There’s no such thing as leaving your heart in San Francisco – when you love SF, a little piece of the city embeds itself in your soul and travels with you everywhere you go. Such was the case with Amy and Tyler, who brought their love for each other to the city that they adore, making it a richer and more beautiful place than ever before.
It was Amy’s idea to do their engagement session at the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts, a place I know well and am only too happy to photograph anytime! Though the encroaching fog canceled our plans for some Golden Gate Bridge shots across the street, it did give us soft, filtered light that made for stunning photography at this classic San Francisco landmark. Amy and Tyler were resilient, weathering the quickly dropping temperature with lots of giggles and grace (and plenty of hugs! Note to self: *slightly* under-dressing for coastal weather makes for a verrrry cuddly couple, must try again).
Usually, at the beginning of a session, I give prompts to couples to encourage them to interact with each other in an authentic and natural way. In other words – hold hands, kiss, and forget that me and my lens are all up in your space! Not so with Amy and Tyler. From the very beginning, they only had eyes for each other. What I wouldn’t give to know what Tyler was saying to his fiancé to make her laugh so much! It doesn’t get much better than working with a deliriously happy, beautiful couple in one of the most striking locations in San Francisco. Architecture and landscape are the two themes that drive my photography style, and when I get to experience both with the emotions of a lovely couple…oh, it’s just magic.
Tyler’s parents are longtime friends of mine (I’ve known his dad for 15 years!), so it was really awesome to have this opportunity to get to know him and Amy by sharing this special milestone with them. Congratulations Amy and Tyler on your engagement and all the best as you plan for your wedding. It’s going to be amazing!