engagement shoots

Therina and Ben's Engagement Shoot: Fun Weather in SF and East Bay

FINALLY got a chance to update this blog!

Ichiro (the newest member to egami obscura) and I had the pleasure of photographing Therina and Ben for their e-session this summer. Whirling around the different microclimates in San Francisco and the Bay was certainly interesting, challenging and enriching. We started off near the Golden Gate Bridge where we were quickly met with cold mist, high winds and thick fog flowing in from the Pacific...we were pretty much in a John Carpenter film. And yet Therina and Ben were troopers...in between all the shivering and body numbing they remained poised and focused with style and grace and full of smiles. We were able to capture some great shots because of this. The next destination was North Beach where we found ourselves in a picturesque sunny day perched in an outdoor cafe sipping on an espresso...we were in disbelief. The last e-session began and ended in cold, overcast, windy weather (again) in the East Bay but the silver lining here was that it gave us more areas to shoot in as the weather deterred most of the picnickers. Once again Therina and Ben were troopers and the result -> a great variety of expressions, scenes and viewpoints. Below are some of our favorite shots from their e-sessions. 

 

Jeanette & Tommy's Engagement Shoot: Framing LA Street Art

I had the opportunity to shoot Jeanette and Tommy in the last week of December right before their wedding in Los Angeles. Straight off the bat it was clear this couple was going to laugh and giggle throughout the shoot. A great sign for photographers and I'm sure an even better sign for marriage. I think you can see the gentle, playful and fun expressions in their faces in these photos...except the ones I told them to look badass. 

All the shots were taken in downtown LA.