Kim got in touch with me early this year about a casual, relaxed engagement shoot evoking vibes of Venice Beach from the couple’s native Southern California or a Tahoe vibe. We waited a few months until the weather looked more likely to give us that sun-drenched look, but it turned out to be a drizzly day anyway!
The actual shoot had a way sophisticated air, helped in part by Kim and Archie’s gorgeous outfits, Kim in a long-sleeved, short off-white lace dress and Archie in a blazer, chinos and pale blue shirt.
After a few shots around the downtown area including the famous fountain at Viña del Mar park, the Sausalito Waterfront and some staircase and street shots, we managed to persuade management at The Barrel House Tavern to let us shoot on the terrace there, which we had to ourselves! What a dream!
As well as being shaped like a giant barrel, which is inducement enough to go check it out, it also affords the most beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline and the Marin hills. Shame then, that the city was shrouded in fog by the time we got there and there was no sunset exactly to be seen, but what a gorgeous and glam spot it was, perfect for these intimate moments.
I love this shoot because it is in part glamorous and goofy, sophisticated and silly! It totally encapsulates Kim & Archie’s story and tells the story of how wrapped up in each other they are. I love the goofing off images as much as the more posed and serious shots. Your engagement shoot has got to tell the unique story of you.
I offer contemporary engagement photography in the San Francisco Bay Area and would love to get to know you and throw ideas around for the most enchanted engagement session that really reflects the uniqueness of who you are as a couple. To book a no-charge, no-pressure engagement photography consultation, get in touch any way you prefer on my contact page or check out my Instagram page.