Golden Gate Park is such a gorgeous setting to walk about, and what a better place than Stow Lake to celebrate a 10 year wedding anniversary. If you’ve never been to this part of the park it has a little bit of everything. There’s the lake, of course, but then there’s a waterfall, two bridges leading you on and off the island, multiple benches to sit and contemplate, a boat house where you can rent peddle boats and row boats, a cute cafe with a huskie who helps out customers, a Chinese pagoda, and in the middle an island that climbs and climbs and climbs to a peak called Strawberry Hill where you can find loads of butterflies if you have the patience to wait for them to show up on the petals of flowers.
Originally from England, Claire and Duncan have been living in the Bay Area for many years. They wanted to commemorate this milestone in their lives with a photoshoot in one of the places they both spend many hours together, either on morning walks with their two cute pups or out for runs. The park is like a second home to them as they live just steps away.
Ten years goes by in the blink of an eye, yet the energy and love these two have for one another is just as strong as when they met. When they look into each other’s eyes, it’s almost as though they know exactly what the other is thinking. Claire and Duncan are really such a sweet and loving couple. I was especially happy to be able to photograph this time in their lives and hope to be able to capture them together just as loving for their twenty year anniversary.