Back again in one of Kevin’s favorite places to photograph – San Francisco. We break this enchanting San Francisco Engagement session into 3 parts showing off the incredible landmarks of San Francisco, but before we get in to that let’s meet our couple.

Meet Kate and Peter

These two met at Standford University as freshmen and became instant friends. That friendship spanned many quirky and fun adventures involving infamous camping trips and stakeouts at the Dish (a local hangout for Standford students).

But amongst the commonality of college life, their dive into dating is something incredibly unique. In the Spring of 2008 Peter created the cutest treasure map to his heart. In the clutter of Kate’s desk she found a note atop The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The note had a puzzle which Kate solved to find a number.

That number led her to a page in The Complete Works with a sonnet authored by Peter asking her to be his girlfriend. Extremely excited with her reply, she funnily enough had to wait for Peter to get out of the shower before she could say “yes!”

What an amazing way to lay the groundwork for what I imagine was a beautiful proposal in 2014. (You can read more about their story here.)

That story reminds me of how Kevin asked me to be his girlfriend all those years ago, with tons of these little candles and him playing a a song that he wrote for me, complete with flowers and a Green Tea Cake. Incredibly thought-out and romantic. I think I’m sensing a pattern here.

Locations:

Palace of Fine Arts: This place is like something out of Ancient Greece. Just looking at it you imagine yourself in some fantasy fairytale, a perfect place for your engagement, more like enchantment session. No permits to shoot here, just beautiful and grand backdrops.

Lover’s Lane: is a great spot to capture candid moments on one of San Francisco’s oldest foot trails. It runs along the Presidio of San Fransisco and crosses some historic military housing. It’s a great spot for a rustic and natural feel.

Tank Hill: is great place to get a breathtaking view of San Fran, it really comes alive if you can stay past sunset and see the city lights. It get a bit breezy, so it’s great place to capture the movement of your hair and requires at least a light jacket. Come here to capture some cozy moments and incredible views.

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