August 24, 2008

Engagement Session at Baker Beach

Engagement

I spent Thursday evening with a really fabulous couple: Gillian & Blake. I’ve known Gillian for a little while now. She’s also in the wedding industry and is an incredibly talented florist. She serves the entire bay area so I very strongly recommend you check out her stuff at www.gillianmarieevents.com. I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it.

So onto the shoot… We met at this great grove of trees in the Presidio. Traffic was particularly hairy so we got a late start but the pictures were fantastic nonetheless. I mean, can you really take a bad picture of a couple this cute? Gillian has this bright, easy smile that just lights up her face (and Blake’s too).

We then moved on to Baker Beach. It was a beautiful night. The air wasn’t too chilly or windy and the water wasn’t all that cold either (and I’m a huge wuss about the cold). We played around the battery chamberlain to get some grungy shots of them.



We got to watch the sun set over Baker Beach. The session was more about “beach” than “San Francisco Beach” so, while the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge was clear that night, it wasn’t our focus. The couple met in San Diego and Blake proposed on the beach there so the sand and sea have a special place for them.


I had them run through the water and never would have guessed that Blake was such a splasher!


I really really love this shot and the sand still on Gillian’s hands. She’s just beautiful but so far from a primadonna about getting sandy or wet. It’s just great!


And her wee 5’3″ frame gave me the perfect opportunity for one of my favorite shots.


They were just a stunning couple. So carefree and loving.



I had a great time! See you guys soon!

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite” – William Shakespeare

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