A Romantic Redwood Engagement Session: Berkeley Botanical Gardens

I’m dreaming of a Redwood engagement session, with muted sunlight filtering down to the magical silence below. I’m dreaming of roses and deserts and of love in the simple things.

And where can you find a Redwood grove within walking distance of a desert? At least one place in the Bay Area – the University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley. We chose this gorgeous setting for Connie and Aaron’s engagement session, and I couldn’t have loved it more.

The gardens boast so many different areas, and each holds its own charm. We visited the Redwood Grove, Deserts of the Americas, the Arid house and the Garden of Old Roses, among others. This last has an arbor with a view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Connie & Aaron are high school sweethearts who have been together 9 years now. They are fun to be around because they are so relaxed. They love each other and love to make each other laugh. I felt so privileged to get to preserve these snapshots of their love and care for each other.

Fun fact: they got engaged at Disneyland (she loves anything Disney) and plan to have some light accents of Disney at their wedding. 

Keep scrolling to see these gorgeous Redwood engagement session photos!

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Super pretty location! I love the redwood forest photos. Great job.

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WoW! Lets start by saying what an Amazing location!! this is such a A romantic redwood engagement session at Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Such a wonderful photo session by Amy Thompson Photography.

Beautiful photos Amy Thompson Photography! I love how you did the color grading! Berkeley has a really pretty Botanical Garden. Well done!

I suddenly feel the need to get married so I can have Amy Thompson take my engagement photos at Berkeley Botanical Garden.

What a stunning engagement shoot from Berkeley Botanical Garden! So romantic and pretty. Really beautiful engagement photography.

Love how you used the greenery and the stadium seating to get such epic engagement photos! The Berkeley Botanical Gardens look very romantic for an engagement location.

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