When I found out Katie & Xavi lived in the Bay Area and wanted to schedule engagement photos, I immediately started thinking about all the beautiful locations in between us: Big Sur, Yosemite, San Francisco city itself... the possibilities are pretty endless, and traveling for shoots always feels like an extra exciting creative outlet for me since I love to explore and adventure. Santa Barbara will always be one of my favorite places to shoot, but it sure feels good to break out of that box a little more and more every year.
People often ask me for tips and advice for how to prepare for our shoot. What should I wear? What do I need to do with my hands? So, should I be looking at you right now, or...?
Honestly? My #1 piece of advice: pour yourself a drink first.
We took it one step further and not only had lunch and drinks at the delicious Presidio Social Club before shooting, but brought the party to the beach as well. Anyone who knows me at all will vouch that my heart can be easily won over with a stellar mac & cheese recipe, and Presidio Social Club delivered (bread crumbs and all). With an extra bottle of champagne reserved for the shoot, we headed to Baker Beach for the sunset and the breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge.