These two were flying back to New York the same evening, so rescheduling their west coast engagement was… not an option. While I waited for them in the Palace of Fine Arts parking lot, the sky opened up and rained… Part of me was expecting the client to cancel via text, but alas the rain stopped and they showed up not too long after, ready to go! Even when the weather is cold and drizzly, the Palace of Fine Arts is a very popular tourist destination, and they get dropped off to explore the property by the busload. And of course there’s always photographers, both amateur and professional, snapping away at the architectural wonders or, like me, shooting sessions with couples. We took our time exploring the property, getting both wide shots to show off the towering architecture, and closer in, more intimate photos. The challenge is really to make it seem like my clients are the only ones there – and I think we more or less accomplished this! Afterwards we drove 10 minutes to Baker Beach, another popular tourist location given the great sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge. After a quick outfit change in my Sqivvy pop-up tent, we finished the engagement shoot on the beach, getting some romantic sunset shots along the way. Enjoy a few of my faves below!
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These two lovebirds are getting married next week in India, but before heading out of the country for their week-long nuptials, they wanted to capture their love for San Francisco with a substantial engagement session in the city. Not only did we visit 3 different locations, but they changed outfits at each spot as well! We started out at the always-impressive Palace of Fine Arts, exploring the architecture and pond (with 1,000 other people). Next, we hit up Baker Beach for a few obligatory Golden Gate shots, thankfully without and nudists in the background… Lastly, we met up at the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building for some fun street shots, plus some pretty amazing Bay Bridge night shots. Enjoy my faves below…
Amanda and David had an epic 3 hour engagement, covering three separate locations on the West side of San Francisco. The Legion of Honor is known for its architectural elements, Sutro Baths are water-filled ruins right next to the ocean, and Land's End is a beautiful trail near Sutro with a cypress forest and meandering trails. Lastly, we hit up Baker Beach (thankfully no nudes) for sunset and the must-have shots of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Amanda and David did an awesome job, and we have a ton of great shots to show for it. Thanks guys, can't wait for your wedding day next year!