Stephy & Keith’s San Francisco Elopement Adventure

NYC residents Stephy and Keith celebrated their dating anniversary with a trip to San Francisco last month…and got married at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park! Says Stephy, “We flew to San Francisco last summer and absolutely fell … Continue reading

James & Roxana’s Spirited Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

golden-gate-park-engagement01James proposed to Roxana during a romantic trip to San Francisco. Rather than have their engagement session where they live in Southern California, they decided to revisit the site of that life-changing day.

On the summer solstice, we met up with our nature-loving couple at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. The day couldn’t have been more gorgeous. Squirrels scampered about, begging for handouts. Bluejays chased each other through the trees. Ducks and geese splashed around contentedly. One gopher even popped up and had a snack right in front of Roxana and James!

The lovely Thistle & Bone flower crown that Roxana wore fit the vibe perfectly. Laughing practically the entire time, they strolled hand in hand around the park, stopping on occasion to snuggle, blow bubbles, admire waterfalls, and climb trees. Oh! And paddle a boat around the lake! Since we pretty much ran around the entire length of the lake to keep up with them, we were drenched in sweat by the time they returned to the dock, but it was absolutely worth it. Here’s a glimpse of the fun we had together. golden-gate-park-engagement02

Erika & Levi’s San Francisco Forest & Sand Engagement Excursion

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We love meeting our couples’ pets so you can imagine how loudly we squealed when Erika and Levi told us that their poodle/bichon mix Chloe would be joining us for their multi-location engagement session. Like her mommy and daddy, Chloe was sweet as can be and an absolute treat to have around as we zipped through AIDS Memorial Grove and Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park before catching the sunset at Baker Beach. She also showed incredible patience, wearing Levi’s meticulously lettered save-the-date chalkboard signs around her neck without a peep. She’ll no doubt do a great job at Erika and Levi’s wedding next spring!

Did we mention that she’s ridiculously soft and it was hard not to pet her the entire time? Well, it’s true! We could also go on about how Erika was a knockout in her magenta dress and how cute she and Levi are together, but that’s fairly evident in the photos below. We can’t wait to photograph all of them again next year! (Thanks to Erika’s sister for tagging along as a dog wrangler, which was really handy even though Chloe was quite the lady!)

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