What better place to come back for an engagement shoot than the stomping grounds where you met? Â She was fairly new to the city and had met a great guy named Joel. Â They were friends…friends, that is until they ran into each other at Bay to Breakers both dawning their wacky Bay to Breaker costumes. Â Whether it was the costume, Kelly’s beautiful smile, or the perfect timing, Joel had to get her number this time. Â That he did and so began their short distance relationship, living just 5 blocks away from each other in the lively Cow Hollow neighborhood. Â Though they are now living outside the city, they had created many great memories within those city blocks.
We started our day at the Palace of Fine Arts, and although I was there to take pictures I couldn’t help but Â eaves drop on the history lesson being given by the segway tour guide. Â The Palace of Fine Arts, if I heard correctly from a distance, was the World’s Largest World’s Fair. Â Built after the 1906 earthquake that burnt the city down, it was a catalyst for returning prosperity to the broken city and for its rebirth…oh, and the pillars are hollow made of chicken wire and plaster…no cement…I think…if I understood correctly. Â Crazy right! Â He said it is like a Hollywood set! Â Back to present day…the historical palace was a great location to start the sesh, but we had to take a walk down memory lane as well! Â We started our urban hike around the Marina to Joel’s old condo and then to some of their favorite spots for food and spirits…we also threw a totally gross alley into the mix too. Â Why Not? Â That reminds me, I need to buy hand sanitizer for my next shoot…who knows where my crazy mind might take me next. Â Here are a few of my favorite shots of our day…Enjoy until my next inaccurate account of San Francisco history!