Last Sunday, Elizabeth, Roy, and I braced ourselves for the cold, rain, and wind as we ventured to Lands End in San Francisco. Sure, the conditions were less than ideal, but Roy constantly kept Elizabeth smiling, laughing, and in good enough spirits to weather the storm. And their patience paid off, as we were happily greeted with sunshine as we finally made our way down to Sutro Baths.If you can find someone who can make you laugh — even when you don't feel like smiling — that person is definitely a keeper. In this case, Elizabeth has Roy. It's quite a charming thing to witness, and I'm sure their wedding in April will be another charming thing to behold.
Oh, 2016 was a whirlwind of year. My wife and I were bitten by the travel bug, and, in one year's span, we were able to travel to Las Vegas, Disneyland, Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas (again), San Diego, New York City, Disneyland (again), and Chicago. I was able to stand beside my brother at the altar as he married my new sister-in-law. Also, I'm a proud new uncle and plan to photograph the heck out of my new adorable niece. And, of course, I photographed dozens of weddings and portrait sessions for clients both new and old. :)
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tatiana and Charles. For the record, they know a thing or two about how fickle weather can be in San Francisco. The first time we met up at the Palace of Fine Arts for their engagement session, the rotunda was engulfed in fog. Thanks a lot, Karl! And for attempt number two, we were greeted with rain. The week leading up to the third scheduled date, the weather wasn't looking much better...
Well before my first interaction with Darshan and Sonali, they already had a game plan set for their engagement photos: an epic session amidst the stands of Levi's Stadium. I mean, for a couple of die-hard San Francisco 49er fans, it was an absolute no-brainer. Figuring out who was the bigger 49er fan between the two of them? Well, that wasn't quite so simple.
For those of you who don't already know: Reynaldo (or JR as I call him) is my older brother, and Christine is his lovely bride-to-be. To start of this post, let me tell you a couple of things about them. First, they're Sharks fans -- so thanks to Christine for sacrificing valuable Sharks playoff time to pose for my camera. And second they can endlessly exchange 90's movie quotes -- like endlessly! Which comes useful, when trying to get my brother to have a natural smile (haha). Well this past Sunday, I spent the evening with them at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Monica and Joaquin will be tying the knot this coming May. So this past Saturday, we ventured to Baker Beach in San Francisco to snap some photos to commemorate their engagement. They battled the chilly morning air, and Monica trekked barefoot through the cold, wet sand. From there, we hopped over the Bay Bridge and finished up with some urban looks in Emeryville. Yup, we went from the beach to the streets.