We headed to Lover's Lane in the Presidio for Jen and Josh's engagement photos, and you just can't go wrong with all these glorious trees. Enjoy their lovely SF session and stay tuned for their wedding next year in wine country!Read More
We met up with Liz, Dan and their sweet dog Molly over the weekend at the Lafayette Reservoir, which I'm ashamed to say, is pretty much in our backyard and yet I haven't explored it. Kiki, Adm and I will have to make a point to check it out again soon, maybe later this week! Anyway, these two are clearly really cute together, and they share a love for the Oregon Ducks (their alma mater). We are photographing their wedding in October and can't wait!Read More
Before each engagement session, we go through a planning process with our couples to make sure we're going to come away with images that reflect them. There is a lot of back and forth between us to get the locations, outfits, all those details just right. Adm and I pride ourselves on how well we plan so that we can do a good job responding to all the little things that can go wrong on engagement shoots and even wedding days.
On the day of Tracy and Frank's engagement, our plan had to compete with reality. The erratic winds of the Marin Headlands caused us to abandon the beach and head back across the bridge. After three stops in the Presidio we were back on track and scurried our way through downtown, chasing the light so we could hit Potrero Hill as the sun went down. We may have broken some traffic laws, but as you can see above, we made it just in time. Tracy and Frank are getting married this summer and if the care and thoughtfulness that went into their engagement session is any indication of the wedding to come, I know we're in for a real treat!
One of the maybe slightly odd things that we photographers do is go on photo walks. Yep, we just wander around town taking pictures of things. My favorite part of Karen and Uday's engagement session was walking around the Design District of San Francisco and finding cool buildings and fun textures for their portraits. An engagement photo walk! Karen and Uday wanted a San Francisco engagement session since they're getting married in the East Bay this January, and when they mentioned the Design District, I knew that this was going to be something a little extra special. We also made stops at Sutro Baths, Potrero Hill, Farley's and SOMA StrEAT Food Park.
I don't know about you, but I love going to the river, drinking wine, photographing in great light, and walking along the waterfront. For most people, all these things would make for a packed weekend, but for Kerri and Kevin, it was just their engagement session. We started in Sausalito for some waterfront pictures near Le Garage where they had their first date. Then we got a private look at MacMurray Ranch where we were in photo heaven - the light could not have been more gorgeous, and the grounds and vineyards of the ranch were so beautiful. We were also the only ones there, so we were able to explore to our hearts' content. We finished their session along the river with their dogs Zito and Pogo, who couldn't stay out of the water. Kerri and Kevin are getting hitched in just a few weeks, and we can't wait for their wedding, which I know will be gorgeous and a blast!
I am always looking forward to my next adventure, but in the middle of wedding season it can be hard to find the time for Adm and I to run off and have one. Instead, we have turned our engagement sessions into mini adventures. Alyssa and Drew were up for a tour of the North Bay and a little bit of trespassing in the Marin Headlands to get some photos of them in a giant horse barn. We had so much fun with them and can't wait until their wedding next summer. Plus, Alyssa's smile is completely contagious so how could we not have a blast with these two?