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Mission Dolores Park Engagement Session [Gina + Sam] // SF Engagement Session Photographer

And we are back with this cute SF Engagement session with these beautiful people! Mission Dolores Park and Twin Peaks are two of very first places we visited when we first moved to San Francisco almost 4 years ago. We quickly fell in love with SF because of these special, very San Francisco places.It was nostalgic to come back here for Gina and Sam’s engagement session.

Mission Dolores Park and Twin Peaks are two locations these two San Francisco natives hang out often daily and it was a great opportunity to get to photograph them in their essence.

Twin Peaks was windy per usual on the day of their engagement session. Which gave these two great excuses to be closer and be cuddly. Also can we talk about the view at the top of Twin Peaks? We are constantly amazed by the beauty of Northern California and so lucky that we get to photograph love at most beautiful locations in California.

These two originally met in middle school and went through a couple of awkward preteen group dates (HOW CUTE!!), and destiny brought them back together when Gina went to UCLA. On her very first night she encountered Sam again. And they have been BFFs ever since. AND they are about to say yes to forever and ever to one another this fall.

We can't absolutely wait for their Terra Gallery wedding in San Francisco this fall!

Shelldance Orchid Gardens Wedding [Rachel + Aaron] // Pacifica Wedding Photographers

College friends who were not so close turned into life partners. This is story of Rachel + Aaron. Their personality is opposite aka they balance each other out (Just like Torain and I). Their wedding and celebration of their love at Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica, California was the sweetest. celebration They decided to have small numbers of guests and it was intimate, just like how they wanted.

After being together for 6 years, they got engaged in Half Moon Bay which another favorite location for us to photograph.

Shelldance Orchid Gardens were every photographers’ dream. Between the perfect lighting in their green house, the ocean view outside of the Shelldance Orchid Gardens and perfect foggy weather in Pacifica, I am not sure which was my favorite. Oh I almost forgot, lots of air plants in the gardens. And it is also home to a few cats. We witnessed couple cats roaming around during their ceremony and reception.

When Rachel and Aaron first reached out to us, they said they are camera shy (But isn’t everybody, including us? — Unless your job requires you to be exposed by camera every week) and feels weird about posing. They were especially attracted our work because of genuine moments we photographed on wedding days as well as less posing. So it was important for us to make them feel comfortable in front of our camera, even with our documentary wedding photography approach.

On the day of their wedding, these two sweet souls couldn’t be more comfortable and be more themselves. They couldn’t stop getting emotional from being so happy knowing that they will be doing life together for the rest of their life. When these two teared up, our eyes started getting watery as well.

These two got ready at Seal Cove Inn in Moss Beach where they had dreamy trees on their “backyard”. We photographed their first look here before we had out to Pacifica for the wedding.

We are so happy we got to be part of the very beginning of new journey and Rachel and Aaron chose us to document their sweet sweet celebration.

Coordinator: Dreams on Dime

Rental : Seventh Heaven

Catering: S+M Vegan

Hair + Makeup : Shannon Le

Flroals: Be Wilder Florals

DJ: Heart of Gold DJs

Cake: Natty Cakes

Wedding Dress: BHLDN