Addie + Jon Engagement

So, Addie and Jon's session was one of our favorites, and I swear it wasn't just because they gave us raw cookie dough.  We started their shoot baking cookies in the kitchen, and then wandered around the Presidio in San Francisco.  Addie grew up in the Presidio, and it's so fun walking the neighborhood with a true local who knows where the random swing is or wants to wander through the old horse stables.  Jon and Addie are getting married next May so stay tuned for their wedding!


Tracy + Frank Engaged!

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!

Lucie + Brendan Engagement

Lucie and Brendan have such a great story!  They actually went to high school together but didn't start dating until a couple of years ago!  So naturally, what better place to do their engagement photos than at their old high school in Oakland?  In addition to hanging out by the lockers, we also hit other fun spots in San Francisco, including Lands End.  No matter how many times we photograph that place, it is just so gorgeous we never get tired of it and always seem to find new trees and vistas.  Lucie and Brendan are only the second couple we've ever photographed to opt for a morning engagement session so that morning light was also a special treat!  These two are getting hitched in September, and we can't wait for the wedding!

Larabeth + Matthew Engagement

I have a lovely engagement session to share with you all today!  Larabeth and Matt were so fun and patient as we dragged them from one end of San Francisco to another, starting in the Presidio and ending along the Embarcadero by way of North Beach and the batteries overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.  Larabeth loves design and so we had a great time hopping in and out of different kinds of doorways, garages and side walls as we explored North Beach.  These two are running off to Australia for two weeks to combine their wedding (just the two of them) and honeymoon in June - doesn't that sound so romantic?  Have the best time ever!

Marie + Todd Engaged!

One of the best parts of Marie and Todd's engagement session was not getting arrested for trespassing.  Who knew that a shoot that began with an ice cream sundae at Citizen Cake in Pacific Heights would lead to sneaking through fences and climbing the side of hills while wearing heels in the Presidio?  And on that note, Marie is a rockstar when it comes to walking/climbing in heels.

After we were done breaking the law, we headed to the pier by Crissy Fields for some shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the fading light.  Adm and I had a fun adventure with these two and are really looking forward to their fall wedding next year.

San Francisco fall engagement photography in the Presidio and Pacific Heights.

We had one casualty during the shoot: Todd's sunglasses.  I feel partially responsible because I'd been reminding him all day to take his glasses off so he put them in his back pocket and subsequently sat on them.  Whoops.