Barbara and Ben are from Arizona, so they took advantage of one of their wedding-planning trips here in California to do their engagement pics at Golden Gate Park. We started off at Stowe Lake, which has the most gorgeous stone bridge and beautiful tall trees. The lake surrounds a big island hill, and if you climb up to the the top there are absolutely no people there. It makes for the perfect place for quiet engagement shots! After Stowe Lake we walked over to Shakespeare’s Garden which has the cutest rows of flowery trees along a little stone path. It also has a fun stone bench that we absolutely love for pics!
Nicole and Jason had their wedding in Tahoe so they decided to hit up San Francisco for their Ever After pics! Our first stop was Potrero Hill to get some gorgeous shots of the SF skyline. That was the first time that we ever shot in that spot, and we were amazed at how perfect everything lined up for pics with the city in the background. That street looks nice and empty, but we were actually dodging cars in between every shot! After that we headed over to Hyde Street to get some fun pics with the trolleys and the hills. Then it was off to Baker Beach to complete our little tour of the city with shots of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nicole and Jason were totally up for walking in the tide line, so after we got all of the nice clean shots out of the way we had them take their shoes off and walk along the shore. It was so gorgeous!
Amanda and Dom had their wedding at a family friend’s house and the garden there made for such a cute spot for their pics! Dom is such a hilarious person! You totally can’t even tell, but right before this picture he was making a weird face at Amanda!
Payton and Christian wanted to get some urban pics for their engagement session. You would never think of Main Street, Red Bluff, CA as a place to get “urban” shots, but it is an absolutely wonderful spot to get old brick and corrugated steel walls in the alleys behind all the buildings. Payton wore a classy black dress for that half of their shoot, and we absolutely loved how their formal attire contrasted with the old buildings! Both Payton and Christian’s families have trucking companies, so for the 2nd half of their shoot we went over to the Red Bluff diversion dam (which has both the perfect light in the trees and enough space to park a couple of trucks) in order to get pictures with each of their family rigs. They had the cutest idea to pull each of the trucks face to face with the two of them in the middle, and it turned out to be such an adorable picture!
Amanda and Jody are from Texas and came to San Francisco for their elopement at City Hall. The whole building has the most beautiful architecture that looked so classic for their pictures. We can never get enough of the romantic window lighting in City Hall!