.

Christina’s hair & makeup provided by the lovely Christie Boatsman.

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Demesha & Marjahni Engagement Photos with H & Co. in San Francisco

Demesha & Marjahni’s engagement shoot highlighted all the reasons we feel so privileged to do what we do.  We had the honor of witnessing (and capturing) MJ proposing to Demesha, and being with them all through this journey.  We treasure the friendship we have built with this inspiring couple.  They are living lives of purpose, and the story of the romance is a real testament to that.

On top of all that… to be able to work in one of the world’s most photogenic cities is, well… click below to take a look for yourself!


Stephanie & Michael Engagement with H & Co in Folsom, CA

Love the originality of this engagement session!  Stephanie & Michael met while riding the school bus, so naturally we wheeled a bus in for our shoot. A special thank you to Stephanie’s dad for this amazing prop!  We had such a great time with this very sweet couple.

Love Stephanie’s look? Christie Boatsman did a beautiful job on Stephanie’s hair and make up! Don’t forget to stop by her blog.

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Katie & Allen Engagement with H & Co. in Folsom, CA

Our date night with Katie & Allen started at Bistro La Petite France where they are planning to have their rehearsal dinner.  They are very close with the owners and it was a perfect start to the evening since Katie & Allen are wine connoisseurs. We had a great time with them enjoying the best of whatSutter Streethas to offer.

A special thank you to the very talented Christie Boatsman for providing hair and make up!

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