Posts Tagged 'treasure island'

allysa and ronnie – san francisco engagement photographer – south beach, mission bay, treasure island

after a month or two of consistently foggy/cold shoots, the sun finally came out for this one! mother nature must have been smiling upon allysa and ronnie, and i knew i was going to be in for a super good time. i mean, the sun was shining upon us, right? what could be better?

turns out i was right. and it did get better – allysa and ronnie are super adorable and totally fabulous. not to mention, allysa is gorgeous and ronnie is a total stud. they are also completely in love, and i kinda melted when i saw the way they looked at each other. these two also knew how to work it, and the camera just looooooved them (seriously. they look like models in some of these shots!). add in some fun lighting (sun = i finally got to play with some sun flares! woo!) and you have some magic. i also loved the fact that allysa and ronnie were wanting to be different than everyone else, and wanting to move away from the norm – no cheesy or typical engagement photos here, thankyouverymuch. they also wanted an urban setting for their session – and we ended up at south beach/misson bay and treasure island, which allysa actually suggested. i always end up suggesting treasure island to people but no one bites, so i was THRILLED when she asked if we could shoot there! seriously, i could not asked for more during this session (now that i’ve said that, i’m sure i’m going to get another long streak of foggy sessions again, aren’t i? pffft)!

allysa and ronnie originally wanted to get married in new york. in fact, they were considering getting married at shake shack, which you might have heard me raving about after my day in NYC. seriously, they have super delicious burgers and cones. yummmm. i think that would’ve made an awesome wedding – i might have had to weasel an invite out of them for that one πŸ˜‰ they decided to get married in the bay area though, so that more of their family and friends could join them.

anyways. i had waaaaaaaaay too much trouble narrowing down my favorites from this one, so be prepared for a LONG post!

i lurrrrrrrrve this one:

they look like theyΒ  belong in a fashion spread here:

helloooooo, pretty light. i’ve missed you!

i was waaaaaay too excited about the sun. i think i said “OMG, I CAN’T BELIEVE THE SUN IS OUT!” way too many times.

by the time we left for treasure island, the fog was rolling in – FAST. allysa had originally wanted some photos on the island with the skyline in the background, but you couldn’t see it anymore! so we went on to the other parts of the island…

i think i almost fell through the floor while shooting these photos. literally. i’m actually surprised i didn’t, lol.


i looooove this purple (blue?) fire truck (trude pointed it out to me when we did our swap there)!

thanks, allysa and ronnie! good luck with the wedding planning!


trude – photo swap! – treasure island + alameda

you might remember the fabulous trude from this post of the photo swap i did with her and nancy last year. that was a super fun time, and i was dying for round two – finally got my chance when trude, along with her boy, made a visit to the bay area last month! since i’d been talking about the awesomeness of treasure island for a while, we decided to shoot there. it was quite windy over there, and we were both shivering and called it quits after a relatively short time (just as the fog started to roll in), but that didn’t stop me from getting tons of fabulous shots of her!! she is totally gorgeous and a fabulous model. nancy mentioned on her blog that photographers make the best models, and she is totally right!

it was a completely fun afternoon. it’s always super inspiring to hang out with another photog, bouncing off ideas and talking shop. and i love trying out new ideas and experimenting at these swaps!

here are a bunch of shots to share. notice how on top of things i am this time, not taking 5 months to finish editing this time πŸ˜‰ heh. go, me!

hellooooooo, gorgeous!!!

her boy came along too. he’s a filmmaker, and he just bought a dSLR with video capabilities and was shooting footage around the island. and i took these snaps of him as well.

this truck is quite possibly my most favorite thing on the island. trude’s boy was joking that these are “trucker’s montly” shots. heh.

hawt! πŸ™‚

so we both posed with this blue container, and leaned on it. both of it ended up with blue paint on our arms (and in my case, on the white portion of my dress. oops). note to self for future shoots: don’t make clients lean on this if they don’t want to end up looking like someone from the blue man group πŸ™‚

it was trude’s boy’s idea to shoot with this fence. i’ll give him a win for coming up with that idea πŸ™‚

a jumping shot, just cuz πŸ™‚

afterward, trude invited me to dinner with them and some other folks. yum, sushi πŸ™‚ we headed out to alameda, and while we were waiting for the others to show up, blew some bubbles. fun!!

a quick snap of her walking down the street because i liked how the backlighting looked against her hair!

after dinner, we kinda played around with available light. one of her and the boy (aww):

and we spent a good 30 minutes sprawled out on the ground in the parking lot for shots like these. we are nerds πŸ™‚

downtown alameda is totally cute and charming and i wish we had more time to spend shooting there. next time! πŸ™‚

it was super fun hanging out with you and the boy, trude!! i can’t wait for round 3 (with nancy again!) next time i’m in so-cal!

trude posted a couple of film shots of me (and other gorgeous photos from her trip) here but i’m dying to see more!! she makes me want to pick up a film camera too!

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