San Francisco Engagement Photography Session: Sara + Nick

       In the latest photo session that Annie Leibovitz did with Rihanna for Vogue , she used large fans to create glam breezes.  Walking through Lands End in San Francisco, with the newly-engaged couple Nick and Sara, we had no shortage of wind, giving some nice, natural movement to these photos.  While gusty at the top (we used hand warmers to produce heat on demand), at the bottom of the hill near the Sutro Baths, the sun came out, and all of a sudden it felt like summer again.  San Francisco: you confuse and delight us with your weather.

       Nick and Sara are a perfect couple, and they have such fun and easy-going personalities that we almost had to remind ourselves that we were on a photo shoot with them.  It felt like another hike by the Bay with friends.   Of course, looking at the pictures it is easy to see why they are so likeable.  Nick and Sara were eager to explore all the different ecosystems at Lands End from a wooded forest, to a grassy riparian habitat, and even into a cave.  We also caught a few photos of them goofing around in the the stone remnants of the Sutro Baths.  (It's actually no surprise that we had such a great time with them, as we are also good friends with Nick's sister, and coincidentally, just did a maternity photo session with her and her husband.  We've also had a photo session with Nick's other sister earlier this year.  We feel privileged to get to know their entire family so well and to be able to document all the wonderful milestones in their lives.)

       We're so excited that Nick and Sara are getting married.  Congratulations to the happy couple!

Nick and Sara look out over the Bay and the Sutro Baths.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Nick and Sara look out over the Bay and the Sutro Baths.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Snuggling among the reeds with a backdrop of the Bay.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Snuggling among the reeds with a backdrop of the Bay.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

The couple peeks out of the "windows" at the Sutro Baths.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

The couple peeks out of the "windows" at the Sutro Baths.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Sharing a kiss.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Sharing a kiss.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Emerging from the cave at the Sutro Baths.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Emerging from the cave at the Sutro Baths.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

You know where this is heading!  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

You know where this is heading!  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

A romantic San Francisco postcard - a beautiful couple kissing in front of the Golden Gate Bride. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

A romantic San Francisco postcard - a beautiful couple kissing in front of the Golden Gate Bride. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

The waves crash below, but all that exists for them is each other. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

The waves crash below, but all that exists for them is each other. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Catching a moment as the wind whips through Sara's hair.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Catching a moment as the wind whips through Sara's hair.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Glam-o-rama! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Glam-o-rama! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Congratulations love birds!  We are so happy for you. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

Congratulations love birds!  We are so happy for you. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Engagement Photography at Lands End, San Francisco.

       It is no secret that we love our jobs.  We had so much fun with Sara and Nick last Sunday, both taking their photos and getting to know them better.  We hope you enjoy these selected photos from their engagement session!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam