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Engagement Shoot By the Beach

We just Love receiving engagement photos of our clients! They are always so much fun and give a glimpse of their personalities. These lovely photos are of our clients, Stephanie & Tom who are planning to say their “I Do’s” in August at Solage in Calistoga. They decided to take their photos in and around Chrissy Fields in San Francisco by Maria Villano. These two met through mutual friends at a brunch in San Francisco in 2010 where they both noticed an immediate attraction. However, it was not until a second run-in with one another did they finally exchange numbers. A great date at Great America and almost four years later, the two are ready to tie the knot!

Enjoy these photos :)


Some fun Q&A from Stephanie and Tom:

 What made you and Tom decide to take your photos at Chrissy Fields? Any significant meaning? :) 

 Tom & I chose Chrissy Field because we absolutely love the area, and feel it is one of the most dynamic spots in the city. We were able to capture photos including backdrops of Baker Beach, city views, and many other captivating backgrounds.  We also fell in love with the gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge which is symbolic for the both of us, since we met in the beautiful city of San Francisco!

 You both look like you had so much fun during your shoot, any tips for more camera-shy couples?

 Make sure to pick a photographer that you feel comfortable with! Once you get into the flow of it, it actually is a lot of fun! It is usually a full 1-2 hours, so it is important to be prepared. We would suggest bringing things like water, and a comfy pair of shoes to walk in (lots of walking was involved for us). Most of all relax, and just have fun with it. We pretended we were in our own little bubble, and didn't pay much attention to people looking at us.

 If you were to describe your relationship in three words, what would they be? 

 love, laughter, & best friends (I guess that is 4?) :)

 What are you most excited about for your Big Day? 

 We are most excited to share the big day with our closest friends & family. A lot of the bride's family and friends live in Florida, so having all of our East Coast & West Coast friends & family together in one room is really something special. Most of all, we are excited to start this new, wonderful chapter of life together!

Location: Chrissy Fields, San Francisco

Photography: Maria Villano Photography

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