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Sausalito Engagement Session by Delbarr Moradi Photography
March 7, 2012
United States
Delbarr Moradi Photography always takes the most gorgeous of images whether they are highlighting a stop-your-heart wedding bash or a sweet-as-can-be engagement shoot just like today's gem. We have a front row seat to lovely moments captured on film from forest to water-front and all the perfect wardrobe changes in between. See it all here!

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From Simone of Soirée by Simone... When we first talked about their engagement pictures, the couple had discussed the importance of having a California style setting as a backdrop so their out-of-town wedding guests could get excited about their travel to Carmel Valley for their wedding day. They also had wanted to somehow incorporate a nautical feel while still staying true to their lifestyle and how they met. I immediately I suggested Cavallo Point as their engagement location as its backdrop boasts the most incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge (can’t get any more Cali than that), features a sailing harbor, is surrounded by a forest and has some seriously gorgeous historical buildings. Also, since I originally met both Matthew and Aubrey at Fourtané Jewelers, I asked the owners if they would be willing to lend some of their amazing pieces for the shoot since this couple absolutely loves vintage jewelry. They did more than that — they actually came to the shoot and styled each photo session with a complete look using some of their signature pieces. It was truly a swoon-worthy moment.

It was important to that they not only had a beautiful backdrop and jewelry for their photos, but equally we wanted the shoot to reflect them as a couple. Since they met in medical school and studying is a big part of their lifestyle, we decided to create their first look as a study session in the center of the property nestled in the gorgeous tall grass (one of Cavallo’s signature characteristics). We brought in coffee cups, vintage books, blankets and some other cute props for them to play with. Needless to say, it was a very natural atmosphere for them and they got really playful. We moved down to the pier for their second shoot, which took on a more nautical feel. We staged them on a dock overlooking the entire San Francisco Bay using the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop with a simple arrangement of blue hydrangea, a box of the famous Teuscher chocolates, a bottle of champagne and a pair of crystal flutes. It was so clear and gorgeous that day and Aubrey and Matthew looked amazing in almost every shot. This was an especially fun look since we got to play dress up and put Aubrey in a flowing blue maxi dress and diamond jewelry and watched her gorgeous red hair blow in the wind. We can’t wait to recapture the fun and create more beautiful moments during their wedding day on June 3rd at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley. Congratulations Aubrey and Matthew!

Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography / Location: Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California / Staging + Shoot Design: Simone Lennon of Soirée by Simone / Jewelry: Fourtané