This Boudoir Session in San Francisco was fun, frisky and unforgettable. As a 10-year anniversary gift to her husband, my client wanted to surprise him with a portfolio of elegant and timeless boudoir portraits. Their wedding was a low-key backyard celebration, followed by time together abroad in the Peace Corp. She had never had the pleasure of professional hair and make-up, special wardrobe pieces to feel radiant in or professional photography to capture her unique beauty. It was time, she decided, to treat both herself and her beloved husband to this experience. We had a blast! Her good friend offered her home as the location which had fabulous natural light and architecture. Music played, champagne flowed and lingerie, high heels and sparkly jewels lined all the surfaces. Not only was this a great decision as a gift for her husband, but for herself, as well. These sessions are unforgettable and empowering. With wardrobe consultations, pro hair/make-up and lots of laughter, boudoir sessions are liberating. Congrats on your anniversary! You are beautiful inside and out…Christina. Thanks to Maria Lee Makeup for an incredible job on hair/make-up artistry. Here’s our lovely client’s every day look:
Annie and Layman’s intimate City Hall wedding in San Francisco was romantic and memorable. Although they couple has been together for quite some time, they wanted to make their relationship official, in front of their closest friends. San Francisco is their beloved home so it was the perfect choice to celebrate their nuptials at the iconic City Hall. The world class architecture and ambiance makes for incredible photographs, and I’m so glad they enjoyed their experience. After making some portraits there, the entire wedding party jumped into a limo to stop by some special spots around San Francisco. The first location was Red’s Java House along the Embarcadero. Everyone was hungry for their well known chili dogs and fries, a perfect post-wedding snack! Off we went to the Palace of Fine Arts to capture the elegant lines of the buildings and tranquil atmosphere. To end the day, Annie and Layman wanted to see the sunset under the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field. A perfect end to a perfect day.
This was my first time EVER photographing a proposal photo session! Warren called me with his request with the calmest demeanor possible. He loved Iris and wanted to surprise her with a ring before she went to Asia on a holiday trip. I don’t remember the last time I was so nervous. What was wrong with me? I photograph highly emotional events on a monthly basis, but a proposal? AHHH! Warren’s reassuring mood gave me confidence and of course I agreed. We met at San Francisco Internationl Airport where he was preparing. The ring was placed in a funny coal sack, it being close to Christmas. Warren had a small speaker system to broadcast their favorite song and a set of questions on white boards he was going to display. I hid behind some plant and started sweating. Then….action! Warren gave me the thumbs up and started the song. She entered with bustling fellow travelers but was stopped in her tracks when she realized what was happening. Her reaction was priceless. A crowd quickly formed , cellphones recording the big moment. She said yes. What an adorable couple, and what a romantic groom you are, Warren! Thanks for this memory, I will treasure it always.