During this most enjoyable engagement photography session all around San Francisco, Melissa and I had one of those “how long have we known each other?” We ran in similar circles when we were in our “foot loose and fancy free” times after moving to San Francisco out of college (I’ll spare the details on when that exactly was to protect the innocent). We saw each other here and there over the past few years mostly when I was managing a sports store and she was training for a triathlon or two. I was glad to hear that she was engaged and then I was extremely honored when she and Cappy (her super hot, fire-fighter guy) wanted to talk about photographing their wedding. We met at the San Francisco Ferry Building, talked about their sure-to-be gorgeous wedding at the Marin Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands. We all clicked, worked out a few details and planned a date for their engagement photographs.
Last Thursday afternoon we met for that session and had a great time. The day began at the Lion’s Pub – an easily missed, but definitely a not-to-be-missed pub in lower pac heights. This was their first date so we had fun reenacting that fateful day. The lighting in side made for a few steamy moments which I don’t think they did on that first date (even in they were thinking it). Then we went to the Lyon Street stairs where the cherry blossoms were in full bloom and the grass was green, green, green. Crissy field is one of their favorite hangouts with their beautiful dog Teddy so that was our next stop. It was an absolutely wonderful San Francisco afternoon and I love the silhouette shots we got of them playing with Teddy with the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The day ended at Baker Beach. The beach was just packed with people enjoying the sunshine so in hopes that the crowd would thin out bit, we took some “family” photographs of them and Teddy in their truck. I think those came out great – Just love Teddy’s expression. After a few shots of them playing in the water, we were treated to a beautiful sunset which made for a perfect way to end the day.
Thanks Melissa and Cappy – I had a great and I am so looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks for your wedding.
Here is a sampling of the day. Please vote on your favorite – I give them a print of the photo that gets the most votes.
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