I first met Malia and Conor early this year when Malia was referred to me by a friend of a friend. We decided to meet for dinner, and it turns out that Conor also works with an old acquaintance of mine. What a small world!
They seemed really sweet and warm at our initial meet, and so I wanted to offer them an engagement session to capture that quality about them before their big day.
We first headed to a park near their house because they wanted photos with their adorable dog, Trudy. For the most part, Trudy handled the photo session like a champ, but eventually didn't like being away from Malia for too long when we took portraits!
After dropping off the pup at their home, we headed to the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. It was late in the day and the light was lovely and warm, so the place was filled with tourists, wedding guests, other photographers with their brides, and children running around all over the place.
But even amidst the bustling location, Malia and Conor were able to stay relaxed in front of the camera. The ability to hold a calming embrace for long periods of time in a place like that really shows how much these two love each other, and how comfortable they can be together no matter what's happening around them.
I'm excited to shoot their wedding in just a few weeks in San Francisco. Conor is from Ireland, and will have plenty of family traveling from overseas, so it sounds like it's going to be one heck of a party!
Thank you to Malia and Conor for making me a part of this. You've both been so gracious and kind to me.