Adventure. It’s what I live for… The small adventures of driving in my car to nowhere on a Sunday afternoon, and the big adventures of going to California for an epic engagement shoot. And what could be more fun than shooting an engagement session in one of the coolest cities on the west coast? Not a whole lot in my opinion, but just to bring it up a notch; let’s add the accidental scouting of a nude beach, great laughs and genuine friendship. Unfortunately, yes, you heard that first part right. Prior to this session, I had scouted a few locations for Jared and Chelsea’s shoot, but I didn’t realize that one of the locations I chose (part of Baker’s beach in San Francisco) had it’s “usuals” tanning in the buff! This also happens to be where the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge are- go figure! What makes it even worse is that I didn’t realize that the men on the beach were naked until the day of when the couple was already on their way to meet me there. Thankfully, this couple are good sports and laughed it off. All in the name of incredible pictures!
Once we were finished at “the beach” and the day progressed, we ended up driving all over the city; shooting at some beautiful locations along the way. We also did a great deal of laughing. There’s just something about people who don’t take themselves too seriously and can have a good time. Jared and Chelsea embody that kind of fun, care free attitude that makes you instantly want to be their friend. A lot of the laughing was done as Jared tried to make a serious face and put the moves on Chelsea. Shooting engagements are some much fun! I love coaching my couples into flattering poses, but when something just isn’t working it’s hilarious to us all! You’ll see Chelsea laughing at Jared in one of the photo’s below! Priceless!
I really can’t say enough about how wonderful Jared and Chelsea are. They truly are the type of people you meet once and feel like you’ve known them your whole life! So, you can see how friendship with this couple came easily. This shoot is probably and always will be one of my favorite engagement sessions for a plethora of reasons, but one things for sure, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else! Thanks Jared and Chelsea for the adventure!