California Photographer | Brooke + Chris


Wherever I go in the Bay Area I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful and diverse place. That’s why I love being a California Photographer especially here in the Bay Area. This Redwood Forest Engagement session really brought that home for me. The Bay Area can be so go go go and wait and sit in traffic. But, somehow you’ll find these small escapes. This little garden, hikes, shops, or spaces that will show you the beauty all of these cities together have to offer.

If you escape to the Oakland hills you’ll find these parks and places where there is just straight forest. And that is where some redwoods are served as the backdrop for this engagement session.

Brooke and Chris first met in college where they found themselves living down the hall from one another in the dorm rooms. At the time when they met they both had significant others. Once they both ended those relationships they found themselves with each other just 4 short months later and the rest was history as they say.

This Redwood forest engagement session made my heart so full. Not just because Brooke and Chris were so dang cute! But, because it really reminded of why I love to do what I do. Getting to meet people bond and capture their story. I’m literally a naturally reserved person and I kid you not before every session I get anxious. I really want to connect with my couple and take some bomb pictures for them. And I of course want them to like me. And it can be nerve racking.

I love having the opportunity to do what I do and hanging out in the forest with Brooke and Chris made so incredibly thankful for photography and this career I love so much!

Looking for more photo inspiration check out this couple session in Hawaii here and in for a woodsy feel check out the sugarloaf open session here.

Hi I'm Torez, a die-hard romantic and San Francisco-based wedding photographer with years of experience capturing love stories against the backdrop of our charming city. From intimate City Hall ceremonies to epic coastal elopements, I've seen and photographed it all. I know the ins and outs of navigating wedding planning in San Francisco like the back of my hand - from selecting the perfect location that aligns with your love story, to creating the dreamiest wedding timeline that lets you enjoy your day to the fullest. And guess what? I'm sharing all of that expertise right here with you.

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