Will and Sara are so fantastic and I’m absolutely overjoyed that we connected thanks to Thumbtack.  When they originally requested information, their message said, “My fiance and I are SUPER NERDY and our engagement itself was Doctor Who themed, while we both play Magic the Gathering.  We love all things nerdy and would like some of that incorporated into our engagement photos.”  I, of course, responded with, “SO MUCH YES” and our relationship was born.

Sara and Will met when she overheard him while walking down the street in Davis, CA, talking about Magic shortly after she moved there.   As fate would have it, Will walked into the Chipotle line directly behind her and she gathered up the gumption to go talk to him since she too played Magic.  When they told me this story, I suggested we start our session off with them playing Magic at Chipotle and they readily agreed.

After that, we headed down to the state capital in Sacramento because the building and grounds hold significant importance for the two of them.  In fact, their wedding ceremony will be held on the grounds as well.

Will and Sara are both huge Doctor Who fans and since Will proposed outside of the TARDIS at Stage Nine in Old Town Sacramento, they specifically wanted to incorporate this into a Doctor Who themed engagement session.  We took it a step further and recreated a picnic scene on the beach on the river in Sacramento and then headed back over to Stage Nine who was gracious enough to allow us to come in after hours and photograph in the TARDIS.

Our day was complete with a stop on the yellow bridge and an amazing dinner and bottle of wine together at Il Fornaio.

Basically, the whole day was like this:


I can’t wait to do it all over again at their wedding in November.

Whovian Romance: Plan the Perfect Doctor Who Themed Engagement Session

Are you and your partner Whovians at heart?  Do you dream of a love that transcends time and space? Did you paint your car to look like a TARDIS?  If so, a Doctor Who themed engagement session might be the perfect way to capture the magic of your relationship. From iconic TARDIS blue hues to intricate Gallifreyan details, planning a Whovian-inspired engagement is easier than it might seem at first glance.

1. Choose the Perfect Location: Start your Whovian engagement adventure by selecting a location that resonates with the Doctor Who universe. We had it VERY lucky since Old Town Sacramento actually has a TARDIS.  If you can’t find that, you’re going to want to consider iconic settings such as gardens that resemble the planet Skaro or architectural structures reminiscent of Gallifrey.

2. Dress the Part: Make sure your engagement attire embraces all that the Doctor and his companions represent.  This could be subtle: screwdriver cufflinks?  Or not so subtle: a TARDIS blue gown perhaps?

3. Time-Traveling Props and Details: Elevate the Whovian ambiance by incorporating time-traveling props and details.  I would suggest a vintage pocket watch of course.

With a TARDIS-sized dose of creativity, your Doctor Who themed engagement session will help you escape the world and travel to the stars.