I love doing engagement sessions and I love doing engagement portraits in the San Francisco Bay Area. The reasons are simple really. First I get to know you as a couple, no wedding stress and just us photographing in the environment. I’ve done engagement portraits at the standard Chrissy Field, Baker Beach and Ferry Building and unique places like a wine bar, cigar bar and Flora Grubb. I get to see how you act and are with each other. This is really important. A lot of people don’t think them necessary and they certainly are not. However, we get to learn about each other during this time. You get to see how I work too and then know what to expect on the day of your wedding. Then when I walk in you don’t see me as a stranger but as the photographer you trust, know will make everything right and have fun with!
I’m not about posing people in my images. It’s actually just not my forte. I also believe that if I just let you “be” as a couple the images will say SO very much more than some standard pose. If you look at the images in this post. Not one is posed. Not one and bring your pets! But anyway, I may have directed things a little bit and yes, I instigate! But I want you to feel comfortable to be who you are. I look for those moments that say something. That make me feel something about you. I think this is the way that when you look back at that day and like your wedding day you will be able to say I remember it all like it was yesterday. Success!