Planning their engagement photoshoot
So how Kira and Chris settled on having their engagement session at Golden Gate Park and Sutro Baths is similar to all my couples. Like many of my couples, Kira and Chris weren’t originally sure what exactly to do for their engagement session. They knew that they wanted to have them somewhere outdoors with nature. So I helped them talk it over to figure out the best place for them as a couple. You always want to true to you as a couple. I suggest starting with what places are most memorable to you or your favorite places to go together. From there, I gave them a location scouting list of options that I created based off of their wish list.
It came down to two final locations—one being Golden Gate Park with the giant redwoods, and the other being Sutro Baths. They originally chose Sutro Baths over the redwoods, deciding it was the more outdoorsy option, but they ended up doing both! The lucky thing about these locations are that they are close to one another, so you have that ability.
About the Couple
Kira and Chris live in the Sacramento area, but they met at Fan Fest for the San Francisco Giants. They are both huge Giants fans! They went with mutual friends, and the rest is history…
Their wedding is going to be held at Julietta Winery in Clarksburg, CA. I’ve shot a couple other weddings there, and it’s a gorgeous venue! For Kira’s uncle is actually the one who suggested Julietta Winery as a wedding venue. They went there to see a Shakespeare play and loved the place.
Engagement Session at the Sutro Baths & Golden Gate Park
On the day of the photoshoot, I first met up with Kira and Chris at Golden Gate Park. We chatted and got to know each other during the session. Since Chris is from SF, it was very nostalgia for him to be at the Redwoods.
It was so sunny and bright that day, but once we headed over to the Sutro Baths it suddenly turned cloudy. I’ve had amazing luck lately with sunsets though—like it’ll be super foggy but then the sun will pop out last minute. This is exactly what happened for their engagement session. We were wrapping up a little early thinking we wouldn’t get the sunset, but then it happened just like that. They sun peeked through between some clouds and it was absolutely perfect.
I love the experiences that I get to share with my couples. It was so much fun hanging out with Chris and Kira and getting to know them. It’s not just about the photos but the overall experience of the day that we’ll remember forever.
The photos bring back those feelings and memories of that day and their connection together. When they look back at the photos, they’ll think about the whole day, even getting to visit Chris’ family at the end of the day after the engagement session was over. It’s really all about that emotional connection, and it’s why I love what I do!
Want to see more San Francisco engagement photos?
Ayesha and Matt’s tour of San Francisco engagement session. Includes stop at a wine bar, Fort Point, Potrero Hill, and Sutro Baths.
Kanika and Dep’s engagement session included a trip to The Palace of Fine Arts and sunset at Marshall’s Beach.
If you are looking for something more adventurous along the coast, these Marin Headland engagement sessions will inspire you
Gayle and Nick’s Marin Headlands engagement session is full of adventure and ended with the couple splashing in the waves together.
Olivia and James Rodeo Beach engagement session started with a small stroll along the cliffs and ended on Rodeo Beach for sunset.