May 12, 2010

{Emily + David} San Francisco Engagement Session


We were fortunate to work with Emily and David down in San Francisco for their recent engagement session.  The camera loved them and they loved the camera.  Truly, we played around for hours at the Palace of Fine Arts, capturing beautiful vistas of the Golden Gate bridge (on a clear day, mind you) and finally Point Bonita Lighthouse at sunset.  Can we have a who – ya?

David is in the Coast Guard and had private access to the lighthouse, a special place for them as it was the location of their first date!  Emily and David have a natural, easy love for each other that came out on camera with little to no prompting.  We have so much respect for couples that don’t mind being gooey behind the camera, showing us their love, right after our first face-to-face meeting 🙂

Emily and David, thank you for this special opportunity.  It was a slice in time for you both to just ‘be’ (away from the stress of the world) and we were so grateful to join you in that moment.  The casual comment at the end, “I feel like we’ve known you for years” is the greatest compliment.

Enjoy these and we look forward to seeing you again next month at McMenamins for your BIG day!


B + W

Dancing under the Palace 🙂

This was the kind of bridge that’s a hundred feet up off the water and wobbles when you walk over it. 🙂

The most of tender moments.

The Palace in all it’s fine glory.  It reminded us of being in Europe (in Rome particularly!).  Emily, you’re striking!

David’s sayin “Hey, cutie?  What’s your…name?”   Just kidding!  Love how relaxed you are here and the bodacious reflection!

That’s a keeper 🙂

Okay, this is a postcard shot.  Just beautiful and the light here was getting better and better!

Before the lighthouse, there was this tunnel.  I totally felt like we were in that movie The Goonies!)

Love this unusual shot through the lighthouse prism.

Emily, you’re so cute in the shot!  Adorable. – Wendy

This makes our all-time favorites list.  Love David’s eyes in the shot and Emily, your expression!

This is why we had such a hard time choosing favorites for this post!  Beautiful!

Literally, the last frame of the evening.  Stunning.