Mel + Ben: San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at Union Square + the Palace of Fine Arts

       Mel + Ben have the luck of love; every time we stepped out to take their photos on what was otherwise a rainy day, the clouds magically parted! It poured cats and dogs the night before their engagement session, and drizzled through the morning, but the sun just peeked out when we arrived at Union Square as if it was timed. One of Mel + Ben's fave SF spots, they strolled over to admire the spring cherry blossoms and playfully checked the pulse of a giant heart sculpture ("I left my heart in San Francisco"), before throwing high fives and agreeing to meet at the Palace of Fine Arts. In that 10 minute drive the sky opened up and it poured; our windshield wipers went swish-swash all the way there.

       We reunited at the Palace of Fine Arts - and ta-da - here comes the sun! Talk about wonderful luck!! Our spirits all soared with the sight of the sun returning, and Mel + Ben both showed off their adorable and silly side!  Yeah, and there was also this time when they pretended to munch on some lavender :) We must have all been thinking about food, because after a conversation about our fave dishes from around the world, we realized our stomachs were grumbling, and as we walked back to our cars for a double dinner date -- buckets of rain started to fall! Talk about perfect timing! Looking in the rear-view mirror, we were rewarded with a brilliant rainbow that stretched over the City.

       Mel + Ben, we had so much fun sharing in your rainbow-producing luck! Congrats on your engagement!! We are so happy for you!

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session in Union Square. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

 San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

San Francisco Engagement Photo Session at the Palace of Fine Arts. © Bowerbird Photography, 2014

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam