We immediately knew we were going to hit it off with Zeina + Sam when they came over to our house and brought chocolate - and not just any chocolate, but single-source, artisan grade chocolate - aka the good stuff! Then when they suggested we do an engagement photo session, in their kitchen, where they make chocolate, from bean to bar, we didn't hesitate with an answer! Yes, please - as long as we get to eat some while we take pictures ;)
But first, before dessert, the main entree: a whopping dollop of S.F. culture. We wandered around the Palace of Fine Arts, marveling at its iconic, beaux arts architecture. Then we hopped over to the fog-blanketed beach at Crissy, to capture some classic shots with the Golden Gate Bridge reclining in the background. We photographed a playful moment with Zeina holding her scarf against the wind.
Once nicely goose-bumped, we headed back to their home to get warm, and eat some chocolate. But first, Zeina + Sam had to make it. The smells in the kitchen were truly intoxicating! It was beautiful to watch Zeina + Sam work together, carefully weighing out ingredients, removing the husks from the cacao beans with a hair-dryer on their fire escape, and sneaking tastes at each step to maintain "quality control." It was such a joyful and merry afternoon, with a truly delightful couple.
Congratulations Zeina + Sam! We are soo excited for your wedding in November!
So. Much. FUN!
Ariel + Sam