Ana + Brett chartered a sailboat for the perfect weekend getaway. Blue skies painted the water a glimmering turquoise. The sun just begged for the couple to stretch out over the deck of the boat, soak in the rays, and listen to the waves lap at the hull. There was lots to celebrate; bottles of champagne were packed with ice in the cabin below, and everyone was in a jubilant mood. Not only were we commemorating their engagement with a special photo session, it was also Ana's birthday!
The weather was perfect and Ana + Brett couldn't stop beaming at each other as they snuggled together behind the wheel. We sailed out across the Bay toward the Golden Gate Bridge and admired the view. When the swells began to rise, the photo session turned into a little gymnastic session. Everyone held onto ropes and wires, and onto each other (Ana + Brett nuzzled even closer together; Ariel strongly grasped Sam's belt loop to keep him steady). The sway of the boat helped us capture in photos a sense of the adventurous spirit and joy of these two sailors on the water.
After we were back at the dock, we joined Ana + Brett and his wonderful family for lunch on the boat. We all squeezed into the cabin and got cozy for a delicious lunch prepared by Brett's mom, Theresa. Enjoying the warmth and conversation around the table, we immediately felt at home. We can't wait to see everyone again, and meet more of their friends and family at their wedding in August. It was so incredible to spend the day with Ana + Brett. These two shine brilliantly with the love they have for each other, and are so kind and warmhearted. One can't help but adore them!
Congratulations Ana + Brett on your beautiful engagement!
Ariel + Sam