There is just a handful of places in the US where you can photograph an engagement session on a random December day with the cooperation of Mother Nature. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of those places!
It was unseasonably pleasant when we met at Central Park in Santa Clara. Emily and Mike live and work nearby making this an easy and familiar location. Bright blue skies, low sun angle, and dry ground; a fun afternoon of shooting.
All smiles and the willingness to do almost anything we started at the pavillion and then made our way around the pond to a spot among a stand of trees. For me, the crunchy fallen leaves were reminiscent of autumns on the East Coast. Crossing over a bridge we shared a playground with some kids. Keeping it rated G for the most part, we snuck some PG-13 photographs when people weren’t looking. Beautiful results!
Now what photographer can resist an attractive couple and a library? Not this one. The Central Park Library was packed but Emily and Mike wandered the stacks freely stopping occasionally for a smooch or two. No one seemed to notice us. Maybe it’s because no one reads old books anymore. Maybe librarians just like having people at the library - whatever the reason might be ;)
Coming soon, photographs from their wedding at CordeValle!