We love when long-distance relationships work! Athena and Arjun both met at Stanford University, currently live on opposite sides of the country, and will be getting married this fall in the Bay Area. Although we had planned to meet them for an engagement session sometime before the wedding, we weren’t quite sure when (and where!) this might happen.
And then they emailed us one fateful day in April and asked if were available the next week. Happily, we were able to join them in Athena’s old stomping grounds, San Francisco’s Mission District. Although the city has changed a lot since she lived there, their favorite ice cream spot, Bi-Rite Creamery, still stands on 18th Street and was hard to resist, especially with its shorter-than-usual lines. They indulged in decadent cones and some people- and dog-watching, but not before giggling up a storm among the colorful murals of Clarion Alley. Afterward, we made one final stop at Dolores Park just as lights twinkled on across the city. Here’s a still and animated look at our time together.