Keith and Rosabel’s Engagement

There are some things that you “just know”!  Let me tell you about my cousin Rosabel.

Rosabel is intelligent, stylish, and charismatic.  She enjoys fine dining, a good laugh, witty banter, and a good pair of jeans.  More than anything, she is someone who doesn’t hesitate to share her opinions.  She is the opposite of the symbolic Disney Princess whose happy ending happens when a man saves her.  Rather, she is a strong, independent woman who doesn’t let anything stand in the way of her goals.  She is a force!

And then she met Keith.  <3

She is still all those things, but when she is with him, she turns into an ooey gooey sugary puddle of love.

From the first time I met Keith, I knew they would get married someday.  I really did.  Call it a sixth sense!  I could tell by the way they interact with each other.  The way he looks at her.  The way she allows herself to be ‘soft’ around him.  It is a side of my cousin that I’ve never seen before.  And it’s tearfully sweet.

For their Lifestyle Engagement Photography session, we walked around Rosabel’s neighborhood in San Francisco, hung out by a wine bar where they had their first date, and ended in the Presidio where Keith bikes.  It was a fun-filled afternoon that perfectly represented them.

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[Fun fact:  This diamond ring belonged to Keith’s great grandmother!]





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  1. Bonnie Kilparick

    Annie- LOVE your talents.. and you made me cry when I read your opening dialogue!!!! You have truly captured Rosabel & Keith in each and every picture!!!!! Your photographs are truly a lifetime treasure… thank you for sharing your amazing talents and helping us to always be able to re-live these amazing times in the life journey of RST & KJK…xxoo

    • You are so very welcome, Bonnie!!! It makes me happy to hear how this set of images made you feel. I am even happier that Keith and Rosabel found each other because it is evident that they were meant for each other. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll meet you someday soon…at their wedding!

  2. Deidre Tao

    I LOVE these photos of Keith and Rosabel. What magic. They are so beautiful as a couple, and I can see each of their distinct personalities shine through the pictures. Not to mention the gorgeous photography: compositions, colors and contrast of urban/natural settings. Breathtaking. Together they will be a force!
    – Deidre, sister-in-law and art appreciator

  3. nancy kilpatrick whitney

    This story is full of love and joy and iam crying because of the beautiful words and that we waited a long time for this lovely young woman…God is so good.

    • Sittie

      I have prayed for months that God would find someone for Keith to spent his life with. I know they are soo in love, and that makes me
      So happy. These are wonderful pictures. So much talant, and you had two beautiful subjects. A generous gift to save happy memories

      Keith’s Grandmother

  4. Donna Tao

    Annie-The talent is running in the family; you Grandma was a very beautiful artiest. You used to visit her and did your drawings there when you were young. I still remember that one of them was a running goose flapping its wings. It was so beautiful done. So, I am not surprised that you have become a very artistic photographer. I love the beautiful works you did for Rosabel and Keith. I have been praying for Rosabel’s future half for many years now, not only just a “husband”, but a “godly man”. Your beautiful pictures signified a completion for their engagement. There’s nothing better than that. Love, Auntie Donna