San Francisco Engagement Photos, Picnic at S.F. Ferry Building: Elysha + Robert

       Elysha + Robert lead full, busy lives, but when they are together, time seems to stop.  Such is the magic of their love!

       One of our favorite moments during their engagement photo session was when we were in the S.F. Ferry Building and asked them to wait in the crowd. As we set up our shot, we happened to look over and notice that they had already locked lips, holding each other in each others' arms, perfectly still and obviously to the raucous Sunday market crowd rushing around them. It was beautiful to witness: uninhibited, adoring love!

      We would hazard to guess that such moments are not uncommon for Elysha + Robert. These two have a knack for romance. Take Robert's epic proposal on Valentine's day. He got it all planned out way in advance. He told Elysha that he was going to cook a homemade dinner - go all out - like he's done on previous Valentine's Days. Needless to say, Robert sets the bar high for all the guys out there! He also warned Elysha that she would probably need the next day to recover. But Robert also made sure that she was totally taken care of. Days prior, he talked to Elysha's folks and got their blessing, and even talked to her boss and made sure she got the next day off work.

       Come Valentine's Day, they shared a perfect dinner at home. Then, gazing at his watch, Robert said that they better get moving.  There were only a few minutes left to pack.

        He took her out to dessert, and then afterwards whisked her off to a classic SF hotel. When they entered, Elysha discovered the room decked out with flowers and champagne. This had definitely turned out to be the best Valentine's date ever! Even better, Robert took out a little blue box, looked into Elysha's eyes, and let her know just how much he loved her. Of course, the champagne was chilling perfectly an arm's reach away to celebrate with!

      Now that's a perfect proposal. Flawlessly and lovingly planned. When you think about it, Valentine's Day provided the perfect cover. Elysha was expecting a little something special that day, and it ended up as one to top the list. Props to Robert for playing a real life cupid!

       Their engagement session also brimmed with romance. That, and wine! After a scenic picnic by the Bay Bridge, they strolled along the water, hand-in-hand, enjoying a perfect Sunday date together. They wanted to take photos in their neighborhood, in the heart of San Francisco, for a photo session that gave homage to The City, as Elysha put it. The Ferry Building is one of their favorite places to go on the weekend, and we ended up inside for that classic, scene-stealing kiss! 

Opening some vino from Napa :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Opening some vino from Napa :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Sip up! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Sip up! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Salute to amor! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Salute to amor! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

The picnic. Nommy! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

The picnic. Nommy! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Beautiful smile! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Beautiful smile! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Gorgeous! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Gorgeous! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

What a hunk! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

What a hunk! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Yep. That's adorable! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Yep. That's adorable! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Tooooo cute. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Tooooo cute. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Classic shot with The City. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Classic shot with The City. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Lovers by the Bay :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Lovers by the Bay :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Time. Stops. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

Time. Stops. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; San Francisco Engagement Photo.

      We are so happy for you Elysha + Robert! You are the two sweetest people, and you deserve all the joy in the world together. And so it will be! Congratulations on your engagement!!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam