After shooting a cozy engagement session in SF, we figured we might as well enjoy the beauty of the city while we were there! So we drove on down to the coast to Ocean Beach to catch the sunset, running through the sea foam scattered on the coastline. And what a beautiful sunset it was, with the hues reflecting on the sand and the foam clouds drifting toward the shore.
We connected with Courtney & Jackson (who were recently engaged!) through a few online photography groups, and just had to meet up! Fellow travelers, photographers, boba addicts, Christ followers, and former long distance lovers, we immediately clicked with these this adorable couple. We laughed and told stories over coffee, reminiscing over college days, sharing our bucket list adventures, and looking ahead to what the future could hold. Who knows, next time you could see us all in Iceland!
When your photographer gets sick and you already have the bouquet made and outfits ready...you make do with a tripod and remote! We had scheduled for a photo session with one of our favorite photographers - who happened to be in the Bay Area this week - and unfortunately had a fall through. But I couldn't bear to waste the beautiful bouquet that I designed, so instead, we woke up at 5 in the morning, drove up to SF, and shot in the (freezing cold) San Francisco Presidio. Loved the sunrise light - we definitely lost the magic once day began to break - but managed to capture some great shots with our Pulse remote!
House on the Road to Mount Tamalpais
As many of you Bay Area natives may already know, San Francisco's classic fog is well known as Karl the Fog - he's even got his own Instagram handle. We had wanted to adventure up past SF to Marin County for a while, since we still haven't completely explored that area yet. So after a (somewhat) quick breakfast (with Acme bread and coffee with a delicious raspberry chocolate tint) at the farmer's market back home, we headed up north to track down Karl.
The house above was one of our favorite treasures as we drove up the windy roads to the mountain. We saw it on the way up as Lynn admired all the beautiful houses, each built to complement the majestic trees and moody weather. We actually caught this photo on the drive down (after making a U-turn and missing it the second time) because we just couldn't resist capturing the juxtaposition of trees.
I have to admit, I am starting this post based on a lie. One does not simply experience all of the Mission District in one day. Bad LOTR jokes aside, I’m being serious. The Mission District is huge and there are so many fantastic places to explore! We decided to do a highlight list of our favorite places in the Mission!
Floral Grubb Gardens, San Francisco, CA
An area that Lynn has been wanting to go to for a very long time has been Building Resources. I was always hesitant to go here, only because it was so far removed from everything else. Off, lonely in Hunter’s point. When I learned that there was a Ritual Coffee nestled in the back of a garden, I was in. So here we are to bring you a day in Hunter’s Point.
Alamere Falls, Bolinas, CA
North of San Francisco, near the Point Reyes Bird Observatory is a small town called Bolinas. After snaking through this small mountain village the road loses its pavement for a brief period of time. You will soon find yourself in a gravel parking lot with one trailhead. We were lucky enough to have a visitor waiting for us when we arrived!
Left to Right: Grandview Park (SF), Devil's Churn (Yachats, OR), Thor's Well (Yachats, OR)
Having recently returned from a road trip to Portland I have had a long time to reflect on the recent happenings in my life (Mostly while Lynn was asleep in the car and I was driving down I-5 for hundreds of miles). This road trip served as a catalyst to reinvigorate me from a tough season of drought in my life.
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