Julie and Patrick | Gamble Gardens | Palo Alto Engagement Session

This sweet Palo Alto engagement session was one of my favorites to date. Patrick was my neighbor in my freshmen college dorm, so it was fun to get to photograph his engagement photos with Julie. They both went to high school in Palo Alto and are actually high school sweethearts! How adorable is that? When we were talking about locations for the session, Julie mentioned Patrick’s backyard because that is where they fell in love. I always love it when my clients choose a location that holds some meaning to them, so I jumped on that suggestion immediately. We started the session at the house. It was pretty much a dream location with lots of beautiful light and landscaping. It was also clear that Patrick and Julie were very comfortable there and I loved hearing about various stories that had taken place over the years.

Julie worked at the Arastradero Preserves a couple summers ago, so we were considering that as the second location for some outdoor photos. We decided against the drive, however, and ended up taking a walk to Elizabeth Gamble Gardens instead, which worked out perfectly! Gamble gardens is an adorable garden only a couple blocks from Patrick’s parents’ backyard. I’ve actually been dying to shoot there for years, so I was excited. I have driven past the gardens several times and I always want to shoot at the charming white gazebo. Julie was really awesome at getting Patrick to laugh, so she made my job easy! They were so obviously in love and I felt so lucky to get to photograph them!

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Contact me or email me at alice@aliceche.com to book your Palo Alto Engagement Session now!

Alice Che is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer specializing in boudoir, engagement and couple photography. Serving the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Burlingame, Los Altos, Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Berkeley, El Cerrito and surrounding areas.

  1. Jana

    October 13th, 2015 at 5:36 AM

    These are so beautiful! Love that you captured them laughing and looking so happy 🙂

  2. Felicia

    December 31st, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Alice, they look so happy! You really have a wonderful way of making them feel comfortable and simply enjoy this beautiful time in their love story!


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