In the words of Will Ferrel’s Buddy the Elf, “smiling is my favorite.” Seriously, hanging with couples like Cristin and Luke is what makes my job a dream. Totally easy going, in love, and up for any sort of adventure they. They didn’t have smiling fatigue, even after almost 3 hours of shooting. They also brought their golden retriever Murphy, who is a star in his own right. He didn’t quite understand that every time I tried to get his attention I wasn’t asking for him to charge me and lick my face. But shoot, he’s just friendly. And excited! While we were going to set-up at the Farmer’s Market on the Embarcadero, none of us realized that it closes on Tuesdays at 2pm. So we had to wing it, and fortuitously the area has quite a few beautiful spots. The sun and the weather also really cooperated and the golden hour before sunset allowed us some absolutely beautiful lighting.