San Francisco's temperate Mediterranean climate and breathtaking coast provides a combo one-two punch that inspires things like: a gourmet picnic culture, playing hooky from work, wild frolicking, uncorking champagne bottles at sunset, and of course, love.
Driving up the coast and visiting Land's End provided a jaw-dropping scenic destination and romantic memory for one of Tammy + Mat's earliest dates. When a match is so perfect, perk your ears for the sound of wedding bells ringing from a future horizon! Months later and madly in love, they return to our coast, now with sparkling bling on Tammy's finger, an exuberant puppy in tow, and two sweet friends providing a celebrity-style entourage and doggy-sitting service for their engagement photo session (Thanks Betsy + Cole!).
Not only were we able to take beautiful photographs of these two, but we all had tons of fun! Hiking into the wind-sculpted trees on the hill overlooking the Sutro Baths, Tammy + Mat found a bed of flowering ice plants to sit and enjoy the view of the Bay. From there, we made our way down the hill and onto the old ruins and reflective pools of the Sutro Baths. The sea churned white, and salty mists rose before the couple putting a spell of romance over the whole scene. They ducked into a cave for some excitingly playful photos, where they danced together in the blanket of dark.
We are so happy for you, Tammy + Mat. Thanks for letting us share these wonderful moments with you, and to commemorate this special time in your lives. Congratulations on your engagement! Enjoy some of our favorite photographs from that amazing day:
Daisy couldn't wait to smell all the news carried to her by the sea breeze, and hurried her humans along with excitement that was barely restrained. With the help of her lovely dog sitters, she watched on the side as we took the following photograph of the beautiful couple.
Like Russian nestling dolls, we love how Tammy is cradled under Mat, and Mat is wrapped around by the tree above him.
Tammy and Mat scamper off from the main trail, and find a secluded spot away from the weekend tourists, perfect for a romantic smooch!
Now's the time for your close-up. With those eyes, it'd be hard to deny any request: "Sure -- I'll do the dishes!"
Congratulations Tammy + Mat on your beautiful engagement!
Sam + Ariel