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Nana & Li, Berkeley Engagement Photographer

Photographing Nana and Li’s Berkeley engagement session was an absolute pleasure. I adore these two and I am SO excited to celebrate their wedding with them this September in Mendocino / Fort Bragg area. Since there wedding will be somewhere gorgeous, outside, and striking, we wanted to do something completely different for their engagement photos. Berkeley residents, we thought it would be fun to celebrate their daily life and the little ways that they celebrate weekends and afternoons together.

We started by just walking down the streets near where they live. This area? This is home.
Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

(But really, home is where you are with the one you love.)Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Nana and Li are big fans of Ici. This exceptional ice cream place in Berkeley (on College) is known for its interesting flavors and dedication to high quality ice cream. Almost every evening, there’s a really long line out the door. Get in line early and start dreaming of which flavor you’ll try this time.
Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

I think this was burnt caramel. Sooo yummy.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Cuties.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Is it love or is it ice cream? ;) Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

So pretty. Love this moody shot. And Nana’s ring? Too perfect.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

A few snuggles in the ice cream shop.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

I absolutely love these, through the window. Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

A few more cute spots in the neighborhood. The light here was just too good!Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

And then we headed to one of their other favorite places, the Elmwood Café! With it’s yellow awnings, cute outdoor patio, and delicious food, this place is a winner, for sure. These two snuck in an afternoon coffee in the sunshine and I think it looked like a quick minute in Paris.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Golden sunshine and happy smiles. We got lucky (maybe because it was later in the day?) and had almost nobody in the outside patio with us! I was worried this spot would be super busy, but I’m so happy with how everything worked out. And these photos are some of my favorite from the session.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

So cute, right?Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Love this one. Everything is just so classy!Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

I mean, come onnnn. So perfect.
Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Another favorite. So cute!Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

We just had to stop at this tree on our way home. The owner of this home came out on her way to the grocery store and was so happy to see us loving on her tree. haha. I’m glad we can all appreciate an explosion of color like this!Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Last but not least, this little spot. This design showed up in Berkeley not that long ago and I’ve just always loved walking by. I’m especially glad to have gotten a chance to share with these two for this session. Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

The perfect pop of color.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

hi hi! <3 Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

And just a few final frames before we got in our cars and headed back home.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Love love.Super cute Berkeley engagement photos at Ici Ice Cream, Elmwood Cafe, and the You are my Sunshine Wall in Berkeley by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Simone Anne // SimoneAnne.com

Nana, Li, thank you both so much for having me along to celebrate your engagement and explore Berkeley and eat ice cream with you. I had the best afternoon and I can’t wait to spend some time in Mendocino with you both to celebrate your wedding (in one of the prettiest places ever). How did I get so lucky to get to call this my job?! <3

For more engagement sessions and couples sessions, browse here. To see my wedding photography, browse here. Get in contact via email at hello (at) simoneanne.com. I can’t wait to meet you! XO

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