Markel and De'Mario - Engagement in Palo Alto

I really love Palo Alto. There are giant multimillion dollar homes along the main streets, tons of wonderful restaurants and shops, Stanford's gorgeous campus, and lush gardens scattered about. I frequented the Cantor Museum at Stanford while in college for their abundance of historic artwork.

So when Markel and De'Mario (the winners of our Dream Wedding Giveaway) said they'd like to have their engagement session in a nice setting, I immediately thought of this beautiful city. We were supposed to meet at a coffee shop on University Avenue, but it was way too crowded due to the storm we had on Monday. Luckily, there was an Italian restaurant a few shops down that didn't have anyone inside! The staff at Cafe Renzo were incredible and let us shoot all over the restaurant. Plus their food was delicious!

Although we got caught in a torrential downpour, it was really a fun afternoon and I had a great time getting to know Markel and De'Mario. Their love is written all over them. And my favorite thing to photograph is love.

I can't wait for the wedding!