A Very San Francisco Engagement — Mission Murals + Sutro Baths

About ready for winter to be over? Well, good because this session happened to take place on an unseasonably warm day in January, so it may just transport you right to spring. These two wanted to take advantage of all beautiful SF had to offer. First stop: the murals at Clarion Alley in the mission — an homage to where they live — followed by a pitstop at Pizzeria Delfina for some wine, and then onto some scenic spots at Land’s End and Sutro Baths overlooking the Bay at sunset. There was such a genuine connection between these two — I can’t wait to shoot their wedding later this year in one of my favorite spots, Tomales Bay.

Rustic Wedding at Historic Mission San Francisco Solano

Fun Fact: every public school kid in California has to do a report in fourth grade on one of the Spanish missions that were built throughout the state during colonization. Mine was Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma. I downloaded pictures off of Ask Jeeves, built a little model out of styrofoam and stucco and called it a day. 

I never realized just how beautiful the mission was until I was there shooting Cameron + Steven's wedding last month. The old adobe church created such a unique atmosphere for a wedding, making it feel both historic and down-to-earth. After spending the day with Cameron + Steven — a couple whose reception playlist included Beirut, The Clash and New Order — I couldn't picture it any other way.