This lovely bride, Jessica comes to me via her little sister, Farron, who was my dear friend all through high school. We were both the new kids on the block at the new school, so at freshman orientation we locked eyes as loners and the rest is history… and by history, I mean we got into mad mischief. Good times we had, and through it all, we spent much time hanging out in the kitchen with her older sister, Jessica. After catching up with Farron down in LA after a wedding, she told me her sister was engaged. Yeah! So fun. Jess met Loren online which is starting become the majority of many of my couples. I’m so happy for Jess. Loren is perfect for her. He is funny and calm admist her super bubbly, half-spastic personality. I’m so looking forward to their beach front wedding at The Cliffs, down in Pismo.
Jessica requested an all night time engagement session in San Francisco which I had never done before and I was sure she was made aware of before attempting it. She was gracious in saying she had no expectation, so I agreed. The small world of all this was that as I looked for some night time locations in the City online, I came across one of the other mischeif makers from high school who ended up marrying a wedding photographer. Really?! I shot her hubby an email and he ended up coming out with us that night to nail some bridge shots. Big thanks to Josh for helping out that night! We walked away with some killer shots thanks to him. We started over on the Mill Valley side of the bridge to get the Golden Gate all lit up with the city a glow in the background. Then we headed into the City for some shots. Jessica needed to stop off to adjust the hair trial that was blown to pieces on the bluffs, so we popped into a restuarant. When I called her to come across the street, she waved me into the restaurant where she had a seat all warmed up, coat off, purse hung, and a drink at the bar. Love the girl. She said, “this is so us, having drinks, out at night.” So I began to capture them there before we headed out to top off the night. **I used radio poppers with two 580exii flashes. One on camera, one off. At times, just off. Check it out.