Thursday, August 27, 2009

Engagement Photos

I lived in San Francisco for five years, completing my Psy.D. I LOVE that city! I met wonderful people, ate amazing food, and my only real complaint is that it's too windy! To top it all off, Mr. Milk proposed to me in my little apartment in North Beach! A few weeks after he proposed we started to talk about having some engagment photos taken. We decided that we wanted some pictures that would showcase San Fran and that we could look back on once we (or I) moved back home.

I began an internet hunt for an engagment photographer who not only met our location requirements - we wanted to be able to take pics in several locations across the city - but who also met our budget. All I have to say is thank god for craigslist! I was able to find a very talented young photographer by the name of Gabriel Beszeda, who was trying to make a transition from landscape photography to wedding/engagement photography and had a special deal advertised. We communicated back and forth through email, and we finally met one lunch time at my workplace (so nice of him to do) so that he could show me some of his work and discuss our needs.

We arranged our shoot to be on Valentine's Day 2008, which was a weekend Mr. Milk would be in SF. We had a wonderful day taking pictures followed by dinner at Palomino's. Who knew that being models for a day would be so tiring! We took photos in 3 different locations around the city and here is a sample for you to see.
A favorite (above)
Another favorite (above)

8 fabulous blogger's comments:

Mr. Milk said...

How about the fact that Gabriel came along with his wife? We had TWO photographers following us around, shooting us like crazy. People thought we were special... perhaps we are :o)

Nicole-Lynn said...

They are beautiful!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I love your photos...I love great photography!

Taryn said...

I am SO late, but I had to say that your pictures are gorgeous!!! I'm jealous of all the beautiful locations you got to shoot at. :)

Patience said...

I LOVE your pictures, they are amazing.

Megawati Tanujaya Tjhin said...

nice :D i love the pictures at pier

Ruthy G. said...

SF has the best background scenery...I absolutely LOVE these pics!

Sally said...

Gorgeous photo's. I'm here from SITS and just looking around. :)

Congrats on your engagement; I know your wedding will be wonderful, and don't worry about in-laws~I'm sure they will LOVE you. :)