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Cristin & Luke’s San Francisco Engagement

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 theĀ 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.

Even in his mellower moments, Murphy wants to be in the middle of things.
Below is my favorite shot of the day, love the light and the authenticity of their joy in each other.
There were moments I didn’t even feel like Luke and Cristin realized I was there. Below is an example. Nothing but the two of them in their thoughts.

Some great shots here. I love the dog laying on the ground looking all crazy at you. Nice work.

Thanks Rosie! I love big dogs… and I’m so glad he came along. Fun couple, fun times!

Really fun session! šŸ™‚ Love the one with the long shadow and ALL the ones with the doggie, especially the 3rd photo – it cracked me up!

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