I met Brittani and Stephen through Brittani's sister, who also happens to be a wedding planner! Within minutes of meeting them, I was getting pretty excited to take their photos--even though they hadn't hired me yet! They were so warm and friendly, and I just couldn't help but think how great they were going to look on camera and how beautiful their wedding would be.
Sutro Baths Engagement
As you can imagine, things went well enough over dinner and drinks and I'm already looking forward to photographing their wedding next May. But first, we decided to explore a bit of the coast of San Francisco by doing a Sutro Baths engagement shoot, with a bit of Lands End there, too.
When I arrived at the top of Sutro Baths, I immediately saw Brittani and Stephen dressed so beautifully. I thought, "Wow. This could be epic!" And with the pretty light that day, along with San Francisco's cool breeze, they looked incredible.
Brittani was wearing a gorgeous Catherine Deane dress, and her hair and makeup were impeccably styled by Nikki Wilson Artistry, while the clothing and overall concept was done by Glam Mode PR. Every time we were hit with a gust of wind, her hair would float outward and her dress would reveal a little leg, which Stephen smartly observed as being very Beyoncé-esque. Couple Brittani's flowy dress with Stephen's sharp suit and slick shoes, and you can see for yourself just how amazing they looked in front of the beautiful backdrops that day.
To get down to the beach, we had one of two ways to go: the easier way past the baths and onto some rocks, or the slightly adventurous way, which involved a very narrow concrete path several feet above the sand. And because it's nearly impossible to walk on rough rocks with heels, you can bet we took the slightly scarier direction.
Stephen helped Brittani every step of the way, gold high heels in hand, and they both made their way onto the sand, backlit by a colorful sunset. In the end, it was worth it!
Special thanks to Pink of Perfection Events for connecting us, and thank you Brittani and Stephen for being so lovely that day. Hiking arounds Lands End and Sutro Baths in fancy shoes and dress isn't easy! You guys rocked it.
See more in the slideshow below.