Japanese Tea Garden Golden Gate Park Engagement – Alyssa and Kyle – from a top candid documentary san francisco wedding and engagement photographer

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Did you just recently get engaged and are looking for the perfect photographer to capture a few pre-wedding moments between you and your fiance? There is no more romantic place to spend the afternoon than the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.

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Alyssa and Kyle will be getting married in July of this year in Vallejo California at their congregation church. The two were the sweetest couple. They were really excited about having their photos taken and loved the whole planning process to get the perfect photos. When I work with couples pre-wedding it’s an opportunity for me to get to know them pre-wedding day jitters and just the two of them. I highly encourage all my couples to have an engagement session as a warm up to their big day where they can practise poses, smiling, and of course the kiss (-ahem! who would not want to practise that part)

I asked Alyssa and Kyle to send me photos of what their outfits were before the shoot to ensure that we were photographing in the most optimal location to show them off. We had a quick wardrobe swap out pre shoot as a few of the outfits were to light in shade or had distracting patterns. Luckily since I take such great in care in the planning process I was not surprised when they brought out their outfits.

After we strolled through the Japanese Tea Garden we walked over to the Music Concourse and  Stow Lake and took some stunning photos of them on the bridge and on the island. The light was just amazing that day and as you can see from the photos the two of them were beaming with love.

Thanks so much for a great shoot Alyssa and Kyle and I look forward to your wedding day.

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Booking with Liz is easy. Check out how to book your Candid Documentary San Francisco Wedding and Engagement Photographer session here. Or just contact Liz here.

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I absolutely loved 2014 and had an amazing year creating photos for all my wonderful clients. I was lucky to have photos published in several magazines and blogs as well as work with great new clients and couples.

A huge thank you to each and every one of my clients for trusting me to take beautiful photos of you.

Win a Gorgeous Canvas for Your Home!

To celebrate, I’m sponsoring a special contest giveaway! I’ve selected the best photos from different sessions throughout the year, and I will give away a free 16″ x 20″ canvas gallery wrap (from my pro lab) with the photo of their choice to the couple who has the most votes before January 30, 2015.

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE YOUR VOTES COUNT!!!

Each person can receive one vote by leaving a comment below telling me what you love about the photo you are voting for and the name of the couple you are voting for. Comments that don’t have both of these things will not be counted.

You can receive an extra vote by “liking” my Facebook page in addition to posting your comment. Simply “like” my page (if you haven’t already) and then leave a comment saying which photo you’re voting for AND WHY so I can count your vote toward the correct photo.

Voting Ends at Midnight PST on January 30, 2015. Winners will be announced as soon as votes can be validated and counted.

The fine print: By commenting, you allow me to use your comments as testimonials on my website, print or social media marketing. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.

Thanks again for your support! I’m looking forward to an amazing 2015 and am excited for the new weddings and portraiture sessions I have coming up.

Good luck, and Happy New Year!!

James and Alastair

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Booking with Liz is easy. Check out how to book your Documentary Wedding and Engagement Photography session here. Or just contact Liz here.

James and Alastair’s Engagement, Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA – from a top san francisco candid documentary wedding photographer

What a fun engagement shoot! James and Alastair really wanted their shoot to be candid and photojournalistic. And that is just my style. Doing the traditional San Francisco iconic backdrops was not what they were looking for. They wanted to have their engagement shoot be a time for them to warm up in front of the camera so they’d be ready for their wedding day photos.

How better to keep things comfortable than to shoot at home. We had an amazing time in their kitchen as Alastair made one of his signature pies. On the menu for the day was blueberry.  All the ingredients were laid out and the two got to making the most delicious pie I’ve had in a long time. James is pretty lucky to have such a great cook.

While the pie was in the oven we popped up to the roof for a few photos where you could see Twin Peaks in the background. Then down to the garden and out to front of the building for a few more photos and then some photos with the kitties Sharla and Onyx. It was a great afternoon with James and Alastair and I felt really lucky to be invited into their home to see a glimpse of their life and their love for each other.  I’m really looking forward to their wedding day at Hotel Vitale and capturing more great moments.

 

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James and Alastair came to me as a referral from Snapknot. If you have found me because of my photos there, please email me directly from their to get a discount on your photos.

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